Category 2020

The Grudge

Peter Spencer is the real estate agent who is responsible for selling the house on Reyburn Street where some truculent murders occurred. The strange experience that lives there leads him to contact Detective Muldoon, who will help solve the long chain of horrors that surrounds this macabre place, and that seems to proceed from Japan. However, they will soon discover that they themselves have been infected with this curse that leaves behind an insatiable thirst for violence and revenge. More than 15 years after bringing the Japanese horror classic to The Curse to Hollywood, producer and director Sam Raimi sponsors a new remake of the one in The Curse. Nicolas Pesce (Piercing), one of the emerging talents of the genre, puts himself at the helm of this production that directly connects with the trilogy of the first decade of the 2000s, but at the same time offers a revolutionary new point of view. In this way, the scares and disturbing atmosphere characteristic of the saga are once again the strengths of a film that plays with different timelines to form a gloomy puzzle that the viewer must solve with its protagonists: a real estate agent and a detective who they will end up wrapped in this spiral of vindictive spirits and unexplained deaths. John Cho (Searching) and Andrea Riseborough (Mandy) lead the distribution of this film with greater doses of blood and violence than their predecessors. The cast completes the Oscar nominees Jacki Weaver (Better than ever) and Demián Bichir (The Nun), as well as the terror diva Lin Shaye (Insidious...

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The Good Liar

Professional con artist Roy Courtnay cannot believe his luck when, through a dating website, he makes contact with Betty McLeish, a billionaire who has just been widowed. Determined to keep his fortune, Roy begins a strategy of tricks and manipulations to seduce Betty, who soon opens his home and his life. What appeared to be a scam of the simplest, will become a game of cat and mouse full of dangers, betrayals and unexpected feelings. The film adaptation of Nicholas Searle’s best seller by Oscar-winning Bill Condon (Beauty and the Beast) serves as an excuse to witness on the big screen something that only a privileged few had enjoyed on Broadway: an interpretive duel between the winner of the Oscar Helen Mirren (Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw) and the two Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes), authentic living myths of the seventh art. The big lie proposes a game of intrigues in the purest Hitchcock style, where suspense and danger are combined with the drama of this couple of protagonists where none is who appears. Deception, crimes and an unexpected love story that complicates a scammer’s plan to gain the fortune of a wealthy widow make up the core of a movie full of amazing script twists that reflect on human relationships...

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Jumanji The Next Level

After passing the tests of Jumanji, Spencer, Martha, Fridge and Bethany are now a group of university students who return home for Christmas. In full transit to the next level of their lives, they are dragged back into the game to rescue Spencer, inexplicably absorbed. However, Jumanji is broken and will fight back unpredictably. In a universe that has grown and where there are no rules, they will have to survive new dangers with two other players. It took 22 years for the sequel to Jumanji to arrive. However, only a handful of months after Jumanji’s blockbuster: Welcome to the jungle returns to the big screen the most dangerous board game in film history. This time there are no rules, Jumanji is broken, unpredictable and has expanded his universe. Not only is there a lethal jungle waiting for intrepid players, but a whole variety of scenarios ranging from the arid desert dunes to snowy mountain peaks. If his predecessor was about discovering oneself, Jumanji: Next level talks about the changes in life we ​​experience as we mature. So do the avatars, again with the face of Dwayne Johnson (Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw), Karen Gillan (Avengers: Endgame), Jack Black (The house of the clock on the wall) and Kevin Hart (School for failed), which completely permute their personalities. True to the franchise, this film directed by Jake Kasdan (Sex Tape: Something happens in the cloud) proposes a thrilling mix of action, incredible special effects and humor for all audiences...

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Frozen II

Elsa was born with the incredible power of creating ice and snow. After years hiding this gift from the town of Arendelle for fear of being persecuted for it, Elsa is happy with her sister Anna and the rest of her friends. However, there is still something that makes her uneasy: a voice that tells her that there is something in her past that she does not know and endangers the entire kingdom. To solve this mystery, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff will embark on an adventure through forests and dark seas. In 2013, Disney managed to outdo itself and made Frozen: The Ice Kingdom the highest grossing animated film of all time, in addition to winning 2 Oscars. Six years later, the anticipated sequel to the adventures of this group of endearing characters takes them through a dangerous journey beyond the borders of Arendelle to discover the secret of Elsa’s powers. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, responsible for the first installment, re-direct this story, inspired by the story of Hans Christian Andersen, where the now ice queen will have to discover the secret of her origins to save the world. With this starting point, Frozen II deepens the fraternal relationship of the protagonists and proposes a more mature, dark and complex story where they talk about maturity and find their own way. With the empowering spirit of its predecessor intact, the film changes the cold winter for a more autumnal color palette, to which seven new songs full of humor, emotion, action and epic are added...

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Cats

On the most special night of the year, the Jelic cat tribe gathers to see who will be the chosen one who will be reborn in a new existence. Each of the candidates, including the rocker Rum Tum Tugger, the refined Bustopher Jones or the repudiated Grizabella, will sing their own personal story to convince the old Deuteronomy, which is responsible for making this momentous decision. Victoria, a young white minina, will witness these events on her particular journey to maturity. From the poems of T.S. Eliot, Andrew Lloyd Webber created a musical that, after 21 years in London’s West End and 18 on Broadway, became one of the most successful and award-winning theatrical productions of all time. Oscar winner Tom Hooper, with experience in the genre after Les Miserables, dares with this story starring anthropomorphic cats during the night of the year in which it is decided who will pass to a new plane of existence. Hooper repeats the style of that feature film based on Victor Hugo’s novel and offers spectacular numbers with voices recorded in rigorous direct. The result is a fun and spectacular film, with an unusual visual section, where the performers wear a makeup generated with the latest digital technologies. Oscar-winning Judi Dench (The Red Spy), Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen (The Big Lie), Idris Elba (Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw) or Rebel Wilson (Compulsive Scammers) interpret Cats’ mythical songs between impressive choreographies, ranging from classical ballet to contemporary dance. They are accompanied by well-known singers such as Taylor Swift (who has composed a new theme for the film with Webber himself) or Jason Derulo...

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1917

1917. During the crudest moments of World War I, the Schofield and Blake capes are chosen for a mission that, more than dangerous, is a real suicide. In a race against the clock, both must cross the enemy lines to deliver a message that could save 1,600 of their fellow soldiers, including Blake’s brother, from certain death. On their way, full of enemy fire and deadly traps, they will test their courage and their ability to sacrifice. Since childhood, Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes (Specter) has been truly fascinated by World War I because of the stories his grandfather told him about the conflict. As a tribute to that man of just 1.68 meters high who literally ran through his life between the trenches of the Western Front to deliver messages to the Allied troops, 1917 follows in a continuous sequence sequence to two young men who face on a suicide mission: cross enemy lines to save 1,600 of your comrades from certain death. Some of the events that Alfred H. Mendes lived in his own flesh, and stories that other soldiers told him, are immortalized in this warlike movie of a fast paced rhythm; a true visual spectacle that places the viewer in the first line of the conflict based on action and emotion...

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Bad Boys for Life

Although we owe Michael Bay the creation of the Two Rebel Police saga, he is responsible for closing the trilogy the tandem formed by Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah. The couple of Belgian filmmakers had demonstrated some expertise for the thriller with previous films such as the action tape Image (2014), the criminal drama Black (2015) or the crazy racial comedy Gangsta (2018). Now they are responsible for bringing to fruition the two ‘timbers’ that would scare Dirty Harry: Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence), condemned to understand each other more than ever before. The years have not passed in vain for either of them, but while Lowrey is committed to embracing his casual youthful past, Burnett is seriously thinking of retiring. However, a new threat arises and they will be reluctantly forced to investigate together a series of crimes that have put the neighborhood in check...

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