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Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: January 23, 2019, 04:57:27 PM »
I didn't expect the movie to be nominated for anything.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Netflix users ???
« on: January 18, 2019, 03:45:01 PM »
Maybe I should check out some of those shows--I was just thinking today I need to get rid of a bunch of stuff from my apartment. Whenever I move I'll end up getting rid of plenty of stuff, so might as well do that beforehand.

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The CEWB Movie Club / Re: The Birds (1963)
« on: January 18, 2019, 03:42:42 PM »
...and the look on Tippi Hedren's face as the fire was going from the car to the gas station.
You know, I've never liked the way that scene was shot, as if it was just a series of photographs as she watches it happen.

What I like most about The Birds is when they board themselves up in the house. I haven't watched the movie in years, but I remember that as being a suspenseful scene. I enjoy the movie but it's never been a favorite.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
« on: January 16, 2019, 01:00:19 PM »
Oh, my goodness, that's horrible!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
« on: January 15, 2019, 05:38:05 PM »
I saw my first 2019 release today: Escape Room. I've heard a lot about escape rooms over the last few years, though I haven't been to one myself. What if someone created a special escape room that killed the people who couldn't make it out in time? I enjoyed the movie. It reminded me a lot of Cube, which was about an assortment of characters stuck in a giant cube, having to move from room to room before getting killed in some horrible way. Okay, that's pretty much the same idea exactly. ;D

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The CEWB Movie Club / Re: The Birds (1963)
« on: January 14, 2019, 11:07:22 AM »
One thing that I didn't quite understand is the very end of the film. SPOILERS FOLLOW



At the very end, when Melanie is being carried out of the house, there are tons of birds all around. Since throughout the film, the birds attack the townspeople, and these birds had attacked Melanie in the attic earlier on, why did the birds not attack the group as they were trying to leave to take Melanie to the hospital? What do you guys think?
I've always taken it to mean that it was just over now. Whatever set the birds off was through (or done, or whatever word might best fit here). The lack of explanation could be a major flaw here depending on how you look at it. I guess in one way it makes it scarier because we don't know why the birds just started attacking everyone... but at the same time doesn't this sort of movie need some explanation?

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Eastwood News / Verna Bloom RIP
« on: January 10, 2019, 05:41:05 PM »
Verna Bloom has died at the age of 80.

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Although Bloom appeared extensively in theater and television, she is most noted for her film work. One of her memorable roles came in John Landis’ 1978 comedy “Animal House,” in which she appeared as the drunken, debauched wife of the beleaguered Dean Wormer. She also appeared in three films by Martin Scorsese — “Street Scenes 1970,” “The Last Temptation of Christ” (1988), and “After Hours” (1985) — and two by Clint Eastwood: “High Plains Drifter” (1973) and “Honkytonk Man” (1982).

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/verna-bloom-dead-dies-animal-house-1203104909/?fbclid=IwAR3Ips83te10DSgKiqiUFvYXqO2-4g6zBtMjqP2ItMg00aYas3lGI5fOy_0

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I also took it that it showed how dangerous it was becoming. Well, it was always dangerous, but the Garcia character seemed to like Earl. It was pretty laid back at first too--Earl probably wouldn't have stayed with it after the first time if he'd known what type of danger he could be in.

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Rotten Tomatoes only has 104 reviews listed for The Mule, but 66% are positive, which does give it a "fresh" rating. I suppose you could consider that the movie's reviews are mixed.

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I found the ending to be almost hopeful even though he's potentially going to spend the rest of his life in prison. Earl is safe and he's back to working with his flowers, plus his daughter and granddaughter are going to be visiting him (their husbands were barely there to begin with, of course! :D).

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The CEWB Movie Club / Re: CEWB Movie Club - Who wants in?
« on: January 03, 2019, 05:28:33 PM »
I've been really bad about pretty much every movie club or movie challenge activity we've done on this board, but another possible title you might consider for a classics movie club could be The Invisible Man (1933). It's my favorite of all the old Universal monster movies.

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Okay, so no one has posted in the spoiler thread yet, so I'm going to go ahead and do so. I'm stating the obvious in case you didn't realize this was the spoiler thread and haven't seen the movie yet. :D ;D

Maybe I missed it, but were any other cartel members busted when they got Earl?

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I saw The Mule today and enjoyed it. One of the issues I'd had with 15:17 to Paris was how the movie felt way too long with just a 94 minute run time. But The Mule is much more engaging.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: January 01, 2019, 11:38:42 AM »

The complete series of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I remember getting up early before school to watch it.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2019 Movie Journals
« on: January 01, 2019, 11:11:07 AM »
DVD/VHS/Netflix
TV/Video on Demand
Theater

January
The Mule (2018)
The Other Guys
Action Jackson (1988)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
11 Bumblebee
13 Forty Naughty Girls
13 Village of the Giants
15 Escape Room (2019)
18 Home Alone
19 Airport 1975
20 A.I. Artificial Intelligence
22 Glass (2019)
25 A Dog's Way Home
26 The Proposal (2009)
26 The Werewolf (1956)
31 Once Bitten (1985)

February
Teen Wolf Too
The Great Train Robbery (1978)
The Giant Claw
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
11 Cold Pursuit
12 Maximum Risk
14 Crank (2006)
15 Whitney: Can I Be Me
16 The Bodyguard
18 Happy Death Day 2U
19 Blow Out
20 Blue Streak
21 Funny Farm
23 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
23 American Ninja 2: The Confrontation
25 American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt
25 American Ninja 4: The Annihilation
26 Fantastic Voyage
27 Follow That Bird
28 White Men Can't Jump
28 Mr. Mom

March
1  The Night Stalker (1972)
2  The Night Strangler
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
The Black Cat (1941)
5  Porky's II: The Next Day
Doc of the Dead
6  Eight Legged Freaks
7  Scooby-Doo (2002)
7  Crank: High Voltage
8  Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
8  Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
8  Under Siege (1992)
9  Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
9  Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
11 Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
12 The Man Who Invented Christmas
13 Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell
14 Airport '77
14 Captain Marvel
15 Dick Tracy (1990)
16 Indecent Behavior II
16 Forbidden Sins
16 Hudson Hawk
17 American Pie
17 American Pie 2
18 John Wick
19 4D Man
19 There's Something About Mary

Total through February: 39

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Richard Earl!!
« on: December 28, 2018, 08:12:40 AM »
Happy birthday, Richard Earl! Hope it's a great day!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Hemlock!!
« on: December 28, 2018, 08:11:39 AM »
HIGH anxiety, Christopher? :D

Think how you'd feel if the ladder weren't there ... or if the climber on it weren't a dummy! ;D
You mean the person's not real, or he's just a dummy to be doing that? ;)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Favourite YouTubes of the Moment
« on: December 27, 2018, 03:09:10 PM »
I've watched at least a couple full length movies on Youtube. I've never paid to rent them, which I've noticed you can also do. A while back I watched some old Charles Bronson movies that I found on Youtube. The quality was decent enough to watch. One of them I streamed on my TV, and the other I watched during a long break at work.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Hemlock!!
« on: December 27, 2018, 01:47:08 PM »
Happy birthday, Hemlock!

KC, that picture is giving me some anxiety! :D

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Most over-rated film
« on: December 27, 2018, 01:45:33 PM »
I've always been cautious about calling movies overrated. For every movie that's released there will be people who love it and people who hate it. And if you don't like a movie that a lot of others like, you're going to think it's overrated.

Few movies live up to expectation after you've heard how wonderful they are.

Lost in Translation was very subtle, and I really liked that quality about it. I thought Bill Murray should have won Best Actor last year for it because he made everyone else he was up against look like they were acting. Especially Sean Penn.

Now there's a host of movies that are underrated. That's a term I'll use freely. As far as Tarantino, I agree with Doug, Jackie Brown doesn't seem to get the respect it deserves, especially when it's clearly better than a film like Kill Bill Volume 1.
This is my only post from this thread, and it's still true for me.

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