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?
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.
What will be the early-year standouts (and stinkers because, hey, it's still February) for 2018? Here's what you'll be watching - from haunted houses to heroes and hot sex - on the big screen this month.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thinking of renting a DVD this weekend? OnMilwaukee.com 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.
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.