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On Netflix and Amazon Prime Video: 2 movies and a TV series to brighten up your weekend –

As our Aunt Louison would say, “There is no fatigue!” especially when it comes to using all the new features of our favorite streaming platforms. So breathless but happy to be drafting found some wonders on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

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This weekend, we’re taking our Death Class Professional Assassin exams, boxing in our father’s footsteps with Creed, and heading out to find the lost city in The Lost City of Z.

What movies and series to watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video this weekend?

Series worth continuing: “Death Class” (Netflix)

Synopsis

Toward the end of the 80s, Marcus Lopez, a young homeless orphan, enters a school that trains the future great killers of this world. He sees this as an opportunity to achieve his goal: to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan.

Opinion

Launched on Syfy, the first season of Deadly Class was not as successful as it was expected, and it was Netflix who bought the broadcast rights without offering a second chance, however. A series that died prematurely, though it still had more to tell, as did the comics it was inspired from.

However, this lack of an ending shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a show that mixes teenage spirit with extreme violence. Kind of like Riverdale characters solving their problems the John Wick way. Romantic relationships and big fights come together in a series that explores the crescendo of his trashy universe.

And if we can’t avoid a few teen show clichés, we have to admit that Death Class surprises us more than once with its very mature and graphic approach to vice and abuse. Between flashbacks in comic book sauce and the lifestyle of some antagonist, we savor every moment the show pushes its limits with a forced smile.

We should also applaud the overall quality of the character writing, which offers us a diverse palette of characters, styles, stories and, above all, we should applaud the performances of the actors whose contribution we feel. We get attached to everyone, and this is the problem of the series, where death is in the title and the absence of season 2. Disappointment when you hold us…

  • Trailer that bleeds:

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An additional box from the same category as his role model: Creed (Netflix).

Synopsis

Adonis Creed, son of the late former boxing champion Apollo Creed, dreams of following in the footsteps of his father, whom he never knew. Ready to give everything to enter the ring, he will ask for help from his father’s greatest rival and friend: the legendary Rocky Balboa. But the latter, having retired, now leads a life far from wearing gloves.

Opinion

After six opuses, what remained to be said and shown about the alter ego of Sylvester Stallone? Before it became fashionable, Creed was the sequel to one of the greatest movie sagas, and undoubtedly the most successful.

Simply because the film manages to tell a lot; not only about the aging lonely Rocky Balboa, whose former career now involves telling stories to clients; but also from the weight of the name when you are not the first to wear it.

Themes already covered in Rocky V, but taking on a more favorable basis here, more natural, more legitimate, more successful. Because if he gets into mythology, Creed is not Rocky, and director Ryan Coogler imposes his own style, paying homage without copying, sublimating the emotions of the characters as well as the fury of the fights.

Creed is also a story of interpretation. Stallone manages to breathe new life into The Rock (he’ll win a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor) by embracing his vulnerability, while Michael B. Jordan puts on his gloves with excessive force. We won’t forget Tessa Thompson, the anti-Adrian, whose role goes far beyond the help desk. Creed doesn’t want to play Rocky and that’s why we love him.

  • Trailer that enters the ring:

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Exciting Exploration Movie: The Lost City of Z (Amazon Prime Video)

Synopsis

In 1906, when he was preparing to become a father, a British colonel and distinguished explorer was sent to the Amazon to make maps. On the spot, he thinks to find a trace of the mysterious lost city. Back in England, this search turns into an obsession as a good family life awaits him.

Opinion

Undoubtedly the least accessible entry in our pick of the week, The Lost City of Z is nonetheless the most important. Why ? Because James Gray proves film after film that he is a filmmaker who loves detail and sophistication, and once again he does true craftsmanship, drawing inspiration from the life of real explorer Percy Fawcett.

The Lost City of Z is a new opportunity for the director to retell a family story through the lens of a river exploration story that could have left a lot of things behind. Simply because Gray is the standard bearer for demanding cinema that unfolds piece by piece, like a puzzle we only savor in the credits.

And as always, the game is worth the candle, the shots explore not the jungle, but the human psyche of a character torn between two worlds, between the promises of a happy future with those he loves, and the mysterious past, the foundations of which he is looking for. This is a story about a small story hidden in a big one, about a man inside a civilization.

The all-too-rare Charlie Hunnam manages to make sense of this complexity, aided well by the wonderful music of Sienna Miller, Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson. The Lost City of Z is not a popular movie, it is “just” a really great movie.

  • Trailer that goes into the jungle:

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