The best releases of films and series to watch online anime (05/22/2021)

The films were once again released exclusively in theaters, but that does not mean that online platforms have become deserted. Our list of best releases of films and series to watch online this week brings one of the most awaited premieres of the moment, as well as some news and an unmissable classic for those who love serial killer stories.

This week’s nominations include an anime that follows a classic from the 2000s and a Mexican series that has been a hit on Netflix. There are still zombie films, haunted animatronics, cursed entities that steal children, gremlins that are not from the Gremlins film, and murders. For those who want something calmer, a comedy with Michelle Pfeiffer and an animation from DC, which is also full of action.

Are you curious to know what films and series these are? So take a look at our tips for watching online this weekend. To make your life even easier, Canaltech always adds a trailer and a short description of each production, in addition to including links to the services in which they are available, so your job is basically just to press play. See which ones you like, prepare the room, gather the whole family and have fun!

8 . Yashahime: Princess Half-Yokai – Season 1

Is Inuyasha back? Not exactly. Yashahime: Princess Half-Yokai, as the title indicates, brings a female protagonist that resembles Inuyasha very much, but it is not him. She is Moroha, daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome. For some reason not yet explained, she doesn’t remember her parents and the adventure shouldn’t bring the familiar characters back (at least for now).

Yashahime brings together other characters that resemble Sango, Shippō, Sesshōmaru, and Rin and, in the plot, connects two eras in Japan by showing half-youkai twin sisters Towa and Setsuna, who end up separated. Towa ends up entering a mysterious tunnel that takes her to modern Japan, where she is raised by Sota, brother of Kagome Higurashi. The story joins the sisters with Moroha, daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome, with the episodes showing the trio traveling “through the ages on an adventure to recover their lost past.”

7. The Weeping Curse

If you get scared easily, this can be a good terror, but it is worth the hoax alert for those who are a little more demanding with the genre and want more than jump scares. On the other hand, the film is produced by James Wan, while the director, Michael Chaves, is about to release Invocation of Evil 3: The Order of the Demon. The connection to the universe created by Wan goes further because The Curse of the Crying is a film that is officially part of the Invocation of Evil universe.

In the plot, a mother needs to protect her children from an entity that wants the children for herself. Corona, however, does not exist only in the film, being a real legend. In the film, it is a Mexican version of the legend of Corona, but there are variations, even in other countries. The Curse of Corona still has an interesting taste for the insertion of Mexican culture in the plot, with its paranormal beliefs that terrify even those who are not from there.

6. Departure to French

Very award-winning and with recognized works such as Momma’s Man, Terri, and Doll & Em (HBO series), director Azazel Jacobs is not well known, especially around here. Still, we brought your new dramatic comedy Exit to the French, which premiered this year in Brazil. In the cast, attention is drawn to the presence of the wonderful Michelle Pfeiffer ( Ant-Man and the Wasp ), opposite Lucas Hedges, from Boy Erased: An Overturned Truth.

In Exit to the French, an old Manhattan socialite lives on what is left of her inheritance, needing to move to a small apartment in Paris with her son and cat. With these clues, we can expect a comedy along the lines of Blue Jasmine, but with the touch of Jacobs, who impresses his indie brand in his productions.

5. Batman: Silence

More DC animations? We have, of course! The feature film is Batman: Silence, directed by Justin Copeland, who also released Wonder Woman: Bloodline in 2019. The animation features a script by Ernie Altbacker ( Justice League Dark: War of Apokolips ), which adapts the comics, Jim Lee and Jeph Loeb.

In the plot, Batman follows a series of clues that lead him to a new villain, who calls himself Silence. The Batman will need to make alliances he did not imagine to fight the villain, while huge secrets continue to be revealed. The promise of a lot of tension and action!

4. The Intruders

Julius Berg, who directed the Bosque series, released The Intruders, a crime, horror, and comedy film that stands out for its main star, Maisie Williams, best known for playing Arya Stark in Game of Thrones. The film also features veteran Sylvester McCoy, who was a Doctor in Doctor Who between 1987 and 1989, in addition to playing Radagast the Brown in the Hobbit trilogy.

Berg signs the script with Mathieu Gompel ( Little Princes ) and together they tell the story of a group of friends who find a safe full of money in a house. Everything changes when the owners, an elderly couple, return home early, leaving the situation out of control.

3.Se7en – The Seven Capital Crimes

One of the greatest classics of suspense in cinema, there was a time when everyone knew the end of Se7en – The Seven Capital Crimes. Over time, however, the film is again a novelty, ensuring the entertainment of those who do not yet know this masterpiece. And I bet: I doubt you find out what’s in the box. What box? If you don’t know about the box, it means that you weren’t hit by the spoilers.

Se7en – The Seven Capital Crimes accompanies the investigation of a series of crimes committed by a serial killer that has a very curious pattern: each victim represents one of the seven deadly sins. The serial killer “plays” with the investigators, played by Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, and everything is even better in the hands of director David Fincher, who also worked on the serial killer theme in Zodiac and in the Mindhunter series, in addition to being on his way to launch a film entitled The Killer.

2. Who Killed Sara? – 2nd Season

Who Killed Sara? arrived this year on Netflix and is already winning its second season to try to unravel the mystery that gives name to the Mexican series. Some revelations have already happened in the first season and there are several suspects. While the first season had 10 episodes, the second arrives with just eight chapters. The last, entitled “I killed Sara”, must keep the big revelation.

The series follows the investigation into the death of Sara (Ximena Lamadrid) by her brother Alex (Manolo Cardona), who ended up being arrested as an alleged culprit. After 18 years, Alex leaves prison to find out what happened and put his revenge plan into practice. Although everything indicates that the plot ends in the second season, the enormous success of the season can end up guaranteeing new episodes for the series. We’ll have to wait and see.

1. Willy’s Wonderland

Another Nicolas Cage film came out and you won’t want to miss it. Screw it whether it’s good or bad. It is a film with Nicolas Cage. And it’s an action terror, with Cage detonating haunted animatronics, which is very reminiscent of the Five Nights at Freddy’s game franchise. Willy’s Wonderland is directed by Kevin Lewis ( The Drop ), who helps bring the first script of GO Parsons to life. All of this added up tells us that this is another trash movie with Nicholas Cage. Perfect.

Cage plays a man who ends up working as a caretaker for a place called Willy’s Wonderland, ignoring indications that something wrong is happening there. When the animatronics start trying to kill him, the caretaker reveals that he is not an easy target. Willy’s Wonderland promises a lot of blood and incredible deaths, but all with a lot of comedy to balance the dark side.

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