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The Stand - (1994 show) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108941/

A highly-virulent weaponized virus breaks containment and wreaks havoc.

It starts strong then goes downhill into some odd religious stuff. Generally terrible later on. Worth watching if you're into this genre.



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Spectral - (2016 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106651/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80098200

An optics specialist is sent to investigate the unusual readings the military is getting from his equipment.

A solid movie all around. Great action and a good world, but with enough fuzzy science and The A-Team-style jury-rigging to rivet it solidly to TV-movie quality.



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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4433646/

Criminals are sent to Mars to fight super-cockroaches.

Oh my god this is so Japanese and so bad. I couldn't finish it..

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Metropolis - (2001 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293416/

A city sculpted by technology has a poverty-stricken underbelly and grand political schemes.



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Alita - Battle Angel - (2019 movie) poster.jap

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437086/
https://family.20thcenturystudios.com/movies/alita-battle-angel [ 1 ] was https://family.foxmovies.com/movies/alita-battle-angel

A head is found in the garbage and is stitched back onto a body like science fiction necromancy.

A twelve-year-old-girl-friendly science fiction movie. It had such potential, but it absolutely ruined it by having no resolution.



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

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(on Wikipedia)
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.

Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.2k.com/en-US/game/the-bureau-xcom-declassified/

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

Entertainment > Games >

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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.

Entertainment > Movies, Games >

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