December 15th, 2008

Slartibartfast

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Dragonball Evolution, Veronika Decides to Die, Knowing, Ponyo on the Cliff

X-Men Origins: Wolverine     HD480p 47MB   HD720p 114MB   HD1080p 177MB
First trailer for the first spin-off from the X-Men movies. It tells the story of Wolverine's (Hugh Jackman, host of next year's Academy Awards) epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed/Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber) and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, he encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe: Ryan Reynolds plays Deadpool, Taylor Kitsch is Gambit, Dominic Monaghan is Beak, Lynn Collins is Silver Fox and Danny Huston plays William Stryker. Directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Rendition).
Will we see Jackman performing a song and dance number in full costume at the next Academy Awards?

Dragonball Evolution     55 MB
An international trailer for the big screen adaptation of the manga and Japanese anime series that played all over the world. It tells the story of an alien sent to destroy Earth, who has a change of heart and decides to join the humans in their fight against various aliens and bad guys. Among the cast members are Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Emmy Rossum and, read it and weep, Chow Yun-Fat.
The official description may sum up what it is about but so far I haven't found out why exactly this movie exists. Maybe it's a generational thing.

Veronika Decides to Die     8 MB
Edit: Original version seems to have been taken down, new trailer version here: 14 MB.
Very nice looking, music-heavy trailer for this drama based on a book by Paulo Coelho. It tells the story of Veronika (Sarah Michelle Gellar), a woman in her mid twenties who appears to have everything: good looks, good job and a great life ahead of her. Yet she decides to end her own life. She is unsuccessful and awakens in a mental hospital where she learns that she has five days to live. In the hospital she meets people who are only 'insane' because they don't always follow society's rules. With little left to lose, Veronika embarks on a journey on which she frees herself to experience relationships and emotions and ultimately discovers what it means to live. David Thewlis, Erika Christensen, Melissa Leo and Jonathan Tucker are also part of the cast.

Knowing     HD480p 40MB   HD720p 97MB
Another trailer for this dramatic, supernatural disaster movie about a teacher (Nicolas Cage) who opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school. In it are some chilling predictions, written 50 years ago - some that have already occurred and others that are about to - that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold. Rose Byrne plays the daughter of the woman who wrote the cryptic prophecies. Directed by Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City, I Robot).

Ponyo on the Cliff - Gake no ue no Ponyo     24 MB
A trailer for the new movie from Hayao Miyazaki (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle). Unfortunately, while the technical quality of the file is good, it's only available dubbed into Russian. But I thought maybe some of his fans would like to see what the movie looks like. It is an animated adventure centred on a 5-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human. The English-language version will feature the voices of Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Cate Blanchett, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, Betty White and Cloris Leachman.