Monday, February 11, 2008


Now for those of you who've been here before, you may have noticed that the image on the header has changed back to the original header, the poster from the seminal Burt Reynolds vehicle, Heat.

Don't take this as a slight to Rambo. In fact, I went to Rambo again today, and it was still fucking outstanding. Limbs were a-flyin'.

Here's another primer, just for fun...

As for Heat, if you haven't seen it, do yourself a big favor and rent it. Nay, buy it. As Nick 'Mex' Escalante, Burt Reynolds plays a man who can incapacitate you with a medallion, slice your face open with a credit card, or make friends with you, if you're Peter MacNicol. It was supposed to be the project that he and Altman finally did together, but things didn't work out that way. The resulting film is not an Altman film, but Burt is awesome in the his darker 1980's way. Check Heat out and Sharky's Machine, too, which has a sweet-ass soundtrack and is a film by the man himself.

As for Stallone, MGM has cut a two-picture deal with Sly, first one apparently being his remake of The Mechanic that I spoke of a few posts ago. Apparently, they're looking at Ryan Gosling, among others to play the protege, and if IMDB is correct, it sounds like it may be a drastic reimagining of the film. Again, I just hope they keep the bizarre handball scene.

Now, while I'm here, I'd like to posit a question: Since the writer's strike seems to be coming to an end, what will come of Friday Night Lights? I'm a couple of episodes behind, but I can't imagine the season story arc is complete. From everything I've read (which I'll not bother tracking down to link up for y'all), the show has been doing respectably, ratings-wise, although the jackass running the show at NBC apparently cares little for the show, since when he's asked about the show he asks people to watch 30 Rock. As usual for FNL fans, its fate would appear to be up in the air. I, for one, am holding out hope the Dillon Panthers' season gets to come to its natural end.

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