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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
« on: December 03, 2018, 07:12:37 AM »


I enjoyed this very much.  It lived up to my expectations.


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy birthday, Schofield Kid!
« on: December 03, 2018, 07:11:24 AM »
What a slacker. Call me McFly 😎

Sorry I’m late! Happy Belated Birthday!


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: December 03, 2018, 07:09:50 AM »
This was a funny comedy.




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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Gant!!
« on: December 03, 2018, 07:09:07 AM »
Sorry I’m late, Gant. Happy Belated Birthday!


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Jed Cooper!!
« on: December 03, 2018, 07:07:58 AM »
Thank you! Thankyouverymuch 😎


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: December 03, 2018, 07:03:43 AM »
Ken Berry, Star of 'F Troop' and 'Mama's Family,' Dies at 85

God Bless. Rest In Peace.




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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: December 03, 2018, 07:00:56 AM »
Very sad to hear of the passing of legendary drummer Tommy Chase..
I was a huge fan of his playing and travelled all over London to see him and his excellent band back in the 80's



If you like your Jazz hard then check his records out..

R.I.P The Groove Merchant... Tommy Chase.

Rest In Peace. God Bless. 🙏


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Off-Topic Discussion / What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: November 23, 2018, 10:48:29 AM »
Do we include Blu-ray here?   I forget.  Anyway, I got these to watch over the Veterans Day weekend.  Enjoyed them all.




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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
« on: November 18, 2018, 04:42:48 PM »
I enjoyed this.  I went in with low expectations, came away entertained.




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Off-Topic Discussion / The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: November 15, 2018, 11:09:47 AM »
Country Star Roy Clark Dies at 85

Rest In Peace. God Bless.




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Off-Topic Discussion / The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: November 12, 2018, 01:04:16 PM »
Stan Lee, Marvel Comics' Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95

 God Bless. Rest In Peace. 🙏




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Off-Topic Discussion / Movies I have watched this week
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:09:25 PM »
Watching this now. Love it. My favorite Batman movie.




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Thank you, Jed Cooper. Interesting post.
Sudden Impact, in spite of the « Make My Day » punchline and its box office success, is not really among the most iconic pictures of the 80’s.
These iconic pictures are E.T., The Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Beverly Hills Cop, Flashdance, Back to the Future, Top Gun, Die Hard, Rain Man, Dirty Dancing, Lethal Weapon, First Blood, Batman.
Even Rocky III and Rocky IV have this 80’s vibe.
Firefox did well at the box office but cost a lot of money because of the visual effects.
However, it was commercially successful.
Honkytonk Man failed at the box office but was a cheap movie: around 2 M$, I think.
But it was a disappointment because it was a personal project, like Bronco Billy.
If Honkytonk Man hadn’t been failed at the box office, perhaps Clint wouldn’t have made Sudden Impact.
Sudden Impact is Clint’s biggest hit of the 80’s, after Any Which Way You Can.
Clint’s box office appeal declined after Heartbreak Ridge.

Thanks, Hocine.  I understand what you mean about Sudden Impact not being one of the 80’s iconic movies.  It’s just that I lived through the success, popularity and hype around the film which is why I’m surprised it’s not even mentioned in retrospectives of that decade.  C’est la vie.  Firefox and 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture have in common that a lot of money was spent making them, were financially successful but are still horribly overlong, boring and dull.  I agree about Clint’s success, or lack thereof, in the late 80’s.  Thank goodness that would change with is tour de force in 1992’s Unforgiven.


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: October 30, 2018, 05:17:18 PM »
Very funny, enjoyed this.




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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2018 Baseball
« on: October 30, 2018, 04:25:35 AM »
🤪

It’s great being a Boston sports fan these days.  What I think is silly, is all the “Yankees Suck!” and “Canadiens Suck!” chants by the die-hards.  I get it, I just don’t agree with it.  I mean, really?  And how many more Championships have they won than our guys?! 


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Very interesting perspective.  If by “fail” it is meant the movie hasn’t aged well, I’d agree.  Although, It certainly didn’t fail at the box office and is the most successful film of the Dirty Harry series.  The movie was so successful and popular that just about everybody was saying “Make my day”, even then President Ronald Reagan.  The phrase would be re-used and kept appearing in pop culture for years.

At the time, it had been three years since Clint had a major box office hit, with Any Which Way You Can.  Becoming a fan in 1981, I noticed the dry spell with the release of Firefox and Honkytonk Man.  I was pleased to see my first Dirty Harry film when Sudden Impact came out and there was quite a bit of media hype surrounding the film’s success and catchphrase.  I thought it was perfect the way Callahan said, “Make my day” at the beginning and end of the film, just as he’d done with the “Well do ya, punk?” comments in Dirty Harry.

The major drawback for me these days are Spencer’s memory sequences.   It feels like too much time is focused on the sexual assault committed against Jennifer and her sister.  They affect the pace of the film.  The point could’ve been made as effectively in less time. 

In the grand scheme of things, Time has not been kind to Sudden Impact.  However, it stands as one of Eastwood’s most successful movies.  Not that you’d know that when commemorative 80’s magazines hit the bookstores.  I’m amazed to see little to no mention at all.  That is not only disappointing, but puzzling as well. 

It’s still entertaining and enjoyable to watch.  Lots of memorable moments.  That’s the one thing I think Sudden Impact has more so than the first three in the series, great scenes and quotes not only from Eastwood, but the costars and even supporting players as well. 







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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: October 27, 2018, 03:05:06 PM »
I love the official poster and trailer.   The fan poster is ok, but I’d prefer to see Clint’s classic, iconic, legendary squint.

I can’t remember ever seeing an Eastwood movie opening day.  Through connections I’ve seen a number of sneak previews before general release.  As for The Mule, I plan on having tickets in advance for opening day. 


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
« on: October 25, 2018, 12:43:19 PM »
It’s a good thing my expectations were low with this movie.  The Nun was better, more entertaining. 




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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: October 14, 2018, 08:45:44 PM »
First time seeing this today and I enjoyed it very much. 




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