Friday, February 05, 2016

Alden Ehrenreich Three Times

This world is a great big disappointment! Here we are and Alden Ehrenreich's new movie the Coen Bros' Hail Caesar! is finally out in theaters, and can I find much new Alden Ehrenreich anywhere? I cannot, no, I cannot. It's been five years since I posted my first great big Gratuitous Alden Ehrenreich post, and it's been two and a half years since I posted my second even greater even bigger Gratuitous Alden Ehrenreich post, and if you google "Alden Ehrenreich" now those same pictures are still all that you will find. Injustice!

Well except for the three here in this post that I am posting right now, but this isn't enough. (They are very large though, so click on them if you want 'em bigger.) Not enough! Will someone go to Hollywood, slowly remove a single long glove from your right hand, and slap Alden Ehrenreich's publicist silly with it, please? Unacceptable! Anyway if you guys see Hail Caesar! this weekend this is the place to tell me your thoughts. I'm seeing it tonight! I'm terribly excited!


sowhatelse said...

Saw it. Hmmmmmm, don't know what to say if you're really looking forward to it. There were some fun bits and some inspired casting but the main plot line was plodding and inane and the good parts fail to outweigh the bad. It's like they brought in a comic writer to try to liven up A Simple Man.

Alden, though, was adorable and should have been a character in a better movie.

Channing was competent in his song and dance role but will get major kudos for it just because he's a likable lunkhead. Any Broadway talent could have done what he did in his sleep.

Clooney is played out. He should stick to production work and his philanthropy.

Pierce said...

I saw it this afternoon and found it a clever satire on 1950s Hollywood. Clooney as the abducted actor; Scarlet Johansson as an Esther Williams type, but with the storyline having her do what Loretta Young actually did. Channing Tatum and a chorus of sailor dancers doing a tribute to Anchors Aweigh; even a moment from either On the Beach or, more likely, Spielberg's 1941. It's smart and there are some terrific surprises in it.

I also saw Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which is every bit as entertaining as Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.

Row-bin said...

Saw it last night; agree a fair amount with sowhatelse. The movie is totally different than the trailer and definitely fits in the Coen Brothers' 'day in the life' style but a lot of the subplots had no relevance to the main plot and all the resolutions seemed out of nowhere and didn't make a lick of difference.

But yes, Alden was the best part in the movie and while pretty visually, the whole movie felt way too abrupt and, unlike their better films, nothing had a point unless youre looking for a super loose religion/Communism metaphor.

Aquinas1220 said...

I'm one of those folks who think the Cohen brothers are grossly over-rated. I did, however, like "Hail Caesar" finding it "cute". When Alden came on the screen, the hubby leaned over to me and said "Who's THAT?" I thought he looked a bit like a young Brad Pitt. He was pretty cute... so was Channing. I hardly even recognized my 80's crush Christopher Lambert

Nick said...

I have YOU to thank for my Alden obsession! ;)

I had no idea who he was till I saw him on MNPP, now I CAN'T GET ENOUGH!