The Jersey Boys
There was a time when Clint Eastwood would make one movie a year, just like Woody Allen. While I think that a record like that is impressive, it can also be disastrous. As much as I admire both Eastwood and Allen, I think churning out films at a rapid pace like that starts to catch up with you eventually. I think Clint Eastwood has had many fumbles in his directing career that I feel could have been polished over had he taken more time with it.
Its been awhile since Clint Eastwood has sat in the director's chair and that could be promising. He adapting "The Jersey Boys" from the Broadway stage and the trailer alone looks outstanding. I think "The Jersey Boys" is a great story and in Eastwood's hands, it could be magnificent. This film looks to be set in the style of Eastwood, but it definitely seems more chipper and that's cool. I love that Christopher Walken is in this and I love that Vincent Piazza is in it too. Piazza has been tearing it up as Lucky Luciano in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" season after season. I am happy to see him making a bigger breakthrough.
"The Jersey Boys" will hit theaters on June 20, 2014.
I could be talking a little out of turn here, but "The Immigrant" could be an early candidate for Oscar picks in 2015. It has the style, it has the grandeur, it has the actors and the costumes. It looks marvelous and I hope it showcases the brilliance of Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Renner and Joaquin Phoenix. Phoenix in particular keeps proving why his time away from film was sourly missed and I am glad he has made such a comeback.
Its a very potent trailer and it could be something to look for.
"The Immigrant" will open on May 16th 2014.