Thursday, October 15, 2009
The Men Who Stare at Goats
The Men Who Stare at Goats. Yes, this is seriously the name of the movie. Everyone on the planet with a perverted mind is going to have a field day with this one. It rivals "Operation Dumbo Drop," for worst title of all time. Name aside, this could be the box office and critical sleeper of the year. Why you ask? (a) it has George Clooney, people like George Clooney, apparently he's sexy -I wouldn't know. (b) The rest of the cast is intriguing, (Ewan McGregor finally came out of hibernation) (c) (and this one is for the critics) it has a virtually unknown new director, Grant Heslov. Critics eat that up. Case in point, District 9. Director Neil Blomkamp was a virtual unknown at the movie's release and the newby recieved lots of juicy publicity and praise. Yes, District 9 also had Peter Jackson's name attached to it, but you get my point. Critics love a fresh face. Lastly the trailer and story are hilarious! It's a story about a reporter (McGregor) investigating a top secret branch of the army that trains psychic soldiers- the best of whom is a goofy George Clooney. Yeah it may sound ridiculous but it looks like a light, hilarious story that doesn't take itself too seriously; something in the mold of a movie like Burn After Reading. Don't be surprised if this one receives great reviews and makes a significant chunk of change at the box office. It is my pick for sleeper of the year. "So what movie are you guys seeing?" "The Men Who Stare at Goats." "Wtf!?"