March 11th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Righteous Kill, Fugitive Pieces, Speed Racer, Empress and the Warriors, Horton Hears a Who

Righteous Kill     HD480p 33MB   HD720p 81MB
First official teaser for this crime drama that will re-unite Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. They play two cops who find themselves in pursuit of a serial killer who writes poems about the crime he just committed, leaving them at the scene and there's reason to believe he may be one of their own. Supporting cast includes Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, 50 Cent, Carla Gugino, Donnie Wahlberg and Dan Futterman.
Looks definitely better than the first promo teaser but I still think it's better to not hope for too much. And better re-watch Heat instead.

Fugitive Pieces     HD480p 48MB   HD720p 107MB
Emotional drama that is the big screen adaptation of the novel by Canadian poet Anne Michaels. It tells the story of a man (Stephen Dillane) whose life is transformed by his childhood experiences during WWII. The story begins in Poland in 1942, when he is nine years old and Nazi soldiers murder his parents.
With the help of a Greek archaeologist (Rade Sherbedgia) he can escape to Greece. After the war they both immigrate to Canada where he later takes a teaching position and gets married (Rosamund Pike). Yet he remains haunted by what happened to his family.

Speed Racer     Trailer1 8MB    Trailer2 9MB
Two new short trailers for the big screen adaptation of the classic 1960's Japanese animated series, directed by the Wachowski brothers (Matrix movies, V for Vendetta).
In the world of violent, high-speed racing, brothers Rex and Speed Racer (Scott Porter, Emile Hirsch) become rivals as powerful racer Mondragan manipulates their careers in order to kill them both during the world championships, but the brothers learn its all just an act of vengeance against Pops Racer (John Goodman), who caused the death of Mondragan's father in a race long ago. Christina Ricci plays Speed Racer's girlfriend, Matthew Fox is the mysterious Racer X. Also part of the cast are Susan Sarandon, Hiroyuki Sanada, Richard Roundtree and Benno Fürmann.
Still all looks very colourful.

An Empress and the Warriors - Jiang shan mei ren     Trailer1 7MB   Trailer2 5MB    MusicVid 17MB
Two trailers and a music video for this action drama (plus romance) from Asia. Set in ancient China before its unification, during which countless kingdoms battle for supremacy. Yen Feier (Kelly Chen) is thrust onto the throne when her father is killed in battle. Feier and her loyal companion (Donnie Yen) unite to defend the kingdom. But her ambitious cousin Wu Ba sends assassins to kill her. A mysterious man (Leon Lai) saves her and she falls in love with him who offers her another life. With the fate of her kingdom in the balance, she must choose between her duty and her dreams.
Directed by Ching Siu-Tung who was action choreographer for the martial arts movies by Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower).

Horton Hears a Who!     Carrey/Carell 54MB    7min footage 61MB
Ten minute unscripted interview between Jim Carrey and Steve Carell (in which Carrey tells the funnier anecdotes) and seven minutes of footage for this animated movie based on the children's book by Dr. Seuss set for release this weekend. It's about an imaginative elephant who hears a cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust floating through the air.