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When Harry Met Sally - (1989 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098635/

Two acquaintances keep bumping into one another until a friendship starts; testing the scientifically-proved uncontestable fact that men and women can't be friends, which is a total fiction.

Phenomenal, even all this time later and compared to everything that was made before and since. Billy Crystal really carries this movie.

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  • Properly titled When Harry Met Sally...
  • TODO - My DVD dies 2/3rds in, and needs to be replaced...

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TRY HARDER - absorb ancient notes into more modern notes, and separate them by dates.

TODO - Is this out in blu-ray?

Andromeda (2000-2005) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213327/
was andromedatv.com (not archived)

Unfrozen after 300 years, the captain of the most powerful ship in existence moves to rebuild his fallen Commonwealth with the help of a rag-tag group of civilians.

This series is (was) high quality with a light (sometimes cheesy) mood. Although I can say I love this series, it definitely takes a nosedive later in its life, and absolutely fails miserably in its final "wrap-up" season. It's like these writers sabotage their own work.

Upon re-watching this, I can say that I do enjoy it, but it's definitely pulp/drama as opposed to being actually-awesome. There are some layers to it, but its general theme of being "fun" gets in the way too frequently to have those subtle moments elevate the rest of it.



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TODO - Is this out in blu-ray?

She looks even better when wet.
She looks even better when wet.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204993/

A girl, engineered to be a killer, flees her keepers, but as a woman she pursues general vigilante justice by helping a crime-fighting genius.

This series hits the ground running, featuring not just a stupifyingly hot Jessica Alba, but a great world, plot and everything else.

However, like too many series', Dark Angel suicide-bombs like it's been lit on fire and is heading for a volcano to end it's suffering. Not only is the second season bad enough to end the show, it's bad enough to not watch, even and especially for people who like the first.



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WALL-E
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910970/
https://movies.disney.com/wall-e

  1. WALL-E - (2008 movie)
  2. BURN-E - (2008 short movie)

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  • 2021-10-03; no notes were taken

Kill Switch - (2017 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5464234/

An alternate energy generator is invented, and a test pilot goes through as a fail-safe.

It might have been good, but the perspective was awful and it amplified already-poor writing. The secondary perspective of hopping around in time was aggravating.

  • See also TODO for this same point-of-view movie.
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Andromedia - (1998 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303658/

A girl is digitized, becoming a valuable commodity for people seeking power and immortality.

This might be interesting for fans of science fiction history, but it's dumb in too many places for me to enjoy it.

If you end up watching this, here are my edited Andromedia subtitles.



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Of Mice and Men - (1937 book), by John Steinbeck cover

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A too-forgiving man and his stupid brute of a friend travel as farm hands to scrape together money for the dream of owning their own land.

A thriller, a gripping tale ... that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick.

-- The New York Times, who are about as smart as Lenny.

An unforgivably-terrible book. Awful almost beyond reason. Plodding and boring, it's only a "page turner" because it's tauntingly short enough to tear through like ripping off a bandage. But on the plus side, although it's littered with written-accents, it's not difficult to read.. plus the ending is great!

2019-08-07 - Wow, this was so forgettable that I couldn't actually remember reading it until I read the first few paragraphs..

Much Ado About Nothing - (1623 play), by Shakespeare - Signet Classic image

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An man works to undermine his brother's happiness by meddling with his son's marriage. Also two smart people dual with words.

A pretty good book, though my reading of the Signet Classic was seriously interrupted by footnotes. Not because of the shifting up/down to read them, but because the footnotes are crammed all together. Given that this book is 1/4 commentary, axing one for clearer footnotes would have been amazing. Maybe another edition will be better. I intend to collect many of this particular play.



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