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Movie Review: True Grit (December, 2010)

Directors: Ethan Coen, surgeon Joel Coen Screenplay: Ethan Coen, price Joel Coen Release Date: December 22, pharmacy 2010 Actors: Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin Remake of the John Wayne 1969 western of the same name and the novel by Charles Portis (Am continuing to try and catch up to all these movies I’ve seen!) True Grit is the remake of the 1979 original of the same name of the John Wayne classic western, this time directed by the Coen brothers. Most of the time, the Coen brothers does little to please me as I don’t enjoy the kind of humor they tend to throw on screen (No Country for Old Men comes to mind, as I really hated that film). I had my reservations going into this film, with the combination of not really liking the Coen brothers and really detesting most westerns. What I found was pleasantly surprising, and I think it’s due to the young female lead of Hailee Steinfeld. The story begins with the death of Mattie Ross’ (Hailee Steinfeld) father by the hired hand of Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin). Wanting justice for her father’s death, she hires U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) […]

Movie Review: Jonah Hex (June, 2010)

Director: Jimmy Hayward Screenplay: Mark Neveldine, myocarditis Brian Taylor Release Date: June 18, 2010 Actors: Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Michael Fassbender Based on the comic book character of ‘Jonah Hex’ Site Update: I’m falling further and further behind on my reviews. But, having returned from vacation recently, and being dried of any movie watching, I’m hoping to be back on the ball. I forget to also review old movies I’ve seen recently. Onto Jonah Hex. I saw the Jonah Hex preview at the Warner Brothers panel when they were at Comic-con last year, in which it debuted to a fairly lukewarm audience. At the time I was disgusted by the number of useless and not very interesting questions directed at Megan Fox, and nothing really about the comic or the movie itself. What little I did see of the previews (and they were not even very clear as to what Jonah Hex was to be about) I was not very impressed. Because of this, and all the not-so-very-interesting trailers of the movie, my expectations going into the film were very low. Usually, when I have low expectations going into a film, I’m usually pleasantly surprised. […]