March 13th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Incredible Hulk, Three And Out, Hallam Foe, WALL•E, Speed Racer

The Incredible Hulk     HD480p 32MB   HD720p 91MB   HD1080p 99MB
Only three months before the scheduled theatrical release finally the first moving pictures for this new attempt to make a successful big screen adaptation of the Marvel comic. In this new beginning, scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk. Living in the shadows, cut off from a life he knew and the woman he loves (Liv Tyler), he struggles to avoid the obsessive pursuit of his nemesis, General Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt), and the military machinery that seeks to capture him and brutally exploit his power. Tim Roth plays The Abomination and, according to imdb, Robert Downey Jr. will also make an appearance. Directed by Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, Unleashed).
The 720p trailer version has a very high bit rate and my very old computer had problems processing the file. When in doubt, I recommend downloading a smaller version.
I don't know. I didn't see a reason for making the movie when it was announced, and I don't really see one now after I've seen the trailer.

Three And Out     14 MB
Dark (but I suspect heartfelt) comedy from the UK about a tube driver (Mackenzie Crook, aka Ragetti) who accidentally runs down two people within a few days. His colleagues tell him about a little known 'rule' at London Underground: Three 'under' within a month, and you're out, earning yourself 10 years' salary in one lump sum. In his search for a person who's prepared to die under his train he finds Tommy (Colm Meaney) who tries to kill himself. For a final goodbye the two drive to Liverpool so that Tommy can try and reconcile things with his wife (Imelda Staunton) whom he walked out on 8 years ago, and his feisty daughter (Gemma Arterton aka upcoming Bond girl).

Hallam Foe - Mister Foe     HD480p 32MB   HD720p 77MB    UK 10MB
After a slight name change this comedic coming-of-age drama from the UK now finally has a release scheduled in the US for May. It's about a teenage voyeur (Jamie Bell) who fancies his step-mother (Claire Forlani) until he becomes convinced that she murdered his mother. He leaves home when she seduces him and begins a feral life in the rooftops of Edinburgh until he spots and becomes obsessed with a girl (Sophia Myles) who looks just like his mother.
Ciarán Hinds plays the father, Ewen 'Spud' Bremner and Jamie Sives are also part of the cast. Directed by David Mackenzie (Young Adam). A different UK trailer is also still available.
Since I already had the pleasure of seeing the movie last year I would like to add that the trailer is, while very good, in my view strongly misleading. It consists predominantly of funny scenes while the movie is mainly a coming-of-age drama. Though it's still worth seeing for the strong performance of Bell. And Sophia Myles, of course.

WALL•E     HD480p 43MB   HD720p 101MB
Another full trailer for Pixar's next animated movie. After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL•E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL•E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home.
Also noteworthy, the first words are spoken in this trailer.

Speed Racer     HD480p 49MB   HD720p 122MB
New, full theatrical trailer 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 (who can finally briefly be seen).
While not really my cup of tea I have to admit that the trailer looks quite good.