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Old 01-05-2009, 06:16 PM   #1
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Default Gran Torino

The lady-friend gave me a weird look when she caught me drooling over the trailer teaser for this movie. I don't know why, but I really want to see it.

It may have something to do with my obsession over bad-ass old men.

Don't know much about it, but it appears to be a vigilante Eastwood...

... Charles Bronson has a big frowny face on, right now.

Anyone else interested? Anyone seen it? I know that it was playing in "select cities."
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:56 PM   #2
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Looked like it might be a pretty good flick.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:53 PM   #3
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yeah. you can't really go wrong with Clint Eastwood. i didn't grow up watching his movies like a lot of my friends did, but i appreciate his later works like Unforgiven, Mystic River, and Million Dollar Baby. i'm super excited to see this one for sure.

i'm gunning for David Fincher, Brad Pitt, and Benjamin Button to snag some Oscars this year no doubt.
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I'm on the fence about it. Eastwood looks like his old dirty Harry self in some of the trailer scenes.

But don't know if I can bring myself to the theaters to see it. Maybe I'll wait for you to see it and review it.
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He's playing a racist old man. The guy has no need to act anymore, in fact, he doesn't WANT to act, but he'll do it if the role is right.

I respect the guys judgment immensely. I'll see this film.

I'm catching Benjamin Button Friday. I'm going to hold it against "Charlie Chaplin" and see how Pitt does. Downey is incredibly underrated as an actor, and Chaplin is the gold standard of his career IMHO.
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I loved Chaplin.

I think Pitt is a talented actor...all other baggage aside. I thought he was great in Snatch and Legends of the Fall.
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[QUOTE=revefsreleets;517063]He's playing a racist old man./QUOTE]

Is he a racist or just an ornery old guy who's sick of the punks? From the promos it looks like he's trying to protect a couple of Asians from a diverse gang.
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Nice to see Mr. Eastwood back on the set in front of the camera. Can't wait to see this one!
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He's playing a racist old man./QUOTE]

Is he a racist or just an ornery old guy who's sick of the punks? From the promos it looks like he's trying to protect a couple of Asians from a diverse gang.
I was under the impression that he grew to care about his minority neighbors and protected them from the punks...or something like that
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It didn't get good reviews. One and a half stars.
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