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Spectral - (2016 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106651/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80098200

An optics specialist is sent to investigate the unusual readings the military is getting from his equipment.

A solid movie all around. Great action and a good world, but with enough fuzzy science and The A-Team-style jury-rigging to rivet it solidly to TV-movie quality.



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Kesari - (2019 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6264938/
(trailer)

The story of [ 1 ] the seven samurai [ 2 ] the 47 ronin the 21 Sihks defending a fort.

It's not too over-the-top Bollywood, so it's a perfectly watchable "yay us" hero story.

  • Based on actual events.



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Edge of Tomorrow - (2014 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1631867/
https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/edge-tomorrow/

See also:



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Band of Brothers - (2001 television show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185906/
https://www.hbo.com/band-of-brothers

Follows a unit in the 101st Airborne Division during World War 2.

Quite a good story. It's full of faces I know. Great acting and spectacular realism.

  • Note: This video style is shaky.

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  1. Band of Brothers - (2001 show)
  2. The Pacific - (2010 show)



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G.I. Joe - The Rise of Cobra - (2009 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://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.



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I'll take proper notes when I re-watch this.

Outpost 37 (2014) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2474972/

A documentary following soldiers fighting the aliens left over from an invasion.

I rather liked this! People talk about this being low budget, but until it's pointed out I doubt someone would really notice.

  • aka Alien Outpost



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Saving Private Ryan (1998) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/

A dude goes places and does things, looking for some stuff I think. There are explosions and is smoking.

Noted here just for one of those "oh, I've seen that" references.

I don't recall particularly liking or disliking it.



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Enemy at the Gates (2001) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0215750/

During World War II, a lucky Soviet soldier is fictionalized into a hero, but he truly earns that distinction only to find himself up against the German's very best.

With a good pace and atmosphere, this movie is riveting.

  • Based on Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad (1973 book), by William Craig

    • ISBN 0-14-139017-4



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Kill Command (2016) poster

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https://youtu.be/6ZWvWNgCyqg
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2667380/

A mercenary group is sent to an island for training exercises, only to learn that it was being used to train military robots.

Although pretty stiff because of the lead character, this is a decent enough movie. Worth watching for science fiction fans, but not for military movie fans.

  • Released 2016-05-16 in the UK



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