August 14th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Body of Lies, Burn After Reading, Momma's Man, I've Loved You So Long, Appaloosa, Role Models

Body of Lies     HD480p 50MB   HD720p 128MB
The full trailer for this dramatic thriller directed by Ridley Scott (American Gangster, Gladiator, Blade Runner). Based on Washington Post columnist David Ignatius' 2007 novel about a CIA operative (Leonardo DiCaprio), who uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan. When he devises a plan to infiltrate his network, he must first win the backing of cunning CIA veteran (Russell Crowe) and the collegial, but perhaps suspect, head of Jordanian intelligence. Although ostensibly his allies, he questions how far he can really trust these men without putting his entire operation - and his life - on the line. Mark Strong is also part of the cast.
Provides a little more clarity compared to the first teaser, but given what it's about I'd say some confusion has to be expected.

Burn After Reading     24 MB    Clooney   Pitt   McDormand   Malkovich
Another international trailer without a lot of new footage for the new movie from the Coen Brothers but that in the first half shows how a different choice of music influences a trailer. Also, four 40 second character teasers (.wmv format, about 5 MB each) that introduces the main characters played by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand and John Malkovich. Looks all still hilariously funny, and, it's more than just frivolity.
Like with the Ocean movies, given how much fun all the actors seem to have had, I hope they either didn't get paid or donated their salary for a good cause.

Momma's Man     10 MB
Funny looking low budget indie comedy (but, as it's often the case, also a drama) about a 30-something guy who comes to New York on a business trip and stays in his parents' downtown loft. When his consulting job is finished, instead of returning home to his wife and newborn, he finds an excuse to stay on. And on. Holed up in his childhood bedroom, he prefers life before responsibilities to life the way it is. But his parents' growing unease, and the mounting pressure from his own family, threatens his temporary break from reality.
Not sure if the predominantly female readership of livejournal will find this as funny as I do.

I've Loved You So Long - Il y a longtemps que je t'aime     36 MB
Intense drama about two sisters who rebuild their relationship after fifteen years apart. Juliette (Kristin Scott Thomas, who gets excellent reviews for her performance) gets released after 15 years from prison and is picked up by her sister Léa (Elsa Zylberstein) who now is married and has two adopted children. The two women gradually rediscover common ground as they share memories of their childhood and long repressed family secrets.

Appaloosa     HD480p 45MB   HD720p 114MB
Since trailers that premiere exclusively at msn of course aren't available in quicktime at first, now the hi-def versions of the previously posted trailer for the western drama centred on a pair of friends (Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris) hired to protect a lawless town suffering at the hands of a renegade rancher (Jeremy Irons). Renée Zellweger and Timothy Spall are also part of the cast.

Role Models     HD480p 49MB   HD720p 116MB
And the same goes for the trailer for this comedy about two salesmen (Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott) who trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. Further cast members are Elizabeth Banks, Jane Lynch and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.