RELEASES! Skyfall (2012); 360 (2012); Submarine (2010)

October 30, 2012

Gunfight at the top of the Spanish theaters! Two of the most acclaimed directors release two British productions. One side, Sam Mendes (American beauty, Revolutionary road) takes charge of the famous James Bond, one of the heroes more profitable for British cinema; this new release claims to be more humane, deep and clever than others. On the other hand, Fernando Meirelles (Cidade de Deus, The constant gardener) presents 360, a film with an interesting cast: Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins or Ben Foster. I will not recommend a classic this weekend because we have three British releases, something unusual. The other film is Submarine, a release late (this  movie is from 2010) but absolutely British!

RELEASES!  Skyfall (2012) by Sam Mendes.

It was an absolute surprise when it was announced that Sam Mendes was directing the new James Bond’s film. Criticism has been very good because this new adventure shows a different James Bond portrait: more human, more close. This could be the mean reason of this election, Sam Mendes, a filmmaker far away from action films.

Skyfall [Skyfall, 2012] Directed by Sam Mendes

Screenplay: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan

Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney

Genre: Thriller | James Bond

Nationality: UK

Length: 143 min.

Synopsis: Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.IMDb

The Guardian has written:


Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

RELEASES! 360 (2011) by Fernando Meirelles

Generally speaking, criticism has been very cruel with Meirelles’ comeback. This is an adaptation of the great figures of the Austro-Hungarian Empire: Arthur Schnitzler. Despite having a large casting, 360 looks like a film failed. But he deserves a change (even for our English!).

360 [360, 2011] Directed by Fernando Meirelles

Screenplay: Fernando Meirelles (Novel by Arthurz Schnitzler)

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ben Foster

Genre: Drama | Romance | Erotic

Nationality: UK

Length: 110 min.

Synopsis: A dramatic thriller that weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.IMDb

Los Angeles Times has written: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/02/entertainment/la-et-mn-360-movie-review-20120803

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

RELEASES! Submarine (2010) by Richard Ayoade

The famous British comedian Richard Ayoade adapts the Joe Dunthorne’s best seller in the most British film of the week (perhaps, of the month). A comedy made with a peculiar style (between Wes Anderson or Jean Luc Godard) that, it is sure, it will be one of the best election to practise our English.

Submarine [Submarine, 2011] Directed by Richard Ayoade

Screenplay: Richard Ayoade (Novel by Joe Dunthorne)

Cast: Craig Roberts, Yasmine Paige, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine…

Genre: Comedy | Romance

Nationality: UK

Length: 97 min.

Synopsis: 15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.

The New York Times has written:


Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):


  1. When I went to London, I saw the James Bond film advertised in everywhere, but I don’t think I am going to watch this because I don’t like James Bond filmes. Perhaps, tomorrow I will go to see the Spanish production about Snowhite. I don’t have very high expectations about this (it’s a Spanish movie), but I like silent films and everybody is talking about this.

  2. I have recommeded the James Bond’s movie because this is a very British release. I am not interested in this kind of films but there are a lot of fans of James Bond.
    “Snowhite” is one of the best film that I have watched this year. A wonderful mix of references as flamenco, silent movies, “Freaks” (by Todd Browning), etc… This is a film that is going badly at the box office and not understand why. Enjoy it!

  3. Well I have just seen the Snowhite film…and I really didn’t like it very much. It’s dark and poetic, and the performances (specially Josep Maria Pou as the Mephistofelian apoderado) are very good, but, in my opinion, this film doesn’t work. It’s extremelly predictable (you can see all the traps and tricks and know what is going to happen in the next moment all the time), and, in some moments, overtly boring. I find that the combination Spanish folklore (“la morena de la copla”, bullfighting, etc…) with Nordic Gothic tales doesn’t fit. They are very opposite things to mix well. Perhaps if they would have tryed to make the film to look like a Goya engraving, or a Solana painting, the thing would hake worked. The problem is that it tryes to be very adult, but it is actually very childish. Like a Disney film, but a little bit darker and with a sad ending. But another good thing about the film is that is a Spanish film without boobs.
    It has been chosen to represent Spain in the Oscar, but I think it is not going to get the prize. The last year, a white and black film, not English spoken and silent (The Artist), got the Oscar, so I don’t think this year they are going the repeat the same formula.

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