Sunday, September 23, 2012
Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake join Clint Eastwood and John Goodman in this baseball-centered movie shot (partially) in Athens and Barrow County, Ga.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
There's one star in "Trouble with the Curve" that won't get top billing in the movie's promotion: downtown Athens. People from Athens and across north Georgia will easily recognize familiar places, streets and even faces from the Classic City as they watch Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman and other movie stars on screen. "Trouble with the Curve" tells the story of an aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout, Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood), who's losing his eyesight and is almost at the end of his career. His friend and supervisor Pete (John Goodman) suggests that Gus' estranged daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), a driven attorney in Atlanta, accompany Gus as he travels across North Carolina to look at a potential big leaguer. Along the way, …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
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A new catchphrase is trending after Clint Eastwood spoke to an invisible Obama during the Republican National Convention: it's called "Eastwooding." Photos of people speaking to empty chairs started popping up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and a Twitter account, @InvisibleObama, sprung up almost instantly. With quips like, "I'm on the other side of you, Ryan," "Oh no my invisible self didn't!" and "Global warming's invisible too? Oh it's on now," the account had over 20,000 followers by the time Eastwood's speech was done. ------------ On a more serious note, the U.S. hasn't been the only country experiencing intense drought conditions. The World Bank announced that global food prices rose 10 percent in July, while foods like maize…
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Leonardo DiCaprio plays the secretive man who led the FBI for decades.
He ruled the Federal Bureau of Investigation for decades, nosing around in the private lives of his enemies and friends. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in a Clint Eastwood-directed film about the secret life of one of the most powerful men in the United States in the last century -- J. Edgar Hoover. "J. Edgar" focuses on those closest to Hoover: mother Annie Hoover (Judi Dench), secretary Helen Gandy (Naomi Watts) and FBI associate director and Hoover companion Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer). DiCaprio as an aging Hoover was a stretch at times. I had a hard time buying the 37-year-old DiCaprio as the old J. Edgar. That aside, the movie does a great job revealing the top cop's obsession with commies and radicals. The movie also portrays Hoover as a …