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Postby skullman80 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:47 pm

You could watch worse movies. It's not the worst way to spend 100 minutes or so (not counting credits), I just didn't find it that entertaining even with low expectations.

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Postby nocera » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:48 pm

Right. When I said it was on par with the original, it wasn’t exactly a compliment.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Sat May 01, 2021 10:37 pm

Finally watched Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado

Enjoyed it.

Nice to watch Dora the Explorer in a violent action flick.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Sun May 02, 2021 9:42 am

Stowaway was pretty good. It rewrote physics a bit, but entertaining for a sub-2 hour movie. Probably could’ve used some more character development.

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Postby NTP66 » Sun May 02, 2021 9:47 am

Good to know, as that’s on my list for next weekend.

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Postby Gaucho » Sun May 02, 2021 10:01 am

Is this the sequel to Castaway?

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Postby NTP66 » Sun May 02, 2021 10:37 am

Yes. It’s about a FedEx package that was somehow routed off-planet, and has to be tracked down for delivery.

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Postby dodint » Sun May 02, 2021 10:40 am

FedEx? I can almost believe it

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Postby PFiDC » Sun May 02, 2021 2:27 pm

Watched the first 2/3 of Class of 1984 last night. Not sure how I've never seen this before. Was watching in bed on my phone and it was The Last Drive In version so the running time is 2.5 hours and I wasn't able to finish before I fell asleep.

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Postby tifosi77 » Mon May 03, 2021 5:13 pm

Decided to put this in here instead of TIL, but I just learned the Hamilton's house from Fast Times At Ridgemont High is in my neighborhood.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue May 04, 2021 9:25 am

Without Remorse was good. The action scenes were pretty good, writing was a bit stilted, but enjoyable overall.

Looking at the reviews on IMdB, it seems people are upset that it's not an exact 1:1 production of the book. I read the book 30 years ago, and it was fine, but obviously wouldn't fit into what they are doing with Jack Ryan and John Clark. I mean Vietnam war era drug mules and Cold War conflict? Nah, that's not going to play. They've updated it nicely.

Oh, and Jim Greer's niece is a Navy SEAL that wears an incorrect uniform. That's two strikes against the film from the nerd crowd.

Greer is mentioned, so I hope Wendell Pierce and hopefully John Krasinski show up in one of these films - Rainbow Six is already in production.

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Postby NTP66 » Tue May 04, 2021 9:29 am

That's another one that I have queued up. Maybe I should just send you my list so that you can pre-watch them for me so that I don't waste my time. :lol:

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue May 04, 2021 2:01 pm

We haven't watched Without Remorse yet (I do want to watch it; I sorta know the actor who plays Dallas in the movie) but from the trailer(s) it seems like they've veered quite a long way off from the basic plot of the book. I don't necessarily think they needed to remain faithful to the vagrant drug mule girlfriend plotline, but bad guys actively assassinating Tier 1 operators and their families is quite a different angle. Also, the decompression chamber torture scene gave me nightmares when I read the book, but it seems like that has been replaced with the I'm-going-to-crash-cars-into-your-car-and-set-everything-on-fire-and-then-get-in-the-car-with-you-like-a-crazy-person-and-ask-you-some-questions scene.

It will also be interesting to see how they treat the Kelly/Clark and Jack Ryan relationship. In the book, Ryan's dad is the Baltimore police detective investigating the crime spree Kelly/Clark is perpetrating, and Jack is a young child. It seems that in this new Amazon timeline, Kelly/Clark and Jack Ryan are contemporaries in age.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue May 04, 2021 2:07 pm

Yeah, they are most definitely contemporaries. One of the main characters says "Jim Greer is a helluva an agent" to his niece, so it appears that they exist in the same universe.

I think you'll appreciate how and why the baddies are targeting Tier 1 operators by the time the movie concludes. I think Clancy himself would like it as well.

Oh, and there is a mid-credits scene.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed May 05, 2021 11:07 am

Incoming outrage.


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Postby nocera » Wed May 05, 2021 11:10 am

I'm guessing this is Calvin Ellis? That's awesome. It's a shame that Michael B Jordan has denied the rumors, though. He'd be great.

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