Release Radar – May 10th, 2024

I didn’t have time to do the Release Radar last week, but it turned out to be a fairly unexciting week other aside from a few titles. I thought I was going to have time to jump headfirst into this one but the job and podcast require a lot of time, so I don’t have it in me to do my usually snarky blurbs for each movie. However, I did want to make sure I got back in the saddle because I like know what’s out there. So, if you are looking for something to watch this weekend, here’s a look at everything on deck.

New In Theaters

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (+IMAX)

Director(s): Wes Ball | Writer(s): Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver

Stars: Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Dichen Lachman

Not Another Church Movie

Written & Directed by: Johnny Mack

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jamie Foxx, Vivica A. Fox

We Grown Now (Expands)

Written & Directed by: Minhal Baig

Stars: Tyla Abercrumbie, Echaka Agba, Madisyn Barnes

Force of Nature: The Dry 2 (+VOD)

Director(s): Robert Connolly | Writer(s): Robert Connolly, Jane Harper

Stars: Eric Bana, Anna Torv, Deborra-Lee Furness

Limited Release

Mind Body Spirit (May 7th)

Director(s): Alex Henes, Matthew Merenda | Writer(s): Topher Hendricks, Alex Henes, Matthew Merenda

Stars: Sarah J. Bartholomew, Madi Bready, KJ Flahive

*Aggro Dr1ft – Editor’s Pick*

Director(s): Harmony Korine

Stars: Joshua Tilley, Dustin Greer, Devon James

East Bay

Director(s): Daniel Yoon | Writer(s): Daniel Yoon, Michael Kang, Gordon Dailley, Steffi Tupe

Stars: Constance Wu, Kavi Ramachandran Ladnier, Daniel Yoon

The Lavender Hill Mob (re-release)

Director(s): Charles Crichton | Writer(s): T.E.B. Clarke

Stars: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James

Triple 7: They Said It Couldn’t Be Done

Director(s): Daniel Myrick | Writer(s): Daniel Myrick, Mike Sarraille

Stars: Glenn Cowan, Jariko Denman, Nick Kush

Gasoline Rainbow

Director(s): Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross | Writer(s): Davey Ramsey, Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross

Stars: Tony Aburto, Micah Bunch, Nichole Dukes

The Last Stop in Yuma County

Written & Directed by: Francis Galluppi

Stars: Jim Cummings, Jocelin Donahue, Richard Brake


Director(s): Chris Pine | Writer(s): Chris Pine, Ian Gotler

Stars: Chris Pine, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Danny Devito

The Image of You (+VOD)

Director(s): Jeff Fisher | Writer(s): Adele Parks, Chris Sivertson

Stars: Hannah Brown, Nestor Carbonell, B Z Cullins


Written & Directed by: Alec Tibaldi

Stars: Ashley Judd, Katie Douglas, Asher Angel

International Marketplace


Director(s): Jonas Govaerts | Writer(s): Trent Haaga

Stars: Emilie De Roo, Gene Bervoets, Frank Lammers

Three Promises

Director(s): Yusef Srouji

Stars: Mahdokht Mahmoudabadi, Marielle Olentine, Yusef Srouji

Stay With Us

Director(s): Gad Elmaleh | Writer(s): Gad Elmaleh, Benjamin Charbit, Eytan Saada

Stars: Gad Elmaleh, Régine Elmaleh, David Elmaleh

A Prince

Director(s): Pierre Creton | Writer(s): Vincent Barré, Pierre Creton, Mathilde Girard, Cyril Neyrat

Stars: Antoine Pirotte, Pierre Creton, Grégory Gadebois

Aisha (+VOD)

Written & Directed by: Frank Berry

Stars: Letitia Wright, Josh O’Connor, Lorcan Cranitch

Streaming & Digital

Let It Be (Disney+ May 8th)

Director(s): Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Mother of the Bride (Netflix May 9th)

Director(s): Mark Waters | Writer(s): Robin Bernheim

Stars: Brooke Shields, Miranda Cosgrove, Benjamin Bratt

Living with Leopards (Netflix)

Written & Directed by: Brad Bestelink, Alex Parkinson

Stars: Brad Bestelink, Alex Parkinson

Finding Tony (VOD/Digital)

Written & Directed by: Raven Magwood Goodson

Stars: Stephen Bishop, Raquel Justice, Josh Ventura

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