Thursday, October 15, 2015

Trailer for Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' is a fast, funny delight

The last time that the Coen Brothers released a film, it was 2013's Inside Llewyn Davis, a funny, smart and soulful masterpiece that was bolstered by a terrific turn from Oscar Isaac and a stellar soundtrack. It was just another wonderful addition to the Brothers' growing collection of masterpieces. I just love how Joel and Ethan Coen are able to make something as richly hysterical as The Big Lebowski and then turn right around and produce a dark, terrifying classic like No Country for Old Men a few years down the line. Their entire career has been a bit of a wild ride of comedy, drama and the little films like Llewyn Davis that fall in between. In 2015, the Coens will return with another highly-anticipated film, entitled Hail, Caesar! This star-studded comedy, set in 1950's Hollywood, looks like it will fall much more on the funny side of things. And with a cast led by Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, George Clooney and more, what's not to like? Check out the first trailer for the film below.

If someone asked me to put together my dream movie, it might look a little bit like Hail, Caesar! Screwball comedy, Hollywood setting, brilliant ensemble cast- count me in. This was one insanely good trailer and it's safe to say that Hail, Caesar! has jumped to the top of my most anticipated list for 2016. Josh Brolin has been brilliance upon brilliance lately in films like Inherent Vice and Sicario, and this looks like another phenomenal performance. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are together again with what looks like a very sultry and funny Scarlett Johannson thrown in for good measure. In addition, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton, two of the most consistently great actors in Hollywood are here in supporting roles. And Ralph Fiennes! Monsieur Gustave is here too! And finally, George Clooney as a big, dumb movie star? I don't think this gets any better. If Hail, Caesar! is half as good as its trailer, it'll be a classic for years to come. The film hits theaters on February 5, 2016 and you can bet that I'll be the first in line.

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