mystery movies

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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.


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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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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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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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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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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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 - (1971 movie) poster

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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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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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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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