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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    Much the same formula as other Dirty Harry movies. But I can't help myself as I wish cops were that tough on the scum we sometimes have in society.
    Maybe if they weren't so busy being tough on people who haven't done anything. It takes a lot of energy to properly frame someone.

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    Triple Frontier, 6/10; Stars Ben Afleck and Oscar Isaac. Isaac is a former special ops soldier working as some sort of DEA in Colombia. During a rather violent and bloody arrest of drug cartel foot soldiers, he gets information on the whereabouts of the hideout of the top man. He recruits his special ops buddies to go into the jungle and steal the drug cartel's vast amount of money. Which they do but the now the games really begin as they try to get an unwieldy amount of money across the Andes to the coast where their escape boat is waiting. A decent action movie but a little underwhelming.

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    Crazy Rich Asians - 7/10

    A fairly cute romantic comedy about a girl who flies off to Singapore with her boyfriend for his friend's wedding and then he casually mentions to her on the flight over that he's the heir to the richest fortune in the country and he's about to introduce her to his arrogant and toxic family who kind of disdain poor people and don't want their kids involved with them.

    She immediately breaks up with him for having lied to her about who he was for the past year and then completely sandbagging her with something massive like that when she thought that she was just in store for a fun little vacation.

    No, she doesn't do that, and then it's a cute little fish out of water thing about this average girl being introduced to high society and all the cattiness of the mother and other potential wives for this guy trying to kick him out of his life. They did raise some very good points about how she'd be totally unprepared to be his wife and how tradition is very important to the family and it is basically a full time job to run the household and do all the various things the wife of a rich person needs to do to help maintain his standing in society and generate the business contacts and all that which come from this and she would need to kind of abandon her own life and devote herself to him to do that or have him give it all up in favour of a cousin so that he can live (relatively speaking) poor with her in New York. The basic idea would be that it's great that Cinderella is the belle of the ball, but what happens when Cinderella needs to plan her own ball or help run a castle? She has no training or experience for that and no real desire to do it.

    Then they completely abandon any resolution to all of those interesting issues that they raised and the movie finishes off with everyone dancing and happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurtinbuckaroo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    Much the same formula as other Dirty Harry movies. But I can't help myself as I wish cops were that tough on the scum we sometimes have in society.
    Maybe if they weren't so busy being tough on people who haven't done anything. It takes a lot of energy to properly frame someone.
    In this movie, a group of traffic cops led by David Sole and Hall Holbrook's characters work as vigilantes. Knocking off scumbags that through the flawed law system [ as it's portrayed in this movie] escape justice and meet Karma. As an action movie, I'd rate it 7/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDMAN View Post
    Hacked, 7/10 Documentary about how data points were used to win the Trump election and then Brexit. Worth the watch.

    Do you mean "The Great Hack" on Netflix? If so, agreed. My only nit-pick is that there wasn't really a "hack" at all. Facebook gave the data to Cambridge Analytica, they said they deleted it when asked, but lied and used it anyway.

    The thing that kinda blew my mind is that these people - who deal in information and data as their business - didn't seem to grasp that their lies could be exposed by someone leaking their emails.

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    Arthur and the Invisibles (2006) -- A kiddie movie, with live action and animation, and it pretty much fizzled, what with one of the oldest plot tropes in the biz (a meanie is going to repossess the kid's house and throw him and grandma out in the cold), but where else are you gonna get Mia Farrow along with the voice talents of David Bowie, Robert DeNiro, Maddona, Jimmy Fallon, Harvey Keitel, Jason Bateman, Snoop Dogg, Chaz Palim-whatever, I'd have to look up the spelling...

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    Robin Williams is sadly missed and I think Cadillac Man was one of his better movies. Made in 1990 and co stars Tim Robbins. A car salesman is told he must sell 12 vehicles in two days or he will be sacked.

    This movie and Mrs Doubtfire must be rated as Williams better efforts. Both would, or should be rated 8/10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    Robin Williams is sadly missed and I think Cadillac Man was one of his better movies. Made in 1990 and co stars Tim Robbins. A car salesman is told he must sell 12 vehicles in two days or he will be sacked.

    This movie and Mrs Doubtfire must be rated as Williams better efforts. Both would, or should be rated 8/10.
    Aladdin, Paradise City, Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs Doubtfire..., and that is forgetting some of his good dramatic roles.

    Williams had several great films.

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    Platoon, 7/10; 1986 Vietnam war movie that stars a plethora of well known actors, Charlie Sheen being the most famous one and he does a pretty good job. Directed by Oliver Stone and based on his experiences, the movie is about the Vietnam war and the conflict between two rival sergeants. The movie clips along at a good pace as the simmering dispute between the two sergeants heads towards it's inevitable conclusion. This movie stands the test of time and is still watchable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    Robin Williams is sadly missed and I think Cadillac Man was one of his better movies. Made in 1990 and co stars Tim Robbins. A car salesman is told he must sell 12 vehicles in two days or he will be sacked.

    This movie and Mrs Doubtfire must be rated as Williams better efforts. Both would, or should be rated 8/10.
    Aladdin, Paradise City, Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs Doubtfire..., and that is forgetting some of his good dramatic roles.

    Williams had several great films.
    Yup. Dead Poets Society, What Dreams may Come, Patch Adams....and one of my favorite Robin Williams roles, The Fisher King.

    Damn, I miss him.

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