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DragonHeart (1996) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116136/
https://www.uphe.com/movies/dragonheart

A king, resurrected with half of a dragon's heart, rules with an iron fist but is opposed by his former-mentor, a former dragon-slayer now allied with that last dragon who has the remaining half of the king's heart.

A fine, action-heavy, fantasy. Has a lot of recognizable stars.


  1. DragonHeart - (1996 movie)
  2. Dragonheart - A New Beginning - (2000 movie) (sequel)
  3. Dragonheart 3 - The Sorcerer's Curse - (2015 movie) (prequel)



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Blood - The Last Vampire (2009) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0806027/
https://web.archive.org/web/20171107170843/http://lastblood.asmik-ace.co.jp:80/
https://www.sonypictures.com/movies/bloodthelastvampire

Vampires are real, and a secret council, whose formation is never explained, support a good-vampire on her mission to mercilessly slaughter bad-vampires in search for the worst-vampire who she was told killed her father.

For a while I was quite captivated by this movie. It was good in every respect, but it seemed to take a turn for the worse half way through, and just kept sliding. Overall it's good, but elements of it are too similar to other famous movies for me to really find it interesting, especially since those elements are rushed.

It's decent enough to recommend for a one-time watch.



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Dragonfyre (2013) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2333508/

A princess, being chased by orcs and to be a sacrifice, passes through a gate into our world but the orcs follow her.

If this movie could be considered a B-movie, it is extraordinary. It's well-written and well-acted, and unlike Orcs! - (2011 movie) there is no comedy and I have no feeling that there is need or room for any. I easily consider this a low-budget A-movie. It was good. Very good. Not surprisingly good, actually good.

I don't know how strongly I can or should recommend this. My heart melts for Aleya, so I'm pretty sure I'm biased.

  • aka Orc Wars
  • See also Orcs! - (2011 movie).
  • Contains no dragons or dragon fire, or all that much fire.



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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420917/

This is a 90-minute retrospective documentary for Clerks - (1994 movie) that focuses on Smith's early inception of the film, the process of making and distributing and finally, the reaction and response to the film from critics and fans.

It's full of bits of trivia, but is uninteresting to all but the hardcore fans. It's got a lot of masturbatory stuff in it, but even ignoring that, and including my love of the film it documents, I didn't like it.

  • Properly titled Snowball Effect: The Story of 'Clerks'
  • This is available on the bonus CD of "Clerks X", the 10-year anniversary money grab edition.



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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0352045/

Stuck at a dead-end job, a guy ignores his girlfriend's nagging until she uses an old high school enemy to push his buttons.

I'm really really happy this series didn't get approval. This pilot is a steaming pile of shit. It has nothing to do with Clerks - (1994 movie) and so it cannot build on its mystique, and it isn't even particularly original or interesting on its own.

  • This is the single pilot episode. The full series was never produced.
  • Kevin Smith, the author of Clerks - (1994 movie) was unaware of this proposed TV show until its casting was under way, during his production of Mallrats - (1995 movie)
  • Properly titled Clerks. (with a trailing period) or more sensibly Clerks: The TV Show



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Clerks (1994) poster photograph

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109445/
https://www.miramax.com/movie/clerks/

Instead of being allowed to sleep in on his day off, a man is called in to work an extra shift at his convenience store job, and his day goes to complete shit.

The acting is a little halted in places, since these are mostly or perhaps entirely first-timers, but the writing is spectacular. It's got great flow and style, and is hilarious and memorable.

I first rented this as a VHS tape back in the day, and was immediately impressed. I'm glad this movie, and its author, have done well.



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