‘Memory,’ ‘Firebird,’ ‘Hatching’ among major films hitting screens

Liam Neeson in “Memory.”

Photo: Rico Torres / Open Road Films / Briarcliff Entertainment

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

“Acharya”

Telegu-language action-drama from India.

Unrated. Opens April 29 throughout Houston.

“The Aviary”

Two women are on the run from a murderous cult.

Rated R. Begins streaming April 29 on various platforms.

“Concert Crush”

Charlie Minn’s documentary dives into what happened at last year’s Astroworld Festival where 10 people died and many more were injured as fans pushed to the stage.

Unrated. Opens April 29 at ShowBiz Cinemas, Kingwood; XScape at 1488, Conroe; Xscape at Katy, Fulshear; streaming at Vimeo on Demand.

“Corrective Measures”

Bruce Willis and Michael Rooker star in this drama about a prisoners’ revolt.

Unrated. Begins streaming April 29 on Tubi.

“Crush”

A high-school artist joins the track team and falls for a teammate.

Rated TV-MA. Begins streaming April 29 on Hulu.

“Firebird”

This British-Estonian production tells the true story of two soldiers in Soviet-occupied Estonia in the late ’70s who fall in love despite the severe strictures against homosexuality at the time.

Rated R. Opens April 29 at AMC Houston 8, Houston; AMC Willowbrook 24, Houston; AMC First Colony 24, Sugar Land. .

“Fortress: Snipers’s Eye”

A retired CIA agent and his son have to go into battle mode when the son’s wife is kidnapped. Bruce Willis and Jesse Metcalfe star.

Unrated. Opens April 29 at America Cinemas, Houston; begins streaming April 29 on various platforms.

“Great Freedom”

Award-winning German drama set during the days following WWII among prisoners jailed for homosexuality.

Unrated. Screens 7 pm April 29-30 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

“Green Ghost and the Master of the Stone”

Texas-shot martial-arts/fantasy film about a magic stone that is the key to protecting humanity. Danny Trejo stars.

Rated PG-13. Opens April 29 throughout Houston.

“Hatching”

Finnish horror film about a young gymanist, a demanding mother and a strange egg.

Unrated. Opens April 29 at AMC First Colony, Sugar Land; AMC Gulf Point, Houston; AMC Willowbrook, Houston; Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra, Katy.

“I Love America”

French drama in which a woman picks up her life in Paris and moves to LA to find love. Sophie Marceau stars.

Rated R. Begins streaming April 29 on Prime Video.

“Jana Gana Mana”

Malayalam-language drama from India set in the criminal justice system.

Unrated. Opens April 29 at AMC Loews Fountains 18, Stafford; AMC First Colony 24, Sugar Land.

Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal

Tamil-language romantic-comedy-drama from India.

Unrated. Opens April 29 throughout Houston.

“Heropanti 2”

Hindi-language action film from India.

Unrated. Opens April 29 throughout Houston.

“Makal”

Malayalam-language drama from India.

Unrated. Opens April 29 at AMC Loews Fountains 18, Stafford; Cinemark Pearland; AMC First Colony, Sugar Land.

“Memory”

Liam Neeson stars as an assassin-for-hire who becomes a target. Guy Pearce co-stars.

Rated R. Opens April 29 throughout Houston.

“Peace River”

Faith-based film about the friendship between a rodeo rider and a special-forces soldier.

Rated PG-13. Opens April 29 at Cinemark 19, Katy.

“Rumspringa”

Comedy about a young Amish man on his own in Berlin.

Unrated. Begins streaming April 29 on Netflix.

“Runway 34”

Hindi-language drama from India about a mysterious plane trip.

Unrated. Opens April 29 throughout Houston.

“Saad Aale”

Punjabi-language crime-drama from India.

Unrated. Opens April 29 at Cinemark Memorial City, Houston.

“The Sound of Violet”

Based on the hit novel, this drama tells the story of a young man whose autism keeps him from seeing that the woman he has fallen in love with is a prostitute.

Rated PG-13. Opens April 29 at Regal MarqE 23, Houston; Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston; Cinemark 19, Katy;Cinemark 17, The Woodlands.




  • 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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