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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Reviews and Features in the Media
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:30:15 PM »
Have you noticed that The Mule is already the most talked topic here?

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: January 25, 2019, 08:48:22 AM »
This weekend Clint Eastwoodís The Mule will cross the $100 million mark at the domestic box office. Itís a mulestone! Itís hard to overstate how impressive this showing is: A movie about an 80-something codger driving around the country became one of the biggest hits of the year in relation to its cost despite being mostly dismissed by critics and getting no love at the Golden Globes or the Oscars. The success of The Mule is as remarkable as the success of Crazy Rich Asians.


https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/clint-eastwoods-amazing-milestone/

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To answer your question honestly, no, this film will never be a favorite of mine. It is second tier Eastwood and I think I would have preferred to have seen the movie that was marketed in the trailer. However, he is very funny and that's not really something that we have seen from Clint for an entire film. I hate to say this, but this really is empty chair Clint in some ways. The character is kind of a cross between Tom Highway of "Heartbreak Ridge," Walt Kowalski in "Gran Torino" and empty chair Clint. I think some might really love it, if they go into it expecting it to be a comedy with dramatic undertones, but if you go into it expecting what you saw in the trailer, you're going to be disappointed, and I think that's why I was. I think this is one of the few cases where me not being able to read any reviews of the film affected my enjoyment of the film, which is ironic because usually it's the opposite that happens. I've got to see it again, though. I just don't know if I loved it or hated it, or whether it was somewhere in the middle. It's good for what it is, but I don't know that I fully embrace what it is, and I'm not sure whether critics or audiences will either. But, we'll find out soon.
So why is everyone so glad with the movie? I heard Jeff Snider has LOVED it. One of my favorite critics has called it one of year's best and other people have nothing to say about it but applauding it?

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I'm going to break this post up, as seen below. Antonis comment was responding to my message before it was broken up into more digestible chunks.
WOW AKA23. that is quite surprising. things just keep getting interesting. On social media, Instagram and Twitter, people are all moved and impressed by the movie. they are all speaking about Clint's incredible performance and of course, its powerful drama. reading your review of the movie, I'm a bit relieved and shocked I guess. Clint never stops to amaze us, to surprise us. He doesn't like to repeat himself. so I guess this one is NEW. A satire! How do you describe The Mule in one sentence? Does it belong to Eastwood's best works list?

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: December 10, 2018, 12:16:00 PM »
today is The Mule premiere. 7.30 pm. So god helps Clint.

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Reviews and Features in the Media
« on: December 10, 2018, 10:45:15 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqdPunQWA-o
Enjoy

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Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, and Toby Keith discuss 'The Mule,' the film's cast, and how Clint helped Toby write music for the hollywood blockbuster.

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: December 09, 2018, 03:23:56 PM »
Honestly, I don't. Clint at least thinks the movie is good. Whether it will be widely embraced by others, I don't know, we will find out soon. These were my thoughts. I initially posted them on Awards Watch seeking to spur a discussion, but they were incredibly rude, insulting, and disrespectful, even though I always tried to be respectful of them, as you will see below. Among other lovely labels, they said I was "mentally unbalanced," "a studio plant" and "Scott Eastwood with too much time on my hands. I actually thought this was a pretty sophisticated analysis, which is what I thought the members of a movie and Oscars forum would be interested in. What do you guys think? Do you agree with me here?
Great explanation. thanks

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: December 09, 2018, 01:05:06 PM »
Thank you for sharing the Mule credits, Macpherson.
It seems that there is some pretty good music in this one.
Especially country music.
Like AKA23, I noticed that Clint wasnít mentioned as a producer.
The Mule is dedicated to Pierre and Richard.
I immediately recognized Pierre Rissient, who supported Clint since The Beguiled and became a good friend.
Pierre Rissient passed away recently.
Unfortunately, I donít know who was Richard.
I was trying to find out and itís not obvious to me.
If someone knew who was Richard, could you tell us please ?

Clint dedicated Unforgiven to his mentors; Sergio Leone and Don Siegel. Do you really think he actually considers dedicating a "bad" movie to Richard and Pierre, two of his best friends?

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: December 07, 2018, 12:28:46 PM »
TheMule is now classified 14A in BC!

https://www.consumerprotectionbc.ca/motion-picture-ratings/classification-details/?cpbc_id=468165

as you can see in this link, the runtime is 117 min. 3 minutes short of 2 hrs.

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: December 07, 2018, 12:04:22 PM »
There are also screenings scheduled in New York and Los Angeles, if you look at the screening tab of the For Your Consideration link that was provided, including to the Directors Guild of America! What do you guys think? Doesn't this mean the movie actually IS good?

Some journalist claimed that maybe this (adding the mule to FYC2018) is some kinda contractual obligation, and maybe this doesn't mean it's truly good. But I suspect that. Signing a contract of this kind before seeing the final cut of the movie doesn't make any sense. When they have decided to screen it for directors guild, that means they have found it qualified for that award in particular.

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: December 07, 2018, 09:16:18 AM »
I have some good news at last.
WB has just added THE MULE to their FYC2018 (For Your Consideration) cite. So maybe they *are* going to campaign for it after all?
and of course still no screeners.

http://www.warnerbros2017.com/for-your-consideration/?film=themule

Best Picture - Best Director - Best Actor and all major categories.

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: December 07, 2018, 04:52:56 AM »
when the main trailer was released by WB, Clint's son, Scott Eastwood wrote on his Instagram account "I've seen this movie and it's "great."
I personally asked Arturo Sandoval if he has seen the movie and he answered Yes, and it is "great".
Steve Campanelli, Clint's long-life camera operator, labeled the movie as "great" again and said Eastwood's performance in The Mule is "Incredible".
-- I trust these guys more than Richard Roeper or any other critic.  :)

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: December 07, 2018, 04:47:59 AM »
Lovely,  elegiac and soulful....video with the new song from the film.....


https://parade.com/722531/meganoneill/exclusive-premiere-toby-keiths-dont-let-the-old-man-in-featured-in-clint-eastwoods-the-mule/

 :) :)
I can tell now why there was no trailer2 for The Mule. This music video serves the movie better than any other trailers. Unlike the main trailer which was so dark and griefful, this one is so heartwarming, touching and light. and it's official, I'm gonna cry during this film.

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:35:48 PM »
Ouch !


https://mobile.twitter.com/VSiNLive/status/1070717434024230912

 :-[
this is not good. I'm afraid this approach might kill the movie. But after all, who cares what critics say, they were gunning against Bohemian Rhapsody even before seeing it. I hate this feeling.

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:31:43 PM »
I honestly hope this is true. I want it to be a great movie, and from everything we've seen so far, it looks like it could be. But, they aren't screening it for critics, and that almost never happens with a movie that's good. I can't figure this movie out!  :(
this is so weird. this can not be worse than the 1517 to paris, you know. And there was a rumor that the studio gave a standing ovation for this one after seeing it for the first time. so how could it be that bad? someone really needs to explain that form WB after it's wide opening.

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:59:20 PM »
Judging by these videos, I can tell now what a great choice Yves Belanger was as The Mule's DoP. His work is superb.

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:06:52 PM »
Lovely,  elegiac and soulful....video with the new song from the film.....


https://parade.com/722531/meganoneill/exclusive-premiere-toby-keiths-dont-let-the-old-man-in-featured-in-clint-eastwoods-the-mule/

 :) :)
this is so powerful. I guess this is gonna be Clint's best film in years

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: December 03, 2018, 01:59:45 PM »
My mistake: Golden Globes nominations will be announced on Thursday, December 6th.

I hope they value Eastwood's work and legacy. The last man standing.

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