October 30, 2009, - 12:13 am

In a Movie Coma

By Debbie Schlussel

So, as you’ve no doubt noticed, I was away all day.  Where was I?  Wasting my life away watching the garbage produced by Hollywood.  I had to screen four movies today (two with the smug George Clooney in ’em, so it’s doubly overbearing), so I can review them for you in the coming weeks.  And I’m in what I call a “movie coma,” overwhelmed and exhausted from just sitting there passively.

Below are trailers of what I saw today.  Can you guess which movie or movies I liked, if any?  Stay tuned for my reviews.

The Road“:

Up in the Air“:

Men Who Stare at Goats“:


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14 Responses

Isn’t George Clooney wealthy enough by now to hire mercenaries and free Darfur without UN mandates?

Pinandpuller on October 30, 2009 at 12:55 am

knowing you you hated the last movie a sob story about a black single mother
i guess it get 4 marxes and 3 arafats plus it was made bby the num ber `1 queen of evil oparrh

its looks good i may see it

bec on October 30, 2009 at 12:58 am

update on my campagin i send debbie A LETTERR ASKIng for inteveiww
if she doesnt respond i setting up A FACEBOK PAGE


bec on October 30, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Hmmmm you “asked” for an interview, but if you don’t get one, you’ll set up a Facebook page?!? What, is that some sort of threat???

    Doda McCheesle on October 30, 2009 at 11:40 am

I’m looking forward to “Men Who Stare At Goats”. Even if they put every good moment in the trailers, it looks like a fun show.
And Jeff Bridges offsets any Clooney factor.

Douglas Q on October 30, 2009 at 1:09 am

The sooner Hollywood gets HIT BY THE BIG ONE the better I will feel!

Bob Porrazzo on October 30, 2009 at 6:16 am

I couldn’t even make through the trailers; you have my sympathy.

Rick on October 30, 2009 at 8:06 am

Up In The Air looks like a heavy handed version of Planes Trains & Automobiles. And I’m with Doug Q – The trailer for Men Who Stare At Goats made me laugh out loud so even if these were all the funny scenes I’ll put down my $10 to see the whole thing.

Jim on October 30, 2009 at 9:21 am

Has anyone else noticed that when Clooney is the sole big star in a movie, it doesn’t do too well at the box office. Clooney has to have several big stars along with him to have box office appeal. Just compare Michael Clayton or Leatherheads to Oceans 11,12, 13, etc.

Oscar on October 30, 2009 at 9:38 am

I want to see The Man Who Stare At Goats. This particular ensemble seems to flow together really well. But, I’ve just seen the different trailers. The movie could be awful, for all I know.

I watched the trailer for Precious, and I’m not sure what to think. I’ve seen a couple of Tyler Perry’s movies. Even though they can be sappy beyond belief, he really emphasizes the importance of real men and fathers. This movie could go either way. There was one scene that caught my eye, though–the one where Mo’Nique’s character is telling Precious to put some food in the frying pan. She had a peculiar look on her face, and the camera cuts to some of the nastiest food EVER!

I don’t know. I’ll be interested to see Debbie’s reviews on each of the movies.

cirrus1701 on October 30, 2009 at 10:02 am

“I had to screen four movies today”… you “had” to?

Ahh…the things you must suffer through on behalf of us dear readers…Bless you! 😉

Doda McCheesle on October 30, 2009 at 11:43 am

I’m guessing you hated “Precious”. Since it was produced by Oprah and stars Mo’Nique.

Matthew on October 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm

i will only set up the facebbook page if she doesnt respond to my letter if she does and says no i will respect her decssidon

bec on October 30, 2009 at 4:26 pm

4 movies?!? Good grief! I can barely make it through one good movie. I feel for you. As far as ratings, I’m guessing 2 1/2 Reagans for one and mostly Arafat’s for the others, and picking “Goats” just cause I like the trailer best. I hate cheap cheesy comedy but this one shows some promise, kinda odd and quirky, but who knows, I’m probably way off.
BTW, much thanks for the reviews. If I hadn’t run across your site a while back I would have missed DEFIANCE which I read about in a local paper a while back. I had to get a DVD copy for my parents, both WWII survivors who lived through it all. Yeah, you bet they have stories to tell. I’m lucky to be around to hear them 🙂
G*D bless, keep up the great work!

theShadow on October 30, 2009 at 10:45 pm

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