May 10th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Lose Friends & Alienate People, Clone Wars, Indiana Jones, OSS 117 Cairo, Search Midnight Kiss, Spee

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People     21 MB
Full trailer for this UK comedy that chronicles the rise and fall of a writer (Simon Pegg) who both adores and despises the world of celebrity, fame and glamour. After working for an alternative magazine he gets a lucrative offer to work for a conservative publication. Jeff Bridges plays his editor, Megan Fox a starlet, and Kirsten Dunst the love interest. Gillian Anderson and Danny Huston are also part of the cast. Based on Toby Young's memoir.
I was hoping that this would turn out to be funnier.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars     HD480p 43MB   HD720p 104MB
If you thought George Lucas has run out of ideas of how to milk that one good idea he had a few decades ago, well, think again. This time it's a feature length film made to promote new episodes of the animated series that will premiere on TV this fall.
"On the front lines of an intergalactic struggle between good and evil, fans young and old will join such favorite characters as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padmé Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin's padawan learner, Ahsoka. Sinister villains – led by Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous – are poised to rule the galaxy. Stakes are high, and the fate of the "Star Wars" universe rests in the hands of the daring Jedi Knights. Their exploits lead to the action-packed battles and astonishing new revelations that fill "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." "

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull     HD480p 30MB   HD720p 72MB
Speaking of Geoge Lucas milking good ideas he once had. After a very slow start they are trying to make up for lost time by releasing yet another trailer with a bit of new footage from the first Indiana Jones sequel in almost 20 years. Meanwhile, the first reports are starting to show up that indicate that it might be best not to expect too much besides seeing a familiar and beloved character.

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies - OSS 117: Le Caire nid d'espions     14 MB    French 24 MB
Parody of agent movies from France that's described as a blithe and witty send-up not only of spy films of the 1960s and the suave secret agent figure but also neo-colonialism, ethnocentrism and the very idea of Western covert action in the Middle East.
After a fellow agent and close friend is murdered, Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. OSS 117, is ordered to take his place at the head of a poultry firm in Cairo. This is to be his cover while he investigates the death, monitors the Suez Canal, checks up on the Brits and Soviets, burnishes France's reputation, quells a fundamentalist rebellion and brokers peace in the Middle East.
Looks very funny. Movie was a big success in France two years ago (there's already a sequel planned) and now has a limited release in the US starting this weekend. And I suspect it will only be another year or two until it will make it to German theatres. An alternative trailer in French.

In Search of a Midnight Kiss     12 MB    Alternative 12 MB
Offbeat romantic comedy that takes place in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. A twenty-nine-year old guy who has just had the worst year of his life, is new to the city, has no date, no concrete plans and every intention of locking the doors and forgetting the last year ever happened. That is until his best friend browbeats him into posting a personal ad on Craig's List ("Misanthrope seeks Misanthrope"). When Vivian, a strong-willed woman hell bent on being with the right guy at the stroke of midnight responds, a chaotic, sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching journey through the black and white streets of L.A. begins.
Looks nice. Like a L.A. black and white version of Before Sunset. Also, a more revealing trailer from the movie's website.

Speed Racer     First 7min 480p 150MB   First 7min 720p 374MB    3min .flv 14MB   3min HD720p 147MB
If you think about ten minutes from this movie would be nice to watch but two hours plus might break your brain and induce a seizure then I can offer a solution. The first seven minutes of the movie and another three minute plus clip.