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The Negotiator - (1998 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
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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Robotrix - (1991 movie) image

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http://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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River (2015-) dvd image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://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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Stranded (2002) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274905/

A crew on route to a space station learns that it's crippled by a meteor storm.

It's 1990s quality. Seeing as it's a TV movie, that's not surprising. Overall it's fair, but I wouldn't recommend it.

  • aka Black Horizon
  • There is the occasional unsubtitled Russian language bit, but they are meant to be unobtrusive.



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The Last Panthers (2015-) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4075386/

Driven by De Beers' manufactured value of diamonds, the story follows a robbery being investigated by police and an ugly insurance woman of some sort.

Maybe it gets better, but it's slow and boring. Maybe I needed to see an extended-length pilot episode. This has John Hurt, but that's not good enough for me. Maybe I should have given this more of a chance, but .. I'm not going to.

  • Has scenes spoken in the French language, with English subtitles. It takes place in France, so there are a lot.
  • Has scenes spoken in the Serbian language, with English subtitles.



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Police Academy (1984) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087928/

The bar for entry into the police force is lowered, and misfits enter the police academy.

Overall, this was worth a couple of laughs, but the sexism and racism need to be viewed too in-context for me to deal with it. This language/culture/whatever difference removes any chance of timelessness this movie might have had.

  • The Police Academy (franchise):

    • Police Academy 2 - Their First Assignment
    • Police Academy 3 - Back in Training
    • Police Academy 4 - Citizens on Patrol
    • Police Academy 5 - Assignment Miami Beach
    • Police Academy 6 - City Under Siege
    • Police Academy 7 - Mission to Moscow


RoboCop 3 (1993) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107978/

The people of Detroit are being forcefully evicted and relocated to a corporate-owned city.

Unless you're a serious fan, just give this a pass. It doesn't really build on the franchise and it's corny.



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RoboCop 2 (1990) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100502/

A new wave of tailor-made drugs sweeps over Detroit, whose even bigger problem is a corporate takeover of the city.

While interesting, it's not ground-breaking like the first was.



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RoboCop (1987) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093870/

A mortally-wounded cop is used as the foundation to build a police robot meant to be a tool for control but whose artificially-repressed memories and inerrant awesomeness surface to save the day.

This was a great movie in the day, and I'd bet I'm biased in saying it's still great.



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