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American Assassin (2017). R-16 #MitchRappSaga #VinceFlynn

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When Cold War veteran Stan Hurley takes CIA black ops recruit Mitch Rapp under his wing, they receive an assignment to investigate a wave of random attacks on both military and civilian targets. After discovering a pattern of violence, Hurley and Rapp join forces with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative who wants to start a global war.-WWW
DirectorMichael Cuesta Adapted fromAmerican Assassin Story byVince Flynn ScreenplayStephen SchiffEdward ZwickMarshall HerskovitzMichael Finch

Taylor Kitsch did his job well.  I would have also loved it is he was on the good side, but he was very believable as a very disillusioned disciple.  

John Le Carré's OUR KIND OF TRAITOR (2016) Rated R-13

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While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry and Gail, befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima, who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, to the murky corners of the City of London and an alliance with the British Government via a ruthless and determined MI6 agent.- Rotten Tomatoes Director: Susanna White Story by: John le Carré Never felt I had any right to be a critic, but I agree with most of the critics of this movie, although there are disappointing parts, this movie is even better than book.  I watched this with my folks and they were quite lost in some scenes, but when they were able to catch up, they were in awe with Stellan…

RENEGADES (R-13) 2017

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OFFICIAL TRAILER RENEGADES is about a team of Navy SEALs on assignment in war-torn Europe who discover a treasure of gold at the bottom of a lake -- rumored to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In an effort to help the locals, they go rogue and engineer a heist to retrieve the gold and return it to its rightful owners. But in a deadly turn of events, they are detected by the enemy and left with only 10 hours to carry out their mission. The film stars J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) & Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of an Empire), is directed by Steven Quale (Final Destination 5 and Into the Storm) and is an original story written by Richard Wenk & Luc Besson (Takenand Lucy).- FROM EuropaCorpUS' YOUTUBE PAGE Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ren3gadesMovie Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RenegadesMovie Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/renegades_m... Subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/EuropaCorpUs This is my movie.  Ki…

Nick Joaquin's A PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AS FILIPINO (1964/65) Parental Guidance

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By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53668770
source: imdb A former art district in Manila struggles between the old Filipino identity and the onslaught of Western influence. Release date: 1965 (Philippines) DirectorLamberto V. Avellana Music composed byMiguel Velarde, Jr. Story byNick Joaquin ScreenplayTrinidad ReyesDonato Valentin

Just because a woman is past the calendar or over the hill you can take advantage of her? I felt all the rancor for Tony Javier, especially in this version.  Conrad Parham's portrayal of Tony Javier misleading the very innocent and hungry for love Paula Marasigan(Naty Crame-Rogers) was very a

The Battleship Island (2017)

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History is written by the victors. - SirWinston Churchill Director Seung-wan Ryoo Stars Jung-min Hwang, Su-an Kim, Jung-hyun Lee, Ji-seob So, Joong-ki SongDuring the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island to mine for coal, attempt to escape.Lee Kang-Ok (Hwang Jung-Min) is a bandmaster at Kyungsung Hotel. He decides to go to Japan to protect his daughter, but he is drafted into Battleship Island by force, being deceived by talk to send him to Japan. On Battleship Island, he does anything to protect his daughter.Choi Chil-Sung (So Ji-Sub) is the top fighter in Kyungsung (old name of “Seoul”). He makes troubles on Battleship Island, but he has a warm heart.Park Moo-Young (Song Joong-Ki) belongs to the Korean Independence group. He sneaks onto Battleship Island to rescue a member of the independence group.- #TBI #THEBATTLESHIPISLAND #ASIANWIKI(SOURCE) The Battleship Island will tug at your heartstringsWhat is The Battleship Island all about…

The Dark Tower a.k.a. The Gunslinger (PG) 2017

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The Gunslinger(Idris Elba) and The most powerful SHINE, Jake Chambers(Tom Taylor)
The movie is based on THE DARK TOWER books

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The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.- imdb

Directed by
Nikolaj Arcel...(directed by)

Writing Credits
Akiva Goldsman...(screenplay) &
Jeff Pinkner...(screenplay) and
Anders Thomas Jensen...(screenplay) &
Nikolaj Arcel...(screenplay)

Stephen King...(based on "The Dark Tower" novels by)


I am NOT a Stephen King fan.  I don't read his books, but I was able to watch MISERY, THE RUNNING MAN, CHILDREN OF THE CORN, MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE, FIRESTARTER, THE GREEN MILE and SLEEPWALKERS(not in chronologic…

Love You to the Stars and Back (PG) 2017 #LYTTSAB #LYSB

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From Wikipedia:  Feeling out place in her own home, an eccentric and socially awkward girl, Mika (Julia Barretto), decides to go on a road trip with a very strange goal – to look for aliens. In her trip, Mika accidentally bumps into a simple and good-humored boy, Caloy (Joshua Garcia), whom she chooses to give a free ride to until he reaches his destination. Mika is surprised to know that Caloy has cancer. But despite his condition, he has learned to accept his fate and remained positive and joyful.
The two embark on a roadtrip filled with adventures and misadventures, not knowing that it will lead them to experiencing their most memorable romance at such a young age. They unexpectedly teach each other an important lesson on love and life – one that takes most people a lifetime to learn.

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It is really best to watch something with (sort of) a clean slate.  When one of my friends were reading to us th…