“I named the littlest guys. Flotsam and Jetsam. Isn’t that cute?”

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Connection: screenwriter (Brent Maddock & S. S. Wilson)
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*batteries not included (1987)
Directed by Matthew Robbins
Written by Brad Bird & Matthew Robbins and Brent Maddock & S. S. Wilson
Starring Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Pena, Michael Carmine, and Dennis Boutsikaris
106 minutes, rated PG

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“I vote for outer space. No way these are local boys.”

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Connection: cinematographer (Alexander Gruszynski)
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Tremors (1990)
Directed by Ron Underwood
Written by S. S. Wilson & Brent Maddock
Starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire, Victor Wong, Bobby Jacoby, and Ariana Richards
96 minutes, rated PG-13

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Eastwood Reviews — #4

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“How many men are you gonna have to hang to heal your scar?”

Hang ‘Em High (1968)
Directed by Ted Post
Written by Leonard Freeman and Mel Goldberg
114 minutes, Rated M

It should be noted that while I do believe very strongly in the wonderment of an audience experiencing a movie’s twists and turns on their own, these reviews will not shy away from spoilers if they are necessary to discussion of the film.

Quick rating: 4/5

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“Do not open if you are Superman.”

Previous Entry: Three O’Clock High
Connection: setting (high school)
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Angus (1995)
Directed by Patrick Read Johnson
Written by Jill Gordon
Starring Charlie Talbert, George C. Scott, Kathy Bates, Chris Owen, Ariana Richards, Rita Moreno, and James Van Der Beek
90 minutes, rated PG-13

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“Today. After school. Three o’clock. In the parking lot.”

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Connection: numeral in the title (3)
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Three O’Clock High (1987)
Directed by Phil Joanou
Written by Richard Christian Matheson & Thomas Szollosi
Starring Casey Siemaszko, Anne Ryan, Richard Tyson, Jonathan Wise, Stacey Glick, Jeffrey Tambor, Philip Baker Hall, and John P. Ryan
101 minutes, rated PG-13

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“I ain’t never been no hero, Wade.”

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Connection: director (James Mangold)
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3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Directed by James Mangold
Written by Halsted Welles and Michael Brandt & Derek Haas
Starring Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Alan Tudyk, Gretchen Mol, and Peter Fonda
122 minutes, rated R

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Eastwood Reviews — #3

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“Two hundred thousand dollars is a lot of money. We’re gonna have to earn it.”

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
Directed by Sergio Leone
Written by Age & Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni, and Sergio Leone
178 minutes, rated R

It should be noted that while I do believe very strongly in the wonderment of an audience experiencing a movie’s twists and turns on their own, these reviews will not shy away from spoilers if they are necessary to discussion of the film.

Quick rating: 4.5/5

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“As I was going up the stairs, I met a man who wasn’t there…”

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Connection: genre (thriller)
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Identity (2003)
Directed by James Mangold
Written by Michael Cooney
Starring John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes, Alfred Molina, Clea Duvall, John C. McGinley, William Lee Scott, Jake Busey, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and Rebecca De Mornay
90 minutes, Rated R

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Eastwood reviews — #2

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“When two hunters go after the same prey, they usually end up shooting each other in the back. And we don’t want to shoot each other in the back.”

For A Few Dollars More (1965)
Directed by Sergio Leone
Written by Luciano Vincenzoni and Sergio Leone
132 minutes, rated R

It should be noted that while I do believe very strongly in the wonderment of an audience experiencing a movie’s twists and turns on their own, these reviews will not shy away from spoilers if they are necessary to discussion of the film.

Quick rating: 4/5

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“A murderer would never parade his crime in front of an open window.”

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Connection: actress (Thelma Ritter)
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Rear Window (1954)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Written by John Michael Hayes
Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Wendell Corey, and Raymond Burr
112 minutes, Rated PG

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