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The Christmas period has traditionally always been a time for squeezing an excessive amount of television viewing under one’s already-straining belt, with a plethora of comedy specials, dramas, films and one-off specials from which to choose. This year Channel 5 has chosen to dedicate its entire primetime evening slot on Christmas Day to Eddie Stobart trucker documentaries. With this potentially suggesting a decline in programme quality and choice (much as Stobart’s lorries are a delightful childhood memory), I have turned to the one facet of Crimbo viewing that will never let you down: the festive film. Some choices are inexplicable, and the vast majority are not even remotely related to Christmas (Terminator 2: Judgment Day anyone?), but all of these movies offer an escape from frazzled cooks, awkward relatives (for any of my family reading, »
Was he trying out his greenscreen acting? Or channeling his seminal work with silent buddy Clyde? Either way, Clint Eastwood's Republican convention speech is unlikely to have Hollywood cheering
The MTV movie awards have a prize for the Best Wtf Moment; the most bizarre, baffling gobsmacking event. The 2012 winner, and it really is a slam-dunk, is Clint Eastwood, that Hollywood icon, for his frankly bizarre turn at the Republican convention. Halfway into a reasonably genial and sane speech, handing out some regulation whacks at the Democratic incumbent, Clint turned to an empty chair positioned beside him, told us that Mr Obama was sitting in it, and then proceeded to ask him questions and respond to his (imaginary) replies: "Whaddaya mean 'shut up'?" Clint rasped. And then: "I can't do that to myself."
It wasn't exactly the classiest piece of work. In fact, it made Kenny Everett's "Let's bomb Russia! »
- Peter Bradshaw
High & Outside: A Baseball Noir, an indie drama with a baseball backdrop from the team behind 2011's award-winning comedy Stan, have added Eddie Jemison (Ocean's Eleven, Hung) to their eclectic cast which includes Geoffrey Lewis (High Plains Drifter, Every Which Way But Loose), David Yow (Jesus Lizard), Richard Patrick (Filter, Nine Inch Nails) and Phil Donlon (Unbroken, Queen of the Lot).
Directed by Evald Johnson, the film is based on his personal experiences as the son of a Major League baseball player turned controversial manager. High & Outside: A Baseball Noir tells the story of one man's dream to play professional baseball and the desperate measures he takes to keep that dream alive. An early teaser trailer can be viewed here.
Johnson and Yow were recently interviewed on the "Up and In" baseball podcast.
High & Outside: A Baseball Noir has been offered the opportunity to film in Sioux City, Iowa, in »
Standard 17 Productions has released a trailer for their upcoming project High & Outside: A Baseball Noir. The production company has also announced that Geoffrey Lewis and The Jesus Lizard singer David Yow have joined the cast. Take a look at this video, and read on for more details about this Kickstarter-funded indie.
High & Outside A Baseball Noir - Trailer
Standard 17 Productions, the team behind 2011's indie comedy Stan, is gearing up for their second feature film: High & Outside: A Baseball Noir.
Directed by Evald Johnson, the film is based on his personal experiences as the son of a Major League baseball player turned controversial manager. High & Outside: A Baseball Noir tells the story of one man's dream to play professional baseball and the desperate measures he takes to keep that dream alive.
The company has cast several of the main roles including the veteran actor Geoffrey Lewis as the pivotal father and baseball legend Len Harding. »
4 items from 2012
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