alternate present

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doctor-strange-2016-poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1211837/

A distracted surgeon crashes his car and is left with ruined hands, but he's brought into a magic order who defend the planet and universe and stuff.

A decent movie, although fluffy and of narrow scope.



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return-of-the-ghostbusters-2007-poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1230164/

An archaeologist seeks an ancient Egyptian amulet to gain godlike powers.

A great fan film. I wish I had a better source than the 240p on YouTube, but I didn't actually look around at all.



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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238463/

A man travels back in time to save the husband of the woman he grew up idolizing.

Not a terrible movie, but it really breaks down into a confusing mess past the half-way mark. It does make up for things near the end though, which is a good recovery. So for a direct-to-video movie, it does pretty good for itself.



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Suicide Squad (2016) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386697/
http://www.suicidesquad.com/

Some bad mutants superhumans are assembled to fight others.

Basically forgettable except for Harley. Has bunches of characters nobody has heard of or cares about.



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This is a steaming pile of shit. Do not watch it!

Ghostbusters (2016) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1289401/
http://www.ghostbusters.com/

Having fallen from grace, two friends are reunited in their pursuit of ghosts, eventually forming a band of four who fight them. And stuff.

This is neither a sequel to the actual Ghostbusters (1984), nor is it anything in its style or quality. It's just a theft of the franchise. It shits all over it. Ignoring all of that, it's still an awful movie on its own.

This is not a comedy! Don't mistake it for one! The only funny scene had nothing to do with the main characters.



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Approaching the Unknown (2016) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2674430/

A guy who builds the technology to turn dirt into water goes to Mars, and even though he knows the ship better than anyone else, somehow, he has trouble on the way.

A patient, somewhat interesting movie. Worth watching if you're into such things, but definitely not if you're new to this style.

I watched the whole thing, and don't really regret it, but I wouldn't categorize this as anywhere near awesome.



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Independence Day - Resurgence (2016) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1628841/
http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/independence-day-resurgence

Twenty years after the near-annihilation of Earth, aliens return.

Not a particularly good movie. Definitely not worth a watch for science fiction movie fans. I don't know who the target audience is supposed to be. There's no character development, poor drama, uninspired action, un-notable writing.. so un-notable that I made a word up. Screw you, red squiggle.. I defy you.

  • Properly titled Independence Day: Resurgence
  • This is a sequel to Independence Day (1996 movie)



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Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3489184/
http://www.nbc.com/constantine

A man attains mystical powers originally for selfish reasons, but they taint with a life fraught with danger and demons.

Not a bad show, but the lead character's personality isn't attracting, and there's the old celestial stick-up-the-ass personality in another. The lead female is hot. Hotty hot hot.

This was cancelled after one season. Back in the 90s this show would have done well, but I'm guessing this genre has alternately been well-poisoned or saturated. This show has too much it has to be better than to catch enough attention to survive. I think that it's magic-fantasy was competing with an extraordinarily-strong superhero-fantasy genre.

  • 2014-10-24 - 2015-02-13
  • More-or-less based on the movie Constantine
  • .. which in turn is based on the DC comic book series Hellblazer.



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X-Men - Apocalypse (2016) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/x-men-apocalypse
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3385516/

An Old One is awakened, and renews his takeover of the world.. except we already know the good guys win because this takes place in the 80s and a past movie, set in the then-future, has an intact world with all characters accounted for.

A standard superhero movie, with nothing particularly interesting. Extremely confusing given that this is a sequel to a sequel to a prequel or some shit.

I would have done a few things different, and even a few subtle changes would have made this movie a hell of a lot better.

Definitely pass on this unless you're really into this particular series.

  • Properly titled X-Men: Apocalypse



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