‘Bodies Bodies Bodies,’ ‘Day Shift’ top new film releases


Dave Franco (left) and Jamie Foxx in a still from “Day Shift.”

Photo: Parrish Lewis / Netflix

Here are some of the new films being released in theaters or for streaming, broadcast, rental or purchase this week.

’13 the Musical’

A Jewish boy moves from New York City to small-town Indiana and is intent on making his Bar Mitzvah the coolest party ever. Rhea Perlman and Debra Messing star.

Rated PG. Starts streaming Aug. 12 on Netflix.

‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’

Horror comedy in which a hurricane party turns into a Gen Z Agatha Christie story as guests keep turning up dead. Pete Davidson, Lee Pace and Amandla Stenberg star.

Rated R. Opens Aug. 12 throughout Houston.

‘Day Shift’

Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco and Snoop Dogg fight vampires in LA in this violent horror comedy.

Rated R. Begins streaming Aug. 12 on Netflix.

‘Emergency Declaration’

South Korean thriller about a terrorist incident on a commercial airplane.

unrated. Open Aug. 12 at Regal Houston MarqE, Houston; AMC Loews Fountains 18, Stafford.

Emily the Criminal

Aubrey Plaza stars in this crime thriller as a debt-ridden woman who gets involved in a credit-card scam that drags her deep into the LA underworld.

Rated R. Opens Aug. 12 throughout Houston.

‘fall’

Two friends decide to climb a 2000-foot radio tower — but then have no way get down. .

Rated PG-13. Open Aug. 12 throughout Houston.

‘Gaalipata 2’

Kannada language romantic comedy from India.

unrated. Open Aug. 12 at Cinemark Tinseltown 290, Houston; AMC Katy Mills 20, Katy

‘The Girl and the Spider’

Moving out of an apartment turns into major drama in this German-language Swiss film that has been feted at many global film festivals.

unrated. Screens 7 pm Aug. 12-13 and 5 pm Aug. 14 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

‘homeward’

This 2019 drama from Ukraine, about a family transporting the body of a son from Kyiv to Crimea for burial, was the country’s official Oscar entry in the international category in 2020.

unrated. Screens 7 pm Aug. 13 at 14 Pews, Houston.

‘I Love My Dad’

Comedy with Patton Oswald and James Morosini about a father who catfishes his son.

Rated R. Begins streaming Aug. 12 on various platforms.

‘Inu-Oh’

Animated rock opera from Japan.

Rated PG-13 Opens Aug. 12 throughout Houston.

Karthikeya 2

Action adventure fantasy movie from India.

unrated. Open Aug. 12 throughout Houston.

Laal Singh Chaddha

Hindi language romantic comedy drama from India.

Rated PG-13. Open Aug. 12 throughout Houston.

Look Both Ways

Lili Reinhart and Luke Wilson star in a comedy-drama about a woman graduating college whose life diverges in two directions. In one, she becomes pregnant and stays in her hometown. In the other, she moves to LA

unrated. Starts streaming Aug. 17 on Netflix.

‘Mack and Rita’

A 30-year-old woman wakes up to find herself transformed into her 70-year-old self. Diane Keaton and Elizabeth Lail star.

Rated PG-13. Open Aug. 12 throughout Houston.

Macherla Niyojakavargam

Telegu language action comedy drama from India.

unrated. Open Aug. 12 throughout Houston.

‘My Old School’

Documentary featuring the voice of Alan Cumming about a 32-year-old man in 1993 who passed himself off as a high school student.

unrated. Open Aug. 12 at AMC Houston 8, Houston; AMC First Colony 24, Sugar Land.

‘The Princess’

Documentary from Ed Perkins (“Tell Me Who I Am”) about the life of Princess Diana and attitudes towards the monarchy.

unrated. Airs 7 p.m. Aug. 13 on HBO and then streaming on HBO Max.

‘Queen of Glory’

Actress Nana Mensah directs a comedy telling the story of a Ghanaian-American woman who gives up her doctoral program at Columbia University and ends up running a small bookstore in the Bronx.

unrated. Screens 7 pm Aug. 12 and Aug. 19 at 14 Pews, Houston.

Raksha Bandhan

Hindi language family comedy drama from India.

unrated. Open Aug. 12 throughout Houston.

‘Rogue Agent’

A career con man masquerades as an MI-5 agent. James Norton and Gemma Arterton star.

unrated. Starts streaming Aug. 12 on AMC+.

‘Secret Headquarters’

A group of kids discover the hidden headquarters of a superhero and must help defend it when bad guys attack. Owen Wilson, Jesse Williams and Michael Pena star.

Rated PG. Starts streaming Aug. 12 on Paramount+.

‘summer’

Indie drama set during the last days of summer vacation as four girls heading into middle school in the fall set off on an adventure.

Rated PG-13. Open Aug. 12 at AMC Gulf Pointe 30, Houston; AMC Willowbrook 24, Houston; AMC Deerbrook 24, Humble; AMC First Colony 24, Sugar Land; AMC Katy Mills 20, Katy; Cinemark Hollywood Movies 20, Pasadena.

Thallumaala

Malayalam-language comedy-drama from India about a young man and his thwarted plans to get married.

unrated. Open Aug. 12 at AMC Loews Fountains 18, Stafford; AMC First Colony 24, Sugar Land.

‘virus man’

Tamil language action drama from India.

unrated. Open Aug. 12 at Cinemark 19, Katy.

cary.darling@houstonchronicle.com




  • Cary Darling

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

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