[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – September 8, 2023

After a slew of horror and thriller movies coming out last week, this weekend’s releases are a bit more varied. There is a drama about a man who escaped the Armenian genocide as a child only to return and learn about his heritage through the bars of a prison cell, a Bollywood film about the emotional journey of a man who sets out to right the wrongs of society, the return of the Portokalos clan for yet another adventure, and much more!

Amerikatsi

Charlie escapes the Armenian genocide as a boy by fleeing to the United States, but he returns as an adult and is arrested. He watches an Armenian couple from his prison cell, finally learning about his homeland.

Directed by Michael A. Goorjian

Starring: Michael A. Goorjian, Hovik Keuchkerian, Nelli Uvarova, Mikhail Trukhin, Jean-Pierre Nshanian

Release date: September 8

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (PG-13)

Based on the book by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, set in 1987 El Paso, it’s the tale of two teenage Mexican-American loners as they explore their friendship and the difficult road to self-discovery.

Directed by Aitch Alberto

Starring: Kevin Alejandro, Eva Longoria, Luna Blaise, Eugenio Derbez, Isabella Gomez

Release date: September 8

Birth of a Murderer (18+)

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Birth of a MURDERER: A Black male college student falls haplessly in love with a white coed and discovers she isn’t how she appears. Slowly but surely, he begins to unravel and the result is both shocking and perplexing.

Directed by Darian Lane

Starring: Michael Bundy II, Emmy Robinson

Release date: September 9

Jawan

A high-octane action thriller which outlines the emotional journey of a man who is set to rectify the wrongs in the society.

Release date: Atlee

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Deepika Padukone, Riddhi Dogra

Release date: September 7

My Animal (R)

Heather, an outcast teenage goalie, falls for newcomer Jonny, an alluring but tormented figure skater. As their relationship deepens, Heather’s growing desires clash with her darkest secret, forcing her to control the animal within.

Directed by Jacqueline Castel

Starring: Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Amandla Stenberg, Heidi von Palleske, Stephen McHattie, Cory Lipman

Release date: September 8

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (PG-13)

After traveling to Greece for a family reunion, a woman attempts to locate her deceased father’s childhood friends.

Directed by Nia Vardalos

Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Louis Mandylor, Elena Kampouris, Lainie Kazan

Release date: September 8

The Nun II (R)

1956 – France. A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

Directed by Michael Chaves

Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Storm Reid, Anna Popplewell, Bonnie Aarons

Release date: September 8

What new movies are you interested in seeing this weekend?

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