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flavo5000 wrote: January 26th, 2021, 6:01 pm 177. Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
Would've watched that if there were ropes in that pic :ph43r:
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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)
34. Sleeper (1973)
35. Life Of Pi (2012)
36. Vampyr (1932)
37. Pi (1998)
38. Predator (1987)
39. Big (1988)
40. Céline et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies Over Paris (1974)
41. Superman (1978)
42. Repo Man (1984)
43. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
44. Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage (1926)
45. Minority Report (2002)
46. Things to Come (1936)
47. Freaky Friday (2003)
48. Tetsuo AKA The Iron Man (1989)
49. Face/Off (1997)
50. Gojira (1954)
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8. Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost (1999)
9. Time After Time (1979)
Holodeck Simulations
1. Sputnik (2020)
2. Extracted (2012)
3. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
4. See You Yesterday (2019)
5. Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000)
6. Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001)
7. Boss Level (2021)
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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)
12. This Island Earth (1955)
13. Fantastic Voyage (1966)
14. Outland (1981)
15. The Omega Man (1971)
16. Quatermass 2 (1957)
17. Independence Day (1996)
18. Trancers (1984) 6/10
19. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 4/10
20. A Clockwork Orange (1971) 9/10
So much fun to revisit this one...
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Previously watched...
1. Possessor (Cronenberg, 2020) 6/10
2. Zeder (Avati, 1983) 4/10
2a. Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks (Jones, 2021) [71 mins] 3/10
2b. Barbe Bleue (Bertrand-Painlevé, 1936) [13 mins] 5/10
3. 13 Going on 30 (Winick, 2004) 5/10
4. Flatliners (Oplev, 2017) 2/10
5. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) (Dougherty, 2019) 3/10
6. Blue Thunder (Badham, 1983) 5/10
7. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (Lucas, 1977) [Rewatch] 8/10
8. Seventh Son (Bodrov, 2014) 4/10
9. Resident Evil (Anderson, 2002) Rewatch 5/10
10. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Bay, 2009) 2/10
11. Killer Sofa (Rao, 2019) 4/10
12. TV episode and shorts [Total time = 85 minutes]
a. The Witcher: Rare Species (Brändström, 2019) [59 mins]
b. Ballet of the Mermaids (Sparling, 1938) [10 mins]
c. Shadow of Mordor (Gorski-Pueringer, 2014) [8 mins]
d. El hotel eléctrico / The Electric Hotel (Chomón, 1908) [8 mins]
13. In Time (Niccol, 2011) 3/10
14. Pokémon Detective Pikachu (Letterman, 2019) 4/10
15. Gamer (Neveldine-Taylor, 2009) 4/10
16. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Bay, 2011) 3/10
17. Nineteen Eighty-Four (Radford, 1984) 5/10
18. The New Mutants (Boone, 2020) 3/10
19. All of Me (Reiner, 1984) 6/10
20a. The Witcher: Before a Fall (Sakharov-Jobst, 2019)
20b. The Witcher: Much More (Jobst, 2019) 4/10
21. A Little Princess (Cuarón, 1995) 6/10
22. Sea Fever (Hardiman, 2019) 4/10
23. New Rose Hotel (Ferrara, 1998) 5/10
24. The Thirteenth Floor (Rusnak, 1999) 5/10
25. Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Weeks, 1984) 4/10
26. Transformers: Age of Extinction (Bay, 2014) 2/10
27. The Dead Zone (Cronenberg, 1983) Rewatch 7/10
28. Transformers: The Last Knight (Bay, 2017)
For his last Transformers film Bay throws in everything but the kitchen sink. There's a plot about Merlin's descendant (this film's objectified woman) searching for a magical staff, and this is awkwardly welded onto a rehashed version of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. This sounds like it should be crazy and weird, but actually it's the standard robots fighting and things exploding while Anthony Hopkins (the latest award winning actor to turn up and suckle at the money teat) tries to exposit the nonsense plot.
3/10

Rather than a screenshot, please enjoy Caravan of Garbage's mash-up of Wahlberg's obnoxious Transformers character with him singing the Transformers movie song in Boogie Nights (20:00 - 20:54):


29. Happy Death Day 2U (Landon, 2019)
A direct continuation of the first Happy Death Day, that ditches most of the horror and focuses on time travel/parallel universe comedy. I do like Jessica Rothe's performance in these, but the plot and comedy always come across as smug to me, e.g. the way they namecheck the (better) films they're ripping off (last film it was Groundhog Day, this time it's Back to the Future II). Still, it's an action-packed and well put-together package so the time flies by.
4/10

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30. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Nimoy, 1984)
I've always passed on seeing this Star Trek, I think because there's no suspense about whether they'll find Spock. It doesn't match up to the highest points of the series, partly because the plot is relatively thin, and partly because of the stranger elements of the plot, but it benefits from a good villain in Christopher Lloyd and a satisfying third act battle of wits.
5/10

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20. 3.0* - Wrath of Daimajin [Daimajin Gyakushû] by Kazuo Mori (1966)

The third and final part in the Daimajin trilogy. This one is a bit more adventurous compared to the first two, though the setup still remains the same. That means you won't be seeing Daimajin spring into action until the final 20 minutes, which is still a damn shame. At least the rest of the film's a bit more enjoyable. Unsuspecting villagers are enslaved by Lord Arakawa to work in the sulfur pits. The children take it upon themselves to try and free their fathers, but the treck through the mountains is pretty treacherous. Luckily they get a little help from the big stone God, who ones again rises to fight for the fate of the innocent. This was easily the best-looking entry in the series. The snowy scenes in the mountain were pretty great and the finale was by far the most impressive of the three films. It's a shame that there's not quite enough variation in structure between the films, as it all felt a little too predictable the third time around. This was good kaiju fun though, definitely recommended for fans of the genre.

Other worlds
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)
11. 3.0* - Summer Time Machine Blues [Samâ Taimu Mashin Burûsu] by Katsuyuki Motohiro (2005)
12. 3.0* - The Midnight Sky by George Clooney (2020)
13. 2.5* - Sakura Wars: The Movie [Sakura Taisen: Katsudou Shashin] by Mitsuru Hongo (2001)
14. 2.5* - Fantasy Romance [Mo Hua Qing] by Taylor Wong (1990)
15. 2.5* - Return of Daimajin [Daimajin Ikaru] by Kenji Misumi (1966)
16. 3.5* - Blithe Spirit by Edward Hall (2020)
17. 3.0* - Battle in Outer Space[Uchu Daisenso] by Ishirô Honda (1959)
18. 3.5* - Come Away by Brenda Chapman (2020)
19. 4.0* - Patlabor: The Movie [Kidô Keisatsu Patorebâ: The Movie] by Mamoru Oshii (1989)
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FTV:8:The Chain Reaction (1980)9

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Standing on the cliff edge to the apocalypse,Andrew Thomas Wilson makes a incredibly textured synch score in what is sadly his lone composition for a feature film, with Wilson charging up the synch to spread a ominous mood as the camera pans along contaminated water towards the completely unaware locals in the town.Originally planned for George Miller to direct, (who ended up filming the second unit the and white-knuckle car stunts, after production got a week behind schedule) writer/director Ian Barry makes his feature film debut, by closely working with cinematographer Russell Boyd and editor Tim Wellburn, to boil up an incredibly eerie that gets poured across the wasteland.

Encountering Carmel and Larry whilst suffering from amnesia after going on the run,Barry brings the memories Heinrich with ultra-stylised match cuts melting steam from fresh coffee to dripping nuclear waste.Bringing a touch of Ozploitation thrills to dystopia Sci-Fi thanks to Larry being a trigger happy chappy in the rural home of the couple, Wellburn swings them both into the middle of the fallout with gritty long whip-pans fired across Heinrich outrunning government officials attempting to stop him spreading the nuclear news.

Waking up in bed with Larry and Carmel looking at him, completely unaware of how he got here, Ross Thompson gives a terrific turn as Heinrich, whose amnesia is used by Thompson to heighten a growing sense within Heinrich of a unknown dread on the horizon.Despite ending on a optimistic note (boo!) the screenplay by Barry drives in bleak Sci-Fi paranoia fuelled from the splinters of memories/ flashbacks Heinrich holds, which mutates into fear as the government unleash increasingly heavy-handed tactics, in a attempt to stop a chain reaction.
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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
27. Alice or the Last Escapade (1977) 7/10
28. The Mystery of the Third Planet (1981) 6/10
29. Satan's Rhapsody (1917) 4/10
30. Dead Leaves (2004) 7/10
31. The Blood of a Poet (1932) 6/10
32. Chilean Gothic (2000) 3/10
33. Monday (2000) 5/10
34. Nothing (2003) 7/10
35. 22nd of May (2010) 5/10
36-37. La Recta Provincia (2007) 6/10
38. Macunaíma (1969) 5/10
39. Himiko (1974) 6/10
40. Vuelven (2017) 5/10
41. The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001) 4/10
42. 31 minutos, la película (2008) 5/10
43. Mr. Vampire (1985) 8/10
44. Gritos del Bosque (2014) 5/10
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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
17. Cypher {aka Brainstorm} (Vincenzo Natali-2002) USA 1,448 checks
18. Soul (Pete Docter, Kemp Powers-2020) USA 7 official lists 2,159 checks
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
22. TRON: Legacy (Joseph Kosinski-2010) USA 2 official lists 32,401 checks
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
25. Life of Pi (Ang Lee-2012) USA/Taiwan/UK/Mexico/Canada 5 official lists 35,787 checks
26. Palm Springs (Max Barbakow-2020) USA/Hong Kong 1,508 checks
27. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (Paul Weitz-2009) USA 2,305 checks
28. Men in Black: International (F. Gary Gray-2019) China/USA 1,848 checks
29. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki-2001) Japan 37 official lists Re-watch
30. Jexi (Jon Lucas, Scott Moore-2019) USA/Canada 207 checks
31. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson-2017) USA 4 official lists Re-watch
32. Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (J.J. Abrams-2019) USA 2 official lists 5,538 checks
33. Clash of the Titans (Desmond Davis-1981) UK/USA 3 official lists 4,950 checks
34. Arrow S4, E4-6 (2012) USA 864 checks
35. THX-1138 (George Lucas-1971) USA 5 official lists 5,946 checks
36. The Science of Sleep (Michel Gondry-2006) France/Italy/USA 2 official lists 6,997 checks
37. The American Astronaut (Cory McAbee-2001) USA 1 official list 419 checks
38. Legend (Ridley Scott-1985) USA/UK 3,299 checks
39. Project Power (Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman-2020) USA 785 checks
40. The God of Cookery (Lik-Chi Lee, Stephen Chiau-1996) USA 1 official list 394 checks
41. Wolfwalkers (Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart-2020) Ireland/Luxembourg/France/Denmark/USA/UK 370 checks
42. Christmas Carol: The Movie (Jimmy T. Murakami-2001) UK/Germany 216 checks
43. 10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg-2016) USA 2 official lists 9,446 checks
44. Dolittle (Stephen Gaghan-2020) USA/China/UK/Japan 1 official list 605 checks

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19. The Puppet Masters-1994: 8/10
Spoiler
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
12. The Day Mars Invaded Earth-1963: 6/10
13. Hellboy-2019: 9/10
14. Virus-1999: 8/10
15. The Last Starfighter-1984: 9/10
16. I, Robot-2004: 8/10
17. Virtuosity-1995: 8/10
18. Skyline-2010: 9/10
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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)

8. Monsters, Inc. (2001) - 9/10 (rewatch)
9. Dreamcatcher (2003) - 7/10
10. Thinner (1996) - 7/10 (rewatch)
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35. The Mummy (2017, Alex Kurtzman) 1/5
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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
19. Jungle Book (1942, Zoltan Korda) 3/5
20. Gnomeo & Juliet (2011, Kelly Asbury) 1/5
21. Sherlock Gnomes (2018, John Stevenson) 1/5
22. Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018, Steven S. DeKnight) 1/5
23. Smallfoot (2018, Karey Kirkpatrick) 1/5
24. Abominable (2019, Jill Culton & Todd Wilderman) 3/5
25. Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011, Mark Waters) 2/5
26. The X Files (1998, Rob Bowman) 3/5
27. Evan Almighty (2007, Tom Shadyac) 2/5
28. Bedtime Stories (2008, Adam Shankman) 1/5
29. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018, David Yates) 1/5
30. The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008, Chris Carter) 1/5
31. The Last Airbender (2010, M. Night Shyamalan) 1/5
32. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019, Michael Dougherty) 1/5
33. Stand by Me Doraemon (2014, Tony Oliver, Ryuichi Yagi & Takashi Yamazaki) 3/5
34. Hulk (2003, Ang Lee) 1/5
35. The Mummy (2017, Alex Kurtzman) 1/5
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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)
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)
34. Sleeper (1973)
35. Life Of Pi (2012)
36. Vampyr (1932)
37. Pi (1998)
38. Predator (1987)
39. Big (1988)
40. Céline et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies Over Paris (1974)
41. Superman (1978)
42. Repo Man (1984)
43. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
44. Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage (1926)
45. Minority Report (2002)
46. Things to Come (1936)
47. Freaky Friday (2003)
48. Tetsuo AKA The Iron Man (1989)
49. Face/Off (1997)
50. Gojira (1954)
51.a L'homme à la tête en caoutchouc (1901) 3m
51.b Higan (2002) 8m
51.c Textism (2003) 11m
51.d Garakuta no Machi (2006) 13m
51.e Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967) 15m
51.f Frankenstein (1910) 16m
51.g Sur un air de Charleston (1927) 17m


So this is how you quickly move up the ranks :think:
I saved Latin, what did you ever do ?
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Coryn wrote: January 27th, 2021, 10:05 am So this is how you quickly move up the ranks :think:
It's also a great way to burn yourself out :D
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21. 3.5* - L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 2 [Jue Ji 2] by Jingming Guo (2020)

I didn't watch the first film (which I regret now), then again I didn't expect a lot from Guo's animated epic. China doesn't do CG that well and making a bold fantasy epic in 3D CG animation requires some solid technical capabilities. But lo and behold, while not a film without faults, Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 2 delivers the goods. Qi Ling and Yin Chen embark on a journey to save Gilgamesh, the last wish of the former Duke. Their trip is made a lot harder when You Ming, Thalia and Qi La show up. They're hellbent on stopping our heroes from reaching their goal, and they've got some mean tricks up their sleeves to accomplish just that. Guo is a young director, so it's no surprise that the film sometimes feels like an elongated cut scene from an unreleased Final Fantasy game. It's just not quite cinematic enough to be a real masterpiece, but the lore is compelling and intriguing, the action scenes are glorious and the film feels truly epic. The character models are a bit flimsy (faces can look very realistic, but the body language still feels off) and there are definitely some pacing issues, but the fantasy elements are more than sufficient to make me want to go back and watch the first film, while looking forward to the conclusion of this trilogy. Good stuff.

Other worlds
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)
11. 3.0* - Summer Time Machine Blues [Samâ Taimu Mashin Burûsu] by Katsuyuki Motohiro (2005)
12. 3.0* - The Midnight Sky by George Clooney (2020)
13. 2.5* - Sakura Wars: The Movie [Sakura Taisen: Katsudou Shashin] by Mitsuru Hongo (2001)
14. 2.5* - Fantasy Romance [Mo Hua Qing] by Taylor Wong (1990)
15. 2.5* - Return of Daimajin [Daimajin Ikaru] by Kenji Misumi (1966)
16. 3.5* - Blithe Spirit by Edward Hall (2020)
17. 3.0* - Battle in Outer Space[Uchu Daisenso] by Ishirô Honda (1959)
18. 3.5* - Come Away by Brenda Chapman (2020)
19. 4.0* - Patlabor: The Movie [Kidô Keisatsu Patorebâ: The Movie] by Mamoru Oshii (1989)
20. 3.0* - Wrath of Daimajin [Daimajin Gyakushû] by Kazuo Mori (1966)
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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)
20 - 22. The Lost Room. (2006) 240+ min = 3 points
23. Dead Man's Letters (1986)
24. Color Out of Space (2019)
25. Mr. Popper's Penguins. (2011)
26. Digging up the Marrow (2014)
27. Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
28. A Christmas Carol (1938)
29. Universal Soldier (1992)
30. Puppet Master II (1990)
31. Den-en ni shisu (1974)
32. Shock Waves (1977)
33. Real Steel (2011)
34. Butt Boy (2019)
35. X-Men (2000) REVISION
36. X2 (2003) REVISION
37. B4 (2012)
38. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
39. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
40. X Men: First Class (2011)
41. Upgrade (2018) REVISION
42. Déjà Vu (2006)

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The pseudoscience does not make much sense here, but it leads to some fascinating scenes as the protagonist becomes able to follow a bomber in the past while walking and driving in the present. In any case, the biggest problem is not the flimsy sci-fi angle but rather that the sporadic action is not frequent or explosive enough to compensate for the narrative weaknesses at hand. In particular, why he becomes so obsessed with one woman never adds up.
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41. Pan (2015, Joe Wright): 4.0 - Joe Wright in my eyes had already proven himself to be a talented director, so despite its bad reputation I was still curious to see this. The direction is the least of this movie problem, there still are some creative and inspired moments. The casting and acting is a bigger problem already. Both Peter Pan and Hook are miscast and having Tiger Lily played by Rooney Mara is an absolute horrible choice (nothing against Rooney, who in fact gives one of the better performance). On top of that the acting is horrible, most of all from an unrecognizable Hugh Jackman. The biggest problem however is the writing. It's a wonder this plot even got made. When I discovered after a few minutes that this was meant to be an origin story for Peter I already had severe doubts about the premise. Almost 2 hours of cliché-ridden plot later I was totally convinced there is absolute no need for this movie to exist. Furthermore it lacks sense of childhood fun a movie about the Boy Who Won’t Grow Up should have.

42. Shin Gojira [Shin Godzilal] (2016, Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi): 7.5 - By shifting the focus on to the governmental reaction to the crisis that is Godzilla Anno and Higuchi put an original spin on this remake of the first movie in which Godzilla (again) is an unknown giant monster that terrorizes Tokyo.Turning it more into a procedural than a disaster movie. The depiction of this reaction feels very realistic. It also doesn't shy away from satirizing the less competent and political aspects. While this may sound dull, through some excellent editing and a breathtaking pace Anno and Higuchi keep the movie highly engaging the whole way trough. It's admirable how captivating this makes seeing scientist trying to figure out what is and how to deal with this monster or bureaucracy how to respond to all the (possible) mayhem. On top of that Godzilla himself has never been more terrifying and the destruction he causes is truly tremendously chilling. While meant as being about the Fukushima nuclear disaster, this is now again very topical with the ongoing pandemic crisis.
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
21. Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru kaijû daishingeki [All Monsters Attack/Godzilla's Revenge] (1969, Ishirô Honda): 5.2
22. Fando y Lis [Fando and Lis] (1968, Alejandro Jodorowsky): 4.8
23. Gojira tai Hedorâ [Godzilla vs. Hedorah ] (1971, Yoshimitsu Banno): 5.2
24. The Land Unknown (1957, Virgil W. Vogel): 7.0
25. Conan the Barbarian (2011, Marcus Nispel): 6.2 -
26. Chikyû kogeki meirei: Gojira tai Gaigan [Godzilla vs. Gigan] (1972, Jun Fukuda): 6.8
27. Gojira tai Megaro [Godzilla vs. Megalon] (1973, Jun Fukuda): 6.2
28. Zheng tu [Double World] (2020, Teddy Chan): 7.2
29. Bright (2017, David Ayer): 6.8
30. Gojira tai Mekagojira [Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla] (1974, Jun Fukuda): 6.5
31. Mekagojira no gyakushu [Terror of Mechagodzilla] (1975, Ishirô Honda): 6.2
32. The Colossus of New York (1958, Eugène Lourié): 4.5
33. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018, David Yates): 3.5
34. Kingu Kongu tai Gojira [King Kong vs. Godzilla] (1962, Ishirô Honda) (The Japanese version) 6.8
35. It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958, Edward L. Cahn): 6.8
36. Godzilla (1998, Roland Emmerich) (rewatch): ? > 5.5
37. Jack the Giant Killer (1962, Nathan Juran): 7.2
38. Godzilla (2014, Gareth Edwards): 6.8
39. Crack in the World (1965, Andrew Marton): 5.8
40. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019, Michael Dougherty): 7.5
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27. Cold Skin (Xavier Gens, 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+
16. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (David Yates, 2018) 5
17. It Comes at Night (Trey Edward Shults, 2017) 7-
18. The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales / Le grand méchant renard et autres contes... (Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner, 2017) 7
19. Tomb Raider (Roar Uthaug, 2018) 5+
20. Arachnophobia (Frank Marshall, 1990) 7-
21. I Kill Giants (Anders Walter, 2017) 7-
22. Inside Out (Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen , 2015) [Rewatch] 8>8-
23. Promare / Promare: Puromea (Hiroyuki Imaishi, 2019) 4+
24. The Girl with All the Gifts (Colm McCarthy, 2016) 6
25. Soul (Pete Docter, Kemp Powers, 2020) 7
26. [90mins TV-series]
The X-Files S6E1: The Beginning (Kim Manners, 1998) 7
The X-Files S6E2: Drive (Rob Bowman, 1998) 7+
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181. Bãhubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)
Springing forth from the loins of Tollywood as the most expensive films ever produced in India, the two Bahubali movies are full of ridiculous, silly action sequences that seem to be influenced by the likes of Zach Snyder and The Fast & Furious franchise but set in a mystical Indian epic. The plot of this second film after the cliffhanger of the first switches gears for a big chunk of it into a more of a romance blended with Shakespearean familial and political warring and backstabbing. As one would expect, the acting is about as unsubtle as you can possibly get with seemingly every line spoken with five exclamation marks. I have to say, I'm not the biggest fan of this one...

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182. Jaka Sembung a.k.a. The Warrior (1981)
183. Si Buta lawa Jaka Sembung a.k.a. The Warrior and The Blind Swordsman (1983)
More Barry Prima action goodness from that wonderful land of Indonesia. The first one is a really fun slice of Prima that while not quite as amazing as The Devil's Sword still has plenty of limb choppings, severed floating heads and other delightful shenanigans. The second Warrior film finds Prima being challenged by the blind swordsman who was chosen to fight him based on a tournament win. As these things usually go, they end up teaming up to fight a magic sorceress. While this one isn't quite as good as the other two Prima films I've seen, it still has its fair share of entertaining fights and loopy magic stuff.

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184. Ladyhawke (1985)
This is one I think I saw on TV on a long time ago but really didn't remember much at all about it, so I thought it was time to revisit it. Well, right off the bat, I have to say the soundtrack was horrible. Like, almost movie-ruining horrible... Aside from that, it's a solid film with Broderick as a scrappy thief who agrees to help Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer break a curse they've been afflicted with that leaves Hauer a wolf at night and Pfeiffer a hawk by day, tearing their love asunder. It's not super original but it does have that magical '80s fantasy quality that does the trick if you're into these kind of films.

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185. Monday (2000)
Sabu directs this incredibly dark comedy thriller about an average joe who, after a strange situation at a funeral, goes to a bar to get drunk and winds up getting mixed up in an increasingly crazy situation that spirals out of his control leaving him to ponder what brought him to that point to begin with. I liked this one quite a bit. The humor is a very dry, absurd style that works very well with the pitch black situations that our protagonist finds himself getting pulled down into. I'll leave it at that since this one works better going in cold, but suffice it to say, it's definitely worth a watch.

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186. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Slime People (1990)
When I started watching this old, crusty episode of MST3K, I had actually seen Slime People before (not only that but I own the DVD of it...). Anyway, it's too bad this is from the first season when Joel and the bots were still trying to get into a rhythm because the movie is definitely a stinker worthy of being riffed. Maybe Rifftrax will do it and give the really thorough thrashing it deserves.

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187. Space Raiders (1983)
I've mentally lumped this in with other "kids having intergalactic adventures" movies like Flight of the Navigator and Explorers and it does have a similar vibe to them in some ways (although predating them by a couple of years). But really, a more direct comparison is with Star Wars with its assortment of aliens (we have a very Mos Eisley Cantina scene but lacking all the charm), it's celestial dogfights and even in blaster battles in narrow corridors. But unlike Star Wars, there's just not much fun here for anyone over the age of about 12. The dialogue is very clunky, the acting is stiff and the humor is goofy and unfunny. You can give this one a pass unless you just love all '80s sci-fi.
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)
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)
104. Okja (2017)
105. The Hunters (2013)
106. tom thumb (1958)
107. Hornet (2018)
108. My Science Project (1985)
109. The Kid Who Would Be King (2018)
110. Sarmasik a.k.a. Ivy (2015)
111. Pinocchio (1911)
112. Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashî no Reimei a.k.a. Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul (2020)
113. First Men in the Moon (1964)
114. Late for Dinner (1991)
115. Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow (2015)
116a. Black Mirror: Black Museum (2017)
116b. Dirty Work (1933)
117. Minna! Esper Dayo!: Bangai hen Esper Miyako e iku (2015)
118. Poesía sin fin a.k.a. Endless Poetry (2016)
119. The Colour of Magic (2008)
120. Beyond Atlantis (1973)
121. The Shadow Effect (2017)
122. The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
123. Vuelven los campeones justicieros a.k.a. The Champions Five Supermen (1972)
124. Practical Magic (1998)
125. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
126. Mosura a.k.a. Mothra (1961)
127. Galaxina (1980)
128. Bai she chuan shuo a.k.a. The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)
129. Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
130. Jit (1990)
131. Antiviral (2012)
132. Too Much Loving a.k.a. Robot Love Slaves (1971)
133. 13 Going on 30 (2004)
134. Geu seome gago shibda a.k.a. To the Starry Island (1993)
135. Wunder der Schöpfung a.k.a. Our Heavenly Bodies (1920)
136. In Search of the Castaways (1962)
137. Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)
138. Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)
139. Aaahh Belinda (1989)
140. 2001: A Space Travesty (2000)
141. The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
142. Jiu ceng yao ta a.k.a. Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe (2015)
143. Nassereddin Shah, Actor-e Cinema a.k.a. Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992)
144. Special (2006)
145. Moskva-Kassiopeya a.k.a. Moscow - Cassiopea (1974)
146-154a. The Prisoner E1-17 (1967)
154b. Mockingbird Lane (2012)
155. Stryker (1983)
156. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
157. OXV: The Manual a.k.a. Frequencies (2013)
158. Cesta do praveku a.k.a. Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)
159. Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989)
160. The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)
161. La puerta y la mujer del carnicero a.k.a. The Door and the Woman of the Butcher (1969)
162. Aliens Ate My Homework (2018)
163. Red Riding Hood (1989)
164. Francis a.k.a. Francis the Talking Mule (1950)
165. Francis Goes to the Races (1951)
166. Gamera 2: Region shurai a.k.a. Assault of the Legion (1996)
167. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (2017)
168. Sungnyangpali sonyeoui jaerim a.k.a. Resurrection of the Little Match Girl (2002)
169. Luna (2014)
170. Candy (1968)
171. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
172. Solarbabies (1986)
173. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
174. A Mulher de Todos a.k.a. The Woman of Everyone (1969)
175. The Sex Trip (2016)
176. Kei moon duen gap a.k.a. The Miracle Fighters (1982)
177. Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
178. The Space Between Us (2017)
179. Fateful Findings (2014)
180. O-bi, O-ba - Koniec cywilizacji a.k.a. O-Bi, O-Ba - The End of Civilization (1985)
181. Bãhubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)
182. Jaka Sembung a.k.a. The Warrior (1981)
183. Si Buta lawa Jaka Sembung a.k.a. The Warrior and The Blind Swordsman (1983)
184. Ladyhawke (1985)
185. Monday (2000)
186. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Slime People (1990)
187. Space Raiders (1983)
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flavo5000 wrote: January 27th, 2021, 8:26 pm 185. Monday (2000)
Sabu directs this incredibly dark comedy thriller about an average joe who, after a strange situation at a funeral, goes to a bar to get drunk and winds up getting mixed up in an increasingly crazy situation that spirals out of his control leaving him to ponder what brought him to that point to begin with. I liked this one quite a bit. The humor is a very dry, absurd style that works very well with the pitch black situations that our protagonist finds himself getting pulled down into. I'll leave it at that since this one works better going in cold, but suffice it to say, it's definitely worth a watch.
Longtime favorite of mine, glad to see you liked it. So many memorable moments (even the smaller ones, like the bar man shaking a cocktail), the only bummer is that it's not available on DVD/BR with English subs. Infuriating!
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Onderhond wrote: January 27th, 2021, 8:44 pm
flavo5000 wrote: January 27th, 2021, 8:26 pm 185. Monday (2000)
Sabu directs this incredibly dark comedy thriller about an average joe who, after a strange situation at a funeral, goes to a bar to get drunk and winds up getting mixed up in an increasingly crazy situation that spirals out of his control leaving him to ponder what brought him to that point to begin with. I liked this one quite a bit. The humor is a very dry, absurd style that works very well with the pitch black situations that our protagonist finds himself getting pulled down into. I'll leave it at that since this one works better going in cold, but suffice it to say, it's definitely worth a watch.
Longtime favorite of mine, glad to see you liked it. So many memorable moments (even the smaller ones, like the bar man shaking a cocktail), the only bummer is that it's not available on DVD/BR with English subs. Infuriating!
Sadly very few of Sabu's movies are on blu-ray at all in English. Miss Zombie is the only one released in the US and I think Dangan Runner and Mr Long were released in Europe.
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flavo5000 wrote: January 27th, 2021, 9:07 pm Sadly very few of Sabu's movies are on blu-ray at all in English. Miss Zombie is the only one released in the US and I think Dangan Runner and Mr Long were released in Europe.
I would settle for DVDs at this point. I got quite a few of his films already (Miss Zombie, Mr Long, The Crab Cannery Ship - though that might be an actual bootleg and Bunny Drop).
A box with Monday, Blessing Bell and Postman Blues (Drive would be a nice bonus) would really make my day though. Worst thing is that neighboring countries (i.e. France and Germany) do have these films. No English subs of course :verymad:

I did ask TWF what the deal was (since they did Dangan Runner), apparently there are many rights issues with these films, making it hard/expensive to release them. And even though I think Tanaka's films are quite accessible (also popular at fantastic fests), they were never picked up by critics so there isn't really an audience for them to begin with.
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22. 2.5* - Soul Hunter by Wen Xu (2020)

A rather messy mix of fantasy and romance. Wen Xu shoots for the moon with Soul Hunter, but doesn't really have the budget nor the technical and creative chops to pull it off. The result is a film that shows quite a bit of promise, but trips itself up one too many times and left me behind somewhat unfulfilled. Yang Lie Xue is a soul hunter, a descendant from an alien race who help lost souls make their transition to the afterlife. She isn't very good at her job and because her family is famed for their immaculate track record, this results in quite a bit of friction. When Xue gets another chance to prove her worth, she decides to make a real effort. The fantasy lore is interesting enough and there are moments when Xu shows he could one day be a capable director, but overall the film looks too cheap, the fantasy elements are poorly conceived and some misplaced comedy didn't help much either. It's certainly not a terrible film, it's just that the potential was there to be great, it just never really materialized.

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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)
11. 3.0* - Summer Time Machine Blues [Samâ Taimu Mashin Burûsu] by Katsuyuki Motohiro (2005)
12. 3.0* - The Midnight Sky by George Clooney (2020)
13. 2.5* - Sakura Wars: The Movie [Sakura Taisen: Katsudou Shashin] by Mitsuru Hongo (2001)
14. 2.5* - Fantasy Romance [Mo Hua Qing] by Taylor Wong (1990)
15. 2.5* - Return of Daimajin [Daimajin Ikaru] by Kenji Misumi (1966)
16. 3.5* - Blithe Spirit by Edward Hall (2020)
17. 3.0* - Battle in Outer Space[Uchu Daisenso] by Ishirô Honda (1959)
18. 3.5* - Come Away by Brenda Chapman (2020)
19. 4.0* - Patlabor: The Movie [Kidô Keisatsu Patorebâ: The Movie] by Mamoru Oshii (1989)
20. 3.0* - Wrath of Daimajin [Daimajin Gyakushû] by Kazuo Mori (1966)
21. 3.5* - L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 2 [Jue Ji 2] by Jingming Guo (2020)
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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)
34. Sleeper (1973)
35. Life Of Pi (2012)
36. Vampyr (1932)
37. Pi (1998)
38. Predator (1987)
39. Big (1988)
40. Céline et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies Over Paris (1974)
41. Superman (1978)
42. Repo Man (1984)
43. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
44. Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage (1926)
45. Minority Report (2002)
46. Things to Come (1936)
47. Freaky Friday (2003)
48. Tetsuo AKA The Iron Man (1989)
49. Face/Off (1997)
50. Gojira (1954)
51.a L'homme à la tête en caoutchouc (1901) 3m
51.b Higan (2002) 8m
51.c Textism (2003) 11m
51.d Garakuta no Machi (2006) 13m
51.e Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967) 15m
51.f Frankenstein (1910) 16m
51.g Sur un air de Charleston (1927) 17m
52. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
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181. Bãhubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)
Springing forth from the loins of Tollywood as the most expensive films ever produced in India, the two Bahubali movies are full of ridiculous, silly action sequences that seem to be influenced by the likes of Zach Snyder and The Fast & Furious franchise but set in a mystical Indian epic. The plot of this second film after the cliffhanger of the first switches gears for a big chunk of it into a more of a romance blended with Shakespearean familial and political warring and backstabbing. As one would expect, the acting is about as unsubtle as you can possibly get with seemingly every line spoken with five exclamation marks. I have to say, I'm not the biggest fan of this one...
This one is listed as an "Action/Drama" in both IMDB and TMDB. Can the describe the Fantasy/Sci-Fi elements?
Onderhond wrote: January 27th, 2021, 8:44 pm
flavo5000 wrote: January 27th, 2021, 8:26 pm 185. Monday (2000)
Sabu directs this incredibly dark comedy thriller about an average joe who, after a strange situation at a funeral, goes to a bar to get drunk and winds up getting mixed up in an increasingly crazy situation that spirals out of his control leaving him to ponder what brought him to that point to begin with. I liked this one quite a bit. The humor is a very dry, absurd style that works very well with the pitch black situations that our protagonist finds himself getting pulled down into. I'll leave it at that since this one works better going in cold, but suffice it to say, it's definitely worth a watch.
Longtime favorite of mine, glad to see you liked it. So many memorable moments (even the smaller ones, like the bar man shaking a cocktail), the only bummer is that it's not available on DVD/BR with English subs. Infuriating!
Strangely when jeroeno watched it early this month it was listed as Fantasy, but now it's not. I'll count it based on that.. but for curiosity do you vouch that it's a Fantasy or Sci-Fi?
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20. The Day After Tomorrow-2004: 8/10
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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
12. The Day Mars Invaded Earth-1963: 6/10
13. Hellboy-2019: 9/10
14. Virus-1999: 8/10
15. The Last Starfighter-1984: 9/10
16. I, Robot-2004: 8/10
17. Virtuosity-1995: 8/10
18. Skyline-2010: 9/10
19. The Puppet Masters-1994: 8/10
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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
17. Cypher {aka Brainstorm} (Vincenzo Natali-2002) USA 1,448 checks
18. Soul (Pete Docter, Kemp Powers-2020) USA 7 official lists 2,159 checks
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
22. TRON: Legacy (Joseph Kosinski-2010) USA 2 official lists 32,401 checks
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
25. Life of Pi (Ang Lee-2012) USA/Taiwan/UK/Mexico/Canada 5 official lists 35,787 checks
26. Palm Springs (Max Barbakow-2020) USA/Hong Kong 1,508 checks
27. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (Paul Weitz-2009) USA 2,305 checks
28. Men in Black: International (F. Gary Gray-2019) China/USA 1,848 checks
29. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki-2001) Japan 37 official lists Re-watch
30. Jexi (Jon Lucas, Scott Moore-2019) USA/Canada 207 checks
31. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson-2017) USA 4 official lists Re-watch
32. Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (J.J. Abrams-2019) USA 2 official lists 5,538 checks
33. Clash of the Titans (Desmond Davis-1981) UK/USA 3 official lists 4,950 checks
34. Arrow S4, E4-6 (2012) USA 864 checks
35. THX-1138 (George Lucas-1971) USA 5 official lists 5,946 checks
36. The Science of Sleep (Michel Gondry-2006) France/Italy/USA 2 official lists 6,997 checks
37. The American Astronaut (Cory McAbee-2001) USA 1 official list 419 checks
38. Legend (Ridley Scott-1985) USA/UK 3,299 checks
39. Project Power (Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman-2020) USA 785 checks
40. The God of Cookery (Lik-Chi Lee, Stephen Chiau-1996) USA 1 official list 394 checks
41. Wolfwalkers (Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart-2020) Ireland/Luxembourg/France/Denmark/USA/UK 370 checks
42. Christmas Carol: The Movie (Jimmy T. Murakami-2001) UK/Germany 216 checks
43. 10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg-2016) USA 2 official lists 9,446 checks
44. Dolittle (Stephen Gaghan-2020) USA/China/UK/Japan 1 official list 605 checks
45. Soylent Green (Richard Fleischer-1973) USA 3 official lists 5,884 checks

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Kublai Khan wrote: January 28th, 2021, 2:55 am Strangely when jeroeno watched it early this month it was listed as Fantasy, but now it's not. I'll count it based on that.. but for curiosity do you vouch that it's a Fantasy or Sci-Fi?
I personally wouldn't, but I'm kinda known for being rather strict with genres, so I'm probably not the right person to ask. I'd discount about 25% of the entries logged here :D
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Hi Kublai. Sorry for not posting earlier. I didn't really feel in the mood, for a variety of reasons...

1. Hans Christian Andersen (1952, Charles Vidor) - 7.5/10
2. Stranger from Venus (1954, Burt Balaban) - 6/10
3. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958, Nathan Juran) - 9/10
4. Mysterious Island (1961, Cy Endfield) - 7.5/10
5. Hello Down There (1969, Jack Arnold, Ricou Browning) - 6 or 6.5/10
6. Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977, Sam Wanamaker) - 8.5/10
7. Elysium (2013, Neill Blomkamp) - 5/10
8. Into the Woods (2014, Rob Marshall) - 6/10
9. Prospect (2018, Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl) - 5 or 5.5/10
That's all, folks!
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23. Batoru rowaiaru (2000) Battle Royale 7+ (rewatch)
24. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) extended version 5
microbial phantasmagoria
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
11. Macario (1960) 7
12. Arrival (2016) 8 (rewatch)
13. Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) 5
14. The Signal (2007) 6
15. Orlando (1992) 6
16. Uccellacci e uccellini (1966) The Hawks and the Sparrows 7
17. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) extended version 7 (rewatch)
18. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) extended version 7
19. Under the Shadow (2016) 8
20. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) 7
21. Fido (2006) 5
22. The Girl in a Swing (1988) 6
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19. J'ai perdu mon corps (2019, Clapin) 7
20. It Comes at Night (2017, Shults) 7
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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)
20 - 22. The Lost Room. (2006) 240+ min = 3 points
23. Dead Man's Letters (1986)
24. Color Out of Space (2019)
25. Mr. Popper's Penguins. (2011)
26. Digging up the Marrow (2014)
27. Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
28. A Christmas Carol (1938)
29. Universal Soldier (1992)
30. Puppet Master II (1990)
31. Den-en ni shisu (1974)
32. Shock Waves (1977)
33. Real Steel (2011)
34. Butt Boy (2019)
35. X-Men (2000) REVISION
36. X2 (2003) REVISION
37. B4 (2012)
38. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
39. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
40. X Men: First Class (2011)
41. Upgrade (2018) REVISION
42. Déjà Vu (2006)
43. The Wolverine (2013)

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This spin-off attempts to do something different just like X-Men Origins: Wolverine did by following one particular mutant and his adventures outside the events of the original trilogy. What drove Origins though was all the mystery surrounding Wolverine's past, whereas there is no intriguing mystery here. Origins also introduced the fascinating Deadpool and Bolt characters, among others, whereas here we are limited to pretty much just one new mutant.
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Deterred by the mediocrity of The Wolverine, I decided to switch to completing another unfinished sci-fi franchise. Bad idea. :ermm:
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)
20 - 22. The Lost Room. (2006) 240+ min = 3 points
23. Dead Man's Letters (1986)
24. Color Out of Space (2019)
25. Mr. Popper's Penguins. (2011)
26. Digging up the Marrow (2014)
27. Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
28. A Christmas Carol (1938)
29. Universal Soldier (1992)
30. Puppet Master II (1990)
31. Den-en ni shisu (1974)
32. Shock Waves (1977)
33. Real Steel (2011)
34. Butt Boy (2019)
35. X-Men (2000) REVISION
36. X2 (2003) REVISION
37. B4 (2012)
38. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
39. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
40. X Men: First Class (2011)
41. Upgrade (2018) REVISION
42. Déjà Vu (2006)
43. The Wolverine (2013)
44. Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003)

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The concept here has potential, but this entry lacks the charm of the first two films which heavily relied on imaginative sets and gadgetry, replaced here by "low res" computer graphics. The chemistry between the young leads was always pivotal too, and Daryl Sabara struggles to carry the film on his own for over half the duration. There is a pretty awesome new character played by Courtney Jines at least - and Sylvester Stallone has fun hamming it up.
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26. Ghost in the Shell: Border 4 - Ghost Stands Alone (Kudo & Kise, 2014).
27. Ghost int he Shell: Border 5 - Pyrophoric Cult (Kise, 2015).

So this whole series of movies was just a provide some background (and build-up) for the subsequent feature film, GitS: New Movie. I feel slightly duped, there wasn't that much interesting or new stuff there to warrant 5 separate "prequels."

Spoiler
1. Monsters (Edwards, 2010).
2. The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (Zeman, 1961).
3. The Age of the Earth (Rocha, 1980).
4. Billy Liar (Schlesinger, 1963).
5. The Lure (Smoczynska, 2015).
6. Angel's Egg (Oshii, 1985).
7. Black Lizard (Fukusaku, 1968).
8. Her (Jonze, 2013).
9. Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (Mazuyaki et al., 2007). REWATCH.
10. Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance (Masuyaki et al., 2009).
11. It's Such A Beautiful Day (Hertzfeldt, 2012).
12. Cat City (Ternovszky, 1986).
13-14. Star Trek S1E1-3 (1966). 63+50+50=163 mins.
15 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Castellari, 1982).
16-21: Star Trek, s1E4-5 (1966). 50+50 mins. Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 S1E1-12. 12*25 mins. 400 mins total.
22. The Man Who Thought Life (Ravn, 1969).
23. Ghost in the Shell Arise: Borders 1- Ghost Pain (Murata & Kise, 2013).
24. Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 2 - Ghost Whisper (Takeucih & Kise, 2013).
25. Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 3 - Ghost Tears (Kise, 2014).
26. Ghost in the Shell: Border 4 - Ghost Stands Alone (Kudo & Kise, 2014).
27. Ghost int he Shell: Border 5 - Pyrophoric Cult (Kise, 2015).
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43. Gojira: Kaijû Wakusei [Godzilla: Monster Planet/Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters] (2017, Kôbun Shizuno & Hiroyuki Seshita): 3.8 - If nothing else this is at least ambitious in trying to do something new with the Godzilla series. Alas it completely fails in the execution. Earth is completely devastated by Godzilla, so human plus another alien race took to space to search for a new planet. After decades of fruitless wandering, they decide to return to earth after all to reclaim it. Because relativity or some other science reason 10.000 years have passed on earth…. only Godzilla is still alive. The first half of this exist of three type of scenes. Firstly boring scenes with lots of exposition of all the necessary history or mumbo-jumbo science about Godzilla or space travel. Secondly scenes with characters yelling at each other, a lot. Thirdly scenes to convey some emotions, which are recognizable by the sentimental music. What all three scenes fail to do is to make any characters more than razor thin, so there are absolutely no characters to care about it this. Luckily we do know our protagonist is the hero cause he yells the most. In the second half they land on earth, so this means less talking and more action. One would expect that in an anime one could go all out with a battle between Godzilla and mechas. But this action also vastly disappoints. Godzilla just kind of stands still, he does even less than he did in those old movies in which they at least had good reasons for him to do little. On top of that I also didn't like the animation style.
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
21. Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru kaijû daishingeki [All Monsters Attack/Godzilla's Revenge] (1969, Ishirô Honda): 5.2
22. Fando y Lis [Fando and Lis] (1968, Alejandro Jodorowsky): 4.8
23. Gojira tai Hedorâ [Godzilla vs. Hedorah ] (1971, Yoshimitsu Banno): 5.2
24. The Land Unknown (1957, Virgil W. Vogel): 7.0
25. Conan the Barbarian (2011, Marcus Nispel): 6.2 -
26. Chikyû kogeki meirei: Gojira tai Gaigan [Godzilla vs. Gigan] (1972, Jun Fukuda): 6.8
27. Gojira tai Megaro [Godzilla vs. Megalon] (1973, Jun Fukuda): 6.2
28. Zheng tu [Double World] (2020, Teddy Chan): 7.2
29. Bright (2017, David Ayer): 6.8
30. Gojira tai Mekagojira [Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla] (1974, Jun Fukuda): 6.5
31. Mekagojira no gyakushu [Terror of Mechagodzilla] (1975, Ishirô Honda): 6.2
32. The Colossus of New York (1958, Eugène Lourié): 4.5
33. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018, David Yates): 3.5
34. Kingu Kongu tai Gojira [King Kong vs. Godzilla] (1962, Ishirô Honda) (The Japanese version) 6.8
35. It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958, Edward L. Cahn): 6.8
36. Godzilla (1998, Roland Emmerich) (rewatch): ? > 5.5
37. Jack the Giant Killer (1962, Nathan Juran): 7.2
38. Godzilla (2014, Gareth Edwards): 6.8
39. Crack in the World (1965, Andrew Marton): 5.8
40. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019, Michael Dougherty): 7.5
41. Pan (2015, Joe Wright): 4.0
42. Shin Gojira [Shin Godzilal] (2016, Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi): 7.5
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Kublai Khan wrote: January 28th, 2021, 2:55 am
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181. Bãhubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)
Springing forth from the loins of Tollywood as the most expensive films ever produced in India, the two Bahubali movies are full of ridiculous, silly action sequences that seem to be influenced by the likes of Zach Snyder and The Fast & Furious franchise but set in a mystical Indian epic. The plot of this second film after the cliffhanger of the first switches gears for a big chunk of it into a more of a romance blended with Shakespearean familial and political warring and backstabbing. As one would expect, the acting is about as unsubtle as you can possibly get with seemingly every line spoken with five exclamation marks. I have to say, I'm not the biggest fan of this one...
This one is listed as an "Action/Drama" in both IMDB and TMDB. Can the describe the Fantasy/Sci-Fi elements?
Onderhond wrote: January 27th, 2021, 8:44 pm
flavo5000 wrote: January 27th, 2021, 8:26 pm 185. Monday (2000)
Sabu directs this incredibly dark comedy thriller about an average joe who, after a strange situation at a funeral, goes to a bar to get drunk and winds up getting mixed up in an increasingly crazy situation that spirals out of his control leaving him to ponder what brought him to that point to begin with. I liked this one quite a bit. The humor is a very dry, absurd style that works very well with the pitch black situations that our protagonist finds himself getting pulled down into. I'll leave it at that since this one works better going in cold, but suffice it to say, it's definitely worth a watch.
Longtime favorite of mine, glad to see you liked it. So many memorable moments (even the smaller ones, like the bar man shaking a cocktail), the only bummer is that it's not available on DVD/BR with English subs. Infuriating!
Strangely when jeroeno watched it early this month it was listed as Fantasy, but now it's not. I'll count it based on that.. but for curiosity do you vouch that it's a Fantasy or Sci-Fi?
Bahubali definitely has fantasy elements to it. In addition to the mystical gods backdrop in his origin, Bahubali himself has superhuman physical abilities. This one had the Fantasy tag up until a couple of days ago. Someone must have removed it for some reason. Same for Monday actually as well. With Monday it's a little more iffy. There are physical manifestations of the protagonists demons that begin to swarm around him as the move progresses (shown in the screenshot).
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47. Orphan Black: Instinct (2013 / John Fawcett) 6/10
Orphan Black: Variation Under Nature (2013 / David Frazee) 6/10
48. Orphan Black: Effects of External Conditions (2013 / Grant Harvey) 6/10
Orphan Black: Conditions of Existence (2013 / TJ Scott) 6/10
49. Orphan Black: Variations Under Domestication (2013 / John Fawcett) 6/10
50. Orphan Black: Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner (2013 / Brett Sullivan) 5 /10
Orphan Black: Entangled Bank (2013 / Ken Girotti) 6/10
51. Orphan Black: Unconscious Selection (2013 / TJ Scott) 6/10
Orphan Black: Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2013 / John Fawcett) 5/10
52. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999 / George Lucas) 4/10
I thought I might enjoy this more returning to it after many years. I didn't bank on just how irritating Jar Jar Binks actually is. Even when he's not on screen, the irritation lingers because of how dull most of the other characters are. The special effects still look good, though.
53. Howard the Duck (1986 / Willard Huyck) 2/10
54. Frankenstein Unbound (1990 / Roger Corman) 7/10
Reinterpretation of the Frankenstein story, with John Hurt as a scientist from our future who is transported, along with his intelligent car, back to 19th century Switzerland, where he meets the author of Frankenstein, the future Mary Shelley. It's a woolly fantasy, but engaging, unpredictable and well acted.
55. Future by Design (2006 / William Gazecki) 6/10
Profile of futurist Jacque Fresco. The documentary mostly just leaves Fresco to expound on his designs and philosophy; how he believes our societies will function in the future, with little commentary. And while this is good for getting a feel for Fresco's personality and enthusiasm for his work, it doesn't help us place him in context or evaluate his contributions. Several of the designs we see are now with us or being developed, but since we don't know when he thought them up, nor whether he simply foresaw them as possibilities or created more practical designs, it's hard to tell whether he was simply an imaginative dreamer or an unacknowledged genius. I suspect more the former.
56. The Manster (1959 / George P. Breakston; Kenneth G. Crane) 6/10
57. Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2010 / John Hyams) 3/10
58. Barb Wire (1996 / David Hogan) 3/10
59. Super Mario Bros. (1993 / Rocky Morton; Annabel Jankel) 3/10
60. Red Dwarf: Back in the Red: Part I (1999 / Ed Bye) 6/10
Red Dwarf: Back in the Red: Part II (1999 / Ed Bye) 6/10
Red Dwarf: Back in the Red: Part III (1999 / Ed Bye) 6/10
61. Red Dwarf: Cassandra (1999 / Ed Bye) 6/10
Red Dwarf: Krytie TV (1999 / Ed Bye) 5/10
62. Red Dwarf: Pete: Part I (1999 / Ed Bye) 5/10
Red Dwarf: Pete: Part II (1999 / Ed Bye) 5/10
Red Dwarf: Only the Good... (1999 / Ed Bye) 7/10
Been rewatching a lot of Red Dwarf episodes I'd not rated. By this stage the show is largely past its heyday, probably due to the exit of one of the co-creators/writers. A lot of the gags fall flat.
63. Freejack (1992 / Geoff Murphy) 5/10
This seemed to improve as it went along. The premise is that in the future, healthy people from the past are teleported into the future moments before they die in order to have their bodies used as vessels for the consciousnesses of ageing rich bad guys. Emilio Estevez plays one of the victims who escapes before his body can be harvested, thus he becomes a 'Freejack'. He seems to have already had his personality removed before the film was shot, though, and he looks more like Rene Russo's son rather than her lover (although kind of makes sense in the context of the film). But the rest of the cast do better. It could stand for a remake.
64. Johnny Mnemonic (1995 / Robert Longo) 4/10
65. The Matrix (1999 / The Wachowski Brothers) 7/10
Pretentious dialogue, which seems to be a marker of the Wachowskis. It still looks fantastic, though (omnipresent greenness notwithstanding).

8 minutes carried forward.
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1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002 / Chris Columbus) 4/10
2. Things to Come (1936 / William Cameron Menzies) 6/10
3. Destination Moon (1950 / Irving Pichel) 3/10
4. Supergirl (1984 / Jeannot Szwarc) 3/10
5. North (1994 / Rob Reiner) 3/10
6. A Monster Calls (2016 / J. A. Bayona) 5/10
7. Red Dwarf: Future Echoes (1988 / Ed Bye) 6/10
Red Dwarf: Balance of Power (1988 / Ed Bye) 6/10
Red Dwarf: Confidence and Paranoia (1988 / Ed Bye) 6/10
8. When Worlds Collide (1951 / Rudolph Maté) 5/10
9. Invaders from Mars (1953 / William Cameron Menzies) 5/10
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004 / Alfonso Cuarón) 7/10
11. The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978 / Steve Binder) 1/10
12. Phantom from Space (1953 / W. Lee Wilder) 3/10
Eri Eri rema sabakutani (2004 / Shinji Aoyama) 7/10
Incident at Loch Ness (2004 / Zak Penn) 5/10
13. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005 / Mike Newell) 4/10
14. The Platform (2019 / Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia) 6/10
15. The Last Days (2013 / David Pastor; Àlex Pastor) 3/10
16. Devil Girl from Mars (1954 / David MacDonald) 2/10
17. Red Dwarf: Me2 (1988 / Ed Bye) 6/10
Pumzi (2009 / Wanuri Kahiu) 4/10
World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (2017 / Don Hertzfeldt) 3/10
18. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007 / David Yates) 5/10
19. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956 / Fred F. Sears) 5/10
20. THX 1138 (1971 / George Lucas) 5/10
21. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009 / David Yates) 6/10
22. Red Dwarf: Camille (1991 / Ed Bye) 2/10
Red Dwarf: Psirens (1993 / Andy de Emmony) 8/10
Brave New World: Pilot (2020 / Owen Harris) 4/10
23. Them! (1954 / Gordon Douglas) 4/10
24. Brave New World: Want and Consequence (2020 / Owen Harris) 5/10
Brave New World: Everybody Happy Now! (2020 / Craig Zisk) 4/10
25. Smallville: Hourglass (2001 / Chris Long) 5/10
Smallville: Craving (2001 / Philip Sgriccia) 4/10
26. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008 / Mark Waters) 5/10
27. Red Dwarf: Legion (1993 / Andy de Emmony) 7/10
Red Dwarf: Gunmen of the Apocalypse (1993 / Andy de Emmony) 7/10
28. Fantastic Four (2015 / Josh Trank) 3/10
29. Monster from Green Hell (1957 / Kenneth G. Crane) 4/10
30. Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959 / Riccardo Freda; Mario Bava) 5/10
31. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010 / David Yates) 6/10
32. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011 / David Yates) 5/10
33. Forbidden Planet (1956 / Fred M. Wilcox) 8/10
34. Brave New World (1998 / Leslie Libman; Larry Williams) 3/10
35. Red Dwarf: Emohawk: Polymorph II (1993 / Andy de Emmony) 7/10
Red Dwarf: Rimmerworld (1993 / Andy de Emmony) 8/10
Red Dwarf: Out of Time (1993 / Andy de Emmony) 8/10
36. Red Dwarf: Tikka to Ride (1997 / Ed Bye) 5/10
Red Dwarf: Stoke Me a Clipper (1997 / Ed Bye) 6/10
37. Red Dwarf: Ouroboros (1997 / Ed Bye) 6/10
Red Dwarf: Duct Soup (1997 / Ed Bye) 5/10
Red Dwarf: Blue (1997 / Ed Bye) 6/10
38. Fiend Without a Face (1958 / Arthur Crabtree) 4/10
39. Red Dwarf: Beyond a Joke (1997 / Ed Bye) 6/10
Red Dwarf: Epideme (1997 / Ed Bye) 6/10
Red Dwarf: Nanarchy (1997 / Ed Bye) 6/10
40. The Giant Gila Monster (1959 / Ray Kellogg) 2/10
41. Paul McCartney Really Is Dead - The Last Testament of George Harrison (2010 / Joel Gilbert) 3/10
42. The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961 / Coleman Francis) 4/10
43. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964 / Byron Haskin) 6/10
44. Megan (2018 / Greg Strasz) 4/10
Wanderers (2014 / Erik Wernquist) 5/10
Orphan Black: Natural Selection (2013 / John Fawcett) 6/10
45. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Episode #1.1 (1988 / Marilyn Fox) 4/10
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Episode #1.2 (1988 / Marilyn Fox) 4/10
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Episode #1.3 (1988 / Marilyn Fox) 4/10
46. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Episode #1.4 (1988 / Marilyn Fox) 3/10
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Episode #1.5 (1988 / Marilyn Fox) 3/10
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Episode #1.6 (1988 / Marilyn Fox) 3/10
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27. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
28. Always (1989)
29. Rak ti Khon Kaen (2015)
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11. Sarmasik (2015)
A slow-burn psychological thriller that's also a political allegory. I know just a tiny bit about Turkish politics, which is the only reason I picked up on the allegorical notes. It's entirely possible to enjoy this excellent movie just as a thriller. On the other hand, I think I would have picked up on a lot more if I were better versed.

12. Coherence (2013)
A low-key social drama that is also a low-key multiverse sci-fi thriller. You would think the multiverse part of the story would overwhelm the social drama, but oddly it doesn't.

13. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
I remember this showing up on TV a few times when I was very young. TV Guide always had kind words for it, so one time I flipped the channel and saw an image of a monumentally large man screaming at a tiny boy. I quickly figured it wasn't for me and turned to something else. Decades later, I can confidently report that this still isn't for me. A bizarre confection.

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28. Megamind (Tom McGrath, 2010) 5+
29. Gwen, the Book of Sand / Gwen, le livre de sable (Jean-François Laguionie, 1985) 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+
16. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (David Yates, 2018) 5
17. It Comes at Night (Trey Edward Shults, 2017) 7-
18. The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales / Le grand méchant renard et autres contes... (Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner, 2017) 7
19. Tomb Raider (Roar Uthaug, 2018) 5+
20. Arachnophobia (Frank Marshall, 1990) 7-
21. I Kill Giants (Anders Walter, 2017) 7-
22. Inside Out (Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen , 2015) [Rewatch] 8>8-
23. Promare / Promare: Puromea (Hiroyuki Imaishi, 2019) 4+
24. The Girl with All the Gifts (Colm McCarthy, 2016) 6
25. Soul (Pete Docter, Kemp Powers, 2020) 7
26. [90mins TV-series]
The X-Files S6E1: The Beginning (Kim Manners, 1998) 7
The X-Files S6E2: Drive (Rob Bowman, 1998) 7+
27. Cold Skin (Xavier Gens, 2017) 7-
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