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May 17, 2006

I think this one is Sloth

Presumably due to the suckage that was the teaser trailer, Michael Mann has another go at selling an anxious world on his forthcoming Miami Vice film. The new trailer is better but is still less convincing than Vice City.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 17, 2006 07:24 AM


Considering that both Heat and Collateral played like overly long episodes of Miami Vice, it's safe to say that whatever urban crime drama Michael Mann ends up touching will inevitably end up smelling like President's Choice Memories of Crockett & Tubbs.

The only downside is that he appears to have completely abandoned the old-school Jan Hammer theme.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 17, 2006 08:08 AM

Jan Hammer is definitely missing. Well, that and jai alai. And flamingos. Basically, I just want to watch the original series again.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 17, 2006 08:25 AM

I hear you, brother. Though the old series' reliance on all Glenn Frey tracks ever recorded was a bit troubling -- not being a fan of the gent myself.

His absence will be at least one high note in the current version.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 17, 2006 10:14 AM

I dunno, I was just thinking that I need to download that Linkin Park/Jay Z remix of Numb.

Posted by: Bill from INDC [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 17, 2006 10:22 AM

It could be good...I won't go see it in the theatre but I might be tempted to watch it on DVD.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 22, 2006 12:48 PM