the future

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

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(on Wikipedia)
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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I, Robot - (2004 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0343818/
www.irobotdvd.com (not archived)

An anti-robot cop investigates the death of the father of contemporary artificial intelligence-enabled robots.

A great movie through and through. Highly recommended and a welcome addition to my science fiction movie catalog.



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Why is it even titled that?
Why is it even titled that?

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120804/

A team investigates the killing of genetics researchers by their secret laboratory's artificial intelligence, learning it had a good reason to do so.

Quite good, even after its era. It does not show much age except for one monster. This movie headed the resurrection of the zombie movie sub-genre.

TODO - To watch with commentary and all the bonus material.



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The studio didn't get to keep his career.
The studio didn't get to keep his career.

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0296572/
http://www.thechroniclesofriddick.com/
https://www.uphe.com/the-chronicles-of-riddick

An infamous criminal hides from or fights bounty hunters for years, only to be declared the enemy of a galaxy-spanning crusade.

This comes after Riddick - (2013 movie), but isn't really a continuation as such. If you didn't like that movie, then obviously don't see this one. If you did, then this is a risky recommendation. It's definitely not the same in any way.

I didn't like it, but it's not awful or anything. Maybe the fact that I didn't take a lot of notes says something. Well maybe it says that Disgaea - Hour of Darkness - (2003 game) is more interesting to grind while watching.



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Oh god, her eyebrows
Oh god, her eyebrows

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2239822/
http://www.valerianmovie.com/

Something about a powerful thing that was taken, and a conspiracy. I guess.

Terrible. Simply terrible. A bad setup to the universe, a whole lot of shit pulled out of thin air.. generally bad writing and a bad mood. Bad pacing. Everything about it is terrible. Do not watch.



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The Ice Pirates - (1984 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087451/

In the far future, the scarcity of water prompts pirates to steal ice, but they are swept up into a rebellion.

Swashbuckling-and-blasters, this movie is cheezy without being funny. I think it has some cult following merely because there wasn't much of interest back then, and this style of movie was popular for reasons outside of quality entertainment. This is like some sort of movie version of shitposting.

Absolutely not recommended, as it doesn't tick any boxes outside of nostalgia.



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Why is it called this?  Who knowsǃ
Why is it called this? Who knowsǃ

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4159076/

Some people wake up with no memories, alone on board a ship. Blah blah mysteries and stuff.

It gets the basics right, but it ends up being shit in all the important places. The writing and tone of the show is terrible. I couldn't get past two episodes before being disgusted. A show ought to hook me in the pilot, but this didn't have one.. and it shows.



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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1631867/
http://www.edgeoftomorrowmovie.com/

I really liked this one, and I'll take notes when I re-watch it.

Defiance - (2013 TV show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2189221/
http://www.defiance.com/en/series/

In a world ruined by an alien invasion and terraforming, an ex-military turned scavenger and his alien adopted daughter take refuge in one of the few reasonable settlements: Defiance.

Although it has elements I like, it doesn't have anything that actually grabs me. In a world where there is so much else of better quality, this is not recommended. There are a couple of characters who are really well acted, but again.. it's not worth the trouble.