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The Purge: Anarchy, predecessor is better!, 19 July 2014
6/10

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The Purge: Anarchy, predecessor is better! What worked. The choreography was directed perfectly. The viewer experiences what anarchy would be like. The burning transit bus driving in the background, by the lead hero is a memorable scene! The Sargent character, his car and looks blends perfectly into the choreography. All the characters which display, aggression, resentment and violence project the lower natures of humanity into the movie's ugly feel. What did not work: Too many characters bogs down the story. One becomes disinterested with too many sub-stories which cannot blend into the film. The revolutionary characters lost their potential sub-story when they became another version of the purgers. What saved the movie is the ending. Will the lead protagonist lose his soul to the purge? A strong message for the ending. The negatives weigh down Anarchy, but still a watchable film. Six stars out of ten.

Intriguing, 16 July 2014
7/10

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The Giant episode reveals much in character development. The viewer learns more about Joe's past which troubles Cameron! Boz is the tough, Texan who is literally willing to bet the ranch on the P C project. Gordon snaps from the pressure, and there is asocial message about how one's ethics effects others. Giant is an episode which displays the frailties of the characters. One has to watch closely to notice the minor details. The viewer is asked how will the characters with their flaws survive at Cardiff electronics. Cardiff is about to go broke, and has no money to survive before the big sales convention. Well written, directed and acted episode. Seven out of ten.

Series bounces back., 11 July 2014
7/10

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The Landfall episode bounces back the series spark after last week's lacklustre episode. Gordon is near the mental breaking point with the strain of work. Gordon's behaviour effects his coworkers and family. The Gordon character is Halt and Catch Fire's ticking time bomb! Cameron has a great new software application which creates even more stress for Gordon. Bos mentioned to Cameron that many want to see her sh** the bed on her program. A nasty stew of office power games, and politics is brewing. The story line of office power games intrigues the viewer. Halt and Catch Fire's inevitable conflict is comparable to a gasoline truck crashing into a chemical train. The viewer does not want to watch, but has to watch the morbid conclusion. The writers let the audience know more about Joe's twisted past which creates more anxiety with Joe being in charge of the unhinged firm.

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Creepy and surreal, 5 July 2014
8/10

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Deliver Us from Evil is a mix of The Exorcist and Sinister. Director Derrickson (Sinister/The Exorcism of Emily Rose) creates a creepy surreal evil feel. What the movie calls the first and or primary evil is of a spiritual nature and secondary evil which is man made such evil grosses, intimidates and burns the viewer. The two lead protagonists Bana (the cop) and Ramirez (the priest) are alpha male adrenaline junkies who are balanced with empathy and compassion. Only such strong/balanced people could survive, against Deliver Us from Evil's assault. Bana's character follows a similar story to the priest from The Exorcist, a man who has lost his faith, but is spiritual. Ramirez character is similar to the older priest from the Exorcist, a man who understands evil. Evil we can not understand, but appears to create destruction for its own sake. Evil turns our own frailties against us. Wrath creates vengeance which burns those who have wrath. Deliver Us from Evil's story exposes that evil has a plan, which is hidden, and must be confronted or it destroys. The exorcism is similar to Emily Rose but harsher. Only through faith and strength does one survive. Eight out of ten.

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Not a bad film!, 2 July 2014
6/10

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Surprisingly not a bad film! I did not want to go see Transformers: Age of Extinction. BUT, being a slow summer for movies I decided to take my wife to the movie anyways. Surprisingly, Age of Extinction's story captivates the audience with how people turn on their hero's for their own gain. The hunted Transformers must battle human greed, and thirst for power! Honor and peace means nothing to the unethical is present in Age of Extinction. Age of Extinction has a message about commitment, honour, sacrifice and battling for what is right. All the actors play believable roles. Well written and directed for a comic book movie. A fast pace watchable film. Age of Extinction's story divulges new developments as the movie unfolds. Regrettably, there is the over done special effects climax. However, there is some new twists in the climax with the big magnetic ship and robot dinosaurs. I did not mind Age of Extinction. A six out of ten.

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The series slows down!, 1 July 2014
6/10

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Adventure is a slower episode. Adventure could be a bridge episode which develops sub-plots and character development. The viewers learn that Joe is a controlling alpha male boss. Cameron handles her demotion from software developer in a similar Joe like manner. Cameron out-wits, builds alliances to get the job which should have been hers. Gordon on the other hand who is socially backwards, gets along well with the tech people, but stumbles with a business deal. Gordon handles the Joe, a bully, in a awkward logical, but non social way. The sub-stories will have Cameron doing well in the office, and Gordon in constant confrontation. Cardiff Electric will be an adapt or die office environment. Joe's personality will create flux, and conflict as Joe battles with the president and subordinates for office supremacy! The viewer learns along with Cameron that Joe is another version of his unlike able dad. A grinding character development episode. Six out of ten.

Swimming with Sharks!, 28 June 2014
9/10

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Swimming with Sharks! Close to the Metal is a well acted, directed unfolding story. Joe pushes forward with high costs. In order to gain publicity, Joe manufactures a crisis, and motivates Cardiff's staff in a Tony Robbins' way. John Bossworth is given the gears and has to show Joe who boss in a Texas old school way. I love it when Joe gets nabbed by the police and they fake it that he assaulted them and gives him a lesson. Joe is not looking too good after that! Close to the Metal creates a ruthlessness, and hard edge which intrigues the viewer. The story leaves the viewer wanting more. Every character has to co-exist with each other after Joe's calculated Machiavellian scheme.

Reved up., 27 June 2014
8/10

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I B M raided Cardiff Electric's client's list by offering all Cardiff Electric's clients software at cost. Joe MacMillan tries to raise capital but the owners have an idea for another investor. Joe MacMillan goes to any depths to scare off the investor. Gordon, the engineer lays off most of Cardiff's staff, and Cameron almost has a nervous breakdown. High Pains Hardware's story expresses the lengths Joe will go to create his vision. I found the story shocking! What will Joe do next? Does he have any limits or ethics? Something has to give with Joe? What about Joe's past? How long was he with IBM? What did he do to IBM that made him leave? 8 out of 10

The plan falls into place., 26 June 2014
8/10

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FUD is a well directed and acting episode. Cardiff Electric meets IBM's legal team and sells a lie that Cardiff Electric has been developing a PC clone, which forces Cameron and Gordon to develop a computer neither believe is possible. Joe's vision of a new super computer is set into motion. Cardiff must create a computer or face a law suit of copyright infringements. What makes the story so appealing is the new frontier Joe has forced everyone into? What are the risks and hidden dangers? Cardiff Electric is stretched and pushed to the max. Can Joe manipulate, plan, adapt and improvise the creation of such a monstrosity? Eight out of ten stars.

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Joe MacMillan is one snake of a character., 25 June 2014
10/10

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Joe MacMillan is one snake of a character. The J R Ewing of modern T V. Joe MacMillian is man with vision, who knows people and how to manipulate almost anyone. Joe MacMillian is the driving force of "Halt and Catch Fire" story line. I/0 episode is set in 1980's Texas in a computer firm. Joe is a New York old money establishment character, who has a plan. The manipulation of characters, and the computer firm fits into Joe's corporate take-over of the computer firm and setting Joe's plan into motion. Joe's recklessness, charisma and use of leverage intrigues the viewer into wanting to watch more. I give I/0 a ten out of ten.


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