13 must-see premieres and releases for the weekend: ‘Venom: There Will Be Carnage’, ‘Back 4 Blood’, Bobby Fischer and more
The Marvel mandanga this weekend is very peculiar: the sequel to that unclassifiable nonsense that was ‘Venom’. Plus a few co-op zombies (killing them, of course), a sleepwalking novel, a Bobby Fischer comic, and much more. These are our plans for the weekend.
Venom: There Will Be Carnage
‘Venom’ was not to everyone’s taste: but in the face of the cold and mathematical perfection of Disney’s Marvel movies, its rocky and disheveled hubbub, which it was not clear whether it was typical of a comedy, a superhero movie or a horror and action movie, it dazzled the box office. Now, the symbiote returns with a somewhat more focused proposal, with the same mix of ingredients, but with clearer objectives and a couple of new enemies. Among them, the dangerous Matanza, which would have liked to get rid of the PG-13 rating.
In March 2011 A tremendous earthquake in Tokyo triggers the Fukushima power station disaster. A French bank employee recently arrived in the country for work reasons encounters a crisis that overcomes her and forces her to make decisions to protect her employees. A mixture of thriller and drama with social overtones based on an event that brought the world to a standstill.
‘The Day of the Beast’
The film that changed Spanish fantasy cinema with an absolutely unexpected box office success returns to theaters with a facelift: now in 4K, the adventures of Álex Angulo and Santiago Segura to prevent the Antichrist from being born on December 25 in Madrid look better than ever. For the rest, the tremendous revelation of Álex de la Iglesia (although we prefer ‘Acción Mutante’ here) is as fresh and impressive as it was in its day.
‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’
The serial format and slashers They have never been understood too well, although platforms and channels keep trying tirelessly, from ‘Slasher’ itself to the penultimate season of ‘American Horror Story’. Now it’s the turn of the most famous ‘Scream’ impersonator, the one ‘I know what you did last summer’, in a series that softens violence and increases youthful subplots. The first four episodes are already available: how will the airs of a soap opera feel to this serial killer?
It is one of the cult films par excellence of recent Spanish cinema. Eugenio Mira’s debut is still an overwhelming leap into the void that now comes to Filmin in a very special version: a director’s cut that respects the original intention of being narrated in real time. Corey Feldman stars in this mysterious event in which he has to accompany his girlfriend on her father’s anniversary, in a hotel that hides many secrets.
‘Back 4 Blood’
The creators of the well-remembered ‘Left 4 Dead’ return with a title with an emphasis on first-person online cooperative, that is, a bit along the same lines: this time It takes us to a zombie post-apocalypse in which those infected by a lethal parasite abound. The classic action and strategy mechanics are this time modified by a new mechanic: the card decks.
- Disponible para PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One y Xbox Series X/S
‘Crysis Remastered Trilogy’
The mythical game that in its day it served to assess the technological muscle of the very latest generation PCs returns in a remastered version for PC and consoles that shows that time is not wasted for anyone. What was once a technological beast, today can be improved with ray-tracing, 1080p to 4K resolution at up to 60 FPS … a new way to experience this classic from the shooters futuristic.
- Disponible para PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S y PC
‘Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles’
The anime it is inspired by has become one of the most popular releases of the genre in recent times, to the point that we have come to see it in theaters in the West, here under the title ‘Guardians of the night’. Tanjiro Kamado is a young man who wants to become a demon hunter to avenge the death of his family, and the video game translates it into fighting game mechanics, with a story mode but also with the possibility of fighting against friends locally or online.
- Disponible para PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S y PC
‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’
All weekend you will be able to taste the practically complete adventures of the Master Chief, both for Xbox Series X / S and Xbox One (as part of the Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days) and on PC via Steam. You have the possibility open until October 18 at 8:59 a.m. on console and until the same day at 7 p.m. on PC.
- Disponible para PC, Xbox One y Xbox Series X/S
‘Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth’ (JRR Tolkien)
It returns, in a 40th anniversary edition, this collection of tales from Middle-earth spanning from the First Days to the end of the War of the Ring. From the speech in which Gandalf explains how he came to send the Dwarves to the famous Bag End meeting, to the emergence of Ulmo, the god of the sea, in the eyes of Tuor, or the story of Númenor before his fall, including the only map of it that Tolkien drew. The book includes an introduction by Christopher Tolkien analyzing the treatments that the texts have followed until this publication.
Unfinished Tales: Of Númenor and Middle-earth (JRR Tolkien Library)
‘El profesor A. Dońda’ (Stanislaw Lem)
In full celebration of the centenary of Stanislaw Lem, we receive this satirical and apocalyptic piece that remained unpublished in Spanish. The aforementioned apocalypse has come when all the computers in the world have destroyed themselves, which has caused the disappearance of all the computerized databases that are on Earth. A terrifying and funny end of the world with the unmistakable sarcastic touch of the always humanist Lem.
Professor A. Donda: From the memoirs of Ijon Tichy: 234 (Impedimenta)
‘Black and White. The Rise and Fall of Bobby Fisher ‘(Julian Voloj and Wagner Willian)
The life and achievements of the total chess myth Bobby Fisher: from his consecration as a child prodigy of the board to becoming a national hero when he beat Boris Spasski in 1972 in a perfect Cold War metaphor, ending by his contradictory last years, victim of a mental illness and persecuted by the authorities of his own country. An exciting life marked by chess and that this comic has in detail.
Black and white. The Rise and Fall of Bobby Fisher (Salamander Graphic)
‘The Sleepwalkers’ (Chuck Wending)
Some compare Wending to Stephen King, and this novel, nominated for the Bram Stoker Awards, has already been rated as one of the best post-apocalyptic stories of recent times, with a sequel scheduled for 2022 and a television series by the creators of ‘The Walking Dead’. Here the infection turns humans into a kind of sleepwalkers heading to an enigmatic destination.