Historical drama set in the 16th century that tells the story of two beautiful sisters, Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary (Scarlett Johansson) Boleyn who, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII (Eric Bana). While both women eventually share the king's bed, only one will ascend to the throne for a brief and turbulent reign that ends tragically with a swing of the executioner's sword. Kristin Scott Thomas and Mark Rylance are also part of the cast. Based on the novel by Philippa Gregory, screenplay by Peter Morgan (The Queen, The Last King of Scotland).
Someone from my flist who saw an early screening was quite pleased with the movie and with Portman's performance in particular. Though apparently the feedback survey had an option where you could tell the interviewers that the ending was "too predictable", so maybe there's a chance they will change the ending if the popular vote demands.
Definitely, Maybe HQ 18MB HD480p 55MB HD720p 85MB
Romantic comedy about a 30-something Manhattan
Looks cute (but a little too sweet), though please keep in mind that my judgement is most likely impaired due to the appearance of Banks, Weisz and Fisher in the same movie.
Persepolis HD480p 68MB HD720p 123MB Teaser 8MB
A full trailer for this very interesting animated movie that is the big screen adaptation of the autobiographical graphic novels written by Marjane Satrapi. It tells her coming-of-age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. We see how the people's hopes get dashed as fundamentalists take power - forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden.
I'm slightly confused by the subtitles since I thought it will be dubbed by Sean Penn, Iggy Pop and Gena Rowlands. The movie is France's official entry for next year's Foreign Language Oscar, it's also still in the running for Best Animated movie. Too bad the trailer tells us nothing about festivals and what critics think about the movie. And since the trailer isn't as good as it should be, an additional short teaser from Norway. More files in French can be found in an older entry.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 15 MB
Romantic comedy set in 1939 in which a middle-aged London governess (Frances McDormand) finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer (Amy Adams). Within minutes, the governess finds herself swept into a heady high-society milieu – and, by the end of the day, discovers her own romantic destiny. Ciaran Hinds, Shirley Henderson and Lee Pace round up the cast.
Looks lively and swinging.
National Treasure: Book of Secrets Feat1 480p Feat2 720p Feat2 480p Feat2 720p
After last week's trailer, two (somewhat similar) featurettes about the 18 pages missing from assassin John Wilkes Booth's diary and the movie in general that pretty much assure us that the sequel will be the best ever.