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London Has Fallen (2016)


“Prepare for Bloody Hell!” (Because that’s how the British swear, you see.)

Directed by Babak Najafi
Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Alon Moni Aboutboul

After well-meaning, but entirely inept Western intelligence agencies drone-strike a wedding based on a single, uncoded text message and somehow spectacularly fail to kill any of their actual targets – arms dealer Aarmir Bakawi (Aboutboul) and his sons – Bakawi launches a spectacularly audacious plan for revenge which appears to begin with either infiltrating or radicalising the Coldstream Guards (should have pushed that Prevent training, Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall, KCB, CBE) and coordinating a series of dazzlingly precise bombings and shootings during the State funeral of the surreptitiously assassinated British Prime Minister. Fortunately, US President Benjamin Asher (Eckhart) has nails hard one-man-army and not-at-all-a-Scot, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Butler) at his side.

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Falcon Rising (2014)


“He swore to protect by any means necessary.”

Directed by Barbarash
Starring Michael Jai White, Neal McDonough, Laila Ali

Marine with PTSD John Chapman (White) is chided by his sister Cindy (Ali) for cutting his meds, then called to Rio by an old buddy now in the diplomatic service (McDonough) after Cindy is beaten and left for dead in the favela where she was doing humanitarian work. Chapman flies down to Rio to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and his bubble gum is confiscated on the flight.

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