Sunday, January 2, 2011

I Can Do Nothin For Ya Son

I usually leave the Movie reviews to Jonathan But I'll just say now that I have finally seen True Grit I absolutely loved it. *****/*****

Late Edit: I thought the suits at Paramount Pictures were absolutely nuts when they announced they were going to remake the 1969 movie that won John "The Duke" Wayne's only acting Oscar. When I heard that Joel and Ethan Coen (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men) are behind the director's chair and that Oscar-winner Jeff "The Dude" Bridges is going to play Rooster Cogburn, I thought this just might hit the bullseye, or miss the mark. The Coen Bros. love of dialouge and out-of nowhere gritty violence has never been better than it has in this faithful adaptation of the Charles Portis' novel of the same name, and it boasts the most surprising and best supporting acting work of 2010 in newcomer Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross, the smart-mouth, headstrong 14 year-old girl who hires Cogburn to hunt down her father's murderer, Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin) because of all the U.S. Marshalls in the town of Fort Smith, Arkansas, the one-eyed trigger-happy lawman has "grit". So does Steinfeld. She's a live-wire. ***1/2 stars out of ****

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Another classic Coen Bros. movie. Halie Steinfield, in my eyes, should be this year's winner for Best Supporting Actress at this year's Oscar ceremony.

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