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Wall Street Journal Says of “J Edgar” Film: It’s a “Mixed Bag”

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Expect in coming days the to see some reviews on the upcoming move “J Edgar”. Some folks got a sneak preview of the film this week that opens nationwide on Nov. 11, and Nov. 9 in selected cities.

Yes, in the movie, Hoover kisses his trusted sidekick Clyde Tolson and yes, Hoover even pops on a dress.

Here’s a review that appears on the “Speakeasy” webpage of the Wall Street Journal:

“The movie was a mixed bag, showcasing J. Edgar Hoover’s seminal role as the dude that brought the FBI to life. But on the flip side, a conundrum – a man completely dedicated to his career, let alone the betterment of his country, without a personal life, yet striving to connect with those closest to him. These include his mother (Judi Dench), his secretary (Naomi Watts) and his 2nd in command, not to mention his ‘closest’ friend (left to interpretation) Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer). The good thing about the film is that it leaves the relationship ambiguous. There is a genuine love and respect between the characters of J. Edgar and Clyde, but Eastwood tap-dances around just what that may be.”

“To recap (without spoilers): Okay. Leo does put on a dress. That doesn’t make him Ed Wood. He does kiss Hammer. Does that make him gay? Maybe. But realistically, does it matter? This is the guy who managed to expand our fingerprinting system and better equip us to divide the guilty from the innocent. Hammer (aka, the duo known as Winklevoss in “The Social Network”) said this of kissing Leo vs. Lily Collins in the upcoming Tarsem-directed “Snow White”: “The kiss with Leo was a lot messier because there was blood and glass involved.” Sounds a little “Twilight”-ish. Hammer shrugged and said , “NEVER.”

Filming Begins for J. Edgar Hoover Film

DiCaprio as a young J. Edgar Hoover/ mtv photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Filming has started for the highly controversial J. Edgar Hoover film being directed by Clint Eastwood, On Location Vacations reports.

The website reports that some filming has taken place in Los Angeles. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the legendary FBI director and Armie Hammer as Clyde Tolson, his sidekick at the FBI and supposed lover.

The website also reported that actors Josh Lucas and Ed Westwick also star along with Naomi Watts and Judi Dench.

Eastwood is known for making films in a short time. The film is expected to be released later this year.

The film has stirred some emotion inside the FBI and among former agents, some who are concerned the legendary director’s image is being besmirched.

Film on J. Edgar Hoover Snags World-Class Actress Judi Dench

Judi Dench

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The much anticipated “biopic” movie on J. Edgar Hoover, which is being directed by Clint Eastwood, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hoover, has snagged world class actress Judi Dench, the website Obsessed With Film reports.

The film is expected to stir controversy over the legend of the late J. Edgar Hoover. Reports say the movie will portray Hoover as having a romantic relationship with agent Clyde Tolson.

The website reports that filming is set to begin in February, and the film could be in the theaters by the end of the year.