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#1 LawrenceA

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:14 PM

I actually have heard of the movie The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) with Matthew McConaughey when I was in high school back then. Do you know what it is about?

 

McConaughey plays Mickey Haller, a slick, slightly disreputable lawyer who does business out of his Lincoln car. It's a fairly standard court room thriller, and I didn't think it was bad. 

 

The Amazon TV series Bosch, based on Connelly's main literary character, LAPD Harry Bosch, is very good, although it's a slow-burn.

 

The Clint Eastwood film Blood Work (2002) was also based on the Connelly novel of the same name, centered around retired FBI agent Terry McCaleb.

 

Almost all of Connelly's novels exist in the same world, with the Bosch character encountering both Mickey Haller from the Lincoln Lawyer and Terry McCaleb in various books.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:14 PM

I actually have heard of the movie The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) with Matthew McConaughey when I was in high school back then. Do you know what it is about?



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 02:10 PM

He picked Shaft (1971) as well.

 

Thanks for the info!


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 01:05 PM

He picked Shaft (1971) as well.
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Posted 13 December 2016 - 07:35 PM

Crime writer Michael Connelly is the guest programmer in March 2017. On Tuesday the 14th, he will present these titles:

 

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His wiki page: https://en.wikipedia...ichael_Connelly


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"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.





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