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Chernobyl - (2019 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7366338/
https://www.hbo.com/chernobyl
https://www.sky.com/watch/chernobyl

A miniseries told around the Soviet Chernobyl disaster.

A tense, decently-paced look at how communist lies spell disaster, and how communism once again cost tens of thousands and almost tens of millions of lives.



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The Magnificent Seven - (2016 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2404435/

7 gunmen, for approximately 2.5 reasons, fight on behalf of a town they don't actually care about.

Fair. I mean.. it's just fair. Why bother with a remake if it's not going to even attempt to be better? It's a knockoff of the 1960 version set in California United States. Recommended for fans of westerns, but only so you can say that you saw it..



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Stargate Origins - (2018 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.stargatecommand.co/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7161862/

This goes back in time to the original finding of the stargate, and stars a character we all know lives and so cannot be in any danger at all ever.

This just comes across like short-episode fan fiction.



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Kesari - (2019 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6264938/
(trailer)

The story of [ 1 ] the seven samurai [ 2 ] the 47 ronin the 21 Sihks defending a fort.

It's not too over-the-top Bollywood, so it's a perfectly watchable "yay us" hero story.

  • Based on actual events.



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Redbad - (2018 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6155374/
http://www.redbadthemovie.com/intro

Tells the story surrounding the mythology and history of Redbad, King of the Frisians.

It tries, but it's just not very good. It's full of heavy-handed moralizing.



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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - (1988 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096764/

A crazy old man appears in a war-torn city to correct the misconceptions of the retelling of his adventures.

It's a great fluff fantasy movie. I didn't see it back in the day, so it has no nostalgia for me. Left with what it is at face value, I can't recommend it except for people who like the old 80s style of kids' practical effects fantasy movies. Think The Dark Crystal - (1982 movie) or The Neverending Story - (1984 movie).



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The Fountain - (2006 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414993/mediaviewer/rm2671676416
http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/thefountain/flashsite/ (Flash?)

This is one of those movies where any attempt at describing it will spoil it. It's magical and slow and sad. However, ultimately it makes no sense whatsoever.



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The Deluge - (1974 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072021/

A military man of small renown and great skill is swept up into a conflict that engulfs his nation in war, driving a wedge between himself, his people and his love.

A movie the likes of which I've never seen and doubt I ever will again.



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