[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – May 26, 2023

There may not be a lot of new movies premiering this weekend, but sometimes quality is better than quantity, and there are still plenty of movies already in theaters to choose from. This week sees the release of a mystery film where guests are invited to participate in games in order to win a reward, an action film about a CIA operative and his translator who must flee from special forces in Afghanistan after they expose a covert mission, Disney’s latest live-action remake of one of their classic animated films, and plenty more!

About My Father (PG-13)

When Sebastian tells his old-school Italian immigrant father Salvo that he is going to propose to his all-American girlfriend, Salvo insists on crashing a weekend with her tony parents.

Directed by Laura Terruso

Starring: Robert De Niro, Leslie Bibb, Kim Cattrall, Sebastian Maniscalco, Anders Holm

Release date: May 26

By Invitation Only

A group comes to a mysterious party and is given the option to participate in games in order to win a reward. Each character has his or her own motivation for being in attendance, and not one of them knows exactly what connects them all.

Directed by LaMarr Allen, Alex Jante

Starring: Angel Fabián Rivera, LaMarr Allen, Juliana Edge, Jamar Washington, Enrique Fann

Release date: May 26

Kandahar (R)

A CIA operative and his translator flee from special forces in Afghanistan after exposing a covert mission.

Directed by Ric Roman Waugh

Starring: Gerard Butler, Navid Negahban, Ali Fazal, Bahador Foladi, Olivia-Mai Barrett

Release date: May 26

The Little Mermaid (PG)

A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water and impress a prince.

Directed by Rob Marshall

Starring: Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina

Release date: May 26

The Machine (R)

Bert’s drunken past catches up with him 20 years down the road when he and his father are kidnapped by those Bert wronged 20 years ago while drunk on a college semester abroad in Russia.

Directed by Peter Atencio

Starring: Mark Hamill, Martyn Ford, Jimmy Tatro, Bert Breischer, Jess Gabor

Release date: May 26

What new movies are you excited to see in theaters this weekend?

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