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Fringe - (2008-2013 television show) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1119644/
https://www.facebook.com/Fringe

When investigating unusual crimes, a United States Federal Bureau of Investigation agent is brought into a United States Department of Homeland Security task force that investigates such things.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - (2017 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3896198/
http://movies.disney.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2

Lost in space, a member of a misfit band of space-mercenaries is found by his father.

Another boring semi-superhero movie. I expect this will be mildly entertaining for people who really liked the earlier one.

In an odd way, see also Dark City - (1998 movie) and Watchmen - (2009 movie).



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It really was in theaters.  I went back to see it.
It really was in theaters. I went back to see it.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1862079/
http://safetynotguaranteedmovie.com/

Two interns and a lovesick magazine reporter follow up on a crazy old classified ad requesting a partner for time travel.

It's not exactly a time-travel movie, science fiction, a comedy or a romance or a romantic comedy, but it does have a light dusting of everything. It's "okay".



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Coming right now.
Coming right now.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4425200/
http://lionsgateathome.com/john-wick-2

A broken man, having done the hokey pokey as an assassin, is forced back in. Again.

Adequate. It borrows from feelings and elements of other movies, and does a mediocre job of entertaining.



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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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Arrival - (2016 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543164/
http://www.arrivalmovie.com/

Aliens arrive, but nobody knows the first thing about talking to them.

This is another movie whose description would spoil it. With a rather mellow and thoughtful tone throughout, it pulls the viewer in. I think it will hold up well over time, too.



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The-Red-Pill-2016-movie poster

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(on Wikipedia - warning: ideological bias)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3686998/
http://www.theredpillmovie.com/

A feminist's documentary about men's (human) rights.

A refreshing piece of work, with the intellectual morals to actually talk to the men's rights advocates being talked about. The contrast between "the sides" is truly astonishing.



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Payback - (1999 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120784/

Betrayed by his partner-in-crime over syndicate buy-in money, and by his wife over his affair, a man returns from his assumed-murder to collect his cut from their last job.

An amazing movie that has a great tone throughout. It's straightforward and blunt. Although Mel Gibson is flat, it works for both the character and the movie.



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Iron Fist - (2017- television show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322310/
http://www.netflix.com/title/80002612

The son of a billionaire family survives them in a plane crash in the Himalayas, and returns after being raised by monks only to find their ancient enemies throughout his old home and business. Basically Marvel's Batman.

At first I was going to ignore this series, because the Iron Fist trailer made it look like utter trash, but the YUR A WHITE MALE "mainstream liberal media" response made me interested.

Even though the superhero genre is generally tiring, this show is well worth watching, and its response is a beautiful example of fake news manufactured by "social" "justice".