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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - (2005 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0373469/
http://kisskiss-bangbang.warnerbros.com/

Something something narration and murder-mystery.

Great acting, but not a very good story or presentation.. I just didn't like it. I only saw this for Michelle Monaghan, and it was worth it.



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Assassin's Creed - (2016 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2094766/
http://www.assassinscreedmovie.com/

A murderer is saved from death only to be used in an experiment to explore his ancestry.

It's an awkward combination of slowness with action. I suspect it could have been quite good, as it has the elements for it.. but the writing is shit in enough significant places that it can't recover. It has an abysmal resolution, making the whole experience regrettable.



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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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(on Wikipedia)
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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(on Wikipedia · Trailer)
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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