On a weekend undoubtedly marked by appointments like today’s from Spain at Euro 2021Those who are not football fans or want to have something else to entertain themselves at home, can take a look at the VOD release schedule on video on demand, because there are a huge number of major premieres without a doubt, counting from Thursday 1 to Sunday 4.
With up to thirty things to see in just 4 days, Netflix stands out this weekend for having a lot of movies to see, highlighting the premiere of the Teen slasher trilogy The Street of Terror, which despite adapting a series of books by the juvenile author RL Stine -Pesadillas-, there are three films with the R for those over 18 years old due to their gore content. The best thing is that the three films have the same protagonists and setting, but each one changes from year to year, and we can already see the first of them.
But there is more, like the trilogy of The Hobbit by Peter Jackson, or the premiere of Dynasty Warriors, an adaptation with real actors of the saga that initiated and popularized the ‘Musou’ genre in video games since its debut on PlayStation 2. The film is a complete visual madness, because the director adds all the visual elements of the games, from the elaborate attacks to even magic and combos.
Young Highnesses (serie)
Pokémon Journeys (serie)
Generation 56K (serie)
Tales from the Quarantine (serie)
Zero’s magical book (serie)
L.A.’s Finest (serie)
Me Before You
Wellcome to the Jungle
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway
Audible (documentary film)
Canine Friends, Season 2 (documentary film)
Fellini: I’m a clown (documentary film)
Fastest (documentary film)
Mortal, season 2 (serie)
Trilogy ‘The street of terror
The 8th night
The beauty and the enigma
All About Nina
Trunk goes! (documentary film)
Nureyev (documentary film)
Heroes in hell
The Book of Henry
It’s mine (serie)
We are united (serie)
In Movistar +
On Friday we have the biography of Madame Curie, with the always great Rosamund Pike and Anna Taylor-Joy, but the highlight is Sunday with Willie’s Wonderland, one of those films in which Nicolas Cage is unleashed. And although that can be said of everything he has done in the last 25 years, here he really looks like a guy who must spend the night cleaning a children’s restaurant full of animatronic dolls, who suddenly want to kill him. The bastard AliExpress version of the viral video game youtuber Five Night’s at Freddys, with a Nic Cage dismembering stuffed animals with a psychotic face (even more so).
And if such an attack on the senses is not for you, you have a good plethora of documentaries dedicated to artists as remembered as Audrey Hepburn, Amy Winehouse o Bob Marley, along with the explosive and controversial interview from the 90s that Diana of Wales gave and went around the world.
Diana: the interview that shocked the world
21: 55h at # 0 (dial 7). “There were three of us in my marriage, a crowd.” On November 20, 1995, the BBC broadcast the scoop of the century. A candid interview with Princess Diana in which she broke all protocols showing all the secrets and scandals of life in the royal house.
22: 00h at Movistar Premieres (dial 30). Biography of the Polish-French Marie Curie – probably the most inspiring scientist in history – and her husband, Pierre Curie. Directed by Marjane Satrapi and starring Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley and Anya Taylor-Joy, ‘Madame Curie’ shows the personal and professional life of Marie Curie, her fight against the prejudices of the time about women … and against the effects of your research.
22: 00h at Movistar Fest (dial 23). Bob Marley’s universal appeal, his impact on music, and his role as a social and political prophet are still unmatched today. His music and his message transcend culture, language and even creed. His songs are hymns and they continue to resonate in the world with force.
22: 00h at Movistar Premieres (dial 30). Nicolas Cage embarks on another one of those daring projects that seem to turn almost instantly into cult movies. This time around, Cage plays a laid-back homeless man who is forced to stay in a remote Nevada town and work as a night janitor at a long-abandoned family entertainment venue.
Enough things to see, since yesterday we have Soulmates, centered on a scientific discovery that has changed the lives of everyone on the planet by discovering how to find your soulmate, through six provocative stories about what it takes to find true love.
But the highlight is the cinema: We have Prime Video originals such as the mega-blockbuster Tomorrow’s War, with a Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy) turned soldier and time traveler to annihilate an alien threat in 2051 that threatens to destroy the future of Humanity. And licensed releases like Bumblebee, a film from the Transformers saga that puts the impossible madness of Michael Bay aside in the latest installments to focus more on films like ET Y Overlord, a joyous delusion of Nazi zombies in the middle of World War II that looks like a installment of the Wolfenstein saga -or the zombies mode of Call of Duty.
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On HBO Spain
This week (and the next), HBO Spain does not premiere new series, but it does premiere movies, a lot of movies. We have everything: The original post-apocalyptic Mad Max trilogy, with some of the best car chases in movie history – and no cheating or CGI cardboard, all for real; the impressive performance of Pilar López de Ayala in Juana la Loca; the remake / reboot / sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle; the joke of the Ben Stiller trilogy Her parents; or the action / fun of the two early 2000 movies from Charlie’s Angels, written by men – and with the consequent ‘outdated’ and sexualized jokes that we have fortunately parked today – but with a feminist message and three protas that are not put down by anyone.
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MAD MAX. HIGHWAY WILD
MAD MAX 2. THE ROAD WARRIOR
MAD MAX. FURY ON THE ROAD
THE SCHOLARSHIP GRANTEES
JACK THE GIANT TRUNK
JUANA LA LOCA
THE TONGUE OF THE BUTTERFLIES
NOW THE PARENTS ARE THEM
CHARLIE’S ANGELS: ON THE LIMIT
JUMAJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
THE GREAT AMERICAN SCAM
Virtually nothing, the only news for the weekend is Glass, the third installment in the superheroic triptych of the recovered M Night Shyamalan that began with the masterful The Protected One.
Especial Sony Pictures
Filmin reinforces and expands its catalog with the best Hollywood films in a large agreement with Sony Pictures Entertainment. More than 50 new titles will hit the platform from July 1, among the most acclaimed: “Taxi Driver”, “Count on me”, “Punch-Drunk Love” and “Panic room”.
Knives and Skin
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a cross between the universe “Twin Peaks” and the dark teen of “Donnie Darko”. A neo noir loaded with black humor and sprinkled with surreal horror that paints a fresco on the identity problems of the American middle class.
A vivid portrait of the life of Gunda and her piglets that brings us back to the purity of the cinema of the origins. A visionary film by Victor Kossakovsky that makes us meditate on the mysterious animal consciousness, a fact that as a society we have decided to ignore to avoid dilemmas that are difficult to digest. It was premiered at the Berlinale and won Best Documentary at DocsBarcelona.