Ed eccolo, il momento che tutti attendevate, ovvero quello della doppia top ten della stagione cinematografica 2017-2018, con i migliori titoli secondo il molto sindacabile giudizio di due (in)fallibili critici cinematografici come me e il mio fedelissimo collega, socio ed amico Weltall.
Una stagione che come e piú della precedente ha visto l’ingresso prepotente della piattaforma di streaming online Netflix, sia per quanto riguarda la trasmissione di titoli inediti che non hanno trovato spazio adeguato in sala, sia nella produzione di film originali che in alcuni casi nulla hanno avuto da invidiare con quelli usciti regolarmente al cinema. Come giá l’anno scorso quindi, questa nuova “presenza” ha influenzato inevitabilmente le nostre classifiche.
Non mi rimane quindi che augurarvi buona lettura!!!
…e ricordarvi l’appuntamento al 30/8
con l’inizio della stagione 2018/19 di CINE20…
(Blade Runner, 1982)
And yet, so many people choose to live in fear. Because fear is comforting, it gives you imaginary boundaries where you can live quietly your life, if you respect them and never doubt them. So you can be a slave by choice. Because being free it means being held responsible for your choices and for your action, for the better or the worse, in which case you have to pay the price. And THAT, that can be really discomforting, and frightening, for some people.
E anche questa stagione cinematografica sta finendo, e siamo arrivati al nostro classico puntatone estivo. Come al solito, Weltall ed io abbiamo selezionato per voi il meglio di fine stagione 2017/18, tra cui spiccano l’attesissimo horror Hereditary, che arriva da noi sull’onda delle OTTIME critiche d’oltreoceano, e il sequel/female version di Ocean’s 11/12/13, ovvero Ocean’s 8, con un cast femminile talmente ricco da leccarsi le orecchie.
Passate le varie anteprime estive, c’e’ gia’ anche qualche titolo ufficiale di inizio stagione 2018/19, tra cui spicca soprattutto il cinecomics Ant Man and The Wasp, primo titolo dell’ MCU dopo QUEL finale di Infinity War, anche se ambientato prima degli eventi narrati da Avengers 3, quindi non aspettiamoci anteprime o spoiler sul proseguio della saga … FORSE.
Buona lettura, come sempre QUA
E come al solito, restate sintonizzati per i nostri tradizionali classificoni di fine stagione, che arriveranno puntuali la prossima settimana
Gunnm, alas Battle Angel Alita, is one of my favourite manga: it’s the one with whom I’ve started reading and loving manga and anime, along with Akira, Crying Freeman and Ghost in The Shell, back in the Ninenties. As you can see, I’m into cyberpunk and tecnology, like A LOT. So I’ve awaited patienly for the Cameron’s project, a live version of Yukito Kishiro’s manga, and I despised with all my heart Avatar (which I DIDN’T like) and its always announced and delayed sequels, because they delayed Cameron’s attention from THE project I cared so much about, and I so eagerly awaited. But of course, James made zillion of dollars with his 3D-enhanced “creature”, and therefore Alita went down into the… scrapyard, pun intended. Luckily Roberto Rodriguez took in his hands the project, with Cameron as producer, and I was happy enough, because this summer my LONG wait should have come to an end.
BUT, like in a thriller well conceived, full of last-minute twist and turn, then came the SIX-MONTH delay, and the new due date, 12 December in US, 26 December in UK, and 1 January 2019 here in Italy… for now, my appetite is satisfied, with a little glimpse, but satisfactory enough to most of the main location of the manga, like The Scrapyard, Zalem, and The Factory. And for an instant, we can also see Gally in her shining Motorball Suit with the Damascus Blades.
And now, we wait, AGAIN!!!!!
The first trailer for the follow-up of Split, the impressive last movie of directory M. Night Shyamalan is here, and as already previously announced, is a crossover and sequel of both Split AND Unbreakable, another great movie of the same director. Returnig characters therefore are the titular Mr. Glass, portrayed by a sinister Samuel L. Jackson, David Dunn, interpreted by Bruce Willis, and last but not least Kevin Wendell, as seen in the movie Split, brought to life by James McAvoy in a truly acting tour de force. Also returning is Anya Taylor Joy, who was spared by The Beast at the end of Split, whereas a welcome addition to the cast is Sarah Paulson, last seen in The Post, which plays Dr. Ellis Staples, a psychiatrist who specializes in “Superheroes delusions”. The stakes are really high for this is one, but will Mr. “Sixth Sense” Shyamalan be up to it? We can only wait, and hope for the best….
Here’s the San Diego ComicCon poster for the movie:
Pur di racimolare qualche titolo interessante, Weltall ed io abbiamo raccolto le uscite delle prossime DUE settimane, e siamo riusciti a trovare solo il thriller politico Giochi di Potere con Ben Kingsley e il catastrofico Skyscraper con Dwayne Johnson, ormai lanciatissima star degli action fracassoni. Per gli ultimi scampoli interessanti di stagione tocca aspettare la prossima settimana quindi.
Gia’ tutto online,come sempre QUA
About a Boy, Alice Eve, Connie and Carla, Dakota Fanning, Diablo Cody, Justified, Little Miss Sunshine, Marvel's Agent Of Shield, Patton Oswalt, The Tolian Web, The United States of Tara, Toni Collette, Young Adult
Escape is Imperative
Wendy is a special girl, with special needs. Because Wendy is autistic, and has to live according certain rules, because without them all her certainty will collapse and she’ll start panicking, like everyone living with his condition. She lives in an assisted facility, where her friend Scottie takes good care of her, helping her making progress and try and live a normal life, as normal as her life can be. She’d like to go to live with her sister, his husband and her newborn baby, because she wants to be an aunt, and cuddle her little niece, Ruby. Like most people in her condition, she also has special abilities: she’s a really talented writer, and she is also an hardcore Star Trek fan. So when her sister decide to sell their mother’s house and go to live away with her family, leaving Wendy in the facility house, she masters a plan to keep this from happening: she’s going to write a star trek script for a national contest, whose final prize is 100.000 $, and with that money she can be independent from her sister’s money and choose the life she wants to live. So when everything seems to go wrong, she decides to do something almost impossible for her: she’s going to bring her script to Paramount Pictures in LA, embarking in a adventurous and potentially dangerous journey from San Francisco, where she lives, to Los Angeles.
Please Stand By is the kind of movie that has the ability to capture exactly what it means to be a Star Trek fans, and also what it means to fight to find your true self, and to gain independence and self-confidence: in a few word, to grow up and become an adult. And like every good Trek story, is told from an alien point of view, the alien being in this case a young girl born with a condition that force her to watch us, the so-called “normal” people from a distant point of view. Or even better, she can’t even watch us in the eye, which often is the way for us human to understand if someone is lying to us, or deceveing us, or to understand his true feeling for us. Because her condition prevent her to do it, unless she’s forced to, like the exercise of a “three seconds eye contact” that every day has to do with her carer to keep contact with the rest of the world, and trying and espress her feelings the way we are used to do.