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Demolition Man - (1993 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106697/

Cryogenics is used to freeze a criminal and the cop who was framed while capturing him, and both are awakened to a seemingly-pristine world.

A classic that holds up well.



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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.

Perhaps see also:



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R.I.P.D. - (2013 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790736/

A cop is saved from death but brought into a supernatural police department.

A fair movie. It has some fairly amusing moments but is overall an engaging bubblegum movie.



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Continuum - (2012-2015 series) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1954347/
https://web.archive.org/web/20171220131235/http://www.showcase.ca:80/continuum

A cop from an authoritarian future is caught up in a daring time-travel jail-break, to become stranded in present-day Vancouver Canada.

Overall this is adequate, but with several plot points and character traits which are difficult to believe. The biggest problem I have is the various brushes against citizen-terrorism apologetics. My takeaway is that this show is "safe", with some edginess fabricated for the kids.

The Blacklist (2013-) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2741602/
https://www.nbc.com/the-blacklist

A bad guy blackmails the good guys because he likes this one good girl.

My impression from the first few episodes was:

Seems "ok". Unless this has a more interesting story-arc, I won't consider this particularly good. The predictable and episodic nature of television bores the shit out of me. It makes a series only valuable only the course of multiple episodes and individual episodes become the shit I have to slog through.

My later impression, from the end of the second season:

Characters were slow and stiff until they were developed more fully. When they were, a broader story arc took hold, making this show quite a bit more interesting.

My final impression:

It gets repetitive and annoying.

Avoid cliffhangers: Watch more when it's part way into the next season.



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River (2015-) dvd image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4258440/

A detective is haunted with hallucinations that include his dead partner, who was killed under mysterious circumstances.

I think some would find this movie slow and boring, and I did at first, but it very quickly revealed a depth and character that I haven't seen in any television show before and I doubt I will again.

This isn't a classic cop-and-mystery show. All I can say is give this a good chance, at least until the end of the second episode.



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

The Negotiator - (1998 movie) image

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https://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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