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Source Code - (2011 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0945513/
http://www.enterthesourcecode.com/

A military man is enlisted into a mission to save Chicago United States from a terror attack.

A fantastic, emotional, movie. This has all the elements of quality which make a movie truly great.

I'm surprised I took next to no notes. There really isn't any actual "substance" to this film, in the sense that there are few references to people, places, or things. It's all one contained package that is surprisingly easy to lose time with.

See also Groundhog Day - (1993 movie), maybe even Unbreakable - (2000 movie).



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The Last Samurai - (2003 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325710/
http://www.lastsamurai.com/

An American captain, suffering from PTSD-induced nightmares so bad he became alcoholic, is brought back into the trade as a consultant and trainer to suppress the civil war in Japan and fight against its old warrior class, the samurai.

Dare I say this is one of the greats. It has various classic elements without being tiring and obvious, and maintains a great pace and tone.



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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.


TO GET - The director's cut doesn't have the opening spoiler narration.

Dark City - (1998 movie) poster

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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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Millenium - (1989 movie) poster

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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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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3072482/
http://www.hardcorethemovie.com/ (gone)

A man wakes, reconstructed as a cyborg, and finds himself hunted by unknown forces.

A fucking astonishingly great movie! Fast, bloody and fun. It's effortlessly hilarious, and without being a comedy.

I was initially rather annoyed at the found footage-style shaky camera, but it got so intuitive so fast that it really helped me get into the character and movie. If you like bloody non-stop action movies, definitely give this movie a chance.



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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1856014/
(website)

A Swedish intelligence agent tracks a missing shipment of arms, uncovering a link to a mercenary organization.

Exceptional. This is not Jame Bond-style, but is a proper adult movie.



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Tron - Legacy (2010) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104001/

The misbehaving millionaire son of a lost father learns that his disappearance was in a digital world he authored but was trapped in after a coup from its inhabitants.

The uncanny valley of the main baddy / young version of the main character is terrible. What would have been amazing is if the effect were really really improved for the "true" version of the character, but kept uncanny for his copy, Clu.

However, the soundtrack, hell the audio, and the sheer scale of the movie is astonishing. I know others don't find this movie appealing, but I love it so damned much. I love it beyond the nostalgia of the original, but as an entirely separate movie.

Oh so very highly recommended.

  • Properly titled Tron: Legacy