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New posters from the new Warner Brothers adaptation of DC Comic’s Jonah Hex have been released. These feature cast members Josh Brolin and Megan Fox.

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The film comes out on June 18th, and co-stars John Malkovich and Michael Fassbender. Check out the film’s trailer on it’s official site.

Jonah Hex

John Malkovich has joined Josh Brolin in the WB and Legendary Pictures adaptation of DC Comics’ Jonah Hex. Malkovich will protray Turnbull, a wealthy Southern plantaton owner who blames Brolin’s Hex for the death of his son.  Thankfully, this film has two great talents in front of the camera, because I’m not sure how right the behind the scenes team is.

Jimmy Hayward is on board to direct the film, his sole directing credit is Horton Hears a Who.  Nothing that I’ve seen from Horton screams supernatural western. He just seems like an off choice for the flick. Hex is being written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the scribes behind Crank. While I enjoyed Crank, it was a pretty horrible film with absolutely no character development. Jonah Hex is a Civil War veteran turned bounty hunter who has layers. It’ll be a real shame if they waste Brolin’s talent with a mindless action film.  The icing on the cake is that Akiva “I wrote Batman and Robin” Goldsman is on board to produce the film. Why in the world does any studio let this guy anywhere near a comic book property? Or even films in general? Lets also not forget that he also produced these stinkers: ConstantinePoseidon, and  I Am Legend.

I saw this movie back in October- I was really looking forward to it, as I love Clint Eastwood films, but couldn’t help but feel pretty let down.

Changeling by Clint Eastwood with Angelina Jolie

Based on a true story, Angelina Jolie plays Christine Collins, a single working mom in the 1920’s. When her son goes missing, she turns to the LAPD who bring back a boy that she claims is not her child. Emotional and upset, she brings the strange child into her house, yet persists that he is not her son. When she begins to talk to a local activist (John Malkovich) who brings her side of the story public, the LAPD begin to slander her.

This film was slow and really quite dull. It looks beautiful, but it needed to be carried by a very strong actress and I think Jolie really underperforms here. She’s incredibly one note and the character feels old and played out. Remember A Mighty Heart? I honestly couldn’t tell the difference between her Mariane Pearl and her Christine Collins. Just replace the word “husband” with “son” and you’ve got Changeling. Which is why I think…

Nominations:

Best Actress – Angelina Jolie
…that this is really a political nomination. The Academy loves to indulge itself in a nomination or two that will attract beautiful people and attention, and Jolie and Pitt’s noms this year seem to fall into that category. There were plenty of other deserving performances this year and this is not one of them.

Best Cinematography
This film looks beautiful and is wonderfully shot, but I think it might lose this one to a film with more sweeping camera movements and majestic scenery such as Benjamin Button or Slumdog.

Best Art Direction
Here, though, I think this stands a real chance. The muted colors and dreary sets match the tone of the film and make it good competition for the similar looking Benjamin Button.

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“Burn After Reading” is the Coen Brother’s follow up to “No Country for Old Men”. It stars Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, and J.K. Simmons. In the film, Pitt and McDormand portray “unscrupulous” gym employees that find a disk that contains the memoirs of a CIA agent (Malkovich) and the adventure they find themselves in when they try to sell it. Yahoo has released a new scene from the film featuring stars Pitt and McDormand.

To watch the trailer and more videos from “Burn After Reading”, click here.