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Edge of Tomorrow

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Find me when you wake up.” Edge of Tomorrow, released in 2014 Humanity is in a desperate war against vicious aliens called Mimics who’ve invaded Earth. Major Cage is in media relations but after trying to bribe an officer he’s busted down to private and forced to fight. When he’s killed, he goes back […]

Broken Flowers

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{4.5/5} “I’m like your mistress, except you’re not even married.” Broken Flowers, released in 2005 Don receives a letter claiming that he fathered a son 20 years ago. The letter is unsigned. His friend Winston encourages him to take a road trip and visit each of the women he was with around that time. Against […]

Knowing

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{4.5/5} “Right now my scientific mind is telling me to have nothing more to do with this. And yours should, too.” Knowing, released in 2009 Caleb receives an envelope from a time capsule at school — the capsule was buried 50 years ago. Unlike the other kids who get pictures Caleb’s page just has numbers […]

Death Becomes Her

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{4.5/5} “I will not speak to you ’til you put your head on straight.” Death Becomes Her, released in 1992 Madeline and Helen are each other’s nemesis. They’re both after eternal youth, and they’ve found it — from a mysterious woman with a potion. Ernest is a plastic surgeon who has trouble deciding which woman […]

Notting Hill

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{5/5} “And don’t forget I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Notting Hill, released in 1999 William runs a travel book shop which isn’t doing so well. One day Anna Scott drops by — she’s one of the most famous actresses in the world. When he […]

The World Is Not Enough

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{3.5/5} “Can’t you just say hello like a normal person?” The World Is Not Enough, released in 1999 M sends James Bond to protect Elektra King — she thinks the terrorist known as Renard will try to kill her. Bond finds her building an oil pipeline in Azerbaijan. When he tells her she might be […]

Collateral Beauty

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{5/5} “Maybe I should play all the parts.” Collateral Beauty, released in 2016 Howard’s six-year-old daughter died, and now he’s uninterested in life. He plays with dominoes at his marketing company, and he rides his bike against traffic. He writes letters to Love, Time, and Death — after previously having talked about those concepts at […]

Tomorrow Never Dies

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{4/5} “It’s mostly dull routine, of course, but every now and then you get to sail on a beautiful evening like this. And sometimes work with a decadent agent of a corrupt Western power.” Tomorrow Never Dies, released in 1997 It seems like two Chinese jets and a British submarine fired at each other. The […]

Moana

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{4.5/5} “If you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick, you’re a princess.” Moana, released in 2016 Moana’s father has taught her that she will one day be chief, everything she needs is on the island, and it would be dangerous to go beyond the reef. But the ocean calls to her. Her grandma […]

Doctor Strange

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{4.5/5} “That sounds like a cult.” Doctor Strange, released in 2016 Dr. Stephen Strange is a brilliant doctor but he’s also a pain to be around. When he’s in a terrible car accident, his hands don’t work the way they used to and he can’t be a doctor any more. He’s looking for an experimental […]