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The Burnt Orange Heresy, The Last Thing He Wanted, Vivarium, The Night Clerk, Black Widow

The Burnt Orange Heresy     HD720p 83MB
Thriller about a charming and ambitious art critic (Claes Bang) who has fallen from grace. He spends his days in Milan lecturing witless tourists about art history. His only glimmer of hope is a new-found love interest, an enigmatic American (Elizabeth Debicki). An opportunity strikes when he is contacted by wealthy art dealer (Mick Jagger) who summons him to his villa on Lake Como and asks him to steal a painting from an legendary reclusive artist (Donald Sutherland). Soon, his greed and ambition get the better of him, and he finds himself caught in a web of his own making. Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi (The Double Hour).

The Last Thing He Wanted     HD1080p 22MB
Political thriller about a Journalist and single mother (Anne Hathaway) who has rigorously investigated Contra activity in Central America for years. Frustrated when her coverage is censored, relief comes in an unexpected package: her acerbic father (Willem Dafoe) falls ill and leaves her a series of unfinished and unsavory arms deals in that very region. Now a pawn in a risky and unfamiliar game, surrounded by live ammunition in more ways than one, and alongside a U.S. state official (Ben Affleck) with whom she has a checkered past, she needs to parse her own story to survive. Rosie Perez and Toby Jones are also part of the cast. Directed by Dee Rees (Mudbound, Pariah).
Will premiere in Sundance this week and then start streaming on Netflix February 21st.

Vivarium     HD1080p 37MB
Nightmarish mystery about two young professionals (Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots) are looking to buy a home together. When their local estate agent informs them of a new housing development they ignore their initial reservations and decide to check it out. But this cautious couple should have listened to their instincts, quickly finding themselves unable to escape the seemingly endless maze of picture-perfect streets. As the weeks pass, they are forced to accept they are trapped inside this manufactured utopia. Then, one day, a baby boy is mysteriously delivered to their doorstep.

The Night Clerk     HD720p 69MB
Crime drama about a young, voyeuristic socially challenged hotel clerk (Tye Sheridan) who witnesses a murder in one of the rooms but his suspicious actions land him as the lead detective’s (John Leguizamo) number one suspect.
Ana de Armas and Helen Hunt are also part of the cast. Directed by Michael Cristofer (Gia, Original Sin).

Black Widow     HD720p 63MB
It's labelled as a "feturette", but it also be seen as a short, second trailer for the solo movie about Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), an action-packed spy thriller, to be in theatres next spring. It is said to be taking place between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. The trailer introduces us to her estranged Russian spy family, Florence Pugh as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina. Ray Winstone and William Hurt are also part of the cast. Interestingly, directed by Cate Shortland (Somersault, Lore, Berlin Syndrome).
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Morbius, Birds of Prey, First Cow, The New Mutants, Oscars

Morbius     HD720p 113MB   HD1080p 188MB
First trailer for another comic book origin story, this time it's about enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius (Jared Leto). Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease. Matt Smith plays villain Loxias Crown, Jared Harris is Morbius’ mentor, Adria Arjona plays his fiancée. Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House, Easy Money, Child 44).

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn     HD720p 102MB   HD1080p 172MB
Second 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.

First Cow     HD720p 70MB
Trailer for the latest low-key (light) drama directed by Kelly Reichardt (Meek's Cutoff, Wendy and Lucy, Night Moves). It's about the peculiar rhythms of the daily living and the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America in the early 19th century. A taciturn loner and skilled cook has traveled west with a group of fur trappers to the Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, though its longevity relies upon the clandestine participation of a wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.

The New Mutants     HD720p 92MB
Second trailer for another addition to the ever expanding X-Men universe, this time in the form of what looks like to be something very close to a horror movie. Info available so far reads: Five young mutants (Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt), just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves. Directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars, Stuck in Love).
First trailer was release in October. October 2017. Reasons mentioned for the multiple, two year delay are re-shoots, making it even more like a horror movie, and the takeover of Fox by Disney.

Oscar nominations are out. The flip side of the much discussed lack of diversity is the preference of established players. The nominees for Best Supporting Actor are Tom Hanks (1989), Anthony Hopkins (1992), Al Pacino (1973), Joe Pesci (1981) and Brad Pitt (1996). All of them previous winners (albeit Pitt as a producer), in parenthesis the year each of them was nominated for the first time.
I suspect the days when people visited this blog to download trailers to have material to make icons are long gone. But the wave of Oscar nominations for Netflix productions led Apple to host high-quality versions of corresponding trailers, so that their annual Oscar summary has a bit more content.
The Irishman     HD720p 101MB
Marriage Story     HD720p 87MB
The Two Popes     HD720p 81MB
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A Quiet Place: Part II, Buffaloed, Emma, Troop Zero, Downhill

A Quiet Place: Part II     HD720p 101MB
A rather noisy trailer for the sequel. Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou are new additions to the cast. Blunt's husband, what's his name, that tall guy, once again directs.

Buffaloed     HD720p 82MB
Comedy set in Buffalo, the debt collection capital of America, though Peg Dahl (Zoey Deutch) never saw herself in that world. She's bet on her sharp mind - and even sharper mouth - to get her out of town and into an Ivy League university. But when an acceptance letter to the school of her dreams arrives, she quickly realizes the cruel impossibility of paying tuition. A chance phone call changes everything and leads her into the lucrative yet complex and shady business of delinquent debt collection. She's a natural and soon running her own shop, but at what cost? Judy Greer, Jai Courtney and Jermaine Fowle are also part of the cast.
The character doesn't feel entirely convincing, but it looks like fun.

Emma     HD1080p 18MB
UK trailer for the latest adaptation of Jane Austen's comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, she must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart, Josh O'Connor, Callum Turner and Rupert Graves are also part of the cast.
Looks more "conventional" than the previous US teaser.

Troop Zero     HD1080p 35MB
Charming looking family comedy about nine-year-old oddball Christmas Flint (Mckenna Grace) is obsessed with space and making contact with the aliens of the universe. When she finds out the prize at the 1977 Birdie Jamboree is getting her voice on NASA's Golden Record, Christmas forms her own misfit Birdie troop. Nothing can prepare them for the painfully perfect world of the legit Birdies. But, led by their reluctant yet fearless troop mama (Viola Davis) and Christmas’s dad (Jim Gaffigan), they find glory in the most unexpected circumstances - much to the despair of the ever-judgmental school principal, Miss Massey (Allison Janney).
Will start streaming on Amazon Prime January 17th.

Downhill     HD720p 97MB
Trailer for the US remake of the Swedish film Force Majeure. Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple (Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Miranda Otto, Zach Woods, Kristofer Hivju and Zoe Chao are also part of the cast. Directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Way Way Back).
Unsurprisingly, the humour here will be different compared with the original.
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Tenet, Misbehaviour, The Woman in the Window, Top Gun: Maverick, 1917

Tenet     HD720 81MB   HD1080p 145MB
A full trailer for the latest movie written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Inception, Dunkirk, Interstellar), to be in theatres in July. As it is often the case with his films, the plot is kept tightly under wraps. It is described as an action epic revolving around international espionage, time travel, and evolution. Cast members include John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clemence Poesy, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Dimple Kapadia, Himesh Patel, Denzil Smith and Martin Donovan.
An earlier teaser that so far has not been officially released online: Teaser 8MB.

Misbehaviour     HD1080p 30MB
Historical dram set in 1970, when the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope (Greg Kinnear). At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement (Keira Knightley, Jessie Buckley among other) achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. Lesley Manville, Keeley Hawes and Rhys Ifans are also part of the cast.

The Woman in the Window     HD720p 37MB
Intense, psychological suspense thriller about an agoraphobic child psychologist (Amy Adams) befriends a neighbor (Julianne Moore) across the street from her New York City brownstone, only to see her own life turned upside down when the woman disappears and she suspects foul play. Gary Oldman, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anthony Mackie and Tracy Letts are also part of the cast. Directed by Joe Wright (Darkest Hour, Pride & Prejudice, Hanna).

Top Gun: Maverick     HD720p 99MB   HD1080p 166MB
Second trailer for this US Air Force recruitment commercial. After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign "Rooster", the son of Maverick's late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka "Goose". Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Ed Harris are also part of the cast. Directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, TRON: Legacy, Only The Brave).

1917     Tlr HD720p 101MB    Feat HD480p 98MB   Feat HD720p 467MB
A third trailer for this intense war drama, directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall, Jarhead), that doesn't add anything meaningful to the previous two.
Of more interest is maybe an eleven minute featurette, that provides some background about the movie. Of special interest is the fact that it is shot and edited to appear as a single long take that takes place in real time. The featurette on YouTube.
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife, In the Heights, Promising Young Woman, The Assistant, 6 Underground

Ghostbusters: Afterlife     HD720p 102MB
First trailer for another Ghostbusters movie, to be in theatres in July. When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd are part of the cast. Members of the original movie are expected to make cameo appearances. Directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air, Tully), son of Ivan Reitman, director of the first two films.
So far the emphasis is on kids and the "scary" aspects, and not on humour.

In the Heights     HD720p 103MB
First trailer for the big screen adaptation of the musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, to be in theatres in June. Lights up on Washington Heights...The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. Corey Hawkins, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, Jimmy Smits and also Miranda are part of the cast. Directed by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, Now You See Me 2, Step Up 2: The Streets).

Promising Young Woman     HD720p 100MB
Darkly comedic revenge thriller. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman ... until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in her life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past.
The official summary is rather vague. The one on IMDb is more concrete: A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against men who cross her path. Laverne Cox, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Max Greenfield and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are also part of the cast.

The Assistant     HD720p 92MB
Timely thriller drama that follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant’s – making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering lunch, arranging travel, taking phone messages, onboarding a new hire. But as she follows her daily routine, she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her work day. Matthew Macfadyen is also part of the cast.

6 Underground     HD720p 13MB
While equally frantic as the first trailer, this one has at least some dialogue that provides the basis for a story. Not that that is really necessary for a Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon, The Rock film. 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. Cast members include Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Dave Franco, Corey Hawkins, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona and Ben Hardy.
Now streaming on Netflix. An earlier 'Visit Italy' promo. Which is a bit painful to watch if you've been to Florence. YouTube.
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Wonder Woman 1984, Free Guy, Greed, The Whistlers, Mulan

Wonder Woman 1984     HD720p 99MB   HD1080p 165MB
First, full trailer for the sequel, to be in theatres next June, again directed by Patty Jenkins. Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) finds herself facing two all-new foes: Max Lord (Pedro Pascal) and archaeologist Barbara Ann Minerva (Kristen Wiig) who becomes the supervillain The Cheetah. Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright will return, one way or another.

Free Guy     HD720p 126MB
Action comedy about a bank teller (Ryan Reynolds) who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, and who decides to become the hero of his own story ... one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way…before it is too late. Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery and Utkarsh Ambudkar are also part of the cast. Directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum , Real Steel, Date Night).

Greed     HD1080p 55MB
Satirical UK comedy that tells the story of self-made British billionaire Sir Richard McCreadie (Steve Coogan), whose retail empire is in crisis. For 30 years he has ruled the world of retail fashion - bringing the high street to the catwalk and the catwalk to the high street - but after a damaging public inquiry, his image is tarnished. To save his reputation, he decides to bounce back with a highly publicised and extravagant party celebrating his 60th birthday on the Greek island of Mykonos. Isla Fisher, David Mitchell, Asa Butterfield, Shirley Henderson and Sophie Cookson are also part of the cat. Directed by Michael Winterbottom (The Trip, Code 46, The Look of Love).

The Whistlers - La Gomera     HD720p 80MB
Stylish crime thriller with some darkly comedic elements from Romania in which a police officer who is a whistle blower for mafia, is going to La Gomera Island to learn an ancestral whistling language. In Romania he is under police surveillance and by using this coded language he will continue to communicate with the mobsters to get Zsolt out of prison. Zsolt is the only one who knows where 30 millions of euros are hidden. Interestingly, written and directed by auteur Corneliu Porumboiu (12:08 East of Bucharest, The Treasure, Police Adjective).

Mulan     HD720p 99MB
Full trailer for the live-action Disney version, to be in theatres next March. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan (Liu Yifei), the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. Cast members include Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. Directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider, North Country, The Zookeeper's Wife).
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No Time to Die, Black Widow, True History of the Kelly Gang, Les Misérables, Cats

No Time to Die     HD720p 107MB   HD1080p 182MB
First, full trailer for the next Bond movie, to be in theatres in April. Bond (Daniel Craig) has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain (Rami Malek) armed with dangerous new technology. Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes return. Cast additions are Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Jane Eyre, True Detective S01, Beasts of No Nation).
What bugs me a little, is how much personal stuff has been at the centre of many of the recent films. Anyway, trailer looks good visually, which is what interests me the most.

Black Widow     HD720p 88MB   HD1080p 145MB
First trailer for the solo movie about Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), an action-packed spy thriller, to be in theatres next spring. It is said to be taking place between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. The trailer introduces us to her estranged Russian spy family, Florence Pugh as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina. Ray Winstone and William Hurt are also part of the cast. Interestingly, directed by Cate Shortland (Somersault, Lore, Berlin Syndrome).
Those accents are distracting.

True History of the Kelly Gang     HD1080p 34MB
Trailer for another fictionalized, violent re-telling of the life and crimes of infamous 19th-century Australian outlaw Ned Kelly. He (George MacKay) grows up in an already rebellious Irish immigrant family, regularly bristling against the outback justice imposed by local police. Over time, he falls under the influence of Harry Power (Russell Crowe), a true bush-ranger with little regard for colonial authority over the wild territory where he operates. Each encounter with the law pushes Kelly further and further into a dedicated life of crime. Soon enough, he's gathered a gang around him to help with the horse thieving and shootouts, and many Australian settlers are applauding his exploits. It all builds to an epic final showdown. Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis, Thomasin McKenzie and Charlie Hunnam are also part of the cast. Directed by Justin Kurzel (Macbeth, Assassin's Creed, Snowtown).
A Guardian review gets quoted that it's a "stroboscopic, hallucinatory nightmare". Which seems about right.

Les Misérables     HD720p 81MB
Social drama and crime thriller from France, which is also the country's official submission for Best Foreign Language film. Stéphane has recently joined the Anti-Crime squad in Montfermeil, a sensitive district of the Paris projects. Paired up with Chris and Gwada, whose methods are sometimes unorthodox, he rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighborhood groups. When the trio finds themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone begins filming every move they make.

Cats     HD720p 72MB
Second 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 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 can't really say if it is "improved", I think it basically has more Idris Elba, which for most people is probably synonymous.
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Seberg, Emma, The Wolf Hour, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Way Back

Seberg     HD720p 104MB
Biographical thriller drama inspired by true events, that tells the story of Breathless star and icon of the French New Wave, Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart), who in the late 1960s was targeted by the FBI surveillance program Cointelpro. Her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal (Anthony Mackie) made her a target of the FBI’s ruthless attempts to disrupt, discredit and expose the Black Power movement. An ambitious young FBI agent (Jack O'Connell) is assigned to surveil her, only to find his fate dangerously interwoven with her own. Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz, Stephen Root, Vince Vaughn, Yvan Attal and Colm Meaney are also part of the cast. Directed by Benedict Andrews (Una).

Emma     HD720p 54MB
Teaser for another adaptation of Jane Austen's comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, she must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart, Josh O'Connor, Callum Turner and Rupert Graves are also part of the cast.
So far it's only a teaser, and maybe I've been too strongly conditioned by previous Austen adaptations to have certain expectations, but so far this looks a bit (tonally) odd.

The Wolf Hour     HD720p 72MB
Claustrophobic drama set in July 1977, when New York City was awash with escalating violence. A citywide blackout is triggering fires, looting, and countless arrests, and the Son of Sam murders are riddling the city with panic. June (Naomi Watts), once a celebrated counterculture figure, attempts to retreat from the chaos by shutting herself inside the yellowed walls of her grandmother’s South Bronx apartment. But her doorbell is ringing incessantly, the heat is unbearable, and creeping paranoia and fear are taking hold. Jennifer Ehle, Emory Cohen and Kelvin Harrison Jr. are also part of the cast.
Festival reviews are mixed. But looks like a great showcase for Watts. An additional trailer: HD1080p 16MB.

Sonic the Hedgehog     HD720p 122MB
Second trailer, now with an all-new character design, 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, the fans are relieved.

The Way Back     HD720p 96MB
Autobiographical redemption drama about Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) who once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full university scholarship, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, he's spiraling down, triggered by an unspeakable loss, and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life. When he is asked to coach the basketball team at his alma mater, which has fallen far since his glory days, he reluctantly accepts, surprising no one more than himself. Directed by Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant, Pride and Glory, Miracle).
About as subtle as a sledgehammer.
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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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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.