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Hopscotch (1980)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080889/

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Well, the premise of this movie about the CIA was probably a novelty and little known fact back in 1980.

But now everyone knows the CIA is incompetent and guilty of many things which we will not discuss.

A clever fun story:

you could see Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson really enjoyed making this film.

They were truly into their on screen personas.

4.5/5

p.s. when did hotels started using key cards to open rooms? There is a scene in here at the Hilton London where the CIA agents were staying, and they used key cards to open the doors to their rooms.

I did plenty of traveling in the USA in the 90's and I didn't come across a hotel here in the USA that used key cards for the first time until the late 90's.

It was during a business trip to Washington DC and I got a room at the Doubletree hotel.

I still remember having a hell of a time trying to get the door open.

I guess from this movie being made in 1980, that's something that was already in use in Europe and didn't become a norm in the USA until almost a decade later?

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Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3371366

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Director Michael Bay does it again!!

Mark Wahlberg reprises his role as Cade Yeager from Transformers: Age Of Extinction, reuniting with old allies, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and bringing new allies and friends, in the continuing battle against Megatron's attempt to destroy Earth and the human race.

Exciting, suspenseful, intelligent, witty, humorous, action packed, incredible stunts, amazing special effects, visuals and CGI, Michael Bay shows us once again why he is the best movie director in the world right now.

Eat your heart out Christopher Nolan and J. J. Abrams and your narrow minded fanboys, y'all only wish your excuses for what barely passes for movies could be this good, you over-rated hacks and tool losers!

There will be a direct sequel to this film set for a 2019 release. 

Bring it on!!

5/5

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Unlocked (2017)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1734493/

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A CIA interrogator and inguistic expert uncovers a major terrorist plot in London.

Starring The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series Noomi Rapace as Alice Ravine, the main character.

I rather enjoyed this.

Rapace kicks some major ass in this including several physical fights and gun battles!

Director Michael Apted (Nell, Gorillas In The Mist, the World Is Not Enough) and an all star cast of John Malkovich, Michael Douglas, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette do a good job here:

unfortunately, Unlocked was panned by the critics and it didn't do anything at the box office.

It would had been nice to see a spin off film franchise series with Alice Ravine [and one with Lorraine Broughton], they would bring a much needed refreshing change to the male dominated spy thrillers genre composed of film franchises such as James Bond, Jason Bourne and Ethan Hunt.

4/5

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Killing Gunther (2017)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5689068/

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WHAT THE HECK did I just spent nearly 1 1/2 hours watching and why is Arnold Schwarzenegger in this???

2/5

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2 hours ago, Tom@LCO said:

I saw the trailer and it looked like a comedy.

It wasn't even very good at that.

It was annoying.

They spent the first almost 20 minutes introducing 8 very shallowly written cardboard characters that will make you think:

Hey! If Gunther (Arnold Schwarzenegger) kills them in the next 2 minutes, I wouldn't shed a tear nor will I care.

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Poor Arnie hasn't had a great film run lately. Loving that poster design though.

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1 hour ago, Morph said:

Poor Arnie hasn't had a great film run lately. Loving that poster design though.

Don't worry he'll be back. :lol:

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3 hours ago, Tom@LCO said:

Don't worry he'll be back. :lol:

I hope as the Terminator.

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Hahaha! He'll definitely be back...and yes, hopefully as the Terminator...but only when James Cameron takes the reigns for the next one!

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On 9/26/2017 at 7:26 AM, Morph said:

Hahaha! He'll definitely be back...and yes, hopefully as the Terminator...but only when James Cameron takes the reigns for the next one!

Morph! How are you??? Long time no see!!

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Trying to watch:

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2250912/

This is NOT a Spider-Man movie.

Sure there is a character in it named Peter Parker who has an alter ego of Spider-Man but that's just about it but this is not a Spider-Man movie.

It's more like a generic copy cat Spider-Man wannabe movie in a B-movie.

Plus it's also trying to be a Political Correctness message!!

There is no place for hidden Politics and Political Correctness messages and agendas in a Spider-Man movie.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2250912

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This was not a Spider-Man movie!!

This constant need to tie the comic books from one company, D.C., and comic books from the other company, Marvel, into 2 individual film franchises is getting annoying and banale and repetitive.

It may be cute with the new clueless young movie audience many of whom never even actually picked up and read a super hero comic book; but for us older and wiser folks, they need to be separated into their individual worlds:

Spider-Man is Spider-Man, Superman is Superman, Batman is Batman, Iron Man is Iron Man, etc etc

Batman never meets Superman, Spider-Man never meets Thor, etc etc

Spider-Man as part of the Avengers with Iron Man is not Spider-Man.

Spider-Man already has his own super powers: he doesn't need Tony Stark and his technology.

Look at the poster above: even with the title Spider-Man printed on it, it looks more like an Avengers film with Spider-Man making a guest cameo appearance. You have Iron Man and Tony Stark on the same poster.

Heck, they should had threw in Captain America and Black Widow and the Incredible Hulk while they were a it! Why stop at only one Avengers character?

Furthermore, the action scenes are so heavily CGI, it's very difficult to tell what's going on especially in the climax battle sequence.

I can only give this movie

0.25/5

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3450958

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Aside from the title being a bit deceptive, there wasn't much of a war of any kind in it, maybe a couple of skirmishes;

this film was a powerful, touching way to bring a very satisfying and humane closure to a great film trilogy.

Will there be another movie in the Planet Of The Apes reboot continuation?

Only time will tell!

4.5/5

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