The Coen Brothers’ love of movies – especially, in this case, movies of the fifties – has never been in greater display than in Hail, Caesar. As the film follows Capitol Films’ Head of Physical Production, Eddie Mannix, through twenty-fours of doing his job (he fixes problems that the studio’s actors create) we are taken through four very clever pastiches.
The problem with Hail, Caesar is that, if you’re not an avid fan of films from 65 years ago, you will probably miss out on over half the movie.
Welcome to February 2016! This upcoming month features a whole slate of interesting releases, and as such GeekScholars Movie News is ready to reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office Predictions for:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Plus, this week’s episode marks the inclusion of a brand new segment: ‘Script Doctor’. Let us know what you think!
The Coen Brothers, new film, Hail, Caesar!, follows a Hollywood fixer on a day when he has a lot of stuff to fix – not the least of which is the kidnapping of the studio’s biggest star.
Universal Pictures takes us behind the scenes on a new video featuring comments from some of the film’s stars – Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton. Check it out after the jump.
On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, GeekScholar Fox reports in from his time at the 2015 New York Comic-Con! Fox was on-hand to learn more about Vin Diesel’s The Last Witchhunter, Jack Black’s Goosebumps, and other tidbits from Marvel, the world of Batman, and the history of Ghostbusters!
Episode 212 closes things out with a Preview Review of Hail, Caesar! the latest comedy from Coen Brothers (The Big Lebowski, Fargo, True Grit), about an epic 1950’s Hollywood production gone awry starring George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, and Channing Tatum.
Hail, Caesar is a Coen Brothers (above) film the follows one day in the life of a Hollywood fixer in the Golden Age of Hollywood. And yes, he has a lot of things to fix – including finding the kidnapped star of a gargantuan Hollywood epic.
George Clooney is the kidnapped star; Scarlett Johannson plays an Esther Williams type who also has ‘contacts’; Tilda Swinton is a Hedda Hopper-like gossip columnist and Josh Brolin is the fixer.
Check out the extremely witty trailer following the jump. Hail, Caesar opens on February 5, 2016.