Hell or High Water is a simple story with a lot of layers – it’s about brothers who are robbing branches of the bank that’s about to foreclose on their family’s ranch in order to pay the bank off. It’s about a Texas Ranger on the brink of retirement who gets one last big case. It’s about the old and the new – and how no matter how much things change, they always remain the same.
Released just in time for the Republican National convention, the new trailer for Hell and High Water follows two brothers who decide to rob the banks that are about to foreclose on the family farm in order to pay off their mortgage.
The brothers are played by Chris Pine and Ben foster. Jeff Bridges plays the about-to-retire Texas Ranger who is trying to track them down.
Check out the trailer following the jump. Hell or High Water opens in select cities on August 12th and goes wide on August 19th.
Brothers Toby and Tanner set out to raise the money to keep the bank from foreclosing on their mother – by robbing banks. Which puts them in the crosshairs of an about to retire Texas Ranger.
Hell or High Water stars Chris Pine and Ben Foster as Toby and Tanner – and Jeff Bridges as the Ranger. Hell or High Water opens in limited release on August 12th and goes wide on August 19th. Check out the trailer after the jump.
For some kids, high school isn’t the soul crushing hell that it is for others. Rafe Khatchadorian is one them – after middle school, everything else will be a snap.
For a taste of what lies in store for Rafe, follow the jump (and repeat after me: This is not Ferris Bueller. This is not Ferris Bueleer…) Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life will be in theaters October 7th.
While, technically, summer doesn’t end until September 21st, for the movie season, it’s over on the Labor Day weekend. Even then, a trailer for a Christmas movie seems just a touch early – especially when the narrator suggests that Christmas is that magical time when families all gather together to give thanks… that it only comes once a year.
Love the Coopers has a star-studded cast – John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Olivia Wilde, Ed Helms, Marisa Tomei, Alan Arkin, Anthony Mackie, June Squibb, Amanda Seyfried – and comes from the producer of The Family Stone. Check out the trailer after the jump.
What If is the latest movie to tackle the question of whether a man and a woman can just be friends. Its subjects are Wallace (still, a year later, not able to get over a horrific breakup) and Chantry (an animator with a great boyfriend). Titled The F World everywhere except in the U.S. and the UK, the film is actually more deserving of the bland new title than the edgier original.
In essence, The To Do List is American Pie for girls – an R-rated comedy that follows a high school valedictorian’s quest to attain sexual experience before college. The R comes from subject matter, situations and language. It doesn’t contain nudity because it doesn’t really need it – and it’s just as funny as guy-orientated sex comedies that have it.
The Mechanic is an updated take on the Charles Bronson film of the same name. It is beautifully and, frequently, elegantly shot and mixes enough father/son dynamics that, with a bit of imagination, elements of Hamlet can be seen in it. That, the intriguing take on a mentor/apprentice approach to revenge flicks, and the presence of stalwart Jason Statham and the brilliant Ben Foster are enough to warrant checking it out – though it isn’t quite the classic it could’ve been.