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Newsreel trailer for George Clooney's The Monuments Men wants you to report stolen art

Dec. 23, 2013by: Paul Shirey
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A new "newsreel" trailer has been released for George Clooney's THE MONUMENTS MEN, which plays like the old WWII ads that were common during that era and features some new snippets of footage from the upcoming release. Directed by Clooney, the film takes the WWII genre in a new direction as a ragtag group of art experts are thrust into the U.S. Army with the goal of recovering and sustaining art that has been taken by Hitler. So, instead of saving Private Ryan (ironically, Matt Damon), they are saving Pablo Picasso, which could've been an alternate title for the film.

Here's the "newsreel":

Here's the synopsis:

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.

This looks like a decent enough time at the movies. Clooney puts a lot of work into his films and the cast is terrific, although it looks more light and fun than dramatic and emotional, no matter how much they change the marketing strategy. And, there's nothing wrong with that, really, as we're certainly not anticipating INGLORIOUS BASTERDS here.

THE MONUMENTS MEN, starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett hits theaters on February 07, 2014.  

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7:49PM on 12/23/2013
Trailer in front of American Hustle didn't do anything for me, but sure it's a well done movie.
Trailer in front of American Hustle didn't do anything for me, but sure it's a well done movie.
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5:49PM on 12/23/2013

I Support The Monuments Men....

I really want to see this movie. It looks like a real blockbuster.

On a finer note, isn't it great that they say "Hitler will stop at nothing..." and they show a video of the "Russians"? Strange.

Even with that...still looks like a great film.
I really want to see this movie. It looks like a real blockbuster.

On a finer note, isn't it great that they say "Hitler will stop at nothing..." and they show a video of the "Russians"? Strange.

Even with that...still looks like a great film.
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2:17PM on 12/23/2013
Movie looks great. Love the story and the cast is terrific. It will probably be the Argo for 2014.

Who would have thought that two actors who played Batman would turn out to be great directors.
Movie looks great. Love the story and the cast is terrific. It will probably be the Argo for 2014.

Who would have thought that two actors who played Batman would turn out to be great directors.
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