13 premieres and essential releases for the weekend: ‘The Batman’, ‘Gran Turismo 7’, ‘The Boys: Diabolical’ and much more

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It’s clear that this week’s premiere is the long-awaited version of DC’s Batman, with Matt Reeves at the helm and Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz leading the cast. But it is not the only blockbuster that is upon us: there is the hyper-realism of ‘Gran Turismo 7’ to speed up the weekend. AND that’s just the main dishes: there are 13 great plans for the next few days of heart attack.

‘The Batman’

It has been made to beg, but the new movie of the long-eared vigilante from DC is here. This time with a twist that distances us from the usual superheroic cinema and introduces Bruce Wayne and Catwoman in a detective plot that drinks from comics like ‘Gotham Central’. Enigma is the psychotic enemy to beat this time in a version of the character with more atmosphere than action.

‘Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber’

It was scheduled for February, but it has finally arrived in March this long-awaited Showtime episodic series in which each season will portray a huge success story from the world of technology. In this first batch of episodes, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler and Uma Thurman embody the protagonists of Uber’s meteoric rise, revolving everything around Travis Kalanick, the ambitious and charismatic CEO who would end up being fired from the company in a board of directors .

‘The Boys Presents: Diabolical’

The first spin-off proposed by Prime Video’s brutal superhero satire series is an animated series for adults that lands in small pills: eight episodes between twelve and fourteen minutes set in the universe created by Garth Ennis. In fact, Ennis returns to his characters with one of the scripts for the episodes, but he is not the only one: the rest are shared by people as diverse as Awkwafina, Seth Rogen, Justin Roiland and Andy Samberg, among others.

‘Star Trek: Picard’ S2

The first season of ‘Picard’ was received, like all recent ‘Star Trek’ series, with some ambivalence: the character played by Patrick Stewart is one of the most beloved in the trekkie community, and in this series we are presented retired, but still willing to satisfy a few galactic wrongs. This time he will face a mythical villain of the franchise, the iconic and extradimensional Q, who will be played by John de Lancie

Available in Prime Video

‘Super… who?’

In France, this film written, directed and starring Philippe Lacheau dethroned ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ from number one, with a spectacular opening of 3.8 million dollars. In it, the superhero culture and its common places are questioned, with a failed actor who gets a leading role: that of the superhero Badman. But a car accident leaves him amnesiac, and seeing himself in the movie costume, he will believe that he has real powers.

'Gran Turismo 7' is more than a great driving game: it is a love letter to motorsports and its culture

‘Grand Touring 7’

The quintessential Sony driving saga is back, with the same commitment to realism that the franchise has had since the days of the first Playstation, but taking the possibilities of the company’s latest console to the limit. Dynamic atmospheric effects, an amazing use of the new controller on the console and, as always, a myriad of content that allows you to configure endlessly vehicles and racing conditions, in a perfect driving simulator for lovers of motor history.

  • Now available on Playstation 4 and Playstation 5

‘Shadow Warrior 3’

The ‘Shadow Warrior’ saga continues, crazier and more violent than ever. Frenetic combat and impossible enemies in a game that bets on the fluid and strategic combination of melee action and gunfights, always taking advantage of the possibilities that the environment offers us, with a dynamic and a rhythm that reminds us of the last and tremendous ‘DOOM’. A frenetic game, full of humor and violence, for a weekend without rest.

  • Available on PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X|S

‘FAR: Changing Tides’

A simple indie game, a sequel to the semi-unknown ‘FAR: Lone Sails’, but which boasts an absolutely unique graphic design and atmosphere. In a world sunken after a terrible tsunami, we will pilot a boat solving puzzles, while we look for a place on the mainland that welcomes us. With a relaxing rhythm and measured duration, a game that proposes the light side for so many mammoth challenges like the ones we’ve been suffering lately.

  • Available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch.

‘Babylon’s Fall’

Platinum breaks away, in collaboration with Square Enix, from its usual ‘Bayonetta’-style action-precise spectacles, with gameplay that blends combat, co-op adventure, and game-as-a-service. In a peculiar and oppressive atmosphere of science-fiction of medieval inspiration, we will accompany a group of heroes who want to overcome a monumental Tower of Babel. A strategic point when it comes to equipping the heroes with different weapons gives this title an original air.

  • Available for Playstation 5, Playstation 4 and PC

'The Batman' enters unknown territory for superhero cinema: the mixture with the police

‘Brutalismus’ (Carlos Traspaderne)

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Spectacular deluxe edition of more than 300 pages for a subject that deserves it: the photographer Carlos Traspaderne portrays brutalist and modernist buildings in countries across Europe, such as Spain, France, UK, Italy and others. For this, he has used analogical photographic techniques, typical of the time in which the examples of this architectural current were built, gray concrete colossi and angular geometries. The vision of a future devoid of humans was reflected in this fascinating trend, splendidly honored in this book, which is completed with several introductory texts by experts on the subject.

‘When monsters are born’ (Fernando Vicente and Alberto Gil)

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More large format books, this time dedicated to the most representative icons of horror cinema. From the classics of the thirties to modern monsters, now pop myths, this book talks about the origins, the repercussions, the ins and outs of the shooting of his most famous films and a brief approach to the special effects and makeup that propitiated its continuous appearance in our nightmares. Fernando Vicente’s illustrations are wonderful.

When Monsters Are Born: Myths of Horror Movies (Illustrated Literature)

When Monsters Are Born: Myths of Horror Movies (Illustrated Literature)

‘Batman: Dark Halloween’ (VVAA)

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It’s Batman weekend, and ECC is giving us a chance to immerse ourselves in the story that has possibly most clearly influenced the Matt Reeves film: ‘The Long Halloween’ by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. But this volume has much more: three Halloween specials of ‘Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight’, the 13 issues of ‘Batman: Dark Victory’, the six installments that make up ‘Catwoman: If you go to Rome…’ and a short story with Superman. A whole binge of winged rats to go well in tune with the film.

Batman: Dark Halloween – The Complete Saga

Batman: Dark Halloween – The Complete Saga

‘Rubik’ (Erno Rubik)

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´The inventor of the most famous puzzle in history recounts his memories in this essential book to understand how since its creation in 1974, the Rubik’s cube has sold more than 400 million copies. As a child, Rubik loved geometric puzzles and devoted himself to inventing them. In this book he explains how the creative process and the human imagination works and claims one of the most essential acts with which we can occupy our time: playing.

Rubik: The incredible story of the cube that changed the way we learn and play

Rubik: The incredible story of the cube that changed the way we learn and play

It’s clear that this week’s premiere is the long-awaited version of DC’s Batman, with Matt Reeves at the helm and…

It’s clear that this week’s premiere is the long-awaited version of DC’s Batman, with Matt Reeves at the helm and…

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