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The Commuter (2018)

“Lives are on the Line”

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Elizabeth McGovern and Sam Neill

Ex-cop turned insurance salesman Michael McCauley (Neeson) takes the train to work in the city every day, until the day he gets laid off after ten years and with his son about to go to university. After meeting up with former partner Alex Murphy (Wilson) for a drink and a moan about the state of the world and the politicising of cops under the likes of Captain David Hawethorne (Neill), he takes the train home. En route, a mysterious woman named Joanna (Farmiga) offers him $100,000 if he can find someone on the train who is riding to the last stop on the line, but does not belong among the regular commuters.

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London Has Fallen (2016)

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“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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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012)

Web series based on the 4th game in a series; consider the barrel scraped.
Web series based on the 4th game in a series; consider the barrel scraped.

“The Story of Halo 4 Begins at Dawn*”

Directed by Stewart Hendler
Starring Tom Green, Anna Popplewell and Daniel Cudmore

The starship Forward Unto Dawn drifts through space, controlled by the AI Cortana, who is basically going mad with just thinking shit to herself all day. Her distress call is picked up by the Infinity, and heard by XO Tom Lasky, who remembers who remembers who remembers…

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