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  • Stardust
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    #108432

    Released FEB 7, 2014

    Directed by Clooney

    Produced & Screenplay by Clooney and Grant Heslov (Argo)

    Based on The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

    Music by Alexander Desplat

    CAST:
    George Clooney as George Stout

    Matt Damon as James Rorimer

    Cate Blanchett as Rose Valland

    John Goodman

    Bill Murray

    Jean Dujardin

    Synopsis:

    Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.

    (Description of the original book by author Robert M. Edsel:

    At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: “degenerate” works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world’s great art from the Nazis.)

    TRAILER: http://www.hitfix.com/in-contention/monuments-men-trailer-finds-george-clooney-and-matt-damon-on-the-hunt-for-stolen-art

    “The Monuments Men” hits theaters on December 18, 2013

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    jamesgray
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    #108434

    This looks more comedic than I thought it would be. 

    And I’ll just say this now……I think Clooney is horrific and plays himself in every movie. Not looking forward to him starring in this. THe rest of the cast, though…..definitely. 

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    Rooney Mara
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    #108435

    Oh well…the Hollywood gold group .
    This looks completely from what I have thought. It looks far more comedic, yes.
    Extremely disapointed on Cate´s part. I truly hope she has a bigger part than it looks in the trailer. 

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    Halo_Insider
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    #108436

    Looks pretty much like I expected. A bit light, with perhaps a few good performances and one-liners here or there. I’m not sure if Clooney has the depth as a director to really helm a film that I’d personally find to be the best of the year (though I genuinely enjoyed Good Night, and Good Luck and haven’t yet seen Confessions of a Dangerous Mind), but I could see the Academy warming up to it with at least a few nominations.

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    Atypical
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    #108437

    That trailer seemed much lighter than I thought the subject matter would be. And it feels very “Argo”-ish too. Meh.

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    Renaton
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    #108438

    Well, Argo in WWII is exactly what I thought this film would be, so I’m actually surprised people are surprised that tone is not heavy or tragic.

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    Beau S.
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    Looks very meh. Blanchett looks great in the little bit of her we got.

    The wikipedia article for Blanchett’s character describes her as “a French art historian, a member of the French Resistance, a captain in the French military, and one of the most decorated women in French history.”

    Sounds very meaty.

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    Stardust
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    #108440

    A couple of interviews noted it’d be infused with the ridiculous, so I was expecting this tone, at least for the trailer.

    I hope no one’s predicting Damon Lol.

    I believe Blanchett plays a more central role (though small) to the story than what the trailer suggests.

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    A Person
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    #108441

    Meh. 

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    drenja
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    #108442

    Definitely comedy.

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    PJ Edwards
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    #108443

    lol dropped this from 2nd to 7th. Not even sure it will get nominated anymore with all the competion. 

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    outsider
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    #108444

    Maybe this is a more serious “Ocean’s Eleven” but still not serious enough?

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    Malick
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    #108445

    Underwhelming trailer thats for sure. But maybe Damon can still get in. That’d be nice.

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    BrokenFan
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    #108446

    Wow…I’m kinda turned off by the trailer. It made me want to watch the movie less. 

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    Scottferguson
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    #108447

    That’s a trailer aimed at regular, non snobby audiences. Like most contemporary trailers these days, it is cut into mainly 1 second bits, unlike what the movie will be like, since trailer-makers are convinced audiences have ADD.

    My guess is that this will be an entertaining, fun film that will be better than half of the Oscar nominees but won’t be a big contender. Which is fine if that happens.

    It has the flavor of past caper films, including some set in WW2 (Kelly’s Heroes e.g.)

    If one is looking through an Oscar prism, then maybe not so great a trailer. But to me it suggests a hit movie that could actually be quite good (not that any trailer really indicates quality usually).     

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