Second trailer for this 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.
Still not sure if Bigelow will do the topic justice, but it sure is another tense trailer.
Tour De Pharmacy HD720p 17MB
Mockumentary - well, sort of - set in 1982, during a dark and fictitious time in cycling history, the sport's most venerable, time-honored race was marred by the doping of virtually all of its competitors. Riddled with nefarious characters, that year's competition was a hornet's nest of moral depravity. Through the perspective of five riders, the film gives an inside look into the grim realities of the darkest event in a sport notoriously tainted by controversy. If the running time permits, there will be appearances by Andy Samberg, Orlando Bloom, John Cena, Daveed Diggs, Maya Rudolph, Dolph Lundgren, James Marsden, Will Forte, Freddie Highmore, J.J. Abrams, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kevin Bacon, Joe Buck, Nathan Fielder, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum, Julia Ormond, Phylicia Rashad, Chris Webber, Mike Tyson and ... Lance Armstrong. Directed by Jake Szymanski (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates).
Will premiere on HBO July 8th.
Thank You For Your Service HD720p 83MB
War drama that follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. Cast members include Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze and Keisha Castle-Hughes. Directorial debut of Jason Hall who wrote the screenplay adaptation for American Sniper.
Difficult to say at this point if the movie is aiming at awards season.
Home Again HD720p 97MB
Second trailer for this modern romantic comedy in which a woman (Reese Witherspoon) who recently separated from her husband (Michael Sheen) decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, she meets three aspiring filmmakers (Nat Wolff, Robb Derringer, Pico Alexander) who happen to be in need of a place to live. She agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Her unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand.
Lost in Paris - Paris pieds nus HD720p 87MB
Trailer for the latest charming movie written, directed and acted by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon (The Fairy, Rumba, Iceberg) that again puts the emphasis on physical comedy, style and arranged tableaus and has very little dialogue. This time they are playing a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When Fiona’s orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom, the affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone. Pierre Richard is also part of the cast.
Now in limited release in the US.
I gotta talk about this book, okay. It is a trainwreck, and if I don't start talking about it, all of my thoughts are going to explode.
So, here are a bunch of ( spoilers )
Anyway, I'm currently planning to finish the book, if only for the I Can't Look Away factor, but yeah. Definitely a trainwreck. "Lord of the Flies But With Beauty Queens and a Trans Girl" is very much not the description I would use.
It's also something I would consider for a deconstruction, actually, together with Cinder. I may have to give that idea some more thought.
aozora no tamago
(slings&arrows) oliver wells
(due south) raymond vecchio
(house md) gregory house
(bill&ted's excellent adventure) ted "theodore" logan
(pirates of the caribbean) james norrington
brave police j-decker
nge: angelic days
(black jack) dr. kiriko
(keroro gunsou) cpl. giroro
(yakitate!! japan) kanmuri shigeru
(damekko doubutsu) yunihiko
(gundam seed) miguel ayman
(kyou kara maou) gwendal von voltaire
(kyou kara maou) murata ken
(kyou kara maou) daikenja
tales of the abyss
tales of the abyss
(tales of symphonia) regal bryant
(tales of symphonia) yuan kafei
(el shaddai: ascension of the metatron) lucifel
(xenosaga) jin uzuki
(suikodenV) euram barows
For context: I learned about Beauty Queens when I saw it billed on Tumblr as "Lord of the Flies but with beauty pageant contestants who band together and use their skills to succeed and also one of them is a trans girl", which is. Not entirely 100% inaccurate*, but covers maybe half the plot at best (so far) and really mischaracterizes the entire thing as a character-driven work rather than the plot-driven (very pulpy) work that it actually is. I have very, very many thoughts and feelings about what I've listened to so far, mostly relating to how much I wish it were a better book, and hoping it gets to be a better book in the last third I haven't gotten to yet. At least to some small degree.
* The characters literally compare their situation to Lord of the Flies in the text, so I am not even remotely going to blame anyone who read it for passing that comparison on. It just left me grossly unprepared for the book I was actually setting up to listen to. In multiple ways.
Not something I currently have the technology to share via the internet, but definitely an idea. I may have to try it out with one or two pics at AI.
Input welcome, natch.
Shellder: It's our anniversary you big pink nitwit! I can't believe you forgot! I have half a mind to unfuse with you! *chew chew chew*
Slowbro: Was there something I was supposed to remember...?
Current title is Amnesia, but I could just as easily go with Oblivious or Unaware.
As an aside, Shellder/Cloyster is one of the Kanto Pokemon that I'm somewhat disappointed never got an Alolan form. Just like Baby!Kangaskhan, the design is already in the game! It would make at least as much sense for it to exist as not, if not more. Hence: Disappointment. On the day that I'm in charge of the universe, I will finally fix this.
Me: Nope! I'll check back in a few hours.
Me this afternoon: Okay, my new schedule still isn't here. It's still sort-of early, though; I'll send a text to my boss to see if she just forgot.
Me: *texts boss*
Me: *does other stuff*
Me half an hour ago: Boy I sure hope my schedule has shown up in my inbox by now.
Me: ...And that's a no. I guess I'll send another text?
Ten minutes: *pass*
Me: Okay, time for desperate measures. I'm calling the front desk.
Me now: *waiting patiently for the nice front desk person to get back to me, desperately hoping I don't have to be up at four tomorrow morning*
---Edited to add---
Me at 10:00pm: Okay, enough is enough. I'm calling again.
Front Desk: Oh, hey, I was just about to call you! Yeah, it looks like you're not working tomorrow.
Me: Oh thank god. *collapses*
This bundle also has an option to donate 10% of your purchase to Rainbow Railroad, which is a charity based out of Toronto. The primary thing this charity is known for is helping LGBT+ people who live in countries where they are persecuted get to safer countries.
I think purchasing this bundle was a good way to celebrate Pride Month, even if a couple of the books are in genres I don't normally read.
First trailer for another movie set in the Marvel Comic Universe, which, for a change, doesn't star "another white dude". It follows T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, his mettle as king - and Black Panther - is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis are also part of the cast. Directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station).
To be in theatres next February.
The Trip to Spain HD720p 25MB
After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. Again directed by Michael Winterbottom.
This is a trailer for the movie version, I believe corresponding the six TV episodes were already broadcast in the UK.
Flatliners HD720p 93MB
Trailer for the remake in which five medical students (Ellen Page, Diego Luna, James Norton, Nina Dobrev, Kiersey Clemons), obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev (Dead Man Down, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
If I had a list of movies I wanted to see a remake of, this one wouldn't be particularly high on it.
Landline HD720p 91MB
Comedic drama set in 1990s Manhattan. When two sisters suspect their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana (Jenny Slate), recently engaged and struggling with her own fidelity, finds herself bonding with her wild teenage sister Ali (Abby Quinn). The two try to uncover the truth without tipping off their mother (Edie Falco) and discover the messy reality of love and sex in the process. Jay Duplass and Finn Wittrock are also part of the cast. Movie reunites slate with director Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child).
Was mostly well received in Sundance. Which isn't that surprising since it looks like the quintessential Sundance movie.
Jungle HD720p 19MB
Survival thriller based on a true story. In the early 1980s, 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) and two friends set off from the Bolivian city of La Paz on what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. Leading the way into the uncharted Amazon was an Austrian expat (Thomas Kretschmann), who had met the friends just days before and claimed to be familiar with the region. But their dream trip soon turned into a wilderness nightmare from which not all of the men returned.