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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:07:32 AM »
Black Panther is one of my favorite Marvel movies.

I'm curious about the next Avengers movie, since it appears like they've thrown in just about everyone they could. It seems like there could be too many characters in it, but I'm interested in seeing if it works or not (it very well could work just fine).

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: March 11, 2018, 12:55:38 PM »
Didn't know you'd been sick, Matt, but glad you're feeling better! It seems like it's been really bad this year for stuff like that.

Off-Topic Discussion / Happy birthday, palooka!
« on: February 28, 2018, 06:16:07 AM »
Happy birthday, palooka! Do you celebrate it today to keep it in the month of February?

I happened to check the calendar from two years ago and saw you were born on leap day!

Questions & Answers / Re: Please help with movie scene
« on: February 22, 2018, 06:41:59 AM »
I've only just now read through this thread, and I can't think of any scene like the one Sage describes here either. It sounds like the sort of thing Terence Hill might have done in a movie, though I don't recall anything like that from the few films I've seen of his.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: February 19, 2018, 02:10:41 PM »
I watched M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable yesterday for the first time and loved it! It's my favorite movie of his now. And it only took me over 17 years to see it after its release. :D

Seriously, if a longtime Clint lover like you thinks it was that bad ... it makes me curious to see it.
Were you not planning on seeing it? Or perhaps waiting for DVD?

I would love to see Rope on stage! I've mentioned before that most of the productions I see are college performances, and sometimes I'll catch a show at a local community theater. I most recently saw the play version of Fahrenheit 451 put on by one of the schools I work for. It was an awesome production!

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: RC Car Chase in The Dead Pool
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:12:33 AM »
i don't know if you're kidding, but the rc chase in Dead Pool was a tribute to the chase scene in Bullet.
Tang Lung is referencing an episode of Batman: The Animated Series from 1992.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: February 16, 2018, 01:56:04 PM »
I've never heard of Sorcerer, but I might see if I can order a DVD through a library because it does sound interesting. I don't know the original movie either.

I noticed the Letters from Iwo Jima poster on the wall, but didn't notice the Pale Rider T-shirt.

I guess not many here have seen the movie yet? Of course I realize not everyone is able to see the movie within the few several days of its release.

I posted in the spoiler thread my thoughts about the movie, but I'll add some non-spoiler ones here. I thought it was okay. There are some things about the movie I liked, and some things about it I didn't care for. I specified a few things in the other thread.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2017 Movie Discussion
« on: February 14, 2018, 06:48:41 PM »
I've only seen two of the nominees (The Shape of Water and Dunkirk). I am interested in seeing Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Get Out.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Baby on the way!
« on: February 14, 2018, 06:37:12 AM »
My grandma's name was Ella too. For the longest time she was the only person I knew of with that name, but I've heard the name more in recent years. :)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2017 Movie Discussion
« on: February 13, 2018, 05:09:58 PM »
Over the past few weeks I've seen, I, Tonya, The Shape of Water, and Hostiles, all officially 2017 releases. I think they're all strong films. All quite different, of course. :D

I saw KC mentioned Hostiles in another thread, mentioning some lines that are taken from Unforgiven. I definitely thought that was a homage to the film. Hostiles is slow paced, but I liked the ending and felt it was worth it.

The Shape of Water is bizarre in some ways but I liked it a lot. It was more humorous than I thought it would be.

And I just watched I, Tonya today. It takes a more sympathetic approach to Tonya Harding, and who knows, maybe it really is the truth. It's also really funny. Margot Robbie and Allison Janney earned their Oscar nominations.

Eastwood News / Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:13:46 AM »
Cool, palooka, when I watched it I did wonder if you were in this one.

The main story line here about the three guys taking down a terrorist on board a train is a compelling one, but overall I was disappointed with the movie. At around 95 minutes it is too long. I would have liked to see it tightened up a bit.

There's too much detail about the trip leading up to the train ride to France. Perhaps a montage of some of that stuff would have been more effective. I'm also not sure why we spend so much time with the guys as kids.

Another random thing I noticed is that the film begins with a voice over of Anthony Sadler. He introduces himself and the other guys and then says that they'll go back to see how it all began... but the movie never does anything else with his voice over. Honestly I didn't want there to be a constant voice over in the movie, but I wasn't sure why it's in the film in the first place.

I also wasn't sure about the voice over used when Spencer is training. It's the part that is used in the trailer. Maybe I missed something there, but what was the context of that? Who was saying it? Where was it being said?

I like the whole train sequence and ending. I didn't mind the guys playing themselves in the movie. I wish the movie had turned out better for them.

This is the most negative review I've ever given an Eastwood movie here. :-\

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: February 06, 2018, 06:49:38 AM »
John Mahoney, who played Frasier's dad on Frasier, has died at age 77. I went through the whole series on Netflix a while back. I also remember him having a small role in In the Line of Fire, which is listed in the article linked below.

Hilarious, antonis! ;D

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: January 31, 2018, 09:29:05 AM »

Happy Death Day--one of my favorites from last year.
The Loner complete series--I've heard of this before but have never seen it. Rod Serling created it after Twilight Zone ended, but it only lasted one season. So the "complete series" is 26 episodes.

That could be an interesting project. And if Eastwood does it, it would be good to see him on screen again.

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