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’s what to watch: Ninja Turtles, Popstar, Hush & more

Another week, another potential blockbuster based on a comic book property. This time around it’s a quartet of youthful terrapins facing off against a whole batch of beloved villains. Meanwhile, The Lonely Island fellas bring their particular brand of funny to the big screen, AMC launches a new drama, and Netflix has a quiet little horror movie that will have you looking over your shoulder even at home.

Mileage may have varied on 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but at least the film delivered when it came to bonkers, over-the-top action sequences. The latest entry, subtitled Out of the Shadows, not only brings in new director Dave Green, but also fan favorite characters including Casey Jones, Baxter Stockman, Bebop, Rocksteady, and Krang! No, they’re not the versions you remember from the cartoon, but then again, that was pretty different from the original comics.

Andy Samberg pokes fun at celebrity culture with his upcoming film Popstar. Samberg wrote the film along with his Lonely Island cohorts and directors Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, the team that brought you the awesomely weird Hot Rod back in 2007. As an added bonus, Seal, Snoop Dogg, Pink, Adam Levine, and a Grammy’s red carpet’s worth of other musicians will pop up to put their comedy chops on display when the film opens this weekend.

Feed the Beast is an AMC show from an executive producer of Dexter starring David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess. That right there is probably enough to get some of you to watch it, but if you need more details, no problem. Sturgess plays an ex con still in debt to the mob who opens a restaurant with his best friend Schwimmer in an effort to fulfill their dream, but also help them both get their lives back together. The show kicks off on June 5th with the second coming on the 7th.

Finally, if you’re looking for something to get under your skin, check out Hush on Netflix. This film from Oculus and Absentia helmer Mike Flanagan follows a deaf writer as a masked killer stalks her in her house. The film might be short on cast and dialog, but huge on bubbling intensity and definitely worth a watch.

What are the shows and movies you’re looking forward to in the coming weeks? Let us know in the comments!

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