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Spenser Confidential

We appreciated the tandem Peter Berg / Mark Wahlberg, but the disappointment generated by “22 Miles” sounded like the film too many in the collaboration of the two friends who had become inseparable since “Blood and Tears”, “Deepwater” and “Hunt for Boston”. Following the very relative box office success of their latest feat of arms, the two men logically left (like many of their colleagues) to rebuild their health on Netflix and, to say the least, is that their new project did not have enough to arouse great enthusiasm on paper as it stirred up well-known ingredients and already, for some, explored by themselves through their common or respective filmographies. Rogue cops, gangs, FBI, murders, conspiracies and obviously the sacrosanct city of Boston in the background … It’s very simple, we almost had the impression of having seen “Spenser Confidential” before even start it, just could we hope that Berg’s talent in terms of action transcends this thriller which we thought we knew everything in advance … Well, on the overall plot of “Spenser Confidential”, we do not was not really mistaken. With his ex-cop slayer of injustices and returning to the bacon of a plot where gravitate various shady strata of the Bostonian landscape, we can not say that the new film of Peter Berg surprises us with its twists or turns out to be very credible by his excessive desire to always personally involve his hero in the stakes. As such, the enormity of the concomitance between a certain murder and his release from prison or that of the revelation around one of the culprits will be particularly difficult to swallow. However, these classic strings of a time-worn detective novel that the film takes great pleasure in handling with the greatest seriousness in the world will ultimately find meaning through their combination with a kind of unexpected coolness of the great buddy-movie. time. Perhaps because he himself is also inspired by a series of books with the same hero, the character of Spenser first appears rather quickly as the Bostonian counterpart of Jack Reacher: a modern vigilante with a big heart, capable lightness thanks to unexpected features of humor in the surrounding darkness but also the most able to respond to violence with violence by not hesitating to chain kicks (or machetes) in the anthill he chose to destroy. But where Jack Reacher acted most of the time solo, Spenser is then rewarded with a team of colorful characters who will further amplify the shock between the casual tone and the dark atmosphere of the feature film. ! The sparks caused by the complementarity between the mad dog Spenser (Mark Wahlberg, very fit) and the quiet strength of the giant Hawk (excellent Winston Duke) will be the best spearhead, recalling the best duets of detective films of the genre of the 90’s. , but the supporting roles around them will not be outdone: Alan Arkin, an obvious patriarch of this recomposed “family”, and, above all, the blonde fury Iliza Shlesinger unleashing her wrath with jubilation at each of her appearances. The very entertaining interactions between this makeshift team and, as expected, Berg’s ability to bring violence to the screen in effective action scenes will make “Spenser Confidential” more than honest entertainment and reconnecting with it. soul of the finest hours of its kind...

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The Silencing

The Silencing had everything I love about a movie. There were some unexpected moments, a main character that I loved and wanted to see an element of thriller and some twists. What more could you ask for in a thriller. It was the kind of movie that came out every week in the 90s but nowadays you are lucky if you have one every couple of months and they usually aren’t as good as they used to be. So when I find one as well done as this film it’s a rare pleasure. Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars in the lead and he’s a remarkably gifted lead actor. Not only is he naturally sympathetic but it is also very easy to sympathize with him. As mentioned before, I really like a good thriller...

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Project Power

What are you willing to risk for five minutes of extraordinary powers...

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Fatman

A rowdy, unorthodox Santa Claus struggles with his business decline...

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Mortal

Endowed with dangerous powers that he cannot control, Eric wanders alone in the vastness of the Norwegian forests. Following a tragic combination of circumstances in a small town, the young man of American origin finds himself chased by the authorities. Supported by a psychologist on the run, he tries to master and understand the extraordinary nature of his gifts … With his American experiences (“The Jane Doe Identity” and “Scary Stories”), André Øvredal returns to put his camera on his native lands! In his baggage from across the Atlantic, the director revealed by the brilliant “Troll Hunter” brought back, in addition to the English language, the American actor Nat Wolff in order to offer him the title role of this “Torden” (” Mortal “internationally), a return to roots inevitably awaited at the turn … You might as well go there frankly, if you like the often intriguing biases of the filmmaker, the first part of” Mortal “may well serve as a sacred cold shower. The silent introduction of the film where we follow the suffering of his hero lost in the middle of the forest may well arouse our curiosity, when he comes into contact with civilization, “Mortal” dangerously begins to look like any other. lambda adaptation of a bestseller of young adult literature. Admittedly, the magnificent Nordic landscapes and a more intimate European approach will quickly want to place the beginnings of this story in a more realistic setting and a much darker tone than all the mainstream productions of this ilk but, basically, that does not prevent not the film to review the most stereotypical situations of the genre. For a spectator prowled in all these springs, it is thus quickly complicated to become fully involved in the umpteenth destiny of a young man tortured by the power of his superpowers and seeking to escape a world which is obviously not prepared to accept his difference (Nat Wolff’s lack of thickness in the role doesn’t help), hard to believe in the prefabricated birth of feelings between him and the only female character his age put in his way, hard to perceive a real danger around two threats (one on a personal level, the other more global) with basic developments and uniquely designed to serve the evolution of their extraordinary opponent when the time comes … Ultimately, despite a style European more supported, nothing ever seems to succeed in diverting “Mortal” from a course that we know is ultra-marked, even its most spectacular scenes do not really make us fall backwards … However, halfway through course, André Øvredal’s paw will try to turn things around with the introduction of a certain folklore to explain the origin of the hero’s powers. By certain visions gradually revealed to the spectator, the mystery will not really be one (we will also have a kind of “course for dummies” in the matter in order to explain it well thanks to a secondary character) but, as Throughout his filmography, Øvredal’s rather incredible ability to awaken our fascination with the legends he seizes will once again show itself brilliantly to finally give relief to “Mortal”. A few pertinent questions about the place of such a being in our world first emerge (they are touched upon if not deepened), then, as the character of Nat Wolff gets closer to the foundations of its identity, the film will find a real new impetus that can only captivate by the magnitude of what is suddenly updated...

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3

Released in April 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 ends with several post-credits scenes, a tradition at Marvel. If these sequences are sometimes quite anecdotal, even useless, those of the Guardians have the merit of questioning us, in particular on the characters that we will see in the continuation of the MCU...

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VFW

Fred, a Vietnam War veteran, and his military friends must protect a teenager and the headquarters of the VFW organization from a drug dealer and his army of mutant punks...

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Mission: Impossible 7

The Mission Impossible 7 team, whose filming has resumed in Great Britain, had to face a big setback: a serious motorcycle accident occurred during the filming of a scene involving a stuntman but apparently not Tom Cruise ...

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The Suicide Squad

On August 4, DC’s Suicide Squad will be back on the big screen. Always with Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Rick Flagg or Amanda Waller, but without the director David Ayer replaced by James Gunn for what is presented as both a sequel and a reboot of the previous opus...

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Hard Kill

The billionaire CEO of a high-tech company hires a team of fearless mercenaries to protect a new piece of tech that, if exposed, could destroy the world...

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