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Jersey Boys

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 19, 2014 6:49 AM
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  • 1 Comment
'Jersey Boys,' a rags-to-riches tale with glimpses behind the scenes of the music business, is pretty well irresistible.

NEW AND NOTABLE FILM BOOKS—Part 1

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 11, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 6 Comments
I’m overdue with a new film book survey, and with the holidays upon us I’m trying my best to catch up. If you sense some redundancy in my descriptions of the following titles, it’s because they are all elaborate, beautifully printed coffee-table books.

J. Edgar - movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 10, 2011 12:22 AM
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  • 10 Comments
Leonardo DiCaprio is not the first name that springs to mind as the embodiment of legendary FBI director J. Edgar Hoover—unlike, for instance, the title character in the upcoming remake of The Great Gatsby. I give the actor credit for his commitment to this assignment, but he’s still not quite right, especially if you’ve seen any newsreel footage of the bulldog-like Hoover. It’s more difficult to excuse screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and director Clint Eastwood for making such a dull, monotonous biography of one of the 20th century’s most commanding and controversial figures.

film review: Hereafter

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 22, 2010 4:00 AM
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  • 4 Comments

Clint Eastwood & Co.

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 15, 2009 10:21 AM
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  • 0 Comments
So how did I luck into a moment of serendipitous spontaneity with Clint Eastwood, Matt Damon, and Morgan Freeman? Allow me to explain. As any media veteran will tell you, participating in movie press junkets...

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