Articles tagged george clooney

Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘The Ides of March’

This dark, angry movie wants to be a smart, keep-you-guessing political thriller but winds up a wildly improbable and deeply cynical melodrama.

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‘The American’ Is a Thoughtful, Deceptively Spare Work Rife with Political Intrigues

Jack is hardly the protypical "Ugly American", but he is an "American", with all that that signifies to the skeptical Left.

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28 Apr 2010 // 9:57 PM

ArmsBendBack: ArmsBendBack

I hate to be this scathing, but when each song sounds like a variation on three chords with a wah-wah solo tacked on for good measure, your time is better spent elsewhere.

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5 Nov 2009 // 9:19 AM

Nearly 20 years ago Grant Heslov met fellow struggling actor George Clooney at an audition. Clooney was too poor to purchase a set of head shots,

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2 Apr 2009 // 12:00 PM

Some shows change TV, and some change lives. Then, there are a few - very few - that actually accomplish both. As “ER” comes to

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Part 3: The Sixth Sense to  Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.

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Part 2: The Virgin Suicides to The Blair Witch Project (May - August 1999)

In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.

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Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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21 Dec 2008 // 7:30 PM

Burn After Reading (2008)

The Coen Brothers remains the most predicable unpredictable artists in Hollywood. You can be guaranteed that the minute you think you have them pegged -

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19 Sep 2008 // 11:47 PM

Leatherheads (2008)

The media just loves to fawn over George Clooney. With his combination of classic Hollywood charisma and contemporary self-effacing nerve, he tends to enhance, and

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18 Sep 2008 // 4:55 AM

Being John Malkovich brings many movie roles

TORONTO - John Malkovich is, well, being John Malkovich, although no portals affording entry to his mind seem to be in operation here at the

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12 Sep 2008 // 4:09 AM

Burn After Reading

Ozzie (John Malkovich) embodies the problem of the CIA, of the "intelligence community," which is that it reacts to data, then fashions a story about it to comport with the reaction.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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14 Aug 2008 // 4:38 AM

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba - It’s true that a production company owned by Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney optioned the story of Osama bin

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George Clooney picked ‘Leatherheads’ for the fun factor

In 2005, between his Oscar-nominated directing turn with “Good Night, and Good Luck” and his Oscar-winning performance in “Syriana,” George Clooney became known as a political-movie

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4 Apr 2008 // 3:53 AM


Pleasant and clever, Leatherheads is not built for surprises.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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