John Carpenter putting music to Stephen King, a love letter to Ennio Morricone and Mark Wahlberg with extra kilos: the best and worst of film premieres

Now that we are entering the hangover phase after the premiere of ‘Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness’ and that the Festival of Cinema has already finished, our theaters are nourished this new Friday with a huge amount of news that, surely, will know how to satisfy your cinephile needs whatever your tastes and preferences may be. Let’s review them.

The sternums of May 13, 2022

‘Eyes of fire’ (‘Firestarter’, 2022)

  • Above the film itself, the biggest claim of this new version of ‘Eyes of Fire’ is that the soundtrack is in charge of the master John Howard Carpenter, who would have directed the 1984 adaptation if ‘The Thing’ had gone better box office.

  • The film is directed by Keith Thomas, responsible for the very interesting ‘The Vigil’.

  • Before Thomas, Akiva Goldsman and Faith Akin were the names best positioned to handle the production.

  • As its title indicates, ‘Eyes of Fire’ is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

  • The film opens under the wing of Blumhouse, the prolific horror film factory responsible for such stimulating titles as ‘The Invisible Man’, ‘Lords of Salem’ or the essential ‘Insidious’ by James Wan.

‘The miracle of Father Stu’ (‘Father Stu’, 2022)

  • It is written and directed by Rosalind Ross, who is making her big screen debut after her short film ‘Homeward’ and who is already preparing her second film ‘Barbarian’, based on the Celtic queen Boudicca.

  • Mark Wahlberg, the film’s star, ended up financing the project personally after several studios turned him down.

  • The actor, whom we associate with an enviable physique, stopped taking care of himself and gained a few kilos to adapt to the role.

  • The cast of ‘The Miracle of Father Stu’ also includes Mel Gibson, who is also currently in a relationship with the director and screenwriter.

  • Gibson and Wahlberg were already father and son in ‘Two Fathers for Unequal’.

‘Ennio: The Master’ (‘Ennio: The Master’, 2021)

  • This heartfelt love letter to Ennio Morricone is directed by none other than Giuseppe Tornatore, responsible for titles such as ‘Cinema Paradiso’ or ‘The Best Offer’.

  • Giants from the world of cinema such as Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, Barry Levinson, Terrence Malick, Oliver Stone or Dario Argento have participated in the documentary.

  • But in addition to the seventh art, the film also pays tribute to the composer through the testimony of musicians such as Hans Zimmer, Bruce Springsteen, Quincy Jones or James Hetfield. Almost nothing.


‘The Turtle Maneuver’ (2022)

‘Oliver’s Universe’ (2022)

‘Waiting for Mister Bojangles’ (‘En attendant Bojangles’, 2021)

‘Beautiful Minds’ (‘Presque’, 2021)

‘A new world’ (‘Un autre monde’, 2021)

‘The conference’ (‘Die Wannseekonferenzaka’, 2022)

‘They transport death’ (2021)

‘Mama Muu come home’ (‘Mamma Mu hittar hem’, 2021)

‘Hit the Road’ (2021)

‘Giving back or hit’ (2022)

Jayeshbhai Jordaar (2022)

‘Savages, the wolf’s tale’ (2021)

‘Saunkan Saunkne’ (2022)

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