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June 12th, 2019


10:55 am - Ad Astra, After the Wedding, Luce, Brittany Runs a Marathon, Frozen 2
Ad Astra     HD720p 101MB   HD1080p 181MB
Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos. Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland and John Ortiz are also part of the cast. Directed by James Gray (We Own the Night, The Lost City of Z The Immigrant).
So far difficult to say if it will be closer to being introspective "arthouse" or blockbuster action.

After the Wedding     HD720p 88MB
Trailer for the US remake of the Danish movie that was directed by Susanne Bier and starred Mads Mikkelsen. Isabel (Michelle Williams) has dedicated her life to working with the children in an orphanage in Calcutta. Theresa (Julianne Moore) is the multimillionaire head of a media company who lives with her artist husband (Billy Crudup) and their twin boys in New York. When word comes to Isabel of a mysterious and generous grant for the financially struggling orphanage, she must travel to New York to meet the benefactor—Theresa—in person. Directed by Moore's husband, Bart Freundlich (The Rebound, Trust the Man).
The main appeal of this version is that the gender roles are flipped, and are now played by Williams and Moore.

Luce     HD720p 108MB
Psychological thriller based on a play, about an all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater, Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) who is a poster boy for the new American Dream. As are his parents (Naomi Watts, Tim Roth), who adopted him from a war-torn country a decade earlier. When his teacher (Octavia Spencer) makes a shocking discovery in his locker, Luce’s stellar reputation is called into question. But is he really at fault, or is Ms. Wilson preying on dangerous stereotypes?
Was very well received at festivals.

Brittany Runs a Marathon     HD720p 100MB
Comedic drama about New Yorker Brittany Forgler (Jillian Bell) who is everybody’s best friend, except maybe her own. At 27, her hard-partying ways, chronic underemployment and toxic relationships are catching up with her. But when she stops by a new doctor’s office to try to score some Adderall, she gets slapped with a prescription she never wanted: Get healthy. Too broke for a gym and too proud to ask for help, Brit is at a loss, until her seemingly together neighbor Catherine pushes her to lace up her Converse sneakers and run one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. And soon, after finishing her first mile, she sets an almost unthinkable goal: running in the New York City Marathon.
Won the Sundance Audience Award.

Frozen 2     HD720p 53MB
Another teaser for the animated sequel, to be in theatres in November. 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. In the first movie Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. Now she must hope they are enough. Again directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck.

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June 4th, 2019


10:45 am - Ford v Ferrari, The Kitchen, Onward, Plus One, Ophelia
Ford v Ferrari     HD720p 103MB
Racing drama based on the true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts and Josh Lucas are also part of the cast. Directed by James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma).
I hope they didn't already reveal all the fun parts in the trailer.

The Kitchen     HD720p 103MB
Action thriller about three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives (Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish) whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp ax to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia’s matters into their own hands - proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition ... literally. Domhnall Gleeson, Common, James Badge Dale, Brian d'Arcy James, Margo Martindale and Bill Camp are also part of the cast.
Looks adequately tough.

Onward     HD720p 72MB
Early teaser for another upcoming animated Pixar movie, to be in theatres next spring. Set in a suburban fantasy world, it introduces two teenage elf brothers (Chris Pratt, Tom Holland) who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. Further voices will be provided by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer. Written and directed Dan Scanlon by (Monsters University).

Plus One     HD1080p 25MB
Comedic, romantic drama in which long-time friends Alice (Maya Erskine) and Ben (Jack Quaid) find themselves in that inevitable year that all late 20-somethings experience - in which seemingly every person they know gets married - and agree to be one another’s plus ones as they power through an endless parade of insufferable weddings.
That looks relatable.

Ophelia     HD720p 85MB
US trailer for the re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia's perspective. Something is rotten in medieval-era Denmark, where political intrigue swirls around the imperial court like dark magic. Amid it all, the queen’s brightest lady-in-waiting, Ophelia (Daisy Ridley), finds herself drawn to Hamlet (George MacKay), the charismatic and elusive crown prince. As their secretive love affair takes flight, betrayal strikes the court, threatening to derail their union and devastate the royal family for good. Caught between her desires and her loyalty, Ophelia has to decide where her devotion will ultimately lie. Naomi Watts, a wig wearing Clive Owen and Tom Felton are also part of the cast.

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May 30th, 2019


11:33 am - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Art of Self-Defense, Gangster Cop Devil, Goldfinch, Maleficent 2
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood     HD720p 103MB
Full 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.
Was very well received last week in Cannes.

The Art of Self-Defense     HD720p 94MB
Full trailer 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).
Still looks very funny.

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil     HD720p 52MB
Trailer for another well received action thriller from South Korea. Fierce gang boss Jang Dong-su (Ma Dong-seok) is violently attacked after a fender bender on a rainy night. After fighting back, he barely escapes, however his reputation as a feared leader is damaged beyond repair. The only way to restore his image is to find his attacker and exact revenge. He teams up with Detective Jung Tae-seok (Kim Moo-yul) to find the assailant, but soon discovers the attacker is actually a serial killer. With no support from the police department, Detective Jung is forced to use gang boss Jang’s resources in order to track down the killer.
Apparently, Sylvester Stallone bought the rights for a US remake. Another reason to see the Korean version.

The Goldfinch     HD720p 90MB
Coming-of-age drama based on the novel by Donna Tartt. Theodore "Theo" Decker (Ansel Elgort) was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day ... a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch. Nicole Kidman, Aneurin Barnard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Wright are also part of the cast. Directed by John Crowley (Brooklyn, Boy A, Closed Circuit).

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil     HD720p 56MB
First teaser for the sequel that picks up several years after the first movie. It continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within. Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville also return. New cast additions are Michelle Pfeiffer and Chiwetel Ejiofor. First solo directing effort of Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Kon-Tiki, Max Manus) without his regular partner.

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May 24th, 2019


12:23 pm - Terminator: Dark Fate, Downton Abbey, The Farewell, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, Toy Story 4
Terminator: Dark Fate     HD720p 104MB   HD1080p 174MB
A full trailer for another attempt to revive a dead parrot franchise. By now there probably aren't many people left who can make sense of the story anyway, but officially the "plot is unknown". But that Cameron guy says the story picks up after the second movie. The biggest selling point is probably the return of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be there too. New to the cast will be Mackenzie Davis. Directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool).

Downton Abbey     HD720p 103MB
Full 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, the only one missing seems to be Lily James. It's written by the series' creator Julian Fellowes, and directed by Michael Engler who was responsible for a number of episodes.

The Farewell     HD720p 93MB
Heartfelt family drama with comedic elements. After learning their beloved matriarch has terminal lung cancer, a family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis, instead scheduling an impromptu wedding-reunion back in China. Headstrong and emotional writer Billi (Awkwafina) rebels against her parents’ directive to stay in New York and joins the family as they awkwardly attempt to rekindle old bonds, throw together a wedding that only grandma is actually looking forward to, and surreptitiously say their goodbyes.
Was very well received in Sundance.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette     HD720p 97MB
A second, much different 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.

Toy Story 4     HD720p 96MB
A second, 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. New additions are the voices of Patricia Arquette, Christina Hendricks, Kristen Schaal, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key.

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May 11th, 2019


11:42 am - It: Chapter Two, Judy, Spider-Man: Far From Home, In the Aisles, Late Night
It: Chapter Two     HD720p 117MB
A long teaser, mostly consisting of a single scene for the sequel. Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, the sequel brings the characters - who’ve long since gone their separate ways - back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film. Among the actors who play the adults are Jessica Chastain (as Beverly), James McAvoy (as Bill), Bill Hader (as Richie) and James Ransone (as Eddie). Bill Skarsgård returns as Pennywise. Again directed by Andy Muschietti.

Judy     HD720p 51MB
Teaser trailer for this musical biopic about the final years of Judy Garland. Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell and Michael Gambon are also part of the cast. Directed by Rupert Goold True Story.

Spider-Man: Far From Home     HD720p 100MB   HD1080p 190MB
Second 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).
The trailer starts with a spoiler warning, that it reveals events happening in Avengers: Endgame.

In the Aisles - In den Gängen     HD720p 87MB
Quiet drama with some equally low-key humour from Germany. When the reclusive Christian (Franz Rogowski) takes a job working the night shift at a big box store, his new manager, Bruno from the Beverage Department (Peter Kurth), teaches him the lay of the land and the delicacy it takes to operate a forklift. Christian becomes enamored by his charming but mysterious co-worker “Sweets Marion” (Sandra Hüller), with whom he begins to share flirtatious break room coffees and conversations. But Marion has secrets of her own and when she suddenly goes on sick leave, Christian is tempted to fall into habits of his dark past.

Late Night     HD720p 94MB
A second trailer for this 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.

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May 4th, 2019


10:40 am - 21 Bridges, Men In Black: International, Blinded by the Light, Walking on Water, Sonic the Hedgehog
21 Bridges     HD720p 90MB
Crime thriller that follows an embattled NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers (Stephen James, Taylor Kitsch) after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 Bridges to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island. Sienna Miller, Keith David and J.K. Simmons are also part of the cast.

Men In Black: International     HD720p 97MB   HD1080p 174MB
Second trailer for the fun looking "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).

Blinded by the Light     HD720p 93MB
Feel-good, musical, coming-of-age drama that tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of “the Boss,” he sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen’s powerful lyrics. Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham, Bride & Prejudice, Viceroy's House ).

Christo: Walking on Water     HD720p 101MB
Ten years after the passing of his wife and creative partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together many years before. The doc is a look at Christo’s process, from the inception through to the completion of his latest large-scale art installation, a dahlia-yellow walkway atop Italy’s Lake Iseo that was eventually experienced by over 1.2 million people. It takes the viewer on an journey into Christo's world amid mounting madness – from complex dealings between art and state politics to engineering challenges, logistical nightmares, and the sheer force of mother nature.
I'm very much looking forward to seeing this doc.

Sonic the Hedgehog     HD720p 103MB
First trailer for the live-action adventure comedy based on the global videogame franchise that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog, to be in theatres in November. It follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic (Ben Schwartz) as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). The two join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. Tika Sumpter and Neal McDonough are also part of the cast.
Apparently, there are complaints about the "design" of Sonic. I admit, this is not my biggest concern about the movie.

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April 24th, 2019


11:35 am - Gemini Man, Shadow, Knock Down the House, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Secret Life of Pets 2
Gemini Man     HD720p 83MB   HD1080p 151MB
First trailer for an "innovative" action-thriller about an elite assassin (Will Smith), who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative (Will Smith) that seemingly can predict his every move. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong are also part of the cast. Directed by Ang Lee (Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Hulk, Sense and Sensibility). It lists six screenwriters and is co-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Can't say for sure, but I think "innovative" references the fact that, like his previous movie, Ang Lee once again shot the movie with 120 frames per second.
I have to admit that I find this increasingly frequent digital "de-aging" of actors highly irritating. Set for a release at the beginning of ... October.

Shadow - Ying     HD720p 68MB   HD1080p 127MB
US trailer for the latest movie directed by Zhang Yimou (Hero, Raise the Red Lantern, Curse of the Golden Flower). In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.
Was very well received by critics, and sure looks like a visual feast.

Knock Down the House     HD1080p 34MB
Documentary that tells the stories of four inspiring women (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin), all political outsiders, who took on history in the 2018 US midterm election.
It's about all four women, but the focus will be on Ocasio-Cortez. She personifies one of the greatest fears of the Republican party. A young, intelligent, determined, attractive person of colour. So it should come as no surprise that the US state propaganda channels have mentioned her name 3,181 times in 42 days in order to attack and vilify her.
Doc will start streaming on Netflix May 1st.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters     HD720p 98MB   HD1080p 165MB
Third and final 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.

The Secret Life of Pets 2     HD720p 108MB
After about a half a dozen character teasers, a regular full trailer for the animated sequel. Voices will be provided by Patton Oswalt, Lake Bell, 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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April 20th, 2019


12:04 pm - Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, Someone Great, Anna, JT LeRoy, Wine Country
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw     HD720p 132MB   HD1080p 249MB
Second full,extended 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).

Someone Great     HD1080p 27MB
Romantic, comedic drama in which aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, she gathers up her two best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City.
Now streaming on Netflix.

Anna     HD1080p 34MB
After having more or less bankrupted his studio with his previous movie, as well as battling rape accusations, the trailer for the latest action movie written and directed by Luc Besson (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Lucy, Nikita). Beneath Anna Poliatova’s (Sasha Luss) striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared government assassins. Helen Mirren, Cillian Murphy and Luke Evans are also part of the cast.
Looks like a "best of" of a number of Bessons's previous films. An effective one minute teaser: HD720p 5MB.

JT LeRoy     US HD720p 85MB    CDN HD720p 67MB
Biographical drama that tells the story of the most compelling literary ‘hoax’ of recent times. Laura Albert (Laura Dern) writes as her “avatar,” a disenfranchised young queer man named JT LeRoy. When her debut novel becomes a best-seller and JT becomes the darling of the literary world, she comes up with a unique solution to preserve her anonymity but give life to her nom-de-plume. Enter her boyfriend’s (Jim Sturgess) androgynous fun-loving sister Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart). Diane Kruger and Courtney Love are also part of the cast.
Sounds complicated. I'm not particularly interested, but Stewart seems well cast, adding yet another "meta-level". There was already a well-received documentary about the story. You can choose between the US and the ... Canadian trailer version.

Wine Country     HD1080p 40MB
Ensemble comedy with a little drama in which, in honor of Rebecca's (Rachel Dratch) 50th birthday, Abby (Amy Poehler) plans a scenic Napa getaway with their best, longtime friends. Workaholic Catherine (Ana Gasteyer), post-op Val (Paula Pell), homebody Jenny (Emily Spivey), and weary mom Naomi (Maya Rudolph) are equally sold on the chance to relax and reconnect. Yet as the alcohol flows, real world uncertainties intrude on the punchlines and gossip, and the women begin questioning their friendships and futures. Tina Fey and Jason Schwartzman are also part of the cast. Directorial debut of Poehler.
Will start streaming on Netflix May 10th. If you're for some reason alarmed by the German subtitles in the trailer, the subs-free version.

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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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