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The Cinematic Katzenjammer: The Trailer Park: Stand Up Guys


The Trailer Park: Stand Up Guys

Stand Up Guys is a movie I really, really, really want to see. When I first heard about the film, I figured it would be a throwaway kind of movie with the way Pacino's career has been going. Now, with a trailer, I have to say I am very impressed and even more excited. Pacino is embracing the fact he's an old gangster who has run out of luck and he looks to be having fun with it. Throw in Christopher Walken (who's having one hell of a year) and Alan Arkin, and you can't help but love this trailer. 

The film follows Pacino's character, right after he is released from jail. His former partner in crime, Christopher Walken, is there to greet him. Unfortunately Pacino knows a hit is on him, and he knows its a matter of time before he's killed. For conflict, Walken's blackmailed to kill him and he struggles with the fact that he may have to take out his best friend. Arkin is pulled out of a retirement home for the night and the three hit the town, trying to have the night of their lives one last time before they're separated again. 

The trailer is great. Director Fisher Stevens seems to have great control over the story, never having it really escalate to the bizarre or trying too hard to be funny and looks to create a genuine story, as opposed to a throw-away idea you'll easily forget. It also looks incredibly sad and even if you can guess the ending, it's still something you really don't want to see happen. I love the music used in the trailer and I hope that the songs (or similar songs) will be used throughout the movie. Bon Jovi is also contributing a couple of original songs to the soundtrack, which is awesome, but I really hope the old-school style of music will also still stick. 

Besides the three leads, Stand Up Guys also stars Julianna Margulies, Vanessa Ferlito, and Rick Gomez. The film hits theaters January 11, 2013 but expect to see limited runs to qualify for the Oscars. 

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