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Teaser For HBO and Michael Mann’s ‘Luck’ Hits
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HBO's Luck

Michael Mann and horse racing. A pair not often uttered in the same breath.

However, HBO is hoping to change that with Mann’s upcoming TV series, Luck. Starring Nick Nolte and Dustin Hoffman, the new series is set to hit TV sets in 2012, and in light of its impending debut, the network has released a brief, but fantastic, teaser for the hotly anticipated series.

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Movie Review: Public Enemies
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Public Enemies movie posterPublic Enemies
Directed by Michael Mann
Starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum
Rated R
Release date: July 1, 2009

Michael Mann is one of our best modern masters when it comes to weaving elaborate and starkly realistic cinematic tales of cops and criminals. There is very little black and white in his world. The characters in Mann’s crime dramas who work on opposite sides of the law are always portrayed as equals, and often as shadows of one another. Instead of the musty pulp novels, mildewed comic books, and scratchy 16mm film prints that fuel the imagination of Quentin Tarantino, another filmmaker well versed in making virtuoso action films, Mann, like fellow filmmaking contemporary Martin Scorsese, finds his inspiration in the real-life exploits of the modern day outlaws and the law enforcement officials sworn to bring them in.

His big-screen crime stories (and the various classic television series he has been partly or fully responsible for, such as Miami Vice and Crime Story) are powered by an engine of ruthless intelligence and feelings of isolation and loneliness. In his films you could tell Mann’s sympathies often resided with the criminals instead of the police, who were usually portrayed as being ready and able to go beyond the limits of the law to nab their quarry, but Mann could not be accused of glorifying the criminal lifestyle. His thieves and assassins were coolly professional in their work but emotionally distant from the rest of the world. They had the world at their feet but never chanced enjoying the ill-gotten fruits of their labor for fear of breaking the carefully constructed code that reduced their risk of being arrested by the authorities or even cut down in a hail of gunfire. We liked them for who they were even if we could not condone what they did. Mann did not judge either. He just showed things for how they could be. At the end of his crime stories his criminal anti-heroes usually ended up dead or alone as a result of venturing outside their own limits to have a taste of life, and most importantly love.

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Contest: ‘Public Enemies’ Prize Pack
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Public EnemiesSee here, mug. We pinched us some sweet kitty right off the set of one a’ dem moving pictures. We got a hat for your melon, a poster to pretty up that mess of a hidey hole, and some cloth covers for your getaway getup. Ya get me? We know what you’ve been upta… don’t think we can turn a blind eye to your goings on for much longer, so git before I sic one a my molls on ya.

One (1) winner will receive:

  • One (1) Public Enemies Movie Poster
  • One (1) Public Enemies Hat
  • One (1) Public Enemies T-Shirt
  • One (1) Public Enemies Long Sleeve Shirt

What do you have to do to get a chance to win? Glad you asked ’cause it’s really easy. Just make sure you’re a subscriber to our email digest, and then go ahead and fill out the handy dandy form below. Done.

Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, opens in theaters on July 1, 2009!

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New ‘Public Enemies’ Images
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Universal has released new images from Public Enemies, the Depression-era crime drama starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, and Marion Cotillard.

From director Michael Mann, Public Enemies tells the true-life story of notorious bank robber John Dillinger, whose actions made him the prime target of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis (played by Bale). Cotillard plays Dillinger’s girlfriend Billie Frechette, while Billy Crudup stars as Hoover.

Public Enemies hits theaters on July 1, 2009.

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First Images Of Johnny Depp & Christian Bale From ‘Public Enemies’
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Public EnemiesThe first two official images from Michael Mann‘s gangster flick, Public Enemies have been released.

The pictures are of the stars of the film, Johnny Depp as John Dillinger and Christian Bale as FBI agent Melvin Purvis, who’s on Dillinger’s trail.

The movie is scheduled for a July 3, 2009 release and also stars Marion Cotillard, Giovanni Ribisi, David Wenham, and Billy Crudup.

I can’t say there’s much about this a movie fan shouldn’t be excited for — Michael Mann, gangsters, Johnny Depp, and Christian Bale… it’s all good stuff here. But it’s good to see some pictures and I’m definitely looking forward to a trailer.

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