November 26th, 2007

Slartibartfast

In Bruges, Juno, CJ7, Youth Without Youth, Garage

In Bruges     27 MB
Dark comedy about two hitmen (Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson) who after a difficult job in London are ordered by their boss (wonderfully mad-looking Ralph Fiennes) to cool their heels in the ancient Belgian town Bruges. Very much out of their comfort zones, the men find themselves drawn into increasingly dangerous entanglements with locals, tourists, and a film shoot. Clémence 'Fleur Delacour' Poésy is also part of the cast.
Looks very funny. Let the swearing begin!

Juno     21 MB
Different European trailer that confirms that this movie seems to have so much witty and charming dialogue that other studios would turn the movie into at least a trilogy.
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).

CJ7     [LQ 1MB]    HQ Online    HQ Rapid 10MB
A funny first teaser for Stephen Chow's (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer) new sci-fi comedy. He plays a poor Chinese labourer whose life changes after his son gets a strange new toy. Thus spoke ...
Unfortunately, so far I can only offer a low-quality file for direct download (and even that link only seems to work sporadically) since the link for the HQ version isn't stable. But I uploaded the HQ file to rapidshare in case someone's interested.

Youth Without Youth     HD480p 40MB   HD720p 101MB    Clip1   Clip2
US trailer (same as the European one but looking much more stunning in hi-def quicktime) for Francis Ford Coppola's (The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now) new movie, a romantic mystery thriller based on the novella from Mircea Eliade.
It stars Tim Roth as a professor whose life changes after being struck by lightning during the dark years prior to World War II. He suddenly gets noticeably younger. Becoming a fugitive, he is pursued through far-flung locations including Romania, Switzerland, Malta and India. Further cast members are Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara and André Hennicke and watch out for the surprise appearance of Jason Bourne in the trailer. Also, two clips.

Garage     UK 45MB     French 14MB
Quiet tragicomedy set in the world of gas stations in rural Ireland, where over-diligent employee Josie of the garage searches for intimacy during the course of a life-changing summer. Lead role is played by Irish comedian Pat Shortt who again proves that comedians are predestined to play the most quiet, tragic characters. Also part of the cast is Anne-Marie Duff, also known as Mrs. McAvoy, but I guess a lot you would prefer to ignore that fact.
You probably get the best description of the movie if you keep in mind that Josie could as well work as a station agent instead of at a garage. Watch the UK trailer for the more tragic version or the French one for a more upbeat trailer.