Five exciting movies are being released today!


By: Olamide Fred-Ahmadu

2023 is going to be a very important year at the cinema, with so many exciting upcoming movies on the way. Here are a few movies that are going on our screens today May 26, 2023.

1. About My Father


The hottest comic in America, Sebastian Maniscalco joins forces with legendary Italian-American and two-time Oscar winner, Robert De Niro, in the new comedy ABOUT MY FATHER.


The film centers around Sebastian (Maniscalco) who is encouraged by his fiancée (Leslie Bibb) to bring his immigrant, hairdresser father, Salvo (De Niro), to a weekend get-together with her super-rich and exceedingly eccentric family (Kim Cattrall, Anders Holm, Brett Dier, David Rasche).

The weekend develops into what can only be described as a culture clash, leaving Sebastian and Salvo to discover that the great thing about family is everything about family.

Rating: PG-13 (Language|Suggestive Material|Partial Nudity)

Genre: Comedy

Runtime: 1h 29m


2. Kandahar

From battling out-of-control weather satellites in Geostorm, being the President’s most trusted Secret Service agent during three(!) terrorist attacks in the Has Fallen trilogy, and most recently crashing a plane in Plane, Gerard Butler has become one of the busiest action stars in the business.

The Scottish-born actor will be returning to the big screen this summer with his latest action flick Kandahar.

He plays an undercover CIA operative who gets stuck in hostile territory in Afghanistan after his mission is exposed. Accompanied by his translator, he must fight enemy combatants as he tries to reach an extraction point in Kandahar.

3. The Little Mermaid

After so much controversy surrounding its casting since the trailer came out last year, Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid is finally here!

The youngest daughter of King Triton (Javier Bardem), and the most defiant, Ariel (Halle Bailey) longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King).

While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula (Melissa McCarthy), which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life — and her father’s crown — in jeopardy.

Rating: PG (Some Scary Images|Action/Peril)

Genre: Kids & Family, Musical, Fantasy

Runtime: 2h 15m

4. The Machine

Bert Kreischer rose to fame as a stand-up comedian known as The Machine, and in his signature set he recounts his true experience with Russian mobsters while on a booze-soaked college trip.

Now, 23 years later, that trip has come back to haunt him as he and his estranged father (Mark Hamill) are kidnapped back to Russia by the mob to atone for something they say he did.

Together, Bert and his father must retrace the steps of his younger self (Jimmy Tatro) in the midst of a war within a sociopathic crime family, all while attempting to find common ground in their often fraught relationship.

Rating: R (Some Sexual References|Pervasive Language|Drug Use|Strong Violence)

Genre: Comedy, Action

Runtime: 1h 52m


5. You Hurt My Feelings

You Hurt My Feelings is a 2023 American comedy-drama film written, and starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tobias Menzies, Michaela Watkins, Arian Moayed and Jeannie Berlin.

It portrays the story of a novelist who struggles with a lack of self-confidence and how her marriage is suddenly upended when she overhears her husband giving his honest reaction to her latest book.


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