Saturday, March 21, 2020

"Richard Jewell" - Movie, Now On Digital, DVD & Blu-Ray!

Disclosure: I received a copy of "Richard Jewell" on Blu-Ray from Warner Bros. Entertainment in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The opinions below are mine and mine alone.

“Eastwood has made one of his best films yet.” - Pete Hammond, Deadline


Richard Jewell




What is reported as fact obscures the truth when “Richard Jewell” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. Directed by legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood, “Richard Jewell” is based on the true story of the 1966 Atlanta Games bombing.

Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on true events, “Richard Jewell” tells the story of the security guard who discovers a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Games and takes swift, heroic action, saving countless lives. But in a turn of events, he becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified by the press and public alike. Featuring an all-star ensemble cast, including Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde and Paul Walter Houser, Us Weekly calls the film “one of the most intriguing and powerful movies of the year.”

The film stars Oscar winners Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Vice”) as Watson Bryant and Kathy Bates (“Misery,” TV’s “American Horror Story”) as Richard’s mom, Bobi. The film also stars Jon Hamm (“Baby Driver,” TV’s “Mad Men”) as the lead FBI investigator, Olivia Wilde (“Life Itself,” “The Lazarus Effect”) as Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs and Paul Walter Hauser (“Late Night,” “I, Tonya”) as Richard Jewell.

Oscar winner Eastwood directed from a screenplay by Oscar nominee Billy Ray (“Captain Phillips,” “The Hunger Games”), based on the Vanity Fair article “American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell” by Marie Brenner. Eastwood 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 (“Brooklyn,” “Dallas Buyers Club”), production designer Kevin Ishioka (“Avatar,” “Dunkirk”), longtime costume designer Deborah Hopper (“Changeling”) and Oscar-winning editor Joel Cox (“Unforgiven”), who have worked with Eastwood throughout the years on numerous projects. The music is by Arturo Sandoval (“The Mule”).

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Malpaso Production, an Appian Way, Misher Films and 75 Year Plan Production, “Richard Jewell.”

“Richard Jewell” is also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

“Richard Jewell” Blu-ray contains the following special features:
- The Making of Richard Jewell
- The Real Story of Richard Jewell

“Richard Jewell” DVD contains the following special features:
- The Real Story of Richard Jewell

My Review and Thoughts:
I remember back in 1996 hearing about this and about Richard Jewell. What a great guy! I can't believe after watching this that the FBI thought that he was a bad guy! He knew a lot about police and bombs, and also about police codes. He was a good guy and he just wanted to be a policeman himself. So he studied up on what he liked and wanted to be like any normal person would. Watch this movie! It's a GREAT distraction from everything else that's going on in this world. Kids don't need to see this. I'd say it's great for those 14 years of age or older. As the kiddos might not understand the story.


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