Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson star in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (Disney/Marvel)
Several films are set to premiere in the coming weeks here in LA, and of course, are spear-headed by the highly anticipated Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Among other releases are Under the Skin, In the Blood, and the French comedy Les Infidels.
Plots abound, and these films feature a superhero battling his best friend, a beautiful alien whose nature changes as she steps foot on Earth, and a woman who struggles to the death with her past, and all the tricks and strategies that put us on a road to sexual taboos.
Directed by Anthony Russo and starring Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson, Captain America: TheWinter Soldier is an action-packed thrill ride with impressive visual effects, and a magnificent script. It follows the events of The Avengers, where we find an amnesiac Bucky, the Cap’s best friend, cryogenically frozen after his near-death experience, which turns him into a dangerous assassin. It’s now up to Captain America to bring his friend back before it’s too late.
Under the Skin is a sci-fi thriller about an extra-terrestrial who comes to Earth to feed on unsuspecting humans in awe of her beauty. However, upon infiltrating our society, she falls in love with our kind, which changes her agenda and begins a battle with beings from her hoome planet. The film was written and directed by Jonathan Glazer, and stars Scarlett Johansson and Kristof Hadek.
Most of you probably haven’t heard anything about In the Blood – a film with a simple yet powerful plot about a woman who must confront her violent past to ensure she and her loved ones can be safe. The film stars Gina Gramajo and Danny Trejo, as well as Amary Nolasco, Treat Williams and Ismael Cruz. The film was directed by John Stockwell.
Last but not least, French comedy Les Infidels directed by Emmanuelle Bercot and starring Jean Dujardin, Lionel Abelanski, Pierre Benoit and Vincent Bonnasseau is about a never-ending quest which began ever since man has existed on this planet: sex. It’s a history that shows us no matter how capable of loving we are, sometimes lusts and pleasure trumps all else. The film takes us to the most unexpected settings where deceit, elaborate plans and excuses unleash men and women’s most basic desires.