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December 15th, 2018


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

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

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

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

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

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December 8th, 2018


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

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

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

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

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

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December 1st, 2018


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

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

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

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

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

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November 26th, 2018


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

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

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

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

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

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November 20th, 2018


11:46 am - To Dust, Dumbo, Toy Story 4, Everybody Knows, Aquaman
To Dust     HD720p 59MB
Somewhat absurdist, comedic odd couple drama. Shmuel (Géza Röhrig), a Hasidic cantor, distraught by his wife’s untimely death, struggles to find religious solace while secretly obsessing over how her body will decay. As a clandestine partnership develops with Albert (Matthew Broderick), a community college biology professor, the two embark on an increasingly literal undertaking into the underworld.
Difficult subject, but this looks very amusing.

Dumbo     HD720p 90MB
Full trailer for the Disney live-action version, directed by Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow, Big Fish), to be in theatres next March. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Toy Story 4     HD720p 59MB
Another announcement teaser for the animated sequel. This time a very funny one, introducing two more new characters, Ducky (Keegan-Michael Key) and Bunny (Jordan Peele), who talk about the fact that there is indeed another Toy Story film. And drawing attention to a very important fact.
And also an announcement teaser for the totally irrelevant re-release of Deadpool 2 as a PG-13 version. But, as usual, the promo material is quite funny. Although it has now suddenly also become a sad reminder. HD720p 14MB

Everybody Knows - Todos lo saben     HD720p 72MB
US trailer for the latest family drama written and directed by Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Salesman, The Past). The film follows Laura (Penélope Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister’s wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed. Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darín are also part of the cast.

Aquaman     HD720p 92MB   HD1080p 169MB
Another trailer, promised to be the "final" one, that again reveals a lot of new footage, from the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) that takes him on the journey of his lifetime - one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be ... a king. The film also stars Amber Heard as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Willem Dafoe as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the vengeful Black Manta; and Nicole Kidman as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison as Arthur’s dad. Directed by James Wan (Furious Seven, The Conjuring, Saw).
Everything still looks very much computer generated. They should consider labelling it an "animated" movie.

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November 14th, 2018


11:51 am - Gloria Bell, Roma, On the Basis of Sex, Ophelia, Alita: Battle Angel
Gloria Bell     HD720p 77MB
English language version of the the award winning Chilean film from 2013. Like the original, directed by Sebastián Lelio, who won the Best Foreign Language Oscar this year for A Fantastic Woman. It's a romantic drama about Gloria (Julianne Moore), a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity, and family. Michael Cera, Caren Pistorius, Brad Garrett, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Rita Wilson are also part of the cast.
According to reviews, a rare case where the remake is just as engaging as the original.

Roma     HD720p 28MB
Again dialogue-free full trailer in black and white for the latest movie written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Gravity, Y tu mamá también). It chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
Won the Best Film award this year in Venice. It is now Mexico's official submission for Best Foreign Film. It will have a limited theatrical release in the US later this month. It will start streaming on Netflix December 14th.

On the Basis of Sex     HD720p 69MB
Another trailer for this biopic that tells the an inspiring and spirited true story of young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) as she teams with her husband Marty (Armie Hammer) to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston and Jack Reynor are also part of the cast.

Ophelia     HD720p 34MB
Festival trailer for the re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia's perspective. Something is rotten in medieval-era Denmark, where political intrigue swirls around the imperial court like dark magic. Amid it all, the queen’s brightest lady-in-waiting, Ophelia (Daisy Ridley), finds herself drawn to Hamlet (George MacKay), the charismatic and elusive crown prince. As their secretive love affair takes flight, betrayal strikes the court, threatening to derail their union and devastate the royal family for good. Caught between her desires and her loyalty, Ophelia has to decide where her devotion will ultimately lie. Naomi Watts, a wig wearing Clive Owen and Tom Felton are also part of the cast.
Festival reviews are quite mixed.

Alita: Battle Angel     HD720p 88MB   HD1080p 163MB
Third trailer for this action adventure set several centuries in the future, based on the manga novels by Yukito Kishiro, to be in theatres last July, this December, next February. The abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When she awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As she learns to navigate her new life, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita. It is then that she discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities. Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein and Jackie Earle Haley are also part to the cast. Directed by Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids, Sin City, From Dusk Till Dawn), but one of the driving forces behind it is James Cameron who has been talking about this project for more than a decade.

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November 13th, 2018


11:19 am - Missing Link, Captive State, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Toy Story 4, Maine
Missing Link     HD720p 86MB
Animated movie from Laika studios, written and directed by Chris Butler (ParaNorman). Meet Mr. Link (Zach Galifianakis): 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his appearance fool you ... he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world’s most lovable legend. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Further voices are provided by Timothy Olyphant, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Matt Lucas.

Captive State     HD720p 54MB
Second teaser trailer, labelled 'The Phoenix Will Rise', for this sci-fi thriller. Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, the movie explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents. Cast members include John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Madeline Brewer, Machine Gun Kelly and James Ransone. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Gambler).
Teaser again doesn't reveal much, but it sure looks interesting. I worry that the marketing campaign will be more thought-out than the actual movie. But so far I'm thankful there isn't J.J. Abrams' "Bad Robot" logo to be seen, making it less likely it will turn out to be another ill-conceived "Cloverfield Sequel".

Pokémon Detective Pikachu     HD720p 87MB
Live action movie based on the "worldwide phenomenon". The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim (Justice Smith) to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds): a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, the two join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery.

Toy Story 4     HD720p 52MB
Early announcement teaser for another animated sequel, to be in theatres next June. Woody (Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” (Tony Hale) to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Many from the previous voice-cast return. Patricia Arquette will be another addition.

Maine     HD1080p 29MB
Romantic drama about a married Spanish woman named Bluebird (Laia Costa) who attempts to hike the entire Appalachian Trail solo in order to find clarity, but her solitude is interrupted by a young American hiker (Thomas Mann). The pair develop a connection while traveling together. What began as an innocent bond grows into an unexpected romance that forces Bluebird and Lake to straddle the fine line between their emotional unavailability and undeniable desire.

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November 9th, 2018


12:50 pm - The Best of Enemies, Spies in Disguise, The Long Dumb Road, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Mowgli
The Best of Enemies     HD720p 92MB
Historical drama based on based on a true story that centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche, Bruce McGill and Wes Bentley are also part of the cast.

Spies in Disguise     HD720p 60MB
Early teaser trailer for this animated action comedy, to be in theatres next September. 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.

The Long Dumb Road     HD720p 80MB
Comedy about two guys (Jason Mantzoukas, Tony Revolori) who serendipitously meet at a time when they both find themselves at personal crossroads and decide to embark on an unplanned road trip across the American Southwest. Taissa Farmiga, Grace Gummer, Casey Wilson, Pamela Reed and Ron Livingston are also part of the cast. Directed by Hannah Fidell (6 Years, A Teacher).
Now in limited release in the US.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs     HD1080p 19MB
Another trailer for the latest movie written and directed by Ethan and Joel Coen (True Grit, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men). It is a six-part Western anthology film, a series of tales about the American frontier. Each chapter tells a distinct story about the American West. Cast members include Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, Stephen Root, Brendan Gleeson, Saul Rubinek and Clancy Brown.
Won the award for Best Screenplay earlier this month in Venice. Netflix owns the distribution rights, which means, besides a limited theatrical release, the movie will start streaming November 16th.

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle     HD1080p 49MB
Second trailer for another, apparently darker adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's book, this time directed by Andy Serkis (Breathe). The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli (Rohan Chand), raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo (Serkis) and a panther named Bagheera (Christian Bale), he becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch). Cate Blanchett voices Kaa, other roles will be played or spoken by Freida Pinto, Naomie Harris, Peter Mullan, Eddie Marsan, Matthew Rhys and Tom Hollander.
Distribution rights have been acquired by Netflix. Will start streaming December 7th.

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October 27th, 2018


11:37 am - High Life, Bird Box, Cold Pursuit, Outlaw King, Under the Wire
High Life     HD720p 19MB
Trailer from France for this arthouse sci-fi movie. The destination is the black hole within closest reach of Earth. The spaceship’s crew is a collection of dangerous prisoners, last-chancers with nothing left to lose. At first Monte (Robert Pattinson) is the only crew member awake, rigorously tending to the ship to keep them all alive as they hurtle through space. But he's also caring for a baby daughter, born on board. This anomaly is only the first sign of the chaos to come. As Monte's self-discipline slips, the crew awakens and conflicts erupt. Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth, Agata Buzek, Lars Eidinger and Claire Tran are also part of the cast. English language directing debut of Claire Denis (Nenette and Boni, White Material, 35 Shots of Rum).
Judging from festival reviews, the trailer only hints at how unusual/weird the actual movie is.

Bird Box     HD1080p 43MB
Horror thriller in which, when a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie (Sandra Bullock) finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they'll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded. Trevante Rhodes, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, Lil Rel Howery, BD Wong, Rosa Salazar and Tom Hollander are also part of the cast.
Two noteworthy things. It's directed by Susanne Bier (After The Wedding, In a Better World, Love Is All You Need). And, besides a limited theatrical release, it will start streaming on Netflix December 21st.

Cold Pursuit     HD720p 88MB
Action thriller about family man Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson) whose quiet life with his wife (Laura Dern) is upended following the mysterious death of their son. His search for justice turns into a vengeful hunt for Viking (Tom Bateman), a drug lord he believes is connected to the death. As one by one each of Viking’s associates “disappear,” Nels goes from upstanding citizen to ice-cold vigilante. Emmy Rossum and William Forsythe are also part of the cast.
Directed by Hans Petter Moland who also made the Scandinavian movie In Order of Disappearance this is a remake of, which starred Stellan Skarsgård. The original has the advantage that it is (probably) much funnier, and you don't get the feeling you are watching the 27th instalment of Taken because Skarsgård is a much more inspired casting choice.

Outlaw King     HD1080p 26MB
Another trailer for this historical drama that tells the true story of Robert The Bruce who transformed from defeated nobleman, to reluctant King, to outlaw hero over the course of an extraordinary year. Forced into battle in order to save his family, his people and his country from the oppressive English occupation of medieval Scotland, Robert seizes the Scottish crown and rallies a ragtag group of men to face off against the wrath of the world's strongest army lead by the ferocious King Edward I (Stephen Dillane ) and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales (Billy Howle). Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Tony Curran are also part of the cast. Directed by David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water, Perfect Sense, Hallam Foe).
Mackenzie apparently cut 20 minutes from the movie after the first festival screenings. But he kept the most talked about ... part. Will still start streaming on Netflix November 9th.

Under the Wire     HD1080p 45MB
Documentary about Marie Colvin that can be seen as a companion piece (or alternative) to the upcoming biopic A Private War starring Rosamund Pike. On 13th February 2012, two journalists entered war-ravaged Syria. One of them was celebrated Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin. The other was photographer, Paul Conroy. Their aim was to cover the plight of Syrian civilians trapped in Homs, a city under siege and relentless military attack from the Syrian army. Only one of them returned.

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October 26th, 2018


11:39 am - Vox Lux, Jonathan, In a Relationship, Working Woman, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Vox Lux     HD720p 34MB
Satirical music drama that begins in 1999 when teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin) survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, the now 31-year-old Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mother to a teenage daughter of her own and struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention. Jude Law and Jennifer Ehle are also part of the cast. Written and directed by Brady Corbet (The Childhood of a Leader).
Trailer is probably insofar misleading as the movie is indeed split in half. And the trailer (understandably) mostly focuses on Portman's much lauded performance.

Jonathan     HD720p 78MB
Sci-fi-tinged drama about Jonathan (Ansel Elgort) who lives a mundane life. He goes to work. He eats alone. He plays video games, and he swaps video messages daily with John, with whom he shares a modest apartment. The lives of the two are entwined, though not quite in the way it might initially seem. So when John breaks one of the ironclad rules that govern their ordered lives, their structured existence, their increasingly suspicious doctor (Patricia Clarkson), and their own individual autonomy threaten to collide. Suki Waterhouse, Douglas Hodge and Matthew Bomer are also part of the cast.
Looks intriguing.

In a Relationship     HD720p 75MB
Comedic relationship drama about two couples. When long time couple Owen and Hallie (Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano) decide to take a break, their friends Matt and Willa (Patrick Gibson, Dree Hemingway) embark on an unexpected romance of their own. The two couples’ fates intertwine over the course of a single summer in Los Angeles.
According to festival reviews it's not that bad.

Working Woman - Isha Ovedet     HD720p 12MB
Drama from Israel about workplace sexual harassment that centers on Orna, a young Israeli mother of three whose successes at work are accompanied by increasingly overt advances by her boss. As his restaurant is struggling, Orna's chef husband has limited capacity for sympathy, treating her with first suspicion and then resentment.
This looks very compelling. And timely. Female director Michal Aviad has a background in documentaries.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World     HD720p 92MB
Second trailer for the third, and possible final movie of the animated series. Again directed by Director Dean DeBlois. Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid (America Ferrera), Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. More voices will be provided by Craig Ferguson, F. Murray Abraham, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harington, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Djimon Hounsou and Gerard Butler.

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October 18th, 2018


11:39 am - Destroyer, Miss Bala, Bodied, Mary Queen of Scots, Shoplifters
Destroyer     HD720p 81MB
Intense thriller drama that follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang (Toby Kebbell) re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past. Sebastian Stan, Tatiana Maslany, Bradley Whitford and Scott McNairy are also part of the cast. Directed Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Aeon Flux, Jennifer's Body).
As the trailer repeatedly points out, festival reviews praise Kidman's performance.

Miss Bala     HD720p 92MB
US remake of a Mexican thriller with the same title in which a beauty contest winner is forced to work for a crime boss after she witnesses a murder. Gloria (Gina Rodriguez) finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Anthony Mackie, Aislinn Derbez and Ismael Cruz Cordova are also part of the cast. Director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Red Riding Hood, Thirteen).
Looks like they transformed it into a typical, loud Hollywood action movie.

Bodied     HD720p 81MB
Satire that takes a hilarious look inside the competitive world of rap battles. Berkeley grad student Adam Merkin (Calum Worthy) gets sucked into the game after meeting icon Behn Grym (Jackie Strong) and accidentally competing in - and winning - his first battle. Rising through the ranks of the battle scene with his provocative insults, he alienates his academic buddies, uptight girlfriend, and literary professor father (Anthony Michael Hall).
Was very well received at festivals.

Mary Queen of Scots     HD720p 28MB
European trailer for this period drama that explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, she defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Guy Pearce, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Adrian Lester and David Tennant are also part of the cast. Directed by Josie Rourke, artistic director of the London's Donmar Warehouse theatre.

Shoplifters - Manbiki kazoku     HD720p 79MB
Drama from Japan written and directed by Kore-Eda Hirokazu (After Life, Nobody Knows, Still Walking). After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.
Movie won the Golden Palm this year in Cannes. It is now Japan's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film. The full list of all 87 entries in that category.

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October 12th, 2018


11:29 am - The Mule, Glass, Ben is Back, The Upside, Mortal Engines
The Mule     HD720p 86MB
Crime drama based on a true story. Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood), a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to him, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well - so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and he's assigned a handler. But he isn't the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent (Bradley Cooper). And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him. Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, Andy Garcia, Alison Eastwood and Taissa Farmiga are also part of the cast. Eastwood also directed (Mystic River, Gran Torino, Sully).
Well-made trailer. But one of those where I feel I have already seen the entire movie.

Glass     HD720p 102MB
A second trailer for this sort of sequel that brings together the narratives of the two M. Night Shyamalan movies Unbreakable and Split.
Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. They are joined by James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, the film finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men. A cast addition is Sarah Paulson.

Ben is Back     HD720p 91MB
Family drama that follows the charming yet troubled Ben (Lucas Hedges), who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. His wary mother Holly (Julia Roberts) welcomes her beloved son's return, but soon learns he is still very much in harm's way. During the 24 hours that may change their lives forever, Holly must do everything in her power to avoid the family's downfall. Courtney B. Vance and Kathryn Newton are also part of the cast. Written and directed by Peter Hedges (Pieces of April, Dan in Real Life, The Odd Life of Timothy Green), father of Lucas.
Festival reviews praise Roberts' performance.

The Upside     HD720p 40MB
Trailer for the US remake of the French blockbuster Intouchables from 2011. It's a comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Bryan Cranston). Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Golshifteh Farahani and Aja Naomi King are also part of the cast. Directed by Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist, The Lucky Ones).
Let's try to look on the bright side. It will probably bring a few people to watch the original (again).

Mortal Engines     HD720p 87MB
Another trailer for this action adventure based on the novels by Philip Reeve that may provide the basis for another franchise. Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan) - who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London - finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future. Better known cast members are Hugo Weaving and Stephen Lang.
Directed by Christian Rivers who so far worked as a storyboard artist and on the visual effects of the LotR, Hobbit, as well as other Peter Jackson movies. Which leads to the driving force behind this project: Jackson, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh who are responsible for the writing and production side.

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October 6th, 2018


12:15 pm - Aquaman, Vice, Rocketman, Creed II, Burning
Aquaman     HD720p 194MB   HD1080p 361MB
Five minutes, extended look for the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) that takes him on the journey of his lifetime - one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be ... a king. The film also stars Amber Heard as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Willem Dafoe as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the vengeful Black Manta; and Nicole Kidman as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison as Arthur’s dad. Directed by James Wan (Furious Seven, The Conjuring, Saw).

Vice     HD720p 77MB
Biopic about Dick Cheney (Christian Bale). It explores how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell), reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. Amy Adams plays Dick's wife Lynne Cheney, Steve Carell Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Lily Rabe, Alison Pill, Bill Pullman, Tyler Perry, LisaGay Hamilton, Jesse Plemons, Bill Camp, Justin Kirk, Eddie Marsan and Shea Whigham are also part of the cast. Written and directed by Adam McKay (The Big Short, The Other Guys, Talladega Nights).
I already waste too much precious time following US politics. But on the other hand, Bale can be so darn funny.

Rocketman     HD720p 40MB
Early teaser for this musical based on a true fantasy, to be in theatres next May. It tells the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's (Taron Egerton) breakthrough years, starting as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell). Richard Madden, Gemma Jones, Bryce Dallas Howard and Steven Mackintosh are also part of the cast. Directed by Dexter Fletcher (Bohemian Rhapsody, Eddie the Eagle, Sunshine on Leith).

Creed II     HD720p 89MB
Full trailer for the sequel of the reboot. Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan). Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family. Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad and Andre Ward also return. Director Ryan Coogler does not.

Burning - Beoning     HD720p 65MB
US trailer for this mystery thriller from South Korea, inspired by a short story by Haruki Murakami. Deliveryman Jongsu (Yoo Ah-in) is out on a job when he runs into Haemi (Jeon Jong-seo), a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben (Steven Yeun), who she met during her trip. And one day Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby.
South Korea's submission for Best Foreign Language Film.

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September 29th, 2018


11:46 am - The Old Man & the Gun, Border, Fantastic Beasts 2, Holmes & Watson, Ralph Breaks the Internet
The Old Man & the Gun     HD720p 33MB
A second trailer for this nostalgic crime thriller with comedic elements based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with his commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession. Danny Glover, Tom Waits and Tika Sumpter are also part of the cast. Directed by David Lowery (Pete's Dragon, A Ghost Story, Ain't Them Bodies Saints).
Now in limited release in the US.

Border - Gräns     HD720p 90MB
Mysterious, romantic, supernatural drama from Sweden. Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It’s almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever. Tina can sense Vore is hiding something she can’t identify. Even worse, she feels a strange attraction to him. As Tina develops a special bond with Vore and discovers his true identity, she also realizes the truth about herself.
Movie won the main award in the 'Un Certain Regard' section this year in Cannes. It is also Sweden's submission for 'Best Foreign Language Film'.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald     HD720p 91MB   HD1080p 173MB
Third, and allegedly final trailer for the sequel. At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, ... metrosexual Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Carmen Ejogo and Ezra Miller also return. Cast additions are Zoë Kravitz and Callum Turner. Again directed by David Yates.

Holmes & Watson     HD720p 80MB
Trailer for this comedy that parodies a number of recent Sherlock Holmes incarnations. It re-unites Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as Holmes and Watson. Also part of the cast are Rebecca Hall, Kelly Macdonald, Ralph Fiennes, Hugh Laurie, Pam Ferris and Rob Brydon. I think I've spotted Steve Coogan too. Written and directed by Etan Cohen (Get Hard).
Great supporting cast. Too bad this probably won't be particularly funny.

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2     HD720p 85MB   HD1080p 161MB
Another trailer for the animated sequel bursting with product placements. Video game bad guy Ralph (John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) navigate the vast and dynamic world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's game, Sugar Rush. Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch's voices also return. It will apparently feature characters from all four of Disney's major brands: Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.

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September 27th, 2018


11:28 am - X-Men Dark Phoenix, If Beale Street Could Talk, Can You Ever Forgive Me, BumbleBee, Bill Murray Stor
X-Men: Dark Phoenix     HD720p 79MB   HD1080p 148MB
First trailer for the latest X-Men movie. They will face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner). During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, she unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. Jessica Chastain is a new cast addition. Among the actors who return are James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Evan Peters. Directorial debut of Simon Kinberg, who so far acted as writer and producer of various instalments of the series.

If Beale Street Could Talk     HD720p 82MB
Full trailer for the new movie directed by Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, Medicine for Melancholy) based on a novel by James Baldwin. It's a drama about a woman (Kiki Layne) fighting to free her falsely accused husband (Stephan James) from prison before the birth of their child. Regina King, Brian Tyree Henry, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Ed Skrein, Emily Rios, Pedro Pascal and Diego Luna are also part of the cast.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?     HD1080p 48MB
Biographical drama set in the 1980s. After decades spent composing respectful profiles of successful women such as Katharine Hepburn and Tallulah Bankhead, Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) finds herself out of step with the emergent trash-talk trend in biography. Her agent (Jane Curtin) has given up on her, and her finances have nosedived. Sliding into middle age with no other skills to fall back on, Lee lights upon a fresh method of capitalizing on the public's fascination with fame. Teaming up with an old acquaintance (Richard E. Grant), she begins selling the stolen and/or forged correspondence of dead writers and actors. The gig is a success but success has a way of drawing unwanted attention. Directed by Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl).
Was well received at festivals, reviews praising McCarthy's performance.

BumbleBee     HD720p 95MB   HD1080p 178MB
Second trailer for this Transformers spin-off based on the Hasbro toy franchise. On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. John Cena and John Ortiz are also part of the cast. Not that you can see it from the trailer, it's not directed by auteur Michael Bay but by renowned animator Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings).
Has a bit of a made-for-TV feeling.

The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man     HD1080p 27MB
Documentary that follows one man's journey to find meaning in Bill Murray's many unexpected adventures with everyday people. Featuring rare and never-before seen footage of the comedic icon participating in stories previously presumed to be urban legend. Whether it be singing karaoke late at night with strangers or crashing a kickball game in the middle of the afternoon, Bill Murray lives in the moment and by doing so, creates magic with real people.
It's kind of a second-hand doc since Murray isn't actually directly involved. Watching it may still make you feel good. There's also a book about Murray covering similar ground.

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September 25th, 2018


11:21 am - The Girl In The Spider's Web, Captive State, Mary Poppins Returns, Stan & Ollie, The Oath
The Girl In The Spider's Web     HD720p 90MB   HD1080p 170MB
Second trailer for the second US movie, based on the characters created by Stieg Larsson, with a different cast and director. Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) and journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Sverrir Gudnason) find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials. Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Claes Bang and Vicky Krieps are also part of the cast. Directed by Fede Alvarez (Don't Breathe, Evil Dead).

Captive State     HD720p 57MB
Teaser trailer for this sci-fi thriller, to be in theatres next March. Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, the movie explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents. Cast members include John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Madeline Brewer, Machine Gun Kelly and James Ransone. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Gambler).
Teaser doesn't reveal much. But it sure looks interesting.

Mary Poppins Returns     HD720p 93MB
Full trailer for the sequel, to be in theatres at Christmas, directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Nine). Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny (Emily Blunt) returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. Cast members include Lin-Manuel Miranda as her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light and life to the streets of London; Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; and Julie Walters as the Banks housekeeper Ellen; with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Banks William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary's eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth's character.

Stan & Ollie     HD1080p 35MB
UK trailer for this biopic that tells the story of what would become the triumphant farewell tour of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. With their golden era long behind them, the pair (Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly) embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) – a formidable double act in their own right - the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public. Directed by Jon S. Baird (Filth).

The Oath     HD720p 12MB
Redband trailer for this dark Thanksgiving comedy in the age of political tribalism. When Chris (Ike Barinholtz), a high-strung 24-hour progressive news junkie, and his more levelheaded wife Kai (Tiffany Haddish) learn that citizens are being asked to sign a loyalty oath to the President, their reaction is disbelief, followed by idealistic refusal. But as the post-Thanksgiving deadline to sign approaches, the combination of sparring relatives, Chris's growing agitation and the unexpected arrival of two government agents (John Cho, Billy Magnussen) sends an already tense family gathering completely off the rails. Also written and directed by Barinholtz.
I think so far this is still fiction. Well, unless you are already directly serving the leader of the current US regime.

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September 21st, 2018


11:41 am - Captain Marvel, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Wildlife, Private Life, The Grinch
Captain Marvel     HD720p 69MB   HD1080p 134MB
First trailer for another Marvel movie, to be in theatres next March. Set in the 1990s, it follows the journey of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the universes most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, she finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. A digitally rejuvenated Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg and Jude Law are also part to the cast. Written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind, Half Nelson, It's Kind of a Funny Story).

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs     HD1080p 39MB
Trailer for the latest movie written and directed by Ethan and Joel Coen (True Grit, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men). It is a six-part Western anthology film, a series of tales about the American frontier. Each chapter tells a distinct story about the American West. Cast members include Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, Stephen Root, Brendan Gleeson, Saul Rubinek and Clancy Brown.
Won the award for Best Screenplay earlier this month in Venice. Netflix owns the distribution rights, which means, besides a limited theatrical release, the movie will start streaming November 16th.

Wildlife     HD720p 11MB
Full trailer for this family drama that marks the directorial debut of Paul Dano. Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) - a housewife and a golf pro - in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother's struggle as she tries to keep her head above water. Dano and Zoe Kazan wrote the adapted screenplay.
Was well received in Sundance.

Private Life     HD1080p 22MB
Comedic drama about Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) and Richard (Paul Giamatti), a middle-aged New York couple caught in the desperation, frustration, and exhaustion of trying to have a child, whether by fertility treatments or adoption or surrogate motherhood. They find a willing partner in Sadie (Kayli Carter), Richard’s niece by marriage, who happily agrees to donate her eggs, and the three of them build their own little outcast family in the process. Molly Shannon, John Carroll Lynch and Denis O'Hare are also part of the cast. Written and directed by Tamara Jenkins (The Savages, Slums of Beverly Hills).
Movie will start streaming on Netflix October 5th.

The Grinch     HD720p 95MB
Another trailer for the animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss' book, from the studio that also brought us The Lorax. It tells the story of a cynical grump (Benedict Cumberbatch) who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit. Co-directed by Yarrow Cheney (The Secret Life of Pets) and Scott Mosier who's best known for producing all movies from Kevin Smith.

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September 8th, 2018


12:54 pm - At Eternity's Gate, The Favourite, The Beach Bum, Kursk, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
At Eternity's Gate     HD720p 92MB
Another movie based on the life of Vincent van Gogh. It's described as being s journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on van Gogh's (Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented. Mads Mikkelsen, Oscar Isaac, Emmanuelle Seigner, Amira Casar, Niels Arestrup and Rupert Friend are also part of the cast. Directed by another painter, Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Miral, Before Night Falls).
Reviews from Venice laud Dafoe's performance.

The Favourite     HD720p 83MB
Full trailer for the latest movie directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, Dogtooth, The Killing of a Sacred Deer). Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion.
Confirms the weirdness of the teaser. Was very well received in Venice.

The Beach Bum     HD720p 13MB
Early, short redband teaser for this comedy that follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules. Isla Fisher, Snoop Dog, Zac Efron, Stefania LaVie Owen, Martin Lawrence, Jimmy Buffett and Jonah Hill are also part of the cast. Written and directed by Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers, Mister Lonely, Trash Humpers).

Kursk     HD720p 18MB
Trailer from France for this drama that recreates the tragic final hours of the Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. The K-141 Kursk is deemed unsinkable and its crew recognized as the best in the Northern Fleet. Among that crew is Captain-Lieutenant Mikhail Kalekov (Matthias Schoenaerts), a devoted naval officer with a loving wife (Léa Seydoux), a child, and another on the way. He and his crew board the Kursk and descend into the Barents Sea with a sense of optimism and fraternity. Then come the explosions. Many lives are lost instantly, but Mikhail and others are safe in one of the sealed rear compartments. They have air and food to last until they are rescued, but when will help arrive? Colin Firth, Max von Sydow, Matthias Schweighöfer, August Diehl and Peter Simonischek are also part of the cast. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration, Far from the Madding Crowd, It's All About Love).
Bears many hallmarks of a "Europudding" film. But early festival reviews indicate it's not that bad.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms     HD720p 83MB
Final trailer for the upcoming Disney adaptation based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann and Tchaikovsky ballet, to be in theatres next fall. All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key, a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyers (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key - which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen and prima ballerina Misty Copeland are also part of the cast.
It now lists with two directors, Lasse Hallström (The Hundred-Foot Journey, Chocolat, Casanova) and Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger, Jumanji, Jurassic Park III).

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September 1st, 2018


12:33 pm - The Front Runner, The Happy Prince, Galveston, Bad Times at El Royale, The Other Side of the Wind
The Front Runner     HD720p 86MB
Biopic about American Senator Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman), whose presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair. Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Alfred Molina, Sara Paxton, Kaitlyn Dever and Alex Karpovsky are also part of the cast. Directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air, Tully).
In times, when talking about the current President of the United States, you have to differentiate between hush money he paid to a porn star, and hush money he paid to a Playboy model, this story now looks a bit quaint.

The Happy Prince     HD720p 21MB
Biopic about the last days of exiled writer Oscar Wilde that marks the directorial debut of Rupert Everett, he also wrote the screenplay. In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde (Everett) lies on his deathbed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshiped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance (Emily Watson), the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas (Colin Morgan) and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross (Edwin Thomas) who tried and failed to save him from himself. Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson and Anna Chancellor are also part of the cast.

Galveston     HD720p 22MB
Trailer from France for this violent crime drama in which, after surviving a setup by his criminal boss (Beau Bridges), a hitman (Ben Foster) rescues a young prostitute (Elle Fanning) and flees with her to Galveston, Texas, where the two find strength in each other as dangerous pursuers and the shadows of their pasts follow close behind. Directed by Mélanie Laurent.

Bad Times at the El Royale     HD720p 32MB
A second trailer for this thriller in which seven strangers (Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Nick Offerman, Chris Hemsworth), each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption.

The Other Side of the Wind     HD1080p 42MB
Trailer for the latest movie directed by Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, Macbeth). That sounds a bit odd, doesn't it. Welles was able to finish principal photography but was then stuck in editing and the film didn't have a score. You can read more about the production history here. It is described as a semi-biographical, sort of film-within-a-film mockumentary or meta-movie.
Surrounded by fans and skeptics, grizzled director J.J. "Jake" Hannaford (John Huston) returns from years abroad in Europe to a changed Hollywood, where he attempts to make his comeback. Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg, Oja Kodar and Lilli Palmer are also part of the cast.
The funds necessary to complete the movie came from Netflix, which means the film will start streaming November 2nd. Trailer version with English inserts.
There will also be a documentary about Welles' making of the film called They'll Love Me When I'm Dead.

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August 31st, 2018


11:38 am - A Private War, First Man, Museo, The Land of Steady Habits, Night School
A Private War     HD720p 92MB
Biopic about Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London's elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she's witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her - along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) - to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Stanley Tucci and Tom Hollander are also part of the cast.

First Man     HD720p 85MB
Another trailer for this biopic that takes a look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling), and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. The movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost - on Armstrong and on the nation - of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Patrick Fugit and Ciarán Hinds are also part of the cast. Movie re-unites Gosling with director Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench).
Film opened the Venice Film Festival this week.

Museo     HD1080p 32MB
Heist thriller from Mexico about two perennial students (Gael García Bernal, Leonardo Ortizgris) who are planning a daring coup. They intend to break into the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and steal precious Mayan, Mixtec and Zapotec artefacts. While their families celebrate Christmas they get down to business, just like a couple of seasoned criminals. Everything goes off without a hitch and, with their sports bags stuffed full of treasures, they return home to see on the news how their deed is described as an attack on the entire nation. Only now do they realise the gravity of their actions.
Looks very entertaining. Won the award for Best Screenplay earlier this year in Berlin.

The Land of Steady Habits     HD1080p 18MB
Drama with comedic elements in which, feeling trapped in the stifling, wealthy enclave of Westport, Connecticut, Anders Hill (Ben Mendelsohn) retires from his job in finance and leaves his wife (Edie Falco) in the hopes that it will renew his lust for life. However, he's quickly faced with the startling reality of his choices; he spends his days looking for things to decorate his empty shelves, sleeping with strangers and feeling terribly lost. Thomas Mann, Elizabeth Marvel and Connie Britton are also part of the cast. Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener (Friends with Money, Please Give, Enough Said).
Nice cast. But I'm not sure where it will fall between low-key and uninteresting. Will start streaming on Netflix September 14th.

Night School     Tlr1 HD720p 93MB    Tlr2 HD720p 94MB    Tlr3 HD720p 77MB
Comedy that follows a group of misfits (Kevin Hart, Rob Riggle, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Romany Malco) who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they'll pass the GED exam to finish high school. Tiffany Haddish plays the teacher, Taran Killam, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Ben Schwartz are also part of the cast. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee (Undercover Brother, Girls Trip, Barbershop - The Next Cut).
Depending on how much of the movie you want to see beforehand, three trailers to choose from.

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