A wide variety of genres await you in our new selection with a horrific trip to the 1950s in the USA (Lovecraft Country), an action-packed film full of superpowers (Project Power) and a culture shock for a football coach (Ted Lasso). Don’t miss our mini-reviews!
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Get ready for a horrific road trip to the United States in the 1950s with Lovecraft Country, the HBO adaptation of the book of the same name. The series opens with a completely crazy and epic sequence before bringing us back down to the harsh reality for black people. Through a quest across the country, we discover many dangers such as terrifying creatures, a mysterious cult (with the beautiful Abbey Lee) but also racism at its strongest and which finds a certain echo with recent events. The series is full of shocking sequence and sometimes really gore. We really enjoy that the series also alternates genres such as monster movies, adventure films, haunted house or pure fantasy. We have only seen the first 5 episodes but we can’t wait to find out where this series will take us.
Based on Matt Ruff ‘s novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.
The fans of action movies and superpowers will love Project Power. The concept is very cool: To have a superpower, just take a pill but you don’t know in advance what it will be and also it might kill you. Are you going to take that risk? The duo of directors offers us a very inventive filmmaking and many impressive action sequences like this fight against a man literally on fire (you can watch a clip about it here) or through many slow motion scenes (like the bullet in the head). We had a lot of fun watching Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in this intense action film. That was also really refreshing to discover a new city as the film is set in New Orleans. It’s the perfect movie to take your mind off things.
On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta (Jamie Foxx) to fight power with power and risk taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it.
The idea of Ted Lasso of sending an American football coach to coach a Premier League soccer team is really cool. The clash of cultures could not be greater. The character created by Bill Lawrence and Jason Sudeikis first appeared in NBC Sports promo videos to cover the Premier League. He’s coming out today on Apple TV+ and he’s really funny and touching. The first days of Ted Lasso in England are really cool (especially when he drinks tea and water). Despite of several necessary stages, Jason Sudeikis and the rest of the actors are nice to watch all season long. And special mention for the last game with techniques imported from American football to soccer. We have a great time following this team, from the locker room to the boss’s office, as they fight for their survival in the Premier League.
Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.