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Thread: Anyone see Hereafter ?? Clint Eastwood's new film

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    Haven't been to the movies in a long time. We love Clint Eastwood's work and decided to go see it.
    Any thoughts???

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    I hadn't even heard of it. Gran Torino was pretty bad, IMHO. Clint was the only person in the film who could act their way out of a paper bag. But it was a pretty car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Haven't been to the movies in a long time. We love Clint Eastwood's work and decided to go see it.
    Any thoughts???
    So you did see it?? What did you think of it? I haven't seen it but was thinking of seeing it.

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    Want to go see it and hate to disagree but IMHO, Torino was one of the best films ever! Of course, my first car was a Torino so I can understand the attachment to it!

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    I love Clint, he was on Helen's talk show as a guest, and he is one classy man. So down to earth and gentle and you gotta love that little side wards smile he does.
    Can't wait to see his new movie, Grand Torino was great, the message in that film was so needed with todays problems with gangs. My hat goes off to him for making that movie, just shows he can play any character.

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    Chickadee, you are so right about him. I think he's one of the best out there and love your description. I haven't seen Grand Torino but I will. I don't think I've ever NOT seen a movie he had anything to do with.
    Okay, my opinion of the movie- Hereafter- disappointed . My hubby and I both came out of the movie feeling that it never got off the ground after the first scene, which was a cinematic masterpiece.
    I didn't hate it, but I really didn't like it either.
    There are so many movies that I wouldn't pay to see and I thought this one was the exception but in my case it wasn't.
    I love going to the movies and hardly ever do b/c I never see any previews that look good to me.
    But hubby and I had a nice evening out together :)
    PS. Who's Helen?????

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    Sorry, meant Ellen as in Degeneres. That is what happens when your mind is thinking faster than your fingers can type.

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    oh, ELLEN yeah, I know what you mean about flying fingers and flying thoughts :)

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    Gosh, I acually LOVED grand Torino. I really got a good feeling from that movie........"the changed man thing", I wont give it away, but I really loved it. I agree, the actors, ect, werent the best, except him, but what a message.......

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    That's a movie I think I'd like to see ... but will wait till it comes out on DVD.

    I don't care to go to the movies unless it's something that SHOULD be seen on the BIG SCREEN. Avatar for example...even seen it in 3D. Cool!

    Besides that the theaters are unusually cold and loud for me and the refreshments are totally overpriced. $5.00 tickets and $7.00 popcorn and $4.00 pops. :)

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    Quiltinghere- I agree that some movies NEED to be on the big screen, and Avatar is such a good example We just felt like going to the movies. The theater was practically empty! And it has a lot of movies to choose from. I wonder where people go on Saturday night :)

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    Haven't been to movies in forever.
    I grew up loving Clint Eastwood; diehard cowboy.
    Lost something in the translation when he made the monkey movies. My FIL was his personal set driver until he passed away 19 years ago. Several family members met him and were allowed to be extras on movies.
    Sue...sent you an email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Haven't been to movies in forever.
    I grew up loving Clint Eastwood; diehard cowboy.
    Lost something in the translation when he made the monkey movies. My FIL was his personal set driver until he passed away 19 years ago. Several family members met him and were allowed to be extras on movies.
    Sue...sent you an email.
    I missed the monkey movies. Not sure what they were. May have been when my 3 sons were little. I missed a lot of the outside world at that time !! :D

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    I guess it was a change he needed to comedy but I thought them plain dumb. I'm sure alot of people liked them; just wasn't me. Loved the cowboy and the hard core cop movies.
    Sue maybe you should rent them and see what you think of them.

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    Dreamer, just emailed you :D
    Oh, BTW I have watched Bridges of Madison County only about a million times lol
    And we all love his cowboy stuff. Just love that guy!

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    I know I saw Bridges but with the brain problem I don't remember it...I'm a cheap date.
    Did you see 50 First Dates with Drew Barrymore...welcome to my world of brain injury. The only difference is she went to bed each night and forgot where as I remember somethings not right.

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    Oh yeah, the eyes below the rim of a cowboy hat, that is Clint. And sometimes so few words, but well chosen. I always loved his line in the movie with nun, ' seems to me there is alot of religon practiced here, but no christianity '. True statement in so many ways in real life. I always dreamed of meeting him, silly I know, but a girl can dream.

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    remember RAWHIDE !!
    Rowdy Yates

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    Grew up seeing every one of his movies in theater. Including second run releases from before my birth. Always respected his Don Siegel esthetic (cheaper is beautiful). He has a good work ethic and strong ties to his crew. All respectable traits.

    His last... several movies has done nothing for me. I'm an old man at heart. If it appeals to women en masse, it's not for me. One notable exception being Akira Kurosawa's sentimental Madadayo. Clint could still make a woman out of me yet.

    I may need some beer to get through his latest. Definitely a stream at home flick and not a theater attendance event. Sorry it wasn't a good time for the OP. We're not really a movie-going culture anymore. When we do bother with it, it should feel like a worthwhile endeavor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Haven't been to the movies in a long time. We love Clint Eastwood's work and decided to go see it.
    Any thoughts???
    DH and I rarely go to the movies but I felt like seeing this one. I wasn't sure what we would see but I can tell you we were both impressed and enjoyed it very much. The two hours flew by, the only question we had was - how is this going to tie together - and lo and behold it did in a very satisfying way.l
    One reason I think we enjoyed it was because the language was fine - I will not watch a movie where every other minute someone says the F*** word. I don't hear it in my everyday life and I don't want to hear it at the movies. I think the acting should stand on its own.

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    Boo- yes, the language was fine- what a shock lol And acting should stand on its own. I actually liked most of the acting it in by the way. We just saw the movie differently. I really disliked the ending and never felt like anything worked. It seemed very disjointed to us. But maybe if Mr. Clint had been in it I would have liked it. I don't know but I sure like looking at him :D

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    Two of my friends went to see Hereafter and they both really panned it - said it was the worst movie they have ever seen. Felt like it was 6 days long with nothing happening. They were asking themselves why they didn't walk out along with about 12 other people. Too bad - his Mystic River was great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Boo- yes, the language was fine- what a shock lol And acting should stand on its own. I actually liked most of the acting it in by the way. We just saw the movie differently. I really disliked the ending and never felt like anything worked. It seemed very disjointed to us. But maybe if Mr. Clint had been in it I would have liked it. I don't know but I sure like looking at him :D
    I saw it Saturday and found it weird. I didn't like the ending either. I really like Matt and his work, but was a little disappointed in how he was used in the movie. There were parts that were just boring. My advice to anyone is to wait for the rental! :)

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    Talullah, I never could make sense of it, and the ending was just plain weird. I thought it had potential but never lifted off the ground :(
    In hindsight I think the only reason they used Matt Damon was to draw people in. In our case it worked- we thought Clint Eastwood movie, Matt Damon the star- it's gotta be good.
    Oh well....... :)

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    I agree with you completely! When it was over, I said, "Well, that was weird!" I kept catching my husband dozing during the movie. Kind made you wish that you could get your money back, huh? ;)

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