THE BLONDE AND THE BRUNETTE
and Warner Bros. Pictures presented …
Legend of Cinema Luncheon: A Salute to Clint Eastwood”
April 22, 2015
Legend of Cinema Luncheon: A Salute to Clint Eastwood,”
was kicked off by sponsors, Gary Selesner, President of Caesars
Palace, Derek Forbes, President of Vista USA, and Lynne Segall, EVP
and Group Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter.
Galloway, Executive Features Editor of The Hollywood Reporter,
interviewed the 84-year-old director with style and grace.
Box office brilliant hit American Sniper
grossed nearly $350 million and Hollywood was stunned by the success
of the film.
asked why American Sniper
grossed more at the domestic box office than any other film released
last year, Eastwood commented that he wasn’t surprised because
it touched Americans deeply. He replied that he saw the response as
a sign that the country is looking to connect with the human side of
was asked to reflect on his early days in Hollywood, Mr. Eastwood,
was so articulate, gracious, humble, intelligent, insightful and most
definitely down to earth. Eastwood shared that the first film to
have an effect on him was Sergeant York. He
went on to state that Sergio Leone and Don
Siegel were directorial influences on his career. He shared that
jumping from acting to directing had to do with his natural
curiosity. He said that directing gives him the absolute control of
the production, which he so very much like to have. “Someday
I’m going to look up at the screen and see a guy that I don’t
want to see anymore. Then I will be satisfied to stick solely with
is proud of the movies he has directed. A few of his favorites are:
“Unforgiven,” “ Million
Dollar Baby” and “The Outlaw Josey Wales.”
He doesn’t have plans for sequels or remakes. Although he
shared that there was talk of a remake of, “Play
Misty For Me”.
spoke about the joy of working with the cast and crew of American
Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper.” On
the set, he likes to let the actors give it their all, and stay out
of their way. He explained that casting is very crucial in the
success of filming and directing a movie.
told the story of how he got involved with American
Sniper. Steven Spielberg was originally to
direct the film, but due to a scheduling conflict had to drop off the
project. When Eastwood was asked to direct the film in Spielberg’s
place, he shared, “I did call him and say, “I’m
taking your leftovers!” Spielberg gave Clint his support on the
credited Warner Brother’s marketing group, for a great job of
marketing the movie at the right time. In addition, he cleared the
slate that, “I never threatened to kill Michael Moore. That’s
just not true. Then paused and said, “It isn’t a bad
Eastwood was presented with the Fandango Fan Choice Award for the
Favorite Film of 2014 “American Sniper,” by Fandango.
President,, Paul Yanover,
WARNER BROS. PICTURES
Brothers Pictures invited us to, "The Big Picture," which
was an exclusive preview presentation highlighting the summer of 2015
releases and beyond.
Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, of Warner Brothers, welcomed everyone
and then introduced, Dan Feldman, President, Domestic Distribution,
of Warner Bros. Pictures who spoke about the many success stories the
studio enjoyed in 2014. "American Sniper," was a must see
experience. It has grossed $1 billion Box office receipts. He also
recognized, Veronika Kwan Vanderberg, President, Distribution, and
Warner Bros Pictures International for her extraordinary efforts in
the orient. Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and
International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures; and Greg
Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Productions,
of Warner Bros. Pictures. Last of his staff recognized for success
was Toby Emmerich, President & COO, New Line Cinema.
Bros. Pictures has decided to market more movies this year, while
other studios are making less.
Lopez, of Entertainment Tonight, was the moderator who introduced the
stars who performed in the summer season of films and beyond. He
introduced Sophia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon, who will be starring
in HOT PURSUIT. This comedy will in movie theatres on May 8th. It
looks like a hoot.
Miller, Director, was happy to announce the May 15th release of MAD
MAX FURY ROAD, and presented the stars, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron,
and Nicholas Hoult. This is, no doubt, quite an interesting,
Brad Peyton suggested everyone look forward to seeing SAN ANDREAS, on
May 29th, represented by star Dwayne Johnson known as Ray in the
movie. This film looks beyond amazing and a nail biter for sure.
to be released on June 3rd, is the comedy ENTOURAGE. Mark Wahlberg is
the producer with an all-star cast lineup including Adrian Grenier,
Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven. If you
liked the HBO TV series, you'll love the movie.
June 26th, look for the film MAX, directed by Boaz Yakin. This family
adventure film stars John, Wiggins, Thomas Haden Church, Robbie
Amell, Lauren Graham, Luke Kleintank and Jay Hernandez. They looked
like they had a total blast making this film.
MIKE XXL, will return on July 1st. It is the sequel to the first
Magic Mike (2012) stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello,
Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias. As well Adie
Macdowell, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jane McNeill and
Elizabeth Banks. Gregory Jacobs directed this comedy-drama film.
Looks great. How can anyone resist Channing topless?
GALLOWS, a horror film, will be coming out soon and was directed by
Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing. This film will be released on July
10th. The cast includes Cassidy Gifford, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos,
Reese Mishler, Alexis Schneider and Price T. Morgan. OOOOO scary!
31st, the fifth version of the adventure comedy directed and written
by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, VACATION, will be
released. Starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth and
Charlie Day. Looks like a total fun time at the movies.
Ritchie, directed THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., and the film will be
released on August 14th. This film stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer,
Elizabeth Debicki, Alicia Vikander ad Hugh Grant.
ARE YOUR FRIENDS, a romantic comedy to be released on August 28th.
Max Joseph, directed Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, and Emily Ratajkowski.
Cooper, director of the film BLACK MASS, a crime film will be
released on September 18th. This all-star cast includes Johnny Depp,
Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbach, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, and
September 25th, THE INTERN, directed by Nancy Meyers will be
released. This comedy film stars Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway.
Can’t tell you how much we are looking forward to this one.
is being released to the theatres on October 9th. A fantasy film
directed by Joe Wright, will star Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund,
Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, and Levi Miller. They hits just keep
Riggen, directed the film THE 33, to be released on November 13th. A
survival drama film, set in Chili, will star Antonio Banderas and
many more to share this unforgettable story.
will be released on November 25th. A sports drama film, will feature
actors Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Tompson, Tony
Bellew and Graham McTavish. This is a spinoff and the seventh Rocky
film. Interesting way of keeping the tradition going, you go sly!
Century Fox presented their up coming movies hosted by Jim
Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO, 20th Century Fox; Stacey Snider,
Co-Chairman, 20th Century Fox; and Chris Aronson, President, Domestic
Distribution, 20th Century Fox.
Gil Kenan, has remade the supernatural thriller-fantasy horror film
POLTERGEIST, to be released on May 22d. The new case stars Sam
Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams. Don’t
know how you fans feel, but the Blonde and The Brunette are afraid,
very afraid. BOO!
will be released on May 29th.
This star-studded cast includes Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel
McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Alex Baldwin.
Directed by Cameron Crowe, how can this movie not rock the theaters.
Feig, directed the action comedy SPY, starring Melissa McCarthy,
Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison
Janney and Jude Law. To be released on June 5th. Everything about
this film from the script to the cast to the director promises a
block buster hit.
TOWNS is an American Teen romantic mystery film, directed by Jake
Schreier and stars Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, upcoming new young
stars. This film is being released on June 24th. Looks so very,
August 7th, the FANTASTIC FOUR movie will be released. Directed by
Josh Trank and starring Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara and
Jamie Bell. Looks like one of those films that takes you away and
what films were meant to do, entertain!!
AGENT 47, will be released on August 21st, starring Rupert Friend,
Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, Angelbaby and Thomas Kretschmann.
on September 18th, MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS, will hit the movie
theatres starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas
Brodie-Sangster and many more. This film was directed by, Wes Ball.
FRANKENSTEIN is coming to the movie theatres on October 2nd and was
directed by Paul McGuigan. The cast of stars includes James McAvoy,
Daniel Radcliffe, and Jssica Brown Findlay. A modern day version,
that looks wonderful.
to be released on November 6th, is THE PEANUTS MOVIE, a 3D
experience. Director Steve Martino has put together this
computer-animated comedy film commemorating the 65th anniversary of
the comic strip created by Charles M. Schultz. Starring Bill
Melendez and Noah Schnapp.
looks like a film every one will love. The older generation, will
identity with their youth and smile, and young kids will join the
Peanuts gang that we all fell in love with years ago!
the year will be THE MARTIAN, directed by Ridley Scott and starring
Matt Damon, Kate Mara, Jessica Chastain, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig,
Jeff Daniels and Naomi Scott. This film will be released on November
25th and looks
AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP WRECKED will be released on December
23rd, starring Jason Lee, Justin Long, Bella Thorne, Matthew Gray
Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Tony Hale.
Walt Becker, directed this comedy film.
May 15th, PITCH PERFECT 2 will be released into a theatre near you.
Directed by Elizabeth Banks, the original cast includes Anna
Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow. Joined by newcomers
Halee Seinfeld, Chrissie Fit, Flula Borg and Katey Sagal, the Bardon
Bell's join in another Capella singing competition. Looks as
entertaining if not more so than the original. Kudos to Banks for
directing this film.
WORLD, directed by Colin Trevorrow, will be released on June 12th.
The film will star Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, Ty Simpkins. Exciting,
new dinosaur adventures for us all.
June 26th, TED 2 will be released into the theatres. Seth MacFarlane,
is directing his 2nd film, starring Liam Neeson, Mark Wahlberg,
Amanda Seyfried and many more. I think this film will be a total fun
film. Go with the right frame of mind and you will laugh as much as
Kyle Balda, and Pierre Coffin have brought out another animated
comedy for the whole family. MINIONS will be released on July 10th,
starring Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock and John Hamm.
July 31st, Director, Joel Edgerton will bring us a mystery thriller
starring Joel Edgerton, Rebecca Hall and Jason Bateman, called THE
OUTTA COMPTON is a biographical musical drama that will be released
on August 14th. Alexandra Shipp, Paul Giamatti and Rebecca Olejniczak
are some of the wonderful stars that were directed by F. Gray Gray,
for this film. Looks phenomenal.
Night Shyamalan, is the director for THE VISIT, a comedy horror to be
released on September 11th. The stars of this film include Kathryn
Hahn, Olivia DeJonge, and Ed Oxenbould. We love this director and he
is so exited to bring you his latest scary film.
biography, crime thriller, will be released on September 11th,
directed by Brian Helgeland. LEGEND will star Tom Hardy, Emily
Browning and Taron Egerton in this British film.
Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Robin Wright and Clive Standen will star in the film
EVEREST. This thriller is an exciting adventure, drama, directed by
Baltasar Kormakur. The release date is set for September 18th. This
is the film I am dying to see I the theaters. What a feat this must
have been to bring to the screen.
JOBS, directed by Danny Boyle will be released on October 9th. This
biographical film will star Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth
Rogan and many more. Wow, can’t wait.
16th, the horror film, CRIMSON PEAK, will be released. Directed and
written by Guillermo del Toro, this film will star Tom Hiddleston,
Charlie Hunnam and Jessica Chastain.
Jon M. Chu has completed the film JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS. This is
creative music, fantasy adventure; to be released on October 23rd.
Look for Ryan Guzman, Juliette Lewis and Molly Ringwald, the stars of
Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment also, made presentations for
their 2015 films as well.
movie fans, The Blonde and The Brunette want to let you all know,
that you have a super amazing lineup of memorable movies to look
forward to in 2015. Go, and do eat popcorn and candy and have a great
you at the movies!!!!