11 hits and cult films that you can already see on Star, the new section of cinema and series for adults of Disney +
Star has come to Disney + as a notable extra which is added to already considerable catalog of the platform streaming, but until now it was mainly focused on family products or directly for children. With the content provided by brands such as Fox (now 20th Century Studios) or Searchlight Studios, the range widens, and we have selected 11 films and series, one more well-known, others more cult, so you can taste part of these news.
Is Fox’s most popular franchise, and an unmissable appointment for any fan of horror and science fiction. As perfect proof that Star will include content more oriented to an adult audience than Disney +This saga (which we had already seen in recent months, yes, stumbling around other platforms) deserves to be revisited, at least, once every few months. Here they are from the opening classic to the two underrated titanic clashes with Predator.
One of the key series of modern television. We’ve all complained about the ending at some point, but We have all followed it with a weekly desire that many current series would already like to replicate. The story of a group of castaways on an island full of mysteries is at the same time classic suspense and a renewal of the television codes of the time, and the best proof that ‘Lost’, with or without an ending, holds up perfectly After all these years, it is when you get it back. You will be hooked again.
‘The Walking Dead’ T1-10
After a while stumbling around different platforms with incomplete seasons and some irregularity, it is time to have everything ‘The Walking Dead‘ordered in one place. The series is not absolutely round, but its influence is indisputable, and its longevity makes it one of the most influential post-apocalyptic series, not to mention that it is one of the zombie fictions that has had the most impact in pop culture.
While we await the arrival of the best superhero movie to come out of Fox (and one of the best in the entire Marvel emporium), ‘Logan’, ‘Deadpool’ and its sequel They are also a great aperitif for adult audiences. A hilarious pair of comedies that function not only as parody of superheroic excesses, but rather as a reflection on its topics and conventions, with the extreme adventures of a mercenary mutant with regenerative power and a tendency to continually break the fourth wall.
‘The Life Aquatic’
Almost all of the refined esthete Wes Anderson’s movies are on Disney + (by the way, one of the absolute tops, ‘Isle of Dogs’, is coming next month), and any of them are recommended. Today we are left with this delicious delirium in which Bill Murray embodies a clear lookalike of Jacques Cousteau: a media oceanographer determined to capture the mythical jaguar shark that devoured a companion while filming a documentary on the bottom of the ocean. Comedy, family drama, spy movie and a Bossa-nova cover soundtrack of Bowie that has to be heard to be believed.
‘File X’ (T1-T11)
Not just the nine classic seasons, but the additional two that were shot between 2016 and 2018 and the pair of movies that were released in theaters, one of them to close out the classic series. A whole memorandum of conspiracies, investigations, sightings and monsters-of-the-week which is already television history fantastic, and that presents, apart from an absolutely unforgettable catalog of monsters and stories, one of the most unique chemistry between protagonists in the history of the medium. ‘The X-Files’ is a classic of television science fiction, and now you can see again why.
‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’
No longer a cult movie, but THE cult movie. The one that unleashed the fever for the early morning sessions with ironic comments from the spectators, the one that made the LGTBI scene visible like few others and the one that fused glam with horror films and classic science fiction. A total masterpiece, with absolutely immortal songs, some of the best possible credits and a cast, headed by Raul Julia and Susan Sarandon, that is pure iconic material for wet nightmares.
The absolute classic of body horror from the eighties by David Cronenberg, perfect double program with ‘Videodrome’ to completely dissociate the organic and the spiritual. It is never too late to review it, or discover for the first time one of those films that are literally no longer made: the handcrafted special effects, the complacency with which it recreates itself in rottenness physical and moral, good taste when it comes to dialoguing with the classic that inspires her and not just cloning its plot twists … a true marvel of the purest horror.
Another movie that debunk any preconceptions you might have about what can and can’t be on a Disney platform. In this case it is the very strange first North American film by the Korean Park Chan-wook, author of films like ‘Oldboy’ or ‘Sympathy for Lady Vengeance’, in which Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman embody three angles of a family affected after the death of the father of a young woman. When the girl’s uncle arrives to cover that paternal absence, passions and suspicions run rampant.
There may be those who entertain themselves discussing whether ‘The Simpsons’ or ‘Futurama’ is better, but for us there is no doubt: although the impact on pop culture of the yellow family is immeasurable, the sci-fi satire of ‘Futurama‘is a candy for lovers of the genre. Fry, Leela, Bender and the rest of PlanetExpress have arrived at Disney + by surprise and with all the episodes, including feature films and Cartoon Network seasons that (almost) no one has seen. As they say, it is worth the price of admission alone.
‘A killer something special’
A small wonder of a very particular tone, among the many surprises that can be found in the most cultured section of the Star catalog: in this case the less you know, the better. ‘A murderer something special’, the Spanish title of ‘Grosse Pointe Black’, is a very black comedy in which John Cusack is a hit man who returns to his small hometown to an alumni reunion. The result is, indeed, a mixture of action thriller and 30-something romantic comedy, with a subtlety and acidity that easily brightens your day.