Martin Sheen has never been crabbier than in THE WAY, the Emilio Estevez-directed “trail movie” that chronicles a grieving father’s pilgrimage walk from France to Spain to scatter the ashes of his only child. When Daniel (Emilio Estevez) ditches his dissertation to travel the world, he dies suddenly in a freak accident on the Camino de Santiago, the famous Christian pilgrimage trail spanning Spain. His father Tom (Sheen), who was already pissed at Daniel before he died, decides to finish the journey to honor the lost life, and boy is he mad about it.
Because Terrence Malick takes such long gaps in between projects, he might be the only director capable of generating a buzz years before he releases a film. Fans flocked to see THE THIN RED LINE even though it came out twenty years after DAYS OF HEAVEN and his last film, THE NEW WORLD, was released way back in 2005. Now, six years later, Malick is finally releasing the much talked-about TREE OF LIFE, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. It’s not due out for another four months, but that’s like a week in Malick-time.
A new pro-Obama ads to come from an organization outside of the campaign reads on a white and blue flyer: For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger, and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you…