The Oscar Project
There is another big batch of wide releases coming out this weekend, with a wide variety of genres for you to pick from. It's hard to keep up with all these new releases, but hopefully this can help you narrow down your movie going plans.
If you're like me, you've probably never heard of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. I'm a bit upset that I'd never heard of him, since I price myself in knowing about some more obscure musical figures of the past, but this looks like an interesting piece and hopefully will provide some background on a historical figure not known to the masses.
Kelvin Harrison, Jr. stars in the title role in the film after appearing in last year's film Elvis (as B.B. King) and in Cyrano back in 2021. He appears to be a star on the rise and I will be interested to see his work in the coming years.
Evil Dead Rise
The latest in a horror franchise spanning 40+ years arrives in theaters this weekend. We are fresh on the heels of films like Nefarious, The Pope's Exorcist, and Renfield last week, and Scream VI back in early March, giving audiences plenty of horror films on offer at the moment.
I know this franchise is a beloved one and the last installment was ten years ago, but believe it or not, I've never seen a single one. I honestly could not recall a single frame of any of the previous films, so I may need to go back and check some of them out in due time.
Guy Ritchie's The Covenant
It seems like Ritchie has never been much for releasing films on a regular schedule, but he has been incredibly prolific over the last four years with five films releasing in that time (Aladdin, The Gentlemen, Wrath of Man, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, and now The Covenant). Operation Fortune and this film have both been released in the last month.
You might ask how he could possibly make two movies at once, but given the long post-production schedules of many films, it's fair to shoot two films back to back and hand off post-production on one while prepping and shooting the next, which is the case with Operation Fortune and The Covenant. This looks like a bit of a departure from his previous several films noted above, but I'm interested to see how Ritchie tackles the story and setting his violent action in a true war zone rather than more urban centers like many of his films.
Beau is Afraid
Everyone is raving about this film and praising the work of Ari Aster over the last half decade or so. If you don't know the name, you've probably at least heard of his first two films, Hereditary and Midsommar, both considered modern horror standards.
Beau is Afraid takes his work in a new direction but looks like it still feels like an Aster film. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Beau Wasserman who is on a journey to get home to his mother and explores the surreal path he takes to get there.
With that strong slate of wide releases, not to mention everything still in theaters from last week, it's hard to see where there will be room for anything else, but there are still new limited releases hitting theaters. Check your local listings for these movies:
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?