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General Discussion / Re: What's next ?
« on: March 22, 2017, 07:07:26 PM »
Clock's ticking, Clint. And we're only getting older.  :-\

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: March 22, 2017, 07:04:19 AM »
Confuse future archeologists by burying your dead pets in military uniforms.. :)

This seems to be a tweet from someone named Paul Bassett Davies:


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Night Owl Cafe...
« on: March 18, 2017, 11:55:19 PM »
Speaking of bad dreams, I am finally catching up with The Manchurian Candidate (original version). You don't think you might have been brainwashed by the Commies lately, do you? ;)

But seriously ... sleep well, and no nightmares tonight!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Night Owl Cafe...
« on: March 18, 2017, 08:27:43 PM »
Are you still on pain meds? That might have something to do with it.

My mother told me she was given codeine once, and had such terrible nightmares that she always refused to take it after that.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2016 Movie Discussion
« on: March 18, 2017, 06:54:13 PM »
He may carry his father surname but he's nowhere near his calibre or ever will

Maybe when he's ten years older, though, he could carry off the look, at least.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2016 Movie Discussion
« on: March 18, 2017, 06:52:25 PM »
Doctor Strange

Finally saw it.Not bad,mainly due to the excellent cast. 3/5

p.s. I was thinking that it would be fun to post our "movies I've seen this week' messages not to the previously mentioned thread but, to the yearly ones ( for the recent films at least).Opinions ?

Either one would work (just not both, please!) If a movie has been mentioned in one of the earlier yearly threads, that would be a very good reason to post there instead of "Movies I have watched this week." But if it's more than a couple of years old, and/or if you can't remember whether it's come up in one of the older yearly threads, go ahead and post in in "Movies I have watched ..."

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Night Owl Cafe...
« on: March 18, 2017, 07:39:17 AM »
Yeah, reading usually puts me straight to sleep too ... and depending on the subject matter, I don't always have to be in bed! ;)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2016 Movie Discussion
« on: March 18, 2017, 07:37:58 AM »
Jackman is 6' 2" or 6' 3" (depending on the source), so he'd have a "head start," so to speak, over Cruise. Might be fitting to have an Aussie actor play the part, since the books were written by a Brit. Perhaps he's too well known for that comic book role by now, though? People might be expecting Reacher to use his claws in fight scenes.

On the other hand, Wikipedia claims Wolverine is supposed to be only 5' 3", so maybe Cruise should take on that part. They could swap roles!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Netflix users ???
« on: March 13, 2017, 07:36:51 PM »
Maybe no more ridiculous than choosing your son-in-law as your top advisor. ;)

Oh Gant! You're in my favorite country? (Outside the U.S., and I'm not so sure about that anymore.) Whereabouts?

Eastwood News / Re: Eastwood painting
« on: March 12, 2017, 07:09:54 PM »
Here is the link to the story in the Irish Times:

Following the death of Northern Ireland painter Basil Blackshaw last year at the age of 83, some 40 pieces of art from his studio in Co Antrim will be auctioned by Adam’s this month. It is holding a preview of the sale in the Ava Gallery on the Clandeboye Estate outside Belfast this week, which continues until Wednesday, March 15th.

The most unexpected and unlikely image in the show is a portrait of Hollywood star Clint Eastwood by Basil Blackshaw. It’s not a commissioned piece and it’s understood that the two men never met. The painting was found in a stable beneath Blackshaw’s studio when he died and has never been on the market before.

In a catalogue note the critic Eamonn Mallie said “Basil loved edge-of-the-town men, edge-of-society people, Travellers, doggie men, horsey people, drinkers, cockfighting, boxing and ‘western films’ and other films portraying hard men like Clint Eastwood”.

He describes the painting as a “gem” and “an outstanding portrayal of Eastwood from a great period of Basil’s output”.

Eastwood (86) is an American film star best known for his roles in “spaghetti Westerns”‘ including The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and other popular films including Play Misty For Me, Where Eagles Dare and The Bridges of Madison County.

(Interesting that the paper feels it necessary to explain who Eastwood is, and even more interesting that it sees him strictly as a "film star best known for his roles ..." and doesn't feel obliged to mention that he is also an Oscar-winning director.)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2016 Movie Discussion
« on: March 12, 2017, 07:03:54 PM »
I think you've asked this question before, and I still don't have an answer. A young Clint, circa the first three Dirty Harrys, would have been about perfect. The right physique, the right age (early forties), the right charisma, and star power—Lee Child is on record as saying he approved of Cruise, at least in part, because he was the kind of big star who would be enough of a box office draw to justify a big studio commitment.

Of course there is no young Clint around, and I don't see many contemporary popular films, so I don't know if any of the youngish stars out there would be a good fit for the role. But surely someone more suitable than Tom Cruise could have been located. That said, I can't really blame Child for his dogged insistence that the casting of Cruise was just fine with him. Every ticket Cruise sells is money in his pocket.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Night Owl Cafe...
« on: March 12, 2017, 04:16:57 AM »
It's Spring Forward time, everyone. (Well, not the Aussies. Oh, and not Aline, either, I suppose!)

I slept right through it, and now I'm awake and it's practically time to get up. Thank goodness it's Sunday.

If it's happened for you, you may need to adjust your profile on the Board. Go into "Look and layout," and under "Time Offset," click the link at "(auto detect)." That should do it.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2016 Movie Discussion
« on: March 12, 2017, 04:02:40 AM »
I've liked Cruise in some parts. And the first "Jack Reacher" film was pretty watchable in its own right, though it had nothing to do with Lee Child's character.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2016 Movie Discussion
« on: March 11, 2017, 09:09:48 AM »
Probably Cruise refuses to work with him because even though Clint may have lost an inch or two with the years, he's still about twice as tall as Cruise

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2016 Movie Discussion
« on: March 11, 2017, 02:43:34 AM »
Probably it's all that standing on tiptoe trying against all odds to look like Reacher.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What was the last western you watched?
« on: March 07, 2017, 08:04:51 AM »
That first image isn't showing ... someone doesn't like hotlinks. (How 2000's!)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Aussie Thread
« on: March 07, 2017, 03:26:06 AM »
Thank you for your pleasant little verse!
Hope you're feeling better soon, not worse!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: March 07, 2017, 03:07:24 AM »
I was in Germany this weekend... Met some lovely people and ate and drank to extremes...

I played some German music for a friend! And watched part of a German movie with another friend. But eating and drinking only in moderation, alas.

Gant, whereabouts in Germany were you?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: March 02, 2017, 09:26:44 PM »
... the most recently updated topic (Yesterday at 06:44:35 PM)

Nigh unto thirty hours ago!  :o

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