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Futureworld - (1976 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074559/

After a disaster, a pleasure theme park re-opens with a new population of robots.

Although this one has held up well, it does show its age. It's still spectacularly well-made, and especially well-written.



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Westworld - (1973 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070909/

Nothing could possibly go wrong in an amusement park populated by robots.

A good-ish movie, which must have been spectacular at the time because of its original themes and spectacular presentation. It holds up very well over the few centuries since its release.



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Starring Morgan Freeman and this other guy.
Starring Morgan Freeman and this other guy.

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013/

The Earth is ruined when aliens invade, and a maintenance skeleton crew monitors killer drones to protect resource-gathering efforts for survivors.

A fantastic movie from every angle. A very strong mood throughout. Highly recommended.



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Avengers - Infinity War - (2018 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154756/
http://marvel.com/movies/movie/223/avengers_infinity_war

A space-environmentalist works to cull the people who don't recycle, but polluters aim to stop him.

An adequate movie which for once has a sensible major plot arc.



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I guess he's kind of interesting.
I guess he's kind of interesting.

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1872181/
http://www.theamazingspiderman.com/

Our favourite web slinger has relationship problems.

Still quite a good movie. Recommended if you liked the earlier one.

  1. The Amazing Spider-Man - (2012 movie)
  2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - (2014 movie)



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The moderately-interesting spider-dork
The moderately-interesting spider-dork

Entertainment > Movies >

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0948470/
http://www.theamazingspiderman.com/

A breakthrough in rapid genetics-alteration has unintended side-effects.

I'm fond of the earlier ones, but I think they get classed as "nostalgia". This is a very good movie, and that's likely enhanced by Emma Stone, who is incredibly attractive in dress, appearance and action.

  1. The Amazing Spider-Man - (2012 movie)
  2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - (2014 movie)



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Nerd.
Nerd.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/
http://readyplayeronemovie.com/

In a dystopic future akin to Brave New World - (1932 book), by Aldous Huxley, everyone is lost in a virtual reality, playing a game to take control of the world's largest corporation.

This movie is parasitic to the childhoods of old men and permanent-children. It's worth a watch if you're over 40, otherwise it'll be a fairly confusing mess of references.



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Last Knights - (2015 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2493486/

Inspired by the story of the forty-seven rōnin. If you don't know it, then don't look that up. I can't give a description without spoiling it. Consider yourself lucky to have a fresh mind.

This is a patient yet tense movie. I have next to no notes, because there's really nothing to write or even think about. Recommended, though not "highly recommended", as there are a lot of movies which execute this general manly-man theme extremely well. Though it's not among its number, anyone who likes the samurai genre should give this a watch.



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Groundhog Day (1993) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/

An asshole anchorman is sent to a little town to do a fluff story on Groundhog Day, but karma bites him in the ass when the town gets snowed-in.

A fantastic movie not just for the usual things, but for the execution of its idea. Unlike so many movies that have its elements, this one stays grounded and accessible. This movie is well-loved and highly recommended.

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