alternate present

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Westworld - (1973 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070909/

Nothing could possibly go wrong in an amusement park populated by robots.

A good-ish movie, which must have been spectacular at the time because of its original themes and spectacular presentation. It holds up very well over the few centuries since its release.



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A Wrinkle in Time - (2018 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1620680/
http://movies.disney.com/a-wrinkle-in-time

A standard broken-family Disney movie, but with magical thinking.

God damn this is a low-effort piece of shit.



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Avengers - Infinity War - (2018 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154756/
http://marvel.com/movies/movie/223/avengers_infinity_war

A space-environmentalist works to cull the people who don't recycle, but polluters aim to stop him.

An adequate movie which for once has a sensible major plot arc.



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I guess he's kind of interesting.
I guess he's kind of interesting.

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1872181/
http://www.theamazingspiderman.com/

Our favourite web slinger has relationship problems.

Still quite a good movie. Recommended if you liked the earlier one.

  1. The Amazing Spider-Man - (2012 movie)
  2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - (2014 movie)



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The moderately-interesting spider-dork
The moderately-interesting spider-dork

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0948470/
http://www.theamazingspiderman.com/

A breakthrough in rapid genetics-alteration has unintended side-effects.

I'm fond of the earlier ones, but I think they get classed as "nostalgia". This is a very good movie, and that's likely enhanced by Emma Stone, who is incredibly attractive in dress, appearance and action.

  1. The Amazing Spider-Man - (2012 movie)
  2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - (2014 movie)



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Black Panther - (2018 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1825683/
http://movies.disney.com/black-panther

After the assassination of his father, a new king is crowned for an insular but extraordinary nation, but he does not go unchallenged.

I decided to watch this, breaching my "no more superhero movies" position, because there was some fascinating drama surrounding it.

Not recommended: I can't understand why anyone would think this is particularly good for any particular reason. Aside from being all manner of racist, it does not provide any intellectual cud to chew on.



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Bright - (2017 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5519340/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80119234

Yet another buddy cop movie, but this time instead of <random race> it is an Orc, and instead of </random><random drugs> it's magic.

An adequate movie.



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Justice League - (2017) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974015/
http://www.justiceleaguethemovie.com/

Some superheroes are assembled, wielding the power of deus ex machnica, and and defeat bad guys that make no sense.

A bad movie, only made passable by Gal Gadot being so ridiculously good looking I lack the words to word about her looks.



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That borg-eye is never seen.
That borg-eye is never seen.

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114746/
http://www.uphe.com/movies/12-monkeys

From a future destroyed by plague, a prisoner "volunteers" to be sent back in time to fetch pre-infection samples.

A great movie that stands apart both from its contemporaries and even from movies of today. It touches upon a lot of topics I find interesting in movies.



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Special "letterbox" edition.
Special "letterbox" edition.

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053250/

The world learns that an old artifact is alien in origin, and set out to Venus to meet its creators.

Not terrible, but not my thing. I'm not a fan of old B-movies, and it being so old makes it impossible for me to judge it properly. I can summarize with: It has classic stiff acting and awkward writing.

  • aka The Silent Star
  • aka Planet of the Dead
  • aka Spaceship Venus Does Not Reply



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