Opening: new film releases | Deviations


A number of new movies and limited TV series will debut this week, including the following titles which will hit theaters or stream on video-on-demand on various streaming platforms:


Genre: Musical Fantasy

With: Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo, Giuseppe Battiston, Luke Evans, Ben Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Keegan-Michael Key

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Rated: PG

Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis directs this live action and CGI retelling of the beloved story of a wooden puppet who embarks on a thrilling journey to become a real boy.

Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto, the woodcarver who builds and treats Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) as if he were his real son. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Jiminy Cricket, who serves as Pinocchio’s guide as well as his “conscience”.

A Disney+ Day premiere, “Pinocchio” launches September 8 on Disney+.

“About Destiny”

Genre: Romance and Comedy

Cast: Emma Roberts, Thomas Mann, Britt Robertson, Madelaine Petsch, Wendie Malick, with Cheryl Hines and Lewis Tan

Director: Marius Vaysberg

To note

Margot Hayes (Emma Roberts) and Griffin Reed (Thomas Mann) might just be the perfect couple. The only problem is that they have never met and they are both about to marry someone else. But all of that is about to change when fate places them in each other’s lives and opens their eyes to true love.

The film is set to be released on September 9 via United Artists.

“After Being Happy”

Genre: Romantic drama

Cast: Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin

Director: Castile Landon

To note

‘After Ever Happy’ finds Tessa (Josephine Langford) and Hardin (Hero Fiennes Tiffin) at a crossroads: is Tessa still trying to save him and their relationship, or is it time to save themselves ?

While Hardin remains in London after his mother’s wedding and sinks deeper into darkness, Tessa returns to Seattle and endures tragedy. If they want their love to survive, they will have to work on themselves first. But will their paths lead them back to each other?

The film was set to hit theaters on September 7.


Genre: Horror

Cast: Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård and Justin Long

Director: Zach Cregger

To note

In “Barbarian”, a young woman traveling to Detroit for a job interview books a rental house. But when she arrives late at night, she discovers that the house is double-booked and that a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgment, she decides to spend the evening, but soon discovers that there is much more to fear than just an unexpected guest.

The film is set to hit theaters on September 9 from 20th Century Studios and New Regency.

‘End of the road’

Genre: Action and Thriller

Cast: Queen Latifah, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Beau Bridges, Mychala Faith Lee, Shaun Dixon and Frances Lee McCain

Director: Millicent Shelton

To note

In this high-octane action-thriller, a cross-country road trip becomes a highway to hell for Brenda (Queen Latifah), her two children, and brother Reggie (Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges).

After witnessing a brutal murder, the family finds themselves in the crosshairs of a mysterious killer. Now alone in the New Mexico desert and cut off from all help, Brenda is embroiled in a deadly fight to keep her family alive.

The film is set to premiere September 9 on Netflix.


Genre: Action and Historical Drama

Cast: Ben Foster, Michael Caine, Til Schweiger, William Moseley, Matthew Goode and Sophie Lowe

Director: Petr Jakl

To note

“Medieval” is inspired by the true story of Jan Žižka, one of history’s greatest warriors.

After the death of its reigning emperor, the Holy Roman Empire crumbles into chaos as enemy brothers King Wenceslas of the Czech Republic and King Sigismund of Hungary battle for control of the empty throne. Bold and righteous mercenary leader Jan Žižka (Ben Foster) is hired by Lord Boresh (Michael Caine) to kidnap Lord Rosenberg’s (Til Schweiger) powerful fiancée, Lady Katherine (Sophie Lowe), in order to prevent the rise to power of Rosenberg alongside the corrupt King Sigismund. . Jan believes that kings are the right hand of God and should be respected and obeyed no matter what.

As Katherine is caught in a dangerous political game between the monarchs, Jan falls in love with her strong spirit and dedication to saving the people. In a brave attempt to free her, he strikes back with a rebel army to fight the corruption, greed, and betrayal that plagues those who aspire to power.

The film is set to be released on September 9 via The Avenue.

“Leak / Risk”

Genre: Documentary

Directors: Karim Amer, Omar Mullick

Rated: PG

“Flight/Risk” follows ordinary people who find themselves in the midst of a global tragedy when two Boeing 737 Max planes crashed just five months apart in 2018 and 2019. This powerful documentary is told through the point of view affected family members, their legal teams, whistleblowers and Pulitzer-winning Seattle Times reporter Dominic Gates.

The film is set to be released on September 9 via Amazon Studios.

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