First Images From Michael Mann's Cyber Thriller Starring Chris Hemsworth|The Playlist
I'm just excited for a new Michael Mann movie, honestly.As for the plot, when we spoke with Mann earlier this year, he was careful about revealing too much, but did share the scope of the project. “With great facility the people in the film move between Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Chicago. And the film’s story takes you from those places to inside a processor, inside the electron universe, amongst a population of transistors," he explained. "You have two billion transistors in your cell phone. Bits with either an absence or surplus of electrons, then become ones or zeroes, every two billionth of a second and affect the macro, our lives. That's the world this film takes place in.”
Okay, that's a bit abstract, but the more official logline for the movie starring Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom spells out the plot as following a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. As for the title, a tweet by Holt McCannally, who is also in the film, suggests it's now called "Black Hat" which would make a lot of sense.
Lots of buzz on this one. Even Academy whispers.
Mad Max: Fury Road Image with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron
Lots of problems/reshoots/delays. Hope they pull it off.
Speaking with EW, Miller provided a tantalizing setup for the film:
“I wanted to tell a linear story–a chase that starts as the movie begins and continues for 110 minutes.”
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"We're Not Policeman, We're Spies": Watch The New Trailer For 'A Most Wanted Man' With Philip Seymour Hoffman|The Playlist
This looks pretty good.Featuring a pretty terrific ensemble, including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright and Daniel Brühl, and based on the novel by espionage thriller master John Le Carré, the film follows a German spy tracking a half-Muslim, half-Russian immigrant who may or may not be a terrorist. But before bringing in the target, he wants to know if there's more information that could be uncovered by this individual.
The Raid 2 Blu-ray Review
Got this in the mail last week, but have not had time to watch it yet.The Raid 2 is bigger and longer, but not necessarily better, than the original. It's a fine film, featuring flawless Action execution and delivering some detailed, but not really hefty, dramatic and character currents amongst the bloodshed. Fans of the original will probably be pleased, even considering this film's overall larger structure. The action is just as, if not more so, intense, and the film sufficiently pushes its protagonist further along in his career. Sony's Blu-ray release of The Raid 2 delivers high end video and audio. The package includes a nice assortment of extra goodies. This is not for the weak-hearted but it definitely comes recommended to fans of the first and aficionados of bloody film action.