Posts Tagged ‘George Clooney’

Review: The Boys in the Boat

— by BEV QUESTAD — It’s 1936 and Joe Rantz (Callum Turner) lives in a Seattle Depression-era Hooverville. He stands with men in a soup line for one ladle of thin gruel. He mother died when he was fourand his father left the family when he was 14. He’s a quiet, muscular guy used to [&[...]

Review: Ticket to Paradise

— by BEV QUESTAD — Thank you – Thank you – Thank you George Clooney and Julia Roberts for giving us such a fun film! It is a feast of enjoyment! David and Georgia Cotton are divorced but find themselves seated next to each other at their only daughter’s graduation. They hat[...]

7 Defining Gambling Scenes in Movie History

— by SIMON LEDGER — Gambling scenes in movies keep you on the edge of your seat. They usually come at the crucial point in the film, bringing high-tension drama to the table. Gambling has become more accessible to the general public in the US over recent years. Online casinos and sportsb[...]

The best films set in casinos

When it comes to the best films set in a casino, some of the most intense, thought-driven scenes rarely depict them as being in a casino. For example, take “Rain Man,” a comedy-drama directed by Barry Levinson. Towards the middle of the film, we see Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) realise his recen[...]

Top casino-themed films

Film directors often receive accolades for the manner in which they portray various film genres. Given the increased popularity of casino gambling due to online casinos such as, many films incorporate this theme into their plots. These are some of the top casino-themed films. R[...]

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.[...]