First trailer for George Clooney’s ‘SUBURBICON’ starring Matt Damon


Preston Barta // Features Editor

The idea of the Coen brothers working with George Clooney again just sounds so been there, done that. But having Clooney direct a Coen brothers’ script with Matt Damon attached? Oh, yeahhh.

The comedic drama will be Clooney’s sixth outing in the director’s chair, and his first since the very disappointing 2014 war drama THE MONUMENTS MEN.

SUBURBICON drops us in the PLEASANTVILLE-esque 1950s suburb where the worst things happen to the most ordinary of people. (Sounds like a Coen brothers’ movie, right?) When a home invasion turns deadly, husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must step up to the plate and turn to violence and blackmail in order to keep his family’s alive.

Expect craziness, laughs, blood and Damon hamming up to the sky in a performance that seemingly reflects the energy he brought to his underrated 2009 film THE INFORMANT!

SUBURBICON shows some promising supporting roles, too, including Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac. Check out the trailer below!

SUBURBICON opens in theaters on October 27, 2017.

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Preston Barta

Hello, there! My name is Preston Barta, and I am the features editor of Fresh Fiction and senior film critic at the Denton Record-Chronicle. My cinematic love story began where I was born: off planet on the isolated desert world of the Jakku system. It's there I passed the time scavenging for loose parts with my good friend Rey. One day I found an old film projector and a dusty reel of the 1975 film JAWS. It rocked my world so much that I left my kinfolk in the rearview (I so miss their morning cups of green milk) to pursue my dreams of writing about film. It wasn't long until I met two gents who said they would give me a lift. I can't recall their names, but one was an older man who liked to point a lot and the other was a tall, hairy fella. They got me as far as one of Jupiter's moons where we crossed paths with the U.S.S. Enterprise. Some pointy-eared bastard said I was clear to come aboard. He saw that I was clutching my beloved shark movie and invited me to the "moving pictures room" where he was screening the 1993 film JURASSIC PARK to his crew. He said my life would be much more prosperous if I were familiar with more work by the god named Steven Spielberg. From there, my love for cinema blossomed. Once we reached planet Earth, everything changed. I found the small town of Denton, TX, and was welcomed into the Barta family. They showed me the writings of local film critic Boo Allen. He became my hero and caused me to chase a degree in film and journalism. After my studies at graduate of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, I met some film critics who showed me the ropes and got me into my first press screening: 2011's THE GREEN LANTERN. Don't worry; I recovered just fine. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was only four years away.