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


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Hubert

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Posted October 02 2001 - 03:35 PM

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?

#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted October 02 2001 - 05:54 PM

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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#3 of 9 OFFLINE   Jason Merrick

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Posted October 03 2001 - 06:05 PM

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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Posted October 04 2001 - 12:56 PM

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.

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Posted October 04 2001 - 08:24 PM

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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Posted October 05 2001 - 02:44 PM

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]

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Posted October 05 2001 - 11:53 PM

Thanks a lot for your opinions. Now I'm even more pumped.

#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Gilbert Galindo

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Posted October 06 2001 - 11:05 AM

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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Posted October 07 2001 - 05:01 PM

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