Posts Tagged ‘spies’
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ReelBob: ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’

A nifty end-of-summer soufflé that will keep you entertained with exciting stunt work, beautiful European vistas and sharp one-liners.
Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in 2015's "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation," the fifth installment in the Paramount Pictures franchise.

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation

After this, you sense even if Tom Cruise leans more heavily on others for 20 more years of "Mission" movies, he'll will them into equally unhurried excellence.

Sean Penn stars as Andrew Daulton Lee, who was convicted of espionage for his involvement in selling U.S. intelligence to the Soviets, in 1985's "The Falcon and the Snowman."

Class of 1985: “The Falcon and the Snowman”

Although this biopic is mostly engaging, the truth of Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee's lives may be stranger and stronger than its historical fiction.
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Red 2

Despite a lengthy runtime and some uneven storytelling, "Red2," is still a must own this holiday season.



Three years ago, "RED" stood for "Retired, Extremely Dangerous." In this unnecessary, uninspired sequel, it's more like "Redundant, Extremely Disappointing."
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A Good Day to Die Hard

"A Good Day to Die Hard" delivers on it's promise of grandiose gunfire and seat-shaking explosions. Yet, if you're looking for that memorable McClane wit or even an interesting storyline, turn away now.

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At the Mountains of Movie Madness — Week Seven

This week, Austin tries to get in touch with his feminine side but ends up panning movies like "The Last Unicorn" and "The Notebook."

This Means War

Guns fire. Cars careen. Paintballs hit crotches. Reese Witherspoon bugs her eyes. Chris Pine acts like an ass. Tom Hardy looks disinterested. Repeat. Vomit.



Nick went in with no preconceived notions about Taylor Lautner. He wasn't the only blank slate. He was just the only one not feebly trying to carry a movie.
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A cool new action star has arrived on the scene. And you can even see the action!


Heroes of the Zeroes: The Lives of Others

"The Lives of Others" — a troubling depiction of political clamps on expression and emotion — continues Nick Rogers' look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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This is the perfect movie if you thought True Lies and Mr. and Mrs. Smith were too intellectually challenging.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: Enigma

"Enigma" — a dizzyingly detailed but intellectually invigorating World War II thriller — continues Nick Rogers' look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Duplicity

"Duplicity" — which tackled titillation in trust ... or lack thereof — continues Nick Rogers' daily, alphabetical look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.