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Crime Challenge (Official, March 2020)

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 2nd, 2020, 10:11 pm

1. Serpico (1973) BC1 - Bribery

I could have made a case for several (most?) of the crimes for BC1, but police bribery seemed to be a pervasive theme. Great film, paced really well and gritty as all hell with so much shadow work. Glad I finally got around to this.

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Post by AB537 » March 3rd, 2020, 3:20 am

5. Bunny Lake is Missing (Otto Preminger, 1965) 7/10 - Kidnapping
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Post by frbrown » March 3rd, 2020, 3:39 am

1. The Dead Pool (1988) - 7/10 - Police Interrogation

The least of the Dirty Harry films, but still entertaining enough

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Post by Mochard » March 3rd, 2020, 6:15 am

6. Blue Ruin (2013) - 7/10 - Murder

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Wasn't sure what to expect from this but it wasn't bad.

Crime PaysShow
1. Desert Fury (1947) - 6.5/10
2. Locked Up (2017) - 1.5/10
3. Animal Factory (2000) - 6.5/10
4. Radio Patrol (1932) - 6/10
5. Cry Danger (1951) - 7/10
6. Blue Ruin (2013) - 7/10
Bonus Challenge #1 - Crime Wave - 3 of 24Show
Murder - Blue Ruin (2013) - 7/10
Attempted murder
Assault (inflicting unwanted physical harm on another person) - Locked Up (2017) - 1.5/10
Involuntary manslaughter (killing another person through negligence, such as drunk driving)
Burglary (Breaking into a residence or business)
Theft/Larceny/Robbery (Taking someone else's property)
Rape
Kidnapping
Arson
Blackmail
Bribery - Radio Patrol (1932) - 6/10
Embezzlement
Extortion
Fraud
Computer Crimes (like hacking)
Counterfeiting (currency or consumer goods)
Drug Dealing (manufacture and/or sale)
Drug Use (illegal consumption)
Perjury
Tax Evasion
Smuggling (illegal transport of drugs, weapons, jewels, or people across borders)
Espionage
Treason
Obstruction of Justice (jury tampering, witness tampering, destruction of evidence, making false statements to police)
Bonus Challenge #2 - Law and Order - 0 of 15Show
Police Raid (an attempt by police to enter a private area/home/business by surprise)
Police Interrogation (of suspects or witnesses)
Fingerprints (dusting or analysis or identification or use in trial)
DNA (collection of evidence or analysis or use in trial)
Arrest
Police Brutality
Police Academy (including training or graduation)
Plea Bargain (a suspect agrees to plead guilty in return for a reduced charge)
Trial
Testimony (any statement by a witness during a criminal trial)
Opening Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Closing Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Conviction
Capital Punishment
Miranda Warning
Bonus Challenge #3 - Blocho's Crime Block - 3 of 6Show
1. Desert Fury (1947) - 6.5/10
2. Animal Factory (2000) - 6.5/10
3. Cry Danger (1951) - 7/10
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Post by maxwelldeux » March 3rd, 2020, 6:30 am

No thanks - I want to get paidShow
1. Serpico (1973) BC1 - Bribery
2. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: A Shock to the System (2020) - BC1 - Involuntary Manslaughter
3. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Evil in this Courtroom (2020) BC2: Opening Statement
New Netflix docuseries about the heartwarming story of a young boy who was abused so horrifically that he died and they charged the mom/mom's boyfriend of capital murder, seeking the death penalty, and charged the social workers with something negligence in the death of the kid. Like, holy shit. I'm underplaying it. The charges against the social workers are the basis for the "Involuntary Manslaughter" claim, and the "Opening Statement" should be pretty obvious for a trial. I'm only 2/6 episodes in, but damn is this good and depressing.

4. Andhadhun (2018) BC1: Blackmail
A surprisingly twisty and entertaining Bollywood thriller, all about crimes on top of crimes. I'm calling "Blackmail" because of a specific scene, but there's enough interest and intrigue to fill out several of the crime categories. IMDB Top 250, and I support that for the most part - I'm adding it to my favorites list.

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Post by Teproc » March 3rd, 2020, 9:02 am

1. The Invisible Man (Leigh Wannell, 2019) - Assault - 8/10
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1. The Invisible Man (Leigh Wannell, 2019) - Assault
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Post by peeptoad » March 3rd, 2020, 10:28 am

3. Polytechnique (2009) 6
4. Vice Squad (1982) 8*
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1. Monster (2003) 7*
2. Tropa de Elite (2007) Elite Squad 8

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Post by frbrown » March 3rd, 2020, 3:01 pm

2a. Moonlighting: Pilot (1985) - Theft/Larceny/Robbery
2b. Moonlighting: Gunfight at the So-So Corral (1985) - Attempted murder

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1. The Dead Pool (1988) - 7/10 - Police Interrogation
2a. Moonlighting: Pilot (1985) - Theft/Larceny/Robbery
2b. Moonlighting: Gunfight at the So-So Corral (1985) - Attempted murder

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Post by flavo5000 » March 3rd, 2020, 4:39 pm

I'll try to drop in on this one occasionally. The other two challenges may steal away my time though.

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1. Rumble Fish (1983) Crime: Assault (among other things)
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1. Rumble Fish (1983) Crime: Assault

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Post by blocho » March 3rd, 2020, 5:41 pm

3. Cold Pursuit (2019) - Kidnapping
Hans Petter Moland joins Haneke in the category of Euro directors who remade their own movie for an American market. I thought the original was two small steps above mediocre, and I would put this one point below that. It's fairly pointless.

4. King of New York (1990) - Theft
This movie is all style and no substance. In terms of mood, spectacle, lighting, and camerawork, it's mesmerizing. The club shootout and car chase sequence is magnificent. On the other hand, the story is spartan, and the characters develop no depth. We end the movie with little understanding of why these people are doing what they do. Still, it's entertaining to watch them, none more so than Laurence Fishburne as "Jump Jack," the right-hand man to Christopher Walken's drug kingpin. The cast alone is also remarkable: Walken, Fishburne, David Caruso, Victor Argo, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Calderon, Steve Buscemi. It should also be noted that 1990 was the deadliest year in New York City history: 2,245 murders. I was a kid at the time, and I remember a city that was grittier, dirtier, less fancy, and more scared. And beneath all the flash, I recognize those traits in this movie.

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Post by hurluberlu » March 3rd, 2020, 7:55 pm

2. Paulette (Jérôme Enrico, 2012) 6-
3. 22 Bullets / L'immortel (Richard Berry, 2010) 6+

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Post by Teproc » March 3rd, 2020, 8:04 pm

2. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938) - Espionnage - 8/10
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1. The Invisible Man (Leigh Wannell, 2019) - Assault
2. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938) - Espionnage

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Post by frbrown » March 4th, 2020, 4:07 am

3. Detective Conan 9: Strategy Above the Depths (2005) - 8.5/10 - Murder

One of the better Detective Conan films, but I generally like Conan. A cruise ship makes a good setting for a mystery.

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1. The Dead Pool (1988) - 7/10 - Police Interrogation
2a. Moonlighting: Pilot (1985) - Theft/Larceny/Robbery
2b. Moonlighting: Gunfight at the So-So Corral (1985) - Attempted murder
3. Detective Conan 9: Strategy Above the Depths (2005) - 8.5/10 - Murder

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 4th, 2020, 4:40 am

No thanks - I want to get paidShow
1. Serpico (1973) BC1 - Bribery
2. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: A Shock to the System (2020) - BC1 - Involuntary Manslaughter
3. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Evil in this Courtroom (2020) BC2: Opening Statement
4. Andhadhun (2018) BC1: Blackmail
5. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Failure at All Levels (2020) BC1: Assault
Holy shit is this depressing. In this episode, the delved into some of the details of the abuse. Hence Assault.

6. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) BC1: Smuggling
My brain was atrophied after work, so Chuck Norris it was. It's a Chuck Norris movie, lots of fighting and shooting, little plotting/acting, and quick cuts to mask the fact the poor fighting skills and action sequence choreography. He stopped a smuggling operation from Mexico. Woo.

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Post by sol » March 4th, 2020, 1:50 pm

Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)

4. Analyze This (1999)

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This always feels like it should be a lot funnier than it actually is. Spoofing his Goodfellas and Godfather personae, Robert De Niro is expectedly great, but the film often goes for easy laughs (De Niro's disgust over shrink Billy Crystal explaining the Oedipal complex) rather than milking its elaborate joke scenes for all they are worth. Lisa Kudrow's increasing annoyance is irksome too in an underwritten role. Seeing Crystal go gangster was funny though.
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Post by shugs » March 4th, 2020, 9:30 pm

1. The Brave One (Neil Jordan, 2007) - 4/10
2. American Me (Edward James Olmos, 1992) - 7/10
3. Uncut Gems (Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, 2019) - 9/10
4. The Wrong Box (Bryan Forbes, 1966) - 8/10
This was a lot of fun. Going on my <400 list.

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Post by flavo5000 » March 5th, 2020, 1:08 am

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2. Fakira (1976) Crime: Kidnapping

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3. Malcolm (1986) Crime: Theft/Larceny/Robbery
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1. Rumble Fish (1983) Crime: Assault
2. Fakira (1976) Crime: Kidnapping
3. Malcolm (1986) Crime: Theft/Larceny/Robbery

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Post by VincentPrice » March 5th, 2020, 2:47 am

1. Out for Justice-1991: 10/10

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Post by Teproc » March 5th, 2020, 7:15 am

3. La fille au bracelet (Stéphane Demoustier, 2019) - Murder

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1. The Invisible Man (Leigh Wannell, 2019) - Assault
2. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938) - Espionnage
3. La fille au bracelet (Stéphane Demoustier, 2019) - Murder
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Post by peeptoad » March 5th, 2020, 10:33 am

5. Kiss the Girls (1997) 7
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1. Monster (2003) 7*
2. Tropa de Elite (2007) Elite Squad 8
3. Polytechnique (2009) 6
4. Vice Squad (1982) 8*

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Post by AB537 » March 5th, 2020, 1:23 pm

6. Coffy (Jack Hill, 1973) 7/10 - Murder

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Post by sol » March 5th, 2020, 1:49 pm

shugs wrote:
March 4th, 2020, 9:30 pm
4. The Wrong Box (Bryan Forbes, 1966) - 8/10
This was a lot of fun. Going on my <400 list.
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Post by sol » March 5th, 2020, 1:53 pm

Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)

5. Double Impact (1991)

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While this film may not milk its premise for all that it is worth, it offers JCVD a meatier role than usual. While only a haircut distinguishes them physically, JCVD convincingly comes off as two entirely different persons. He also has amazing chemistry with himself - lots of witty banter and so on. The close combat action is pretty great too. The film often feels like a mere excuse for such action and stunts, but the whole thing is easy to warm to.
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » March 5th, 2020, 3:04 pm

2. The Snorkel (1958, Guy Green): 5.8 -The film start with an ingenious murder. But what follows is way less interesting and suffers from an annoying young girl in the lead, who is miscast cause the actress is too old for the way the character behaves. The movies did have a nice dark ending, that unfortunately was rewritten with an extra pre-credit scene probably to please the censors. - BC#1 Murder
3. Cash on Demand (1961, Quentin Lawrence): 7.5 - A very decent tight bank robbery movie that also function as a take on A Christmas Carol. The movie manages to be suspenseful while being basically a two-character play thanks to the two solid leads, Peter Cushing and André Morell. - BC#1 Theft/Larceny/Robbery
Crime movies do payShow
1. Guilty Bystander (1950, Joseph Lerner): 6.8
Bonus Challenge #1 - Crime WaveShow
Murder - The Snorkel (1958, Guy Green):
Attempted murder
Assault (inflicting unwanted physical harm on another person)
Involuntary manslaughter (killing another person through negligence, such as drunk driving)
Burglary (Breaking into a residence or business)
Theft/Larceny/Robbery - Cash on Demand (1961, Quentin Lawrence)
Rape
Kidnapping
Arson
Blackmail
Bribery
Embezzlement
Extortion
Fraud
Computer Crimes (like hacking)
Counterfeiting (currency or consumer goods)
Drug Dealing (manufacture and/or sale)
Drug Use (illegal consumption)
Perjury
Tax Evasion
Smuggling - Guilty Bystander (1950, Joseph Lerner)
Espionage
Treason
Obstruction of Justice (jury tampering, witness tampering, destruction of evidence, making false statements to police)
Bonus Challenge #2 - Law and OrderShow
Police Raid (an attempt by police to enter a private area/home/business by surprise)
Police Interrogation (of suspects or witnesses)
Fingerprints (dusting or analysis or identification or use in trial)
DNA (collection of evidence or analysis or use in trial)
Arrest
Police Brutality
Police Academy (including training or graduation)
Plea Bargain (a suspect agrees to plead guilty in return for a reduced charge)
Trial
Testimony (any statement by a witness during a criminal trial)
Opening Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Closing Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Conviction
Capital Punishment
Miranda Warning

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Post by blocho » March 5th, 2020, 3:16 pm

sol wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)

5. Double Impact (1991)

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While this film may not milk its premise for all that it is worth, it offers JCVD a meatier role than usual. While only a haircut distinguishes them physically, JCVD convincingly comes off as two entirely different persons. He also has amazing chemistry with himself - lots of witty banter and so on. The close combat action is pretty great too. The film often feels like a mere excuse for such action and stunts, but the whole thing is easy to warm to.
Not to be confused with that other great JCVD movie, Double Team. Or the 1992 Barbarian Brothers action movie Double Trouble.

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Post by blocho » March 5th, 2020, 3:23 pm

5. Kalifornia (1993) - Murder
Some people see this as an ingenious serial killer movie riven with tension, populated by great performances, and marked by fascinating class dynamics. Other people see a pretty rote thriller. While not denying the former, I lean more toward the latter.

6. The Whistleblower (2010) - Smuggling
A mostly by-the-numbers whistleblower movie about human trafficking among UN peacekeepers in postwar Bosnia.

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Post by sol » March 5th, 2020, 3:35 pm

blocho wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 3:16 pm
sol wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)

5. Double Impact (1991)

While this film may not milk its premise for all that it is worth, it offers JCVD a meatier role than usual. While only a haircut distinguishes them physically, JCVD convincingly comes off as two entirely different persons. He also has amazing chemistry with himself - lots of witty banter and so on. The close combat action is pretty great too. The film often feels like a mere excuse for such action and stunts, but the whole thing is easy to warm to.
Not to be confused with that other great JCVD movie, Double Team. Or the 1992 Barbarian Brothers action movie Double Trouble.
Or Marked for Death, which my high octane action-loving friend has told me that I should have watched instead as a film with two JCVDs in it. Imagine the difficulty of trying to explain to him that I appreciate the recommendation, but I'm not going to prioritise it since it isn't on an Official List. :lol:
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Post by blocho » March 5th, 2020, 3:38 pm

sol wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 3:35 pm
blocho wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 3:16 pm
sol wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)

5. Double Impact (1991)

While this film may not milk its premise for all that it is worth, it offers JCVD a meatier role than usual. While only a haircut distinguishes them physically, JCVD convincingly comes off as two entirely different persons. He also has amazing chemistry with himself - lots of witty banter and so on. The close combat action is pretty great too. The film often feels like a mere excuse for such action and stunts, but the whole thing is easy to warm to.
Not to be confused with that other great JCVD movie, Double Team. Or the 1992 Barbarian Brothers action movie Double Trouble.
Or Marked for Death, which my high octane action-loving friend has told me that I should have watched instead as a film with two JCVDs in it. Imagine the difficulty of trying to explain to him that I appreciate the recommendation, but I'm not going to prioritise it since it isn't on an Official List. :lol:
Wait, you're telling me there are two JCVD movies in which JCVD plays doubles? Are you not actually referring to the 1990 Steven Seagal movie?

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Post by sol » March 5th, 2020, 3:40 pm

blocho wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 3:38 pm
sol wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 3:35 pm
blocho wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 3:16 pm


Not to be confused with that other great JCVD movie, Double Team. Or the 1992 Barbarian Brothers action movie Double Trouble.
Or Marked for Death, which my high octane action-loving friend has told me that I should have watched instead as a film with two JCVDs in it. Imagine the difficulty of trying to explain to him that I appreciate the recommendation, but I'm not going to prioritise it since it isn't on an Official List. :lol:
Wait, you're telling me there are two JCVD movies in which JCVD plays doubles? Are you not actually referring to the 1990 Steven Seagal movie?
Whoops - I meant to say Maximum Risk. Weird slip of the tongue. And yeah, my friend reckons he plays two characters in that one.
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Post by ororama » March 5th, 2020, 11:41 pm

3. Satan Met a Lady (1936) * 74 min. Burglary

I knew this was a remake of The Maltese Falcon, but was expecting something similar to the 1931 and 1941 versions, not a comedy. Warren William and Bette Davis really seemed to be having a good time.

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2. The Flying Ace (1926) * 65 min. Robbery

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Post by VincentPrice » March 5th, 2020, 11:53 pm

2. Avengement-2019: 8/10
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1. Out for Justice-1991: 10/10

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Post by blocho » March 6th, 2020, 12:45 am

sol wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 3:40 pm
blocho wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 3:38 pm
sol wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Or Marked for Death, which my high octane action-loving friend has told me that I should have watched instead as a film with two JCVDs in it. Imagine the difficulty of trying to explain to him that I appreciate the recommendation, but I'm not going to prioritise it since it isn't on an Official List. :lol:
Wait, you're telling me there are two JCVD movies in which JCVD plays doubles? Are you not actually referring to the 1990 Steven Seagal movie?
Whoops - I meant to say Maximum Risk. Weird slip of the tongue. And yeah, my friend reckons he plays two characters in that one.
Wow! Four JCVDs in two movies. I feel like I have a double bill in my future.

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Post by Mochard » March 6th, 2020, 3:33 am

7. Outside the Law (1920) - 6.5/10 - Theft/Larceny/Robbery

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My 7th film directed by Tod Browning.

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1. Desert Fury (1947) - 6.5/10
2. Locked Up (2017) - 1.5/10
3. Animal Factory (2000) - 6.5/10
4. Radio Patrol (1932) - 6/10
5. Cry Danger (1951) - 7/10
6. Blue Ruin (2013) - 7/10
7. Outside the Law (1920) - 6.5/10
Bonus Challenge #1 - Crime Wave - 4 of 24Show
Murder - Blue Ruin (2013) - 7/10
Attempted murder
Assault (inflicting unwanted physical harm on another person) - Locked Up (2017) - 1.5/10
Involuntary manslaughter (killing another person through negligence, such as drunk driving)
Burglary (Breaking into a residence or business)
Theft/Larceny/Robbery (Taking someone else's property) - Outside the Law (1920) - 6.5/10
Rape
Kidnapping
Arson
Blackmail
Bribery - Radio Patrol (1932) - 6/10
Embezzlement
Extortion
Fraud
Computer Crimes (like hacking)
Counterfeiting (currency or consumer goods)
Drug Dealing (manufacture and/or sale)
Drug Use (illegal consumption)
Perjury
Tax Evasion
Smuggling (illegal transport of drugs, weapons, jewels, or people across borders)
Espionage
Treason
Obstruction of Justice (jury tampering, witness tampering, destruction of evidence, making false statements to police)
Bonus Challenge #2 - Law and Order - 0 of 15Show
Police Raid (an attempt by police to enter a private area/home/business by surprise)
Police Interrogation (of suspects or witnesses)
Fingerprints (dusting or analysis or identification or use in trial)
DNA (collection of evidence or analysis or use in trial)
Arrest
Police Brutality
Police Academy (including training or graduation)
Plea Bargain (a suspect agrees to plead guilty in return for a reduced charge)
Trial
Testimony (any statement by a witness during a criminal trial)
Opening Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Closing Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Conviction
Capital Punishment
Miranda Warning
Bonus Challenge #3 - Blocho's Crime Block - 3 of 6Show
1. Desert Fury (1947) - 6.5/10
2. Animal Factory (2000) - 6.5/10
3. Cry Danger (1951) - 7/10

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Post by Mochard » March 6th, 2020, 4:36 am

8. Smart Money (1931) - 7/10 - Involuntary Manslaughter

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Cagney is on the poster but doesn't get much screen time.

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1. Desert Fury (1947) - 6.5/10
2. Locked Up (2017) - 1.5/10
3. Animal Factory (2000) - 6.5/10
4. Radio Patrol (1932) - 6/10
5. Cry Danger (1951) - 7/10
6. Blue Ruin (2013) - 7/10
7. Outside the Law (1920) - 6.5/10
8. Smart Money (1931) - 7/10
Bonus Challenge #1 - Crime Wave - 5 of 24Show
Murder - Blue Ruin (2013) - 7/10
Attempted murder
Assault (inflicting unwanted physical harm on another person) - Locked Up (2017) - 1.5/10
Involuntary manslaughter (killing another person through negligence, such as drunk driving) - Smart Money (1931) - 7/10
Burglary (Breaking into a residence or business)
Theft/Larceny/Robbery (Taking someone else's property) - Outside the Law (1920) - 6.5/10
Rape
Kidnapping
Arson
Blackmail
Bribery - Radio Patrol (1932) - 6/10
Embezzlement
Extortion
Fraud
Computer Crimes (like hacking)
Counterfeiting (currency or consumer goods)
Drug Dealing (manufacture and/or sale)
Drug Use (illegal consumption)
Perjury
Tax Evasion
Smuggling (illegal transport of drugs, weapons, jewels, or people across borders)
Espionage
Treason
Obstruction of Justice (jury tampering, witness tampering, destruction of evidence, making false statements to police)
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Police Raid (an attempt by police to enter a private area/home/business by surprise)
Police Interrogation (of suspects or witnesses)
Fingerprints (dusting or analysis or identification or use in trial)
DNA (collection of evidence or analysis or use in trial)
Arrest
Police Brutality
Police Academy (including training or graduation)
Plea Bargain (a suspect agrees to plead guilty in return for a reduced charge)
Trial
Testimony (any statement by a witness during a criminal trial)
Opening Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Closing Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Conviction
Capital Punishment
Miranda Warning
Bonus Challenge #3 - Blocho's Crime Block - 3 of 6Show
1. Desert Fury (1947) - 6.5/10
2. Animal Factory (2000) - 6.5/10
3. Cry Danger (1951) - 7/10

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#75

Post by maxwelldeux » March 6th, 2020, 5:31 am

No thanks - I want to get paidShow
1. Serpico (1973) BC1 - Bribery
2. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: A Shock to the System (2020) - BC1 - Involuntary Manslaughter
3. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Evil in this Courtroom (2020) BC2: Opening Statement
4. Andhadhun (2018) BC1: Blackmail
5. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Failure at All Levels (2020) BC1: Assault
6. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) BC1: Smuggling
7. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Death has Got Him by the Hand (2020) BC2: Trial
8. The Trials of Gabrial Fernandez: Improper Regard or Indifference (2020) BC2: Testimony
9. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Gabriel's Voice (2020) BC2: Capital Punishment
Finished the miniseries - terrible ending (from a filmmaking perspective), but solid overall. Unbalanced, I would say, as it focused on some things too much, and other important things they teased just fell away. Overall, recommended if you're a true crime aficionado and a glutton for mental punishment, but it's not an easy watch.

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Post by sol » March 6th, 2020, 10:42 am

Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)
5. Double Impact (1991)

6. Death Warrant (1990)

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The ins and outs of the conspiracy here are very interesting and highly satirical when revealed; Patrick Kilpatrack is also excellent as a taunting serial killer with a grudge against undercover cop JCVD. Alas, the film never really focuses on the conspiracy or Kilpatrick's character as elaborate fight scenes and lots and lots of kickboxing is at the forefront - plus a smidgen of poorly developed romance. Still, this is a generally gripping ride throughout.

And no, I won't be watching the whole of JCVD's filmography this month (though most of it is possibly eligible). :unsure:
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Post by ororama » March 6th, 2020, 12:30 pm

4. Somewhere in the Night (1946) * 108 min. Attempted murder

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1. The Gentlemen (2019) * 113 min. Blackmail
2. The Flying Ace (1926) * 65 min. Robbery
3. Satan Met a Lady (1936) * 74 min.  Burglary

*First time viewing.

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Post by sol » March 6th, 2020, 12:52 pm

Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)
5. Double Impact (1991)
6. Death Warrant (1990)

7. Terminal Island (1973)

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Curious as a precursor to Escape from New York, this film does not really capitalise on the satirical potential of the premise though, with things descending into a female empowerment tale: women prisoners rebelling against the men who keep them subjugated for sexual gratification. This leads to some strong moments in which they seduce men to lure them into traps, but this is mostly a mindless action movie overall with a fair bit of T&A.
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Post by blueboybob » March 6th, 2020, 1:15 pm

1. Buta to gunkan (1961)
2. Clean, Shaven (1993)
3. Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (1960)
4. Gheisar (1969)
5. Hak se wui (2005)
6. Jiokhwa (1958)
7. Light Sleeper (1992)

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Post by flavo5000 » March 6th, 2020, 1:21 pm

sol wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 3:35 pm
blocho wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 3:16 pm
sol wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)

5. Double Impact (1991)

While this film may not milk its premise for all that it is worth, it offers JCVD a meatier role than usual. While only a haircut distinguishes them physically, JCVD convincingly comes off as two entirely different persons. He also has amazing chemistry with himself - lots of witty banter and so on. The close combat action is pretty great too. The film often feels like a mere excuse for such action and stunts, but the whole thing is easy to warm to.
Not to be confused with that other great JCVD movie, Double Team. Or the 1992 Barbarian Brothers action movie Double Trouble.
Or Marked for Death, which my high octane action-loving friend has told me that I should have watched instead as a film with two JCVDs in it. Imagine the difficulty of trying to explain to him that I appreciate the recommendation, but I'm not going to prioritise it since it isn't on an Official List. :lol:
What about that other great JCVD movie: JCVD where JCVD plays JCVD (and yes, JCVD would also count for this challenge :D )?

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