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The Top 10 is back. With the overwhelming increase in movie offerings to watch at home, highlighting the most relevant options becomes the best curation. But the lists also multiplied. To reflect the evolution of the market with the arrival of many new platforms in 2021, from now on there will be two movie lists: one for streaming subscriptions and the other for VOD (digital rental) releases.

And this weekend’s streaming programming is marked by engaging musicals, cutting edge animations, teenage stories and a dip in Japanese cinema.

‘Tick Tick… ​​Boom!’ | USA | musical

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The film adapts Jonathan Larson’s play of the same name and features Andrew Garfield (‘The Spectacular Spider-Man’) as the playwright before the hit, looking forward to his 30th birthday and the debut of his dream project: ‘Superbia ‘, a rock opera inspired by George Orwell’s ‘1984’ – which in real life was never produced. The text is a great relief, dispensing with the grandiose structure of Broadway to be presented as a ‘pocket’ show on small stages. Originally starring only Larson and a band in 1990, the play was expanded after the author’s death in 1996, making its debut as an off-Broadway musical in 2001.

The version that comes to streaming is the posthumous one, which included characters other than Larson. And it has a script, by the way, by another Broadway star: Steven Levenson, responsible for ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ – in addition to having won the WGA Award (Writer’s Union Award) for the miniseries ‘Fosse/Verdon’, in honor of the musicals.

It’s worth remembering that, while expressing his frustration in the solo show, Larson ended up developing ‘Rent’, his biggest hit, which unfortunately he never enjoyed. The playwright died of heart problems on the morning of the premiere of ‘Rent’, aged 35, winning all possible awards (from Tony to Pulitzer) posthumously.

‘Rocketman’ | USA | musical

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The little star plays the protagonist, an 8th grade girl in elementary school who faces the crises of her age, such as absurd shyness, lack of popularity and the feeling that her life is a failure, all before reaching puberty. Combining drama and humor, the film is of a tenderness impossible to resist and won no less than 60 international awards.

‘Stop-Zemlia’ | Ukraine | Drama

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The first animation created by computer graphics is also the weakest by the famous Studio Ghibli. The film by Goro Miyazaki, son of studio founder Hayao Miyazaki (‘Chihiro’s Journey’), is based on the children’s book by Diana Wyne Jones (the same author of ‘The Animated Castle’) and its animation is entirely digital – like Pixar productions, for example.

The plot follows Aya, a young girl who grew up orphaned not knowing she is the daughter of a witch, but ends up being adopted by another witch, going to live in a house full of magic and scary things. Ah, in addition to being a witch, she is also a rocker.

‘Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus’ | Croatia | Animation

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‘Amor Sem Medida’ is Hassum’s second comedy on the platform – after ‘Tudo Bem No Natal Que Vem’, last year, and has a typical premise of 1990s American comedies, with Juliana Paes (‘A Dona do Pedaço’) falling in love with the doctor played by the comedian, after the two accidentally switch cell phones. Only, when they meet live, she discovers that he is short, practically a dwarf. The rest of the story is a big cliché with a message of overcoming prejudices.

But the production does not overcome its own prejudice. In fact, the use of visual effect to diminish Hassum precludes the clear and rare possibility of scaling an actor to true role height. And there would be no shortage of candidates. After all, Gigante Léo has already starred in a similar story in ‘High Expectations’, a romantic comedy that dealt with the same ‘love without measure’ in 2017.

It is worth pointing out that ‘Amor sem Medida’ is a remake of the Argentine film ‘Lion’s Heart – Love Doesn’t Have Size’ (2013), which eight years ago used the same trick with actor Guillermo Francella. The direction is by Ale McHaddo, who had already worked with Hassum in ‘O Amor Dá Trabalho’ (2019) and in the animated series ‘Osmar, a Primeira Slice of Shape Bread’ (2013-2015).