This one doesn’t need much explanation: the folks at College Humor have added their own mocking subtitles to dialogue performed by Jeff Bridges in True Grit. Now, if you really can’t tell what Rooster Cogburn is saying in the film you either need to talk to your theater, or an ear specialist. But in the tradition of occasionally deliberate and entertaining mishearings that lead people to think Creedence Clearwater Revival was singing about a bathroom on the right, here’s True Grit, subtitled for clarity. Read More »
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Joel and Ethan Coen hit a small speedbump a few years ago, but the filmmaking brothers are really back on track now. Their latest is True Grit, a new film based on the same Charles Portis novel that spawned the 1969 film of the same name starring John Wayne. It’s the Coens’ first out and out Western, and their second time working with Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin. The film is also the feature debut of young Hailee Steinfeld. As Mattie Ross, who seeks to avenge the death of her father at the hands of lowlife Tom Chaney, she is the emotional and active center of the film. (Don’t let SAG’s minimizing Best Supporting Actress nomination fool you; the girl is the lead, end of story.)
True Grit is in theaters now, and we want to know what you thought of the film. As is the norm for posts of this type, spoilers follow after the break and are fully allowed in the comments. Read More »
Editor’s Note: Germain’s review, which originally appeared earlier this month, has been republished for opening weekend…
I almost don’t want to say how much I liked TRON: Legacy. Going into a film cold is always the best way to see it and before seeing this heavily marketed, long gestating sequel, I’d unfortunately heard several well-known critics shower the film with negative adjectives, suitably lowering my expectations. With that mindset, I enjoyed the film immensely. So, I apologize if I rebuild any of those lowered expectations when I say that TRON: Legacy is the epic, thrilling adventure you were hoping for, complete with all of the flaws so commonly made in a Hollywood blockbuster. Read More »
Last week I had the awesome opportunity to screen the Coen Brothers newest film, a big screen adaptation/remake of True Grit. For those of you who haven’t seen the trailer (and if you haven’t seen the trailer — click here now!), the western stars newcomer Hailee Steinfeld as a spitfire 14-year-old farm girl named Mattie who sets out to capture the man who murdered her father. To aid her in her adventure, “she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with “true grit,” Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn” (played by Jeff Bridges).
The movie doesn’t come out until the end of this month, so I decided against doing a full proper review and instead record a shorter video reaction piece. After this film is released, I’m sure we’ll have a couple in-depth reviews and probably a lengthy analysis on the /Filmcast. But for now I just wanted to go the spoiler free broad strokes route.
Our plan was to record a short five minute video blog giving our brief reaction and thoughts about the film. But If you’ve ever watched one of the video blogs Frosty from Collider and I record together, then you know we are unable to keep things short. The result is a ten minute video blog reaction. It’s still spoiler free, a broad overview of our thoughts. You can watch/listen to it now, embedded after the jump.
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If you’ve been to a movie theater in the past month or two (and if you are reading this site, you probably have) you’ve seen the teaser poster that Paramount released for The Coen Brothers’ True Grit, starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld. It evoked an old west wanted poster, but outside of a few foreboding taglines, didn’t give us much information about the film.
We’re now just about a month away from the film’s December 22 release and the print campaign is heating up. There’s a cool international poster featuring the four leads together as well as a brand new set of character posters that individually showcase the awesome cast Joel and Ethan Coen have assembled for their adaptation of the 1968 Charles Portis novel (not the 1969 John Wayne film). Check out the full gallery after the jump. Read More »
With Christmas falling on a Saturday this year, Paramount just announced they’ll move their tentpole holiday release True Grit, directed by the Coen Brothers and starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, up three days to December 22. It’ll now be in direct competition with Gulliver’s Travels starring Jack Black and Little Fockers with Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson and Jessica Alba. Sounds like just the right mix of counter programming to me. What do you all think?
Walt Disney Pictures has released a second video clip from Tron Legacy.
The first clip which featured Olivia Wilde who plays Quorra saving Sam from possible death and takes him through some off road terrain on a four-wheel Light Runner (one of the new vehicles introduced in the sequel). If you missed that clip, you can watch it here. Where does Quorra take Sam? That question is answered in this new clip.
Entitled “You’re Here”, this new video clip shows the reunion between Sam (Garrett Hedlund) and his father Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), who has been trapped in the computer world of Tron since his childhood. Much is being made of Hedlund’s wooden performance in the Tron Night preview clips, and who knows if that will be a big deal in the big picture. Bridges performance in this sequence also comes off a bit awkward. It seems he is playing the part as a bit eccentric genius or slightly crazy, both of which are understandable considering where he’s been all these years. What do you think? Watch it now embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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The film is still six weeks away from release but we can already guess at the legacy of TRON: Legacy. That legacy will probably be Clu 2.0, the avatar of a younger Kevin Flynn, which represents one of the first starring characters with a photo-real CGI human face in live-action.
Not only does newly minted Oscar winner Jeff Bridges play the current version of Flynn in the upcoming Disney film, he also suited up to play the aforementioned younger version of himself, who is Flynn’s nemesis on The Grid. We’ve seen glimpses of Clu 2.0 in the new trailers but, after the jump, we’ve got the first look at the character in poster form. Check it out along with quotes from Bridges on playing himself and, yes, even MORE banners from the film coming out December 17. Read More »