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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.

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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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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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River (2015-) dvd image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
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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Stranded (2002) poster

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https://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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