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Imagine a world with no rules where the human instincts seem to be more animal than human, a world of crime and reckless people. That is the world we get to see in the new movie called The Counsellor. It is written by Cormac McCarthy, well known for his masterpiece No Country for Old Men and directed by one of the legends of the filmmaking, Ridley Scott, famous for taking our breaths in movies like “Gladiator”, Prometheus and American Gangster.

The story centers on a lawyer, whose name is not given, he can only be addressed as the Counsellor. His plans and goals of entering the underground world, in order to make some quick money, destroy the life he has, involving his fiancée, who he just asked to marry. The Counsellor is an arrogant man, who despite all the warnings he gets, keeps going further and further into the dirty world of crime and drugs. The lawyer character is played by the very talented Michael Fassbender. The handsome actor acts super natural and does its best to get under the skin of the main character. Also, we get to see some real divas of Hollywood, like Cameron Diaz who is the femme fatale of the movie and Penelope Cruz, who is the angelic cherry of The Counsellor.

It is not a typical thriller about drugs. The director and the writer are delivering special messages using baleful circumstances and no compunctions. This movie does not enter the confines of a traditional thriller, because of its star power and the excellent execution, which result in a tale of the crime world. It is a movie of virtuous and perfidious contrasts; it will surely make you feel the good and the evil of the modern life. The Counsellor is considered to be one of the most awaited drama thrillers of this year.

An ordinary story that evolves with a different and captivating twist that ends up not the way you expected will make you feel the spicy gangsta vibe. With metaphorical dialogues and fearless acts, this movie lights a superb mood. The Counsellor teaches us a serious morality tale. Decisions we make today can result terrifying consequences tomorrow.

Probably, every man on this planet has his one image of a brilliant film. In the memory of his recently deceased brother, Tony Scott, Ridley Scott seems to have fulfilled everyone’s expectations. Here comes the new masterpiece by Ridley Scott, Counselor, due out on the 25th of October, will most likely respond even the most demanding images of the work of cinematic art. The author of No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy wrote the screenplay for the Counselor and this fact by itself alone suggests that the film will surely be worth special attention. The Counselor Trailer reveals only the key moments of the story line and does it pretty niggardly, so we can only guess, but the basis is extremely promising.

It all start with a usual story of a gifted lawyer, who, being familiar with the law shortcuts, exceeds his authority in the chase for something extra and gets caught up in some criminal schemes, related to the traffic of a fantastic amount of drugs. Of course, there are some menacing and dangerous villains, the power and blood lust of which has no description, and terrible secrets, the disclosure of which threatens with some dire consequences. Unsurprisingly, the Counselor trailer has a story of a tender and bland, yet very unhappy love, the illusion of a happy life, which is not destined to ever come true, an odd and unfaithful friendship and, of course, dashed hopes and dreams. The Counselor trailer would not have anything so tremendously amazing in it, if not for Ridley Scott and his impeccable status of a great director, for Cormac McCarthy and his reputation as a talented writer, and, evidently, for the actors who has been chosen for the leading roles. The hapless counselor, who has been mercilessly betrayed by his fate, is performed by the matchlessly handsome in his dispassionate manner Michael Fassbender, his naïve sweetheart is tremendous Penelope Cruz. Other characters are not yet completely identified because of the mysterious trailer of the Counselor, but the reputation of the actors speaks for itself. On the secondary roles wicked Ridley Scott has chosen none other than Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz.

The Counselor Ridley Scott could become a legend among American cinematic thrillers. The cast is flawless, the script is from a talented writer, the reputation of the director is admirable – so the recipe of a genuine cinema masterpiece observed strictly.

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In recent years a lot of older properties have been dusted off and re-purposed on television and in comic books (not even counting the endless supply of remakes), but 12 Monkeys was not a movie I expected to get new life. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the SyFy Channel is turning the brain-melting Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt sci-fi flick into a series.

The 1995 film was directed by Terry Gilliam from a screenplay from David Webb Peoples, who adapted Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into Blade Runner, and Janet Peoples. The movie show us a grim view of the future were only 1% of the population has survived a mysterious and very lethal virus, which has forced the survivors to live underground. In an attempt to learn more about the virus’ origins, James Cole (Willis), a convict, volunteers to be sent back in time. What follows is a twisty/turny nonlinear mind f$*% that wraps up nicely. I can see how they’d be able to stretch the idea into a series, but I’m not sure it would have the same appeal or affect as the movie. Lost and Twin Peaks with a touch of the Terminator could make a pretty darn cool series.

The new version of 12 Monkeys will start as a TV movie with the potential to become a “straight-to-series” order of 8 to 10 episodes. It is being penned by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett. Both Matalas and Fickett wrote for the time travel/dinosaur family drama Terra Nova. Atlas Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions are behind the project with Jon Cassar (24, Daybreak, Revolution, Terra Nova, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues) attached to direct the 90 minute TV movie/series pilot. No word on when it would make it to our screens.

Posted on July 23rd, 2013 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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is an odd sports movie, in that you see very little sports. This is the story of sports, baseball in particular, from the back office point of view. The movie follows Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) in MLB’s 2002 season when he met a young economics grad (Jonah Hill) with a radical approach to building a team. The film charts the ups and downs of the team, but more importantly, it shows us how they changed baseball forever. Pitt and Hill give strong, understated performances in an overall satisfying picture. Don’t expect to see a lot of sports action though; baseball is, after all, the thinking man’s game.

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Posted on October 31st, 2011 by Lucian | Leave a Comment
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A poster for the new animated flick, Megamind, starring the voices of Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Tina Fey, and Will Ferrell. From Madagascar director Tom McGrath, the movie is a satirical take on superheroes with Pitt as Metro Man, a goodiegoodie superhero and Farrell as the villain and title character, Megamind.

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The Dreamworks Animated movie comes out in November. If you are going to the San Diego Comic Con International, the movie will be having a panel on Thursday July 22nd at 10am. On hand from the film will be Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, and Jonah Hill and Tom McGrath. They will be having a question and answer session along with showcasing all new footage from the film.

The film sounds like it can be a lot of fun. Originally, Robert Downey Jr was slated to appear as the Megamind (originally named “Master Mind”), but had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts. I would have preferred him to Will Ferrell who doesn’t show nearly as much range as Downey. Brad Pitt is a nice addition as the steriotypical superhero. Jonah Hill is always a great addition also.

Are you looking forward to Megamind? Will it be a new Incredibles or will it be as awful as Monsters vs Aliens?

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Summit Entertainment, the company behind the successful but painful to watch vampire series Twilight, is working with Brad Pitt on another vampire, Dracula. The company has picked up Vlad, which focuses on Vlad the Impaler, the young brutal prince who is the man that inspired the Dracula legend. Vlad was known for impaling his victims and leaving their bodies on display.

Is is unknown whether Pitt will star as Vlad, or just produce the project along with Summit. The movie is being helmed by Anthony Mandler, a music video director.

While I hate the thought of Summit entertainment doing their take on the legend of Dracula, I have always been fascinated by the story of Vlad the Impaler. I think it is ripe for a movie, I just want to see it done right.

Posted on December 7th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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This year this category is full of very strong contenders with no clear front runner.

Prediction:

Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Mickey Rourke. There’s the chance that Sean Penn could upset this as he’s gotten a lot of praise for his Harvey Milk, and Langella is the dark horse here, but everyone has just adored Rourke this awards season. He’s quirky, he gives crazy acceptance speeches, and above all, he freaking deserves it. I think the Academy will do the right thing here.

Who Should Win:
Mickey by a mile.

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