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« : July 04, 2019, 12:59:22 PM »

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3513548/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1

"American security guard Richard Jewell heroically saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is unjustly vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist."

As I've mentioned previously, though American Sniper was a terrific movie (too bad, n_l), Eastwood's other recent forays into the "true story" or "hero story" have not gone as well. Sully and The 15:17 to Paris were crappy. The Mule was nothing special.

Problem with those three films is that Eastwood takes a small true story, what could be a decent 30-minute film, and stretches it out to a full feature film. So there's lots of crap in there.

Here he is going for another real-life hero story (A Man With a Real Name  ;) ) and I have no expectation that it will be any better than the others.

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« #1 : July 05, 2019, 07:19:58 AM »

I'd love Eastwood to come back to cinema.

I didn't like American Sniper but like you say, it was a real movie, not a glorified reanactment.


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« #2 : November 18, 2019, 01:15:42 PM »

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editor Questions Accuracy of Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell" Ahead of Premiere

https://www.thewrap.com/atlanta-journal-constitution-editor-questions-accuracy-of-clint-eastwoods-richard-jewell-ahead-of-premiere/

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« #3 : November 21, 2019, 08:51:19 AM »

The trailer looks better than most of what Clint did the past few years, by the way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSMxBLlA8qY


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« #4 : November 21, 2019, 08:02:06 PM »

Some articles on the movie, courtesy of Drudge Report


https://news.yahoo.com/clint-eastwood-seeks-restore-atlanta-bomb-heros-legacy-125134486.html

https://www.moviemaker.com/archives/news/clint-eastwood-richard-jewell/


https://www.indiewire.com/2019/11/richard-jewell-review-clint-eastwood-1202190791/

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/richard-jewell-review-1256384

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/nov/21/clint-eastwood-atlanta-bombing-film-richard-jewell-sex-for-tips-reporter


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« #5 : January 01, 2020, 06:54:17 AM »

We saw "Richard Jewell" last evening, rate it very highly.  That Blondie guy really knows about films.

And whenever I see Rawhide episodes, still amazed that Sergio Leone could visualize ramrod Rowdy Yates had the potential for his westerns.

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« #6 : May 26, 2020, 11:35:26 PM »

I just saw the movie on iTunes.

It's decent, but I wish Clint would go back to when Hollywood was the "Dream Factory" and drop his obsession with these real-life hero stories. The only great one was American Sniper. His four movies since then: Sully was mediocre, The 15:17 to Paris was absolute shit, The Mule, which is not actually a "hero" story but is a real-life story, is decent, as is Richard Jewell, but Clint is capable of so much more than decent. He is capable of greatness.


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« #7 : May 31, 2020, 09:43:54 AM »

Happy birthday Clinton Junior!


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