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If proof was ever needed that the opinions of critics aren’t the be all and end all when it comes to a film’s success, one need only look at last weekend’s big winner Nativity 2 : Danger in the Manger.
Much maligned by critics and savaged pretty much across the board, few (this humble writer included) gave it much notice and assumed it would struggle being released the same weekend as star-studded fair such as Silver Linings Playbook, End of Watch and Gambit.
Oh how little we know. Taking in an impressive £1.6 million in its opening weekend, Nativity 2 sits comfortably in third place in the Box Office Chart, making more than End of Watch and Gambit combined. With its broad family appeal and timely release date falling just when many folks are beginning to enter into the festive spirit, it looks set to dwarf the £5million total of its predecessor. »
- Rob Keeling
All's fair in love and baseball as Trouble with the Curve arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on December 18 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. Featuring an all-star cast, Trouble with the Curve offers a poignant look at a father and daughter brought together by baseball.
Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven), Oscar nominee Amy Adams (The Fighter, Doubt, Junebug), and Justin Timberlake (The Social Network, Friends with Benefits) star in Trouble with the Curve, which marks the feature film directorial debut of Eastwood's longtime producing partner Robert Lorenz.
Trouble with the Curve will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and on single disc DVD for $28.98. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in high definition on Blu-ray, and in standard definition on DVD. Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and the single disc DVD include UltraViolet which allows consumers to download and instantly »
How many actors could get away with a scene where they sing .You are my Sunshine. to their wife.s grave without audible audience eye-rolling? Not many, but the hoarse-voiced, glaring, grouchy old man Clint Eastwood plays in Trouble With The Curve is a great movie character in one of the best films I.ve seen this year and it’s a typically vigorous and entertaining performance from the 82-year old actor (and the first he.s starred as an actor in somebody else.s film since In The Line Of Fire directed by Wolfgang Petersen, in 1993). Trouble With The Curve is a baseball story, an old-fashioned road movie, and a father-daughter melodrama. It.s flawed and predictable but still great family entertainment filled with emotion, humor, and that terrific career-capping performance from Clint.
Eastwood plays Gus Lobel, a talent scout with the Atlanta Braves three months out from his final contract. »
- Tom Stockman
Clint Eastwood hikes up his pants yet again to play an aging curmudgeon who's every bit as "Get off my lawn" as Gran Torino's Walt Kowalski, but instead of racism he's battling his deteriorating eye sight and his poor parenting skills. As Gus, a scout for the Atlanta Braves, Trouble with the Curve finds Eastwood grumbling his way through a film where he has no time for the "Interweb" or his daughter for that matter. His job is on the line as something called computers (heard of these?) are making scouting baseball talent easier than ever before. Yes, it's old school vs. new school. It's a schlocky anti-Moneyball that turns into a father-daughter story on its way to an overwrought ending. In short, it's insufferable. Trouble with the Curve features the most impressive cast ever assembled for what is essentially a Lifetime movie. Eastwood is joined by Amy Adams, »
- Brad Brevet
Trouble with the Curve is one of those classic Hollywood movies that will make you laugh, cry and warm your heart. The drama tells the story of Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood), one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but whose age is finally catching up with him. With an associate director of scouting (Matthew Lillard) chomping at the bit to replace him, in favor of computer predictions of players, his daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) joins him on his latest scouting trip, in order to help him save his career, but quickly realizes that they may never be able to mend their strained relationship. At a press conference to promote the film’s September 21st release, Clint Eastwood (who is also one of the producers), Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake (who plays rival scout Johnny Flanagan) talked about the pros and cons of aging, working with Eastwood’s longtime »
- Christina Radish
Though he's said in the past that his acting career had come to an end, Clint Eastwood returns this year with his producing partner Robert Lorenz's debut feature film, Trouble With The Curve – and here's an exclusive poster to prove it. As readers of this month's Ultimate Winter Preview issue of Empire will already know, Trouble With The Curve sees Eastwood's aged baseball scout given one more chance at the job he loves with the help of his daughter (Amy Adams) and a younger rival (Justin Timberlake).The trouble is – the trouble with the curve, that is – that Eastwood's Gus Lobel has problems with his eyesight, and it's up to Mickey, his daughter, to help him work out what's what. brightcove.createExperiences();Elsewhere, John Goodman plays his best friend Pete Klein, and Timberlake's Johnny Flanagan takes a romantic interest in Mickey. Plus, as you'll see from the trailer above, »
Putting that slit-eyed stare, gruff voice and craggy face to good use, Clint Eastwood is back giving heck to young folks in baseball drama Trouble with the Curve as Gus a scout who doesn't need any bloody computers to tell if a player has promise, while figuring out his strained relationship with his daughter, played by Amy Adams.
Of course grumpy ole Gus is aging and having trouble with his eyes, making scouting players a lot harder, although his stubborn attitude makes him initially refuse any help from his daughter. Justin Timberlake also stars as Johnny Flanagan, a new scout on the block with his sights set on Gus' daughter, and John Goodman, Matthew Lillard and Robert Patrick round out the ensemble cast.
With a father-daughter redemption tale, baseball storyline and an intermittently shirtless Timberlake, it seems like Trouble With the Curve could reach Moneyball-level success when it opens September »
- Andrea Miller
Fun fact about Clint Eastwood's last performance in "Gran Torino": Despite great reviews and $269 million in worldwide box office, the Hollywood legend was not nominated for Best Actor. Looking back, that's not too hard to believe -- Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke, Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins and Frank Langella earned worthy nominations at the 81st annual Academy Awards -- but, still: With only four onscreen performances in the last decade, how many more chances will the Academy have to honor Eastwood for what could be a final time?
Thanks to "Trouble With the Curve," at least one more. Warner Bros. released the first trailer for the baseball drama, and it looks like an amalgam of "Gran Torino" and "Moneyball," without the racism of the former and the Moneyball techniques of the latter. In "Curve," Eastwood stars as Gus, an aging baseball scout with failing eyesight who goes out on »
- The Huffington Post
The Dirty Harry legend will star as an ageing baseball scout who is losing his vision, and Timberlake has been cast as his friend Johnny Flanagan, a former pitcher who works as a talent-spotter for the New York Yankees.
According to Variety.com, the singer-turned-actor will be a potential love interest for Eastwood's onscreen daughter, to be played by Amy Adams.
The sports movie will be the first film Eastwood has starred in but not directed since the 1993 thriller In the Line of Fire.
Eastwood previously vowed to bow out of the spotlight so he could concentrate on moviemaking - unless the perfect script came along. »
In news that is sure to divide movie fans, Justin Timberlake has landed the lead role in Clint Eastwood's baseball movie, The Trouble with the Curve. The film follows an aging baseball scout (Eastwood) taking one last road trip with his estranged daughter (Amy Adams). Timberlake will play Eastwood's pal, Johnny Flanagan, a former pitcher who now works as a baseball scout for the New York Yankees. He'll also act as the love interest for Adams. The movie was recently given a September 28 release date, positioning itself as a potential Oscar candidate during next year's award season. Timberlake may generate more awards buzz as he's also due to star in the Coen Bros. folk-era drama Inside Llewyn Davis with John Goodman. Timberlake is no stranger to baseball movies. He...
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Justin Timberlake isn't taking his 2010 Oscar snub lying down. The actor-singer-dancer-dick-in-boxer has signed on for "Trouble With the Curve," opposite Academy Award stalwarts Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams.
The film follows an aging baseball scout (Eastwood) taking one last road trip to see a player, with his estranged daughter (Adams) in tow. Per Variety, Timberlake is set to star as "Eastwood's pal Johnny Flanagan, a former pitcher who now works as a baseball scout for the New York Yankees." (Former pitcher means the 31-year-old Timberlake retired in his late 20s? Arm injury, yips or steroids are your mystery third-act-reveal options, folks!) He'll also act as a love interest for Adams.
"Curve," which was recently given a Sept. 28 release date, should be positioned as an Oscar candidate during next year's awards season. After all, it'll star Eastwood, in his first role since 2008's "Gran Torino," as well as Adams, who was nominated three times before, »
- Jessie Heyman
Justin Timberlake isn't taking his 2010 Oscar snub lying down. The actor-singer-dancer-dick-in-boxer has signed on for "Trouble With the Curve," opposite Academy Award stalwarts Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. The film follows an aging baseball scout (Eastwood) taking one last road trip to see a player, with his estranged daughter (Adams) in tow. Per Variety, Timberlake is set to star as "Eastwood's pal Johnny Flanagan, a former pitcher who now works as a baseball scout for the New York Yankees." (Former pitcher means the 31-year-old Timberlake retired in his late 20s? Arm injury, yips or steroids are your mystery third-act-reveal options, folks!) He'll also act as a love interest for Adams. "Curve," which was recently given a Sept. 28 release date, should be positioned as an Oscar candidate during next year's awards season. After all, it'll star Eastwood, in his first role since 2008's "Gran Torino," as well as Adams, who was nominated three times before, »
- Jessie Heyman
Amy Adams will also star in 'Trouble With the Curve,' which tells the story of an aging baseball scout.
By Jocelyn Vena
Who needs a music career when you have a bustling movie career? Right, Justin Timberlake?
The singer has added another role to his growing docket of movies. He's next set to star alongside screen legend Clint Eastwood in "Trouble With the Curve." The guys will be joined by Amy Adams in the film, which revolves around an aging baseball scout (played by Eastwood) who goes on a road trip to Atlanta with his daughter (Adams) to check out a potential recruit.
Timberlake is set to play Eastwood's friend Johnny Flanagan, a former baseball player himself who is now a Yankees talent scout. Flanagan may also turn out to be Adams' potential love interest.
Eastwood will not be directing this project. »
The Social Network actor and singer will also be joining Amy Adams in this baseball drama directed by Robert Lorenz, which is scheduled to hit theaters September 28, 2012. In Trouble With the Curve, Eastwood will play an older baseball scout who takes one final trip to Atlanta accompanied by his daughter (Adams) in order to check out an up-and-coming talent. Also in Georgia's capital is a former pitcher turned scout that falls for his rival's traveling companion. Timberlake will play the younger man named Johnny Flanagan. His next filming foray will the the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis. Matthew Lillard is also being rumored for a role in the baseball film. This will be Robert Lorenz's first time directing his own film. Since 1991 he has served as assistant director and/or »
- Eric Whitman
Justin Timberlake has signed on to join Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in Warner Bros.' baseball drama Trouble with the Curve, which will mark the directorial debut of Clint Eastwood's longtime producing partner Robert Lorenz.
Randy Brown wrote the script, which finds Eastwood playing an aging baseball scout with vision problems who takes a road trip to Atlanta with his daughter to take a look at a hot prospect.
Justin Timberlake will play Clint Eastwood's pal Johnny Flanagan, a former pitcher who now works as a baseball scout for the New York Yankees. His character is a potential love interest for Amy Adams, who plays Clint Eastwood's daughter.
No production date has been set.
Variety is reporting that Justin Timberlake, who delivered a cracking turn as Napster founder Sean Parker in David Fincher's The Social Network, has signed on to join Clint Eastwood in Trouble With The Curve. The veteran filmmaker will produce the film for longtime collaborator Robert Lorenz, and this marks not only Lorenz's first time out as director, but the first film in which Eastwood has starred but not helmed since Wolfgang Peterson's In The Line Of Fire back in 1993.Eastwood plays an ageing baseball scout who is losing his sight, and takes his daughter (Amy Adams) on the road to investigate a potential new signing. Timberlake is slated to play Johnny Flanagan, Eastwood's friend and himself a former player-turned-scout. Flanagan will also provide a potential »
Justin Timberlake knows talent when he sees it.
"Curve" stars Eastwood as a going-blind baseball scout who goes on a road trip with his daughter (Adams) in search of one last superstar before retiring. Timberlake will play Johnny Flanagan, a former player and rival scout who falls for Adams (how could you not be a talent agent of some sort with a name like "Johnny Flanagan?").
"Trouble With the Curve" marks Eastwood's first on-screen acting gig since 2008's "Gran Torino," which was supposedly his swan song as an actor. The film is written by newcomer Randy Brown, with Eastwood's longtime producer, Robert Lorenz, set to direct.
As for Timberlake, he's becoming a bona fide "serious thespian" after his acclaimed turn in "The Social Network »
- Bryan Enk
Justin Timberlake is reportedly in talks to star in Clint Eastwood's Trouble with the Curve. The film, which marks Clint Eastwood's return to acting, centers on an elderly baseball scout who travels to Atlanta, Georgia in order to screen a potential new player.
> Clint Eastwood family for E! reality show? Variety reports that Timberlake will take on the role of Johnny Flanagan, a former New York Yankees player who now finds new talent alongside Eastwood's character. The role would also serve as a potential love interest for Amy Adams, who will play Eastwood's daughter in the film. Trouble (more) »
- By Jennifer Still
How's this for a team-up you couldn't have ever imagined - Justin Timberlake and Clint Eastwood, in a baseball flick. Variety is reporting that Timberlake, who is continuing his strong career in acting, has landed the role of a former pitcher and friend of an aging baseball scout, being played by Eastwood, in the baseball drama Trouble With the Curve. Amy Adams and Matthew Lillard are also already cast in the film, being developed by Eastwood at Malpaso Productions through Warner Bros, and will mark the directorial debut of Eastwood's longtime producing partner Robert Lorenz. This is really starting to sound like a great project. Trouble With the Curve, from a screenplay by Randy Brown, is about an ailing baseball scout in his twilight years who takes his daughter (Adams) along for one last recruiting trip. Justin Timberlake will play Johnny Flanagan, a former pitcher who now works as a »
- Alex Billington
It’s in my nature to speak too soon on many things, be they big or small. Here’s a timely case in point of the latter sort: Last night, I made the offhanded comment that Robert Lorenz‘s Clint Eastwood-starrer, Trouble With the Curve, had assembled its main cast. I don’t know, maybe it was the announcement of a release date, a slowness in casting news, or even the seemingly small nature of the picture — but I just said it.
So, as it goes, Variety now reports that a major addition has taken place: Justin Timberlake, who’s coming on board the baseball drama as “Johnny Flanagan, a former pitcher who now works as a baseball scout for the New York Yankees,” one who also happens to be “a potential love interest for [Amy] Adams.” She’s playing the daughter of Eastwood‘s increasingly blind (just go with it) baseball scout, »
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