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Jack Reacher

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Sunday, October 16, 2016 3:05 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I am posting this because I am not near these cities, but some of you might be.
Good luck!


NEWS ALERT! For Reacher Creatures in the US, Paramount Pictures is holding 40 VIP seats at each of five screenings on October 18th in NYC, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix and Cleveland. These tickets are first come, first served only so don't delay!


I had been hoping to reread the book before seeing it in theater, but my schedule does not look promising for that.

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Monday, October 17, 2016 12:14 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Thanks for the heads up JSF, hope I can get those tickets.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I am posting this because I am not near these cities, but some of you might be.
Good luck!


NEWS ALERT! For Reacher Creatures in the US, Paramount Pictures is holding 40 VIP seats at each of five screenings on October 18th in NYC, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix and Cleveland. These tickets are first come, first served only so don't delay!


I had been hoping to reread the book before seeing it in theater, but my schedule does not look promising for that.


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Monday, October 17, 2016 7:06 AM

MOOSE


Not a big fan of the books, but I really liked the first movie. Cruise did a lot better with the role than I expected. Looking forward to the next one.

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Monday, October 17, 2016 5:49 PM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Jack Reacher 2 – Never Go Back





The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Monday, October 17, 2016 6:59 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I am posting this because I am not near these cities, but some of you might be.
Good luck!


NEWS ALERT! For Reacher Creatures in the US, Paramount Pictures is holding 40 VIP seats at each of five screenings on October 18th in NYC, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix and Cleveland. These tickets are first come, first served only so don't delay!


I had been hoping to reread the book before seeing it in theater, but my schedule does not look promising for that.


Thanks for the heads up JSF, hope I can get those tickets.


SGG


I hope you do too.
I expect to see a review from you tomorrow night. Without too many spoilers.
Have you read the book, or the books?

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:05 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


No, I haven't read the books, but like Moose, I really enjoyed the first film. Cruise has been so good with the action genre - the Mission movies, Knight & Day I liked a lot, Oblivion, and now this one.


SGG


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I am posting this because I am not near these cities, but some of you might be.
Good luck!


NEWS ALERT! For Reacher Creatures in the US, Paramount Pictures is holding 40 VIP seats at each of five screenings on October 18th in NYC, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix and Cleveland. These tickets are first come, first served only so don't delay!


I had been hoping to reread the book before seeing it in theater, but my schedule does not look promising for that.


Thanks for the heads up JSF, hope I can get those tickets.


SGG


I hope you do too.
I expect to see a review from you tomorrow night. Without too many spoilers.
Have you read the book, or the books?


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Thursday, October 20, 2016 5:29 PM

DUN

nods head


I enjoyed the books,though he isn't 6" 5 the first film really surprised me.Great atmosphere ,I've watched it a couple of times now ;it's a really good film.
Looking forward too the new one.

You buy this ship, treat her proper, she'll be with you for the rest of your life.

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Friday, October 21, 2016 11:49 AM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


A review pointing out shortcomings:

Never has a starring role given Cruise fewer opportunities to be charismatic. The production values follow suit: sub-direct-to-video special effects; unplaceable establishing shots that cut into equally unplaceable interiors; and that old standby of budget-conscious productions, the warehouse fight.

Great action films are very dependent on form and movement; conversely, bad action films are some of the most stilted and awkward movies around. What defines Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is an indifference to bodies and space that borders on the absurd: the incoherent foot chases; the apparently variable weight of the characters, which permits Reacher to throw a bad guy through a wall; the way characters go deaf or blind whenever convenient, allowing a man to remain inconspicuous while standing behind a small tree; the fact that so much of the movie happens in warehouses and motel rooms with drawn curtains; the way the camera hangs on bit characters reacting to how cool Jack Reacher looks. The movie’s cut-rate ’90s-ness is nearly endearing; it’s so rare nowadays to see a movie where multiple characters say “dickhead.”

www.avclub.com/review/jack-reacher-never-go-back-corny-its-title-24443
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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Friday, October 21, 2016 11:57 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Got back from the theater a couple of hours ago and I had a little time to "take in" the movie. Is it great? No, but I enjoyed it, very much. I have to say that the first film is much better, but this one is entertaining enough for me to recommend it, especially to the fans of Jack Reacher (that goes for you JSF, you'll enjoy it I'm sure). There were some plot points that were predictable, but it seem to follow the action hero playbook to a certain degree. I did like some of the individual touches, but expected more.

There's more:

Here, I like this review:

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/movies/jack-reacher-never-go-ba
ck-review-tom-cruise-action-sequel-downright-touching-20161019-gs5hot.html


Or this one:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/2016/10/21/review-jack-
reacher-loses-step-never-go-back/92480712
/

I agree more with the above reviews than with the one Second posted, but that's just me. It wasn't as horrible as it was described in that review.
Methinks they overplayed their hand. Like I said, I liked the first one more.

P.S. JSF, we'll discuss it if you like, once you go see it for yourself.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I am posting this because I am not near these cities, but some of you might be.
Good luck!


NEWS ALERT! For Reacher Creatures in the US, Paramount Pictures is holding 40 VIP seats at each of five screenings on October 18th in NYC, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix and Cleveland. These tickets are first come, first served only so don't delay!


I had been hoping to reread the book before seeing it in theater, but my schedule does not look promising for that.


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Sunday, October 23, 2016 8:07 AM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


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Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
. . . I have to say that the first film is much better, but this one is entertaining enough for me to recommend it, especially to the fans of Jack Reacher (that goes for you JSF, you'll enjoy it I'm sure). There were some plot points that were predictable, but it seem to follow the action hero playbook to a certain degree. I did like some of the individual touches, but expected more.
. . .
I agree more with the above reviews than with the one Second posted, but that's just me. It wasn't as horrible as it was described in that review.
Methinks they overplayed their hand. Like I said, I liked the first one more.

Sequel 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' shows a lack of inspiration
The Christian Science Monitor, October 23, 2016

For those who never saw 2012's "Jack Reacher," Tom Cruise played a former Army military police commander who, disillusioned with the job, grabbed his toothbrush and hit the road. In "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," it's been ages since Cruise's character was discharged, but military types keep trying to salute him, and every time someone in uniform calls him by his former rank, "Major Reacher," he stiffens a little and responds, "ex-major."

Cruise has been Hollywood's top gun for the better part of 30 years, taking no fewer than 17 blockbusters across the $100 million mark in that time. But strike the "Mission: Impossible" series from the charts, and his numbers have been way down in the decade since "War of the Worlds." (The original "Jack Reacher" made just $80 million, barely half of what "The Firm" earned in 1993.) And while Cruise himself doesn't seem to age from one film to the next, perhaps it's time we reclassify the one-time boy wonder as an "ex-major" star.

Yes, he's kept us entertained as "Mission's" Ethan Hunt, but in his desperation to generate another franchise, the actor – whose career longevity owes to a savvy understanding of his brand – enlists director Edward Zwick to help him resuscitate the role that suits his appeal least. Zwick excels at epic pageantry; his previous Cruise collaboration, "The Last Samurai," matched that quality to the star's persona. But the director has never made a flat-out action movie, and he turns out to be shockingly ill-suited for the sort of terse rough-and-tumble that a Jack Reacher outing demands.

Christopher McQuarrie, by contrast, managed to wring an impressive car chase, a high-caliber finale, and several other intense set pieces from his meager source material the first time around (his reward: directing Cruise in "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation"). Alas, Zwick barely manages to tickle our adrenaline, waiting till the climactic showdown amid a New Orleans Halloween parade to deliver a sequence that could legitimately register as memorable.

Otherwise, Cruise is handily upstaged by the other characters here, most notably his 20-years-younger replacement, Maj. Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders, terrific), who looks like a cross between "The Matrix"'s Trinity and Demi Moore in "A Few Good Men" and who suffers none of the limits on her own personality wattage. . . .

www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Movies/2016/1023/Sequel-Jack-Reacher-Nev
er-Go-Back-shows-a-lack-of-inspiration


The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 4:55 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I am posting this because I am not near these cities, but some of you might be.
Good luck!


NEWS ALERT! For Reacher Creatures in the US, Paramount Pictures is holding 40 VIP seats at each of five screenings on October 18th in NYC, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix and Cleveland. These tickets are first come, first served only so don't delay!


I had been hoping to reread the book before seeing it in theater, but my schedule does not look promising for that.


Got back from the theater a couple of hours ago and I had a little time to "take in" the movie. Is it great? No, but I enjoyed it, very much. I have to say that the first film is much better, but this one is entertaining enough for me to recommend it, especially to the fans of Jack Reacher (that goes for you JSF, you'll enjoy it I'm sure). There were some plot points that were predictable, but it seem to follow the action hero playbook to a certain degree. I did like some of the individual touches, but expected more.

There's more:

Here, I like this review:

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/movies/jack-reacher-never-go-ba
ck-review-tom-cruise-action-sequel-downright-touching-20161019-gs5hot.html


Or this one:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/2016/10/21/review-jack-
reacher-loses-step-never-go-back/92480712
/

I agree more with the above reviews than with the one Second posted, but that's just me. It wasn't as horrible as it was described in that review.
Methinks they overplayed their hand. Like I said, I liked the first one more.

P.S. JSF, we'll discuss it if you like, once you go see it for yourself.

SGG


You are supposed to post this so I can read it BEFORE I see it.

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