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Demolition Man - (1993 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
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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(on Wikipedia)
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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(on Wikipedia)
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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Bright - (2017 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5519340/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80119234

Yet another buddy cop movie, but this time instead of <random race> it is an Orc, and instead of </random><random drugs> it's magic.

An adequate movie.



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Travelers - (2016 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5651844/
https://web.archive.org/web/20180109235254/http://www.showcase.ca:80/travelers

Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into people of the 21st century, while attempting to change the path of humanity.

Kinda not bad.

Continuum - (2012-2015 series) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
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.

Robotrix - (1991 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102562/

An evil scientist constructs a robot surrogate and transfers his consciousness into it to carry out his plans for global domination by kidnapping a very wealthy sheikh's son.

A watchable moderate-budget movie which somehow still falls into an 80s-cheese style. It's rare to find such a bold movie, even with it being unashamedly graphic to the point of dark comedy. I think that's why I like it.

It's worth watching once.



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The Blacklist (2013-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
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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