Trailer for American crime action movie Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, Caleb Landry Jones, and J.K. Simmons. In cinemas January 2012.
Contraband is a remake of a 2008 Icelandic film Reykjavík-Rotterdam starring Baltasar Kormákur. The actor took the role of the director instead for the Hollywood production.
The world of smuggling
Official intro… “Set in New Orleans, the film explores the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling – full of desperate criminals and corrupt officials, high-stakes and big payoffs – where loyalty rarely exists and death is one wrong turn away.”
In short, Wahlberg stars as an ex-smuggler who lives a peaceful life with his wife and kids, but has to go back into the business one more time to save his family. Despite branded as a “remake” the plot seems quite different from the original hit. The trailer seems decent though.
Trailer for 3D movie Avatar, officially the all-time highest-grossing film worldwide (over two billion USD), beating the previous record of Titanic. Amazingly both films were directed by the same man, James Cameron…
Haven’t watched the movie yet, perhaps I should catch it while I’m in Seoul for a different kind of cinematic experience. The trailer doesn’t excite me to be honest, it’s all about the 3D hype… without that it’s probably just another average sci-fi action film.
Leonardo DiCaprio, will.i.am, Tobey Maguire and Forest Whitaker have created a video to encourage young Americans to register to vote. They also invited their celebrity friends to send the message…
The people who appear in this public service announcement alongside the quartet include Benicio del Toro, Dustin Hoffman, Ellen DeGeneres, Demi Moore, Eva Longoria, Usher, Sarah Silverman, Ashton Kutcher, Jonah Hill, Laura Linney, Kate Bosworth, Kyra Sedgwick, Courteney Cox, Ethan Suplee, Natalie Portman, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston, Amy Adams, Halle Berry, Kevin Connolly, Anthony Kiedis, Adam Levine, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Trachtenberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Kevin Bacon and Julia =)
The 2008 United States presidential election will happen next month. This PSA is to inspire American youth in particular, but the message applies to other democratic countries too.
The voter registration system varies from places to places. There are nations that automatically add citizens to the rolls when they reach legal age, which is probably the best way. Most countries still require people to register in some ways though; and many have to do it in person instead of going online.