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Movie Review: Suburbicon

Reject false Coens, even if Clooney-shaped. Review by Brandon Wolfe Ever since O Brother, Where Art Thou? , George Clooney has been a staple of some of the Coen Brothers’ sillier offerings in the 21st Century. Clooney has also appeared in their iffy Intolerable Cruelty as well as in the much stronger Burn After Reading . He has fashioned such a close working relationship with the Coens that he has now been entrusted with directing a script they’ve written. But just because you’ve worked with the Coens don’t make you the Coens. The Coens wrote the script for Suburbicon in 1986, shortly after completing Blood Simple , yet never produced it, for whatever reason. But, upon seeing the finished product, it’s clearly of a piece with their oeuvre. The acidic black comedy, the comically boneheaded characters, the caper gone awry, the creatively gruesome deaths are all very familiar. Suburbicon , however, never gels the way that even the lesser Coen efforts do. Some key ingredient didn’t

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Trailer Starring Justin Timberlake & Carey Mulligan

Watch the official trailer for INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS featuring “ Dink’s Song ” performed by Marcus Mumford, Via Apple Trailers : CBS Films will release INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS on December 6, 2013. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS recently won the Grand Prix at the Cannes International Film Festival. Written and Directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen Starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund and Justin Timberlake INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making. Watch the trailer after the Jump... For more info: #InsideLlewynDavis Please Leave A Comment-

Cameron Diaz Joins Colin Firth For Gambit

Cameron Diaz is attached to star opposite Colin Firth in the Joel and Ethan Coen -scripted Gambit , a remake of the 1966 British caper starring Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine . Gambit is one of the first projects financed by Crime Scene Pictures , launched in May by writer/director/producer Adam Ripp and agent-turned-producer Rob Paris. Glen Basner’s FilmNation will launch Gambit to foreign buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin. FilmNation and Crime Scene announced Diaz’s casting on Tuesday. Firth, a frontrunner for the Oscar for his performance in The King’s Speech, was previously attached to Gambit. Michael Hoffman (The Last Station) is directing the remake. Mike Lobbell is producing alongside Ripp and Paris. Hoffman begins shooting in London in May. Storyline revolves around a London art curator (Firth) who plots an elaborate scheme to con a wealthy collector into buying a fake Monet painting. As part of the ruse, he recruits a Texas steer roper (Di