July 19th, 2019

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The Top Gun: Maverick, Cats, Ad Astra, It: Chapter Two, The Operative

The Top Gun: Maverick     HD720p 100MB
First trailer for the sequel, to be in theatres next June, more than thirty after the first movie. So far there's no official plot synopsis available. But I suspect it will again be a great showcase for the US military, and the ... suppressed love among fighter pilots. A what it looks like cryogenically preserved Tom Cruise will return, Val Kilmer will probably make an appearance too. Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Ed Harris are also part of the cast. Directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, TRON: Legacy, Only The Brave). And of course it is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

Cats     HD720p 100MB
First trailer for the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical, to be in theatres in December. "The film reimagines the musical for a new generation that grew up with snapchat filters with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap." Cast members include Francesca Hayward, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson and James Corden. Directed by Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl).
I know nothing about the story. But viewers of the trailer seem to be mostly ... horrified.

Ad Astra     HD720p 95MB
A second trailer for this mysterious sci-fi adventure about astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos. Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland and John Ortiz are also part of the cast. Directed by James Gray (We Own the Night, The Lost City of Z The Immigrant).

It: Chapter Two     HD720p 106MB
Full trailer for the horror sequel based on a novel by Stephen King. Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, the sequel brings the characters - who’ve long since gone their separate ways - back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film. Among the actors who play the adults are Jessica Chastain (as Beverly), James McAvoy (as Bill), Bill Hader (as Richie) and James Ransone (as Eddie). Bill Skarsgård returns as Pennywise. Again directed by Andy Muschietti.

The Operative     HD720p 83MB
Psychological spy thriller about a young Western woman (Diane Kruger) recruited by the Mossad to go undercover in Tehran where she becomes entangled in a complex triangle with her handler (Martin Freeman) and her subject (Cas Anvar).
Festival reviews indicate that it's not particularly gripping. But Kruger gives another good performance.