Waiting Got You Down Sunshine? Need a DC Comics TV-Movie fix?
Batman v Superman is like 100 days away?
Gotham doesn’t come back until February 29th?
What if I could give you something to watch that might fill the gap for a moment?
We’ve got to go back, way back, back to the year 2000. To a movie that gives you not one, not two, but three of your DC Comics actors in a movie that can’t be missed.
John Frankenheimer left an amazing legacy. Through the 60’s and 70’s he made movie after movie that appear on best of lists. Films like Seven Days in May, The Manchurian Candidate, Birdman of Alcatraz, Black Sunday, and The Iceman Cometh. Then in his later career he became known for action and horror genre almost classics like Prophecy “The Monster Movie”, 52 Pick Up starring Roy Schieder and Ann Margaret, and the well-loved Robert De Niro, Jean Reno classic Ronin. But one of my favorites, one of the movies I must watch when it comes on is. Reindeer Games.
Alright, alright! Calm down! I know this is not a well-loved film. Not exactly Oscar worthy performances. But come on you’ve got Ben Affleck in an early action film, Charlize Theron being gorgeous and crazy, and Gary Sinise at his creepiest. Add in explosions and chases and mexican stand-offs and this is a perfect film to bridge the gap during the holidays.
As for the DC comics connection? Well Affleck is self-explanatory but guess who else is in this one? James Frain and Donal Logue both have roles in this “epic”. So even if you watch it just for the six-degrees potential it will be definitely be worth it.
So where do we find this pillar of action movie greatness?
Hmm, Amazon Video has it for rent or purchase, Netflix lists it as being available, as well as YouTube, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play. So no excuses!
And after you’ve watched it? After you’ve basked in the John Frankenheimer-esque glory? Come back and let us know what you think.