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Off-Topic Discussion / Actors/Movies you've changed your mind about
« on: December 02, 2023, 01:59:48 PM »
Are there any actors or movies you've changed your opinion about over the years?

One for me is Adam Sandler. I've always thought he seemed like a cool guy, but haven't always been a big fan of his. There's been a few movies over the years that I've liked, but I've really come around to becoming more of a fan. Also, Eight Crazy Nights is one good example for this too. I saw the movie at the theater with a friend when it came out in 2002 and didn't like it at all. I watched it again a few weeks ago... and I liked it fine.

A completely different example would be the Friday the 13th reboot from 2009. I didn't care much for it when I saw it in 2009, but now I'd have to say it might be the best overall Friday movie. That's a crazy swing in opinion, and I'm not sure if it's because of expectations when I first watched it, and then coming back to it years later I don't have those same expectations. So I'm judging the movie just on its own merit instead of whatever I was expecting years ago.

Does anyone else have any thoughts about this?

Off-Topic Discussion / Happy birthday, Schofield Kid!
« on: October 16, 2023, 10:19:56 AM »
Hope you had a happy birthday, SK! It's still technically your birthday in my part of the world, so I guess that means you could keep the celebration going! ;D

General Discussion / Clint Eastwood picks his favorite 6 Eastwood movies
« on: February 27, 2023, 12:29:45 PM »
Apparently in 2010, Clint Eastwood named his six favorite movies from his own films. I don't remember if that's ever been mentioned here before, but I came across this new article talking about those choices. Anyone have any thoughts about his choices? Here's the movies he listed:

Letters from Iwo Jima
Million Dollar Baby
Mystic River
The Outlaw Josey Wales

Off-Topic Discussion / Happy birthday, Gant!
« on: November 16, 2022, 06:07:18 PM »
Happy birthday, Gant! Or I guess it's now belated for you, so I hope you had a great day!

Off-Topic Discussion / Happy belated birthday, AKA!
« on: October 27, 2022, 07:35:35 PM »
Happy belated birthday, AKA! After the twitter account discussion from earlier in the month, it's been quiet again here and we missed your birthday on the board! Hope you had a nice day.

Eastwood News / Fred Ward, RIP
« on: May 15, 2022, 04:03:19 PM »
Fred Ward, who played one of the Anglin brothers in Escape from Alcatraz, has died at the age of 79. I always think of him and Kevin Bacon in Tremors. The article states that "his first major role" was Escape from Alcatraz.

Off-Topic Discussion / Happy birthday, Jed Cooper!
« on: November 27, 2021, 09:08:44 AM »
Happy birthday, Jed Cooper!

Off-Topic Discussion / Happy birthday, Gant!
« on: November 16, 2021, 08:21:24 AM »
Happy birthday, Gant! Hope you have a good day!

(This poster makes me want to pull out my DVD and watch it again!)

Off-Topic Discussion / Happy birthday, AKA!
« on: October 26, 2021, 09:34:55 AM »
Happy birthday, AKA! Hope you have a nice day! :)

Off-Topic Discussion / Other discussion boards you enjoy?
« on: May 28, 2021, 02:12:10 PM »
Discussion forums like this don't seem like as big of a thing now as they once were, but I'm curious if anyone around here still visits other forums that are running. Any long time favorites? A long time ago I used to belong to the Sergio Leone web board, and was even a moderator for a little while, but I don't still have my account. A few weeks ago I did visit the board just to see what type activity they have, and recognized some names from years ago.

So any other boards you used to go to but maybe don't exist now, or some that you still visit? Personally I enjoy a board like this rather than just posting on random threads on facebook.

Off-Topic Discussion / Other Streaming Services
« on: March 16, 2020, 09:49:41 PM »
So we have the Netflix thread that's been going on for a while, but what about other streaming services that you might like to use? Especially with a lot of theaters currently shutting down with the virus concerns, streaming will get more of that money.

So what else do you stream from and what do you like watching on it?

I had Disney Plus for a few months, and I've mentioned elsewhere about watching The Mandalorian. And of course there's tons of older movies on there. But after cancelling my subscription with them (I'll get it again occasionally), I currently have DC Universe. There's not tons of movies and shows on it because it also gives you access to a bunch of comic books. Again I'll probably only keep it for a couple months or so, but I got it because I like the DC animated movies. Not all of them are on it, but there are some that I haven't already seen. Plus I've been watching the late '90s/early 2000s series Batman Beyond, which I'm really liking. It takes place years later when Bruce Wayne is old and a new Batman comes along.

Off-Topic Discussion / Happy belated birthday, Palooka!
« on: March 01, 2020, 02:51:38 PM »
Happy belated birthday, Palooka! Sorry about the delay. After all, you only get to celebrate once every four years! :D

Off-Topic Discussion / Happy birthday, The Schofield Kid!
« on: October 16, 2019, 05:13:08 AM »
Hope you've had a nice birthday, SK! Just a couple hours left of it for you.

General Discussion / Eastwood Movie Novelizations
« on: July 27, 2019, 06:29:12 AM »
A while back I found a copy of the Heartbreak Ridge novelization at a used book sale. I just did some searching on here to see if I'd already mentioned it or if there were other threads about books based on movies--I did find some threads about the Dollars novels and Dirty Harry books, but not a general thread for all of them. I haven't read Heartbreak Ridge yet. Honestly I've always been a little skeptical about books based on movie screen plays, but I think they could be fun. And I'll have to check those other threads to see if this was ever done, but I do think it's cool when people use those characters and write original novels.

Anybody have a collection of them? Any of them particularly good?

And of course I'm thinking specifically about movie novelizations as I start this topic, but I don't see a reason why novels that were adapted into screen plays couldn't also be discussed. I remember the novels Blood Work and Mystic River were discussed at length when those movies came out (I've only read River), and there have been many Eastwood movies based on books.

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

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).

Off-Topic Discussion / Happy birthday, Schofield Kid!
« on: October 16, 2018, 11:23:35 AM »
Looks like we missed it in your timezone, but hope you had a happy birthday, SK!

Off-Topic Discussion / Happy birthday, Doug!
« on: April 05, 2018, 05:18:30 AM »
Hope you had a great birthday, Doug!

Off-Topic Discussion / Happy birthday, palooka!
« on: February 28, 2018, 06:16:07 AM »
Happy birthday, palooka! Do you celebrate it today to keep it in the month of February?

I happened to check the calendar from two years ago and saw you were born on leap day!

Unforgiven will be back in theaters for two days next month to celebrate its 25th anniversary. I was at the theater yesterday and they previewed the new series of older movies that would be shown over the next month or so, and this was the first I'd heard about it (TCM is typically the host of these movie series). I also looked around a little online but couldn't find anything official to link here. Just check around for some theaters in your area if you're interested. I definitely plan to check this out on the big screen.

Eastwood News / Don Rickles has died at 90
« on: April 06, 2017, 12:51:57 PM »
Sad to read that Don Rickles has died at the age of 90. I'm posting in the news because of his role in Kelly's Heroes.

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