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Burt Reynolds Heat

“Well, I’ve been knocked down, blown up, lied to, shit on, shot at; I’m not a virgin except in my heart. Nothing much surprises me anymore except what people do to each other. I’m a licensed pilot, I lectured on economics at Yale, and I can memorize the front page of the New York Times in five minutes, and repeat it back to you in five weeks. I was National Golden Gloves Champion three years in a row and I’m fluent in four languages. And… I lie a lot!”

-Nick Escalante (Burt Reynolds), Heat (1986)

The Return of Guy Ritchie

OK, the title of this post is a bit misleading. Guy Ritchie never really went away. But it’s been over a decade since he last gave us a tour of the gritty-yet-quirky corners of the British underworld. Said tour consisted of 2008’s Rocknrolla, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Well, it appears that he’ll be returning to his old stomping grounds with The Gentlemen, which is due to be released later this month. The trailer looks promising.

I don’t get out to the movies often these days, but I just have to see this one on the big screen. It’s due to hit theaters in the US on January 24.