VOD News brings you the best releases of the week on Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+… And it shows that the holidays have arrived -for some, at least-, because we are premiering almost everywhere. But how Sandman there is only one…
We start with Netflix, which aside from the usual rubbish, delights us this week with one of its most anticipated releases: nothing more and nothing less than Sandmanalthough it is not the only thing that we highlight.
Has arrived Sandman. Netflix has released one of its most anticipated series, the adaptation of probably Neil Gaiman’s most popular creation, and look how successful the guy is. Of the largest, however, Sandman It was the one that remained to be transferred to the big or small screen and it was quite a challenge, according to those who understand the subject. I am not one of them.
I’ve read Neil Gaiman comics, but no Sandman, so I can not assess whether the adaptation is faithful or is well run. That there has been discord over typical character changes, including gender and race changes, is a given. How does it affect adaptation… I said: no idea. but i didn’t read either Song of ice and fire and enjoy Game of Thrones.
So the only thing I can say about Sandman, having seen just a couple of chapters, is that finally Netflix seems to have hit something. I’m not the only one, moreover: critics and audiences are quite happy, judging by what can be read out there, something not very common when it comes to complex cult works and with delicate changes for some, as is the case.
If, like me, you have never opened a page of Sandman, let me tell you that they have scratched their pockets: about 165 million dollars would have cost the production and although it may seem that money is not everything, it helps a lot. For the rest, it is a fantastic story that goes very well and that we hope will have continuity.
Fantasy not your thing? If you are more worldly and prefer a good host, before a spell, take a look at Sumpa Korean action movie that Netflix just got and that doesn’t look bad.
The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
And finally, so that there is a little for all audiences, here is The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Moviea new animated feature film -in addition, with a very particular drawing- for lovers of these classics.
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- Good morning, Veronica. (T2). “An underrated police officer trying to catch a predator operating on dating sites uncovers a couple with a terrible secret. And a whole conspiracy.
- Darlings. “Badru hopes that her angry husband will change if she stops drinking. But when her rage sparks tragedy, she and her mother launch a bold (if clumsy) revenge.
- Total Bust: Woodstock 99 (T1). “The 1969 Woodstock festival was a celebration of peace and music, but the 1999 edition was marked by anger, riots and destruction. Why?”
- Supergiant robot brothers (T1). “The battle begins when the fights end! Shiny and Thunder, the robot brothers, and their clever inventor must defend the Earth from space monsters.
- Kakegurui Twin (T1). “Determined to climb the social ladder, Mary Saotome invests everything she has in what her elite school deems most valuable: long shots.”
- Ricardo Quevedo: Tomorrow will be worse. “From road rage to fights between couples during the pandemic, comedian Ricardo Quevedo analyzes absurd situations that make people lose patience.”
- Tamara Falcó: The Marchioness (T1). “This reality show follows the glamorous life of Tamara Falcó, a prominent member of the Spanish ‘jet set’, as she balances work and play with her famous family.”
- wedding season. Pressured by their parents to find a partner, Asha and Ravi pretend to date during wedding season. But their deception goes awry when they truly fall in love.”
- Sequoia Villa (T1). “Heroic animals with special talents and fast vehicles protect Secuoya Village and solve the city’s toughest problems.”
- What fault is karma? “When her sister and her high school crush decide to get married, Sara must find out if her supposed bad luck is really to blame.”
- 3 idiots
- love against the clock
- My God, but what have we done to you… now?
- sweet money
- The book of Eli
- The forbidden kingdom
- Elevator Baby
- Eliminated: Dark Web
- File 39
- Mona Lisa’s smile
- the hateful eight
- Memories of a Geisha
- Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
- mission impossible 2
- mission impossible 3
- Impossible Mission 4 – Ghost Protocol
- mission impossible 5
- Molly’s Game
- Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
- pride and prejudice
- The Set Up
We continue with Disney +, where very little is released, but well matched, which could be said in other circumstances.
Predator: The Prey
The premiere of the week on Disney + is Predator: The Prey, a new installment of the veteran action franchise that takes the story to the Comanche Nation of the 18th century, where a rebellious teenager (are there any other in these movies?) will face the bicharraco. The truth is that despite the gap that is marked, otherwise typical in the genre, it is entertaining, the action scenes are achieved and the setting is unbeatable. If instead of shooting it in English, they had done it in a native language, in the style of apocalypse I would have won whole.
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- Forky asks a question. What is time? (Short). “Rex turns to the age of the dinosaurs to help Forky understand the concept of time.”
- The Misunderstood Club
- The pianist
- LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation
- The Truth About Pompeii: The Fugitives
- Mike and the Mad Dog
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is also making its debuts and in more ways than one: we highlight the novelty, but don’t miss out on what’s coming into the catalogue, especially if you’re a Tolkien fan and have a 4K TV (you don’t need to add anything else, right? )
The big premiere of the week on Amazon Prime Video is thirteen lives, the feature film story of the true event that happened a few years ago, in which a Thai children’s soccer group got stuck in a cave during an outing due to rain. You have to remember, because the topic went around the globe and kept everyone on edge due to the extremely complicated rescue, in which a group of expert American divers took part, played in this adaptation, among others, by Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the rings, Green Book), Colin Farrell (Alexander the Great, Total challenge) or Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, the underground railway).
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- All or nothing: Arsenal (T1). “This documentary miniseries follows the iconic soccer club through an unforgettable season.”
- 14 days, 12 nights
- anonymous killers
- The portal to the afterlife
- The Redeemer
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- This dead man is very much alive
- fade to black
- Until your last death
- Extreme game
- the stupid family
- The Manson Girls
- King Solomon’s Mines
- The Aspern Papers
- Beyond the shock wave
- Portrait of a woman on fire
- Mr and Mrs Adelman
- Without truce
- Supernatural (Complete series)
- three arrows
- A highly ethical killer
- a family recipe
We are ending with Apple TV +, which… yes, it also comes with premieres up its sleeve and curious, at least. Or maybe we should say premiere, in the singular, because the other is the second season of one of his series.
the premiere is lucky, an animated film in the purest Pixar style, not only visual, but narrative, in what is his most ambitious commitment to date in this genre. In other words… the critics are giving him their due, it’s not so easy to catch up with the masters right off the bat. But it’s a start.
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- Physical (T2). “Sheila Rubin is a submissive housewife tormented by her own demons as she struggles to get by in 1980s California.”
And yes, yes, we end with HBO Max, topical these days for different news, but with hardly anything new to offer its subscribers. For the next.
- Tuca & Bertie (T3). “This animated comedy follows the adventures of two best friends, Tuca, a happy-go-lucky toucan, and Bertie, a dreamy, anxiety-ridden singing thrush.”
- 12 brave
- Fast & Furious: Even faster
- strength (T1-T3)
- the adventure of the ring (T1)
- Pennyworth (T1-T2)
- Rampage Project
- Tadeo Jones
- a perfect crime