Amazon launches The Green Knight At the start of the year, a Fantasy film broadcast exclusively on the Prime Video service invites us to follow an adaptation of a 14th century chivalry novel, from the universe of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table. In The Green Knight, Gauvain / Sir Gawain (historically knight and nephew of Arthur, here played by actor Dev Patel) is present as the Green Knight comes to the king’s court in order to challenge the sovereign. “The Green Knight” then proposes to Arthur to designate someone to cut off his head. Only, the executioner will be inflicted the same fate a year later. Gauvain asks to take on this task, but the Green Knight surprises everyone: he is still alive and leaves with his own head. Gauvain must then leave for a long journey strewn with pitfalls and trials, which we will follow during the 2h10 that the film directed by David Lowery (The Old Man and the Gun, A Ghost Story) lasts. In addition to Dev Patel who plays Gauvain, are in the cast Joel Edgerton (here King Arthur), the actor who distinguished himself in The King in 2019, as well as Alicia Vikander, the actress we saw in Beckett in particular and Blue Bayou this year.
Amazon Exclusive Content, Time is up stars Bella Thorne (Masquerade, Habit), singer Benjamin Mascolo – and also Bella Thorne’s fiancé – as well as Sebastiano Pigazzi, in a drama directed by Elisa Amoruso, Italian screenwriter, creator and director. The characters Vivien (Bella Thorne) and Roy (Benjamin Mascolo) are two very different high school students who are forced to change their outlook on life following an accident that will bring them together. Vivien adores mathematics and wishes to enter a prestigious university, while Roy’s charisma is equal to a trauma he experienced during his childhood. The consequences of the drama they are going to experience will have an unexpected influence, far from what they could have imagined.
New Amazon Original Content, The Tender Bar is Geoges Clooney’s latest film, on the directorial side. The actor notably known for his roles in the series Emergencies, the Ocean’s saga (Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen) and more recently Midnight in the Universe (The Midnight Sky), again passes to the other side of the camera. The Tender Bar is based on the autobiography of JR Moehringer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and journalist for writing news articles. The film tells the story of the writer’s youth, through the many moments he spent in the bar of a man with whom he will forge bonds close to those of a father and his son. If Ben Affleck (The Last Duel, Deep Waters) and Christopher Loyd (Doc ‘in the Back to the Future saga, Nobody) give each other a line in this adaptation of JR Moehringer’s memoirs, this is not the first time that the the writer’s pen is used in the cinema. Indeed, following the writing of an article for the Los Angeles Times Magazine devoted to a homeless person who claimed to be the boxer Bob Satterfield, a film adaptation was conceived. Entitled “Resurrecting the Champ”, this film was directed by Rod Lurie and starred Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett and Alan Alda.
The Hotel Transylvania saga is back with an Amazon Original program titled Hotel Transylvania: Monster Changes, an animated film that follows on from Hotel Transylvania 1 & 2 and Hotel Transylvania 3: Monstrous Vacation. Directed by Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska, Monster Changes reunites with Drac and his gang in a whole new adventure where Drac faces terrifying trials, as the Monster Beam, an invention of the famous Van Helsing, goes haywire, transforming them into humans, while Jonathan becomes a monster. Drac finds himself deprived of his powers, while Jonathan seems to enjoy his new life as a monstrous creature and it is in this context that they must join forces and travel the planet in order to find a cure as quickly as possible. Helped by Mavis and Drac’s acolytes, the two transformed protagonists are thus plunged into a race against time so that each one returns to their original body, before these transformations become final. We find in particular Brian Hull (different voices in the video games World War Toons), Andy Samberg (Palm Springs, America: The Film) and Selena Gomez (The Dead Don’t Die, The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle) who lend their voices to characters from this animated film.
Once is not custom, initially announced for February 4, 2023, the animated series The Legend of Vox Machina did not announce a postponement, but on the contrary a broadcast earlier than expected. This fantastic animated adventure series for adults, inspired by the Vox Machina universe, invites us to follow a group of misfits with a penchant for alcohol and fighting. These unlikely heroes find themselves unwillingly embarked on a quest to save the kingdom of Exandria from dark magical forces. From a sinister necromancer to a powerful curse, the group face a variety of pitfalls that test not only their skills, but the strength of their bond as well. The Legend of Vox Machina is based on the characters and adventures of the first tabletop role-playing campaign that aired live during the three seasons of the Critical Role series. These adaptations, which fit into the world of Dungeons and Dragons, have also benefited from a print edition through novels, while The Legend of Vox Machina series has received the support of nearly 89,000 contributors on the funding platform. participatory KickStarter.