Category Archives: Clint Eastwood

April 8, 2015

Complete Classic Movie: Tightrope (1984)

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold, Dan Hedaya. Wes Block is a detective who’s put on the case of a serial killer whose victims are young and pretty women, that he rapes and murders. The killings are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his daughters are threatened.

April 2, 2015

Cover Story: Scott Eastwood

Clint’s son Scott bursts out of the chute in “The Longest Ride,” the new rodeo romance movie based on the Nicholas Sparks bestseller.

Like father, like son? Maybe. Scott Eastwood, the impossibly hunky offspring of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood, has already borrowed a few pages from his father’s playbook while building the foundation for his own acting career.

Much like Clint, who made fleeting appearances in Revenge of the Creature and Tarantula during his salad days as a contract player, Scott paid his dues in the horror genre with a standout supporting role in Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013). Also like his father, who rode tall on prime time for several seasons in Rawhide, Scott gained invaluable experience as a TV actor during a short run on NBC’s Chicago Fire.

Now the 28-year-old actor-model is kinda-sorta carrying on the family business by getting his cowboy on. In The Longest Ride, a forthcoming 20th Century Fox release, he stars as Luke Collins, a former bull rider torn between mounting a comeback on the Professional Bull Riders circuit and pursuing a romance with a city-bred college girl, Sophia Danko (Britt Robertson of TV’s Under the Dome).


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March 23, 2015

The Outlaw Josey Wales – Trailer

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown

March 8, 2015

Website of the Week: Clint Eastwood

With a career that spans over six decades, from television, to hit movies, to winning Academy Awards, Clint Eastwood has established himself as one of the greatest and most respected actors and directors Hollywood and the world has ever seen.

The first time he spoke lines to a camera, he blew them. A couple of pictures later he spoke his lines perfectly, but he was buried so deep in a dark scene that he couldn’t be seen. Toward the end of his first year as an actor, he had a nice little scene with a major star on a major production, and he found a good-looking pair of glasses that he thought gave him a bit of character. But Rock Hudson thought the same thing when he saw the kid wearing them, and Clint had to surrender his specs to the leading man.

This was Clint Eastwood’s life as an eager young contract player at Universal circa 1955, and it turned out to be a short one–the studio dropped him after a year and a half. On his own, he did what young actors do: played scenes in acting classes, worked out at the gym, went on auditions, did odd jobs (mostly he dug swimming pools under the hot sun of the San Fernando Valley). Every once in a while he got an acting job–on Highway Patrol, on Death Valley Days. Once a big time show flew him east to work on location on West Point Stories. He got to bully James Garner on an episode of Maverick. A couple of times his heart leapt up: he got good billing in a feature, The First Traveling Saleslady, playing opposite Carol Channing; and he thought for awhile that he had one of the leads in another feature, Lafayette Escadrille. But the first film was a flop, and he had to settle for a much smaller role in the second. When he finally got a decent part in a movie, it was in a B western so bad it almost caused him to quit the business.


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March 2, 2015

Clint Eastwood Just Released Deleted Footage Of “American Sniper”, Whoa! (Video)

So what if it was snubbed by Hollywood? It doesn’t diminish Chris’ work one bit or alter his legacy. Who wants to be honored by that liberal bastion anyway? We know what Chris did, and that’s all that matters.

If you’re like us you loved the movie, American Sniper, and couldn’t get enough of it.

Some great behind the scenes footage was just released that really helps get a full understanding of everything that went into making this film.


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February 24, 2015

Hollywood Actress: ‘American Sniper’ Was Snubbed Because of Clint Eastwood’s Speech at RNC (Video)

Brian Kilmeade: Was Clint Eastwood the problem with American Sniper” do you think because he was at the RNC talking to the chair? Stacey Dash: Probably. I would say probably. Which is so sad. It’s Clint Eastwood. And that film was the most beautiful film I’ve seen in a very long time.

Actress Stacey Dash says Hollywood snubbed the smash hit “American Sniper” at the Oscars because of Clint Eastwood’s speech at the RNC.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: How pervasive are politics in Hollywood right where we can’t even watch the Oscars? Everybody has their freedom of speech but you would think there would be some who feel a different way now. Are there some being silenced?

Stacey Dash: Oh yeah, being silenced. And I think they are so chummy with this administration. They love it so much…


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January 25, 2015

‘American Sniper’: Intolerance Burns Inside the Left Like a Poison (Video)

Exactly 10 years ago, we saw this happen to “The Passion of the Christ.” The attacks from the Left were relentless and dishonest, and they continue to this day. Like “Sniper,” there was no way for the Left to kill “The Passion’s” box office success. Nevertheless, the defamation campaign rolled on. The idea behind these attacks are meant as warnings to other filmmakers that there will be a heavy price to pay by anyone who dares attempt another act of entertainment apostasy.

In a Weekly Standard piece titled, “The ‘American Sniper’ Freakout: Why the Left Can’t Tolerate This Movie,” Mark Hemingway does a fine job of breaking down exactly why the Left either hates “American Sniper” or is dishonestly claiming it is a left-wing movie. It’s a thorough, must-read that perfectly lays out the case. Outside the context of the film itself, there is an additional reason the Left can’t tolerate Eastwood’s masterpiece: every act of apostasy, even one, must be punished.

The Left cannot tolerate dissent. If just one thing sneaks through the institutions the Left is desperate to hold a monopoly on, it is immediately crushed, defamed, mocked, and Frankenstein-villaged until the end of time.

Just try to read this from Vox without seeing the vein throbbing in the author’s forehead:

Faced with a choice between altering its narrative to account for that gray versus altering the facts of history, the film chose the latter. It adopted an “honesty shmonesty” approach to the war: in its retelling, Iraq was a fight of Good Americans against Bad Terrorists, led by Chris Kyle, the Good-est American of them all.


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January 20, 2015

Clint Eastwood Told Michael Moore He’d Kill Him If He Showed Up With a Camera

The audience laughed, Moore laughed, then Eastwood said, “I mean it. . .”

At the National Board Review dinner in 2005, Moore and Eastwood were both present, being honored on behalf of their films, “Bowling for Columbine,” and “Million Dollar Baby.”

Clint Eastwood accepted his award, and said the following, “Michael Moore and I actually have a lot in common – we both appreciate living in a country where there’s free expression,”

Then came the . . . joke.

“But, Michael, if you ever show up at my front door with a camera – I’ll kill you.”


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January 18, 2015

Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ Breaks Records, ‘Selma’ In Death Spiral (Video)

The early estimates for director Clint Eastwood’s pro-War On Terror masterpiece “American Sniper” hovered around $40 million. Obviously our provincial box office gurus under-estimated the American people’s desire to see their warriors, wars, and country properly honored and honestly portrayed. In its wide-release debut, the story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is estimated to hit $75 million. UPDATE: $80 million.

Seventy-five million doesn’t just beat the previous January/Martin Luther King. Jr. weekend record, it obliterates the $41 million earned by “Ride Along” last year.

On Friday alone, with a $28 – $30 million haul, “American Sniper,” will beat or nearly beat Clint’s own best 3-day weekend; his “Gran Torino” haul of $29.5 million.

If that’s not enough, after bringing in $5.3 million, “Sniper” now holds the record for an R-rated movie’s late-night Thursday opening.

Despite a also-ran Best Picture nomination and adding +56 theatres, producer Oprah Winfrey’s dishonest Civil Rights drama “Selma” lost -19% of its audience over last weekend.

That’s the worst showing of any Best Picture nominee still in theaters.


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January 16, 2015

American Sniper – Official Extended Featurette

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown