[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – December 23, 2022

If you find yourself in the mood for a movie this holiday weekend, there’s a trio of new movies debuting in theaters for you to choose from. There is a drama about Hollywood during the transition from silent films to “talkies”, a fictional account of a year in the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria as she fights being seen as an “old woman,” and biopic of legendary singer Whitney Houston!

Babylon (R)

A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.

Directed by Damien Chazelle

Starring: Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Jean Smart, Olivia Wilde, J.C. Currais

Release date: December 23


A fictional account of one year in the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. On Christmas Eve 1877, Elisabeth, once idolized for her beauty, turns 40 and is officially deemed an old woman; she starts trying to maintain her public image.

Directed by Marie Kreutzer

Starring: Vicky Krieps, Colin Morgan, Ivana Urban, Alma Hasun, Finnegan Oldfield

Release date: December 23

Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody

A joyous, emotional, heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest female R&B pop vocalists of all time, tracking her journey from obscurity to musical superstardom.

Directed by Kasi Lemmons

Starring: Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders, Tamara Tunie, Clarke Peters

Release date: December 23

Will you be seeing any new movies this weekend?