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Does This Mean the Nazis are Winning: 'The Monuments Men' Delayed

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | October 24, 2013 | Comments ()


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We shared the first trailer for The Monuments Men a couple of months ago, but a lot of people didn’t get to see it as the video was quickly taken down out of perfectly reasonable fears that people might want to see the movie. Those of us who did get to see it can attest to it looking like quite a good movie, in addition to featuring full frontal nudity from both Matt Damon and George Clooney. The evidence is gone, and so you cannot prove a negative. There are four lights!

Ahem. So I have some good news and some bad news. Here’s the good news, a new trailer, that has the exquisite new feature of actually being online for the moment:

Nifty. I won’t string it along. There’s bad news too. Spoiler alert: it’s in the title of this post.

Originally the film was scheduled for a December 18th release, perfect for holiday fare, in addition to sneaking into Oscar eligibility. But now it has been delayed, for reasons that seem reasonable, involving problems with the special effects in late stages of editing. Says the once and future Mr. Carol Hathaway:

“If any of the effects looked cheesy, the whole movie would look cheesy. We simply don’t have enough people to work enough hours to finish it. All we’ve ever said, from the very beginning, is that we wanted to make a commercial, non-cynical piece of entertainment.”

Hey, a lot of my favorite movies are cynical commercial failures, so watch where you stick that Jimmy Stewart crap Clooney. That said, the movie is being delayed until the first quarter of 2014, which makes me hope that it’s going to be a Valentine’s Day release. Best. Romantic. Comedy. Ever.




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  • Lord Grantham!!!

  • MrMinion

    Ah, yes, the scene with full frontal nudity from Clooney and Damon! I remember it well. Too bad they only put the part where they are in a passionate embrace into the trailer.
    But please refresh my memory, was it before or after the shot of the cloned T-Rex ripping the Messerschmitt out of the sky?

  • Bananapanda

    This could heartbreaking to watch but I hope they make the best movie possible. As someone who studied in Firenze (Florence, Italy you philistines) I can tell you art does matter. It's the handing down of culture and human expressionism, which is why communists go after it first.

  • manting

    dont you mean facists?

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I loved the book, and I'm so excited to see this film with this amazing cast. That said, I'd rather they get it right than offer a massively disappointing film on time.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    This looks terrific. However, why would you cast Cate Blanchett as a frenchwoman? I adore the woman, but that was a stupid decision.

  • Bananapanda

    Especially when Melanie Laurent could knock it out of the park.

  • VonnegutSlut

    SLW, was that a Star Trek: TNG reference you threw in there about the four lights? Please tell me it was.

    Fuckin' Cardassians.

  • Damn straight it was.

  • Leland Eidson

    That was my thought exactly. And I don't know the Federation's defense plans for Minos Corva

  • phase10

    Thank you, I was sure I knew that but couldn't quite put my finger on it.

  • jennp421

    I guess that gives me more time to read the book, but boo!

  • AvaLehra

    I went to the movies on Saturday and they showed the trailer. I squeed and now I hear this. I blame Mercury Retrograde. Mercury is such an asshole.

  • Allijo

    I blame 12 Years a Slave...which I can't wait to see.

  • Mrs. Julien

    ...once.

  • AvaLehra

    For me, it was Children of Men. Saw it once. I was so overwhelmed and in love with in, I have not seen it again since that first time in theater.

  • manting

    it gets even better after multiple viewings. The one long shot at the end during the battle is amazing.

  • linnyloo

    Word.

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