I really liked this one, and I'll take notes when I re-watch it.
Something about a crime and lawyers and a court and stuff, but with racism.
Not my thing.
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.
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.
Betrayed, robbed and left for dead by his friend, a man swears revenge.
A good, but not great, movie.
- Based on The Hunter - (1962 book), by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake)
Payback - (1999 movie) is a remake.
A boy turned into a horrifying soldier becomes a totally likable guy.
I believe I watched this movie already, but perhaps it faded from memory due to its mediocrity. I couldn't watch very far in before being entirely turned off at the concept of the main character.
An unaged man without a memory is sent by a secret multifaith order of monster hunters as the last hope of a lineage doomed to purgatory unless they slay the lord of all vampires.
Not a great or bad movie, but still good enough to be worth watching. It's mostly interesting because of its main character, and the rest of it is piecemeal and without particular substance.
I think this movie was my initial introduction to Kate Beckinsale, and it turns out she's a lot hotter in my memory than in this actual movie. Maybe she was better-presented in the next movies of hers that I saw after this.
- Based on Seven Years in Tibet - (1954 book), by Heinrich Harrer
aka the movie that got Brad Pitt banned from China.
During the thrashing of an epileptic seizure, an editor stitches together bits of various unrelated shorts into a single movie filled with famous people and great music.
If one can labour past the non science-fiction, it's pretty good. In fact, I think if one cut out everything except two of the storylines, they would make for good shorts. I may do that one day.
I wouldn't imagine this to have been a critical success.
An investigator of airplane disasters learns their passengers are critical to the plans of a woman he falls in love with.
This is one of the early time travel movies which really grabbed me and brought me into the genre. I don't know that I'd call it great or could strongly recommended it to others, but I like it a lot.
Based on Air Raid - (1977 story), by John Varley