Welcome to the trailer park! This week: The awesome-looking upcoming Daft Punk documentary, Marvel’s new Netflix series Jessica Jones, Stallone’s Rocky returns and the guys behind The Raid go bat shit Vampire Yakuza crazy.
Yakuza, gunslingers, vampires, what more could you want?
“Kamiura (Lily Franky) is not your typical yakuza boss: he’s a kindly man who dotes on the locals in his ‘hood and extends life-saving loans to small businesses in order to keep the big corporations out. But when a Django-esque gunslinger in seventeenth-century Spanish garb comes to town, Kamiura is exposed for what he truly is: a vampire! Soon, Kamiura’s young protegé Kagayama (Hayato Ichihara) is invested with his mentor’s powers, and takes to the streets with a new gang made up of regular citizens who have sprouted fangs and are ready to fight for their turf.”
“In the miniseries, set to broadcast in the US on January 24th, 2016, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) are back, along with their nemesis, the mysterious ex-governmental Smoking Man whose job is to conceal the existence of aliens on our planet.”
Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Finally one of Marvel’s lesser known Avengers gets the spotlight.
“Working as a private investigator in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, an ex-Super Hero’s past comes back to haunt her in ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones.'”
Daft Punk Unchained
Soon to be showing around the world, around the world.
“The first ever documentary on the most secretive duo in the world. The epic story of two uncompromising artists. With the participation of their closest collaborators and friends from Pharrell Williams to Nile Rodgers, Peter Lindbergh and Pete Tong. Daft Punk Unchained, directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre, is the first independent film which explores an exceptional pop culture phenomenon of the last twenty years: Daft Punk. Between fiction and reality, magic and secrets, theatricality and humility, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have created a unique artistic universe. Throughout their career they have remained determined to control every link in the chain of their creative work. The film highlights key moments of their story, from their first school band in Paris to their historic 2006 concert at Coachella and their triumph at the 2014 Grammy Awards.”
The 5th Wave
Apparently we just can’t get enough of young blonde girls saving the world.
“In the new film The 5th Wave, four waves of increasingly deadly extra-terrestrial attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. The 5th Wave is directed by English filmmaker J Blakeson, of the films The Disappearance of Alice Creed and the short The Appointment previously. The screenplay is written by Susannah Grant (of Erin Brockovich), adapted from Rick Yancey’s novel of the same name.”
Rocky: The Next Generation
“Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring. With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?”
Beautiful, thoughtful Taiwanese cinema.
“Set during the mighty Tang Dynasty-period in Chinese history. Nie Yinniang (Shu Qi) returns to family after several years in exile. The mission of her order is to eliminate the tyrany of the Governors who avoid the authority of the Emperor. Now she will have to choose between sacrificing the man she loves, or break definitively with the “order of the Assassins”. The Assassin, also known as Nie yin niang, is directed by veteran Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien, of the films Cute Girl, Time to Live A Time to Die, A City of Sadness, The Puppetmaster, Flowers of Shanghai, Café Lumière previously.”