May 12th, 2008

X-Files

X-Files, Promotion, August, Happening, Swing Vote

The X-Files: I Want to Believe     27 MB    Viral1   Viral2
Edit: Thanks to Russian hosting, the hi-def .wmv version of the trailer: HD720p .wmv 45MB
After countless real and fake pictures and a couple of crappy bootleg teasers (and the makers being new to the concept of different time zones), finally the first official teaser for the second movie based on the popular TV series ten years after the first one.
Nothing much is known about the plot, an official summary reads that the movie will take the complicated relationship between Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) in unexpected directions. Mulder continues his unshakable quest for the truth, and Scully, the passionate, ferociously intelligent physician, remains inextricably tied to Mulder's pursuits. Directed by the series' creator Chris Carter. Xzibit, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly and Callum Keith Rennie are also part of the cast.
Also, the two short virals that surfaced over the weekend.

The Promotion     17 MB
Comedy about two assistant managers (John C. Reilly, Seann William Scott) of a corporate grocery store who vie for a coveted promotion. Jenna Fischer and Lili Taylor play their spouses. Fred Armisen, Gil Bellows, Bobby Cannavale and Chris Conrad are also part of the cast. Directorial debut of Steve Conrad who wrote the screenplays for The Weather Man and The Pursuit of Happyness.

August     HD480p 35MB   HD720p 57MB
Drama about two brothers (Josh Hartnett and Adam Scott) whose Internet start-up, Landshark, is as hot as a New York City summer – only this is the summer of 2001, their company is in lock up, its stock price is plunging and, in a few weeks, the world will change forever. Naomie Harris, Andre Royo, Rip Torn, Robin Tunney, David Bowie and Emmanuelle Chriqui are also part of the cast.
I'm pretty sure it's possible to make a good movie about what went on during the technology stock market bubble about a decade ago, but I don't think this is it.

The Happening     HD480p 48MB   HD720p 121MB
Hi-def quicktime version of the recently posted intense trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's (Lady in the Water, Signs, The Sixth Sense) upcoming paranoid thriller about a family on the run from a natural crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity. Leading cast members are Academy Award nominee Marky Mark, Zooey Deschanel and John Leguizamo.

Swing Vote     HD480p 52MB   HD720p 128MB
Hi-def quicktime version of the recently posted trailer for this comedy about an apathetic, beer-slinging, lovable loser (Kevin Costner), who is coasting through a life that has passed him by. The one bright spot is his precocious, over-achieving twelve-year-old daughter. She takes care of both of them, until one mischievous moment on Election Day, when she accidentally sets off a chain of events which culminates in the election coming down to one vote her dad's. Now he has to choose between candidates played by Dennis Hopper and Kelsey Grammer, among their advisors are Nathan Lane and Stanley Tucci.