‘Easter Sunday’, ‘Bullet Train’ tops list of new movies this week

(left to right) Tito Manny (Joey Guila), Regina (Elena Juatco), Tita Teresa (Tia Carrere), Tita Yvonne (Melody Butiu), Susan (Lydia Gaston) and Tito Arthur (Rodney To) in Easter Sunday, directed by Jay Chandrasekhar.

Photo: Ed Araquel/Universal Pictures

Here are some of the new movies hitting theaters or streaming, streaming, renting or buying this week.

‘A hard day’s Night’

Richard Lester’s classic 1964 film starring the Beatles.

Rated G. Screens at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at 14 Pews, Houston.

“Ali and Ava”

British love story about two lonely people who meet and fall in love over the course of a month.

Not rated. Opens August 5 at AMC First Colony 24, Sugar Land.

‘Bimbisara’

Fantasy drama in the Telugu language about a man who travels from the distant past to the present.

Not rated. Opens August 5 at Cinemark Memorial City, Houston; Cinemark 19, Katy; Cinemark 17, The Woods.

“High-speed train”

In this action-thriller, Brad Pitt is an agent who must find a briefcase on a Tokyo commuter train full of other people looking for the same thing.

Rated R. Opens August 5th throughout Houston.

‘Carter’

South Korean action drama starring Joo Won as a man whose memory is erased in the middle of a dangerous mission.

Not rated. Starts streaming August 5 on Netflix.

“Rescue in the Cave”

Not to be confused with Ron Howard’s “Thirteen Lives,” this is another dramatic take on the rescue of the Thai soccer team who were trapped underwater in a cave in 2018. Some of those who are saved play themselves in the film.

Rated PG-13. Opens August 5 at Studio Movie Grill Pearland; begins streaming on August 5 on various platforms.

‘Collide’

Indie drama about two boys who, to humiliate their violent cop father and get their mother out of debt, rob a bank.

Not rated. Opens August 5 at America Cinemas Houston; America Cinemas Pasadena.

‘Easter Sunday’

Filipino-American comedian Jo Koy stars in this semi-autobiographical comedy about his family and his stand-up life.

Rated PG-13. Opens August 5 throughout Houston.

‘LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation’

LEGO versions of Rose, Rey, Finn, Poe and Chewbacca from ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ go on vacation together.

Rated TV-G. Starts streaming August 5 on Disney+.

“Lighting Up the Stars”

Chinese drama in which a man who has just been released from prison unexpectedly falls in love.

Not rated. Opens August 5 at AMC Loews Fountains 18, Stafford.

“Lost Illusions”

French drama about the life of a journalist who won several Césars (the French Oscars) this year, including Best Film.

Not rated. Screens 7:00 p.m. Aug. 5-6, 2:00 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

‘Chance’

An animated tale from Apple TV+ that tells the story of the battle between good luck and bad luck. Whoopi Goldberg, Simon Pegg, Jane Fonda and Lil Rel Howery are part of the voice cast.

Rated G. Opens August 5 at Cinemark Tinseltown 290, Houston; Cinemark 18, Webster; begins streaming August 5 on Apple TV+.

‘Paapan’

Indian Malayalam-language thriller about an ex-cop investigating a case.

Not rated. Opens August 5 at Cinemark 19, Katy.

‘Prey’

The franchise prequel “Predator” is set 300 years in the midst of a group of Comanches who find themselves battling an alien creature.

Rated R. Begins streaming August 5 on Hulu.

‘Raado’

Indian political thriller in the Gujarati language.

Not rated. Opening August 5 at Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston; AMC Gulf Point 30, Houston.

‘Resurrection’

Rebecca Hall and Tim Roth star in a drama about a woman who takes her life back only to see it fall apart.

Not rated. Starts streaming August 5 on various platforms.

‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Turtles: The Movie’

Our heroes fight an alien invasion.

Rated TV-Y7. Starts streaming August 5 on Netflix.

‘Sita Ramam’

Indian thriller in Telugu language.

Not rated. Opening August 5 at Cinemark Memorial City, Houston: AMC Loews Fountains 18, Stafford; Cinemark 19, Katy; Cinemark Rosenberg 12, Rosenberg; Cinemark 17, The Woods.

Cinemark Tinseltown 290, Houston; Cinemark Memorial City, Houston; Cinemark in Pearlland; Cinemark 19, Katy; Cinemark 17, The Woods; Cinemark Rosenberg 12, Rosenberg; Cinemark Hollywood Films 20, Pasadena.

‘Clandestine’

This thriller starring Frank Grillo, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Ruby Rose has been described as “Panic Room” on a yacht.

Rated TV-MA. Begins streaming August 5 on AMC+.

‘They/Them’

Kevin Bacon stars in a horror thriller about the events of a gay conversion camp.

Not rated. Begins streaming on Peacock August 5.

“Thirteen Lives”

Ron Howard directs Viggo Mortensen, Joel Edgerton and Colin Farrell in a biographical drama about the men who rescued the Thai soccer team stuck in an underwater cave in 2018.

Rated PG-13. Starts streaming August 5 on Prime Video.

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    Cary Darling joined the Houston Chronicle in 2017 where he writes about arts, entertainment and pop culture, with a focus on film and media. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, he was a reporter or editor at the Orange County Register, the Miami Herald and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Additionally, he has freelanced for a number of publications, including the Los Angeles Times and the Dallas Morning News.

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