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Restaurant Where James Gandolfini Filmed Final Sopranos Scene Keeps Booth 'Reserved'

Restaurant Where James Gandolfini Filmed Final Sopranos Scene Keeps Booth 'Reserved'
As tributes pour in from around the globe for James Gandolfini,, who died of an apparent heart attack in Rome on Wednesday, one Bloomfield, N.J., restaurant is paying tribute to the late actor in its own way. At Holsten's, where the unforgettable final scene of The Sopranos was filmed, the booth where Tony Soprano and his family dined is being kept empty in Gandolfini's honor, the New York Post reports. A sign that reads "reserved" marked the spot Wednesday. In the show's final scene, Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano is joined by his wife Carmela, played by actress Edie Falco and later his son,
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'Sopranos' Restaurant Reserves Tony's Table From Final Scene

'Sopranos' Restaurant Reserves Tony's Table From Final Scene
The New Jersey restaurant where Tony Soprano may have eaten his last onion ring placed a "Reserved" sign Wednesday at the booth where James Gandolfini shot the famous scene. After Gandolfini's sudden death at 51, Holstein's ice cream parlour remembered Gandolfini and the rest of his TV family's visit to the Bloomfield, N.J. business. "During his down time, he'd be outside smoking a big cigar, talking to people. He seemed like real regular guy," proprieter Chris Carley told the New York Post. He said Gandolfini was "really, really nice to the staff,
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James Gandolfini Dies, Restaurant Where Sopranos Shot Iconic Finale "Packed" With Fans

James Gandolfini Dies, Restaurant Where Sopranos Shot Iconic Finale
Fans couldn't stop debating what really happened to Tony Soprano after The Sopranos signed off after six seasons with nothing but silence and an abrupt cut to black. And upon hearing that James Gandolfini had died suddenly today at 51, fans flooded back to the scene of where the groundbreaking HBO series left them hanging on June 10, 2007—Holsten's diner in Bloomfield, N.J. "People are just here reminiscing," Holsten's co-owner Chris Carley exclusively told E! News, noting that easily 400 to 500 people had filed in since hearing of Gandolfini's passing. "They are here to pay their respects." As of about 7 p.m. local time, Carley said, the place was...
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Quick Shooter: A Clint Eastwood Profile (Part 5)

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood in the fifth of a five part feature (read parts one, two, three and four)...

“Maybe the title of Space Cowboys [2000] is a bit misleading because it is mostly about the pioneers of space,” stated Clint Eastwood when discussing the story about four former test pilots from the 1950s who decades later get an opportunity to go into outer space. “We were not really cowboys, but these men who did all the pioneering in the 1950s were going to the frontier of space in planes they were not sure could make it. They were being rocketed along on the ground faster than the speed of sound to see if the human body could take it, so I would say that the film is something of a homage to those gentlemen.” The action thriller with a production budget of $65 million stars Clint Eastwood,
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Clint Eastwood Wants to Play James Bond?

Clint Eastwood Wants to Play James Bond?
Clint Eastwood had previously stated that his performance in the 2008 drama Gran Torino would be his last in front of the camera. But the prolific Hollywood icon has changed his mind, and in a recent interview, revealed that he is open to acting again as long as the project is something incredibly special.

He then went onto state that he would play James Bond if offered the role. Here is what Clint Eastwood had to say about returning to the other side of the camera:

"I would act if the right role came along. But I'm not looking to do it because there are not that many great roles that would be something different for me to play, to conquer. I don't know, I never say never, like James Bond or something."

Clint Eastwood will next direct Leonardo DiCaprio and Judi Dench in the biopic J. Edgar. At this time,
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Movies You Never Got Around To Watching But Always Wanted To See

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Sky Movies HD have got quite a good season coming up called ‘Movies You Never Got Around To Watching But Always Wanted To See’ and this sort of thing is perfect for people who aren’t sure what movies they should watch.

Their week of films starts Monday 11th Oct – Sunday 17th Oct and includes classic and groundbreaking movies like Jurassic Park, Jaws, Cool Hand Luke and Dead Poets Society.

Have a look at the list below including the date and time it will air and I’ve given trailers for each movie, when it’s on TV and some of my favourite clips for some of the movies too.

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Mon 11th 5.45pm Dead Poets Society

Director: Peter Weir

Cast: Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Welker White, Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Charles

Synopsis: Set in an exclusive boys preparatory school in 1959, a newly appointed English teacher uses unconventional techniques to inspire his students in classic poetry.
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Gran Torino - DVD Review - Clips Added!

.Get off of my lawn!. If your elderly neighbor pulled out his finger and mimed a gun as you past you.d probably just laugh the old man off. If your neighbor was Clint Eastwood you.d probably have to check your shorts as his theatrical legacy puts more .bullets. in that finger. Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) has just buried his beloved wife. Father Janovich (Christopher Carley) promised the late Mrs. Kowalski that he.d convince Walt to come to confession. Good luck padre, since Walt is a stubborn old bastard. He doesn.t really care for his kids and grandkids, but we really can.t blame him since they seem to be more about dividing up Walt.s property even before he.s
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Lee Pfeiffer On "Gran Torino": A Late Career Triumph For Clint Eastwood

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

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
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Review: Gran Torino

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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Go Ahead, Steal My Car

Imagine an aged Dirty Harry squinting, waving his .44 Magnum at a bunch of kids and yelling "Get off my lawn!" That's a pretty good idea of Clint Eastwood's hugely entertaining indie-style dramedy "Gran Torino."

No, Eastwood, at the absolute top of his game as an actor, isn't playing his most iconic character again. But there's more Harry than Archie Bunker in Walt Kowalski, a misanthropic and racist retired Ford worker.

Newly widowed, Walt disdains his two "spoiled" sons, who drive foreign cars, and their families. He repeatedly turns away overtures from Father Janovich (Christopher Carley
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