Brad Pitt returns to Spanish billboards in the action comedy “Bullet Train”, where it coincides again with Sandra Bullock, in a weekend that returns to the beginning of the 20th century in two films, “The Photographer of Monte Veritá” and “Maria Chapdelaine”, and adds another title for children, “A Samurai Hero : the legend that of Hank
Action, trains, murderers, dark humor and Brad Pitt in ‘Bullet Train’
From ‘Deadpool 2’ director David Leitch, who doubled for Pitt in films like ‘Fight Club’ (1999), ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ (2001) or ‘Troy’ (2004), is hitting Spanish billboards ‘Bullet Train’ a dark comedy that follows a gang of hired killers traveling at the same time on the same train from Tokyo to Kyoto.
Based on the 2010 Japanese novel “Maria Beetle” by Kotaro Isaka, the film focuses on the character “Ladybug” (Pitt), who is forced to take a briefcase onto a “bullet train” where other killers like him with his own plans, a fun proposition that is also an exciting journey through modern Japan.
Starring Brad Pitt, and starring Sandra Bullock as Maria Beetle, alongside Joey King, Zazie Beetz, Karen Fukuhara, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Michael Shannon, among others, the film was criticized for not hiring for the roles. major Asians. actors, but Isaka himself, who participated in the script, defended the universality of the characters.
First fiction about the libertarian commune of ‘Monte Veritá’
Swiss director Stefan Jäger shot the first fiction on the libertarian municipality of Monte Veritá, located in the canton of Ticino in the early 1900s, where young people from all over the world lived in complete freedom – some as distinguished as Isadora Duncan or Herman Hess -, in a kind of prelude to what was the hippie movement “Flower Power”.
With a screenplay by Kornelija Naraks, ‘The Photographer of Monte Veritá’ shows life in this municipality, and how it was reached, through the fictional experience of a young bourgeois mother, Hanna (Maresi Riegner), who suffers from constant anxiety attacks without knowing what is happening to her.
One of the doctors treating her, Otto Gross (Max Hubacher), convinces her to go to the sanatorium of Monte Veritá, where he is convinced that she will get better, surrounded by the idyllic nature of the mountains and to dedicate body and soul to herself and his most intense desire (to be a photographer).
An idea by Mel Brooks for ‘A Samurai Hero: The Legend of Hank’
Three animation directors who bring together such iconic titles as ‘The Lion King’, ‘Kung-fu Panda’ or ‘Big Hero 6’ are responsible for the animated film ‘A Samurai Hero: The Legend of Hank’, a comedy lively inspired by the classic ‘Hot Saddles’ (1974)by Mel Brooks, who plays a character in the original version.
It’s about Oscar winner Chris Bailey, with Mark Koetsier and Rob Minkoff, who have the collaboration of Paul Stodolny and Rob Silvestri, on a screenplay in which, in addition to Brooks himself, a team of seven screenwriters participate .
It’s the story of Hank, a sleuth who is on his last legs, and who arrives in a city full of cats who need a hero to defend them against the diabolical plan of a ruthless villain, who wants the city disappears from the map. With the help of a teacher who reluctantly agrees to train him, Hank takes on the dream role of the samurai and ends up defending their natural enemies: cats.
‘Maria Chapdelaine’, rural life 100 years ago in the Canadian cold
Quebecer Sébastien Pilote writes and directs this rural tale with immaculate and frozen photography in which became ‘Maria Chapdelaine’the novel written in 1913 by Louis Hémon which has survived to this day after being republished for an entire century to become a “best seller” with tens of millions of copies sold worldwide.
The film, a fine exposition of the rawest nature of Canadian winters and wonderful summers, is set in 1910 and follows seventeen-year-old Maria Chapdelaine and her family, an extremely hard-working group of people who lives to fulfill father’s dreams, a settler who only wants “good land”.
Although the custom is to cut trees, to recover land from the forest, the father has come a bit far: his house is so far away and his life is so hard thatsorrows concern a handful of people and for a short period of time; However, Maria (Sara Monpetit) has three suitors.
‘Thirteen lives’, the real rescue of a team from a flooded cave
“Thirteen Lives”, directed by Ron Howard and starring Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton and Tom Bateman, among others, tells the story based on real events of the international effort that has been made to save a thai football team who was trapped in Tham Luang Cave during an unexpected storm.
As the world watched, rescuers – including 10,000 volunteers – set out to hardest dive yet while demonstrating that the human spirit of survival has no limits. It is streamed “online” only on the Prime Video platform.
And ‘Luck’, a family first on streaming Apple TV+
‘Luck’, available on the Apple TV+ ‘screeners’ room, is an animated film directed by Peggy Holmes from a screenplay by Kiel Murray, with John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and David Eisenmann serving as producers for Skydance Animation.
This is an original film from Apple Films that tells the story of Sam Greenfield, the luckiest person in the world, who when he stumbles upon the uncharted land of luck, embarks on a quest for bring good fortune to a friend’s house; humans can’t get in there, so Sam is forced to ask Magical Creatures what do we live there.
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