September 18th, 2007
|11:50 am - Juno, Elizabeth The Golden Age, Run Fat Boy Run, Rails & Ties, Atonement, Fountain|
PSA: I really don't want to get into a discussion about Livejournal's business practises but they made an announcement in the sparsely read lj_biz community that they will intensify their efforts to track their users. They announce that in their usual marketing-speak but let's focus on the fact that they do so at all and, even more important, that they offer a way to opt out if you want to. Read more.
Juno 28 MB
Charming and witty comedy in which whip-smart teen Juno (Ellen Page) is confronted with an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate (Michael Cera). With the help of her best friend she finds her unborn child a "perfect" set of parents: an affluent suburban couple (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner) longing to adopt. JK Simmons and Allison Janney play Juno's parents and Rainn Wilson rounds up the excellent cast. Directed by Jason Reitman (Thank You for Smoking).
This looks very, very funny.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age 33 MB Clip1 Clip2 Clip3 Clip4 Clip5 Clip6 Clip7 Clip8 BTS
A five minute, extended trailer for the drama about Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) and the adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen).
At the moment the trailer is available in streaming format at Yahoo Australia and downloadable from a Dutch site where I link to. If Yahoo US will make it available later today in hi-def Quicktime I'll edit the post. Also, eight clips and a link where you can find two four-minute behind-the-scene clips. Unfortunately, direct links from that site don't work anymore.
Run, Fat Boy, Run HD480p 48MB HD720p 116MB
Full US trailer for this comedy in which Simon Pegg plays a charming but oblivious overweight guy who leaves his fiancée (Thandie Newton) on their wedding day only to discover years later that he really loves her. To win her back, he must finish a charity marathon (it wants to raise "National Erectile Dysfunction Awareness") while making her realize that her handsome, wealthy fiancée (Hank Azaria) is the wrong guy for her. Dylan Moran is also part of the cast. Directed by David Schwimmer.
This trailer version has a little less physical humour, puts more emphasis on the romantic angle and the fact that it's sponsored by Nike.
Rails & Ties HD480p 47MB HD720p 117MB
Drama in which a deadly collision between a train and car lead to an unlikely bond between the train engineer (Kevin Bacon) and a young boy who escapes the carnage. Marcia Gay Harden plays Bacon's ill wife. Directorial debut of Alison Eastwood, the daughter of you know who.
If you're in need of a good cry, this one should do the trick.
Atonement HD480p 51MB HD720p 131MB
Hi-Def Quicktime version of the US trailer that debuted at amazon a few weeks ago.
The Fountain mp3 16MB
Darren Aronofsky was kind enough to remedy the lack of a commentary track on the currently available DVD and recorded one himself and makes it available on the net. Very commendable! Can you hear me Alfonso Cuarón? Link via twitchfilm.net.
Definitely I'm going to see The Golden Age. Juno... we'll see. My love for JG knows no bounds : )
All hail the Queen!
It took me a while to figure out who you're referring to with JG, Jennifer Garner. I think. :)
If that's the case then I have to say that my admiration has reached some bounds after she married that other guy I really don't want to mention ;). But of course I still like her. But it's pretty much the whole cast and their witty dialogue that I think looks very promising in Juno. I like that kind of humour.
Yes, it's her : )
My favourite Tv Girlfriend's married? Damn. Keep forgetting that part ; )
I try to forget too. ;)
*wishes you luck*
|Date:||September 18th, 2007 10:17 am (UTC)|| |
Juno: Definitely looks awesome. Can't wait for this one!
All very deadpan, just the way we like it. :)
I can't wait either but I guess in my case it will be some time next year.
Can you hear me Alfonso Cuarón?
*sigh* Wouldn't that be just like manna from heaven?
While I would still prefer to have it on the DVD it would indeed be really nice if that would be the start of a trend. Especially since it's so easy to make and distribute. Not sure if they get in conflict with the movie company though.
There's been another one for the The Nines movie.
|Date:||September 18th, 2007 10:41 am (UTC)|| |
Well, you just made my day. (Aronofsky commentary.)
They reduced the bitrate (and hence the size) of the file since the weekend. I guess the track has become quite popular so they want to reduce their bandwidth cost. But I think the quality is still okay. Let me know if you have any problems.
|Date:||September 18th, 2007 11:36 am (UTC)|| |
Aye, 24kbps. Actually, I think my Cunning Plan® may have been thwarted, because I can't remember offhand if it's possible to burn an audio CD clocking-in at an hour and thirty-two minutes in length! (Even if it is just the one track.)
Oh, never mind. I'll just have to stop being so darned oldschool, and plug some speakers into my MP3 player! ;o)
I believe there are 90 minute CDs but it always raises the question if all the needed hardware is able to write and read it.
I think I would just plug in my earphones (or just one) and turn up the volume as loud as needed. If I had an MP3 player. ;)
|Date:||September 18th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)|| |
Yes, that's probably the easiest solution...
(Some ideas seem good at the time, but just crumble in the cool evening light...or some such mixed metaphor!)
I had very high hopes for The Golden Age, but so far it's got reviews that varied from lukewarm to plain bad. Juno, on the other hand, was very well received at Toronto. They say Ellen Page actually has a chance at the Oscars, and judging from the trailer I can totally see that happening. I used to have huge admiration for Jennifer Garner, and acting-wise I still do (blame Alias, she was fantastic in that). But why did she have to dump Michael Vartan and marry that man who shall not be named? And it bothered me even more when they had Vartan kicked off the show afterwards.
Run, Fat Boy, Run sounds kind of hilarious, and I expect a lot from Simon Pegg. Wow, David Schwimmer is a director now? I had no idea. My love for Friends will never really go away, so I'm pretty interested in seeing what he does next.
I so downloaded the 131 MB file! ;) Thank you!
I think we read the same reviews ;). Though I think there were also a few decent ones.
If you enjoy the costumes and like the main actors (as probably just about everybody does) then I don't think you can go wrong. And toning down the expectations never hurts.
I also heard that about Ellen Page though it would be a somewhat unconventional choice for the Academy. Then again, they usually nominate one young, hot actress. ;)
To be honest, I'm not picky when it comes to not liking Jennifer Garner's current and fomer husbands. ;D
I believe Run, Fat Boy, Run is another case where it's a good idea to tone down expectations a bit and then be positively suprised if you still have a good laugh.
I'm not surprised. You're welcome! :)
Thank you very much for those videos!!!
Juno seams to be a very happy film!!!
Blanchett seams to have done a great job as Elizabeth!
Kevin Bacon can be an intense drama actor... I'm sure it will be a quite touching film...
Atonement looks terrific... the story it self is amazing, and Keira did a great job as usual!!
Juno: The funniest trailer in a long time. Also the right kind of funny (from my subjective point of view).
Atonement: Don't forget to bring tissues if you plan to see it. ;)
|Date:||September 18th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)|| |
Huzzah for Fountain commentary! *dances*
I really don't want to get into a discussion about Livejournal's business practises but they made an announcement in the sparsely read lj_biz community that they will intensify their efforts to track their users.
Oh, thank you for posting this - it escaped my attention somehow. I would not worry too much yet as it seems to be just another cookie but still!
They started to make announcements in communities all over the place. It's not easy to keep track of them.
I'm not worried either (in this case). It's nice that they announce it beforehand and even give the option to opt out.
|Date:||September 18th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)|| |
Oh, you can see in that trailer just how much Fox Searchlight wants Juno to be this year's Little Miss Sunshine. It does look good.
Absolutely. But as long as they're not misleading us with the trailer I don't mind either. :)
"Juno? Like the city in Alaska?"
My mind mentally filled in that last bit with, "like the failed free ISP."
Also, I hadn't bothered watching anything regarding Atonement until now. WOW. That suddenly goes on my must-watch list.
While I didn't associate the company with it, now that you mention it I remember them. The good old days of the internet bubble. I just looked them up. They still exist, they are now part of United Internet, though probably not free anymore.
re Atonement: It certainly looks very good. In my case it will depend on in what mood I will be once it reaches theatres here.
From The Times
:[One scene] spares Knightley no blushes, by exposing to the audience what McEwan calls, “the triangular darkness her knickers were supposed to conceal”. “There are plenty of actresses, and certainly a lot of American actresses, who wouldn’t have done this part because of that,” she says. “But I was very passionate about it, and had to do it no matter what it demanded.”
Whatever your mood has to be to watch it, let your libido set it!
Yes, I've heard about it, though I somehow thought there would be a love scene between the two. The scene they are referring to is also in the trailer (at least part of it). It was interesting to see how that scene was missing in the US teaser while it was included in the UK version. Though it's now in the final trailer.
A few f***s seemed unnecessary in that interview but I certainly like her (and her attitude). I obviously wouldn't mind feeding her dinner to help her with her image. ;)
Just wanted to let you know that Yahoo
has the extended preview for The Golden Age in HD QT now. :)
Thank you! :)
I already have it earmarked for the next entry. But so far I don't have enough material for a full trailer entry.
(Why do those huge files always come out when I'm tight on space on my trailer drive? ;D.)