Posts Tagged ‘George Clooney’

Review: Money Monster

— by RON WILKINSON — Jack O’Connell blasts out of screen as Kyle Budwell, a New York truck driver who has lost his life savings in a securities gamble. He sneaks into the TV studio where finance TV show host, talking head and investment clown Lee Gates (George Clooney) is starting [...]

Review: Hail, Caesar!

— by RON WILKINSON — George Clooney does the heavy lifting in “Hail, Caesar!,” backed by an elite cast of sparkling supporting actors and perfect production. Shot in 35mm, the film is a remarkable throwback to the “glory years” of 1950s Hollywood when a star was really a [...]

Review: Gravity

— by ADAM DALE — “Gravity” opens with a 20-minute single shot that is just the beginning of what is one of the most beautiful, majestic and moving films I have ever seen. This behemoth of a project has been a passion project of writer-director Alfonso Cuarón’s for years and I’m [...]

Gravity: A Pair of Extended Clips

— by ADAM POYNTER — Warner Bros. Pictures is not fooling around when it comes to the promotion of the upcoming space thriller “Gravity.” Hot on the heels of the release of the two-minute clip/trailer, “Detached,” we have been given even further insight into this crazy action thri[...]

Filming Underway on Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and GK Films’ dramatic thriller “Argo,” directed by and starring Ben Affleck (“The Town,” “Gone Baby Gone”). The film is being produced by Affleck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Based on true[...]

Under Review: ‘The American’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — George Clooney, who usually uses his physical appearance and inborn charisma, makes a very different and thus perplexing turn as Jack in “The American.” The film ironically won’t please or entertain most American audiences, simply because we, as Americans, [...]

Three Clips from ‘The American’

— by RACHEL COYNE — I’m guessing the makers of “The American” think that George Clooney will be enough to get people to see the action-thriller, because they’re being pretty tight-lipped on what the movie is actually about. Here’s what my extensive research has uncovered: Georg[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The American’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — At the beginning of the trailer for “The American,” Jack (George Clooney), an assassin, tells his boss over the phone that he “wants out.” His boss promises him he can be done with the whole killin’ people business after one last job in[...]

‘Batman & Robin’ (1997)

— by CHAS BLANKENSHIP — Batman & Robin struggle to keep their alliance together as they attempt to stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City and enslaving it with animal plant hybrids.[...]

Under Review: ‘Up in the Air’

— by JASON EAKEN — Jason Reitman is the real thing. Though comparisons to the family patriarch may never go away, he has managed to effortlessly establish himself as his own entity. At 32 years old, he is one of the best filmmakers working today. More impressive than his age, he’s [...]

Three Clips From ‘Up in the Air’

— by RACHEL COYNE — In case you haven’t already had your fill of George Clooney with the recent releases of “The Men Who Stare at Goats” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” you have the upcoming comedy-drama “Up in the Air” to look forward to. In “Up in the Air,” Clooney is Ryan, [...]

Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Wes Anderson has made a name for himself by directing films such as “The Darjeeling Unlimited” and “Bottle Rocket.” His brand of humor for the older demographic is his “whistle with the clicking noise,” but he plans to expand[...]

Fantastic Mr. Fox: Four Featurettes

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is turning out to be a film that both adults and children will love, with Rolling Stone even calling it a film that “deserves to be called groundbreaking.” Wes Anderson, the director of films such as “The Royal[...]

Under Review: ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — There have been many films about the Iraq War era, most of them about the hardships of war, but earlier this year, the limited-release film “In The Loop” decided to do something different. Combining drama and comedy elements, director Armando Iannucci[...]