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Seven Years in Tibet - (1997 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120102/

A mountaineer in India gets captured by the British during World War II, fleeing until circumstances bring him in the company of the Dalai Lama in Tibet.

A story about a man, until it nosedives straight into the politics of the hostile takeover that turned Tibet into an autonomous region in communist China.



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Cloud Atlas - (2012 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1371111/
http://cloudatlas.warnerbros.com/

During the thrashing of an epileptic seizure, an editor stitches together bits of various unrelated shorts into a single movie filled with famous people and great music.

If one can labour past the non science-fiction, it's pretty good. In fact, I think if one cut out everything except two of the storylines, they would make for good shorts. I may do that one day.

I wouldn't imagine this to have been a critical success.



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Millenium - (1989 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097883/

An investigator of airplane disasters learns their passengers are critical to the plans of a woman he falls in love with.

This is one of the early time travel movies which really grabbed me and brought me into the genre. I don't know that I'd call it great or could strongly recommended it to others, but I like it a lot.



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Avoid, especially if you like the Harry Potter series!

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3183660/
http://www.fantasticbeasts.com/

A British wizard travels to New York City, but his case full of endangered magical creatures causes trouble in a city that already has its own creature problem.

Weak characters, a shit plot with lots of filler and generally unlikeable. Especially bad in light of the earlier movies set in this universe. God that main character is fucking terrible to watch.

I will forever misremember this title as Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them. No fantastic breasts were found in this movie.



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http://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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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1856047/
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An agent's god-daughter is kidnapped under political circumstances, and complexities necessitate him forming his own team to rescue her.

Quite a good movie. Excellent pacing and music.



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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372183/

A brainwashed CIA assassin who tried to retire-hide in India with his commonlaw-wife gets pulled into a mystery and stuff when she is killed in an attempt to frame him.

More of the same. Forgettable. It's not worth continuing this series.



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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258463/

A man is fished from the sea and has no memory. He is on the run, but he can use a gun, and a little martial arts like Bruce Lee.

Long and drawn out, with a plot that doesn't even remotely begin to make any sense whatsoever until the movie is basically over.

Brings nothing to the table. I think this was successful not because it's any good but because it was shown during a drought of movies in this genre-ballpark.



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Enemy at the Gates (2001) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://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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