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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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The Transporter - (2002 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293662/
https://www.thetransportermovie.net/

A criminal-Uber breaks one of his own rules and discovers that a package has a story attached.

A good new franchise that's worth getting into if you're into the various cars-and-girls-and-guns 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.