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Princess Mononoke - (1997 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119698/
https://www.ghibli.jp/works/mononoke/
was movies.disney.com/princess-mononoke (purged)

Servants of the emperor wage war with ancient gods to dominate the land for iron, forcing innocents into the crossfire, but a prince of a lost tribe adventures to save himself and the land from the resulting curse.

Throughout the movie, there are men used as comedic relief and women as brave and smart.



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Kin-dza-dza</th>
<th>- (1986 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091341/

Two strangers press a button and are whisked away to a capitalist dystopia.

It's alternately boring and stupid.



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District 13꞉ Ultimatum image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1247640/

Bad Guys want to blow up a shithole to make money in rebuilding.

It's okay I guess, but the writing is off and it's frequently a tired revisitation of the earlier movie.

  • Trailer
  • Properly titled District 13꞉ Ultimatum
  • Original title: Banlieue 13: Ultimatum



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Avalon - (2001 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0267287/
https://www.miramax.com/movie/avalon/

A player advances through an illegal hyper-real virtual reality combat game.

Artistic, slow and bad.

  • Trailer
  • This is more sepia than black-and-white.



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Sexmission - (1984 movie) image 2

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088083/

A hibernation experiment becomes a disaster that two men must both escape by taking advantage of it.

A fantastic movie that's engaging all the way through.



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I Am a Hero - (2015 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3775202/
https://avex.jp/iamahero/
https://www.toho.co.jp/movie/lineup/iamahero-movie.html/

A zombie apocalypse fells Japan and it's up to an almost-NEET everyman to mostly save a couple of people.

A straightforward and largely unsurprising movie; fine for wasting some time.



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Solaris - (1972 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069293/

People mysteriously go mad on a space station, and a guy is sent to investigate.

Long and boring.


Ares - (2016 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4216902/

In a downtrodden future France, a washed-out fighter struggles to raise money until he is offered a combat performance drug.

Very nice all around. Highly recommended.



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Leon Must Die - (2017 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6427156/

A dying man wants to save himself by creating digital immortality without considering the consequences, and time travelers go back to murder him and save the future of humanity.

Fair, but it does have some significant holes in it. Nisan Arikan is beautiful, but that can't make up for the flaws. It's fair, but not recommended; it's for the extreme collectors.

  • Trailer
  • aka Leon muss sterben
  • The movie itself says it's 2016.



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