Trouble with the Curve debuted nationwide today, and despite mediocre reviews the movie is expected to fare well at the box office. Aided by a flurry of ads on television and the four-year return of Clint Eastwood, there is a perhaps a bit more interest than there normally would be for another baseball movie only one-year out from the Oscar-worthy Moneyball. There are two new featurettes out today with the cast talking about their characters including Clint Eastwood who has some words about Timberlake’s turn to acting. Continue Reading
Tomorrow marks the entry of four new movies into theaters and one of them happens to be the first feature starring Clint Eastwood in four years, so it is worth checking out the reviews. Anyone watching the roll-out over the past few days has seen some very high marks from critics, but unfortunately the Robert Lorenz-directed effort seems to be sliding as release nears. Currently at 57% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is considered a near-disaster as acting is the only thing A-grade about this one. Continue Reading
Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood was on Ellen this week to promote his new film Trouble with the Curve. The film is receiving fairly high marks and features the talents of Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams in supporting roles, so that might be one to look out for at the box office; however, that was not exactly the allure of the appearance. It was more so a draw because we wanted to hear Eastwood on a national talk show discuss his reaction to ‘the chair speech’ which has drawn so much attention.
The self-professed libertarian did not disappoint as he talked a little politics on the program. It is a bit interesting to hear his opinions because it does not seem like he at all cares about the current Republican platform and certainly should not have spoken in the first place. It seems odd that a man of so much indifference would get a primetime slot at the convention. Hit the jump and hear for yourself how on the fence Clint sounds. Continue Reading
In addition to making fairly decent movies, Clint Eastwood happens to be one of the only Republicans in Hollywood. Not only is he a party loyalist, but he was also an elephant-banner waving mayor at one point for the city of Carmel, California. Naturally, this is a fairly a big deal for everyone in the GOP, so much so that he received a primetime slot Thursday night prior to candidate Romney’s big speech.
Coming out to a hearty ovation, the legendary actor spoke about some more conservative ears in Hollywood and even name dropped Jon Voight to kick things off before going into a long-winded speech. He spoke fairly briefly (and to an imaginary Obama,) but his main points seemed to focus on broken promises. Continue Reading
Check out these four new television promos that Warner Bros. just put out for Trouble with the Curve. The primary difference from the trailer is that less of a focus is put on the Amy Adams-Justin Timberlake relationship at the moment suggesting market research is showing the Eastwood could prove to be a bigger draw than the pop singer-turned-actor. That may be a bit surprising until you realize that Robert Lorenz’s film is a baseball movie and the sport does a lot better with the older demographic. Presumably, the safe advertising choice is during ballgames thus the correlation.
Each promo highlights the A-plot which is that Clint Eastwood is scouting someone with his daughter and his job as a high-profile baseball scout is on the line. They also have the star muttering a few good quotes: ”What are you guys staring at? I’m not a pole dancer,” and “My garage is starting to shrink.” Continue Reading
Despite the fact that many theatergoers did not care much for The Expendables, tracking is pretty stellar for the follow-up which includes the additions of Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger in slightly larger roles. Of course, that means one thing: It is time to get the wheels going for The Expendables III. Why not? The next one comes out at the end of the week and an assuredly profitable sequel demands a follow-up in today’s age. The only question is who could they possibly add to make thing even more 90′s-awesome. Continue Reading
America is about to sit through yet another baseball movie this fall. No, it is not a sequel to Moneyball, but it does star Clint Eastwood who is taking a backseat for once from the director’s chair (the first time since 1993′s In the Line of Fire actually) as Robert Lorenz has behind-the-camera duty for this picture. The movie centers around Eastwood’s character who is a baseball scout that takes his daughter on one last recruiting trip.
The trailer seems to showcase a Gran Torino-like vibe from its star, yet it is toned down enough for us to not call it ‘the same character.’ Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake add a romantic element to the mix that does not look like it fits the story they are trying to tell, but then again I just saw In Time again on HBO the other night and right now anything with Timberlake looks incredibly awkward to me. We will see how it turns out in a month and a half. Continue Reading
And Justin Timberlake’s acting career just keeps on rolling. Deadlineis reporting tonight that the pop singer will star alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in the Robert Lorenz-directed Trouble with the Curve. The movie is a baseball scouting movie and JT’s role will be that of a rival scout to Eastwood who brings his daughter (Adams) with him on a scouting trip. Guess who falls in love with who. Look for this one to hit theaters in September.
This is just the latest addition to Timberlake’s growing IMDB profile which includes last year’s Friends with Benefits, Bad Teacher, and In Time (pictured above) as well as 2013′s Inside Llewyn Davis from the Coen brothers.
With J. Edgarabout to release into theaters, the early reviews are starting to pour out and they are mixed at best. Critics are praising Leonardo DiCaprio, but at the same time they are criticizing Clint Eastwood for being too safe. Continue Reading
Deadline is reporting that Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the leading choices for the male lead in A Star is Born. The musical is Clint Eastwood’s next directorial effort and has Beyonce attached as the film’s female lead. Continue Reading