December 12th, 2016
|11:30 am - The Fate of the Furious, War for the Planet of the Apes, Iris, Neruda, Assassin's Creed|
The Fate of the Furious HD720p 121MB HD1080p 222MB
Extended, first trailer for the eighth movie in the franchise, meant to be the start of another trilogy, assuming Diesel can be arsed to leave his trailer on time. Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game - and the rest of the crew has been exonerated - the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. New to the cast are Scott Eastwood and Helen Mirren. After Justin Lin has defected to the Star Trek franchise, F. Gary Gray (A Man Apart, Straight Outta Compton, The Italian Job) takes over directing duties.
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War for the Planet of the Apes HD720p 73MB HD1080p 139MB
First trailer for the the third chapter of the franchise reboot. Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. Judy Greer and Steve Zahn are also part of the cast. Like the previous one, again directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).
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Iris HD720p 12MB
Erotic thriller from France in which Iris (Charlotte Le Bon), the wife a wealthy banker (Jalil Lespert) disappears in the middle of Paris. Max (Romain Duris), a young, debt-ridden mechanic, may well have something to do with her kidnapping. But the investigators are far from imagining the truth about the affair taking place in front of them. It is also directed by Lespert (Yves Saint Laurent, Headwinds).
Neruda HD720p 16MB
Metafictional fable around the 1948 manhunt for celebrated poet and politician Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) who is also the most famous communist in post-WWII Chile. When the political tides shift, he is forced underground, with a perseverant police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hot on his trail. Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamour for Neruda's freedom. Neruda, however, sees the struggle with his police inspector nemesis as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He cunningly plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse ever more perilous.
Chile's entry for Best Foreign Language Film, directed by Director Pablo Larraín who also made the currently in release Jackie.
Assassin's Creed HD720p 28MB
Trailer from the UK for the movie adaptation of a highly successful video game franchise that puts a little more emphasis on the venerable supporting cast and shows traces of an actual plot. Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. He discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Kenneth Williams and Ariane Labed are also part of the cast.
Where's Helen Mirren?!
I actually have a lot of thoughts about how this would work without Paul Walker, and I feel like if anyone would get involved in a "Dom betrays everyone" situation, it'd be Brian and Mia, but while obviously this will never be the case again (insert Ocean's 13-style "It's not their fight!" line everywhere), I'm also not caring because damn this looks like the shot of over-testosteroney fun I need right now.
And if anyone ever told me I'd actually cringe at a romantic betrayal in a Fast and Furious movie, I'd have laughed it off until I watched this trailer. Someone mentioned that F&F has basically turned into a turbo-charged telenovela, and I can't fault that comparison.
Should I be watching the new Planet of the Apes movies?
I haven't seen any of the previous films but this one does look like such over-testorsteroney (great word) fun that I will be catching it at some point simply for the spectacle. I was interested but once I saw they brought a submarine to a car duel I was so delighted I knew I was hooked.
I've seen the new Planet of the Apes movies and I'm not their usual kind of audience. They've not been as amazing as they wanted to be but they were well acted and the effects are very well done. I'd say give the first one a try. If you find yourself meandering into the second one, as I did, then you might just have enjoyed it more than you realized (as I did).
While the F&F series arguably takes off from Fast Five (the moment they basically went, "let's forget street racing and do heist movies!"--which makes sense, since apparently Fast Five was a rebranded version of the Italian Job sequel script...which is kind of funny when you realize that F. Gary Gray and Charlize Theron are now in this installment) on, it's one of those franchises where every single installment is worth at least one viewing just to see where it came from and what it turned into, as well as an overview on how twisted the series chronology became because people loved Sung Kang.
This franchise is also home to one of my favorite two-girls-fighting-no-holds-barred action sequences, between Michelle Rodriguez and Gina Carano (some of which is in the Fast & Furious 6 trailer), partly because it's filmed as a fight, not as titillation, but mostly because it's straight-up awesome. They tried replicating the magic with Ronda Rousey in 7, but to mixed results. If she and Theron duke it out here in a similar manner I will be infinitely happy.
I did like The Italian Job quite a bit and I usually enjoy a good heist film. It was how they uppped the ante when the submarine surfaced that had me realizing these filmmakers were making something I would enjoy.
You just mentioned something that reminded me of why I took a few much younger than me women to see the new Ghostbusters. I wanted them to see a film with females wading into the battle and not wearing hot pants while they did (grin).
I suspect they tried to leave at least a little bit to reveal in a second trailer. I don't dare to dream they will leave anything for the movie itself.
I like the thought of it being a telenovela. :) I forgot to mention in the entry a suggested drinking game every time someone mentions "family". ;)
I can't answer that. The best thing about them is probably Andy Serkis. Since they won't change categories any time soon, I suspect he one day will receive an honorary Oscar for all his motion capture performances.
Once again you show me a foreign film (at least foreign for me) that looks wonderful! I do so enjoy your sharing. Thank you. I'll be looking for "Neruda".
Always pleased to hear that! I'm not very familiar with Neruda and the politics in Chile around that time. But that won't keep me from watching it eventually once I get the chance to do so.
Regarding the Fast & Furious franchise, as loopychew mentions above, with movie number five they entered a new phase and the whole thing became a lot of fun. They are kind of under pressure to always top the previous movie (hence the submarine) so it's best if you bring the right attitude to be able to enjoy them. :)
The only thing I do know about Neruda is a little of his poetry. It was being able to see some moments from the film that I realized this was possibly going to be something unusual in a light-hearted/poignant way. That is why I appreciate you so much. I might have missed seeing some grand foreign film trailers had it not been for you featuring them here.
I approach certain films as if I were still a kid. Give me good popcorn, a coke and something that is going to be amusing and I am happy. Now that I saw the trailer here I can tell this is going to be something I will enjoy.
There are so many. But I always try to include some of the ones that I find the most interesting.
Things have to be balanced. You can't watch depressing movies from Romania all of the time. ;)