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Embers - (2015 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3503460/
http://www.embersmovie.com/

A few stories about everyday people in a world without memories.

Slow and moody; very good.



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X-COM꞉ UFO Defense image

Entertainment > Games >

(XCOM > on Wikipedia)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/7760/XCOM_UFO_Defense/
was on microprose.com
was on mythosgames.com

Aliens drop by Earth and evil Humans shoot them down and mug them.

Nothing about the interface makes enough sense, and there are no hints as to how things work. It could have been made much better, even back in the day. I'm not going to forgive how bad it is, especially since there was zero effort by Steam to actually fix basic things like aspect ratio.

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Princess Mononoke - (1997 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119698/
https://www.ghibli.jp/works/mononoke/
was movies.disney.com/princess-mononoke (purged)

Servants of the emperor wage war with ancient gods to dominate the land for iron, forcing innocents into the crossfire, but a prince of a lost tribe adventures to save himself and the land from the resulting curse.

Throughout the movie, there are men used as comedic relief and women as brave and smart.



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Don't Worry Darling - (2022 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10731256/

A workaholic can't deal with being entitled and bored.

Really REALLY boring. I could have written it so much better that it's depressing to have watched.



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Project Almanac - (2015 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2436386/
was welcometoyesterday.com
was projectalmanac.com
https://www.uphe.com/movies/yesterday

Highschool students discover prototype equipment and plans for a time machine, and become highschool students with a time machine; which is a bad idea.

A fantastic movie.



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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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(on Wikipedia)
https://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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