Bay City, Michigan 48706
Front Page Photo of the Day Log-IN About us
www.mybaycity.com February 5, 2016
(Prior Story)   Movie Reviews ArTicle 10291   (Next Story)

Spoiler Free Movie Review - Hail Caesar

February 5, 2016       Leave a Comment
By: Kathy Rupert-Mathews

Printer Friendly Story View

"Disappoint - to fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes. to defeat the fulfillment of (hopes, plans, etc.); thwart; frustrate."

This is what the movie "Hail, Caesar" did to me.

I admit I went with great expectations. I love these other Coen Brothers' films; "No Country For Old Men", "True Grit", "Fargo", "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" and "The Big Lebowski".

The previews for "Hail, Caesar" looked goofy and funny but I figured they were just teasers for more fun. Not so much. The trailers made you think it was to be a comedy. It wasn't really. A drama? It really wasn't that either. It was a mash-up of about five different story lines and none of them were given proper attention.

It had so much potential. Just the idea that the Coen Brothers were the writers and directors meant a lot to me. It took place in the 1950's during a Hollywood hay day. Josh Brolin and George Clooney were exceptional. Channing Tatum had a fun part and a good dance number. Ralph Fiennes did a good job as a director. Alden Ehrenreich, a new comer by my standards, was excellent. However it had so many plots going on at once that none were fully fleshed out.

The story was supposed to be what a Hollywood fixer at a big studio might have to do on any given day. Josh Brolin was Eddie Mannix, the fixer. His trials and tribulations were too numerous, too lightly sketched out and all-in-all not really necessary.

To me it wasn't worth going to. But that is only my opinion and that of my friends'.

So go if you wish. Try to have fun. Always eat popcorn.

Printer Friendly Story View
Prior Article

April 22, 2019
by: Rachel Reh
Saginaw Bay Underwriters (SBU) is BACC Hot Spot for 4/22/2019
Next Article

April 15, 2019
by: Dave Rogers
HOPE FOR ROAD FIXES; Local Decision-Making Proposed
Agree? or Disagree?


Kathy Rupert-Mathews

Retired Teacher & Movie Fanatic

More from Kathy Rupert-Mathews

Send This Story to a Friend!       Letter to the editor       Link to this Story
Printer-Friendly Story View


--- Advertisments ---
     


0200 Nd: 04-20-2019 d 4 cpr 0





SPONSORED LINKS

LOCAL LINKS
(Ads not affiliated with Google)




Ads By MyBayCity.com
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Click Here to Visit Our Site!
Improving The Economic Climate, Business Environment & Quality of Living Throughout The Bay Area

Ads By MyBayCity.com
Historical Press - By Dave Rogers
Purchase Your Copy Today!
http://www.amazon.com/D.Laurence-Rogers/e/B001KCA8ZY/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Ads By MyBayCity.com
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Click Here to Visit Our Site!
Improving The Economic Climate, Business Environment & Quality of Living Throughout The Bay Area





Designed at OJ Advertising, Inc. (V3) (v3) Software by Mid-Michigan Computer Consultants
Bay City, Michigan USA
All Photographs and Content Copyright © 1998 - 2019 by OJA/MMCC. They may be used by permission only.
P3V3-0200 (1) 0   ID:Default   UserID:Default   Type:reader   R:x   PubID:mbC   NewspaperID:noPaperID
  pid:1560   pd:11-18-2012   nd:2019-04-20   ax:2019-04-24   Site:5   ArticleID:10291   MaxA: 999999   MaxAA: 999999
CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)