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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091341/

Two strangers press a button and are whisked away to a capitalist dystopia.

It's alternately boring and stupid.



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Evil Dead II - (1987 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092991/

A man and his girlfriend take a vacation into someone else's cabin.

Beyond spectacular. If you don't like horror you will still love this movie.



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WarGames - (1983 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086567/

A hacker screws around with a game company's server, causing an artificial intelligence to stir up the military.

Both quaint and awesome. It doesn't hold up over time, so it does have to be understood in the context of it's era. Still recommended if you're old enough to do so.

  • Trailer
  • was mgm.com/#/our-titles/2117/WarGames ( apparently abandoned by mgm )



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Tron - Legacy (2010) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104001/

The misbehaving millionaire son of a lost father learns that his disappearance was in a digital world he authored but was trapped in after a coup from its inhabitants.

The uncanny valley of the main baddy / young version of the main character is terrible. What would have been amazing is if the effect were really really improved for the "true" version of the character, but kept uncanny for his copy, Clu.

However, the soundtrack, hell the audio, and the sheer scale of the movie is astonishing. I know others don't find this movie appealing, but I love it so damned much. I love it beyond the nostalgia of the original, but as an entirely separate movie.

Oh so very highly recommended.



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Freejack - (1992 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104299/

A rich computer program pulls a race car driver into the future so he can date his ex girlfriend.

It's so damned 90s but I like it a lot.

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Attraction - (2017 movie) image1

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4731148/
https://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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Top Gun꞉ Maverick - (2022 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1745960/
https://www.topgunmovie.com/

An old ace fighter pilot is dusted off to instruct for an impossible mission.

Slow and boring; I don't see the popularity at all other than it's not woke.

  • Properly titled Top Gun: Maverick



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Limitless - (2015 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4422836/
https://www.paramountplus.com/shows/limitless/

A smart drug addict consults for the FBI.

It's watchable, but meh. Just watch the movie because this show is like a discount The Blacklist - (2013 show).



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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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