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post #16 of 85 (permalink) Old 2015-03-14, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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The Equalizer - His past long behind him, ex-Special Forces operative Robert McCall leads a very quiet and unassuming life in Boston. When a friend of his - a young prostitute from his neighbourhood coffee shop - is severely beaten by some local Russian mobsters, Robert takes matters into his own hands. As a result, very many people die.

Comments: The story was simple and the violence was plentiful. It was almost - but not quite - as entertaining as "John Wick".

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post #17 of 85 (permalink) Old 2015-03-15, 11:18 PM
 
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Nightcrawler - Jake Gyllenhall and Rene Russo star in this dark movie about an ambitious (and psychopath) man who will stop at nothing to succeed in the TV news business. Well-written and entertaining. Easily the best movie I've seen this year.

Rented from itunes store. PQ & SQ was very good. Better than Rogers on demand, just slightly below blu ray (projected on a 100" screen).
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post #18 of 85 (permalink) Old 2015-04-06, 05:31 PM
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Bloodline

This is a great Netflix new series.....keeps you on the edge of your seat.

....Bloodline is a dramatic thriller that explores the demons lurking beneath the surface of a contemporary American family. The Rayburns are hard-working pillars of their Florida Keys community. But when the black sheep son comes home for the 45th anniversary of his parents' hotel, he threatens to expose the Rayburns' dark secrets and shameful past, pushing his siblings to the limits of family loyalty....

Looks and sounds great...its also available in 4K.
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post #19 of 85 (permalink) Old 2015-06-13, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Kingsman: The Secret Service - A promising young man is recruited by an ultra-secret intelligence agency and quickly put to work when an eco-terrorist threatens to decimate the human population in order to save the planet.

Comments: The premise was alright and, overall, the movie wasn't bad, but it would have been much better had it not run quite as long or gotten quite as ridiculously violent.
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Red Army - A compelling documentary about the Army hockey team and what it symbolized to the Soviet Union. The history stuff is interesting, how Tarasov became the father of Soviet hockey, how he was deposed and replaced by Tihkonov, whose only qualification seemed to be good standing with the KGB. But the film really comes alive as it tells the story of Peristroika and the migration of Russian stars like Fetisov, Kasatonov, Krutov, Bure, Mogilny to the NHL. There's still tension between Fetisov and Kasantonov, and Krutov is a sad, melancholy figure whose interview for the film preceded his death by only a month.
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post #21 of 85 (permalink) Old 2015-07-11, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Focus - Three years after a series of successful heists ended with a broken heart, professional con-man Nicky Spurgeon finds himself face-to-face with his old flame just as he is about to pull off a final and very lucrative con. Although it won't be easy, Nicky needs to maintain focus long enough to get the job done.

Comments: This was a well-paced and entertaining flick, with a decent story and a few good twists.
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post #22 of 85 (permalink) Old 2015-08-15, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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It Follows - A young woman has sex with a man she fancies, only to find out that he has passed on to her a curse: A relentless, murderous evil will pursue her until such time as it catches her or she passes the curse on to someone else.

Comments: I have mixed emotions about this movie. On the one hand, it had an intriguing - if minimalist - story; a slick retro vibe; steady but laid-back pacing; a solid performance from the lead; and a score that was often effective. On the other hand, the plot was a little too thin at times; the ending was a bit flat; and the score was often irritating.
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All things must pass: the rise and fall of Tower Records - A documentary by Colin Hanks that tells the story of Tower Records' rise from an annex to a drug store to a billion-dollar international music empire and its speedy plummet to bankruptcy in the new digital reality.
A little too heavy on the talking heads, the story never really captured my imagination until it started to chronicle the chain's demise. It's 87-minute run time could have been cut by about 15 minutes.
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Right now I am almost finished watching Mako Mermaids. It's an Australian show on Netflix, I have really gotten into it. I have Fibe here in Newfoundland So I watch it on my PVR via the Netflix app. I also have a Roku and Apple TV 3. I watch Shomi on my Apple TV and use Roku to buy movies and such.
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Finding Dory - With the help of friends old and new, Dory undertakes a quest to find her long-lost parents.

Comments: Although not quite as good as "Finding Nemo", "Finding Dory" is thankfully true to the gentle and heart-warming formula that made its predecessor such a delight. If you're a fan of the original, you'll enjoy this movie, too.
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Solace - A powerful clairvoyant enlisted to help the police track down and capture a serial killer quickly comes to the disturbing conclusion that the man they are after is more than his match.

Comments: This underwhelming drama - with its bland characters, quirky visual flourishes and weak final act - was watchable thanks to the saving grace of Anthony Hopkins.
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Currently watching The Blacklist.

The best parts of it are James Spader's monologues.
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Okja - To the Mirando corporation, superpig Okja represents the future of the meat industry and a financial boon; but to young Mija - whose South Korean grandfather has been raising Okja for years - she is a companion and friend. When Okja is reclaimed by Mirando and taken to America to be used as a promotion tool before being slaughtered, Mija - with the unexpected help of the Animal Liberation Front - does everything in her power to save her.

Comments: This was a quirky adventure-drama with a touching tale of friendship and a moving message about the pain and murder that is meat. The movie's only real shortcoming, IMO, was Jake Gyllenhaal's overly-absurd character (although he did do a good job with the role).

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Moana - Centuries after demi-god Maui stole the heart of the goddess Te Fiti and was then struck down by the demon Te Kā, young Moana of Motunui - chosen by the Ocean to restore the heart to the goddess and end the spread of the demon's darkness so that the world may heal - sets out to find Maui and, with his help, to fulfill her destiny.

Comments: Aside from a couple of overly-silly scenes, this beautifully-animated movie was both charming and enjoyable.
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Pixels (2015) - A group of geeks put their 1982 championship gaming skills to work saving the world from an alien invasion based on classic arcade games.

Comments: This was a typically silly - but reasonably enjoyable - Adam Sandler comedy.
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