Results tagged with 'clint eastwood'
Published Feb. 21, 2015
A century ago, Milwaukee's Butterfly Theater seemed to be home to one of the world's greatest stories in doorman Victor McLaglen. He was a war hero, a spy, a sword-wielding giant of a man who once fought Jack Johnson. Only the real Victor McLaglen was not in Milwaukee. Here's the story of how a future Oscar-winner had to fight to restore his own identity from an unlikely Cream City imposter.
Published June 23, 2014
Joyful. Vibrant. Infectiously fun. Visually exciting and dynamic. These are the words I used to describe "Jersey Boys" back when I reviewed the stage production at the Marcus Center last fall. In a bold move, Clint Eastwood has captured the spirit of those adjectives and locked it in a cage somewhere far, far away from his film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning jukebox musical.
Published Sept. 24, 2012
Let's get this joke out of the way now: During "Trouble with the Curve," Clint Eastwood bumps into an empty chair and gets angry with it. Now that we got that easy chuckle out of the way, let's talk about why "Trouble with the Curve" is one of the most annoying films I've seen in 2012.
Published Sept. 14, 2012
Now that he's done making headlines at the Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood is back to doing what he does best - making movies. His latest, "Trouble with the Curve," hits theaters Friday, but if you act fast you won't have to wait that long.
Published Aug. 31, 2012
The RNC seemed to be politics as usual until last night, when Clint Eastwood took the stage to speak to the convention - and the empty chair next to him.
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When I watch characters on screen that I deem entertaining or likeable being tortured or persecuted, I cringe. I can’t help but root for the protagonist on most occasions, even when my better judgment begs the question, “who cares?”. Usually, I want them to live; I want th...
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