Are you ready for this week’s movie lineup? This week, we have the return of an action movie franchise and a couple of horror films to put you on the edge of your seat!
The screen heats up as Jason Statham and Sylvester Stallone lead a new group of heroes to save the world again in Expend4bles. Alternatively, if horror is in your wheelhouse, we follow a high school student as she unknowingly unleashes a demon that feeds on loneliness in It Lives Inside.
For the family looking for fun, Robert Rodriguez brings us Spy Kids: Armageddon, which reboots the series with new kids. Then, add Zachary Levi and Gina Rodriguez to the mix as the parents whose kids become spies to defeat the bad guys and have some fun along the way.
Adding to the lineup this week is the horror film No One Will Save You, starring Kaitlyn Dever as a woman who is the victim of a home invasion. However, this isn’t your ordinary break-in; it’s an invasion by an alien.
Check out the full list of new movies coming out this week on streaming and in theaters!
New Movies Coming Out This Week: September 18, 2023 – September 24, 2023
Release Date: In theaters nationwide on Friday, September 22, 2023.
Summary: In Expend4bles, the team has reloaded with new members, and they are armed with every weapon they get their hands on. The Expendables are the world’s last line of defense, and they are out to stop a terrorist group from getting a group of nuclear missiles. It’s time for the new members to show what they can do.
What to Watch For: The old guard of the team comprises Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Randy Couture, and Dolph Lundgren.
Word on the Street: New team members include Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, Megan Fox, Levy Tran, Tony Jaa, Jacob Scipio, Iko Uwais, and Andy Garcia.
My Take: I am guessing from the trailer that this movie will feature more of Jason Statham in the lead role.
It Lives Inside (2023)
Release Date: In theaters nationwide on Friday, September 22, 2023.
Summary: It Lives Inside is about Sam (Megan Suri), an Indian-American teen struggling to fit in, and it’s not helped by her former friend, Tamira, who has started carrying around an empty mason jar with her. In a fit of anger, Sam breaks Tamira’s jar and unleashes an ancient force that feeds on loneliness and shatters reality with terrifying visions.
What to Watch For: The film won the coveted Midnight Audience Award at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival.
Word on the Street: Megan Suri is best known for her role as Quinn on the TV series Atypical and as Veena in the film Missing (2023).
My Take: Director Bishal Dutta has directed award-winning short films shown at film festivals worldwide. It Lives Inside is his first feature film.
Spy Kids: Armageddon (2023)
Release Date: Premiering on Netflix on Friday, September 22, 2023.
Summary: Spy Kids: Armageddon centers on Tony (Connor Esterson) and Patty (Everly Carganilla), two ordinary kids with ordinary parents (Zachary Levi and Gina Rodriguez), or so they thought. The kids unleash a computer virus that allows a game developer to conjure villains from his games into the real world. They find out that their parents are the world’s greatest secret agents but have been captured by the evil game developer, and it’s up to Tony and Patty to become spies to save their parents and the world.
What to Watch For: The film is directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Robert and his son Racer.
Word on the Street: This is a reboot of the Spy Kids franchise.
My Take: I am a big fan of Zachary Levi’s TV series Chuck, where he became a reluctant spy with superpowers.
No One Will Save You (2023)
Release Date: Premiering on Hulu on Friday, September 22, 2023.
Summary: In No One Will Save You, it is known that there are over 1.5 million home invasions yearly in the U.S. Brynn (Kaitlyn Dever) is a homebody about to experience a home invasion. But this invasion is different; the threat is not human but extraterrestrial.
What to Watch For: Dever starred in Dear Evan Hansen and Ticket to Paradise movies. After her long run in Last Man Standing, she was nominated for an Emmy for Dopesick.
Word on the Street: The movie is from filmmaker Brian Duffield. He is known for his films The Babysitter (2017), Love and Monsters (2020) and Spontaneous (2020).
My Take: The trailer looks terrifying, and I don’t think one word is spoken in it.
Stop Making Sense (1984)
Release Date: In theatres on Friday, September 22, 2023.
Summary: Stop Making Sense is considered by critics as one of the greatest concert films of all time. The film was shot over the course of three nights in 1983 as the Talking Heads, one of the most influential bands of the 80s, performed at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
What to Watch For: Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs (1991), directed the film.
Word on the Street: The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2021.
My Take: The film has been restored for its 40th anniversary.
The Origin of Evil (2022)
Release Date: In theaters on Friday, September 22, 2023.
Summary: The Origin of Evil is about Stephane (Laure Calamy), who works in a fish factory and is about to be kicked out of her apartment. In desperation, she makes a phone call to a man called Serge, a father she has never known. Stephane is invited to visit Serge and his family, which will change her forever as no one she meets is what they appear to be, including Stephane herself.
What to Watch For: The film won the audience award at the Frameline San Francisco LGBTQ Film Festival.
Word on the Street: The movie is from filmmaker Sébastien Marnier. He is known for his films School’s Out (2018) and Faultless (2016).
My Take: I loved Laure Calamy as the jealous lover in the fantastic 2020 film My Donkey, My Lover and I.
Flora and Son (2023)
Release Date: In theatres on Friday, September 22, 2023, and on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 29, 2023.
Summary: In Flora and Son, Flora (Eve Hewson) is a single mom at her wit’s end with her son Max (Orén Kinlan), who seems almost at war with his mom. Flora decides that Max needs a hobby and rescues a guitar from a dumpster. Max rejects the gift, so Flora tries to learn how to play it. Music is the one thing they might have in common; one person’s trash can be a family’s salvation.
What to Watch For: The film is from John Carney, known for his music-based films Once (2007), Begin Again (2013) and Sing Street (2016).
Word on the Street: Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Jack, a possible romantic love interest who gives Flora guitar lessons. He was so passionate about being in the film that he wrote John Carney a letter.
My Take: I am a huge fan of John Carney’s work, especially Sing Street. I consider it one of the best films of 2016.
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