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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Chef

    Chef Active Member


    Sorry if this is a db.

    I am very, very anxious for this to come out.
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    I love George Clooney. I especially love the way his interest in history, journalism and sociology show up in his movies.

    But I fear this is going to be a bust. Just can't see Renee Zellweger (who I can't stand as an actress anyway) pulling off a, umm, female sports writer in the 1920s. As if they existed.

    I'll see it, of course. Love any movie that's set in the 1920s, and I'm anxious to see if they pulled the period off as well as, say, Chicago -- another light-hearted flick that didn't take itself seriously. So I'm interested in it ... just don't see how it's going to be any good, and that sucks.
  3. PHINJ

    PHINJ Active Member

    Two of my relatives are in this movie. I'm not really optimistic about box-office success.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    If Clooney can't make Michael Clayton a hit, this one will bomb.
  5. Does one imply the other?
  6. part-timer

    part-timer Member

    And Rick Reilly co-wrote the screenplay. Just sayin'.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I'm interested to see this one. George Clooney rarely makes a bad movie (in the last 10 years, anyway) and both films he's directed (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Good Night and Good Luck) have been pretty good.

    Like some of you, I don't buy the Zellweger-as-sportswriter angle. But in this one, perhaps she'll bring more to the table than she did in "Cinderella Man," where she not only spent the whole movie looking like she'd been sucking on a lemon, but inexplicably turned against her husband's career choice halfway through. (Has there ever been a boxing movie where there wasn't a woman trying to talk her man out of getting in the ring?)

    I love movies set in the pre-WWII era, particulary sports movies. Cinderella Man, Seabiscuit, Eight Men Out --- all were well-done.

    Not sure how Leatherheads will do at the box office. For football movies, in general, the worse they are (The Waterboy, The Longest Yard remake, Remember the Titans), the better they do. So I suppose I'm hoping Leatherheads does poorly ...
  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I don't get the disdain for Zellwegger. Always liked her. And I'm looking forward to this movie.

    As for the female sportswriter/20s thing ... were there actually any?
  9. Saw the trailer a month or so ago.

    I will not be paying money to see this movie.
  10. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    I heard Clooney and Steven Soderburgh have been poking around the idea of a remake of "Grand Prix." There's a challenge - 40 years later, there still hasn't been a better racing film. Many of the techniques you see in TV racing coverage today were copped from that movie.
  11. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member


    Looks horrific.
  12. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    They were VERY few and far between, and they sure as hell wouldn't have been sleeping with the players they covered. That's why I hate these movies: They always make it seem like the female sportswriter is there to hook up with players/coaches/owners.
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