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    Quote Originally Posted by Primetimeloser View Post
    Banana Motherfucker
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solo View Post
    Best spook flick ever made. Better than the book 6 Days of the Condor it was loosely based on.
    I think I've mostly ever liked Robert Redford when he's playing a spy. In this, Spy Game and Sneakers.

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    Yup it was a great entry into the banana horror trend that happened a few years back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnetRhoades View Post
    I think I've mostly ever liked Robert Redford when he's playing a spy. In this, Spy Game and Sneakers.
    Both enjoyable in their own right, but remain in the shadows to the Pollack gem IMO. I recommend the book to anyone who liked the Condor flick. memory serves it has to do with drug running as opposed to oil.

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    Are all men pedophiles? - I have no clue how to react to this one

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    The picture refuses to show up for me, now I'm intrigued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishG3nt View Post
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    ....it's on Netflix

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primetimeloser View Post
    Are all men pedophiles? - I have no clue how to react to this one
    It seemed like this was in direct reference to Irish's movie, but Prime is actually referring to a doc on netflix titled "Are all men pedophiles?"

    Confusion settled

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    that title is a real attention grabber

    my movie was Blue Hill Avenue

    Prime's is a documentary I am assuming

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishG3nt View Post
    that title is a real attention grabber

    my movie was Blue Hill Avenue

    Prime's is a documentary I am assuming
    Yes it is and yes it is

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    Faster - not a big fan of The Rock, but I enjoyed this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primetimeloser View Post
    Are all men pedophiles? - I have no clue how to react to this one
    "Pedo" means "relating to children", and a "child" is a person who has not reached puberty. So attraction to post-pubescent teenagers is not pedophilia at all (no matter what society says). Real pedophiles have some kind of mental disease or are just sick, vile human beings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnetRhoades View Post
    ...it just can't hope to really live up to a spy thriller of that caliber, even though Tony Scott is a capable enough director, because of the presence of Wil Smith. He injects an element of camp that subverts the tone of the rest of the film, Green and Black's characters notwithstanding. They aren't out-of-character they contrast well with their psycho in a suit boss and are otherwise realistic portrayals whereas Smith is supposed to be dramatic lead but he just does his Wil Smith thing and isn't even trying here.
    Typical Will Smith aside, I thought this was a pretty good movie, that's been made great in light of whats happened over the last decade plus since its release.

    The movie is basically a big prelude to everything that's happened since this movie's release...spying, the NSA, Snowden, 9/11, etc.

    Almost as if Tony Scott had a dream that it would come to that.

    Plus, the cast in general is such a wide assortment of people you wouldn't think of being mixed together for a movie like that. I think they all meshed quite well.

    There is the obvious reason why the movie gets pulled off websites (copyrights), and then the other.

    Its speaks volumes about the NSA, then and now.


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    Mmmm, not really. The NSA can't even do half the things depicted then or now. They listen. Satellites then and now can't do the things you see in this film or others anymore than the "click, click, click, enhance" feature that makes a clear picture out of some shitty convenience store footage. This is actually very paint-by-numbers for creative license where the tech portion and spying goes. That stuff is fine for movies but it's hardly a revelation.

    The basic tension and paranoia are done very well, however, though this was perhaps the beginning of Tony's experimental phase and he and his editor went a little nuts here. Their gymnastics ended up fitting the tone and style of both Man on Fire and Domino much better (they're also much better films). It's just a shame it wasn't more serious with a better actor in the lead (or revised to be a lighter film). I mark this as near the bottom of Tony Scott's filmography.

    I can still watch it if I really have nothing better to do, because I like Hackman's character and Green and Black. But I want to like it more than I do. I want to like it as much as I like Sneakers for a fun spy movie with nerds and codes and such.

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    I actually like Smith now more than then. Back in the 90s, he felt like a one trick pony. Pretty much every thing he was in, he was the same thing with slight variation on the character.

    I've warmed up to him more in recent years, but I wouldn't call him a top 10 actor or anything.

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    The thing about him is he is capable, he just has to be controlled, either by himself or the filmmaker. He can't be allowed to be "Wil Smith". No tongue in cheek. No smirk. No Fresh Prince. When he's been good your guess is as good as mine whether it's because he respected the filmmaker and the material enough to leave his celebrity personality at home and just do the work or because he was controlled by a filmmaker and/or producer who wasn't going to settle for him just doing his stock schtick and collecting a check.

    A lot of people like his schtick though and he sells tickets, or used to.

    Oh, you wanna see a paranoid tech-noir thriller that was exceptionally prophetic? Check out Michael Crichton's LOOKER.


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    Looker looks pretty interesting.

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