Nobody listens to them in the Netflix film “Don't Look Up”, there is also Steven Spielberg's version of the “West Side Story” – and other films that you can now watch in the cinema.

The trailer for “Don't Look Up”.

That's what it's all about

  • What is actually currently going on in the cinema? We will guide you through the new highlights of the week.

  • J-Law and Leo DiCaprio try to warn people about the end of the world.

  • Steven Spielberg is remaking the “West Side Story”.

  • An African drama revolves around a 15-year-old who wants to have an abortion.

  • The «Lauras Stern» children's books will be released in cinemas as real-life films.

«Don't Look Up»

Imagine the world is going to end and nobody cares – that's what the Netflix movie “Don't Look Up” is about.

The two researchers Kate (Jennifer Lawrence) and Randall (Leonardo DiCaprio) have discovered a Comet the size of Mount Everest that is hurtling towards Earth and will collide with it over the next six months.

Nobody listens to them

The good news: the duo are doing everything they can to warn the world. The bad: From US President Orlean (Meryl Streep) to the morning TV show, nobody seems to take the news seriously. Kate briefly goes viral on social media, but is quickly forgotten afterwards.

The only one who pays at least a bit of attention to the two is the President's son Jason (Jonah Hill). In doing so, however, he does not think of the catastrophe that is coming to earth: Jason would much rather claw the resources hidden in the comet.

Parallels to the climate crisis

Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi provided the soundtrack for the film: The song “Just Look Up” tells the story of two lovers in the last minutes before the catastrophe.

With the film, director Adam McKay wants to draw more attention to the climate crisis – it is high time something changed, he says on “CBS”: “Hopefully this film is something that makes us laugh a lot, but also a kick in it Get bum. »

The film will start in theaters on December 9th, and it will be available on Netflix from December 24th.

« West Side Story »

Steven Spielberg has a heart for “West Side Story”: the director remakes the 1957 musical and stays close to the original. The story takes place in New York in the 1950s, two hostile youth gangs face each other (the white jets against the Puerto Rican Sharks).

Right in the middle: The love of Tony (Ansel Elgort), the former leader of the Jets, and Maria (Rachel Zegler), the sister of the Sharks boss, which further escalates the conflicts between the gangs.

Representation of the Latinx community

Steven Spielberg's remake aims to do some things better than the 1961 film: all Puerto Rican characters have now been cast with Latin American actors.

«Every single Shark member has to come from the Latinx community. And without exception, “says the 74-year-old to” BBC “. The casting was the biggest that Spielberg has ever raised, more than thirty thousand talents were heard.

The trailer for “West Side Story”.

“Lingui”

Amina (Achouackh Abakar) is a single parent and lives with her daughter Maria (15 years old) Rihane Khalil Alio) in Chad. Maria's father left Amina after she became pregnant.

Now history repeats itself with Maria: She wants to have an abortion, but that is punished by the law and condemned by society. Amina allies herself with the women in the neighborhood and fights for her daughter.

The trailer for «Lingui».

“Laura's star”

Klaus Baumgart's story of the girl Laura who had an injured star finds and nurses him, is already available as an animated series. Now it became a real-life film.

Laura (Emilia Kowalski) moves with her parents and brother from the country to a new apartment in the city. It is difficult for her to adjust to the new environment until an injured star falls from the sky.

The trailer for «Laura's Star».

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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