"Money Monster" very welcome this summer movie season

Jodie Foster directs George Clooney and Julia Roberts in this Wall Street kidnapping movie. It will play off-competition at the Cannes Film Festival this May, which could bode well for the film’s overall quality. In it, Clooney plays a Wall Street guru and Roberts a TV producer, both of whom get taken hostage by a frustrated investor played by "Unbroken" star Jack O’Connell. The cast looks superb, but if there is anything to be concerned about it’s Foster, a two-time Oscar winning actress, directing her fourth feature-film, the last three of which ("Little Man Tate," "Home For The Holidays" and "The Beaver") didn’t get noticed much and garnered mostly mixed reviews from critics. 

Given the abnormal amounjt of special effects, CGI-driven, franchise movies coming out this summer it is a breath of fresh air to know that there will be a socially-driven, character based drama to look forward to. No matter Foster's track record, at the end of the day, all that matters is that true artists are at work here and that, no matter the result, we need more socially-driven movies like this at the movie theater. 

In this newly released clip, the NYPD has had enough and decide to take a more aggresive approach to the hostage taking situation by taking a shot at O'Connell.

The film, hitting theaters on May 13th, also stars Dominic West, Giancarlo Espostio, and Caitriona Balfe.