monsters

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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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Alien (1979) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078748/

A crew of civilians investigates a distress beacon, but it turn out to be a warning that they were too late to heed.

Alien is another "first to get there" movie which has set the bar for its sub-genre.

It has a dirty old-but-futuristic look to it that really stretches its technological and budgetary limitations. As it turns out, this has given the movie incredible longevity. For a movie as old as this, it easily stands the test of time.

  1. Alien - (1979 movie)
  2. Aliens - (1986 movie)
  3. Alien 3 - (1992 movie)
  4. Alien - Resurrection - (1997 movie)



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Dragonheart - Battle for the Heartfire - (2017 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5610626/
https://www.uphe.com/movies/dragonheart-battle-for-the-heartfire

Dragonborn-twins have drama.

If you like the others in the Dragonheart series, then I suppose this is worth a watch.



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

The Mummy - (2017 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2345759/
https://www.uphe.com/movies/the-mummy-2017 [ 1 ] was https://web.archive.org/web/20170210111551/http://www.themummy.com/ (which is a little wonky)

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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Dracula Untold - (2014 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0829150/

A boy turned into a horrifying soldier becomes a totally likable guy.

I believe I watched this movie already, but perhaps it faded from memory due to its mediocrity. I couldn't watch very far in before being entirely turned off at the concept of the main character.



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Versus - (2000 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275773/
movie.softgarage.com/versus/ [ 1 ] This appears to have never been successfully archived: https://web.archive.org/web/20050403160529/movie.softgarage.com/versus/

In a forest where any who die rise as zombies, an escaped convict does something something.

I got 1/3 in and got bored. It's too over-the-top.



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^ 1 This appears to have never been successfully archived: https://web.archive.org/web/20050403160529/movie.softgarage.com/versus/

the-mortal-instruments-city-of-bones-2013-poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1538403/

A girl learns she has magic powers and stuff when a bad guy and his henchmen who all like demons hunt her down for a thing she has.

A superhero-girl-witch movie. Adorable and stuff. Recommended for girls who are fans of this adorable trope genre.



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afflicted-2013-poster

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(trailer)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2309961/
https://web.archive.org/web/20190728045834/https://www.cbsfilms.com/afflicted/

Two friends go on vacation, with one of them seriously ill and possibly dying, but a new illness progresses.

How do I describe this without spoiling it? I know a lot of people don't like found-footage movies, but this one is quite good as it actually shows everything.



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This is a steaming pile of shit. Do not watch it!

Ghostbusters (2016) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1289401/
http://www.ghostbusters.com/

Having fallen from grace, two friends are reunited in their pursuit of ghosts, eventually forming a band of four who fight them. And stuff.

This is neither a sequel to the actual Ghostbusters - (1984 movie), nor is it anything in its style or quality. It's just a theft of the franchise. It shits all over it. Ignoring all of that, it's still an awful movie on its own.

This is not a comedy! Don't mistake it for one! The only funny scene had nothing to do with the main characters.



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