[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – April 22, 2022

In Theaters 3.6.20

This week’s new releases include an animated film about a group of criminals who attempt to be good, an action film about a Viking prince on a path of vengeance for his father’s death, and a Nicolas Cage film (need I say more?) in which the actor plays… well, himself!

The Bad Guys (PG)

Several reformed yet misunderstood criminal animals attempt to become good, with some disastrous results along the way.

Directed by Pierre Perifel

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Awkwafina, Craig Robinson, Zazie Beets

Release date: April 22

The Duke (R)

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London.

Directed by Roger Mitchell

Starring: Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney, Stephen Rashbrook, James Wilby, Matthew Goode

Release date: March 25

Hostile Territory (R)

In post-civil war America, when a Union soldier is presumed dead, his children are mistakenly sent away on the orphan train. This is a wild-west story of people uniting for the greater good, and children forced to grow up quickly.

Directed by Brian Presley

Starring: Matt McCoy, Brea Bee, Brad Leland, Lew Temple, Cooper North

Release date: April 22

The Northman (R)

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.

Directed by Robert Eggers

Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy

Release date: April 22

Petit Maman (PG)

Nelly has just lost her grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods. One day she meets a girl her same age building a treehouse.

Directed by Céline Sciamma

Starring: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne, Margot Abascal

Release date: April 22

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (R)

A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire super fan’s birthday party, but is really an informant for the CIA since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a Tarantino movie.

Directed by Tom Gormican

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, Sharon Horgan, Neil Patrick Harris

Release date: April 22

What new films are you looking forward to this weekend?