News: See Eastwood's latest, THE 15:17 TO PARIS, coming on DVD May 22!

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 on: July 18, 2018, 03:18:56 PM 
Started by slacker - Last post by Jed Cooper
Yes... and the last. 

I swear Robert Wise had Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" in mind when making "Star Trek: The Motion Picture."  There are many similar, long, drawn out boring-ass dull sequences.  The only thing I can appreciate is the link to The King Of Rock & Roll with the film’s iconic orchestral theme.

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 on: July 18, 2018, 03:11:48 PM 
Started by slacker - Last post by Christopher
First time seeing 2001, Jed?

 on: July 18, 2018, 03:10:27 PM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by Christopher
You pay more to see more popular movies?! Is that part of MoviePass?

 on: July 17, 2018, 06:24:50 PM 
Started by Moorman - Last post by Moorman
Moorman, you might be interested in some of the earlier discussions we've had on this Board about Hang 'em High. It's a pity the board has been so slow lately, and a lot of these good Eastwood fans don't come around any more.

We used to have "Formal Film DIscussions" where the Moderators would pose a number of (mostly) standard questions about specific films, and members would post their opinions. These were broken up into separate threads for each question, and the threads were closed afterwards so as to keep them in order. The discussion for Hang 'em High starts here:

If you see anything there that you'd like to discuss further, please feel free to quote it in this thread. This is an especially insightful post by Matt, comparing Hang 'em High and Unforgiven:

We also used to have "Movie Nights," where as many members as could join us at a given time would watch a film together and chat about it. The "Movie Night" thread for Hang 'em High is here:

I'm gonna rewatch it sometime in the next few days and make comments that fit the threads above...

 on: July 17, 2018, 06:18:13 PM 
Started by Moorman - Last post by Moorman
I think I'd rank it the same as you, KC.

I'm wondering Moorman, why would you rank it higher than "Pale Rider" or "The Outlaw Josey Wales?" What is it that Hang 'Em High offers that makes it superior to those two to you?

Good question.  I rank it higher than Pale Rider because it FEELS shorter and more fitting to Clint's style he developed with Leone.  Pale Rider also has some dull moments in it to me, specifically the scenes where he is courting Sarah. It seemed to drag the film.  Hang' Em had more action.  Now, my take on The Outlaw Josey Wales.  I don't particularly like it for the same reason that I don't like parts of The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.  First, I don't like Westerns that are mixed with the Civil War.  Second, both films felt too long also.  Hang'Em High felt more like the first two Dollars Films.  In fact, you could call it a American Spaghetti Western.

 on: July 17, 2018, 06:06:26 PM 
Started by Moorman - Last post by Moorman
I think I would put it above the other non-Clint directed westerns, except for the Leones ... that is, higher than Joe Kidd or Two Mules for Sister Sara. That would put it at eighth. But that is higher than a lot of Eastwood fans place it.

That's just based on overall "feeling." Truth is, I'd rather re-watch it than a few of the others that I "know" are better films.

Thats a fair ranking.  Pale Rider is pretty good also but I still rank Hang' Em high above that one also.

 on: July 17, 2018, 05:13:15 PM 
Started by Macpherson - Last post by honkytonkman
Alison is also interviewed here :

 on: July 17, 2018, 05:03:00 PM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by AKA23
Yeah, this one kinda sucked.  Disappointing. 

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I saw this as well and didnt really liked it either. I wasnt a huge fan of the first film, but it was far better than this sequel. This movie had a very weak story. It seems like they just made it hoping to capitalize on the success of the first movie rather than because they had a story arc that they wanted to complete. I actually was more interested in seeing the ant man movie, but I have MoviePass and didnt feel it was worth the extra $5 due to the surge pricing they applied because it was a popular movie to see at that time. This was the only movie playing at the same time, so I decided to give it a shot.

 on: July 17, 2018, 02:23:13 PM 
Started by Macpherson - Last post by Macpherson
Nice photo with some lovely comments.....


 on: July 17, 2018, 10:45:48 AM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by antonis
^ That definitely makes me want to see it, antonis. ;D  I enjoyed the first Escape Plan, so I was curious about this anyhow.

It certainly is an experience if you make it through the first hour  ;D

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