Die Another Day

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{4/5} “Well, it seems you’ve become useful again.” Die Another Day, released in 2002 James Bond is captured in North Korea and 14 months later is exchanged for a dangerous terrorist named Zao. The British secret service, including M, can no longer trust Bond and are sending him for evaluation — so Bond escapes. He […]

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 […]

Murdoch Mysteries (season 10)

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{5/5} “Now, since this will be a thoroughly modern home, I have an idea of how we could recruit energy from the planet itself…” Murdoch Mysteries season 10, aired in 2016-17 Julia hasn’t been herself lately — she keeps seeing Eva Pearce, the woman Julia killed in self-defense. William has found a spot for them […]

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 […]

The Edge of Seventeen

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{4/5} “Hey, wake up. You had a brain operation. It worked. They made you pleasant and agreeable… Ah, just wishful daydreaming.” The Edge of Seventeen, released in 2016 Nadine is having a tough time in high school. Her father died a few years ago. The one bright spot is her best friend Krista. But one […]

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

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{4.5/5} “You’re very intense, you know that?” Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, released in 2016 Jack Reacher has been communicating with Major Turner by phone in order to hunt down a group of human traffickers. When he finally comes to town to meet her in person he is stunned to find she’s been arrested — […]

Sherlock (season 4)

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{5/5} “I delete any text that begins, ‘Hi.’” — Sherlock Sherlock season 4, aired in 2017 Moriarty seems to be back but Sherlock is confident it’s just a game Moriarty set up in case of his death. Meanwhile, John and Mary have a baby girl. Mary discovers that one of her old spy colleagues is […]

GoldenEye

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{4.5/5} “You don’t like me, Bond. You don’t like my methods. You think I’m an accountant, a bean counter more interested in my numbers than your instincts.” — M GoldenEye, released in 1995 A rogue element in the Russian military has developed a space-based weapons system — someone has deployed it to wipe out everyone […]