December 2nd, 2008

Slartibartfast

Ugly Truth, What Doesn't Kill You, Slumdog Millionaire, He's Just Not That Into You, Curious Case of

The Ugly Truth     HD480p 48MB   HD720p 98MB
Romantic comedy about a romantically challenged morning show producer (Katherine Heigl) who is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent (Gerard Butler) to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected result. Directed by Robert Luketic (21, Legally Blonde, Monster-in-Law).
Ohhh, what could that result possibly be? It looks to me as if the whole movie is "romantically challenged". Then again, a lot of people like Gerard Butler.

What Doesn't Kill You     9 MB    5 Clips
Intense crime drama about two childhood friends (Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke) who grew up like brothers on the gritty streets of south Boston. They do whatever it takes to survive, living by the code of their dog-eat-dog neighborhood. Petty crimes and misdemeanors grow into more serious offenses and eventually, they fall under sway to an organized crime boss. Amanda Peet plays the wife of one of the two friends.
Looks like a solid addition to the genre but also somewhat familiar. You can also find five clips on the movie's website.

Slumdog Millionaire     15 MB
Very different, but still sweet looking UK trailer (now with bonus A-ha) for Danny Boyle's (Sunshine, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later...) latest movie that tells the engaging story of an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?". But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much?
I know the link looks odd, but after a 'right-click, save-as' it miraculously transforms itself into a quicktime file.

He's Just Not That Into You     HD480p 52MB   HD720p 120MB
Entirely different second trailer for this romantic comedy with interconnecting story arcs that deals with the challenges of reading or misreading human behaviour. Very extensive cast includes Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson and Justin Long. Directed by Ken Kwapis (License to Wed, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants).
I'd say the first one was better. Here, for the most part, I don't even know what "language" they are talking in. But that's probably my fault.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button     HD480p 54MB   HD720p 157MB
Different UK trailer trailer for the stunning looking new movie from David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac). 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.