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Kublai Khan wrote: January 5th, 2021, 3:36 am
allisoncm wrote: January 4th, 2021, 7:07 am 4. The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) FANTASY / NETFLIX
Away (2020) 2/10
IMDB only has The Babysitter: Killer Queen listed as comedy/horror so I can't count it.

And there is 3 entries just titled "Away" for 2020 on IMDB. Could you clarify if you meant the TV series or a short?
Killer Queen has people coming back from the dead.

Also it's Away the mini-series and I finished the whole thing but will update the entry next time I post.
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11. Macario (1960) 7
12. Arrival (2016) 8 (rewatch)
13. Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) 5
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1. Skif (2018) The Last Warrior 6
2. Memorîzu (1995) Memories 6
3. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) 3
4. Iron Man (2008) 6+
5. The Raven (1963) 7
6. Die Herrin von Atlantis (1932) Queen of Atlantis 4
7. Iron Man 2 (2010) 6
8. Schalcken the Painter (1979) 7
9. The Invisible Man Returns (1940) 5
10. Horton Hears a Who! (2008) 5
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1. Frankenstein (1931)
2. Gattaca (1997)
3. Primer (2004)
4. Planet of the Apes (1968)
5. Russkiy kovcheg (2002)
6. Yeelen (1987)
7. Elf (2003)
8. Iron Man 2 (2010)
9. Kaijû sôshingeki AKA Destroy All Monsters (1968)
10. Cesta do praveku AKA A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)
11. Ugetsu monogatari (1953)
12. Körkarlen AKA The Phantom Carriage (1921)
13. Field of Dreams (1989)
14. Total Recall (1990)
15. Enter the Void (2009)
16. Mary Poppins (1964)
17. The Blob (1958)
18. 28 Days Later... (2002)
19. Thor (2011)
20. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
21. The Fifth Element (1997)
22. The Nutty Professor (1963)
23. Sorry to Bother You (2018)
24. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
25. Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965)
26. Moon (2009)
27. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (1926)
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1. Tenet (2020) - 5/10
2. Wonder Woman (2009) - 8/10
3. Swamp Shark (2011) - 5/10
4. Silent Predators (1999) - 5/10
5. Bai She: Yuan Qi (2019) - 3/10
6. Dinoshark (2010) - 5/10
7. Jurassic Park (1993) - 10/10 (rewatch)
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jdidaco wrote: January 10th, 2021, 11:51 pm 19. Tasher Desh (Land of Cards, Qaushiq Mukherjee, 2012) 8.5/10
Missed this, but so glad someone tried it out (and liked it)! Such a great film :)
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11. 3.0* - Summer Time Machine Blues [Samâ Taimu Mashin Burûsu] by Katsuyuki Motohiro (2005)

A cute variation on the usual time travel mumbo jumbo. It's not often you see these narratives executed as straight comedies, but Motohiro finds plenty to make fun of in the back and forth between timelines. It actually beats some of the more serious films handling the same sort of material. A sci-fi club in a small, rural town is struggling with the summer heat. When the remote of their AC dies and a time machine materializes out of nowhere, they plan to go back a day and steal the remote from their former selves. Things get more complicated when a professor explains to them that they have upset the spacetime continuum, jeopardizing everyone's future. Motohiro's direction is light and breezy, there are some good gags and the film has that rural summery vibe, which is always a plus. The performances are a bit loud/over-the-top though, which isn't my favorite type of comedy. A deadpan version of this film would've no doubt been a lot better, but Summer Time Machine Blues was better than expected and delivers some solid entertainment.

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01. 2.5* - Dune Drifter by Marc Price (2020)
02. 1.5* - The Flintstones by Brian Levant (1994)
03. 2.0* - The Incredible Monk by Tze-Chung Lam (2019)
04. 1.5* - Peter Pan by P.J. Hogan (2003)
05. 2.0* - Mr. Peabody & Sherman by Rob Minkoff (2014)
06. 3.5* - Samurai Reincarnation [Makai Tenshô] by Kinji Fukasaku (1981)
07. 3.0* - Majin [Daimajin] by Kimiyoshi Yasuda (1966)
08. 3.0* - Parallel by Isaac Ezban (2018)
09. 4.0* - Howl's Moving Castle [Hauru no Ugoku Shiro] by Hayao Miyazaki (2004)
10. 3.0* - Monsters of Man by Mark Toia (2020)
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Impossible Worlds on Screen
1. Palm Springs (2020)
2. Gemini Man (2019)
3. The Midnight Sky (2020)
4. Babes in Toyland (1934)
5. The Glass Slipper (1955)
6. The Frozen Dead (1966)
7. Petey Wheatstraw (1977)
8. The Holy Mountain (1973)
9. Endless Poetry (2016)
10. Nirvana (1997)
11. Jubilee (1978)
12. Matilda (1996)
13. Stake Land (2010)
14. Wishmaster 2 (1999)
15. The Prophecy (1995)
16. Splinter (2008)

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The monster itself is quite interesting here, especially as the characters begin to analyse the creature and we learn more about it, and there is a particularly eerie sequence in which an infected individual's severed hand begins to scurry across the floor Evil Dead II style. Unfortunately we never get a good look at the monster due to shaky camerawork that irritatingly never lets up. The film also has some pretty dull human characters by contrast.
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sol wrote: January 14th, 2021, 2:13 pm
Impossible Worlds on Screen
1. Palm Springs (2020)
2. Gemini Man (2019)
3. The Midnight Sky (2020)
4. Babes in Toyland (1934)
5. The Glass Slipper (1955)
6. The Frozen Dead (1966)
7. Petey Wheatstraw (1977)
8. The Holy Mountain (1973)
9. Endless Poetry (2016)
10. Nirvana (1997)
11. Jubilee (1978)
12. Matilda (1996)
13. Stake Land (2010)
14. Wishmaster 2 (1999)
15. The Prophecy (1995)
16. Splinter (2008)

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The monster itself is quite interesting here, especially as the characters begin to analyse the creature and we learn more about it, and there is a particularly eerie sequence in which an infected individual's severed hand begins to scurry across the floor Evil Dead II style. Unfortunately we never get a good look at the monster due to shaky camerawork that irritatingly never lets up. The film also has some pretty dull human characters by contrast.
I really hated the shaky cam here. If the filmmakers didn't have the confidence in the monster, they should've went with the "less is more" adage than trying to mask it with jitter.
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FTV:6:Babylon 5: The Gathering (1993).7.

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Laying the foundation for the universe under a (attempted) murder-mystery, rather then joining the crew on their first day, the screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski holds the suspicions to the planned murder as a mirror to the fragile state of peace barely being contained within the space station. Straczynski closely follows commanding officer Jeffrey Sinclair (played by Michael O'Hare,who keeps a fine balance between Sinclair being confident in his role as a officer,whilst nervous about the accusations being spread about him) having to wrestle control from those wanting to take advantage of the act,who are also slyly trying to frame him,as a method of breaking the peace. Although the early CGI looks rather iffy, (model work would have allowed for more detail,and the various spaceships to have less of a flat appearance) director Richard Compton & cinematographer Billy Dickson listen in on the deals being made by the five major spacefaring races of the galaxy in smooth panning shots across the floors of Babylon Five.
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flavo5000 wrote: January 14th, 2021, 3:23 pm
sol wrote: January 14th, 2021, 2:13 pm 16. Splinter (2008)

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The monster itself is quite interesting here, especially as the characters begin to analyse the creature and we learn more about it, and there is a particularly eerie sequence in which an infected individual's severed hand begins to scurry across the floor Evil Dead II style. Unfortunately we never get a good look at the monster due to shaky camerawork that irritatingly never lets up. The film also has some pretty dull human characters by contrast.
I really hated the shaky cam here. If the filmmakers didn't have the confidence in the monster, they should've went with the "less is more" adage than trying to mask it with jitter.
Oh, yeah; one of my more disappointing viewings this month. Actually, all three TSZDT films that I have seen so far this month have just been 'okay'. :shrug:
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Agree with you guys. Loved the effect at the start, especially when the monster was moving along, but the camerawork got really distracting in the second half. Music wasn't too great either and the performances were pretty bad. Expectations were pretty decent for this one, but it was only half a success.
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80. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: At the Earth's Core (2017)
It just wouldn't be a sci-fi/fantasy challenge without some MST3K, and I thought I'd continue working through the reboot series on Netflix. This episode where they riff the Doug McClure (there he is again!)/Peter Cushing lost world flick At the Earth's Core, based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel (although it has a VERY similar vibe to Journey to the Center of the Earth). This is one of the funnier episodes I think in the first new season and Jonah and the bots get a lot of mileage out of McClure's rugged leading intensity and Cushing's ludicrously foppish professor.

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81. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
This is just your standard story about a boy who sees something scary in an abandoned house, has his hair fall completely out, creates a hair growing concoction on the advice of a couple of geriatric ghosts, has his hair grow ridiculously out of control, finds his art teacher entrapping him to harvest his hair to make magic paint brushes to paint magic paintings that you can step into and enslaving his classmates to make said paint brushes on an assembly line. but for real, this was batshit insane. The whole movie has this bizarre stream-of-conscious dream logic to it that seems to be far too restless to actually settle on a plot and instead careens from one weird thing to another. It definitely wasn't boring.

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82. The Andromeda Strain (2008)
This is a 3-hour TV mini-series adaptation of the Michael Crichton which was last adapted by Crichton himself back in 1971. to be honest, I'm not a huge fan of the original film, finding it very lethargic and lifeless, lacking a sense of urgency. This version takes a lot of liberties with the source and takes more the premise but updates to modern times, keeping little else about the novel other than some character names. It's not a terrible film and I think at times generates some forward momentum appropriate for the situation and is actually shot quite well for a TV movie. It has a couple of major problems though. One is that its pacing doesn't always click, getting bogged down in science lab exposition. Another is that it definitely feels held back in places by TV budget constraints in effects and in trying to convey scope at times. Overall, not bad but not essential.

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83. Puen yai jon salad a.k.a. Legend of the Tsunami Warrior (2008)
Basically this swashbuckling adventure from Thailand is a kind of mix of martial arts wuxia and Pirates of the Caribbean but played completely straight. It's not amazing but does offer some solid action-adventure sequences and a different flavor than your typical high fantasy Chinese wuxia if you are looking for something off the beaten path.

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84. Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
The pace in the first half of this one is almost dire at times, even for a Godzilla movie. BUT Biollante is hands-down one of the best kaiju designs in any of the Godzilla films and the big climactic battle is great. Overall a bit of a mixed bag but dang... I think I need a model of Biollante for my shelf at home.

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85. The Minion (1998)
Dolph Lundgren is chosen by the Knights Templar to go after a parasitic demon who leaps from host to host wreaking havoc. It's a pretty generic '90s direct-to-video actioner that feels like the kind of movie my stepdad would love.

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86. Z.P.G. a.k.a. Zero Population Growth (1972)
This somber, bleak dystopian sci-fi posits a future where overpopulation has led the governments of the world to put a hard ban on having children, punishable by death. As a replacement people are able to acquire creepy little doll children, but for some that just doesn't cut it. Oliver Reed and Geraldine Chaplin are a married couple who decides to go against the proclamation and sire a child without fully thinking through the repercussions such an act would cause. I actually thought the first half of this film was quite good. It's a quiet, introspective film and does a solid job of world-building with Reed and Chaplain conveying the internal conflict and pain of the situation they find themselves in. Unfortunately it doesn't really nail the landing with the ending kinda fizzling out and feeling rushed to an arbitrary conclusion. Still, if you like these '60s/'70s dystopian future movies and haven't seen this one, it's worth a watch.

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87. S.O.S. Tidal Wave (1939)
This film posits a world where televisions are ever present in every family's home. A corrupt politician uses the proliferation of media to create fake news to distract the populous from an upcoming election so he can take control. Yea, I know. It does sound pretty far-fetched... :rolleyes: So the execution here is very cheap and stilted, but it does have a remarkably prescient idea at its core that in better hands could've created a real classic. And actually when I first started watching it, I wondered why it was even considered sci-fi until I realized it was made in 1939, long before televisions had become commonplace as well as long before pre-recorded programs (the politician uses footage of a tsunami destroying New York, taken from the old film Deluge, to trick people into staying indoors to watch the events unfold and skip voting while he and his mob cronies go out and vote him into office).
Dashing Through The Cosmos On An Exploding Unicorn
1. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
2. The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)
3. Robo Vampire (1988)
4. Temptation Island (1980)
5. Les trois couronnes du matelot a.k.a. Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983)
6. No Escape (1994)
7. Soul (2020)
8a. Shirley Temple's Storybook: The Princess and the Goblins (1961)
8b. Ballet of the Mermaids (1938)
8c. Ropáci a.k.a. Oil Gobblers (1988)
9. Thunder Rock (1942)
10. Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)
11. Aniara (2018)
12. Heartbeeps (1981)
13. Blue My Mind (2017)
14. Eunhaengnamoo chimdae a.k.a. Gingko Bed (1996)
15. Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
16. Tales from the Neverending Story: The Beginning (2001)
17. The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
18. Earth to Echo (2014)
19. Bijo to ekitai ningen a.k.a. The H-Man (1958)
20. The Bamboo Saucer (1968)
21. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
22. The Curious Female (1970)
23a. Black Mirror: USS Callister (2017)
23b. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)
24. His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914)
25. The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914)
26. Source Code (2011)
27. The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960)
28. FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
29. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1988)
30. Golok setan a.k.a. The Devil's Sword (1984)
31. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914)
32. The Wizard of Oz (1925)
33. Singularity (2017)
34. The Mind's Eye (2015)
35. Village of the Giants (1965)
36. Na srebrnym globie a.k.a. On the Silver Globe (1988)
37. Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)
38. Cinderfella (1960)
39. The Atomic Kid (1954)
40. Kamisama no pazuru a.k.a. God's Puzzle (2008)
41. Minoes (2001)
42. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
43. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
44. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
45. Beastly (2011)
46. Djävulens öga a.k.a. The Devil's Eye (1960)
47. Crack in the World (1965)
48a. Black Mirror: Crocodile (2017)
48b. The Legend of Loch Lomond (2001)
49. Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong a.k.a. The Monkey King (2014)
50. Warlords of Atlantis a.k.a. Warlords of the Deep (1978)
51. The Boys from Brazil (1978)
52. Operetta tanuki goten a.k.a. Princess Raccoon (2005)
53. Monster Trucks (2016)
54. Merlin (1998)
55-57. The Mandalorian Season 2 E1-8 (2020)
58. Uh Oh! (2004)
59. Thunderbirds Are GO (1966)
60. Thunderbird 6 (1968)
61. Liu lang di qiu a.k.a. The Wandering Earth (2019)
62. Tenet (2020)
63. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
64. Disturbing Behavior (1998)
65. To the Ends of Time (1996)
66. Baio hantâ a.k.a. Bio Hunter (1995)
67. Zhong Kui fu mo: Xue yao mo ling a.k.a. Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal (2015)
68. Morons from Outer Space (1985)
69. Catwoman (2004)
70. The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959)
71. Gamera tai uchu kaijû Bairasu a.k.a. Gamera vs Viras (1968)
72. Man from Atlantis (1977)
73. Der Dibuk (1937)
74. Christopher Robin (2018)
75. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
76. Fei Ying a.k.a. Silver Hawk (2004)
77. Wholly Moses! (1980)
78. Spawn of the Slithis (1978)
79. Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
80. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: At the Earth's Core (2017)
81. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
82. The Andromeda Strain (2008)
83. Puen yai jon salad a.k.a. Legend of the Tsunami Warrior (2008)
84. Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
85. The Minion (1998)
86. Z.P.G. a.k.a. Zero Population Growth (1972)
87. S.O.S. Tidal Wave (1939)
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21. Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru kaijû daishingeki [All Monsters Attack/Godzilla's Revenge] (1969, Ishirô Honda): 5.2 - The theme song over the opening credits already make unpromising clear this will be different than the previous entries. Which turns out to be indeed the case, with a plot focusing on a lonesome bullied kid the series moves straight into a kids movies. While it does convey nicely how a kid would dream about befriending Minilla who helps him against his bully (who is imagined as a kaiju), the plot apart from that is childish and the humor infantile. The even greater offence is that for almost all action sequences the movie rehashes footage from previous entries, so as a kaiju eiga this really disappoints. I really hope this entry is a mishap and not a forebode of the rest to come
Rampaging through my sci fi/fantasy watchlist
1. Solarbabies (1986, Alan Johnson): 4.5
2. Gojira [Godzilla] (1954, Ishirô Honda) rewatch: 6.5 > 7.0
3. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956, Ishirô Honda & Terry O. Morse): 4.8
4. Gojira no gyakushû [Godzilla Raids Again] (1955, Motoyoshi Oda): 6.0
5. Mosura [Mothra] (1961, Ishirô Honda): 6.5
6. Kingu Kongu tai Gojira [King Kong vs. Godzilla] (1962, Ishirô Honda & Tom Montgomery): 6.5
7. Battleship (2012, Peter Berg): 5.8
8. Mosura tai Gojira [Mothra vs. Godzilla] (1964, Ishirô Honda): 6.2
9. Rim of the World (2019, McG): 6.8
10. San daikaijû: Chikyû saidai no kessen [Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster] (1964, Ishirô Honda): 7.0
11. Oblivion (2013, Joseph Kosinski): 6.5
12. Kaijû daisenso [Invasion of Astro-Monster] (1965, Ishirô Honda): 6.2
13. Land of the Lost (2009, Brad Silberling): 3.0
14. Battle: Los Angeles [World Invasion: Battle LA] (2011, Jonathan Liebesman): 7.2
15. Gojira, Ebirâ, Mosura: Nankai no daiketto [Ebirah, Horror of the Deep] (1966, Jun Fukuda): 6.5
16. Gods of Egypt (2016, Alex Proyas): 2.5
17. Kaijûtô no kessen: Gojira no musuko [Son of Godzilla] (1967, Jun Fukuda): 6.0
18. The Last Witch Hunter (2015, Breck Eisner): 4.8
19. The Midnight Sky (2020, George Clooney): 5.8
20. Kaijû sôshingeki [Destroy All Monsters] (1968, Ishirô Honda): 6.5
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16. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (David Yates, 2018) 5
17. It Comes at Night (Trey Edward Shults, 2017) 7-
2022+
1. Proxima (Alice Winocour, 2019) 6+
2. Early Man (Nick Park, 2018) 6
3. Wolfwalkers (Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, 2020) 7
4. Coco (Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina, 2017) 8
5. Interreflections (Peter Joseph, 2020) 4+
6. Palm Springs (Max Barbakow, 2020) 4
7. Solo: A Star Wars Story (Ron Howard, 2018) 7
8. Shazam! (David F. Sandberg, 2019) 6-
9. Chappie (Neill Blomkamp, 2015) 5
10. The Juniper Tree (Nietzchka Keene, 1990) 7-
11. Amazonia (Thierry Ragobert, 2013) 6
12. Good Manners / As Boas Maneiras (Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas, 2017) 8
Genre cross-over can be sterile, like recent Palm Springs rehashing time loop and wedding rom-com without much flair, or enable some exciting and unexpected connections: Good Manners falls in the latter category with fantasy (nature of which I wont spoil) gradually taking over drama. None of the genres is dominating the other though and some subtle, visual or story elements, characteristic to each, keep diffusing through the whole film and make it a rich viewing experience. If Brazilian society's class struggle is working as the main subtext, there are many other themes explored and I can only recommend this modern tale to any world cinema lover.
13. Jurassic World (Colin Trevorrow, 2015) [Rewatch] 6+ (=)
14. Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, 2018) 6-
15. Transit (Christian Petzold, 2018) 7+
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(Screenshots from 'Erastes sti mihani tou hronou' & 'Valley of the Gods'),

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21. Klaun Ferdinand a raketa (Clown Ferdinand and the Rocket, Jindrich Polák, 1963) 7/10
22. Hahó, Öcsi! (‎Hi, Junior!, György Palásthy & Miklós Temesi, 1971) 7.5/10
23. Rappaccini's Daughter (Dezsö Magyar, 1980) 7/10
24. Galose stastia/Die Galoschen des Glücks (The Magic Galoshes, Juraj Herz, 1986) 8/10
25. Danilo Treles: O fimismenos andalousianos mousikos (Danilo Treles: The Famed Andalusian Musician, Stavros Tornes, 1986) 8/10
26. Erastes sti mihani tou hronou (Lovers Beyond Time, Dimitris Panayiotatos, 1990) 7/10
27. Vandronik/O Janovi a podivuhodnem príteli/Der Reisekamerad (The Travelling Companion, Ludvík Ráza, 1990) 7.5/10
28. Historia kina w Popielawach (History of Cinema in Popielawy, Jan Jakub Kolski, 1998) 8/10
29. Sinmute (Javier Bellido Valdivia & Ana Balcázar, 2008) 5/10
30. Valley of the Gods/Dolina Bogów (Lech Majewski, 2019) 7.5/10

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1-3. The Martian Chronicles (Michael Anderson, 1980) 7/10
4. Artemis 81 (Alastair Reid, 1981) 9/10
5. La rosa de los vientos (The Compass Rose, Patricio Guzmán, 1983) 6.5/10
6. Barbarian Queen (Héctor Olivera, 1985) 6/10
7. Crime Zone (Luis Llosa, 1988) 6/10
8. Amérika, terra incógnita (Amerika, Terra Incognita, Diego Rísquez, 1988) 8/10
9. Siberia (Abel Ferrara, 2019) 8.5/10
10. We Can Be Heroes (Robert Rodriguez, 2020) 5/10
11. The Mysterious Island (Lucien Hubbard & Benjamin Christensen & Maurice Tourneur, 1929) 6.5/10
12. 200 Motels (Tony Palmer & Frank Zappa, 1971) 6.5/10
13. Frankenstein: The True Story (Jack Smight, 1973) 9/10
14. The Lathe of Heaven (Fred Barzyk & David R. Loxton, 1980) 7.5/10
15. Yim ji kau (Rouge, Stanley Kwan, 1987) 9/10 (RV)
16. Liu jai yim taam (Erotic Ghost Story, Lam Ngai Choi, 1990) 7/10
17. Lian ai zhong de Bao Bei (Baober in Love, Li Shaohong, 2004) 7.5/10
18. Eega (The Fly, S.S. Rajamouli & J.V.V. Sathyanarayana, 2012) 8.5/10
19. Tasher Desh (Land of Cards, Qaushiq Mukherjee, 2012) 8.5/10
20. Ying (Shadow, Zhang Yimou, 2018) 7.5/10
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1. Frankenstein (1931)
2. Gattaca (1997)
3. Primer (2004)
4. Planet of the Apes (1968)
5. Russkiy kovcheg (2002)
6. Yeelen (1987)
7. Elf (2003)
8. Iron Man 2 (2010)
9. Kaijû sôshingeki AKA Destroy All Monsters (1968)
10. Cesta do praveku AKA A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)
11. Ugetsu monogatari (1953)
12. Körkarlen AKA The Phantom Carriage (1921)
13. Field of Dreams (1989)
14. Total Recall (1990)
15. Enter the Void (2009)
16. Mary Poppins (1964)
17. The Blob (1958)
18. 28 Days Later... (2002)
19. Thor (2011)
20. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
21. The Fifth Element (1997)
22. The Nutty Professor (1963)
23. Sorry to Bother You (2018)
24. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
25. Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965)
26. Moon (2009)
27. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (1926)
28. Piranha (1978)
29. Viy (1967)
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8. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
What a bizarre, fun movie. A sci-fi adventure movie mixed with a domestic drama, girded by a heady dose of existentialism. A good deal better than I expected.
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05. The King and the Mockingbird (1980, Paul Grimault) - 4/5
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01. Tenet (2020, Christopher Nolan) - 4/5
02. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020, Patty Jenkins) - 1/5 :down:
03. Soul (2020, Pete Docter) - 2.5/5
04. Ad Astra (2019, James Gray) - 4/5
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18. Mulan (2020, Niki Caro) 2/5
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01. Shark Tale (2004, Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron & Rob Letterman) 1/5
02. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018, Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey & Bob Persichetti) 3/5
03. Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018, Wes Ball) 1/5
04. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019, Jon Watts) 1/5
05. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017, Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg) 1/5
06. Aquaman (2018, James Wan) 1/5
07. Shazam! (2019, David F. Sandberg) 1/5
08. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020, Patty Jenkins) 1/5
09. Toy Story 4 (2019, Josh Cooley) 2/5
10. Onward (2020, Dan Scanlon) 2/5
11. Dark Phoenix (2019, Simon Kinberg) 1/5
12. Soul (2020, Pete Docter) 3/5
13. The New Mutants (2020, Josh Boone) 3/5
14. Christopher Robin (2018, Marc Forster) 2/5
15. Dumbo (2019, Tim Burton) 2/5
16. Aladdin (2019, Guy Ritchie) 2/5
17. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019, Joachim Rønning) 1/5
18. Mulan (2020, Niki Caro) 2/5
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Onderhond wrote: January 14th, 2021, 10:13 am
jdidaco wrote: January 10th, 2021, 11:51 pm 19. Tasher Desh (Land of Cards, Qaushiq Mukherjee, 2012) 8.5/10
Missed this, but so glad someone tried it out (and liked it)! Such a great film :)
Fun, colorful, sexy, tuneful, challenging, provocative, plus any film that ends wit a little revolution whose slogans are - Be Free. Be Pure. Be Infinite. - catches my little wicked heart! Great indeed!

I especially loved how Tagore's text-dance is pulverized into many other texts - the text itself, but sometimes used as just visual stanzas/choreographic conjunctions, the metatext with the writer/director thread amidst the back & white city chaos as counterpoint to the Land of Cards, the several intertexts (my favorite being the use of Marlowe's bisexual Edward II as an ersatz to the relationship between the Prince and his companion/confident), the multiple songs (the Oracle's gentle. seducing one an instant favorite ), and so much more..., I'll stop. Loved it!

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10. Overlord-2019: 9/10
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1. Black Scorpion-1995: 7/10
2. The Humanity Bureau-2017: 7/10
3. Ad Astra-2019: 9/10
4. Knowing-2009: 9/10
5. Feeders-1996: 10/10
6. Useless Humans-2020: 8/10
7. Face/Off-1997: 10/10
8. Cast a Deadly Spell-1991: 10/10
9. Bill & Ted Face the Music-2020: 9/10
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*4. The X Files (1998) 6/10

Hadn't seen this in over 20 years, but didn't like it quite as much (especially in context with the show up until this point). The only thing I remembered was something about bees/cornfield/white dome. Not sure why that scene stood out to me so much as a little kidling.
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allisoncm wrote: January 14th, 2021, 6:27 am
Kublai Khan wrote: January 5th, 2021, 3:36 am
allisoncm wrote: January 4th, 2021, 7:07 am 4. The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) FANTASY / NETFLIX
Away (2020) 2/10
IMDB only has The Babysitter: Killer Queen listed as comedy/horror so I can't count it.

And there is 3 entries just titled "Away" for 2020 on IMDB. Could you clarify if you meant the TV series or a short?
Killer Queen has people coming back from the dead.

Also it's Away the mini-series and I finished the whole thing but will update the entry next time I post.
Okay, no problem. Counting Away as a single check until your update as to how many checks it counts for.

And sorry, but I still can't count The Babysitter: Killer Queen as a check though. Having dead come back to life qualifies it as a horror, but not necessarily as a sci-fi or a fantasy. Brian Tallerico at RogerEbert.com also lists it as Horror/Comedy.
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11. Pitch Black-2000: 9/10
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1. Black Scorpion-1995: 7/10
2. The Humanity Bureau-2017: 7/10
3. Ad Astra-2019: 9/10
4. Knowing-2009: 9/10
5. Feeders-1996: 10/10
6. Useless Humans-2020: 8/10
7. Face/Off-1997: 10/10
8. Cast a Deadly Spell-1991: 10/10
9. Bill & Ted Face the Music-2020: 9/10
10. Overlord-2019: 9/10
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11. Beowulf (2007)
12. Stand by Me Doraemon (2014)
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1. Frankenstein (1931)
2. Gattaca (1997)
3. Primer (2004)
4. Planet of the Apes (1968)
5. Russkiy kovcheg (2002)
6. Yeelen (1987)
7. Elf (2003)
8. Iron Man 2 (2010)
9. Kaijû sôshingeki AKA Destroy All Monsters (1968)
10. Cesta do praveku AKA A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)
11. Ugetsu monogatari (1953)
12. Körkarlen AKA The Phantom Carriage (1921)
13. Field of Dreams (1989)
14. Total Recall (1990)
15. Enter the Void (2009)
16. Mary Poppins (1964)
17. The Blob (1958)
18. 28 Days Later... (2002)
19. Thor (2011)
20. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
21. The Fifth Element (1997)
22. The Nutty Professor (1963)
23. Sorry to Bother You (2018)
24. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
25. Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965)
26. Moon (2009)
27. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (1926)
28. Piranha (1978)
29. Viy (1967)
30. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
31. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
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Impossible Worlds on Screen
1. Palm Springs (2020)
2. Gemini Man (2019)
3. The Midnight Sky (2020)
4. Babes in Toyland (1934)
5. The Glass Slipper (1955)
6. The Frozen Dead (1966)
7. Petey Wheatstraw (1977)
8. The Holy Mountain (1973)
9. Endless Poetry (2016)
10. Nirvana (1997)
11. Jubilee (1978)
12. Matilda (1996)
13. Stake Land (2010)
14. Wishmaster 2 (1999)
15. The Prophecy (1995)
16. Splinter (2008)
17. El Topo (1970)

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This often feels like less of a narrative and more a collection of odd philosophical skits strung together; the "net is mightier" than the sword and so on. There is, however, seldom a dull moment with lots of Illuminati symbolism in the second half, plus a Russian roulette scene that trumps The Deer Hunter. The protagonist's basic character arc is very decent too even if all of the strange and surreal stuff along the way is not always easy to process.

(and yes, this counts -- see KK and AB's exchange upthread)
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88. Duelle (une quarantaine) (1976)
I'm not the biggest fan of Jacques Rivette. Duelle, like several of Rivette's films I've seen, comes across consciously pretentious and takes what could be interesting ideas and mires them in an unengaging dream logic that's willfully obtuse.

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89. Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)
TSPDT's Ain't Nobody's Blues But My Own has some really random stuff on it like this late era serial that feels like it might've been an influence on Disney's Rocketeer but otherwise is a pretty standard, cheapo series with stilted acting and bargain basement effects.

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90. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
While the first Maze Runner at least had that maze as a kind of mysterious gimmick, this one strands our characters in a pretty dull, predictable dystopian world, having escaped the maze in the first one. Honestly this probably didn't need to exist.

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91a. Black Mirror: Hang the DJ (2017)
91b. Black Mirror: Metalhead (2017)
This pair of Black Mirror episodes couldn't be more different. Hang the DJ is one of the rare feel-good episodes and is of a similar ilk to San Junipero with its use of tech to explore relationship dynamics and fate and is one of the better episodes I've seen lately. Metalhead on the other hand is starkly shot in black & white and offers a lean, stripped down storyline involving a woman doggedly pursued by a small killer robot. There's very little else to the narrative and is primarily a bleak story of survival in some post-apocalyptic future that we only get glimpses of. From director David Slade, previously of 30 Days of Night and Twilight: Eclipse, between this and his segment of Nightmare Cinema, also shot in black & white, he seems to be consciously distancing himself from the Hollywood mainstream. As for Metalhead, it isn't one of my favorite episodes, but for those looking for something different than the typical Black Mirror episode or for a Black Mirror episode that goes for more straight horror, you may find this one interesting.

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92. Perdues dans New York a.k.a. Lost in New York (1989)
Uh... eh? Even more surrealist and disjointed than most Jean Rollin films...

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93. Things to Come (1976)
It's another sci-fi sexploitation flick. This one takes the campy fascination with "past" society and fuses it with dystopian death games, throwing random sex scenes in occasionally to break up the plot. If you get the AGFA Smut Without Smut blu-ray, you can watch it without the pointless sex scene inserts, which I think would actually improve it. It's a pretty odd, quirky flick that purveyors of grindhouse nonsense may possibly find entertaining.

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94. Firefox (1982)
Note: Someone removed the Sci-fi genre on IMDB, but it's listed as sci-fi on numerous other sources like Letterboxd.
Eastwood stars in this sci-fi tinged espionage thriller where he infiltrates those pesky Russians to get his mitts on a top secret plane that creates a neural link between the jet and pilot. Obviously made when the US was ass-deep in the Cold War, the Soviet paranoia is off the charts. The role is a little different for Eastwood but it ultimately just feels too bloated, almost like its cramming two different movies together into an uncomfortable mix.

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95. In-lyu-myeol-mang-bo-go-seo a.k.a. Doomsday Book (2012)
This one is an anthology of three stories from two Korean directors. The first and third segments were both directed by Yim Pil-sung (who also directed the horror film Hansel & Gretel), and the second segment is from Kim Jee-woon, an excellent director who has brought us films like A Tale of Two Sisters, I Saw the Devil and The Good, The Bad, The Weird. The first "A Brave New World is your standard zombie outbreak storyline with a dark sense of humor to it. It's fine but ultimately pretty forgettable. The second segment is probably the most interesting of the group and involves a robot with an evolved AI who monks at a local monastery believed have attained enlightenment and the robot manufacturing company who sees the robot as defective and attempts to have it shut down. It's a rather heady segment that is mostly comprised of philosophical conversations of the nature and meaning of enlightenment with very good use of effects. The third segment bounces back to the humorous end when a girl inadvertently orders a giant eight ball from an alien website which is sent hurtling toward the earth on a path of destruction. It feels like it could've been more than it is, but it's still a mildly entertaining way to end the movie. Overall, like many anthologies this one is a mixed bag, but in general it isn't awful.

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96. El pantano de los cuervos a.k.a. Swamp of the Ravens (1974)
A mad scientist in a dilapidated shack in a swamp deigns to get his Frankenstein on and reanimate the dead. Oh boy... This one is just excruciatingly tedious in places. The director was wildly incompetent with so many padded establishing shots that serve no purpose and scenes that should've ended much earlier than they did to the point that at times it almost feels like some kind of surrealist joke. Avoid like the plague unless you've got something like Rifftrax to watch it with.
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1. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
2. The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)
3. Robo Vampire (1988)
4. Temptation Island (1980)
5. Les trois couronnes du matelot a.k.a. Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983)
6. No Escape (1994)
7. Soul (2020)
8a. Shirley Temple's Storybook: The Princess and the Goblins (1961)
8b. Ballet of the Mermaids (1938)
8c. Ropáci a.k.a. Oil Gobblers (1988)
9. Thunder Rock (1942)
10. Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)
11. Aniara (2018)
12. Heartbeeps (1981)
13. Blue My Mind (2017)
14. Eunhaengnamoo chimdae a.k.a. Gingko Bed (1996)
15. Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
16. Tales from the Neverending Story: The Beginning (2001)
17. The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
18. Earth to Echo (2014)
19. Bijo to ekitai ningen a.k.a. The H-Man (1958)
20. The Bamboo Saucer (1968)
21. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
22. The Curious Female (1970)
23a. Black Mirror: USS Callister (2017)
23b. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)
24. His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914)
25. The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914)
26. Source Code (2011)
27. The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960)
28. FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
29. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1988)
30. Golok setan a.k.a. The Devil's Sword (1984)
31. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914)
32. The Wizard of Oz (1925)
33. Singularity (2017)
34. The Mind's Eye (2015)
35. Village of the Giants (1965)
36. Na srebrnym globie a.k.a. On the Silver Globe (1988)
37. Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)
38. Cinderfella (1960)
39. The Atomic Kid (1954)
40. Kamisama no pazuru a.k.a. God's Puzzle (2008)
41. Minoes (2001)
42. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
43. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
44. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
45. Beastly (2011)
46. Djävulens öga a.k.a. The Devil's Eye (1960)
47. Crack in the World (1965)
48a. Black Mirror: Crocodile (2017)
48b. The Legend of Loch Lomond (2001)
49. Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong a.k.a. The Monkey King (2014)
50. Warlords of Atlantis a.k.a. Warlords of the Deep (1978)
51. The Boys from Brazil (1978)
52. Operetta tanuki goten a.k.a. Princess Raccoon (2005)
53. Monster Trucks (2016)
54. Merlin (1998)
55-57. The Mandalorian Season 2 E1-8 (2020)
58. Uh Oh! (2004)
59. Thunderbirds Are GO (1966)
60. Thunderbird 6 (1968)
61. Liu lang di qiu a.k.a. The Wandering Earth (2019)
62. Tenet (2020)
63. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
64. Disturbing Behavior (1998)
65. To the Ends of Time (1996)
66. Baio hantâ a.k.a. Bio Hunter (1995)
67. Zhong Kui fu mo: Xue yao mo ling a.k.a. Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal (2015)
68. Morons from Outer Space (1985)
69. Catwoman (2004)
70. The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959)
71. Gamera tai uchu kaijû Bairasu a.k.a. Gamera vs Viras (1968)
72. Man from Atlantis (1977)
73. Der Dibuk (1937)
74. Christopher Robin (2018)
75. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
76. Fei Ying a.k.a. Silver Hawk (2004)
77. Wholly Moses! (1980)
78. Spawn of the Slithis (1978)
79. Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
80. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: At the Earth's Core (2017)
81. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
82. The Andromeda Strain (2008)
83. Puen yai jon salad a.k.a. Legend of the Tsunami Warrior (2008)
84. Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
85. The Minion (1998)
86. Z.P.G. a.k.a. Zero Population Growth (1972)
87. S.O.S. Tidal Wave (1939)
88. Duelle (une quarantaine) (1976)
89. Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)
90. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
91a. Black Mirror: Hang the DJ (2017)
91b. Black Mirror: Metalhead (2017)
92. Perdues dans New York a.k.a. Lost in New York (1989)
93. Things to Come (1976)
94. Firefox (1982)
95. In-lyu-myeol-mang-bo-go-seo a.k.a. Doomsday Book (2012)
96. El pantano de los cuervos a.k.a. Swamp of the Ravens (1974)
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12. The Day Mars Invaded Earth-1963: 6/10
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1. Black Scorpion-1995: 7/10
2. The Humanity Bureau-2017: 7/10
3. Ad Astra-2019: 9/10
4. Knowing-2009: 9/10
5. Feeders-1996: 10/10
6. Useless Humans-2020: 8/10
7. Face/Off-1997: 10/10
8. Cast a Deadly Spell-1991: 10/10
9. Bill & Ted Face the Music-2020: 9/10
10. Overlord-2019: 9/10
11. Pitch Black-2000: 9/10
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16. Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965) 8.5/10
17. Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley, 2018) 5.5/10
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1. Frankenstein (1931)
2. Gattaca (1997)
3. Primer (2004)
4. Planet of the Apes (1968)
5. Russkiy kovcheg (2002)
6. Yeelen (1987)
7. Elf (2003)
8. Iron Man 2 (2010)
9. Kaijû sôshingeki AKA Destroy All Monsters (1968)
10. Cesta do praveku AKA A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)
11. Ugetsu monogatari (1953)
12. Körkarlen AKA The Phantom Carriage (1921)
13. Field of Dreams (1989)
14. Total Recall (1990)
15. Enter the Void (2009)
16. Mary Poppins (1964)
17. The Blob (1958)
18. 28 Days Later... (2002)
19. Thor (2011)
20. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
21. The Fifth Element (1997)
22. The Nutty Professor (1963)
23. Sorry to Bother You (2018)
24. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
25. Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965)
26. Moon (2009)
27. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (1926)
28. Piranha (1978)
29. Viy (1967)
30. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
31. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
32.a Pinocchio (1911) 50mins.
32.b The War Game (1966) 48mins.
33. The Avengers (2012)

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Ps: It's only now I see 'The War Game' is not listed as Sci-Fi although it is on 'BFI's 100 Science Fiction Films'
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1. El circuito de Román (2011) 5/10
2. Neo Tokyo (1987) 4/10
3. O-Bi, O-Ba - The End of Civilization (1985) 5/10
4. Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966) 6/10
5. Krysar (1986) 6/10
6. Gauche the Cellist (1982) 6/10
7. Poesía sin fin (2016) 8/10
8. L'ange (1982) 4/10
9. The Inner Scar (1972) 4/10
10. Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001) 4/10
11. Gwen, the Book of Sand (1985) 4/10
12. The Blue Bird (1918) 6/10
13. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978) 8/10
14. Le monde vivant (2003) 6/10
15. A Christmas Carol (1938) 7/10
16. Alice in Wonderland (1966) 5/10
17. Kamen (1992) 3/10
18. The White Reindeer (1952) 4/10
19. Dead Man's Letters (1986) 5/10
20. Carnival of Sinners (1943) 7/10
21. La belle captive (1983) 7/10
22. Schalcken the Painter (1979) 8/10
23. Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977) 8/10
24. Birds, Orphans and Fools (1969) 4/10
25. The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962) 7/10
26. Die Puppe (1919) 7/10
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Coryn wrote: January 15th, 2021, 10:29 pm Ps: It's only now I see 'The War Game' is not listed as Sci-Fi although it is on 'BFI's 100 Science Fiction Films'
That's pretty ridiculous. I'll count it for being on an official sci-fi list.
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It's real to me!
1. Lockout (James Mather, Stephen St. Leger-2012) France/USA 3,020 checks
2. The Mandalorian - Season 2, Episodes 7 & 8 (Rick Famuyiwa & Peyton Reed-2020) USA 402 checks
3. Doctor Who - Season 17, Episodes 13-16 ("Nightmare of Eden") (Alan Bromly-1979) UK 536 checks
4. Watchmen: The Director's Cut (Zack Snyder-2009) USA 2 official lists 49,707 checks
5. Early Man (Nick Park-2018) UK/USA/France 718 checks
6. Fortress (Stuart Gordon-1992) Australia 1 official list 1,271 checks
7. Wonder Woman 1984 (Patty Jenkins-2020) USA/UK/Spain 983 checks
8. Origin: Spirits of the Past (Keiichi Sugiyama-2006) Japan 390 checks
9. Space Babes from Outer Space (Brian K. Williams-2017) USA 15 checks
10. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves-2014) USA/UK/Canada 3 official lists 15,862 checks
11. Scrooge (Brian Desmond Hurst-1951) UK 3 official lists 5,207 checks
12. The History of Future Folk (John Mitchell, Jeremy Kipp Walker-2012) USA 178 checks
13. Our Man Flint (Daniel Mann-1966) USA 2 official lists 495 checks
14. Fantastic Planet (René Laloux-1973) France/Czechoslovakia 9 official lists 4,527 checks
15. Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks (Lee Haven Jones-2021) UK 4,119 checks
16. Drive Angry (John Mitchell, Jeremy Kipp Walker-2012) USA 3,945 checks
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19. The Red Turtle (Michael Dudok de Wit-2016) France/Belgium/Japan/USA 1,815 checks
20. Altered Carbon: Resleeved (Takeru Nakajima, Yoshiyuki Okada-2020) Japan/USA 94 checks
21. Arrow S4, E1-3 (2012) USA 864 checks
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23. Real Steel (Shawn Levy-2011) USA/India 1 official list 13,181 checks
24. Love and Monsters (Michael Matthews-2020) Canada/USA 262 checks

Humanity destroys an asteroid aiming to kill the planet, but accidentally unleashes a bunch of chemicals over the planet and it causes all the amphibians, lizards, and insects into giant monsters of varying sizes. Humans survive in various bunkers. It's 3 parts Fallout, 2 parts Zombieland, 1 part Kaiju battling.
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Impossible Worlds on Screen
1. Palm Springs (2020)
2. Gemini Man (2019)
3. The Midnight Sky (2020)
4. Babes in Toyland (1934)
5. The Glass Slipper (1955)
6. The Frozen Dead (1966)
7. Petey Wheatstraw (1977)
8. The Holy Mountain (1973)
9. Endless Poetry (2016)
10. Nirvana (1997)
11. Jubilee (1978)
12. Matilda (1996)
13. Stake Land (2010)
14. Wishmaster 2 (1999)
15. The Prophecy (1995)
16. Splinter (2008)
17. El Topo (1970)
18. Anuktatop: Metamorphosis (2016)

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Part documentary, part fiction, this film from French Guiana follows an indigenous family and their hopes and dreams as they are torn between a French education and their traditions. There is quite a bit of mysticism too with the father talking about how "beings exchange their matter for swarming chaos" and as the grandmother complains about "the knowledge of the stars" which her grandkids don't know. This does though feel meandering and unfocused.
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I prefer Science fact
1. Princess Bride (1987)
2. Soylent Green (1973)
3. Maximum Overdrive (1986)
4. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
5. Real Steel (2011)
6. Face/Off (1997)
7. Death Becomes Her (1992)
8. Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
"9-10. Rick & Morty, S4 (2019-2020; 229m, floating 69m)
Rick & Morty: Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat (2019, 22m)
Rick & Morty: The Old Man and the Seat (2019, 23m)
Rick & Morty: One Crew Over the Crewcoo's Morty (2019, 23m)
Rick & Morty: Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim's Morty (2019, 23m)
Rick & Morty: Rattlestar Ricklactica (2019, 23m)
Rick & Morty: Never Ricking Morty (2020, 23m)
Rick & Morty: Promortyus (2020, 23m)
Rick & Morty: The Vat of Acid Episode (2020, 23m)
Rick & Morty: Childrick of Mort (2020, 23m)
Rick & Morty: Star Mort: Rickturn of the Jerri (2020, 23m)"
11. 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) 4/10
Typical America-is-awesome sci-fi of the time. Stop-motion didn't seem to improve since King Kong.

12. This Island Earth (1955) 5/10
Less worse, but still kinda boring. Those overly fantastical sci-fi things never really resonate with me.
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Impossible Worlds on Screen
1. Palm Springs (2020)
2. Gemini Man (2019)
3. The Midnight Sky (2020)
4. Babes in Toyland (1934)
5. The Glass Slipper (1955)
6. The Frozen Dead (1966)
7. Petey Wheatstraw (1977)
8. The Holy Mountain (1973)
9. Endless Poetry (2016)
10. Nirvana (1997)
11. Jubilee (1978)
12. Matilda (1996)
13. Stake Land (2010)
14. Wishmaster 2 (1999)
15. The Prophecy (1995)
16. Splinter (2008)
17. El Topo (1970)
18. Anuktatop: Metamorphosis (2016)
19. Alice in Wonderland (1966)

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One of the more unusual takes on Lewis Carroll's classic tale, this British version is filmed in black and white and plays down the more cartoony elements of the story that Disney accentuated. The result is a film that feels more blurred between dream and reality than the average Alice adaptation; often camera angle and lenses do more to make the sets look otherworldly than anything else. Anne-Marie Mallik's blunter, less whiny take on Alice is very different too.
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97. Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu a.k.a. Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
Um...

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98. Teen Witch (1989)
Goofy extremely '80s teen wish fulfillment fantasy. Half the movie plays out like a Tiffany music video. But hey, at least they got Zelda Rubenstein in there.

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99. Gamer (2009)
From the directors of the Crank movies comes this hyper-stylized, mega-violent social satire on a future where death row inmates are used as virtual avatars in a PvP deathmatch video game controlled by others. Gerard Butler, the most forgettable action hero out there, plays Kable, who has managed to survive 29 rounds and if he makes it through the last one, he gets set free. The thing is, he knows a secret about the creator of the game, Michael C. Hall doing his best Foghorn Leghorn impersonation, and Hall isn't gonna let him reach the next save point to spill the beans. So here's the thing. I enjoyed the hell out of the Crank movies. They were so over-the-top and fun to watch. The problem with Gamer is that while it definitely has that same hyperactive, craziness to the visuals, it just isn't as fun. The tone is actually all over the place. There are actually times where it's as weird and nutty as Crank but then it veers into more grim serious territory that casts a more unpleasant light on the cartoon violence going on. It makes for a much more unsatisfying view despite the potential of the premise.

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100. Real Men (1987)
Super agent Jim Belushi is tasked with fetching everyman John Ritter and bringing him to Washington D.C. to aid in a covert mission involving aliens. Along the way they are pursued by what seems like an endless supply of thugs with machine guns trying to stop them as well as the occasional sexy foreign agent. This movie has such a bizarre tone almost like Spies Like Us meets Midnight Run. Jim Belushi is nigh indestructible here, picking off dozens of snipers what a pistol while just standing out in the open and pulling hapless Ritter along for the ride. It does manage to actually be funny at times though. For this one, you really have to be able to suspend disbelief to near record levels but if you can, you might have fun with it.

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101. The Neptune Factor (1973)
A host of B-level actors plop themselves into a submarine and head out on a rescue mission in this 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea/Poseidon Adventure mash-up with some of the most laughably bad effects this side of a Bert I. Gordon movie. Bad movie fans might dig the third act here when they finally confront the "menacing" creatures under the ocean but there's a lot of dull disaster film nonsense to get through before the really silly stuff kicks in.

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102. Pet Shop (1994)
Full Moon gets their kids movie groove on (in the guise of Moonbeam pictures) with the usual goofy results. The redneck Texan aliens with the cyclops laser under the ten gallon hat was particularly ridiculous. My daughter thought the little dino-looking alien pets were cute though.

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103. Dumbo (2019)
Tim Burton... Why? Burton just hasn't been the same since he decided back at the turn of the millennium to start doing bland Hollywood remakes. Ever since Planet of the Apes, his output has been wildly inconsistent. This over-stuffed, lacking in charm remake of Dumbo adds yet another tick mark to his ever growing box of mediocre junk.
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1. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
2. The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)
3. Robo Vampire (1988)
4. Temptation Island (1980)
5. Les trois couronnes du matelot a.k.a. Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983)
6. No Escape (1994)
7. Soul (2020)
8a. Shirley Temple's Storybook: The Princess and the Goblins (1961)
8b. Ballet of the Mermaids (1938)
8c. Ropáci a.k.a. Oil Gobblers (1988)
9. Thunder Rock (1942)
10. Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)
11. Aniara (2018)
12. Heartbeeps (1981)
13. Blue My Mind (2017)
14. Eunhaengnamoo chimdae a.k.a. Gingko Bed (1996)
15. Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
16. Tales from the Neverending Story: The Beginning (2001)
17. The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
18. Earth to Echo (2014)
19. Bijo to ekitai ningen a.k.a. The H-Man (1958)
20. The Bamboo Saucer (1968)
21. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
22. The Curious Female (1970)
23a. Black Mirror: USS Callister (2017)
23b. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)
24. His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914)
25. The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914)
26. Source Code (2011)
27. The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960)
28. FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
29. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1988)
30. Golok setan a.k.a. The Devil's Sword (1984)
31. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914)
32. The Wizard of Oz (1925)
33. Singularity (2017)
34. The Mind's Eye (2015)
35. Village of the Giants (1965)
36. Na srebrnym globie a.k.a. On the Silver Globe (1988)
37. Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)
38. Cinderfella (1960)
39. The Atomic Kid (1954)
40. Kamisama no pazuru a.k.a. God's Puzzle (2008)
41. Minoes (2001)
42. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
43. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
44. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
45. Beastly (2011)
46. Djävulens öga a.k.a. The Devil's Eye (1960)
47. Crack in the World (1965)
48a. Black Mirror: Crocodile (2017)
48b. The Legend of Loch Lomond (2001)
49. Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong a.k.a. The Monkey King (2014)
50. Warlords of Atlantis a.k.a. Warlords of the Deep (1978)
51. The Boys from Brazil (1978)
52. Operetta tanuki goten a.k.a. Princess Raccoon (2005)
53. Monster Trucks (2016)
54. Merlin (1998)
55-57. The Mandalorian Season 2 E1-8 (2020)
58. Uh Oh! (2004)
59. Thunderbirds Are GO (1966)
60. Thunderbird 6 (1968)
61. Liu lang di qiu a.k.a. The Wandering Earth (2019)
62. Tenet (2020)
63. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
64. Disturbing Behavior (1998)
65. To the Ends of Time (1996)
66. Baio hantâ a.k.a. Bio Hunter (1995)
67. Zhong Kui fu mo: Xue yao mo ling a.k.a. Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal (2015)
68. Morons from Outer Space (1985)
69. Catwoman (2004)
70. The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959)
71. Gamera tai uchu kaijû Bairasu a.k.a. Gamera vs Viras (1968)
72. Man from Atlantis (1977)
73. Der Dibuk (1937)
74. Christopher Robin (2018)
75. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
76. Fei Ying a.k.a. Silver Hawk (2004)
77. Wholly Moses! (1980)
78. Spawn of the Slithis (1978)
79. Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
80. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: At the Earth's Core (2017)
81. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
82. The Andromeda Strain (2008)
83. Puen yai jon salad a.k.a. Legend of the Tsunami Warrior (2008)
84. Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
85. The Minion (1998)
86. Z.P.G. a.k.a. Zero Population Growth (1972)
87. S.O.S. Tidal Wave (1939)
88. Duelle (une quarantaine) (1976)
89. Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)
90. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
91a. Black Mirror: Hang the DJ (2017)
91b. Black Mirror: Metalhead (2017)
92. Perdues dans New York a.k.a. Lost in New York (1989)
93. Things to Come (1976)
94. Firefox (1982)
95. In-lyu-myeol-mang-bo-go-seo a.k.a. Doomsday Book (2012)
96. El pantano de los cuervos a.k.a. Swamp of the Ravens (1974)
97. Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu a.k.a. Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
98. Teen Witch (1989)
99. Gamer (2009)
100. Real Men (1987)
101. The Neptune Factor (1973)
102. Pet Shop (1994)
103. Dumbo (2019)
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18-19. Black Mirror season 1 (BBC/Netflix, 2011) 7.5/10 ... 41 minutes carried over
20. Underworld (Len Wiseman, 2003) 5/10
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