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November 10th, 2019


10:42 am - The Banker, The Two Popes, Soul, Wendy, Bad Boys for Life
The Banker     HD720p 100MB
Historical drama (with comedic elements) based on a true story, that centers on revolutionary businessmen Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson), who devise an audacious and risky plan to take on the racially oppressive establishment of the 1960s by helping other African Americans pursue the American dream. Along with Garretts wife (Nia Long), they train a working class white man (Nicholas Hoult), to pose as the rich and privileged face of their burgeoning real estate and banking empire while Garrett and Morris pose as a janitor and a chauffeur. Directed by George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau, Birth of the Dragon).
From what I can tell, after a theatrical release, it will start streaming on Apple TV+.

The Two Popes     HD1080p 34MB
Fictional drama about real events. The year is 2013. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) could not be a less conventional candidate for the papacy. Dodging pomp at every turn, he prefers walking or biking to limousines. He likes to tango and watch soccer with ordinary people. Most importantly, he believes it is the Church's obligation to respond to the shifting needs of its followers — which makes him the opposite of Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins), who regards any change as a perilous compromise to the Church's integrity. Nevertheless, Benedict realizes that momentum is building for Bergoglio to succeed him, so the two men meet, break bread, and engage in a debate. Directed by Fernando Meirelles (Blindness, City of God, The Constant Gardener).
Was very well received at festivals. Will start streaming on Netflix December 20th. An earlier teaser: HD1080p 34MB.

Soul     HD720p 62MB
First teaser for the latest Pixar movie, to be in theatres next June. It's about a musician (Jamie Foxx) who has lost his passion for music who is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul (Tina Fey) learning about herself. Further voices will be provided by Phylicia Rashad, Ahmir Questlove Thompson and Daveed Diggs. Co-directed by Kemp Powers and Pete Docter (Inside Out, Up, Monsters Inc).

Wendy     HD720p 31MB
The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in this ragtag epic. Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up. It's already been more that seven years since director Benh Zeitlin's debut Beasts of the Southern Wild was released.

Bad Boys for Life     HD720p 39MB
Redband trailer for this attempt to revive another franchise. The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride. Burnett is now a police inspector and Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus. Joe Pantoliano also returns, new to the cast are Vanessa Hudgens and Alexander Ludwig.
Marketing speak aside, there is apparently already a fourth movie in the making.

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November 2nd, 2019


10:36 am - The King, Jumanji: The Next Level, Little Joe, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, Waves
The King     HD720p 31MB
Historical drama about Hal (Timothée Chalamet), wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, who has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people. But when his tyrannical father (Ben Mendelsohn) dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and is forced to embrace the life he had previously tried to escape. Now the young king must navigate the palace politics, chaos and war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life - including his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the ageing alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton). Sean Harris, Lily-Rose Depp, Thomasin McKenzie and Robert Pattinson are also part of the cast. Directed by David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, War Machine, The Rover).
Now streaming on Netflix.

Jumanji: The Next Level     HD720p 109MB
Second trailer for the sequel of the reboot. The gang (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan) is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game. New cast additions are Awkwafina, Danny Glover and Danny DeVito. Again directed by Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher, Sex Tape, Walk Hard).

Little Joe     HD720p 74MB
Difficult to describe arthouse sci-fi (horror) drama that follows Alice (Emily Beecham), a single mother and dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, this plant makes its owner happy. Against company policy, Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. They christen it ‘Little Joe.’ But as their plant grows, so too does Alice's suspicion that her new creation may not be as harmless as its nickname suggests. Ben Whishaw and Kerry Fox are also part of the cast. Directed by Austrian Jessica Hausner (Lourdes, Amour Fou, Hotel).
Beecham won the Best Actress Award this year in Cannes.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway     HD720p 97MB
First trailer for the sequel. The lovable rogue is back. Bea Rose Byrne), Thomas (Domhnall Gleeson), and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter (James Corden) can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, he finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, he must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be. Again directed by Will Gluck (Friends with Benefits, Easy A, Annie).

Waves     HD720p 77MB
Drama, set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, that traces the emotional journey of a suburban African-American family - led by a well-intentioned but domineering father (Sterling K. Brown) - as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. Kelvin Harrison Jr., Alexa Demie, Lucas Hedges and Renée Elise Goldsberry are also part of the cast.
Festival reviews are so good that one has to take note. But just watching the trailer, it's difficult to understand what the film is about, and to make a connection. It looks more like a commercial/motivational PSA/music video.

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October 22nd, 2019


11:35 am - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Bloodshot, The King's Man, Dolittle, Paradise Hills
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker     HD720p 95MB   HD1080p 161MB
Full, final trailer for the final chapter of the saga from a galaxy far, far away. There is still "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 Richard E. Grant, Naomi Ackie, Dominic Monaghan and Keri Russell. J.J. Abrams returns to direct (Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III).

Bloodshot     HD720p 103MB
Comic book adaptation about a soldier (Vin Diesel) recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force – stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, he doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out. Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Lamorne Morris and Guy Pearce are also part of the cast.
Maybe Diesel should've stopped after his career high of playing a tree.

The King's Man     HD720p 102MB
Second trailer for a prequel in the Kingsman franchise. Though due to a lack of cast overlap you could probably just as well call it a reboot. Again directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Layer Cake), to be in theatres next February.
As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency. Probably the saving grace, the impressive cast, which includes Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance.

Dolittle     HD720p 75MB
"Vivid reimagining" of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals. After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) falls gravely ill, Dolittle, joined by his animal friends (voiced by Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Kumail Nanjiani, John Cena, Selena Gomez, Ralph Fiennes, Craig Robinson, Marion Cotillard), is forced to set sail on an epic adventure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures. Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen are also part of the cast. Directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Gold).
While the US release date of January 17th is followed by a holiday weekend, if the studio had confidence in the delayed movie, they would release it during the Christmas season.

Paradise Hills     HD720p 65MB
Dystopian fantasy set on an isolated island called Paradise Hills, where Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up to find herself at a facility where high-class families send their daughters to become perfect versions of themselves. The facility is run by the mysterious Duchess (Milla Jovovich) where calibrated treatments are meant to change all physical and emotional shortcomings within two months. Uma finds solace and friendship in other Paradise Hills residents (Danielle McDonald, Awkwafina, Eiza González). But she soon realizes that lurking behind all this beauty is a sinister secret. Jeremy Irvine is also part of the cast.
Festival reviews praise the costumes and the sets, not so much the story.

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October 19th, 2019


11:35 am - Marriage Story, Bombshell, Cyrano My Love, Sometimes Always Never, Charlie's Angels
Marriage Story     HD1080p 53MB
Full trailer for the latest relationship drama written and directed by Academy Award nominee Noah Baumbach (Greenberg, Frances Ha, While We're Young). It's an incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. One teaser is from the perspective of Nicole (Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson) telling us what she loves about Charlie, and the other one is Charlie's (Academy Award nominee Adam Driver) telling us about Nicole. Also part of the cast are Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, Academy Award nominee Alan Alda and Golden Globe nominee Ray Liotta.
After a limited theatrical release, it will start streaming on Netflix December 6th. Version without German subtitles on YouTube.

Bombshell     HD720p 32MB
A revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; Fox News, and the explosive story of the women (Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie) who brought down the infamous man - Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) - who created it. Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton and Mark Duplass are also part of the cast. Directed by Jay Roach (Trumbo, Meet the Parents, The Campaign).
To watch a movie about this man and this network is painful on a number of levels.

Cyrano, My Love - Edmond     HD720p 63MB
Comedic drama from France, set in December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already has two children and too much anxiety. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great Constant Coquelin (Olivier Gourmet) a new play, a heroic comedy, in verse, for the holidays. There’s one problem: it is not written yet. Ignoring the whims of actresses, the demands of his producers, the jealousy of his wife, the stories of his best friend's heart and the lack of enthusiasm of all those around him, Edmond must focus and put to pen to paper. For now, he has only the title: "Cyrano de Bergerac".

Sometimes Always Never     HD720p 109MB
Quiet, off-beat, comedic drama about Alan (Bill Nighy) who is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter (Sam Riley) and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family. Alice Lowe, Jenny Agutter and Tim McInnerny are also part of the cast.

Charlie's Angels     HD720p 81MB
Second trailer for the franchise re-boot, originally based on a TV series. Three women (Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska) are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world’s smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys (Elizabeth Banks, Djimon Hounsou, Patrick Stewart) taking on the toughest jobs everywhere. Banks also directs (Pitch Perfect 2).

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October 13th, 2019


12:30 pm - Jungle Cruise, Onward, Earthquake Bird, Judy & Punch, Zombieland: Double Tap
Jungle Cruise     HD720p 91MB
First trailer for another attempt to turn a theme park ride into a multi-billion action adventure franchise, to be in theatres next July. It's about a charismatic riverboat captain (Dwayne Johnson) and a determined explorer (Emily Blunt) on a research mission. Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons and Paul Giamatti are also part of the cast. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Orphan, Run All Night).
It gets increasingly difficult to keep the various Dwayne Johnson franchises apart. I hesitate to admit it, but this looks quite enjoyable. And it sure tries to pay homage.

Onward     HD720p 101MB
Full trailer for the next animated Pixar movie. 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).
If the trailer makes you want to watch a scene from Baby Driver.

Earthquake Bird     HD1080p 22MB
Psycho-sexual thriller in which Lucy (Alicia Vikander) is a buttoned-up translator who has been in Japan for five years and is desperate to blend in. Her reticent nature hides old scars. There’s also the fact that people around her keep dying – accidentally or otherwise. After a street encounter with a hot photographer (Naoki Kobayashi), she quickly finds herself under his spell, despite all the warning signs. And the pot is stirred further when American nurse Lily (Riley Keough) – all blowsy sexual confidence and cultural naïvety – arrives in town and Lucy experiences some frightening impulses. Directed by Wash Westmoreland (Colette, Still Alice, Quinceañera).
Limited theatrical release in early November, will start streaming on Netflix November 15th.

Judy & Punch     HD1080p 46MB
UK trailer for this darkly comic fable – part revenge story, part fantasy epic. In the town of Seaside (nowhere near the sea), husband and wife puppeteers Punch and Judy stage their shows for rowdy, mob-minded locals for whom a great day out is usually the public stoning of a fellow citizen (invariably a woman accused of witchcraft or some other spurious crime). Though Punch (Damon Herriman) proclaims himself the greatest puppeteer and his beating stick rouses cheers from the crowd, it’s Judy (Mia Wasikowska) who breathes artistry into the otherwise crude show. But during a drinking bout and a tragic mishap with their child, the hot-tempered Punch brutally beats Judy, leaving her for dead in the woods. Taken in by Doctor Goodtime and a society of outcasts, Judy plots her revenge.

Zombieland: Double Tap     HD720p 26MB
Redband trailer for the sequel, in which, through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, our four slayers (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone) must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family. Cast additions are Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson and Thomas Middleditch. Again directed by Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad, Venom, 30 Minutes or Less).
Bill Murray makes an appearance in the trailer.

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October 8th, 2019


11:31 am - Birds of Prey, 1917, Richard Jewell, Parasite, By the Grace of God
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn     HD720p 28MB
First trailer for this Suicide Squad spin-off. After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) to save a young girl (Ella Jay Basco) from an evil crime lord (Ewan McGregor). Chris Messina and Ali Wong are also part of the cast.
Not sure if a whole movie about this character is what I want to see.

1917     HD720p 102MB
Second trailer for the latest movie directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall, Jarhead), an intense war drama. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers - Blake’s own brother among them. Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch are also part of the cast.

Richard Jewell     HD720p 102MB
Trailer for the latest drama based on real events, directed by Clint Eastwood (Mystic River, Gran Torino, Sully). The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing - his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified by press and public alike, his life ripped apart. Reaching out to independent, anti-establishment attorney Watson Bryant (Sam Rockwell), Jewell staunchly professes his innocence. Kathy Bates, Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm and Nina Arianda are also part of the cast.

Parasite - Gisaengchung     HD720p 86MB
A second trailer for this pitch-black modern fairytale from South Korea. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. Directed by Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, The Host, Memories of Murder).
After winning the Golden Palm this year in Cannes, it is now South Korea's entry for the Best International Feature Film Oscar (formerly known as best foreign-language film). The full, extensive list of entries.

By the Grace of God - Grâce à Dieu     HD720p 84MB
US Trailer 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.
Thank goodness this is now a problem of the Catholic Church from the past.

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October 3rd, 2019


11:35 am - Personal History of David Copperfield, Gentlemen, I Lost My Body, 6 Underground, Spies in Disguise
The Personal History of David Copperfield     HD1080p 21MB
UK trailer for Armando Iannucci's (The Death of Stalin,In the Loop,) fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ novel. Set in the 1840’s, it chronicles the life of its iconic title character (Dev Patel) as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, his journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity. Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Gwendoline Christie and Benedict Wong are also part of the cast.
Festival reviews are predominantly good, and the trailer is hilarious.

The Gentlemen     HD720p 35MB
Trailer for the latest action comedy written and directed by Guy Ritchie (Snatch., Aladdin, RocknRolla). It follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him. Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant are also part of the cast. Especially the latter one looks highly amusing.
It has a US release date in January which I consider mildly alarming.

I Lost My Body - J'ai perdu mon corps     HD1080p 15MB
Dialogue free trailer for this animated movie from France with a rather unusual plot. In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body. During a hair-raising escapade across the city, the extremity fends off pigeons and rats alike to reunite with pizza boy Naoufel. Its memories of Naoufel and his love for librarian Gabrielle may provide answers about what caused the hand's separation, and a poetic backdrop for a possible reunion between the three.
Was very well received in Cannes. Limited theatrical release starting November 15th, will start streaming on Netflix November 29th.

6 Underground     HD1080p 90MB
Trailer for the latest action movie from auteur Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon, The Rock). The description on IMDb reads: Meet a new kind of action hero. Six untraceable agents, totally off the grid. They've buried their pasts so they can change the future. The description on YouTube reads: Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bay and a metric f**ck-load of dynamite. It is written by the duo who wrote the screenplays for the Deadpool and the Zombieland movies.
It is kind of insane that an action movie like this will start streaming on Netflix December 13th. Then again, it does kind of look like a best-of compilation of previous Mission: Impossible movies.

Spies in Disguise     HD720p 36MB
Another full trailer for this animated action comedy. Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is... not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, DJ Khaled and Masi Oka will also provide their voices.

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September 28th, 2019


11:34 am - Uncut Gems, The Irishman, Ordinary Love, The Rhythm Section, The Aeronauts
Uncut Gems     HD720p 43MB
Crime thriller about a charismatic New York City jeweler (Adam Sandler) who is always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, he must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. Idina Menzel, Eric Bogosian and Lakeith Stanfield are also part of the cast. Directed by the Safdie brothers who also were responsible for Good Time which starred Robert Pattinson in a similarly unconventional role.
Judging by festival reviews, the trailer doesn't even do justice to the intensity of the film. They also uniformly mention that Sandler gives one of his remarkable serious performances that he's sometimes capable of giving.

The Irishman     HD1080p 67MB
Full trailer for the latest movie directed by Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, The Departed, Casino). An epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino), and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime. Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, Jesse Plemons and Anna Paquin are also part of the cast.
The 3 1/2 hour epic premiered last night at the New York Film Festival and received very positive reviews. Co-produced by Netflix, after a limited theatrical release starting November 1st, it will start streaming November 27th.

Ordinary Love     HD1080p 30MB
Moving relationship drama about Joan (Lesley Manville) and Tom (Liam Neeson) who have been married for many years. There is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a lifetime together and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humour in equal part. When Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might become of them if something were to happen to her.
Festival reviews praise the performances of Manville and Neeson.

The Rhythm Section     HD720p 79MB
Action drama about an ordinary woman (Blake Lively) on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When she discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption. Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown, Max Casella and Geoff Bell are also part of the cast.

The Aeronauts     HD1080p 25MB
UK trailer version for this adventure drama inspired by real events. In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them.
After a brief theatrical release, the film will start streaming on Amazon Prime starting December 20th. Even after all those years, it continues to fascinate me, how trailers for US and European audiences can differ. US trailer.

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September 24th, 2019


11:11 am - The Day Shall Come, Frozen II, First Love, Knives Out, Clemency
The Day Shall Come     HD720p 90MB
Farcical, dark satire inspired by many real events, it says it's "Based on 100 True Stories". Before you can win the war on terror you need a terrorist - even if you have to invent one yourself. Moses Al Shabaz (Marchánt Davis) is a small-time Miami street preacher whose far-fetched revolutionary ideas find unexpected legitimacy when a Middle Eastern terrorist organization offers to help fund his dream of overthrowing the US government. The problem? His backer is the US government and it’s all part of an elaborate scheme to entrap Moses and make his arrest the latest national security “win”. But when Moses doesn’t take the bait, FBI agent Kendra Glack (Anna Kendrick) must resort to increasingly outlandish—and risky—lengths to get her man. Denis O'Hare, Kayvan Novak, Danielle Brooks and Jim Gaffigan are also part of the cast. Directed by Chris Morris (Four Lions).

Frozen II     HD720p 96MB
Full trailer for the animated sequel. 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. Again directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck.
I completely missed that Roman numerals are used here. Like the Rocky and Rambo movies. Or Superman. Or out of order "episodes". But I digress.

First Love - Hatsukoi     HD1080p 24MB
Trailer, that would usually be labelled 'redband', for the latest "fun", anarchic and violent movie directed by Takashi Miike's (Audition, Ichi the Killer, 13 Assassins). It's a noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres in the story of a young boxer and a call girl, who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.
Will start screening in the US starting this weekend. An earlier, effective teaser: HD720p 45MB

Knives Out     HD720p 95MB
Second trailer for a "witty and stylish" whodunit murder mystery where everyone is a suspect, written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi). When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell are also part of the cast.
I'm still put off by the focus on "style", but festival reviews are very good.

Clemency     HD720p 82MB
Intense drama that won the Grand Jury Prize this year in Sundance in the Drama Competition. Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate, she must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man (Aldis Hodge) she is sanctioned to kill. Richard Schiff, Wendell Pierce and Danielle Brooks are also part of the cast.

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September 19th, 2019


11:34 am - Dark Waters, Dolemite Is My Name, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Doctor Sleep, The Lighthouse
Dark Waters     HD720p 101MB
Thriller drama inspired by a true story. A tenacious attorney (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world's largest corporations, DuPont. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his own life - to expose the truth. Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp and Victor Garber are also part of the cast. Interestingly, directed by Todd Haynes (Far from Heaven, Carol, Velvet Goldmine).

Dolemite Is My Name     HD720p 44MB
Biopic that tells the story of Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy), a struggling singer and comedian working in a record store in early-1970s Hollywood. Every type of hustler populates the neighbourhood, most with a wicked repertoire of obscene insults. Moore begins picking up their patter. He creates a stage character, Dolemite the pimp, his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, records some especially profane routines, and soon rockets from shop clerk to ghetto superstar. It's not long before he starts making movies. Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Keegan-Michael Key and Tituss Burgess are also part of the cast. Directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan, Footloose).
After a brief theatrical run, it will start streaming on Netflix October 25th.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire - Portrait de la jeune fille en feu     HD720p 87MB
US trailer for this romantic drama from France. Set in 1770, Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly. Valeria Golino is also part of the cast. Written and directed by Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies, Girlhood, Tomboy).
Was awarded the prize for the Best Screenplay this year in Cannes, where it was very well received.

Doctor Sleep     HD720p 92MB
Second trailer for the sequel to ... Shining. Again based on a book by Stephen King, but clearly trying to profit from Kubrick's seminal film. It continues the story of Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor), 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel. Now an adult, he meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal. Rebecca Ferguson and Jacob Tremblay and Cliff Curtis are also part of the cast.

The Lighthouse     HD720p 58MB
Second short trailer for this psychological drama that follows the slow descent into madness of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson) on a remote New England island at the turn of the 19th century. Directed by Robert Eggers (The Witch).
While not taking part in the main competition, was very well received in Cannes, with reviewers praising the performances of Dafoe and Pattinson.

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September 7th, 2019


11:41 am - Bad Boys for Life, Jojo Rabbit, Lucy in the Sky, Greener Grass, Just Mercy
Bad Boys for Life     HD720p 107MB
More than 15 years after the first sequel, another attempt to revive a dead parrot franchise. The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride. Burnett is now a police inspector and Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus. Joe Pantoliano also returns, new to the cast are Vanessa Hudgens and Alexander Ludwig.
Marketing speak aside, there is apparently already a fourth movie in the making.

Jojo Rabbit     HD720p 89MB
Full trailer for this World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant and Alfie Allen are also part of the cast. Is is also directed and adapted for the big screen by Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows).

Lucy in the Sky     HD720p 99MB
A second trailer for this interesting looking 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, Nick Offerman, Dan Stevens, Zazie Beetz and Ellen Burstyn are also part of the cast.

Greener Grass     HD720p 82MB
Absurdist satire set in a day-glo-colored, bizarro version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into golden retrievers, soccer moms and best friends Jill and Lisa are locked in a passive aggressive battle-of-the-wills that takes a turn into the sinister when Lisa begins systematically taking over every aspect of Jill’s life - starting with her newborn daughter. Meanwhile, a psycho yoga teacher killer is on the loose, Jill’s husband has developed a curious taste for pool water, and Lisa is pregnant with a soccer ball. That’s just the tip of the gloriously weird iceberg.
It's clearly a horror movie.

Just Mercy     HD720p 35MB
Drama that follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Brie Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl. Rafe Spall, Tim Blake Nelson and O'Shea Jackson Jr. are also part of the cast. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12, The Glass Castle).

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August 31st, 2019


12:38 pm - Joker, The Laundromat, Official Secrets, The Aeronauts, Terminator: Dark Fate
Joker     HD720p 96MB   HD1080p 173MB
Second 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).
Movie currently takes part in the official competition in Venice. So the first reviews should become available soon.

The Laundromat     HD1080p 38MB
Satirical comedy based on the firm Mossack Fonseca. When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin (Meryl Streep) begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world’s wealthiest citizens amass even larger fortunes. The charming - and very well-dressed - founding partners (Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas) are experts in the seductive ways shell companies and offshore accounts help the rich and powerful prosper. Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone, David Schwimmer and Robert Patrick are also part of the cast. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven, Magic Mike, Logan Lucky), written by Scott Z. Burns (The Informant!, Contagion, Side Effects).
Movie currently takes part in the official competition in Venice. So the first reviews should become available soon.
Netflix is producing, so after a brief theatrical release it is said to start streaming October 18th. Which is the reason Apple won't host a trailer. The link above leads to a trailer with German subs and text inserts. English version on YouTube.

Official Secrets     HD720p 98MB
Drama based on a true story. In 2003, as politicians in Britain and the US angle to invade Iraq, GCHQ translator Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) leaks a classified e-mail that urges spying on members of the UN Security Council to force through the resolution to go to war. Charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act, and facing imprisonment, Katharine and her lawyers (Ralph Fiennes) set out to defend her actions. With her life, liberty and marriage threatened, she must stand up for what she believes in. Matt Smith, Matthew Goode and Rhys Ifans are also part of the cast. Directed by Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Eye in the Sky, Rendition).
Now in limited release in the US.

The Aeronauts     HD720p 98MB
Adventure drama inspired by real events. In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them.
Looks a bit as if Michael Bay was involved in the making of the movie. After a brief theatrical release, the film will start streaming on Amazon Prime starting December 20th.

Terminator: Dark Fate     HD720p 105MB   HD1080p 177MB
Second trailer for another attempt to revive a dead parrot franchise. The story is said to pick up after the second movie. Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and a hybrid cyborg human (Mackenzie Davis) must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future. Arnold Schwarzenegger will also return. Directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool).

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August 24th, 2019


11:20 am - The Report, Motherless Brooklyn, The Sound of Silence, Vita & Virginia, Underwater
The Report     HD720p 83MB
Politcal thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public. Jon Hamm, Michael C. Hall, Corey Stoll, Maura Tierney and Tim Blake Nelson are also part of the cast. Written and directed by Scott Z. Burns who wrote many screenplays for Steven Soderbergh.
Got rave reviews in Sundance. Amazon acquired the rights. So after a short theatrical release (in some countries), it will start streaming November 29th.

Motherless Brooklyn     HD720p 102MB
Crime drama set against the backdrop of 1950s New York. Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, he unravels closely guarded secrets that hold the fate of New York in the balance. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Michael Kenneth Williams, Leslie Mann, Alec Baldwin and Willem Dafoe are also part of the cast. Norton also wrote the screenplay and directed.
This looks a lot less interesting than one would expect given its cast.

The Sound of Silence     HD720p 92MB
Drama about a self-taught scientist (Peter Sarsgaard) who works in New York as a “house tuner” - a unique, highly specialized profession he’s invented. His clients approach him with troubles like depression, anxiety, or fatigue. After extensive analysis of their homes’ acoustic characteristics, he identifies some sonic combination - a radiator mixed with a kitchen appliance, for instance - that’s altering their mood. Despite some skepticism, his clients see results … until he meets Ellen (Rashida Jones), who is experiencing exhaustion. After his initial conclusion proves incorrect, Peter obsessively searches for the fault in his practice.

Vita & Virginia     HD720p 78MB
Biographical drama set amidst the bohemian high society of 1920s England, the movie tells the scintillating true story of a literary love affair that fueled the imagination of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated writers. Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton) is the brash, aristocratic wife of a diplomat who refuses to be constrained by her marriage, defiantly courting scandal through her affairs with women. When she meets the brilliant but troubled Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), she is immediately attracted to the famed novelist’s eccentric genius and enigmatic allure.
Given the story and the two leading ladies, this should make for a fascinating movie. Unfortunately, I haven't yet seen a truly positive review. Now in limited release in the US.

Underwater     HD720p 94MB
Action horror drama about a crew of underwater researchers (Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick among them) who must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.
Directed by William Eubank, who previously made two interesting low-budget films (The Signal, Love, and the casting of Stewart and Cassel is promising. But apparently the movie was already shot in the spring of 2017, and the release is set for early January.

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August 21st, 2019


11:09 am - Parasite, Last Christmas, Marriage Story, Honey Boy, Pain and Glory
Parasite - Gisaengchung     HD720p 97MB
Pitch-black modern fairytale from South Korea. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. Directed by Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, The Host, Memories of Murder).
Very promising looking trailer. Movie won the Golden Palm this year in Cannes.

Last Christmas     HD720p 116MB
Romantic comedy about a mismatched couple. Kate (Emilia Clarke) harumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Tom (Henry Golding) seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may. Michelle Yeoh and Emma Thompson are also part of the cast, Thompson also co-wrote the script. Directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, A Simple Favor, Spy).
In case you're wondering, yes, there will be George Michael songs.

Marriage Story     Charlie HD1080p 28MB    Nicole HD1080p 15MB
Two teasers for the latest relationship drama written and directed by Academy Award nominee Noah Baumbach (Greenberg, Frances Ha, While We're Young). It's an incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. One teaser is from the perspective of Nicole (Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson) telling us what she loves about Charlie, and the other one is Charlie's (Academy Award nominee Adam Driver) telling us about Nicole. Also part of the cast are Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, Academy Award nominee Alan Alda and Golden Globe nominee Ray Liotta.
Movie will take part in the official competition in Venice starting next week. It will also start streaming on Netflix soon afterwards. If you would like to watch the one about Charlie without the German subtitles: Charlie YouTube.

Honey Boy     HD720p 33MB
Drama about 12-year-old Otis (Noah Jupe) who starts to find success as a child television star in Hollywood, when his ex-rodeo-clown father (Shia LaBeouf) returns to serve as his guardian. When he isn’t on set charming audiences, he spends his days with his father at an extended-stay motel on the edge of the city, enduring his overbearing father’s abuse. Lucas Hedges plays an older version of Otis, Martin Starr, Laura San Giacomo, Maika Monroe, FKA Twigs and Clifton Collins Jr. are also part of the cast. LaBeouf also wrote the screenplay, based on his experiences with his own father.

Pain and Glory - Dolor y gloria     HD720p 57MB
Trailer for the latest movie written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar (Volver, Talk to Her, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown). More autobiographical than ever, it tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered.
Banderas won the Best Actor award for his performance in Cannes.

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August 14th, 2019


11:40 am - Little Women, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Little Monsters, A Hidden Life, The Angry Birds Movie 2
Little Women     HD720p 98MB
Trailer for another adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, this time written and directed by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird). It unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March (Saoirse Ronan), reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters (Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen) - four young women each determined to live life on her own terms - is both timeless and timely. Timothee Chalamet plays their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern Marmee, and Meryl Streep Aunt March.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire - Portrait de la jeune fille en feu     HD1080p 35MB
Trailer from Australia for this romantic drama from France. Set in 1770, Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly. Valeria Golino is also part of the cast. Written and directed by Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies, Girlhood, Tomboy).
Was awarded the prize for the Best Screenplay this year in Cannes, where it was very well received.

Little Monsters     HD720p 35MB
Redband trailer for this horror comedy that follows Dave (Alexander England), a washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew’s kindergarten class field trip after taking a serious liking to the fearless schoolteacher, Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o). His intentions are complicated by the presence of the world’s most famous kids’ show personality and competition for Miss Caroline’s affections, Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad). One thing none of them bargained for, however, is a sudden zombie outbreak.
The reason to see it is Lupita Nyong’o. But you have to be comfortable with lots of little kids being surrounded by zombies.

A Hidden Life     HD720p 91MB
Trailer for the latest movie written and directed by Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life, The New World, The Thin Red Line), a three hour long drama based on real events. It's the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl), who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife (Valerie Pachner) and children that keeps his spirit alive. Maria Simon, Tobias Moretti, Bruno Ganz, Matthias Schoenaerts, Karin Neuhäuser, Ulrich Matthes and Michael Nyqvist are also part of the cast.

The Angry Birds Movie 2     Trl1 HD720p 101MB    Tlr2 HD720p 109MB
Two trailers for the sequel in which the flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level. When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.
According to reviews, it's actually quite funny. In a somewhat aggressive, silly kind of way. Either already or soon in a theatre near you.

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August 8th, 2019


11:21 am - 1917, The Lighthouse, JoJo Rabbit, Light of My Life, The Goldfinch
1917     HD720p 70MB
First trailer for the latest movie directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall, Jarhead), an intense war drama. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers - Blake’s own brother among them. Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch are also part of the cast.

The Lighthouse     HD720p 61MB
Psychological drama that follows the slow descent into madness of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson) on a remote New England island at the turn of the 19th century. Directed by Robert Eggers (The Witch).
While not taking part in the main competition, was very well received in Cannes, with reviewers praising the performances of Dafoe and Pattinson.

JoJo Rabbit     HD720p 16MB
Short teaser for this World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant and Alfie Allen are also part of the cast. Is is also directed and adapted for the big screen by Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows).
Comedies about Hitler can be tricky. Fingers crossed Waititi will be able to pull it off.

Light of My Life     HD720p 98MB
Parent and child journey through the outskirts of society, set in a dystopian era, a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world’s population. As a father (Casey Affleck) struggles to protect his child, their bond, and the character of humanity, is tested. Elisabeth Moss is also part of the cast. It is also written and directed by Affleck.
Looks a little less cheery than The Road.

The Goldfinch     HD720p 95MB
A second trailer for this coming-of-age drama, that tries to be a little more upbeat compared to the unbelievably depressing first one. 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).

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August 2nd, 2019


11:10 am - The Irishman, Queen & Slim, Tel Aviv on Fire, Deerskin, Monos
The Irishman     HD720p 31MB
Trailer for the latest movie directed by Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, The Departed, Casino). An epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino), and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime. Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, Jesse Plemons and Anna Paquin are also part of the cast.
Co-produced by Netflix, it will have a limited theatrical release and will start streaming this fall.

Queen & Slim     HD720p 99MB
Full trailer for this drama that marks the directorial debut of Melina Matsoukas who so far very successfully directed music videos, among them many for Beyoncé and Rihanna. While on a first date together, a black man (Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.

Tel Aviv on Fire     HD720p 72MB
Comedy from Israel about Salam, a television production assistant, who is unexpectedly elevated to writer on the hit Palestinian soap opera, Tel Aviv on Fire. He’s in over his head until he meets Assi, an Israeli border soldier who happens to be big fan of the show. They soon work out an arrangement - Assi serves as unofficial ghostwriter, while Salam gets the credit. Things are going well until Salam and Assi engage in creative differences that threaten to impact the production of the show.
Now in limited release in the US.

Deerskin - Le daim     HD1080p 17MB
Teaser from France for the latest absurd comedy written and directed, photographed and edited by Quentin Dupieux (Rubber, Wrong). It's about Georges (Jean Dujardin), a handsome greying man who purchases a long-fringed deerskin jacket – and quickly becomes obsessed with the ‘killer style’ it projects. All bets are off when Georges decides all other jackets must be destroyed – and his intimate conversations with the deerskin only fuel his rage and paranoia. Adèle Haenel and Albert Delpy are also part of the cast.

Monos     HD720p 68MB
Nightmarish survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America, loosely based on "Lord Of The Flies". It examines the chaos and absurdity of war from the unique perspective of adolescence by tracking a young group of soldiers and rebels who keep watch over an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson).

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July 27th, 2019


11:06 am - Zombieland: Double Tap, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Gemini Man, Harriet, The Mountain
Zombieland: Double Tap     HD720p 99MB
Trailer for the sequel, in which, through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, our four slayers (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone) must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family. Cast additions are Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson and Thomas Middleditch. Again directed by Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad, Venom, 30 Minutes or Less).

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood     HD720p 85MB
Trailer for a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) and journalist Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys). After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor. Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Cooper are also part of the cast. Directed by Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?, The Diary of a Teenage Girl).
As much as I appreciate a positive story in these dark and trying times, this looks like a little too much. In case someone missed it, there recently has been a very well received doc about Fred Rogers.

Gemini Man     HD720p 94MB
Second 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.

Harriet     HD720p 103MB
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo). I tells the extraordinary tale of her escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, Clarke Peters. Directed by Kasi Lemmons (Talk to Me).
Unsurprisingly, the current US regime is still so deeply scared of a woman of colour, that it is afraid to put her portrait on the twenty dollar bill.

The Mountain     HD720p 80MB
Visually very interesting looking drama, set against the 1950’s "golden age" of American male supremacy. An introverted young photographer (Tye Sheridan) joins a renowned lobotomist (Jeff Goldblum) on a tour to promote the doctor’s recently-debunked procedure. As he increasingly identifies with the asylum’s patients, he becomes enamored with a rebellious young woman (Hannah Gross) and lost in the burgeoning New Age movement of the west. Denis Lavant and Udo Kier are also part of the cast.
Probably closer to being an experimental movie than following a traditional narrative. But it looks somewhat fascinating. Now in limited release in the US. A different trailer from France: HD720p 6MB

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July 19th, 2019


11:12 am - The Top Gun: Maverick, Cats, Ad Astra, It: Chapter Two, The Operative
The Top Gun: Maverick     HD720p 100MB
First trailer for the sequel, to be in theatres next June, more than thirty after the first movie. So far there's no official plot synopsis available. But I suspect it will again be a great showcase for the US military, and the ... suppressed love among fighter pilots. A what it looks like cryogenically preserved Tom Cruise will return, Val Kilmer will probably make an appearance too. Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Ed Harris are also part of the cast. Directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, TRON: Legacy, Only The Brave). And of course it is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

Cats     HD720p 100MB
First trailer for the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical, to be in theatres in December. "The film reimagines the musical for a new generation that grew up with snapchat filters with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap." Cast members include Francesca Hayward, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson and James Corden. Directed by Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl).
I know nothing about the story. But viewers of the trailer seem to be mostly ... horrified.

Ad Astra     HD720p 95MB
A second trailer for this mysterious sci-fi adventure about astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) who 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).

It: Chapter Two     HD720p 106MB
Full trailer for the horror sequel based on a novel by Stephen King. 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.

The Operative     HD720p 83MB
Psychological spy thriller about a young Western woman (Diane Kruger) recruited by the Mossad to go undercover in Tehran where she becomes entangled in a complex triangle with her handler (Martin Freeman) and her subject (Cas Anvar).
Festival reviews indicate that it's not particularly gripping. But Kruger gives another good performance.

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July 18th, 2019


11:25 am - The King's Man, Hustlers, Driven, Extra Ordinary, Ode to Joy
The King's Man     HD720p 75MB
First trailer for a prequel in the Kingsman franchise. Though due to a lack of cast overlap you could probably just as well call it a remake, or a reboot, or a money-grab. Again directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Layer Cake), to be in theatres next February.
As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency. Probably the saving grace, the impressive cast, which includes Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance.

Hustlers     HD720p 91MB
Crime drama based on a magazine article that follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees (Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer) who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Julia Stiles, Lizzo and Cardi B are also part of the cast. Adapted and directed by Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, The Meddler).
Trailer looks like (rap) music video.

Driven     HD720p 93MB
Comedic thriller, set in early 1980's California, the story follows the rise of John DeLorean, and his iconic DeLorean Motor Company, through his friendship with charming ex-con turned FBI informant, Jim Hoffman (Jason Sudeikis). Hoffman and his wife (Judy Greer) become besties with DeLorean (Lee Pace) and his wife. Trouble begins when Hoffman is given an easy way out of his legal problems by setting his new friend up for an FBI agent leading a desperate DeLorean to agree to a sketchy cocaine transaction in order to save his failing business. Directed by Nick Hamm (Killing Bono, The Journey, Martha - Meet Frank Daniel and Laurence).
Reviews indicate that, given its story, it should be a (even) better movie. There also was recently a docu-drama about John DeLorean.

Extra Ordinary     HD1080p 24MB
Funny looking horror comedy from Ireland about Rose (Maeve Higgins), a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, who is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose has a love/hate relationship with her ‘talents’ & tries to ignore the constant spirit related requests from locals - to exorcise possessed rubbish bins or haunted gravel. But! Christian Winter (Will Forte), a washed up, one-hit-wonder rock star, has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness! He puts a spell on a local teenager - making her levitate. Her terrified father, Martin Martin (Barry Ward), asks Rose to help save his daughter.
A previous teaser: HD720p 7MB

Ode to Joy     HD720p 90MB
Romantic comedy about a man who is - literally - paralyzed by happiness. Thanks to a condition called cataplexy - a rare disorder that causes him to lose control of his muscles whenever he is overcome by strong emotion - Brooklyn librarian Charlie (Martin Freeman) has learned to carefully edit all delight-triggering people, places, and events out of his life. But when the beautiful, spontaneous Francesca (Morena Baccarin) falls for him, the risk-averse Charlie finds himself at a crossroads: suppress his feelings of attraction, or take a chance and let love in? Melissa Rauch and Jake Lacy are also part of the cast.
Judging from the trailer, Charlie's most important relationship seems to be with his brother.

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