Alain Moussi and Marie Avgeropoulos within the movie ‘Jiu Jitsu’
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Listed here are among the new movies being launched in theaters or for streaming, rental or buy this week.
“In opposition to the Tide: Discovering God in an Age of Science”
On this documentary, Dr. John Lennox and actor Kevin Sorbo journey the world looking for proof of God’s existence.
Unrated. Enjoying Nov. 20 and Nov. 23 all through Houston. fathomevents.com
Animated quick function about aliens making an attempt to steal Earth’s gravity and a small alien named X who tries to cease them.
Unrated. Begins streaming Nov. 20 on Netflix.
“Between the World and Me”
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ memoir and letter to his son about rising up Black in America turns into a movie that includes Oprah Winfrey, Mahershala Ali and lots of extra.
Unrated. Airs 7 p.m. Nov. 21 on HBO; begins streaming at HBO Max concurrently.
Brian Geraghty and Wayne Brady star on this drama a few cop who shoots a Black suspect however believes he might have been arrange.
Rated R. Begins streaming Nov. 20 on numerous platforms.
“Buddy Video games”
Josh Duhamel directs and stars on this drama a few group of outdated buddies who get collectively to have interaction in a set of video games that finally ends up being extra than simply horseplay.
Rated R. Opens Nov. 20 at iPic Houston; ShowBiz Cinemas Liberty Lakes, Houston; Studio Film Grill, Pearland; ShowBiz Cinemas, Baytown; ShowBiz Cinemas, Fall Creek, Humble; ShowBiz Cinemas, Kingwood; The Grand 14, Conroe; Premiere Cinema 11, Galveston; begins streaming Nov. 24 on numerous platforms.
“The Christmas Chronicles Half 2”
Right here’s the sequel to the 2018 vacation film. Darby Camp returns and is reunited with Santa, however somebody is making an attempt to cancel Christmas perpetually.
Rated PG. Opens Nov. 20 at iPic Houston; begins streaming Nov. 25 on Netflix.
“Christmas on the Sq.”
Debbie Allen directs Dolly Parton in a narrative a few Scrooge-like girl who needs to promote her city.
Unrated. Begins streaming Nov. 22 on Netflix.
A gaggle of Romanian journalists investigates corruption and homicide in a documentary that has been lauded at worldwide movie festivals.
Unrated. Begins streaming Nov. 20 at watch.eventive.org/collective.
“The Croods: A New Age”
America’s most beloved animated prehistoric household for the reason that Flintstones returns however finds rivals within the Bettermans, a household that claims to be extra developed.
Rated PG. Opens Nov. 25 all through Houston.
A son needs to be an MMA champ like his dad however yearns to do it with out his father’s abusive traits. Stephen Dorff and Donald Faison star.
Rated R. Opens Nov. 20 at iPic Houston; ShowBiz Cinemas, Liberty Lakes, Houston; ShowBiz Cinemas, Kingwood. Begins streaming Nov. 20 on numerous platforms.
“Destiny/Keep Night time: Heaven’s Really feel — III. Spring Tune”
The final chapter within the anime “Heaven’s Really feel” trilogy.
Unrated. Opens Nov. 20 all through Houston.
“The Backyard Left Behind”
This drama a few younger trans girl from Mexico dwelling in New York along with her mom has gained a ton of accolades, together with the viewers award at SXSW in 2019.
Unrated. Streaming on Amazon, GooglePlay and iTunes.
Mackenzie Davis, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Kristen Stewart star on this rom-com that addresses the query of wanting your loved ones’s acceptance versus conserving the peace at vacation dinner.
Rated PG-13. Begins streaming Nov. 25 on Hulu.
“Kickboxer: Retaliation” director Dimitri Logothetis launches a brand new martial-arts franchise with a veritable supergroup of kung-fu bone-breakers: Alain Moussi, Frank Grillo, Tony Jaa, Rick Yune and Juju Chan. And he throws in Nicolas Cage for good measure.
Rated R. Begins streaming on numerous platforms Nov. 20.
“The Final Vermeer”
Man Pearce and August Diehl are featured in a drama about an artist accused of promoting a worthwhile portray to the Nazis.
Rated R. Opens Nov. 20 all through Houston.
David Fincher makes a stylistic shift with this lustrous biopic of Herman Mankiewicz, the person who wrote the screenplay for “Citizen Kane.”
Rated R. Opens Nov. 20 at Landmark River Oaks, Houston; begins streaming Dec. 4 on Netflix.
Matthew Michael Carnahan, who wrote the screenplays to “State of Play” and “World Conflict Z,” wrote and directed this drama a few group of policemen in Mosul, Iraq, preventing ISIS.
Unrated. Begins streaming Nov. 26 on Netflix.
Argentinian comedy-drama a few younger girl combating fashionable life, an undesirable being pregnant and ineffective buddies.
Unrated. Begins streaming Nov. 20 at matter.com, Apple iOS, AppleTV, Android, Amazon Hearth TV, Roku, Amazon Prime Video.
Aneesh Chaganty, who made the superb “Looking” in 2018, returns with a thriller starring Sarah Paulson a few homeschooled teen who believes her mom is conserving a horrible secret from her.
Rated PG-13. Begins streaming Nov. 20 on Hulu.
Actor Ben Falcone directs this comedy about synthetic intelligence that decides to destroy humanity, nevertheless it’s as much as common Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy) to save lots of the day. Bobby Cannavale co-stars.
Unrated. Begins streaming Nov. 26 on HBO Max.
Alan Ball (“Six Ft Below”) wrote/directed a 1973-set drama during which a father and daughter on their option to the household patriarch’s funeral are joined by the dad’s boyfriend.
Rated R. Begins streaming Nov. 26 on Amazon Prime.
Jackie Chan returns as the pinnacle of a safety company making an attempt to rescue a kidnapped accountant although a lot of the martial-arts and motion heavy lifting is left to the youthful Yang Yang.
Unrated. Opens Nov. 26 all through Houston.
“Phrases Can’t Go There”
California surfer John Kaizan Neptune gave up the seashore to grow to be a grasp of a Japanese instrument known as the shakuhachi. His son’s documentary chronicles his journey.
Unrated. Begins streaming Nov. 20 on iTunes, GooglePlay and Amazon.
Alex Winter’s newest movie seems on the life and work of Frank Zappa.
Unrated. Opens Nov. 25 at Alamo Drafthouse La Centerra, Katy; begins streaming Nov. 27 at ondemand.drafthouse.com.