Category 2019

Angel Has Fallen

Being the hero in the attacks in the White House and London has served Mike Banning to achieve a privileged position in the protection of his successor and former Vice President Allan Trumbull. However, when he is in a coma after an assassination attempt, Mike becomes the main suspect of having orchestrated the attack. Become the most wanted fugitive in the country, Banning will have to clear his name by finding the real terrorists and stopping his dangerous plans. For the third time, the Secret Service agent incarnated by Gerard Butler (Hunter Killer) returns to life in a pyrotechnic race against the clock to protect the President of the United States. However, in Objective: Washington D.C. things are very different: now the leader of the free world is the winner of the Oscar Morgan Freeman (Now you see me … and the character of Butler, one of the most charismatic of his filmography, is going to have to solve this new crisis alone and on the opposite side of the law...

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It Chapter Two

Although the small town of Derry has almost forgotten it, those who long ago formed the Losers Club still have that twenty-seven-year-old summer in which they faced the sadistic clown Pennywise. When Mike, the only one who stayed in town, warns them that there are new murders and that “that” has returned, the old gang, now made up of adults who lost contact, will have to meet again and face the trauma that marked them for life. Pennywise, the evil clown who terrorized several generations in the remembered 90’s miniseries and, above all, Stephen King’s memorable novel, is back. In It: Chapter 2, Andrés Muschietti (Mamá) completes the successful journey that began in 2017 with It, the highest grossing horror film of all time, in a film that addresses the part of the story where the children of the Club de los Losers, turned into traumatized adults, are forced to return to their hometown for a new and definitive confrontation against evil. The epic and terror, which reaches a new level here, are the main drivers of a film that, unlike its predecessor, is closer to the narrative structure of King’s work to play with two timelines: when the protagonists They were children and in adulthood. The result is a feature film that, again, combines humor, mystery, adventure, love, friendship and an ode to the power of imagination with scenes that freeze the spectator’s blood...

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Crawl

After a category 5 hurricane devastated his town in Florida, Haley ignores the authorities and tries to find his missing father. You will find him locked and wounded in the mezzanine of his house, however, at that moment the storm begins to get worse and both are trapped while the water level rises little by little. They will soon discover that this climb is the least of their problems and that they have in the house new neighbors with long teeth: huge alligators. For a couple of years the summer terror comes more from the hands of sharks than from haunted houses, demons and beings from other worlds. Movies such as Blue Hell (2016), 47 meters (2017), Megalodon (2018) and now 47 meters 2 (2019) have resumed the bad reputation of white sharks that Steven Spielberg unfairly opened in 1975 with Shark. In general, many of these past shark movies have contributed quite little in terms of suspense, form or plot. Underwater hell, however, has the virtue of combining the cinema of natural disasters with that of menacing sea creatures, although in this specific case we speak of crocodiles, a branch of terror less frequent than that of sharks although with good examples such as The territory of the beast (2007) o The beast under the asphalt, classic of the B series. The suspense is maintained throughout the footage thanks to the veteranship of two people who know what they are doing, their producer, Sam Raimi (director and creator of the infernal Possession trilogy, champion of the best low-budget horror movies) and its director, the French Alexandre Aja, responsible behind the cameras in Piranha 3D (2010) and especially the hills have eyes (2006)...

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

In the small town of Mill Valley, its inhabitants live outside the new times and social changes that occur in 1968. There, a group of bored teenagers explore an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of the city and where the mysterious and tortured Sarah Bellow lived , which left written horror stories that begin to come to life when young people discover them: a scary scarecrow, a corpse in search of one of its fingers or an insect bite on the face. The series of books by Alvin Schwart, Story of fear: chilling stories to tell in the dark were the first books of many Anglo-Saxon children in the eighties and nineties, who thus further entered into the supernatural and filled their minds with nightmares and got damn. This same year 2019 the documentary Scary Stories was released, which explored the creative process of books and their inspiration. But part of the new rebirth of the children’s book collection is due to the premiere of the horror film Scary Stories to tell in the dark, which adapts some of the stories in the series. The person in charge of carrying out this adaptation was Guillermo del Toro (The form of water) as a producer, who has put the Norwegian director André Øvredal (Jane Doe’s autopsy) at the forefront of the project. Øvredal has been based on the illustrations of Stephen Gammell’s books for the construction of the terrifying characters: the scarecrow, the corpse in search of one of his fingers or the pale woman. The actors chosen were the very young Zoe Colletti (Fires) or Michael Garza (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay...

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Fast and Furious- Hobbs and Shaw

Agent Hobbs and the lonely mercenary Shaw will have to put aside their historic personal enmity to face a new threat: a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist with a supernatural force, called Brixton, who has a dangerous biological weapon in his possession. Brixton has managed to defeat one of the best secret agents of MI6, Shaw’s sister. Together, the two rivals will have to end the dangerous terrorist and save the world from their disturbing plans. The full-blown film franchise presents a new film, based on this action saga, directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) and written by Chris Morgan, screenwriter of other previous installments of the saga. This is a spin-off starring agent Hobbs and the mercenary Shaw, two characters known to fans of the film universe that came to the big screen in 2001. In Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, Hobbs, played as in the other films by Dwayne Johnson (The skyscraper), and Shaw, who gives life again Jason Statham (Megalodon), will be forced to put aside an old enmity forged after the events of Fast and Furious 7 and work together to overthrow to a common enemy: a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist, former agent of MI6, played by Idris Elba (Molly) who threatens to cause chaos and destruction with a biological weapon. The terrorist has managed to defeat the MI6 agent and Shaw’s sister, played by Vanessa Kirby (Mission Impossible: Fallout)...

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

It’s 1969 in Los Angeles, the last years of classic Hollywood movies, and Rick Dalton, an actor who has fallen into oblivion and drinking, has to accept a villain role in a television series of cowboys. Each day he approaches the set and picks up his best friend, Cliff Booth, a war veteran who works as his double in the action sequences. At that time, young actress Sharon Tate and her husband, director Roman Polanski, move to Rick’s neighboring mansion. The very personal director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp fiction) has repeatedly indicated his intention to shoot only ten films and then retire. If these words are finally fulfilled, and we consider the two volumes of Kill Bill as the same project, we are faced with the ninth and penultimate film by the director of Knoxville, Tennessee. Once upon a time in … Hollywood is presented as a film testament, as it combines many of the elements of pop culture present in the previous works of Tarantino. But it is also one of his most personal works. Leonardo DiCaprio (The Reborn) and Brad Pritt (Damn Bastards) are the protagonist duo of this tribute to the buddy movies or movie of classic friends and, at the same time, snapshot of a whole era and a way of doing cinema and television. The squad of actors is one of the most luxurious in Tarantino’s filmography, especially Margot Robbie (Yo, Tonya) as Sharon Tate. They are accompanied by other interpreters with more or less brief appearances such as Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight), Emile Hirsch (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), Bruce Dern (Remember Me), Timothy Olyphant (The Jungle 4...

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Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Dora has spent her entire life exploring the jungle with her parents. A very dangerous life but that does not turn out to be so much when Dora enters the institute, where the young woman is going to live her most dangerous adventure. Helped by a group of friends formed by Boots, a monkey; Diego, a mysterious jungle dweller (Eugenio Derbez); and a disorganized group of teenagers, must save their missing parents in the jungle and solve the hidden mystery behind a lost city of gold. After almost 20 years on television, Nickelodeon’s successful animated series, with books, video games and a worldwide phenomenon, makes the leap to the big screen. In Dora and the lost city, the youth star Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight) gives life to Dora Márquez, the young and adventurous explorer who faces the greatest challenge of her life, the institute !, and in passing she must rescue to his parents lost in the jungle. In the film directed by the 11-time Emmy nominee, James Bobin (The Tour of the Muppets), Dora is now 16 years old and leads an action-packed expedition through the jungle of the Amazon...

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Good Boys

Three good friends are invited to the morreo party. But there is a small problem: Max, twelve, has never kissed anyone. To learn how to do it, he decides to spy with his father’s drone on a couple of teenagers. However, the drone, which was strictly forbidden to play, will not end well. To replace him, Max and his two friends miss school and from there they get involved in a crazy adventure with police chases and stolen drugs. Behind good guys (a movie starring preteens and despite it as obscene as it was a hoot) only childhood friends Seth Roger and Evan Golberg, scriptwriters of Supersalidos, Superfumados and The Sausage Party could be as producers. In the direction, as was obvious, we find two people as unconventional as the previous ones: Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, scriptwriters and producers of Bad Teacher, who debut in the direction. And despite this, good guys is a comedy suitable for young teenagers. The cast stands out most notably, and specifically the gang members: Jacob Tremblay (The Room) as Max, Brady Noon (from the Boardwalk Empire series) as Thor and Keith L...

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Anna

Overnight, Anna Poliatova goes from selling matrioshkas to parading in Paris as a top model. But as if it were those Russian dolls, under Anna’s beauty there is much more. Endowed with incredible strength and agility, enhanced by a Spartan military training, this young woman has become one of the most feared government murderers in the world. In the Cold War spy game, the lethal and chameleonic Anna will stop being a pawn to follow her own rules. Creator of some of the best action heroines of the seventh art, from Nikita to Lucy, Luc Besson adds a new character to his constellation of women of arms take in Anna, a return to the origins where he tells the adventures of the deadliest government killer of the planet Set in the Cold War times, the film places its protagonist at the center of a tense confrontation between the US. and the USSR, while discussing between two lovers of opposite sides, loyalty to their mentors and their forbidden dreams of true freedom. Intrigue, unexpected twists and spectacular scenes of gunfights and melee fights make up an explosive cocktail in this spy thriller that houses some reflection on the prevailing distrust in today’s society. Sasha Luss, who debuted at the hands of Besson in Valerian and the city of a thousand planets, plays the protagonist of this film that takes place in different time lines and overflows femininity, eroticism and empowerment...

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The Angry Birds Movie 2

After the enraged birds that don’t know how to fly won the war, Leonard, the king of the green and squeaky pigs, plans a revenge against his intimate enemies. However, both will have to park their differences and ally when they see that their way of life is threatened by mysterious purple birds that throw snowballs full of lava. To avoid an icy future, Leonard and the grumpy Red bird will form the worst possible team. In August 2016, just a month after its premiere in Spain, a sequel to the animated film Angry Birds was announced, based on the famous videogame saga of the Finnish company Rovio. However, for Angry Birds 2, Sony Pictures has opted for a total replacement of writing and direction equipment. In front, there is this time Thurop Van Orman, television producer as acclaimed as unconventional, creator, among other series, of The Wonderful Adventures of Flapjack, atypical satire of the Cartoon Network channel. Once again, the characters have been dubbed into Spanish by Santiago Segura (Father there is only one), such as Red, the filmmaker Alex de la Iglesia (Perfect strangers), such as King Leonard, and José Mota (The spark of the life) in the role of Chuck...

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