May 30th, 2019

Slartibartfast

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Art of Self-Defense, Gangster Cop Devil, Goldfinch, Maleficent 2

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood     HD720p 103MB
Full trailer for the latest movie written and directed by Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill, Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds). It visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. It features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age. Among the cast members are Margot Robbie (as Sharon Tate), Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Damon Herriman, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Timothy Olyphant, Margaret Qualley, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, James Marsden and Scoot McNair.
Was very well received last week in Cannes.

The Art of Self-Defense     HD720p 94MB
Full trailer for this darkly comedic drama about toxic masculinity. After he’s attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots), he gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei’s mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor. Written and directed by Riley Stearns (Faults).
Still looks very funny.

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil     HD720p 52MB
Trailer for another well received action thriller from South Korea. Fierce gang boss Jang Dong-su (Ma Dong-seok) is violently attacked after a fender bender on a rainy night. After fighting back, he barely escapes, however his reputation as a feared leader is damaged beyond repair. The only way to restore his image is to find his attacker and exact revenge. He teams up with Detective Jung Tae-seok (Kim Moo-yul) to find the assailant, but soon discovers the attacker is actually a serial killer. With no support from the police department, Detective Jung is forced to use gang boss Jang’s resources in order to track down the killer.
Apparently, Sylvester Stallone bought the rights for a US remake. Another reason to see the Korean version.

The Goldfinch     HD720p 90MB
Coming-of-age drama based on the novel by Donna Tartt. Theodore "Theo" Decker (Ansel Elgort) was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day ... a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch. Nicole Kidman, Aneurin Barnard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Wright are also part of the cast. Directed by John Crowley (Brooklyn, Boy A, Closed Circuit).

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil     HD720p 56MB
First teaser for the sequel that picks up several years after the first movie. It continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within. Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville also return. New cast additions are Michelle Pfeiffer and Chiwetel Ejiofor. First solo directing effort of Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Kon-Tiki, Max Manus) without his regular partner.