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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Piece Of Shit Or Not- Hail, Caesar!

Joe's Take-

The world's biggest actor (George Clooney) has been kidnapped for ransom by a society of weirdos! While the studio head (Josh Brolin) scrambles to recover his bumbling leading man, he appoints a group of actors (Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Alden Ehrenreich) and a hard ass director (Ralph Fiennes) to discreetly handle said ransom without alerting the press (Tilda Swinton). There's dance numbers, forgotten lines, and a general sense of buffoonery. The production of the studio's biggest film, Hail, Caesar! will be finished on time and Johansson will do just the right amount of schmoozing to make it happen, even by flirting with a pencil pushing weakling (Jonah Hill). There's even a Russian submarine to add to the confusion. All the while, Frances McDormand (Fargo) runs the movie projector. It may be goofy, but everyone has the fakest of Hollywood smiles while being so. This movie looks really stupid and normally I would want no part of it. But stupid is what the Coen Brothers (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Burn After Reading) cleverly do best, and anything with Clancy Brown (Shoot to Kill) in it is worth a gander. I haven't seen a film of theirs that has sucked yet, so I think that this one will be a safe bet. I just wonder what the twist will be?
My prediction- Hail, Caesar! will not be a piece of shit, but Clooney's llama teeth sure do look so.

Mike's Take

The Coen brothers are back with another big comedy on their hands Hail, Caser! A movie about the world's biggest actor being kidnapped by a group calling themselves the Future. Clooney plays a buffoon of an actor that has problems with lines and it seems that nobody really wants to deal with him because he is just oblivious to anything and everyone. Except he's the world's biggest actor and they need him to carry the studio. Bring in Josh Brolin's character, who's job it is to find Clooney, keep this whole thing quiet and make sure that the production keeps on track. Is this movie going to be a piece of shit? No way, after O' Brother, Where Art Thou, Burn After Reading and Fargo, how can they go wrong.

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