September 9th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Quantum of Solace, Milk, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Soul Men

Quantum of Solace     HD480p 50MB   HD720p 121MB   HD1080p 174MB
Full trailer for the upcoming Bond movie that is a sequel to Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 (Daniel Craig) fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M (Judi Dench) interrogate Mr White (Jesper Christensen) who reveals the organisation which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined. Mathieu Amalric plays the villain, Olga Kurylenko and Gemma Arterton are the female additions to the cast. The biggest surprise has been the choice of Marc Forster (Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, Stranger Than Fiction, Kite Runner) as director who so far didn't have too much experience with projects on the scale of a Bond movie.
Still looks very good. Now if they could only cut down on the annoying product placement in the movie.

Milk     HD480p 36MB   HD720p 106MB
Drama based on the life of Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) who was an activist and politician, and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in America; in 1977, he was voted to the city supervisors' board of San Francisco. Not sure if official plot summaries about movies based on real events are considered spoilers but if you want to know more about Milk's life, have a look at wikipedia. Also part of the cast are Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco and Victor Garber. Directed by Gus Van Sant (Elephant, Good Will Hunting, Finding Forrester).
Movie is obviously aimed at the awards season which can be ... tricky. But the trailer looks somewhat refreshing, Penn is even allowed to laugh.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno     HD480p 49MB   HD720p 118MB
Since we already had the redband trailer it raises the question if we need another regular one. But it proves that sometimes less is more, or, in this case, at least can be funny too. Kevin Smiths's (Clerks, Dogma) new comedy. 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 Justin Long.

Soul Men     HD480p 52MB   HD720p 121MB
Musical comedy about two estranged soul-singing legends (Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac) who haven't spoken with one another for twenty years. Both agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honour their recently deceased band leader. Sean Hayes, Sharon Leal, Jennifer Coolidge and the late Isaac Hayes are also part of the cast.
Due to recent events the plot is obviously a bit awkward and everything doesn't look particularly funny in the first place.