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Face ∕ Off - (1997 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119094/

A cop dons the appearance of a criminal mastermind in order to foil his terrorist plot.

An excellent, though generally-forgettable, bubblegum movie.

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Split - (2016 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4972582/
https://www.uphe.com/movies/split (redirect)

A man struggles with a split personality disorder, turning to an unlikely group of young women for counseling. Haha, just kidding it's a kidnapping-horror movie.

Amazing acting, good writing, good all around. It's contained, straightforward and engaging. It was assembled well enough that I didn't take many notes.



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Gemini Man - (2019 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1025100/

A government assassin learns he has been cloned by a rogue lab bent on raising an army of perfect soldiers.

A fair movie. It brings nothing new or interesting, and has generally uninspired writing and action. Thinking back on it, it does seem derivative of so many other movies.



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Get Shorty - (1995 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113161/

After meeting people trying to make it big in Hollywood movies, a criminal weans himself off of his old life to try it for himself.

Maybe it's because I saw it "back in the day", but even after re-watching it I still really like it.



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Net Force - (1998 book), by Tom Clancy image

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In a world where everyday people use the internet through total-sensory virtual reality, a specialist intelligence agency tracks down murderers and terrorists.

Slow and confusing, this book isn't just a challenge to read, it's a challenge to read with a straight face. One of the risks of speculative science fiction is that they can get very, very, wrong in their predictions. This book hand-waives people being transported into a magical world with no explanation as to how it's possible or what it's like. It is vague in everything it demands the reader suspend their disbelief in. It is awed at 900 Mhz computers. This is definitely a 1998 book that had way too much hope for its future.

This poster is more exciting than its movie
This poster is more exciting than its movie

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310775/

A stupid and deaf guy does stupid things while being deaf.

This was listed as a thriller and isn't even remotely thrilling. It is slow and depressing throughout. I got well past an hour without being thrilled.



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Upstream Color - (2013 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2084989/
https://web.archive.org/web/20190726043905/http://erbpfilm.com/film/upstreamcolor

A woman is abducted for a mind-control experiment. Hilarity ensues.

This is not "experimental science fiction". This is outright horror.

I think I've seen this before, but blocked it out of my memory.



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Momentum - (2015 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3181776/

A woman is pulled back into a life of crime, only to learn that what she helped steal has other interested parties.

A mediocre movie which just feels off and awkward. Definitely not recommended.

Olga Kurylenko is either an absolutely awful actor, or playing an absolutely awful character, or maybe both. Probably both.



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