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Oasis - (2017 movie) image

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(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

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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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Hypnotic - (2023 movie) poster

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(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

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(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

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(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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Retribution - (2023 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6906292/

There's a bomb in Liam's car, and instead of having a particular set of skills he has two kids.

Yawn.



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The Andromeda Strain - (2008 show) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(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

Entertainment > Movies >

(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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Europa Report - (2013 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2051879/
http://www.magnetreleasing.com/europareport/

The found footage of the travel to, and exploration of, one of the moons of Jupiter in the search for extraterrestrial life.

It's slow and focused, with a consistent and weighty tone. If you like it within the first fifteen minutes, you'll like the rest of it.



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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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