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Hell or High Water

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Sunday, September 4, 2016 3:51 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


What does a Texas Ranger, a couple of desperate brothers and a small town Texas bank have in common?

You'll find out when you go see Hell or High Water. A Texas tale as fancy as
an old 10-gallon hat and a Texas twang. I'm not making fun of Texas, but this terrific movie has the charm and southern hospitality of a shot of sipping whiskey poured out of an old pair of cowboy boots.

Is there any better character actor this side of Tommy Lee Jones than Jeff
Bridges? Seriously, is there? Go and see this movie just because he's in it, you will not be disappointed. Hell, you could almost feel the Texas heat of the day coming off the screen. And Jeff Bridges is a true American treasure on the big screen, like fine wine he gets better with age, and perfectly cast as Marcus Hamilton; a retiring old school Texas Ranger working his last case - these 2 brothers who carefully and smartly rob small town banks, in order to save their family farm.

This film is not just about a pair of bank robbers, this is about family, all kinds of family. It's about law and order and the plight of
"just folk." It is life on the outer rim, far from the reaches of the Alliance, and about attitude the size of........you know, TEXAS. It is No
Country for Old Men, meets The Bank Job with a good heaping portion of
Firefly. Chris Pine commands the screen as the younger brother, both he
and Bridges just ooze silent, cowboy testosterone. It's Jayne vs. Mal;
only 'diffrent.' (said with a drawl). There's even "flares." Hell or High
Water is a Texas yarn told around a campfire, after eating yer grub and
tossing back a few. And just like Firefly, there are a few characters in
there adding to the spiked stew. This film was indeed a treat guys.
A man's film, guns and ammo, manhunt and good old fashion sheriff vs.
Jesse James cat & mouse - right up to the very end. But don't worry ladies,
there's something there for you to hang your hat on.

EC Gordon, Rappy, JSF, Whozit; hell, all you gun-toting and film-loving fools will get a kick out of this film. Rich with both very little dialogue and genuine flavorful quotes; it is a modern-day western but with cars instead of horses. Shot on the dusty backroads and one-stop-light towns of West Texas; wonderfully paced like an old Waylon Jennings country tune -
the Highwayman with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.



I didn't like this film; I Loved it. Took me back to the good ole days when men were men and movies were movies. And to think it took a Scottish film director, David Mackenzie, to bring us back to those golden years of filmmaking.


shinygoodguy




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Sunday, September 4, 2016 4:03 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Hi Guys,

I don't know what happened to the The Highwayman video. I guess YouTube may have 'fixed' it so that it doesn't play elsewhere. Let's see if this one works.......................




SGG

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Sunday, September 4, 2016 8:16 AM

SECOND

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Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
Hi Guys,

I don't know what happened to the The Highwayman video. I guess YouTube may have 'fixed' it so that it doesn't play elsewhere. Let's see if this one works.......................

SGG

For youtube videos displayed at fireflyfans.net, always change https (see that ā€œsā€?) to http (no ā€œsā€).
Then everything works well:




www.metacritic.com/movie/hell-or-high-water



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Sunday, September 4, 2016 12:10 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I've heard nothing but good things about this, and Jeff Bridges is one of my favorites. Haven't been going to the theater much the last couple of years, but I may make an exception for this one.



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Sunday, September 4, 2016 4:54 PM

BRENDA


Thank you Second. I love "The Highwayman".

And I look forward to seeing this movie when it comes out on DVD.

I do love a good Western.

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Monday, September 5, 2016 12:47 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Thanks for the YouTube lesson Second, I appreciate your input.

I wanted to give you guys a bit of the feeling I had watching this gem of a movie. In the theatre or on DVD, streaming; it's worth it. Oh, and don't worry it's not all shoot 'em up. There are some good laughs and truly solid
performances.......to repeat and emphasize - Jeff Bridges is pure gold, and
Chris Pine was solid as well.


SGG

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Monday, September 5, 2016 12:53 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


EC, this will be worth the price of admission....Jeff Bridges is pure gold.
It will not disappoint 'cause this is not your typical Hollywood movie.

It reminded me of the great films of the 70s. A simple story, relying on
performance rather than fancy FX and CGI. This movie is a throwback of
high quality and a good script, without gimmicks. I think you'll like it.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
I've heard nothing but good things about this, and Jeff Bridges is one of my favorites. Haven't been going to the theater much the last couple of years, but I may make an exception for this one.




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Monday, September 5, 2016 3:06 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


FYI

I try hard not to look at any trailers or read any reviews before seeing the film, and I try not to give any spoilers in my amateur capsule review.

Thanks,


SGG

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 7:52 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
What does a Texas Ranger, a couple of desperate brothers and a small town Texas bank have in common?

You'll find out when you go see Hell or High Water. A Texas tale as fancy as
an old 10-gallon hat and a Texas twang. I'm not making fun of Texas, but this terrific movie has the charm and southern hospitality of a shot of sipping whiskey poured out of an old pair of cowboy boots.

Is there any better character actor this side of Tommy Lee Jones than Jeff
Bridges? Seriously, is there? Go and see this movie just because he's in it, you will not be disappointed. Hell, you could almost feel the Texas heat of the day coming off the screen. And Jeff Bridges is a true American treasure on the big screen, like fine wine he gets better with age, and perfectly cast as Marcus Hamilton; a retiring old school Texas Ranger working his last case - these 2 brothers who carefully and smartly rob small town banks, in order to save their family farm.

This film is not just about a pair of bank robbers, this is about family, all kinds of family. It's about law and order and the plight of
"just folk." It is life on the outer rim, far from the reaches of the Alliance, and about attitude the size of........you know, TEXAS. It is No
Country for Old Men, meets The Bank Job with a good heaping portion of
Firefly. Chris Pine commands the screen as the younger brother, both he
and Bridges just ooze silent, cowboy testosterone. It's Jayne vs. Mal;
only 'diffrent.' (said with a drawl). There's even "flares." Hell or High
Water is a Texas yarn told around a campfire, after eating yer grub and
tossing back a few. And just like Firefly, there are a few characters in
there adding to the spiked stew. This film was indeed a treat guys.
A man's film, guns and ammo, manhunt and good old fashion sheriff vs.
Jesse James cat & mouse - right up to the very end. But don't worry ladies,
there's something there for you to hang your hat on.

EC Gordon, Rappy, JSF, Whozit; hell, all you gun-toting and film-loving fools will get a kick out of this film. Rich with both very little dialogue and genuine flavorful quotes; it is a modern-day western but with cars instead of horses. Shot on the dusty backroads and one-stop-light towns of West Texas; wonderfully paced like an old Waylon Jennings country tune -
the Highwayman with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.

I didn't like this film; I Loved it. Took me back to the good ole days when men were men and movies were movies. And to think it took a Scottish film director, David Mackenzie, to bring us back to those golden years of filmmaking.

shinygoodguy


I think you made a mistake.
This is a thread topic about a film in cinema.
You have placed this thread in the Cinema Forum.
Now you have gone and broken your template.

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