February 29th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Iron Man, Love Guru, Sex and the City, Leatherheads, Dark Matter

Iron Man     HQ 71MB    HD480p 38MB   HD720p 78MB   HD1080p 158MB
We already know it will most likely kick ass but there's nothing like a re-assuring second trailer for the big screen adaptation of the Marvel comic. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), a billionaire industrialist and inventor, is kidnapped and forced by his captors to design and build a weapon. Secretly, Stark instead creates a mechanized suit of armour and escapes. Returning to the U.S., he discovers a dangerous plot and becomes Iron Man to stop it. Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Leslie Bibb are also part of the cast.
I don't even know where they got it from but my thanks to the Russian site hosting the hi-def versions of the trailer, because premiering a trailer like this on myspace? Ridiculous! If you have difficulties downloading a hi-def version, please try again or use the first link for a 'regular' Quicktime version.
Edit: Changed HD links, they should be stable now.

The Love Guru     HD480p 54MB   HD720p 82MB
Comedy about Pitka (Mike Myers), an American raised outside of his country by gurus, returns to the States in order to break into the self-help business. His first challenge: To settle the romantic troubles and subsequent professional skid of a star hockey player (Romany Malco) whose wife (Meagan Good) left him for a rival athlete (Justin Timberlake). Jessica Alba plays a hockey team owner (yeah, right), Verne Troyer a hockey coach.
How many comedies can you built on jokes about midgets, dicks and promotion for the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Sex and the City: The Movie     HD480p 51MB   HD720p 121MB
Full trailer for the theatrical debut of the television series. The film will follow the continuing adventures of the series four main characters as they live their lives in Manhattan four years after the series ended. All main cast members (Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon) will reprise their roles while the film will be written and directed by Michael Patrick King, who executive produced the original series. Additionally, Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler and Jason Lewis will return as the women's love interests. Jennifer Hudson will play Carrie Bradshaw's assistant.
I'm sorry, but boy that trailer looks unfunny. If that's the best they can come up with then I'd say better lower your expectations. A lot.

Leatherheads     18 MB    Feat 19MB
Entirely different international trailer and featurette with a few interview snippets for this romantic comedy set in the roughneck world of 1920s football, where the owner of a professional team (George Clooney) drafts a straight-laced college sensation (the other big sex-symbol of our time, John Krasinski), only to watch his new coach fall for his fiancée (Renee Zellweger). Clooney also directed, Jonathan Pryce is also part of the cast.

Dark Matter     10 MB
Drama based on actual events about a Chinese science student (Liu Ye) pursuing a Ph.D. in the United States in the early 1990s. Driven by ambition, yet unable to navigate academic politics, he's inexorably pushed to the margins of American life, until he loses his way. Aidan Quinn plays head of the department, Meryl Streep a wealthy patron of the university.
Streep is certainly the main draw, but judging by available reviews it seems even she now and then lands in a bad movie.