"Hoskins plays police sergeant Jack Moony, a racist cop, and Washington plays Napoleon Stone, an adorable but sleazy ambulance chasing lawyer whom Moony hates. Moony's years of bad habits, such as overeating, smoking, and drinking, finally catch up with him. At the same time, Stone is gunned down in a drive-by shooting. After suffering a heart attack, Moony wakes up to find out that his new heart was once Stone's, and the dead lawyer's ghost has become his constant companion. Now, Moony will have to solve Stone's murder."
― Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 27 November 2010 05:29 (2 years ago) Permalink
Glad to see He Got Game and Mo' Better Blues get votes. Mo' Better is far from perfect, and some of it, like this long anti-pop-music diatribe played by Denzel's band, is downright bad. But he's often great in it, and it's the only film I know where you get both Kind of Blue and A Love Supreme on the soundtrack. Plus Wesley Snipes when he was still and actor; plus-plus Cynda Williams.
― clemenza, Saturday, 27 November 2010 11:39 (2 years ago) Permalink
I love this man. Didn't see this until now but I would have voted He Got Game which I love or Malcom X but think this is pretty tough tbh. I actually really liked Man on Fire even though I feel like it wasn't well received.
― ENBB, Saturday, 27 November 2010 11:44 (2 years ago) Permalink
surprised man on fire didn't fare better - i thought it had a (deservedly) fairly sizeable cult on ilx. mo better was unfairly hurt by being the followup to do the right thing and fairly hurt by its ott anti-semitism. it's still has alot to recommend it - great music, ernest dickerson firing on all cylinders, denzel in prot-easy rawlins mode, wesley snipes when he looked like another pacino instead of another seagal, cynda williams naked.
― balls, Saturday, 27 November 2010 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink
That broken link of mine looks stupid (I took it from Slant--it's all Dr. Morbius's fault), so here's a different one:
Agree with everything about MBB in previous post. The film resolves itself in this long, Raging Bull-style home movie to "A Love Supreme"; love that section. Along with Denzel and Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito's quite good too. Sam Jackson plays "Madlock"...I have no recollection of this character whatsoever.
― clemenza, Saturday, 27 November 2010 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink
me either, i'm guessing the bookie's muscle?
― balls, Saturday, 27 November 2010 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
Could be. As long as he says "motherfucker" four or five times, I'm sure he's as great as ever.
― clemenza, Saturday, 27 November 2010 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink
Safe House has grossed $126 M domestically, how the fuck did that happen?
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
John Creasy deserves more consideration. Denzel tearing around Tony Scott-imagined Mexico City favelas in an Akademiks warmup jacket. Pretty darn entertaining.
― Playoff Starts Here (san lazaro), Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
<3 Man on Fire forever
― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:03 (1 year ago) Permalink