July 9th, 2019

Slartibartfast

Mulan, Judy, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Sword of Trust, Only You

Mulan     HD720p 60MB
First teaser for the live-action Disney version, to be in theatres next March. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan (Liu Yifei), the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. Cast members include Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. Directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider, North Country, The Zookeeper's Wife).
I've never seen the animated version, so it's difficult for me to either get excited or outraged.

Judy     HD720p 104MB
Full trailer for this musical biopic about the final years of Judy Garland. Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell and Michael Gambon are also part of the cast. Directed by Rupert Goold True Story.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil     HD720p 93MB
Full trailer 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.

Sword of Trust     HD1080p 43MB
Comedy about a curmudgeonly pawnshop owner (Marc Maron) and his man-child sidekick (Jon Bass) team up with an out of town couple (Michaela Watkins, Jillian Bell) to cash in on a family heirloom: a sword believed by alt history conspiracy nuts to be proof that the South won the Civil War. Directed by Lynn Shelton (Your Sister's Sister, Touchy Feely, Laggies).
Delicate subject. But it looks quite funny and doesn't seem to take its politics too seriously.

Only You     HD1080p 25MB
UK trailer for this relationship drama about Elena (Laia Costa), 35, and Jake (Josh O'Connor), 26, who meet by chance on New Years Eve, fighting for the same taxi. But, instead of going their separate ways after a shared ride, they start a passionate relationship. Within weeks they are living together, and not long after they talk about starting a family. But, as the seasons pass, reality catches up with them. Falling in love was the easy part, but can they remain in love when life doesn’t give them everything they hoped for?
One day I will stop being interested in relationship movies starring Laia Costa. This is not the day.