A Look at the 7 New Movies Coming Out This Week: ‘Summer Camp,’ ‘Ezra,’ and More!

Summer Camp

Are you curious about what new movies are coming out this week? We’ve got you covered with the full list below along with their trailers!

First, we’re heading back to camp with Diane Keaton, Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, and Eugene Levy in Summer Camp. We’re also taking a cross-country journey with Bobby Cannavale in Ezra, which also stars Robert De Niro and Rose Byrne.

Plus, Daisy Ridley stars as a woman trying to swim across the English Channel in Young Woman and the Sea. Adding to the mix is a western, The Dead Don’t Hurt, starring Viggo Mortensen and Vicky Krieps.

Below is the full list of all the new movies coming out this week in theaters and streaming!

New Movies Coming Out This Week: May 27, 2024, – June 2, 2024

Summer Camp
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Summer Camp  (2024)

Rating:  PG-13

Release Date:  In theaters on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Summary:  In Summer Camp, Ginny, Nora, and Mary (Diane Keaton, Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard) used to spend every summer at a sleep-away camp. Forty years later, they are returning to camp to renew old friendships and start new ones. They are about to have the time of their lives. Again.

What to Watch For: The film was shot at an actual camp in Hendersonville, NC, which was also used in the 1995 film Heavyweights.

Word on the Street: The film is directed by Castille Landon, known for her movies Fear of Rain (2021) and After Every Happy (2022).

My Take: One of my favorite actors, Beverly D’Angelo, plays a fellow camper who comes to relive the magic of the camp.

Photo courtesy of Bleeker Street

Ezra  (2023)  

Rating:  R

Release Date:  In theaters on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Summary: Ezra is about Max (Bobby Cannavale), a struggling standup comedian who is co-parenting his autistic son Ezra (William A. Fitzgerald) with Max’s ex-wife (Rose Byrne). Max gets the break of a lifetime but has to go cross-country to do it. Against his better judgment, Max decides to take Ezra on the trip. It’s a trip that could change both their lives.

What to Watch For: The cast includes Robert De Niro, Vera Farmiga, Rainn Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jimmy Kimmel.

Word on the Street: The film is written by Tony Spiridakis, who raised his own son, who is neurodivergent.

My Take: The film has been a hit on the film festival circuit, winning two awards at the 2024 Sun Valley Film Festival. 

Haikyu!!: The Dumpster Battle
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Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle   (2024)

Rating:  N/A

Release Date:  In theaters on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Summary: Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle takes place when Karasuno High and Nekoma High face off in the third round of nationals, and hopefully, it will showcase the hard work that Kenma and Hinata have put in on this journey.

What to Watch For: This is the grand finale of the Haikyu anime series, which started as a TV show, with this being the first of two films released to finish the story.

Word on the Street: The film is presented in Japanese with English subtitles and an English dub.

My Take:  I am still learning about films based on Japanese manga, so I look forward to seeing this film.

Young Woman and the Sea

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Young Woman and the Sea   (2024)

Rating: PG

Release Date:  In select theaters on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Summary: In Young Woman and the Sea, Trudy Ederle (Daisy Ridley) is a woman who is used to setting her mind to something and succeeding. She won a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics. Now, Trudy has a bigger goal. One that no woman has ever done swim across the English Channel.

What to Watch For: The film is based on the book of the same name by Glenn Stout.

Word on the Street: The film is being released to theaters to celebrate the 2024 Paris Olympics.

My Take: After testing well and winning an award at the 2024 Heartland Film Festival, Disney decided to release the film in theatres before putting the movie on Disney+.

Jim Henson: Idea Man
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Jim Henson:  Idea Man  (2024)

Rating:  N/A

Release Date: Premieres on Disney+ on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Summary: The documentary Jim Henson: Idea Man is about the man behind the Muppets, Sesame Street, and films like The Dark Crystal, following Henson’s career from the early days, centering on his partnership with his wife, Jane Henson.

What To Watch For: The film has footage of the early work that Henson did with TV commercials that haven’t been seen since their broadcast.

Word on the Street: The film is directed by two-time Oscar winner Ron Howard.

My Take: I love Henson’s early work, when he did stuff on TV shows like the Ed Sullivan Show.

The Dead Don't Hurt
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The Dead Don’t Hurt   (2023)

Rating: R

Release Date:  In theaters on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Summary: The Dead Don’t Hurt takes place right before the Civil War, when Vivienne (Vicky Kreips) meets a Danish immigrant, Holger (Viggo Mortensen), who convinces her to follow him to his ranch outside of a small town in Nevada, where they start their life together. The outbreak of the Civil War happens, and Olsen joins the Union Army to fight for his newfound country, leaving Vivienne to fend for herself on their homestead. It’s a decision that will haunt them for the rest of their lives.

What to Watch For:  The film is written and directed by Viggo Mortensen.

Word on the Street: Mortensen hadn’t planned on starring in the film, but the actor who had originally been cast in the role had to leave for a prior commitment. His co-star, Vicky Kreips, suggested that Mortensen would be perfect for the role.  

My Take: Be on the lookout for a sword that appears in the vision of a character in the film. The sword was given to Mortensen by Peter Jackson as the completion of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

In A Violent Nature
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In a Violent Nature   (2024)

Rating:  R

Release Date:  In theaters on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Summary: In A Violent Nature starts when hikers come across a burned-out fire tower, and one of them discovers a necklace that they take. That mistake will cost them their lives, as the vengeful spirit is resurrected and is now haunting the woods, hellbent on returning the necklace.

What to Watch For: The film played at the Midnight program of the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, and both critics and horror fans have praised it.

Word on the Street: This is writer/director Chris Nash’s second feature film. He directed the Z is for Zygote segment of the 2014 film ABCs of Death 2.

My Take: As a fan of horror films, I can’t wait to see this film. 

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