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    Triple Threat, which is on netflix, starring Tony Jaa(I remember when Ong Bak came out he was supposed to be the next Jet Li), Tiger Chen(Honestly didn't know of him), and Iko Uwais(The Raid, Mile 22, I sing his praises often)
    I've seen 2/3 of these guys carry a movie, but Triple Threat has a pretty thin plot even by action movie standards. The fight scenes were all well done and the little story there was did get a bit more interesting as the movie went on. Luckily it's only a standard 90min film so it didn't overstay it's welcome and ended up being enjoyable.
    Not my favourite movie staring Uwais, but still worth seeing if you've seen his other movies, or just need a 90min action fix.

    Unfortunately there's a sightless tavor carried by the bad guys which was unfortunate when the rest of the gun play was decent.
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    I actually enjoyed watching this movie, whereas everything else I've seen this year has ranged from "meh" to "bashing my brains in with a progressive sledgehammer" so, whatever I'm giving it 10/10.
    Some things that struck me:
    -The use of over the top CGI actually makes sense in this movie, AND they do some way cool stuff too. Normally my eyes just glaze over during the over the top CGI "action".
    -I really dig Tom Holland as Spider-man. He's just such a nice kid! When he laments about wanting to just be a "friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man" I think the contrast with all his previous (cosmic) adventures really helps underscore what that phrase really means. The previous incarnations of Spider-Man films never really presented that contrast so the line lacked impact.
    -Cool story. Mysterio was a cool character and Jake Gyllenhaal did a real good job with the role.
    -Overall a real cute movie
    -Oh yeah, and wait for the post-credit scenes!
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    Give your family tree a good shake and see if you have any dual citizenship that you can use to GTFO of this crazy quack s***hole country!

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    Pilgrimage
    Tom Holland, Monks in 13th century Ireland go on a voyage.
    1/3 English 1/3 Irish 1/3 French, but was still able to follow what was going on.
    7/10

    Robin Hood: The Rebellion
    An extensive cast of nobodies.
    Brian Blessed plays for 3 minutes and says the Lord's Prayer.
    Swords are apparently heavy and hard to swing, especially if you're afraid of hurting someone. This film highlights that.

    Imdb says 5.5, I give it a 4/10

    The Hippopotamus
    A cast of 'Oh hey, that guy' and 'Oh her'
    Written by Stephen Fry
    I love hearing English used as a weapon
    8/10
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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    Mission Impossible: Fallout
    Felt long at 2 1/2 hours
    Still alright, pretty cheesy in spots.
    7/10


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    Nicholas Cage is a cop with a kid as a 'ride-along'
    Gets into a gunfight.
    From IMDB (paraphrased) This movie is proof that someone owed somebody, because there is no way this would have been made on its merits.
    Can't disagree.
    IMDB says 4.4, I'll go with 4/10 only because it had some cool guns.
    They don't seem to need many reloads either.
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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    Wonder Woman
    Gal Gadot may not be Lynda Carter, but that's quite alright.
    9/10
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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    Backtrace
    Sylvester Stallone Matthew Modine.
    Just %$^&ing dumb.
    2/10
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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    "Robbery (1967)"
    7/10
    British crime film directed by Peter Yates
    Steve McQueen saw this film, liked the car chase so much he asked Peter Yates to direct "Bullet (1968)".

    It's your basic British crime film, somewhat in the spirit of "The Great Train Robbery (1963)" (the actual robbery, not the 1978 film by Michael Crichton with Sean Connery)
    To avoid legal problems, it was decided to write a script where the details in the 25-minute robbery sequence were taken entirely from court evidence, but the remainder of the film would be fictitious speculation. "We had to make sure there was no risk of accidental identification with anyone," said Baker. "The characters involved in the film are in no way based on the characters who took part in the great train robbery."
    A few characters but no character development. Just following the crooks around as they do one caper, then plan the big caper, the practice, then execute the plan.
    The movie was shot entirely on location in early 1967 and contains much period footage of central London including shots of Marble Arch, Trafalgar Square, Little Venice and Kensal Green. Scenes of the gang meeting up prior to the robbery were also filmed at Leyton Orient Football Club, during a match with Swindon Town. The gang's airfield hideout was filmed at RAF Graveley. Filming was even done at New York Harbour and Arbour Hill Prison in Dublin. The robbery itself was shot to the east of Theddingworth. The film includes a dramatic car chase, realistic portrayal of police procedure as well as crime preparations and scenes shot entirely on location.

    You won't leap out of your seat in adrenaline fueled wild abandon, but it's an entertaining entry into the genre of British gangster movies.

    You'll recognize the cast from several other period films&TV.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062207/
    Including of Joanna Pettet "Casino Royale (1967)" in a minor role

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    "You Are Here: A Come From Away (2018)"
    10/10
    Fantastic.

    An intimate documentary about a Newfoundland community (Gander) welcoming the over 6,500 passengers who were forced to land after the terrorist strike 9/11.

    It's on hbo/crave tv a few times this week.

    s an intimate feature documentary that goes deep into the community of Gander, Newfoundland where 38 airliners carrying over 6,500 passengers were forced to land after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The film pulls back the emotional layers surrounding the five days during which the community housed, fed and cared for the dislocated passengers (or the "come from aways" in Newfoundland parlance). While their stories were the inspiration for the extraordinary Broadway hit musical, Come From Away, the documentary, You Are Here, reveals first-hand accounts of the great kindnesses and energetic resourcefulness the community showed their unexpected guests. Their emotional and sometimes humorous story of compassion and generosity, born of a long history of rescuing and welcoming shipwrecked sailors, resonates with a legacy of healing and reconciliation for the world - especially for the survivors of those murdered on 9/11, and for the first responders who lost their own lives saving others on that fateful day.

    September 11th, 2001. Images of that day are forever etched into our collective consciousness. It was a day of shock and terror, the effects of which linger within our minds. And yet on that same day, on an island about 3,000 kilometers from Manhattan, in the middle of the Atlantic, the citizens of Gander, Newfoundland, gave voice to all that is good and generous within humanity - the central theme of our documentary.

    The Gander story began when the U.S. airspace was completely shut down in the hours immediately following the terrorist attacks on 9/11. All civilian airliners within reach of the United States were ordered to land at the nearest airport. Thirty-eight of those planes landed at the Gander airport in Newfoundland. With no warning and with no time to prepare, a city with a population of only 9,000 played host for five long days to 6,500 frightened, exhausted and hungry passengers from around the world. This remarkable story was largely a footnote in the aftermath of the 9/11 but has now been brought to life in the most unexpected way possible: a live stage musical, titled "Come From Away". The show became one of the most talked about openings in the recent history of Broadway and generated a great deal of discussion about the need for compassion and unity in the midst of one of the most divisive periods in socio-political history.

    Our feature documentary, "You Are Here - A Come From Away Story", travels deep within this unique story to emotionally bring forth the actual Newfoundlanders and passengers whose lives have inspired the celebrated musical. These include the mayor of Gander; the local cop; two community workers; an SPCA worker; two local TV reporters; and the mayor of Appleton, Newfoundland - all real people who worked tirelessly alongside countless others to comfort and care for their unexpected guests. Forming the fabric of characters within the film is also the "come from aways" (the passengers) who were looked after during those five unforgettable days in Gander. These include a couple who in a period of stress and anxiety met, fell in love and married in Gander; the pilot of an American Airlines Boeing 777 whose life was turned upside down; and a businessman who was so touched by his hosts' generosity that he went on to create Good Samaritan initiatives in cities like Austin, Texas.

    "You Are Here" goes beyond the stories that are dramatized in the musical or reported in the news, to reveal how an isolated community, with a particularly unique culture and character, connected with the world at large by reaching out to people with extraordinary kindness at a time of great need. Those same efforts resonated with people far from Gander, especially the families of the helpers and first responders who died while helping others on 9/11. In so doing the film celebrates Newfoundland's generosity and compassion, all that it has inspired and the legacy it created.


    (not to be confused with the theatre/stage musical of the same event)
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    John Wick 3

    5/10

    Action was great, plot was terrible. It was alright as a time waster, and there was an homage to a great scene from a great movie from way back.

    6/10. Just for the fighting. In a society where everything is bound by rules. And they spend their lives living and breathing these rules. Just one day they say "Naw, Not following the rules anymore" Silly..........
    Movie seems a little fixated on magazine changes. Why shoot someone in the leg, twice in the chest, flip them to the ground and put 3 in the head? So they can run out of bullets faster and do a mag change.
    Same with the shotgun scenes - Shoot guys with 3 - 5 rounds of armour piercing sabots just so we can see Keanu doing speed loads.
    It was getting kind of silly.

    Part 4 coming based on the end.
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    Remember
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3704050/
    Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Jurgen Prochnow.

    Plummer has dementia and goes cross-country looking for the guard that killed his family in Auschwitz.
    Imdb gives it a 7.5, I give it a 9/10
    Really liked it.
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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