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Total Movie Recall

Release Date: 02/07/2021

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Total Movie Recall

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Heat (1995)

d. Michael Mann

Starring:
Al Pacino
Robert De Niro
Val Kilmer
Jon Voight
Tom Sizemore
Natalie Portman
Ashley Judd
Kevin Gage
Hank Azaria
Danny Trejo
Henry Rollins
AND Xander Berkeley as RALPH!

Master criminal Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) is trying to control the rogue actions of one of his men, while also planning one last big heist before retiring. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Hanna (Al Pacino) attempts to track down McCauley as he deals with the chaos in his own life, including the infidelity of his wife (Diane Venora) and the mental health of his stepdaughter (Natalie Portman). McCauley and Hanna discover a mutual respect, even as they try to thwart each other's plans.

Things discussed in the show:

Zatoichi

At First Sight (Irwin Winkler, Val KilmerMira SorvinoKelly McGillis)

Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, Macon BlairDevin RatrayAmy Hargreaves)

Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier, Anton YelchinImogen PootsAlia Shawkat)

Dead Snow 2 Red vs. Dead (Tommy Wirkola, Vegar HoelØrjan GamstMartin Starr)

Dead Snow (Tommy Wirkola, Jeppe Beck LaursenCharlotte FrognerJenny Skavlan)

The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, Marlon BrandoAl PacinoJames Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton)

Idle Hand (Rodman Flender, Devon SawaSeth GreenElden Henson, Jessica Alba, Vivica A. Fox)

Fatman (Eshom NelmsIan Nelms, Mel GibsonWalton GogginsMarianne Jean-Baptiste)

The Witches 2020 (Robert Zemeckis, Anne HathawayOctavia SpencerStanley Tucci, Roald Dahl, Guillermo del Toro)

Return to Oz

Zoroastrians

Soul (Pixar, Pete DocterKemp Powers, Jamie FoxxTina FeyGraham Norton)

Wall-E (Andrew Stanton, Ben BurttElissa KnightJeff Garlin)

Inside Out (Pete DocterRonnie Del Carmen, Amy PoehlerBill HaderLewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Kyle MacLachlan, Paula Poundstone, Bobby Moynihan, Frank Oz, Flea)

Mad Max Fury Road (George Miller, Tom HardyCharlize TheronNicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Zoë Kravitz)

The Bechdel Test

The Handmaiden's Tale (Bruce Miller, Elisabeth MossYvonne StrahovskiJoseph Fiennes)

Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins, Gal GadotChris PineRobin Wright)

Wonder Woman 1984 (Patty Jenkins, Gal GadotChris PineKristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright)

Repo Man (Alex Cox, Harry Dean StantonEmilio EstevezTracey Walter, Zander Schloss)

Wonder Woman and BDSM

The Cleveland Steamer or The Chi-Chi Rodriguez

Allen Moore

The Scarlet Pimpernel 1934 (French Revolution, Madame Guillotine & the Reign of Terror, Harold Young, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, Leslie HowardMerle OberonRaymond Massey)

The Scarlet Pumpernickel (Looney Toons, Daffy Duck, Chuck JonesMichael Maltese)

Frank Miller's Batman

The Godfather Part III (the re-edit, Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Al PacinoDiane KeatonAndy Garcia, Talia Shire, Joe Mantegna, Bridget Fonda, Sofia Coppola)

The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, Kirsten DunstJosh HartnettJames Woods, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito)

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader, Robert De NiroJodie FosterCybill Shepherd, Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black, Robert Downey Jr.Val KilmerMichelle Monaghan)

Adaptation (The Orchid Thief, Spike Jonze, Susan Orlean (book), Charlie Kaufman, Nicolas CageMeryl StreepChris Cooper)

Rex Stout and his character Nero Wolfe

Spike Jonze music videos: Yeah Yeah Yeah's - "Y-control," Fatboy Slim - "Weapon of Choice," Beastie Boys - "Sabotage"

Her (Spike Jonze, Joaquin PhoenixAmy AdamsScarlett Johansson)

Where the Wild Things Are (Max RecordsCatherine O'HaraForest Whitaker)

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin, Eddie RedmayneAlex SharpSacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt)

Abbie Hoffman, Steal This Book, Yippie movement and the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention

The Murder of Fred Hampton

The Hunger Games franchise (Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss EverdeenJosh Hutcherson as Peeta MellarkLiam Hemsworth as Gale HawthorneWoody Harrelson as Haymitch AbernathyElizabeth Banks as Effie TrinketStanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman, and Donald Sutherland as President Snow)

Gangs of London (Gareth EvansMatt Flannery, Ray PanthakiJoe ColeLucian Msamati)

Willow

Batman Forever (Joel Schumacher, Val KilmerTommy Lee JonesJim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Chris O'Donnell, Drew Barrymore)

Tombstone (Doc Holiday, George P. CosmatosKevin Jarre, Kurt RussellVal KilmerSam Elliott, Bill Paxton)

Brian Eno

Thief (Michael Mann, James CaanTuesday WeldWillie Nelson)

Neil McCauley, a calculating criminal and ex-Alcatraz inmate and Detective Chuck Adamson met in real life for a coffee

The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann, Daniel Day-LewisMadeleine StoweRussell Means)

The Keep (Michael Mann, Scott GlennIan McKellenAlberta Watson)

Miami Vice (Anthony Yerkovich, Don JohnsonPhilip Michael ThomasSaundra Santiago)

The Hays Code

Moby

Kevin Gage's stint in prison

Alex Colville painting "Pacific" as inspiration for Heat scene

Manhunter (Hannibal Lecter, The High Museum of Art, Michael Mann, William PetersenKim GreistJoan Allen)

MC Chris - "Half corn beef and cabbage. Half Fred Savage."

Next week: The Princess Bride