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Unlocked (2017)

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A CIA interrogator is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a biological attack.

Genre : Action/Mystery
Country : USA/UK/Czech Republic/Switzerland

Cast :
Noomi Rapace : Alice Racine
Orlando Bloom : Jack Alcott
Michael Douglas : Eric Lasch

Director :
Michael Apted

My opinion on “Unlocked”

“Send a car for my wife and flowers.
And by flowers, I mean whatever it takes to keep me off the couch tonight.”

Take any “Jason Bourne” episode, mix it with lets say a “Mission Impossible” or recently “Stratton” and add a little bit of humor. As a result you’ll get something similar as “Unlocked“. So, it isn’t exactly original. It’s entertaining, but it’s also an inextricable tangle of intrigues. At one point you’re wondering who can be trusted and who can’t be. The film fits in perfectly with today’s news. Every few months there’s a terrorist attack by some extremist organization in Europe. I just hope this film won’t cause some crack-brained organizations to get bad ideas.

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I’d be a dumb CIA agent!

Maybe it’s me, but at times I didn’t have a clue what the people concerned were talking about. Apparently, your level of intelligence should be very high to be able to function in the world of intelligence services as a secret agent. Sometimes conclusions are drawn and decisions are made at such a scary rate. The fight against terrorism is a difficult task for a reason. Is it possible that the vast majority of employees can’t even follow the reasoning of their superior?

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Chemical attack.

Noomi Rapace, who impressed me more in “Child 44” than in “Prometheus“, is playing the experienced agent Alice Racine, who has a conscience problem after a terrorist attack in Paris. Due to an enormous guilt-feeling she leaves her job at MI5. And now she works for a social service which she uses as a cover to signal suspicious developments to MI5. Until she’s summoned one day to question a terrorist suspect to get information about a planned attack. But soon, she realizes she got caught up in a hornet’s nest where nobody can be trusted and with an impossible task waiting for her. On the one hand, she has to make sure she stays out of the hands of another organization with an entirely different agenda. And on the other hand, it’s a race against the clock to make sure London won’t suffer a chemical attack. Yes, it isn’t boring for Alice.

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I lost count when it’s about plot turns.

The story on its own is actually a mess and sometimes quite difficult to follow. If you are a spy-thriller enthusiast and you have already seen a lot of movies from this genre, you won’t find novelties that’ll overwhelm you. The whole movie is a series of chases, short-lived but energetic action scenes and high-tech espionage behind the scenes. But, above all, the huge amount of plot turns will make it rather laughable than surprising. I would not even have been surprised if at the end the imam was an accomplice of some kind of candid camera program who announces that it was all just a joke. That’s the level I’m talking about.

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Just another mediocre spy-thriller.

What else is there to admire? The performances of acclaimed famous film stars? The Swedish Noomi Rapace is perfect for this part as the female Jason Bourne. An intelligent, cold-blooded person who knows how to handle herself in this hard-core spy world. They were even able to convince Michael Douglas to play a small but not so insignificant role. The least impressive role was given to Orlando Bloom, who tries to bring some humor into the film with his heavy English accent and attitude. However, it is John Malkovich who steals the show as CIA chief Bob Hunter. His facial expression, that seemingly nonchalant smile and a moment of uncontrolled behavior during a video conference. A clear proof that one needs to be a bit insane to work for the intelligence service. But despite the excellent acting and the stars who appear on the screen, this movie can’t avoid to get the label “mediocrity”. It’s just another spy thriller which is momentary entertaining but eventually will be forgotten.

My rating 5/10
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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore – New Teaser Trailer

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You are invited back into the Magic! as Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, audiences will be taken back into the familiar and immersive world of magic, fun and excitement, featuring even more compelling and unique magical beasts in an all-new story that truly expands the iconic Wizarding World in surprising and unexpected ways.

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Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?

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Dive into the complex, high-stakes relationship between Grindelwald and Dumbledore and unlock the story of these two legendary wizards.And for the first time, audiences will get an inside look at the complicated and enigmatic Dumbledore.

The film is also the ultimate wizard heist as what follows in The Secrets of Dumbledore is an action-packed cat-and-mouse game of secretive plans, mysteries and fun twists and turns. Our unlikely heroes – Newt, Jacob, Kama, Lally, Bunty and Theseus are brought together by Dumbledore in an attempt to defeat Grindelwald.

From the teaser trailer it looks like this film will be magical on the big screen as it’s a richly realised expansion of the story fans have been craving, a transportive cinematic experience for all ages that features familiar connections to Harry Potter, whilst also keeping the classic Magical elements like the whimsy humour as well as the heartwarming moments and heart-stopping action.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), two-time Oscar nominee Jude Law (“Cold Mountain,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley”), Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Katherine Waterston, and Mads Mikkelsen.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” was directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling & Steve Kloves, based upon a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film was produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram and Tim Lewis. Neil Blair, Danny Cohen, Josh Berger, Courtenay Valenti and Michael Sharp served as executive producers.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” is the newest adventure in the Wizarding World™ created by J.K. Rowling.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore will be released in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on 8 April 2022 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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The Book of Boba Fett | Disney + | Star Wars – Official Trailer

On the sands of Tatoonie, bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigate the Galaxy’s underworld and fight for Jabba the Hutt’s old territory.

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Genre:

Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Release Date:

December 29, 2021

Producers:

Jon Favreau; Dave Filoni; Robert Rodriguez; Kathleen Kennedy

Cast:

Tamuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen

Plot Summary:

On the sands of Tatoonie, bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigate the Galaxy’s underworld and fight for Jabba the Hutt’s old territory.

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The Witcher Season 2 | Netflix – Official Trailer

Destiny is a beast. Watch the official trailer for Season 2 of The Witcher. The Witcher Season 2 debuts December 17, only on Netflix.

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Genre:

Fantasy, Action, Adventure

Release Date:

December 17, 2021

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Netflix

Cast:

Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan

Plot Summary:

Destiny is a beast. Watch the official trailer for Season 2 of The Witcher. The Witcher Season 2 debuts December 17, only on Netflix.

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