November 10th, 2019

Slartibartfast

The Banker, The Two Popes, Soul, Wendy, Bad Boys for Life

The Banker     HD720p 100MB
Historical drama (with comedic elements) based on a true story, that centers on revolutionary businessmen Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson), who devise an audacious and risky plan to take on the racially oppressive establishment of the 1960s by helping other African Americans pursue the American dream. Along with Garretts wife (Nia Long), they train a working class white man (Nicholas Hoult), to pose as the rich and privileged face of their burgeoning real estate and banking empire while Garrett and Morris pose as a janitor and a chauffeur. Directed by George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau, Birth of the Dragon).
From what I can tell, after a theatrical release, it will start streaming on Apple TV+.

The Two Popes     HD1080p 34MB
Fictional drama about real events. The year is 2013. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) could not be a less conventional candidate for the papacy. Dodging pomp at every turn, he prefers walking or biking to limousines. He likes to tango and watch soccer with ordinary people. Most importantly, he believes it is the Church's obligation to respond to the shifting needs of its followers — which makes him the opposite of Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins), who regards any change as a perilous compromise to the Church's integrity. Nevertheless, Benedict realizes that momentum is building for Bergoglio to succeed him, so the two men meet, break bread, and engage in a debate. Directed by Fernando Meirelles (Blindness, City of God, The Constant Gardener).
Was very well received at festivals. Will start streaming on Netflix December 20th. An earlier teaser: HD1080p 34MB.

Soul     HD720p 62MB
First teaser for the latest Pixar movie, to be in theatres next June. It's about a musician (Jamie Foxx) who has lost his passion for music who is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul (Tina Fey) learning about herself. Further voices will be provided by Phylicia Rashad, Ahmir Questlove Thompson and Daveed Diggs. Co-directed by Kemp Powers and Pete Docter (Inside Out, Up, Monsters Inc).

Wendy     HD720p 31MB
The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in this ragtag epic. Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up. It's already been more that seven years since director Benh Zeitlin's debut Beasts of the Southern Wild was released.

Bad Boys for Life     HD720p 39MB
Redband trailer for this attempt to revive another franchise. The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride. Burnett is now a police inspector and Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus. Joe Pantoliano also returns, new to the cast are Vanessa Hudgens and Alexander Ludwig.
Marketing speak aside, there is apparently already a fourth movie in the making.