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Torrente Is Back!!

The most successful franchise is Spanish film history is back for a fourth installment in ‘glorious 3-D’. The movies, sort of a contemporary equivalent to the British ‘Carry On’ series, tell the funny misadventures of sleaze ball, corrupt policeman ‘Torrente’, wisely recycling Spanish popular culture at its lowest possible form into a freaky gag feast, while taking the piss of the latest Hollywood trends.

Torrente 4: Lethal Crisis’s trashy cast is led by Alex De La Iglesia regular star Santiago Segura and features appearances by Spanish pop idol winner David Bisbal – who also sings its main theme-; glossy magazine celebrities such as the ‘Princess of the people’ Belen Esteban or the son of bullfighter Paquirri and folkloric singer Isabel Pantoja, Paquirrin ; veteran comic duo Esteso Y Pajares reunited after decades of solo careers; TV presenters Buenafuente and Risto Mejide and even six football players including Cesc Fabregas and Ramos.

Hollywood has also noticed Torrente’s incredible local popularity and has bought the rights for an American version in which Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) is rumoured to play the lead role. If they managed to translate the peculiar universe of the films into US culture, it will likely repeat its enormous success, this time worldwide.

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2009 The Year In Movies: 4-Comedy


BRUNO (Sacha Baron Cohen)

Carry on our review of the movies we’ll be enjoying in 2009, after the dramatic genre, now is turn for the comedies. And in the laughing bandwagon the most anticipated work is Sacha Baron Cohen’s new feature film, “Bruno”; taken from another of his TV show’s characters, this time a fashion-victim, Austrian gay TV presenter who will take his mega-camp attitude to all the wrong places around the States. The production of the movie has already stirred a big deal of controversy and everything leads to believe it will be a worthy successor fro “Borat”.

Other promising flick is Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic series, Scott Lee, telling the misadventures of a slacker (Michael Cera) who dreams with becoming a rock-star with his band the Sex Bob-Omb. “Scott Lee vs. The World” follows up the director’s international success with “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun Of The Dead.” Read the rest of this entry »

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