Six must-have weekend plans: ‘Free Us From Evil’, ‘Ghosts’ n Goblins Resurrection’, ‘The Prisoner’ and More
There are few respites to take over the next two days: from the non-stop Korean-style action in ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ to Sir Arthur’s eternal misadventures in a new ‘Ghost’n Goblins’, to a refresher on the importance of a Mythical science fiction and spy series: ” The Prisoner ‘. These are our recommendations for a non-stop weekend of giving it your all.
‘Free us from evil’
A frenetic Korean action thriller that does not allow even the slightest respite and comes with quality branding: direct Won-Chan Hong, who has already written two Asian thriller hits like ‘The Chaser’ and ‘The Yellow Sea’. This time he further polishes everything superficial and poses a breathtaking chase between a hit man (who this time is the one running ahead) and the brother of one of his victims, who wants his head. To watch in a tub of popcorn and with the TV blaring.
‘Invasion from height’
If you like a good gore pan with your anime, this invasion of height may be the dish you need to spice up the weekend. A handful of characters trapped on the roof of a building in a strange world are chased by eccentric masked subjects who want to finish them off. An intriguing and stressful starting point for what can become one of the season’s lively surprises.
‘Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection’
A tremendous facelift for a total arcade classic from the eighties. The first two mythical installments of the game, ‘Ghosts’n Goblins’ and ‘Ghouls’n Ghosts’, are retaken here in all their glory in a temporary Switch exclusive that goes beyond a mere remake repeating enemies and challenges. Although many long-distance players will miss the pixelating, the graphics have been completely redrawn and the behaviors of the enemies reformulated, to turn this new adventure of Sir Arthur into a new game … but just as difficult.
- Available for Nintendo Switch
An indie funded by Kickstarter that follow step by step all the codes that we can expect from a “Dark Souls in space”. Even the combat mechanics (attacking, dodging, blocking) are very similar, and there are parallel elements (souls are axions, bonfires are breaches). And of course, the exorbitant difficulty is here again. All while we explore the Irid Novo space station, which was once a technological peak and today is invaded by demonic creatures. New on Switch, although it appeared in summer in other formats.
- Available on Switch this week, but you can get it back on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series
‘I’m not a number’ (Santi Pagés)
‘The Prisoner’ is, perhaps, along with ‘The Avengers’, the most celebrated cult spy series on television of the sixties. Strange and suggestive, its cryptic message and visionary staging still attracts analysts like Santi Pagés, who in this voluminous book analyzes in detail all the chapters of the series and gives them a splendid context. ‘I’m not a number’ is not only a trip to one of the best television series of all time, but to a decade, the sixties, that forever revolutionized popular culture.
I AM NOT A NUMBER: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE POPULAR CULTURE OF THE 60’S THROUGH “EL PRISIONERO”: 3 (Zapping)
We arrived first (Furillo)
The most carpetovetonic uchrony: What if Franco had set in motion the entire political, economic and military device of the Spain of the dictatorship to reach the Moon? This version of ‘The Astronaut’ by Tony Leblanc past of carajillos is a wild, ugly, eschatological and moldy satire of the Franco regime, and now it returns to stores in its second edition. Furillo is the master of road bars, Farias and whiskeys for people without complexes, and this science-fiction in which astronauts are dressed as conquerors from when the sun did not set in the Empire fits him like a glove.
WE ARRIVE FIRST