Nov. 19, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST
I watched "Bride Wars" on HBO Tuesday night. The final scene takes place one year after Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway make up after getting into a huge fight about having their weddings on the same day. Turns out that Anne Hathaway ends up marying Kate Hudson's brother, and both Hathaway and Hudson are PREGNANT. They even have the SAME DUE DATES (March 5 or 6, I think).
Nov. 19, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST
While it's not a pain that I have personal familiarity with, I can only offer my sympathies sir.
Nov. 19, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST
Juno sucks! Clooney is overrated! blah blah blah...<p> face it assholes, some non-comic book movies are good, too.
Nov. 19, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST
by wampa 1
...but it sure smells good!
Nov. 19, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST
Even when his movies aren't the best.
Nov. 19, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
But Precious gets best picture. Call up Vegas. . . .
Nov. 19, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST
...visions of him smirking through Batman & Robin come crashing in.
Nov. 19, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST
by Col. Tigh-Fighter
Thank You For Smoking was genius.
Nov. 19, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST
Not sure about it winning best picture at the oscars, but was definitely the most fun and the best picture i saw there...
Nov. 19, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST
That movie seemed unfinished and almost unwatchable upon repeat viewings. I maintain that The Dark Knight is one of the best movies of the decade. Heck anytime I get a chance to watch The Dark Knight I have to force myself to quit watching. Juno, I have to force myself to watch, but this movie Up in the Air seems really good.
Nov. 19, 2009, 10 a.m. CST
<p>I had no problem with Clooney in Batman & Robin. In fact, he was probably the best part.</p> <p>I'm sticking with my whole "Clooney never disappoints" statement. And that includes stuff The Facts of Life and Return of the Killer Tomatoes, too.</p>
Nov. 19, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST
Clooney's mullet in Facts O' Life & the hotness of Karen Mistal in ROTKT proves you might be right.
Nov. 19, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
Don't forget Roseanne.
Nov. 19, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST
The Sheldon Turner draft I read was one of the best scripts I've read in a long time. I can't wait to see how the film turned out after Reitman did a re-write.
Nov. 19, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST
It's not that Clooney was bad in Batman & Robin. It's that he was completely miscast as Batman. I was 16 when they made that movie and when I heard the casting news, I said to myself and anyone who would listen, "Batman doesn't smirk." Clooney is a decent actor and a likable guy, but he has two expressions: smug and dumbfounded. They serve him quite well in movies like O Brother... or Syriana, but they don't fit the character of Batman. I'll grant you that Batman & Robin was a terribly scripted and directed movie and it would have been just as awful with Michael Keaton or Val Kilmer in the lead. But the fact that the lead actor didn't fit into the role he was assigned certainly wasn't the best thing about it.
Nov. 19, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST
LMFAO @ believing offering products people want to buy is the equivalent to being "impoverished." Now if you want to talk about gov't and said corporate empires working together to distort the market and bring corporatism to America then go ahead, but give me a break w/ complaining about buying cheap toiletpaper at Wal-Mart.
I'd take Clooney over Bale any day. But all in all, Batman Forever is still the best Batman film ever made. That overrated Dark Knight borefest doesn't hold a candle to it. If Nolan was smart, he'd cast Carrey as the Riddler again.
Nov. 19, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST
After 2 very "serious" portrayals by Keaton and one that was completely devoid of any emotion at all from Kilmer, "smirking" Batman was fine with me. Frankly, I wish Batman smirked MORE. I grow weary of his constant brooding darkness. He's a frickin' billionaire. Lighten up a little, Bats!
Nov. 19, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST
The next Batman film features Robin. Only Robin. And Alicia Silverstone. As long as they CGI her lips to line up with her mouth.
Nov. 19, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST
...he backslid a bit in "Men/Goats" but I place some of that blame on the director's shoulders. Regardless, I've been looking forward to this flick for awhile; heard an NPR interview with someone who really does this for a living not too long ago... fascinating.
Nov. 19, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST
Clooney? Best Batman? For realz?
Nov. 19, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST
by corporate Hollywood. I'm drowning in the irony, folks.
Nov. 19, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST
He needs to be euthanized.
Nov. 19, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST
We get it, you hate america. <P> His next film is about the misunderstood but funny pedophile.
Nov. 19, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST
I saw Up in the Air a month ago and I am sorry, it is a complete ripoff of The Accidental Tourist. But, Tourist is better because it's main character isn't so obviously flawed, but more real. I don't get this. It's not even that old.
Nov. 19, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST
...while the government gets a pass, and I don't mean one side of the aisle or the other. "Bringing home the bacon" is as disaterous to the country and economy as corporate tomfoolery.
Nov. 19, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST
The movie was shot in 5 cities, and I know most of it was in St. Louis. Obviously it does not matter where you shoot if the point you are making is that things look the same everywhere. The director has a choice what to shoot and show on screen, and it is clear he was being deliberate.
Nov. 19, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST
Typical Clooney doing that, OHH I know what its like to be a middle class person...but he doesn't and niether does Rietman. His dad probably did. The movie looks as empty as the character Clooney is trying to potray. <P> Also Cloondawgs speech over the first trailer makes it sound like Fight Club for the over 40 crowd.
Nov. 19, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST
Nov. 19, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST
by lavatory love machine
pay more attention to what you write
Nov. 19, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST
if you are bothered by movies that don't fit into a BOLD TEXT TAGLINE, just stick With Bay and Emmerich, and let the rest of us watch real movies.
Nov. 19, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST
just because you have a bug up your huge Rush Limbaugh ass about Clooney's politics, doesn't mean that he makes flops as a rule. his average box office is $50 mil for fuck's sake.<p>if you think this film won't make money, you're delusional.
Nov. 19, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST
DUDE! He totally did! <P> its about "the economic zeitgeist in the anger and anxiety of dozens of workers fired through little fault of their own." <P> I mean LITERALLY DOZENS! upon a couple DOZEN more workers, maybe 2 more dozen's on top of that, but no more. Have been fired this year. I feel bad for those couple dozen of people.
Nov. 19, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST
sounds like some similar themes.
Nov. 19, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST
Anyone pandering and getting upset about people hating this film and saying OHHH GO WATCH MICHEAL BAY FILMS OR THE NEWEST FRIEDBERG and SELTZER COMEDY OR WHY DON'T YOU WAIT FOR KATSUHITO ISHII's NEW DRAMA TO DROP! <P> Shut the fuck up. Neither Jason Reitman nor George Cloondawg are some fucking far superior film makers. Neither of them make movies that are extremely deep or that intelligent. I would say any 5 minutes of Ghostbusters is funnier, deeper and far better then anything the money from that movie has allowed Reitman Jr to poop out.
Nov. 19, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST
Nov. 19, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST
Cloondawg played Batman as if Batman was gay, does that mean all of his characters from every movie he's been in, is gay?
Nov. 19, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST
Just watched the last fifteen minutes of Juno... man, I did do a good job on that. <P> 11:46 PM Nov 16th from web <P> I bet thats how all the great introduce themselves. Hell my name is Micheal Bay I directed the best movie ever about giant Robots. Reitman is the fucking Micheal Bay of crappy indie wannabe movies.
Nov. 19, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST
Best description of the American Dream gone wrong i ever read in here. What is happening in today's america, and by consequence in the rest of teh whole world, IS THE CONSEQUENCES of the American Dream which was dreamt a bit too hard by some and who took it to it's logical conclusion. The dream of some is the nightmare of the many.
Nov. 19, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST
by I am_NOTREAL
The Hurt Locker to be the film to beat for Best Picture this year...shoot...this will be much more popular.
Nov. 19, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST
So far they slapped it on Watchmen, Up, Trek, District 9, 9, Men who stare at Goats, etc.
Nov. 19, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST
I haven't seen either movie yet but I already know that the Messenger is the better movie, or the Oscar will go to some "pube counting" bore of a movie like An Education. Fuck the Academy. Hhhhmmm, think i found my new screen name.
Nov. 19, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST
Nothing outstanding for me, but I like the sound of this and The Messenger. Liked the following a lot: The Hurt Locker, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ponyo and District 9 was a great ride.
Nov. 19, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST
not sure if you were referring to my comments up there, but I Wasn't saying anyone that doesn't like this film (which hasn't even come out yet) is a Bay or Emmerich devotee. I was responding specifically to Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer, who (as you noticed) seems to be able to read like 4 reviews of films, and still have no idea what they're about. he needs a tagline synopsis. this is the same guy who's spent like a year whining about every aspect of AICN, and yet, is here every day. so I think making fun of his dumb ass is fair game.<p>that said, Clooney has made some pretty interesting and thought provoking movies. Goodnight and Good Luck? Solaris? Syriana?<p>hell, even his silly movies are better than most. Ocean's 11, Out of Sight. Batma...er...never mind.
Nov. 19, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST
by GibsonUSA Returns
Nov. 19, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST
Nov. 19, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST
like in everything else he has done?
Nov. 20, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST
god comments like that are so fucking boring...not everyone is a chameleon. clooney's range is just as good as a lot of famous actors. you ever see gene hackman play not-gene hackman? does that mean he's a bad actor?<p>find a something new to whine about.
Nov. 20, 2009, 5:50 a.m. CST
If there is any justice it will be won by 'IN THE LOOP'. Best film ive seen all year.
Nov. 20, 2009, 6:47 a.m. CST
It will show you how shallow and soulless other products really are!
Nov. 20, 2009, 6:54 a.m. CST
And please - Clooney putting on ten pounds for his role in Syriana didn't exactly impress me. He's Dean Martin with *slightly* more acting talent. "Where's my next GQ cover, bitch?"
Nov. 20, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST
once agian, no one seems to be able to divorce Clooney from his politics.<p>he's made a few political films, but they've all been pretty thoughtful. he's not Michael Moore. the only overtly political movie he did was narrate a documentary about aid in Darfur. you call that proselytizing? (that's how you spell that correctly, by the way)<p> Clooney fully knows that he's our generation's Dean Martin. the difference is, he uses that clout to get some more interesting movies made that would never get financing without him. look at Up in the Air. if you get a B-list actor in this, you lost maybe half the budget, and maybe not as many of the amazing supporting cast sign on. and is this a "Dean MArtin" role? fuck no! it's about a guy filled with alienation because he's a grown man-child with no family who's constantly on the move. sound like anyone?<p>Clooney is not Johnny Depp, but he is at least challenging himself. the sad truth is that he's always going to be hated in the talkbacks for two reasons: he's an unabashed liberal, and he's good looking.
Nov. 20, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST
by Jack D. Ripper
I am looking forward to this, but I wonder, does this job actually exist? Is there really someone who goes around downsizing people? Because especially in 2009 it seems like an awfully unnecessary position, and totally should be something most places could just do in-house.