Category Sci-fi

Deadpool 3

Guest of the American show Live With Kelly and Ryan last week, Ryan Reynolds has confirmed that the sequel to Deadpool is moving forward. “Yeah, we’re working on it right now with the whole team. We’re in Marvel Studios now, which is like changing divisions. It’s pretty crazy. So yeah, we’re working on it...

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Love and Monsters

Seven years after a disaster brought humanity down from the top of the food chain and reduced to a snack for a revengeful mutant fauna, Joel is one of the lucky lucky ones who can still survive in an underground base. Finally happy … Joel is not so sentimentally speaking in front of the display in love with his companions, all as a couple, while he dreams of finding his beloved (named Aimee) locked in another bunker miles away. the. One day, on a whim, Joel decides to go join her against the advice of his comrades who strongly doubt his ability to survive alone … A young hero withdrawn into himself, clumsy and who writes rules ( in the form of drawings here) to escape the dangers of a post-apocalyptic world … No, no, it is not the character of Jesse Eisenberg in “Zombieland” but the one played today by Dylan O ‘Brien in “Love and Monsters”, it must be said that the confusion is easy as the film by Michael Matthews borrows many ingredients from the recipe for the zombie-comic saga of Ruben Fleischer. Beyond his hero, we find in fact the same tone of quirky post-apo survival, focusing as much on the absurdity of certain perilous situations as on the sluggish side of Joel in the face of survivor models always ready to room him. , the building of a surrogate family around Joel along the way and even a few supporting roles that make it up also furiously recall the spirit of “Zombieland” (Michael Rooker is really reminiscent of a light version of Woody Harrelson not to mention his little sidekick). In short, “Love and Monsters” follows in the footsteps of its famous model and, basically, we must admit that it fulfills this task effectively thanks to certain strengths. The formula of the film is not original enough to ensure its only identity, no big deal, “Love and Monsters” can at least create an illusion thanks to the richness of its very successful bestiary and extending to the entire animal order where “Zombieland” is rightly limited by his. The humor clearly does not have the same punch as in Ruben Fleischer’s film (despite some pretty smiles, it must be admitted), no big deal either, “Love and Monsters” will use it especially for the purpose of ” accentuate our emotional attachment to the relationships between his characters (the one between Joel and Boy is just irresistible) and the initiatory journey of his hero by increasing the number of more or less happy encounters to finally get his head out of his introvert hole for too long withdrawn into his memories. So, of course, all this does not completely hide the fact that “Love & Monsters” is a feature film which borrows much more than it creates, but, as it stands, it does so with sufficient discernment to offer a lot. result of pieces of bravery combining spectacle and emotion around monsters sometimes more human than their opponents. Thus, the term “boredom” quickly disappears from our vocabulary for the duration of this pleasant entertainment and, even beyond that, we find ourselves wanting to find this universe and its characters later in a potential sequel...

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Jiu Jitsu

After the suspect Retaliation, Logothetis does not give up the levers and goes even further into disorderly delusions. Here, he embarks contagiously like the guru of a new art no less than Franck Grillo, Tony Jaa, Nicolas Cage, Alain Moussi and Juju Chan in a delirium à la Power Ranger, the colors less, obviously not the costume budget, to face an extraterrestrial who practices Jiu Jitsu every millennium with the chosen being. Do not miss to discover the filmography of the guy and his craze for sequence shots, feverish alongside the regular Tony Jaa or again with Moussi, with a dubious alternation of subjective view in which the stuntman disarms himself of the bust camera to put it everywhere in the decor. I thought Max Steel had missed the boat, finally he was emulated...

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The Call

A serial killer and another woman, on the phone in a house, 20 years apart...

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Mortal

Endowed with dangerous powers that he cannot control, Eric wanders alone in the vastness of the Norwegian forests. Following a tragic combination of circumstances in a small town, the young man of American origin finds himself chased by the authorities. Supported by a psychologist on the run, he tries to master and understand the extraordinary nature of his gifts … With his American experiences (“The Jane Doe Identity” and “Scary Stories”), André Øvredal returns to put his camera on his native lands! In his baggage from across the Atlantic, the director revealed by the brilliant “Troll Hunter” brought back, in addition to the English language, the American actor Nat Wolff in order to offer him the title role of this “Torden” (” Mortal “internationally), a return to roots inevitably awaited at the turn … You might as well go there frankly, if you like the often intriguing biases of the filmmaker, the first part of” Mortal “may well serve as a sacred cold shower. The silent introduction of the film where we follow the suffering of his hero lost in the middle of the forest may well arouse our curiosity, when he comes into contact with civilization, “Mortal” dangerously begins to look like any other. lambda adaptation of a bestseller of young adult literature. Admittedly, the magnificent Nordic landscapes and a more intimate European approach will quickly want to place the beginnings of this story in a more realistic setting and a much darker tone than all the mainstream productions of this ilk but, basically, that does not prevent not the film to review the most stereotypical situations of the genre. For a spectator prowled in all these springs, it is thus quickly complicated to become fully involved in the umpteenth destiny of a young man tortured by the power of his superpowers and seeking to escape a world which is obviously not prepared to accept his difference (Nat Wolff’s lack of thickness in the role doesn’t help), hard to believe in the prefabricated birth of feelings between him and the only female character his age put in his way, hard to perceive a real danger around two threats (one on a personal level, the other more global) with basic developments and uniquely designed to serve the evolution of their extraordinary opponent when the time comes … Ultimately, despite a style European more supported, nothing ever seems to succeed in diverting “Mortal” from a course that we know is ultra-marked, even its most spectacular scenes do not really make us fall backwards … However, halfway through course, André Øvredal’s paw will try to turn things around with the introduction of a certain folklore to explain the origin of the hero’s powers. By certain visions gradually revealed to the spectator, the mystery will not really be one (we will also have a kind of “course for dummies” in the matter in order to explain it well thanks to a secondary character) but, as Throughout his filmography, Øvredal’s rather incredible ability to awaken our fascination with the legends he seizes will once again show itself brilliantly to finally give relief to “Mortal”. A few pertinent questions about the place of such a being in our world first emerge (they are touched upon if not deepened), then, as the character of Nat Wolff gets closer to the foundations of its identity, the film will find a real new impetus that can only captivate by the magnitude of what is suddenly updated...

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3

Released in April 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 ends with several post-credits scenes, a tradition at Marvel. If these sequences are sometimes quite anecdotal, even useless, those of the Guardians have the merit of questioning us, in particular on the characters that we will see in the continuation of the MCU...

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The Midnight Sky

In the Arctic, Augustine, an aging astronomer survived a mysterious cataclysm...

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The Old Guard

A tight-knit band of immortal mercenaries, led by the fearsome Andy, have fought for centuries to protect humans. But as the group embark on a most perilous mission, their extraordinary powers are suddenly revealed. It is then that Andy and Nile, the last soldier to join the team, must do everything to neutralize their enemies...

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Black Box

Mamoudou Athie plays a widowed father suffering from blackouts following an accident. To cure it, he undertakes to undergo a unique treatment: thanks to a virtual reality device, he is transported to his subconscious. This kind of hypnosis 2...

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The Division

Change of tune for Ubisoft! The video game studio will now team up with Netflix to fund the adaptation of The Division starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal. The blockbuster will therefore be a “direct-to-Netflix” in France. Scheduled to be directed by David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2), the film will be written by Rafe Judkins (Chuck, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D...

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