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Ancient Relic - (2002 movie) image

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Archaeologists discover an ancient body with impossible technologies, giving evidence of a time-traveling journalist.

Quite a good movie! With a three hour run time, it was an easy binge and one that strings together seamlessly. A great story, and while it has some storytelling moments, it has unforgiving realism for its characters.

It has only a couple of awkward "like it's totes real, yo" moments because of some characters, but thankfully it's well-balanced and is overall absent of religion aside from the major plot point.



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This has no relation to The Mummy - (1999 movie).

The Mummy - (2017 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2345759/
http://www.themummy.com/

An antiquities reclamation rogue discovers an ancient Egyptian prison, and becomes an unwilling agent for the curse within.

At best this is an adequate movie. I could weakly recommend it for fans of this sub-genre, but otherwise give it a miss. It has a budget that's stronger than its writing or acting.



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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil - (2010 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1465522/
http://www.tuckeranddale.com/
http://www.magnetreleasing.com/tuckeranddalevsevil/

College kids go on vacation out into the woods, and everything goes horribly wrong when misunderstandings spiral out of reason.

A great movie with a great tone. Really fun to watch, but, as with most of its peers, it's great for just the one watch.



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This poster is more exciting than its movie
This poster is more exciting than its movie

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310775/

A stupid and deaf guy does stupid things while being deaf.

This was listed as a thriller and isn't even remotely thrilling. It is slow and depressing throughout. I got well past an hour without being thrilled.



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Oldboy - (2003 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364569/

A man is kidnapped and held for reasons he's never told, only to be let out to be confused alongside this movie's viewers.

I want to like this, I really do, but it makes no damned sense.



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Momentum - (2015 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3181776/

A woman is pulled back into a life of crime, only to learn that what she helped steal has other interested parties.

A mediocre movie which just feels off and awkward. Definitely not recommended.

Olga Kurylenko is either an absolutely awful actor, or playing an absolutely awful character, or maybe both. Probably both.



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It's a play on words
It's a play on words

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2884206/
http://www.foxsearchlight.com/iorigins/

A science guy has a thing for eyes.

Has one long mellow semi-suspenseful tone, but doesn't take full advantage of its opportunities. It grows weaker and weaker as it drones on, and barely pretends to have a reasonable resolution.



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A Time to Kill - (1996 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117913/

Something about a crime and lawyers and a court and stuff, but with racism.

Not my thing.



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