Matt Damon Monuments Men

At the end of every single episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host apologizes to Matt Damon for running out of time. The gag is that every single night, Damon is in the back waiting to come on the show. That’s not true of course, but the dedication to the bit is impressive. It’s so impressive, in fact, Damon has never actually been a guest on the show. He’s appeared, however. He’s hosted, and been in taped videos, but never appeared as a guest.

Earlier this week, it finally happened. It only took George Clooney, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett and Bob Balaban to do it. Damon is one of the stars of Clooney’s The Monuments Men and was unceremoniously brought out as part of the ensemble. That devolved into 10 minutes of the genius cast ripping him to shreds. It’s hilarious. Check it out below. Read More »

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Here’s a cheeky sales pitch for George Clooney‘s new film The Monuments Men, which features Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and John Goodman as a crew of art guys and their associates who seek to rescue priceless cultural artifacts from Hitler’s war machine. The ads we’ve seen so far were the conventional sort. Now there’s an ad in the old newsreel style (well, very vaguely in the style), which along with the website SupportTheMonumentsMen.com tells you a bit about the film and the people that inspired it. Read More »

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The Monuments Men, the new film from George Clooney about a group of guys from the art world recruited to save art from the ravages of Hitler’s army,  may have been pushed into 2014 to make time for effects work, but we can still get a good look at it now.

There’s a lot of new footage in this trailer, much of it showing off the stellar supporting cast (including Bill MurrayJohn Goodman, Bob Balaban, and Cate Blanchett for starters) and in so doing supporting the illusion that this is an Ocean’s movie transported to World War II. But there’s probably all first act stuff, and as this trailer goes on there’s a more serious spirit that comes to the fore.

Check out the UK trailer below. Read More »

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Briefly: We knew more or less the window in which George Clooney‘s new film The Monuments Men would be released after being delayed from a December opening this year. In an interview given just after the detail, Clooney said “We had a meeting with all the effects guys for our CGI stuff, and, we’re just not going to get there in time. Then we looked at the date we had, December 18. I don’t know how many movies are opening, but it’s got to be the toughest December in recent memory for box office. We said, where’s another good place to land? And we looked at February and the Shutter Island slot.”

Now February 7 has been announced as the official new date for the film. That’s the date on which RoboCop was going to open, and Sony has pushed that a few days, to February 12. That leaves The Lego Movie as Clooney’s chief competition. And while we’re at it, David O. Russell’s American Hustle will now open wide on December 18 after a limited opening on December 13 this year. That puts it out a week earlier than the planned Christmas Day date.

Update: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has officially been pushed back to January 17, 2014.

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There’s a hell of a lot of great stuff in this second trailer for The Monuments Men. Start with George Clooney and Matt Damon building an “Ocean’s Eleven in WWII” squad to preserve and recover art stolen by the Nazis, and add guys like Bill Murray, John Goodman and Bob Balaban as members of the squad. But I think Cate Blanchett gets the win here, with her super droll question: “how can I help you steal our stolen art?”

Check out the full trailer for the December release below. Read More »

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New posters have been released for three radically different Fall movies.

There’s the star-studded Oscar contender The Monuments Men, starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and John Goodman. Then there’s a comedy starring four Oscar-winners (Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline) called Last Vegas. Finally, there’s a comedy with no Oscar aspirations at all, Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa starring Johnny Knoxville. Check out the posters below. Read More »

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Here’s the first trailer from The Monuments Men, the new film from director George Clooney. It’s based on a true story, and features Clooney and Matt Damon as two members of a team that ran through the battlefields of World War II trying to save art from destruction by various war machines. As Clooney’s character says in the trailer, ”if you destroy an entire generation of people’s culture, it’s as if they never existed.”

It’s a noble purpose, and since these guys weren’t soldiers — they were museum directors, curators, and art historians — there’s some opportunity for comedy, too. That’s why the rest of the cast includes actors like John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, and Hugh Bonneville.

Check out the footage below.

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Thursday August 8, audiences will get their first look at George Clooney‘s latest directorial effort, The Monuments Men. Featuring one of the most impressive casts in recent memory (Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban), it’s the true story of art historians who attempted to protect the world’s greatest pieces of art from a thieving Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. It’s scheduled for release December 18.

The trailer will be out Thursday, but below, check out the first image from the film. Read More »

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