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Dark Discussions Podcast – Episode 578 – BOSS LEVEL (2021)

The timeloop film isn’t nothing new.  One of the most famous is the comedy GROUNDHOG DAY (1993), but the horror and sci-fi genres have had a number of well received films with many now considered modern classics such as EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014), LOOPER (2012), and HAPPY DEATH DAY (2017).  Another such film, stuck in COVID limbo, was released to Hulu in 2021 called BOSS LEVEL.

When former black ops soldier Roy Pulver (Frank Grillo) wakes up to an assassination attempt, he suddenly finds himself in a timeloop.  Trying to reach his son and his ex-wife scientist Jemma Wells (Naomi Watts), he has to relieve day after day as more and more assassins appear to his future self.  Now Roy discovers there may a bigger secret that could result in the end of the world leaving him as a reluctant hero.

The movie is directed by Joe Carnahan who previously did THE GREY (2011) and NARC (2002).  The film stars Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts, but also Mel Gibson and Michelle Yeoh.  Most critics enjoyed this film that some viewers say is an unknown hidden gem.  Your co-hosts take a look at the movie and give their thoughts.

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