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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Recent Books Read
« on: September 04, 2018, 11:45:03 AM »
You`re welcome,K.C. O0

After Phantom there`s two more Harry Hole-books,Police and Thirst ...and just learned that there?ll be a new one 11.7.2019 called Knife  8)

https://jonesbo.com/

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: September 03, 2018, 12:01:54 PM »


Though Anthony Minghella`s The Talented Mr.Ripley was good this version is even better.Alain Delon is great!

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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: September 03, 2018, 11:56:35 AM »
Though Mule is yet another tru-life story-film from Eastwood,I got to say that the story do sound intresting and the fact that Eastwood himself is back in front (and behind) of the camera is just awesome news!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Recent Books Read
« on: September 03, 2018, 11:47:57 AM »


As brilliant as all the earlier books by Jo Nesbo.Just ordered his new one,Macbeth  8) O0

Currently reading


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General Discussion / Re: Happy 88th Birthday Mr Eastwood
« on: May 31, 2018, 01:19:48 PM »
Happy Birthday to Mr Eastwood O0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9ZLqkDCfBA

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
« on: May 31, 2018, 01:17:55 PM »
Watchable but far from great.The new Han simply does not have Ford`s charisma.


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Hated the film.I simply do not get it why on earth Eastwood wanted to this film and especially why use amateur (if real lifeheroes) actors (??).

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Sad to say but Im one of those people who are not that much looking forward to see another"true stroy"film by Eastwood.Sully was good enough even though it felt a bit like slightly advanced TV-movie and American Sniper was even great but still I was hoping something different from Eastwood...maybe something like the films Mystic River,Million Dollar Baby or Gran Torino were.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: June 19, 2017, 02:41:35 PM »
Ive bought a lot of Blu-Rays since I last visited this site (sorry  :-[ ) but this was the last one I ordered:


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The CEWB Movie Club / Re: CEWB Movie Club - Who wants in?
« on: October 30, 2016, 10:20:09 AM »
Ill try to join as much as I could (can`t suggest anything at the moment,Ill get back on that) though I kind of sucked with the Eastwood challenge as I still have not watched all of those films  :-[

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Watched Sully week or so ago and as much I noticed that  how well it was made and how perfectly Tom Hanks was cast,it still felt slightly TV-movie-ish to me.Though not as much as Jersey Boys.
To be honest Im a bit tired of these biographical films of Eastwood even though they are good and American Sniper was even great.I wish Eastwood would do something similar to Mystic River,Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino in the near future.

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So sorry that Ive not been able to watch these films in the same pace with you guys.My excuse is life itself.Anyways Ill keep watching all these films even though Im badly behind.

So that said,I watched Absolute Power earlier and was expecting to be bored by it because it certainly is not among my favourite Eastwood-films and always thought the David Baldacci book is better (books usually are) than the film.Odd thing happened and found myself entertained by the film this time.
Still it`s not a great film but it is filled with great talents and few truly good scenes (obviously Seth Frank and Luther Whitney`s first chat together at the museum).Also liked the main theme of the film.Have not really listened to it with earlier viewings of the film.

Will get back soonish after Ive watched Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil.It sure has been ages since I watched that one last time  :)


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In The Line Of Fire has no dull moments.The cast is once again awesome and still think that it`s one of the best works that John Malkovich has done.If there had neem lesser actor than Malkovich the whole film could`ve been much weaker...and like in The Bridges Of Madison County Eastwood gives one of his best performances.

A Perfect World is great as well but to be honest I was not that thrilled about it when I first saw it.Needed few more years to start to appreciate it.Costner and Eastwood are both good in it but Laura Dern`s character still slightly annoys me and even though like the film nowdays more,it`s not one of those Eastwood-films that I watched often.   

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The Bridges Of Madison County is a masterpiece.Everything is great in it:music,cast,directing and we get to see Eastwood`s best acting in it and Meryl Streep is just perfect choice as Fransesca.


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: June 17, 2016, 07:00:11 AM »
Been training to upcoming new "Jason bourne"-film By watching the first two films (so far)


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Last live concert you attended
« on: June 17, 2016, 06:55:36 AM »
14.6.2016 MUSE at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/muse/2016/hartwall-areena-helsinki-finland-5bfe075c.html

Was great as always  O0

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Sadly I had to watch"only"my DVD of Unforgiven but luckily it looked good enough.Still need to get that blu-ray someday.

Anyways what can I say about the Unforgiven that has not been said many times already.It`s a masterpiece.Acting,cinematography,music,editing,everything is just perfect!
Quite fitting way to Eastwood to"end"his western film career.

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Watched The Rookie already the other day and got to say it is quite bad.I used to think it was okay-ish action film but it`s far from okay-ish.It`s amazing that Eastwood put this kind of crap out before The Unforgiven.Like there is two different directors/actors in him...as an actor he really stinks in this one.

While I was watching this turkey I kept thinking that this would`ve been a decent B-actioner if it had been done by Cannon group with stars like Chuck Norris (or maybe Charles Bronson) as Pulovski and Michael Dudikoff as Ackerman.From Eastwood you expect more than what The Rookie offers.

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Watched the two films back to back last night and it`s amazing that both of those films are Eastwood films.Pink Cadillac being quite poor and White Hunter,Black Heart being quite good...almost excellent  ;)

Pink Cadillac could`ve been fun and exciting actionfilm but it just plain stoopid film with a poor script/plot and Eastwood most definitely is a miscast.

White Hunter,Black Heart gets better with every viewing.Used to think that Eastwood overplays his part a bit but this time I liked his performance.Definitely something else than what we usually expect from him.Also the film has good strory,it`s beautifully looking and have good supporting cast.

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Just finished Bird and like the first time I saw it,the film`s dark,slow that takes time (at least for me) to get into.Thanks to Whitaker`s marvelous performance (and Diane Venora`s also) the film grows and keeps it intresting till the end  even though you know from the start how it`s going to end...even without knowing anything about Charlie Parker`s life.

Nowdays when Eastwood makes mostly films about real life characters (J.Edgar,Mandela,Frankie Valli etc) I still would say this is better film than any of his recent efforts.

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