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Could Al Pacino hold his own against a MONKEY?!? Let's give it up to the prototype of every "I'm not a Republican, I'm a LIBERTARIAN" wingnut out there. (But damn, was he in some good movies.)

Poll Results

OptionVotes
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. 9
A Fistful of Dollars. 3
Every Which Way But Loose. 3
High Plains Drifter. 2
Unforgiven. 2
Where Eagles Dare. 1
Kelly's Heroes. 1
The Beguiled. 1
Dirty Harry. 1
A Perfect World. 1
Escape from Alcatraz. 1
The Gauntlet. 1
The Outlaw Josey Wales. 1
Coogan's Bluff. 1
Magnum Force. 1
Space Cowboys. 1
For a Few Dollars More. 1
The Bridges of Madison County. 1
The Witches.0
Joe Kidd. 0
Rawhide. 0
Ambush at Cimarron Pass. 0
Play Misty for Me. 0
Lafayette Escadrille. 0
Francis in the Navy. 0
Two Mules for Sister Sara. 0
Paint Your Wagon. 0
The Magnificent Stranger. 0
Hang 'Em High. 0
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. 0
The Dead Pool. 0
Pink Cadillac. 0
White Hunter Black Heart. 0
The Rookie. 0
In the Line of Fire. 0
Million Dollar Baby. 0
Absolute Power. 0
True Crime. 0
Heartbreak Ridge. 0
Pale Rider. 0
City Heat. 0
The Eiger Sanction. 0
The Enforcer. 0
Bronco Billy. 0
Any Which Way You Can. 0
Firefox. 0
Honkytonk Man. 0
Sudden Impact. 0
Tightrope. 0
Blood Work. 0


Eisbaer, Friday, 6 April 2007 21:06 (twelve years ago) link

I have seen too few of all this movies.

gabbneb, Friday, 6 April 2007 21:11 (twelve years ago) link

il Buono, il Brutto, il Cavito

OBVIOUSLY

Oilyrags, Friday, 6 April 2007 21:13 (twelve years ago) link

yeah i irresistably voted for that too but if we're talking about performance as opposed to quality of flick im not actually convincned

deeznuts, Friday, 6 April 2007 21:15 (twelve years ago) link

I voted Dirty Harry, mainly for his suits I think.

Noodle Vague, Friday, 6 April 2007 21:16 (twelve years ago) link

i voted for perfect world because i like tater tots

gff, Friday, 6 April 2007 21:28 (twelve years ago) link

True Crime is possibly the worst movie I have ever seen in the theater, beating out such luminous competition as Howard the Duck and Shakespeare in Love.

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 6 April 2007 21:41 (twelve years ago) link

however if you enjoy multiple shots of 80-yo Clint taking his shirt off maybe this movie is for you

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 6 April 2007 21:42 (twelve years ago) link

I voted for the Beguiled, which is a really AWESOME movie.

dan selzer, Friday, 6 April 2007 21:46 (twelve years ago) link

Dan OTM. The Beguiled is the best

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 6 April 2007 21:58 (twelve years ago) link

the eiger sanction was on TV last night in the UK. nonsensical dross but great for GEORGE KENNEDY!

Tracer Hand, Friday, 6 April 2007 21:59 (twelve years ago) link

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/MMPH-E/254114.jpg

Tracer Hand, Friday, 6 April 2007 21:59 (twelve years ago) link

I've seen 36 of those movies and i liked them all. hmmm, this will be tough. Beguiled is fave hipsters choice. hahahaha, just kidding, i love you all and i like that movie too.

scott seward, Friday, 6 April 2007 22:01 (twelve years ago) link

wait, i saw space cowboys. make that 37.

scott seward, Friday, 6 April 2007 22:03 (twelve years ago) link

wait, back in the day play misty for me was the hipsters' clint choice. how times change...

Eisbaer, Friday, 6 April 2007 22:07 (twelve years ago) link

I thought the hipster choice would be the Outlaw Josey Wales. Unforgiven was his last good movie - critical acceptance ruined him.

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 6 April 2007 22:08 (twelve years ago) link

I mean come on all these movies fucking suck, really badly:

Million Dollar Baby
Blood Work
Space Cowboys
True Crime
Absolute Power
The Bridges of Madison County
A Perfect World
In the Line of Fire

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 6 April 2007 22:09 (twelve years ago) link

(well okay In the Line of Fire at least has that one scene with Malkovich taking the gun in his mouth, which is pretty funny.)

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 6 April 2007 22:09 (twelve years ago) link

i vote coogan's bluff for the scenes in Ft. Tryon Park and because of the obligatory 60s hippie club scene. i wish clint had become a director more like don siegel

gershy, Friday, 6 April 2007 22:12 (twelve years ago) link

In the Line of Fire rules. Rene Russo and shit.

gabbneb, Friday, 6 April 2007 22:15 (twelve years ago) link

True Crime is possibly the worst movie I have ever seen in the theater, beating out such luminous competition as Howard the Duck and Shakespeare in Love

True, but ANGELICA HUSTON

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 6 April 2007 22:15 (twelve years ago) link

Unforgiven by far his best directed film: literate script, layered perfs.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 6 April 2007 22:16 (twelve years ago) link

Come on:

http://dortch.supremeserver5.com/images/Misc%20Memro.WWII%20to%20space/EaglesDare.jpeg.JPG

Or Sudden Impact.

DavidM, Friday, 6 April 2007 22:21 (twelve years ago) link

wait, back in the day play misty for me was the hipsters' clint choice. how times change...

Loses points for extraneous jazzfest scenes.

Pleasant Plains, Friday, 6 April 2007 22:26 (twelve years ago) link

play misty for me is sooooooo hipsters choice circa 1992.

scott seward, Friday, 6 April 2007 22:30 (twelve years ago) link

Coogans Bluff for the Pigeon Toed Orange Peel and Linny Raven (Tisha Sterling as a young hippie)

Bob Six, Friday, 6 April 2007 23:53 (twelve years ago) link

I like Absolute Power.

Absolute Power is hipsters choice circa 2009.

trust me...

dan selzer, Saturday, 7 April 2007 00:36 (twelve years ago) link

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot might not be Clint's best but its definitely one of Jeff Bridges' best.

Rotgutt, Saturday, 7 April 2007 00:46 (twelve years ago) link

(psssst, dan, just so you know, we had a vote, tightrope is totally this month's choice, but i'll take up absolute power at the next hipster standard organization meeting.)

scott seward, Saturday, 7 April 2007 00:48 (twelve years ago) link

i dunno what to think about the fact that there's not much love expressed on this thread for clint's monkey films. ;__;

Eisbaer, Saturday, 7 April 2007 00:50 (twelve years ago) link

The Bridges of Madison County for me. I can watch that everyday and not get sick of it.

chaki, Saturday, 7 April 2007 00:54 (twelve years ago) link

> Thunderbolt and Lightfoot might not be Clint's best but its definitely one of Jeff Bridges' best.

?????????

Last Picture Show, Starman, Fearless, The Big Lebowski, Cutter's Way, Fisher King, Baker Boys, hell, even Arlington Road and Tucker make it in way before I get to that thing.

Oilyrags, Saturday, 7 April 2007 01:08 (twelve years ago) link

clint and michael keaton and jeff bridges are all people i will watch anywhere in anything at anytime forever. and ray liotta. please don't make me choose a jeff bridges movie. fearless -vs- fat city? perish the thought.

scott seward, Saturday, 7 April 2007 01:17 (twelve years ago) link

I'm inexplicably fond of Space Cowboys.

Post-A Perfect World, Eastwood fucking around >>>>> Eastwood serious

milo z, Saturday, 7 April 2007 01:17 (twelve years ago) link

<i>all people i will watch anywhere in anything at anytime forever</i>

I think this demands a Jeff Daniels poll next

milo z, Saturday, 7 April 2007 01:18 (twelve years ago) link

i really do feel that michael keaton has been ill-served in some way. this is someone who has serious power and he should be knocking socks off on a regular basis. he needs to do a movie with clint and ray liotta and jeff bridges and jeff daniels.

scott seward, Saturday, 7 April 2007 01:32 (twelve years ago) link

I really love the two Philoe Bettoe movies and Bronco Billy. Scatman Corothers was a staple of movies back in those days.

Kelly's Heroes is ace just for Donald Sutherland playing a stoner tank driver in the middle of WWII.

I've seen most of his movies up to the 90s, but somehow never saw The Eiger Sanction.

The 70s Dirty Harry movies have kick ass music with tons of fuzzy wah wah guitar. I think the end of Magnum Force is really cool.

earlnash, Saturday, 7 April 2007 02:44 (twelve years ago) link

I voted for Escape From Alcatraz. Take that, hipsters! Not that it matters. Clint can do no fucking wrong.

scott seward, Saturday, 7 April 2007 02:51 (twelve years ago) link

at the moment I'm feeling the one where nameless dude gets the shit beat out of him and crawls under buildings. hope i picked the right one.

tremendoid, Saturday, 7 April 2007 03:01 (twelve years ago) link

THE GAUNTLET!

lfam, Saturday, 7 April 2007 03:01 (twelve years ago) link

wow, someone really DID vote for where eagles dare ... and one of the momkey movies.

Eisbaer, Sunday, 15 April 2007 00:11 (twelve years ago) link

wow, someone really DID vote for where eagles dare

Damn right too, why wasn't it higher? Shame my vote for Sudden Impact didn't register - what was going on there, you pussies?

DavidM, Sunday, 15 April 2007 19:46 (twelve years ago) link

fuck os eisbaer

JW, Sunday, 15 April 2007 19:50 (twelve years ago) link

eh?

Eisbaer, Monday, 16 April 2007 01:22 (twelve years ago) link

Don't start a poll on Friday that's done by Monday. Discrimination against the home-computerless.

I'd have voted for White Hunter Black Heart.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 16 April 2007 13:29 (twelve years ago) link

poll was started LAST friday!

dan selzer, Monday, 16 April 2007 15:00 (twelve years ago) link

ah, so it was. But by last Monday, it disappeared from view bcz of our still fucking lovely 2-1/2 days-and-no-more of New Answers.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 16 April 2007 15:08 (twelve years ago) link

nine months pass...

Watching Dirty Harry on cable right now. Such a great movie...

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 2 February 2008 05:34 (eleven years ago) link

i've just watched all five this week (got the box set for xmas).

first three- great. dead pool- fun.

i can't believe someone up there repping for sudden impact, which we watched for twenty minutes then had to turn off.

darraghmac, Saturday, 2 February 2008 13:57 (eleven years ago) link

ha i bought that box for my brother for his birthday

tcm were showing them all a few weeks back and it was the first time i'd seen sudden impact, and yeah agreed wtf? that film is just rong

dead pool also gets a wtf for the rc car chase

DG, Saturday, 2 February 2008 14:01 (eleven years ago) link

Can't seem to pull it up now, not even on archive.org

The story was about Mike and his friends overhearing an older gentleman saying to his wife "I do believe that is the best film I have ever seen" as they let the theatre. If that's not a "Critical response," I don't know what is.

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Saturday, 21 July 2018 23:43 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/dec/12/the-mule-review-clint-eastwoods-drug-running-drama-is-a-slow-misfire

Female characters are either shrill shrews or bikini-clad hussies desperate to sleep with an 88-year-old man (Earl manages two threesomes with attractive young women in the film) and an odd, leering montage of asses grinding to music feels like an uncomfortable and unnecessary deviation into soft porn.

Infidels, Like Dylan In The Eighties (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:38 (eight months ago) link

lol two threesomes

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:01 (eight months ago) link

i watched the 15:17 to paris tonight and... kinda liked it. idk there's something really humanist about the backpacking scenes that caught me.

devvvine, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:03 (eight months ago) link

Not available for screenings so uh

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:03 (eight months ago) link

Clint dancin' with them who brung him

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:04 (eight months ago) link

He pronounces “pecans” two different ways in the trailer. Is that a thing people do?

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:09 (eight months ago) link

nick pinkerton's review

devvvine, Thursday, 13 December 2018 15:56 (eight months ago) link

Racist grandpa phase is retroactively ruining the good stuff.

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 13 December 2018 17:53 (eight months ago) link

(Earl manages two threesomes with attractive young women in the film)

!? lmao

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:00 (eight months ago) link

The Mule does kinda feel like a perfect Pinkerton storm.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:04 (eight months ago) link

no one named Earl has ever had a threesome, c'mon

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:06 (eight months ago) link

Earl ‘The Pearl’ Monroe disagrees.

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:18 (eight months ago) link

I doubt the Sweatshirt's had one either

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:23 (eight months ago) link

You can't say Warren wasn't warnin' y'all.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:34 (eight months ago) link

The Mule features what is perhaps the leakiest, most poorly run cartel in cinema history

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 20 December 2018 21:57 (eight months ago) link

Alm0nd calls it Eastwood's best movie ever: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/12/movie-review-the-mule-clint-eastwood-honest-classic/

love craptually (Eric H.), Monday, 31 December 2018 15:12 (seven months ago) link

well, yeah

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 31 December 2018 15:15 (seven months ago) link

It also improved its box office this weekend

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 31 December 2018 15:15 (seven months ago) link

A long way to go to match Gran Torino's $148M but I have faith in that section of America.

love craptually (Eric H.), Monday, 31 December 2018 15:23 (seven months ago) link

it was a fairly stupid movie overall. naturally Eastwood's character redeems himself with his family in the end just by being a decent human being for one night, nevermind the fact that he causes his family a shit ton more pain in the end due to his job with the cartel.

also he like disobeys the cartel over and over again and they keep threatening him if he doesn't fall in line but they never do anything about it, also they use the same drivers on the same routes every single run making it criminally easy for law enforcement (who still need a tip from an informant anyway).

also we're to believe he kills two ripped, young cartel people who had him at gunpoint moments earlier. it's off-screen, but....I was lolling imagining how his frail ass could have pulled that off.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 31 December 2018 15:27 (seven months ago) link

nevermind the last part, the internet seems to confirm the judge just made an awkwardly worded comment and wasn't actually saying Earl killed anybody.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 31 December 2018 15:30 (seven months ago) link

four months pass...

Clint's performance in The Mule is near-great.

Try to understand what's actually happening in the film, Nee.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:06 (three months ago) link

Ok

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:50 (three months ago) link

White Hunter Black Heart is underrated I think. Unusual and interesting film.

mirostones, Sunday, 12 May 2019 03:01 (three months ago) link

White Hunter Black Heart is just a lightly fictionalized compilation of various lurid John Huston legends into a coherent script. The legends are courtesy of Huston and are more to be credited for the interest you see there than anything Eastwood contributed.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 12 May 2019 03:15 (three months ago) link

You're wrong on that last.

It's based on a novel by Peter Viertel, who was working with JH on African Queen.

Getting back to The Mule, Clint's character is driven out of his horticulture business by the internet and complains loudly about cellphones in a couple scenes, so that softens his character for me... Anyway it's the latest in a series of "mea culpa" protagonists he's played (Unforgiven, MDB, Gran Torino).

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 May 2019 03:42 (three months ago) link

It's based on a novel by Peter Viertel

Which was a lightly fictionalized compilation of various lurid John Huston legends. Huston's character was the focal point both of the book and the resulting movie. Had he not been such an interesting character, the novel and movie would not exist.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 12 May 2019 04:04 (three months ago) link

A movie was based om a book

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Sunday, 12 May 2019 04:08 (three months ago) link

It's not easy to make a good film given those circumstances! (Don't) see W.C. Fields and Me.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 May 2019 04:10 (three months ago) link

I don't like the 'mea culpa' films he has made, and he never seems to apologize for the really bad stuff. So much awful stuff in his relationship to Sondra Locke, and he makes a film about being too occupied with work, and everyone is falling over themselves to give him praise?

I don't like White Hunter, Black Heart, Africa and Africans just seems like a stage for John Huston to live out his morality play. The really great Eastwood films are Sudden Impact, Pale Rider and A Perfect World, imo. And it annoys me that he has actually made a few great films, would be much easier if he was only a villain. I'd rather be a bit annoyed and have Pale Rider, though.

Frederik B, Sunday, 12 May 2019 11:53 (three months ago) link

yeah review via the life, fits you

ppl gen mean 'mea culpa' for some of the earlier work

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 May 2019 13:46 (three months ago) link

I've never seen anyone say The Mule is about his earlier work?

Frederik B, Sunday, 12 May 2019 14:46 (three months ago) link

It doesn't have to be specifically, but the estrangement from family expands upon a similar trope in Million Dollar Baby, to name one.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 May 2019 15:05 (three months ago) link

Edelstein:

For nearly half a century, his alter-egos did not take emasculation lightly: He’d rasp some variation of, “You don’t listen, do ya’ asshole?” and pull back his fist or pull out his big gun. But the nonagenarian Earl Stone isn’t Harry Callahan or Bill Munny or even the once-militant Walt Kowalski of Gran Torino. Early on, before he understands how easily they could kill him, Earl sasses his Mexican handlers. He says, “Ya vol, mein herr,” with a silly German accent. But when they start to rough him up and hiss cabron in his face, he does nothing, nada. He’s not a fighter. He only wants to sniff flowers. Clint Eastwood has aged into Ferdinand the Bull.

https://www.vulture.com/2018/12/the-mule-is-a-modest-twist-on-the-clint-eastwood-myth.html

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 May 2019 15:09 (three months ago) link

kinda want to see Clint do a series of True Detective

sarahell, Sunday, 12 May 2019 17:39 (three months ago) link

he's mighty elderly

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 May 2019 17:44 (three months ago) link

Yes, was just thinking he's now moving into the oldest-people-to-have-ever-directed-a-movie zone, if not quite Manoel de Oliveira just yet.

Ward Fowler, Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:01 (three months ago) link

oh i was just thinking in terms of acting in it

sarahell, Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:05 (three months ago) link

I had to look up the last time that Clint had acted in something he didn't direct - turns out to be this, which I'd never even heard of before (don't think it got a UK release):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trouble_with_the_Curve

My guess also is that Clint probably swore to himself long ago to never ever return to TV.

Ward Fowler, Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:17 (three months ago) link

unless he talks to a chair

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:39 (three months ago) link

Eastwood's box office record is startling. I might be wrong, but he's quite along among filmmakers approaching 90 whose movies still make a tidy proit.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 May 2019 19:42 (three months ago) link

*profit

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 May 2019 19:42 (three months ago) link

his return to TV for the RNC was a good appearance

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 12 May 2019 21:03 (three months ago) link

in what sense are you using "good"?

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 13 May 2019 03:52 (three months ago) link

yeah, but it's not tv, tho, it's HBO?

sarahell, Monday, 13 May 2019 03:55 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Had somehow not seen this playful image of birthday boy Clintus Eastwood until today! pic.twitter.com/gkwdoWFuAN

— 𝖇𝖚𝖒𝖕 𝖘𝖙𝖔𝖈𝖐 1776 (@NickPinkerton) May 31, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 2 June 2019 16:15 (two months ago) link

Doug McClure?

The Guts of Duran Duran (Tom D.), Sunday, 2 June 2019 16:18 (two months ago) link

yes it is! wow, "The Virginian" ran for 9 years.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 2 June 2019 18:12 (two months ago) link

I watched "Coogan's Bluff" a few weeks back. I know I had seen it a couple of times as a kid as it is a classic Eastwood marathon afternoon movie.

Coogan's Bluff has some interesting how things change scenes dealing with the police therapist character that caught my attention. The whole sequence with her starting in the squad room with the perp on to when she goes on a date with Coogan is darkly hilarious to watch with modern eyes as it is so sexist.

earlnash, Sunday, 2 June 2019 21:00 (two months ago) link


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