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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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    Next Week's Coming Attractions: Clint Goes To Jersey And The Think Like A Man Guys Are Back

    Everyone's favorite 84 year old director, Clint Eastwood, returns to the helmer's chair for the first time since 2011's "J. Edgar" with "Jersey Boys", the Broadway retelling of the rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. In addition, Sony sends Steve Harvey's gang to Vegas in "Think Like A Man ...

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    LA Film Festival Lineup Includes Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys' and Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer'

    Films from Ira Sachs, Justin Simien, and more make up a lineup featuring 17 films in the narrative and documentary competition.

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    First Trailer For WB/Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys"

    Wait, before you say it, I am in complete agreement that Dirty Harry seems an odd choice to direct Warner Brothers' film adaptation of "Jersey Boys". But much to his and WB's credit, they have brought with them the Broadway cast to reprise their roles on screen, and this first trailer for the film ...

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