October 4th, 2008


Uninvited, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Broken, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Blindness

The Uninvited     HD .wmv 90MB   .mov 60MB
Edit: HD quicktime versions: HD480p 44MB   HD720p 102MB
The Hollywood remake of the Korean horror film commonly known as A Tale of Two Sisters. It revolves around Anna (Emily Browning) who returns home after spending time in the hospital following the tragic death of her mother. Her recovery suffers a setback when she discovers her father (David Strathairn) has become engaged to her mother's former nurse (Elizabeth Banks). Anna's sister is played by Arielle Kebbel.
There were three additional writers necessary to painstakingly adapt the screenplay for American tastes. Though I assume the core of the interesting original is still intact.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop     HD480p 68MB   HD720p 102MB
When a shopping mall is overtaken by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to the a mild-mannered security guard (Kevin James) to save the day.
Since we're not talking sophisticated comedy here I'd say it looks reasonably funny in a sweet, somewhat understated way.

The Broken     10 MB    Clip1   Clip2   Clip3
Short trailer and three longer clips for this horror movie about a successful radiologist (Lena Headey) who has her life spiral out of control when she sees the spitting image of herself driving down a London street. While attempting to uncover who the impostor could be, she stumbles into a terrifying mystery that her family and closest friends are somehow involved in, leaving her with no one she can trust. Richard Jenkins plays her father, Melvil Poupaud her boyfriend. Written and directed by Sean Ellis (Cashback).
While available reviews point out that the movie gets a lot of its suspense from the almost Lynchian mood created by the visual and acoustic style, the clips nevertheless feature a decent amount of blood, just so you've been warned.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa     HD480p 39MB   HD720p 97MB
Another full trailer for the sequel in which the animals find themselves stranded in the wilderness of Africa. The original voice cast returns (Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen and of course the penguins). New cast members are Bernie Mac as Zuba, Alex's dad and head of the pride, Alec Baldwin as Makunga, a challenger to Zuba and Will.i.am as Moto Moto, a watering hole lothario.

Blindness     5min HD480p 104MB   5min HD720p 248MB    Workshop 8MB   Look 43MB
Reviews continue to be mixed but here are the first five minutes of the movie, as well as a short featurette about the Blindness Training Workshop the actors went through in order to prepare for the movie and another one about the look of the movie.
Fernando Meirelles' (The Constant Gardener, City of God) adaptation of Jose Saramago's novel in which people mysteriously go blind, starring Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal, Alice Braga, Sandra Oh and Danny Glover.