Category 2019

Tolkien

At the beginning of the 20th century, J.R.R. Tolkien is a young man who is part of an exclusive group of friends with other writers and artists. As they mature and share their first experiences of love and loss, this alliance becomes practically brotherhood. The difficult years of the First World War, which threatens to separate them, and their stormy romance with Edith Bratt, will provide Tolkien with the courage and inspiration with which to write his famous novels about Middle-earth. Novelist, poet, philologist, linguist, teacher and soldier, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, passed to posterity for being the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, works of deep depth in popular culture In order to count those friendships, romances and life experiences that influenced crucially in his literary production, Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland) tells in Tolkien the years in which this character took the leap of childhood (as a lonely orphan ) to maturity to become a young man who found in the loyalty, love and horrors of World War I the inspiration to create one of the best epic fantasy sagas of all time. Nicholas Hoult (The Favorite) puts himself in the skin of Tolkien in this academic biopic that, nevertheless, shows how his creative process was forged through almost surrealist images, where the brutality of the war fuses with the story of sword and witchcraft that is taking shape in your imagination...

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The Hustle

Josephine Chesterfield is an elegant and glamorous British woman who keeps her luxurious train of life by ripping off some of the richest men in the world. Everything changes when he meets Penny Rust, a classmate whose specialty is improvising in bars. Although they have completely different methods, these two experts in fleecing undesirables who have behaved badly with women will join forces to try to cheat a naive billionaire from the technology industry. After building a considerable television reputation that has led him to win two Emmy awards, Chris Addison (Veep) debuts as director of a feature film with compulsive timers, second remake of the 1964 comedy Two seducers after the starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin in 1988. The tricksters who starred in those now become two women of very different methods, but both experts in the art of lying and deception, who will join forces to carry out a master blow and, along the way, end up learning the one from the other. Beyond the change of gender in its main characters, the film gives a twist to the original material and proposes a completely new story full of gags and crazy situations that finds its best asset in the combination of physical humor of Rebel Wilson (Giving the note 3) and the elegance of Oscar-winning Anne Hathaway (Ocean’s 8)...

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Spider Man- Far from Home

Peter Parker decides to take a vacation and goes to Europe with MJ, Ned and his other school friends. But even there he will not find the necessary peace when he is contacted by Nick Fury, who will ask him for help to discover the mystery of the Elementals, immortal humanoids that dominate the four elements and have caused numerous natural disasters in the continent. Reluctant at first to use his Spider-Man suit again, Parker will agree and will have to collaborate with Mysterio, an enemy / friend. In 2016 Tom Holland put on the blue and red Mayan costume of Spider-Man for the first time thanks to his appearance in Captain America: Civil War, but it was not until a year later, in Spider-Man: Homecoming, when he starred in a film only focused on Spiderman. This sequel has also been directed by John Watts (Police Car), who has re-told for the occasion with Zendaya (The Great Showman) as MJ, Jacob Batalon (Avengers: Infinity War) as Peter Parker’s friend, Ned, and Marisa Tomei (The fighter) in the role of Aunt May. He also repeated Michael Keaton (Dumbo) as The Buzzard, although another classic villain of the comics, Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal (nocturnal animals) and who on this occasion will have to join forces with the hero, takes center stage. The other star signing for the sequel has been Samuel L. Jackson (The odious eight) in the skin of Nick Fury, who had already played in other films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as Iron Man 2 or Captain Marvel. Spider-Man: Far from home starts a few minutes after the end of Avengers: Endgame and it has been confirmed that it is the film that will close Phase 3 of the Infinity Saga, a maxi-saga that Marvel inaugurated in 2008 with Iron Man and whose The main villain has been Thanos...

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Serenity

A fishing boat captain lives peacefully on a Caribbean island until his ex-wife comes looking for help for herself and the son they both have in common and asks her to murder her violent and current husband. A psychological thriller that delves into the depths of couple relationships, the stormy past of its protagonists and emotional scars and pays tribute to the classic films of genre and literature, where the truth lies beneath the surface. The Oscar-winning Matthew McConaughey (The Dark Tower) and Anne Hathaway (Compulsive Thimbles) star in this obscure “Hitchcockian” thriller in which nothing is as it seems, with script and direction by Steven Knight, one of the great writers, writers and directors not only of the cinema (Locke), but also of the television (Peaky Blinders). In Serenity (Obsession), we will learn the story of an experienced fishing boat captain, Baker Dill, who lives on an island in the Caribbean and is obsessed with catching a fish. Her peaceful life will change when her ex-wife goes in search of him to ask her a particular favor: to murder her current husband and save her and her son in common from the clutches of the violent character played by Jason Clarke (The day to come) . Throughout the film, the past will torment the protagonists who will have to face disturbing situations with script twists and surprising plots. Dill will have to choose between doing good or doing evil, although sometimes he does not know how to distinguish them...

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Rocketman

Reginald Dwight is a shy boy from a small British town with a huge talent for the piano. In his struggle to achieve his dream of being a musician, little by little he becomes a rebellious young man who begins to put aside classical music and get into rock and roll. With the help of his usual composer, Bernie Taupin, and his first manager, John Reid, Reginald will experience a spectacular metamorphosis that will make him Elton John, one of the greatest pop icons of all time. Director in the shadow of Bohemian Rhapsody after the controversial dismissal of Bryan Singer, Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) aspires to repeat the success of that with Rocketman, another musical biopic where he enters the turbulent years that led to a young British named Reginald Dwight to become the great pop rock star Elton John. Producer of the film, John himself assures that that era, extraordinary and surreal, deserved a film to match. In this way, the excesses, addictions and extravagances that have always surrounded the singer are reflected in the big screen without censorship and with an ironic sense of humor and festive spirit that is spread by the most iconic songs of the British genius, real protagonists of the film . Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) steps into the impossible platforms of Elton John in this surprising and unpredictable combination of musical; drama about love, family or friendship; and libertine parties...

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu

After discovering that they can communicate in a surprising way, Tim Goodman, a 21-year-old boy, is forced to work with detective Pikachu, the intelligent and adorable Pokémon who was a companion of his father, a well-known private investigator who has mysteriously disappeared. To find it, Tim and Pikachu will follow the clues through Ryme City, a gigantic metropolis where humans and Pokémon live in harmony, until uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the coexistence of both species. Become one of the great brands of multigenerational entertainment, with an emporium that ranges from video games, toys and television series, to blockbuster animated films, Pokémon now becomes a real-life feature film where flesh and blood humans share a futuristic city with these nice creatures. Rob Letterman (Nightmares) directs Pokémon Detective Pikachu, a fun mix of adventures, black movies and science fiction, where a twenty-year-old and the well-known Pikachu (in private investigator version with the voice of Ryan Reynolds) will form a tandem that will try to unveil the mystery around of the disappearance of the father of the young man. Under this premise, inspired by the video game of the same name in 2016, a surprising plot of conspiracies will be developed that threatens the peaceful coexistence between humans and Pokémon...

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Childs Play

Karen is a single mother who, after moving in with her son Andy in search of a new life, wants to give her the best gift for her thirteenth birthday. That’s why he buys a doll, Chucky, the latest technology cry. However, they will soon be followed by macabre deaths that will confuse the police. When the true nature of Chucky comes to light, Andy and Karen will have to fight to save their lives and prove that the culprit of all is this evil plastic creature. Beyond updating the visual aspect of the horror classic of the 80s, Diabolic Doll (Child’s Play) resuscitated for the new generations in a film that renews all the mythology of the character and turns it into a toy endowed with an artificial intelligence without limits for learning or violence. Thus, the black magic that gave life to this miniature psychopath leaves its place to the world of hypercomputing and the interconnection of devices in a tape that, however, respects the hallmarks of the franchise, such as black humor , the considerable doses of blood and viscera, a varied repertoire of deaths and victims and, again, the final confrontation between a child and his macabre birthday gift. Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) is in charge of directing this film where Aubrey Plaza (Mike and Dave look for serious roll) and the young, but experienced, Gabriel Bateman (Never turn off the light) will have to survive this Chucky 2.0 with the voice of Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)...

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Men in Black International

Men in Black has over time become an international secret organization that protects Earth from the worst scum in the universe, wherever it may be. Now, the agency faces its biggest challenge so far: an alien threat, capable of taking the shape of anyone, that has infiltrated the deepest part of its structure. The only hope to find the mole and avoid a catastrophe will be the strange pair formed by the decorated agent H and the rookie agent M. 7 years after closing the successful trilogy starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, the defense agency against Extraterrestrial threats emerged from the comics of Lowell Cunningham is renewed for a new generation. F. Gary Gray (Fast and Furious 8) takes the witness of Barry Sonnenfeld and directs this comedy of action and science fiction with spirit of buddy movie. Men in Black: International presents new weapons, alien races and acquires a more international dimension, where the protagonists travel different parts of the world to discover an intergalactic conspiracy whose origin lies in a mole infiltrated in the organization itself. Chris Hemsworth (Bad Times at The Royale) and Tessa Thompson (Creed II: The Legend of Rocky), the second woman agent of the franchise, repeat together after Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame and put on the black suit and glasses sun in this film that brings a fresh and modern vision of this universe, while retaining the combination of epic, special effects, adventures and humor that have made this saga one of the favorites of the public...

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The Lion King

Little Simba is forced to leave his home after being blamed by his uncle Scar for the death of his father, Mufasa, the king of the savannah. In his trip he forms a bizarre team with a boar and a meerkat that help him to leave behind his fears to become a brave and responsible lion, worthy to occupy the throne that belongs to him by natural law. After a fortuitous encounter with his past, Simba decides to return and overthrow the tyrant Scar, who has taken all the power in the savanna. The story that marked a before and after in the animated film returns 25 years later to the big screen. Now, the lion king is roaring again, and this time he is doing it through pioneering cinematographic techniques that revolutionize the film industry again due to its high technical quality in a film that visually resembles a high-budget documentary. A trip to the African savanna led by Jon Favreau, one of the great directors, actors, screenwriters and producers of Hollywood today, whose face sounds to us of great productions like Avengers and that already was in charge of the return to the cinema of The jungle book in 2016. This new remake of Disney, which has found a gold mine in the reinvention of the great classics, brings us back to the tragic story in which after the murder of King Mufasa, his son Simba will have to Accept his fate and fight to take his rightful place in the animal kingdom by following his father’s footsteps and facing his evil Uncle Scar. All this with the help of his new and inseparable friends, Timón and Pumba, who like in the original film, bring the humorous touch to this tragedy with shakespearian overtones...

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The Hole in the Ground

Trying to leave behind her tormented past, a young woman, Sarah O’Neill, moves to a small Irish village of lumberjacks with her son Chris. In the depths of the forest adjoining their new home, mother and son find a mysterious crater. The discovery of this hole will cause strange changes in the behavior and nature of the child, which will cause the mother to be torn between her own fears and traumas and a superstition of the locals over supplanted children. Bosque maldito is the first film by Irish filmmaker Lee Cronin, who had already attracted the attention of critics and fantastic film festivals with his previous short film Ghost Train (2014). Starring actress Seán Kerslake (Dollhouse) and young actor James Quinn Markey (Vikings), who are accompanied in the cast by names such as James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) or Kati Outinen (The Other Side of Hope), movie visits common places of horror cinema (the woman who flees from a traumatic past, the enchanted forest, the possessed son …) and in a certain way, gives them a new touch. Bosque maldito is a film of atmosphere and frights, but also of psychological and family terror, since at no time do we know if the threat that this woman faces comes from inside or outside her home...

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