The road signs in Hell or High Water kept catching my eye. They’re like a Greek chorus, commenting on the action in the foreground of the film. During the opening sequence, the robbery of a small Texas bank, the camera pans across the front of a Goodyear Tire Shop, essentially mocking the two brothers carrying out the robbery. (Their mother has just died and they’ve turned to crime to make ends meet.) A few moments later they drive past a “Closing Down” billboard, and there are also signs advertising “Debt Relief,” “Pass With Care,” and “Fast Cash,” all tempting (or perhaps taunting) these two men as they engineer a crime wave in West Texas.
Back in June, actor John Turturro talked to The Hollywood Reporter about his ongoing efforts to make a film featuring his popular bowling lothario Jesus from The Big Lebowski. In the interview, Turturro explained that the character had actually been created years before the movie as part of a public theater company Turturro had participated in. While the actor described the ongoing legal discussions as “very complicated,” he did claim to have the involvement of the Coen Brothers on the film, although not as the directors.
With every awesome addition to the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, we ask, “Could this cast get any better?” And then another fantastic actor joins the lineup. So if we just continue saying that after every casting announcement, it shouldn’t be long before Tom Hardy and Tom Cruise and Charlize Theron join this thing, right? That day isn’t today, but the Kingsman sequel does have another very cool addition: Jeff Bridges.
Most people probably don’t take the idiom ‘come hell or high water’ to the same extremes as Chris Pine and Ben Foster in their latest movie. While nothing may stop them from saving their family farm, Jeff Bridges’ Texas Ranger won’t let them get away with how they do.
To be fair, every film with Jeff Bridges is a magical journey, but perhaps none more enchanting than The Little Prince. The official trailer for the long-developing animated film based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s acclaimed children’s novella has landed, promising a lovely, sweet and sometimes funny adventure, with exceptionally beautiful animation.
Since Sony partnered with Marvel for another Spider-Man reboot, Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb has been free to pursue other projects. In addition to producing the Limitless TV series for CBS, Webb has lined up a couple of new films: Gifted and The Only Living Boy in New York. The director will team-up with another superhero star for the former, while a couple of excellent actors have joined Miles Teller in the latter.
Did you know in The Big Lebowski, the word “dude” is spoken 160 times, The Dude himself says “man” 147 times, he drinks nine White Russians and the F-word is said 292 times. Dude, that's f---ing incredible, man. Don't get caught out of your element with more Big Lebowski facts in the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
Brace yourselves: Jeff Bridges might actually be starring in a good film again, after a string of roles in films in which he’s basically played (much) lesser variations on his True Grit character. The actor has signed on to star in an adaptation of Claire Messud’s acclaimed novel The Emperor’s Children, which — as announced last year — is being helmed by actress and In a World… director Lake Bell.
Jeff Bridges really, really, really wants to help you sleep. The 'Seventh Son' star recently popped up during the Super Bowl, touting, well, something during a somewhat strange and somewhat soothing commercial spot. Turns out, Bridges is actually selling what it looks like he's selling: sleep. Wait, what?
This is the sort of week that makes a film critic questions their life choices: First, the Wachowski’s choppy, incoherent ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ and now the long-delayed (and likely soon-forgotten) ‘Seventh Son.’ Its trailer boasts that it comes “from the production company that brought you ‘300: Rise of an Empire,’” which is sort of like trying to convince someone to eat in a restaurant because the manager used to work in an Olive Garden. Isn’t January supposed to be the month where all the bad movies get dumped? The clunkers are spreading to February like a fungus.