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Blade 2 - (2002 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187738/

A day-walking vampire halts his crusade against them, forming a truce to hunt an even worse monster.

An adequate movie, with an acceptable amount of over-the-top nonsense. Definitely worth watching for fans of the original. Easily stands the test of time.

  • Properly titled Blade II



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Blade - (1998 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120611/
http://marvel.com/movies/movie/10/blade

Born as the survivor of a bitten-pregnancy, a part-vampire "day walker" continues his crusade amidst one of their ranks' power play for leadership.

A classic movie, before the whole superhero genre got entirely out of hand. It's an unfortunate rewriting of the original comic book, but it does well with what it has. It's blunt and stiff, yet entertaining.

It has only a couple of moments of technology which feel old, otherwise it has held up well.



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Boda Secreta - (1989 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094774/

A man wakes up naked with amnesia and seeks out his fiance from years ago.

Not great and not recommended. It's got a shaky story and a weakly-portrayed world. Both the movie's world and the film quality are particularly low. Its acting and speech are stiff.

  • In English, the title is Secret Wedding.



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Versus - (2000 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275773/
http://movie.softgarage.com/versus/

In a forest where any who die rise as zombies, an escaped convict does something something.

I got 1/3 in and got bored. It's too over-the-top.



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Source Code - (2011 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0945513/
http://www.enterthesourcecode.com/

A military man is enlisted into a mission to save Chicago United States from a terror attack.

A fantastic, emotional, movie. This has all the elements of quality which make a movie truly great.

I'm surprised I took next to no notes. There really isn't any actual "substance" to this film, in the sense that there are few references to people, places, or things. It's all one contained package that is surprisingly easy to lose time with.



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Deep Impact - (1998 movie) ad

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120647/

An comet's path crosses the earth's, and a shuttle crew is to rendezvous with it to plant nukes to divert its course.

With a decent story and good characters, the science proves, unfortunately, fundamentally flawed. It's still a good watch and doesn't show its age.



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Robotrix - (1991 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102562/

An evil scientist constructs a robot surrogate and transfers his consciousness into it to carry out his plans for global domination by kidnapping a very wealthy sheikh's son.

A watchable moderate-budget movie which somehow still falls into an 80s-cheese style. It's rare to find such a bold movie, even with it being unashamedly graphic to the point of dark comedy. I think that's why I like it.

It's worth watching once.



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Le Samouraï - (1967 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062229/

A hitman is witnessed just after a job, and becoming a suspect pushes his employers put a hit out on him.

While I can imagine this being really cool at the time, it certainly isn't any more. It has a slow moody atmosphere with a main character stiff enough to be a walking corpse. It's also just shy of being a silent film.

I only finished watching it because of the similarity Ghost Dog - (1999 movie) has with it, because I like that movie.



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