We are already at the weekend, for some on vacation, for others on rest at home / work. Whether you are summering or working, for when you have a little free time this weekend we have a good amount of very interesting and varied premieres, impossible to see them all in just 2-3 days.
Curiously, although this week Netflix has been the one that has released the most content, for the weekend it only brings us 3 news: We have the movie ‘Vivo’, in which a young man lives entrenched in his house trying to find a way out while a virus sweeps the city. And the 7th season of Better Call Saul, the spin off of the masterful Breaking Bad that has managed to have its own personality.
One of the most outstanding premieres is Hit & Run, a new Netflix action and thriller series that will tell us the story of a man who tries to discover the truth about the death of his wife, finding himself involved in a dangerous network of secrets and intrigues that goes from New York to Tel Aviv. Y Nine emotions, an anthology that explores nine human emotions as defined by Indian aesthetic theory, from fun to wonder in this collection of stories from everyday life.
In Movistar +
The most outstanding premiere is undoubtedly Las Brujas de Roald Dahl, a new version of the macabre tale that already inspired a mythical film with an Angelica Houston whose first transformation was pure fuel for our generation’s childhood nightmares. But we also have documentaries dedicated to two icons of 20th century music: Paul McCartney and Whitney Houston.
Roald Dahl’s Witches
22: 00h in Movistar Premieres 2 (dial 31). At the age of eight, after being orphaned, the little hero of this story goes to live with his beloved grandmother in Demopolis, a town in Alabama where the boy has a strange encounter in the supermarket with a woman who, according to his grandmother, It’s probably a witch! And it is that, in this world created by the author of “Charlie and the chocolate factory”, witches exist, they wear normal clothes, they live in conventional houses, they have the most everyday jobs … and they hate children.
Paul McCartney’s Get Back
22: 00h at Movistar Fest (dial 23). Movistar + recovers a very special tour, the first by Paul McCartney after 13 years without going on stage. In the 1980s, McCartney stopped giving concerts after the dissolution of his band Wings. It was in 1989 that he picked up the guitar again and embarked on a historic one-year world tour that would take him from Drammen to Chicago.
22: 00h at Movistar Fest (dial 23). Whitney Houston had it all: a one-of-a-kind voice, stage presence, attitude, and unforgettable beauty. She was the great star of the 90s and her family demons, her addictions, bad company or her true sexual tendencies were some of the taboo topics that surrounded the diva and that plunged her into a spiral of self-destruction from which she could never get out. .
22: 00h at Movistar Premieres (dial 30). For the elfkins, small and industrious beings who have been avoiding any relationship with humans for more than 200 years, they are nothing more than mean beings, ungrateful … and too big. However, in this cute and funny animated children’s film, three of them will live a wonderful adventure when they rise to the surface of the city of Cologne and meet Teo, a slightly grumpy pastry chef with whom the young Elfie will try to achieve the Every elfkin’s mission: master a craft to perfection.
Another platform that premieres several series and documentaries throughout this week but leaves the films for the weekend, La delirante comedia española Spanish Movie, in which something very American cinema was made that I wish we would do more: Laugh at ourselves. In this case, the film went to parody from Pan’s Labyrinth to Mar Adentro, The Orphanage, Captain Alatriste, REC, The Others … Including a cameo by the master of the ‘Spoof’ in person: Leslie Nielsen, who also he comically measured from you to you with the genius of Chiquito de la Calzada in the film’s trailer.
Also comes the Agora of Alejandro Amenabar, with an account of the Greek mathematician, philosopher and astronomer Hypatia in 4th century Roman Egypt and the library of Alexandria. Family drama An Exceptional Gift, in which Chris Evans parks Captain America’s shield to play Frank, a single man focused on raising his niece, a child prodigy who is enrolled in a school for the gifted by her grandmother. And the animal terror with Territorio Grizzly, a movie about killer bears and hunters in the wild wilderness of Alaska that mixes tension and terror.
Prime Video brings this weekend Cruel Summer, Amazon’s revelation-series about teen abductions, ‘grooming’, mental health, homophobia and a plot told in three historical eras: 1993, 1994 and 1995 that is becoming a small phenomenon. Y The lighthouse, the interpretive duel and psychological game between Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson of two keepers of a remote lighthouse completely alone on the island.
In HBO Spain
Another week, HBO Spain does not bring a new series on the weekend -although during the week it has released two-, leaving the weekend for what hits: Movies, movies and more movies. We have a mixture of everything a little, with the intense drama of Love in the time of Cholera O The Secret of Mary Reilly -in which a huge Julia Roberts plays Doctor Jekyll / Mister Hyde’s maid, played by a no less huge John Malkovich.
There are pure blockbusters like The Hunger Games; thrillers as intense as Calle Cloverfield 10, with a wonderful Mary Elisabeth Winstead, a terrifying John Goodman and a final section with a ‘plot twist’ of those that leaves you dumbfounded. Also the metaphysical and poetic adult science fiction of the Interstellar de Christopher Nolan. Or the bad milk of Underworld de Luc Besson, in which a family of gangsters tries to hide but cannot stop resorting to old habits.
- LOVE IN THE TIMES OF CHOLERA
- THE SECRET OF MARY REILLY
- THE MOST WANTED MAN
- CATEGORY 5: INFERNAL CYCLOGENESIS
- SHEEP DON’T MISS THE TRAIN
- WHO KILLED BAMBI?
- THE FAT AND THE SKINNY
- THE HUNGER GAMES
- AUGUST 13
- CALLE CLOVERFIELD 10
- THE FRAUD
- SCHOOL OF ROCK
- ASTERIX: THE SECRET OF THE MAGIC POTION
Biopic about the visual artist Tove Jansson, LGTBI icon and mother of the Mumins, the friendly characters that illuminated the childhood of those who grew up in the 90s.