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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.

You must have heard by now that after Ridley Scott is done with his Alien “prequel”, that he will be returning to the world of replicants and the dystopian future society in Blade Runner. Now, as much as I would love to see Ridley Scott direct a follow up to Blade Runner, I can’t help but worry that it will take something away from the original. The mystery that we were left with at the end of the movie. Sure, he could be crafting a new story set in the world, heck it might even take place before or around the time of the original movie (again like his new Alien universe movie Prometheus). But will he be able to capture the magic of the original? Harrison Ford’s Deckard? Rutger Hauer’s Roy Batty? Will modern CGI make the world seem a little too clean?

Recently we were treated to new images and a plot synopsis for the new entry into the Underworld series, and now we have a full trailer! After a one film break Kate Beckinsale returns as Selene, and much has changed over the years. Vampires have been revealed to the world, hunted down and imprisoned. Only few remain in hiding. Will Selene be able to rally them and save her people? As an audience member are we supposed to be rooting for the vampires to defeat the humans? Because that seems kinda off. The lovely Beckinsale is joined in this installment by Michael Ealy, India Eisley, Stephen Rea, and Theo James. It comes out January 20th, 2012. Click here to check out the film’s trailer.

Posted on August 19th, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on Film News: Blade Runner 2? Underwolrd Trailer!
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Welcome to an all new edition of The Pit! Things have been a bit slow on the site lately, but will be gaining steam over the new few weeks. So, what is interesting this week in the world of entertainment?

  • Have you checked out the trailer for the Jodie Foster directed flick The Beaver, which stars Foster and Mel Gibson, in his first role since… losing his mind. The movie’s description sounds pretty engaging, “…story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can’t seem to get himself back on track…until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.” Check out the trailer over here. Sadly for Foster, the movie keeps getting pushed back. It was originally going to come out in mid March, before getting pushed to April, and now May.
  • Has Die Hard 5 found its director? Deadline is reporting that big time commercial director Noam Murro, who also helmed the 2008 flick Smart People with Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Ellen Page, will be directing a script from Skip Woods. I’m not familiar with Murro’s commercial work (apparently his Halo stuff is pretty amazing), but having Woods write the script doesn’t give me much confidence in the sequel. Woods is credited with the terrible screenplays for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The A-Team, and Hitman.  I do want to see John McClane return. And what do we have to do to get Reginald VelJohnson back in the mix?
  • Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi epic Prometheus has added Charlize Theron to a cast that already includes Noomi Rapace and the new Megneto Michael Fassbender. So, this movie was supposed to be the Alien prequel… is it still tied to Alien, or is it now something else?
  • This Monday on Jeopardy past champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter face off against the super IBM computer known as Watson. Will they be able to stop the destruction of the future as seen by way to smart robots in the Terminator? I’m putting my money on the computer.
  • Visitor Poll: What kind of television deal do you have? Do you have an Optimized Cable Company or use satellite? Sound off in the comments. Depending on how you are connected, you’ll have to know where to get accessories like a VGA cable or USB cables. Thanks!
Posted on February 12th, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on The Pit: The Beaver, Die Hard 5, Jeopardy & More!
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I love the weekend. It gives me time to clear my head and get some writing done! A big thanks to all of our visitors, the site has been growing weekly and I hope that you enjoy our postings as much as we enjoy posting them. In terms of entertainment, I gotta say that I’ve been digging the new fall TV season. Some good new shows mixed in with some old favorites make for a good viewing.

  • Geocities may be long dead, but for those with fond memories of the goofy looking websites of the 90s, we now have The Geocities-izer! This genus website allows you to view what any website would look like if it was made in the 90s Geocities heyday. Sooo cool.
  • I love and miss Lost. I just saw the AWESOME new short film/coda on the sixth season DVD and Blu-ray, and thankfully we have other cool Lost related stuff to fill the missing gap, including this very cool fan art. It features all of our favorite characters drawn in an animated series style.
  • I was a bit swamped with work this week and missed New DVD Tuesday, but we really didn’t miss much. The only thing of note was Ridley Scott’s take on Robin Hood, which they should have just called “Gladiator 2”.  Did you pick up anything new? I’ve been getting used to watching older flicks I missed via Netflix Instant Queue.
  • My favorite Lois Lane, Teri Hatcher, is on her way to Smallville for a guest spot! In it she shall take of the role of Lois’ mom. I can’t wait to see her return to the world of Superman.
  • Randy Orton is the new WWE champion? When did that happen? A big thanks to our wrestling columnist Lucian who has been keeping track of all the going ons in WWE (and a bit of TNA info mixed in). Are you an old fan of wrestling that has been out of the mix for a while (like I have), than you should follow his wrestling recaps to see if WWE is worth checking out these days.

I usually write about posters that I really like or that caught my eye and are very striking. I can’t say that for this new poster for Robin Hood

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The Ridley Scott helmed action flick that stars Russell Crowe has done absolutely nothing to get me excited.  This poster (and the last one with Crowe shooting an arrow) have been very bland and boring. There is nothing that sets this aside from the dozen other Robin Hood adaptations (Men in Tights and Disney’s version are tied for my favorite). The original concept Scott talked about where Crowe was going to portray the Sheriff of Nottingham as the good guy, with an evil version of Robin Hood, seemed like a really cool and interesting idea. I have no idea how it got changed and watered down, but when that happened, I lost all interest I had in the project.

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Posting this week’s edition of The Pit a little early because we’ll be taking the weekend off. Come back on Monday for the latest film, TV, comic, and video game news!

  • HBO has renewed True Blood, Entourage, and  Hung for new seasons! I love both True Blood and Entourage and will keep watching for as long as HBO makes them.  True Blood takes the vampire genre much further than I’d ever expect it to go on TV, and I can’t wait to see what happens next. Entourage is just pure fun. And while I have not watched Hung yet, I’ve heard a lot of good things about it.
  • Miss Amy Poehler on “Weekend Update”? Than you’ll love this news, the SNL Alum and Parks and Recreation star will be returning to the desk for the first two episodes of Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday.  It is great that she isn’t straying too far from SNL, and she is the perfect co-anchor for Seth Meyers.
  • Okay, this is my last bit of TV news, I promise.  FX Network has signed Donal Logue for Shawn Ryan (The Shield)’s new series Terriers.  Logue is the perfect fit Hank, an ex-cop with maturity issues who partners with his best friend to open a P.I. business. Together they try to solve crimes while avoiding danger and responsibility.
  • Well, I did not see this coming, but I’m in no way against it! Variety is reporting that Ridley Scott will now be directing Fox’s Alien prequel. Earlier reports stated that Scott wanted Carl Erik Rinsch, a music video director, to helm the project but Fox wanted him to do it. Could it be that Fox finally did something that the fans agree with?
  • Week 4 of Superman from Wednesday Comics has been posted by USA Today.
  • Glenn McQuid’s I Sell the Dead is being adapted into a comic from Image. The first issue hits stands on October 7th. In case you missed the film, you can check out the trailer here. Dead is a period horror flick that revolves around two grave robbers.
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