February 8th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Married Life, Chaos Theory, Son of Rambow, Be Kind Rewind, I'm Not There

Married Life     HD480p 31MB   HD720p 88MB
A 1940s-set drama (with some very wry humour) where an adulterous man (Chris Cooper) plots his wife's death (Patricia Clarkson) instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce. Pierce Brosnan plays the best friend (who narrates the story) and the adulterous part is performed with a very blonde Rachel McAdams. David Wenham also makes an appearance.
Looks very nice, has an interesting cast and available reviews praise the performances of the main actors.

Chaos Theory     HD480p 42MB   HD720p 100MB
Dramatic comedy about an obsessively organized efficiency expert (Ryan Reynolds) whose life unravels in unexpected ways when fate forces him to explore the serendipitous nature of love and forgiveness. Emily Mortimer plays his wife, Stuart Townsend his best friend. Sarah Chalke also has a revealing appearance in the trailer.
Excessive use of some nightmarish music notwithstanding, this could be fun.

Son of Rambow     HD480p 38MB   HD720p 95MB
Heartfelt comedy set on a long English summer in the early 80s about two 11-year old boys. Will, who isn't allowed to watch TV or go to the movies because his parents are members of a religious sect. He suddenly finds himself caught up in the extraordinary world of Lee, who exposes him to a pirated copy of the first Rambo film, which blows his mind wide open. Against his family's orders, his imaginative little brain begins to flower in the world of filmmaking. Directed by Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy).

Be Kind Rewind     Sweded 9MB   Original 45MB    Robocop   Daisy   Rush   Ghost   Boyz    Sundance 34MB
Special trailer from Michel Gondry in which he swedes his own movie trailer (sweding is re-making something from scratch using whatever you can get your hands on. It may also have something to do with the country. Maybe). For comparison purposes I added the original trailer version.
Also, five examples for sweded movies (Robocop, Driving Miss Daisy, Rush Hour, Ghostbusters, Boyz n the Hood) and a featurette from Sundance in which Gondry and Mos Def jam together at the festival.

I'm Not There     247 MB
Extensive, 21-minute featurette for Todd Haynes' biographical, musical drama about the different aspects of Bob Dylan's life, focusing on Cate Blanchett who's nominated for an Oscar for her performance. Please keep in mind that it probably shows her whole performance in the movie.