June 25th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Eagle Eye, Sixty Six, Stone Angel, In Search of a Midnight Kiss, Mummy 3

Eagle Eye     HD480p 49MB   HD720p 129MB
Full trailer for this dramatic thriller about a young slacker (Shia LaBeouf) whose overachieving twin brother has died mysteriously. When he returns home, both he and a single mother (Michelle Monaghan) find they have been framed as terrorists. Forced to become members of a cell that has plans to carry out a political assassination, they must work together to extricate themselves. Billy Bob Thornton, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis and Anthony Mackie are also part of the cast Lynn Cohen. Movie reunites LaBeouf with director D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, Taking Lives, The Salton Sea).
Still looks pretty interesting. Though I somehow expected to see David Fincher's name in the final credit cards.

Sixty Six     US 18MB    UK 6MB
About two years after I posted the UK trailer it now looks like this typical British comedic drama will have a limited release in the US starting in August. It's about a boy's Bar Mitzvah that looks set to be a disaster when it coincides with the 1966 World Cup Final or, as it's known here, the day we were robbed. But at least they now can make a charming looking little movie about the event, so all is good. Cast includes Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Rea, Catherine Tate and Peter Serafinowicz. Directed by Paul Weiland (Roseanna's Grave and the recent Made of Honor).
The two trailer versions are very different with the UK one better representing the tone of the movie. It also reminds me, the semi-finals poll is still open a few more hours.

The Stone Angel     HD480p 49MB   HD720p 76MB
Emotional drama about a 90-year-old woman (Ellen Burstyn) who has lived an unconventional life. Her passionate heart has always ruled her head and her choices have put her at odds with family and friends. With her life nearly behind her, she sets out in search of a way to reconcile herself to her turbulent past. Cole and Wings Hauser, Dylan Baker and Ellen Page are also part of the cast. Based on the novel by Margaret Laurence.

In Search of a Midnight Kiss     39 MB
Another trailer for this 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. Different trailer versions can be found here.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor     HD480p 49MB   HD720p 121MB   HD1080p 177MB
Since last week's version of the full trailer was a bit lacking on the technical side, some better hi-def versions.