January 14th, 2017
|11:23 am - Their Finest, CHiPs, Youth in Oregon, 13 Minutes, Gold|
Their Finest HD720p 20MB
Drama with comedic elements set in the British film industry during World War II. An untried screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) lives with her struggling artist husband (Jack Huston) in London. Assuming she is applying for a secretarial post at the Ministry of Information, she is hired to write women's dialogue - the “slop” - for wartime propaganda shorts. Partnered alongside a fellow screenwriter (Sam Claflin) and an eccentric actor (Bill Nighy), the trio set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and inspire America to join the war. Richard E. Grant, Jeremy Irons, Helen McCrory and Eddie Marsan are also part of the cast. Directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education, Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, One Day).
Cast and crew of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk should at least smile at the final scene of the trailer.
CHiPs HD720p 97MB
Trailer for another big screen adaptation of a TV series. Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) and Frank Poncherello (Michael Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job. The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. Kristen Bell, Wendell Pierce, Maya Rudolph, Vincent D’Onofrio and Adam Brody are also part of the cast. Also written and directed by Shepard (Hit and Run).
Looks less ... sophisticated than Baywatch.
Youth in Oregon HD720p 71MB
Comedic road trip family drama in which a 79-year-old curmudgeon (Frank Langella) aims to reach Oregon in time for an appointment to legally end his life under the state's laws, but his headstrong daughter (Christina Applegate) sends her unwilling husband (Billy Crudup) along for the ride, convinced they can talk him out of the scheme before he reaches his destination. Along the way he works to reconcile with his estranged son (Josh Lucas) and convince his tuned-out wife (Mary Kay Place) of the veracity of his purpose.
13 Minutes - Elser HD720p 72MB
US trailer for a late American release of this historical drama from Germany that tells the story of the man who nearly changed the world - Georg Elser (Christian Friedel), a carpenter who attempted to carry out a bomb plot against Hitler at a Nazi convention in Munich, 1939. The film follows his fascinating confession, of not only how a seemingly non-political man came to this point, but also delving into his personal relationships and how they were affected by his beliefs, especially with the love of his life, Elsa (Katharina Schüttler). Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall, Five Minutes of Heaven, The Experiment).
I don't think it counts as a spoiler to explain that the English title refers to the amount of time the explosion missed Hitler. I found it interesting how the film provides some insight into the rise of the Nazis in rural Germany. I should also mention that the movie includes some harsh interrogation and torture scenes.
Gold Redband HD720p 16MB UK HD720p 30MB
Redband US and the UK trailer versions for this comedic drama that tells the epic tale of a modern day prospector (Matthew McConaughey) desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist (Edgar Ramírez) and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. You may have guessed it, it is inspired by a true story. Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Kebbell and Corey Stoll are also part of the cast. Directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana).
|Date:||December 22nd, 2017 10:18 pm (UTC)|| |
Their Finest - Did I tell you: I rented this based off of your recommendation ages ago, but I ended up not caring for it. When Hurricane Irma came to Florida, some friends evacuated to my place and thankfully I never lost power, so we tried watching that movie. None of us really liked it, so we only watched about the first third or so, then turned it off. But I do appreciate the recommendation. :)
Youth in Oregon - I feel like this is something I may like. I'll have to check it out.
13 Minutes - I've heard of this guy before, though I didn't know his name. I don't think I'll watch it because of your warning about the interrogation and torture, but if it didn't have that, I would be open to watching this.
I'm sorry! :D I blame the circumstances. Maybe watching a WWII movie while evacuating from a natural disaster isn't an ideal choice. ;)
Youth in Oregon: I didn't like this one. I thought afterwards that if I had a family like that I would be thinking about taking my own life too. ;)
13 Minutes: Since I don't doubt it is based on historic facts it serves a purpose. And I mentioned it because I hope it helps if you know beforehand that there are scenes like that. I always have difficulties with things like that too so I can understand if someone doesn't want to see it. These days I'm often put off by what is shown in "entertaining" movies and even some TV shows.
|Date:||December 23rd, 2017 02:30 pm (UTC)|| |
Maybe watching a WWII movie while evacuating from a natural disaster isn't an ideal choice. ;)
Lol! We ended up watching stand-up comedy and Airplane! afterwords, so I think we just needed some lighthearted entertainment during the storm.
Much better choice. Can't say how often I saw the "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue" quote in recent months. :D