July 12th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Dark Knight, Choke, Max Payne, Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys, Outlander

The Dark Knight     6min Prologue 39MB    12 Clips
I was hoping we finally would get an official online version of the six minute prologue that was shown in Imax theatres before I Am Legend late last year. But we only got the twenty-third retelling of the defacing joke which was almost as funny as the first two or three times. Viral marketing, how did we survive before it was invented?
So here's a decent quicktime version that was ripped from the just released Batman Begins Blu-Ray DVD that contains the prologue. If you're interested in a 350 MB big, full hi-def version, just let me know, I have rapidshare links for that. Also, a link where you can find 12 clips. As usual, please decide for yourself if you really want to watch them before the movie comes out.

Choke     13 MB
Redband trailer for the big screen adaptation of the book by Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club). It's a dark, social satire about a sex-addicted med-school dropout (Sam Rockwell) who keeps his increasingly deranged mother (Anjelica Huston) in an expensive private medical hospital by working days as a historical reenactor at a Colonial Williamsburg theme park. At night he runs a scam by deliberately choking in upscale restaurants to form parasitic relationships with the wealthy patrons who "save" him. Kelly Macdonald and Brad William Henke are also part of the cast.
As you can probably can guess, the "redband" in this case doesn't stand for violence but some nude body parts. Well, as they say in the trailer, if this movie doesn't touch you, ...

Max Payne     US 26MB    Intl 33MB
First teaser for this action movie based on the "legendary, hard-hitting interactive video game". It tells the story of a maverick cop (Mark Wahlberg) determined to track down those responsible for the brutal murder of his family and partner. Hell-bent on revenge, his obsessive investigation takes him on a nightmare journey into a dark underworld. As the mystery deepens, he is forced to battle enemies beyond the natural world and face an unthinkable betrayal. Chris O'Donnell, Beau Bridges, Ludacris, Mila Kunis and Donal Logue are also part of the cast. I could be wrong, but twenty seconds into the trailer, the woman looks like Olga Kurylenko to me but she isn't listed in the credits. Directed by John Moore (The Omen, Flight of the Phoenix, Behind Enemy Lines).
Doesn't look too bad but all somewhat familiar. You can choose between the US version or the slightly bloodier international teaser version.

Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys     HD480p 47MB   HD720p 116MB
Family drama about wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright (Kathy Bates) and her dear friend Alice Pratt (Alfre Woodard), a working class woman of high ideals, who have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Suddenly, their lives become mired in turmoil as their adult children's extramarital affairs, unethical business practices and a dark paternity secret threaten to derail family fortunes and unravel the lives of all involved. Sanaa Lathan, Cole Hauser, Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Rockmond Dunbar, KaDee Strickland and Robin Givens are also part of the cast.

Outlander     5 MB
From the "if there weren't already a trailer I wouldn't believe it's true" department. During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan (James Caviezel), a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry. Ron Perlman, Sophia Myles and John Hurt are also part of the cast.
So bad, it's probably good. Or, as I read in the comments of another blog, Jesus and Hellboy fighting aliens.