January 24th, 2019

Slartibartfast

High Flying Bird, The Hummingbird Project, The Beach Bum, Untogether, Berlin I Love You

High Flying Bird     HD720p 27MB
In the midst of a pro basketball lockout, sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) finds himself caught in the face-off between the league and the players. His career is on the line, but he's playing for higher stakes. With only 72 hours to pull off a daring plan, he outmaneuvers all the power-players as he uncovers a loophole that could change the game forever. Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan and Bill Duke are also part of the cast. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven, Magic Mike, Logan Lucky).
Looks promising. Will start streaming on Netflix February 8th.

The Hummingbird Project     HD720p 89MB
Financial thriller about two cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgård) who are players in the high-stakes game of High-Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a straight fiber-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. Constantly breathing down their necks is their old boss (Salma Hayek), a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game. Michael Mando is also part of the cast.
In case you are wondering, while I don't think it's based on real people, the underlying story is real.

The Beach Bum     HD720p 36MB
Full redband trailer for this comedy that follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules. Isla Fisher, Snoop Dog, Zac Efron, Stefania LaVie Owen, Martin Lawrence, Jimmy Buffett and Jonah Hill are also part of the cast. Written and directed by Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers, Mister Lonely, Trash Humpers).

Untogether     HD720p 58MB
Comedic relationship drama about Andrea (Jemima Kirke), a recently sober writer whose career has stalled since she published her debut novel several years ago. She strikes up an affair with Nick (Jamie Dornan), a doctor-turned-writer who is hailed for his wartime memoir. At the same time, her sister (Lola Kirke), a massage therapist dating an aging rock star (Ben Mendelsohn), finds herself inexorably drawn to a newfound religious zeal and, particularly, to a politically engaged rabbi (Billy Crystal). Jennifer Grey, Scott Caan and Alice Eve are also part of the cast.
The obtrusive use of music makes me suspicious.

Berlin, I Love You     HD720p 87MB
After Paris, New York and Rio, ten (mostly) short stories set against the vivid backdrop of Berlin. Among the cast members are Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Luke Wilson, Mickey Rourke, Jim Sturgess, Dianna Agron, Diego Luna, Iwan Rheon, Charlotte Le Bon and Sibel Kekilli. Among the directors are Dianna Agron, Peter Chelsom, Fernando Eimbcke, Dennis Gansel, Dani Levy and Til Schweiger.
It pains me to say, this looks terrible. Like a clichéd tourist commercial.