[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – August 25, 2023

If you’re interested in a good biopic, then you might want to head to the movies this weekend, with three films based on incredible lives premiering. There is the story of a man who learned to drive race cars from playing video games, a film about one man’s unlikely path to Major League Baseball, the life of notable Israeli leader Golda Meir, and much more!

Bottoms (R)

Two unpopular queer high school students start a fight club to have sex before graduation.

Directed by Emma Seligman

Starring: Rachel Sennott, Ayo Edebiri, Ruby Cruz, Havana Rose Liu, Kaia Gerber

Release date: August 25

Gran Turismo (PG-13)

Based on the unbelievable, inspiring true story of a team of underdogs – a struggling, working-class gamer, a failed former race car driver, and an idealistic motorsport exec – who risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world.

Directed by Neill Blomkamp

Starring: David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Archie Madekwe, Takehiro Hira, Djimon Hounsou

Release date: August 25

Golda (PG-13)

Focuses on the intensely dramatic and high-stakes responsibilities and decisions that Golda Meir, also known as the ‘Iron Lady of Israel’ faced during the Yom Kippur War.

Directed by Guy Nattiv

Starring: Helen Mirren, Zed Josef, Claudette Williams, Henry Goodman, Olivia Brody

Release date: August 25

The Hill (PG)

The remarkable true-life story of Rickey Hill’s improbable journey to play Major League Baseball.

Directed by Jeff Celentano

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Joelle Carter, Scott Glenn, Bonnie Bedelia, Colin Ford

Release date: August 25

Retribution (R)

A bank executive receives a bomb threat while driving his children to school that his car will explode if they stop and get out.

Directed by Nimród Antal

Starring: Liam Neeson, Noma Dumezweni, Matthew Modine, Embeth Davidtz, Jack Champion

Release date: August 25

Warrior King (PG-13)

A young man grows up in exile in a world overrun by demons and monsters.

Directed by Lu Qi

Starring: Katie Leigh, Brandon Hunt, Marisa Blake, Blake Talley, Olivia Springer

Release date: August 25

What new movies are you excited to see this weekend?

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