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The year begins and with it and with it the platforms release series and movies as premieres such as

The Peacemaker, Fair.

The darkest light,

As We See It

or

Space Jam: New Legends

and present new seasons of productions such as

Orzak

,

Euphoria

or

This Is Us

.

But to let in, you first have to let out, and so do many fictions that will not make it

to February

alive .

These are some of the most outstanding.

Pocoyo (Netflix, 01/23/22)

The adventures of Pocoyo, a 4-year-old boy with an innate curiosity about everything around him, has been broadcast in more than

100 countries

, conquering not only television but also the toy market with more than 1,500 licenses.

The production company behind the phenomenon that was created in 2006,

Zinkia Entertainment

, had a market capitalization of 40 million euros in 2009. But behind the scenes, tragic stories have also unfolded, such as the fall from grace of

José María Castillejo y de Oriola

, Count of Floridablanca and Marquis of Aldama and one of the founders of the franchise.

However, the series continues to engage adults and adults.

The Shadow of Power (Amazon Prime Video, 01/31/22)

Cal McCaffrey (

Russell Crowe

) is a reporter for the

Washington Globe

who is a close friend of up-and-coming Congressman Stephen Collins (

Ben Affleck

).

When Collins' assistant and lover is found dead on the subway, he turns to Cal to prove it wasn't suicide.

But research indicates that not everything is what it seems.

Although it passed with more pain of glory by the national billboard,

Kevin Macdonald

's film that adapts the famous BBC miniseries is well worth a viewing, being an excellent example of those middle-class films with great actors that seem to be in danger of extinction .

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Venom (HBO Max, 01/31/22)

Venom (Venom in the comics), Spiderman's archenemy created by screenwriter

David Michelinie

and cartoonist

Todd McFarlane

, was a hit with readers

since he was first seen full page in

The Amazing Spider-Man #299

(1988).

Three decades later, the film directed by

Ruben Fleischer

and starring

Tom Hardy

, which adapts the adventures of the man also known as Lethal Protector, has become one of the great phenomena of superhero cinema, to the delight of his production company, Sony, and to the unease of the critics.

The film cost just $100 million and grossed $

855 million

worldwide.

You can subscribe here to HBO Max Spain.

Spartacus (Netflix, 01/31/22)

The mythical story of Spartacus, the Thracian gladiator who rebelled against the Roman Empire, took on a new lease of life from

showrunner

Steven S. DeKnight

, who had the support of famed director

Sam Raimi

(here acting as producer) and

Rob Tapert

to create a series full of violence and sex that caused a sensation as soon as it premiered in 2010. It was quickly renewed for a second season, but its protagonist ,

Andy Whitfield

, died of cancer before it could be filmed.

He was able to complete the prequel, a six-episode miniseries titled

Dioses de Arena

.

His replacement was

Liam McIntyre

.

King Kong (Amazon Prime Video, 01/31/22)

A

Peter Jackson

full of power after the 11 Oscars of

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

launched himself to fulfill a dream that seemed impossible years ago: to make an ostentatious

remake

of one of his favorite films as a child,

King Kong

.

Naomi Watts

,

Adrien Brody

and

Jack Black

led a select cast for a 187-minute blockbuster that cost

$207 million

2005. A fascinating walk through the wild Skull Island (with its giant monsters) and through the New York of 1933, the same that is already part of the collective imagination thanks to the original film.

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