News: Now showing in theaters: CRY MACHO, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood!


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« Reply #320 on: August 09, 2021, 04:02:52 PM »

I just saw a TV spot for the first time during a golf broadcast.

I saw the same on Sunday's telecast of the final round....
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« Reply #321 on: August 09, 2021, 04:49:12 PM »

As an Eastwood fan, I almost always enjoy films he acts in more than films which he only directs, so on that level, I'm definitely looking forward to this. His performance will be a gift when viewed from that perspective. At the same time, he chose a cast of mostly unknown actors for this film, and he's had mixed success with that in the past. It worked well in "A Perfect World" and "Letters from Iwo Jima," but the boy in particular looks to me to be a pretty bad actor, reminding me of the mostly unknown Hmong cast he used in "Gran Torino," the use of which I would argue did not work to the benefit of the film.

On a deeper level, this definitely seems to be a film that thematically he's done many other times before. At its heart, this feels to me like a road trip movie that involves an older man mentoring a younger person and using his life to teach and better the life of his mentee through imparting wisdom forged by a lifetime of experience. He's already done that quite recently as both an actor and as a director (Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, The Mule). This theme was also explored earlier in his career as well ("Honkytonk Man", "A Perfect World"). I'd love to hear why you all think Eastwood appears to be driven to make the same film over and over again recently, at least thematically?
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« Reply #322 on: August 10, 2021, 07:20:06 PM »

Wait, What? Christopher watching golf? :o
;D I've watched a little golf before, but on Sunday it was just on when I was around.
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« Reply #323 on: August 13, 2021, 04:58:34 PM »



         AKA23 as you can see from my initial response after seeing the trailer I was kind of lukewarm.. My first thought was it looked like another type of Mule episodic themed movie. Though I liked The Mule somewhat I thought it dragged and was a bit too long. On the other hand It's nice to see Eastwood in a new movie and I don't expect a great deal. I guess it's not much of an answer to your question.
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« Reply #324 on: August 15, 2021, 06:42:07 AM »

As an Eastwood fan, I almost always enjoy films he acts in more than films which he only directs, so on that level, I'm definitely looking forward to this. His performance will be a gift when viewed from that perspective. At the same time, he chose a cast of mostly unknown actors for this film, and he's had mixed success with that in the past. It worked well in "A Perfect World" and "Letters from Iwo Jima," but the boy in particular looks to me to be a pretty bad actor, reminding me of the mostly unknown Hmong cast he used in "Gran Torino," the use of which I would argue did not work to the benefit of the film.

On a deeper level, this definitely seems to be a film that thematically he's done many other times before. At its heart, this feels to me like a road trip movie that involves an older man mentoring a younger person and using his life to teach and better the life of his mentee through imparting wisdom forged by a lifetime of experience. He's already done that quite recently as both an actor and as a director (Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, The Mule). This theme was also explored earlier in his career as well ("Honkytonk Man", "A Perfect World"). I'd love to hear why you all think Eastwood appears to be driven to make the same film over and over again recently, at least thematically?

Thank you for asking, AKA23

When some reporters or film critics ask Clint why he did a particular film and why he portrayed a particular character, Clint often answers because he liked the script or the story and because he likes portraying characters who are challenged by some conflicts or some obstacles. Clint thinks that there is no drama without conflicts. Moreover, Clint seems to like portraying men who still have something to learn, which will influence or change the rest of their lives.
Even if those men are experienced men. Perhaps especially if those men are experienced men. My feeling is that Clint is a man who knows his limitations as an actor. He knows which roles can fit him and which roles cannot. He is also aware of his screen persona, his trademarks and what he represents for the audience. So, he kind of play with that like a jazz musician. At least, since Heartbreak Ridge, he portrayed men who are getting older and have to find their places in America today. Most of the characters that Clint played, during the last thirty years, are more or less some variations of the character that he played in Heartbreak Ridge. In many ways, those characters are like mirrors for his own career and his own life. Clint is still making films because he believes that he still has something to learn in filmmaking. Even if Heartbreak Ridge is not a perfect film nor considered as one of the best Clint films, I still believe that it is one of his best role: something like a mix of Dirty Harry, Bronco Billy or Honkytonk Man.
In many ways, Clint portrayed some variations of the same character for many years, like Charlie Chaplin did with his famous character, the tramp.
When I saw the Cry Macho trailer, it reminds me of The Mule, Trouble with the Curve, Gran Torino and many other Clint films. I am still excited to see Cry Macho. I am fond of Clint films since 31 years now. Then, when I see a new film of Clint, it is like seeing an old friend again. I am pretty sure that I will enjoy Cry Macho and its Western ambiance. Yes, the supporting roles are playing by unknown actors, with the exception of Dwight Yoakam, who is still not a famous actor. But it would bring some authenticity to the story. I am expecting a pretty good film with a great acting performance by Clint. I am not particularly expecting Oscar nominations but if I was wrong, I would be happy.
I just wonder if Cry Macho will be a feel good movie, a tearjerker movie or both. I remember that the trailer for The Mule announced a more dramatic film than what the film is actually.

In France, Cry Macho will be released on November 10th.
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« Reply #325 on: August 15, 2021, 01:50:15 PM »

Thank you for asking, AKA23

When some reporters or film critics ask Clint why he did a particular film and why he portrayed a particular character, Clint often answers because he liked the script or the story and because he likes portraying characters who are challenged by some conflicts or some obstacles. Clint thinks that there is no drama without conflicts. Moreover, Clint seems to like portraying men who still have something to learn, which will influence or change the rest of their lives.
Even if those men are experienced men. Perhaps especially if those men are experienced men. My feeling is that Clint is a man who knows his limitations as an actor. He knows which roles can fit him and which roles cannot. He is also aware of his screen persona, his trademarks and what he represents for the audience. So, he kind of play with that like a jazz musician. At least, since Heartbreak Ridge, he portrayed men who are getting older and have to find their places in America today. Most of the characters that Clint played, during the last thirty years, are more or less some variations of the character that he played in Heartbreak Ridge. In many ways, those characters are like mirrors for his own career and his own life. Clint is still making films because he believes that he still has something to learn in filmmaking. Even if Heartbreak Ridge is not a perfect film nor considered as one of the best Clint films, I still believe that it is one of his best role: something like a mix of Dirty Harry, Bronco Billy or Honkytonk Man.
In many ways, Clint portrayed some variations of the same character for many years, like Charlie Chaplin did with his famous character, the tramp.
When I saw the Cry Macho trailer, it reminds me of The Mule, Trouble with the Curve, Gran Torino and many other Clint films. I am still excited to see Cry Macho. I am fond of Clint films since 31 years now. Then, when I see a new film of Clint, it is like seeing an old friend again. I am pretty sure that I will enjoy Cry Macho and its Western ambiance. Yes, the supporting roles are playing by unknown actors, with the exception of Dwight Yoakam, who is still not a famous actor. But it would bring some authenticity to the story. I am expecting a pretty good film with a great acting performance by Clint. I am not particularly expecting Oscar nominations but if I was wrong, I would be happy.
I just wonder if Cry Macho will be a feel good movie, a tearjerker movie or both. I remember that the trailer for The Mule announced a more dramatic film than what the film is actually.

In France, Cry Macho will be released on November 10th.

Well said.
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« Reply #326 on: August 15, 2021, 03:27:24 PM »

I agree with  Hocine. Eastwood is   a good actor but not a top-class one like James Stewart, De Niro(pick your favorite ones)..His main asset as an actor is his charisma,he  learned to know his limitations very early, that's one of the reasons He turned director quickly.
In addition, he's a very old man now, so possibility of fitting roles become exceptional. When the script  is good and the role adequate, he automatically books it. I think he seizes the moment and, as the rational director he always has been, he makes savings on the budget lol
No trailer for me, most of them are badly cut  and spoil key moments.
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« Reply #327 on: August 15, 2021, 03:54:57 PM »



           James Stewart?....I wouldn't even put James Stewart in Audie Murphy's class....
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« Reply #328 on: August 16, 2021, 03:59:16 AM »

Taste and colours...   ;D
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« Reply #330 on: August 20, 2021, 05:28:49 AM »

Pure speculation from the writer, and Screenrant is an infotainment site, so wait and see... For me, Eastwood 's last perfect movie was Letters from Iwo Jima in 2007.Can he add a new milestone in his filmography ? Yes, he can !
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« Reply #331 on: August 20, 2021, 09:47:42 PM »

Pure speculation from the writer, and Screenrant is an infotainment site, so wait and see... For me, Eastwood 's last perfect movie was Letters from Iwo Jima in 2007.Can he add a new milestone in his filmography ? Yes, he can !

He is Eastwood, still alive, still acting. nothing else matters.
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« Reply #332 on: August 25, 2021, 01:39:07 PM »



 Maybe the best reply I've heard in years outside of "I'm the best looking person in this website..."
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« Reply #333 on: August 25, 2021, 02:48:01 PM »

I just re watched the trailer for Cry Macho.. I think the film looks great. I reckon we?ve got another classic Eastwood performance on its way..
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« Reply #334 on: August 26, 2021, 12:28:14 AM »

Cry Macho is expected to be 125 minutes long. 2hrs, and 5 mins. solid.
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« Reply #335 on: August 26, 2021, 07:06:04 AM »

Any run times this far in advance are likely to be inaccurate. I don't think anyone outside of the studio, or studio friends, has seen this yet, and they wouldn't send the film this far in advance to theaters. I don't know where these runtimes that are reported well in advance actually come from!
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« Reply #336 on: August 26, 2021, 12:12:41 PM »

Any run times this far in advance are likely to be inaccurate. I don't think anyone outside of the studio, or studio friends, has seen this yet, and they wouldn't send the film this far in advance to theaters. I don't know where these runtimes that are reported well in advance actually come from!
it is reported by CinemaBlend:
https://www.cinemablend.com/title/2565311/cry-macho#:~:text=Distributor%3A%20Warner%20Bros.&text=Running%20Time%3A%20125%20min.
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« Reply #337 on: September 03, 2021, 12:33:16 AM »

Here is an article from Deadline about producer Al Ruddy and his determination to make Cry Macho:

https://deadline.com/2021/09/truly-amazing-al-ruddy-delivers-cry-macho-after-years-1234824502/
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« Reply #338 on: September 03, 2021, 05:57:43 AM »

Great story Hocine ! The man produced  The Godfather and Million Dollar Baby,give him a star on Hollywood walk of fame ! Gentlemen, another oscar on the way  :D
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« Reply #339 on: September 07, 2021, 10:45:38 AM »

The official running time of Cry Macho is 104 min... 1h 44min.
https://www.alberta.ca/recently-rated-movies.aspx
 :)

2 minutes longer than "Play Misty for Me" and "Dirty Harry."  102min
1 minute shorter than "High  Plains Drifter" and "The  Beguiled."  105min
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