June 29th, 2019

Slartibartfast

The Good Liar, Charlie's Angels, Queen & Slim, The Current War, Midway

The Good Liar     HD720p 95MB
Thriller drama based on the novel by Nicholas Searle. Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life. Russell Tovey and Jim Carter are also part of the cast. Directed by Bill Condon (Mr. Holmes, Dreamgirls, Kinsey).
I admit that I smiled when I read the word "online".

Charlie's Angels     HD720p 110MB
First trailer for the franchise re-boot, originally based on a TV series, that will feature the new single by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey. Three women (Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska) are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world’s smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys (Elizabeth Banks, Djimon Hounsou, Patrick Stewart) taking on the toughest jobs everywhere. Banks also directs (Pitch Perfect 2).
In further enticing news, IMDb informs that all of the primary cars seen in the movie will be Audis, the result of a product-placement deal.

Queen & Slim     HD720p 63MB
Early teaser for this drama that marks the directorial debut of Melina Matsoukas who so far very successfully directed music videos, among them many for Beyoncé and Rihanna. While on a first date together, a black man (Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.

The Current War     HD720p 36MB
New trailer for this movie about the epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan (Matthew Macfadyen), Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), aided by Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), has seen fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Igniting a war of currents, Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current. Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston and Tuppence Middleton are also part of the cast. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl).
I recently wondered if this movie was ever released or not. The release got delayed by two years because it turned out Harvey Weinstein shares many character traits with the current US president.

Midway     HD720p 77MB
First trailer for this highly patriotic and manipulative, special-effects extravaganza. The official summary reads: "A clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds." Cast members include Woody Harrelson, Dennis Quaid, Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein, Mandy Moore, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Jake Weber, Alexander Ludwig and Nick Jonas. Directed by the master of disaster Michael Bay Roland Emmerich (The Patriot, Independence Day: Resurgence, Stonewall).