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Collectors' Corner / Re: Eastwood mayoral buttons
« on: February 22, 2019, 02:14:52 PM »
Someone didnít do a spellcheck!! :D

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Aussie Thread
« on: February 21, 2019, 10:41:33 PM »

Check out this snake!!!!   :o :o :o

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
« on: February 12, 2019, 09:53:45 PM »

This new film looks like fun.

Off-Topic Discussion / 91st Academy Awards Thread
« on: February 10, 2019, 02:34:36 PM »
The academy awards are in two weeks.

Here's the topic to post predictions and thoughts.

I've only seen three of the best picture nominees (Green Book, A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody with Green Book being the best of those.

I'm sure Holden Pike has seen all the films. Hopefully he'll stop by and give us a run down on his thoughts. :)

Oscar Nominees

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
« on: February 09, 2019, 08:49:55 PM »

The best film I've seen in ages. Drama, mixed with some comedy. Set in 1962, a whole different America back then. Just a well written and acted film all round.


Off-Topic Discussion / Happy belated birthday AmericanBeauty
« on: February 08, 2019, 09:46:32 PM »

So sorry we missed your special day. :(

Hope you had a great day!! 8) 8)

Unless SK wants to join us, we can probably work with the Eastern time zone, no? And an evening start time?

The next few weekends are full on for me so I can't make it. Sorry. :(

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Weather Thread
« on: January 30, 2019, 11:24:34 AM »
Completely opposite over here. 40+ Celsius today. Brutal!! 😳😳😳

Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Reviews and Features in the Media
« on: January 29, 2019, 12:09:08 AM »

I only came across this by accident. It may have already been posted since I wasn't looking at this thread for about 6 weeks.

It's from an Australian Morning TV show from December 12 last year, so at the end the reporter is talking about the possibility of the film being nominated for awards.

The film finally opened here this week and I saw it yesterday.

Since December 14, I haven't read anything about the film here on the board and have avoided anything about it on the net. I didn't look at this members comment thread and even stopped looking at the box office and what was the last Eastwood film you watched topics as the film started to get a mention there.

I wanted to go into the film with no expectations at all. I, in fact had a terrible feeling that I wouldn't enjoy it, award talk before the film was released just pissed me off. Having read members comments now, I'm glad I didn't. AKA calling it a comedy is totally misleading. Sure there is some funny dialogue in the film but that was the case with Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby, two of Eastwood's grittiest films.

The first half of this film is quite slow but as in the case with a lot of Eastwood films is that Clint is giving you the whole story. Little back stories about the characters pasts etc. The second half picks up as the Feds start closing in and not having known about Leo Sharp (Earl Stone) on which this story is based, I wasn't sure how long it would take for his luck to run out.

I've read since seeing the film, in real life Leo was running drugs for over 10 years and while in the film it states how many runs Earl is making, it wasn't clear to me how long it was from first to last.

The whole cast is great. Eastwood surrounded himself with seasoned professionals and even though the supporting cast don't get a lot to do, they play the parts well. Bradley Cooper and Clint's scene in the diner is probably the highlight for me in the film. One generation talking to another.

Eastwood has played the father figure with a troubled past or estranged from his family a few times in his career, I'm starting to think is it a little autobiographical? Does Clint feel the same about putting work before family?

Overall a very good film.


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Netflix users ???
« on: January 18, 2019, 08:59:30 PM »
When you're through, come on up here and declutter my apartment! ;)

;D ;D

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Netflix users ???
« on: January 18, 2019, 02:44:34 PM »
It used to be renovating shows now it seems to be decluttering shows are the in thing and Iím hooked. Last year we watched becoming minimalist this year Consumed and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

I have so much stuff and no need for most of it, itís all going. Selling, donation, whatever it takes. 😎

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: The Birds (1963)
« on: January 17, 2019, 06:55:33 PM »
This hasn't aged well. Like Doug mentioned about dated dialogue and some scenes did bring unintentional laughs. The hysterical woman in the restaurant screaming, "You're the devil" and the look on Tippi Hedren's face as the fire was going from the car to the gas station.

Overall, not a favorite of mine.

Should we rate all the films we've seen in the challenge?

For me it would be from best to worst:

North By Northwest
To Catch A Thief
Rear Window
Strangers On A Train
Shadow Of A Doubt
The Birds
The 39 Steps
The Lady Vanishes

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Aussie Thread
« on: January 06, 2019, 11:00:42 PM »
You didn't swipe it ... They give them away when you buy a program. You're supposed to use it to keep score!

Never let the facts get in the way of a good story. ;D

I wonder if I'll come across the programme? Would a Yankees programme from May 17, 2014 be worth anything?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Aussie Thread
« on: January 06, 2019, 10:18:55 PM »

I was cleaning out the attic today and came across this. I must have swiped it from Yankee stadium back in May 2014. Good size pencil for golf. 8)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
« on: January 06, 2019, 04:20:40 AM »

I went in feeling this was going to be bad but I was pleasantly surprised. Emily Blunt is no Julie Andrews but I found the film to be good fun. Great song and dance numbers through out and lots of familiar faces in the cast including a couple of golden oldies. My favourite number was the Meryl Streep song "Turning Turtle".


Trivia Games / Re: I Spy
« on: January 04, 2019, 08:24:49 PM »

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: To Catch A Thief (1955)
« on: January 04, 2019, 03:04:48 PM »
No, I saw this probably 20+ years ago but couldnít remember anything about it.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Aussie Thread
« on: January 04, 2019, 04:12:25 AM »
As a Londoner it pains me to say this.... but the best fish n chips I ever had was in Sydney ...

Really? Do yo remember the name or where?

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