thrillers

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Morgan - (2016 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4520364/
https://www.20thcenturystudios.com/movies/morgan

An artificial person is created, but they forgot to send a philosopher.



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La Femme Nikita - (1990 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100263/

A woman is swept into the life of an assassin.

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Source Code - (2011 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0945513/
https://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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Proof of Life - (2000 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0228750/

Mistaken for someone important, a man is kidnapped and held hostage.

Revolutionary Marxists fuck everything up again. Overall an okay movie. If you're into the theme, and like dirt and poverty, then this is for you.

  • There's a lot of .. Spanish?
  • FIXME - If re-watched, ensure subtitles work.



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Volition - (2019 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6385952/
http://volitionthemovie.com/

A man afflicted with precognition thinks that injecting gallium will help him save the people he loves likes.

Movies like this lean very heavily on acting and subtleties of storytelling which this movie simply lacks in enough intensity to make it stand out from a student's short film. This is a hard pass even for people who like these basic ideas.



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Joker - (2019 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7286456/
https://www.joker.movie/

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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