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Eastwood News / Re: Burt Reynolds RIP
« on: September 09, 2018, 07:28:50 PM »
Yes very sad about Burt Reynolds. From what I've read he was a great person. I've never seen Deliverance before but I do want to watch it in the near future. I watched City Heat again a few nights ago and I actually enjoyed it a little more this time around then I have in the past. Like others have mentioned it's not a great movie. I just seemed to like it a little more this time around then I have in yrs past.

Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: June 26, 2018, 08:00:47 PM »
Yeah KC your right. It's sad clints never won a best actor award. Throughout his career I feel like he should have at least won one time. At the very least. Really all that matters is Clint keeps making and acting in great movies. To me no one alive today has accomplished what Clint has throughout his career. Factoring in both acting and directing. He's truly a living legend. No award can ever replace the quality movies he's acted in and directed. It's sad that there's people out there that think he's not a great actor. But that's okay cause really all that matters is if iI like him. Just like really all that matters is if we the fans like him.  He's my favorite actor hands down.

Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:28:56 PM »
When is the projected release date of this film?

Great topic Grant

Dirty Harry
Gran Torino

If the question was whats his three best movies I would put unforgiven over Gran Torino. But since its about Clints acting got to go with Torino over unforgiven. Clints performance in unforgiven is awesome. But have to space it out a bit and pick one of his most recent movies to go with GBU and Dirty Harry.

Personally I enjoyed it. I thought it was deliberately mundane to emphasize the reality of it all for three regular guys on holiday.

I thought the three leads themselves were also fine. Their dialogue however was not. A terrible script in my opinion and it was the words they said, not how they said it, which came across so poorly.

Very good points palooka. I didn't even think about it being deliberately mundane to emphasize the reality of it for three regular guys. That's a great point. And I too thought the three guys did okay. Especially not having any acting experience. I mean there heroes.

I saw this last night with an uncle and a friend. 

The best, most descriptive adjective that comes to mind is bland.  For the most part, the viewing experience was akin to watching a boring promotional tourism video for Amsterdam, Venice and Germany.   

For the life of me, as I sit here writing, I am trying to find something, anything positive to say about this film.  Im cognizant of the strong possibility of offending others that enjoyed it.  Ive been down that road before by stating to me, any movie he directs without starring in, is not a true Clint Eastwood movie.  While my opinion has remained unchanged in that regard, seeing J. Edgar in 2011 changed my decision to discontinue seeing his movies that he only directs.  In the interim, it was great seeing him appear on screen again in Trouble With The Curve and Im hoping The Mule will become a reality. 

The 15:17 To Paris shakes my faith a little, but not much.  I have learned to have no expectations whatsoever when it comes to Eastwood directed,  non-starring movies and will continue to go out of my way to see them on the big screen as long as he makes them.

The acting by the three main characters came across as believable.  Having the real life heroes portray themselves added a good sense of realism that may not have come across with seasoned actors. 

I enjoyed learning about how the events unfolded that day on the train in this format.  As with Sully, I initially learned of the news like many others, via media coverage.  Id say Mr. Eastwood definitely has a knack, a talent even, for re-telling these stories without sensationalizing them. 

I remember Clint once saying that hed continue making movies as long as there were stories to tell.  God Bless you, sir.  Keep em coming!

Jed don't worry about offending anyone who might have liked it. Everybody has there opinion and that's what this site is about. Expressing your thoughts and feelings on various Eastwood films. This film is not entertaining and won't get any nominations. I didn't go to the theatre expecting to be overly entertained. I went to see a film that Clint directed and to see the real heroes play themselves. And to see there story and how they saved all those passengers on that train. I personally enjoyed it. I enjoyed there journey they went thru that prepared them for that day. Again it's not an extremely entertaining movie and not a masterpiece. But I thought it was interesting. Just my opinion only.

Yea he's  almost 88.  He doesn't have to prove anything to anybody anymore.
Very true!  No matter what Clint does in the future he has proven himself. For me Clint is the greatest all around film maker of all time. Factoring in his acting and directing he's the greatest of all time.

Went to see this movie earlier today with my dad. After the movie was over my dad tells me that Eastwood is a genius. Using the real life guys was a great idea. At least we think so.  I thought they did okay. I mean the movie is not intended to be a masterpiece. Not intended to win a movie award and it's not intended to be an overly entertaining movie. It's a movie about three childhood friends who through there life experiences leading up to that moment prepared them for this situation. It's a movie about heroism and selflessness. I mean they saved the lives of everyone on that train. They deserve to have a movie made about there lives and that heroic moment. I mean to run at a man pointing a gun at you that's flat out courageous. Don't know many people that would do something like that. Both my dad and I enjoyed the movie for what it was. And to celebrate there journey to saving the lives of those passengers. So personally I think Eastwood made the right decision to cast the real life guys. And I'm glad he made this movie. Not all movies have to be overly entertaining for them to be enjoyed. And I enjoyed watching these three men develop into the true American heroes they became. The only thing I wondered about was why Spencer Stones two friends took so long to get up and help him. I thought they waited a tad too long to help him. I know Spencer was the most trained and prepared one but I thought the other two should have helped him a little quicker. But it's easy to say that not being caught up in the moment like that.

Eastwood News / Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:37:45 PM »
Wow! That's really cool Palooka. I wish I could meet Clint and take a picture with him someday. The three heroes seem like really nice guys.

I think I'm defenately going to watch this movie at the theatre. I honestly don't care what the critics have to say. They are not going to dictate whether I watch this movie or not. I'll make the decision for myself on whether or not I like it. There's been several movies that have gotten bad reviews and I ended up liking those movies. Really all that matters is if I like the movie or not. Or if the individual person likes it or not.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: RC Car Chase in The Dead Pool
« on: January 15, 2018, 05:10:02 PM »
Well put Doug. I actually personally like The Dead Pool. And I love the car chase scene. To me this movie isn't that bad. Now it is the worst one in the Harry series. But it's a movie I enjoy watching.

Eastwood News / Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
« on: December 28, 2017, 07:11:36 PM »
Yes I agree cant wait to see this movie.  The trailer does look great.  Looking forward to seeing this at the theatre in February.

I agree I like all of clints movies to some degree or another.  Like KC said even his weaker movies or ones you dont like that much theres always a scene or two that makes it enjoyable.  I try to enjoy the little parts and scenes of his weaker movies. I actually enjoy the which way movies.  Just my opinion.  And like others have said some movies are better than others.  So the degree of enjoyment will vary.  But movies like Unforgiven, GBU, Dirty Harry, I enjoy those start to finish.

General Discussion / Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
« on: September 09, 2017, 01:38:32 AM »
Yeah I hear yeah perry. Not a big fan of hers either. But the ending of million dollar baby has always bothered me. It's just really depressing for me to watch that part. Rest of the movie is great though.

General Discussion / Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
« on: September 07, 2017, 09:32:16 PM »
Million dollar baby

This is a very good movie. I enjoyed it as always. However the ending is the most disturbing ending for me out of all the endings of an Eastwood movie. It's just so realistic to life. She's winning and at the top of the mountain then next thing she's in the hospital. Plus it makes you feel bad the way her family treated her. But yeah for me watching the ending is pretty much unbearable.

General Discussion / The witches movie
« on: September 05, 2017, 08:47:11 PM »
Do any of you own this movie on dvd?  It's the only one that I don't own that Eastwood stars in as an actor. I see that Amazon has it on DVD the newest release date is April 15 2014. The other release back in 2011 says it's an on demand made DVD using DVD-r recordable media.

General Discussion / Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
« on: September 05, 2017, 04:34:41 PM »
City Heat

Should have been a much better film. I mean Clint and Burt both in the same film. It does have a few good moments and action scenes. But overall not really a great film. Kind of boring at times. One of the weaker Eastwood films. Which there are very very few weak Eastwood films.

I hope you don't take offense because I corrected you! I couldn't resist making a joke about the song "The Streets of Laredo." :)

No I'm not offended at all. I needed to have that corrected. I still can't believe I did that. 😅

Both are great.  For me, High Plains Drifter has the edge because The Stranger closely resembles the The Man With No Name.  The Leone westerns Eastwood starred in are my favorites. 

Perhaps it's the mystery.  While the viewer is on their own with regards to the back story of The Stranger, such is not the case with Josey Wales.  We see he's a happy family man at the outset before tragedy strikes.  We see the reason for his bitterness and anger.  On his revenge seeking journey, we witness him unwittingly amass a new "family" and, depending on the viewer, possibly comes full circle and settles down on a new farm at the end of the film.

The Outlaw Josey Wales is one of Eastwood's best moments as actor/director and possibly even a better movie, but I still prefer High Plains Drifter.   I love the introduction of the character as he rides into Lago and watching the story unfold from there.

Great topic... I just may have to view these as a double feature sometime soon. 😎

Very well put B.C.  It really is too close to call for me. What he does to that town is pretty amazing. Josey Wales is tough and gritty. Very rough tough type of movie. Really too close to call for me. Like U stated I think I'll have to watch them back to back and maybe decide then.

Eastwood News / Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
« on: September 01, 2017, 02:18:44 AM »
Sorry KC I'm just optimistic. Will have to wait and see.

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