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18 hours ago, Ivanhoe said:

RUMINT is that Sicario 3 is in development. I hope so, the first two were rare exceptions to my "Hollywood Sucks" default position.

 

Excellent. Both of the Sicario films were quite good. They compare well with Heat. 

Looking at Michael Mann's filmography, I need to go and watch Thief. I already know I like the lead actor (James Caan) and the Music (Tangerine Dream). 


On that newest star wars film...
 

 

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1 hour ago, rmgill said:


Looking at Michael Mann's filmography, I need to go and watch Thief. I already know I like the lead actor (James Caan) and the Music (Tangerine Dream).
 

Thief is a good flick. Its more of a balanced flick, some action but mostly a character study (IMHO). Caan delivers, as he usually does.

Been several minutes since I watched it, it would behoove me to watch it again. Compared to "modern" caper flicks it will come across as a little mundane, but treat it as a classic and you'll really enjoy it. Having learned a little bit about cinematography, there are probably details and techniques I didn't pick up on, back in the day.

 

 

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7 hours ago, rmgill said:

Looking at Michael Mann's filmography, I need to go and watch Thief. I already know I like the lead actor (James Caan) and the Music (Tangerine Dream). 

It's ... okay. Quite good actually, in places, but maybe a bit too conventional as far as the whole plot is concerned. I remember that I was mostly disappointed about the wasted potential, if you compare it to, say, Clint Eastwood's Absolute Power.

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On 7/9/2024 at 11:49 AM, TrustMe said:

After watching Sicario I will never goto to holiday in Mexico :) 

We went to Mexico a few years back. Guides an hotel-staff were pretty strict advising against going off on your own, leaving compunds after dark etc. I joked with family about getting kidnapped. A few days later a shooting in a disco just a few km from us left some dead.

Contrast to for instance Thailand, where I have never been afraid to stray.

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10 hours ago, rmgill said:

Looking at Michael Mann's filmography, I need to go and watch Thief. I already know I like the lead actor (James Caan) and the Music (Tangerine Dream)....

Did you watch The Keep?

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It is weird as fuck but was still quite interesting.

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Its terribly uneven, and apparently Michael Mann has somewhat disowned it as a result. But its beautiful to look at, Jurgen Prochnow and Scott Glenn were really good in it,  the WW2 German vehicles really added something, and it does, strangely, fit far better with some of the Nazi obession with the occult than, say,  'Black Sun' did.

For me, nothing quite beats Manhunter. Even though he cut the ending on it, its still a better film than the remake 'Red Dragon'.

 

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1 hour ago, Stuart Galbraith said:

... fit far better with some of the Nazi obession with the occult than, say,  'Black Sun' did.

Black Sun is a movie or?

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Yeah, I misremembered the title. Its one of the 'outpost' series of movies. They did some interesting stuff utilizing the symbols found in Himmlers Wewelburg castle, but it didnt really quite work out in the end. Entertaining idea to see NATO facing off against undead Waffen SS troopers though.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1418712/

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3 hours ago, Stefan Fredriksson said:

We went to Mexico a few years back. Guides an hotel-staff were pretty strict advising against going off on your own, leaving compunds after dark etc. I joked with family about getting kidnapped. A few days later a shooting in a disco just a few km from us left some dead.

Contrast to for instance Thailand, where I have never been afraid to stray.

Thaliand is nice, I thought that malaysia was nicer as it has less crime. 

One thing ill say as a English man is that whenever I go on holiday it's quite scary seeing the police and security staff going around with firearms. I'm not used to it I suppose.

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On 7/10/2024 at 2:42 AM, rmgill said:


Our Man Flint.

 

That Jerry Goldsmith score is way too good for that movie. And I like the Flint movies.

 

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On 7/10/2024 at 6:38 AM, Stuart Galbraith said:

Its terribly uneven, and apparently Michael Mann has somewhat disowned it as a result. But its beautiful to look at, Jurgen Prochnow and Scott Glenn were really good in it,  the WW2 German vehicles really added something, and it does, strangely, fit far better with some of the Nazi obession with the occult than, say,  'Black Sun' did.

For me, nothing quite beats Manhunter. Even though he cut the ending on it, its still a better film than the remake 'Red Dragon'.

 

The lead in that movie sold how traumatized he was. Dolarhyde is just as scary as Ralph Fiennes interpretation. 

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I read somewhere that actor Tom Noonan went into the casting in a bad mood, and Mann was so enchantd he cast him. Probably part of the reason he ended up 'Heat'. He was on his Christmas card list for years. :D

 

Its just a damn good film. The climax where Petersen breaks through the plate glass window to the climax of Gada da vida, is one of the most beautiful and terrifying scenes in film history.

 

What a glorious mindfuck of a film. And hard to believe, it bombed like a lead zeppellin on release.

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On 7/10/2024 at 9:41 AM, TrustMe said:

One thing ill say as a English man is that whenever I go on holiday it's quite scary seeing the police and security staff going around with firearms. I'm not used to it I suppose.

It's different outside the shire. 

I got a bit gun geeky with a German border policeman, he was amused.


"Is H&K?"

"Ja, Heckler and Koch. American?"

"JA!"
"chuckle" 

 

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Oh and apparently Gladiator II is coming. It's about as logical choice for sequel as Titanic. "Titanic 2: The Olympic. Tagline: Decades-long troublefree service!"

I think original Gladiator is quite an overrated movie, so I will probably skip this one, especially if it's 87 hours long.

 

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