Clint eastwood


Packers vs. 49ers: Who has the better famous fans?

Published Jan. 18, 2020

There's been a lot to discuss, debate and analyze in the lead-up to the massive Packers-Niners clash on Sunday. But what about the most important question: Who's got the better famous fans?


What's new on Netflix in August 2018

Published July 25, 2018

Before I get into Netflix's newly announced offerings for the month of August, I want to quick talk this current month - because the streaming service added some of the best movies to come out this decade in July and didn't bother to tell anybody.


In "Sully," a miraculous moment doesn't make for much of a movie

Published Sept. 13, 2016

It's no wonder Hollywood would want to adapt the Miracle on the Hudson River into a movie. But while director Clint Eastwood works the landing to the best his late-career abilities, it's the rest of the movie around the crash that proves catastrophic for "Sully,"


A new kind of madness: How an Oscar-winner had to fight for his identity

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.


"Jersey Boys" ... Oh, what a blight

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.


Eastwood swings and misses with "Trouble with the Curve"

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.


Get free tickets to "Trouble with the Curve"

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.


Have you "Eastwooded?"

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.


Hollywood hits Milwaukee to film Selig movie cameo

Published May 31, 2012

Did you see the cameras set up on the Galleria level of the U.S. Bank Building, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave., last week? Hollywood was in town shooting scenes for "Trouble with the Curve," directed by Robert Lorenz and written by Randy Brown.


Rebirth of Detroit should be celebrated

Published Feb. 22, 2012

No matter your political persuasion, some things transcend politics. Or at least, they should. With that, I point to the ridiculous controversy over actor Clint Eastwood's television commercial for Chrysler during the Super Bowl. The powerful ad proclaimed it is "halftime in America," and it's time for the nation to get up, dust itself off and get back to work.


OnMedia: It sure smells like "Mad Men" in Thiensville

Published Oct. 29, 2009

The latest season of public television's "Pioneers of Television" is in production for airing next year, and the Milwaukee-based production company is shooting one of the key scenes up in Thiensville. And it's looking more and more like NBC's "Chuck" will be back in January, a bit earlier than planned.


Metcalf's DVD Screening Room: "Gran Torino"

Published June 13, 2009

Thinking of renting a DVD this weekend? movie expert Mark Metcalf weighs on "Gran Torino," the film that stars Clint Eastwood, who also produced and directed. The film, about a working-class man in a working-class neighborhood, gets a working-class treatment from Eastwood, who is known for that blue-collar, lunch pail approach to making movies.


Milwaukee actor debuts in Eastwood's "Gran Torino"

Published Jan. 8, 2009

Clint Eastwood's epic new film "Gran Torino" opens in Milwaukee this Friday, Jan. 9. If you're going, keep an eye out for Elvis Thao, a Milwaukee actor playing a Hmong gangbanger in the movie about a disgruntled Korean War vet and his struggles to save a Hmong teenager from the pressures of gang life.