May 14th, 2009
|09:48 pm - The Road, Nine, Precious, Case 39, The Other Man|
The Road HD480p 50MB HD720p 119MB HD1080p 171MB
Finally a trailer for this post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father (Viggo Mortensen) and his young son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) across a barren landscape that was blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed civilization and most life on earth. Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Molly Parker and Garret Dillahunt are also part of the cast. Directed by John Hillcoat (The Proposition), based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men), score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
Looks just as post-apocalyptic as it sounds.
Nine HD480p 49MB HD720p 117MB HD1080p 194MB
Big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha). It follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penelope Cruz), his film star muse (Nicole Kidman), his confidant and costume designer (Judi Dench), an American fashion journalist (Kate Hudson), the whore from his youth (Fergie) and his mother (Sophia Loren).
Seems like trailers for movies made for awards-season come out early this year. Daniel Day-Lewis is a chameleon.
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire 13 MB
Intense but inspiring drama set in Harlem in 1987, that tells the story of an overweight, illiterate, African-American teen born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother (Mo'Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, but a teacher (Paula Patton) tries to give her life a new direction. Mariah Carey has a noteworthy role as a social worker, you can also try spotting Lenny Kravitz in the trailer.
To illustrate the inspiring point, it's presented by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry. Movie won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award this year in Sundance.
Case 39 24 MB
Horror thriller about a family services social worker (Renée Zellweger) who thinks she has seen it all until she meets her newest, most mysterious case, troubled 10-year old Lilith Sullivan. Her worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to kill Lilith. She saves her and decides to take her in herself until the right foster family comes along. Then the real horror begins. Also part of the cast are Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper, Callum Keith Rennie and Adrian Lester. Directed by Christian Alvart (Pandorum, Antibodies).
The Other Man 16 MB
Dramatic thriller about a husband (Liam Neeson) who suspects his wife (Laura Linney) of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man (Antonio Banderas) in her life. Romola Garai plays the couple's daughter. Directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris, Stage Beauty). Based on a short story by Bernhard Schlink (The Reader).
Imdb says the movie already had a limited release in the US in December but somehow I doubt that. And if a movie with such a cast and director has difficulties getting a US distributor (trailer is from France) then maybe it's better not to expect too much.
|Date:||May 14th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)|| |
Either that was a horrible trailer, or the movie is going to be nothing like the book. That looked far too much like I Am Legend, right down to the style of the trailer. And they completely destroyed I Am Legend, the book was so much better.
It's weird, cause Esquire gave it a glowing review. And now I'm really confused. Cause the book was great, and I want a good realization of it onscreen.
/literary purist rant
|Date:||May 14th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)|| |
Oh, this is foresworn
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Nine looks spectacular!!! :D
Daniel Day-Lewis is truly remarkable. He looks right at home at a musical. Not that I would've really doubted it, but when I had read about it earlier I was originally a bit sceptical.
And congratulations on your scholarship for London! :)
Some promising cast members Nine has :)
True! I'd say, the darker the hair, the more promising. ;D
Time for a breakdown:
I think The Road
looks promising. Viggo looks fierce, the kid is cute, and the scenery is dark. I kept my eye out for Duvall and Pearce in the trailer and saw neither. Did I miss them?The Other Man
looks sort of like Unfaithful
2. I could be, and hope that I am, wrong.
I do love Daniel Day-Lewis and some of the others in that cast, but that trailer did nothing for me. I watched it earlier after seeing a few friends rave about it.
Interesting that Renee Zellweger is doing a horror/thriller, too. She should know that girl is bad news; didn't she see Silent Hill
Have you seen this intro to The Brothers Bloom
Ricky Jay narrating it makes it that much more great.
No, I also have seen neither Duvall, nor Pearce. Which I think is a good thing since it indicates to me there's a lot to look forward to that's not shown in the trailer. I like that.
The Other Man: Good comparison! I had a brief look at some available reviews from festivals that mention something of an odd plot twist but I didn't read further. I'd watch it on TV.
Nine: I have to admit I found the trailer quite dazzling. Especially visually. However, my experience shows that I rarely am able to enjoy musicals. Only recently I had to fast-forward through parts of Sweeney Todd.
It looks as if Renee Zellweger's status has been downgraded a bit recently. See New in Town. ;)
I have, though not on Hulu. Because Hulu is evil and continues to discriminate against non-US residents. Booo! I have just yesterday checked the official website to see if they link to another source that may provide a stable, downloadable link to the opening since I would've liked to include it in a post. But no such luck.
Since I'm attracted to all things post-apocalyptic I'm very interested in this one. And what you "indicated" made me only more curious. Though it also scared me a little. ;) But don't say more. It will probably already be a challenge avoiding to find out too much about it in the coming months. I'm afraid there will be a lot of "hype" around this movie.
|Date:||May 15th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)|| |
Nine: I was going to say that this is going to be an awesome movie, then revised my thinking: this is an awesome trailer. I *hope* it turns out to be as amazing as that trailer made it seem, but I don't want to get my hopes up too high. Absolutely love that trailer.
Precious: This looks really good. I wish I had more to say about it, but it just looks *good*.
It is a truly sparkling trailer. They solved the usual how-to-advertise-a-musical-without-showing-people-sing very well. Personally, I realised in recent years that I'm not made for watching musicals. But that won't keep me from watching that trailer again a couple of times. :)
Precious: I can only add that the reviews from Sundance were very positive and that the trailer shows what you will see in the movie. In my (limited) experience I got the feeling that the Jury Award often picks a difficult movie, but receiving the Jury and the Audience Award in Sundance is a good sign.
I loved the novel "The Road" I am so, so interested to see the film, since the beauty- for me- of the book was the exquisite rhythm and diction of the language.
My mom say Precious up at Sundance I believe. She said it was really good if I remember right.
Sad! The person not reading "The Road" up there! The book is soo tragic but so beautiful, I would recommend it to anyone! AND NOW I actually watched the trailer, I am hoping it's "actioned up" to grab people, because it looks quite a bit different. In novel, there is really no explanation for the devastation, but that it has happened. The mother's role looks like it's been fleshed out more. I only recall her from vignette memories of the father. But yes, unless something is REALLY off with the film, it is not remotely like this such as, "I Am Legend." Sigh.
...score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
Still have to download some of your recent offerings. Hopefully I'll find the time later today. :)
Found this journal via google blog alerts, added :)
Oh! That's an interesting way to get here. Welcome, and thanks for letting me know. :)