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lourdes-2009-movie-poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1405809/

A woman in a wheelchair goes on vacation alongside various religious tourists.

I couldn't get to the half-way point without succumbing to boredom. This movie has a kind of absence of flavour that drones on like one unwavering tone. I don't know how the hell this movie got into my inbox, perhaps as a reality-questioning movie. Maybe it got into interesting things later, but I was unwilling to give it that chance.

It had no explosions or lasers.



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Constantine (2014 - 2015) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3489184/
https://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.



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Starship Troopers 3 - Marauder (2008) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844760/

The war with the bugs rages on, with humanity starting to lose, but something about god and wining and things.

This started off as a great or at lease decent tv-movie, but its "wrap up" took enough of a nosedive to spoil it. It has a much higher budget and is generally better than part two, but.. that ending, man. That ending. This is still worth a once-watch for fans of the original.



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This Is the End (2013) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245492/
https://web.archive.org/web/20130411093653/http://thisistheend.com/

The apocalypse happens, and a bunch of average celebrities try to survive.

Moderately terrible. Worth a watch if you like these particular actors and their previous works.



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Regression (2015) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3319920/

A girl, hiding in a church, writes a letter to the police who, without evidence, raise a stink.

I couldn't get half way through this. Not only do the various genres in this movie not interest me, but it highlights "listen and believe". I fucking guarantee that's why Emma Watson is in this.



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Spring Breakers (2012) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2101441/
http://www.springbreakersmovie.com/

I didn't get very far in before I threw my hands up in disgust.

This immediately comes off as a Christian propaganda film. Girl has doubts in JEEEESUSSSSS, is uncomfortable with her friends being called bad, learns they are bad, they do bad things.. then JEEEESUSSSSS and she was totally wrong and the true way was always god and stuff and praise the lord and by the way did I say praise the lord because totes praise him.

I didn't stick around to get into that last bit. Maybe it's a dark crime comedy and stuff, but fucked if I'm going to continue watching.

  • The "just like a video game" thing should be fucking illegal to put into a movie.

Dominion (2014) poster

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https://web.archive.org/web/20141224103227/www.syfy.com/dominion

The surviving humans of a war against angels garrison themselves, and one of them is said to be their saviour.

Recommended. It's got a lot of religion in it, but it's generic.

I never did take notes for this. I probably should have. Maybe if I re-watch this series I will.

  • Cancelled



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Legion (2010) poster

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https://www.sonypictures.com/movies/legion

A one-room horror where angels descend to destroy all of mankind because god left, but a baby is to be the saviour of all mankind.

Meh. This isn't a particularly good movie.

Dominion - (2014 show) is based on Legion. I wouldn't consider this movie mandatory viewing before watching Dominion. In fact, I would recommend against viewing this movie because the series is so much better.



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