We tried to spotlight performers who had a single concentrated peak of their talents, while also addressing those who put a premium on action films over any other genres, even when the films would get disreputable. To be in the Action Hall Of Fame, you need b-movies on your resume as much as you need A-movies.
One of the many reasons Clint Eastwood remains a badass is his no-nonsense approach to filmmaking. When he makes a movie, he doesn't really want you to know about it, and he doesn't want to make a big stink out of how prolific he really is. Many times, that involves shooting a film as quick and efficiently as possible completely under the radar until the film is ready to hit theaters. It's only at that time that he'll grit his teeth and promote the work.
It's not uncommon that we hear about films that have been stuck in development hell for between five and 10 years, but paperback hero Mack Bolan has been waiting multiple decades for his time on the silver screen. After so many years, the character is finally being pulled off the shelf, and a writer has been hired to pen a new feature based around him, but it's amazing to think back on what could have been.
Eastwood’s will arrive first. The director’s screen adaptation of the Broadway smash Jersey Boys will open in theaters on June 20, 2014. The movie, of course, is based on the Tony Award-winning musical that chronicles the rise of the famous band The Four Seasons, led by Valli in the lead singing role.
Piccininni has been on Broadway in the show since 2005, playing Lorraine, a pretty Detroit journalist whose interview with Frankie leads to a torrid affair. She joins John Lloyd Young, who will be reprising his role as Valli, Jeremy Luke, who appears in Joseph Gordan-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon, Boardwalk Empire’s Vincent Piazza...
The film will tell the true story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who holds the U.S. military record for most sniper kills. Over the course of his decade-long career serving multiple tours of duty in Iraq, Kyle took out more than 150 targets, shattering the previous American record of 109.
It was last month when it was reported that Eastwood would be avoiding casting big name actors to star as the members of the band, but apparently Walken may only be the first on what will be a growing list. According to Deadline, the star will be the one of "several stars who’ll add some name recognition to the production."
Damn I wish I spoke Japanese. Still, even without being able to understand what these performers are saying, it’s easy to be taken in by this trailer’s striking visuals, stirring soundtrack, and steely bravado of Ken Watanabe in this intriguing remake of Unforgiven.
This is a surprising move as it's practically Hollywood tradition to ditch the stage stars for bigger names that have a broader box office appeal. That being said, it's kind of an awful tradition, especially considering some stage performers helped define these characters that people cling to, and then all the mainstream glory goes to the flashier star who follows in their footsteps.
To celebrate Eastwood's illustrious career, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is putting together one Blu-ray and one DVD set of some of Eastwood’s favorites. The Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection DVD and the Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection Blu-ray will be available for purchase beginning on June 4.
When it comes to an adaptation of Jersey Boys, the multi-Tony award winning hit Broadway musical, it seems counter-intuitive that we haven’t already seen an Oscar performance from it.
There will probably be other movie projects for Beyonce that don't get caught up in so many delays, and more starring roles to help her become the real triple-threat she's been on the verge of becoming for a decade. But without her A Star Is Born is looking weaker than ever, and at this point, the entire remake idea is seeming kind of pointless without her at its center
The search for leads continues for Clint Eastwood's remake of A Star Is Born. This summer Bradley Cooper was in talks to play a past his prime rock star opposite Beyoncé Knowles, who was attached to headline as an aspiring singer who is taken under his wing. But months have passed without Cooper signing on, and as the project still flails at securing a start date, Beyoncé is sashaying away.
Are Eastwood’s best days still ahead of him? Or should he have stopped working a while ago? Mack and Sean had differing opinions about the state of Eastwood’s career, so they took it to the Great Debate forums, where they hammered out the specifics of Clint’s past, present and future.
I remember when the posters first came out for The Expendables boasting names like Stallone, Statham, Li, Lundgren, Couture, Austin, Crews, Rourke, Willis. It seemed a dizzying dream to have an action movie so overstuffed with unapologetically burly and badass stars. And the resulting movie was as insane as it was enjoyable.