Tag Archives: Anton Corbijn

This Week In Movies – ‘The American,’ ‘Machete,’ ‘Going the Distance’

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: Does this week in movies symbolize the industry’s fond farewell to its megabuck summer blockbuster season or the first blast of the more prestigious and thoughtful Fall movies? Seems it was a little of both with George Clooney’s euro-centric , deliberately paced “thriller”, The American taking[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Machete,’ ‘American’ vs. Drew Barrymore

HollywoodNews.com: This is it. The end of the summer box office season and three releases aimed at three different demos are set to split their cash evenly at $15 million apiece per media pundits. Leading the fray is Robert Rodriguez/Ethan Maniquis’ high-octane actioner “Machete” starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert[...]

George Clooney’s “The American” nabs $1.6M on opening day

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Anton Corbijn’s “The American” earned $1.6 million in its first day of release, which brings us to the question, “Why did Focus choose to open the film on a Wednesday?” Sure, it gives the moody thriller – which is constructed around an arresting George Clooney —[...]

‘The American’ review: Suspense prevails in George Clooney’s silence

By Anthony D’Alessandro HollywoodNews.com: Despite his good looks and accessible leading man aura, George Clooney’s canon is comprised of social outsiders and in certain cases, as in his latest hypnotic thriller “The American” — nomads. And to Clooney’s credit as an actor, he doesn’t get bogged down by the Hollywood[...]

George Clooney takes viewers inside “The American”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: George Clooney can do no wrong in my book. He’s a tremendously charismatic actor who also makes fantastic decisions behind the camera. Yes, even “Leatherheads” worked for me as a loving tribute to 1940s screwball comedy. I just think Clooney knows what projects work for him,[...]

George Clooney in behind-the-scenes look at “The American”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Considering the high profile of those involved in its production, “The American” is flying under the radar. Focus Features hope to change that today. The thriller, directed by rock photographer Anton Corbijn (he also helmed the Joy Division film “Control”), stars George Clooney as an assassin[...]

Focus’s “Funny Story,” with Zach Galifianakis, could find way into the Oscar race

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Focus Features sent us a list of the next few pictures they’d be handling. And while I immediately gravitated toward Anton Corbijn’s “The American,” because it looks to feature George Clooney in both a cool and lethal role (it opens Sept. 1), it turns out we’re[...]