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“Sully” is Tom Hanks at his heroic best

Yesterday, I got the chance to finally take a look at Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks’ collaboration Sully. The film is quite good, showcasing both heavyweights at peak skill. This week could have been a pretty barren one, but Sully saves it, just like he did all of the passengers[...]

Clint Eastwood: His best films to date

Later this week, Clint Eastwood will unleash a new film into the world in Sully, which debuted a few days ago at the Telluride Film Festival. Early word is very solid, suggesting a potential awards player this year. I’ll be writing about that movie shortly, but for now, I want[...]

Aaron Eckhart has plum supporting roles in “Bleed for This” and “Sully”

Late last week, we got two Trailers for what appear to be serious Academy Award contenders in Bleed for This and Sully. They have almost nothing in common, except for one actor…Aaron Eckhart. He’s a main supporting player in both films, with potential Oscar consideration on the horizon. Eckhart has[...]

Bradley Cooper: the next A-list actor turned director

One of the things I really enjoy seeing in the film industry is when actors get to the point in their careers where they have the ability to move behind the camera and choose their ideal debut projects. Sometimes, you even get a Ben Affleck situation, where the actor turns[...]

Directors Guild of America Final Predictions

On Saturday evening, the Directors Guild of America will announce their big winner, hopefully doing their part to clear up this Oscar race. Actually, there stands a pretty good chance that DGA could only muddle the field further, but hopefully that won’t be the case. Once again, we’re looking at[...]

Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper”: the highest grossing war film of all time

Right before last weekend began, something truly unexpected happened. Yes, Clint Eastwood’s controversial but hugely popular and profitable war film American Sniper passed Steven Spielberg’s classic Saving Private Ryan to become the number one movie of its ilk of all time at the box office. In short, not only is[...]

The tenuous nature of being an early Academy Award frontrunner

It’s hardly a brand new sentiment to express, but you really can never script Oscar season. No matter how you think the awards race is going to go, at least to some degree it always turns out different. This year is obviously no exception, so today I wanted to take[...]

How “American Sniper” became Clint Eastwood’s biggest hit to date

Over the past few weeks, Clint Eastwood’s second 2014 release (after the mostly ignored musical Jersey Boys) American Sniper has gone from an also ran in the awards race to a Best Picture nominee and a huge financial success. What started with an incredibly profitable limited opening has morphed now[...]

Michael Moore attacks “American Sniper”

Documentarian Michael Moore last week attacked Clint Eastwood’s movie, “American Sniper” by making statements like: “My dad always said, Snipers are cowards. They don’t believe in a fair fight. Like someone coming up from behind you and coldcocking you. Just isn’t right. It’s cowardly to shoot a person in the[...]

Making sense of the Academy Award nominations

Wow. After all that build up, including months of analysis, the Academy still managed to surprise us. I knew that we were going to get a shocker or two, but early this morning the Oscar nominations threw everyone, myself included, for a bit of a loop. I’m sure you all[...]
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