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10 items from 2008


Lee Pfeiffer On "Gran Torino": A Late Career Triumph For Clint Eastwood

21 December 2008 4:46 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

I caught up with Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino at Robert DeNiro's Tribeca Screening Room in New York the other night. I have to admit I was optimistic, given the fine reviews the movie has received. While in production, it didn't sound very promising. The title alone is rather vague with its bland reference to a 1972 car, which I learned to drive in (Not very well at the time, which may have explained my skepticism). However, Eastwood is a master at surprising the audience. Million Dollar Baby came out of nowhere with no fanfare and a title that made it sound like an old Busby Berkeley musical. Yet, it received universal critical acclaim and won the major Oscars that year. Gran Torino is a similar experience. Shot in a little over a month with very little publicity, this is the film that lured Eastwood back to acting after stating »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Clint Eastwood Idles With Caricature Over Character in ‘Gran Torino’

19 December 2008 7:54 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – With his second film in just a few months, Clint Eastwood makes one of his biggest missteps of his illustrious career as one of the more esteemed American directors in the history of the medium. Eastwood has made some undeniable masterpieces - “Mystic River”, “Million Dollar Baby”, “Unforgiven” - but he has been far from perfect, misfiring wildly with films like “Space Cowboys”, “The Rookie”, and “Pink Cadillac”. “Gran Torino” falls much closer to the latter category on Clint’s spectrum than the former.

Rating: 2.0/5.0 Eastwood stars in “Gran Torino” as Walt Kowalski, a bitter, cranky, snarling old man, who is mean to his priest, vicious to his family, and racist to everyone in his increasingly ethnic neighborhood. Walt could be Clint’s iconic ‘Dirty Harry’ character a few years down the road from when we last saw him and a bit more racist. (In fact, there were rumors »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Review: Gran Torino

12 December 2008 9:32 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Inside the first half hour of Clint Eastwood's latest movie, I was convinced that Gran Torino was, perhaps, an unofficial entry in the Dirty Harry series. Could it be that Eastwood was pulling a Rocky Balboa and showing us where Harry Callahan might be some twenty years following The Dead Pool? As it turns out, this isn't really the continuing adventures of the iconic super cop, but Eastwood's intense growl, kick ass attitude, and tough guy persona might have you thinking otherwise.

In Gran Torino, Eastwood plays Walt Kowalski, a grizzled, bitter old man who must endure the recent passing of his loving wife. When an Asian family moves in next door, this crotchety old timer is unable to keep a lid on his somewhat racist attitude. You see, Walt served in Korea and his acceptance is rather limited when it comes to the Asian persuasion. In fact, Walt »

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Gran Torino Movie Stills Featuring Clint Eastwood

29 November 2008 11:01 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Filmz.ru got their hands on some brand new movie stills from the upcoming action film “Gran Torino” by legendary director Clint Eastwood (The Human Factor, Changeling) and starring Cory Hardrict, Geraldine Hughes, John Carroll Lynch (K-Ville), Doua Moua, Doua Moua (Dirty Movie) and Clint Eastwood as Walt Kowalski. “Gran Torino” will be in theaters everywhere on January 16, 2009. Synopsis: A disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possesion: his 1972 Gran Torino. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest “Gran Torino” movie stills, news and posters. »

- Brian Corder

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Shutter Island (2009)

20 November 2008 9:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Max Von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, John Carroll Lynch, Jackie Earle Haley

Release Date: October 2nd, 2009

Studio: Paramount Pictures

Director: Martin Scorsese

Screenwriters: Laeta Kalogridis

Official Website: Not Available

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Plot: Shutter Island is set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island. »

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New Gran Torino Movie Poster

5 November 2008 11:16 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Check out the latest movie poster from the upcoming action film “Gran Torino” by legendary director Clint Eastwood (The Human Factor, Changeling) and starring Cory Hardrict, Geraldine Hughes, John Carroll Lynch (K-Ville), Doua Moua, Doua Moua (Dirty Movie) and Clint Eastwood as Walt Kowalski. “Gran Torino” will be in theaters everywhere on January 16, 2009. Synopsis: A disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possesion: his 1972 Gran Torino. Stay tuned to Toxic Shock for the latest “Gran Torino” movie news and posters. »

- Brian Corder

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"Gran Torino" Official Trailer embedded! Eastwood brings it on.

30 October 2008 1:13 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Thanks to Variety, we have an embedded version of "Gran Torino," directed and starring the legendary Clint Eastwood. Eastwood shows he still has what it takes to star in an actioner as well as helm from the screenplay by Nick Schenk based on the story by Dave Johannson and Nick Schenk. The story follows a disgruntled Korean war veteran named  Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) who intervenes when gang members attack his Asian neighbor and makes it his mission to reform the teen of the family after he tries to steal his 1972 Gran Torino. Starring: Clint Eastwood, COry Hardrict, John Carroll Lynch, Geraldine Hughes, Brian Haley, Dreama Walker, Doua Moua, Brian Howe, Sarah Neubaker, Lee Mong Vang, Nana Gbewonyo  Gran Torino(2009)(Released date: 17 December, 2008)  -   Rate & Review this! (Not released? Then add a rating on your anticipation!)    -   Add to your List! - Find similar releases!- Get Showtimes & Tickets on MovieJungle. »

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Aidan Quinn, Rutger Hauer to 'Motor'

26 June 2008 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

ABC's drama pilot Prince of Motor City has emerged as the Dirty Sexy Money or the Brothers & Sisters of this pilot season -- a large ensemble that has attracted top talent.

The latest big-name actor tapped for a starring role in Prince is Aidan Quinn, with Rutger Hauer also on board as a regular.

The two join the previously cast Piper Perabo, Andie MacDowell, Sharon Lawrence, John Carroll Lynch, Warren Christie and Morris Chestnut.

Prince, from ABC Studios, is a gothic family soap inspired by Hamlet that centers on Billy Hamilton (Christie), a young Harvard philosophy professor forced to return to Detroit to take over the family's auto company after his father's death.

Quinn will play Billy's uncle Charlie Hamilton, who always has been in his brother's shadow. Hauer will play Billy's father, William Hamilton, who recently was killed in an accident and begins appearing to his estranged son as a ghost.

Quinn recently co-starred on Fox's Canterbury's Law.

Hauer is repped by APA, Hyler Management and attorney Mark Stankevich. »

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Gary Cole in for 'Good Behavior'

5 June 2008 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Hot off his stint on ABC's Desperate Housewives, Gary Cole has signed to co-star on the network's drama pilot Good Behavior, with Jeffrey Tambor on board to guest star.

Additionally, Ty Burrell has been cast in ABC's untitled David Kohan/Max Mutchnick comedy pilot, while Benny Ciaramello and John Carroll Lynch have joined ABC's drama pilot, The Prince of Motor City, and Kerry Bishe has joined Fox's drama pilot Virtuality.

Good Behavior, from ABC Studios and director Charles McDougall, centers on Jackie (Catherine O'Hara), the matriarch of a family of criminals who decides it's time for her brood to go straight when her husband (Cole) ends up in the clink for five years.

Tambor will play Hy, Jackie's sleazy partner at a pawn shop.

Cole is coming off a turn on Housewives as Wayne, the evil ex-husband of Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany)

The untitled Kohan/Mutchnick comedy, from WBTV, revolves around two men -- Derek (Josh Cooke), who is straight and Drew (Alan Tudyk), who is gay -- who are lifelong best friends and business partners. »

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Trio 'Traveling' with Universal

22 January 2008 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

CORRECTED 11:57 p.m. PT Jan. 22, 2008

Dan Fogler, Judy Greer and Martin Sheen are packing their bags for "Traveling", Universal's Stuber/Parent comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart.

Joe Anderson ("Across the Universe") and John Carroll Lynch ("K-Ville") also have joined the cast. "Traveling" is being directed by Brandon Camp and produced by Scott Stuber and Mary Parent as well as Mike Thompson.

The script, written by Camp and Thompson, follows a widowed self-help author (Eckhart) headlining a grief seminar in Seattle who rediscovers love and happiness after meeting a hotel florist (Aniston).

Fogler is the guru's overzealous manager, while Greer will play the florist's employee and friend. Anderson is the florist's musician boyfriend and Lynch is a reluctant seminar attendee.

Sheen will play the author's father-in-law with whom he has a strained relationship.

J. Miles Dale and Rick Solomon are executive producing.

Fogler, repped by WMA, was last seen in "Good Luck Chuck" and headlined "Balls of Fury".

CAA-repped Greer can be seen in "27 Dresses". Sheen is repped by ICM. »

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