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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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Payback - (1999 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120784/

Betrayed by his partner-in-crime over syndicate buy-in money, and by his wife over his affair, a man returns from his assumed-murder to collect his cut from their last job.

An amazing movie that has a great tone throughout. It's straightforward and blunt. Although Mel Gibson is flat, it works for both the character and the movie.



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Le Samouraï - (1967 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062229/

A hitman is witnessed just after a job, and becoming a suspect pushes his employers put a hit out on him.

While I can imagine this being really cool at the time, it certainly isn't any more. It has a slow moody atmosphere with a main character stiff enough to be a walking corpse. It's also just shy of being a silent film.

I only finished watching it because of the similarity Ghost Dog - (1999 movie) has with it, because I like that movie.



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Swordfish - (2001 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244244/
http://www2.warnerbros.com/operationswordfish/

A recently-ex-con world-renown hacker is swept into the well-planned efforts to fund long-term anti-terrorist terrorism.

I-like-hyphens.

Ignoring the Hollywood-hacker bullshit, it's a good movie, particularly because so few, at least at its release, would be so A-class and yet have this particular topic. It helps shape the understanding of the passion behind Lawful Evil.



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blood-father-2016-poster.jpg

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3647498/

When his missing daughter turns up with a mark on her back, an ex-con fights to keep them both safe.

Dirty, dangerous and to-the-point. As always, Mel Gibson plays this stereotypical role of his quite well. If you like him in his other gritty movies, you'll like this one.



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Second Chance (2016) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4378456/
http://www.fox.com/second-chance

An old retired cop is reborn into a younger, stronger, version of himself, and fights crime.

Seems fairly good, though I'd bet it would be bland without the pretty girl.

  • Cancelled 2016-05-12



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The Night Manager (2016-) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1399664/
http://www.amc.com/shows/the-night-manager
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03g13rt

A dude begins his career as a night manager for some place somewhere but gets used by British intelligence to act against an arms dealer.

Fairly decent, but I suspect it's only because this is another show with a British accent being thrown around carelessly.



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The Boondock Saints (1999) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144117/
http://www.boondocksaints.com/

Tired of lax justice, two brothers become particularly effective vigilantes against the criminal element in their greater area.

I don't know what to say about this movie. It's fantastic. Good characters, a good story and with a good flow to it.



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Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher (2014) poster

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https://youtu.be/5vnjheCqRIs
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3042408/

A young, broken, man, enters an underground community of computer crackers, trying desperately to prove himself but with consequences.

An extremely good movie. While not quite mandatory, it's definitely a proper advancement of the "hacker kid" movies that have sullied past movies. Highly recommended, even for people that "know their stuff", as it doesn't lay on the techno-babble which describes everything painfully wrong. Instead, it takes a reasonable middle ground, staying away from pop culture and fairly-firmly on the social side of storytelling.



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