Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) is finally back with another black comedy. This one, Seven Psychopaths, is about “a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu.” The premise is a little goofy, but with these three guys in the lead, how could I not be on board?
Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko and Zeljko Ivanek co-star in the October 12th release.
A full trailer for Len Wiseman’s Total Recall is up, and while there’s the ever-present fear (these days) that the trailer is showing too many of the awesome bits, I love the shit out of it. I think I’ll be avoiding anything else about this movie so that I can actually it when I see it in theaters. Checkitout:
Now, I was on board with this flick from the teaser trailer, but how about you fence-sitters (or nay-sayers)? Has this won any of you over?
Total Recall stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, and John Cho. It opens August 3rd.
I’m a little late to the party with this trailer because of ECCC, which hit yesterday, but ho-leee crap. Colin Farrell makes me forget all about the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger/Paul Verhoeven cheese-fest of the same name with the trailer for their version of Total Recall. The new film, directed by Len Wiseman, supposedly sticks a bit closer to the Philip K. Dick short story, “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.”
I realize Len Wiseman also did the first two Underworld flicks, which should temper my unquenchable thirst for intelligent sci-fi action flicks, but this looks great. For what it’s worth, Wiseman didn’t write the script for this, unlike with Underworld. He also did Live Free or Die Hard, though I never saw that one. This new version is from a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer (Street Kings, Equilibrium, Salt) and Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard, Unstoppable, The Wolverine)… so… uh… hm. I guess we’ll find out when the whole film comes on August 3.
Seth Gordon first got Hollywood’s attention with the incredibly true, hilarious documentary, King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. His next film, the Vince Vaughn/Reese Witherspoon stinker Four Christmases, did alright at the box office, but Gordon spent a few years of directing episodes for some of the best sitcoms on TV (Community, The Office, Parks & Recreation, and Modern Family) and a contribution to the documentary anthology Freakonomics before he could make another feature. (I guess he also co-created and directed a few episodes of Breaking In, the Christian Slater Leverage knock-off somewhere in there, too.)
Anyway, Horrible Bosses benefits from a great comedic cast (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston, and Jamie Foxx) and a goofy premise (three dumbasses conspire to kill their three horrible bosses), to be sure, but the trailer packs enough laughs in that it might be worth checking out on July 8. Or maybe on DVD, at least.
Is it just me, or does Jennifer Aniston look like she’s trying to channel Sandra Bullock in this? Or maybe it’s her hair-and-make-up crew.