The RED and Expendables franchises, and the upcoming comedy Last Vegas, have made it clear: the elderly are here to stay, or at least we need to keep letting them think that until we can find a home that takes their insurance. So, since no one has yet thought to remake 1986's Tough Guys, now we've got Stand Up Guys, a Fischer Stevens-directed film in which Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin play decrepit career criminals having a wild night on the town as a last hurrah before Walken completes a mutually-acknowledged hit out on Pacino. Think The Bucket List, if that film came with a more persistent reminder that Morgan Freeman was going to murder Jack Nicholson.
So, Al Pacino... he's just Liza Minnelli sans makeup now, right?
The showy shift from big-haired, glitzy illusionist acts to the darker magicks of angry glares and eyeliner is one we've already seen on television, the acts of David Copperfield and Franz Harary disappearing to make way for more Mindfreaking and whatever David Blaine is lockin... / Continue →
Starring Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the weary, head-in-his-hands mode so often indicated by his patchy stubble, A Late Quartet concerns a group of New York string musicians and friends struggling through an opening performance marred by ... / Continue →
Though Chris Parnell's The Dogfather has already given the world all the "whoops, we're in possession of a gangster's dog" story it should ever need, the marketing push continues for In Bruges writer-director Martin McDonagh's rival mob canine project, Seven Psychopaths, starri... / Continue →