News culture Netflix: movies, series, anime you can’t miss in May 2022
The half-year has almost been reached and Netflix is not letting go of the accelerator in terms of novelties. Also this month, the platform hosts a nice selection of programs that will delight ardent fans of animation, especially Japanese! Small selection of films, series and anime that will grace the catalog of the American giant of SVOD in this month of May 2022.
Far from the ring road
In 2012, the two accomplices Ousmane Diakhité (Omar Sy) and François Monge (Laurent Lafitte) ventured on the other side of the Paris ring road – as the title of the film indicates – to carry out the investigation, on the side of the Bobigny , about the death of the wife of an eminent CAC-40 boss. Almost ten years later, the duo, reluctantly and for the time of a new investigation, are reunited in a production stamped Netflix that sends them to the side of the Alps in a small town, far from the Paris ring road.† To enrich its catalog with yet another film that combines action and comedy, the American streaming giant invokes the codes of ” friend movie in a sort of French version of theFatal Weapon† Even though a decade has passed, nothing has really changed for the two police officers who, without really expecting it, must once again team up on a much less complicated case. At least in appearances, because what was intended to be yet another vicious murder investigation and a simple deal case will quickly develop into an explosive criminal scheme that will put them face to face with many dangers they will escape from not without show humor† But while the duo will have to learn how to work together again, the arrival of a young inspector on the team (played by Izïa Higelin) will somewhat disrupt the dynamic between our two police officers, as they brighten up their new adventures.
- Available May 6
- Watch Loin du Périph’ (by Louis Letterier, with Omar Sy and Laurent Lafitte) on Netflix
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Faced with the immense success of the seventh opus of the Final Fantasy license, Square Enix’s opportunistic executives begin, in the mid-2000s, several projects with the idea of expanding the universe in which Cloud Strife and his band evolve† Inside what should be called ” Final Fantasy VII Compilation », we find the said animation film in synthetic images that is the subject of this paragraph, namely Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children† After the oven Final Fantasy: Creatures of the Spirit At the box office, Square Enix doesn’t want to remain in failure and plans to save the company’s honor by riding the wave of popularity of the number seven component. In this cross-media project with a special genesis – actually the film was a ten minute tech demo full of potential that caught the attention of Yoshinori Kitase, who decided to make it a feature film and put Tetsuya Nomura behind the camera -, we plunge back into the universe of Final Fantasy VII, two years after the game’s catastrophic events in an unrecognizable city of Midgar where its population is being eaten away by geostigmas, a strange disease caused by Jenova’s insidious presence in the river of life† In addition to this disease, Cloud and others must fight against three new enemies (Kadaj, Loz, and Yazoo) who want to organize the “Reunion” with their “Mother” at all costs to face one of the greatest opponents the game has ever faced.video worn: the illustrious and charismatic Sephiroth.
- Available May 14th
- Watch Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children on Netflix
Vampire in the garden
Determined to strengthen its offer in the field of animated films and series over the months, Netflix has approached an actor who has largely proven himself in the industry, namely WIT Studio, who has made himself known thanks to the first three seasons of theAtta des Titansin season 1 of Vinland Sagaand for numerous other productions commissioned by the American SVOD giant such as Big Pretender or bubblereleased on the platform a few days ago† With such a look, WIT Studio – a new Pokémon series in the universe of is indeed in high demand Pokemon Legends: Arceus† baptized The snow of Hisuicoming very soon – and it’s already returning to the platform with an original creation: Vampire in the garden† On the sidelines of its release, the anime was unveiled before the time of a trailer to allow us to get to know better Momo and Fine, the two heroines of this production. The first of them is a human who lives in a city ravaged by the horrors of war. One day, extremely unhappy, she drops a music box in her distress. Trapped in this object was a strange woman with long, immaculate hair, a vampire named Fine† The two young women will become friends and together go in search of Eden, a paradise, as the name suggests, where the two communities can live in peace.
- Available May 16
- Watch Vampire in the Garden Netflix
Love, Death + Robots Vol. 3
You’ve always dreamed of seeing David Fincher (fight club† seven† gone girl† mindhunter…) and Tim Miller (Deadpool) on a joint project, what is more animation? Netflix did. After a 2000s genesis – it was initially a film – and financing difficulties, the American giant came to the aid of the two directors to finally give life to this anthology he so strived for. It was therefore in March 2019 that the project was launched on the platform thanks to a first season with a large gallery of episodes — there are eighteen with a more or less variable maturity —, before returning, after a quick renewal of the project, for a season 2 that delivered much less than the first, but had the merit of making up for the mistakes of a first sawtooth season † The series, which nevertheless won no less than 11 prizes at the Emmy Awards, therefore has the difficult task of fulfilling its ambitions, which wanted to become one of the most creative, ambitious and qualitative projects in the catalog of the American giant. SVOD. Beginning May 20, get ready for even more robotic intrigue, love, violence and science fiction, sometimes all mixed up, in a series of eight new episodes† Note again that each episode will be led by a different team and that – and this is a first – two of them will follow a plot developed in the first season.
Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 (season 2)
It didn’t take many volumes for Masamune Shirow’s work to make a lasting impression on avid manga readers and pop culture alike. In addition to the seven volumes, spread over three different publications, Ghost in the shell has become all the more important thanks to animation, be it Mamoru Oshii’s films or the three series released between 2002 and 2005† While the post-2010 license was rather discreet despite Rupert Sanders’ attempt to make a live-action film starring Scarlett Johansson, the American SVOD giant was particularly interested in the prospect of re-running the animated version of the manga. launch its platform. For this, Netflix acquires the rights to broadcast the new project of Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Arakami in subcontinuity Self-contained complex† The plot is set in 2045, as the name “SAC_2045” suggests, 15 years after the events of the original series and is, in a sense, considered a third season.† In these troubled times, Section 9 is no more – the last representatives are now evolving under the name “Ghost” – and the world is totally unstable, divided between orchestrated conflicts to support the economy and civil wars. However, the former members of Section 9, such as Kusanagi and Batou, will be led by Arakami to reform the group to investigate a strange conspiracy and the rise of “Post Humans”. This season 2, also of 12 episodes, will continue the group’s investigation as action sequences in 3D computer graphics are coupled with the revelations that should close the plot of SAC_2045.
Stranger Things (season 4, part 1)
Somewhat sadistic on the edges, Netflix waited until the end of May to deliver the sequel to one of its spearheads, namely Weird stuff† The platformer is finally back for a fourth season, after nearly three years of waiting for the sequel to the adventures of Eleven and her gang, which have grown tremendously since then.† Unfortunately, the SVOD giant is not done playing with our nerves as this season 4 will be split into two parts (the other part will air from July 1, 2022), marking the penultimate act of the creation of the Duffer brothers who lift the curtain. in its fifth season. The previous episode sequence had already set the tone by giving off an even more gruesome vibe, but season 4 wants to take the cursor up a notch.† At least that’s what the communication around it does Weird stuff, oscillating between hair-raising scenes and a darker than usual plot. In the last published excerpt, Netflix warned us about the great war brewing between the real world and The Upside Down (The Upside Down, is teeming with hideous creatures, including even creepier ones), and adolescents will once again play a critical role in this conflict† Even if they have to meet for that – they are all more or less broadcast between Hawkins and Los Angeles – as Jim Hooper tries to understand what kind of prison he has recently ended up in, given the strange events that take place there.
It also comes out in May 2022
- The Cheetah (1963) (by Luchino Visconti, with Alain Delon) May 1 on Netflix
- La Haine (by Mathieu Kassovitz, with Vincent Cassel) May 1 on Netflix
- Hippocrates (by Thomas Lilti, with Vincent Lacoste) on May 1 on Netflix
- Venom (by Ruben Fleischer, with Tom Hardy) May 1 on Netflix
- Clash of the Titans (by Louis Leterrier, with Liam Neeson) May 1 on Netflix
- Clark (by Jonas Åkerlund, with Bill Skarsgård) on May 5 on Netflix
- Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable War (Season 1, Feature Version) May 9th Netflix
- Detective Conan (Season 2) From May 15th Netflix
- Widows (by Steve McQueen, with Viola Davis and Colin Farrell) on May 28 on Netflix