Tag: True Grit
Directors’ trademarks is a series of articles that examines the “signatures” that filmmakers leave behind in their work. This month, with the release of Hail, Caesar!, we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Joel and Ethan Coen as director.
Remakes…Where would Hollywood be without them? In the third of our continuing weekly series on Hollywood remakes, it’s time to look at one of those very, very rare remakes that is actually better than the original. This week Cinelinx looks at the Cohen Brother's True Grit.
Between John Carter and Ender's Game, the sci-fi book adaptions have been keeping us busy this week! Ender's Game in particular has been going on a casting spree, first casting their Ender and then approaching Harrison Ford to be their Graff. Now, the film has found its Petra—True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld.
A harrowing story of a hiker stuck under a rock, forced to mortally harm himself to escape. The story of a devoted ballerina slowly going insane. The story of a teenage girl out on the path of revenge. The story of a boxer rising through the ranks as his family suffers hardship. The story of a girl venturing through the Ozarks, or about a man coping with his wife's death via dreams. Seems like horrifying subject material, does it not? Well, in Lego form, it's the funniest thing ever!
Tis the season to give people tiny gold statues. Whether you have realized it or not, Oscar season is upon us all. It's one of the biggest events in the movie industry because, regardless of the worth that these trophies have on swaying the average moviegoer to watch a film, it certainly does wonders to ones resume. So stand up and prepare your acceptance speech; we're going on a journey. We will explore the best and brightest that this year had to offer, from Oscar bait to crowdpleasing blockbusters, we got em' all. And, if we're lucky, we may just be able pluck up the noble few who will be lucky enough to grace the historic Kodak Theater. From Best Picture to Best SFX, we're running down who we think may find themselves with Oscar gold come February 27. Without furthur ado, here's TMP's predictions of the 83rd Annual Academy Award nominees and winners!
Critics weren't kind, but audiences loved The Green Hornet, as the action comedy topped the competition for the Martin L. King holiday weekend of January 14-17, 2011. The weekend's other new release, The Dilemma, had critical problems of its own, but managed to finish second in the box office race.
It may be cold outside, but the western remained hot for the first full week of January 2011. The Coen Brothers' True Grit climbed to the top of the box office for the weekend of January 7-9, 2011. The only new major release, Nicholas Cage's Season of the Witch, fared reasonably well during a slow weekend, despite reviews already crowning it the worst film of 2011.
The Coen Brothers are, to put it lightly, cinematic geniuses. They have a terrific track record, and never cease to entertain (other then Ladykillers, of course. We don’t talk about The Ladykillers, though). When I first heard that they were tackling True Grit, I was skeptical, yet excited. They proved they could handle a Western feel with No Country for Old Men, among other films. Seeing them create a genuine Western was exciting, at the very least. However, I would of much rather preferred an original film, rather then a remake of a John Wayne classic. However, being a remake doesn’t hinder this film in the slightest. In fact, True Grit is one of the best films of 2010. And with the Coens...I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Stiller and DeNiro's Little Fockers managed to win the box office derby, but it was definitely a good Christmas for Jeff Bridges, who starred in two of the top three movies for Christmas weekend 2010. With Christmas falling on a Saturday, overall attendance at theaters was down for the seventh straight week, compared to last year.