Music, comedy & more in theaters this weekend!

Sometimes real life is the best inspiration for movies, and this weekend’s lineup of new movies is a great example of that with several new documentaries and biopics coming out. There is a documentary about the life and career of comedienne Carol Burnett of the occasion of her 90th birthday, the story of 18th century composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a documentary about rock ‘n’ roll icon Little Richard, and much more!

Beau Is Afraid

Following the sudden death of his mother, a mild-mannered but anxiety-ridden man confronts his darkest fears as he embarks on an epic, Kafkaesque odyssey back home.

Directed by Ari Aster

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Patti LuPone, Amy Ryan, Nathan Lane, Parker Posey

Release date: April 21

Carol Burnett: A Celebration

Carol Burnett turns 90 in April, and this special birthday event celebrates a lifetime of great entertainment.

Release date: April 22


Based on the true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, who rises to heights in French society as a composer before an ill-fated love affair.

Directed by Stephen Williams

Starring: Lucy Boynton, Samara Weaving, Sian Clifford, Minnie Driver, Marton Csokas

Release date: April 21


A couple from Istanbul, settling in a village in the Aegean region to start a new and peaceful life. However, they will quickly realize that they have many enemies in this village.

Directed by Onur Saylak

Starring: Kivanç Tatlitug, Funda Eryigit, Gürgen Öz, Onur Akgülgil, Kerem Arslanoglu

Release date: April 21 (Netflix)

Evil Dead Rise

A twisted tale of two estranged sisters whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.

Directed by Lee Cronin

Starring: Mirabai Pease, Richard Crouchley, Anna-Maree Thomas, Lily Sullivan, Noah Paul

Release date: April 21

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant

Guy Ritchie‘s The Covenant follows US Army Sergeant John Kinley (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Afghan interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim).

Directed by Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dar Salim, Sean Sagar, Jason Wong, Jonny Lee Miller

Release date: April 21

Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan

The eldest brother refuses to marry since he believes it may create disharmony in his big family. His brothers, who’ve already found partners, come together to find a match for him.

Directed by Farhad Samji

Starring: Salman Khan, Pooja Hegde, Venkatesh Daggubati, Jagapathi Babu, Ram Charan

Release date: April 21

Little Richard: I Am Everything

One of a kind rock ‘n’ roll icon who shaped the world of music.

Directed by Lisa Cortes

Starring: Billy Porter, John Waters, Mick Jagger, Pat Boone, Little Richard

Release date: April 21

Padre Pio

It follows Roman Catholic Saint Padre Pio in his early years.

Directed by Abel Ferrara

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Cristina Chiriac, Marco Leonardi, Asia Argento, Vincenzo Crea

Release date: April 20

Somewhere in Queens

Leo and Angela Russo live a simple life in Queens, surrounded by their overbearing Italian-American family. When their son ‘Sticks’ finds success on his high school basketball team, Leo tears the family apart trying to make it happen.

Directed by Ray Romano

Starring: Ray Romano, Laurie Metcalf, Jennifer Esposito, Sebastian Maniscalco, Sadie Stanley

Release date: April 21

What new movie will you be seeing this week?

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