The opening movies this week may be the best field we have seen all fall. Critics are infatuated with the Ben Affleck-directed Argo, but they are also showering praise on the Ethan Hawke-led horror film Sinister as well as two limited releases in the form of the R-comedy Seven Psychopaths and an indie dramedy by the name of Smashed.
Those first three are expected to get a lot of play nationwide even with Psychopaths’ claim to select theaters, but we also want to keep an eye open for James Ponsoldt’s Smashed as Mary Elizabeth Winstead (The Thing) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) lead a cast inclusive of Octavia Spencer (The Help,) Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation,) and Megan Mullally (Will & Grace.) 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
Colin Farrell is back on the talk show circuit following the abysmal domestic performance of Total Recall. Back in indie mode, the actor is promoting a comedy he re-teamed with director Martin McDonagh for which has the actor alongside fellow industry veterans Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken in a comedy called Seven Psychopaths. In this movie, the actor plays a third party caught in the middle of his dog-napping friends and a gangster played by Woody Harrelson.
First up for Farrell were appearances on The Tonight Show and Ellen. Here is the video from both with only partial footage from the latter as that interview will air in its entirety on Monday’s program. 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
Apparently, Mickey Roarke has made other plans for when The Expendables 2 is scheduled to begin shooting. The actor has chosen to do Seven Psychopaths with Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, and Christopher Walken instead of reprising his Expendables role as Tool which is the news today. Continue Reading