direct-to-video movies

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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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Starship Troopers 3 - Marauder (2008) image

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http://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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Starship Troopers 2 - Hero of the Federation (2004) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367093/

Soldiers flee an unwinnable battle, but find themselves trapped in a bunker surrounded by an enemy desperate to get in.

Recommended for fans of the original who can tolerate less character development, story and budget. It's definitely not bad.


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An assassination attempt on a senator gets her two superpowered-bodyguards, one of whom has the hots for her and whose investigation leads to a mystery that has remained shrouded for ten years.

While nowhere near as good as I.I, this is an adequate watch and certainly head and shoulders above Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.

Definitely do not watch this until you have episode III lined up. At present, I do not know if there is a phantom edit of that. So.. I don't know if I can recommend this. Right now it's flagged as disliked, but I don't feel that I wasted my time watching it. I just feel let down by the ending.

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(on Wikipedia)

The Trade Federation blockades a peaceful planet, and decisive action is required to bring political and military strength to bear.

An astonishing improvement on the original. Even though it's lower visual quality than it's original can be, it's worth a watch. Very highly recommended especially to fans of the original trilogy who were disappointed by this new trilogy.

  • Properly titled Star Wars Episode I.II: The Phantom Edit
  • This is an edit of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
  • Continues from Star Wars II.I - Attack of the Phantom[doesn't exist]
  • There was a Star Wars Episode I.I - The Phantom Edit (notice the I.I) which was a VHS-only release with a longer running length.

    • The DVD release cut two additional scenes.
    • I do not know if the VHS and DVD releases have different release dates, or know for sure if the one I reviewed was actually released in 2000.
  • TODO - this has a commentary track!



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The Division - Agent Origins (2016) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5354588/

A plague hits New York and then the world, and New York operatives are activated to do stuff and things.

Not bad for a short-ish film. There are some characters who do stuff, and there is some plot-like activity. Recommended for fans of what I call the "ruined world" genre.



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https://youtu.be/vBkBS4O3yvY

Every time the beautiful Regina rejects his advances, James pushes a red button and tries again, all the while unaware of the reality and consequences of his actions.

Directed by Devon Avery.

Short and funny.

The Crown and the Dragon (2013) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1913178/

Something about a coronation, a dragon, a prophesy, a paladin and probably some other stuff.

A solid story, executed well, but something about it seems off to me. Perhaps it's a budget issue. I'd bet the high-budget films have spoiled things for the others. Recommended (only) for fantasy fiction enthusiasts.

  • Properly titled The Crown and the Dragon - The Paladin Cycle



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http://www.rifftrax.com/aeon-flux

A comedic commentary of Aeon Flux - (2005 movie).

Although amusing and with a few laugh-out-loud moments, this is mostly a waste of time. The RiffTrax concept might be nice for either fans or haters of a film, but this RiffTrax of this movie was not particularly entertaining to me. I'll likely get into other RiffTrax's later, so perhaps my opinion will change, but for now I don't recommend this.

  • Michael J. Nelson and Kevin Murphy
  • Copyright 2006. I'm not sure why it's copyright 2006 but was released in 2007.



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