September 26th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Valkyrie, W., Bedtime Stories, I've Loved You So Long, Hunger

Valkyrie     HD480p 38MB   HD720p 92MB    Feat HD480p 63MB   Feat HD720p 160MB
Entirely different, very effective new trailer that emphasises the thriller aspect of the movie about Col. Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise), the aristocratic German officer who led the heroic attempt to bring down the Nazi regime and end the war by planting a bomb in Hitler's bunker. Valkyrie was the name of the official operational plan of the German Army in the event of an insurgency. It was used by the assassins for their purpose.
Extensive cast includes Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Stephen Fry, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Eddie Izzard, Thomas Kretschmann, Terence Stamp and Kevin McNally. They were even able to sneak in a few German actors like Christian Berkel and Matthias Schweighöfer. Directed by Bryan Singer (Superman Returns, the good X-Men movies, The Usual Suspects).
Movie is scheduled for release in the US in July, October, February, this Christmas. Also, a three minute featurette, providing some back-story but also a lot of the usual back-patting.

W.     HD480p 24MB   HD720p 63MB
Second teaser for Oliver Stone's (JFK, Nixon, Comandante) movie about George W. that makes it a bit clearer that this will be an (intentional) comedy. It will take viewers through Bush's eventful life, his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush's decision to invade Iraq. Among the characters portrayed will be George W. Bush (Josh Brolin), Laura Bush (Elizabeth Banks), George Herbert Walker Bush (James Cromwell), Barbara Bush (Ellen Burstyn), Condoleezza Rice (Thandie Newton), Colin Powell (Jeffrey Wright), Donald Rumsfeld (Scott Glenn), Tony Blair (Ioan Gruffud), Dick Cheney (Richard Dreyfuss), Karl Rove (Toby Jones).
Looks funny, but somehow Bush is just a too easy target by now. A sitting duck in more ways than one. His reign is almost over, let's focus on surviving and getting out the mess he left the whole world in.

Bedtime Stories    HD480p 48MB   HD720p 115MB
Family adventure comedy about a hotel handyman (Adam Sandler) whose life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true. He attempts to take advantage of the phenomenon, incorporating his own aspirations into one outlandish tale after another, but it's the kids' unexpected contributions that turn his life upside down. Courteney Cox, Russell Brand, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Richard Griffiths, Lucy Lawless, Aisha Tyler and Jonathan Pryce are also part of the cast. Directed by Adam Shankman (Hairspray, The Pacifier).

I've Loved You So Long - Il y a longtemps que je t'aime     HD480p 33MB   HD720p 83MB
Hi-def quicktime version of the trailer for the 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.

Hunger     13 MB
Unconventional trailer for controversial directorial debut of UK video artist Steve McQueen. It chronicles the last six weeks of the life of the hunger striker Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender) who tried to get better conditions for Irish republican prisoners.