dystopian-esque entertainment

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Metropolis - (2001 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293416/

A city sculpted by technology has a poverty-stricken underbelly and grand political schemes.



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That borg-eye is never seen.
That borg-eye is never seen.

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114746/
http://www.uphe.com/movies/12-monkeys

From a future destroyed by plague, a prisoner "volunteers" to be sent back in time to fetch pre-infection samples.

A great movie that stands apart both from its contemporaries and even from movies of today. It touches upon a lot of topics I find interesting in movies.



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Ten Years - (2015 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5269560/

A criminal syndicate works toward panic to implement legal changes.

It was slow, awkward and amateur.. and I watched the first part and stopped watching after just 20 minutes.

  • aka Sap Nin
  • aka 十年



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Boda Secreta - (1989 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094774/

A man wakes up naked with amnesia and seeks out his fiance from years ago.

Not great and not recommended. It's got a shaky story and a weakly-portrayed world. Both the movie's world and the film quality are particularly low. Its acting and speech are stiff.

  • In English, the title is Secret Wedding.



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The Matrix Revolutions - (2003 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0242653/

With killer-machines digging down to bypass the defences of the last refuge of mankind, a man with sudden magic powers magics with his powers.

Oh god, make it end. The writing is so fucking sloppy that the second movie and this third movie should not be watched by anyone, most especially fans of the first movie.

  1. The Matrix - (1999 movie)
  2. The Matrix Reloaded - (2003 movie)
  3. The Matrix Revolutions - (2003 movie)



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Just like this poster, this movie has no brains.
Just like this poster, this movie has no brains.

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0234215/
http://www.thematrix.com/

The war against The Machines escalates, and it's a race between them digging down to Zion and The One pushing his way into the core of The Matrix for reason that wasn't explained very well.

If there are people out there who saw the first one and somehow get to this post before seeing this movie, please avoid this. Yes it's more of the same and it's "good", but this is a shit story that should be skipped.

This movie does not have an ending. It is part one of a mandatory two-movie binge.

  1. The Matrix - (1999 movie)
  2. The Matrix Reloaded - (2003 movie)
  3. The Matrix Revolutions - (2003 movie)



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There are more than seven boys.
There are more than seven boys.

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3620418/

College students LARPing as revolutionaries set a hacker up, but he causes a shitstorm in an agent training prison.

This is pretty good. It's essentially a Dutch revisitation of the concepts in the French movie La Femme Nikita - (1990 movie) La Femme Nikita[doesn't exist]. It's straightforward and so it seems fairly low budget.



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Killjoys (2015-) logo 1

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3952222/
http://www.space.ca/show/killjoys/
http://www.syfy.com/killjoys

Guild bounty hunters hunt bounties and stuff.

I like it so far.

I am reminded of Firefly - (2002 TV show).



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12 Monkeys (2015-) image 1

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.syfy.com/12monkeys

Survivors of a plague that wipes out most humans make a desperate bid to undo it all by sending a man back in time.

I suppose it's inevitable that a television series based around time travel will get convoluted really quickly because they stretch things out. Still, this doesn't feel very good to me.



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Death Watch - (1980 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081182/

A woman, dying in a macabre soap opera, is filmed by a man with cybernetic eyes.

Great movie, but the main actor's performance is absolutely horrible.

  • Based on The Unsleeping Eye - (1973 book), by David G. Compton

    • aka The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe