ruined world

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Starring Morgan Freeman and this other guy.
Starring Morgan Freeman and this other guy.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013/

The Earth is ruined when aliens invade, and a maintenance skeleton crew monitors killer drones to protect resource-gathering efforts for survivors.

A fantastic movie from every angle. A very strong mood throughout. Highly recommended.



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The bits and pieces thing makes no sense.
The bits and pieces thing makes no sense.

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http://www.thebureau-game.com/

You are part of an elite squad who freeze time to move near cover and get shot in the head.

I guess they didn't play their own game, because there are obvious flaws. This would have been more fun if they got rid of the whole moving around like an RPG. Like the old X-COM ga-- oh wait, the old games are just better. Why was this game made?

  • Properly titled The Bureau: XCOM Declassified



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Homefront - (2011 game) image

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(https://web.archive.org/web/20120504005225/http://www.homefront-game.com/ |archived home page]])

The Koreans invade the United States, and you are a freedom fighter who hides behind invulnerable cover in an on-rails playable cutscene.

alt-F4 as soon as I was placed in a "home base" which forced me to RP-walk everywhere. Inexcusable.

Nerd.
Nerd.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/
http://readyplayeronemovie.com/

In a dystopic future akin to Brave New World - (1932 book), by Aldous Huxley, everyone is lost in a virtual reality, playing a game to take control of the world's largest corporation.

This movie is parasitic to the childhoods of old men and permanent-children. It's worth a watch if you're over 40, otherwise it'll be a fairly confusing mess of references.



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Singularity - (2017 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7312940/
production company page

Artificial intelligence is created, but they forgot to Send a philosopher, so things go to shit somehow there are survivors.

It borrows from various other things, but doesn't execute anything very well. It just comes off as being badly written. I should have guessed based on the production company's amateur-night page.



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That borg-eye is never seen.
That borg-eye is never seen.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114746/
http://www.uphe.com/movies/12-monkeys

From a future destroyed by plague, a prisoner "volunteers" to be sent back in time to fetch pre-infection samples.

A great movie that stands apart both from its contemporaries and even from movies of today. It touches upon a lot of topics I find interesting in movies.



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The Discovery - (2017 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5155780/
Trailer

People kill themselves because they're stupid, because hand-waving science and shit.

Firstly, this is not a romance. Lastly, it's shit. Terrible writing for a terrible world with terrible characters.



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Deep Impact - (1998 movie) ad

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120647/

An comet's path crosses the earth's, and a shuttle crew is to rendezvous with it to plant nukes to divert its course.

With a decent story and good characters, the science proves, unfortunately, fundamentally flawed. It's still a good watch and doesn't show its age.



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absolon-2003-poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0300902/

In a world where everyone must take a daily suppressant to survive a deadly plague, one cop is put on the case of a string of murders targeting its researchers.

As usual, Christopher Lambert is a terrible actor. I just realized he's another Keanu Reeves, where if you like the guy you'll be just fine.. and you'll also know how each of his characters will look and feel.

Kelly Brook is a work of art.

  • Released 2003-12-16



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