November 23rd, 2007

Slartibartfast

Made of Honor, Spiderwick Chronicles, Forbidden Kingdom, Fool's Gold, Walk Hard, Enchanted

Made of Honor     HD480p 54MB   HD720p 81MB
Romantic comedy in which a guy in love (Patrick Dempsey) with an engaged woman (Michelle Monaghan) tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honor (sounds a bit strange to me, but what do I know about weddings). Kevin McKidd, Sydney Pollack and Kelly Carlson are also part of the cast.
Looks decent for a rom-com but not as funny as I was hoping for considering that it's directed by Paul Weiland who was involved in a lot of things related to Mr. Bean.

The Spiderwick Chronicles     HD480p 50MB   HD720p 124MB
I almost had forgotten about this one. Second trailer for the big screen adaptation of another children's book series. Peculiar things start to happen the moment the Grace family (three kids and their mom) leave New York and move into the secluded old house owned by their great, great uncle. When the three kids start to investigate the strange disappearances and accidents that seem to be happening on a daily basis, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and of the creatures that inhabit it.
Cast consists of Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn, Seth Rogen, Martin Short and Andrew McCarthy (or at least their voices are). Directed by Mark Waters (Just Like Heaven, Mean Girls). Looks pretty good though I still wonder if PG is the right rating for all those monsters.

The Forbidden Kingdom     4 MB
First promo trailer for a martial arts movie in which a discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King. Cast members include Jet Li, Jackie Chan and Collin Chou.
I don't really know what kind of movie this will be, especially since it's directed by Rob Minkoff who so far was mainly responsible for children's movies like Stuart Little and The Lion King. But the preliminary trailer looks promising (fight choreography by Yuen Woo-ping), even with some borrowed music and the less than optimal technical quality of the file.

Fool's Gold     HD480p 53MB   HD720p 82MB
Romantic action-adventure comedy in which Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey play married treasure hunters whose eight-year search for booty leaves them broke and out of gas. Just as they divorce, they stumble upon a missing clue that might lead them to a fortune. Donald Sutherland, Ewen Bremner, Alexis Dziena and Ray Winstone are also par of the cast. Directed by Andy Tennant (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama).
Sending out an SOS!

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story     20 MB
UK redband trailer for this spoof on all the biopics about musicians, starring John C. Reilly as blues singer Dewey Cox. Jenna Fischer plays his long-time backup singer. In his up-and-down-and-up-again life story he meets The Beatles, Elvis and Eddie Vedder. It's co-written and produced by Judd Apatow so expect the usual suspects to turn up in supporting roles.

Enchanted     Adams/Dempsey 53MB    Interviews    Underwood 56MB   Adams 70MB    Clip1   Clip2   Clip3
Bonus: Ten minute unscripted interview between Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey. While not particular insightful I have a feeling some of you won't mind just staring at Dempsey for a while. Also, a link to seven solo interviews with the main participants, the Carrie Underwood music video for 'Ever Ever After', Amy Adams 'Happy Working' song and HQ versions of three clips.
Romantic comedy/musical that follows the beautiful princess Giselle (Adams) as she is banished by an evil queen (Susan Sarandon) from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Dempsey plays a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer, James Marsden the perfect fairy tale prince. Also part of the cast are Timothy Spall and Idina Menzel.