george clooney

George Clooney – The Last Of The Movie Stars

There are movie stars and then there is George Clooney. The actor, who turned 60 years old on 6 May, 2021 is the epitome of old style charm and charisma and he has been compared to Cary Grant on so many occasions that it would be superfluous to do [...]

May 6, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Joseph Ruben’s PENTHOUSE NORTH

Actors don’t get any better than Michael Keaton – they really don’t. Keaton doesn’t work nearly enough and it is always welcome to see him on screen. He gets the lead role in director Joseph Ruben’s 2013 thriller Penthouse [...]

April 17, 2021

George Clooney Producing (& Might Star In) BUCK ROGERS

It looks like George Cooney might heading back into orbit once more.   Clooney and his Smokehouse Pictures producing partner, Grant Heslov have signed-on as producers for Legendary’s Buck Rogers reboot. Clooney is also potentially taking on [...]

January 29, 2021

Joel Schumacher’s BATMAN

In 1995 Joel Schumacher took over the directing reins of the Batman franchise from Tim Burton for Batman Forever. Recasting Batman and replacing Michael Keatonwith the younger and more athletic Val Kilmer – this version of Batman was more [...]

January 17, 2021

Notebook Reviews: FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

Robert Rodriguez – 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn is a witty, gory and morally ambiguous horror-thriller. It’s great fun. There’s a chance that the whole thing wouldn’t work if it wasn’t anchored by George Clooney, who brings [...]

January 5, 2021

First Images From George Clooney’s THE MIDNIGHT SKY

These are the first images from George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky. Clooney directs the Netflix drama which was adapted by Mark L. Smith, from the Lily Brooks-Dalton book. These don’t give much away, but you know if Clooney’s [...]

September 26, 2020

David O. Russell’s THREE KINGS

Three Kings is a Gulf War action-comedy which pretty much set the pattern for George Clooney‘s career over the next two decades. It takes a commercial premise and skews it as an off-beat and political bender. Hard to believe that this was [...]

September 19, 2020

Obituary: Director Joel Schumacher Dies Aged 80

The mighty Joel Schumacher has died at the age of 80. Having quietly battled cancer for a year, he finally succumbed to the disease. Movies In Focus has always been impressed by Schumacher’s visual flair and technique for storytelling. [...]

June 23, 2020

George Clooney’s BATMAN

In 1996 it was announced that George Clooney would be replacing Val Kilmer as Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman & Robin – the fourth instalment in the Warner Bros. hugely successful Batman franchise. Clooney would share the screen with box office [...]

June 2, 2020

The End Of MICHAEL CLAYTON Is One Of The All Time Greats

Written and directed by Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton is a cracking legal thriller starring George Clooney as a ‘fixer for a New York law firm who gets in over his over his head when he’s tasked to handle an internal crisis. This final [...]

April 26, 2020

Why Ben Affleck Was A Great BATMAN

Ben Affleck was a great Batman and the perfect fit for a screen incarnation of Bob Kane’s iconic superhero. Movies In Focus thought that Affleck would make a great Batman going back to Good Will Hunting and Armageddon. He had the build and the [...]

April 11, 2020

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