THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

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BLACKHAT (2015)


#77 was Blackhat, starring Chris Hemsworth (without his hammer) as a master computer hacker who is released from prison by the Feds to work with them and some Chinese agents in finding another master computer hacker who is melting down nuclear reactors in China and screwing with soybean futures in the U.S. on his way to some nefarious major event. Of course, in the land of director Michael Mann, all computer hackers have a way - one might say astonishing expertise - with firearms and espionage. This thing is so wildly over the top unbelievable that it kinda works using its own dubious logic. Mann, as always, has incredibly stylish ways for good and bad guys to die, and his camera especially loves Tang Wei, who is absolutely stunning any time she appears on screen. Viola Davis is also great - (SPOILER) her death scene is extremely memorable. You could do worse.

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