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Popcorn Highlights


3% is a Brazilian thriller television series, available on Netflix. It has been created by Pedro Aguilera, and directed and produced by César Charlone, among others. The series, starring João Miguel, Bianca Comparato and Michel Gomes was first aired on November 25, 2016, with its third season released on June 7, 2019. The series is set in the future, where most people are poor and impoverished. The story focuses on an annual test, created for twenty year olds, who, upon qualifying, get the chance to live in a virtual paradise, away from the poverty and suffering. It currently has three seasons with twenty-six episodes, and is available in Portuguese with English subtitles. 

The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain is a comedy drama film, starring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried and Kevin Costner, among others. It has been directed by Simon Curtis, and produced by Patrick Dempsey, alongside others. The film depicts the story of a dying dog, Enzo, and its owner Denny, who is a professional race-car driver, and his attempt to juggle his career and personal life, whilst taking care of Enzo. The film was released on August 9, 2019, under the banner of 20th Century Fox, and has been distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 

Why Women Kill

Why Women Kill is a dark-comedy TV series, starring Lucy Liu, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Ginnifer Goodwin, among others. It was created by Marc Cherry, and produced by Anna Culp and Mark Grossan. The story follows infidelity faced by three women living in Pasadena mansion, from three different timelines. The show was initially released on CBS All Access, on August 15, 2019. 

The Last Czars

The Last Czars is a television documentary-drama series, starring Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert and Ben Cartwright. It has been directed by Adrian McDowall and Gareth Tunley, and produced by Steffan Boje, among others. It tells the story of the last royal family of Russia, the Romanov family, in the 20th century, and focuses on the Russian revolution and the rise and fall of Nicholas II. It was originally released on July 3, 2019 on Netflix, and has one season with six episodes.

3Below: Tales of Arcadia

3Below: Tales of Arcadia is a science fiction animation series, voiced by actors, Tatiana Maslany, Nick Offerman and Diego Luna, among others. It was created by Guillermo del Toro, and produced under the banner of Double Dare You Productions and DreamWorks Animation Television. The plot surrounds the lives of two extraterrestrial beings, their bodyguard and their pet, who seek refuge on Earth, following an evil takeover of their home planet. The second season was released on July 12, 2019, on Netflix.

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