[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – March 15, 2024

Whether you like action, drama, or throwback anime, there’s something just about everyone can enjoy at the movies this weekend. There is a drama about an adventure racer who adopts a stray dog as he attempts an epic endurance race, the story of a college student who grapples with her faith and identity after suffering years of abuse and hypocrisy, a film about a singer who finds a washed-up legend and how they team up to work past the rejection of their industry and release a song, and much more!

The American Society of Magical Negroes (PG-13)

A young man, Aren, is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people’s lives easier.

Directed by Kobi Libii

Starring: Justice Smith, Zachary Barton, Anthony Coons, Robbie Troy, Gillian Vigman

Release date: March 15

Arthur the King (PG-13)

An adventure racer adopts a stray dog named Arthur to join him in an epic endurance race.

Directed by Simon Cellan Jones

Starring: Nathalie Emmanuel, Mark Wahlberg, Simu Liu, Juliet Rylance, Michael Landes

Release date: March 15

Kage & Celeste

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In a kingdom, far, far away from Earth; humans inhabit another planet. Celeste is a twelve-year-old orphan girl, Kage is the son of an old Hag, and Narcissa and Waylon are two childless adults (or so they think). What will happen when Celeste and Kage escape their hiding spots on the same night? What will the Hag do when she finds out that Narcissa and Waylon disregarded her advice?

Directed by Nova Alessio, Justin Hixon

Starring: Tray Wright, Victoria Camps, Trinity Robain, Robin Michelle Lee, Isaac Smelcer-Zhang

Release date: March 15

Knox Goes Away (R)

When a contract killer has a rapidly evolving form of dementia, he is offered an opportunity to redeem himself by saving the life of the adult son with whom he had been estranged.

Directed by Michael Keaton

Starring: Al Pacino, Marcia Gay Harden, Michael Keaton, James Marsden, Joanna Kulig

Release date: March 15

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (TV-MA)

Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995).

Directed by Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki

Starring: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi, Yuriko Yamaguchi

Release date: March 17

The Neon Highway (PG-13)

Wayne, a singer, meets washed-up legend Claude Allen. Together they go to Nashville to pitch a song, but the industry rejects them. Wayne figures out how to release the song publicly, not for himself but for Claude.

Directed by William Wages

Starring: Beau Bridges, Rob Mayes, Sam Hennings, Sandra Lee-Oian Thomas, T.J. Power

Release date: March 15

Pastor’s Kid (R)

In this raw true story of faith and redemption, college student, Riley grapples with her identity after years of abuse and religious hypocrisy. She must face this painful past to find healing.

Directed by Benjamin Ironside Koppin

Starring: Courtney Bandeko, John Flanders, James C. Burns, Krista Morin, Caleb Thomas

Release date: March 15

Snack Shack (R)

Nebraska City, 1991, two best friends get the chance to run the swimming pool snack shack, that later comes to be the perfect scenario for transgression, fun, personal discovery and romance.

Directed by Adam Rehmeier

Starring: Connor Sherry, Gabriel LaBelle, Mika Abdalla, Nick Robinson, David Costabile, Gillian Vigman

Release date: March 15

What new movies are you looking forward to seeing this weekend?

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