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Barely Lethal (2014) poster

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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.



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Dawn of the Dragonslayer (2011) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1734582/

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.



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Kung Fury (2015) picture

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https://youtu.be/bS5P_LAqiVg
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kungfury/kung-fury

Kung Fury travels through time to fight the forces of Kung F├╝hrer.

A fantastic action-comedy, most especially for people who grew up in the 1980s.



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They Live (1988) poster

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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.

Mandatory viewing.



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