If you see a gun in the first act of a movie, it must go off in the third. I’m paraphrasing there, The Drop does in fact show you a gun in the first act – more than one, actually – and, from there, the movie moves implacably to its inevitable, yet not quite expected end.
The Drop is based on a short story by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), who also wrote the script. It’s the story of a bartender who finds himself between a rock and hard place when the bar where he works is robbed – it’s a mob-owned enterprise – and finds himself in the middle of an investigation that digs into the neighborhood’s past.
Two new clips have been released featuring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini. Check them out after the jump. The Drop premieres on September 12th.
An Irish priest in a country parish is hearing confessions when a voice tells him of how he was abused by a priest as a child and has decide that killing an evil priest wouldn’t get much notice but killing an innocent one would make a point. He gives the priest a week to get his affairs in order.
In the sequel to the surprise hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, hotel proprietor Sonny Kapoor has opened a second hotel – and it the first was The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, then the second must be The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Sonny’s English if very good – but a bit literal).
Joining the most of cast of the original is Richard Gere as Guy – an gentleman of a certain age whose looks prompt a bit of unsubtle banter. If the film’s first trailer is any indication, writer Ol Parker and director John Madden may have just captured lightning in a bottle for the second time. Check it out after the jump.
A actor struggles to mount a play on Broadway. Normal, right? Broadway is never easy. But this actor was once a movie god, playing the iconic superhero, Birdman. Combined with his ego problems, troubled family life and fading career, that’s a lot to put on any guy’s plate.
Is he nuts? The new international trailer for Alejandro Iñárritu’s Birdman suggests that might be a possibility. Check it out after the jump.
Two guys rob a bar. Ex-con bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) has been funnelling mob money through the bar – which is owned by his cousin, Marv (James Gandolfini), also an ex-con, which is trying to go legit. Sadly, they are not the robbers. Not good.
Noomi Rapace also stars. The Drop has a September 12th release date. Check out the tense new trailer after the jump.
In Birdman, Michael Keaton plays a man who was once famous for playing an iconic superhero. Nothing he’s done before or since has impacted that fame and he’s pretty much considered washed up – but now he’s trying to mount a Broadway play and must overcome his ego, family troubles and, of course, the fact that everyone thinks of him as Birdman, to make it work.
Birdman is the next film from Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, Biutiful). Check out the first teaser after the jump.
In his final role, James Gandolfini returned to the dark world of organized crime as the former owner of a bar that is used as a drop zone for ill-gotten money. The Drop also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.
Check out the first trailer following the jump. The Drop will be in theaters on September 14th.
One of the more delightful – and unexpected – successes of the last few years was the delightful ensemble piece The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. After the film’s critical and popular success, it was no surprise when a sequel was planned and ordered from the original’s writer, Ol Parker, and director, John Madden.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 – which adds Richard Gere and Tamsin Grieg (above), among others, to the ensemble – is now scheduled to appear in select theaters on March 6, 2015. Check out the entirely appropriate graphic of the announcement – replete with cast and plot description – following the jump.
Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide rights to Mike Cahill’s I Origins at Sundance a existential sci-fi drama. I Origins is his second feature after Another Earth, which Fox Searchlight also acquired at Sundance in 2011.
The press release follows the jump.
Fox Searchlight’s Enough said, starring James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, has a lovely premise: a woman falls in love with this guy just as she’s also becoming friends with his ex-wife – who has nothing good to say about him. It’s a film that seems to be making the most of Gandolfini’s charm and Louis-Dreyfus’ ability to go awkward. Enough Said also stars Toni Collette and Catherine Keener (as the ex).
Enough said will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before getting its theatrical release on September 20th. The trailer is just on the other side of the jump.