Review: A grumpy Tom Hanks stars in 'A Man Called Otto'
Sentimental tales about grumpy old men and American decline have, until recently, typically been the domain of Clint Eastwood. In the original, Rolf Lassgård richly inhabited the role of Ove, a curmudgeonly widower — a Forrest Grump —whose suicide attempts are foiled by needy neighbors and, ultimately, his grudging, sincere devotion to them. Exasperation, whether directed at a crying ballplayer or a slobbering canine, has always been squarely in Hanks' wheelhouse.news.yahoo.com
Actors Ben Savage, Anson Williams run for office, joining stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger in politics
Actors Ben Savage and Anson Williams are up for election in California. The actors join a growing list of celebrities who have switched gears to politics, including Arnold Schwarzenegger.foxnews.com
Popcorn With Zenger: ‘Cry Macho’ May Be Clint Eastwood’s Low-Key Goodbye To The Western Genre
His latest project, “Cry Macho,” was 40 years in the making. “Cry Macho” is set in the 1980s in order to tell the coming of age story of a young Hispanic male learning the virtues of responsibility and manhood. At its heart, Eastwood uses “Cry Macho” to teach the younger generation what it means to be a man versus the true definition of what it is to be macho. Clint Eastwood’s “Cry Macho” is a lesson on the importance being an upright man. If this is Eastwood’s last role in the Western genre, it is a solid work for a guy still kicking in his 90s.thewestsidegazette.com
At 91, Clint Eastwood throws a punch and rides a horse in his new movie. And he's not ready to quit
With 'Cry Macho,' Clint Eastwood may be the oldest American to direct and star in a major motion picture. But ask if anything has changed since his start and you get the verbal equivalent of an amused shrug.news.yahoo.com
New this week: 'Cry Macho,' McCreery and 'The Morning Show'
This week’s new entertainment releases include new music from Lindsey Buckingham and Scott McCreery, as well as the return of Clint Eastwood, who has gone back to his Western roots with “Cry Macho,” starring as a former rodeo star hired to bring a young man in Mexico back to his father in the U.S. Fans of TV's “The Morning Show” will also get to see Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Billy Crudup kick off Season 2.
'Arrested Development' actor Jessica Walter dies at 80
FILE - In this May 17, 2018 file photo, Jessica Walter attends the LA Premiere of "Arrested Development" Season Five in Los Angeles. Walter, who played a scheming matriarch in television series, has died. The actor's best-known film roles included playing the stalker in Clint Eastwood's 1971 thriller, Play Misty for Me." “She was a force, and her talent and timing were unmatched," Tony Hale, her “Arrested Development” co-star said on Twitter. She loved playing difficult women because “those are the fun roles.
American passenger recalls trying to kill train attacker
Passengers who wrestled and disarmed an Islamic State gunman aboard a high-speed Amsterdam to Paris train are recounting how their split-second decisions helped prevent what could have become a mass slaughter. “I was honestly trying my best to kill or restrain him,” Skarlatos said, recounting the chaotic Aug. 21, 2015 scene aboard the highspeed Amsterdam to Paris train.. The attack suspect, Ayoub El Khazzani faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if he is convicted of attempted terrorist murder. Skarlatos' lawyer stressed that El Khazzani was still a potential danger when his client tried to shoot him. Then, he said, “I sat on him.”The train rerouted to Arras, in northern France, where El Khazzani was arrested.
At Paris trial, passengers recall disarming of train gunman
At the trial's opening earlier this week, defense lawyer Sarah Mauger-Poliak said El Khazzani “regrets having allowed himself to become indoctrinated” by extremist propaganda. Authorities say El Khazzani boarded the train in Brussels armed with the Kalashnikov, nine clips with 30 rounds each, an automatic pistol and a cutter. Once aboard the train, El Khazzani lingered in a restroom between cars and then emerged bare-chested with his weapons, according to investigators. His wife, Isabelle, said subduing El Khazzani was "a five-man job” and that she regarded her husband as a hero. With the attacker under control, the train rerouted to Arras, in northern France, where El Khazzani was arrested.
Trial in France for extremist foiled by 3 Americans on train
El Khazzani, a 31-year-old Moroccan, spent several months in Syria and boarded the train in Brussels armed to the hilt, authorities say. The man considered the likely mastermind of those attacks, Abdel Hamid Abaaoud, was the behind-the-scenes force in the train attack, planned in Syria, according to the prosecution. The train attacker, El Khazzani, “knowingly followed Abaaoud, but it’s been years since he was in a jihadi mindset,” his lawyer, Sarah Mauger-Poliak, said in a phone interview. El Khazzani bought a train ticket at the Brussels station on Aug. 21, 2015 for a 5:13 p.m. departure. El Khazzani told investigators that Abaaoud wanted him to kill only the American military men, a line he was likely to maintain during the trial.
Paris train attack hero makes bid for Congress from Oregon
This summer, the worst wildfires on record burned in Oregon, with climate change and overgrown forests worsening fire conditions. A possible factor in Skarlatos' favor: Thousands of students at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, who would normally vote in those towns, are learning remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic. His name recognition went only so far, said Christopher McKnight Nichols, associate professor of history at Oregon State University. Of his campaign war chest, over 60% comes from out of state, DeFazio said during their debate. Several GOP state lawmakers display the group's regalia in their Capitol offices.
Clint Eastwood sues CBD sellers over use of his name, image
LOS ANGELES Clint Eastwood sued several companies that sell CBD supplements on Wednesday, alleging that they are falsely using his name and image to push products he would never agree to endorse. The suit says phony news articles on Eastwood and his supposed championing and selling of CBD have been spread via email and social media. The headline on one such story reads: Big Pharma In Outrage Over Clint Eastwoods CBD ... He Fires Back With This!Another headline says, Breaking News: Clint Eastwood Exposes Shocking Secret Today." The story includes links to purchase what it claims are Eastwood's CBD products and quotes from a fabricated interview where Eastwood says he has moved on from the film business.
Floyds death hastens shift in police pop culture portrayals
In this image released by NBC, Jason Beghe portrays Hank Voight, left, in a scene from the crime series "Chicago PD." The divide between crime fiction and real life dates back to the genre's origins, more than 200 years ago. Law enforcement violence and corruption were extreme in the mid-19th century and some police forces were rooted in the patrols that used to chase down runaway slaves. Meanwhile, The police in early crime fiction were depicted as good, courageous, and brilliant, says Otto Penzler, the crime fiction publisher and bookseller. Over the past 50 years, the image of law enforcement has sometimes mirrored debates between liberals and conservatives.
Newspaper fights Warner Bros, 'Richard Jewell' over depiction of reporter trading sex for a scoop
The parent company of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is threatening to sue Warner Bros. over the portrayal of a reporter in the Clint Eastwood film "Richard Jewell." Eastwood's film includes a plot line in which Kathy Scruggs, played by Olivia Wilde, offers a federal agent sex in exchange for a scoop. That depiction of Scruggs and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she worked at the time, has drawn criticism, particularly from the current staff at the newspaper. "Richard Jewell" currently has this disclaimer at the end of the film: "The film is based on actual historical events. Eastwood, an Oscar-winning actor and director, is a prominent conservative and has taken aim at the FBI and the news media with "Richard Jewell."cnbc.com
Clint Eastwood to direct Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger biopic
Award-winning director Clint Eastwood has agreed to direct another film about an American hero, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger for the Warner Brothers Studios. CBSN's Kristine Johnson and Vladimir Duthiers have the latest Hollywood buzz.cbsnews.com
"American Sniper" opens nationwide on Wednesday
"American Sniper" opens nationwide on Wednesday Bradley Cooper stars in "American Sniper," directed by Clint Eastwood, which debuts nationwide on Wednesday. Also, the ladies of "The Talk" are filling in the gap between "The Late Late Show" hosts this week. Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment stories.cbsnews.com
Preview: Why Bradley Cooper is still wearing Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's shoes
Preview: Why Bradley Cooper is still wearing Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's shoes In Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie "American Sniper," Cooper plays Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. history with more than 150 kills in Iraq. Cooper shares why he's still wearing the shoes Kyle wore on tour. Watch the full interview with Cooper Wednesday on "CBS This Morning."cbsnews.com
"American Sniper" premieres in New York
"American Sniper" premieres in New York Clint Eastwood's latest film, "American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper premieres in New York. And, Angelina Jolie gets some award attention for her latest directed film "Unbroken." Suzanne Marques has that and more in your eye on entertainment.cbsnews.com
Clint Eastwood on why he directed "Jersey Boys"
Clint Eastwood on why he directed "Jersey Boys" Clint Eastwood is sitting in the director's chair once again with "Jersey Boys." The Hollywood legend spoke to CBS News' Ken Lombardi about why he decided to make a big-screen film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.cbsnews.com
"Jersey Boys" set to hit the big screen this weekend
"Jersey Boys" set to hit the big screen this weekend Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood and actors from the Tony-award winning musical discuss the making of the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons biopic set to release this weekend. Suzanne Marques has a preview.cbsnews.com
Clint Eastwood puts stamp on ‘Jersey Boys’
Clint Eastwood puts stamp on ‘Jersey Boys’ A cast member of the upcoming “How to train your Dragon” sequel weighs in on typecasting; and Clint Eastwood places his mark on Jersey Boys. Suzanne Marques reports on the day’s top entertainment stories.cbsnews.com