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CIA

Hollywood action hero, thy name is vengeance.  Our hero is a man who is a shell, a ghost of his former self. All has been taken from him, and others must pay. But he is at heart a good man, a pat…
The Report is literally about a 7,000 page report, which you see in physical context at one point: Two seemingly foot-high stacks of paper sit to both sides of investigator Dan Jones (Adam Driver) as …
In the late 1990s, the U.S. government was carefully watching the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda. The series of events started stacking up, from the 1998 bombings of U.S. Embassys in Ke…
I'm pretty sure that moviegoers of all persuasions and sexes have a collective cinematic crush on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Shoot, how could you not? A towering, handsome guy with blinding white teet…
Revisiting a popular character like Jason Bourne is tantalizing. It's been 9 years since we've seen the man without a memory, the man without a past; a trained assassin who can kill people with his ba…

Spy

Need more? Melissa McCarthy cements her status as a cinematic force to be reckoned with in this super- fun action-comedy from writer-director Paul Feig. In it, she stars as Susan Cooper, a mild- mann…
Now, it is not a good sign when I'm sitting there watching action scene after action scene, but am distracted by some pretty simple questions. Coming from the background of, well, no background with t…
Jesse Eisenberg tends to play stammering nerdy guys, perhaps a little over-intellectual, earnest, pale and weak. Now image a character like that being a stoner... yes, ok, it is an easy transition. Je…
If you love The Professional as much as I do, then you know that Luc Besson is your go-to guy when it comes to movies about cleaners. 3 Days to Kill gets off to an overly complicated start, but quickl…
"Watergate" is one of those pop-culture words where the true significance has always flown over my head. Nixon was president when I was born, so I was just a tot when all hell broke loose for him when…
Red 2 is a popcorn movie if I ever saw one. It's packed with stars (the joke being that they are all supposedly past their prime) and it's packed with action (still, nothing hotter than Helen Mirren w…
There is really no reason at all to have an all-American cop like Bruce Willis' John McClane in Moscow. But the Die Hard series just won't die easily, after being resurrected in Live Free or Die Hard …
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