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Joker - (2019 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7286456/
http://www.jokermovie.net/

A boy is abused, gets hit on the head, is institutionalized and has a daydream.

Raises the bar for acting with this character. A good movie, but definitely not traditional. Riveting without a particularly obvious thread. It could have been a whole lot better, but it would have needed to delve into the true and far darker roots of the main character; his mother, and you can't do that because she's a woman.

After watching this movie I just realized I didn't see the earlier one. Whoops.



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Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time - (2010 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473075/
http://movies.disney.com/prince-of-persia-the-sands-of-time

A street urchin is adopted into royalty to become an unusual prince in the unusual circumstances of his day;

A bubblegum movie. Pretty and decently-engaging.

  • Properly titled Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time



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The bits and pieces thing makes no sense.
The bits and pieces thing makes no sense.

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http://www.thebureau-game.com/

You are part of an elite squad who freeze time to move near cover and get shot in the head.

I guess they didn't play their own game, because there are obvious flaws. This would have been more fun if they got rid of the whole moving around like an RPG. Like the old X-COM ga-- oh wait, the old games are just better. Why was this game made?

  • Properly titled The Bureau: XCOM Declassified



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Last Knights - (2015 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2493486/

Inspired by the story of the forty-seven rōnin. If you don't know it, then don't look that up. I can't give a description without spoiling it. Consider yourself lucky to have a fresh mind.

This is a patient yet tense movie. I have next to no notes, because there's really nothing to write or even think about. Recommended, though not "highly recommended", as there are a lot of movies which execute this general manly-man theme extremely well. Though it's not among its number, anyone who likes the samurai genre should give this a watch.



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Dragonheart - Battle for the Heartfire - (2017 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5610626/
https://www.uphe.com/movies/dragonheart-battle-for-the-heartfire

Dragonborn-twins have drama.

If you like the others in the Dragonheart series, then I suppose this is worth a watch.



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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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TO GET - The director's cut doesn't have the opening spoiler narration.

Dark City - (1998 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118929/

A man, waking with no memories and thought to be a serial killer, flees his pursuers and not only learns he isn't who they think he is, but they aren't who they think they are either.

A fantastic movie.. at no point was I bored. To me, this one of the foundations of a particular movie style. It isn't that it's whatever kind of "neo-noir" but that it tells a tale about reality itself.



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