Let's be honest - it's time for a new Coen Brothers classic. The universe knows that The Ladykillers and Intolerable Cruelty were not of that kind. This film here, No Country For Old Men, looks so tightly wound, the trailer kinda scared me...in a good way. I'm not going to pretend to be the biggest Coen Bros. fan, but this is clearly a return to Fargo, Miller's Crossing, & Blood Simple. Murder with a capital M. I mean, from a purely technical standpoint, as far as what trailers are made to do, this might be the greatest trailer ever. It tells you everything you need to know to want to see the movie, but nothing about the movie itself, beyond the basic man-finds-money, psycho-wants-money-back. And it looks exquisite and haunting.
It stars Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, and Kelly MacDonald (yes, that's her, from Trainspotting). Also, we get a little Stephen Root, which is always good, and keep an eye on the deputy, played by Garret Dillahunt. He's been floating around TV for about a decade, from Deadwood to E.R. to The 4400; right now, he's the doctor on John From Cincinnati...and he looks like he could be brothers with HRG from Heroes. Anyway, as of right now, No Country is scheduled for release in the US on November 21st.
Posted Jun 29, 2007