“Bumblebee”, “The Reader” and “The Battle for Britney”, recommended in streaming – 06/19/2021

The reader

In Germany after World War II, Michael Berg (David Kross) is a fifteen-year-old boy who loses consciousness while returning from school. The rough, reserved and always serious Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet) who is twice his age finds him and takes him home. A passionate and secret idyll will emerge between the two that will be interrupted by the mysterious disappearance of Hanna. Eight years later, Michael being a law student, he meets her again, but in a situation that he would never have imagined: prosecuted for being responsible for the death of thousands of Jews in concentration camps. A brilliant performance from Winslet, who is accompanied by a great cast for this sad human drama.

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Director:Stephen Daldry

Actors:Kate Winslet, David Kross, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Lena Olin

Where to see it:In the basic of NSNow of New Century.

Original title: The Reader
Gender: Drama
Duration: 123 minutes


It seems strange that we are talking about a Transformers movie, but Bumblebee (who recently joined Netflix), is not a typical movie about robots turning into cars.

That’s because this adventure has good performances, a very well done setting like in the late eighties, and a soundtrack full of those rock hits that we all know.

Trying to escape a war on his home planet. Cybertron, the Autobot Bumblebee ends up on Earth in 1987, where he finds refuge in a junkyard in a small town on the Californian coast.

For many years, this robot that ended up damaged during its escape and cannot speak, remained without moving in the warehouse, until Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) arrived, who is about to turn 18 years old and tries, like all young people in that age, find your place in the world.

When he finds Bumblebee, damaged and decomposed, he tries to fix it. Although we already know that it is not a normal yellow Volkswagen. Upon returning to life, Bumblebee draws the attention of a group of Decepticons, who will try to catch this soldier to tell them the whereabouts of their leader, Optimus Prime. As if this weren’t enough, there is a soldier with a John Cena face and a very bad attitude, who had a first encounter with Bumblebee when he had just arrived on our planet, and he is still resentful. Only Charlie and Bumblebee will be able to stop the villains and save the planet in this entertaining adventure full of visual effects and a good soundtrack.

Image from the movie Bumblebee

Director:Travis Knight

Actors:Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Pamela Adlon

Where to see it:Netflix.

Original title: Bumblebee
Gender: thriller
Duration: 114 minutes

The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship

This British documentary directed by the journalist Mobeen Azhar has a long title, who tries to shed light on the dispute over the guardianship of the singer, which he calls: “the biggest scandal in show business.” The journalist met with some of Spears’ biggest fans, who have given strength to the #FreeBritney movement, about the singer’s tutelage that will be decided these days. But the documentary is not only that movement in aid of the singer, it also features statements from paparazzi and blogger Perez Hilton, who has repeatedly criticized her. In addition, Azhar travels to Britney’s hometown to learn about the first steps of her career.

Britney Spears. Foto: Getty Images.

The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship

Director:Mobeen Azhar

GenderDocumentary film

Where to see itOn DirectTv Go.

Original title: The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship
Duration: 59 minutes.