February 13th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Street Kings, Pineapple Express, Forbidden Kingdom, WALL•E, Kung Fu Panda

Street Kings     HD480p 28MB   HD720p 70MB
Crime thriller in which a veteran LAPD cop (Keanu Reeves) finds life difficult to navigate after the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer (Terry Crews), he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him. Forest Whitaker plays his supervisor, whose duties include keeping him within the confines of the law and out of the clutches of Internal Affairs Captain Biggs (Hugh Laurie). Chris Evans plays his partner, Naomie Harris, Jay Mohr, Common, John Corbett and Cedric the Entertainer are also part of the cast.
Reminds me of Training Day, Harsh Times and Dark Blue which is probably due to the fact that it's directed by David Ayer who wrote the screenplays for those three movies. Based on a story by James Ellroy. Until last week the movie had the title The Night Watchman.

Pineapple Express     15 MB    Clip 4min
A leaked redband trailer for the latest (crime) comedy associated with Judd Apatow. It's about a stoner (Seth Rogen) and his dealer (James Franco) who are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop (Rosie Perez) commit a murder. Bill Hader and Gary Cole are also part of the cast. Additionally, a four minute clip that has found its way to the public via Russia.

The Forbidden Kingdom     HD480p 33MB   HD720p 83MB
Full trailer for this martial arts movie in which a discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen (Michael Angarano) 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.
Still an interesting combination, directed by Rob Minkoff who so far was mainly responsible for children's movies like Stuart Little and The Lion King and on the other hand fight choreography by Yuen Woo-ping and cinematography by Peter Pau (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, The Promise, Shoot 'Em Up).

WALL•E     10 MB
Recently, a UK website briefly hosted a new trailer for Pixar's next animated movie before it had to be taken down. Thanks to movie sites in Russia, the trailer is still available. It shows for the first time that WALL•E won't be the only character in the movie. She's named Eve. And she's wired differently.

Kung Fu Panda     HD480p 51MB   HD720p 85MB
First full trailer for the animated comedy that centres on Po the Panda (Jack Black) who is the laziest animal in all of the Valley of Peace, but unwittingly becomes the chosen one when enemies threaten their way of life. Additional voices by Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan and Ian McShane.
Not sure how funny it will be but the animation looks good. And it makes want to watch the Kill Bill trailer again.