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Rod Lurie's The Last Castle! Anyone excited about this one?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Hubert, Oct 2, 2001.

  1. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

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    I just watched the trailer for The Last Castle, Rod Lurie's new film starring Robert Redford and co-starring Delroy Lindo and James Gandolfini. The trailer has me a little pumped. Anyone else got any thought's on this one, or just looking forward to it?
     
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    Could be good, but... I'm really waiting for Lurie to hit one out of the park (both Deterrence and The Contender were sooooo close), but I just can't seem to get jazzed about this one. That said, his movies do tend to be above-average intelligent and hard to cut a good trailer for; I'm just not sure this is going to be the big one for him.
     
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    Definitely! I listened to Rod Lurie on local am-radio for years when he had a film discussion show on Saturday mornings... I really can't believe how fast he has seemingly hit the big time.
    I, personally, thought The Contender was excellent!
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  4. JustinS

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    The Contender was a film that started out so promisingly that I was sickened to see how it ended up. Talk about fumbling a football inside the 20. Deterrence never had me salivating as it was too rough around the edges from the start.
    Lurie has shown great promise, however, with these efforts and I do look forward to seeing what he comes up with next. I only pray that he has developed the wisdom to keep his politics out of his films, or at least try not to be so overt about it.
     
  5. Hubert

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    I just realized this movie was coming out 3 days ago. I'm basing my feelings purely off the trailer. So I'm defintely intrigued by the trailer. I also like Robert Redford. The cast looks good as well. But again, this is admittedly based on the trailer.
     
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    Saw it and like it a lot. Gandolfini tends to underplay in this rather than overplay which is a smart move at this point in his career. I really enjoy movies with a battle of wits between two well-matched adversaries.
    I also like the Contender ( with the same reservations about the last-minute cop out that have been voiced elsewhere) just so you know where I'm coming from.
    P.S. It's now slated to open Oct 19.
    [Edited last by Rob W on October 05, 2001 at 05:45 PM]
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot for your opinions. Now I'm even more pumped.
     
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    My main man Gandolphini is in it. He's the best. Of course I am going to see it. I even saw a HBO first look that even made me want to see it more.
     
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    Yes
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