The Monuments Men
It's always surprising when high-profile movies change their opening days with only months or weeks to spare. So break out your calendars and raise your eyebrows, movie fans, because a few major Sony releases have shifted. Two of them are fairly minor, but the third definitely sends up a red flag or two.
It's hard to tell if George Clooney's new film 'The Monuments Men' will be an Oscar favorite even though it's being released in the midst of the prestige season. The latest trailer plays up the possibility that this could be a real contender, but one thing is for sure, it's got a great cast that includes Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett and John Goodman.
Summer is over and, as Ned Stark would say, winter is coming. But, there's no reason to despair: the best stretch of the year for movies is right around the corner. The summer may offer the year's biggest films, but the fall tends to offer the best
Let's not beat around the bush: 'The Monuments Men' looks terrific and we'll be completely and totally shocked if it's not one of the year's most talked-about films come Oscar time. Then again, we'd expect nothing less than a historical dramatic comedy directed by George Clooney starring the likes of Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Jean Dujardin and Cate Blanchett. The first official poster has arrived, making it pretty clear that this insanely good cast will be the major selling point going forward.
'The Monuments Men' focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.
George Clooney has never had any trouble assembling an all-star cast for his productions. Indeed, why would he? But his latest is looking like it boasts the most impressive line-up to date. Don't believe it? How does a movie featuring Clooney, Daniel Craig, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman and recent Best Actor Oscar winner Jean Dujardin sound?