Tommy Lee Jones; Men in BlackI reported a couple of months ago that Tommy Lee Jones' highly-praised The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada - which he both directed and stars in - had secured US distribution, and that hopes were high for a December release that would make the film Oscar-eligible. Unfortunately, it won't be out until February 3 of next year, which totally destroys its Oscar chances - like anyone remembers what they saw in February. Still, it's great that a modern American western that's at least half in Spanish got a distribution deal at all, so I won't complain too loudly.

Though Karina wasn't over the moon about the film when she saw it in Toronto (She thought it would make a good Walker, Texas Ranger episode. OUCH.), the French trailer has me all excited. It looks dark and violent, as expected, but there are little bits of harsh humor that took me by surprise. Maybe that sort of thing will expand its appeal beyond the rabid westerns/Tommy Lee Jones/Lone Starfans among us, and lead to a wider release? Yeah, probably not.

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