|Newsletter n° 129|
No, contrary to what the above title might have you believe, we aren't going to show you a video of the worst plays of game day nor a compilation of the latest gripes to come out of Real Madrid coach Mourinho's mouth. This week, filmotech.com brings you two series for the delight of the whole family. “Historias del Fútbol” is an animation series full of humour in which you'll learn all about the king of sports and explains its rules with plenty of imagination and anecdotes. Each episode focuses on one of the rules of football (“soccer” to American readers) which FIFA has accumulated over the years and goes back to a particular period in time to see how football used to be played and how it developed into the sport that has so many millions of fans around the world. Meanwhile, “Masters of Horror” is a TV series created by director Mick Garris with episodes directed by various expert horror filmmakers.
With permission from Torrente 4, now officially the premiere with the best results ever in the history of Spanish cinema, this week a bunch of new films – something for everyone – are coming to Spanish cinemas. With much more modest expectations than Spain's rude detective of the barrio, Spanish films arriving this week are La Mitad de Óscar by Manuel Martín Cuenca (La Flaqueza del Bolchevique) and Vidas Pequeñas, a small ensemble-cast film starring Ana Fernández, Ángela Molina and Roberto Enríquez, among many others.
Based on the acclaimed novel with the same title by Kazuo Ishiguro (who wrote “The Remains of the Day”) comes Never Let Me Go, which is about three friends who attend a prestigious boarding school and years later discover a dark secret related to their shared past. It stars two new Audrey Hepburns of British cinema today, Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley. The children in your family will enjoy the animation adventures of Gnomeo & Juliet while adults will get laughs from Barney's Version, a fine comedy in which the Barney of the title reflects on his life to an apparently ordinary guy type. But, we all know that appearances can be deceiving. Finally, Anthony Hopkins presents us his rather unorthodox exorcist in The Rite, a film about demons based on a true story that will have you trembling in your seat in the dark cinema.