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Van Helsing - (2004 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338526/
https://web.archive.org/web/20190304111919/http://vanhelsing.net:80/?

An unaged man without a memory is sent by a secret multifaith order of monster hunters as the last hope of a lineage doomed to purgatory unless they slay the lord of all vampires.

Not a great or bad movie, but still good enough to be worth watching. It's mostly interesting because of its main character, and the rest of it is piecemeal and without particular substance.

I think this movie was my initial introduction to Kate Beckinsale, and it turns out she's a lot hotter in my memory than in this actual movie. Maybe she was better-presented in the next movies of hers that I saw after this.



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I'll add notes when I re-watch this series.
Do not watch this without respecting the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel viewing order.

Angel - (1999 show) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162065/

A vampire, cursed with a soul to be immortally haunted by his past, hopes for absolution by fighting the damned.

An astonishing series. The characters and story are outstanding. While built upon/within the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe, it has a different and significantly more adult story line. I would say that this series is better than its parent, but Buffy is mandatory and still enjoyable viewing to get to this one.

Mandatory viewing.



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Blade - (1998 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120611/
https://web.archive.org/*/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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I'd need to re-watch this to add proper notes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - (1997 show) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118276/

A highschool cheerleader, learning she is imbued with the spirit of the Vampire Slayer and her school was built on a Hellmouth, is trained by an ancient order of Watchers to fight vampires and other monsters from ending the world.

An astonishing series, and I don't say that lightly. The characters and story are outstanding. While this is a fast-and-loose show, it matures. It spinoff/partner series, Angel - (1999 show) is even more adult. This show is well worth the time, even if its initial episodes put the viewer off with its childishness. It's not a series that "grows on you", it really does get better and better, building upon and maturing out of its initial impressions.

Mandatory viewing.

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Underworld (2003) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320691/
https://www.sonypictures.com/movies/underworld

Vampires and lichen lychen lycan werewolves continue their centuries-long war, but the werewolves seek to gain the upper hand in hunting down a particular human.

A great movie which would be well-loved except for the unexplained, unnecessary and horrifying coloured contacts and occasional plot holes. Oh, and a more convincing main bad guy. Hot actors and convincing characters.. that about sums up my expectations for bubblegum action movies like this.

  • I have two versions, but I seem to have misplaced one. =(



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https://stepheniemeyer.com/project/breaking-dawn/

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(no official summary was given)

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  1. Twilight - (2005 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  2. New Moon - (2006 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  3. Eclipse - (2007 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  4. Breaking Dawn - (2008 book), by Stephenie Meyer

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https://www.thenovl.com/twilight

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(no official summary was given)

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  1. Twilight - (2005 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  2. New Moon - (2006 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  3. Eclipse - (2007 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  4. Breaking Dawn - (2008 book), by Stephenie Meyer

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When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for eighteen-year-old Bella to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob until he is drawn into a "cult" and changes in terrible ways.

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  1. Twilight - (2005 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  2. New Moon - (2006 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  3. Eclipse - (2007 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  4. Breaking Dawn - (2008 book), by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight - (2005 book), by Stephenie Meyer cover

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https://www.thenovl.com/twilight

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When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

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  1. Twilight - (2005 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  2. New Moon - (2006 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  3. Eclipse - (2007 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  4. Breaking Dawn - (2008 book), by Stephenie Meyer



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