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Spirited Away - (2001 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/

On the way to moving to a new town, a girl stumbles upon and is trapped in a pocket dimension with an old Japanese bath house run by spirits and non-humans.

SHE SHOUTS A LOT

A spectacular movie. Youthful but with a balance of fantasy spectacle and horror.



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Dark City - (1998 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118929/

A man, waking with no memories and thought to be a serial killer, flees his pursuers and not only learns he isn't who they think he is, but they aren't who they think they are either.

A fantastic movie.. at no point was I bored. To me, this one of the foundations of a particular movie style. It isn't that it's whatever kind of "neo-noir" but that it tells a tale about reality itself.



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Swordfish - (2001 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244244/
http://www2.warnerbros.com/operationswordfish/

A recently-ex-con world-renown hacker is swept into the well-planned efforts to fund long-term anti-terrorist terrorism.

I-like-hyphens.

Ignoring the Hollywood-hacker bullshit, it's a good movie, particularly because so few, at least at its release, would be so A-class and yet have this particular topic. It helps shape the understanding of the passion behind Lawful Evil.



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Cloud Atlas - (2012 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1371111/
http://cloudatlas.warnerbros.com/

During the thrashing of an epileptic seizure, an editor stitches together bits of various unrelated shorts into a single movie filled with famous people and great music.

If one can labour past the non science-fiction, it's pretty good. In fact, I think if one cut out everything except two of the storylines, they would make for good shorts. I may do that one day.

I wouldn't imagine this to have been a critical success.



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Millenium - (1989 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097883/

An investigator of airplane disasters learns their passengers are critical to the plans of a woman he falls in love with.

This is one of the early time travel movies which really grabbed me and brought me into the genre. I don't know that I'd call it great or could strongly recommended it to others, but I like it a lot.



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41 - (2012 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2319739/

A student is approached by his future-self, and is sent into a time loop when he ignores his own advice.

Quite a good movie. With a great pace and a particularly good sound track, I found this quite emotional.

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Timestalkers - (1987 movie), image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094154/

A scientist from the future goes back in time to do (stuff that I wasn't paying attention enough to figure out), but his assistant's daughter goes back to stop him with the help of one of the grandfather's of time travel.

For an old TV-movie this is pretty good.

  • The actual movie is copyright 1986



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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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