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Blade - (1998 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120611/
http://marvel.com/movies/movie/10/blade

Born as the survivor of a bitten-pregnancy, a part-vampire "day walker" continues his crusade amidst one of their ranks' power play for leadership.

A classic movie, before the whole superhero genre got entirely out of hand. It's an unfortunate rewriting of the original comic book, but it does well with what it has. It's blunt and stiff, yet entertaining.

It has only a couple of moments of technology which feel old, otherwise it has held up well.



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Dracula Untold - (2014 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0829150/

A boy turned into a horrifying soldier becomes a totally likable guy.

I believe I watched this movie already, but perhaps it faded from memory due to its mediocrity. I couldn't watch very far in before being entirely turned off at the concept of the main character.



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Van Helsing - (2004 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338526/
http://www.vanhelsing.net/

An unaged man without a memory is sent by a secret multifaith order of monster hunters as the last hope of a lineage doomed to purgatory unless they slay the lord of all vampires.

Not a great or bad movie, but still good enough to be worth watching. It's mostly interesting because of its main character, and the rest of it is piecemeal and without particular substance.

I think this movie was my initial introduction to Kate Beckinsale, and it turns out she's a lot hotter in my memory than in this actual movie. Maybe she was better-presented in the next movies of hers that I saw after this.



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Versus - (2000 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275773/
http://movie.softgarage.com/versus/

In a forest where any who die rise as zombies, an escaped convict does something something.

I got 1/3 in and got bored. It's too over-the-top.



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The Matrix Revolutions - (2003 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0242653/

With killer-machines digging down to bypass the defences of the last refuge of mankind, a man with sudden magic powers magics with his powers.

Oh god, make it end. The writing is so fucking sloppy that the second movie and this third movie should not be watched by anyone, most especially fans of the first movie.

  1. The Matrix - (1999 movie)
  2. The Matrix Reloaded - (2003 movie)
  3. The Matrix Revolutions - (2003 movie)



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Just like this poster, this movie has no brains.
Just like this poster, this movie has no brains.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0234215/
http://www.thematrix.com/

The war against The Machines escalates, and it's a race between them digging down to Zion and The One pushing his way into the core of The Matrix for reason that wasn't explained very well.

If there are people out there who saw the first one and somehow get to this post before seeing this movie, please avoid this. Yes it's more of the same and it's "good", but this is a shit story that should be skipped.

This movie does not have an ending. It is part one of a mandatory two-movie binge.

  1. The Matrix - (1999 movie)
  2. The Matrix Reloaded - (2003 movie)
  3. The Matrix Revolutions - (2003 movie)



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G.I. Joe - The Rise of Cobra - (2009 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1046173/

Newly-developed military nano-technology is stolen by terrorists in a plot to take over the world, and only a super-elite team chosen from the international best can stop them.

This movie is another example of both an astonishingly wide gap between its original audience and current audience, and a needless unimagination in original movie universe-building authorship.

  • Properly titled G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • Based on the G.I. Joe toy / cartoon franchise.
  • In association with Hasbro.



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hardcore-henry-2015-poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3072482/
http://www.hardcorethemovie.com/ (gone)

A man wakes, reconstructed as a cyborg, and finds himself hunted by unknown forces.

A fucking astonishingly great movie! Fast, bloody and fun. It's effortlessly hilarious, and without being a comedy.

I was initially rather annoyed at the found footage-style shaky camera, but it got so intuitive so fast that it really helped me get into the character and movie. If you like bloody non-stop action movies, definitely give this movie a chance.



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criminal-2016-poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3014866/
http://www.criminal.movie/

Desperate for intelligence, a brutal killer is implanted with the memories of a dead operative.

A surprisingly good movie. While not wholly original, it's a good mix of interesting elements. This isn't really a spy movie, and has a surprisingly strong emphasis on characters.



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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3647498/

When his missing daughter turns up with a mark on her back, an ex-con fights to keep them both safe.

Dirty, dangerous and to-the-point. As always, Mel Gibson plays this stereotypical role of his quite well. If you like him in his other gritty movies, you'll like this one.



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