The weekend is here, and with it the latest major film releases - along with the movies that've been released in recent weeks (or, in rare cases, months) and are still playing in theaters.
Between On Demand, Netflix Original features, and everything in-between, there are a growing number of entertainment options competing with theater chains for movie buffs' attention these days (and that's to mention nothing of the increasingly massive TV landscape). As a result, it's trickier than ever to keep track of which films are playing in theaters at any given time of the year. It's even more difficult when awards season rolls around, and movies start playing in limited release or New York/Los Angeles several weeks before they begin screening nationwide. This is where we come in.
So, without further ado - here are the new movie releases for this week, along with the major films that are still showing in theaters right now.
Men in Black: International - A pair of agents from MIB's London branch tackle their greatest threat yet: a mole within the MIB organization. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson star opposite a supporting cast that includes Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, and Rebecca Ferguson. Read Screen Rant's Men in Black: International review.
Shaft - FBI cybersecurity expert John Shaft Jr. enlists his father, the legendary Harlem P.I. John Shaft II, to help uncover the truth about his best friend's sudden and mysterious death. Jessie Usher, Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree, Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, and Method Man star. Read Screen Rant's Shaft review.
Late Night (Wide Release) - A late-night talk show host in danger of losing their job finally hires a woman to work on her writing staff. Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling star in the film opposite a supporting cast that includes John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Amy Ryan, and Ike Barinholtz. Read Screen Rant's Late Night review.
The Dead Don't Die - Three small-town cops must battle the undead when their home is overrun by zombies. Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Selena Gomez, Iggy Pop, and Tom Waits star in the Jim Jarmusch film. Read Screen Rant's The Dead Don't Die review.
What's (Still) Playing
The Secret Life of Pets 2 - Max, Duke, and their furry (or feathered) friends continue to lead secret lives when their owners are not around in Illumination's animated sequel. Patton Oswalt, Harrison Ford, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, and more lend their voices to the movie. Read Screen Rant's The Secret Life of Pets 2 review.
Dark Phoenix - Jean Grey begins to develop incredible super-powers that corrupt her and turn her into Dark Phoenix in Fox's X-Men movie series finale. Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jessica Chastain, and more star in the film. Read Screen Rant's Dark Phoenix review.
Aladdin - Disney's 1992 animated classic gets re-imagined in this live-action musical directed by Guy Ritchie. Will Smith stars as The Genie opposite a cast that includes Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Nasim Pedrad, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, and Alan Tudyk. Read Screen Rant's Aladdin review.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters - Godzilla battles his arch-nemesis King Ghidorah in the third installment in the MonsterVerse franchise. Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Bradley Whitford, Zhang Ziyi, Charles Dance, O'Shea Jackson Jr. and more star. Read Screen Rant's Godzilla: King of the Monsters review.
Rocketman - Music icon Elton John gets the biography treatment in Dexter Fletcher's jukebox musical. Taron Egerton plays Elton John opposite a supporting cast that includes Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jamie Bell, Stephen Graham, and Gemma Jones. Read Screen Rant's Rocketman review.
Ma - A group of teenagers befriend a middle-aged woman who's not what she seems in director Tate Taylor and Blumhouse's psychological horror movie. Octavia Spencer stars alongside Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Missi Pyle, McKaley Miller, and more. Read Screen Rant's Ma review.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum - John finds himself on the run from every hit man and woman around the world in the third John Wick movie. Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, Angelica Huston, Lance Reddick, and more star. Read Screen Rant's John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum review.
Avengers: Endgame - The culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Infinity Saga follows the surviving Avengers as they try to reverse the effects of Thanos' snap in Infinity War and stop the Mad Titan, once and for all. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, and many, many more star. Read Screen Rant's Avengers: Endgame review.
Detective Pikachu - A crime-solving Pikachu helps a young man search for his missing father in the first live-action Pokémon movie. Ryan Reynolds lends his voice to Detective Pikachu opposite a cast that includes Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy, and Suki Waterhouse. Read Screen Rant's Detective Pikachu review.
Booksmart -Two over-achievers and BFFs try to cram four years' worth of partying into their final night as high schoolers in Olivia Wilde's directorial debut. Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever lead a cast that includes Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Williams, Diana Silvers, Billie Lourd, Will Forte, Lisa Kudrow, and more. Read Screen Rant's Booksmart review.
Brightburn - Produced by James Gunn, this superhero horror film asks what would've happened if a Superman-like alien child crash-landed on earth, but chose to forgo being a hero to become something far more terrible. Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, and Jackson A. Dunn star. Read Screen Rant's Brightburn review.
The Hustle - A pair of con artists compete in this remake of the 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star in the film opposite a supporting cast that includes Alex Sharp, Ingrid Oliver, Dean Norris, and Emma Davies. Read Screen Rant's The Hustle review.