Posts tagged "George Clooney"

Movie Review: The Monuments Men

Movie Review: The Monuments Men
THE MONUMENTS MEN Genre: War Dramedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 118 mins. Premise: A group of unlikely soldiers are sent on a mission to recover stolen artwork from Nazi thieves and return the masterpieces to their owners. Behind-the-Scenes: Originally set for release in December, but pushed back relatively last minute to give co-writer/director George Clooney... Read more »

Movie Revue: Gravity, Cloudy 2, Rush, Don Jon, Enough Said, Runner Runner

Movie Revue: Gravity, Cloudy 2, Rush, Don Jon, Enough Said, Runner Runner
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. GRAVITY.  Director Alfonso Cuaron hasn’t made a movie since 2007′s Children of Men.  I called that film the best of the last decade.  With Gravity, he may have made one of the best movies... Read more »

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-Watching Batman & Robin (1997)

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-Watching Batman & Robin (1997)
BATMAN & ROBIN (1997) Oh, how the mighty have fallen.  What started as a runaway pop cultural juggernaut under Burton had, by 1997, devolved into a joke.  And not even a funny joke – a pathetic one.  I’m sure there are worse superhero films that have been made, I just can’t think of any.  Batman... Read more »
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Thanksgiving Movie Review Wrap-Up Or...Just Go See The Muppets Already!

Thanksgiving Movie Review Wrap-Up Or...Just Go See The Muppets Already!
THE MUPPETS (****) 98 minutes of pure joy.  Co-writer, co-producer, star, and Muppet aficionado Jason Segel achieves exactly what he set out to do: resurrect The Muppets brand and put those lovable felt puppets back on the big screen and in audience’s good graces.  The jokes are swift, the music is catchy, the celebrity cameos... Read more »

Et Tu, Brute? "The Ides Of March" Wants Your Vote Come Oscar Time

Et Tu, Brute?  "The Ides Of March" Wants Your Vote Come Oscar Time
THE IDES OF MARCH Genre: Political thriller Premise: A young, idealistic campaign manager (Ryan Gosling) is thrust into the dark, dirty side of politics when he learns that all is not what it seems with his golden boy candidate (George Clooney). Behind-the-Scenes: Based on the play “Farragut North.”  Clooney co-wrote and directs.  Chris Pine was originally cast in... Read more »

American Idol Recap - A Lusky Stank or Just Plain Stink?

Last night was my favorite American Idol theme night: Birth Year Night!  Why is that my favorite night?  I have no idea, because it always ends up being a huge downer. 1) It makes me feels like a giant old to discover that some of the Idol contestants were in the hospital being born while... Read more »
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Movie Review - The American (***)

The American.  103 mins.  R.  Directed by Anton Corbijn.  Written by Rowan Jaffe.  Starring George Clooney, Thekla Reuten, and Violante Placido. Don’t be fooled by the trailers and TV ads for The American – this is no fast-paced, action-packed thriller.  It’s more of a meditative character drama marked by the occasional chase sequence and scenes... Read more »