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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt21209876/
https://sololeveling.com/
https://sololeveling-anime.net/

Mysterious gates bring monsters into the world, but people develop superpowers and one previously-worthless combatant becomes incredible.

Pretty good so far.

  • Original title: Ore dake Level Up na Ken
  • The origin is Korean, but this is a Japanese endeavour.



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Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt19395018/
on tv.apple.com

A astronaut has an accident in space and comes back crazy.

It's like a sort of brooding bubblegum show; light on the science, heavy on the fiction, and with some horror mixed in.



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Europa Report - (2013 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2051879/
http://www.magnetreleasing.com/europareport/

The found footage of the travel to, and exploration of, one of the moons of Jupiter in the search for extraterrestrial life.

It's slow and focused, with a consistent and weighty tone. If you like it within the first fifteen minutes, you'll like the rest of it.



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Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087332/
https://www.ghostbusters.com/

Failed-scientists begin a ghost capturing service, and the need for their services grows, threatening all of New York city.

I don't have a lot of movies anything like this which I could consider listing as mandatory, so this one gets in pretty easily.



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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - (2004 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339291/
was unfortunateeventsmovie.com

Some kids lose their home and parents and get passed around to different family members. And stuff.

Kinda annoying and boring.



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the-matrix-1999

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/
https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/matrix

A hacker learns reality is not as it appears.

A sci-fi ripoff of elements of Lucid dreaming, with elements taken from the Neuromancer/Shadowrun "cyberpunk" genres.

A pioneering movie for special effects, which have held up quite well, and its general pot and atmosphere. Technically not original for science fiction fans, but great nonetheless.

One of my favourites, although I really wish the actor playing Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) was good looking.

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Entertainment > Movies >
The Matrix - (1999 movie) >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0328832/

A series of non-cannon short animated films inspired by The Matrix - (1999 movie).

Better than the main series in some cases. I rather love every one of these short films.

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Blue Beetle - (2023 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9362930/
https://www.dc.com/bluebeetle

A Mexican crime family steals alien technology and wrecks havoc.

A mediocre superhero movie, which in today's times makes it spectacular. Highly recommended as a bubblegum movie.



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