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Van Helsing - (2004 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338526/
http://www.vanhelsing.net/

An unaged man without a memory is sent by a secret multifaith order of monster hunters as the last hope of a lineage doomed to purgatory unless they slay the lord of all vampires.

Not a great or bad movie, but still good enough to be worth watching. It's mostly interesting because of its main character, and the rest of it is piecemeal and without particular substance.

I think this movie was my initial introduction to Kate Beckinsale, and it turns out she's a lot hotter in my memory than in this actual movie. Maybe she was better-presented in the next movies of hers that I saw after this.



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lourdes-2009-movie-poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1405809/

A woman in a wheelchair goes on vacation alongside various religious tourists.

I couldn't get to the half-way point without succumbing to boredom. This movie has a kind of absence of flavour that drones on like one unwavering tone. I don't know how the hell this movie got into my inbox, perhaps as a reality-questioning movie. Maybe it got into interesting things later, but I was unwilling to give it that chance.

It had no explosions or lasers.



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Constantine (2014 - 2015) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3489184/
http://www.nbc.com/constantine

A man attains mystical powers originally for selfish reasons, but they taint with a life fraught with danger and demons.

Not a bad show, but the lead character's personality isn't attracting, and there's the old celestial stick-up-the-ass personality in another. The lead female is hot. Hotty hot hot.

This was cancelled after one season. Back in the 90s this show would have done well, but I'm guessing this genre has alternately been well-poisoned or saturated. This show has too much it has to be better than to catch enough attention to survive. I think that it's magic-fantasy was competing with an extraordinarily-strong superhero-fantasy genre.

  • 2014-10-24 - 2015-02-13
  • More-or-less based on the movie Constantine
  • .. which in turn is based on the DC comic book series Hellblazer.



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The Boondock Saints (1999) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144117/
http://www.boondocksaints.com/

Tired of lax justice, two brothers become particularly effective vigilantes against the criminal element in their greater area.

I don't know what to say about this movie. It's fantastic. Good characters, a good story and with a good flow to it.



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Starship Troopers 3 - Marauder (2008) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844760/

The war with the bugs rages on, with humanity starting to lose, but something about god and wining and things.

This started off as a great or at lease decent tv-movie, but its "wrap up" took enough of a nosedive to spoil it. It has a much higher budget and is generally better than part two, but.. that ending, man. That ending. This is still worth a once-watch for fans of the original.



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This Is the End (2013) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245492/
http://www.thisistheend.com/

The apocalypse happens, and a bunch of average celebrities try to survive.

Moderately terrible. Worth a watch if you like these particular actors and their previous works.