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What’s New: Nimona, Shortcomings, Joy Ride, & XO, Kitty

by Neil Bui

Pop culture is a never-ending world of updates, teases, trailers, and hopefully releases. What’s New Wednesday is Dorkaholics’ way to keep us all up to date with what’s new across comics, tv, film, games, and more! This week, the focus is on new trailers for Nimona, Shortcomings, and JOY RIDE, as well as an update the XO, Kitty has been renewed for a second season.

  1. Nimona: Trailer

Synopsis: When Ballister Boldheart (Riz Ahmed), a knight in a futuristic medieval world, is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, the only one who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona (Chloë Grace Moretz), a mischievous teen with a taste for mayhem — who also happens to be a shapeshifting creature Ballister has been trained to destroy. But with the entire kingdom out to get him, Nimona’s the best (or technically the only) sidekick Ballister can hope for. And as the lines between heroes, villains, and monsters start to blur, the two of them set out to wreak serious havoc — for Ballister to clear his name once and for all, and for Nimona to…just wreak serious havoc.

Catch Nimona on Netflix next week, starting June 30, 2023.

  1. Shortcomings: Trailer

Synopsis: Ben, a struggling filmmaker, lives in Berkeley, California, with his girlfriend, Miko, who works for a local Asian American film festival. When he’s not managing an arthouse movie theater as his day job, Ben spends his time obsessing over unavailable blonde women, watching Criterion Collection DVDs, and eating in diners with his best friend Alice, a queer grad student with a serial dating habit. When Miko moves to New York for an internship, Ben is left to his own devices, and begins to explore what he thinks he might want.

Shortcomings will be out in theaters on August 4, 2023.

  1. Joy Ride: Second Trailer

Synopsis: From the producers of Neighbors and the co-screenwriter of Crazy Rich Asians,JOY RIDE stars Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Oscar® nominee Stephanie Hsu, and Sabrina Wu. The hilarious and unapologetically explicit story of identity and self-discovery centers on four unlikely friends who embark on a once-in-a-lifetime international adventure. When Audrey’s (Ashley Park) business trip to Asia goes sideways, she enlists the aid of Lolo (Sherry Cola), her irreverent, childhood best friend who also happens to be a hot mess; Kat (Stephanie Hsu), her college friend turned Chinese soap star; and Deadeye (Sabrina Wu), Lolo’s eccentric cousin. Their no-holds-barred, epic experience becomes a journey of bonding, friendship, belonging, and wild debauchery that reveals the universal truth of what it means to know and love who you are.

Joy Ride is out in theaters on July 7, 2023.

  1. XO, Kitty: Renewed for Second Season

Netflix has announced that XO, Kitty, the spinoff series to the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before film series, has been renewed for a second season.

After premiering on May 18, 2023, the series debuted at #2 on the English TV List with 72.1M hours viewed and has appeared in the Top 10 in 90 countries in its first week.

Watch XO, Kitty now on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81324724

And follow on Instagram for the latest: https://www.instagram.com/xokittynetflix/

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