January 16th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Bank Job, Doomsday, Watching the Detectives, CJ7, Taxi to the Dark Side

The Bank Job     HD480p 49MB   HD720p 122MB
US trailer for this thriller inspired by a real-life 1971 London bank robbery. A band of thieves tunnelled their way into a safe deposit vault, taking millions of dollars in cash and jewellery. The robbery made headlines for several days, but then all reporting stopped as a result of a government gag order. In the movie the crime involves murder, corruption and a sex scandal with links to the royal family. Ultimately, the thieves (lead by Jason Statham) are among the most innocent involved. Further cast members are Saffron Burrows, David Suchet, Daniel Mays and James Faulkner. Directed by Roger Donaldson (Thirteen Days, No Way Out, Cocktail).
Soundtrack of the UK trailer was already good, but "London Calling" is always welcome.

Doomsday     HD480p 49MB   HD720p 121MB
Horror thriller in which a lethal virus spreads throughout a major country and kills hundreds of thousands. To contain the newly identified virus, the authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The literal walling-off works for three decades until the virus violently resurfaces in a major city 28 Days Later. An elite group of specialists (lead by Rhona Mitra), is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure and then Escape from New York.
Directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent). Bob Hoskins, Adrian Lester, Alexander Siddig, Malcolm McDowell are also part of the cast.

Watching the Detectives     12 MB    Clip1   Clip2   Clip3
Indie comedy about Neil (Cillian Murphy), a quirky cinephile who runs a vintage video store and wishes his life were more like his favourite film noirs. Enter Violet (Lucy Liu), a real-life femme fatale who really does turn life into the movies. Sometimes love is stranger than fiction, and Neil is about to discover just how strange it can be.
Directed by Paul Soter, a member of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe. Not really sure how funny the whole movie will be but the basketball scene in the trailer made me laugh out loud.

CJ7     14 MB
Full trailer 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.

Taxi to the Dark Side     61 MB    Clip1   Clip2
Documentary that takes an in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002. But it also provides a picture of the soldiers who are totally unprepared for what they are supposed to do.
Doc has already been shown on TV here so I already was able to see it. If you don't already know what's going on in places like Guantanamo Bay I strongly encourage you to watch this. Limited release in the US starting this weekend.