One of the reasons my “The Contenders” section on the site is taking a look at real buzz and not just perceived expectations based on pedigree. Of course I will add the movies from previous Oscar winners such as Clint Eastwood, but while folks want to point to his upcoming film Changeling as some sort of serious Oscar contender I couldn’t help but remember a small bit of negative buzz coming out of Cannes despite some overwhelmingly positive reviews.
He also points out how Ed Douglas from ComingSoon.net plans on giving it a 2 out of 10 after recently screening the film. Like Devin, since Eastwood is a man that is considered to do no wrong, such extremely negative reviews I have to take into serious consideration and it is one of the reasons I don’t say a film is a serious Oscar contender before it has been seriously judged.
You can judge for yourself what you think of the flick on October 24 and also in a new Entertainment Weekly clip that just came online.
To go along with that I have added 25 new images to the gallery right here and you can watch the video of Eastwood on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” below.
It’s a Changeling bonanza, I just wish it came with more positive opinions.
Eastwood on “The Daily Show”