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Friday, July 14, 2006

Slate: Fleeing the Scene

Slate's opening line says it best. I would run screaming from this movie if it weren't from the mann (pun intended) who made the magnificent and frankly, perfect, Heat.

How odd that on a shoot with known bad-boy Colin Farrell, it's Foxx who goes off the deep end.

There are plenty of films in history that had rough, even apocalyptic shoots and still turned our great. I hope this is one of them...

"If it weren't for the talent of Michael Mann, a movie version of Miami Vice would almost certainly be as awful as it sounds. And even with the talent of Mann, Universal is fighting negative early buzz about the film. What's clear is that the movie is dark, R-rated, and hardly a nostalgia-fest for fans of the television show."

Read the rest of the article here.


Anonymous Nate said...

I was not impressed with Collateral as just about everyone else. Especially the final act. Got hopes for the Vice though.

Question (said like the Office's Dwight): Wasn't I the one to turn you on to Heat, like, eight years ago?

3:29 PM  
Blogger Brandon Fibbs said...

No sir, you were not. I saw it in an early preview screening when it came out. (Oddly enough, Collateral too, which, while not as good as "Heat," was terrific.)

You do rightly recall us discussing it at length as the "perfect" movie though, a discussion that, as I recall, lasted through Analysis, Opcon and the entire watch.

4:30 PM  

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