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Star Wars: The Last Jedi     HD720p 69MB   HD1080p 128MB
First teaser trailer for the eighth episode, written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick, Brothers Bloom), to be in theatres next Christmas. There isn't much yet in terms of official summary other than Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker. Many actors from the last few decades return, new additions are Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro and Kelly Marie Tran. Last time it was Daniel Craig, this time imdb lists Tom Hardy as a possible stormtrooper.
Unsurprisingly, the footage doesn't reveal much, it mainly leaves clues for speculation. As it should be.

The Hitman's Bodyguard     HD720p 24MB
Redband trailer for this action comedy in which the world's top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator (Gary Oldman) who is out for blood. Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida and Richard E. Grant are also part of the cast.
Usually, I should find such silly movies very appealing. But once the action reaches unrealistic slapstick territory it gets a bit difficult. The footage also looks as if Reynolds and Jackson spent more time in front of a greenscreen than on location. Should still be fun.

Detroit     HD720p 92MB
Action thriller that tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ‘67. Cast members include John Boyega, Will Poulter, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Strange Days, Zero Dark Thirty), like Bigelow's previous two movies again written by Mark Boal.
Not sure if the action movie approach will serve the topic well.

Maudie     HD720p 94MB
Biographical drama about an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. The film charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

The Journey     HD720p 17MB
Drama loosely based on historical events, set in 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, representatives from the two warring factions meet for negotiations. In one corner is Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall), the deeply conservative British loyalist; in the other is Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney), a former Irish Republican Army leader who has devoted his life to the cause of Irish reunification. Opposites in every way, the two men at first seem to have little chance of ever finding common ground. But over the course of an impromptu, detour-filled car ride through the Scottish countryside, each begins to see the other less as an enemy. Toby Stephens, John Hurt, Freddie Highmore and Catherine McCormack are also part of the cast.
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From: [personal profile] disgruntledgirl
Detroit is either going to burn some synaptic paths with its greatness and poignancy or flop terribly.
Either way, Kathryn Bigelow's work is often largely ignored despite the high end casting and excellent story and terrific directing. Strange Days should have had a lot of awards and it's even still topical.
Hurt Locker, one critic recall saying, was hard to watch and harder to look away from.
I agree with you, though. Can it do the topic justice?

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