Joel Schumacher’s filmography is like a colorful journey through the most diverse genres. In addition to popcorn cinema worth millions such as “Batman Forever”, the feverish cult film “Falling Down” with Michael Douglas, the vampire coming-of-age adventure “The Lost Boys” or the telephone booth thriller “Don’t hang up!” the director, who died in 2020, tried out in many areas.
Also worth seeing is his war film “Tigerland”, which is not only extremely authentic, but also far too unknown. The movie in which “The Batman’ villain Colin Farrell has taken on the leading role, you can now easily stream it with a Disney+ subscription. You can find out why “Tigerland” is worthwhile and what makes it so exceptional in comparison to other genre representatives in the official DashFUN review.
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Louisiana, 1971: Roland Bozz (Colin Farrell) lands with hundreds of other recruits at Fort Polk, a US Army training camp. Here the young soldiers of A Company are to be drilled and trained for their deployment in North Vietnam. But Bozz refuses to submit to the authority of his brutal superiors. Again and again he causes unrest and stirs up the morale of the entire unit.
However, after the two-month basic training he also recognizes the seriousness of the situation. There is only a week left between the soldiers and their deployment at the front in Vietnam. And they are supposed to spend these seven days in the dreaded “Tigerland”, a province of North Vietnam set up by the army on American soil. Sleep deprivation, combat missions and sadistic punishments are the order of the day here…
In genre circles, the serial killer thriller “Copykill” enjoys a certain cult status. Director Jon Amiel (“Entrapment”) tells the story of a killer whose main focus is to emulate as close a copy as possible of murders committed by other famous serial killers before him. The main role is “Alien” – and “Avatar’ star Sigourney Weaver. The film is now also available as a Disney+ subscription.
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That’s what it’s about: Doctor Helen Hudson (Weaver) is a famous psychiatrist and author of numerous books on serial killers. One day she falls victim to the brutal Daryll Lee Cullum (Harry Connick Jr.), who narrowly fails to kill Hudson. Traumatized, Helen retreats to her apartment in San Francisco and has little contact with the outside world.
The woman also refuses the request of police officers MJ Monahan (Holly Hunter) and Reuben Goetz (Dermot Mulroney) to help in a series of murders because she is still dealing with her trauma. But when similar cases become more frequent, the psychiatrist realizes that she, too, is in danger again. Because the perpetrator murders according to a pattern that Hudson is all too familiar with…
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