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April 12th, 2019


09:52 pm - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Stuber, Teen Spirit, IP Man Legacy, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker     HD720p 70MB   HD1080p 124MB
First teaser for the final chapter of the saga from a galaxy far, far away, to be in theatres in December. There is "No synopsis available at this time". But it will apparently take place some time after "The Last Jedi". Lots of people will return, new additions (I think) will be Dominic Monaghan, Matt Smith, Naomi Ackie and Keri Russell. J.J. Abrams returns to direct (Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III).

Stuber     HD720p 83MB
Action buddy comedy about a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) who, when he picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, is thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating. Iko Uwais and Natalie Morales are also part of the cast. Directed by Michael Dowse (What If, Goon, Take Me Home Tonight).
Festival reviews from South by Southwest were a bit mixed.

Teen Spirit     HD720p 69MB
Musical drama with numerous references to Flashdance. Violet (Elle Fanning) is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor (Zlatko Buric ), she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Rebecca Hall is also part of the cast. Directorial debut of Max Minghella, who also wrote the script.
Now in limited release in the US.

Master Z: IP Man Legacy - Ye wen wai zhuan: Zhang tian zhi     HD720p 55MB
Martial Arts movie from China. Following his defeat by Master Ip, Cheung Tin Chi (Max Zhang), tries to make a life with his young son in Hong Kong, waiting tables at a bar that caters to expats. But it’s not long before the mix of foreigners, money, and triad leaders draw him once again to the fight. Michelle Yeoh, Dave Bautista, Tony Jaa and Chrissie Chau are also part of the cast. Directed by legendary fight choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping.
I've seen none of the half a dozen movies that were in some way or another about Ip Man. But this one has gotten high marks for its fight choreography and production design. Now in limited release in the US.

Long Day's Journey Into Night - Di qiu zui hou de ye wan     HD720p 87MB
Noir-tinged, mysterious drama from China about a lost soul (Jue Huang) on a quest to find a missing woman from his past (Wei Tang). Following leads across Guizhou province, he crosses paths with a series of colorful characters, among them a prickly hairdresser (Sylvia Chang). When the search leads him to a dingy movie theater, the film launches into an hour-long, gravity-defying 3D sequence.
This is more about mood and visuals, think Wong Kar-wai. Though festival reviews diverge if a comparison is justified. Now in limited release in the US.

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April 4th, 2019


11:15 am - Joker, The Dead Don't Die, Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon, Unicorn Store, Last Black Man in San Francis
Joker     HD720p 109MB   HD1080p 166MB
First trailer for a stand-alone origin movie for another incarnation of The Joker. A summary so far reads: A failed stand-up comedian (Joaquin Phoenix) is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic murderer. Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brian Tyree Henry, Brett Cullen and Douglas Hodge are also part of the cast. Interestingly, directed and co-written by Todd Phillips (The Hangover, War Dogs, Old School).
Labelled as a teaser, but it has the length and the content of a full trailer.
It could also turn out to be a sequel to You Were Never Really Here.

The Dead Don't Die     HD720p 80MB
Trailer for the latest movie written and directed by Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog, Night on Earth, Only Lovers Left Alive). It is set in the peaceful town of Centerville that finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves. The film features the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Iggy Pop, Selena Gomez and Tom Waits.

Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon     HD720p 23MB
Full trailer from the UK for the next animated Aardman movie, a close encounter of the herd kind, to be in theatres at the end of the year. It's a heart-warming sci-fi comedy adventure that takes us from Mossy Bottom all the way into deep space, via a car wash. When an impish and adorable alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure, setting off on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organisation can capture her. Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon before it's too late?

Unicorn Store     HD1080p 34MB
Trailer for the directorial debut of Brie Larson. It's a whimsical, comedic drama about a woman (Larson) named Kit who receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams. Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack, Bradley Whitford, Mamoudou Athie, Karan Soni and Hamish Linklater are also part of the cast.
Already premiered in Toronto in the fall 2017. It will now start streaming on Netflix April 5th.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco     HD720p 81MB
Dream-like, wistful story about a friendship in San Francisco. Jimmie (Jimmie Fails) has one hope in life: to reclaim the majestic Victorian house his grandfather built. Every week, he and his only friend (Jonathan Majors) make a pilgrimage across San Francisco to Jimmie's dream home and imagine what life would be like if this neighborhood had never changed. When they realize the house's current owners have moved out, Jimmie decides to recreate the home his family once had. Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, Danny Glover, Mike Epps and Finn Wittrock are also part of the cast.
First time director Joe Talbot won the Best Director award this year in Sundance.

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March 22nd, 2019


11:12 am - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Lucy in the Sky, Toy Story 4, John Wick: Chapter 3, Photograph
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood     HD720p 61MB
First teaser trailer for the latest movie written and directed by Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill, Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds). It visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. It features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age. Among the cast members are Margot Robbie (as Sharon Tate), Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Damon Herriman, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Timothy Olyphant, Margaret Qualley, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, James Marsden and Scoot McNair.

Lucy in the Sky     HD720p 16MB
Interesting looking trailer for this sci-fi drama about an astronaut named Lucy Cola (Natalie Portman), who returns to Earth after a transcendent experience during a mission to space - and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small. Jon Hamm, Dan Stevens and Zazie Beetz are also part of the cast.

Toy Story 4     HD720p 90MB
A real, full trailer for the animated sequel. Woody (Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” (Tony Hale) to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Many from the previous voice-cast return. Patricia Arquette will be another addition.

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum     HD720p 87MB   HD1080p 162MB
Second trailer for the third installment of the series, which, in all likelihood, will again be the best photographed action movie of the year. Super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn. Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick and Ian McShane return. Cast additions are Halle Berry, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Anjelica Huston and Jason Mantzoukas. Again directed by Chad Stahelski.
Keanu quoting himself is a bit awkward.

Photograph     HD720p 91MB
Low-key romantic drama in which Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) works as a street photographer in frenzied Mumbai, snapping improvised portraits for tourists at the city’s landmarks. When his ailing grandmother - who has always hoped that he would start a family - comes to visit, he scrambles to appease her. A chance encounter with kind-hearted and lonely Miloni (Sanya Malhotra) offers the perfect opportunity, since she is happy to play along when Rafi asks her to be his pretend companion. Yet even as the scheme throws into sharp relief the class differences and obstacles that would stand in the way of such a union, the line between hypothetical and real affections grows ever hazier. Written and directed by Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox, The Sense of an Ending, Our Souls At Night).

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March 16th, 2019


11:34 am - Avengers: Endgame, The Art of Self-Defense, Pink Wall, Be Natural, Dark Phoenix
Avengers: Endgame     HD720p 89MB   HD1080p 165MB
Full trailer that showcases the different hairstyles of Black Widow. It is probably also the final Avengers movie. It is meant to be the finale of all three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in the grand conclusion to twenty-two films. Dozens of superheros will return. It is again directed by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Welcome to Collinwood, You Me and Dupree).

The Art of Self-Defense     HD720p 50MB
Teaser for this darkly comedic drama about toxic masculinity. After he’s attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots), he gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei’s mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor. Written and directed by Riley Stearns (Faults).
Was very well received this week at SXSW.

Pink Wall     HD1080p 16MB
Intimate relationship drama consisting of six scenes, set over a period of six years. Six moments that shaped the relationship of Jenna (Tatiana Maslany) and Leon (Jay Duplass). It examines what defines us, the pressures of gender expectations, and our perpetual struggle between life and ambition.

Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-Blaché     HD720p 99MB
Documentary about cinematic pioneer Alice Guy-Blaché who got into the movie business at the very beginning - in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She and her husband moved to the United States, and she founded her own company in 1910, they started in Flushing and moved to a bigger facility in Fort Lee, New Jersey. But by 1919, her career came to an abrupt end, and she and the 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten.

Dark Phoenix     HD720p 37MB
Narratively more coherent international trailer for the latest X-Men movie. They will face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner). During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, she unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. Jessica Chastain is a new cast addition. Among the actors who return are James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Evan Peters. Directorial debut of Simon Kinberg, who so far acted as writer and producer of various instalments of the series.

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March 13th, 2019


11:25 am - Aladdin, Booksmart, Wild Nights with Emily, The Aftermath, The Secret Life Of Pets 2
Aladdin     HD720p 83MB
Full trailer for the live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic, the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin (Mena Massoud), the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and the Genie (Will Smith) who may be the key to their future. Still listed as being directed by Guy Ritchie (Swept Away, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Sherlock Holmes).
Full disclosure, I've never seen the animated version.

Booksmart     HD720p 37MB
Redband trailer for this high school comedy that marks the directorial debut of Olivia Wilde. Two academic superstars and best friends (Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever) who, on the eve of their high school graduation, realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night. Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis are also part of the cast.
Received very positive reviews after its premiere this week at SXSW. Many male moviegoers will probably again feel severely threatened by the mere existence of the film.

Wild Nights with Emily     HD720p 80MB
Humorous yet bold reappraisal, informed by her private letters, of 19th century writer Emily Dickinson (Molly Shannon), who is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong affair with her friend and sister-in-law Susan (Susan Ziegler). While seeking publication of some of the 1,775 poems written during her lifetime, she finds herself facing a troupe of male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. Instead her work attracts the attention of an ambitious woman editor (Amy Seimetz), who also sees Emily as a convenient cover for her own role in buttoned-up Amherst's most bizarre love triangle. Written and directed by Madeleine Olnek (Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same).

The Aftermath     HD1080p 22MB
Drama set in postwar Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. Directed by James Kent (Testament of Youth).
Available reviews are rather mixed.

The Secret Life Of Pets 2     Snowball 54MB    Daisy 55MB    Gidget 69MB    Rooster 71MB
Four more "character trailers" for the animated sequel. One for Snowball voiced by Kevin Hart, one for Tiffany Haddish as Daisy, one for Jenny Slate as Gidget, and one introducing Harrison Ford as Rooster. More voices, old and new, will come from Hannibal Buress, Dana Carvey, Lake Bell, Patton Oswalt, Garth Jennings, Ellie Kemper, Nick Kroll, Bobby Moynihan and Eric Stonestreet. Again directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, The Lorax).

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March 9th, 2019


12:48 pm - Late Night, The Fall of the American Empire, Shazam!, Tolkien, Triple Frontier
Late Night     HD720p 79MB
Comedic drama in which Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and - presto! - Molly (Mindy Kaling, who also write the script) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her. Molly, wanting to prove she’s not simply a diversity hire who’s disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, is determined to help Katherine by revitalizing her show and career—and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time. John Lithgow, Amy Ryan, Hugh Dancy and Denis O'Hare are also part of the cast.

The Fall of the American Empire - La chute de l'empire américain     HD720p 72MB
Dark satire from Canada about an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy who is forced to work as a deliveryman to afford a decent living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold up gone terribly wrong: two dead and millions in money bags laying on the ground. He is confronted with a dilemma: leave empty handed, or take the money and run? written and directed by Denys Arcand (The Barbarian Invasions, Jesus of Montreal, The Decline of the American Empire).

Shazam!     HD720p 80MB
Full trailer for another origin story with "his own distinctly fun, family-centric tone" for another DC Super Hero. We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM! - this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou). Still a kid at heart - inside a ripped, godlike body - Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? He sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).

Tolkien     HD720p 42MB
Biopic that explores the formative years of the orphaned author J. R. R. Tolkien (Nicholas Hoult) as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels. Lily Collins, Colm Meaney and Derek Jacobi are also part of the cast.

Triple Frontier     HD1080p 52MB
Second trailer for this action thriller in which five former Special Forces operatives (Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal) reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival. Directed by J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year, Margin Call, All is Lost). Co-written by Chandor and Mark Boal.
Will start streaming on Netflix on March 13th.

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March 4th, 2019


11:10 am - The Public, Hellboy, The Highwaymen, Her Smell, Hail Satan?
The Public     HD720p 96MB
Crowd-pleasing comedic drama written and directed by Emilio Estevez (Bobby, The Way). What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and library officials when a conscientious librarian (Estevez) turns the Cincinnati Public Library into an impromptu homeless shelter for one night during the most brutal cold snap in recent Cincinnati history. Michael Kenneth Williams, Alex Baldwin, Gabrielle Union, Taylor Schilling, Jena Malone, Christian Slater and Jeffrey Wright are also part of the cast.

Hellboy     HD720p 34MB
Redband trailer for the "reboot" of Hellboy (David Harbour), who is caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, and who battles an ancient sorceress (Milla Jovovich) bent on revenge. Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim, Thomas Haden Church and Sophie Okonedo are also part of the cast. Directed by Neil Marshall (Centurion, Doomsday, The Descent).
Like that trailer better than their first effort. But I find the use of that version of "Smoke on the Water" a bit irritating.

The Highwaymen     HD720p 11MB
Crime drama with comedic elements that follows the untold true story of the legendary lawmen who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren’t enough to capture the nation’s most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers (Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson) must rely on their gut instincts and old school skills to get the job done. Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch, and Kim Dickens are also part of the cast. Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Alamo, The Founder).
Will start streaming on Netflix March 29th.

Her Smell     HD720p 58MB
Music drama about a self-destructive punk rocker. Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss) is a '90s rock superstar who once filled arenas with her band Something She. When her excesses derail a national tour, she's forced to reckon with her past while recapturing the inspiration that led her band to success. Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens, Amber Heard, Gayle Rankin, Agyness Deyn, Ashley Benson and Eric Stoltz are also part of the cast. Written and directed by Alex Ross Perry (Queen of Earth, Listen Up Philip, Golden Exits).
Moss gives a very memorable performance. But festival reviews also indicate that it's not easy to take for 2+ hours.

Hail Satan?     HD720p 92MB
Documentary that chronicles the rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history. When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways.
Looks very timely, informative and entertaining.

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March 1st, 2019


10:57 am - Dark Phoenix, Stockholm, The Kid, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, The Wedding Guest
Dark Phoenix     HD720p 91MB   HD1080p 169MB
Second trailer for the latest X-Men movie. They will face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner). During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, she unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. Jessica Chastain is a new cast addition. Among the actors who return are James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Evan Peters. Directorial debut of Simon Kinberg, who so far acted as writer and producer of various instalments of the series.

Stockholm     HD720p 19MB
Comedic drama that (sort of) recounts the absurd true story that sent psychologists scrambling to explain why a group of bank clerks insisted on defending the thief who had taken them hostage. Lars (Ethan Hawke), a charming, bumbling, Bob Dylan-loving crook who storms into the Swedish capital’s mightiest money lender and confuses hostages and police alike with his bizarre demands - like requesting an accomplice and friend (Mark Strong) be released from prison to join him in his delinquency. As the hostages come to realize that Lars couldn’t hurt a fly, bank clerk Bianca (Noomi Rapace) and her fellow captives help him hatch a plan to prolong the standoff and escape with millions. Written and directed by Robert Budreau (Born to Be Blue).
In recent years, the number of small but interesting and very diverse movies in which Hawke is starring in, seems to be increasing.

The Kid     HD720p 32MB
Western in which a young boy, Rio (Jake Schur), is forced to go on the run across the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save his sister from his villainous uncle (Chris Pratt). Along the way, he encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett (Ethan Hawke), on the hunt for the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (Dane DeHaan). Rio finds himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures as the cat and mouse game of Billy the Kid’s final year of life plays out. Vincent D'Onofrio is also part of the cast, he also directed.
In recent years, the number of small but interesting and very diverse movies in which Hawke is starring in, seems to be increasing.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu     HD720p 91MB
Second trailer for the live action movie based on the "worldwide phenomenon". The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim (Justice Smith) to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds): a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, the two join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery.
The movie's not for me, but the "Outside the Actors Studio" video in which Ryan Reynolds describes how he prepared for the role is quite funny: HD720p 32MB.

The Wedding Guest     HD1080p 32MB
Thriller written and directed by Michael Winterbottom (A Mighty Heart, Code 46, In This World). Jay (Dev Patel) is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding - armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be (Radhika Apte). Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi.
Now in limited release in the US.

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February 22nd, 2019


11:26 am - Long Shot, Rocketman, Frozen 2, The Souvenir, Apollo 11
Long Shot     HD1080p 34MB
When Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) reunites with his first crush who also happens to be the current US Secretary of State, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a surprise run for the Oval Office, Charlotte hires Fred to punch up her campaign speeches and their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world affair. O'Shea Jackson Jr., June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk and Randall Park are also part of the cast. Directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50, The Night Before, Warm Bodies).
Looks pretty funny, I only hope there will still be any funny scenes left that aren't already in the trailer.

Rocketman     HD720p 92MB
Full trailer for this musical based on a true fantasy. It tells the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's (Taron Egerton) breakthrough years, starting as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell). Richard Madden, Gemma Jones, Bryce Dallas Howard and Steven Mackintosh are also part of the cast. Directed by Dexter Fletcher (Bohemian Rhapsody, Eddie the Eagle, Sunshine on Leith).
Looks more serious than I expected.

Frozen 2     HD720p 70MB
First, dialogue-free teaser for the animated sequel, to be in theatres in November. Not much is known about the plot. A summary reads: Elsa (Idina Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and Olaf (Josh Gad) are going far in the forest to know the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom. And dare I speculate, there will again be singing. Again directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck.

The Souvenir     HD720p 92MB
Romantic drama about a shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) who begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. Richard Ayoade has a short, but memorable appearance. Written and directed by Joanna Hogg (Archipelago, Exhibition).
Just from watching the trailer, it is a bit difficult to see the movie's appeal. But it won one of the big prizes last month in Sundance, and received overwhelming positive reviews. There will also be a sequel.

Apollo 11     HD720p 68MB
Documentary crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65MM footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, the doc takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission - the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.
The recent First Man made me again aware what an utterly insane undertaking the first moon landing was. This doc looks like a very good addition to that theme.

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February 13th, 2019


11:17 am - Yesterday, Shaft, The Hustle, Aladdin, Missing Link
Yesterday    HD720p 100MB
Musical comedy based on Beatles songs. Jack (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer whose dreams are fading, despite the devotion of his friend, Ellie (Lily James). But after a mysterious global blackout, he wakes to discover that The Beatles have never existed ... and he finds himself with a very complicated problem. Kate McKinnon, Ana de Armas and Ed Sheeran are also part of the cast. Directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Sunshine, Trainspotting). Screenplay is written by Richard Curtis.
It will be impossible not to sing along.

Shaft     HD720p 82MB
JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather duster, there’s no denying family. Richard Roundtree, Regina Hall and Alexandra Shipp are also part of the cast. Directed by Tim Story (Ride Along, Barbershop, Fantastic Four).
The indestructible Shaft theme is a major plus.

The Hustle     HD720p 90MB
Trailer for the female remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Two female scam artists, one low rent (Rebel Wilson) and the other high class (Anne Hathaway), team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them. Alex Sharp and Tim Blake Nelson are also part of the cast.
That they made the "mark" look like Mark Zuckerberg is a nice touch. A very nice touch.

Aladdin     HD720p 36MB
One minute TV spot teaser for the live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic, the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin (Mena Massoud), the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and the Genie (Will Smith) who may be the key to their future. Directed by ... Guy Ritchie (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Sherlock Holmes, Snatch).

Missing Link     HD720p 86MB
Second trailer for this latest animated movie from Laika studios, written and directed by Chris Butler (ParaNorman). Meet Mr. Link (Zach Galifianakis): 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his appearance fool you ... he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world’s most lovable legend. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Further voices are provided by Timothy Olyphant, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Matt Lucas.

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February 3rd, 2019


11:15 am - Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, The White Crow, Fighting With My Family, Fast Color, High Life
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw     HD720p 110MB   HD1080p 208MB
First full trailer for the franchise spin-off, probably more fun than of the franchise itself. Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), a loyal agent of America's Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Jason Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. Eddie Marsan, Eiza González and Helen Mirren are also part of the cast. Directed by David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2).

The White Crow     US HD720p 82MB    UK HD1080p 64MB
Biographical drama about Rudolf Nureyev (Oleg Ivenko), a remarkable young dancer of 22, a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, who travelling to Paris in 1961 for his first trip outside the Soviet Union. But KGB officers watch his every move, becoming increasingly suspicious of his behaviour and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint (Adèle Exarchopoulos). When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision. Ralph Fiennes plays his teacher, Raphaël Personnaz, Sergei Polunin and Chulpan Khamatova are also part of the cast. It's also directed by Fiennes (Coriolanus,The Invisible Woman)
You can choose between the US and the UK trailer version.

Fighting With My Family     HD720p 90MB
Family sports comedy based on the story of English wrestler Paige. Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige (Florence Pugh) and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her family (Nick Frost, Lena Headey) and face this new, cut-throat world alone. Vince Vaughn is also part of the cast, Dwayne Johnson's cameos are probably already all in the trailer. Written and directed by Stephen Merchant (Cemetery Junction).

Fast Color     HD720p 35MB
Inspirational sci-fi drama about a woman (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) who comes into her own after discovering she has superhuman abilities. When her powers are discovered, the woman is forced to abandon her family in order to protect them. Years later, her mission to remain unseen brings her back home. Christopher Denham and David Strathairn are also part of the cast.

High Life     HD720p 86MB
US trailer version for this arthouse sci-fi movie. The destination is the black hole within closest reach of Earth. The spaceship’s crew is a collection of dangerous prisoners, last-chancers with nothing left to lose. At first Monte (Robert Pattinson) is the only crew member awake, rigorously tending to the ship to keep them all alive as they hurtle through space. But he's also caring for a baby daughter, born on board. This anomaly is only the first sign of the chaos to come. As Monte's self-discipline slips, the crew awakens and conflicts erupt. Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth, Agata Buzek, Lars Eidinger and Claire Tran are also part of the cast. English language directing debut of Claire Denis (Nenette and Boni, White Material, 35 Shots of Rum).
Judging from festival reviews, the trailer only hints at how unusual/weird the actual movie is.

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January 24th, 2019


11:25 am - High Flying Bird, The Hummingbird Project, The Beach Bum, Untogether, Berlin I Love You
High Flying Bird     HD720p 27MB
In the midst of a pro basketball lockout, sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) finds himself caught in the face-off between the league and the players. His career is on the line, but he's playing for higher stakes. With only 72 hours to pull off a daring plan, he outmaneuvers all the power-players as he uncovers a loophole that could change the game forever. Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan and Bill Duke are also part of the cast. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven, Magic Mike, Logan Lucky).
Looks promising. Will start streaming on Netflix February 8th.

The Hummingbird Project     HD720p 89MB
Financial thriller about two cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgård) who are players in the high-stakes game of High-Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a straight fiber-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. Constantly breathing down their necks is their old boss (Salma Hayek), a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game. Michael Mando is also part of the cast.
In case you are wondering, while I don't think it's based on real people, the underlying story is real.

The Beach Bum     HD720p 36MB
Full redband trailer for this comedy that follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules. Isla Fisher, Snoop Dog, Zac Efron, Stefania LaVie Owen, Martin Lawrence, Jimmy Buffett and Jonah Hill are also part of the cast. Written and directed by Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers, Mister Lonely, Trash Humpers).

Untogether     HD720p 58MB
Comedic relationship drama about Andrea (Jemima Kirke), a recently sober writer whose career has stalled since she published her debut novel several years ago. She strikes up an affair with Nick (Jamie Dornan), a doctor-turned-writer who is hailed for his wartime memoir. At the same time, her sister (Lola Kirke), a massage therapist dating an aging rock star (Ben Mendelsohn), finds herself inexorably drawn to a newfound religious zeal and, particularly, to a politically engaged rabbi (Billy Crystal). Jennifer Grey, Scott Caan and Alice Eve are also part of the cast.
The obtrusive use of music makes me suspicious.

Berlin, I Love You     HD720p 87MB
After Paris, New York and Rio, ten (mostly) short stories set against the vivid backdrop of Berlin. Among the cast members are Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Luke Wilson, Mickey Rourke, Jim Sturgess, Dianna Agron, Diego Luna, Iwan Rheon, Charlotte Le Bon and Sibel Kekilli. Among the directors are Dianna Agron, Peter Chelsom, Fernando Eimbcke, Dennis Gansel, Dani Levy and Til Schweiger.
It pains me to say, this looks terrible. Like a clichéd tourist commercial.

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January 18th, 2019


11:13 am - John Wick: Chapter 3, Woman at War, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Adult Life Skills, Paddleton
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum     HD720p 81MB   HD1080p 150MB
First trailer for the third installment of the series, which, in all likelihood, will again be the best photographed action movie of the year. Super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn. Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick and Ian McShane return. Cast additions are Halle Berry, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Anjelica Huston and Jason Mantzoukas. Again directed by Chad Stahelski.

Woman at War - Kona fer í strio     HD720p 69MB
Delightful comedic drama from Iceland. Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” she secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack. Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men).
Funny, and very timely.

Spider-Man: Far From Home     HD720p 96MB   HD1080p 175MB
First trailer for the sequel to the latest franchise reboot. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero (Tom Holland) decides to join his best friends and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent. The whole cast returns. A new addition is Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio. Again directed by Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Cop Car).
Like the first movie (and the recent BumbleBee) this feels aimed at a decidedly younger audience.

Adult Life Skills     HD720p 75MB
US trailer for this comedic drama about a woman refusing to grow up. Anna (Jodie Whittaker) is stuck: she's approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum's garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered. She spends her days making videos using her thumbs as actors – thumbs that bicker about things like whether Yogi Bear is a moral or existential nihilist. But Anna doesn't show these videos to anyone and no one knows what they are for. A week before her birthday her Mum serves her an ultimatum – she needs to move out of the shed, get a haircut that doesn't put her gender in question and stop dressing like a homeless teenager.
As many of you probably remember, I posted the UK trailer in June 2016. Now that Whittaker has become the new Dr. Who, the movie will have a limited US release and become available on streaming platforms starting this weekend.

Paddleton     HD1080p 35MB
Comedic drama about an unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors (Ray Romano, Mark Duplass) that becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when one of them is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Directed by Alex Lehmann (Blue Jay).
After a premiere at Sundance, will start streaming on Netflix February 22nd.

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January 15th, 2019


11:00 am - Little Woods, Velvet Buzzsaw, Polar, Arctic, Transit
Little Woods     HD720p 82MB
Drama with thriller elements that tells the story of two sisters, Ollie (Tessa Thompson) and Deb (Lily James), who are driven to work outside the law to better their lives. For years, Ollie has illicitly helped the struggling residents of her North Dakota oil boomtown access Canadian health care and medication. When the authorities catch on, she plans to abandon her crusade, only to be dragged in even deeper after a desperate plea for help from her sister. Luke Kirby, James Badge Dale and Lance Reddick are also part of the cast.
A very interesting pairing. Got very favourable festival reviews.

Velvet Buzzsaw     HD1080p 49MB
In the cutthroat world of fine-art trading and representation, up-and-coming agent Josephina (Zawe Ashton) stumbles across a secret weapon: hundreds of dazzling paintings left behind after an elderly tenant in her building dies. Ignoring the instructions the clandestine artist left to destroy his work, she promptly starts circulating the paintings, which soon attract the attention of the heavy hitters around her - including her boss Rhodora (Rene Russo), art critic Morf (Jake Gyllenhaal), and competing collectors, managers, and curators (Billy Magnussen, Toni Collette). Yet as the deceased artist's portraits gain posthumous acclaim, they also awaken something imperceptible and sinister that threatens to punish those who have profited from his work. Written and directed by Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler, Roman J. Israel, Esq.).
Unusual genre mix. Will premiere next week in Sundance, and then start streaming on Netflix February 1st.

Polar     HD1080p 40MB
Action thriller based on a graphic novel. The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser (Mads Mikkelsen), is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced. Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Matt Lucas and Johnny Knoxville are also part of the cast. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund (Spun, Small Apartments).
Will start streaming on Netflix January 25th.

Arctic     HD720p 83MB
Polar is not to be confused with this survival drama that follows a man (Mads Mikkelsen) stranded in the Arctic, who is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation.
Less revealing US trailer version.

Transit     HD720p 85MB
As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie (Paula Beer), a mysterious woman searching for her husband - the man whose identity he has stolen. Directed by Christian Petzold (Barbara, Yella, Jerichow).
An interesting experiment. The drama is adapted from a novel by Anna Segher, but it transposes the original story to the present, blurring periods to create a timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people.

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December 29th, 2018


11:47 am - Us, Hellboy, The Kid Who Would Be King, Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, By the Grace of God
Us     HD720p 95MB
Trailer for the latest horror thriller written and directed by Jordan Peele (Get Out). Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide (Lupita Nyong'o) feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker), Adelaide and her family (Winston Duke) return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway.
I rarely post trailer for "horror" movies. But given the phenomenal success of Peele's previous movie, I feel obliged to do so.

Hellboy     HD720p 82MB   HD1080p 154MB
First trailer for the "reboot" of Hellboy (David Harbour), who is caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, and who battles an ancient sorceress (Milla Jovovich) bent on revenge. Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim, Thomas Haden Church and Sophie Okonedo are also part of the cast. Directed by Neil Marshall (Centurion, Doomsday, The Descent).
Just makes you want to watch the first Ron Perlman - Guillermo del Toro collaboration again.

The Kid Who Would Be King     Tlr1 720p 92MB    Trl2 HD720p 91MB
Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic (family) adventure. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be. Written and directed by Joe Cornish (Attack the Block).
Two full trailers to choose from.

Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon     HD720p 4MB
Early teaser for the next animated Aardman movie, a close encounter of the herd kind, to be in theatres next fall. It's a heart-warming sci-fi comedy adventure that takes us from Mossy Bottom all the way into deep space, via a car wash. When an impish and adorable alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure, setting off on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organisation can capture her. Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon before it's too late?
YouTube version with English text inserts.

By the Grace of God - Grâce à Dieu     HD720p 24MB
Trailer from France for the latest movie written and directed by François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women, Frantz). Alexandre (Melvil Poupaud) lives in Lyon with his wife and children. One day he learns by chance that the priest who abused him when he was in scouts is still working with children. He decides to take action, and is soon joined by two other victims of the priest, François (Denis Ménochet) and Emmanuel (Swann Arlaud). They band together to "lift the burden of silence" surrounding their ordeal. But the repercussions and consequences will leave no one unscathed.
Will take part in the official competition at the Berlinale next February.
Organised religion, the root of so much evil.

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December 22nd, 2018


12:36 pm - Men in Black International, Where'd You Go Bernadette, Greta, Ruben Brandt Collector, Arctic
Men in Black International     HD720p 98MB   HD1080p 181MB
First trailer for the "international" reboot that re-unites Thor with Valkyrie. The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization. Cast members include Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson. Directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, A Man Apart, The Italian Job)

Where'd You Go, Bernadette     HD1080p 37MB
Trailer for the latest movie directed by Richard Linklater (Boyhood, School of Rock , Before trilogy). It's a comedic drama about a Seattle woman (Cate Blanchett) who had it all - a loving husband (Billy Crudup) and a brilliant daughter (Emma Nelson). When she unexpectedly disappears, her family sets off on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone. Kristen Wiig, Laurence Fishburne, Judy Greer and Troian Bellisario are also part of the cast.

Greta     HD720p 91MB
Campy, psychological thriller about a sweet, naïve young woman names Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) who is trying to make it on her own in New York City. She doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher (!) with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends - but Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems. Directed by Neil Jordan (Byzantium, Interview with the Vampire, The Good Thief)
I think there's a risk that the trailer gives away too much.

Ruben Brandt, Collector     HD720p 55MB
Animated thriller from Hungary that should appeal to movie fans and art lovers alike. Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world's renowned museums and private collections to prevent his suffering from terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. Accompanied by his four patients, he and his band of thieves strike regularly and with great success: the Louvre, Tate, Uffizi, Hermitage, the Museum of Modern Art. "The Collector" quickly becomes the most wanted criminal in the world. Gangsters and headhunters chase him around the world while the reward for his capture keeps rising.

Arctic     HD720p 9MB
Trailer from France for this survival drama that follows a man (Mads Mikkelsen) stranded in the Arctic, who is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation.

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December 15th, 2018


12:42 pm - Captive State, Triple Frontier, Downton Abbey, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Isn't It Romantic
Captive State     HD720p 91MB
After two promising teasers, the full trailer for this sci-fi thriller. Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, the movie explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents. Cast members include John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Madeline Brewer, Machine Gun Kelly and James Ransone. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Gambler).
I still hope the actual movie will be as good as its marketing campaign.

Triple Frontier     HD720p 8MB
Action thriller in which five former Special Forces operatives (Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal) reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival. Directed by J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year, Margin Call, All is Lost). Co-written by Chandor and Mark Boal.
Will start streaming on Netflix in March.

Downton Abbey     HD720p 35MB
Early announcement trailer for the movie based on the characters from the TV series that followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Many cast members from the series will appear. It's written by the series' creator Julian Fellowes, and directed by Michael Engler who was responsible for a number of episodes.
To be in theatres next September.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters     HD720p 92MB   HD1080p 172MB
Second trailer for another action adventure sequel/cross-over, one that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species - thought to be mere myths - rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance. Among the human actors supporting the special effects will be Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Sally Hawkins, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch , O'Shea Jackson Jr., Charles Dance, Zhang Ziyi and Ken Watanabe.

Isn't It Romantic     HD720p 92MB
Romantic-comedy musical that kind of/sort of parodies rom-coms by fully embracing them. New York City architect Natalie (Rebel Wilson) works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city’s next skyscraper. And if things weren’t bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare - a romantic comedy - and she is the leading lady. Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine and Priyanka Chopra are also part of the cast.
The marketing campaign is off to a rough start.

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December 8th, 2018


11:38 am - Avengers: Endgame, All Is True, Captain Marvel, Vox Lux, The Vanishing
Avengers: Endgame     HD720p 88MB   HD1080p 164MB
First teaser trailer for what is supposed to be the final Avengers movie, to be in theatres next April. It is meant to be the finale of all three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not much details are known, but it will pick up where the previous movie left off. A generic summary says that our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it. I wager that dozens of superheros will return. It is again directed by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Welcome to Collinwood, You Me and Dupree).

All Is True     HD720p 91MB
Period piece set in 1613. Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh) is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war. Judi Dench and Ian McKellen are also part of the cast. Branagh (Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Hamlet) also directed. It's easy to see why he cast himself in the lead role.
Will have a brief limited release before the end of the year to qualify for awards considerations, indicating, that the makers think there is potential.

Captain Marvel     HD720p 84MB   HD1080p 155MB
Second trailer for another Marvel movie, to be in theatres next March. Set in the 1990s, it follows the journey of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the universes most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, she finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. A digitally rejuvenated Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg and Jude Law are also part to the cast. Written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind, Half Nelson, It's Kind of a Funny Story).

Vox Lux     HD720p 77MB
A second trailer for this satirical music drama that begins in 1999 when teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin) survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, the now 31-year-old Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mother to a teenage daughter of her own and struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention. Jude Law and Jennifer Ehle are also part of the cast. Written and directed by Brady Corbet (The Childhood of a Leader).

The Vanishing     HD720p 87MB
Tense thriller based on true events. After three lighthouse keepers arrive for work on a remote Scottish isle, they make a fateful discovery: a wrecked rowboat—with a chest full of gold. As a mysterious boat heads toward the island, the three men make a choice that will change their lives forever, ensnaring them in a web of greed, paranoia, and murder. Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, Connor Swindells, Gary Lewis, Søren Malling and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson are part of the cast.
A late title change and a release date early January in the US suggests otherwise. But it looks like the most interesting movie starring Butler in a while.

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December 1st, 2018


12:36 pm - Artemis Fowl, State Like Sleep, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Never Look Away, Stan & Ollie
Artemis Fowl     HD720p 58MB
Announcement trailer for the film adaptation of the book series by Eoin Colfer, directed by Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express, Thor, Cinderella), for Disney, to be in theatres next August.
It follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl (Ferdia Shaw), a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance. Among the better known cast members are Josh Gad and Judi Dench.

State Like Sleep     HD720p 25MB
Mystery drama in which, one year after the mysterious death of her Belgian actor husband (Michiel Huisman), American photographer Katherine (Katherine Waterston) returns to Brussels, a city filled with memories of the life she’s tried to leave behind. Their marriage was rocky, but her return to the city forces her to finally confront her grief as she packs up the flat they once shared. In doing so, though, she discovers a web of secrets that propel her to probe the circumstances of her husband’s last days. Michael Shannon and Luke Evans are also part of the cast.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse     Tlr1 HD720p 89MB    Tlr2 HD720p 91MB
Two full trailers for an animated Spider-Man variation. The official summary tells us that it introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask. More voices will be provided by Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber and Nicolas Cage.
I still don't know what to make of this. But early reviews are very positive. Among the producers are two of the guys behind the Lego Movies, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. And it has a rather prominent, global release date, one week before Christmas.

Never Look Away - Werk ohne Autor     HD720p 82MB
Drama spanning three eras of German history, loosely based on the life of Gerhard Richter, that tells the story of a young art student (Tom Schilling) who falls in love with a fellow student (Paula Beer). Her father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter's choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago. Written and directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others, The Tourist)
Germany's submission for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.
I haven't seen the 3 hours epic, but I got the impression that international festival reviews were often much kinder than German ones, which often described the movie as pretentious and superficial. Then again, we are critical bunch. Especially when it comes to our recent history.

Stan & Ollie     HD720p 82MB
US trailer version for this biopic that tells the story of what would become the triumphant farewell tour of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. With their golden era long behind them, the pair (Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly) embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) – a formidable double act in their own right - the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public. Directed by Jon S. Baird (Filth).

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November 26th, 2018


11:41 am - The Lion King, Piercing, The Lego Movie 2, The Informer, The Secret Life Of Pets 2
The Lion King     HD720p 55MB
Announcement trailer for the upcoming (sort of) live-action version of The Lion King (or maybe it is just a Jungle Book sequel, who can tell the difference), to be in theatre next July. The movie journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba (Donald Glover) idolizes his father, King Mufasa (James Earl Jones), and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cubs arrival. Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Mufasas brother - and former heir to the throne - has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama. Further voices are provided by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Billy Eichner, Keegan-Michael Key, Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, John Kani and Seth Rogen. Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book, Cowboys & Aliens).

Piercing     HD1080p 27MB
Darkly comedic, stylish psycho thriller, based on a novel by Ryû Murakami, who also provided the basis for the movie Audition. Reed (Christopher Abbott) is a seemingly normal guy struggling to channel some dark urges involving an ice pick. To keep his family out of harm's way, he checks himself into a hotel and orders a prostitute, with the secret intention of taking his methodical violence out on her. But when call girl Jackie (Mia Wasikowska) arrives, things go disturbingly off-script. Laia Costa is also part of the cast.
Sounds a bit challenging. While overall mixed, reviews praise Wasikowska's performance.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part     HD720p 87MB
Second trailer for the sequel. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the Lego universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. Many other voices return too, new additions are Stephanie Beatriz as Sweet Mayhem, Tiffany Haddish as Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi and Arturo Castro as Ice Cream Cone.

The Informer     HD1080p 16MB
Crime thriller, in which honorably discharged Special Ops soldier Pete Koslow's (Joel Kinnaman) world is turned upside-down when he's jailed after a fight to protect his wife (Ana de Armas). He’s given a chance for early release by becoming an informant for the FBI (Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen) and using his covert skills in an operation to take down The General, the most powerful crime boss in New York. But when the FBI sting meant to finally earn Koslow his freedom results in the death of an undercover NYPD cop, he finds himself caught in the crossfire between the mob and the FBI. Common is also part of the cast. Directed by Andrea Di Stefano (Escobar: Paradise Lost).
Hard to tell at this point, if the interesting cast will be enough to make it worth watching.

The Secret Life of Pets 2     Max HD720p 60MB    Chloe HD720p 48MB
Two mildly funny "character trailers" for the animated sequel, to be in theatres next June. The first one for dog Max voiced by Patton Oswalt, the second for cat Chloe voiced by Lake Bell. More voices, old and new, will come from Hannibal Buress, Dana Carvey, Harrison Ford, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Garth Jennings, Ellie Kemper, Nick Kroll, Bobby Moynihan, Jenny Slate and Eric Stonestreet. Again directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, The Lorax).

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