Christopher Walken is funny no matter what he says, so we hopped at the opportunity to catch his latest interview. Last night saw the actor on The Daily Show where he spoke with Jon Stewart about his new movie Stand Up Guys before talking about how he ‘missed’ the technology movement. No cell phone. No computer. Hit the jump for the full interview including an explanation for all this. Continue Reading
Seven Pyschopaths is getting surprisingly good reviews for a comedy, so thankfully the limited release from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh is getting some promotion. Tuesday night featured an appearance by Christopher Walken on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to build some awareness about this movie which is currently neck and neck with Argo on the Rotten Tomato meter for upcoming weekend releases.
Topics of conversation included Christopher Walken’s child acting days and participating in the classic Saturday Night Live sketch where his character repeatedly asked Will Ferrell for more cowbell. Also addressed was Walken’s other notorious bit known as The Continental. Continue Reading
Today, we get our first look at the Fisher Stevens comedy Stand Up Guys. A trailer for the R-rated feature about aging con men has just hit the web much to our delight. The plot of this one has Al Pacino’s Val being released from prison after taking the fall for one of his former associates. Christopher Walken’s Doc meets him at the door where they proceed to have a bit of old fashioned gangster fun. Alan Arkin’s Hirsch joins in as the trio seek to compensate for decades of lost memories together in a short period of time.
There is also a much more serious element of this movie that has Doc tasked with what looks to be murdering his long-time associate and his attempts to find an acceptable alternative. Such a deep-seeded story element might tone down the movie’s humor substantially, but then again having a legitimate plot like this is pretty much a necessity. Either way, it looks like if you want to see a truly hilarious Christopher Walken anytime soon you will have to settle for his other new comedy, Seven Pyschopaths. Continue Reading
It is trailer time for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s next movie entitled A Late Quartet. This one comes from director Yaron Zilberman who previously only helmed a 2004 documentary called Watermarks, so it is safe to say that promotional footage will need to sell this one even though anything Philip Seymour Hoffman is attached to somehow turns to gold.
For those unfamiliar with the project, it is about a dying cellist who is a member of a world-renowned string quartet. The plot centers on how the group deals with this news as they prepare for a 25th anniversary concert that could prove to be their last. Continue Reading
It would appear that Christopher Walken is making a miniature comeback of sorts. The actor has not exactly been around a lot lately, but that will all change soon as he is scheduled to appear in the soon-to-release R-comedy Seven Psychopaths in October and now a similar genre’d offering early next year. Lionsgate has just announced that they have set the Summit-produced Stand Up Guys for January 11, 2013.
Not to be misleading, I should point out the film also stars Al Pacino and Alan Arkin who are probably some bigger names in the fold. Pacino has been doing comedy as of late if you count last year’s Adam Sandler film Jack & Jill and Alan Arkin plays the comic relief somewhat (at least in the trailer) in Ben Affleck’s upcoming release Argo, so each can be considered practiced thespians. These three top-tier actors will be starring as retired gangsters who get back together for ‘one epic night’ which should be a good enough premise to give Red a run for its money. Continue Reading
Earlier this month, audiences got their first look at Martin McDonagh’s reunion piece with In Bruges actor Colin Farrell. Seeing how the film is an R-rated comedy, the red-band trailer should shed some light on what is expected here and it certainly does play a lot funnier. There is a little less Farrell being shown and more Woody Harrelson which might be a good move considering the Total Recall star is not exactly a big box office draw.
Just to recap the plot, Farrell’s character is friends with two pet-nappers who stole from the wrong person. Needless to say, he gets wrapped up in their escapades which pits Farrell, Christopher Walken, and Sam Rockwell against a vengeful Harrelson. Continue Reading
The trailer is now out for Colin Farrell’s reunion with In Bruges director Martin McDonagh. Dubbed Seven Pyschopaths, the movie centers on a struggling screenwriter (Farrell) that gets caught up in LA’s criminal underworld following his friend’s kidnapping of a gangster’s Shih Tzu. While seemingly benign, many are certain to be excited for this comedy because of how impressive the director’s previous outing was in that he managed to find situational comedy under unnerving circumstances so effortlessly. Continue Reading
Older ensembles for action flicks is all the rage in Hollywood right now, and this new feature just announced aims to hop on the bandwagon. According to THR, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin are teaming up for the Fisher Stevens-directed Stand Up Guys–a movie that centers around two aging criminals with the catch being one of the two is hired to kill his friend. The film will shoot in April.
All of the stars just mentioned have other projects coming down the pipeline. Al Pacino is set to star in those Gotti and Phil Specter bio-pics as well as King Lear which all release later this year; Alan Arkin will be seen in Ben Affleck’s Argo; and Christopher Walken looks pretty busy as well with a slew of projects currently in post-production.
Wouldn’t you know it, but a movie about freezing people is cinematic gold enough to attract some pretty big names. Reports are surfacing that Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, and Christopher Walken could be joining the cast of Freezing People Is Easy–based on the true story of a 1960′s TV repair man who attempted to pioneer the field of cryogenics. Deadline says while the cast is good to go; however, Kristen Wiig may not join the flick as she has become quite the hot commodity following last years blockbuster film Bridesmaids and reportedly this particularly movie is not the only one vying for her attention.