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Real Genius - (1985 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089886/

A boy-genius is brought into an elite university to work on a laser project with a genius-misfit, but after its spectacular success they learn of its nefarious purpose.

While old, it holds up perfectly. A great movie, with a bunch of laugh-out-loud moments. Unlike the "frat boy" movies which are all about booze and boobs, this one shows genius with its hacker spirit.



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G.I. Joe - The Rise of Cobra - (2009 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1046173/

Newly-developed military nano-technology is stolen by terrorists in a plot to take over the world, and only a super-elite team chosen from the international best can stop them.

This movie is another example of both an astonishingly wide gap between its original audience and current audience, and a needless unimagination in original movie universe-building authorship.

  • Properly titled G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • Based on the G.I. Joe toy / cartoon franchise.
  • In association with Hasbro.



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mythic-2015-short-film-poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4270610/
http://mythicfilm.weebly.com/

It is discovered that a person and their voice can be paired with certain words to manifest effects in the real world.

Tiring. Slow, confusing, and after 12 minutes it gets into a bit of a plot. The world has not been particularly well-explained.. giving this too little substance to hold my attention.

  • 17 minutes

hardcore-henry-2015-poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3072482/
http://www.hardcorethemovie.com/ (gone)

A man wakes, reconstructed as a cyborg, and finds himself hunted by unknown forces.

A fucking astonishingly great movie! Fast, bloody and fun. It's effortlessly hilarious, and without being a comedy.

I was initially rather annoyed at the found footage-style shaky camera, but it got so intuitive so fast that it really helped me get into the character and movie. If you like bloody non-stop action movies, definitely give this movie a chance.



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the-mortal-instruments-city-of-bones-2013-poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1538403/

A girl learns she has magic powers and stuff when a bad guy and his henchmen who all like demons hunt her down for a thing she has.

A superhero-girl-witch movie. Adorable and stuff. Recommended for girls who are fans of this adorable trope genre.



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agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d-2013-cartoon-poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2364582/
http://abc.go.com/shows/marvels-agents-of-shield
http://marvel.com/tv/show/190/marvels_agents_of_shield

Agents with a formerly-secret worldwide law-enforcement organization work to safeguard the world from the lesser challenges now too-frequent for superheroes alone.

Good enough, although so far it's one of these episodic shows which has a new problem every episode.

I watched three episodes and liked it, but I took a long break and watched a fourth and couldn't figure anything out or get interested again. I can't recommend this except for those who are heavily hooked on those first few episodes and who intend to properly binge-watch it all.

  • S.H.I.E.L.D. - Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division



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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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Timequest (2000) image

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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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