November 21st, 2008

Slartibartfast

Wrestler, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Astro Boy, Official Rejection, Earth

The Wrestler     HD480p 42MB   HD720p 99MB
Powerful trailer for this drama about an aging wrestler (Mickey Rourke) who was very successful in the late '80s. Now he performs for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms and community centres. However, a heart attack forces him into retirement. As his sense of identity starts to slip away, he begins to evaluate the state of his life, trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Evan Rachel Wood), and strikes up a blossoming romance with an aging stripper (Marisa Tomei). Directed by Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream, Pi).
Reviews from festivals are most excellent and at least a nomination for an Oscar for Rourke seems pretty much a certainty.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs     HD480p 38MB   HD720p 113MB
Another very funny trailer for the third instalment of the series that's more like a short movie that stars what is arguably the best feature of the franchise: Scrat.

Astro Boy     HD480p 13MB   HD720p 25MB
Brief announcement teaser for the big screen version of the manga comic/TV series. It's about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist to replace the son he has lost. Unable to fulfil the grieving father's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the man who had rejected him. It will feature the voices of Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane and Bill Nighy.

Official Rejection     18 MB
Documentary that takes a lighthearted but realistic look at the politics, pitfalls, costs, and toll of life of trying to bring a movie to the independent festival circuit. There are no screening dates yet and also no reviews available so I don't know how informative the doc will be. But I'm interested in the subject so I hope that at one point there will be some kind of release.

Earth     HD480p 66MB   HD720p 133MB
Again the US trailer for the feature-length version of the documentary TV series "Planet Earth" from the BBC that follows the migration paths of four animal families. It's pretty such the same as the one posted in April with one main difference: Patrick Stewart is replaced by James Earl Jones as the narrator. Which I'm sure Disney had an absolutely valid reason to do so.
Doc was already shown in much of Europe where it broke all kinds of box office records. If you like nature docs with penguins and polar bears then it doesn't get any better. If you'd prefer to hear Patrick Stewart: HD480p   HD720p