November 13th, 2007

Slartibartfast

Revolver, Purple Violets, Air I Breathe, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Beowulf

Revolver     HD480p 52MB   HD720p 121MB
More than two years after the release in the UK the latest movie from Guy Ritchie (Snatch., Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) is now scheduled for a limited release in the US in December. For that occasion they made a new, still cool looking trailer. But as the delay indicates, the movie wasn't very well received, despite the fact that Ritchie's wife isn't even in the movie.
It's about a gambler and conman (Jason Statham with lots of hair) who always ran with a bad crowd and it cost him seven years in jail. After his release, he becomes unbeatable at the tables using a formula for the ultimate con that he learned from two mysterious prisoners. Now he is ready to take his revenge against the man (Ray Liotta) responsible for his jail time. Vincent Pastore and André Benjamin are also part of the cast.

Purple Violets     HQ 24MB   HD480p 39MB   HD720p 112MB
Trailer for the latest relationship drama/comedy from Ed Burns. Set in lower Manhattan it's about four friends from college ready for change. Patti (Selma Blair) is a promising writer, but her marriage and conventional job keep her from her dream. She longs to return to her writing, especially after running into her first love Brian (Patrick Wilson), a successful crime novelist. Kate (Debra Messing) is Patti's best friend. She's a tough-talking schoolteacher who plays therapist to all Patti's problems, while she's got a few of her own. Murphy (Ed Burns) is Brian's lawyer and best friend who still carries a flame for his former girlfriend Kate, even though their relationship ended badly years ago. All of them reconnect in unexpected ways with surprising results.
Elizabeth Reaser and Donal Logue round up the cast.

The Air I Breathe     17 MB
Drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman (Forest Whitaker) bets his life on a horse race; a gangster (Brendan Fraser) sees the future; a pop star (Sarah Michelle Gellar) falls prey to a crime boss (Andy Garcia); a doctor (Kevin Bacon) must save the love of his life (Julie Delpy). Emile Hirsch also has a role. The four main characters bear the name of said four cornerstones.
Movie screened at the Tribeca Film Festival where it got not as good reviews as one might hope for.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince     Feat1 .flv   Feat2 .flv    Feat1 .avi   Feat2 .avi
For the die-hard fans, the two production peeks of the next Harry Potter movie 'Quidditch: Back in Style' and 'Set Magic Creating Wool's Orphanage', each about two minutes long. Either in the original .flv format or courtesy of a Russian website converted to .avi.

Beowulf     Clips, Feats, Interviews
A link to where you can download 9 clips, lots of featurettes and a dozen cast and crew interviews for Robert Zemeckis' live-action turned into pixels adaptation of the Beowulf tale based on a script written by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary. Cast includes Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Brendan Gleeson, Alison Lohman and Robin Wright Penn.
From what I read it's highly recommended that if you intend to watch the movie at the theatre, then, if you can, you should do so at one that has some sort of 3D projection because only then the full effect of the animation will be visible. And in case you were wondering, the theatrical release is rated PG-13.