Two promising films are new to Netflix today: The Bubble, a star-studded comedy about a blockbuster shoot during the coronavirus pandemic, and Apollo 10 1/2, about childhood in the age of the first moon landing.
Apparently, we’re going to have a lot of fun here: Judd Apatow, the director behind comedy hits like “The First Time” (as director) or “Superbad” (as producer) has a comedy about the whole madness of shooting a film under Corona Conditions shot – targeting blockbusters in general and the dinosaur franchise “Jurassic World” in particular.
The result is available to watch on Netflix today: The Bubble” With its star cast and dinosaur theme, it not only coincidentally reminds us of “Jurassic Park” and “Jurassic World”, but is reportedly actually inspired by the experiences of the cast and crew on “Jurassic World 3”.
A cast member described some of the most absurd incidents and situations in the hermetically sealed bubble of filming “Jurassic World 3” to actress Leslie Mann – and she told her husband Judd Apatow, who immediately set to work.
In “The Bubble” the sixth part of the successful “Cliff Beasts” series is to be shot during a pandemic. In addition to the franchise veterans Carol Cobb (Karen Gillan), Lauren Van Chance (Leslie Mann), Dustin Mulray (David Duchovny), Sean Knox (Keegan-Michael Key), and Howie Frangopolous (Guz Khan), this time also TikTok- Star Krystal Kris (Iris Apatow) and acting legend Dieter Bravo (Pedro Pascal).
But soon both the cast and the crew around director Darren Eigen (Fred Armisen) are having a hard time with the Corona-related safety precautions and the isolation in a British hotel and things get out of control…
Also new: The secret history of the moon landing
Boyhood director Richard Linklater is also narrating today a semi-autobiographical story about his childhood near the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. In doing so, he uses the rotoscope process, which he already experimented with on “Waking Life” and “A Scanner Darkly” (shots of real actors are subsequently painted over, the result is like an animated film).
In “Apollo 10 1/2” we experience, among other things, how the 10-1/2-year-old student Stan (Milo Coy) is recruited by NASA as an astronaut in the summer of 1969 because the moon landing capsule was accidentally built too small.
However, the older Stan (original voice: Jack Black) also takes the audience as narrator to numerous other stories that may or may not have happened in Stan’s family and around the moon landing at the time.