(USA) After sitting for almost two years in the editing room, Mikael (1408) Håfström’s troubled, multi-lingual spy-drama starring a bevy of Hollywood and Chinese/Hong Kong cinema heavyweights still looks like a hackneyed piece of work. Sure, the irresistible Gong Li puts up quite a show as a Chinese gangster’s wife working for the Resistance party in late 1941 Shanghai, but most of the cast fail to rise above the film’s overstuffed plot and convolutions.
Remember when remembering the 80s was cool? Well, some people still think it is. Enter “Miami Vice,” a remake of the quintessential 80s TV show, starring two good-hearted, but bad-ass vice cops (Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx) flamboyantly dressed and sporting perpetual five o’clock shadows, riding around in cigarette boats.