Here are the 15+ movies coming out in Houston this week

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This Focus Features image shows Matt Damon, left, and Lilou Siauvaud in a scene from “Stillwater.” (Jessica Forde / Focus features via AP)

Photo: Jessica Forde, HONS / Associated Press

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

“Chinese doctors”

China drama on the origins of the COVID-19 virus in Wuhan.

Unclassified. Opening July 30 at Regal Greenway Grand Palace 14, Houston; .

“The Green Knight”

Director David Lowery (“A Ghost Story”, the remake of “Pete’s Dragon”) goes Arthurian with a retelling of the medieval legend of the Green Knight starring Dev Patel, Joel Edgerton and Alicia Vikander.

Classified R. Opening July 30 throughout Houston.


“ISHQ: not a love story”

Romantic drama in Telugu language from India.

Unclassified. Opening July 30 at Cut! By Cinemark, Cypress

“Jungle cruise”

Disney theme park attraction transforms into family action movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt as boat captain and adventurer traveling through a dangerous jungle respectively

Classified PG-13. Opening July 30 throughout Houston; starts airing July 30 on Disney + Premier Access.

“The Last Mercenary”

Action thriller in French starring Jean-Claude Van Damme in the role of a former French secret service who must return to France to save his son.

Unclassified. Streaming begins July 30 on Netflix.

“Lorelei”

Independent love story about an ex-convict (Pablo Schreiber) who reunites with his high school girlfriend (Jena Malone), a single mother of three.

Unclassified. Streaming begins July 23 on Shudder.

“Fortunate”

Horror film in which a woman claims to be chased by a mysterious man who tries to kill her every night. Since no one around her believes the story, she has to take it upon herself.

Unclassified. Starts broadcasting August 3 on various platforms; Available for sale August 3 on DVD.

“Masquerade”

Bella Thorne stars in a thriller about a woman who must fight a group of domestic invaders.

Unclassified. Opening July 30 at Studio Movie Grill Pearland.

“Never again the snow”

Alec Utgoff (“Stranger Things”) stars in a Polish drama as a Russian masseur who shows up in a Polish town where he becomes a real guru to local residents.

Unclassified. Streaming begins July 30 at mfah.org/virtualcinema.

“Sir. Soul”

Ellis Haizlip was a pioneering black broadcaster in the 1970s, hosting a talk show long before Oprah and Arsenio, though he’s relatively unknown today. Melissa Haizlip and Sam Pollard’s documentary aims to rectify that.

Unclassified. Starts airing August 1 on HBO Max.

“Pray far away”

Former leaders and members of the ‘pray gays far away’ movement reveal why they split from their old cohorts.

Classified PG-13. Streaming begins August 3 on Netflix.

“Ride the eagle”

JK Simmons, Susan Sarandon and Jake Johnson star in this comedy-drama about a man who, in order to reclaim his inheritance, must complete a to-do list his mother left him.

Unclassified. Streaming begins July 30 on various platforms.

“Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord”

Documentary about a young man who began to build his drug empire in his childhood bedroom.

Unclassified. Streaming begins August 3 on Netflix.

“Still water”

An American is thrown in jail in France for a murder she says she didn’t commit and her father goes to their home in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to get her out. Featured Matt Damon and Abigail Breslin. Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”) directs.

Classified R. Opening July 30 throughout Houston.

“Turn”

British film starring Lena Headey and Michael Caine in a contemporary take on the Oliver Twist story.

Unclassified. Opening July 30 at Studio Movie Grill Pearland; starts airing on July 30 on various platforms.

“Without getting killed or caught”

Tamara Saviano and Paul Whitfield’s documentary examines the relationship between Texas songwriters Guy Clark, Susanna Clark and Townes Van Zandt.

Unclassified. Opening July 30 at the Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston.

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  • Cary Darling

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

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