George Clooney

‘Money Monster’ Review: Greed Is Good. This Movie Is Bad.

by Matt Singer May 13, 2016 @ 9:47 AM
When it opens on Friday, Money Monster will be the most preposterous film currently in theaters. No easy feat at a time when multiplexes also feature a superhero saga about a genius in a suit of flying armor fighting a man who spent 75 years frozen in an iceberg and an adaptation of a cartoon about a boy who can talk to bears and snakes.

Cannes Film Festival Preps with Official Poster, First Selections

by Charles Bramesco March 21, 2016 @ 2:02 PM
The biggest event on the global cinematic calendar is nearly upon us, with the 69th Cannes Film Festival set for May 11-22. The selection committee won’t release their picks for the titles screening In Competition and the festival’s many sidebar...

‘Batman vs. Superman’ Star Ben Affleck Received Some Bat-Advice From Christian Bale and George Clooney

by Britt Hayes February 17, 2016 @ 5:20 PM
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Zack Snyder recently revealed that he sought and received Christopher Nolan’s blessing for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (though it really sounded like Nolan just didn’t care), but he wasn’t the only one looking for approval for the upcoming superhero epic. Ben Affleck says that he also went to his Batman predecessors — not for their blessing, but for some helpful Bat-tips.

That Time George Clooney Met ‘House’ for an Almost ‘ER’ Reunion on Kimmel

by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 3, 2016 @ 10:42 AM
Ubiquitous though they are these days, cast reunions aren’t always so easy to put together. Jimmy Kimmel and George Clooney learned this the hard way, trying to reunite the cast of ER for a new sketch, but hey, there’s always the time Doug Ross met Dr. House! That happened, right? I don’t watch TV. Yes, I appreciate the irony.

‘Hail, Caesar!’ Review: Hooray For the Coens’ Hollywood

by Matt Singer February 3, 2016 @ 8:01 AM
Over the course of their 30-year careers, the Coen brothers have made a lot of different kinds of movies; madcap comedies, period dramas, detective mysteries, bouncy musicals, thrilling Westerns, and biting satires. Hail, Caesar! is the first time they’ve made all those different kinds of movies simultaneously. Though it has an overarching story — a movie star gets kidnapped in the middle of a major production — Hail, Caesar!’s Hollywood studio setting offers the Coens the opportunity for a series of delightful digressions. As its protagonist, studio boss Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), wanders the Capitol Pictures backlot, the Coens’ wander through every imaginable style and genre from the American film industry’s Golden Age. Hail, Caesar! features so many different styles and genres, in fact, that it almost qualifies as an anthology film, one that finds the Coens at their most versatile and playful.

‘Money Monster’ Trailer: George Clooney Has Been Taken Hostage on Live TV

by Britt Hayes January 12, 2016 @ 7:39 PM
The first trailer for Money Monster has arrived online, promising a tense thriller unfolding in real time starring George Clooney as a financial expert / TV personality who is taken hostage — live, on the air — by Jack O’Connell, while the whole world watches. The film definitely looks like a promising follow-up from director Jodie Foster, who previously helmed the Mel Gibson dramedy The Beaver and, more recently, episodes of Orange Is the New Black.

‘Hail, Caesar!’ TV Spot Promises Some Classic Hollywood Shenanigans From the Coen Brothers

by Britt Hayes December 29, 2015 @ 6:08 PM
With the increase in superhero films in recent years, you can practically measure time by each new comic book blockbuster — a superhero film (or two…or three…) for every season. But amid all of 2016's exciting super-offerings, let’s not forget a few of those other highly-anticipated, non-superhero movies, like the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar, the pair’s first new film since Inside Llewyn Davis…which already feels like a lifetime ago. Insert somber guitar strum.

George Clooney Beefs Up ‘Suburbicon’ Cast with Julianne Moore, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin

by Charles Bramesco December 9, 2015 @ 9:27 AM
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Don’t play with our hearts like this, Clooney. Academy Award-winning actor and director George Clooney has begun making moves to get a production by the name of Suburbicon up and running, an exciting prospect for movie-industry observers. With a...

‘A Very Murray Christmas’ Trailer Has No Holiday Spirit for ‘Monuments Men’

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 17, 2015 @ 10:42 AM
We won’t have to wait long into December for Bill Murray’s upcoming Netflix Christmas special, the aptly-titled A Very Murray Christmas, but it’s never too early for holiday cheer (especially for franchise coffee). In any case, the full star-studded trailer has arrived, including Clooney, Poehler and more, but not Pope Francis, apparently.