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Win a Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection boxset

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To mark the release of Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection, out now, we’ve been given a copy of the boxset to give away on DVD.

For nearly 40 years, Clint Eastwood has called Warner Bros home. This essential collection contains the extraordinary films created during his partnership with the studio, where Eastwood opened Malpaso Productions in 1975. The deluxe boxset includes: Where Eagles Dare (1968), Kelly’s Heroes (1970), Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), The Gauntlet (1977), Every Which Way but Loose (1978), Bronco Billy (1980), Any Which Way You Can (1980), Honkytonk Man (1982), Firefox (1982), Sudden Impact (1983), City Heat (1984), Tightrope (1984), Pale Rider (1985), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Bird (1988), The Dead Pool (1988), Pink Cadillac (1989), White Hunter, Black Heart (1990), The Rookie (1990), Unforgiven (1992), A Perfect World (1993), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Absolute Power (1997), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), True Crime (1999), Space Cowboys (2000), Blood Work (2002), Mystic River (2003), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima
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The film that stopped Burt Reynolds working for two years

Simon Brew Apr 19, 2017

Burt Reynolds was one of the biggest movie stars in the world in the early 1980s. But then he made a film with Clint Eastwood...

Burt Reynolds was, at one stage, the biggest movie star in the world. His movies regularly topped the box office, and as such, move studios were eager to work with him. That made the union of him and Clint Eastwood in the 1984 project City Heat such a salivating one.

Little did Reynolds know, however, that City Heat would have a hefty impact on his career, and his star power.

The film was originally set to be directed by The Pink Panther's Blake Edwards, but Eastwood instead wanted, and got, Private Benjamin's Richard Benjamin behind the camera. On the first day of shooting for the movie, though, came an accident that would have serious ramificaitons.

Burt Reynolds tells the story of
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Film Review: ‘Last Men in Aleppo’

Film Review: ‘Last Men in Aleppo’
When a devastating international crisis brings with it an inevitable surfeit of topical documentaries on the subject, audiences can be overwhelmed to the point of inactivity. No one outside the festival circuit has either the inclination or the constitution to watch them all, while the options can look indistinguishably downbeat even to the conscientious. The ongoing Syrian Civil War has been abundantly covered on screen of late — with three Syria-related feature docs premiering at Sundance this year alone. But a standout candidate for crossover distribution may have emerged in “Last Men in Aleppo.” Feras Fayyad’s viscerally immediate, exquisitely realized portrait of the Syrian Civil Defense’s “White Helmet” volunteers at the frontline of the conflict in Syria’s decimated capital may not be the most comprehensively explanatory or analytical film yet made on the war, but it’s the one that provides viewers with the most sensorily vivid and
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The Twelve Days of Classic Christmas Movies – vote for your favourite!

Author: Cai Ross

Christmastime is here. Presumably you already have chestnuts roasting on an open fire, a turkey and some mistletoe, and your first screaming argument about who’s cooking for who and where. ’Tis the season for such timeless traditions, and along with a collective craving for manifestly ill-judged food combinations and a moratorium on our disapproval of comedy knitwear, classic Christmas movies are now a vital part of the great yuletide experience.

But what precisely is a classic Christmas movie? Timeless vintage offerings like Holiday Inn and Miracle on 34th Street are stuffed from titles to credits with all things Christmassy, yet you’ll also find films like Casablanca and The Great Escape on many festive film lists, which have nothing more to do with Christmas than Cannibal Holocaust.

Even the single greatest ‘Christmas Movie’ of all time, It’s a Wonderful Life has a pretty tenuous connection with the Holiday Season,
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Burt Reynolds Knows America: On Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Our Divided Times

Burt Reynolds Knows America: On Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Our Divided Times
Burt Reynolds has seen both sides of America, and he stands at the center of a great divide. Shortly before Hillary Clinton announced her second presidential campaign, Reynolds joined her and Bill for a high school football game in Arkansas. The actor has deep roots in the state, where he’d shot the early ’90s show “Evening Shade” and the 1973 rural action drama “White Lightning.” In the audience with the Clintons, Reynolds found himself witnessing a very different country from the fast-paced world of entertainment figures and political pundits.

“Nobody paid much attention to us,” said Reynolds, 80, during a recent conversation in Key West, Florida. “It was a hell of a lot of fun. I love Bill. Mrs. Clinton and I had a lot of laughs. I had never that experience any place, before or since.” The crowd was respectful but ambivalent about the famous faces in the room. “It was important to them,
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Off The Shelf – Episode 88 – New Blu-ray & DVD Releases for Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, May 3rd 2016.

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Follow-Up FilmStruck Follow-up: Mad Max, regions Over the Garden Wall deal News Criterion: Cat People Shout Factory: Shout Selects: Buckaroo Banzai, John Carpenter’s Elvis Scream Factory: Session 9, Invasion of the Body Snatchers Kino Lorber: The Laughing Policeman, 100 Rifles, Wolf Lake Warner Home Video: McQ, Chisum, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Warner Archive: Love Me or Leave Me Universal: The Great Outdoors, The ‘Burbs, The Dream Team, The Money Pit (Bb exclusive?) Olive Films: July Titles 88 Films: Retroactive, Short Night of Glass Dolls, The Perfume of the Lady in Black Scorpion Releasing – City on Fire, + Truck Stop Women and Cheerleaders Wild Weekend to be sold through Diabolik & Code Red’s Sites Links to Amazon Airwolf – The
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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party,’ ‘Arabian Nights,’ ‘Virginia Woolf,’ and More

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Arabian Nights (Miguel Gomes)

In lauding Miguel Gomes‘ three-part, six-and-a-half hour behemoth, it’s perhaps important to consider his background as a critic. Not just in terms of the trilogy’s cinephilic engagement with Rossellini, Alonso, Oliveira, etc.; also in its defiant nature. While it’s easy to assign the trilogy certain humanist and satirical labels from the get-go and just praise these films for following through on them, Gomes continually seeks to mutate and complicate his of age-of-austerity saga.
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The 20 Best Songs Written For Movies

Everyone seems just as pumped for the Jay-z-produced soundtrack for "The Great Gatsby" as they are for the flick itself. But before we look ahead at what The Hova has in store for what we can only imagine will be the coolest-ever soundtrack to something you were forced to read in high school, let's look back at some of the all-time great movie songs.

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20. Three 6 Mafia: 'Hard Out Here For a Pimp' ('Hustle & Flow')

Three 6 Mafia took home the Oscar for Best Original Song for this jam that confirmed what we had all already suspected: Pimpin' ain't easy. Terrence Howard and Taryn Manning's performances in "Hustle & Flow" were stellar, but there's little doubt that Three 6 Mafia's Oscar appearance, combined with host Jon Stewart's verbal Oscar tally ("Three 6 Mafia 1, Martin Scorcese 0") is what everyone remembers most about the movie.
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TSRn: New Clint Eastwood DVD & Blu-ray Collections Due June 4, 2013

Warner Brothers has just dropped word on a two new collections dedicated to the work of American film icon Clint Eastwood. The two collections (one on DVD, the other on Blu-ray) will feature a new documentary by Eastwood biographer Richard Schickel, along with a copy of the new non-directed Eastwood film Trouble with the Curve.

A portion of the news release is below:

Burbank, Calif., February 11, 2013 – Clint Eastwood’s illustrious motion picture career has spanned more than half a century and touched generations of filmgoers. The filmmaker/actor has received five Academy Awards®and his films have grossed more than $2 billion at the domestic box office. This year marks the 38th anniversary of the relationship between Warner Bros., Clint Eastwood and Malpaso Productions, which has culminated in more than 40 films made for the studio. Now, in honor of Warner’s year-long 90th anniversary celebration, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release two new Eastwood Collections,
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Pop Culture Quiz: The Young Presidents Talk Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson

The amazingly talented band, The Young Presidents, stopped by the HollywoodLife NYC offices and we quizzed them on the hottest Hollywood gossip! They definitely earned an 'A' in our book! Read on to watch the video! Jake Hertzog and Mitch Kaneff from The Young Presidents braved the New York City heat to stop by the office only to be pop quizzed about all things Hollywood! From Kristen Stewart's scandalous affair, to Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's steamy romance reaching new heights -- these super cool musicians shocked us with their knowledge in celebrity news! Watch the video below and make sure to download their new single "Unacceptable You" on iTunes! -- Nicole Karlis Watch a live performance in the HollywoodLife office!
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10 Celebrities Who Fell Off the Radar … and Where They Landed

Some were huge in their day, with hit records, popular movies and roles on top TV shows. But we haven’t seen them much lately — or for years. Here’s what they’ve been up to recently.

Sam Jones

The onetime Playgirl centerfold and star of Flash Gordon (1980) went on to star in 1986’s My Chauffer and the 1987-88 TV series The Highwayman. While starring roles were hard to come by, Jones occasionally appeared in minor TV and movie roles up until 2007. He is reportedly now the CEO of a security company providing protection for high-profile clients all over the world.


For those too young to know of her, think Shakira’s dance moves and Sofia Vergara’s sexy comic timing — in one person. Known for her trademark “Cuchi-Cuchi” and her frequent Love Boat and Tonight Show appearances in the ’70s and ’80s, Charo, whose full name is Maria
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DVD Deal: Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros.

Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day is Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros. for $76.99 (which is 57% off). Amazon says "In honor of Eastwood's longstanding 35-year relationship with Warner Bros through Malpaso Productions, Whv is releasing this definitive DVD collection containing 35 classic Clint Eastwood films from the Warner library and highlighting the breadth and depth of his work -- from Where Eagles Dare through Invictus. Included are his “Dirty Harry” movies, Best Picture Oscar dramas and nominees, Westerns, war movies, comedies, and more – plus commentaries, featurettes, extras on many of his films, and the documentary The Eastwood Factor, which offers a rare and personal look at the actor and filmmaker." Like all Gold Box Deals, it's only good for today and you get free shipping since it's over $25. The box set also included a 24-page booklet extracted from Richard Schickel’s new monograph Clint: A Retrospective, as well as Studio letters and photos.
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Cinema Standoff: John Wayne vs Clint Eastwood

Typecasting is a terrible fate to befall an actor. Many of them have suffered from it over the years, accepting role after role in similar films with similar plots and similar characters simply because they have no real alternative. However, in spite of the risks involved there are also those who subvert this association; those who have elevated themselves to near legendary status within their chosen genre. Their performances define it and are woven inextricably into its rich tapestry. Two such actors are pictured above and are the subject of this article – one, a silent and anonymous loner with no time for small talk and very direct methods of dealing with his adversaries, the other a straight talking, no – nonsense peacekeeper with a trademark southern drawl. Both are perhaps best known for their westerns, although they also directed, produced and starred in a variety of other films too including military epics and ‘unorthodox’ police procedurals.
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Blake Edwards obituary

Film director best known for the Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany's and 10

The film-maker Blake Edwards, who has died aged 88, will be best remembered as the creator of the Pink Panther films, and as the husband of the entertainer Julie Andrews. But Edwards was a third-generation show-business figure whose complex and controversial career spanned more than 50 years, initially as an actor and writer and subsequently as one of America's most prolific producer-directors, primarily concerned with the popular genres of comedy and musicals and with creating television series.

Despite working in mainstream cinema, his maverick spirit and ego made him an uneasy partner with Hollywood studios. He famously savaged the hand that had fed him so well with S.O.B. (1981), a raucous, vitriolic attack on Tinseltown. His sophisticated work drew strongly on his love of early cinema (his stepgrandfather had directed silent films), and on his own life and psychological problems (he
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Music in the movies: Clint Eastwood

He’s one of Hollywood’s most recognisable stars, a respected director, and an accomplished musician, too. Glen salutes the finest scores of Clint Eastwood...

One of the most well respected actors and directors working today, Clint Eastwood has an enviable body of work to his credit. He is also quite vocal about his love of music, particularly jazz, which underpins much of directorial efforts, and country and western, which marked his debut album in 1959, Cowboy Favourites.

Whilst the album was far from a success, he has written a number of excellent pieces for films over the years including Honkytonk Man, City Heat, Heartbreak Ridge, A Perfect World, The Bridges Of Madison County, Qui, Absolute Power, True Crime, Space Cowboys, the piano compositions for In The Line Of Fire, and the excellent song that plays out during the credits of Gran Torino.

Having penned numerous songs to accompany projects over the years,
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Star Gazing: Usher Has Two Top-Ten Summer Hits

No matter the weather, Usher stays looking fresh to death. Yesterday, in the sweltering New York City heat, the singer with two top-ten hits on the Billboard charts --"O.M.G." which can now be titled the official summer jam of 2010, and "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" -- stayed cool and collected in his distressed denim, tan T and military-inspired button-down. Not only does this man have talent, but he has impeccable taste. Just a little morning eye candy.
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Star Gazing: Letoya Luckett Beats the City Heat

LeToya Luckett was out and about yesterday in the smoldering New York City heat wearing a tie-dye summer mini and fabulous mustard yellow Balenciaga motorcycle bag.Here's what you had to say:Candirose commented: "This is the best I have seen Ms.Luckett in a while. She looks radiant. Love the dress, shoes and bag so whats in right now."Lovely wrote: "Letoya is stunning. She really looks so happy right now."
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Awesome Collider Giveaway: Clint Eastwood Box Set, Stargate Atlantis Box Set, Sherlock Holmes Blu-rays, South Park, WW2 in HD, Sorority Row!

While we post a lot of giveaways on Collider, today’s is a great one. That’s because thanks to some very kind PR firms, I’ve got a lot of DVDs and Blu-rays to giveaway including the amazing Clint Eastwood 35 Films 35 Years box set and the Stargate Atlantis Complete Series box set. Also, we’ve got Sherlock Holmes Blu-rays, Sorority Row Blu-rays, South Park Blu-rays, and more.

If you’d like to try and win some of the DVDs and Blu-rays, hit the jump for how to enter and to see exactly what we’ve got:

But before we go any further, I have to say sorry to a few PR firms for my delay in posting this article. I meant to have this online sooner.

Now about how to enter…

What you need to do is email with your name and address and say March
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Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros. - DVD Review

Clint Eastwood has been a Warner Brothers staple for 35 years and this new box set celebrates that fact. He started at the studio with 1968.s Where Eagles Dare and recently completed his 36th film for the studio, Invictus. Invictus hasn.t made it onto home video just yet so it is absent from this set. What you do get is a nineteen disc set that contains Where Eagles Dare, Kelly's Heroes, Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Enforcer, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Every Which Way But Loose, Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can, Honkytonk Man, Firefox, Sudden Impact, City Heat, Tightrope, Pale Rider, Heartbreak Ridge, Bird, The Dead Pool, Pink Cadillac, White Hunter, Black Heart,
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This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: February 16, 2010

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Clint Eastwood - 35 Films, 35 Years This massive collection contains 35 of Eastwood's films, all of which are listed directly below. The set is priced at $129.99 at Amazon right now.

Where Eagles Dare, Kelly's Heroes, Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Enforcer, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Every Which Way But Loose, Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can, Honkytonk Man, Firefox, Sudden Impact, City Heat, Tightrope, Pale Rider, Heartbreak Ridge, Bird, The Dead Pool, Pink Cadillac, White Hunter, Black Heart, The Rookie, Unforgiven, A Perfect World, The Bridges of Madison County, Absolute Power, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, True Crime, Space Cowboys, Blood Work, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Letters from Iwo Jima and Gran Torino.

The special features are listed as: The Eastwood Factor - an intimate short film from Richard Schickel offering a rare personal
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