Spike Lee by Tony Barson/WireImage.com and Clint Eastwood by Tony Barson/WireImage.com
Spike Lee has called out Clint Eastwood over two of his World War II-era films because they do not include any African-Americans cast as soldiersLee specifically cited Flags of our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima He made the comments in Cannes while promoting his own WWII film Miracle at St Anna which tells the story of an all-black US division based in Tuscany ItalyMany veterans African-Americans who survived that war are upset at Clint Eastwood Lee said In his vision of Iwo Jima Negro soldiers did not exist Simple as that I have a different versionWhen Eastwood also in Cannes promoting his upcoming movie Changeling was asked to respond to Lees comments a moderator instructed reporters to limit questions to Eastwoods movie JR Whalen
Question: I'm sick of this Veronica Mars/Gilmore Girls BS. Don't you ever get bored with the same crap every week? Would it kill you to give us some scoop on some real shows, like SVU or Without a Trace?
Answer: Sounds like someone's channeling the Grinch this holiday season. Maybe some SVU casting news will cheer you up: Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers) will partner with Ice-T on a rape investigation in a February episode, and Kal Penn will play one of the suspects.
Holy hunkitude! Prison Break's Dominic Purcell and Desperate Housewives' Jesse Metcalfe are brothers on a revenge mission who become ensnared in an occult experiment in Town Creek, a vampire flick directed by Joel Schumacher.... Per Variety, Warner Bros. is moving up the release date of Letters from Iwo Jima, Clint Eastwood's companion pic to Flags of Our Fathers, from Feb. 9 to Dec. 20, making it, too, eligible for awards consideration.
Well that was a nice change of pace Ive got to ask right away though did any of you get a Back To The Future vibe I kept waiting for them to call each other McFly or to have a senior-ized Lea Thompson walk in or for Christian to ask Sean What are you lookin at butthead Kidding but yet not the makeup reminded me of that classic flick I kept thinking how unrealistic it was for Sean and Julia to not get Conors other hand done Why would Sean so obsessed with his own childhood deformity allow his son to only get one of his hands done Yes Hurricane Lenore caused a delay but I found it hard to believe Sean would give up Thats why I was hoping to see Sean wake up at the end and say I dreamed that we decided not to get Conors other hand fixed and he chose to get it done 20 years from now So thats really my only complaintWhat a treat it was to see young Kelsey Lynn Batelaan get another chance to show some emotion as Annie and not get her usual throwaway