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Suburbicon – Review

Strap yourself in for another trek in the cinema “way-back” machine at your local multiplex. And for once it’s not a “biopic” or a story “inspired by true events” like Marshall or Breathe. Yes, it’s pure fiction but it is set firmly in the real world. The movies have often viewed the 1950’s through the “rose-tinted” lens of nostalgia, as if yearning for that simpler, more innocent time. TVeven joined in with its long running hit “Happy Days” (that 70’s show now has its own nostalgic glow, as seen in the recent Kingsmen: The Golden Circle). Sure, they were indeed happy days…if you were part of the right social class, religion or race. . That’s the view of this new film, no surprise since it sprang from the minds of Joel and Ethan, the Coen brothers. But they’re not behind the camera on this project (supposedly
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‘Suburbicon’ Review: George Clooney Overplays His Hand With Grotesque ’50s Noir

  • The Wrap
‘Suburbicon’ Review: George Clooney Overplays His Hand With Grotesque ’50s Noir
Like those talented pop singers who keep making valiant stabs at being actors — and vice versa — George Clooney can’t seem to stay away from the director’s chair. His filmmaking career started promisingly enough with “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” (helped greatly by its Charlie Kaufman screenplay), but since then it’s been a parade of adequacies (“Good Night, and Good Luck,” “The Ides of March”), mediocrity (“Leatherheads”) and downright catastrophe (“The Monuments Men”). Clooney’s directorial legacy won’t get any help from “Suburbicon,” a garish and overblown crime melodrama that combines clumsy noir with lame jabs at 1950s suburban conformity.
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“Suburbicon” brings George Clooney back behind the camera

On paper, few 2017 releases should be safer Academy Award plays than Suburbicon. After all, it has George Clooney behind the camera, the Coen Brothers co-writing, as well as Matt Damon and Julianne Moore in starring roles. Throw in a supporting turn from Oscar Isaac and the ingredients are all there for something irresistible. And yet, this is one of the year’s more disappointing films. It opens in theaters this week and will hope to reverse the at best mixed buzz that has followed the flick on the fall festival circuit. There’s ambition on display here, though unfortunately it just never comes together in a satisfying way. A period piece satire, set in the utopian style community of Suburbicon, we see two events shape the entire community. One is the arrival of the first African American family into the town, while the other is a home invasion. The Meyers
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‘Suburbicon’ Review: George Clooney Overplays His Hand With Grotesque ’50s Noir

  • The Wrap
‘Suburbicon’ Review: George Clooney Overplays His Hand With Grotesque ’50s Noir
Like those talented pop singers who keep making valiant stabs at being actors — and vice versa — George Clooney can’t seem to stay away from the director’s chair. His filmmaking career started promisingly enough with “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” (helped greatly by its Charlie Kaufman screenplay), but since then it’s been a parade of adequacies (“Good Night, and Good Luck,” “The Ides of March”), mediocrity (“Leatherheads”) and downright catastrophe (“The Monuments Men”). Clooney’s directorial legacy won’t get any help from “Suburbicon,” a garish and overblown crime melodrama that combines clumsy noir with lame jabs at 1950s suburban conformity.
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Trailer for “Suburbicon” combines George Clooney, Madd Damon, and the Coen Brothers

Catching up on a Trailer debut from a few days ago here (we also got a Teaser for mother! yesterday, but there’s a full Trailer coming next week we’ll tackle). This one today is the major Oscar hopeful Suburbicon, coming to us as the latest directorial outing from George Clooney. Not only is Clooney teamed up with his partner Grant Heslov for this one, he also is working off of a script that the Coen Brothers once penned with an eye towards directing. You’ll be able to see this Trailer below, but first, you know the drill here…some discussion is in order. The film is a pitch black crime comedy of sorts. So far, the description for it is simply that a home invasion rattles a quiet family town. The town is the town of Suburbicon, and Gardner (Matt Damon) is a father and husband drawn
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Matthew Marsden making directorial debut with I Am That Man

Matthew Marsden (Black Hawk Down, Rambo) is making his directorial debut with the gritty thriller I Am That Man, which has just started production in Los Angeles.

Struggling to come to terms with the break-up of his marriage and his reintegration into civilian life, former Navy Seal John Beckett contemplates returning to what he knows best, war. When a close friend is brutally murdered in a racially motivated attack, Beckett calls upon his specialized military skills to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice. Has he found a new sense of purpose, or will this be his last mission?

The film sees Marsden directing from his own script, as well as starring alongside Christine Lakin (Family Guy, Valentine’s Day), Jeremy Ratchford (Cold Case, Leatherheads), Stelio Savante (Blood In The Water, The Making Of The Mob) and Josh Kelly (Unreal, One Life To Live).
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George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Gets Award Season Release

George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Gets Award Season Release
Paramount has given an awards season release date of Nov. 3 to the comedy-drama “Suburbicon,” starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, with Clooney directing.

Joel and Ethan Coen have written the script for “Suburbicon.” Producers are Joel Silver under his Silver Pictures banner alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures label, and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear Pictures.

The movie is set in the quiet family town of Suburbicon, where the best and worst of humanity is reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal.

Clooney’s directing credits include “Monuments Men,” “Leatherheads,” “The Ides of March,” “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” and “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

Paramount has also set the Emily Blunt-John Krasinski thriller “A Quiet Place” for April 18. Platinum Dunes is producing and Krasinski is directing from his own script.
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The 10 greatest supernatural Stephen King villains

Marc Buxton Dec 22, 2017

Venture into the unknown with Stephen King's 10 most infamous supernatural villains...

Pennywise the Clown isn't the only monster you need to fear at night. The King has created plenty of other horrific things that go bump in the night...

The name Stephen King conjures up images of horrific creatures, monsters, places, and stories, and some of the most enduring villains in fiction. These are beings of unimaginable evil that test the limits of the protagonists' will to survive, and some of these villains have gone on to become almost as famous (or infamous) as the writer himself. While many Stephen King villains are monsters of the human variety (serial killers, power hungry despots, nihilists, etc.) his most memorable are the supernatural ones who use their dark powers to twist the orderly world around them into a special place of chaos and pain.

Here are just a
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Interview: John Krasinski Turns Toward Family in ‘The Hollars’

Chicago – Any story involving family interactions is ripe for exploration, and John Krasinski (“The Office”) performs in and takes the director’s chair for the new film, “The Hollars.” This is his second directorial effort, looking at the somewhat dysfunctional title family during a medical crisis involving the mother (Margo Martindale).

John Krasinski is a well known affable guy, mostly for his role as Jim Halpert in the long-running sitcom “The Office.” He was born near Boston, and graduated from Brown University. He’s had a notable film career as well, with supporting roles in “License to Wed” (2007), “Leatherheads” (2008), “Away We Go” (2009), “Something Borrowed” (2011) and “Aloha” (2015). He broke his character mold this year in the Benghazi-inspired “13 Hours,” and now stars in and directs his second feature film, coming after “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men” (2009). He also became part of an official Hollywood “It” couple, with his marriage to actress Emily Blunt
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Outlaws and Angels Movie Review

Outlaws and Angels Movie Review
Title: Outlaws And Angels Momentum Pictures Director: Jt Mollner Writer: Jt Mollner Cast: Chad Michael Murray, Francesca Eastwood, Madisen Beaty, Ben Browder, Frances Fisher, Keith Loneker, with Luke Wilson, and Teri Polo Running Time: 120 min Rated: R (Violence, Gore, Language, Sexual Situations) In Theaters And Available On VOD: July 15, 2016 Henry (Chad Michael Murray, Agent Carter), Charles (Nathan Russell, Henry John and the Little Bug) and Little Joe (Keith Loneker, Leatherheads) are a trio of bank robbers whom have just terrorized a small town. They lose their horses on their way down to Mexico, when they happen upon a small farm in the middle of nowhere. Inside the  [ Read More ]

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‘Making A Murderer' Creators Detail Next Show

‘Making A Murderer' Creators Detail Next Show
Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos will follow their popular Netflix series Making A Murderer with an adaptation of the Huffington Post story "America's Most Admired Lawbreaker," according to Paste.

"America's Most Admired Lawbreaker," an article written by journalist Steven Brill, traces "the inside story" of Johnson & Johnson, the company that made billions of dollars marketing a harmful drug, Risperdal, to children and the elderly. Legal action against the company resulted in a $2 billion settlement, but Johnson & Johnson brought in $30 billion from sales of the drug. Brill's serialized report is divided into 15 parts.
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George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Sells Around the World

George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Sells Around the World
Alex Walton’s sales, production and financing outfit Bloom has sold George Clooney’s black comedy “Suburbicon,” which stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, around the world.

The movie, which was written by Joel and Ethan Coen, is produced by Joel Silver, Clooney, Grant Heslov and Teddy Schwarzman, and is expected to begin shooting this October in Los Angeles. Paramount Pictures acquired U.S. distribution rights two days ago.

The movie has now been sold to U.K (eOne); Germany (Tele Muenchen/Concorde); Spain (Tri-Pictures); Italy (Leone Films); Latin America (Sun Distribution); Canada (Elevation); Greece (Odeon); Hong Kong, (Bravos); Scandinavia (MisLabel); Romania (Odeon); Turkey (Bir); Korea (Woosung); Japan (Tohokushinka Film Corporation); India (PVR); Taiwan (Filmware); Czech Republic (Aqs); Poland (Monolith); Australia (Roadshow); former Yugoslavia (Blitz); and Middle East (Salim Ramia).

Walton commented: “We’ve had an overwhelming response to ‘Suburbicon’ at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, drumming up worthy
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Paramount Buys George Clooney-Directed Comedy ‘Suburbicon’

Paramount Buys George Clooney-Directed Comedy ‘Suburbicon’
Paramount Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution to George Clooney’s black comedy “Suburbicon,” starring Matt Damon, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin and Julianne Moore.

The film is expected to begin shooting this October in Los Angeles.

The announcement was made Saturday at the Berlin film Festival. The project came together on Feb. 1 when Teddy Schwartzman of Black Bear Pictures announced he would finance.

Joel and Ethan Coen have written the script for “Suburbicon,” which is currently in pre-production. Joel Silver will produce under his Silver Pictures banner alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures label, and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear Pictures. Clooney will direct.

The movie will be set in the quiet family town of “Suburbicon,” where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal.
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George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Nears Deals with Paramount

George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Nears Deals with Paramount
George Clooney is one of the hottest properties at the Berlin Film Festival. After starring in opening night film “Hail, Caesar!,” Clooney is seeing his next directorial effort “Suburbicon” fast gathering traction.

Paramount Pictures is nearing a deal with CAA for the film’s U.S. distribution rights, Variety has confirmed.

Meanwhile, at Berlin, sales agency Bloom is expected to be closing deals in major international territories over the next few days.

At the beginning of the month, Black Bear Pictures confirmed that it will finance the comedic drama, which was written by “Hail, Caesar!” directing pair Joel and Ethan Coen early in their careers but never made it to the screen. As Clooney told Variety recently, he’d sifted through dozens of scripts, looking for his next project, when he was reminded of the old screenplay and asked the Coen brothers for permission to finally adapt the story. When a home invasion turns deadly,
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Win Leatherheads on DVD

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To mark the release of Leatherheads on 15th February, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD. Lexie’s sent on an assignment to dish the dirt on Dodge’s latest football team recruit, dashing war hero Carter “The Bullet” Rutherford (John Krasinski). But when both Carter and Dodge fall for Lexie, they go head

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Plot Details Emerge For George Clooney's New Film Suburbicon

Back in December, we wrote about how Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Julianne Moore were in talks to star in SuburbiconGeorge Clooney's upcoming directorial project that was written by the Coen Brothers. At the time, the only plot details we had were vague: all we knew was that it was a noir drama set in the 1950s, and it would be in the vein of the Coens' Blood Simple.

Now The Wrap has confirmed that both Damon and Moore have closed their deals to star in the film, though there's no official word yet on Clooney's Hail, Caesar! co-star Brolin. The outlet also managed to uncover some legitimate plot details beyond the vague description we've had up until this point:

[The movie] is set in the quiet family town of Suburbicon, where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly,
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Clooney and The Coen Brothers To Re-Team For 'Suburbicon'

  • LRM Online
George Clooney and The Coen Brothers sure do love working together. Not only has the actor appeared in four films directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, but now his next directing gig is going to be written by them. It was announced some time ago that the trio was working on a film called Suburbicon. Well, the production is picking up steam and has now added A-list talent like Matt Damon and Julianne Moore to its cast. That's not all, but we now know some of the plot details for the upcoming dark dramedy.

According to The Wrap: "When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal." Set in the fictitious town of Suburbicon, the film will take a darkly humorous look at what seemingly ordinary people are capable of when the context is just right. 

This will be Clooney's first directing gig since the underwhelming The Monuments Men,
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Berlin: George Clooney-Matt Damon’s Dramedy ‘Suburbicon’ Finds Financing

Berlin: George Clooney-Matt Damon’s Dramedy ‘Suburbicon’ Finds Financing
Black Bear Pictures will finance the comedy-drama “Suburbicon,” starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Julianne Moore with Clooney directing.

Bloom has acquired the sales rights for international markets and will launch sales at the Berlin Film Festival. CAA is handling U.S. rights.

Joel and Ethan Coen have written the script for “Suburbicon,” which is currently in pre-production. Joel Silver will produce under his Silver Pictures banner alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures label, and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear Pictures.

The movie will be set in the quiet family town of “Suburbicon,” where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal.

Clooney’s directing credits include “Monuments Men,” “Leatherheads,” “The Ides of March,” “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” and “Good Night and Good Luck.
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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi Actor John Krasinski Will Be Grand Marshal At Aaa Texas 500 Nascar Sprint Cup Series

Film and television star John Krasinski, who stars as a former Navy Seal in the upcoming, real-life motion picture thriller 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, has been named the Grand Marshal for the Aaa Texas 500 Nascar Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Nov. 8, at Texas Motor Speedway.

Krasinski, an actor, writer and director, will give the command for the Sprint Cup Series drivers of the 43-car field to start their engines in front of a crowd that annually comprises one of the largest-attended, single-day sporting events in Texas.

“It’s a huge honor to be asked to serve as this year’s Grand Marshal,” said Krasinski. “I am really excited to be going to Nascar and seeing Jeff Gordon race for one of his last outings.”

Krasinski will be joined on the Grand Marshal stage by three of the heroes from the CIA annex security team that fought off Islamic militants on Sept.
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George Clooney in Talks to Direct Coen Brothers' New Noir, 'Suburbicon'

George Clooney in Talks to Direct Coen Brothers' New Noir, 'Suburbicon'
Longtime Coen brothers collaborator George Clooney, who stars in their Hollywood caper, "Hail, Caesar!"—due out from Universal early next year—is looking to team up with the pair again, this time behind the camera. Deadline reports that the "O Brother Where Art Thou?" and "Intolerable Cruelty" star is rumored to direct the Coens' long-gestating noir, "Suburbicon," to be produced by Joel Silver. Read More: "Watch: Half of Hollywood Turns Up in Bonkers Trailer for Coens' Epic Caper, 'Hail, Caesar!'" It would be Clooney's first turn in the director's chair since 2014's "The Monuments Men," and perhaps a chance to recapture the magic of his black-and-white portrait of Edward R. Murrow's challenge to red-baiting Sen. Joseph McCarthy, "Good Night and Good Luck." Clooney's directorial efforts since then, including "Leatherheads" and "The Ides of March," were largely unsuccessful with critics and...
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