13 must-have premieres and releases for the weekend: ‘Reminiscence’, ‘See’, ‘Psychonauts 2’, Swamp Thing and more
August gives its last death throes and publishers, distributors and companies begin to prepare the first launches of the new course. But that does not mean that until the avalanche begins we will be unoccupied, no. On the contrary. We have premieres, reissues, new series, highly anticipated video games and much more entertainment for the weekend.
Preceded by a spectacular meltdown at the US box office, ‘Reminiscence’ is still an esteemed piece of science fiction noir that recovers the depressing and overloaded atmosphere of classics like ‘Blade Runner’ or ‘Level 13’. Lisa Joy, co-creator of the television ‘Westworld’, turns Hugh Jackman into a paid souvenir retriever who is more involved in the life of one of his clients, Rebecca Ferguson. Great setting in a post-climate change Miami for a film already surrounded by a certain halo of curse.
The horror classic of the eighties directed by Bernard Rose and based on a story by Clive Barker finds here a new and intelligent version of Nia DaCosta, who it accentuates the already notorious racial component of the original film and brings back the panic to the morbid urban legends That made the murderer of the rusty hook famous. This time the protagonists are an artist and his partner who move to a luxury apartment in a neighborhood that was once destined to overcrowding the lower classes … and the crimes begin.
The first season of ‘See’ went somewhat unnoticed with the launch of Apple TV +, when it was a platform with a very scarce catalog. Some time later, the platform has grown and gained fame for the quality and originality of its proposals, which rival its direct competitors in terms of media: it is time to continue with this post-apocalyptic fiction in which the entire population has gone blind in wild environments, and the time comes for the leader of one of the tribes, Jason Momoa, to face his renegade brother, played by Dave Bautista.
‘The Witcher: The Wolf’s Nightmare’
This animated prequel to the hit series starring Geralt of Rivia delves into the personality of Vasamir, who was his trainer in the ruthless school of witches. In addition to battles with monsters of extraordinary violence, we will learn more about the world of ‘The Witcher’ and, above all, we will delve into the ancestral enmity between witches, sorcerers and how that affects humans and elves.
‘Bob Ross – Coincidence, Betrayal and Greed’
Bob Ross es one of the undisputed icons of the internet: his painting lessons have been a source of memes and sincere adoration, and his paintings of idealized landscapes have ended up being a symbol of the fight against the indefatigable noise that the network supposes. But after his death, his legacy is put in danger: this documentary analyzes the phenomenon of Bob Ross, what has become of his paintings and why his heirs do not agree.
‘Aliens: Fireteam Elite’
Inspired by the James Cameron film and retaining all its anti-xenomorphic adrenaline action, this third-person cooperative action title erases the bad memory of almost all the latest video game installments that face marines and aliens. The environment is, of course, an abandoned ship infested with space bugs, totaling 20 types of enemies, 11 variants of the xenomorphs and four different and independent stories in campaign mode, each with three missions to cover.
- Disponible para PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One y Xbox Series X/S
The new of the historical Double Fine is the sequel to one of their classic games, that exclusive ‘Psychonauts’ from the first Xbox that surprised locals and strangers in 2005 with its mix of action, platforms and adventure, all seasoned with the typical humor of the inimitable Tim Schafer. This sequel repeats the formula technically updating the proposal, and continues the story where its precedent ended: Razputin “Raz” Aquato, as part of the Psychonauts, the international psychic espionage organization, investigates the possibility that there is a mole among his companions.
- Disponible para PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One y Xbox Series X/S
And we continue with our eyes set on the classics: 1993 is the first ‘Myst’, a classic of the fish tank puzzles that It now comes in a retreaded version for PC and all Xbox, also going directly into Game Pass. ‘Myst’ is a conglomeration of almost unsolvable puzzles and exploration through disturbingly paradisiacal places, which also brings an extra novelty: the possibility of playing with Oculus on its PC version.
- Available for PC and Xbox
‘No More Heroes 3’
And we finish with our round of recovery-of-classics-or-not-so-classics with the third part of a series that kicked off in the distant days of the Wii to take advantage of the motion controls a bit either way from the console. Another crazy idea of that Kojima from series B that is Suda 51, and that now prolongs the adventures of Travis Touchdown in Santa Destroy a decade after the second installment. Wacky enemies, insane sandbox build, and gore in abundance, that is, good old ‘No More Heroes’ as always.
- Available for Nintendo Switch
‘The Swamp Thing by Alan Moore – The Complete Saga’ (Alan Moore and others)
Cheap is not going to come out, but you have before you a true classic of horror comics, and one of the essential pieces of the work of one of the great screenwriters medium. This billet of more than a thousand pages includes the stage of La Cosa del Pantano scripted by Moore, that is to say ‘The Saga of the Swamp Thing’ from 20 to 64 and ‘Swamp Thing Annual 2’. With the help of Stephen Bissette, John Totleben, Stan Woch, Rick Veitch and Alfredo Alcalá, Moore turned his antihero into an elemental creature that fights against the self-destruction of a polluted world and, incidentally, began his journey to change comics forever.
Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing – The Complete Saga
‘The crossed eyes of the sun’ (Emilio Bueso)
Volume that collects Bueso’s complete trilogy of books that were once published as ‘Transcrepuscular’, ‘Antisolar’ and ‘Subsolar’. The author, known for his horror books, delves here into a dark fantasy that at times recalls the worlds of ‘Dune’, but with a personal and unique touch. Or else, look at the summary: “A trip beyond the Twilight Circle and the crystal monastery to the Hole of the World, where the ground shakes with explosions of cryovolcanoes and stars of impossible lights dance around Jiangnu, the green moon.” Pure epic.
‘Star Wars – Thrawn: Ascendancy 1. Chaos grows’ (Timothy Zahn)
The new ‘Star Wars’ book opens a new trilogy starring Admiral Thrawn, one of the saga’s most important non-film villains. Thrawn was born as part of the expanded universe in the first books that followed the original films, and was recently included in official canon. This time, Thrawn ventures into the Unknown Regions: chaotic, uncharted, and virtually impassable … and home to the Ascendancy, home to the Chiss and the Nine Ruling Families that lead them.
Star Wars Thrawn Ascendancy No. 01- Chaos grows (novel) (Star Wars: Novels)
‘Spiderman: Kraven’s Last Hunt’ (JM Dematteis and Mike Zeck)
In summer there are not many editorial news, but there are reissues, as you can see. But the truth is, few more celebrable than this: one of the best Spider-Man stories ever told, a morbid and terrifying revenge story in which Kraven kills the spider, buries it and turns into it. An absolute classic, tremendously influential and at the hands of two classic authors of the eighties superhero comics at their best.
Spiderman: Kraven’s Last Hunt