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Eastwood News / Re: RIP Ennio Morricone
« on: July 06, 2020, 01:13:58 AM »
R.I.P. Thanks for all the great music. He was truly a one of a kind composer.

https://variety.com/2020/film/global/ennio-morricone-oscar-winning-hateful-eight-composer-dies-at-91-1234698707/

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/ml562hZQDgE" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/ml562hZQDgE</a>


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
« on: June 12, 2020, 08:24:56 PM »
More bad news, the Peter Jackson film Get Back, set for release this September, will now be released next August. Does that mean a Let It Be box set won't be out this year, too? This will teach me for ever looking forward to anything.

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/beatles-get-back-peter-jackson-delayed-1234633265/

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Seinfeld
« on: June 09, 2020, 02:18:02 AM »
Funny enough I've been watching my Seinfeld DVDs lately. I'm on season 9, and I just watched the The Betrayal, the one told backwards where they go to India. One of my favorite episodes. And on the DVD you can choose to watch it forward as well, so naturally I had to watch both versions.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Who do you just not get ?
« on: June 09, 2020, 02:12:56 AM »
Seth Rogen. He's like the kid you knew in high school who thought he was funny and is always performing, while making everyone uncomfortable because there's literally nothing funny about the guy. That's Seth Rogen. After seeing several horrible movies with him, I decided I'd just boycott his movies. Along with Judd Apatow. Problem solved. I only made an exception for Paul, because he only did the voice of the alien, and The Interview because, you know, for a minute it was a big deal. The movie sucked, naturally. I think I can tolerate anybody else in the right movie/role, although I do think Russell Crowe is, besides a terrible person, an extremely overrated actor. But I've seen a lot of his movies, and I can't ever recall seeing him laugh or even smile in any genuine way for even a moment in any film of his I've seen. He's like a cardboard cutout on screen, so I've never gotten why he was ever nominated.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
« on: May 19, 2020, 01:12:49 AM »

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Favorite Horror Films
« on: May 10, 2020, 01:08:17 AM »
A few years ago I compiled a top 25 list of my favorite horror movies, so here it is, from someone for whom horror is not really a favorite genre as a whole:

1. The Omen (1976)
2. Let the Right One In (2008)
3. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
5. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
6. Psycho (1960)
7. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
8. Nosferatu (1922)
9. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
10. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
11. Diabolique (1955)
12. Martin (1978)
13. Raw Meat (aka Death Line) (1972)
14. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
15. Repulsion (1965)
16. Peeping Tom (1960)
17. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
18. Antichrist (2009)
19. Don’t Look Now (1973)
20. House (Hausu) (1977)
21. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
22. A Bucket of Blood (1959)
23. Vampyr (1932)
24. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
25. Of Unknown Origin (1983)

Of recent horror movies, I really liked Get Out and Us. I didn't care that much for The Babadook, VVitch, or It Follows. I still haven't seen A Quiet Place which had a lot of buzz. Also there are some movies that definitely can be considered horror but which I labeled as science fiction while making this list and didn't include: The Thing, Alien, and my favorite B-movie X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Favorite Current TV Shows
« on: May 10, 2020, 01:01:15 AM »
Just finished watching season one of Westworld, and what a fantastic show. I had the impression each season would be its own storyline, but season two starts right where season one left off. If you like very well-written television, with lots of interesting themes and intelligent ideas, and brilliantly interwoven stories, with lots of breasts and a ridiculous body count, then you need to see this show. (If nudity is a turn off, remember it's mostly when the robots are in repairs, so it's not really salacious.)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Bland celebrity encounters
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:56:50 AM »
Working on the Strip in Vegas I've had a few bland celebrity encounters. In fact they've all been bland. Guy I work with has been around for quite some time, and back when the casino I work at used to be more of a big deal place, celebrities used to come in all the time, and he had some great stories from the good ole days. But the best is a different co-worker was dealing roulette to a dark-haired woman and some guy was standing near the glass that protects the wheel, and we have to tell customers not to lean on or against the glass, so he turned to say something to the guy ... and it was Clint Eastwood, there with Dina. So he got to chat with Clint for a few minutes. I was instantly very jealous.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Who do you just not get ?
« on: May 08, 2020, 01:35:01 AM »
The Rolling Stones. Apart from their singles and a couple other songs, I can't stand their music. I've tried to like a few of their albums, like Exile on Main Street and Let It Bleed, but they're awful. And I can't stand Keith Richards. So there's that.

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Movie Night / Re: The Gauntlet Movie Night, Saturday May 2, 2020
« on: May 02, 2020, 03:09:16 PM »
Yeah what a great time! I didn’t know I needed a 70s Eastwood movie. But it hit the spot.

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Movie Night / Re: The Gauntlet Movie Night, Saturday May 2, 2020
« on: May 02, 2020, 03:06:23 PM »
My mom saw this movie when it originally came out in the theater and she said somebody in the theater was yelling “somebody help him!”

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Movie Night / Re: The Gauntlet Movie Night, Saturday May 2, 2020
« on: May 02, 2020, 03:04:06 PM »
I’m pretty sure a sniper rifle would shoot right through the steel. Not counting what it would do to the engine.

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Movie Night / Re: The Gauntlet Movie Night, Saturday May 2, 2020
« on: May 02, 2020, 03:00:48 PM »
A sign says “give us a chance. “Does that mean anything?

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Movie Night / Re: The Gauntlet Movie Night, Saturday May 2, 2020
« on: May 02, 2020, 02:46:22 PM »
Is it even worth pointing out that they hijack a bus and none of the local police come by to even ask what’s going on?

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Movie Night / Re: The Gauntlet Movie Night, Saturday May 2, 2020
« on: May 02, 2020, 02:35:36 PM »
Clints spiel about why he became a cop isn’t an exactly the height of great writing.

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Movie Night / Re: The Gauntlet Movie Night, Saturday May 2, 2020
« on: May 02, 2020, 02:27:37 PM »
I have a hard time imagining Barbra Streisand distracting the bikers in the same way.

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Movie Night / Re: The Gauntlet Movie Night, Saturday May 2, 2020
« on: May 02, 2020, 02:25:57 PM »
We need a religious sign here.

God loves helicopters. Bamm!
God is watching.

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Movie Night / Re: The Gauntlet Movie Night, Saturday May 2, 2020
« on: May 02, 2020, 02:20:38 PM »
There’s something very 70s about this action scene.

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Movie Night / Re: The Gauntlet Movie Night, Saturday May 2, 2020
« on: May 02, 2020, 02:18:18 PM »
I don’t need another break.

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Movie Night / Re: The Gauntlet Movie Night, Saturday May 2, 2020
« on: May 02, 2020, 02:07:14 PM »
Anybody else ever use some variation of” I’ve got this gone I’ve got this badge” etc. in real life? Was that just me

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