alternate past

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Dark - (2017 show) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5753856/
https://dark.netflix.io/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80100172 [ 1 ] was https://www.netflix.com/dark

A large town has mysterious repeated incidents the residents try to figure out.

It starts strong but gets weak and weird. Recommended for people who like reality and time-related stuff.



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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083500/

A misfit member of an organization of time travelers flubs a trip and yanks a kid from 1982 back in time.

It's an odd combination of brains and bubblegum; well-acted, fast-and-loose and interesting.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2369317/
https://spacestation76.com/

I dunno.

This doesn't even pass as a movie. Nothing happens and I don't care about anyone.

  • R-rated because of unnecessary sexuality and nudity; like what the fuck were they even thinking?



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47 Ronin - (2013 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1335975/
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47 samurai are exiled when their master is framed, and vow revenge against those responsible.

A decent enough movie; watchable and forgettable.



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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - (1988 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096764/

A crazy old man appears in a war-torn city to correct the misconceptions of the retelling of his adventures.

It's a great fluff fantasy movie. I didn't see it back in the day, so it has no nostalgia for me. Left with what it is at face value, I can't recommend it except for people who like the old 80s style of kids' practical effects fantasy movies. Think The Dark Crystal - (1982 movie) or The Neverending Story - (1984 movie).



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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7286456/
https://www.joker.movie/

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/
https://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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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448115/
https://www.shazammovie.com/

A dying wizard impacts his power ring to a new green lantern to a random kid, to stop the seven deadly sins.



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