New in theaters: arguably Marvel’s craziest blockbuster yet and the painfully raw animated fun of “Siegheilkirchen” – movie news

Marvel Cinemativ Universe will once again dominate cinemas around the world with Thor 4: Love And Thunder. But this time, German cinema with its current biggest star and “Liebesdings” does not want …

Thor 4: Love And Thunder is definitely a fun, smash hit – and that’s mostly because director Taika Waititi and his star Chris Hemsworth don’t take anything serious anymore, and the MCU, comic book movies, and the rest just smash through the cocoa powder. tasty things. Nevertheless, the result is divided …

… after all, with such potentially impressive storylines as those about Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor or Christian Bale as Gorr, the butcher of the gods, one wonders if it would all work out much better if only the creators took their own film a little more seriously. ?

Summary of the FILMSTARTS review: “Fast, yet narrative and tonal, the sometimes frustratingly incoherent metal anthem is dripping with self-mockery. At the best of times, it gives you great gags and a relentless pace. At the same time, with the ubiquitous tongue in cheek, it becomes more and more difficult to take anything seriously about this film – and that’s actually not good with deeply tragic stories like those of Jane Foster with cancer or the disappointed Gorr. (3 out of 5 stars)

More about the film in the current episode of our podcast “The Screen Love”:

Elyas M’Barek has a stuffed clitoris on her head

The fact that Elyas M’Barek attracted “only” 1.4 million viewers to German cinemas with his latest (and quite successful) comedy was mainly due to the fact that “Nightlife” was slowed down by the closing of Corona. So now for another rehearsal – and this time with real anxiety: In “Liebesdings” by “High Society” director Anika Decker, the star of “Fack ju Göhte” plays a burnt out movie star who falls in love with all Friedies. people (Lucie Heinze), operator of an off-theater quasi-bankruptcy for a queer-feminist cabaret …

Summary of FILMSTARTS review: “The gags rarely catch fire and the sparks don’t fly at all – it only helps to a limited extent that the setting and theme of the romantic comedy are truly exciting.“(2 out of 5 stars)

Rough and obscene to the point of pain!

16 years after the breakthrough in the Bavarian blockbuster movie “Who Dies Earlier Dies No Longer”, director Marcus H. Rosenmüller now delivers his first animated film – and it really hits: Based on the work of cartoonist Manfred Deix, it turns out that out “Welcome to Siegheilkirchen “breaks the taboo in every possible direction – and audiences seem to like it too: In Austria,” Siegheilkirchen “has just been honored as the most popular Austrian film of last year …

Summary of the FILMSTARTS review: “The humor and illustrations are painfully harsh. Nevertheless, the coming-of-age story has its hilarious and touching moments – even if in the end it acts less as a thrilling social satire and more as a tribute to Manfred Deix’s unmistakable work.“(3 out of 5 stars)

51st feature film by Woody Allen

When Woody Allen is not in his films, there is often an actor who epitomizes the alter ego of the director of The City Neurotic. In the case of the “Rifkin Festival,” he is the character actor Wallace Shawn, who usually only appears in the second row, wanders the San Sebastián Film Festival as a professor at Mort University, and falls in love with the much younger Dr. Jo (Elena Anaya). And also: Gina Gershon (“Showgirls”), Steve Guttenberg (“Police Academy”) and Christoph Waltz as the chess player himself Death …

Summary of the FILMSTARTS review: “In the qualitatively very variable work of Woody Allen in the 21st century, there could be one or another similarly poor film. But maybe there hasn’t been someone who tries so little, who settles for such suspended fragments of better movies and such flat digital images. Opinions may vary as to whether the controversial Allen would like a better goodbye to the big screen. In any case, the “Rifkins Festival” would not be a worthy legacy.(1.5 out of 5 stars)

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