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Assassin's Creed - (2016 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2094766/
http://www.assassinscreedmovie.com/

A murderer is saved from death only to be used in an experiment to explore his ancestry.

It's an awkward combination of slowness with action. I suspect it could have been quite good, as it has the elements for it.. but the writing is shit in enough significant places that it can't recover. It has an abysmal resolution, making the whole experience regrettable.



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Missing: Bulletproof shield
Missing: Bulletproof shield

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451279/
http://wonderwomanfilm.com/

A pretty princess turned-warrior leaves paradise to hunt the god of war during World War II.

It's got a slow pace, good mood and is not your usual superhero flick. The pretty girl really makes this movie, even making up for the ugly male lead.



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Kill the Messenger - (2014 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1216491/
http://www.focusfeatures.com/kill_the_messenger

An investigative reporter, most recently working on criminal drug stories, gets a lead that takes him down a rabbit hole few knew existed.

A fair movie at best, which I can only recommend for people of the mindset with interest in the United States' government's involvement in Bad Things.



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Midnight in Paris - (2011 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1605783/
http://www.sonyclassics.com/midnightinparis/

A writer visiting contemporary Paris is repeatedly transported to 1920s Paris.

This has been described as a romantic comedy, but there is neither romance nor comedy to be found. It's dry and drags its feet.



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Band of Brothers - (2001 television show) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185906/
http://www.hbo.com/band-of-brothers

Follows a unit in the 101st Airborne Division during World War 2.

Quite a good story. It's full of faces I know. Great acting and spectacular realism.

  • Note: This video style is shaky.

  1. Band of Brothers - (2001 television show)
  2. The Pacific - (2010 television show)



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Fist of Legend - (1994 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110200/

Upon hearing of his master's death, a man returns to Shanghai amidst tensions from its Japanese occupation, and learns there was foul play.

Quite a good movie, with all the basic elements. There's next to none of the B-movie cheese that's pervasive of such films, so it's good enough for everyday people.



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Chinatown - (1974 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071315/

It is the 50s, and a Los Angeles private detective is swept up into intrigue when a job he takes goes sideways.

Meh. I can see how this would be interesting for someone who like gumshoe movies, but I don't so I'm bored. It, throughout, seems like it's trying too hard to be like an old black-and-white movie.



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