Films, comics coming out next week


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Actors Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Melanie Laurent, Dany Boon and Kuhoo Verma from “Murder Mystery 2” at the film’s premiere is Paris. The film is one of many films releasing next week.

By Daniel Massa, Lifestyle Writer

There are a number of films, TV shows, books and video games that are releasing the week of March 27. Here’s some media to look out for next week that may pique your interest.

“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves”

“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is a brand new fantasy action film based on the tabletop role-playing game “Dungeons & Dragons.” The film is directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley and distributed by Paramount Pictures and Entertainment One.

“Honor Among Thieves” is the sixth “Dungeons & Dragons” film to be released. However, it has no connections to the 2000 film adaptation starring Jeremy Irons and Marlon Wayans nor the trilogy of films released between 2005 and 2012 directed by Gerry Lively.

The film stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith and Sophia Lillis.

Set in the “Forgotten Realms” campaign setting, the plot follows a charismatic thief named Edgin Darvis (Chris Pine) as he leads a group of misfortunate and unlikely adventurers to uncover and retrieve a lost relic.

The early reviews of the film have mostly been positive. It’s currently set for a release in theaters on March 31. 

“Riverdale” (Final Season)

Another piece of media set for release next week is the seventh and final season of “Riverdale.” The show is a supernatural horror crime drama based on the comic book series of the same name by Archie Comics. It premiered on The CW back in 2017.

The show stars KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes. 

The show primarily focuses on Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) and his group of pals getting tangled up in the murky mysteries of their hometown of Riverdale while navigating the course of love, school and family.

Riverdale is definitely a recommended watch for those into shows like “Pretty Little Liars” or “Gossip Girl” and is set to premiere its final season on Wednesday.

“The Last of Us Part 1” (PC Port)

After receiving a highly-praised TV series on HBO Max, “The Last of Us” is set to have its first game released on PC.

“The Last of Us Part 1” follows Joel Miller, who is tasked to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of a military quarantine zone in a devastated society rife with infected and hardened survivors. Unfortunately, what seems like a simple task at first turns into a grueling trip across the United States filled with numerous dark twists.

The game is an action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog, the same title behind other games such as “Uncharted” and “Crash Bandicoot.”

“The Last of Us” was originally released on the Playstation 3 back in 2013 to glowing positive reviews. It received several “Game of the Year” awards alongside other games that year, including “Grand Theft Auto V” and “Bioshock Infinite.”

This new port for PC is set to release on the Steam platform on Tuesday for $59.99.

“Murder Mystery 2”

“Murder Mystery 2” is a sequel to the Netflix original film “Murder Mystery” and, as the title suggests, is a murder mystery comedy  directed by Jeremy Garelickand written by James Vanderbilt. The movie was produced by Adam Sandler’s own Happy Madison Productions and stars Sander and Jennifer Aniston.

Sandler and Aniston reprise their roles as husband and wife Nick and Audrey Spitz, starting their own detective agency after the events of the first film. However, it doesn’t take long before a close friend of theirs is abducted, launching them into an international investigation. 

The first film was rated poorly upon release in 2019 and currently holds both an audience and critic score of 44% on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics mostly slammed the film for its predictable and shallow premise mixed with mediocre comedy.

The film is set to premiere on Netflix on March 31.


“Tetris” is a biopic film directed by Jon S. Baird and distributed for Apple TV+. The film stars Taron Egerton, Nikita Efremov, Ayane Nagabuchi and Toby Jones.

“Tetris” Follows the true story of Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) and his journey to the Soviet Union amidst the Cold War in order to secure rights to the puzzle game “Tetris.”

“Tetris” was created by a Russian man named Alexey Pajitnov. Prior to the release of Nintendo’s GameBoy, Henk Rogers risked his life and the United States by traveling to the Soviet Union at the height of US-Soviet tensions to secure rights to the game.

The film is set to premiere on Apple TV+ on March 31.