March 13th, 2019

Slartibartfast

Aladdin, Booksmart, Wild Nights with Emily, The Aftermath, The Secret Life Of Pets 2

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

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

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

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

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