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Bad Boys for Life 123movies (2020)
Release: January 17, 2020
123movies Bad Boys for Life
Good story. But the horrible acting kind of ruined it.
Sherman Hemsley was the only believable person in the movie.
The rest of the people just weren't good.
You could tell they were all inexperienced. None of the conversations in the movie were convincing. It was almost like watching a school play.
I found myself getting annoyed with the actors.
However, the if the acting had been better, this would have been a cute movie. The storyline was very sweet. And anyone who has a dog that's like part of their family would probably have enjoyed the story.
If you're like me and think the acting in the movie is a VERY important part of the movie, then this film isn't for you. At all.
Director: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
Cast: Will Smith, Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens, Michael Bay, Martin Lawrence, Joe Pantoliano, Paola Nu�ez, Charles Melton, Kate del Castillo, Happy Anderson, Emily Towles, Melissa Kennemore, Jennifer Badger, Bianca Bethune, DJ Khaled
123movies The Gentlemen
As with other political biographical films, the strength of the film is the actor playing the protagonist. Randy Quaid makes a perfect Lyndon Baines Johnson in a fine, nuanced, and modulated performance. He seems to mature as Johnson as the narrative develops in sequence. This is one of the best portrays of a historical figure I have seen in any film. He even looks and sounds like the late president. I particularly like the temper tantrums for which President Johnson was famous.
Patti LuPone is as fine as Claudia Taylor, Lady Bird Johnson, whom I admired. Pat Hingle does the same with Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn. Kevin McCarthy does a fine Joseph Kennedy. Not every actor does as well, but they make an effort. Peter Werner directed this excellent exposition of one of the most powerful and tragic American presidents.Rich detail, careful nuances, well made.
I very much enjoyed this excellent film. I liked it even more with a second viewing. I hope this group does a film of Mr. Johnson during his presidency.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, Jason Wong, Christopher Evangelou, Eliot Sumner, Chloe Arrowsmith, Brittany Ashworth, Russell Balogh, Simon. R. Barker, Steve Barnett
123movies Like a Boss
What can I say about The Anarchist's Cookbook? As other reviewers of this movie have noted, it is like a cross between Fight Club and SLC Punk. I also felt a familiarity with 25th Hour and this film. The acting was good, and even commendable in a few cases, but the movie in general was a let down.
I did not expect the movie to be based on the book, or even to have any references to it. I have read it myself ten years ago. However, I do not think that the Anarchist's Cookbook was the right title for the film. They should have called it something else, but I am no good at coming up with title names, so I will spare you my own lame version.
To be honest, I was expecting to see something like Fight Club, but with more indie characteristics. Instead, I got a dry witted impersonation of a few guys at my old high school that did nothing but skip class and smoke pot. It was full of stereotypes and proud arguments but held no meaning for me at all. I feel I could have used the time I spent more wisely doing something more constructive, like maybe relieving myself.
It is a funny movie though, as long as you are keeping in mind that this is only the director's second film and everyone has to start somewhere. Not everyone explodes in some prodigal genius; some have to learn the mistakes the hard way. I may recommend this movie to other indie lovers I know, but I would not watch it again. Rating: 4/10
Director: Miguel Arteta
Cast: Rose Byrne, Tiffany Haddish, Salma Hayek, Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, Karan Soni, Ryan Hansen, Jessica St. Clair, Jimmy O. Yang, Catherine Parker, Melissa Kennemore, Mallory Mckenzie, Vanessa Merrell, Melissa Saint-Amand
123movies Gretel & Hansel
This seems to be the kind of low budget film you watch when you have nothing else to do. Well, I got hooked by the first five minutes and I had to keep watching even though I had other things to do. The opening rescue scene is full of suspense and the protagonist's(Jonas) conflict is so quickly established that Paul Ziller and associates put you right into the story immediately.It's not surprising that Roger Corman, infamous for quick, low budget but high quality horror productions in the 1960s, is the executive producer. The setting and mood surrounding a fire crew camp is quite realistic. There are a lot of original features to this film that make it strongly recommended.
Director: Oz Perkins
Cast: Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw, Samuel Leakey, Charles Babalola, Ian Kenny, Abdul Alshareef, Manuel Pombo, Beatrix Perkins
123movies The Turning
A volcano erupts and spits up these scorpions that are huge and prehistoric. This is the premise for The Black Scorpion, a 50's sci-fi/giant bug film. As cheesy 50's films go, this one is entertaining, if not a little slow in places. The Mexican landscape looks authentic and the scorpions themselves are pretty good when left in the hands of Willis O'Brien. But the close-ups of the creatures are a bit overused, almost to the point of becoming annoying. The scorpions kill each other off until one giant one is left to wreak his vengeance(and whet his appetite) in Mexico City. The best scene is the one when scientist Richard Denning(and his incredibly boring assistant Carlos Rivas, and annoying stow-a-way Juanito) are lowered into a giant cavern and the realm of Willis O'Brien's wonderful stop-motion animation. The rest of the film is rather predictable but still entertaining, and Mara Corday is at least pleasant to the eye as she must have had her clothing painted onto her.
Director: Floria Sigismondi
Cast: Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, Barbara Marten, Joely Richardson, Niall Greig Fulton, Denna Thomsen, Kim Adis, Darlene Garr
The Rhythm Section 123movies (2020)
Release: January 31, 2020
123movies The Rhythm Section
The life of Joseph Goebbels and his rise as propaganda minister for the Nazis. Odd mix of Hollywood hokum and propaganda makes for a decidedly silly film. I'm not sure how the film played originally but seeing it some 70 years on I find the film creates some unintentional giggles. An early scene that had Goebbels wandering into a meeting where Hitler was speaking and becoming mesmerized by the third rate actor playing der fuhrer had me laughing out loud. How could anyone take this seriously? I think that was part of the point of the film, but at the same time it undercut the menace that the real life counter parts created (I mean the idea of Goebbels as a skirt chaser seems so quaint). I kind of liked it but I didn't love it. I completely understand why its relegated to an almost forgotten status (never mind the title "Enemy of Women" doesn't tell you what its about or what type of film it is). Worth a shot if you run a cross it but not something to search out
Director: Reed Morano
Cast: Blake Lively, Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown, Daniel Mays, Max Casella, Richard Brake, Raza Jaffrey, Geoff Bell, Jade Anouka, Jack McEvoy, Tawfeek Barhom, Ivana Basic, David Duggan, Nasser Memarzia, Amira Ghazalla
Release: December 20, 2019
123movies Ip Man 4: The Finale
Unhappily married New Orleans resident Jane Baker (superbly played by gorgeously voluptuous brunette knockout Bernice Stegers of "Xtro" fame) has a steamy adulterous affair with hunky Fred Kellerman (a brief, but solid appearance by Roberto Posse). Kellerman gets gruesomely decapitated in a freak car accident. Jane moves into a boarding house with handsome, smitten young blind landlord Robert Duval (an excellent performance by Stanko Molnar) after spending a year in an asylum. Moreover, she continues to remain intimate with Kellerman's severed head. Director Lamberto Bava, who also co-wrote the compact and incisive script (the story is based on a real-life event!), expertly crafts a moody, deliberately paced and character-driven low-key oddball horror tale which serves as a poignant and provocative cinematic meditation on love and obsession. The uniformly aces acting from a fine cast rates as a substantial plus, with especially praiseworthy turns by Stegers, Molnar, Posse, Veronica Zinny as Jane's bratty, snoopy, deranged daughter (she drowns her own little brother in a bathtub early in the movie in a truly shocking and disturbing scene), and Ferdinando Pannullo as Jane's bitter ex-husband. Franco Delli Colli's smooth, elegant cinematography, Ubaldo Continiello's cool, mellow, jazzy score, a flavorsome New Orleans atmosphere, and the admirably tasteful and restrained handling of the delicate subject of necrophilia further enhance the overall sterling quality of this compellingly strange picture. Marred only by an unfortunate tacky cheap scare ending, but that minor quibble aside still highly recommended and well worth checking out for fright feature fans who want to see something fresh, unusual and original.
Director: Wilson Yip
Cast: Scott Adkins, Donnie Yen, Kwok-Kwan Chan, Chris Collins, Vanness Wu, Nicola Stuart-Hill, Yue Wu, Grace Englert, Kent Cheng, David Johnson Wood, Jim Liu, Mark Strange, Debra Tennant, Jason Redshaw, Steven Dasz
123movies My Spy
This movie was amazing, to me it felt more like watching an entire Arc from the show rather than watching a movie, which is one of the reasons I loved it so much. I loved the bad guy and especially how Luffy defeated him.
Although I loved the film for some reason I found it a little long (don't know why) but nevertheless it was an incredible One Piece Film. (my favorite is still Film Z though)
I also love how the film took place in the sky, and it had nothing to do with Skypiea either.
I highly suggest watching this one
Director: Peter Segal
Cast: Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Kristen Schaal, Greg Bryk, Ken Jeong, Nicola Correia-Damude, Devere Rogers, Noah Dalton Danby, Vieslav Krystyan, Basel Daoud, Ali Hassan, Olivia D�patie, Keller Viaene, Jean-Michel Nadeau
Trolls World Tour 123movies (2020)
Release: April 22, 2020
123movies Trolls World Tour
Lovely performances by each and every cast in this movie ! Must watch if you love theatre actors
Director: Walt Dohrn, David P. Smith
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden, Ozzy Osbourne, Rachel Bloom, Anderson .Paak, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Rockwell, Ron Funches, Gwen Stefani, Aino Jawo, Caroline Hjelt, Kunal Nayyar
123movies Ordinary Love
I just flat out love this movie. First of all, as a life time journalism fan (even fanatic) there has never been anything like this. This film is a chocolate cake for anyone that wants an inside look at one of the great publishing stories ever. It is also a look at the industry just before the crash. Magazines, and all other print media will never be the same. So the fact that this movie nails an entire industry, is truly amazing.
But what's saves this from being a museum piece are the outrageous and fabulous people in the film. You won't believe a cast of chatacters who are NOT actors, but are better.
I say---don't miss this. There will never be another film anything like it.
Director: Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn
Cast: Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville, David Wilmot, Amit Shah, Vivien Monory, Lalor Roddy, Maggie Cronin, Melanie Clark Pullen, Geraldine McAlinden, Esh Alladi, Stella McCusker, Fo Cullen, Desmond Edwards, Mary Lindsay, Corey Millar
Brahms: The Boy II 123movies (2020)
Release: February 27, 2020
123movies Brahms: The Boy II
I suppose I was part of the target audience for "Unidentified Flying Oddball" since I graduated high school in 1979; and it's not a children's movie, then or today. Unlike "Mary Poppins" or other Disney classics of that ilk, the movie contains no children. And since it moves kind of slowly it probably won't interest kids today . . . after all, the "Oddball" (Dennis Dugan) proudly listens to "l-ps" and takes pictures with . . . a camera! For kids today it might as well be a silent picture. And it has a scantily-clad woman on the cover of a girlie mag cleverly called "Playtime" with lettering similar to a similarly titled mag. I missed this movie the year it came out, but catching it for the first time nearly 40 years later I can report . . . it's not as bad as I feared. Star Dennis Dugan was just coming off his own tv show, "Richie Brockelman, Private Eye" (though he probably is more famous today for playing the same character on "The Rockford Files"). He's just as winsome as he was on television. But he does play a nerdish character who wears big bow ties and loud sports jackets and smiles a lot. This was before Bill Murry and his ilk made jerks heroes. Dugan tries to be more a throwback to the days of Bob Hope and Danny Kaye, and I think Disney was trying for an ambiance like Kaye's "Court Jester." Disney was pretty much in the dumps at this time. But the Disney name was still able to attract big stars, and "Unidentified Flying Oddball" does not stint on the actors. The story is based (extraordinary loosely) on the Mark Twain novel A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT (so loosely, in fact, I don't know why they bothered with the attribution). King Arthur is played by a truly great actor, Kenneth More, in his big-screen swan song. Arthur's sidekick Gawain is John le Mesurier, a prolific actor whose comic expressions provide some of the movie's few giggles. Also giggle-worthy is Ron Moody (Fagin in "Oliver!") who tries to steal the picture with his expressions, voice modulations, and ridiculous haircut. For fans, the movie is worth watching once just to see Moody's performance. Mordred, the villain of the piece, is played by erstwhile "Carry On" performer Jim Dale (what, was Roddy McDowell unavailable?). While cunning actors More, Mesurier and Moody seem to realize the sort of flick they're in, Dale comes on with a fire-and-brimstone performance like he's in another movie entirely. Oh, and just as, in 1963, Disney cast in "Doctor Syn" one George Cole, legendary in England and unknown stateside, here legendary Brit Rodney Bewes plays the lowly (but helpful) Clarence. It's always good to see Bewes get work. I'm not up on the, science but I assume it's rubbish. I have (since graduating high school that year) studied medieval history extensively and I can say for certain the history is rubbish. Let's forget the nonexistence of King Arthur and accept him as given. The castle is six hundred years out of date, the jousting shown here even more so. The armor, weapons and the rest of it are as much out of place in the 500s AD as Clarence's "thees" and "thous." But why nitpick? It's just a silly romantic comedy and no worse, if perhaps more simple-minded, than some of the movies I took dates to in the late 1970s. Silly fun, and I mean . . . really silly. I mean . . . really, really, really silly. Don't go into this movie with any hopes you're going to see a rival to "Star Wars." I went in with low expectations and a bad head cold (with medication) and that helped a lot.
Director: William Brent Bell
Cast: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery, Ralph Ineson, Anjali Jay, Oliver Rice, Natalie Moon, Daphne Hoskins, Joely Collins, Ellie King, Joanne Kimm
123movies Just Mercy
Schofield and Blake, two young British soldiers during the First World War, are given a seemingly impossible mission. With time against them, they must deliver a message, deep in enemy territory, that will stop their own men, and Blake's own brother, walking straight into a deadly trap.
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Brie Larson, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rafe Spall, Tim Blake Nelson, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Rob Morgan, Rhoda Griffis, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Claire Bronson, Tonea Stewart, Drew Scheid, Karan Kendrick, Lindsay Ayliffe, John Lacy
Underwater 123movies (2020)
Release: January 10, 2020
These giant robots in Tokyo known as Patlabor all go crazy and knock down stuff. I did'nt understand the plot becuase it was all in subtitles and would prefer a dubbed version.
Director: William Eubank
Cast: Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick, Vincent Cassel, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie, Gunner Wright
123movies Impractical Jokers: The Movie
I watched the series Nigella Bites to see what the big appeal of Nigella Lawson was, and I obviously see it now, and so I suppose I had to try this short series focusing on Christmas food. Just like before, she shows us how to make "quick and easy" meals and snacks, ready for the Christmas celebrations. Also like before, Nigella does a lot of sexy stuff with eyes and fingers, says a couple of innuendo lines, and still looks gorgeous, and she knows what she's doing. As for the food she is making, some of it does sound quite appetising, I'll admit this wasn't as fun to watch as her previous show, but it was worth a look. Good!
Director: Chris Henchy
Cast: Brian Quinn, Joe Gatto, James Murray, Sal Vulcano, Paula Abdul, Athena Akers, Andrea Andrade, Guilherme Apollonio, Madison Bailey, Andrew Bechtold, Evan Castelloe, Hunter Deno, Joey Fatone, Tiago Ferreira, Will Ferrell
123movies Fantasy Island
In a film seemingly not supervised by a director, two California college roommates, Chuck (Tate Donovan) and Wally (Grant Heslov) take part in a vapid adventure obviously targeted at a barely pubescent audience. Chuck has an opportunity of which he has dreamed, to work for a large corporation where he will begin at $60000 per year, if he will complete a pre-employment assignment for the CEO (Robert Stack), a friend of Chuck's father. His duty is to deliver an expensive new Porsche, a birthday gift to the CEO's daughter in Lake Tahoe, but naturally complications occur due to Wally, the irresponsible friend of Chuck. Wally convinces Chuck to first utilize the Porsche as "bikini bait" in San Diego, where there is coincidentally a scheduled beauty pageant, and where the car is stolen. The manipulation of Chuck by Wally makes little sense throughout this affair, but sensible behaviour is not readily found within the script, as it would only interfere with pratfalls and bathing suit competitions. It is enough to mention, as ever with this type of film, a providential solution is found for personal relationship problems and that no one seems to mind if logic vanishes along the way. A payday is given to veterans Stack, Leslie Nielsen and Elizabeth Ashley, all of whom essentially create their roles, and a bright spot is a performance by funnyman Robert Klein, with his usual off-kilter derelict, in this instance an aging surfer. Poorly written and edited, this picture can yet claim freedom from any mean-spirited component, its most offensive facet being that the viewing of it is fundamentally a waste of time.
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Cast: Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Charlotte McKinney, Evan Evagora, Portia Doubleday, Michael Pe�a, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Kim Coates, Michael Rooker, Ryan Hansen, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Goran D. Kleut, Robbie Jones, Renee Murden
123movies Escape from Pretoria
When Confederate raiders rob a shipment of gold and kill his friend, Union Colonel John Wayne vows to bring the traitors who sold the rebels the information to justice, leading to a post-war showdown with vicious carpetbagger Victor French. Helping Wayne is Jorge Rivero, the leader of the raiders!
Although Rio Lobo is not quite as legendary as other John Wayne/Howard Hawks collaborations and things aren't always up to snuff in the acting department, this is still a lot of rip-roaring fun.
This has a very amusing script co-written by Leigh Brackett and some incredible action sequences supervised by Wayne's old pal, the legendary Yakima Cannut.
There's great comedic guest roles for shotgun-toting, scene-stealing Jack Elam and David Huddleston as Rio Lobo's resident tooth-puller. Jennifer O'Neill looks great too!
Enjoy it for what it is. Some of you guys take your John Wayne movies WAY too seriously!
Director: Francis Annan
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Ian Hart, Daniel Webber, Nathan Page, Stephen Hunter, Mark Leonard Winter, Ratidzo Mambo, Jeanette Cronin, Adam Tuominen, David Wilson, Adam Ovadia, Paul Harvey, PJ Oaten, Lenny Firth, Martin Ayles
Release: February 21, 2020
123movies The Call of the Wild
I saw a screening of Mulan II held at the Disney Studios, and I was pleasantly surprised at how nice a film this is. It has heart- in fact, the theme of the film is about following your heart. Its funny, as you would assume, but it also surprises you with some VERY effective tender moments; many people in the screening audience were crying(an audience comprised mostly of people who worked on the film).
Mulan II picks up a month after Mulan and Shang return. Mulan is widely known and loved as a hero, and is admired particularly by the local girls, who rightly see her as a role model. Mushu, meanwhile, is taking full advantage of his status as a hero, much to the disgust of Mulan's Ancestors, who must attend to his every whim. This is all about to change. The 'gang of three' are back to assist Mulan and Shang on a mission. They're all sent by the Emperor to escort his three daughters to marry princes of another kingdom, in order to form an alliance with that kingdom necessary to save China from an invasion. Things don't quite work out as they are supposed to; Mushu plays the heavy, attempting to break up Mulan and Shang to save his 'lifestyle'.
Overall, Mulan II is a fun ride, with a good story, great animation and a really nice score. The kids will love it, and adults will enjoy watching it with them.
Director: Chris Sanders
Cast: Karen Gillan, Harrison Ford, Cara Gee, Dan Stevens, Bradley Whitford, Jean Louisa Kelly, Omar Sy, Wes Brown, Abraham Benrubi, Terry Notary, Preston Bailey, Stephanie Czajkowski, Colin Woodell, Alex Solowitz, Adam Fergus
123movies Military Wives
First, let me say that I've found films from Xenon Pictures to be consistently "a little bit better" than many other film labels. They just seem to get more for the limited budgets and the films tend to have more personality. "Headhunter" (not to be confused with "Head Hunter" or "Head-Hunter") continues this tradition. The acting and special effects are much better than most of the other B-movie junk out there.
Second, I found that this move improved quite a bit in the second act, after moping through a very slow start. Don't be put off by the first 20 minutes, which are pretty mediocre.
Finally, please bear with me as I get on my soap box to ask, "Do any young screenwriters finish school?" Or, rather, "Do they pass English class?" Here's a film which undoubtedly consumed many months of the production crew's lives and took I-don't-know-how-long to write. There were dozens, if not hundreds, of crew members on the set. In spite of all this, nobody thought to point out that you spell it "cemetery," NOT "cemetary." I don't know about you, but it sort of takes the starch out of a scary scene when the protagonist drives up to a huge engraved sign that says, "XXXXX Cemetery". Also, somebody needs to let the prop people know that the possessive form of "it" is not "it's," so the fake newspaper articles look at least a tad more realistic. I'm not even going to start on the difference between "there," "their" and "they're"....
Yeah, I'm being a Grinch, but you'd think that someone somewhere would pick up a dictionary or use a spell checker.
Overall, much better than most of the horror dreck that's being served up direct-to-video.
As a final stinger, I've just noticed that the IMDb spell checker doesn't note that "cemetery" may be a misspelling. It is. Hmmm...let me try it without the quotes: cemetery. No...the IMDb spell checker needs to go back to school, too.
Director: Peter Cattaneo
Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Emma Lowndes, Gaby French, Lara Rossi, Amy James-Kelly, India Ria Amarteifio, Greg Wise, Jason Flemyng, Laura Checkley, Laura Elphinstone, Roxy Faridany, Robbie Gee, Stephen Thompson, Robert Whitelock
I remember seeing this every year in elementary school. It was a two-reel film, and I still remember that when Dr. Research says "sea water," that was the end of the first reel and we didn't get to see the rest until the next day. (Now I have it on video, and although it's kind of dated - there are some religious overtones about "right and wrong" and the TV writer/co-star smokes cigarettes throughout the film - it still holds my attention AND that of my ten-year-old son!)
But HERE'S a bit of trivia: He's not credited, but Sterling Holloway has a bit part at the beginning of the film. (He is best known for voicing Winnie the Pooh in the Disney films.)
Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell, Miranda Otto, Zoe Chao, Zach Woods, Julian Grey, Kristofer Hivju, Ammon Jacob Ford, Giulio Berruti, Nadiv Molcho, Jono Bergmann, Peter Schorn, Ferdinand Ramml, Kimberly Rydell, Ruth Brauer
I had never been a huge fan of Sylvester Stallone in the 1980s. I find most of his 80s flicks unwatchable. He doesn't have that ability to let loose and make fun of himself while still entertaining like Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger. I can think of a dozen or so Arnie flicks from his career that I can just plain sit back and enjoy b/c Arnie knew how to entertain an audience. Stallone has always taken himself too seriously and been too stiff. But guess what? A funny thing happened in the early 1990s. I started to like Sylvester Stallone! All of a sudden, he made these hugely entertaining action flicks that his style of, errr, acting seemed to be suited for: CLIFFHANGER, THE SPECIALIST, DAYLIGHT, and this film, my favorite of the lot, ASSASSINS. I love ASSASSINS! I can watch it over and over. The tone, pace, and style of the film perfectly fits Stallone's stoic, glaring, steely demeanor. And Stallone is damn freakin good in this film! It's one of his better film performances. Stallone plays Robert Rath (cool name), a veteran highly paid assassin who will only assassinate high-level shady criminals (nicknamed "marks"). He has morals of course, as noted early in the film. But Rath wants out. He's tired of killing for a living, so he wants to do one last job, assassinating a reclusive billionaire "mark" named Alan Branch, who financed South American death squads.
But there's a complication. Rath finds that he's no longer alone. A cocksure, boisterous young gun named Miguel Bain (played with vim, vigor, and verve by Antonio Banderas). Bain kills Branch at his brother's funeral (where Rath was going to kill him), then the fun begins! Rath tracks down Bain and tries to eliminate him, but to no avail. Bain escapes and so Rath wants to know from his secret employer who this kid is. So Rath agrees to do one last job (this time he's serious; it pays 2 million dollars) to retrieve a disc with encrypted information and kill the buyers and the seller ("the mark"). The buyers are Interpol agents trying to capture Rath and Bain's secret employer. The "mark" (who intercepted the transmission) is a hot, slightly skewered-in-the-brain redheaded genius named "Elektra" and she is played by then newcomer and now top Hollywood actress Julianne Moore. I've never seen Moore's big time Oscar-nominated movies (except BOOGIE NIGHTS), but I've seen her in a lot of other stuff and this is my favorite thing she's done.
As Rath is about to complete this 'final' mission, Bain steps in again and kills the buyers while Rath gets to Electra first before she turns over the disk information, but decides not to kill her since Bain has interceded again and he wants to stop this kid and deal with his employer for hiring him by extorting for 20 million dollars for his trouble. It is during this time that Rath and Electra develop a connection and become partners to stop Bain from repeating history (Rath killed the #1 assassin 15 years before to be #1; now Bain wants to kill Rath so he can become #1).
Stallone, Banderas, and Moore are all excellent and keep the action lively and moving. I like the way the film shows how these highly trained professionals plot, scheme, think, and outwit their way through sticky and tricky situations. The action is spare, yet exciting when it comes and the film is an very interesting character study. It never slows down or drags at all, even though the pace is delibarate. The final showdown is thrilling to say the least. Well done all the way around!
Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris, Edgar Ramírez, Clémence Poésy, Matthias Schweighöfer, Bella Ramsey, Géza Röhrig, Karl Markovics, F�lix Moati, Alicia von Rittberg, Vica Kerekes, Tobias Gareth Elman, Kue Lawrence, Christian Clarke, Aurélie Bancilhon
123movies Avoiding Apocalypse
How science and technology will help society avoid its collapse as environmental issues are becoming more and more catastrophic.
123movies A World of Worlds
In a parallel universe there is world named Ressear where an evil warlock named Sil is taking over. A brave a soldier of a fallen city has taken the mantle on fulling a prophecy of finding the reincarnated bodies of 3 kings and one queen called The Royal 4 who lived 2000 years ago who posses the 4 most powerful art-forms that can save her planet.
Cast: Daphnee Avril Bless , Daniel Pelissier , Robert Rios , Grace Vitale
Date Aired: April 05, 2020
123movies Secrets of the Zoo: Down Under
A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run the Taronga Zoo Sydney, Australia's largest zoo, located on the shores of Sydney Harbour.
News series featuring startling, groundbreaking stories from around the world.
123movies Black Monday
Travel back to October 19, 1987-aka , the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who caused it - until now. This is the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world's largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine and the glass ceiling. The outrageous comedy series stars Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall.
Cast: Don Cheadle , Andrew Rannells , Paul Scheer , Regina Hall , Eugene Cordero , Michael James Scott , Kadeem Hardison
Date Aired: April 07, 2020
123movies Dark Side of the Ring
From backstage controversies to mysterious deaths and unsolved homicides, this series explores the darkest stories from the golden age of professional wrestling, and tries to find truth at the intersection of fantasy and reality.
Cast: Dutch Mantell , Bruce Prichard , James E. Cornette , David Manning , Jake Roberts , Scott Hall , Eric Bischoff , Kevin Von Erich , Felipe Aukai , Christopher Power , Dana Schiemann , Raffi Derghazarian
123movies Three Busy Debras
Three housewives live in a wealthy Connecticut suburb that exists outside reality for the rest of the world.
123movies Tripping the Rift
Tripping the Rift is the continuing comic saga of five misfits who live, work and play on the starship Jupiter 42, which is controlled by a neurotic A.I. known as Spaceship Bob. Bob's neuroses are kept in check by the verbally abusive pilot T'Nuk, and the ship's inner workings are tended by Gus, the depressive robotic chief engineer. No one's really sure what job, if any, is performed by teen slacker Whip, but everyone knows what kinds of jobs sexy android Six specializes in.
Date Aired: 2003
123movies Onegai Twins
A boy named Maiku gets the surprise of his life when two girls show up on his doorstep and demand to live with him. Only problem is, one of them is his twin sister.
Cast: Daisuke Namikawa, Johnny Yong Bosch
Centers on Marine Sergeant Scott Brody, who returns home eight years after going missing in Iraq, and Carrie Anderson, a driven CIA officer who suspects he might be plotting an attack on America.
Cast: Amir Arison, Amy Hargreaves, Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Diego Klattenhoff, Hrach Titizian, Mandy Patinkin, Maury Sterling, Morena Baccarin, Navid Negahban, Omid Abtahi, Taylor Kowalski
This action-packed police show follows real-life law enforcement officers from various regions and departments...
Date Aired: 2003
123movies Onegai Twins
A boy named Maiku gets the surprise of his life when two girls show up on his doorstep and demand to live with him. Only problem is, one of them is his twin sister.
Cast: Daisuke Namikawa, Johnny Yong Bosch
123movies Good Girls
Three suburban mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.
Cast: Caleb Emery, Kaitlyn Oechsle, Mae Whitman, Mila Middleswarth, Retta, Sutton Johnston
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