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  • The 4 Best Manly, All-American Movies Of 2019

    12/27/2019 10:55:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 27,2019 | Titus Techera
    It goes against every piety of the liberal elites to portray the hippies as evil, but Quentin Tarantino points out that the new liberation spawned a murderous cult in Hollywood. The nearly closed 2019 was a surprisingly good year for conservatism at the movies, thanks to work by Quentin Tarantino, Clint Eastwood, James Mangold, and Roland Emmerich. Famous directors made wonderful movies, some successful at the box office, some likely to gain more prestige in awards season than popularity and therefore likely to be remembered.Most recently, Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” continued his series of true stories about citizen-heroes. Audiences apparently have...
  • Richard Jewell and Donald Trump: Both Victims of a Corrupt Media, Academia, and FBI

    12/24/2019 9:46:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 24, 2019 | Trevor Thomas
    I still vividly recall watching the live announcement in September of 1990 by the International Olympic Committee awarding the Centennial Olympic Games (held in the summer of 1996) to the city of Atlanta. As the boisterous cheers after the initial announcement demonstrated, much of the whole state of Georgia was giddy with excitement. From Gainesville to Savannah, Olympic venues were built or otherwise prepared all over the state, and Georgia comedian Jeff Foxworthy promised the world that the Georgia Olympics would have its own distinct Southern flavor. I’m not much of a fan of the Olympics, so I didn’t get...
  • Why Mainstream Critics Are Panning Clint Eastwood's Latest Film, Richard Jewell

    12/23/2019 2:58:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2019 | T.R. Clancy
    Not every mainstream movie critic hates Clint Eastwood's highly affecting Richard Jewell.  But the critics who hate it hate it an awful lot.  The story of how an out-of-control FBI and a "completely irresponsible press" ruined the life of the heroic security guard whose quick action saved many lives during the 1996 Centennial Park bombing is legitimately viewed as Eastwood's take on what's happening in America right now.  The irony that the movie was released the same week as the I.G. report exposing the FBI's lawlessness in Crossfire Hurricane must be particularly galling for mainstream journos who staked their reputations on...
  • Clint Eastwood Movie, **Richard Jewell**, Reviewed by Larry Schweikart

    12/14/2019 10:24:12 AM PST · by gaijin · 55 replies
    Facebook, Larry Schweikart ^ | Dec 13th, 2019 | Larry Schweikart
    Years ago a professor of film studies told me that "Breaking Away" was one of the best "coming of age" films he'd ever seen because it didn't involve sex, but rather a boy being disillusioned with his cycling childhood heroes. "Richard Jewell" is in many respects a coming of age movie. Most people know the story: Atlanta Olympic Games security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser), who had been fired from a police department and from a college for excessive enthusiasm, finds a bomb in a backpack left at the Atlanta Centennial venue. He calls the police, assists in moving...
  • SF Chronicle Review: ‘Richard Jewell’ is Clint Eastwood’s best movie in years

    12/13/2019 4:00:28 PM PST · by rintintin · 98 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec 11 2019 | Mick LaSalle
    He just seemed the type. He lived with his mother. He had lots of guns in the house. He dreamed of being a police officer. He wanted to be important. He knew everything about bombs. And so, for 88 days Richard Jewell — who was not only an innocent man, but a hero, who’d saved lives — had his own life torn apart, when he became the prime suspect in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta. 1996. “Richard Jewell,” which tells his story, is a suspenseful, beautifully composed film from Clint Eastwood, his finest since “Hereafter” (2010) —...
  • Richard Jewell: A Movie for Our Time" (Movie review by Larry Schweikart)

    12/13/2019 4:30:34 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 41 replies
    LS ^ | 12/13/2019 | By Larry Schweikart
    Years ago a professor of film studies told me that "Breaking Away" was one of the best "coming of age" films he'd ever seen because it didn't involve sex, but rather a boy being disillusioned with his cycling childhood heroes. "Richard Jewell" is in many respects a coming of age movie. Most people know the story: Atlanta Olympic Games security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser), who had been fired from a police department and from a college for excessive enthusiasm, finds a bomb in a backpack left at the Atlanta Centennial venue. He calls the police, assists in moving...
  • Richard Jewell and Badly Flawed News

    12/11/2019 5:26:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | cember 11, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Over the last few years, journalists have responded to accusations of "fake news" with arrogant proclamations that they are the misunderstood Guardians of Truth and Providers of Fact. But not every news story is a perfectly baked slice of Facts or Truth. Sometimes reporters merely recount what they heard but what they were told was wrong. We should all cringe whenever we hear the two words "breaking news." Time and again, news breaks out but the details are anyone's guess -- literally. "(ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN/Fox) hasn't confirmed this, but others are reporting ...," they say, and then they proceed to repeat rumors...
  • Warner Bros. says newspaper out to 'malign' Richard Jewell by requesting disclaimer for female reporter

    12/10/2019 2:40:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    EW ^ | 12 10 2019 | Sydney Bucksbaum
    The controversy surrounding Richard Jewell is heating up. Warner Bros. has released a statement responding to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s demand for a disclaimer saying the late journalist Kathy Scruggs (portrayed in the film by Olivia Wilde) did not sleep with an FBI source for information in real life. “The film is based on a wide range of highly credible source material,” the studio’s statement, obtained by EW, says. “There is no disputing that Richard Jewell was an innocent man whose reputation and life were shredded by a miscarriage of justice. It is unfortunate and the ultimate irony that the...
  • Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’: Atlanta Newspaper Demands Disclaimer on Depiction of Female Reporter

    12/09/2019 6:38:35 PM PST · by kiryandil · 64 replies
    Variety ^ | December 9, 2019 | Brent Lang
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is asking Warner Bros. and the makers of “Richard Jewell” to release a statement acknowledging it took dramatic license when it portrayed journalist Kathy Scruggs as trading sex for tips. The Clint Eastwood film looks at the media circus that broke out around Jewell, a security guard who came under suspicion for orchestrating the Centennial Olympic Park bombing before being exonerated. Scruggs, an employee at the paper, broke the story that Jewell was under investigation by the FBI. The film shows Scruggs, portrayed by Olivia Wilde, sleeping with an FBI agent (Jon Hamm) to get the story....
  • Daily Beast: Clint Eastwood’s New Film 'Richard Jewell' Is A ‘Poisonous Pro-Trump Effort’

    12/04/2019 7:47:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/04/2019 | John Sexton
    I knew this review was coming, I just wasn’t sure where it would appear first. Today the Daily Beast published a nakedly partisan review which barely spares a thought for its artistic merit or quality. What matters is that this film seems to make a point that could be seen as Trump friendly: Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell wants to be a gripping, outrage-inciting drama about an innocent victim persecuted by—and driven to fight back against—institutional power. Unfortunately, what it turns out to be is a MAGA screed calibrated to court favor with the red hat-wearing faithful by vilifying the...
  • ‘RICHARD JEWELL’ CRUCIFIES FAKE NEWS, HONORS THE HEARTLAND

    12/03/2019 4:24:22 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    Hollywood in Toto ^ | 2 Dec 2019 | Christian Toto
    “You ready to start fighting back?” Sam Rockwell asks the title character that question deep into “Richard Jewell.” The Clint Eastwood film recalls how the FBI and media aligned to punish a security guard who saved lives at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Only the film feels like Eastwood is channeling a certain Commander in Chief. Conservatives have spent the last three years fighting against a culture calling them racist, sexist, homophobic and more. They’ve been maligned for wanting to keep the borders secure and jobs from fleeing overseas. Reporters and celebrities alike led the charge against Red State America, forgoing...
  • "Booing" of Hillary Clinton Electronically Transformed into "Applause" for TV Viewers!

    09/06/2002 4:37:40 PM PDT · by vannrox · 108 replies · 2,021+ views
    Media Research Center - Cyber ALERT! (Media Bias; Pro-Liberal & Pro-Facist) ^ | Friday August 30, 2002 (Vol. Seven; No. 133) | Editorial Staff
    A holiday weekend video treat: How cable music channel VH1 turned booing of Senator Hillary Clinton into cheering. Senator Clinton was booed when she walked on stage last October at a rock concert in Madison Square Garden to benefit 9/11 victims. It was shown live by VH1 but, as ABC's John Stossel illustrated in a July 20/20 special on media distortions, when the Viacom-owned cable channel replayed it sound technicians replaced the booing with cheering and applause. And that version is the permanent record VH1 put onto its DVD of the event. During his July 12 20/20 look at media...
  • Carole Simpson: Nets Feared Military Coup During Nixon Resignation Address

    11/24/2019 11:30:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How paranoid were the Nixon-hating TV networks during Watergate? Far enough out there that, according to liberal former ABC correspondent Carole Simpson, they feared that instead of resigning, President Nixon would announce a military coup supporting him. [snip] CAROLE SIMPSON: I have to tell you, though, on the night he gave the resignation speech, I was a baby reporter then. But they had me out in Chicago, we were in major cities across America waiting for the riots or whatever that's going to happen after his announcement because people weren't sure that he wasn't -- the camera wouldn't pull back...
  • ‘RICHARD JEWELL’ PAINTS PRESS AS ‘RECKLESS, CORRUPT, IMMORAL’

    11/23/2019 4:02:46 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 28 replies
    Hollywood in Toto ^ | 21 Nov 2019 | Christian Toto
    Timing is everything for living legend Clint Eastwood. The actor/director served up “American Sniper” after Hollywood stopped firing cinematic shots at the U.S. Military. The results? “Sniper” earned $350 million at the U.S. box office. Two years later Eastwood directed “Sully,” just when movie goers craved a true American hero story. That movie hauled in $125 million domestically. He may have topped himself with “Richard Jewell.” The film, out Dec. 13, recalls how the FBI and media unfairly painted the portly security guard as the main suspect in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. The blast killed one and injured 111...
  • Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” is a Jewel of a Film...

    11/23/2019 5:09:14 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 2 replies
    showbiz411.com ^ | 11/22/19 | by Roger Friedman
    Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” is a Jewel of a Film, a Grand Flourish for the 90 Years Young Director A friend of mine called this morning who’d seen Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell last night in Hollywood. She knew I was seeing it this morning in New York. “It’s going to upset your apple cart of an Oscar list,” she said. She was right. Eastwood, at 90, has made a jewel of a film in “Richard Jewell,” a real masterclass in filmmaking. Eastwood will have to be nominated for Best Director. The screenplay and music (by Arturo Sandoval) will have to...
  • Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” is a Jewel of a Film, a Grand Flourish for the 90 Years Young Director

    11/23/2019 12:52:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 115 replies
    SHOWBIZ 411 ^ | - November 22, 2019 4:39 pm | Roger Friedman
    A friend of mine called this morning who’d seen Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell last night in Hollywood. She knew I was seeing it this morning in New York. “It’s going to upset your apple cart of an Oscar list,” she said. She was right. Eastwood, at 90, has made a jewel of a film in “Richard Jewell,” a real masterclass in filmmaking. Eastwood will have to be nominated for Best Director. The screenplay and music (by Arturo Sandoval) will have to be nominated. And the actors, the actors now roll right into the top 5 in their respective categories. Paul...
  • Clint Eastwood’s New Film, Richard Jewell, Takes Aim At The FBI And The News Media

    10/03/2019 3:33:14 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 52 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | JOHN SEXTON
    Clint Eastwood’s new film is titled “Richard Jewell” and tells the story of the security guard who was accused by the FBI and the media of responsibility for Centennial Olympic Park Bombing in 1996. The first trailer for the film was released today and it contains this description of the story:
  • This Director Is Filming in Georgia Despite the Hollywood Boycotts

    07/01/2019 9:32:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    There's one director who doesn't care what his peers think. While the rest of Hollywood is running away from the state of Georgia in protest of the pro-life "heartbeat bill," which bans abortions the moment a heartbeat is detected, Clint Eastwood and Warner Brothers are staying put for their new film, Richard Jewell. The studio has explained to the press that the film, based on the true story of the bombing at Atlanta's Centennial Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics, would be best served by geographical authenticity. “We have made the decision to tell this compelling story — based on...
  • Hollywood Boycotting Georgia Over Anti-Abortion Bill. Clint Eastwood Doesn’t Care

    06/26/2019 7:20:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/26/2019 | Andrew Malcolm
    “I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It’s too late for me.”You know that liberal Hollywood boycott about filming in Georgia because of its new fetal heartbeat anti-abortion bill?Legendary tough guy Clint Eastwood knows all about that Hollywood boycott. Anyway, he’s filming his next movie — in Georgia. “Now, you’ve got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky?”The new film is called “The Battle of Richard Jewell,” about the security guard/police officer who discovered a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.Initially, he was hailed as a life-saving hero. But relentless suggestive...
  • Take Back the Streets One Ice Cream Cone at a Time

    04/29/2019 5:51:03 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-29-19 | MOTUS
    Remember Cher’s  complaint about LA not being able to deal with ‘their own homeless’ let alone the invading hordes that President Trump has threatened to deliver to their doorstep? Well, she’s not alone: Wealthy Elitists Freak Out As Hordes Of Homeless People Take Over Their Neighborhoods All Over The West Coast. Of course many among the elite are all in favor of doing something for the homeless, as long as they don’t have to be anywhere around them.For example, let’s talk about what is going on in Los Angeles. No city on the west coast has a bigger problem with homelessness...