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.
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 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.
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.
Way back in the olden days of 1973 [I know!] PBS picked up a series that dealt with the lives of an American family – the bluntly titled An American Family. The twelve-hour documentary series catapulted the Loud family to national prominence – and millions watched as the family promptly disintegrated before their eyes.
HBO’s Cinema Verite [tonight, 9/8C] is the behind-the-scenes story of the making of ‘An American Family’ – the first real reality TV series, and the probably the last to be truly real. Check out the trailer following the jump.