[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – March 17, 2023

If you hadn’t already planned on going to the movies this weekend, I highly recommend that you start making those plans now! There are lots of new movies coming out, many of which will likely be worth your while. There is a sequel to 2019’s Shazam! in which Billy Batson and his friends face off against a vengeful trio of ancient gods, an Irish film about a 16th century pirate queen, a drama about a thief trapped in a New York City penthouse apartment after his heist doesn’t exactly go according to plan, a coming-of-age film about a girl with an intellectually disabled parent, and much more!

American Cherry

Set in middle America, a small town, low-income suburbia.

Directed by Marcella Cytrynowicz

Starring: Leonor Varela, Matty Cardarople, Hart Denton, Larsen Thompson, Ava Torres

Release date: March 17

Full River Red

A pawn tries to get rid of a traitorous minister, Qin Hui, when he leads an army to the border for talks with a Jurchen mission.

Directed by Yimou Zhang

Starring: Teng Shen, Jackson Yee, Yi Zhang, Jiayin Lei, Yunpeng Yue

Release date: March 17

Grainne Uaile: The Movie

The life of Grainne Uaile, the 16th century Pirate Queen from Ireland.

Directed by Ciaron Davies

Starring: Fionnula Collins, Ciaron Davies, Peter Cosgrove, Patrick Mc Loughlin, Emilia Ufir

Release date: March 17


Nemo, a high-end art thief, is trapped in a New York penthouse after his heist doesn’t go as planned. Locked inside with nothing but priceless works of art, he must use all his cunning and invention to survive.

Directed by Vasilis Katsoupis

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Gene Bervoets, Eliza Stuyck, Andrew Bloumenthal, Vincent Eaton

Release date: March 17


A young woman tries to find her origins after having been abandoned as an infant at a cemetery wrapped in a cloth with satanic symbols, but as she gets closer to answers a malevolent spirit is telling her to leave.

Directed by Alex Herron

Starring: Alicia von Rittberg, Herman Tømmeraas, Stig R. Amdam, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Morten Holst

Release date: March 17

The Mojo Manifesto: The Life and Times of Mojo Nixon

On a bicycle trip across the country, a young Neill Kirby McMillan Jr. experiences The Mojo Revelation. After teaming up with the enigmatic Skid Roper, he unexpectedly finds mainstream success but makes a decision that could jeopardize his career.

Directed by Matt Eskey

Starring: Eric Ambel, Jim Dickinson, John Doe, Kinky Friedman, Winona Ryder

Release date: March 17


After moving his family into his childhood home, a man’s investigation into a local factory accident connected to his father unveils dark family secrets.

Directed by Steffen Geypens

Starring: Sallie Harmsen, Jennifer Heylen, Ward Kerremans, Johan Leysen, Daphne Wellens

Release date: March 17 (Netflix)

Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game

The story of Roger Sharpe, the young midwesterner who overturned New York City’s 35 year-old ban on pinball machines.

Directed by Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg

Starring: Mike Faist, Crystal Reed, Dennis Boutsikaris, Christopher Convery, Connor Ratliff

Release date: March 17

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

The film continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!” is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam.

Directed by David F. Sandberg

Starring: Grace Caroline Currey, Zachary Levi, Helen Mirren, Rachel Zegler, Lucy Liu

Release date: March 17

A Snowy Day in Oakland

A magical urban tale about a beautiful psychologist from San Francisco who decides to end a stalled romance with her long-time, high-profile, psychiatrist boyfriend/business partner. She moves on with her life by opening her own private practice in a vacant, street-front office space in the middle of a small commercial block located across the bay in Oakland, turning the predominately African-American and psychologically-ignored neighborhood on its emotional ear.

Directed by Kim Bass

Starring: Nicole Ari Parker, Evan Ross, Arden Myrin, Roger Cross, Sean Maguire

Release date: March 17

Therapy Dogs

A chronicle of the last year of high school as two friends set out to make the ultimate senior video.

Directed by Ethan Eng

Starring: Justin Morrice, Ethan Eng, Kevin Tseng, Kyle Peacock, Mitchell Cidade

Release date: March 17


A coming-of-age film that follows Bea Johnson from birth to graduation as she navigates life with an intellectually disabled parent and an extended family who can’t quite agree on the best way to help.

Directed by Matt Smukler

Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Kiernan Shipka, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Jean Smart, Chloe Rose Robertson

Release date: March 17

What movies are you looking forward to seeing this weekend?