monsters

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Preacher - (2016 show) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190634/
https://www.amc.com/shows/preacher

A kickass preacher is infected with a power, and for some reason there's a vampire.

Maybe it has potential, but it's scatterbrained and kept sliding into slow moody boringness.

The Stand - (1994 show) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108941/

A highly-virulent weaponized virus breaks containment and wreaks havoc.

It starts strong then goes downhill into some odd religious stuff. Generally terrible later on. Worth watching if you're into this genre.



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Spectral - (2016 movie) image

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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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Hellboy - (2019 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2274648/
https://www.lionsgate.com/movies/hellboy [ 1 ] was http://hellboy.movie/

A Nazi demon-turned monster hunter is one of a pair of the supernatural who might bring about the end of the mankind.

Oh my god this is a departure from any sort of quality from what inspired it. It's so awkward I couldn't finish it.



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R.I.P.D. - (2013 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790736/

A cop is saved from death but brought into a supernatural police department.

A fair movie. It has some fairly amusing moments but is overall an engaging bubblegum movie.



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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4433646/

Criminals are sent to Mars to fight super-cockroaches.

Oh my god this is so Japanese and so bad. I couldn't finish it..

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Split - (2016 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4972582/
https://www.uphe.com/movies/split (redirect)

A man struggles with a split personality disorder, turning to an unlikely group of young women for counseling. Haha, just kidding it's a kidnapping-horror movie.

Amazing acting, good writing, good all around. It's contained, straightforward and engaging. It was assembled well enough that I didn't take many notes.



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Alien 3 (1992) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103644/

Survivors of an alien attack crash next to a prison and learn that the alien came with them.

This was my first movie with a shaved-headed woman. I guess I was all "oh no she di'int, now wesa gettin serioooos".

In my mind, the franchise was significantly weakened by this movie. It just didn't "feel right". Perhaps the previous two were so good that they became too tough to follow, but after yet another re-watch this movie really just doesn't seem all that good.

  • Properly titled ALIEN3



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Aliens (1986) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090605/

Waking from long hibernation, a woman claims to be the survivor of an alien attack from a planetoid which has since become a terraforming colony.

A direct descendent of Alien - (1979 movie), this movie not only builds on but improves on the movie, turning this into a blockbuster franchise.



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