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Well, duh. A WWII story with a cast that includes Daniel Craig, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Matt Damon Hugh Bonneville, and Bob Balaban, George Clooney's "Monuments Men" (which he'll also take a role in) is now slated for a "Hey-pay-attention-to-me-awards-season" date of December 20, 2013. The picture is a big-budget adaptation of Robert M. Edsel's "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History," that tells the true story of a hand-picked group of American and British art experts chosen by the U.S. government to try to retrieve artwork stolen by the Nazis. So file it under the "Argo" slot of highly entertaining, thrilling true history and then wonder why we always have to cram these movies together in December as the picture will be opening against another awards heavyweight on the same weekend, "Saving Mr. Banks," with Tom Hanks as Walt Disney. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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