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JONATHAN ADLER: Whatever happened to Michael Mann’s defamation suit? (2016 edition). As I’ve…

JONATHAN ADLER: Whatever happened to Michael Mann’s defamation suit? (2016 edition). As I’ve noted before, I think this should be a relatively easy case. However offensive or intemperate the posts at issue, they should be recognized as protected speech. To hold otherwise would be to confuse hyperbolic rhetoric for actionable defamation. Moreover, insofar as the […]

George Clooney, Sparta, and Gates of Fire: Michael Mann’s Historical Epic That Never Was

This week, Vulture is taking a look at great unproduced, unreleased, or unheralded entertainment. When talking about great movies that never got made, save a special place at the table for Michael Mann’s Gates of Fire, an epic about the Battle of Thermopylae that the filmmaker was attached to direct ... More »

Gun fight from Collateral explained shot for shot

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Michael Mann's Collateral has one of the simplest and most startling shootouts in movie history. Even though it's short and unvarnished—every bullet fired in a single stationary camera shot interrupted only to see Jamie Foxx's reaction—actor...Show More Summary

Why Climate Change Is the Biggest Threat to National Security

Click here for reuse options! Climate change is creating a perfect storm for global conflict. The following is an excerpt from the new book The Madhouse Effect by Michael E. Mann & Tom Toles (Columbia University Press, 2016):  The most...Show More Summary

The Last Time Summer Was This Hot, Human Beings Hadn’t Yet Left Africa (Video)

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Juan Cole / Informed Comment Climate scientist Michael Mann says there is “tentative but compelling evidence” that it was hotter this summer than it has been at any point in 100,000 years.

Washington Post Gives Full Page for Climate Activist Michael Mann to Bash 'Deniers Club'

Michael Mann is not just a climate scientist, he’s a climate activist and one of the news media’s favorite alarmists. So it is no surprise to see him lash out at anyone who disagrees with his views about the climate. But it crosses into...Show More Summary

Christopher Nolan, Michael Mann, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro Talk Heat

Celebrating and looking back on a modern crime film classic. Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

[Review] ‘The Neighbor’ is Too Unsure of Itself to Really Thrill 

Saw franchise veterans Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (co-writers here, with the former on directing duties) channel their inner Hitchcock (with flashes of Scorsese and Michael Mann thrown in for good measure) with this home invasion thriller. John (The Collector and The Collection‘s Josh Stewart) and his wife Rosie (Starry Eyes‘s Alex Essoe) are stuck […]

Newswire: Al Pacino finally admits his Heat character was high on cocaine

Michael Mann’s 1995 cops-and-robbers crime epic Heat is memorable for a number of reasons, one of which is Al Pacino’s, let’s say, extremely animated performance as obsessive police detective Lt. Vincent Hanna. Let’s take a look: Considering that Red Bull wasn’t introduced in the U.S. Show More Summary

Al Pacino Finally Confirms His ‘Heat’ Character Was Chipping Cocaine

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

This year doesn’t mark a special anniversary for Michael Mann‘s action-thriller Heat as it’s been 21 years since the movie starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro hit theaters. But last night, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...Show More Summary

Michael Mann, Al Pacino And Robert De Niro Reflect On 'Heat,' 20 Years Later

Yes, they really did shoot that scene in Kate Mantilini together. [ more › ]

Gold Trailer: Matthew McConaughey Strikes It Rich in Scorsese-Style True Story

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Gold has attracted no shortage of talent over the years. What was once a Michael Mann and Christian Bale project is now the second directorial effort from Stephen Gaghan, who won an Academy Award for writing Traffic and years later made his directorial debut with Syriana. Show More Summary

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino reunite to bring back classic 'Heat'

Stars and director Michael Mann show off a digitally restored version of the classic 1995 drama.        

Cast & Crew Give An Oral History Of Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’ At Academy 4K Screening

Sorry, conspiracy theorists: Al Pacino and Robert De Niro actually did act opposite one another in their iconic diner conversation scene in Michael Mann’s 1995 magnum opus Heat. That’s been confirmed many times over the years of course. Show More Summary

Book review: 'The Madhouse Effect' by Michael Mann and Tom Toles

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Madhouse Effect cover The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, And Driving Us Crazy By Michael Mann and Tom Toles Published by Columbia Press. Paperback available for pre-order now. Show More Summary

THEY’VE BEEN PROMISING MORE HURRICANES SINCE KATRINA. THEY HAVEN’T DELIVERED. THEY HAVEN’T STOPPED…

THEY’VE BEEN PROMISING MORE HURRICANES SINCE KATRINA. THEY HAVEN’T DELIVERED. THEY HAVEN’T STOPPED: Hurricane Season Is Heating Up. So Is the Planet. Coincidence? And, actually, even Michael Mann admits we’ve been in a global-warming “pause” for the last 20 years ro so, so I don’t see how “climate change” can be contributing anything.

RIP JON POLITO, A FAVORITE OF THE COEN BROTHERS, 65. In addition to his Coen brothers films, Poli…

RIP JON POLITO, A FAVORITE OF THE COEN BROTHERS, 65. In addition to his Coen brothers films, Polito was one of those character actors who was everywhere – from Michael Mann’s hip Chicago and Vegas-based Crime Story series in the mid-80s to The Crow to the “man purse” episode of Seinfeld (as the superintendent for […]

Mad About Science Denial? This Book Is For You and your Uncle Bob!

Michael Mann has a specialty or two. Climate simulation modeling, analysis of proxy data, the study of global teleconnections, Northern Hemisphere surface temperatures over historic time scales, etc. A while back, Mann’s research interests and activities converged, I assume by some combination of design and chance (as is often the case in Academia) with a…

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