July 24th, 2021

Slartibartfast

Dune, The Last Duel, Language Lessons, Nitram, Cryptozoo

Dune     HD720p 137MB   HD1080p 242MB
A new, extended trailer for Denis Villeneuve's take on Frank Herbert's novel. It tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence - a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential - only those who can conquer their fear will survive. Also part of the extensive cast are Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.
Still looks pretty epic. Now scheduled for a fall theatrical release. And will be available on some version of HBO Max October 22nd.

The Last Duel     HD720p 96MB
Trailer for the latest movie from Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Robin Hood), a tale of betrayal & vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France. It tells the story of a duel between French Knight Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) and his former squire Jacques LeGris (Adam Driver) which began when Carrouges's wife Marguerite (Jodie Comer) claimed she was sexually assaulted by LeGris. After a public trial, French King Charles VI (Alex Lawther) declared a duel to the death. Ben Affleck, Marton Csokas and Harriet Walter are also part of the cast. The screenplay based on a book was written by Affleck, Damon and Nicole Holofcener.
I suspect they won't speak a lot of French.

Language Lessons     HD720p 80MB
Comedic drama about a Spanish teacher and her student develop an unexpected friendship. When Adam’s (Mark Duplass) husband surprises him with weekly Spanish lessons, he’s unsure about where or how this new element will fit into his well-structured life. However, when an unexpected tragedy turns his life upside down, Adam decides to carry on with the lessons and develops a complicated emotional bond with his Spanish teacher, Cariño (Natalie Morales). It's also directed by Morales (Plan B) and she and Duplass also developed the script.
Already the second interesting movie from Morales this year.

Nitram     HD720p 23MB
Trailer for the latest intense drama directed by Justin Kurzel (True History of the Kelly Gang, Macbeth, Snowtown). Nitram (Caleb Landry-Jones) lives with his mother (Judy Davis) and father (Anthony LaPaglia) in suburban Australia in the Mid 1990s. He lives a life of isolation and frustration at never being able to fit in. That is until he unexpectedly finds a close friend in a reclusive heiress, Helen (Essie Davis). However when that friendship meets its tragic end, and Nitram's loneliness and anger grow, he begins a slow descent into a nightmare that culminates in the most nihilistic and heinous of acts.
I don't really think it's a "spoiler", but in case you don't want to know about the background of the movie, don't hover or click on this link. While it didn't win any prizes, it was still very well received in Cannes.

Cryptozoo     HD720p 82MB
Unusual animated movie that follows cryptozookeepers through a richly-drawn hallucinatory world as they struggle to capture a baku (a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature) and begin to wonder if they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a zoo, or if these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown. Voices are provided by Lake Bell, Zoe Kazan, Michael Cera, Louisa Krause and Peter Stormare.
Was very well received at festivals. Alternative trailer from Australia: HD1080p 40MB.