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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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Clint Eastwood Is Returning to Acting

Clint Eastwood Is Returning to Acting
Clint Eastwood is one of those rare Hollywood stars who is a legend both in front of and behind the camera. While he's best known to most audiences as an actor, with decades of iconic performances, but he has also established himself as one of our finest filmmakers as well. In recent years, the multi-hyphenate has focused his energies more on filmmaking and less in acting, with his last on screen performance coming in his 2012 baseball movie entitled Trouble With the Curve, where he played an aging baseball scout. During an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, the Hollywood icon suggested that he eventually will make his return to acting.

Variety attended a master class being put on by the actor-filmmaker at the Cannes Film Festival, where he discussed a variety of topics. The filmmaker stated that he does miss performing "once in a while but not often," while hinting
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Why Mel Gibson Could Find Redemption with ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Why Mel Gibson Could Find Redemption with ‘Hacksaw Ridge’
As Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” opens around the country, a movie that is playing well for critics and audiences is tainted by a gifted filmmaker with a sticky scandal.

The deja vu is fresh, after “The Birth of a Nation” director-star Nate Parker tried to promote his movie while being shadowed by his 1999 rape trial, and the surprise news that the accuser committed suicide in 2012. After a rapturous response at Sundance and at the Toronto International Film Festival, the movie made a lackluster opening in October. His Oscar hopes? Over.

See More‘The Birth of a Nation’ Premieres in Toronto, and Audiences Give Nate Parker a Second Chance

However, that’s not Gibson. Nor is he a celebrity bad boy whom people secretly admire for rascally behavior (pot-smoker Robert Mitchum), or an addict who gains warm support when he goes straight (Robert Downey, Jr.), or an Oscar-winning director (Elia Kazan
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Why Mel Gibson Could Find Redemption with ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

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Why Mel Gibson Could Find Redemption with ‘Hacksaw Ridge’
As Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” opens around the country, a movie that is playing well for critics and audiences is tainted by a gifted filmmaker with a sticky scandal.

The deja vu is fresh, after “The Birth of a Nation” director-star Nate Parker tried to promote his movie while being shadowed by his 1999 rape trial, and the surprise news that the accuser committed suicide in 2012. After a rapturous response at Sundance and at the Toronto International Film Festival, the movie made a lackluster opening in October. His Oscar hopes? Over.

See More‘The Birth of a Nation’ Premieres in Toronto, and Audiences Give Nate Parker a Second Chance

However, that’s not Gibson. Nor is he a celebrity bad boy whom people secretly admire for rascally behavior (pot-smoker Robert Mitchum), or an addict who gains warm support when he goes straight (Robert Downey, Jr.), or an Oscar-winning director (Elia Kazan
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How Mel Gibson’s Cinematographer Captured the Horror of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

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How Mel Gibson’s Cinematographer Captured the Horror of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’
Like all films that Mel Gibson has directed, “Hacksaw Ridge” contains amazing heroics and spiritual transcendence. And, like other Gibson films, it’s violent.The person responsible for capturing that mayhem was Australian cinematographer Simon Duggan (“The Great Gatsby,” “I, Robot”).

With Sydney, Australia doubling for West Virginia as well as Okinawa, he used the Alexa with Panavision Primo Anamorphic Prime lenses, and the Red for hand-held shots.

“Everything was quite contained, including the battlefield, and we tried to simplify down how much we saw and really focused on the performances and stayed really tight to the storytelling,” Duggan said.

To help create that intensity, the second unit placed Black Magic pocket cameras among stunt guys when running through bombs, which allowed for the creation of dramatic cutaways.

While action was a key storytelling element, “Hacksaw Ridge” hinges on pacifism — and Gibson calls it a love story. It’s based
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Directors' Trademarks: Clint Eastwood

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Directors’ trademarks is a series of articles that examines the “signatures” that filmmakers leave behind in their work. This month, we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Clint Eastwood as director.

Clint Eastwood became an american film star in the 1960’s thanks to his acting performances in a number of western films. As he began to branch out with new roles in front of the camera, he sought out to have more creative input into the types of film projects that he would be involved in. One way he was able to accomplish this was by creating his own production company which eventually allowed him to work behind the camera as director. His first film as director was 1971’s Play Misty For Me, which was well received by critics and did well at the box office. HIs second film as director was High Plains Drifter (1973), in which he also starred.
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Newswire: R.I.P. John Hostetter, Murphy Brown actor and voiceover performer

As reported by Deadline, character actor John Hostetter—who had a recurring role on Murphy Brown and did voiceover work for a handful of anime films—died last week from “cancer complications.” He was 69.

Born in Brooklyn but raised in Maryland, Hostetter was a stage actor before making the transition to film and TV. His first movie role came in the 1979 Arthur Hiller comedy The In-Laws, and from there he moved onto a whole bunch of minor roles in big shows like CHiPs, T.J. Hooker, Knight Rider, Remington Steele, Family Ties, and Moonlighting, as well as the occasional movie role in stuff like Into The Night, Heartbreak Ridge, and the Bill Cosby vehicle Leonard Part 6. However, his most recognizable role came in 1988 when he joined the cast of CBS’s Murphy Brown. The show went on to become a big hit for the network, and ...
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Films of 1986; Aliens Hits The 30 Year Mark

“Game over, man, game over!” It’s rare for a sequel to live up to the original film, but James Cameron managed to fulfill expectations with Aliens (July 18, 1986). This summer marks the 30th Anniversary of the action-packed sci-fi classic, so “stop your grinnin’ and drop your linen.”

Tune-in Saturday, July 23, to an exclusive Aliens YouTube live stream Q&A with the filmmakers and cast from San Diego Comic-Con! Submit your questions in the comments below for a chance to get them answered. #Aliens30th

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aliens (1986), San Diego Comic-Con will host an Aliens reunion on Saturday, July 23. Attendees include director James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, and Carrie Henn.

Subscribe to Fox Movies and follow on https://www.facebook.com/AlienAnthology so you don’t miss this exclusive live event.

The terror continues in James Cameron
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Jaws The Revenge: How the sequel went so horribly wrong

Ryan Lambie Jul 25, 2016

It's famously one of the worst sequels ever, but why did Jaws The Revenge go so wrong? Ryan looks at its disastrous nine-month production...

It's an oft-repeated adage that nobody sets out to make a bad movie, but Jaws The Revenge is so legendarily, comically bad that it almost looks like an inside job. The fishy sequel, released in 1987 to scathing reviews, famously stars a rubbery shark that growls when its head rears out of the water, Michael Caine spouting bizarre dialogue and some of the most glaring continuity errors this side of an Ed Wood movie.

What separates Jaws The Revenge from the usual bad-movie crowd is its otherwise decent pedigree. It was the product of a major Hollywood studio. The budget was generous. The director, Joseph Sargent, was far from a hack - a veteran of TV and film, he'd previously made the classic thriller
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Suffragette movie review: then they fight you (#LFF2015)

The first feature film ever about the women who fought for their right to vote is glorious. It is angry and passionate and defiant. It is essential. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for stories about women; love the cast

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Votes for women!

Campaigns to include women in the democratic process via voting have been going on for centuries. There are places in the world that we would consider the height of civilization — *cough* Switzerland *cough* 1971 *cough* — that have only just afforded women this basic human dignity within my lifetime. (I’m not terribly old.) For the first time ever, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to vote in local elections happening this December. This fight has concerned half the human race and won’t officially end until that first Saudi woman
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Why we're allowed to hate a movie about the military

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Why we're allowed to hate a movie about the military
Over the weekend, I saw a headline go by about the truly remarkable box-office earned by "American Sniper," and I made a quick joke about it on Twitter. It was a passing thought, and then I was done. "I'm not surprised 'American Sniper' opened so well. Fantasy films are huge at the box-office these days. #yeahIsaidit" Yes, the hashtag at the end is snide. But it's still a joke. I put it up and I moved on. Or at least, that was the plan. A few hours later, I had to shut off the notifications on my phone because they just kept coming. For the most part, lots of retweets and a few jokes back at me, but there was a percentage of those replies that were overtly hostile and angry, and several threats of/calls for violence as a result. “Said the liberal insane Pos. Sad our
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Big E's “Bad” Movies That Hurt So Good: “Curse Of The Black Widow” (1977, TV Movie)

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“If a movie makes you happy, for whatever reason, then it’s a good movie.”

—Big E

*******Warning: Review Contains Spoilers*******

By Ernie Magnotta

If there’s one thing I love, it’s 1970s made-for-tv horror films. I remember sitting in front of the television as a kid and watching a plethora of films such as Gargoyles, Bad Ronald, Satan’s School for Girls, Horror at 37,000 Feet, Devil Dog: Hound of Hell, Scream Pretty Peggy, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Moon of the Wolf and The Initiation of Sarah just to name a few. Some of those are better than others, but all were fun.

When I think back, there have been some legendary names associated with small screen horrors. Genre masters John Carpenter (Halloween), Steven Spielberg (Jaws), Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street), Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Joseph Stefano (Psycho) all took shots at television
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Clint Eastwood: Cowboy Led ‘Jersey Boys’ Down a New Trail

Clint Eastwood: Cowboy Led ‘Jersey Boys’ Down a New Trail
In 1962, the same year that a quartet of working-class New Jersey youths called the Four Seasons shot to the top of the pop charts with the irresistible doo-wop single “Sherry,” a solo artist from the West Coast made a less auspicious chart appearance with an earnest cowboy ballad inspired by his character on a popular TV Western. Entitled “Rowdy,” the song featured its gravelly voiced performer lamenting life on the open range, set to a gentle, galloping tempo. That singer was Clint Eastwood.

Surely, few listening to the radio back then would have imagined that, 50-odd years later, the Four Seasons’ pint-sized frontman, Frankie Valli, would still be selling out arenas with his vibrating falsetto. Fewer still would have wagered that Eastwood, then in his fourth season as Rowdy Yates on CBS’ “Rawhide,” would not only go on to become one of Hollywood’s most iconic leading men, but one of its most lauded director-producers,
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Holiday Deals: MP3 Albums for $3.99, Pitch Perfect, Les Mis, The World’S End, Star Trek, Clint Eastwood, and Hundreds More

Amazon has a number of DVD/Blu-ray deals today including Step Btohers on Blu-ray for $4.99. Like all Amazon deals, prices change all the time, so don't wait too long to buy. Step Brothers (2-Disc Unrated Edition) [Blu-ray] - $4.99 (75% off) Fight Club (10th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] - $5.99 (70% off) The World's End (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet) - $12.99 (63% off) Pitch Perfect (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) - $11.49 (62% off) Les Miserables (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) - $11.49 (62% off) Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection [Blu-ray] - $55.99 (63% off) Star Trek: The Next Generation Motion Picture Collection (First Contact / Generations / Insurrection / Nemesis) [Blu-ray] - $24.32 (58% off) Clint Eastwood: 20 Film Collection [Blu-ray] - $56.99 (56% off) Includes 20 feature films plus two documentaries (A Perfect World, Dirty Harry, Every Which Way But Loose, Firefox, Gran Torino, Heartbreak Ridge, Hereafter, Invictus, J. Edgar, Letters from Iwo Jima, Magnum Force, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, Pale Rider, Space Cowboys, Sudden Impact, The Gauntlet, The Outlaw Josey Wales,
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Deal! Sale on Clint Eastwood 20 Film Blu-ray Collection

I'm not sure if you're done with your Christmas shopping or if you have a little money left over for yourself, but Amazon has a pretty great deal on the Clint Eastwood 20 Film Blu-ray Collection, offering it for only $56.99, saving you $72.69 off retail price. The set includes 20 films and two documentaries, which means you are paying less than $3 per film. The set includes the following titles: A Perfect World Dirty Harry Every Which Way But Loose Firefox Gran Torino Heartbreak Ridge Hereafter Invictus J. Edgar Letters from Iwo Jima Magnum Force Million Dollar Baby Mystic River Pale Rider Space Cowboys Sudden Impact The Gauntlet The Outlaw Josey Wales Trouble with the Curve Unforgiven Eastwood Factor Documentary Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Documentary So click here to pick up a copy for yourself. Here's a little video preview if you need more convincing. yt id ="xXJ5jTDlOWw" width="500"
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DVD/Blu-ray Deals: Clint Eastwood, Spartacus, Harry Potter, Boy Meets World, Looper, The Wire, and Hundreds More

Every Sunday Amazon rotates their DVD/Blu-ray deals and I've grabbed the highlights and linked them below. Clint Eastwood: 20 Film Collection [Blu-ray] - $56.99 (56% off) Includes 20 feature films plus two documentaries (A Perfect World, Dirty Harry, Every Which Way But Loose, Firefox, Gran Torino, Heartbreak Ridge, Hereafter, Invictus, J. Edgar, Letters from Iwo Jima, Magnum Force, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, Pale Rider, Space Cowboys, Sudden Impact, The Gauntlet, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Trouble with the Curve, Unforgiven, Eastwood Factor Documentary, Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Documentary Clint Eastwood: 40 Film Collection - $79.99 (56% off) Spartacus Seasons 1-4 Bundle [Blu-ray] - $65.99 (74% off) Spartacus Seasons 1-4 Bundle [DVD] - $99.49 (50% off) Boy Meets World: Complete Collection - $49.99 (50% off) Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection [Blu-ray] - $58.52 (41% off) Up to 66% Off Classic Comedy Collections Benny Hill, Laurel and Hardy, Naked City, and More The Wire: The Complete Series – $69.99 (65% off) Looper (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] – $9.99 (63% off) Cloud Atlas (Blu-ray/DVD
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Eastwood To Replace Spielberg On ‘American Sniper’

With recent confirmation coming that Steven Spielberg will longer direct Bradley Cooper in a big-screen biopic of decorated and tragic Us Navy Seal Chris Kyle, the search for a replacement may have come to an end. Taking over from legendary Oscar-winning director could be another iconic, Oscar-winning filmmaker. Clint Eastwood looks set to direct the Silver Linings Playbook Academy-Award nominee Cooper in an adaptation of Kyle’s best-selling book, ‘American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.’

The film will follow Kyle’s early life as a young rodeo cowboy right through to his latter years as the skilled sharpshooter with most confirmed sniper kills for a Us marines. Unfortunately, his life came to an earlier this year when while teaching others how to improve their shooting skills at his local rifle range , he was murdered by fellow discharged veteran Chad Littlefield. The
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Get Ready to Watch Some Clint Eastwood Flicks on Reelz with This Compilation Gruff, No-Nonsense Quotes

"Hey. Watch your language, lady."

There's going to be plenty of gritty action on Reelz with several Clint Eastwood movies playing throughout the week. Get ready for all the raspy dialogue with this awesome fan-made compilation of the 170 greatest lines that Clint Eastwood has delivered on film. Watch the clip and then find out more about what flicks are airing this week by checking out the Reelz movie schedule.

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Clint Eastwood | Heartbreak Ridge | The Outlaw Josey Wales | Any Which Way You Can | Absolute Power | Tightrope
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Blu-ray Spotlight: ‘Clint Eastwood: 20-Film Collection’ Gathers Some Of the Man’s Best and Worst Work In One Place

Box-sets, much like anthologies, have somewhat of an unavoidable mixed-bag mentality about them. It’s difficult, near impossible even, to ensure that each film within is of equal merit and quality. Increase the number of films, and the odds of consistency decrease in equal proportion. Which brings us to WB’s latest (but doubtfully last) Clint Eastwood retrospective. Clint Eastwood: 20-Film Collection lives up to my theory above thanks in part to a heavy concentration on Eastwood’s most recent output (which few people would argue in favor of), but it does an otherwise fine job of looking across the years at the man’s output both as an actor and a director. WB has also released a 40-Film set onto DVD. The Movies Surveying the twenty films featured here brings an immediate realization. There is absolutely no rhyme or reason to these particular selections. The set doesn’t focus on Eastwood’s director efforts. It
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Blu-ray Review: ‘Clint Eastwood: 20 Film Collection’ Highlights Legendary Career

Chicago – “Clint Eastwood: 20 Film Collection” is a great Father’s Day gift that’s nonetheless a bit difficult to describe. It’s not exactly a greatest hits collection of its legendary star since it’s missing some of his most iconic films and includes some of his most notable failures. At the same time, every Eastwood fan would be happy to have at least half of these films in their collection and there’s no better way to do it then this set. It also may allow for some reevaluation and reappreciation of some of Eastwood’s less-beloved movies. I wish that Warner Bros. had taken the opportunity to upgrade a few Eastwood films that still need HD restoration but there’s enough brilliance in this box that it’s tough to complain.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Which ones are the classics in this impressively-packaged set? There are undeniable, iconic ones like “Dirty Harry,
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