news culture Netflix: movies, series, anime not to be missed in May 2022
Half of the year is almost reached and Netflix is not releasing the accelerator in terms of news. Also this month, the platform hosts a nice selection of programs that should delight the fervent fans of animation, especially Japanese! Small selection of films, series and anime that come to decorate the catalog of the American giant of SVOD in this month of May 2022.
Away from the ring road
In 2012, the two accomplices Ousmane Diakhité (Omar Sy) and François Monge (Laurent Lafitte) venture across the Parisian ring road – as the title of the film indicates – to investigate, on the de Bobigny side, the death of his wife. of a prominent CAC-40 boss. Almost ten years later, the duo reunite, reluctantly and for the moment of a new investigation, within a Netflix production that sends them to the side of the Alps in a small town, far from the Parisian ring road.. To enrich its catalog with yet another film that mixes action and comedy, the American streaming giant invokes the codes of ” friends movies in a kind of French version of theFatal weapon. Even though it’s been a decade, nothing has really changed for the two cops who find themselves, without really expecting it, having to collaborate again on a much less complicated case. At least in appearance, because what was supposed to be just another investigation into a sordid murder and a simple affair will quickly evolve into an explosive criminal scheme that will put them face to face with many dangers from which they will escape not without showing humor.. But as the two have to learn how to team up again, the arrival of a young inspector on the team (played by Izïa Higelin) will somehow disrupt the dynamic between our two police officers, while reviving their new adventures.
- Available from May 6th
- 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 work of the Final Fantasy license, the opportunistic executives of Square Enix start, in the mid-2000s, several projects with the idea of expanding the universe in which Cloud Strife and his band evolve. Within what should be called ” Final Fantasy VII compilation », We find the said animated film in synthetic images object of this paragraph, namely Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. After the oven Final Fantasy: Creatures of the Spirit at the box office, Square Enix does not want to remain a failure and intends to save the company’s honor by surfing the wave of the popularity of component number seven. In this cross-media project with a particular genesis – basically, the film was a technical demo of a good ten minutes full of potential that caught the attention of Yoshinori Kitase, who decided to make a feature film and put Tetsuya Nomura behind the camera -, we immerse ourselves in the universe of Final Fantasy VII, two years after the catastrophic events of the game in an unrecognizable city of Midgar where the population is torn apart by geostigmas, a strange disease caused by the insidious presence of Jenova inside the river of life. In addition to this disease, Cloud and others must fight against three new enemies (Kadaj, Loz and Yazoo) who want at all costs to organize the “Reunion” with their “Mother” to bring back to life one of the greatest antagonists that the videogame he never wore: the illustrious and charismatic Sephiroth.
- Available from May 14th
- Watch Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children on Netflix
vampire in the garden
Determined to strengthen its offer in terms of films and animated series over the months, Netflix has contacted an actor who has proven himself in the sector, namely WIT Studio, and who has made himself known thanks to the first three seasons of theattack on the titanin season 1 of Vinland Sagaand for a myriad of other productions on behalf of the American giant SVOD such as Great liar Where bubblepublished a few days ago on the platform. With such aura, WIT Studio is truly in high demand – a new Pokémon series in the universe of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, baptized The snows of Hisuiwill arrive very soon – and is already returning to the platform with an original creation: vampire in the garden. On the sidelines of its release, the anime was unveiled for the time of a trailer to allow us to learn more about 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, he drops a music box in his distress of him. A strange woman with long immaculate hair, a vampire named Fine, appeared to be imprisoned in this object. Noting that their respective peoples are divided, the two young women will become friends and set out together in search of Eden, a paradise, as the name suggests, where the two communities could live in peace.
- Available from May 16th
- Watch Vampire in the garden on netflix
Love, death + robot vol. 3
Have you always dreamed of seeing David Fincher (fighting club, Seven, Gone girl, mind hunter…) and Tim Miller (Dead Pool) on a common project, which is more animation? Netflix did. After a genesis that dates back to the 2000s – initially it was a film – and financing difficulties, the American giant came to the rescue of the two directors to finally give life to this anthology to which he so aspired. It is therefore in March 2019 that the project launches on the platform thanks to a first season with a large gallery of episodes – they are eighteen of more or less variable duration -, before returning, after a quick renewal of the project, for a season 2 much less provided than the first, but which had the merit of making up for the mistakes of a first sawtooth season ! The series, which still won 11 awards at the Emmy Awards, therefore has the difficult task of realizing its ambitions, which wanted to be one of the most creative, ambitious and qualitative projects in the catalog of the American giant. SVOD. From May 20, get ready for even more robotic intrigue, love, violence and science fiction, and sometimes all confused too, in a series of eight new episodes. Note, once again, that each episode is led by a different team and that – and this is the first – two of them will follow a storyline 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 leave a lasting impression on avid manga readers and pop culture. Beyond the seven volumes, distributed in three different publications, Ghost in the shell has become all the more essential thanks to animation, whether it’s the films of Mamoru Oshii or the three series released between 2002 and 2005. If, after the 2010s, the license was rather discreet despite Rupert Sanders’ attempt to make a live-action film with Scarlett Johansson, the American giant SVOD was particularly interested in the prospect of relaunching the animated version of the manga on its platform. For this Netflix obtains the rights to broadcast in sub-continuity the new project by Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Arakami Autonomous complex. The plot takes place in 2045, as the name “SAC_2045” suggests, 15 years after the events of the original series and is considered, in a sense, a third season.. In these troubled times, Section 9 no longer exists – its last representatives now evolve under the name of “Ghost” – and the world is totally unstable, torn between orchestrated conflicts to support the economy and civil wars. However, former Section 9 members, such as Kusanagi and Batou, will come together under Arakami’s leadership to reform the group to investigate a strange conspiracy and the emergence of “Human Posts”. This season 2, also of 12 episodes, will continue the investigation of the group, linking action scenes in 3D computer graphics and the revelations that should close the plot of SAC_2045.
Stranger Things (season 4, part 1)
Slightly sadistic on the edges, Netflix waited until the end of May to deliver the sequel to one of its spearheads, namely Stranger things. The platformer is finally back for a fourth season, after almost three years of waiting for the continuation of the adventures of Eleven and his gang, which have grown a lot since then.. Unfortunately, the giant SVOD has not finished playing with our nerves as this season 4 will be divided into two parts (the other part will air from 1 July 2022), constituting the penultimate act of the creation of the Duffer brothers who will lower the curtain in the its fifth season. The previous succession of episodes had already set the tone by sporting an even more horrific vibe, but season 4 aims to take the slider even higher.. At least that’s what the communication around Stranger things, swinging between thrilling scenes and a darker than usual storyline. In the last published excerpt, Netflix has warned us of the great war brewing between the real world and The Upside Down (The Upside Down, teeming with hideous creatures, including even scarier ones), and adolescents, once again, will have a crucial role to play in this conflict. Although, first, they will have to meet – all more or less sent between Hawkins and Los Angeles – while Jim Hooper tries to understand what kind of prison has ended recently given the strange events that are taking place there.
It also comes out in May 2022
- Il chepardo (1963) (by Luchino Visconti, with Alain Delon) May 1st onwards netflix
- La Haine (by Mathieu Kassovitz, with Vincent Cassel) on May 1st on Netflix
- Hippocrates (by Thomas Lilti, with Vincent Lacoste) from May 1st onwards netflix
- Venom (by Ruben Fleischer, with Tom Hardy) May 1 on Netflix
- Clash of the Titans (by Louis Leterrier, starring Liam Neeson) May 1 on Netflix
- Clark (by Jonas Åkerlund, with Bill Skarsgård) from May 5 onwards netflix
- Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sustainable Warfare (Season 1, Feature Version) May 9 on netflix
- Detective Conan (season 2) from May 15th onwards netflix
- Widows (by Steve McQueen, with Viola Davis and Colin Farrell) May 28 onwards netflix