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Film This Weekend: Hail, Caesar!

Film This Weekend: Hail, Caesar!

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    Mar 04, 2016   Author : admin


An all-star cast in a throwback style musical comedy v/s a biography that takes a direct plunge into the world of broadcast journalism. Coen brothers’ “Hail, Caesar” opens alongside Cate Blanchett starrer “Truth”. Both films have stellar casts and solid performances to boast of, but which one makes the box office sway this weekend?

What to expect when the brilliant Coen Brothers get together with an all star-cast including Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, to create a musical comedy set in the 1950s Hollywood? Something epic, of course! 

“Hail, Caesar” marks the return of ace film makers Joel and Ethan Coel after films like No Country For Old Men, True Grit and Fargo, and this time they are dabbling in comedy. The film set in the golden age of Hollwood, follows the events of a single day in the life of a studio fixer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) who has to deal with several situations over the course of trying to produce a film, including the kidnapping of the star actor! 

The film is witty and finessed, with some truly laugh-out-loud moments and features some of the classic Coen style directing even though it is quite different from their previous offerings. Needless to mention, that there are some remarkable performances in the movie, which boasts of an ensemble cast. Ehrenreich impresses in his portrayal of Hobie Doyal, the singing-cowboy actor, while Scarlett Johansson is drop dead gorgeous on screen. Channing Tatum’s character is a welcome change over his Magic Mike avatar, and puts his dancing skills to good use. George Clooney separates from his usual fare and undertakes the role of Baird Whitlock, the kidnapped star, and does it justice. 

The film is a gorgeously shot celluloid extravaganza that is best not missed this weekend! 

Images: Hail, Cesar! The Movie | MYC Writer: Soma Dutta

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