June 4th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Women, Transsiberian, Get Smart, Wanted, Encounters at the End of the World

The Women     HD480p 50MB   HD720p 118MB
Another brilliant idea brought to you by Hollywood, a remake of George Cukor's classic from 1939. Consisting of an all-female cast, it's a dramatic comedy about a clothing designer (Meg Ryan) who seems to have it all - a beautiful country home, a rich financier husband, an adorable 11-year-old daughter and a part-time career creating designs for her father's venerable clothing company. Unfortunately, she has to find out that her husband has an affair with a sultry shop assistant (Eva Mendes). Among the members of her circle of tight-knit friends are Annette Bening, Debra Messing and Jada Pinkett-Smith. Also part of the cast are Carrie Fisher, Candice Bergen, Cloris Leachman and Bette Midler.
I think the major accomplishment of this movie will be that every single character switches from curly to straight hair (or vice versa) at least once.

Transsiberian     HD480p 32MB   HD720p 78MB
Official US trailer for this dramatic crime thriller in which an American couple (Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer) travelling on the Trans-Siberian Railway from China to Moscow become pulled into a mysterious journey filled with deception and murder. Ben Kingsley, Eduardo Noriega, Kate Mara and Thomas Kretschmann are also part of the cast. Directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist).
I was a bit sceptical at first but it looks like a decent little thriller.

Get Smart     8 MB
Funny new trailer, consisting of almost entirely new footage, for the big screen adaptation of the popular TV series from the 60s. Though if you're already certain that you will see the movie at the theatre then I would suggest to avoid watching it. Or only briefly once.
Steve Carell is secret agent Maxwell Smart, Anne Hathaway his partner Agent 99, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is Agent 23, Terence Stamp plays key KAOS operative Siegfried and Alan Arkin is the Chief of CONTROL. Directed by Peter Segal (The Longest Yard, 50 First Dates, Anger Management).

Wanted     HD480p 46MB   HD720p 89MB   HD1080p 139MB
Trailer number 27 (give or take a few) for the cool looking life-action movie based on the graphic novel series by Mark Millar though this time with the advantage that it's in English. It contains some new footage, but again, if you already know you'll be watching the movie you should maybe resist watching the trailer. I can assure you they are still bending the flight-paths of bullets as well as the laws of gravity.
After his estranged father gets murdered, a cube-dwelling, disengaged slacker (James McAvoy) gets recruited into a secret society of assassins who is headed by an enigmatic leader (Morgan Freeman). He gets trained by a woman (Angelina Jolie) who helps him to unlock his dormant powers. Also part of the cast are Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann and Common. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Day Watch).

Encounters at the End of the World     HD480p 38MB   HD720p 96MB
Documentary by German filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Fitzcarraldo, Rescue Dawn) who travels to Antarctica to capture its landscape's rarely seen beauty on film. Since it's a movie by a slightly eccentric film-maker, don't expect too many cute penguins but, besides the beauty, some encounters with strange characters, philosophical musings plus his typical dry narration.