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(on Wikipedia · Trailer)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4425200/
http://lionsgateathome.com/john-wick-2

A broken man, having done the hokey pokey as an assassin, is forced back in. Again.

Adequate. It borrows from feelings and elements of other movies, and does a mediocre job of entertaining.



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Kill the Messenger - (2014 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1216491/
http://www.focusfeatures.com/kill_the_messenger

An investigative reporter, most recently working on criminal drug stories, gets a lead that takes him down a rabbit hole few knew existed.

A fair movie at best, which I can only recommend for people of the mindset with interest in the United States' government's involvement in Bad Things.



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Tiny and Big Grandpa's Leftovers image

Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/205910/
http://tinyandbig.com/

Laser things, move things, push things and find your way through semi-puzzle stuff.

With an art style (and opening sequences) reminiscent of Borderlands and gameplay reminiscent of Okami, this game has a very strong initial impression on me.

Not open-world, and definitely "on rails", but it does give a lot of power to the user as to how to fart around to progress.

While overall good, the controls are wonky and cliffs are obnoxious. There should be no falling off mechanic and the game should instead dangle the player for a moment and never let them fall.

  • Properly titled Tiny & Big: Grandpa's Leftovers



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Midnight in Paris - (2011 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1605783/
http://www.sonyclassics.com/midnightinparis/

A writer visiting contemporary Paris is repeatedly transported to 1920s Paris.

This has been described as a romantic comedy, but there is neither romance nor comedy to be found. It's dry and drags its feet.



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Ghost in the Shell - (2017 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219827/
http://ghostintheshell.tumblr.com/

A special agent combat-cyborg pursues a cyber criminal who comes to have a special interest in her.

Although I like it, I suspect it's because I like the original so much and I can't be unbiased. I also think Scarlett is hot.

I became even more interested in seeing this movie in light of the incorrectly-supposed-whitewashing of the lead character. Antisocial injustice is actually pretty good at recommending things.



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Arrival - (2016 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543164/
http://www.arrivalmovie.com/

Aliens arrive, but nobody knows the first thing about talking to them.

This is another movie whose description would spoil it. With a rather mellow and thoughtful tone throughout, it pulls the viewer in. I think it will hold up well over time, too.



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No, her eyes are not like that
No, her eyes are not like that

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1355644/
http://www.passengersmovie.com/

A ship malfunctions, and a passenger on a deep-space voyage to a new colony is woken from hibernation early.

Good and not good at the same time. It works out quite well, and has a good overall tone to it, but the story itself is sad.



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Ten Years - (2015 movie) image

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5269560/

A criminal syndicate works toward panic to implement legal changes.

It was slow, awkward and amateur.. and I watched the first part and stopped watching after just 20 minutes.

  • aka Sap Nin
  • aka 十年



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The-Red-Pill-2016-movie poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia - warning: ideological bias)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3686998/
http://www.theredpillmovie.com/

A feminist's documentary about men's (human) rights.

A refreshing piece of work, with the intellectual morals to actually talk to the men's rights advocates being talked about. The contrast between "the sides" is truly astonishing.



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