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 […]
Tag: James Gandolfini
First Look: James Gandolfini–The Drop!
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 […]
Hard Guy Trailer: The Drop
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 […]
Gritty Trailer: The Drop–James Gandolfini’s Last Role!
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 […]
Trailer: Enough Said!
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’ […]
HBO’s Cinema Verite Chronicles the Inadvertent Birth of Reality TV!
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 […]