September 3rd, 2008

Slartibartfast

Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Passengers, Real Time, Max Payne, Flow: For Love of Water

Given the predominant topic of my blog I think I should mention that Don 'In a World' LaFontaine died at the age of 68. "LaFontaine made more than 5,000 trailers in his 33-year career while working for the top studios and television networks." Watch and listen to him in a GEICO TV spot, or watch a five minute feature about him.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno     65 MB
Full trailer for Kevin Smiths's (Clerks, Dogma) new comedy. Of course, it's a redband one, but only because of the dialogue. It's about two lifelong friends (Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks) who are deep in debt and enlist the help of their friends to make a porno movie for some quick cash. But as everybody starts "doing" everybody, Zack and Miri realize that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought. Also part of the cast are Craig Robinson, Traci Lords, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes and there's what I suspect will be a cameo by Justin Long as lead actor in the sequel to Glengarry Glen Ross.
Oh yeah, totally broke, but having a shiny Mac computer. Sure!

Passengers     10 MB
Supernatural thriller about a grief counsellor (Anne Hathaway) working with a group of plane-crash survivors who finds herself at the root of a mystery when her clients begin to disappear. Despite her better judgment she becomes romantically involved with one of the survivors (Patrick Wilson), whom she also suspects may hold the answers to the mystery. David Morse, Andre Braugher, Clea DuVall and Dianne Wiest round up the cast. Directed by Rodrigo García "In Treatment".
After having listened to so many deep, sonorous voices earlier this morning it's not easy to keep a straight face watching the trailer.

Real Time     HD480p 27MB   HD720p 81MB
Indy comedic drama that takes place in real time about a compulsive gambler (Jay Baruchel) who is given one hour to live by the man hired to kill him (Randy Quaid).
The two available reviews from festivals are pretty good and it looks just like the low-budget movies I like to watch.

Max Payne     59 MB
Another different, international trailer for this interesting looking, dark action movie starring Mark Wahlberg, Chris O'Donnell, Beau Bridges, Ludacris and Mila Kunis.

Flow: For Love of Water     21 MB
If you're tired of watching news about wars about oil, how about watching a documentary about one of the next hot topics, the fight for drinkable water. The doc focuses on the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply, as well as the politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. But it also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies.
Limited release in the US starting mid-September.