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Girls Kooky for George Clooney
The latest George Clooney, older classics, and other film stuff.
I saw the movie Michael Clayton tonight. The latest George Clooney flick. It's strange, the person that wrote the screenplay apparently wrote Dolores Claiborne (an amazing movie, adapted from a Stephen King book). It makes me wonder...when this cat writes movies, will they always be a persons name?
Anyway, my buddies and I started talking about how it reminded us of good old adult thrillers, like 3 Days of the Condor, and the Jackal (not the remake with Bruce Willis shooting off Jack Black's hand, but the great original).
There were no car chases. Nobody pulled out a gun and waved it at anyone else. But, you're still on the edge of your seat at times.
And damn, Sydney Pollock (Tootsie) is such a great director but I love seeing him in films. He always plays an older, wiser guy, that's a bit of a jerk. He was in Eyes Wide Shut in that role. And, I was seeing him a lot in the movies lately, doing one of those fake commercials, where they tell you to shut up during the movie. He plays a director telling someone on the phone how to act more sad with his ex-girlfriend, and finally he says "Is my directing interrupting your phone call?" And they tell you your phone call shouldn't interrupt the movie.
I'm getting off topic, though. But, reminding people to shut up during the movie is always something I like to do.
If you're looking for a good movie, go check it out. Guys, if you're on a first date, be prepared. The woman is going to be looking and comparing you, to Mr. Clooney. Just remind her, though, that his character has a gambling problem, and lost $80,000. You might not have his looks, but you'll never sell her car or take a second on the house, because of someone elses "full house."
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