At the Cinema: Eastwood and Craig ride into different sunsets

"I used to be a lot of things, but I'm not now."

That's a line delivered by Clint Eastwood in the film "Cry Macho," and it's equally true of himself as it is his character, Mike Milo. Early in his career, Eastwood was known for his tough-guy cowboy roles in westerns and as cop "Dirty Harry" Callahan, but he eventually expanded to a variety of different roles.

In "Cry Macho" Eastwood plays a different kind of cowboy. This time he's a washed-up rodeo star who has fallen on hard times and takes a job to bring his ex-boss's teenage son home from some trouble he's encountered in Mexico. Along the challenging trip back to the United States, Eastwood's character finds a connection with the boy and a sense of redemption.

Eastwood, who also directs the film, is now 91 years old and his remarkable career — which has spanned more than 65 years and parts of eight decades — is likely at an end. He rides once again, however — on a horse, too — into Camana Bay Cinema with "Cry Macho," opening on 17 September.

The wait is almost over. The 25th instalment of the James Bond film series, "No Time To Die," is scheduled to open at Camana Bay Cinema on 1 October after being pushed back from its originally scheduled April 2020 release date three times because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this film, 007 — played by Daniel Craig for the final time — has left active MI6 service and is enjoying a quiet life in Jamaica. But when the CIA shows up asking for help, Bond goes back into action against the mysterious villain Safin (Rami Malek of "Bohemian Rhapsody"). There will be action, gadgets, Bollinger Champagne and, of course, the line, "Bond, James Bond," in what promises to be one of the biggest box office films of the year.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, "Jaws" returns to the big screen on 14 September.

Considered the first summer blockbuster film, this thriller launched the directing career of Steven Spielberg and featured an all-star cast of Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw and a 25-foot mechanical shark. After its release in 1975, "Jaws" became the highest grossing movie of all time until "Star Wars" surpassed it two years later.

Kids Club
Speaking of some of the highest grossing films of all time, 1994's "The Lion King" remains at #7 on that list.

The heartwarming Walt Disney animated musical tells the story of a young lion named Simba who, after his father is murdered by his uncle, flees into the jungle where he lives a carefree life of "hakuna matata" — no worries — with new friends until he returns to end his uncle's tyranny over the lion pride.
Take the kids to see "The Lion King" on the morning of 11 September.

This article originally appeared in the September 2021 print edition of Camana Bay Times.

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About the author

Alan Markoff has worked with Dart as the editor for Camana Bay Times for four years and has been writing professionally since 1997. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Alan graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a degree in English, and first moved to the Cayman Islands in 1982. He has 17 years of experience in the real estate industry and previously worked as a journalist for the Cayman Compass before joining Dart to relaunch the Camana Bay Times monthly newspaper. Alan is passionate about food and wine and he loves to write about both those subjects. He is also the leader of Grand Cayman’s Slow Food Chapter. One of Alan’s favourite ways to relax is to catch a film at Camana Bay Cinema. It was at one of these movies that he met his wife, Lynn!

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