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Pitched somewhere between a David Fincher crime procedural, a Denis Lehane suspense novel and a “Mommie Dearest” melodrama, documentarian Amy Berg’s move into the feature-length world of dramatic narrative is by nature of the material, an uneven one. It’s not for want of trying, however. Making her narrative debut here, Berg directs the hell out of every crime segment in the film, and there’s a strong level of craft in sequences that would make Fincher and “Se7en” Dp Darius Khondji proud. And Nicole Holofcener’s adaptation of the book doesn’t have any real egregious material, at least not in its dialogue. But there’s something lost in the translation from psychological suspense novel by author Laura Lippmann: what likely reads as gripping, disturbing and haunting on the page is occasionally engaging, but strains suspension of disbelief and credulity throughout on the screen. It also leaves a bad taste in the mouth. »
- Rodrigo Perez
It can’t be easy as a working actress in Hollywood where, save a few notable exceptions, women are pigeonholed into convenient, one-dimensional archetypes – virgin, vixen, vessel, victim, villain – eventually condemned to onscreen marriages and partnerships with men two decades their senior and then flung into an oubliette when they themselves have the temerity to age.
Laura Linney is one among an increasing number of shrewd professionals who have built a carrier from subverting these supporting roles and using them as stepping stones to leading lady status. To coincide with the DVD release of the fourth and final season of The Big C we are showcasing six of her performances
Annabeth Markum – Mystic River (2003)
Clint Eastwood’s film of Dennis Lehane’s Boston crime noir novel is a singular and powerful film which examines the ripple effect of child abduction in a blue collar neighbourhood, across three lives and twenty five years. »
- Emily Breen
The short story Animal Rescue proved to be the launchpad for The Drop, the final film of the decorated career of the beloved James Gandolfini. The Sopranos legend has a supporting role in this Michael Roskam-directed film headlined by Tom Hardy, which like its inspiration is penned by Dennis Lehane. And now we have a trailer for The Drop, which opens on September 19th. And, well... this sure looks like a bleak September film. Hardy appears to be the soft-spoken bartender at a dirty New York establishment where mobsters exchange dirty laundry for filthy cash. Eventually, however, Hardy seems to have his fill of the corruption and the chaos, and he takes action to curtail their actions, though this inspires conflict with the bar owner played by Gandolfini. Presumably there is an injured puppy at the heart of the conflict, one that he and Noomi Rapace adopt. And if you »
We all miss James Gandolfini but have no fear, if you didn't get a chance to see last year's fantastic "Enough Said," the late star still has a final appearance in the crime thriller "The Drop" from director Michaël R. Roskam and written by Dennis Lehane ("Shutter Island," "Gone Baby Gone," "Mystic River"). The main star of the film is Tom Hardy as Gandolfini's onscreen nephew. Fox Searchlight will release the movie on September 19. And it looks intriguing!
Another late star we missed is Brittany Murphy but finally, her last film is being released after hiding on the shelf for a while. "Something Wicked" will open in Eugene, Ore. Why Eugene? Because that's where the movie was shot. If you're in Eugene and want to see Murphy's "Something Wicked," the release date is April 4th and it will expand to 19 other locations. It's a psychological thriller about a couple falling apart. »
Adapted from Dennis Lehane’s short story Animal Rescue, Michaël Roskam’s English-language debut The Drop also marks James Gandolfini’s final film appearance. Transposed to New York from Lehane’s preferential Boston setting, The Drop finds Tom Hardy (doing his best Ryan Gosling) and Gandolfini on the hunt for a stolen deposit from the nightly dive bar “drop.” Gangsters, guns, dogs and a Noomi Rapace romance ensue. Obviously no stranger to the mob, Gandolifini appears a bit softer around the edges here than in his iconic Soprano role. The Drop will be released by Fox Searchlight on September 19. »
- Sarah Salovaara
The new film, from Michael R. Roskam, carries the weight of being James Gandolfini's final film, and it looks scintillating. Co-starring fellow heavyweights such as the always impressive Tom Hardy, and Noomi Rapace, the crime-drama, based on a book by Dennis Lehane (of "Mystic River" and "Gone Baby Gone" fame) tells the story of a bar where dirty money is flushed under the watchful eye of a bartender who may know more than he lets on when they bar is robbed. Here's the official synopsis: "The Drop" follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, »
- Emerson Gordon
If Breaking Bad has taught us anything, it’s that dealing with illegally obtained funds can be a real headache. Michaël R. Roskam’s new thriller The Drop – formerly known as Animal Rescue – is all about the flow of that crime cash and what happens when it gets disrupted.
Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini star in the first trailer for The Drop, which was penned by Dennis Lehane (Shutter Island) and is based on one of his short stories. Gandolfini sadly passed away last summer, and The Drop was his final film project. Though he’s best known for his role as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano in HBO’s The Sopranos, this crime thriller sees him playing a loan shark turned bar owner who works on the periphery of New York’s ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
Trailer Simon Brew 2 Apr 2014 - 06:45
Inevitably, this is bittersweet. The late James Gandolfini was working, or had completed working, on a couple of films prior to his tragic death. We thus got to see Enough Said towards the end of last year. Here, though, is what's set to be his final screen performance, in Michael Roskam's movie, The Drop.
The film is based on a Dennis LeHane screenplay, and it also features Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. It's been scheduled for release in Us cinemas this coming September, and the trailer for The Drop has just been released. You can see it below.
The Drop has been scheduled for release in the UK on November 14th.
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Many moviegoers presumed that James Gandolfini’s sweet natured role in Enough Said, which was released last September and earned him a Screen Actors Guild nomination, was his last film. However, Gandolfini’s final big screen appearance is actually in The Drop, a new thriller from Bullhead director Michaël R. Roskam with a screenplay from crime author Dennis Lehane (novelist of Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island), based on his short story.
Although Enough Said was a lighthearted venture for the actor best known for playing Tony Soprano on HBO, The Drop feels like a more appropriate legacy for him, given his omnipresence in crime dramas over the years in both film and television.
In The Drop, Gandolfini plays Marv, the cousin of a New York bartender Bob Saginowski (played by Tom Hardy). The film’s title comes from how the “drop bar” Saginowski manages is a place where criminals drop their dirty money. »
- Jordan Adler
James Gandolfini's final performance is put on display for the first time in the trailer for The Drop, formerly known as Animal Rescue. The late actor, who passed away in June shortly after wrapping on this crime drame, plays Marv, the employer and cousin of Boston bartender Bob Sacinowski (Tom Hardy), who gets caught in the middle of a robbery gone bad and the investigation that follows which uncovers secrets from the neighborhood's past. Noomi Rapace co-stars in director Michael R. Roskam's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's short story, arriving in theaters September 19.
The Drop is a new crime drama from Michael R. Roskam, the Academy Award-nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. »
Hardy stars as Bob Saginowski, a lonely bartender who funnels cash to local gangsters in Brooklyn bars. His employer and cousin Marv (Gandolfini) guides him to the centre of robbery gone awry.
Sopranos actor Gandolfini died from a heart attack while on holiday in Rome with his 13-year-old son last June.
The Drop is released on September 19.
James Gandolfini - life in pictures: »
Notable not only for featuring the final film performance by James Gandolfini, The Drop also features the first pairing of Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace and finds Dennis Lehane adapting his own short story. The first trailer has just landed online and can be watched below. The Drop sees Hardy play Bob Saginowski, a lonely Boston barman and ex-criminal trying to go straight. Where Bob works is no ordinary water hole, however: it’s known in the neighbourhood as a place where shady money exchanges hands and danger lurks just beyond the doors. The bar is technically owned by Bob’s cousin Marv (Gandolfini), a man with his own connections to the crime scene and his own sins to atone for.At the same time that Bob rescues an abandoned pit bull puppy from a rubbish bin and romances Rapace’s Nadia, he finds himself caught up with the dog’s alarming former owner, »
Gandolfini plays cousin Marv in the crime drama, which also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. When lonely bartender Bob (Hardy) finds himself in the middle of a robbery gone wrong, an investigation into the neighborhood’s past has everyone’s friends, families, and foes worried. Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead) directs the film with a screenplay from author Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone). Watch the trailer below:
The Drop opens Sept. »
- Jake Perlman
Michael Roskam directed from a script Dennis Lehane adapted from his own short story. It follows a man who wants to shed his criminal past, but gets mixed up in a bad heist and a killing. Hardy portrays a bartender employed by his cousin (Gandolfini) in the center of a robbery gone awry.
The project had originally been called “Animal Rescue.”
- Dave McNary
Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the trailer for the upcoming crime drama “The Drop” starring Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Ann Dowd, and James Frecheville. The film will primarily be known for one thing…James Gandolfini’s final film.
The film follows a lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters — “money drops” — in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost. »
- Kellvin Chavez
Of course, I use the names Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in the headline because it's more eye-grabbing for more people. I could have also used James Gandolfini (in his final film) or Matthias Schoenaerts if I had more space, but the big draw for me with this first trailer for The Drop (previously titled Animal Kingdom) is that it comes from Bullhead director Michael R. Roskam and was written by "Shutter Island" and "Gone Baby Gone" author, Dennis Lehane (based upon his short story "Animal Rescue"). The film takes an inside look at Organized crime's use of local New York City bars as money-laundering 'drops'. When lonely Brooklyn bartender Bob Saginowski (Hardy) uncovers a drop of a different sort in the form of a battered pit bull puppy that he rescues from certain death, he comes into contact with Nadia (Rapace), a mysterious woman hiding a dark past. The Drop »
- Brad Brevet
Fox Searchlight on Tuesday released the trailer for James Gandolfini's final movie. The Drop, which hits theaters Sept. 19, also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in a story based on a screenplay from author Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone). Photos: James Gandolfini's Life and Career The crime drama follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters -- "money drops" -- in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in
- Kimberly Nordyke
Bullhead director Michaël R. Roskam got to call the shots on The Drop, which scripted by Dennis Lehane (Gone Baby Gone). You probably wouldn’t even need to have that spelled out for you, because this first The Drop trailer very much conveys the feel of films like Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone, perhaps with a bit of Killing Them […]
- Russ Fischer
After stills released a few days ago we now have the first trailer for The Drop starring Tom Hardy & James Gandolfini available for your viewing pleasure. The crime drama is based on Hardy’s character who runs a bar where the local criminals hide their money. The bar is robbed and Hardy, along with his Uncle played by Gandolfini, are caught up in an investigation and possible revenge from the criminals whose money has been taken.
From the looks of the trailer we can expect a dark, gritty and intense drama with some powerful performances; we dread to think what cruel fate awaits Hardy’s pet dog and the fact the movie was originally called Animal Rescue doesn’t install much hope into proceedings.
- Victoria Bull
Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for Tom Hardy's crime drama “The Drop,” which features the last performance from James Gandolfini. Michael Roskam (“Bullhead”) directed Dennis Lehane's adaptation of his own short story. Also read: Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the ‘Enough Said’ Scene With James Gandolfini Moviegoers Almost Didn't See Story follows a lonely bartender named Bob Saginowski (Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” — in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in. »
- Jeff Sneider
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