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 11 
 on: September 15, 2020, 10:34:45 AM 
Started by Adam S. - Last post by Gant
Night of the Demon. One of my all time favourite movies... still has a creepy power to it..

 12 
 on: September 15, 2020, 10:21:56 AM 
Started by Hocine - Last post by Gant
Totally agree Hocine. I think Highway is one of Eastwood# best performances. Tough, funny and at times vulnerable. Pitch perfect

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 on: September 15, 2020, 09:43:45 AM 
Started by Hocine - Last post by Hocine
I would add something about a role that Clint portrayed and which is, in my opinion, underrated:
Sergeant Tom Highway in Heartbreak Ridge
First of all, I really like this movie, although I do not consider it among the best Clint Eastwood movies.
However, it is far from being a bad movie.
Heartbreak Ridge is more like Dirty Harry meets Bronco Billy.
Like Sudden Impact or even The Gauntlet, it is seen as an entertaining movie which was supposed to turn into a box office hit.
I see it like a commercial vehicle for Clint, of course, but also like a movie which gives us some clues in order to understand Clint Eastwood screen persona.
Sergeant Tom Highway is in fact a pivotal role in Clint?s career.
This is the first time that Clint openly played an old man or an aging man.
If we see all the characters that Clint played after Heartbreak Ridge, most of them contain a little bit of Sergeant Tom Highway.
Clint?s performance in Heartbreak Ridge is perhaps better than the film itself.
Anyway, this a role that Clint Eastwood can play the rest of his life.
It reminds me an anecdote about what director Howard Hawks told John Wayne, when he introduced Red River movie and Tom Dunson character to him: ? Here is a role that you can play the rest of your life ?

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 on: September 15, 2020, 12:45:48 AM 
Started by Gant - Last post by The Schofield Kid
This talk of a new Jack Reacher show reminded me of when I started to read the books.



I was very disappointed with this. I got about 70 pages into it and it just hadn't grabbed me and I thought, "Mmm, this doesn't bode too well, I've still got 450 pages to go." It slowly got a little interesting but if it wasn't for my hard and fast rule regarding books and films that I stick it out till the end, I would've given it away. It reminded me of watching a really long film and the painful wait just for it to slowly get to the conclusion.

2/5.

I've started the second book in the series, Die Trying but again after 100 pages it hasn't grabbed me and this one is even longer but I'll reserve final judgemnet until I've finished.





This didn't improve on the first novel. The same drawn out feeling like it was a chore just to get through it.

I know it's only fiction but there was one page in this book that I just couldn't stop shaking my head in bewilderment.

Reacher and FBI Agent Holly Johnson are in the woods and come across a body that has been crucified. Of course she can't handle the sight of it and throws up. Reacher cuts the body down and buries it. Before the end of the page, they're naked and having sex in the dirt! I mean, come on, are you kidding me?

2/5.

 15 
 on: September 14, 2020, 10:17:51 PM 
Started by slacker - Last post by Gant
I recently re-watched the Man From UNCLE re boot and really enjoyed it. I?m surprised it wasn?t more successful.. I
thought it was a good update and real nailed the feel of the original series. Great soundtrack too...

 16 
 on: September 14, 2020, 07:49:21 PM 
Started by Matt - Last post by KC
That's right! I had forgotten all about the flummary of the thread's early days! ;D

 17 
 on: September 14, 2020, 07:39:29 PM 
Started by Matt - Last post by Matt
You went there! I was thinking the same thing but didn't quite dare! :D

If it was any other thread but this one, I probably wouldn't have. This is tame ... for this thread.  ;)

 18 
 on: September 14, 2020, 06:32:48 PM 
Started by Gant - Last post by KC
MODERATOR'S NOTE: At this point, our "I just don't get Tom Cruise" discussion transmogrified into a "Jack Reacher" discussion, so AKA considerately started a new dedicated Reacher thread, and I've moved ten posts from this thread into it. You'll find it here:

Jack Reacher Books and TV Series

Thanks, AKA!  8)




 19 
 on: September 14, 2020, 06:14:58 PM 
Started by Gant - Last post by KC
Thanks to AKA for creating this thread! I've merged ten posts from the "Who do you just not get?" thread into this one. (We had been discussing Tom Cruise, who was criminally miscast as Jack Reacher in two movies ... and from there we wandered way off topic ... with KC as the offender-in-chief.  :knuppel2: )

Unfortunately, there is no way to put AKA's post introducing this thread up at the top, where it belongs (although I have quoted it inside the new first post). I hope no one will find it confusing.  :D

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 on: September 14, 2020, 06:06:47 PM 
Started by Matt - Last post by Christopher
I saw a clip from The Beverly Hillbillies recently where it was referred to as a double-barrel slingshot. ;D :D

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