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Hangman (2017)

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A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children’s game Hangman. Hangman

Genre : Thriller
Country : USA

Cast :
Al Pacino : Archer
Karl Urban : Ruiney
Brittany Snow : Christi Davies

Director :
Johnny Martin

My opinion on “Hangman”

“Have you noticed anything out of the ordinary?
There’s a letter carved into her chest.
A game of Hangman. “

Mix the game show “Wheel of fortune” with a “Se7en” -ish thriller and you get a movie like “Hangman“. A film in which two detectives, Ruiney (KarlDreddUrban) and Archer (Al Pacino), are chasing a ruthless serial killer. The victims are related to each other in a thoughtful way. Fortunately, there’s also this journalist Christi (BrittanyBushwickSnow) who provides the two seasoned detectives with ingenious clues at the right time. Probably that’s why she’s nominated for the Pulitzer prize. The crazy game the killer plays, is the famous “Hangman” game. And although Archer, as a retired detective, kills (no pun intended) his time while solving crossword puzzles in Latin, the solution of the puzzle doesn’t seem to be so self-evident.

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Journalists. Curious and they never, ever listen.

Hangman” isn’t such a bad movie per se. To be honest, they succeeded in making it pretty exciting at certain times. But just like the game “Hangman”, its course is rather too linear and too obvious. The way some clues are found, is sometimes quite ridiculous. If all investigators were as inventive as this duo, solving murder cases would be a piece of cake. The most annoying thing in this film was the interference of the crime journalist Christi who, as a would-be authority in the field of murder cases, asked the right questions at the right time and interpreted clues in a perceptive way. The picture with the body of detective Ruiney’s wife contained such an obvious clue. It’s almost incomprehensible that these experienced detectives never noticed it. But no problem for our brilliant journalist. One look of her at the picture in question and she already knew what the others had overlooked.

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Pacino. Still a joy to watch him acting.

Even though Al Pacino isn’t written off as an actor yet and in my opinion he can still bring the quality of a feature film to a higher level thanks to his brilliant acting, his contribution here is somewhat a disappointment. “Manglehorn” is a perfect example of a film where Pacino demonstrated his class and professionalism as an actor. Even though this film is content-wise nothing to write home about, this class actor made it a fascinating spectacle. My conclusion was very simple. The film in question wasn’t necessary to prove that Pacino is an exquisite actor. This conclusion also applies to “Hangman“. The recruitment of sounding names guarantees the required media attention. But I’m not sure if this movie deserves that.

Hangman

Saturday night movie of a higher level.

Without Al Pacino, Karl Urban and Brittany Snow, this film would be nothing more than a typical Saturday night movie about a serial killer who’s fond of word games. The film will easily overshadow other crappy weekend films and certainly guarantees a pleasant evening in front of the tube. On the one hand it is recommended for lovers of the serial killer genre. On the other hand, the result is rather dull and uninspiring. Certainly not something to get excited about. And Al Pacino can’t fix it either.

My rating 5/10
Links : IMDB

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Free Guy | Official Trailer 2

Free Guy is an action-comedy about a bank teller who discovers he is a background character in an open world video game called Free City that will soon go offline.

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Genre:

Action, Adventure, Comedy

Release Date:

July 3, 2020

Director:

Shawn Levy

Cast:

Ryan Reynolds, Joe Keery, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Channing Tatum, Lil Rel Howery

Plot Summary:

Free Guy is an action-comedy about a bank teller who discovers he is a background character in an open world video game called Free City that will soon go offline.

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The Darkseid: Zack Snyder Releases Official Image Of Uxas

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As the internet catches its collective breath, after hearing official news that ‘Zack Snyder’s: Justice League’ is coming to HBO Max in 2021. Fans can now start to anticipate tidbits as to what we can expect from this new interpretation of Justice League.

Snyder, has started assuring fans, that his film isn’t just a standard “Directors cut,” but will in fact be an almost entirely different movie. Warner Bros. and HBO Max are shelling out an estimated $20-30 mill that will help extend cast member contracts and insure we see an entirely different version. Snyder recently spoke to Hollywood Reporter and shed some light on the project:

“You probably saw one-fourth of what I did,”

Snyder, went on to further separate his vision from what Joss Whedon brought to the screen:

“It will be an entirely new thing, and, especially talking to those who have seen the released movie, a new experience apart from that movie,”

Snyder recently took to social media, to drop a new official image of Uxas aka Darkseid.

 

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Tenet | Official Trailer #2 – HD

Tenet is an upcoming action thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan and produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas. It stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh.

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Genre:

Action, Drama, Thriller

Release Date:

July 17, 2020

Director:

Christopher Nolan

Cast:

John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine

Plot Summary:

Tenet is an upcoming action thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan and produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas. It stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh.

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