from The Great Debate:

‘American Sniper’: The war we wished for just might win the Oscar

February 19, 2015


Bradley Cooper playing Chris Kyle in 'American Sniper.' REUTERS/Warner Bros. Entertainment

from The Great Debate:

How Barack Obama killed John Wayne

November 14, 2012

The reason that President Barack Obama won reelection, as most everyone knows by now, is that older white males, on whom the Republican Party has long relied, are declining in numbers, while women and minority voters, key components of Obama’s base, are increasing.  In the electoral post-mortems, Obama’s victory has been considered a kind of valedictory to white male supremacy. But his win did something else: Obama killed John Wayne on Nov. 6 -- with the complicity of roughly 61 million Americans.

from Fan Fare:

Mai tais? This isn’t an Eastwood film shoot

September 19, 2010


Some films are made on a $6 million budget, others with $60 million. It's the difference between long hours on set and sipping mai tais on the patio. Just ask "The Bang Bang Club" director, Steven Silver.

from Fan Fare:

Clint Eastwood’s “Invictus” named top movie for “grown-ups”

January 28, 2010

Clint Eastwood's movie "Invictus", featuring Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela, might not have bagged any of the top USA/honors so far this awards season but it has come  top  of one annual list -- "Best Movie for Grownups," according to AARP The Magazine catering for the 50+ audience.

from Fan Fare:

Fans, Oscar at odds over movie picks

January 26, 2009

USA/(Writing and reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis)

After winning key awards from the Producers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild this past weekend, "Slumdog Millionaire" is a favorite to win best picture at the Oscars. But don't tell that to everyday movie fans. The think Oscar voters are a bunch of elitists, and they have their own favorites from among the movies and performers shut out of Oscar nominations.
Movie fans picked Batman movie "The Dark Knight" as the year's biggest Oscar snub, in a poll released on Monday by online ticket seller Fans also said Clint Eastwood should have been nominated for best actor for his movie "Gran Torino,"SAGAWARDS/ Leonardo DiCaprio should have earned a nod for "Revolutionary Road," Christopher Nolan should have been nominated best director for "The Dark Knight" and singer Bruce Springsteen should have been on the list of best original song nominees for "The Wrestler."
Eastwood has long been a favorite with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voters, with two best director and best film awards, but he got zero nominations for "Gran Torino," a snub that has irked fans. Still, fans have rewarded Eastwood at the box office, with "Gran Torino" earning nearly $100 million since it opened on Dec. 12.  
SAGAWARDS/This weekend, the critically panned comedy "Mall Cop" ruled the box office for a second week in a row, taking in a strong U.S. and Canada total of $64.8 million in two weeks. There's no chance that "Mall Cop" will be nominated for best picture next year, but in only a couple weekends it has outperformed the $72.8 million worldwide total for "Slumdog Millionaire," the tale of an Indian orphan who beats the odds to win love and a game show. Still, with best picture wins at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild awards, "Slumdog" from director Danny Boyle is currently the frontrunner in the race to Oscars.

from Fan Fare:

Clint Eastwood’s “Gran Torino”: Oscar roadkill

January 22, 2009

It was perhaps the biggest snub of the Oscar nominations, actor/director Clint Eastwood's "Gran USA/Torino" was overlooked by voters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with no -- zero -- nominations. Or, was it?

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Check out the shawl, y’all!

November 25, 2008

Blog Guy, you always have a lot to say about movie remakes. I've heard they're going to redo those Sergio Leone "Spaghetti Westerns."

from Fan Fare:

What’s your film called, Clint?

May 22, 2008

cannes200810.jpgIn one of the more bizarre mixups at this year's Cannes film festival, the makers of Clint Eastwood's competition entry did not actually know what it should be called.

from Fan Fare:

Cannes Fare 6 – Movie buzz and Clint Eastwood

May 20, 2008

We're out by the harbor to offer some Cannes glitz, movie buzz and Clint Eastwood.