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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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The Man from Earth - Holocene - (2017 movie) - John

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5770864/
ManFromEarth.com

A mild mannered professor is thought to be older than he appears.

It's a little off in places, but has a nice consistent tone. Recommended only if you loved it's earlier movie, The Man from Earth - (2007 movie).

  • properly titled The Man from Earth: Holocene



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John Wick - Chapter 3 - (2019 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6146586/
https://www.johnwick.movie/

Mediocre bullshit, with terrible choreografoo, shitty effects and generally shit all around.

If you like the first one you'll dislike this one. You'd have to love it to even tolerate this shit.

  • Properly titled John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum



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Preacher - (2016 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190634/
https://www.amc.com/shows/preacher--71 [ 1 ] was https://www.amc.com/shows/preacher

A kickass preacher is infected with a power, and for some reason there's a vampire.

Maybe it has potential, but it's scatterbrained and kept sliding into slow moody boringness.

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Spectral - (2016 movie) image

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106651/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80098200

An optics specialist is sent to investigate the unusual readings the military is getting from his equipment.

A solid movie all around. Great action and a good world, but with enough fuzzy science and The A-Team-style jury-rigging to rivet it solidly to TV-movie quality.



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