I agree with Ray Bradbury, who found the miniseries "just boring". I couldn't give this show much of a chance because it really shows its age.
Kids are trained as secret agents and assassins, but one girl wants a normal life.
This is a cutesy teen movie. Complete bubblegum. Not to be mistaken for a spy movie. That notion would risk heavy offence from so much hollow girlishness.
Maybe if you liked braindead teen flicks you'd be into this. I don't, so I wasn't.
Fleeing the dystopian space stations of the survivors of a ruined earth, settlers crash and struggle to survive on an alien world.
This definitely does not stand the test of time. The music alone makes it cheesy as hell.
A young man survives a dragon attack that kills his father, and he vows revenge.
I guess it's ok. I like these sorts of fantasy films, but this one wasn't particularly entertaining.
Kung Fury travels through time to fight the forces of Kung Führer.
A fantastic action-comedy, most especially for people who grew up in the 1980s.
A man escapes death by teleporting himself to an extremely-distant planet, whose residents went mad from an unknown plague.
Really great for what it is, but its genre is not my cup of tea.
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A QWERTY clamshell palmtop which runs Linux.
- ~2010-01-24 -- This was replaced by my Pandora.
- ~2006-06-12 -- This mostly-replaced my Dell DJ Ditty.
~2006-06-12 -- This replaced my HP 200LX.
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A down-and-out traveller discovers a pair of sunglasses which let him see through the illusions aliens have been using to control mankind.
With overtones of the manipulation of the everyman, I would easily put this movie in the same class as Nineteen Eighty-Four. However, the otherwise weighty impact is cushioned by comedy, great characters and a great story. Though old, this movie stands the test of time. Easily considered satirical-horror, there's much more to it.
This is, in a sense, a bubblegum movie that delivers a subtler message. It tickles the viewer's cognitive dissonance. Some viewers will easily "get it", and some will merely find it entertaining. I hope those between those two groups will be particularly intrigued.
- Based on Eight O'Clock in the Morning - (1963 short story) by Ray Nelson (archived)
- See also fnord
Buckaroo Banzai - (1984 movie) has concepts found in They Live.
A science vessel is sent to Venus but is secretly collecting alien artefacts.
A must-watch for science fiction / space fans.