Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure
Hail, Caesar! Is a playful re-creation of 1950’s Hollywood, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, known for paying tribute to classic film genres. Josh Brolin plays the head of a major studio who’s constantly juggling and solving problems for his star studded cast, like the kidnapping of the studios major movie idol by a goofy communist group, the secret out-of-wedlock pregnancy of a bathing-beauty starlet, a miscast cowboy matinee idol and more. George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Alden Ehrenreich,Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes and Jonah Hill also star.
The PG-13 is for mature themes, sexual suggestive material and lots of smoking, which was typical of that era, but the story is more for mature older teens to adults. The fast-paced comedy is a cinematic playground, giving us a glimpse of the internal workings of a studio along with wonderful scenes like Clooney doing a moving Charlton Heston-like speech in a biblical epic, Tatum tap dancing Gene Kelly style, Johansson doing an aquamusical Esther Williams style and others.
If you’re a fan of old Hollywood movies and appreciate the Coen’s style of zany humor, then you’ll enjoy this visually striking, star-studded love letter, to the glamorous golden days of Hollywood that has a happy ending for all.
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
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Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!