September 29th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Spirit, W., Gomorra, Soloist

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button     HD480p 50MB   HD720p 115MB
Second full trailer for the stunning looking new movie from David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac), this time with dialogue. It's about a man (Brad Pitt) who is born in his eighties and ages backwards. We follow his story set in New Orleans from the end of World War I, into the twenty-first century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. It's a time traveller's tale of the people and places he bumps into along the way, the loves he loses and finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time. Also part of the cast are Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Elias Koteas, Julia Ormond and Taraji P. Henson. Based on a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, screenplay by Eric Roth.
Links for the basically dialogue-free, equally good first trailer still available here.

The Spirit     HD480p 62MB   HD720p 97MB
Full trailer for the big screen adaptation by Frank Miller (creator of 300 and Sin City) of the comic book series by Will Eisner. It's the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he's going to wipe out Spirit's beloved city as he pursues his own version of immortality. Further characters are the whip-smart girl-next-door (Sarah Paulson), a punk secretary and frigid vixen (Scarlett Johansson), a murderous French nightclub dancer (Paz Vega), a phantom siren (Jaime King), a sexy young cop (Stana Katic) and a jewel thief with dangerous curves (Eva Mendes).
In case you are wondering, movie will be rated PG-13 in the US.

W.     HD480p 33MB   HD720p 62MB
I don't know if it was planned that way but 48 hours after the second teaser the full trailer got released for Oliver Stone's satire about George W. 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) and Karl Rove (Toby Jones).
Still looks very funny and, hard as it is to believe, apparently based on a true story.

Gomorra     12 MB
Violent crime drama that provides an inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra based in Southern Italy who control much of the local economy. No glorification of the system like in The Godfather but the portrait of a brutal and unscrupulous business organisation. Based on the book by 31-year-old Roberto Saviano who now only moves with body-guards since he's living with the constant threat of being murdered.
Movie won the Grand Prize this year in Cannes and will be Italy's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category.

The Soloist     HD480p 39MB   HD720p 130MB
Three minute featurette about the movie. You meet the real-life musician and the reporter the movie's based on. You also find out that director Joe Wright likes to wear hats. The movie tells the story of musical prodigy Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx), who developed schizophrenia in his second year at Juilliard and ended up homeless on the streets of downtown L.A. where he performs the violin and cello. The movie is based on the relationship the musician developed with a Los Angeles Times reporter (Robert Downey Jr.).