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20 years ago, I would've said actor but the work Eastwood has done in the 21st century as director has blown me away. Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Letters From Iwo Jima, Gran Torino, American Sniper to name a few. Eastwood has never been afraid to take chances with films. Even as an actor, some would say he is just a cowboy or action star but films like The Beguiled, Honkytonk Man, Tightrope show Eastwood has plenty of range.

But if I had to choose actor or director, it would be director. You just have to hear from actors who work with Clint on films and how easy going Clint is when directing. He doesn't seem to get stressed and some of the biggest actors in the business have given great performances being directed by Clint.

In my opinion, the films Clint has directed will be remembered more in the future apart from a couple of his acting films.   

General Discussion / Re: Favorite Clint Eastwood Movies of the 2010s
« on: April 20, 2021, 02:05:10 AM »
1: American Sniper
2:The Mule
3: Sully
4: Trouble With The Curve
5: Jersey Boys
6: J Edgar
7: Hereafter
8: The 15:17 to Paris

Richard Jewell
(Not Seen Yet)

The top 3 are standouts for me for this decade, the bottom 5 I all enjoyed, even The 15:17 To Paris.

I'll update this list next month when Richard Jewell opens here.

I know you've all been waiting to see where I'd put Richard Jewell after saying I'd update this list back in February last year.  Sorry for the delay.  ;)

1: American Sniper
2: The Mule
3: Sully
4: Richard Jewell
5: Trouble With The Curve
6: Jersey Boys
7: J Edgar
8: Hereafter
9: The 15:17 to Paris

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: CEWB Movie Club - Who wants in?
« on: April 20, 2021, 01:58:23 AM »
I’d like to start talking about this challenge again. I’d prefer it to be pre 1970 films only.

2 years later and is anyone interested in a classic film challenge?

My movie viewing has all but dried up lately. I need some motivation.  :(

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Recent Books Read
« on: April 18, 2021, 02:29:03 PM »
And that is the actor Kirk Douglas! I didn't know he'd written fiction.

I think he?s written 3 or 4.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Who do you just not get ?
« on: April 17, 2021, 11:49:34 PM »
Can we stretch this to include TV shows?

Last year I watched the british version of The Office I've heard and read people rave about this show, putting it up there with Fawlty Towers as the best ever British comedy.

I just sat there for all the episodes and I think I got one chuckle out of all of it.

What was I missing? Am I the only one who didn't like it?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Our Board has lost an angel
« on: April 17, 2021, 11:44:23 PM »
Very sad news. I remember mgk as a moderator with Matt and KC when I first joined. Watching that video tribute it came across as she was a very kind, beautiful person who loved animals as much as humans.

R.I.P mgk

Hard to believe this board lost 2 of the best in less than a year of one another.  :'(

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Recent Books Read
« on: April 17, 2021, 11:39:42 PM »

First time I've read this. I wasn't blown away by it even though it's a classic.


Whereas the film looked mostly at the aftermath and investigation, the book, originally titledHighest Duty is a look back at Sully's life. His early love of planes, right through to that day in January 2009.


This was an interesting read. How people cope with tragedies and sometimes all the media attention that comes with it.


Kirk Douglas's first novel, published in 1990. I had run out of things to read while on holidays and found this in an op shop for a couple of dollars. I think I may have read this years ago from the local library. A good read but most of the characters are unlikable and if you like graphic sex scenes in books, you only have to wait a few pages as this book is littered with them.


I woke up last Tuesday excited to be heading out for a weeks vacation. Laying in bed and I hear my wife say, "Oh no!", I can tell by the tone of her voice that its serious and she reads Laura's email. We are both stunned.

I joined the board in 2004 and my first post was answered by Kathie. I think I drove her a little crazy the first few months I was on the board asking questions. A lot I was asking was already discussed and just needed to you use the search function.

We became good internet friends and when my wife and I were planning our honeymoon in 2014, we were going to spend 10 days in New York and I asked Kathie if she wouldn't mind getting us tickets to a Yankees game. I wasn't sure if she'd be comfortable about taking two people she'd never met in real life but she didn't hesitate in saying yes.

Not only did she get tickets but my wife and I got a tour of the NYPL including where Kathie worked in the rare books section, not open to the public. We then had lunch before a subway trip to the game. The Yankees played Pittsburgh that day and won 7-1. After the game we went to a little Greek restaurant down from Kathie's apartment. We finished the night at Kathie's apartment just chatting like we'd known each other in real life for years.

On the cab ride back to our accomodation that night, I just remember thinking how wonderful Kathie was to spend most of the day with us. So warm and welcoming. A couple of years ago my wife's boss was in New York and I emailed Kathie about giving him a tour of the NYPL. Again without hesitation she said yes.

I'll never forget that day in New York. Such wonderful memories.

Kathie was the heart and soul of this forum. It's a huge loss, like Matt mentioned it's up to all of us to keep the board alive. I know I need to practice what I preach. I don't spend as much time posting like I have in the past. I'm not saying everyone needs to posts daily, that's just not practical. Life gets in the way but I'm sure if we all stick around and discuss Clint's new upcoming film and other topics that interest us all, the board will survive.

I?ll have more to say next week as I?m away on holidays at the moment. Woke up this morning to this shocking news. I really can?t believe it.  :'( :'(

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2021 Movie Discussion
« on: April 04, 2021, 01:35:10 AM »
I saw "News of the World." It was a decent film, but ultimately disappointing. It had good acting, cinematography, music, directing, etc, but somehow the whole was less than the sum of its parts. For me, I think the problem was with the pacing. It was very slow and the story was quite predictable. There is one good action scene!

I agree. Good film but painfully slow. Hanks is always good though.

Off-Topic Discussion / Happy Birthday Doug
« on: April 04, 2021, 01:33:10 AM »

Happy Birthday Doug!! Hope You Have A Great Day.  8) 8)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Weather Thread
« on: March 23, 2021, 02:11:49 AM »
It's finally stopped raining after five straight days. I don't know the final tally but the devastation in some areas has been heartbreaking.

Sun out tomorrow and 30C.

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: March 23, 2021, 02:08:44 AM »
It's an awards favorite date. fingers crossed.

Talking awards, six months before a film is even released.  Fair dinkum.  ::) ::)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Weather Thread
« on: March 20, 2021, 03:03:08 PM »
So it started raining on Friday and looks like it will not stop until Wednesday. 100mm + yesterday and the same again today forecast.

Enough already!!!!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: March 16, 2021, 10:41:42 PM »
Yaphet Kotto, who starred in Alien and the TV series, Homicide, Life On The Streets passed away this week.

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: February 01, 2021, 02:38:17 PM »
Pink Cadillac?

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: January 26, 2021, 11:49:55 PM »
Saw a poster on Facebook for the film, with a release date of June!!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Recent Books Read
« on: January 25, 2021, 02:40:40 PM »

I should go on vacation more often. 2 books in 2 weeks, I can?t remember the last time I?ve done that. I?ve read a few Jeffrey Archer books over the years and always find them enjoyable. Lots of twists and turns as usual.


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Recent Books Read
« on: January 19, 2021, 05:04:11 PM »

Saw this in second hand book shop last week. I didn?t know Tom Hanks had written a book. It?s a collection of short stories. Some I found good others not so much.


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: How's everyone holding up?
« on: January 15, 2021, 02:27:41 PM »
Happy belated birthday Aline.

Hope you had a great day!! 😎😎

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