The first theatrical trailer for director Fisher Stevens’ Stand Up Guys has gone online. Starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin as retired gangsters who reunite for one last epic night, the plot of Stand Up Guys also features a tense undercurrent that comes across well in the trailer. Their former mob boss, played by Mark Margolis, pits them against each other when he orders one last hit. The trailer, while revealing perhaps a bit too much of the plot, hits all the right notes and makes this one to keep an eye on as 2013 draws nearer.
Stand Up Guys, also starring Julianna Margulies, opens January 11th, 2013. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
We’ve got a few new release dates for you this evening. Check them out at a glance:
- Last Vegas, directed by Jon Turteltaub and starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline will open December 20th, 2013.
- Stand Up Guys, the Fisher Stevens comedy starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Julianna Margulies and Alan Arkin, opens January 11th, 2013.
- Quartet, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut starring Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, and Michael Gambon opens domestically December 28th of this year and in the U.K. January 4th 2013.
Hit the jump for more on each film, including synopses.
Tonight was the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards and the winner’s list included some great names. Perhaps the best win of the night was Peter Dinklage picking up Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Game of Thrones. Not far behind was Kyle Chandler finally picking up an Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series for the final season of Friday Night Lights (the show also picked up an Emmy for Best Writing in a Drama Series). Martin Scorsese picked up an award for his direction of Boardwalk Empire‘s pilot episode, and ubiquitous character actor Margo Martindale won Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Mags Bennett on FX’s Justified.
The top awards for Best Drama, Best Comedy, and Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series went to last year’s winners Mad Men, Modern Family, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, respectively. Best Miniseries or TV Movie was awarded to PBS’ Downtown Abbey while CBS’ The Amazing Race picked up another Emmy for Best Reality-Competition Program. Hit the jump for the full list of winners.
As the new television season looms closer, the marketing machine is starting to pick up steam. A couple new posters promoting the return of The Good Wife and the premiere of Terra Nova have just debuted. One is pretty damn sexy implying some naughty behavior (though it really just seems like a way to get people’s attention, and the other has some photoshopped images in a jungle that look a little to clean cut. I’m pretty sure you can figure out which attributes belong to which piece of poster, but we’ll let you take a look yourself after the jump.
The Screen Actors Guild handed out awards for the 17th time tonight with The King’s Speech and The Fighter each taking home two wins. Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech won awards in the “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture” (more or less, SAG’s equivalent to the Academy’s “Best Picture” category ) and “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role” for Colin Firth. Meanwhile, David O. Russell’s The Fighter dominated the supporting categories by landing “Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role” awards for both Christian Bale and Melissa Leo. In what should be (in my opinion, at least) an open-shut case for the Academy, Natalie Portman was awarded “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” for her stellar work in Black Swan.
For those wondering what, if any, effect the SAG Awards may have on the eventual Academy Awards, it’s important to note that the event is believed to be a better gauge of Oscar winners than its most recent predecessor (the Golden Globes). This is because the Screen Actors Guild is comprised mostly of American actors (the largest branch of the Academy) as opposed to the Globes which is made-up of a smaller group of foreign journalists known as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Long story short (though certainly not etched in stone), look for The King’s Speech to take home Best Picture next month.
Hit the jump to check out the complete list of winners (television included) from the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The Television Critics Association honored their favorite television of the year yesterday and, if nothing else, want you to know that they really like Glee.
- Glee took home thee awards: “Program of the Year”, “Outstanding New Program”, and “Individual Achievement in Comedy”
- Both of the gender-neutral “Individual Achievement” awards went to females: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) for Drama, Jane Lynch (Glee) for Comedy
- Lost tied with Breaking Bad for “Outstanding Achievement in Drama”, while freshman Modern Family earned “Outstanding Achievement in Comedy”
- In terms of classic television, M*A*S*H* got the nod for the “Heritage Award”, and The Rockford Files star James Garner was recognized with the “Career Achievement” award
Hit the jump for the press release, with the full list of winners.