Posts Tagged ‘Rutger Hauer’

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From the Mists of Time: “Wanted Dead or Alive”

January 14, 2014

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Here’s a strange little number. It’s a movie that could just as easily fit in the “Criminally Overlooked” category as “From the Mists of Time,” since it’s actually quite a good movie, which never garnered the cult status it deserved. Even now I’m hesitant to wholeheartedly endorse it, since it’s the product of a more innocent time, which now takes on the dimension of a nightmare. Still, there’s no getting around the fact it’s a solidly-built thriller with more than ample amounts of ‘80s cheese, all served atop a hearty helping of Rutger Hauer. Okay, that metaphor went wrong, but you get the point: Rutger Hauer, sawed-off shotgun, terrorists in L.A. Need I say more? Of course not, but I will…
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1982, Best Summer ever: “Blade Runner”

August 16, 2012

What is there to say about Blade Runner? Well, I can’t think of much that hasn’t already been said. In thirty years, the movie has been thoroughly examined, analyzed, interpreted, and then every so often a new version  is released, or Ridley Scott drops a factoid on us, and we go and do it all over again. So, no, I got nothin’ new to say about Blade Runner. Instead let’s just ponder for a moment what a stroke of luck it was that the film was even made, and the impossibility of seeing the likes of it anytime soon. To that end, let’s reflect on what this movie would look like if it was made today.
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