The Coen Brothers must be still getting praise from their last movie â€œNo Country for Old Menâ€. I say this because theyâ€™re new movie â€œBurn after Readingâ€ is 1 hour and 35 mins of nothing, and a studio actually put it out. The movie is about a CIA adviser named Osborne Cox (John Malkovich) who gets fired from his position and decides to write his memoirs of his time in the CIA. These memoirs fall into the hands of two not very bright fitness instructors (Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand) who believe that what they have read is more important than it really is. They try to get money from Osborne in return for his property. Thatâ€™s it in a nut shell. So you say â€œwell what about George Clooney & Tilda Swinton?â€ Well Clooney plays â€œHarry Pfarrerâ€ a womanizer who is having an affair with â€œKatie Coxâ€ (Tilda Swinton) who is married to Osborne.
Now this may end up being the shortest review Iâ€™ve written this year, because frankly it was the shortest movie Iâ€™ve seen this year. The movie has all of theses good actors in it for 1 hour and 35mins of just a lot of stupidity and cursing. The Coenâ€™s are showing Hollywood in this movie that they think they are that good of writers and directors that they can throw this storyline together with no effort and a studio will produce it. Well I have to say they won in that aspect, but what about the people who pay $12 to go see this crap. Wheres our return on all of this? A few funny scenes with Brad Pitt and a couple of funny facial expressions by George Clooney? Is that what the Coen Brotherâ€™s think they can get away with? Well let me be the first to say â€œIâ€™m highly upsetâ€ I went into the theater thinking this was gonna be a good movie, not a great one, but at least a good one. It was neither. I blame the studio that released this movie. Donâ€™t let these writers submit non effortless crap, add a couple of A- list actors and say itâ€™s a movie worth seeing. This movie could have come out on cable on Cinemax, not even worthy of HBO or Showtime. I give it Â½ of star out of 4, why should I put any effort into rating this movie, they didnâ€™t when making it. It runs 1 hour and 35mins, but it really feels like 1 hour and 20 mins they must have included the time of the trailer previews. The movie is rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence. It was written and directed by Ethan & Joel Coen. It was produced by Working Title Films, Wetwork Productions, Studio Canal, Relativity Media. It was distributed by Focus Features.
Life can be very exciting; donâ€™t waste it on useless crap. Ezo
Next weekâ€™s movie: LakeView Terrace