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.
Though Clint Eastwood has won Oscars for this directing and producing, he's never been given a lot of respect as an actor. Perhaps with the release of Robert Lorenz's 'Trouble with the Curve' his performance there could net him some awards.
In this week's Dose of Ridiculous, 'Jurassic Park 4' is moving ahead, Justin Timberlake might be the next David Hasselhoff (yeah, we know), Adam Carolla pretends he's still relevant, and Kim Kardashian is full of it.
Could Justin Timberlake be bringing sexy back … to the beach? Rumor has it that Paramount wants the ‘Bad Teacher’ and ‘Friends with Benefits’ star to lead its planned reboot of the ‘Baywatch’ franchise – and we have details about how they would use him.
A lot of deals are being made all around the Cannes Film Festival, but the one that's caught the most attention today involves Jessica Biel, Chloë Grace Moretz and Justin Timberlake. We're referring to 'The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea,' a new drama from AngelWorld Entertainment that may catch people's attention for the music more than anything else.
New Regency has just landed Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake for their online Gambling thriller 'Runner Runner,' which will be directed by Brad Furman. If you don't know Furman's name, he helmed 'The Lincoln Lawyer,' which turned out way better than anyone could have anticipated. That makes this worth paying attention to.