science fiction movies

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091341/

Two strangers press a button and are whisked away to a capitalist dystopia.

It's alternately boring and stupid.



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The Machine (2013) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2317225/
was themachinemovie.com

A man works to develop an artificial intelligence for a secret military robot soldier project.

With a dark, calm tone, this movie brushes up against all the right topics. It encourages strong empathy for artificial intelligence in a way rarely seen elsewhere, and I find it deeply moving. Very highly recommended.



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Kung Fury (2015) picture

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3472226/
https://www.kungfury.com/

Kung Fury travels through time to fight the forces of Kung Führer.

A fantastic action-comedy, most especially for people who grew up in the 1980s.



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WarGames - (1983 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086567/

A hacker screws around with a game company's server, causing an artificial intelligence to stir up the military.

Both quaint and awesome. It doesn't hold up over time, so it does have to be understood in the context of it's era. Still recommended if you're old enough to do so.

  • Trailer
  • was mgm.com/#/our-titles/2117/WarGames ( apparently abandoned by mgm )



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hardcore-henry-2015-poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3072482/
was hardcorethemovie.com

A man wakes, reconstructed as a cyborg, and finds himself hunted by unknown forces.

A fucking astonishingly great movie! Fast, bloody and fun. It's effortlessly hilarious, and without being a comedy.

I was initially rather annoyed at the found footage-style shaky camera, but it got so intuitive so fast that it really helped me get into the character and movie. If you like bloody non-stop action movies, definitely give this movie a chance.



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Tron - Legacy (2010) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104001/

The misbehaving millionaire son of a lost father learns that his disappearance was in a digital world he authored but was trapped in after a coup from its inhabitants.

The uncanny valley of the main baddy / young version of the main character is terrible. What would have been amazing is if the effect were really really improved for the "true" version of the character, but kept uncanny for his copy, Clu.

However, the soundtrack, hell the audio, and the sheer scale of the movie is astonishing. I know others don't find this movie appealing, but I love it so damned much. I love it beyond the nostalgia of the original, but as an entirely separate movie.

Oh so very highly recommended.



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Freejack - (1992 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104299/

A rich computer program pulls a race car driver into the future so he can date his ex girlfriend.

It's so damned 90s but I like it a lot.

See also:



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Air - (2015 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2091478/
was skybound.com/titles/air/
https://air-movie.tumblr.com/

Two men are periodically awakened from suspended animation to maintain sleeping survivors of a ruined world.

A straightforward and mildly interesting movie. Recommended only for people who like ruined world science fiction.




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  • 2022-08-29
  • I've seen this before; no notes were taken.

2022-08-29

  • 1:15 -- Why is it trying to be cool with odd 1970s computer text and typing?
  • .. retro futurism?
  • 10:15 -- Earthquake
  • 15:30 -- Herpetology
  • 19:15 --

  • 41:00 -- Ichthyology
  • 41:30 -- To be fair, the maintenance crew really are the most important lives in that context; without them the others wouldn't survive.

Attraction - (2017 movie) image1

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4731148/
https://studio.art-pictures.ru/en/proekty/attraction.html

A small research vessel is knocked down by a meteor shower, triggering a panicked military response and causing hundreds of civilian casualties.

An endearing and distracting movie. Recommended, even though the dubbing is exaggerated and loud.



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Futureworld - (1976 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074559/

After a disaster, a pleasure theme park re-opens with a new population of robots.

Although this one has held up well, it does show its age. It's still spectacularly well-made, and especially well-written.



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