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    Why Modern Movie Musicals Need Better Directors ASAP

    Clint Eastwood is the wrong director for "Jersey Boys." So what does it say that it's the best-directed movie musical in nearly a decade?

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    Box Office Top Ten: 'Think Like a Man Too' Takes Number One, 'Jersey Boys' Draws Seniors on Soft Summer Weekend

    The studios have skewed their summer releases around the World Cup, which is taking a bite out of the box office. So this weekend's new releases are aimed at domestic audiences; two films are likely to do more than the usual amount of their business in the U.S. The result was a mixed bag. Leading th...

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    SCREEN TALK EPISODE 2: 'Boyhood,' 'Jersey Boys,' Telluride vs. Toronto Clash & More

    New York's Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I hit Skype again to debate movies seen and still to come. We both adore Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which didn't make Indiewire's mid-year critics' poll (TOH's picks are here) because it hasn't been released yet. Is it a Best Picture Oscar contender? I t...

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    Review: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys’ A Classy Yet Clumsy Transfer From Stage To Screen

    An odd thing happens when Clint Eastwood approaches music. As if befitting the practical authority that the actor/director himself holds, each use of it somehow simply simmers rather than sparks. His 1988 biopic “Bird”—while an ambitious change of pace—sapped Charlie Parker’s tunes of energy or spac...

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    Why is Clint Eastwood the Oldest Working Filmmaker in America?

    Quick: Name an American filmmaker over the age of 80 still directing widely-seen movies.

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    What to See or Skip This Weekend, From Must-See Indie Sci-Fi 'Coherence' to Eastwood's Musical 'Jersey Boys'

    If you're in New York or Los Angeles this weekend, run don't walk to James Ward Byrkit's dizzying metaphysical horror film "Coherence," and to Roman Polanski's elegant pas-de-deux "Venus in Fur." But think twice before heading to Clint Eastwood's 1960s musical biopic "Jersey Boys," or Paul Higgis' m...

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    Jersey Boys

    'Jersey Boys,' a rags-to-riches tale with glimpses behind the scenes of the music business, is pretty well irresistible.

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    9 Musicals That Need Movies and Which Directors Should Take Them On

    With Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the popular stage musical "Jersey Boys" opening this weekend, we got to thinking about what musical theater productions are worthy of a film adaptation and which directors would be perfect to bring them to the silver screen.

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    Handicapping this Year's Movie Musicals, from 'Jersey Boys' to 'Annie' to 'Into the Woods'

    The multiplex is alive once more with the sound of Broadway show tunes: a trio of popular shows, all aimed at distinctly different audiences, will take a bow in movie theaters this year.

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    'Jersey Boys' Review Roundup: Eastwood's Musical Biopic Never Decides What To Be

    Clint Eastwood wasn't necessarily anyone's first thought when it came to a director for the film version of the 2005 Broadway hit "Jersey Boys." But the director's still on the A-list at Warner Bros. for his calm, economic, unpretentious, methodical filmmaking, flair for local color and good ear for...

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