Frame Up Blues (1989)
What can we say about Frame Up Blues (1989) (also known as La danse du scorpion)? We fear that even our very best efforts to describe the sheer epicmazingness of this early Kim Coates movie are going to fall far short of the mark. But we’ll give it a go.
Our review this week is for our new #1 favourite Kim Coates movie of all time. Sorry, Lethal Tender; we love you, but we love Kim as the sexy sax guy in Frame Up Blues more. This is a really rare movie, and we’re uploading some clips from it gradually as well as screencaps, so keep checking back to see what we’ve added!
A rare gem coming soon…
So we’ve been trying to get hold of the super-rare Frame Up Blues (aka La Danse du Scorpion) for ages, and finally, after much detective work, expense and effort, we’ve succeeded!
And boy, is it a cracker of a Kim Coates movie…
We’ll be reviewing it in full soon, but here are a couple of screengrabs to whet your appetite.
We know it’s unlikely, given the main focus of this shot, but don’t look at the woman’s arm too closely, because once you’ve noticed how worryingly thin it is, you can’t un-notice it.
This movie is jam packed with Coates goodness; we frankly don’t know where to start with reviewing it, because it’s pretty much everything you could want in a Coates movie and a bit more. We’ve drooled and swooned and UNF’d, and we plan to share what we can with you. So stay tuned for more caps and clips of this epicness that have never been seen before!
This pretty much represents the pinnacle of our achievement as Kim Coates fans. You would not believe what we had to do to get hold of this movie. It was worth it. It may be the best Coates movie ever. And we’ve seen almost literally all of them.
We’ve realised that so far we’ve been neglecting the early-Noughties part of Kim Coates’ career, so we thought we’d rectify that this week with Thoughtcrimes (2003), a little sci fi movie that wears its status as the backdoor pilot for a TV show on its sleeve…
This week’s movie review is a bit Coates-light, sadly…
First we should say that there are…spoilers…ahead…
*puts on sunglasses*
Kim Coates is one of the few actors who’ve done the CSI treble, with appearances on the Crime Scene Investigation, Miami and New York variants.
We sat through Kim’s episodes of CSI: Miami so you don’t have to. (Mostly we’re just bitter at all the sunshine when we’re in the middle of forty days and forty nights of torrential rain here in England.)
WITH bonus Theo Rossi. Don’t get too attached to him!
Lethal Tender (1997) has been described as a knock-off of Die Hard with pretensions of Reservoir Dogs set in a water treatment plant. And…well, it is, but don’t let the unpromising premise deter you. If you’re a Kim Coates fan, you have to see this movie, because it is awesome
We make no apologies for calling Lethal Tender one of our favourite Coates movies. We probably should apologise, but we’re not going to…
SOA costume: sorted
Well, that’s my 2014 Sons of Anarchy Halloween outfit sorted.
So Drea de Matteo has been promoted to cast regular in SOA
And we were all so concerned that the departure of Ron and Maggie would mean that other series regulars like, I dunno, TIG and CHIBS, might actually get some screentime.
No, now we’ll just get lots of Wendy/Jax and Wendy/Gemma and Gemma/Gemma/Gemma/Gemma, and Kim and Tommy can rest assured that they won’t be asked to do anything more strenuous than stand around, and do what Jax and Gemma say, and possibly provide some inappropriate and out of character comic relief as a grossly incongruous attempt to lighten the inevitable crushing misery of the main plot. Well, Tommy won’t; that’s way above his paygrade.
I do hope Drea will be billed above them both in the credits. That would be SUPER awesome!
Does this mean that he officially endorses our (mine and strictlydancers) side project kcmoviecollective? Haha!
Also….I love how he signed off “Coates” and not “KC” as he usually does…because we always yell out - “COATES!” whenever he first appears in any given film we’re watching….I think he might be spying on us! Hehe!)
You know he is, sister ; )
So after reviewing a couple of relatively recent movies, this week we’re diving into Kim’s back catalogue and hitting up the early ’90s for some vintage Coates TV movie action.
This week’s review, because old Kim Coates movies are just far too awesome to be lost in the mists of time.
We should start by saying that watching King of Sorrow (2007) isn’t an endeavour to be taken lightly. This movie is very strong stuff. If you’re faint of heart when it comes to the prospect of violence, sex, nudity, suicide, prostitution, religious fervour, or drug abuse…
Being as it’s Christmas, we thought we’d review one of Kim Coates’ most cheery and upbeat movies this week. Then we changed our minds and did King of Sorrow instead.