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Starring Morgan Freeman and this other guy.
Starring Morgan Freeman and this other guy.

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013/

The Earth is ruined when aliens invade, and a maintenance skeleton crew monitors killer drones to protect resource-gathering efforts for survivors.

A fantastic movie from every angle. A very strong mood throughout. Highly recommended.



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A Wrinkle in Time - (2018 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1620680/
http://movies.disney.com/a-wrinkle-in-time

A standard broken-family Disney movie, but with magical thinking.

God damn this is a low-effort piece of shit.



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Avengers - Infinity War - (2018 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154756/
http://marvel.com/movies/movie/223/avengers_infinity_war

A space-environmentalist works to cull the people who don't recycle, but polluters aim to stop him.

An adequate movie which for once has a sensible major plot arc.



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I guess he's kind of interesting.
I guess he's kind of interesting.

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1872181/
http://www.theamazingspiderman.com/

Our favourite web slinger has relationship problems.

Still quite a good movie. Recommended if you liked the earlier one.

  1. The Amazing Spider-Man - (2012 movie)
  2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - (2014 movie)



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The moderately-interesting spider-dork
The moderately-interesting spider-dork

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0948470/
http://www.theamazingspiderman.com/

A breakthrough in rapid genetics-alteration has unintended side-effects.

I'm fond of the earlier ones, but I think they get classed as "nostalgia". This is a very good movie, and that's likely enhanced by Emma Stone, who is incredibly attractive in dress, appearance and action.

  1. The Amazing Spider-Man - (2012 movie)
  2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - (2014 movie)



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Nerd.
Nerd.

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/
http://readyplayeronemovie.com/

In a dystopic future akin to Brave New World - (1932 book), by Aldous Huxley, everyone is lost in a virtual reality, playing a game to take control of the world's largest corporation.

This movie is parasitic to the childhoods of old men and permanent-children. It's worth a watch if you're over 40, otherwise it'll be a fairly confusing mess of references.



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Last Knights - (2015 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2493486/

Inspired by the story of the forty-seven rōnin. If you don't know it, then don't look that up. I can't give a description without spoiling it. Consider yourself lucky to have a fresh mind.

This is a patient yet tense movie. I have next to no notes, because there's really nothing to write or even think about. Recommended, though not "highly recommended", as there are a lot of movies which execute this general manly-man theme extremely well. Though it's not among its number, anyone who likes the samurai genre should give this a watch.



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Mute - (2018 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1464763/
http://www.liberty-films.com/project/mute/

In a futuristic Germany, a mute guy has relationship troubles.

An interesting world, but generally terrible writing.

  • German is unnecessarily sprinkled throughout this movie.
  • Intended as a spiritual successor to Moon - (2009 movie), though I don't see how.



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Atomic blonde - (2017 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2406566/
http://www.atomicblonde.com/

As a commentary on Edward Snowden or WikiLeaks or some such, a list, that somehow exists, is out in the clear and being hunted by various spies.

It would have made a huge difference had this not been portrayed as a flashback/debriefing. Because of this complete failure in storytelling, there was no sense of risk at all; an important part of a spy movie like this.



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Singularity - (2017 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7312940/
production company page

Artificial intelligence is created, but they forgot to Send a philosopher, so things go to shit somehow there are survivors.

It borrows from various other things, but doesn't execute anything very well. It just comes off as being badly written. I should have guessed based on the production company's amateur-night page.



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