Directed by: Joel and Ethan Coen
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Matt Damon, Barry Pepper, Hailee Steinfeld
Synopsis: A tough guy U.S. Marshal is hired by a 14-year old girl to help hunt down the man who killed her father.
Brought to you by: Paramount
Expected release date: December 25
The Coen's latest movie isn't exactly going to satisfy any great longing we've been feeling. After all, the brothers' have been turning out a movie a year since 07. Jeff Bridges, great though he is, was everywhere this past award season. And we all know the film courtesy the 1969 classic. So what's there to be excited about?
If you, like me, believe the Brothers Coen are possibly our greatest working filmmakers, then no overexposure can temper your excitement. The nihilism of the old west fits in nicely with the Coen's view of the universe and it just be fun to see just how much of the metaphysical they throw into the mix. The last time Jeff Bridges worked with the Coen Brothers he gave us one of the most iconic characters of the past twenty five years. It may be too soon to say "back-to-back wins" but the late December release date suggests Paramount thinks there's Oscar potential somewhere. Even if Joel, Ethan, and Jeff have won recently, there's Matt Damon, there's Josh Brolin and there's way overdue Roger Deakins.
The cowboy look suits him.
How about you? Have the copious amounts of Coen and Bridges we've gotten lately make you more ambivalent toward this one or are you still itching for another helping?