Ropeofsilicon has six new shots from the Coen Brothers' upcoming crime drama No Country for Old Men. "Coen Brothers' upcoming crime drama" -- just typing those words fills me with excitement! The photos include: a shot of Javier Bardem sporting a Prince Valiant haircut and walking down the road with what appears to be insect repellent (?); the Coen Brothers on set; a mustachioed man that appears to be Josh Brolin walking toward a truck in the desert; a mustachioed man that is definitely Josh Brolin covered in blood and pointing a gun; Tommy Lee Jones looking disapprovingly at something while reading a newspaper; and a pretty shot of a man running at sunset. The film also stars Josh's father and Mr. Streisand -- James Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly MacDonald, and Stephen Root from Office Space, Dodgeball, and one of the funniest sitcoms ever -- Newsradio.
The Coens are responsible for five of my favorite movies of all time, and they've been away from the cinema for far too long. Their last couple films weren't quite up to snuff, but this one promises to be pure gold. Based on Cormac McCarthy's critically acclaimed novel, which I plan to dive into this weekend, Old Men's plot concerns "dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande." Nobody does that kind of thing better than the Coens. The film is set for release on November 9th of this year, and the wait is just killing me. In the meantime, let me recommend a tiny movie to you that a lot of people missed: The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. With that catchy title, I'm not sure how it didn't find an audience, but it really should have. Written by Guillermo Ariaga, directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones, it's an excellent film and one that, judging by the photos, appears to have a similar feel to Old Men.