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  • Clint Eastwood Warns Political Correctness ‘Killing’ Country: ‘We’ve Lost Our Sense of Humor’

    05/22/2017 2:28:01 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-22-2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Hollywood screen legend Clint Eastwood sounded off on what he described as the scourge of political correctness in an impassioned speech this weekend at the Cannes Film Festival. While addressing a packed audience Sunday, the Oscar-winner said his seminal crime drama Dirty Harry could not have been made in today’s politically correct climate. “A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect,’ Eastwood said of the 1971 film he starred in. “‘That was at the beginning of the era that we’re in now, where everybody thinks everyone’s politically correct.” “We’re killing ourselves by doing that,” the 86-year-old star warned, declaring...
  • Clint Eastwood Accuses Democrats of Exploiting Humayun Khan's Father

    08/04/2016 2:27:15 PM PDT · by drewh · 39 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 1 hor ago | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    Clint Eastwood has accused the Democrats of exploiting 'poor slob' Khizr Khan, the father of the Muslim soldier killed in Iraq. The actor said Hillary Clinton's party had used Capt. Humayun Khan's dad and his Gold Star family by making them speak at last week's convention. 'The other guy was being exploited by a political party. That's no good either. 'Whether either party does it, they shouldn't take advantage of some poor slob. He also told TMZ there was no chances he would be getting into politics. While serving his country in Iraq in 2004, at the age of 27,...
  • Clint Eastwood on Donald Trump’s Racism: ‘Just F—ing Get Over It’

    08/03/2016 3:45:49 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 128 replies
    Clint Eastwood thinks America’s “p---y generation” needs to “just f–ing get over” Donald Trump’s “racism.” In an interview with Esquire published Wednesday, the actor/director/producer said young America — which he has dubbed both the “kiss-ass” and “p---y” generation — needs to stop calling things racist. “[Trump’s] onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up,” he said. “We’re really in a pussy generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.”
  • Clint and Scott Eastwood: No Holds Barred in Their First Interview Together

    08/03/2016 2:39:34 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 48 replies
    Esquire ^ | August 3, 2016 | Michael Hainey
    ESQ: Your characters have become touchstones in the culture, whether it's Reagan invoking "Make my day" or now Trump … I swear he's even practiced your scowl.CE: Maybe. But he's onto something, because secretly everybody's getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That's the kiss-ass generation we're in right now. We're really in a pussy generation. Everybody's walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren't called racist. And then when I did Gran Torino, even my associate said, "This is a really good script, but...
  • Director Clint Eastwood Just Made a HUGE Announcement About Donald Trump!

    08/21/2015 1:46:38 PM PDT · by GilGil · 126 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | July 10, 2015 | TPIWriter
    We know that Clint Eastwood is a true patriot who makes bold, pro-American films. “American Sniper” – the box office smash hit about NAVY Seal Chris Kyle – has been viewed by millions around the world. Now, Clint Eastwood has shared his opinion on Donald Trump in a huge way. Not only does Eastwood support him, but he’s speaking on behalf of Trump in California, Arizona, and Nevada!
  • Spike TV to cut Clint Eastwood's Caitlyn Jenner joke

    06/08/2015 11:45:19 AM PDT · by dware · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.08.2015 | Fox News
    Spike TV will cut out a joke Clint Eastwood cracked about Caitlyn Jenner at an award show on the network over the weekend, a rep for the network told USA Today.
  • Iran's Supreme Leader Calls Out "American Sniper" As Propaganda Against Muslims

    02/18/2015 8:09:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Iran’s head of state has criticized Clint Eastwood’s Iraq War biopic American Sniper, telling a state-run newspaper the film “encourages” violence against Muslims, the paper reported Tuesday.
  • Clint Eastwood -- 'American Sniper' Bashers Have a Point (video clip)

    02/11/2015 2:11:09 PM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 10, 2015 | TMZ
    Clint Eastwood said something really weird Monday night about "American Sniper" ... appearing to agree with his harshest critics.
  • King Abdullah Quotes Clint Eastwood While Vowing Revenge Against ISIS

    02/05/2015 7:39:18 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/04/2015 | by Daniel Nussbaum
    Jordan’s King Abdullah had some choice words for ISIS in a private meeting with U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday. ~snip~ While Hunter did not specify which exact quote the king used, the Examiner speculates that it could be this line, famously delivered by Eastwood: “Any man I see out there, I’m gonna kill him. Any son of a bitch takes a shot at me, I’m not only going to kill him, I’m going to kill his wife and all his friends and burn his damn house down.”
  • After ISIS execution, angry King Abdullah quotes Clint Eastwood to U.S. lawmakers

    02/04/2015 4:58:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 4, 2015 | Byron York
    Members of the House Armed Services Committee met with Jordan's King Abdullah Tuesday not long after news broke that ISIS had burned to death a Jordanian pilot captured in the fight against the terrorist group. In a private session with lawmakers, the king showed an extraordinary measure of anger — anger which he expressed by citing American movie icon Clint Eastwood.
  • American Sniper Under Fire

    01/28/2015 6:13:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    By the time you read this, director Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster about the late warrior Chris Kyle will have become the top-grossing war-themed film of all time in North America. And that box office success has exposed the stark contrast between an American audience starved for patriotic Hollywood fare on the one hand, and a radical left viciously trying to maintain control of their narrative on the other.
  • What 'American Sniper' Got Right and Wrong, According to SEAL Who Helped Train Chris Kyle

    01/23/2015 9:10:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    ABC News - Good Morning America ^ | January 23, 2015 | Lee Ferran
    When Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL sniper instructor who helped train Chris Kyle, first watched "American Sniper," he was disappointed in the movie about his former student and friend. "I had high expectations and I have to say, when I first watched the movie, I felt really let down, for a number of reasons," Webb told ABC News Thursday. "It's hard to capture someone's life in two hours, and I get that, but I felt the film could have been, should have been, a military epic on the scale of a 'Saving Private Ryan.'" But Webb said when he...
  • "American Sniper" review (SPOILER ALERT)

    01/20/2015 6:45:54 AM PST · by LS · 30 replies
    self | 1/20/2015 | LS
    <p>As he had in "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima," Director Clint Eastwood continues his exploration of the soldier's mind and personality with "American Sniper." If you expect "Sand of Iwo Jima," you will be sadly disappointed. Eastwood's goal is less to explain why men become soldiers---especially in an all-volunteer force---or even why they fight than it is to understand what combat does to a person.</p>
  • ‘American Sniper’: 5 Reasons for Historic Breakout at Box Office

    01/18/2015 1:48:09 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 94 replies
    the wrap ^ | 1/18/15 | todd cunningham
    The electrifying $90.2 million wide opening of “American Sniper” – shattering records for the best January openings by tens of millions of dollars — stunned box office analysts and even distributor Warner Bros. Sunday. “We’ve never seen anything like this,” Dan Fellman, head of domestic distribution at Warner Bros. told TheWrap. The Clint Eastwood-directed Iraq War saga starring Bradley Cooper was on pace to top $100 million over the four-day Martin Luther King holiday weekend, uncharted territory for a movie at this time of year. It was an explosive and historic start for Village Roadshow’s R-rated “American Sniper,” which was...
  • American Sniper: best war movie of all time? I think so.....

    01/18/2015 10:37:10 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 68 replies
    self | jan 18 2015 | beebuster2000
    and i don't say that lightly. Patton, Gettysburgh, Das Boot, Run Silent Run Deep, Fury, and on and on. But Sniper is absolutely riveting in its portrayal of combat and the people in combat, i can't say more, except that when the movie ended in a packed theatre, a few people, me included, were drying eyes, but the theatre was absolutely silent and stayed that way. no one moved for a while then the whole theatre silently filed out.
  • A Veteran’s View of ‘American Sniper’ (Guest Column)

    01/16/2015 7:49:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Variety ^ | January 16, 2015 | Paul Rieckhoff
    I’ve seen just about every film about the Iraq War ever made. I’ve produced and associate produced a few. I even appeared in one (for about a millisecond). And without a doubt, “American Sniper” is the single best work of film about the Iraq War ever made. Now, it’s not the most complex film. Not the deepest film. Not even the most provocative. But in terms of storytelling, action, emotion, production and performance, attention to detail and especially the frighteningly accurate soundscape, there’s been nothing else close that’s been made since my platoon entered the war in Iraq in 2003....
  • Clint Eastwood Turns American Sniper Into a Republican Platform Movie (barf)

    01/15/2015 9:05:34 AM PST · by walford · 44 replies
    Vulture.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | David Edelstein
    Spouting off to an empty chair at the 2012 Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood looked as if he were slipping into doddering dementia, but he’s shrewder and more focused than ever in his Iraq War picture American Sniper. It’s a cracker­jack piece of filmmaking, a declaration that he’s not yet ready to be classified as an Old Master, that he can out-Bigelow Kathryn Bigelow. Morally, though, he has regressed from the heights of Letters From Iwo Jima (2006). In more ways than one, the Iraq occupation is seen through the sight of a high-powered rifle. The movie is scandalously blinkered....
  • Jersey Boys -- 4 stars and 4 thumbs up

    07/10/2014 2:28:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    self | 7-10-14 | Vanity
    We saw Jersey Boys last night in our local movie theatre. It is the story of Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons, a singing group of the 1960s, and their rise to fame. It is an adaptation of a stage play. The movie is directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, which is eyebrow raising in itself because it does not seem like a typical Eastwood topic. I approached this movie with some trepidation because of the big, fat R after the title. Normally, I avoid R-rated movies; and I could not find out why it received this rating. However, the...
  • Clint Eastwood Heimlich Maneuver Saves Life of Choking Golf Director

    02/07/2014 2:10:43 PM PST · by xzins · 46 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 07 Feb 2014 | Michael Mullins
    Clint Eastwood saved a choking man's life with the Heimlich maneuver at a party on the eve of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tournament Wednesday night at the Monterey Conference Center. The 83-year-old actor administered the Heimlich maneuver to tournament director Steve John, 50, who was choking on a piece of cheese, The Associated Press reported. Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll ''I was drinking water and eating these little appetizers, threw down a piece of cheese and it just didn't work,'' John said Friday. ''I was looking at...
  • Obama's Gettysburg skip may confirm Clint Eastwood's thoughts about him

    11/19/2013 12:31:38 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 18, 2013 | Steve Hayward
    It is hard to know whether to be outraged or grateful that President Obama has decided to skip the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s famous speech at Gettysburg this week. He’s sending his secretary of the Interior (who?), when even Attorney General Eric Holder would be more appropriate. It is not Obama’s first act of diffidence or disdain for American icons; think of his casual and intermittent relationship with the American flag pin on his lapel, for example, along with some of his overseas pronouncements tacitly attesting to his ambition to embody some kind of “post-American” ethos to go along with...