November 22nd, 2019

Slartibartfast

Seberg, Emma, The Wolf Hour, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Way Back

Seberg     HD720p 104MB
Biographical thriller drama inspired by true events, that tells the story of Breathless star and icon of the French New Wave, Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart), who in the late 1960s was targeted by the FBI surveillance program Cointelpro. Her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal (Anthony Mackie) made her a target of the FBI’s ruthless attempts to disrupt, discredit and expose the Black Power movement. An ambitious young FBI agent (Jack O'Connell) is assigned to surveil her, only to find his fate dangerously interwoven with her own. Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz, Stephen Root, Vince Vaughn, Yvan Attal and Colm Meaney are also part of the cast. Directed by Benedict Andrews (Una).

Emma     HD720p 54MB
Teaser for another adaptation of Jane Austen's comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, she must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart, Josh O'Connor, Callum Turner and Rupert Graves are also part of the cast.
So far it's only a teaser, and maybe I've been too strongly conditioned by previous Austen adaptations to have certain expectations, but so far this looks a bit (tonally) odd.

The Wolf Hour     HD720p 72MB
Claustrophobic drama set in July 1977, when New York City was awash with escalating violence. A citywide blackout is triggering fires, looting, and countless arrests, and the Son of Sam murders are riddling the city with panic. June (Naomi Watts), once a celebrated counterculture figure, attempts to retreat from the chaos by shutting herself inside the yellowed walls of her grandmother’s South Bronx apartment. But her doorbell is ringing incessantly, the heat is unbearable, and creeping paranoia and fear are taking hold. Jennifer Ehle, Emory Cohen and Kelvin Harrison Jr. are also part of the cast.
Festival reviews are mixed. But looks like a great showcase for Watts. An additional trailer: HD1080p 16MB.

Sonic the Hedgehog     HD720p 122MB
Second trailer, now with an all-new character design, for the live-action adventure comedy based on the global videogame franchise that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog, to be in theatres in November. It follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic (Ben Schwartz) as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). The two join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. Tika Sumpter and Neal McDonough are also part of the cast.
Apparently, the fans are relieved.

The Way Back     HD720p 96MB
Autobiographical redemption drama about Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) who once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full university scholarship, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, he's spiraling down, triggered by an unspeakable loss, and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life. When he is asked to coach the basketball team at his alma mater, which has fallen far since his glory days, he reluctantly accepts, surprising no one more than himself. Directed by Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant, Pride and Glory, Miracle).
About as subtle as a sledgehammer.