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Charging a greenhouse.
Charging a greenhouse.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084749/

It should be summarized as: A noble kingdom is taken by force, forcing a prince to flee and live a life that turns to adventure, to later return to contest for the throne.

However. However it's all over the place. It doesn't properly delve into any aspect, and doesn't properly string things together. It has all the elements of a good, or at least fair, movie, but it wasn't written well.



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Avoid, especially if you like the Harry Potter series!

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3183660/
http://www.fantasticbeasts.com/

A British wizard travels to New York City, but his case full of endangered magical creatures causes trouble in a city that already has its own creature problem.

Weak characters, a shit plot with lots of filler and generally unlikeable. Especially bad in light of the earlier movies set in this universe. God that main character is fucking terrible to watch.

I will forever misremember this title as Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them. No fantastic breasts were found in this movie.



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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4270610/
http://mythicfilm.weebly.com/

It is discovered that a person and their voice can be paired with certain words to manifest effects in the real world.

Tiring. Slow, confusing, and after 12 minutes it gets into a bit of a plot. The world has not been particularly well-explained.. giving this too little substance to hold my attention.

  • 17 minutes

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A girl learns she has magic powers and stuff when a bad guy and his henchmen who all like demons hunt her down for a thing she has.

A superhero-girl-witch movie. Adorable and stuff. Recommended for girls who are fans of this adorable trope genre.



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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3489184/
http://www.nbc.com/constantine

A man attains mystical powers originally for selfish reasons, but they taint with a life fraught with danger and demons.

Not a bad show, but the lead character's personality isn't attracting, and there's the old celestial stick-up-the-ass personality in another. The lead female is hot. Hotty hot hot.

This was cancelled after one season. Back in the 90s this show would have done well, but I'm guessing this genre has alternately been well-poisoned or saturated. This show has too much it has to be better than to catch enough attention to survive. I think that it's magic-fantasy was competing with an extraordinarily-strong superhero-fantasy genre.

  • 2014-10-24 - 2015-02-13
  • More-or-less based on the movie Constantine
  • .. which in turn is based on the DC comic book series Hellblazer.



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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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The Neverending Story

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088323/

A boy skips school, is assaulted by bullies then hides from them in a bookstore which he then robs, then hides out in his school's attic to read.

An extraordinarily powerful movie.

There's a certain feeling with movies in the 1980's which were positioned for children but had unashamedly-adult themes running through them. The Neverending Story has, at its core, themes of literacy, imagination, will, loss, hope and determination.



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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 - (1999 movie)
  • Continues from Star Wars II.I - Attack of the Phantom - (2001 movie)
  • 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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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101452/

The fates of two dumbasses is challenged by an man from their future, bent on bending their future-utopia into his world-domination.

An excellent movie. Though it does suffer from some generation-drift, it suffers far less than its predecessor. It's not childish, but it is light enough to be "young". Enjoyable, well-written and recommended. Grab a beer and some popcorn with your buddies and enjoy this at least once.



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