In Japan, manga is such an institution that it deserves the creation of several special awards and categories of particular importance. After seeing the Taisho Award nominees with Monster # 8 and many other young talents, nominations for the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Award have also arrived. with Jujutsu Kaisen and other listed works.
At Asahi Shimbun the nine nominations for the XXV Osamu Tezuka Cultural Award, which every year continues to commemorate the God of Manga.
- Aono-kun ni Sawaritai kara Shinitai –Umi Shiina;
- Kashikokute Yūki Aru Kodomo –Miki Yamamoto;
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Koyoharu Gotouge;
- Jujutsu Kaisen –Gege Akutami;
- Sousou no Frieren –Storia: Kanehito Yamada, Disegni: Tsukasa Abe;
- Bara wa Shulaba of Umareru [70 Nendai Shōjo Manga Assistant] Funtōki – Nami Sasō;
- Peleliu: Rakuen no Guernica – Kazuyoshi Takeda;
- The promised neverland –Storia: Kaiu Shirai, Disegni: Posuka Demizu;
- Earth –Kazumi Yamashita;
This year’s jury includes Osamu Akimoto (author of Kochikame), Kazuki Sakuraba (author of Gosick), Machiko Satonaka (author of Pia no Shozo and Karyudo no Seiza), Minami Takahashi, writer and teacher Yukiko Tomiyama, Professor Shohei Chujo, the critic Nobunaga Minami, the comedian and mangaka Taro Yabe, the editor of Asahi Shimbun Katsu Tsunoda and the head of culture and life Tomoko Kochi.
The judges chose these nine participants among whom we again see a great presence of Weekly Shonen Jump, with Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer and The Promised Neverland. However, Sousou no Frieren is also making a comeback, one more nomination this year despite his young age. We also review Chainsaw Man’s victory and all the nominations of the Kono Manga ga Sugoi 2021.
‘Warren File: Forced by the devil’: terrifying trailer of the third installment of the saga with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga
They are back. Warner just released the scary trailer from “The Warren File: Forced by the Demon,” the third installment in the popular franchise spearheaded by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, and also the first one that does not have James Wan behind the scenes.
The ‘Seven’ of the franchise
“The Warren File: Forced by the Demon” will deviate from the haunted house stories to address one of the most important cases of the Warren marriage, that of Arne johnson, the first person to claim demonic possession in a trial in the United States after murdering his landlord.
This time the staging is done Michael Chaves, the signer a couple of years ago of ‘La llorona’ who ensures that ‘The Warren File: Forced by the demon’ is the darkest installment of the trilogy and has defined it as the ‘Seven’ of this universe. Let’s hope the ambitious comparison doesn’t turn against him.
Along with Wilson and Farmiga we will also see, among others, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, Julian Hilliard, Charlene Amoia, Paul Wilson, Sterling Jerins, Shannon Kook and Steve Coulte. For its part, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who was already one of the writers of ‘The Warren File: The Enfield Case’, is in charge of the script.
The premiere of “The Warren File: Forced by the Demon” is scheduled for the next June 4th.
‘The Lord of the Rings’: Movistar + will launch a channel dedicated to Tolkien and Peter Jackson’s trilogy returns to theaters in 4K to celebrate its 20th anniversary
Next December will be 20 years since the premiere of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’, the first installment of the now mythical trilogy in which Peter Jackson adapted the famous novel by J. R. R. Tolkien. However, Movistar + did not want to wait any longer to announce the launch of the channel Movistar Tolkien.
It will be next May 10 when Movistar Tolkien will be available on dial 23 of the company. Yes, it will be a pop-up channel that, in principle, will only be available until the 23rd of that month and in it, in addition to various additional content and extras about the Tolkien universe, you can see the following the trilogy of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and’ The Hobbit ‘, which in both cases includes both his film versions and his extended montages, and’ Tolkien ‘.
Precisely the biopic of the famous writer starring Nicholas Hoult it will serve both to open and close the Movistar Tolkien programming during the time that it will be available.
The trilogy returns to theaters
Of course, perhaps there are those who prefer to take advantage of the return of the trilogy of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ to the cinemas of re-enjoy all three movies on the big screen with their 4K remastered versions. If this is the case, please register on the following dates:
The Lord of the Rings trilogy extended version 4k UHD [Blu-ray]
a claustrophobic space drama from Netflix that poses an exhilarating dilemma
“Stowaway” is the great cinematic release of Netflix this week, surprising the decision of the platform to launch it this Thursday, April 22. A movement perhaps motivated by the platform’s desire for ‘Shadow and Bone’ to become a new benchmark for them, but we must also not forget that it is not a truly original feature film, since in Canada it is distributed by Amazon.
Co-written and directed by the Brazilian Joe penna, ‘Stowaway’ is a space drama that shows how an accident puts a mission to Mars in serious danger, but before that it is discovered that there is an unexpected member of the expedition, something that had already complicated the situation. This results in a film that shines more in its psychological component although it stretches the gums a little more than necessary.
A strong human component
The first thing to be clear about ‘Stowaway’ is that we are facing a proposal with a leisurely pace with which Penna focuses more on showing how an extreme situation affects its protagonists than anything else. Of course, here the sense of urgency is sacrificed when making a decision for the benefit of how the need to take it affects its protagonists.
It is true that it does not take long to make it clear from which foot each of the four characters that appear on screen is limping, but the script signed by Penna together with Ryan morrison shows a special interest in how they deal with the dilemma the film raises about the possibility that there simply isn’t oxygen for everyone and someone has to be euthanized. This is something that Penna underlines from a staging that affects both the human component of the story and the claustrophobic element due to the feeling of being trapped there and with hardly any options to face such a dramatic situation.
In the most human part, it helps that the vast majority of the footage takes place inside the ship and with the protagonists being able to move without being affected by changes in gravity. It is also true that this partially limits the scope of “Stowaway”, since there comes a point where everything follows a somewhat predictable evolution without in exchange there being a sufficiently succulent evolution in the characters. In fact, the occasional sparks in which the protagonists make a series of confessions, generally associated with situations from their past, shine more brightly than with how they deal with the problem in question.
In his favor, he has to manage to create a stimulating atmosphere of tension from a series of very small elements, having Penna a great ally in the soundtrack of Hauschka to prevent interest from falling to the point of disconnecting. And it is that ‘Stowaway’ surely would have come out of a fable to adjust its footage a little more so that that sense of urgency that I mentioned earlier would have made a little more appearance.
The reason for this is that ‘Stowaway’ poses a very exhilarating dilemma, but when it comes to developing it, it feels more conventional than desirable, especially as the minutes go by. Not that I wanted an alien sadist to be behind the ship’s problem or for any of the expedition members to go crazy and wreak havoc, but there comes a point where that tense calm needs more than just extraordinary work from its protagonists. , especially from Toni Collette as the captain of the ship, to maintain that tension.
And it’s a shame that it happens, because Penna knows how to create the right climate by handling the camera, letting the scenes breathe and trusting its actors when composing its characters, seeking at all times a synergy between the visual and the psychological. The problem is that just when its protagonists are running out of oxygen, the film is losing steam, trying to qualify it with the specific exits to the outside – do not expect space to have a lot of presence here, yes – and at the moment when the inevitable result arrives, it no longer possesses the same strength as before.
“Stowaway” is a space drama that draws on its four leads to explore the exciting dilemma it poses, but he does not finish knowing how to finish the play for extending more than necessary in territories that are too well known. It can be said that it does so in line with what it raises, but that cannot serve as an excuse for the conventional to weaken the proposal.