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Thursday, December 12, 2019

#MovietimeInManhattan @WBPictures #ClintEastwood #RichardJewell Highly Recommended by @ManhattanPeachy and #WhomYouKnow

The genius is back at it!
Whom You Know could not be more thrilled; previously we highlighted Clint Eastwood's trip to Camp Pendleton:
The cast, the plot, the high levels of acting execution, the studio and of course the legendary director make Richard Jewell the movie to see starting TOMORROW.  Even in this busy time of the year, it needs to be an absolute priority for you! Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and put your feet up.  The gripping plot, the convincing characters and the unfolding sequence will leave you dazzled and dumbfounded about how someone doing good could be treated so badly.
Set in 1996, which seems so long ago from a technical standpoint but not so far from a terrorism one, Richard Jewell is the celebration of what it means to be a GOOD PERSON IN AMERICA and a GREAT AMERICAN.  We can't think of a better theme. Ever.  Clint Eastwood obviously excels in this realm and we have loved everything he's ever done, especially with Warner Brothers and we are honored to review them.
You'll love the USA!  USA! chanting...this is during the Olympics in Atlanta when Richard Jewell was the personification of VIGILANCE.
From a New York perspective, perhaps this will bring back the 1993 World Trade Center bombing (we weren't here yet) which preceded Richard Jewell.
If you see something, say something and we know that in New York too well.
Product Placement was key for Snickers and definitely bring a bar with you to the theatre; we wish we had done so.  Maybe put it in Tupperware to honor Bobi.
This movie is also a tribute to DETAILS.
Noticing details, paying attention and following up no matter what you are doing, always matters.  Richard Jewell the movie also takes a hard look at what happens when power-hungry government employees don't look before they leap and it is highly critical of the nasty elements of the media (not us.)  It's essential to look at actions; actions speak louder than words.
On a lighter note, brush up your Macarena skills!
Of course we mean the dance, silly.
Everything about the time period is accurate and the phones in particular will make you laugh.
Olivia Wilde in particular delivered a knockout performance as a pirhana-like journalist who stops at nothing to get a story.  Sam Rockwell is a stellar attorney for Jewell, otherwise known as Radar!  The humanity of interpersonal relationships is superlative throughout this flick, particularly this lawyer/client relationship and Kathy Bates rules as the mother for the mother/son relationship.  Jon Hamm absolutely disgusted us as the villain; that is what he's supposed to do.
Richard Jewell is an American Hero absolutely worthy of your time, admiration and celebration.

Richard Jewell is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.

Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on true events, “Richard Jewell” is a story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth. “There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes.” The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing—his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified by press and public alike, his life ripped apart. Reaching out to independent, anti-establishment attorney Watson Bryant, Jewell staunchly professes his innocence. But Bryant finds he is out of his depth as he fights the combined powers of the FBI, GBI and APD to clear his client’s name, while keeping Richard from trusting the very people trying to destroy him. The film stars Oscar winners Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) as Watson Bryant and Kathy Bates (“Misery,” TV’s “American Horror Story”) as Richard’s mom, Bobi; Jon Hamm (“Baby Driver”) as the lead FBI investigator; Olivia Wilde (“Life Itself”) as Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs; and Paul Walter Hauser (“I, Tonya”) stars as Richard Jewell. Oscar winner Eastwood directed from a screenplay by Oscar nominee Billy Ray (“Captain Phillips”), based on the Vanity Fair article “American Nightmare—The Ballad of Richard Jewell” by Marie Brenner. Eastwood also produced under his Malpaso banner, alongside Tim Moore, Jessica Meier, Kevin Misher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson and Jonah Hill. Eastwood’s creative team includes director of photography Yves BĂ©langer and production designer Kevin Ishioka, along with longtime costume designer Deborah Hopper and Oscarwinning editor Joel Cox (“Unforgiven”), who have worked with Eastwood throughout the years on numerous projects. The music is by Arturo Sandoval, who scored 2018’s “The Mule.” Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Malpaso Production, an Appian Way/Misher Films/75 Year Plan Production, “Richard Jewell.” The film will be in theaters on December 13, 2019 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. This film has been rated R by the MPAA for language, including some sexual references, and brief bloody images.

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