murder-mystery entertainment

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The Tangle - (2019 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5080046/

Humanity has been infected by nanobots controlled by an AI that ends violence, which, although about as horrifying as it sounds, many people want it and some even work for it.

Slow and halting, but with a good premise. It leans heavily into acting, which isn't at the level needed to make this shine. Still, it's not a turd.

This would have made for an excellent pilot episode.


Restore Point - (2023 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9362492/
https://www.csfd.cz/film/1242515-bod-obnovy/prehled/

Corporate and terrorist factions fight over the technology to resurrect people shortly after death.

Even-toned from acting, to pace, to the subtleties of world-building; excellent.

  • Trailer
  • Original title: (Czech) Bod obnovy



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The Andromeda Strain - (2008 show) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424600/

A satellite brings back a deadly pathogen which scientists desperately try to figure out a cure for.

Crap; just watch The Andromeda Strain - (1971 movie)



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The Andromeda Strain - (1971 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066769/

A satellite brings back a deadly pathogen which scientists desperately try to figure out a cure for.

It's got that oldie feeling, but with enough of a timeless element to make it really riveting.



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Oldboy - (2013 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1321511/
https://www.sonypictures.com/movies/oldboy

An everyday man's is kidnapped to make amends for past wrongs he couldn't guess at.

I can see it was trying, but boy is it inconsistent action without real underlying substance.



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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - (2004 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339291/
was unfortunateeventsmovie.com

Some kids lose their home and parents and get passed around to different family members. And stuff.

Kinda annoying and boring.



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South Park꞉ Post COVID - (2021 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15005868/

A murder-mystery brings grownups back to South Park.

Kinda meh.


Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace - (1962 movie) French poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056480/

I wasn't really paying attention, but it seems nice.



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The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes - (1935 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027136/

I really zoned out for this one. The audio was terrible too.



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