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Mar 31 2024

Catch up with all the big pop culture news, announcements, and new trailers you may have missed this week.

This Week’s Pop Culture News

New Movie & TV Trailers

The Sympathizer – Max April 14th
“Based on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, The Sympathizer follows a half-Vietnamese, half-French communist spy. After spying for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, he flees his country and moves to a community of South Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles.”

The Spiderwick Chronicles – Roku April 19th
“The series follows the Grace Family — twin brothers Jared and Simon, their sister Mallory, and mother Helen — as they move into their dilapidated ancestral home. They begin to unravel a dark mystery about their great-great Uncle who once discovered the secret and sometimes dangerous faerie world.”

The Veil – Hulu/FX April 30th
“The miniseries explores the surprising and fraught relationship between two women who play a deadly game of truth and lies on the road from Istanbul to Paris and London. One woman has a secret, the other a mission to reveal it before thousands of lives are lost.

Coming Out in May

Mars Express – Theaters May 3rd
“In 2200, private detective Aline Ruby and her android partner Carlos Rivera are hired by a wealthy businessman to track down a notorious hacker. On Mars, they descend deep into the underbelly of the planet’s capital city where they uncover a darker story of brain farms, corruption, and a missing girl who holds a secret about the robots that threatens to change the face of the universe.”

Darkness of Man – Digital May 21st
“Russell Hatch (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a washed-up, former Interpol operative who vowed to protect the son of an informant killed years earlier in a raid gone wrong. Merciless street gangs start an all-out turf war, and the kid is caught in the middle. Hatch will stop at nothing to keep him safe and fight anyone who gets in his way.”

Red vs. Blue: Restoration – Digital May 21st
“When the universe’s greatest villain returns in a terrifying new form, old adversaries, the Reds and Blues of Blood Gulch, will have to set aside their differences to save the galaxy one last time.”

Jurassic World: Chaos Theory – Netflix May 24th
Set six years after the events at Camp Cretaceous, members of The Nublar Six are struggling to find their footing off the islands, navigating a world now filled with dinosaurs and people who want to hurt them. Reunited in the wake of a tragedy, the group comes together only to find themselves on the run.


Coming Out Later This Year

Bad Boys: Ride or Die – Theaters June 7th
“This summer, the world’s favorite Bad Boys are back with their iconic mix of edge-of-your-seat action and outrageous comedy, but this time with a twist: Miami’s finest are now on the run

Author: Mars Garrett
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