Action fans will be thrilled this week. Netflix is releasing, this Friday, July 9, “How I became a superhero”, a French film featuring characters endowed with super-powers. And above all, a few days later, the platform uploaded a dozen films with Jean-Claude Van Damme. What to prepare before discovering “The Last Mercenary”, last feature film with the Belgian actor in the headliner, which leaves at the end of the month on the platform.
On the competition side, the action will also be there. Thus, Canal + offers “Peninsula”, a zombie film that takes place in the same universe as “The Last Train to Busan”. As for Disney +, it puts online “The Incredibles 2”, a reinterpretation by Pixar studios of the myth of the superhero. If you’re more into comedy, OCS is launching its new series “The White Lotus”, and Amazon Prime is adding Florence Foresti’s latest show to its catalog.
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Here are the movies and series to watch this week on streaming platforms:
Netflix offers the French film ‘How I became a superhero’ – Friday 9
Deprived of theatrical release because of the second confinement, Douglas Attal’s first feature film plunges us into a version of Paris where superheroes live fully integrated into the population. The film follows two police officers, played by Pio Marmaï and Vimala Pons, who must investigate a mysterious dangerous substance that gives powers to those who do not have them. In the cast, we also find Benoît Poelvoorde, Leïla Bekhti and Swann Arlaud.
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On Netflix too, addition of ten films with Jean-Claude Van Damme – Thursday 15
While waiting for the arrival of the “Last Mercenary” at the end of the month, a new film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Netflix offers no less than 12 films with the cult Belgian actor. However, the list of feature films has not yet been communicated by the platform.
Canal + broadcasts Korean film ‘Peninsula’ – Friday 9
The sequel to “The Last Train to Busan”, this Korean horror film was awarded the Cannes 2020 label. It is also a zombie story, which takes place four years after the first film.
Also on Canal +, launch of the ‘Deutschland 89’ series – Monday 12
End of the trilogy started with “Deutschland 83” and “Deutschland 86”. In this third season, East German double agent Martin Rauch must deal with the fall of the Wall, which disrupts both his professional and personal life. If you haven’t seen the first two series, they are available on MyCanal.
OCS launches ‘The White Lotus’ series – Monday 12th
HBO’s summer comedy is created by Mike White, writer of many Hollywood comedies since the 2000s and creator of the “Enlightened” series with Laura Dern. Here, it features a group of employees and clients of a luxury hotel for a week. In the cast, Connie Britton (“Nashville”, “American Horror Story”) and Jennifer Coolidge (“The Revenge of a Blonde”, “American Pie”).
Disney + Adds ‘The Incredibles 2’ – Friday 9
Pixar fans have been waiting for the sequel to the superhero family’s adventures for 14 years. “The Incredibles 2” takes place right after the events of the first one and stars Elastigirl, the mother of the family, while Mr. Incredible stays home to care for the children. As well as conveying a feminist message, “The Incredibles 2” is a relevant commentary on the show business and a very effective action film, like the first.
Finally, Amazon Prime Video offers ‘Epilogue’, Florence Foresti’s latest show – Friday 9
Filmed in 2019 in Montpellier, the comedian’s ninth one-woman-show is a reflection on quarantine and relations between men and women after #Metoo.
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