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Happy 90th birthday, Clint Eastwood…

Many actors have retired from the big screen as they got older… actors such as Gene Hackman, Jack Nicholson, Paul Hogan (known as Crocodile Dundee) and Sean Connery to name a few.

One actor who doesn’t believe in retirement is none other than Clint Eastwood. The legendary actor/director just turned 90 today. Yes, he is still alive and well and he is still acting & directing.

Clint’s latest leading acting role was “The Mule” which I haven’t seen yet but want to and his latest directed film/not star in was “Richard Jewell” another one I haven’t seen yet.

Clint is probably gonna keep making movies whether acting or directing or both as long as he’s alive. He’ll be doing this until he passes on probably. In this article, Clint says he’s keeping his career going ’cause he likes doing it still. Making movies is his passion it looks like and he’ll never give it up.

Clint Eastwood, 89, Puts Retirement Rumors to Rest: ‘It’s Nice to Be Able to Have a Paying Job’

Clint has a very extensive filmography. Why does he have so many directed films? It’s because he’s a very fast worker. When he directs movies he only does scenes in like 1 or 2 takes and that’s it. Pretty much all of his directed movies were done in a month or two.

As far as my favorite Clint Eastwood movies go, they are listed here:

Favorite movies he starred in:

– The Good, The Bad and Ugly
– Dirty Harry
– Dirty Harry and Sudden Impact
– The Unforgiven
– Play Misty For Me
– Million Dollar Baby
– Escape From Alcratraz
– Gran Torino
– True Crime
– A Fistful Of Dollars

Favorite movies he directed but didn’t star, I’ll just name 5:

– Mystic River
– American Sniper
– Jersey Boys
– Changeling
– Sully

Haven’t seen a lot of his older Westerns but I’m trying to get to them all. I’ve seen most of Clint’s filmography, though.

He did make a few stinkers, though… I didn’t like “J. Edgar” and thought “Hereafter” was pretty bad too.

Kev

Why big name movie actors go from starring in many blockbusters back down to starring in many low budget B movies…

I notice one thing going on in the Hollywood film industry lately. It’s pretty weird, though… like the title says… actors that were once really huge and so big in the movies that they go back down to starring in low budget B movies.

Actors at the top of my head that absolutely went there… how about guys like Nicholas Cage, John Travolta, Dolph Lundgren, Eddie Murphy, Steven Seagal, Bruce Willis, Jean Claude Van Damme, Mel Gibson…. oh the list goes on and honestly Sylvester Stallone is on his way there.

They were once big name stars in the 80’s and 90’s…. all those big names starred in major blockbusters that were huge money makers but nowadays you don’t hear much from them anymore. You ask yourself, where did those actors disappear to? Well the funny thing is, those actors really haven’t gone away at all. They’re still working. It’s just that they make a lot of low budget b-movies that nobody knows about…. mostly straight to video stuff.

I would think that whatever big name budget movie they tried to do was a box office bomb… I think they were dropped out of their agency’s that allows them to do blockbuster films and now they’re all in an agency that they do low budget b movies instead. Yeah, they were all big names back in the old days, they were huge… but why they did they get demoted from huge star to b movie actor? I think the obvious answer is that they aren’t a box office draw anymore. It’s clear that these actors don’t do it for the money, though… they do it ’cause they love making movies. They just want to keep working ’cause that’s what they do.

Some of you may think that most of their low budget b movies are pretty bad but not all of them. On Netflix, I watched a bunch of Dolph Lundgren b movies…. some of them good and some of them bad. Same with JCVD. Same with Nicholas Cage, I saw a lot of his b movie stuff… some good and some bad. I think the best Nic Cage low budget movie I’ve seen so far was a horror film named “Mandy” that he stars in the leading role in… that film was actually pretty amazing and was blown away by it, you should check it out.

I just think kids in today’s generation of movies wouldn’t know who those guys are anymore since we’re all now obsessed with superhero films and remakes nowadays. I don’t think people care about Bruce Willis anymore. Nobody cares about Travolta anymore. All those actors I listed above, they are all still talented, though. They still got it with the acting even though they are getting older.

They went back down to b movies ’cause like I said above, they aren’t a box office draw anymore… and maybe another reason they went back down is ’cause maybe they no longer want the box office spotlight, ya know? They don’t really care about the fame ’cause they just want to work. They love acting and it’s a passion for them. They don’t care whether or not a movie is a hit.

I’m sure those guys would love to do big movies again but in this day and age, it’ll be hard for them to get there again.

Sure, Eddie Murphy has “Coming To America 2” coming out soon as a major motion picture but will it be a hit? I don’t know, we’ll see but I wouldn’t be surprised it bombs ’cause nobody knows who Eddie Murphy is anymore. I think he hosted SNL not too long ago, just to try to get his name back in the mainstream again.

Hollywood is a tough business.

Kev

 

 

I think the movie “Contagion” just came true… did the movie predict what may happen?

Everything going on right now in real life just happened in that movie “Contagion”… a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh and a film that has an all-star cast. A sci-fi thriller film that is about a virus outbreak and America goes to shutdown. It seems that in the movie they try to practice social distancing just like happening in real life right now.

I’ve seen “Contagion” several times before and they had this idea long before covid-19 and everything in that film is dead-on of what’s going on now. Crazy if you think about it but watch the old trailer and you’ll see what I mean.

I’m sure many of you have seen the movie too. haha…. Now I’m thinking that “Contagion” just predicted of what may happen in the future and we’re living in that right now.

Kev

Shutdown of America will have a huge negative affect on the movie and music industry… it’s already having an affect on both…

Should the American people feel sorry for musicians and movie industry people being out of work due to the shutdown of America? Many won’t but you should. This shutdown of the country will have a huge negative affect on both the movie and music industry whether you want to see it or not.

Pretty much all bands & artists were forced to either cancel or postpone their tours. Now many famous bands & artists are stuck at home instead of going out there rockin’ out for people like they were supposed to do. If you think this is a good thing, this shutdown is gonna make them lose a lot of money ’cause of it.

Now that bands & musicians are stuck at home, they have plenty of time to work on new music and many of them already have started work on their next records. Many bands & artists as you all know doing live streams at their homes either doing live performances or Q&A sessions with their fans. They’re just trying to keep themselves and their fans occupied during these tough times. Trying to find ways to entertain themselves and other people.

The shutdown of America will have a negative affect on the record label industry for sure, I’m sure bands & artists have plenty of finished recorded albums but record labels are probably closed and CD manufacturers are probably closed. Even if the album is ready to release, there will be no record stores open to sell them yet (Yes, there are still record stores in America that sells new records especially FYE). If you want to buy new music, your best option is online either through Itunes, Amazon or listen to streaming services like Apple Music or Spotify. I’m sure new records will continue to get released online through the month of April during this shut down… if you want to buy CD or vinyl at the store that will have to wait a while sadly. Record stores in America are gonna lose money ’cause of this as well.

As for the movie industry, it’s very much dead right now due to this shutdown. Many actors and actresses are stuck at their homes and even a lot of them are trying to provide entertainment for themselves and for their fans. That’s why you’re starting to see many celebrities and actors doing more Q&A’s ’cause even the actors are bored themselves and they want something to do while out of work.

I’m sure many movies that were being made currently are all on hold for now… including TV shows being made… everything on hold in the movie/TV industry. That means the film crew will be stuck at home too… like directors, producers, etc. I’m sure all the movie studios like Warner Bros., Paramount, Disney, etc. are all shut down as well. Movie theaters closed all across America so that’s gonna hurt the box office badly with April releases of films. It’s also gonna hurt the BluRays/DVD market with retail stores being closed everywhere. If you want to watch movies during this covid-19 pandemic, your best bet is to either rent/buy online or through online streaming services.

When all of this is all over, though, it’s going to be kind of difficult for both the music and movie industry to get back on track like they were before.

If the economy is gonna be destroyed over covid-19 then that also means the death of the music and movie industry so hopefully that doesn’t happen. If you like to listen to music and watch movies, people won’t admit that they create all this stuff for us. They should think before trashing the entertainment industry like they always do.

Kev

Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox reunites but it’s for a poker game, they decide to post an instagram selfie just for old times sake…

Michael J. Fox is hosting a poker game event to help benefit his Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease research. He invites his longtime friend and actor, Christopher Lloyd to the poker game. So while these two guys were at the poker game, they decided to take a selfie together just for old time’s sake for both of their instagram accounts. There has been Back to the Future reunions in the past so these two guys have been together in the past before.

Even if there hasn’t been anymore “Back to the Future” sequels, fans still love the movies after all these years and these two guys know there are still fans out there so they took this photo for us fans. I know I’m a huge fan of the BTTF trilogy. Love all three of them; although, the first two will always be the best. The third one, the Western one was pretty good but not the best.

Will there ever be a “Back to the Future 4” for the big screen? In interviews, Christopher said he’s always game for playing Doc Brown again, he said he’s always ready for it but as far as Michael goes, I don’t think he’ll be able to play Marty again due to Parkinson’s. On top of that, Rob Zemeckis the director of the trilogy doesn’t want anymore “BTTF” films with no reason given. I guess Zemeckis just had enough of them and just wants to move on.

Anyhow, Christopher and Michael still do look great together after all these years, though and they are still brothers after all these years too. I wish they could do one more BTTF film ’cause I believe they can pull it off easily, it’s just that Zemeckis wants nothing to do with them anymore. Such a shame.

These two guys are very liberal politically yes but I don’t care, the BTTF movies are still freakin’ awesome.

Kev

Spielberg no longer directing Indy 5 but what’s the real reason???

In my opinion, this is bad and I think Steve is making a huge mistake. I remember that Spielberg, Lucas and Ford has been talking about doing Indy 5 ever since the 4th one, “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”… but since Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney this means Disney owns Lucasfilm now. Therefor, it also means that Disney owns the Indy franchise.

There could be many reasons why Spielberg is no longer interested… maybe the script having problems still and he isn’t 100% with it yet… either that or he doesn’t feel comfortable without George being around ’cause George was in charge of the story for the first 4 films. It could be any reason. Maybe he feels he doesn’t have what it takes to direct an Indy film anymore.

Steven Spielberg Won’t Direct ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ James Mangold in Talks to Replace (EXCLUSIVE)

Anyhow, I think Indy 5 is gonna flop in the box office pretty badly now that Spielberg is out. In my opinion, no other director but Spielberg directs the Indy movies. Replacing a director for the Indy films is a joke really. Indy is Spielberg’s baby.

A different director takes over, there’s gonna be a different style and no other director will be able to match Spielberg’s style of directing ’cause every director is different.

And also, they better make this movie soon ’cause the longer they wait, the older Harrison gets ’cause that man is getting older. I know these guys want to take their time with the script but Harrison’s age… he’s 77 now.

I’m a huge Indiana Jones fan… love them all even the 4th one “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” but “Raiders of the Lost Ark” will always be the best one of the series. “Raiders” is a classic and an essential.

I hope Indy 5 will be good and it’ll probably end up being a passing of the torch kind of story. I hope they don’t do the “sci-fi” thing next time, though.

Kev

Ben Affleck doesn’t realize that he has many fans who love him as Batman… wish he would wake up and realize that…

Yes, Ben Affleck is a die-hard liberal but he’s still a very talented man and I’ve admired his work through the years in his films. I love him as Batman when he did “B vs. S: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League”, I thought he did surprisingly fucking awesome. I thought he made a great Batman and he was fantastic.

Yeah, yeah, yeah… Affleck’s Batman got mixed reviews. Many hated him as Batman but at the same time there are also many fans out there who thought he was great. I also thought he played Bruce Wayne extremely well too when he didn’t have the batsuit on.

Originally, Ben was going to continue to play Batman and Warner Bros. wanted him to write and direct “The Batman” but he pulled out and the project went to Matt Reeves instead.

Ben’s first explanation of dropping out was that he couldn’t come up with a good version of the film even if he worked with a good screenwriter and said he couldn’t “crack it”. Next thing you know Ben admits the film could make him go back to being an alcoholic again.

cinemablend.com/news/2490416/ben-affleck-elaborates-on-why-he-exited-the-batman

I appreciate Ben trying to be honest with himself and trying to stay humble but I don’t think he realizes that a lot of people loved him as Batman and fans want him to keep playing that iconic character.

I don’t think Ben knows that he’s loved by many Batman and DC fans. I know Ben’s been going through a lot of problems and struggles in life but he needs to stop being so down about himself ’cause that’s not healthy.

Wish he would wake up and keep making Batman movies for the fans. I think he should have stayed on for “The Batman”. I think he would have made it a great film.

What’s gonna happen with “Justice League”??? I don’t think there’s gonna be a “Justice League 2” now that WB’s wants nothing to do with Superman and Ben wants nothing to do with Batman anymore. All of this is really sad.

Even though Ben is a die-hard leftist politically, I still wish him well ’cause he is a talented man. He made some good movies over the years.

Kev