‘Firestarter’ tops the lineup of 22 movies that opened this week

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Ryan Keira Armstrong in a scene from the movie “Firestarter”. (Ken Worner/Universal Pictures via AP)

Photo: Ken Worner, HONS / Associated Press

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

“The perfect pairing”

A romantic drama set in rural Australia, where an American winery executive finds love.

unclassified. Streaming May 19 on Netflix.

“grandparents”

A horror film by Vietnamese director Le-Van Kiet (“Furie”) in which a family moves into their grandparents’ house but finds evil forces already there.

unclassified. Opens May 13 at AMC Gulf Pointe 30, Houston; AMC Loews Fountains 18, Stafford; AMC Deerbrook, modest; AMC Katie Mills 20.

“another one”

Arab comedy from Egypt.

unclassified. Opens May 13 at Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston.


Castro’s spies

Documentary about secret agents sent by Cuba to infiltrate the United States in the 1990s.

unclassified. Broadcasting begins on May 13 on various platforms.

“wear”

Romantic Tamil comedy from India after a young man from college to marriage.

Ranked R. Opens May 13 at Cinemark Tinseltown 290, Houston; Regal Grand Parkway, Richmond; Cinemark 19 Katie; Regal Lone Star, Tomball.

“family camp”

Comedy starring Tommy Woodard and Eddie James, about two families who are forced to camp together.

PG rating. Opens May 13th across Houston.

“fire igniter”

Stephen King’s novel, about a girl who can start fires with her mind, is getting a new movie version from director Keith Thomas (“The Vigil”). Starring Ryan Keira Armstrong, Zac Efron, Michael Gray.

unclassified. Opens May 13th across Houston.

“Foxhole”

Drama set in the trenches in three different wars – the Civil War, the First World War and the Iraq War.

unclassified. Broadcasting begins on May 13 on various platforms.

“Happen or occur”

A young woman in 1960s France seeks an abortion when it was illegal.

Rated R. Opens May 13. Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

“Go on the road”

An Iranian film about a family road trip that was so successful on the film festival circuit that it was nominated for an award in Cannes.

unclassified. Opens May 13 at Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston.

“Jaishbhai Gordar”

Comedy drama in Hindi and Gujarati from India about a shy man who is forced to protect his family.

unclassified. Opens May 13th across Houston.

innocent

A Norwegian horror film about a group of children with strange powers that has been a hit at international film festivals.

unclassified. Broadcasting begins on May 13 on various platforms.

“Memoria”

Thai director Apichatpong’s drama Weerasethakul, starring Tilda Swinton as a woman who hears strange voices, won the Jury Prize at Cannes.

unclassified. Screens May 19-22 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

“Miri Awas Sono”

Drama in malayalam from India.

unclassified. Opens May 13 at AMC Loews Fountains 18, Stafford; Regal Grand Parkway Richmond.

“ninjababy”

A Norwegian comedy-drama where motherhood interrupts the lifestyle of a young girl.

Rated R. Opens March 13th at Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston.

On the count to three

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael directs and stars in this comedy-drama about two best friends. Co-stars Tiffany Haddish, Henry Winkler, JB Smoove, and Christopher Abbott.

unclassified. Opens May 13 at the Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra, Katy.

“private party”

The latest film by famous director Gaspar Noé (“Climax”) is set in the final days of the death of a married couple from dementia.

unclassified. Opens May 6 at Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston.

‘rickshaw girl’

Mitali Perkins’ novel, which centers on a Bangla Desh girl dressed as a boy to work for the struggling Richshaw Company, has become a family movie.

unclassified. Opens May 13 at Cinemark 18, Katy.

Sarkaru Vari Pata

Crime drama in Telugu language from India based in the world of bank fraud.

unclassified. Opens May 13th across Houston.

“Shark Pete”

A standalone thriller, in which a group of injured people on jet skis find themselves surrounded by sharks.

unclassified. Opens May 13 at Studio Movie Grill Pearland.

“Snekirella”

The music took off on “Cinderella” but with sneakers instead of slippers.

unclassified. Streaming begins May 13 on Disney+.

“Tuscany”

A romantic drama in which a Danish chef travels to Tuscany and finds love.

unclassified. Streaming May 18 on Netflix.




  • Carrie Darling

    Carrie Darling joined the Houston Chronicle in 2017 where he writes about arts, entertainment, and pop culture, with a focus on film and media. Originally from Los Angeles and a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, he has been a reporter or editor for the Orange County Register, Miami Herald, and Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In addition, he has worked independently for a number of publications including the Los Angeles Times and the Dallas Morning News.

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