7 New Movies Out This Week: ‘The Equalizer 3,’ ‘Choose Love,’ and More!

New Movies Coming Out This Week include The Equalizer 3

Curious about the new movies coming out this week?

This week, we get a return of a vigilante who thinks he has found a place to retire. That is until the mafia shows up. We also get an interactive rom-com. And there’s also a mystery starring a two-time Oscar winner.

Plus, the return of a beloved animated duo from France and a horror film that stars a sloth. What more could you want?

Check out the full list of new movies coming out this week on streaming and in theaters!

New Movies Coming Out This Week: August 28, 2023 – September 3, 2023

The Equalizer 3
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The Equalizer 3  (2023)

Rating: R

Released Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, September 1, 2023.

Summary: In The Equalizer 3, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) has finally found a home in Southern Italy. That home is being threatened by the mafia and its local crime boss. As the mafia flex their muscle and threaten McCall’s new friends, McCall does what he always does: protect his friends by any means possible.

What to Watch For: Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Replacement Killers) has directed all three of the Equalizer films.

Word on the Street: Dakota Fanning is in the film and starred with Washington in the 2004 film Man on Fire when Dakota was nine years old.

My Take: Denzel has hinted that this will be the last of the Equalizer films.

Choose Love
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Choose Love  (2023)

Rating: N/A

Released Date: Premieres on Netflix on Thursday, August 31, 2023.

Summary: Choose Love is about Cami (Laura Marano), a young woman who seems to have it all: a great boyfriend, Paul (Scott Michael Foster), and a fantastic job. However, when a fortune teller tells Cami she has something missing in her life and the clock is ticking, she starts to feel like it’s true. Cami soon, two guys come into her life. Rex (Avan Jogia) is a rock star, and Jack (Jordi Webber) is an old boyfriend, and now Cami has some choices to make.

What to Watch For: This is a film where you will get to choose what choices Cami makes through Netflix’s interactive technology.

What to Watch For: Laura Marano is best known for her role as Ally Dawson on the TV series Austin & Ally.

My Take: Netflix has done the interactive content aspect with a bunch of shows; the most popular was the Black Mirror film Bandersnatch (2018).

The Good Mother
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The Good Mother  (2023)

Rating: N/A

Released Date: In select theatres on Friday, September 1, 2023.

Summary: The Good Mother takes place when a journalist (Hilary Swank), who, after the murder of her estranged son, forms an alliance with his pregnant girlfriend (Olivia Cooke) to track down those responsible for his death. They are about to travel into a world of drugs, corruption, and danger.

What to Watch For: The film is from filmmaker Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, whose 2016 film As Your Are, was a massive hit on the film festival circuit, winning the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Olivia Cooke portrays Queen Alicent Hightower on the TV series House of the Dragon.

My Take: I have been a fan of Hilary Swank since her days on Beverly Hills 90210. And, of course, she has won two Academy Awards for Boys Don’t Cry (2000) and Million Dollar Baby (2005).

Photo courtesy of Splendid Films

Goldfish  (2022)

Rating: N/A

Released Date: In select theatres on Friday, September 1, 2023.

Summary: Goldfish is about Anamika (Kalki Koechlin), who has returned home to deal with her mother, Sadhana (Deepti Naval), who has started showing signs of dementia. Anamika and her mother will have to deal with the scars of the past while trying to figure out how to survive in the present.

What to Watch For: The film made its world premiere at the 27th Busan International Film Festival and has played at festivals around the world, including the Raindance Film Festival and the New York Indian Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Filmmaker Pushan Kripalani is known for the award-winning 2015 film The Threshold.

My Take: Deepti Naval was one of the first American-Indian actors to join Hindi films with her groundbreaking performance in Ek Baar Phir (Once Again) (1980).

Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose
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Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose  (2023)

Rating: PG-13

Released Date: In select theatres on Friday, September 1, 2023.

Summary: The story of Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose takes place in 1935 when a para-psychologist named Nandor Fodor (Simon Pegg) travels to the Isle of Man, where a British family claims that a mysterious entity on their farm has contacted them. That entity, a talking mongoose named Gef.

What to Watch For: The cast includes Minnie Driver, Christopher Lloyd, Tim Downie, Paul Kaye, Gary Beadle, and Ruth Connell.

Word on the Street: Famous writer Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Good Omens, American Gods) voices the mongoose, Gef.

My Take: I love that famous escape artist Harry Houdini, played by Edmund Kingsley, makes an appearance in the film.

Ernest & Celestine, A Trip to Gibberitia
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Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia  (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Released Date: In theatres on Friday, September 1, 2023.

Summary: Ernest and Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia is about the pair returning to Ernest’s home country to repair his broken violin. Ernest soon discovers that much has changed, and music has been banned throughout the country. Now, with a bit of help from a few friends, the duo hopes to right this injustice and bring some joy back to bear country.

What to Watch For: This is a sequel to the 2012 Academy Award-nominated film Ernest & Celestine.

Word on the Street: The films are based on the award-winning children’s books by Gabrielle Vincent.

My Take: The film was nominated for a Cesar Award and was the opening-night film of the New York Children’s Film Festival.

Photo courtesy of Gravitas Ventures

Slotherhouse  (2023)

Rating: PG-13

Released Date: in theatres on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

Summary: In Slotherhouse, Emily (Lisa Ambalavanar) is a senior and is desperate to be elected as her sorority’s president. She adopts a sloth named Alpha as the sorority’s mascot hoping that it will help her win. It starts out well, but then the sloth becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders.

What to Watch For: The trailer for the film became an Internet sensation when it was released.

Word on the Street: Lisa Ambalavanar played Jinx in the TV series Titans and was Mia in The A-List TV series.

My Take: I think after the success of Cocaine Bear and the horror film Winnie the Pooh: Blood & Honey, we will see more horror films starring animals gone wild in the future.

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