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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

THERE WILL BE BEEF: Mashup trailer of THE FOUNDER and THERE WILL BE BLOOD


Ray Kroc, the real life McDonald's businessman portrayed by Michael Keaton in The Founder and Daniel Plainview, the fictional oilman portrayed by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, share a lot of the blood-thirsty conviction that can be linked to chasing the eponymous American Dream. Although The Founder itself is nowhere near as significant as Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood from a filmmaking stance, it does share a similar heartbeat underneath its altogether safe direction by John Lee Hancock; as film critic and author Matt Zoller Seitz pointed out in his review of The Founder over at Roger Ebert: "This film could have been titled “There Will Be Beef.”"