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八月电影院:这四部电影最值得一看 Four films to watch this August

中国日报网 2019-07-30 09:00




Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

The best thing about the last Fast & Furious film was the bickering banter between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s rival secret agents, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw. Now the follicularly-challenged frenemies have their own spin-off, in which they team up against Brixton Lore (Idris Elba), a villain who is actually a ‘cyber-genetically enhanced international terrorist’. Adding to the fun, Helen Mirren cameos as Shaw’s cockney mum Queenie, Vanessa Kirby is his sister, and the whole thing is directed by David Leitch, whose CV – John Wick, Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2 – suggests that no one is better at making ridiculously over-the-top action extravaganzas.


bicker['bɪkɚ]: v. (为小事)斗嘴

banter['bæntɚ]: n. 无恶意的玩笑

follicularly-challenged: 在毛囊方面受到挑战的,秃头的

frenemy[ˈfrɛnəmi]: n. 友敌,腹黑友

cameo['kæmɪo]: v. 客串演出

cockney['kɑkni]: adj. 伦敦(东区)的

CV[,si: 'vi:]: abbr. 简历(Curriculum Vitae)

over-the-top: 夸张的,过头的


Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Now that Indiana Jones is as ancient as the relics he unearths, and it’s game over for the Lara Croft franchise, the time is right for a younger tomb raider, namely Dora the Explorer. In the first live-action film to be adapted from the long-running Nickelodeon cartoon, Dora (Isabela Moner) enrols in an American high school. But when her parents (Michael Peña and Eva Longoria) go missing, she returns to the jungle with her backpack, her knife and Boots the monkey (voiced by Danny Trejo). One of the few Hollywood children’s films to have a Latina heroine, Dora and the Lost City of Gold is directed by James Bobin, who made the two recent Muppets films, so it could be comedy gold.



Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

A spookier teen horror than the recent Goosebumps films, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is inspired by the trilogy of nightmare-inducing children’s books written by Alvin Schwartz in the 1980s. Set in 1968, it tells the creepy tale of some small-town teenagers who find a book in an abandoned mansion... a book in which all the horror stories are about them. The director is André Øvredal, who made the terrific Norwegian found-footage horror comedy, Trollhunter. But the most exciting name on the credits is the film’s co-writer and co-producer, Guillermo del Toro: this is his first big-screen project since his Oscar-winning creature feature, The Shape of Water.


spooky['spuki]: adj. 令人毛骨悚然的

found-footage: 旧片重制(一种拍摄风格)


Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Richard Linklater has a vastly varied filmography, ranging from children’s comedies (School of Rock, Bad News Bears) to psychedelic sci-fi cartoons (A Scanner Darkly), and from romantic trilogies (Before Sunrise and its sequels) to true-crime docudramas (Bernie). But his twentieth film still seems like a departure, partly because it’s his first to focus on a female character. Based on Maria Semple’s bestselling 2012 novel, Where’d You Go, Bernadette stars a dark-bobbed Cate Blanchett as Bernadette Fox, a sardonic suburban mother who shocks her family when she rediscovers her passion for architecture – and then disappears. Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer and Billy Crudup co-star in a mid-life crisis comedy with a mysterious twist.


psychedelic['saɪkə'dɛlɪk]: adj. 幻觉的,引起幻觉的

docudrama['dɑkjudrɑmə]: n. 文献电视片,文献片

sardonic[sɑːrˈdɑːnɪk]: adj. 讽刺的;嘲笑的,冷笑的




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