May 8th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Igor, Noise, Quid Pro Quo, Rocker, Kung Fu Panda

Igor     HD480p 47MB   HD720p 124MB
First trailer for this animated comedy about a mad scientist's hunchbacked lab assistant (John Cusack) who has big dreams of becoming a scientist in his own right and winning the coveted first place award at the annual Evil Science Fair. Further voices are provided by Steve Buscemi, Jay Leno, Eddie Izzard, Sean Hayes, John Cleese, Molly Shannon, Jennifer Coolidge and Arsenio Hall.
Looks interesting and different, but I'm not really sure what to make of it. Is it more for kids or adults?

Noise     HD480p 46MB   HD720p 109MB
Black comedy about a man (Tim Robbins) caught in the most impossible of conundrums: in love with his hometown, New York City, but driven mad by its noise. Transforming himself into "The Rectifier," David takes on everyone from the schmuck who ignores his own car alarm to the city's most powerful citizen, the Mayor (William Hurt). As his daring grows, New Yorkers rally behind him inspiring David to win this fight by the most ingenious of schemes. Bridget Moynahan plays his wife, William Baldwin an aide to the mayor.
Unfortunately, available reviews indicate that the movie is not as good as one might hope given its cast, but maybe worth a rental. Though Robbins is clearly on to something.

Quid Pro Quo     34 MB
Psychological thriller set in New York City that centres on a popular public radio reporter (Nick Stahl). Since the age of eight, after an automobile accident during which his parents died, he is bound to a wheelchair. He receives an anonymous tip about a possible crime at a local hospital. His investigation leads him to a dangerous sub-culture of disability "wannabes", at the centre of which is Fiona (Vera Farmiga), a beguiling woman with a secret.
While that sounds obviously like a pretty odd premise for a movie (think David Cronenberg's Crash), the trailer is strangely mesmerising and looks pretty interesting.

The Rocker     HD480p 52MB   HD720p 118MB
Comedy about an over-the-hill drummer (Rainn Wilson) who gets a second chance at fame. He was the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate (not to mention sweaty) drummer for the eighties hair band Vesuvius who was living the rock 'n' roll dream until he got unceremoniously kicked out of the group right before it became one of the biggest bands in the world. Twenty years after he got booted out of the band he gets another chance after playing as a substitute drummer at a prom. Further cast members include Christina Applegate, Jane Lynch, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Jeff Garlin, Demetri Martin and Will Arnett. Directed by Peter Cattaneo who had a surprise hit about a decade ago with The Full Monty.
For the friends of physical comedy and/or fans of Rainn Wilson.

Kung Fu Panda     HD480p 28MB   HD720p 48MB
Another short 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.