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Spider-Man - Homecoming - (2017 movie) poster

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http://www.spidermanhomecoming.com/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2250912/

Stark Enterprises founds Damage Control, a high-security company doing cleanup after The Avengers' massive fight, but Spiderman learns that its technology is being poached by criminals.

I didn't even know this movie existed. It's fair. Recommended for the general audience who enjoys the other movies, though it's definitely not as good as others of its ilk.



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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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Westworld - (2016 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475784/
https://www.hbo.com/westworld

Nothing could possibly go wrong in an amusement park populated by robots.

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Orphan Black - (2013 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234222/
http://www.bbcamerica.com/orphan-black/

An underclass punk, returning from a ten month flight from the country, happens upon a suicide that reveals that she is part of a larger picture.

The lead actor is particularly good, as is all the acting. The story is poor in a number of places, and it is particularly jarring to have literal-faggotry forced into it. I don't mind there happening to be gay characters, but when they're gay characters being gay because gayness yay gay gay as opposed to just being people who happen to be gay, it's so obvious and so insulting as to taint the whole fucking show.

I'll flag this as liked and lightly-recommended. It's really not all that awful, but it rubs me the wrong way. It's like girly science fiction drama-whatever.

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Groundhog Day (1993) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/

An asshole anchorman is sent to a little town to do a fluff story on Groundhog Day, but karma bites him in the ass when the town gets snowed-in.

A fantastic movie not just for the usual things, but for the execution of its idea. Unlike so many movies that have its elements, this one stays grounded and accessible. This movie is well-loved and highly recommended.

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Andromedia - (1998 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303658/

A girl is digitized, becoming a valuable commodity for people seeking power and immortality.

This might be interesting for fans of science fiction history, but it's dumb in too many places for me to enjoy it.

If you end up watching this, here are my edited Andromedia subtitles.



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