July 15th, 2008


Lucky Ones, Ghost Town, High School Musical 3, Ping Pong Playa, Man on Wire

The Lucky Ones     16 MB
Drama with some funny elements about three very different U.S. soldiers (Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña) who, when they return to the US, find themselves on an unplanned road trip across America, where they form a deep bond that may be the closest thing any of them has to real family. Directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist).
Instead of pure, fictional dramas this could prove to be the right mix to get people interested in a movie about the war.

Ghost Town     17 MB
Comedy that centres on a dentist (Ricky Gervais) who has a near-death experience during routine surgery and gains the ability to see dead people who ask him for help in contacting the living. Further cast members include Greg Kinnear, Tea Leoni and Kristen Wiig. Directed by David Koepp who wrote the screenplays for Panic Room, Spider-Man and the recent Indiana Jones and also directed Secret Window.
Gervais for the most part is allowed to play his usually grumpy character.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year     11 MB
Yes, it's happening, the third part will be shown in theatres. As seniors in high school, Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens) struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.
I'm afraid I'll have to skip this one since I haven't seen the first two instalments.

Ping Pong Playa     HD480p 37MB   HD720p 94MB
Indie comedy about a suburban guy who sports an urban swagger, waxes political on all things Asian American, and clings to a pipe dreams of a career as a pro basketball player. He works on a dead-end job, and squirms in the shadow of his older brother, a doctor and ping pong champion. His family runs a store devoted to all things ping pong. When his mom gets hurt in a car accident he's forced to take over her ping pong class of misfits.
If one doesn't expect too much I think this might actually be quite funny, poking fun at some stereotypes.

Man on Wire     HD480p 45MB   HD720p 107MB
Documentary that takes a look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century."
If you can ignore what happened on 9/11 then I'd say this looks pretty gripping. I get dizzy just from watching the trailer. Limited release in the US starting at the end of the month.