Release Radar – May 24th, 2024

I set aside time to work on this so I could do a little blurb about each of these new releases. However, the job that pays the bills had other plans. That said, it’s probably the most hotly anticipated release weekend of the year, so far, and it will be a good litmus test to see what the state of the box office really looks like. With a lot of counterprogramming options, here’s a look at everything that’s on deck.

New In Theaters

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (+IMAX)

Director(s): George Miller | Writer(s): George Miller, Nick Lathouris

Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Burke

The Garfield Movie

Director(s): Mark Dindal | Writer(s): Paul A. Kaplan, Mark Torgove, David Reynolds, Jim Davis

Stars (voices): Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson, Hannah Waddingham


Director(s): Andre Hyatt | Writer(s): Andre Hyatt, John Duigan, Buzz McLaughlin

Stars: Terry Chen, Greg Kinnear, Natasha Mumba

Limited Release

Meet Me Where I Am (May 21st)

Written & Directed by: Grant Garry

Stars: Anthony Rapp, John Farley, Cynthia O’Neal

Dead Wrong (May 21st)

Director(s): Rick Beiber| Writer(s): Rick Bieber, Kenneth Clark

Stars: Derek Smith, Katrina Bowden, Rob Schneider

Hit Man

Director(s): Richard Linklater | Writer(s): Richard Linklater, Glen Powell, Skip Hollandsworth

Stars: Glen Powell, Adria Arjona, Retta

The Keeper

Director(s): Angus Benfield, Kendall Bryant Jr. | Writer(s): George Eshleman, Todd Tavolazzi

Stars: Angus Benfield, Bailey McCann, Shanna Franceschini


Director(s): Maggie Contreras

Stars: Marin Alsop, Deborah Borda, Mélisse Brunet

Queen of the Deuce

Director(s): Valerie Kontakos | Writer(s): Valerie Kontakos, Despina Pavlaki, Christos Asteriou

Stars: Chelly Wilson, Bondi Walters, Don Walters

International Marketplace

20,000 Species of Bees

Written & Directed by: Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren

Stars: Sofía Otero, Patricica López Arnaiz, Ane Gabarain


Director(s): Marco Bellocchio | Writer(s): Marco Bellocchio, Susanna Nicchiarelli, Edoardo Albinati, Daniela Ceselli, Daniele Scalise

Stars: Paolo Pierobon, Fausto Russo Alesi, Barbara Ronchi


Written & Directed by: Sophie Dupuis

Stars: Théodore Pellerin, Félix Maritaud, Anne-Marie Cadieux

Songs of Earth

Written & Directed by: Margaret Olin

Stars: Jørgen Mykløen, Magnhild Mykløen

Streaming & Digital

Darkness of Man (VOD/Digital May 21st)

Director(s): James Cullen Bressack | Writer(s): James Cullen Bressack, Alethea Hnatko-Cho, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Emerson Min, Kristanna Loken

Princess Halle and the Jester (VOD/Digital May 21st)

Written & Directed by: Christopher Lombardi

Stars: Emma Duchesneau, Byron Herlong, Donovan Kirkpatrick

Rhapsody In Justice (VOD/Digital May 21st)

Written & Directed by: Anthony J. Dixon

Stars: Chantal Maurice, Ambre Anderson, Aixa Kendrick

The Irritable Heart (VOD/Digital May 21st)

Director(s): Richard Poller

In Good Hands 2 (Netflix May 23rd)

Director(s): Ketche | Writer(s): Hakan Bonomo

Stars: Kaan Urgancioglu, Mert Ege Ak, Meilsa Pamuk

Atlas (Netflix)

Director(s): Brad Peyton | Writer(s): Leo Sardarian, Aron Eli Coleite

Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Sime Liu, Sterling K. Brown

The Beach Boys (Disney+)

Director(s): Frank Marshall, Thom Zimny | Writer(s): Mark Monroe

Stars: The BEach Boysm Lindsey Buckingham, Janelle Monáe

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