Trailer #2 for The Old Man and the Gun Showcases Robert Redford Feel-Good Old Guy Movie

I’m still not entirely sure what to make of The Old Man and the Gun. It seems like a typical Feel-Good Old Guy Movie like The Bucket List or Last Vegas, but then you look at David Lowery’s name on it and it changes.

Trailer #2 dropped for the upcoming film, and it showcases Robert Redford in what will be one of final roles before retirement. The film, which stars Redford as a lifelong criminal near the end of his journey still looking to make his inner youth proud, features an interesting flavor and style similar to films like this that we’ve all seen before, but the caliber of talent both in front of and behind the camera seek to stand out.

I found myself hesitantly enjoying this trailer. As I said above, there are enough elements of this film that interest me to take me into the idea that The Old Man and the Gun may be better than it’s being set up as. I liked seeing Redford share the screen with Tom Waits and Danny Glover as they plot a crime. I liked seeing him swoon Sissy Spacek. There are things I liked about the trailer, and knowing the film is from David Lowery doesn’t hurt either.

So I liked it. What did you think? Let me know/Drop a comment below! While you’re at it, let me know what your favorite Feel-Good Old Guy/Girl movie is.


-Kyle A. Goethe



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James Bond 25 Loses Director Danny Boyle

It appears that we have more trouble with Bond 25. Director Danny Boyle has left the project.

Deadline is reporting that Boyle made the decision to leave the project due to creative differences, citing a tweet from the official social media account for the franchise, which reads:

The new installment is currently slated to hit theaters in November of 2019, though this is clearly a date that could change due to a director shuffle.

Personally, I am disheartened to hear this news. I was very excited at the prospect of another auteur filmmaker putting his stamp on the seasoned franchise. I feel like the recent direction of artful directors to the franchise has been a large part of its rejuvenation in the collective culture.

The report goes on to state that Boyle had a very specific idea for his Bond film, utilizing his screenwriting regular John Hodge, and the previous screenplay by Bond alums Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, had been tossed out. It is not currently known if producers will choose to honor Hodge’s script, or that of Purvis and Wade, or even a new writer altogether.

I would imagine that the team behind Bond 25 will likely go with the formula that has worked in Purvis and Wade, assuming that Hodge’s script contributed to the creative differences leading to Boyle’s exit.

So now the question remains: Who will helm Bond 25? The shortlist had previously included a number of different directors who are in various stages of production on other films. I think the studio will want to keep the release date, but now there time is limited. My pick would be Gore Verbinski, known for his Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and most recently A Cure for Wellness. I think Verbinski handles action extremely well and can also reel in slower character moments. He also potentially fits this artful approach to the Bond franchise.

So who do you think belongs on Bond 25? Let me know/Drop a comment below!


-Kyle A. Goethe

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