O Brother Where Art Thou 20 Years Later

George Clooney has been the protean ideal of a movie star for so long that it’s hard to recall a time when his presence on the big screen was more typified by playing the Caped Crusader in a comically terrible film. Even now that box office results have been decimated by the pandemic, there are few actors who perfectly embody the notion of what it is to be an old-fashioned movie star like Clooney. His always-at-100 smile, his dapper style, and a public look that often recalls the masculinity of Cary Grant ensured that Clooney struck an old-fashioned note of fame even at a time when movie stardom was vanishing. 

It’s to Clooney’s credit that his fame on the big screen hasn’t crumbled over the last four years, during which he hasn’t appeared in a movie. Though he did appear in the Hulu adaptation of Catch-22, the last film in which Clooney appeared was the 2016 drama Money Monster. (It’s been just over three years since he directed a movie, the wilting black comedy Suburbicon.) Finally, Clooney is back in the new Netflix sci-fi drama The Midnight Sky, which he also directed. But from the start, it’s clear that this isn’t the dashing Clooney who appeared in films like The Monuments Men or Michael Clayton. With a severely trimmed head of hair and a bushy white beard, the rakish and charming George Clooney all but disappears in The Midnight Sky and is replaced with someone quieter and more meek.

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the midnight sky featurette

George Clooney hates cold. Probably because snow is cold, and wet, and gets everywhere. But he would sacrifice discomfort, even embrace it, for cinema. That’s the thrust of the latest The Midnight Sky featurette, which Netflix has released ahead of the Clooney-directed sci-fi epic’s release on the streaming service.

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the midnight sky trailer

Netflix has released the final The Midnight Sky trailer ahead of the George Clooney space drama’s theatrical debut tomorrow. Clooney directs and stars in the star-studded science fiction epic, which has received decidedly mixed reviews despite Netflix’s clear Oscar hopes for the film. Watch the final The Midnight Sky trailer below.

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the tender bar movie

Ben Affleck is reuniting with his Argo producer George Clooney for an Amazon Studios drama. Affleck is set to star in The Tender Bar, an adaptation of the J.R. Moehringer memoir to be directed by Clooney. The stars have been trying to work together for years, and when Clooney landed The Tender Bar as his follow-up to the upcoming The Midnight Sky, Affleck was at the top of his list.

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the midnight sky review

It’s the end of the world as we know it in The Midnight Sky, a post-apocalyptic drama from director George Clooney. Set in the year 2049, an unspecified event is quickly killing off the planet, sending people underground. But there are also people much, much higher above – a group of astronauts who have been on a two-year mission and have no idea they’re heading back to a near-dead planet. Can the seemingly last-man-on Earth warn them to turn around before it’s too late? The clock is ticking, and the stage is set for what could be a thrilling, emotional, intense journey. It’s none of those things.

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The Art of Political Murder trailer

HBO’s collection of new crime-centric documentaries continues next month with The Art of Political Murder, which recounts the 1998 murder of Juan Gerardi, a Guatemalan bishop and human rights activist who was killed for blaming the country’s military for some of the atrocities in its brutal, multi-decade civil war. George Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov executive produced this documentary, and a new trailer has been released which you can watch below.
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VFX Artists React to Speed Racer

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out what the visual effects artists from Corridor Crew have to say about the Speed Racer VFX from the 2009 big screen adaptation. Plus, go behind the scenes of HBO’s fantasy series adaptation His Dark Materials, and listen to George Clooney look back on his most memorable roles, from the Ocean’s 11 franchise to award worthy turns in The Descendants and Michael Clayton, and more. Read More »

the midnight sky trailer

George Clooney leads a star-studded space epic that looks to the stars for humanity’s salvation. In The Midnight Sky, Clooney stars as the last man on Earth after the world has been ravaged by some nameless apocalypse. But there is still hope for humanity yet: Clooney’s arctic station scientist happens upon a young girl who seemed to survive the onslaught, while one NASA starship, the Aether, remains ignorant of what has happened on Earth. But in order to save what’s left of humanity, Clooney must brave the apocalyptic wasteland of Earth to send a message to the Aether. Watch The Midnight Sky trailer below.

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the midnight sky teaser

George Clooney‘s new Netflix movie The Midnight Sky is dropping its full trailer later this week. But first, here’s an enigmatic little teaser that gives absolutely nothing away, but does put Clooney’s name in big letters. It’s the teasiest of teasers – 43 seconds of footage that essentially winks at the audience and says, “Check back with us later!” In the film, Clooney plays a scientist trying to stop a group of astronauts from returning to Earth because of a global catastrophe. Watch The Midnight Sky teaser below.

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calico joe movie

Stop me if you heard this one: Geroge Clooney, Jon Grisham, and Bob Dylan get together and say, “Let’s make a movie!” No, this isn’t the set-up of a joke. Instead, it’s news about a new movie. George Clooney is considering directing Calico Joe, a film adapted from the John Grisham novel of the same name. And Bob Dylan’s Grey Water Park Productions is set to produce. While Grisham is primarily known for his legal thrillers, Calico Joe is about a baseball player in the 1970s who ends up in a coma for three decades after being struck by a pitch.

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