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War of the Worlds - (2005 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407304/
was dreamworks.com/wotw/

A bad dad and some shitty kids run away when aliens come down and up and stomp around.

While it's a great ride, it's ultimately unsatisfying and can't be recommended.



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Spawn - (1997 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120177/

A veteran mercenary is double-crossed and finds himself blacklisted into becoming a general in hell's army.

This is a very high low-budget movie. It's over-the-top, corny but only almost-fun. Some of the effects are amazing, but some are so damned bad I can't imagine how they thought this could be anything more than a middling success. From a writing perspective, it's not bad moment-to-moment, but the overall plot is a bit stupid.

This has nothing going for it but the incredible acting of a clown.


Before Midnight - (2013 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2209418/
https://www.sonyclassics.com/beforemidnight/

Our main characters didn't use a condom and stayed together.

I think it's shaky and unrealistic, but it's a nice walk-and-talk with great acting.



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Google > Chrome >
Software > Web browsers >

(on Wikipedia)
https://github.com/brave/brave-browser
https://brave.com/

Brave is a web browser that uses components from Chrome to build a more security-conscious browser which also has an alternate advertising mechanism with revenue sharing.

Like Chrome, it's missing fundamental things.



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OpenCore Legacy Patcher logo

Software >

https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Legacy-Patcher/

Apple stops providing support and a download for old hardware. However, it is possible to force an install. The project that is responsible for this magic has achieved something truly spectacular, making it trivially easy using this GUI software.

WARNING: This is an extremely stupid and dangerous process to attempt without reading, understanding, and preparing the whole process up front. See #.spiralofhope.com/83891/opencore-legacy-patcher.html#plan. It really is very easy and works 100% for "only fairly ancient" hardware, but "very ancient" hardware might not be fully supported (yet?).

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Before Sunset - (2004 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381681/

Two strangers are reunited nine years after their one night of romance, for only an afternoon.

Phenomenal, but make sure you watch this whole series.



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