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The Adjustment Bureau - (2011 movie) poster

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When a rising politician bumps into the love of his life, he learns that luck is not his own.

Wonderful!



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The Stepford Wives - (1975 movie) poster

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A couple moves to a quiet and friendly town, but the wife, with no job and her kids grown up, has enough free time to be unhappy.

Many movies build very slowly, and this one comes from a time when that was acceptable. So if you can handle have the patience to not fidget while you wait for "the big reveal" then you will definitely like this.

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Scanners - (1981 movie) poster

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Mutants find themselves pulled into a secret war with multiple sides.

A unique canon that plays out with patience. Recommended.



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

Dark City - (1998 movie) poster

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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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The Matrix Resurrections - (2021 movie) poster

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Neo and Trinity are alive because of science fiction magic, and their minds are blue-pilled again because they create lots of energy for the quota of an AI guy.

The writing is bad, the filmmaking is bad, the in-movie lore is awkward and poorly explained, it has callbacks to earlier movies which strip it of uniqueness, the characters are bad, and the acting is mediocre (sometimes because the characters are bad).

This is not a good movie, either as a standalone movie or a Matrix movie.



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The Invasion - (2007 movie) poster

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People have a refreshing nap and wake up to be suspiciously-nice.

A remake of a remake of an adaptation of a book. And it shows. At least Nicole Kidperson is hot.

Be certain to skip the first couple of minutes; they are a horrible horrible spoiler.


TODO - replace my copy

The Matrix Revolutions - (2003 movie) poster

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With killer-machines digging down to bypass the defences of the last refuge of mankind, a man with sudden magic powers magics with his powers.

Oh god, make it end. The writing is so fucking sloppy that the second movie and this third movie should not be watched by anyone, most especially fans of the first movie.



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Just like this poster, this movie has no brains.
Just like this poster, this movie has no brains.

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The war against The Machines escalates, and it's a race between them digging down to Zion and The One pushing his way into the core of The Matrix for reason that wasn't explained very well.

If there are people out there who saw the first one and somehow get to this post before seeing this movie, please avoid this. Yes it's more of the same and it's "good", but this is a shit story that should be skipped.

This movie does not have an ending. It is part one of a mandatory two-movie binge.



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They Live (1988) poster

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A down-and-out traveler discovers a pair of sunglasses which let him see through the illusions aliens have been using to control mankind.

With overtones of the manipulation of the everyman, I would easily put this movie in the same class as Nineteen Eighty-Four. However, the otherwise weighty impact is cushioned by comedy, great characters and a great story. Though old, this movie stands the test of time. Easily considered satirical-horror, there's much more to it.

This is, in a sense, a bubblegum movie that delivers a subtler message. It tickles the viewer's cognitive dissonance. Some viewers will easily "get it", and some will merely find it entertaining. I hope those between those two groups will be particularly intrigued.

Mandatory viewing.



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