April 20th, 2019

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Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, Someone Great, Anna, JT LeRoy, Wine Country

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw     HD720p 132MB   HD1080p 249MB
Second full,extended trailer for the franchise spin-off, probably more fun than of the franchise itself. Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), a loyal agent of America's Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Jason Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. Eddie Marsan, Eiza González and Helen Mirren are also part of the cast. Directed by David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2).

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

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

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

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