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Thursday, January 28, 2016

HAIL, CAESAR! Looks Ridiculous. I'm Totally Into It

I have been in desperate need for a good Coen brothers film. You may remember how I kinda sorta broke up with Joel and Ethan Coen after watching Inside Llewyn Davis more than two years ago, so the fact that I am even paying attention to what they have going on right now is a major step forward for me.

HAIL, CAESAR! looks absolutely ridiculous. No, ridonkulous (as the kids say). But the idea of poking fun of Hollywood bigwigs from the early days of film performed by a cast that could also be subject to ridicule is kind of brilliant. Very Coens-like (or so I hope). Here's the full synopsis:

Four-time Oscar®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

Universal Pictures has released a new featurette from the film that highlights some of what I just said. Check it out:

HAIL, CAESAR! is in theaters February 5. 


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