Jeffrey Katzenberg is what the United States calls a mogul. A tycoon who one day receives a call from the bank to inform him that they no longer have any more money in the vault, please slow down their income. Spielberg’s partner since the days of Dreamworks, considered one of the most powerful men in Hollywood and one of those guys capable of lifting any project whenever the numbers come up. Quibi is your last bet: a platform for streaming exclusively for mobiles with pre-eminence of celebrities and great popes of the audiovisual: from Chrissy Heigen to Sam Raimi, from Chance The Rapper to Liam Hemsworth, from Christoph Waltz to Steven Spielberg.
The initial investment exceeds one billion dollars, obtained by Katzenberg in his first round of investors in which even the most recognizable Hollywood studios (such as Disney) have participated, always in search of a new path to continue growing in a field the the streaming, that does not stop generating new proposals.
Quibi will be the mother of more than 100 series, with capsules that tilt between seven and ten minutes and that can be seen both vertically and horizontally.
The platform allows a free 90-day trial period. Then, you have to pay about 8 euros a month to access the content of it. At ICON we have seen a few shows (the most outstanding of those available) and we tell you what they are about and if you should see them (or not).
With a style to Judge Judy, but with a strong injection of sense of humor, Chrissy Heigne puts on the robe to decide who is right in fairly light cases. Sometimes – obviously – John Legend (husband of the supermodel) appears for that of duplicating the hype, who already in the first episode acts as an assistant judge. Sometimes fun, folkloric cut, without more. 6/10
Like that of Ashton Kutchner on MTV, of putaditas the famous on duty, but with Chance The Rapper. Produces MTV again. Some jokes are quite funny, celebrities are less famous, but-unfortunately-Chance The Rapper has the same charisma as a ficus. Or two. 5/10
The Attenborough version of Reese Witherspoon, dressed in an elegant dress and acting as a talking bust at the beginning of each episode and voiced in off in the rest. Advisable for nature lovers who have never seen a documentary about nature. The others can abstain. 3/10
Probably the best of the proposals, because of its showrunner, Mark Pellington (the genius behind Arlington Road). With nightmare aesthetics and tour de force Sophie Turner fresh from Game of Thrones. A woman has to survive in the wild after a plane crash and things are going to get complicated despite not being alone in the adventure. This one does. 9/10
Run this city
Jasiel Correia II was elected at 23 years old as mayor of a Massachusetts town: the youngest ever elected to office in the United States. However, that’s just where your problems begin, in this kind of true crime with so many twists it can only be real. Probably Quibi’s strongest and best looking product. 9/10
LeBron James does not produce anything, always attentive to the best of the best. It is not Kobe Bryant (who even won an Oscar), but this story coming of age that it has Marc Levin behind the scenes is a good example that the platform can host formats with a more or less bright future. If it does not deviate, this proposal will work as a shot. 8/10
Having Megan Rapinoe as a hostess already guarantees a certain level of quality, and although Rapinoe (the world’s most famous soccer player) seems to be thinking about something else, the truth is that this docuserie about sports prodigies, female and male, is viewed with pleasure , it has chicha and offers a look extremely careful. It can be excellent. May. 7/10
Most dangerous game
The double-oscarized Christoph Waltz as Bond villain (a recurring role, which he plays perfectly), in a mini-remake of The evil Zaroff, where humans are hunted. In this case the dam is Liam Hemsworth. We will see if they can make it fly, at the moment expectations weigh a bit, but the work of veteran Phil Abraham in directing could work the miracle. 7/10
50 states of fright
The Sam Raimi series, the guy who became famous for rolling the beast Infernal possession and then continued to amaze with Darkman or their Spiderman premieres its series on Quibi on April 13. 50 states of fright is a compilation of American urban legends and the trailer looks remarkably dark. We anticipate good (bad) times.
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