Hail, Caesar!

Hail CaesarJosh Brolin plays a Hollywood fixer who, in the 1950’s, works to keep the studio’s stars in line. George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum also star. (PG- 13 – 100 minutes)

“Hail, Caesar!” is sporadically amusing and features a tremendously talented cast but the sum of its parts is less than spectacular. In fact, an awful lot of the new comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen is downright dull. Many of its jokes just fall flat while others have their sights set so squarely on Hollywood insiders that they fly right over the heads of general audiences. Some scenes are a gold as the golden era itself – such as one in which Channing Tatum sings and dances in a sailor suit – but said moments are few and far between.

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