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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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