thrillers

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Joker - (2019 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7286456/
http://www.jokermovie.net/

A boy is abused, gets hit on the head, is institutionalized and has a daydream.

Raises the bar for acting with this character. A good movie, but definitely not traditional. Riveting without a particularly obvious thread. It could have been a whole lot better, but it would have needed to delve into the true and far darker roots of the main character; his mother, and you can't do that because she's a woman.

After watching this movie I just realized I didn't see the earlier one. Whoops.



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Netforce - (1999 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158423/

Netforce, a United States federal agency, tracks major hacking activities on the internet that point toward major criminal activities.

Definitely a TV-movie. Mediocre, and only moderately interesting. Definitely missing key elements from the also-boring book.



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Momentum - (2015 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3181776/

A woman is pulled back into a life of crime, only to learn that what she helped steal has other interested parties.

A mediocre movie which just feels off and awkward. Definitely not recommended.

Olga Kurylenko is either an absolutely awful actor, or playing an absolutely awful character, or maybe both. Probably both.



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Source Code - (2011 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0945513/
http://www.enterthesourcecode.com/

A military man is enlisted into a mission to save Chicago United States from a terror attack.

A fantastic, emotional, movie. This has all the elements of quality which make a movie truly great.

I'm surprised I took next to no notes. There really isn't any actual "substance" to this film, in the sense that there are few references to people, places, or things. It's all one contained package that is surprisingly easy to lose time with.

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afflicted-2013-poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2309961/
http://afflicted-movie.com/

Two friends go on vacation, with one of them seriously ill and possibly dying, but a new illness progresses.

How do I describe this without spoiling it? I know a lot of people don't like found-footage movies, but this one is quite good as it actually shows everything.



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Criminal Activities (2015) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3687310/

A group of friends gets in deep and bumbles into crime to settle things.

Reminds me a lot of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - (1998 movie) crossed with The Usual Suspects - (1995 movie). Overall it's fair, but not that great and absolutely not worth a second watch.



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Then There Was (2014) poster 1

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There is a blackout and shit goes sideways.

It's not bad, but I can see why people would give this 5/10. It's a fair movie. It's not compelling in the least, with characters I never really felt attached to. Maybe following multiple people worsens it.. cutting between them is jarring for me.



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