youth-friendly entertainment

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - (2008 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367882/
https://www.lucasfilm.com/productions/indiana-jones-and-the-kingdom-of-the-crystal-skull/
www.indianajones.com (redirect [ 1 ] HAHAHA, that's right, redirect to Facebook you piece of shit movie!

to be re-watched, but let's face it.. probably not.



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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - (1988 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096764/

A crazy old man appears in a war-torn city to correct the misconceptions of the retelling of his adventures.

It's a great fluff fantasy movie. I didn't see it back in the day, so it has no nostalgia for me. Left with what it is at face value, I can't recommend it except for people who like the old 80s style of kids' practical effects fantasy movies. Think The Dark Crystal - (1982 movie) or The Neverending Story - (1984 movie).



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Children Who Chase Lost Voices - (2011 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1839494/
(archive of Japanese website)

A traumatized girl turns to hording in a secret hideout, but when she eats spoiled food she lapses into a hallucinatory coma.

Within this popcorn movie is a very adult theme.

  • aka 星を追う子ども

    • Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo
    • "Children Who Chase Stars"
  • aka Journey to Agartha



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A Wrinkle in Time - (2018 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1620680/
http://movies.disney.com/a-wrinkle-in-time

A standard broken-family Disney movie, but with magical thinking.

God damn this is a low-effort piece of shit.


The Hobbit - (1937 book), by J.R.R. Tolkien cover

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(on Wikipedia)

An unlikely little hero is swept into an travel-adventure through dangerous lands to recapture the lost treasures of a fallen Dwarvish kingdom.

Considered a classic fantasy book, it's definitely a children's book from it's narrative tone. It's slow and awkward in a lot of places, and takes too long to pick up into anything interesting for me. Perhaps it's because I had read it long ago, and perhaps it's because of the staggering quality of its associated movies, but I didn't like it.

Definitely not recommended as an entry into fantasy fiction, in spite of its popularity. Veterans of the genre may as well read this just to say they have.


The Man with One Red Shoe - (1985 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089543/

As part of a delaying tactic for an internal power struggle at the Central Intelligence Agency, an everyman is pointed out as a pawn to be followed as a delaying tactic.

A fantastic, classic, movie. It's simple and with a light tone. I don't think it's particularly recommendable now, but I still like it.



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Weird Science - (1985 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090305/
http://www.highschoolmovies.com/

Two young losers somehow make a hot woman who has magical powers.

One of the fundamental parts of this movie involves some really terrifyingly-old technology. Even back then it was comical. If that can be excused, the rest of this holds up perfectly.

So with that out of the way, I can highly recommend this. I know my nostalgia must cloud my judgement, but I still think it would be a fun movie for a first-timer. It's bubblegum.



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Willow - (1988 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096446/
http://lucasfilm.com/willow

An evil sorcerer queen hunts a baby who's prophesied to kill her, but the baby is being spirited away by a pair of unlikely heroes: A scoundrel and a gnome.

Fun as hell. Mandatory viewing.

TODO - To watch with commentary and all the bonus material.



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