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Spectral - (2016 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
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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Four Lions - (2010 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1341167/
http://www.magnetreleasing.com/fourlions/ [ 1 ] was www.fourlionsthemovie.com/

A comedy where wannabe-terrorists are too stupid to terrorize properly.

A terrible movie which I couldn't finish. British humor is already kind of crappy half the time, but this is incredibly weak.



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Hellboy - (2019 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2274648/
https://www.lionsgate.com/movies/hellboy [ 1 ] was http://hellboy.movie/

A Nazi demon-turned monster hunter is one of a pair of the supernatural who might bring about the end of the mankind.

Oh my god this is a departure from any sort of quality from what inspired it. It's so awkward I couldn't finish it.



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Attraction - (2017 movie) image1

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4731148/
http://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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Kill Switch - (2017 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5464234/

An alternate energy generator is invented, and a test pilot goes through as a fail-safe.

It might have been good, but the perspective was awful and it amplified already-poor writing. The secondary perspective of hopping around in time was aggravating.

  • See also TODO for this same point-of-view movie.
  • trailer



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The Recall - (2017 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5669936/
http://therecallmovie.com/

Young adults go on a vacation on Labor Day weekend, but their neighbor has an abduction story.

Overall a decent enough movie with a weak ending. It could have had a lot more subtlety and explanation woven throughout to create a more complete movie-universe.



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Bye Bye Monkey - (1978 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia [ 1 ] It looks like there's some feminist propaganda there. )
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075848/

Something about an idiot of a man..

I couldn't get into this, it's just bad.

  • aka Ciao Maschio



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1. It looks like there's some feminist propaganda there.
Split - (2016 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4972582/
https://www.uphe.com/movies/split (redirect)

A man struggles with a split personality disorder, turning to an unlikely group of young women for counseling. Haha, just kidding it's a kidnapping-horror movie.

Amazing acting, good writing, good all around. It's contained, straightforward and engaging. It was assembled well enough that I didn't take many notes.



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