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Midnight in Paris - (2011 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1605783/
http://www.sonyclassics.com/midnightinparis/

A writer visiting contemporary Paris is repeatedly transported to 1920s Paris.

This has been described as a romantic comedy, but there is neither romance nor comedy to be found. It's dry and drags its feet.



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Ghost in the Shell - (2017 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219827/
http://ghostintheshell.tumblr.com/

A special agent combat-cyborg pursues a cyber criminal who comes to have a special interest in her.

Although I like it, I suspect it's because I like the original so much and I can't be unbiased. I also think Scarlett is hot.

I became even more interested in seeing this movie in light of the incorrectly-supposed-whitewashing of the lead character. Antisocial injustice is actually pretty good at recommending things.



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Arrival - (2016 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543164/
http://www.arrivalmovie.com/

Aliens arrive, but nobody knows the first thing about talking to them.

This is another movie whose description would spoil it. With a rather mellow and thoughtful tone throughout, it pulls the viewer in. I think it will hold up well over time, too.



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No, her eyes are not like that
No, her eyes are not like that

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1355644/
http://www.passengersmovie.com/

A ship malfunctions, and a passenger on a deep-space voyage to a new colony is woken from hibernation early.

Good and not good at the same time. It works out quite well, and has a good overall tone to it, but the story itself is sad.



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Ten Years - (2015 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5269560/

A criminal syndicate works toward panic to implement legal changes.

It was slow, awkward and amateur.. and I watched the first part and stopped watching after just 20 minutes.

  • aka Sap Nin
  • aka 十年



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The-Red-Pill-2016-movie poster

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(on Wikipedia - warning: ideological bias)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3686998/
http://www.theredpillmovie.com/

A feminist's documentary about men's (human) rights.

A refreshing piece of work, with the intellectual morals to actually talk to the men's rights advocates being talked about. The contrast between "the sides" is truly astonishing.



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Star Trek 10 - Nemesis image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253754/
http://www.startrek.com/page/star-trek-nemesis

The Romulans have an internal power struggle, and The Enterprise is brought in for diplomacy by one of their factions, which has a member particularly interested in their captain.

Generally trashy and obvious, with multiple issues throughout. Not worth watching. Definitely avoid if not already a fan of the television show, as this is an absolute mess without a moderate understanding of its lore.

  • Properly titled Star Trek X: Nemesis



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Payback - (1999 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120784/

Betrayed by his partner-in-crime over syndicate buy-in money, and by his wife over his affair, a man returns from his assumed-murder to collect his cut from their last job.

An amazing movie that has a great tone throughout. It's straightforward and blunt. Although Mel Gibson is flat, it works for both the character and the movie.



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Iron Fist - (2017- television show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322310/
http://www.netflix.com/title/80002612

The son of a billionaire family survives them in a plane crash in the Himalayas, and returns after being raised by monks only to find their ancient enemies throughout his old home and business. Basically Marvel's Batman.

At first I was going to ignore this series, because the Iron Fist trailer made it look like utter trash, but the YUR A WHITE MALE "mainstream liberal media" response made me interested.

Even though the superhero genre is generally tiring, this show is well worth watching, and its response is a beautiful example of fake news manufactured by "social" "justice".