Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Return Of The Tough Guys

Since PROMETHEUS, the movie world has been through it's fair share of up's and down's; wondering when the legendary RIDLEY SCOTT would rear his head again...
Well, imagine the surprise when he reappeared with CORMAC McCARTHY (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN) and an adaptive script for Cormac's THE COUNSELOR, a tale the Pulitzer Prize winning writer himself terms as "No Country For Old Men on steroids"... Have we managed to get your attention now..?

The story--- about a respectable lawyer getting in deep with the drug world, is considered one of McCarthy's 'most powerful and disturbing' works yet--- which says alot considering he gave us one of the most monstrous hitman characters in print; later personified by Javier Bardem. This film could very well be the return of the tough guys!

The cinematography reeks of old school 80's style, along with a moment or two, if you look carefully, of a style mastered by Ridley's own brother, the late master TONY SCOTT.  With an all star cast: BRAD PITT, JAVIER BARDEM, CAMERON DIAZ, ROSIE PEREZ, PENELOPE CRUZ, JOHN LEGUIZAMO, and MICHAEL FASSBENDER in the title role, this little firecracker is scheduled to appear this NOVEMBER, and PLANET GRIFFIN is geeking like no one's business!

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