Cold Case (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{4.5/5} “People shouldn’t be forgotten. They matter.” — Lilly Cold Case season 1, aired in 2003-04 Detective Lilly Rush is a member of the Philadelphia Homicide Squad. She gets pulled onto a cold case and soon afterwards it becomes her thing. Whenever new evidence is found, no matter how old the case is, she and […]

Licence to Kill

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{4/5} “Remember, if it hadn’t been for Q branch you’d have been dead long ago.” Licence to Kill, released in 1989 When a drug lord named Sanchez feeds the lower half of Felix Leiter’s body to a shark, James Bond vows revenge. M expects Bond to do the mission he’s been assigned instead, so Bond […]

Mission: Impossible III

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{5/5} “I’m assuming it’s like a code name for something he’s about to sell to an unspecified buyer, for $850 million by the way. Or maybe it’s not a code word, maybe it’s just a really, really expensive bunny appendage.” Mission: Impossible III, released in 2006 Ethan Hunt is engaged to Julia, and he doesn’t […]

Mission: Impossible II

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{3.5/5} “If you look at Hunt’s operational history, and I have, you’ll notice that he invariably favours misdirection over confrontation.” Mission: Impossible II, released in 2000 Ethan Hunt’s mission is to recover something called Chimera, which he eventually finds out is a deadly virus. It’s been stolen by another IMF agent, Sean Ambrose. One of […]

The Living Daylights

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{4/5} “I’ve had a few optional extras installed.” The Living Daylights, released in 1987 When General Koskov decides to defect from the Soviet Union, James Bond is sent to assist in extracting him from Czechoslovakia. Koskov reveals that his superior at the KGB, General Pushkin, is starting spies on a path that may lead to […]

Captain Fantastic

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{5/5} “The absurdity of being eulogized by someone she didn’t know has exactly the kind of comedic flourish that Leslie would have cherished.” Captain Fantastic, released in 2016 Ben and his six kids live in the wilderness. He’s home schooling them, giving them assignments that are intellectually and physically challenging. When Ben’s wife, who’s bipolar, […]

Inside Man

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{5/5} “I have a small problem which requires someone with very special skills and complete discretion.” Inside Man, released in 2006 During a bank robbery in New York all the hostages are forced to wear the same jumpsuits as the robbers, so the police have a difficult time telling them apart. It turns out that […]

Jason Bourne

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{4/5} “‘All that matters is staying alive. You get off the grid, survive.’ ‘I don’t believe that, and neither do you. Look at yourself. Look at what you’re doing. You can’t live like this for much longer.’” Jason Bourne, released in 2016 Jason Bourne is keeping a low profile, occasionally fighting for money. Nicky Parsons, […]

The Bourne Ultimatum

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{5/5} “Something happened to me, and I need to know what it was. Or I’ll never be free of this.” The Bourne Ultimatum, released in 2007 Pamela Landy at the CIA believe Jason Bourne isn’t a threat but others aren’t so sure — so they’re still looking for him. Noah Vosen, Landy’s colleague, is up […]

The Bourne Supremacy

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{5/5} “‘What if I can’t find her?’ ‘It’s easy, she’s standing right next to you.’” The Bourne Supremacy, released in 2004 Jason and Marie are minding their own business in India when Marie gets shot. Meanwhile, Pamela Landy at the┬áCIA is investigating Bourne because she believes, due to planted evidence, that he killed two of […]