Jack Goes Confidential: Clooney, Gosling, Hoffman Shine in ‘IDES OF MARCH’

George Clooney‘s THE IDES OF MARCH isn’t so much a political thriller as a morality tale…

What we’ve got is some terrific insight into the backroom politics of Pennsylvania Governor George Clooney’s race to win the Ohio primary for his party’s presidential nomination.

And tensions are building.

Press secretary Ryan Gosling is being lured by rival campaign manager Paul Giamatti, while New York Times reporter Marisa Tomei is ready to blow-up anything that leaks out of the campaign. And she’s close to blowing the lid off a boat load of indiscretions.

All while senior campaign manager Philip Seymour Hoffman tries desperately to keep it all from falling apart.

Loyalty being the only currency you can count on—or so they say.

Written, produced, directed and co-starring George Clooney, THE IDES OF MARCH is chock-full of performances that the Academy is sure to take note of!

So does the movie favor Democrats? Or does it stay fair and balanced?

In a recent press interview, Clooney defended the film by calling it "a political thriller" and adding he did not consider it a politcal movie because, "I suppose if you’re a Democrat you’ll like the beginning of the movie best and if you’re a Republican you’ll like the end."

Frankly I’m not so sure I agree with him.

If nothing else it’s once again living proof that double-dipping an intern can bring on awkward—make that game changing circumstances. Or as Clooney lays it out here: When you make a mistake you lose the right to play!

THE IDES OF MARCH raising 4 out of 5 political fingers!

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6 Responses to Jack Goes Confidential: Clooney, Gosling, Hoffman Shine in ‘IDES OF MARCH’

  1. chuck says:

    Trailers look great.
    Gosling should win an Academy Award for “Drive”.

    Great flick, not what you think, and Gosling is the most understated monster on film, I have seen in a long time.

    Gotta see it again.

  2. jack p says:

    ….but ’til you see him in this picture!

  3. randyraley says:

    Thanks Jack
    …effing Marissa Tomei. Ain’t many hotter than her. Now I’ll be pining for her again. The restraining oreder was a bit much, Merissa, no? Miss ya Jack. Hope you are well.

  4. chuck says:

    The Star gave it a good review too.

    Rotten Tomatoes at 80%

    I read the bad reviews, and I get the impression, that the reviewers miss Gosling’s nuance. True??

    The guy can just stand there and change a scene.

    He did the same thing in the “Fracture”.

    The script points him, for us, in a certain, seemingly predictable direction, and Gosling can add layers and questions to the scene with his presence, and especially, his countenance.

    He can convey an entire conversation, with himself, in 5 seconds on camera, and no dialogue.

    Pretty impressive to me.

    Maybe, Cooperish. ?

  5. smartman says:

    And The Oscar Goes To?
    Hold on uno momento por favor! Gosling is good but he sure as hell ain’t the next DeNiro, Pacino or monkey from Hangover II. He does the whiny ass brooding thing well, same with the elusive lost soul existential badass thing.

    At this point the only Oscar he’s gonna get close to is an Oscar Mayer Weiner.

    I’m seeing some Celebrity Rehab episodes in his future when his 15 minutes are up. See Eric Roberts.

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, now that feller is a MASTER THESPIAN. Acting! Genius! Thank you! Hell, PSH even ROCKED IT in Dead Poets Society with Red Forman

    I will always remember Marissa Tomei’s important body parts from The Wrestler.

  6. chuck says:

    u didn’t like “Drive?”


    The chicken in “The Hangover?”

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