April 2nd, 2008

Slartibartfast

War Inc, Bangkok Dangerous, Savage Grace, Mongol, Kit Kittredge, Leatherheads

War, Inc.     18 MB    Old trailer 18 MB
An official trailer and three minutes of footage for his dark political satire about a government assassin (John Cusack) who is sent to a Middle-Eastern war zone where he is assigned to kill a rogue leader while posing as a chaperone for an Arab pop star. Joan Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Ben Kingsley, Hilary Duff and Dan Aykroyd are also part of the cast.
Aspect ratio of the file is slightly skewed so it's best to watch with a program where you can adjust the ratio. The old trailer that surfaced about a year ago on a Russian site is also still available.
Could be funny.

Bangkok Dangerous     39 MB    Online
US trailer for Nicolas Cage's new action movie in which he plays a hitman who's in Bangkok to pull off a series of jobs where he falls for a local woman and bonds with his errand boy. Directed by twin brothers Oxide and Danny Pang from Hongkong who are remaking their own movie.
Since IGN changed their website it seems that a lot of (quicktime) files are only downloadable if you register first. So far I have no intention of doing so, but see the second link above if you want to. And just a reminder, try NOT to look at Cage's receding hair-line.

Savage Grace     12 MB
A first trailer via Switzerland for this drama that tells the true story of Barbara Daly (Julianne Moore), who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland (Stephen Dillane), the dashing heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. The birth of the couple's only child (Eddie Redmayne), rocks the uneasy balance in this marriage of extremes. Tony is a failure in his father's eyes. As he matures and becomes increasingly close to his lonely mother, the seeds for a tragedy of spectacular decadence are sown. Spanning 1946 to 1972, we follow their heady rise and tragic fall against the backdrop of New York, Paris, Mallorca and London. Hugh Dancy and Elena Anaya are also part of the cast.

Mongol     HD480p 44MB   HD720p 117MB
Full trailer for this epic movie from Kazakhstan that recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world including Russia in 1206. At one point Khan is played by well-known Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano.
Nominated for this year's Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery     HD480p 49MB   HD720p 116MB
Full trailer for this children's movie based on ... a line of dolls. Abigail Breslin plays a 9-year old girl growing up in 1934, where she sees her dad lose his business overnight. Now her days are filled with worry about whether her family can save their house. She pitches in at home all she can, struggling with an endless list of chores that keeps her constantly busy. To escape the hard times, Kit loves to write. Seated in front of her typewriter, she fights the Depression with words.
Trailer looks much more chipper than the description might suggest and production value seems high. Extensive cast includes Joan Cusack, Glenne Headly, Jane Krakowski, Chris O'Donnell, Julia Ormond, Wallace Shawn and Stanley Tucci. Besides looking like a doll, Breslin also looks scarily like Kirsten Dunst.

Leatherheads     Clooney/Krasinski 51MB    Clip1   Clip2   Clip3   Clip4
A ten minute unscripted interview (plus four additional interview excerpts) between George Clooney and John Krasinski who both star in the romantic sports comedy that opens in the US his weekend.