mystery entertainment

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The Man in the High Castle - (2015 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740299/
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RSGIVVO/

The axis powers won World War II.

It's kind of okay, but it drags its feet then goes woke.

  • Science fiction starts far later, making this a drama.



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Bartender꞉ Glass of God - (2024 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt29233201/
http://www.fujitv.co.jp/b_hp/bartender/index.html

A Sherlock Holmes of a bartender makes drinks they like.

Uh. Why?

  • Original title: Bartender: Kami no Glass



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The Tangle - (2019 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

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.


The Signal - (2024 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt25375256/

A mysterious message is detected by an astronaut, who learns its senders are on their way to Earth.

Fair, and moody, but it feels like there should be more content.

  • Original title: Das Signal



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Constellation - (2024 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt19395018/
on tv.apple.com

A astronaut has an accident in space and comes back crazy.

It's like a sort of brooding bubblegum show; light on the science, heavy on the fiction, and with some horror mixed in.



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Oasis - (2017 movie) image

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6268052/

With the Earth in ruins, efforts are under way to create a colony for the rich and, for unknown reasons, a minister is sent for by its founder.

I like it and hope to see more.



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Restore Point - (2023 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(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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Hypnotic - (2023 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8080204/
https://www.ketchupentertainment.com/films#/hypnotic

A detective learns his daughter wasn't killed but was instead kidnapped, and while pursuing a lead he discovers mysterious circumstances.

An adequate but ultimately unsatisfying movie; bubblegum.



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Breach - (2000 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9820556/

Survivors of a ruined Earth cast away to a new Earth, aptly called "New Earth", but some people are stupid and prefer extinction (for that ship).

It had some potential, but it slid way way downhill.



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Cell - (2016 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0775440/

Cell phones turn people into zombie bees or something.

A nothing of a movie that makes no sense and has a shit ending. There was unrealized potential, but this is definitely not recommended.



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