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Movies to Help Pass the Time

SoonerP226

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I watched most of The Foreigner a couple of weeks back. It stars Jackie Chan (in a rare dramatic role) as a former Vietnamese (IIRC, he was supposed to be Hmong) who immigrated to England after the fall of Saigon. When his only surviving daughter is killed in an IRA bombing, he uses his US Special Forces training to hunt down the people who did it. Meanwhile, Pierce Brosnan is a "former" IRA leader who is currently a deputy minister in the Northern Ireland coalition government, and he is also trying to track down which IRA members went off the reservation and carried out the bombing. Somehow Chan gets the idea that Brosnan knows who carried out the bombing (although he really doesn't in the beginning), and keeps trying to squeeze the names out of him.

It features a decent amount of Jackie Chan whoopin' up on people, albeit without his signature humor (again, a rare dramatic role for him), some decent gunplay, and some seriously cold actions by people on all sides. It's not all-time best cinema, but it's not a bad way to spend a couple of hours.
 

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If any of you enjoy psychological thrillers, we just watched Fractured and it was pretty great. It is definitely one I recommend watching twice, because the movie is quite a bit different the second time around.
 

tRidiot

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I don't know if it's been mentioned, probably, but Snatch is really great. In that same genre is Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Both are Guy Ritchie films, and I like them a lot. Also The Gentlemen is another crime heist/doublecross kind of film he did like that. I like that style quite a bit, like The Italian Job and such.

I'm also a Luc Besson fan and love The Fifth Element (Milla Jovovich doesn't hurt at all).
 
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