November 20th, 2008

Slartibartfast

Coraline, Race to Witch Mountain, Nothing But the Truth, Timecrimes, Revolutionary Road

Coraline     HD480p 48MB   HD720p 121MB   HD1080p 175MB
Full trailer for the animated movie based on Neil Gaiman's book. It's the story of a young girl (voiced by Dakota Fanning) who unlocks a mysterious door in her new home, and enters into an adventure in a parallel reality. Other voices are provided by Ian McShane, Teri Hatcher, Keith David, Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French. Directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas). 'They Might Be Giants' will contribute songs.
Very pretty and colourful.

Race to Witch Mountain     HD480p 49MB   HD720p 117MB
Family action adventure from Disney. For years, stories have circulated about a secret place in the middle of the Nevada desert, known for unexplained phenomena and strange sightings. It is called Witch Mountain, and when a Las Vegas cab driver (Dwayne Johnson) finds two teens (AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig) with supernatural powers in his cab, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of an adventure he can't explain. Carla Gugino and Ciarán Hinds are also part of the cast.
Fun for the whole family.

Nothing But the Truth     12 MB    5 Clips
Political thriller that centres on a female newspaper reporter (Kate Beckinsale) who outs a CIA agent (Vera Farmiga) and is imprisoned for refusing to reveal her source. Her husband (David Schwimmer) who initially supports his wife's decision not to name names but as time goes by begins to resent her for choosing a principle over her family. Also part of the cast are Matt Dillon, Alan Alda, Angela Bassett, Noah Wyle.
While there's apparently a disclaimer at the beginning of the movie that this is a work of fiction and only inspired by real events it's clear that it is at least in parts based on the case of Judith Miller/Valerie Plame. Which strikes me as an unfortunate mix of reality and fiction. Additionally, you can find five clips at the official website.

Timecrimes - Los Cronocrímenes     HD480p 34MB   HD720p 81MB
Very interesting looking sci-fi thriller from Spain about a guy who, while relaxing on a lawn chair outside of his new country home, sees something suspicious at the nearby hillside. Hiking up to investigate, he is attacked by a sinister figure whose head is wrapped in a grotesque, pink bandage. Fleeing in terror, he takes refuge in a laboratory atop the hill, where a lone attendant ushers him in to a peculiar scientific contraption. He emerges what seems to be moments later, only to find that he has travelled back hours in time, setting in motion a brain-twisting, horrifying chain of events when he inadvertently runs into himself.
I hope I'll get a chance to see this.

Revolutionary Road     HD480p 20MB   HD720p 44MB
Another excellent short trailer/long TV spot for this drama about a young couple (Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio) living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s that struggles to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Trapped in a world of encoded convention, they dream without faith, as lies and self-deceptions build to explosive consequences. Based on a novel by Richard Yates. Also part of the Titanic reunion is Kathy Bates. Directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead).