November 30, 2004

Twelve Days of the Cloon

george_clooney.jpgWe're not sure if you have this properly marked on your calendars or not, but just in case you weren't aware, it's only 11 more days until the release of Ocean's Twelve. For the casual Soderbergh or nouveau caper fan this is of passing interest, but if like Cinecultist's friend and colleague Ilana you pray to the altar of the Cloon, aka George Clooney, this is a red letter day indeed. Ilana's so psyched about the new movie, she has organized a small, private screening series devoted to the actor who launched a thousand Roman haircuts.

While there really isn't enough room to fit all the potentially interested attendees in her West Village studio, CC did want to post Ilana's excellent and well-researched screening schedule after the jump. Perhaps our readers may want to watch along at home, or could just use some suggestions for good eats in the Double U Vee, as Ilana programmed theme-accompanying food selections for each screening as well. Good food, some snarky commentary and the Cloon's permanent five o'clock shadow with that rakish debonair charm? We are so there.

The Cloon Calendar

Week 1: The Early Years
Monday, November, 29th

6:00P “Combat High” (1986)

George’s first movie – well, made for TV movie. “Police Academy” meets “Private Benjamin.” A training ground for “The Thin Red Line” AND the second-best character name George has had. (Number One is Chic Chesbro – I’ll let this one be a surprise.)

Food – A Salt & Battery

Tuesday, November 30th

2:30P “Bodies of Evidence”, Season 2 (1993)
Episodes: “Shadows” (1); “The Formula” (2); season/series finale “Flesh and Blood”

Airing the same year as the much renowned “Body of Evidence,” this was one of George’s many early attempts at TV-series stardom and his second time out as a cop. In a word, brilliant.

Food – Variety of Krispy Kreme Donuts

Wednesday, December 1st

8:00P “The Harvest” (1993)

Credit – lip-synching transvestite.

“Roseanne”, Season 4 (1991) Episode “Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down”

G.C.’s last ep. On “Roseanne.”

Food – Burritos

Thursday, December 2nd

2:00P “Red Surf” (1990)

Seen “Point Break?” It’s kind of like that only with Doug Savant, Dedee Pfeiffer and Gene Simmons.

Food – Lobster Rolls and Blueberry pie

The Quadrilogy (aka the best four movies of all time)
Friday, December 3rd

8:30P “Ocean’s 11” (2001)

The best heist movie ever? Only until December 10th maybe… George and Steven’s (Soderbergh) second pairing – a match made in heaven (minus “Solaris”).

“Waiting for Woody” (1998)

A short-film with G.C., Jennifer Aniston and Samantha Mathis; I think the director has friends.

Food –Da Andrea

Saturday, December 4th

4:00P “Three Kings” (1999)

Possible the greatest movie ever? This was back when George was in love with Marky Mark and wanted to make every movie with him – until Ocean’s and Matt Damon came along.

Food – Wogies

Sunday, December 5th

5:00P “Out of Sight” (1998)

Truly, the best movie ever (and a great soundtrack). J. Lo can act!

Food – Joe’s Pizza

Monday, December 6th

7:00P “From Dusk till Dawn” (1996)

Seriously, it’s really good.

”ER”, Season 1 (1994) “Episode”: Motherhood

Directed by Quentin Tarantino and featuring Dr. Doug with the Caesar

Food – Mexicana Mama

Tuesday, December 7th


Director’s Fortnight
Wednesday, December 8th

8:00P “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” (2002)

Great cast, great script, great cinematography, pretty good movie.

Food – Sushi

Thursday, December 9th

2:00P “South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut” (1999)
“South Park”, Season 1 (1997) Episode: "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride"

Food – Gray’s Papaya

Friday, December 10th

TBD “Ocean’s 12”(2005)

Posted by karen at November 30, 2004 11:53 PM