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I, Robot - (2004 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0343818/
www.irobotdvd.com (not archived)

An anti-robot cop investigates the death of the father of contemporary artificial intelligence-enabled robots.

A great movie through and through. Highly recommended and a welcome addition to my science fiction movie catalog.



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Willow - (1988 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096446/
http://lucasfilm.com/willow

An evil sorcerer queen hunts a baby who's prophesied to kill her, but the baby is being spirited away by a pair of unlikely heroes: A scoundrel and a gnome.

Fun as hell. Mandatory viewing.

TODO - To watch with commentary and all the bonus material.



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Why is it even titled that?
Why is it even titled that?

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120804/

A team investigates the killing of genetics researchers by their secret laboratory's artificial intelligence, learning it had a good reason to do so.

Quite good, even after its era. It does not show much age except for one monster. This movie headed the resurrection of the zombie movie sub-genre.

TODO - To watch with commentary and all the bonus material.



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Special "letterbox" edition.
Special "letterbox" edition.

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053250/

The world learns that an old artifact is alien in origin, and set out to Venus to meet its creators.

Not terrible, but not my thing. I'm not a fan of old B-movies, and it being so old makes it impossible for me to judge it properly. I can summarize with: It has classic stiff acting and awkward writing.

  • aka The Silent Star
  • aka Planet of the Dead
  • aka Spaceship Venus Does Not Reply



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Ancient Relic - (2002 movie) image

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Archaeologists discover an ancient body with impossible technologies, giving evidence of a time-traveling journalist.

Quite a good movie! With a three hour run time, it was an easy binge and one that strings together seamlessly. A great story, and while it has some storytelling moments, it has unforgiving realism for its characters.

It has only a couple of awkward "like it's totes real, yo" moments because of some characters, but thankfully it's well-balanced and is overall absent of religion aside from the major plot point.



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This has no relation to The Mummy - (1999 movie).

The Mummy - (2017 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2345759/
http://www.themummy.com/

An antiquities reclamation rogue discovers an ancient Egyptian prison, and becomes an unwilling agent for the curse within.

At best this is an adequate movie. I could weakly recommend it for fans of this sub-genre, but otherwise give it a miss. It has a budget that's stronger than its writing or acting.



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Dead Poets Society - (1989 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097165/

A coming of age story of a class of students learning poetry in an unorthodox way.

While I recommend and like this, it not great.

Something about it makes it feel somehow inelegant or simple, perhaps even predictable. Perhaps it stood out in its era, and it caught me at an impressionable moment for my first viewing, but as I watch it again it doesn't grab me much at all. I think this would be weakly-mandatory for creating a well-rounded movie-learning experience in someone young.



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