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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.

TODO - Watch the special features, there's a lot.

The Negotiator - (1998 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120768/

A cop's early investigation into a police fund theft has him killed, leaving his framed hostage-negotiator partner to use the only tool he has available to find the real killer.

A really great movie with a unique topic. Recommended.



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

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http://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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Momentum - (2015 movie) poster

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http://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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A Time to Kill - (1996 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117913/

Something about a crime and lawyers and a court and stuff, but with racism.

Not my thing.



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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - (2005 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0373469/
http://kisskiss-bangbang.warnerbros.com/

Something something narration and murder-mystery.

Great acting, but not a very good story or presentation.. I just didn't like it. I only saw this for Michelle Monaghan, and it was worth it.



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Kill the Messenger - (2014 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1216491/
http://www.focusfeatures.com/kill_the_messenger

An investigative reporter, most recently working on criminal drug stories, gets a lead that takes him down a rabbit hole few knew existed.

A fair movie at best, which I can only recommend for people of the mindset with interest in the United States' government's involvement in Bad Things.



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