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28 February 2005: Travolta, The Rock and Thurman Are ‘Cool’

Posted by Christina on March 1, 2009

becoolposterI was able to go to a preview screening of Be Cool and review it for the paper. It was actually a pretty awesome movie and in my opinion, one of the best performances by Vince Vaughn and Andre 3000 ever. Plus, it contains more endless recycling and callbacks to the fact that once upon a time, John Travolta swayed those tight, polyester bell bottomed hips and everyone loved him for it.

New University Newspaper: Travolta, The Rock and Thurman Are ‘Cool’

Travolta, The Rock and Thurman Are ‘Cool’
by Christina Nersesian
Volume 38, Issue 19 | Feb 28 2005

Back in October of 1995, Executive Producer Barry Sonnenfeld brought ‘Get Shorty’ to the movie-going public. His success in creating a film about a loan shark from Miami who is tempted by the vices of the Hollywood movie-making industry only egged Sonnenfeld on more. It’s no surprise, then, that he would use the same formula, recycle actors and actresses in key roles, even present movie posters with the characters lined up in that same V-shape behind their leading man to produce films based on similar themes, like ‘Big Trouble’ and ‘Ladykillers.’

A good 10 years after ‘Get Shorty,’ Director F. Gary Gray has created an ‘unofficial’ sequel to ‘Get Shorty’ called ‘Be Cool.’

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