Calm down, you’re not wrong. Today is Wednesday and not Friday, but since Easter is in full swing, movie premieres have decided to go ahead to take advantage of the holidays and, hopefully, inject a good dose of liquid into the box office. This April 5th, video game adaptations, exploitations of ‘The Exorcist’ and top-notch “parenting movies” go hand in hand among the novelties. Let’s go over them all!
The premieres of April 5, 2023
‘Super Mario Bros: The Movie’ (‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’, 2023)
- It is the brand new big screen adaptation of the adventures of Nintendo’s plumbers, and is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, who already worked together on the ‘Teen Titans Go!’ series.
- Its original cast is stellar, and includes names like Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Seth Rogen or Jack Black, among others.
- It is produced by Shigeru Miyamoto himself, father of the creature.
- It is a veritable festival of winks and references not only to the franchise, but also to the Nintendo universe. In fact, you could even make a drinking game out of hunting easter-eggs.
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- ‘Air’ marks the return to the direction of Ben Affleck, who had been in a dry dock since 2016, the year in which ‘Live by Night’ premiered.
- As at that time, and as he did in ‘Argo’ and ‘The Town’, Affleck doubles in front of and behind the cameras.
- The film reunites him with his best friend Matt Damon and other performers such as Viola Davis, Marlon Wayans and Chris Tucker.
- It is said that it is one of the best “parental films” of recent times, and a firm candidate to sneak into the tops with the best of 2023.
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‘The Pope’s Exorcist’ (‘The Pope’s Exorcist’, 2023)
- It is the new film by Julius Avary, director of the irregular ‘Samaritan’ and of that time bomb with Nazis and zombies entitled ‘Overlord’.
- It is based on the figure of Gabriele Amorth, a priest who served as the Vatican’s chief exorcist. Russell Crowe is in charge of interpreting him.
- It is still the umpteenth exploitation of ‘The Exorcist’, but it manages to stand out thanks to its protagonist and a tone that gets out of hand until it ends up flirting with Sam Raimi himself.
- Just seeing Crowe in his cassock, speaking Italian and riding a Vespa is worth it.
‘From Little Red Riding Hood to Wolf’ (2023)
‘Blue Jeans’ (2022)
‘The dance begins’ (2023)
‘The innocent’ (‘L’innocent’, 2022)
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