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What a breathtaking film. It's not just a superhero movie, but an crime epic for the ages. Amazing piece of cinema that should be considered for the Oscars.

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Eastwood News / Re: Who saw LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA? (No spoilers!)
« on: February 09, 2007, 10:54:53 PM »
What an amazing piece of work. Clint has topped off his brilliant saga with this brilliant film. Letters of Iwo Jima is much better than Flags; not only because it did not seem to have the same repetitiveness that Flags had, but the structure of the film was a lot more simple and more dramatic at the same time. These Japanese soldiers fought with everything they had, and Eastwood is a pure genius for showing their point of view, which they heavily deserve. Haunting, humanistic, and inspiring, this film lets us re-evaluate ourselves as Americans, not just simply the good guys. There is nothing political about this film in my opinion, there is no good or bad, just one war that should not have happened in the first place. One of the greatest war films I have ever seen. I drink to Eastwood, and every single soldier that has fought for their country.

Grade: A

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Eastwood News / Re: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA Reviews Thread
« on: December 20, 2006, 02:01:24 AM »
rottentomatoes.com tomatometer is now at 94%!  ;D

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2006 Movie Discussion
« on: November 19, 2006, 12:49:55 PM »
I guess this new Bond is worth seeing afterall.  8)

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Eastwood News / Re: FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS Box Office Thread
« on: November 19, 2006, 12:45:58 PM »
As much as I love to see Eastwood's Flags take #1 in the box office, Borat is a brilliant film and deserves the spot. But the main fact is that the majority of the people who hears about a film Clint is involved in are going to want Clint in the film; in order for the film to make more profit. Mystic River did well I think, but Mystic River actually had bigger stars such as Sean Penn and Tim Robbins; unlike what Flags had: only a few respected and not as well known actors in the film. Hopefully this same fact will not apply for the next film.

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Flags of Fathers is a decent movie for Clint Eastwood's standards, but unique and different in its own way. The main factor that Flags distinguishes itself with other war films is its heroic concept, and how brilliantly it was used in the film. Not too much of a war film with action, but it is mainly the story of these soldiers you had to follow. Although not much war sequences, they are shot excellently well and to its full effect as Speilberg did for Saving Private Ryan.

There are many flaws to this movie however, because of the way the film was structured. Some scenes such as when the three surviving flag raisers were raising up the fake flag in Soldier Field, too many flashbacks occured, which became quite repititive. In a sense, there is a lot of material that needed to be covered in this film, but too much of it seemed to be all squished into the movie, which damaged the structure of the plot in a way.

However, this film is one of the most believable war films ever made in my opinion. This is a very important film, and one of the most important that Eastwood has ever made. Eastwood did quite a great job with the concept of heroism making sure that the audience remember the brave individuals who fought in the war. I loved the one of the last lines that James Bradley says in the film when he says, "they may have fought for their country, but they fought for their friends." That line almost brought me to tears, because of the absolute realness of the situations these men went through. This film is not the greatest war film and not one of Clint's greatest, but it is one of the most important films to watch this year, or ever by far. I cannot wait to see Letters from Iwo Jima because in my opinion, I think Clint will do much better in that film. An enjoyable film to watch, and I highly recommend it!
B+

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2006 Scorsese Film: The Departed
« on: October 10, 2006, 08:59:20 PM »
The Departed was amazing. Best film by far this year. The difficult thing is distinguishing between the original Infernal Affairs and The Departed about which film is better. I always go for the originals, but this time, Scorsese made a great and worthy remake and another added classic crime thriller that should get some Oscar nods this year. Great acting from every actor; I even thought Vera Farmiga was decent as well. But the actor that stood out the most was of course, Jack Nicholson. Wow, this guy can really act, he is so ruthless and still remains to be the cool mob boss everyone loves to hate. Overall though, this film is quite gripping and entertaining, and anyone will definitely enjoy this film very much. It is no Goodfellas, but it is still a definition on how a remake should be and a modern classic.

A-

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Eastwood News / Re: FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS REVIEWS
« on: October 10, 2006, 08:50:14 PM »
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/flags_of_our_fathers/

You can find some more reviews here.

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Hope this helps a bit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Sun%2C_Black_Sand_%28film%29

Interesting facts about Ken Watanabe's character, General Tadamichi Kuribayashi.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadamichi_Kuribayashi

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: August 19, 2006, 09:02:29 AM »
The Descent
What a great horror film, I loved it from the start. There are actually times where I jumped while watching this film. I haven't had this much fun watching a movie in theaters for a long while. Not too much plot, but in my opinion, it already had enough story and thrill to carry the movie through. Very good acting as well, not like other horror films these days where the dialogue is made out of stone. Even though the only kind of plot in the movie is a bunch of girlfriends getting through an cave where no one has made it out alive before, there is plenty of character development between the friends. Even the creatures in this film seemed somewhat believable and very creepy as well. One of the most engaging and intense horror films I have seen in years!

A-

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Lately, I've been quite confused with the title. Sorry if this has already been mentioned, but is it Red Sun, Black Sand? Or Letters from Iwo Jima? Thanks.

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Eastwood News / Re: Flags of Our Fathers production news [merged]
« on: August 15, 2006, 10:26:52 AM »
Wow that trailer gave me goosebumps, great trailer. I noticed that it showed a lot of clips of Watanabe. Can't wait!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Sylvester Stallone
« on: August 14, 2006, 08:25:10 PM »
Yes, even if.

Though the odds of that happeneing are somewhere around the same as Eastwood directing Doom 2 or Robert Altman helming Police Academy 7.

HAHA  ;D

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: August 14, 2006, 08:24:11 PM »
I lost a bet with my friends and they made me watch Pulse. Has to be the worst film of the year by far. . . . >:(

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Eastwood News / Re: Flags of Our Fathers production news [merged]
« on: August 14, 2006, 08:21:29 PM »
Not sure if this has been posted before but sounds like Clint has really impressed Paul Walker during the filming of FooF.  Could he have any more respect for our man!


Paul Walker talks about Clint


 ;)

He said it all  O0

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: MARTIN SCORSESE appreciation thread
« on: August 05, 2006, 11:14:22 PM »
Damn, I cannot wait until this film comes out! Jack Nicholson's performance even looks solid in the trailer!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: NBA Basketball
« on: June 04, 2006, 01:58:49 PM »
If Shaq wins another ring, he will definitely be recognized as one of the greatest basketball players ever. This should be the best and most exciting series of the playoffs.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What was the last western you watched?
« on: May 23, 2006, 12:03:55 AM »
My Name is Nobody
Director-Sergio Leone
Starring: Henry Fonda & Terrence Hill

Very unique western, loved it, very Leone-like movie that all western lovers should not miss.

Grade: B

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: NBA Basketball
« on: May 22, 2006, 11:59:13 PM »
Dallas and Suns, whooooweeee that's going to be a crazy series.

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General Discussion / Re: Tag, you're it! #3
« on: May 16, 2006, 12:48:48 AM »
Tagging:


Gimpy: Who's your favorite male co-star in an Eastwood film and why?

Hey haven't been on the board for awhile. Hmmm hard choice, but I'd have to say Eli Wallach from the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Wallach and Eastwood have such good chemistry and connection in the film and it is so much fun watching both of the two act with each other. I wish they could have had another film together but I guess it's better if they shared only one of the greatest and most memorable western films of all time. I've never had so much fun watching two actors duke it out on film and I love the action, excitement, the humor, the rivalry, and the brief friendship between the two that made The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly such a great great great great film.

Here are my tags: (hopefully I'm doing them right)

TGY: Would you rather see Clint Eastwood work (any kind of collaboration) with Sean Connery or Anthony Hopkins?

Holden Pike: If possible, would you ever want to see Eastwood work with Scorsese?

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