April 24th, 2019

Slartibartfast

Gemini Man, Shadow, Knock Down the House, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Secret Life of Pets 2

Gemini Man     HD720p 83MB   HD1080p 151MB
First trailer for an "innovative" action-thriller about an elite assassin (Will Smith), who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative (Will Smith) that seemingly can predict his every move. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong are also part of the cast. Directed by Ang Lee (Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Hulk, Sense and Sensibility). It lists six screenwriters and is co-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Can't say for sure, but I think "innovative" references the fact that, like his previous movie, Ang Lee once again shot the movie with 120 frames per second.
I have to admit that I find this increasingly frequent digital "de-aging" of actors highly irritating. Set for a release at the beginning of ... October.

Shadow - Ying     HD720p 68MB   HD1080p 127MB
US trailer for the latest movie directed by Zhang Yimou (Hero, Raise the Red Lantern, Curse of the Golden Flower). In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.
Was very well received by critics, and sure looks like a visual feast.

Knock Down the House     HD1080p 34MB
Documentary that tells the stories of four inspiring women (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin), all political outsiders, who took on history in the 2018 US midterm election.
It's about all four women, but the focus will be on Ocasio-Cortez. She personifies one of the greatest fears of the Republican party. A young, intelligent, determined, attractive person of colour. So it should come as no surprise that the US state propaganda channels have mentioned her name 3,181 times in 42 days in order to attack and vilify her.
Doc will start streaming on Netflix May 1st.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters     HD720p 98MB   HD1080p 165MB
Third and final 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.

The Secret Life of Pets 2     HD720p 108MB
After about a half a dozen character teasers, a regular full trailer for the animated sequel. Voices will be provided by Patton Oswalt, Lake Bell, 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).