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News VOD 52/22: ‘Daggers in the back: The mystery of the Glass Onion’, mystery in the Aegean

VOD news brings you the best new releases of the week on Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+… And… can we say that we are already at Christmas? At least, at Christmas, so there is a brief, but well-nourished menu with which to liven up the evening. As a main course, you see, Daggers in the Back: The Glass Onion Mystery. But there is more.

Above all, there is more on Netflix, which this week is contained in the number of releases, but it does so prioritizing quality. And it’s not just going for the premiere in Daggers in the Back: The Glass Onion Mystery, eye. We highlight only three, but there are no less striking ones, according to the tastes of each one: the new film of Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musicalthe new season of Emily in Paris.

We begin, however, with Daggers in the Back: The Glass Onion Mystery, one of the cinematographic phenomena of the year at all levels and one of Netflix’s biggest bets for it, and it is that not all the films that the platform releases in theaters enjoy the exposure window that this one has had. Not much less. But daggers in the back it deserved it, apparently, and it has had its revenue, after which it can already be enjoyed for streaming.

Daggers in the Back: The Glass Onion Mystery is the sequel to daggers in the backwritten and directed in 2019 by Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and an unexpected hit that has already become a franchise and that Netflix will exploit until it stops compensating. The film is a copy of the previous one and runs in the same way in the tone of black comedy and intrigue of the typical classic detective plot.

Similarly, a first-rate cast headed once again by Daniel Craig in the role of the fine private investigator Benoit Blanc is the hallmark of the film, a sort of rehash of the classic Agatha Christie stories that Kenneth Branagh has expertly revived in in recent years and that Johnson has managed to recreate by minimally changing the formula, but updating it with enough grace and intelligence to reap success.

The Witcher: Origin of Blood is another sequel, in this case of the series you already know and in the same format. We highlight its launch due to the highlight of the title, despite the redundancy, although the only real highlight, at least a priori, is the presence of Michelle Yeoh (Tiger and dragon, Everything at once everywhere) leading an adventure that dates back thousands of years to those experienced by Geralt de Rivia.

However, the previous criticism is crushing it and if we add to it -or subtract it, rather- the goodbye of Henry Cavill, everything seems to indicate that we are at the beginning of the end of, it must also be said, botch that has made Netflix with this adaptation. That said, a warning if you are going to see them yes or yes: it opens tomorrow, December 25. We anticipate it, precisely, because it is not usual.

Alice in Borderland

Finally, something that is not usual either, such as highlighting a new season of a series that has not had anywhere near the success of others. But is that Alice in Borderland he deserves it. Its first season premiered at the end of 2020 and this second one has been waiting, but it has finally arrived. It’s a Japanese dystopian fantasy series and if you haven’t seen it, don’t even think about watching the trailer below. Go to Netflix and watch the first season.

More exclusive content:

  • Give it, give it, give it! (T1). «Seven teams compete for the title of piñateros heroes. Their creations must be beautiful and original to impress a very demanding jury: a group of children!»
  • Emily in Paris (T3). “After accepting her dream job in Paris, Chicago marketing executive Emily Cooper begins a life of adventure as she juggles work, friendship and love.”
  • I AM A KILLER (T4). “In this documentary series, several murderers sentenced to death narrate in the first person the chilling crimes they committed.”
  • Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical. “An extraordinary girl with a prodigious mind and imagination dares to change her life…with miraculous results. So is Matilda.”
  • reliving christmas. «Chuy is a curmudgeon on whom a curse falls: from now on, he is doomed to not remember anything he has done during the year. Except on Christmas Day.
  • The Fabulous (T1). “Four friends struggle to fulfill their dreams in the competitive world of fashion while dealing with demanding jobs, romantic dilemmas, and wild nights on the town.”

Enter catalog:

  • 1917
  • Chaos Walking
  • Domino effect
  • Phileine apologizes

We continue with Disney, which also brings a premiere movie directly from the cinema, although…

Strange world it’s Pixar’s latest animated film and the biggest flop they’ve had so far this year, and 2022 hasn’t been a good year by any means. Behind it is the study of Charm and Don Hall, responsible for titles such as Big Hero 6, Moana or the most recent Raya and the last dragonbut a deficient advertising campaign and the controversy over identity issues have taken their toll.

More exclusive content:

  • big sky (T3). “Two private detectives collaborate with an ex-police officer to search for two sisters who are kidnapped by a trucker on a remote highway in Montana.”
  • the big gamble (T1). “Cha Moosik runs a casino, only to flee to the Philippines due to a crackdown by the National Revenue Service. He launches a big-time casino business and strategizes to win over political and business circles in the Philippines.”
  • father ed family (T21). “The adventures of the Griffins, a quirky family living in New England, led by Peter, the father, and Lois, the mother.”
  • gross of everything (T1). Phoebe is a thirty-year-old podcast star with a chaotic life. When Jayden, her older brother, runs for district representative, Phoebe must grow up. She will count on her friends and her close-knit family to help her transition into adulthood.”
  • tough guys (T1). “Tough Guys is an irreverent, cinematic half-hour comedy about working class South Central Los Angeles. The show revolves around Julio Lopez, a thirty-year-old who still lives at home, has been dating and breaking up with his girlfriend since they were in high school, and always has an excuse to avoid dealing with his own problems.

Enter catalog:

Amazon Prime Video brings little and exclusive, only the third season of its Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Starring John Krasinski (The office).

exclusive content.

  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (T3). “In Season 3, Jack crosses Europe in a race against time to stop a faction of the Russian government, operating on the fringes of the Russian government, from restoring the Soviet empire and starting World War III.”

Enter catalog:

  • Escaping from the hell
  • This body feels like death
  • foxcatcher
  • Killer
  • The dancer
  • Damn bastards
  • Let’s do it (T1)
  • micmacs
  • Polisse
  • popular
  • Rare Exports
  • One of us
  • Waz

And HBO Max three quarters of the same: its only exclusive release is the second season of The Heada Spanish series, but an international mystery production that deserves a look, again, because of its unusual proposal (do you like the Antarctic cold?).

exclusive content:

  • The Head (T2). “A group of elite scientists prepare for a long polar night at the Polaris VI Science Station in Antarctica, but in the dead of winter, the base loses communication with the outside world and a violent nightmare begins.”

Enter catalog:

  • 1917
  • Two parents for unequal
  • The Snowman
  • Parents by unequal

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