‘What Just Happened?’ is a winningly sharp comedy about two nail-biting, back-stabbing, roller-coaster weeks in the world of a middle-aged Hollywood producer — as he tries to juggle an actual life with an outrageous series of crises in his day job.
Academy AwardÂ® winning director Barry Levinson reunites with Academy AwardÂ® winning actor Robert De Niro and leading producer Art Linson, who wrote the screenplay based on his bestselling memoir. They all join with an all-star cast in this rollicking, shrewd tale of a man besieged by people who want him all to be sorts of things — a money maker, an ego buster, a bad news breaker, an artistic champion, a loyal husband, an all-knowing father, not to mention sexy, youthful and tuned-in — everything except for the one thing he and all the preposterously behaved people he’s surrounded by really are: bumbling human beings just trying to survive by any means necessary. (Source)
So I’ve gotten requests to add mirroring for the HD trailers for some time, but never found a solution that I like. We can’t host it ourselves since these are large files and would be a huge strain on our bandwidth and given that this is just a hobby of mine, I didn’t have the time, money, nor resources to support mirroring directly.
Our only option was to test out file sharing sites and I had a set of requirements, which previously none had met:
At least a 200MB file size cap
Remote uploading (pass in URL and have it remotely download it)
Most file sharing sites capped the max file size to 100MB. Most 720p and 1080p are between 100-200MB, making it unfeasible to support HD trailers. There are a few that go to 300MB and 1GB, but then they didn’t satisfy the 2nd requirement.
The 2nd requirement is support for remote uploads. I don’t have the time nor bandwidth to download all 3 trailer resolutions first and then upload it afterwards. With remote uploading, I can just pass in an URL and it’ll go fetch and download the trailer.
After a small confrontation yesterday, Alex emails me that RapidShare had recently bumped their maximum file size from 100MB to 200MB. They already supported remote uploads, so this was great news!
I’ve tested out a few and it looks like all new trailers moving forward will have a RapidShare Mirror section. Do note that files are only stored as long as there is activity. After 90 days of inactivity, RapidShare will delete it from their servers.
Unfortunately, the IGN trailers that caused all this commotion doesn’t support remote upload. I may eventually upload those manually.
For those who have played with RapidShare Remote Upload, is there a way to clear all those jobs that have completed without manually deleting them one by one?
Explorer Rick O’Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adventure by son Alex, wife Evelyn and her brother, Jonathan. And this time, the O’Connells must stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old curse who threatens to plunge the world into his merciless, unending service. Doomed by a double-crossing sorceress to spend eternity in suspended animation, China’s ruthless Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 warriors have laid forgotten for eons, entombed in clay as a vast, silent terra cotta army. But when dashing adventurer Alex O’Connell is tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber, the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents. As the monarch roars back to life, our heroes find his quest for world domination has only intensified over the millennia. Striding the Far East with unimaginable supernatural powers, the Emperor Mummy will rouse his legion as an unstoppable, otherworldly force… unless the O’Connells can stop him first. (Source)
Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss, Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the “Punisher Task Force” hot on his trail and the FBI unable to take Jigsaw in, Frank must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before more of his evil deeds go unpunished. (Source)
W. takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life — his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush’s decision to invade Iraq. (Source)
Based on a true story, The Express follows the extraordinary life of college football hero Ernie Davis (Rob Brown), the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. His fight for equality and respect forever changed the face of American sports, and his story continues to inspire new generations. (Source)
Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn’t counted on Romilda Vane’s chocolates! And then there’s Hermione, simpering with jealously but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again. (Source)
Loveable underdog IAN (Josh Zuckerman) is the last American virgin. At least that’s how it feels to him now that he’s 18, about to go to college, and losing girls to his 14-year-old brother. Ian’s always been the nice guy, the best friend … never the boyfriend. But his luck finally seems to be changing when he meets DANIELLE. She’s everything he’s ever wanted in a girlfriend – fun, sexy, and she really likes him. There’s just one problem. She lives in Knoxville. And he lives in Chicago. And she thinks he’s the Brad Pitt-lookalike he’s pretending to be on Facebook. At the urging of his best friend, LANCE (Clark Duke), Ian decides to confront his fear of rejection when Danielle makes him the offer of a lifetime: “If you drive all the way for me, I’ll go all the way for you.” In the spirit of such classics as AMERICAN PIE, THE SURE THING and SUPERBAD, this wild romp follows Ian, Lance and their third musketeer, the spunky and gorgeous tomboy, FELICIA (Amanda Crew), as they set out in Ian’s older brother’s (James Marsden) beloved ‘69 GTO. Despite many hilarious setbacks on the road, including a stop-off at an Amish rave (who knew the Amish could party?), Ian finally meets his dream girl … but things don’t turn out quite as planned. Along the way, Ian discovers that while he’s prepared to go the distance for sex, there might be something even better a little closer to home. (Source)
Josh Brolin stars as George W. Bush in this Oliver Stone biopic that traces the head of state’s rise to power from a privileged alcoholic to a born-again Christian whose belief in religious destiny helped move him to the top ranks of political power. Co-written by Stanley G. Weiser, Bush is produced by fellow Stone collaborators Moritz Borman and Jon Kilik, with Elizabeth Banks co-starring as the first lady, James Cromwell as the elder President Bush, Ellen Burstyn as Barbara Bush and Richard Dreyfuss as Vice President Dick Cheney. – Jeremy Wheeler, All Movie Guide (Source)