Over the past 12 years, with the help of his trusty director of photography, Tom Stern, Clint Eastwood helmed 11 films, a vast and rich filmography of features that spans time (from the late '20s to the contemporary era and just about everything in between), place (from Los Angeles to Iwo Jima, from South Africa to the Indian Ocean) and theme (hard-bitten historical bits to jazzy musicals). So why does every single one of those 11 pictures look exactly the same?
Clint Eastwood (‘Any Which Way You Can’; ‘Firefox’) is back in the director’s chair for this week’s new release, ‘Jersey Boys,’ a biopic for the legendary Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Will ‘Jersey Boys’ have you dancing up and down the aisles? Will ‘Jersey Boys’ inspire you to finally start that doo-wop group you’ve been planning for years? As a service to you, we answer every question that you could possibly have about ‘Jersey Boys.’
A few weeks ago we heard the news that NBC and Dick Wolf's slow-spreading 'Chicago Fire' had its eye on a potential spin-off, with recent buzz suggesting the show would likely go to series within the near future. Now, the proposed spinoff has begun adding to its cast, recruiting former 'LOST' star Tania Raymonde and Scott Eastwood (yep, that Eastwood) for the as-yet-untitled series, but will it prove as hot as its predecessor?
The film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical 'Jersey Boys' has long been rumored to be dead without any official confirmation. Jon Favreau was originally attached to direct, but the project was soon stuck in turnaround and dropped to the bottom of Warner Bros.' priority list. Now, a new report suggests that it might be coming back to life with the help of Clint Eastwood.
When it was announced that Clint Eastwood might be directing Beyonce Knowles in the third remake of 'A Star is Born,' it seemed likely that the film was destined to win all the Oscars. Then word came that Leonardo DiCaprio might be the male lead. Money in the bank. Now Beyonce has left the project, there's currently no male lead attached and the project looks dead in the water.
My wife doesn't follow movie news and is impervious to advertising. "What is this, a baseball movie?" she asked as we settled in for 'Trouble with the Curve.' "Kinda," I said. "Clint's a gruff baseball scout, out on the road with his estranged daughter." "Uh-oh," she chimed as the lights dimmed. "Life lessons!"
Life lessons indeed, and they come at you with the subtlety of an aluminum bat cranking a deep line drive. Clint, craggier than ever, begins each day arguing with his prostate, eating junk food and rooting through a stack of papers reporting high school and college score results. "He's the last scout in the majors who doesn't use a computer!" they muse at the Braves' home office. Nasty, conniving Matthew Lillard means it in a bad way, while John Goodman looks fondly upon Clint's old fashioned ways.