Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) has teamed up once again with Brad Pitt to present a black comedy State of the Union address.
It tells the story of two deadbeats Frankie (Scoot McNairy) and Russell (Ben Mendelsohn) who stick up a card game, having what they think is the perfect fall guy. Unfortunately things don’t go according to plan and when the people in charge call in Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) to solve the problem, it means someone is going to pay the price – regardless of their perceived security.
News this morning from The Hollywood Reporter that Penelope Cruz is the latest name to be circling Ridley Scott’s forthcoming The Counselor. The film is most notable for featuring the first screenplay by acclaimed author Cormac McCarthy who illiterate cinephiles will know from writing the books that The Road and No Country for Old Men were based on.
The Guardian’s chief sports writer makes the case for Moneyball in his paper’s series of “Why ____ should win the Oscar for Best Picture” videos.
In discussing the best baseball film since the Tom Hank/Madonna team-up A League of Their Own, he decides to go pun-crazy. He hits it out of the park.
Isn’t it a pity that every new Brad Pitt movie just gets marketed as “the new Brad Pitt movie”. When you’re a star like him you’re not really allowed average movies.
Considering the duds that Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp have been in recently (I’m looking at you Knight & Day and The Tourist), the only other person really worthy of being in Pitt’s company these days is Leonardo DiCaprio. Thankfully neither of these two guys tend to disappoint very often – not since 2004′s Troy have I felt bad after spending two hours with the man my mother simply calls Braaad.