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1. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
2. Mr. Nobody (2009) #Livingin5D
3. Dolls (1987) #WitchyPoo
4. Alien (1979) REVISION #DeadSpace
5. Aliens (1986) REVISION
6. Foxfur (2012) #DoubleUp
7. Radius (2017) #NorthAmerica
8. Deadpool (2016) #Hilarious
9. Der Samurai (2014) #Europe
10. The Matrix (1999) REVISION
11. Zebraman (2004) #Asia
12. Robot Jox (1989) #PostNuke
13. Skull - The Mask (2020) #SouthAmerica
14. The Infinite Man (2016) REVISION #Australia
15. Miracle Mile (1988)
16. The Return. (1980)
17. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) #Animation
18. Secret Magic Control Agency (2021) #Russia
19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) #OutsideTheBubble
20. The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) #SoundOfThunder
21. Carnival of Sinners/The Devil's Hand (1943)
22. Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008) #20000Leagues
23. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) REVISION #TimeAfterTime
24. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
25. The Puppet Masters (1994) #StrangeLand
26. Bicentennial Man (1999) #Foundation
27. Damnation Alley (1977) #Hugo
28. Dead of Night. (1977) #IAmLegend
29. The Mirror Boy (2011) #Africa
30. Your Highness (2011) #LookAWizard!
31. Sucker Punch (2011) #LookADragon!
32. Ender's Game (2013) #Nebula
33. Demon Seed (1977) REVISION #ICantDoThatDave
34. Die Puppe (1919) REVISION #SpeculativeSilence

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Viewed for a second time, this feels so wildly inventive that it is hard believe that it is a pre-Keaton and pre-Lloyd production. Bits and pieces of the film certainly feel silly (being chased; dishes thrown), but the most part this is a droll and entertaining comedy that takes a satirical stab at the institution of marriage and conformity to social expectations and Ossi Oswalda is terrific as the 'doll' (her attempts to sneakily swallow are especially hilarious).

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#34 - Beyond Tomorrow (1940) 5/10
#35 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) 8/10 - re-watch #LookAWizard!
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#1 - All-Star Superman #Animation
#2 - Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.
#3 - Fire and Ice (1983)
#4 - Two episodes from Apple series “Foundation”.
#5 - Rabid (1977) #DeadSpace
#6 - PK (2014)
#7 - The Company of Wolves (1984) (5/10) - #WitchyPoo
#8-11 - Foundation Episodes 5 thru 10 (328 minutes total)  #Foundation
#12 - Invaders from Mars (1953) 6/10
#13 - Dragonslayer (1981) 7/10 #LookADragon!
#14 - Fahrenheit 451 (1966) #SoundOfThunder
#15 - The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) 3/10
#16 - The Quiet Earth (1985) 8/10
#17 - Tetsuo (1989) 5/10
#18 - I am Omega (2007) 2/10 #IAmLegend
#19 - #22 Lost In Space - Season 3 (380 minutes)
#23 - Dark Star (1974) 6/10 #Hilarious
#24 - #24 - Plan 9 from outer space (1957) 3/10
#25 - The Fisher King (1991) 8/10
#26 - Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) 5/10
#27 - The Wheel of Time S01E07 & S01E08 - 117 Minutes (2021) #Hugo
#28 - Hawk The Slayer (1980) 3/10
#29 - Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) #20000Leagues
#30 - Orphée (1950)
#31 - The Brother from Another Planet (1984) 5/10
#32 - Alphaville (1965) 5/10 #ICantDoThatDave
#33 - The Ewok Adventure (1984) 2/10
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59. Star Slammer (Fred Olen Ray, 1988)
Fred Olen Ray makes a women in prison movie in space which is as cheesy and lurid as that sounds.

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60. No Men Beyond This Point (Mark Sawers, 2015)
Amusing mockumentary satire of a world where women have evolved to reproduce asexually and men are left behind

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61. Sukkubus - den Teufel im Leib (Georg Tressler, 1989) #WitchyPoo
Bizarre folk horror of a group of sheepherders in a remote area who, desperate for companionship, create a woman out of a gnarled tree stump and sacks of straw that they violate sexually. She is made flesh and seeks revenge. Some quite nice cinematography and the film has a certain fascinating mystical tone that kept me engaged.

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62. 4D Man (Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., 1959)
A scientist is able to manipulate atoms allowing him to pass through solid matter through SHEER FORCE OF WILL and other stuff. Naturally it causes him to rapidly decay requiring him to drain the energy of others to stay alive. Campy and fun in equal measure.

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63. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Day Time Ended (Joel Hodgson, Rob Schrab, 2018)
Another solid riff from the second Jonah Ray season. I liked the Music Man parody song summarizing all the ridiculousness in the movie.

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64. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Destin Daniel Cretton, 2021)
Well I'll be damned. Marvel went and made a love letter to Chinese cinema. At times a graceful wuxia, at times a big budget CGI fest with Chinese trappings like several recent Chinese blockbusters.... It even has a Jackie Chan-style fight sequence in a bus toward the beginning. This is a fun movie that really doesn't have many ties to the MCU at all, so people who tend to stay away from them due to the requirements of having to have seen 20 other movies should have no fear here. The character development is a little thin at times, especially early on and Awkwafina is kind of annoying but otherwise I liked this one pretty well.

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65. Obyknovennoe chudo a.k.a. Ordinary Miracle (Mark Zakharov, 1979)
Uh hm... This was kind of weird. It's like a reverse Princess and the Frog where an eccentric singing wizard turns a bear into a man who can only turn back into a bear with the kiss of a woman. But then he falls in love and doesn't want to turn back into a bear anymore. There's other loony subplots going on too plus lots of musical numbers. I honestly still don't quite know what to make of this.

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66. Xtro 3: Watch the Skies (Harry Bromley Davenport, 1995)
Some marines get terrorized by a killer alien that sounds like a Jaguar for some reason (which I found absolutely hilarious and I don't know why). This isn't very good or original and doesn't really seem related to the original Xtro much at all but it's still got a cheesy '90s sci-fi charm to it that fans of the Sci-Fi Channel back then may get some nostalgia over.
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1. Zack Snyder's Justice League (Zack Snyder, 2021)
2. La flûte à six schtroumpfs a.k.a. The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (Peyo, 1976) #Animation
3. Free Guy (Shawn Levy, 2021) #Hilarious
4. Mizu no tabibito: Samurai kizzu a.k.a. Samurai Kids (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1993) #Asia
5. La beauté du diable a.k.a. The Beauty and the Devil (Rene Clair, 1950) #DoublingUp
6. Alraune a.k.a. A Daughter of Destiny (Henrik Galeen, 1928) #SpeculativeSilence
7-9. The Martian Chronicles (Michael Anderson, 1980) #SoundofThunder
10. Na komete a.k.a. On The Comet (Karel Zeman, 1970)
11. Encanto (Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Charise Castro Smith, 2021)
12. Sputnik (Egor Abramenko, 2020) #Russia
13. Flubber (Les Mayfield, 1997)
14. TC 2000 (T.J. Scott, 1993)
15. At First Light (Jason Stone, 2018) #NorthAmerica
16. Sen Aydinlatirsin Geceyi a.k.a. Thou Gild'st the Even (Onur Ünlü, 2013) #MagicalRealism
17. The Juniper Tree (Nietzchka Keene, 1990) #Europe
18. Ghosts Can't Do It (John Derek, 1989)
19. Puteri gunung ledang a.k.a. A Legendary Love (Teong Hin Saw, 2004)
20. The Bermuda Triangle (René Cardona Jr., 1979)
21. Synchronicity (Jacob Gentry, 2015) #LivingIn5D
22. The Invisible Boy (Herman Hoffman, 1957) #ICantDoThatDave
23. Strange Invaders (Michael Laughlin, 1983) #DeadSpace
24. Xian nu xia fan a.k.a. The Human Goddess (Meng Hua Ho, 1972)
25-27. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier E1-6 (2021)
28. Xi you: Xiang mo pian a.k.a. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (Stephen Chow, Chi-kin Kwok, 2013)
29. Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo, 2016)
30. Somewhere in Time (Jeannot Szwarc, 1980) #IAmLegend
31. Real Playing Game (Tino Navarro, David Rebordão, 2013)
32. The Land Unknown (Virgil W. Vogel, 1957)
33. Innerspace (Joe Dante, 1987)
34-35. Uchû no senshi a.k.a. Starship Troopers (Tetsurô Amino, 1988) #StrangeLand
36. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (Lamont Johnson, 1983)
37-38. Going Postal E1-2 (Jon Jones, 2010) #Nebula
39. Anthem of a Teenage Prophet (Robin Hays, 2018)
40. Noroît (Jacques Rivette 1976)
41. PK (Rajkumar Hirani, 2014)
42. Divergent (Neil Burger, 2014)
43. Reka caruje a.k.a. Magical River (Václav Krska, 1946)
44. Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (Robert Parrish, 1969) #RIsForRocket
45. Invisible Sue (Markus Dietrich, 2018)
46. Le meraviglie di Aladino a.k.a. The Wonders of Aladdin (Mario Bava, Henry Levin, 1961)
47. The Giver (Phillip Noyce, 2014) #Africa
48. Wrath of the Titans (Jonathan Liebesman, 2012)
49a. ABC Weekend Specials: The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ron Underwood, 1986)
49b. ABC Weekend Specials: Runaway Ralph (Ron Underwood, 1988)
50. Zapped! (Robert J. Rosenthal, 1982)
51. Equalizer 2000 (Cirio H. Santiago, 1987) #PostNuke
52. Tempest (Paul Mazursky, 1982)
53. Cosmic Fantasy: Ginga Me Hyou no Wana (Kazuhiro Ochi, 1994)
54. The Caller (Arthur Allan Seidelman, 1987)
55. Death Race 2050 (G.J. Echternkamp, 2017)
56. The Mists of Avalon (Uli Edel, 2001)
57. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mac and Me (Joel Hodgson, Rob Schrab, 2018)
58. Rememory (Mark Palansky, 2017)
59. Star Slammer (Fred Olen Ray, 1988)
60. No Men Beyond This Point (Mark Sawers, 2015)
61. Sukkubus - den Teufel im Leib (Georg Tressler, 1989) #WitchyPoo
62. 4D Man (Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., 1959)
63. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Day Time Ended (Joel Hodgson, Rob Schrab, 2018)
64. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Destin Daniel Cretton, 2021)
65. Obyknovennoe chudo a.k.a. Ordinary Miracle (Mark Zakharov, 1979)
66. Xtro 3: Watch the Skies (Harry Bromley Davenport, 1995)
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8-18. Dark (First two seasons, 945 total minutes)
The small-town setting and fantastical elements immediately identify this German series as a Twin Peaks imitator. But it lacks two key elements of Twin Peaks: Humor and interesting characters. There's not a drop of comedy in this incredibly dour time travel series, and we barely get to know any of the characters. They're just people dealing with time travel and its ramifications. We rarely understand their motivations, their fears or desires, their quirks.

What we get instead is mystery and atmosphere. There's enough atmosphere here for the Weather Channel -- endless, brooding shots of forests and caves, along with a constant ambient noise score. And mystery is the only thing propelling the narrative forward. Through two seasons, the series develops about 25 characters and five different eras they can time travel among. Given that multiple versions of the same person appear, that's close to 100 different people for the audience to remember. Much of the series is devoted to explicating each person's awareness of time travel and relationship to other people. And after two seasons, I realize I just don't care anymore. Especially because the series can just keep adding new eras or, as hinted at in the Season 2 cliffhanger, parallel worlds. I'm not going to bother with Season 3.
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Science is Fiction and Fantasy is Real

1. Left Behind (Vic Sarin, 2000)
2. Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (Bill Corcoran, 2002)
3. Left Behind III: World at War (Craig R. Baxley, 2005)
4. Project Moon Base (Richard Talmadge, 1953)
5. The Underwater City (Frank McDonald, 1962)
6. Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (James Hill, 1969)
7. Target Earth (Sherman A. Rose, 1954)
8. Hangar 18 (James L. Conway, 1980)
9. Nineteen Eighty-Four (BBC Sunday-Night Theatre) (Rudolph Cartier, 1954)

The second live recording of the first adaptation of Orwell's classic, and the one of the two broadcasts that thankfully survived. I haven't seen the 1956 feature film, and I barely remember the 1984 film, and indeed don't remember the book that well either, so this was a fairly "new" experience in a sense. The dimness of the visuals and cheapness of early British TV notwithstanding, this ends up a rather powerful production, thanks mostly to the performances of Peter Cushing as Winston Smith and André Morrell as O'Brien. Donald Pleasance is also notable as Syme, but Yvonne Mitchell's Julia didn't really register that much with me, maybe because the character is rather underwritten and everything is, after all, from Winston's perspective - and she is, at first, pretty much just an angel to him. It is very sad that this story seems to gain ever more relevance with every passing year, not less.

10. Universal Soldier (Roland Emmerich, 1992) (re-watch)
11. Universal Soldier: The Return (Mic Rodgers, 1999)
12. Universal Soldier: Regeneration (John Hyams, 2009)
13. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (John Hyams, 2012)

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I saw the first in this series - which also includes a couple of made-for-tv films that came out before the first theatrical sequel, which I didn't bother with as they don't feature either of the series' main stars Jean-Claude Van Damme or Dolph Lundren - when it was new, most likely when it was first on VHS. I have a distinct memory of seeing it with my roommate Tom at the time, and yet while watching it almost nothing came back. Well, it's really not all that memorable when it comes down to it. Cyborgs and "programmed" humans and androids and such have been around science fiction for a long time, and the concept of the "super soldier" - named as such - dates at least to the creation of Captain American in the comics 50 years before this first film was made. So nothing new in the basic concept, and even the idea that the soldier would be re-animated dead guys killed in battle is probably nothing special, though doing it in the context of a sci-fi-action film rather than horror is probably a little unusual. At any rate, the basic idea here is that JCVD and his sergeant Dolph were soldiers in Vietnam, Dolph goes a little nuts, and he and JCVD kill each other, only to be re-animated 25 years later by the gub'mint, which of course doesn't bother to take into account (or doesn't know) that Dolph was insane and homicidal, and that causes problems when something inevitably snaps. One of the things I like about this film is that they just don't bother to get into heavy explanations of any of this - it's almost pure action start-to-finish and the filmmakers just assume it's simple enough that the audience will get it; only near the end is there the most basic and cursory explanation of how the re-animation process works and it almost seems thrown in for laughs. The action is decent enough and Lundgren is really in his element playing a bad guy, but all in all it still ends up just OK, maybe because at this point there simply seems nothing at all novel or interesting about any of the ideas at play. Ally Walker brings some cuteness and charisma to the role of the TV reporter who ends up going along with JCVD for the ride.

The Return brings JCVD back, but nobody else from the original film, and ends up being on all counts the poorest of the series despite the presence on the wonderfully-voiced and super-buff Michael Jae White as first a disembodied computer which runs the UniSol program these days, then as the baddest-ass super-Unisol of them all when he decides to give himself a body and create his own new super-race to take over the world. It's JCVD back on the job to stop him, of course! Like all of the other films this starts out in media res in an action sequence and doesn't really let up, so that's cool, but it's one of those films which sets up the bad guy as basically Godlike, and yet we know that our hero will easily defeat him in under 90 minutes and that none of the supporting characters that we are supposed to like (OK just a couple here, his young daughter and another female TV reporter) will die. It's hard to make plots like that interesting in the first place and when you have expressionless piles of muscle like JCVD doing the work it's even harder. Meh

Regeneration has a slightly higher IMDb rating but I don't see any evidence that it's really any better liked than the second film, which is too bad because it ends up rather interesting overall, if moreso to think about than actually watch. That's not to say that it's some deep intellectual exercise, but the way in which this film - taking place mostly in a huge abandoned factory, the kind of setting that all the cheap sci-fi action films that don't take place in deserts seem to always rely on - seems to develop more layers of grimness and hopelessness as it goes on, and the sense of the post-Soviet political world that it takes place in being one of chaos on the verge of armageddon, is quite palpable. In the first scene, the children of the Russian PM are kidnapped and taken to Chernobyl, and the terrorists who have them threaten to blow up the place and release and immense cloud of radioactive waste - as well as kill the kids of course - if they don't get what they want; and they have their own UniSols to help out. It's up to an international team with newer UniSols to stop them and get back the kids, but of course this doesn't work and ol' JCVD has to be brought in. But lurking in the background is his old nemesis... Anyway, I wasn't that keen on this for quite a while, but the industrial grimness of the second half, and the way in which the kids kept getting away, and being endangered, and JCVD (or others) kept coming to their rescue was really...strange. Almost comic. And for some reason I was also reminded of Stalker a couple of times as well in the visuals. All in all it doesn't really work, but it's probably at least as good as the first film and the action scenes ain't bad at all.

And then we come to Day of Reckoning, John Hyams' justly celebrated second film in the franchise, clearly meant as much to be a criticism or deconstruction of this particular kind of action film as well as it's own very weird and I would say quite Lynchian (others have mentioned Gaspar Noé, which makes sense, but Lynch was doing many of the same things visually before Noé, and I think the narrative strategies owe much more to Lynch) pastiche of film noir and Apocalypse Now. This is one of those films I could probably describe in fairly great detail but wouldn't feel like I was spoiling much, because the plot is fairly nonsensical for sure - but it's also one with a dreamlike quality that keeps much of it from remaining in my memory, at least not in any kind of meaningful order, just a few days after seeing it. The two stars of the previous films are really only footnotes here - JCVD apparently kills the family of protagonist Scott Adkins in the very first scene, and Adkins then spends the rest of the film trying to track him down, learning a lot of things along the way about his own memories and his own past life that he'd rather not be privy to. Lundgren shows up only late in the film (as he did in the previous film) and is put to some lovely comic-supervillain use. It's not too surprising that fans of the series (how many of those could there be though?) didn't know what to make of this, it's simply not an "action movie" in the sense that even the previous film was, and those who want their punching and shooting and bad-guy-killing done in a coherent and straightforward fashion just aren't going to get anything they can handle here. I'm not quite sure I'd call this a "great" film after one viewing, in part because I wasn't sure how well the disparate genre elements and ideas were integrated myself, but it's certainly a fascinating novelty and in a completely different category than the previous films or, indeed, virtually all other American action films.
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blocho wrote: January 13th, 2022, 4:45 pm 8-18. Dark (First two seasons, 945 total minutes)
The small-town setting and fantastical elements immediately identify this German series as a Twin Peaks imitator. But it lacks two key elements of Twin Peaks: Humor and interesting characters. There's not a drop of comedy in this incredibly dour time travel series, and we barely get to know any of the characters. They're just people dealing with time travel and its ramifications. We rarely understand their motivations, their fears or desires, their quirks.

What we get instead is mystery and atmosphere. There's enough atmosphere here for the Weather Channel -- endless, brooding shots of forests and caves, along with a constant ambient noise score. And mystery is the only thing propelling the narrative forward. Through two seasons, the series develops about 25 characters and five different eras they can time travel among. Given that multiple versions of the same person appear, that's close to 100 different people for the audience to remember. Much of the series is devoted to explicating each person's awareness of time travel and relationship to other people. And after two seasons, I realize I just don't care anymore. Especially because the series can just keep adding new eras or, as hinted at in the Season 2 cliffhanger, parallel worlds. I'm not going to bother with Season 3.
Think I'm going to remove Dark from my to see list on Netflix based on this.
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14. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales [Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge] (2017, Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg): 5.0 - more of the same, but duller.

15. Armageddon (1998, Michael Bay) rewatch: ? > 6.8 - Bay doesn't aim in anyway for realism, he's making a big popcorn blockbuster. So his motto is go big or go home, and commits 100% to this. This does work better in the action than emotional scene's. In the first it results in often entertaining spectacle, in the second it steers into easy sentimentally at times. The movie is at it best when it focus on its ragtag team comradery.
Watching some sci-fi/fantasy franchises and more, SHBC: 6
1. Encanto (2021, Byron Howard & Jared Bush): 6.8 #MagicalRealism
2. Men in Black (1997, Barry Sonnenfeld) rewatch: ? > 8.0 #Hilarious
3. Men in Black II (2002, Barry Sonnenfeld): 6.5
4. Eragon (2006, Stefen Fangmeier): 4.5 #LookADragon! -
5. R.I.P.D. (2013, Robert Schwentke): 6.5 #OutsidetheBubble
6. Men in Black III (2012, Barry Sonnenfeld): 6.8 #TimeAfterTime
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016, Dave Green): 6.0
8. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959, Henry Levin): 6.0 #20000Leagues
9. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003, Gore Verbinski): 8.0 > 7.8
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006, Gore Verbinski): rewatch: 8.0 > 7.5
11. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007, Gore Verbinski) rewatch: 8.0 > 6.8
12. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011, Rob Marshall) rewatch: 5.0 > 5.5
13. Deep Impact (1998, Mimi Leder): 6.2
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: January 13th, 2022, 5:32 pm Think I'm going to remove Dark from my to see list on Netflix based on this.
To be fair, it's received overwhelmingly positive reviews, and I've been fairly accused of having extremely high standards for TV series.
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Do ICM Members dream of official checks
1. Daredevil (Mark Steven Johnson 2003) 2/10
2. Elysium (Neil Blomkamp 2013) 5/10
3. The Inhuman Woman (Marcel L'Herbier 1924) 8.3/10
3.5. The Witcher S1 E1 5.5/10
4. The Witcher S1 E2 3/10
5. Good Manners (Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas 2017) 6.8/10
6. Kiki's Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki 1989) 8/10
7. The Witcher S1 E3 6/10
8. The Withcer S1 E4 4/10
Suffers from being quite boring and has probably the worst dialogue in the series so far in the Geralt storyline. God damn
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12-13. A Discovery of Witches: Season 3, Episodes 1-4 (2022) - 6/10
14. Peacemaker: Season 1, Episodes 1-2 (2022) - 8/10
15. Stuart Little (Rob Minkoff, 1999) - 5/10
16. Stuart Little 2 (Rob Minkoff, 2002) - 5/10
17. The Matrix (Lilly Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, 1999) - 9/10
18. The Matrix Reloaded (Lilly Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, 2003) - 8/10

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1. Approaching the Unknown (Mark Elijah Rosenberg, 2016) 5/10 #RforRocket
2. The Alligator People (Roy Del Ruth, 1959) - 6/10
3. Life Returns (Eugene Frenke & James P. Hogan, 1935) - 4/10
4. Things to Come (William Cameron Menzies, 1936) - 7/10
5. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971) - 8/10
6. Flowers for Algernon (Jeff Bleckner, 2000) - 6/10 #Hugo
7. Paddington (Paul King, 2014) - 8/10
8. Paddington 2 (Paul King, 2017) - 8/10
9. Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks (2022) - 6/10, The Book of Boba Fett: The Tribes of Tatooine (2022) - 8/10
10. Star Trek: Discovery: ...But to Connect (2021) - 7/10, Manifest: Pilot (2018) - 4/10
11. Manifest: Reentry (2018) - 5/10, Manifest: Turbulence (2018) - 5/10
12-13. A Discovery of Witches: Season 3, Episodes 1-4 (2022) - 6/10
14. Peacemaker: Season 1, Episodes 1-2 (2022) - 8/10
15. Stuart Little (Rob Minkoff, 1999) - 5/10
16. Stuart Little 2 (Rob Minkoff, 2002) - 5/10
17. The Matrix (Lilly Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, 1999) - 9/10
18. The Matrix Reloaded (Lilly Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, 2003) - 8/10
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17. Spider-Man-2002: 9/10
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1. Impostor-2001: 4/10
2. The Colossus of New York-1958: 7/10
3. Puzzlehead-2005: 6/10
4. Beast in Space-1980: 2/10
5. Blue Monkey-1987: 9/10
6. Velocity Trap-1999: 6/10
7. War of the Worlds-2005: 10/10
8. Evolution-2001: 8/10
9. Strange Invaders-1983: 8/10
10. Absolon-2003: 4/10
11. Cyborg Cop-1993: 7/10
12. Tarantula-1955: 8/10
13. The Mole People-1956: 7/10
14. The Day After Tomorrow-2004: 8/10
15. Save Yourselves!-2020: 8/10
16. Galaxy Quest-1999: 10/10
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9.-11. The Expanse (Season 6, Episodes 1-6, 2021, 293') 6/10
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1. Wunder der Schöpfung (Our Heavenly Bodies, 1925, Kornblum) 8/10 #SpeculativeSilence
2. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018, Yates) 5/10 #LookAWizard!
3. The Trouble with Being Born (2020, Wollner) 7,5/10 #Europe
4. Der Samurai (2014, Kleinert) 6,5/10 #DoubleUp
5. Encanto (2021, Howard/Bush/Smith) 4,5/10 #Animation
6. Ich bin dein Mensch (I'm Your Man, 2021, Schrader) 7/10 #Hilarious
7. Maleficent (2014, Stromberg) 5/10
8. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019, Rønning) 2,5/10
9.-11. The Expanse (Season 6, Episodes 1-6, 2021, 293') 6/10
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Does Capricorn One count as sci-fi? It has the sci-fi tag on ICM but not on IMDb.
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18. Spider-Man 2-2004: 10/10
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1. Impostor-2001: 4/10
2. The Colossus of New York-1958: 7/10
3. Puzzlehead-2005: 6/10
4. Beast in Space-1980: 2/10
5. Blue Monkey-1987: 9/10
6. Velocity Trap-1999: 6/10
7. War of the Worlds-2005: 10/10
8. Evolution-2001: 8/10
9. Strange Invaders-1983: 8/10
10. Absolon-2003: 4/10
11. Cyborg Cop-1993: 7/10
12. Tarantula-1955: 8/10
13. The Mole People-1956: 7/10
14. The Day After Tomorrow-2004: 8/10
15. Save Yourselves!-2020: 8/10
16. Galaxy Quest-1999: 10/10
17. Spider-Man-2002: 9/10
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81 - The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986) - 7/10 - A Cro-Magnon toddler is saved and adopted by a Neanderthal tribe and grows up to be Daryl Hannah. I thought this wasn't really as bad as I'd heard and I enjoyed the film. It isn't great cinema, but it was okay.

82 - Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) - 7.5/10 - An entertaining adaptation of the Jules Verne novel with James Mason, Pat Boone, and Arlene Dahl. A professor from Edinburgh leads an expedition into an Icelandic volcano and discovers all sorts of interesting things on the way to the center of the Earth.

83 - Finian's Rainbow (1968) - 7/10 - An Irish man and his daughter arrive in the United States early in the 20th Century with a crock of gold stolen from a leprechaun. They find a home in an integrated community that has a racist senator nearby. The movie is kind of absurd, but is still entertaining with good music. It's strange to think that Francis Ford Coppola went from directing this to directing The Godfather just two films later.

84 - On the Beach (1959) - 6/10 - Life in the Northern Hemisphere is wiped out after a nuclear war. An American submarine found safe harbor in Australia, at least until the radiation cloud reaches there in six months. The film has a good cast with Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, and others. They give decent performances, but the film as a whole is pretty slow and dull.

85 - Shanks (1974) - 5/10 - A strange movie about a deaf mute who is skilled in puppetry, but has a miserable life thanks in part to his cruel sister and her husband. He gets a job with a scientist and learns how to reanimate dead bodies. He uses dead bodies to get even and to have some fun.

86 - Hereafter (2010) - 8/10 - Clint Eastwood directed this film about an American psychic who doesn't practice anymore, a French journalist who died and was resuscitated, and a boy from London who lost his brother. The three have their own individual experiences before their stories intertwine. I thought it was very well done and kept me interested throughout. The tsunami scene at the beginning was impressive.

87-92 - Charlie Jade (2005) Episodes 103-112 - (455 minutes plus 25 minutes carried over from before, 44 remaining) - The show is getting better, though it's still average at best.


Count = 92 Bonus = Complete
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1 - Palm Springs (2020) - 8/10 - #TimeAfterTime
2 - The Matrix Resurrections (2021) - 7/10
3,4 - Ghosts (2020) Episodes 103-110 (168 minutes with 8 to carry forward) - #Hilarious
5-8 - Doctor Who Season 13 Episodes 1-6 (2021) (328 minutes with 8 to carry forward) - #Europe
9-13 - La Brea Episodes 102-110 (390 minutes plus 10 minutes carried over from before, 6 remaining) but it is watchable. I'll probably stick around for the second season.
14a - Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks (58 minutes)
14b - Space Cases Episode 101 (24 minutes)
15a - Star Trek Prodigy Episodes 101-103 (70 minutes) - #Animation
15b - Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rising Episodes 101-102 (11 minutes)
16 - The Andromeda Strain (1971) - 7/10
17 - When Worlds Collide (1951) - 7/10 - #RforRocket
18 - Visit to a Small Planet (1960) - 4/10
19-25 - Foundation Episodes 101-110 (562 minutes) - #Foundation
26 - Portrait of Jennie (1948) - 8/10
27 - Altered States (1980) - 5/10 - #DeadSpace
28 - Finch (2021) - 6.5/10 - #PostNuke
29 - Bell Book and Candle (1958) - 7/10
30 - Babes in Toyland (1961) - 7/10
31 - Outland (1981) - 6/10
32-34 - Space Cases Episodes 102-113 (1996) - (284 minutes with 44 minutes carried forward) - #Canada
35,36 - Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left Episodes 101-106 (1993) - (151 minutes plus 9 minutes carried over from before, 41 remaining) - #Australia -
37 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) - 7.5/10 - #20000Leagues
38 - Real Steel (2011) - 6/10 - #IAmLegend
39 - Free Guy (2021) - 7.5/10
40 - Legend (1985) - 6/10 - #LookAUnicorn!
41 - The Door Into Summer (2021) - 7.5/10 - #StrangeLand
42 - It Came from Outer Space (1953) - 7.5/10
43 - Electric Dragon 80000 V (2001) - 3/10 - #DoubleUp
44 - Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession (1973) - 7/10 - #Russia
45 - Sleepy Hollow (1999) - 7.5/10 - #WitchyPoo
46 - The Crazy Ray/Paris qui dort (1924) - 6/10 - #SpeculativeSilence
47 - Encanto (2021) - 8/10 - #MagicalRealism
48,49 - The Wheel of Time Episodes 101-103 (169 minutes with 9 to carry forward) - #Hugo
50 - The Ray Bradbury Theater Episodes 101-103 (84 minutes with 4 to carry forward) - #SoundOfThunder
51 - Charlie Jade Episodes 101-102 (90 minutes with 10 to carry forward) - #Africa
52,53 - Julie e os Fantasmas Episodes 101-104 (96 minutes plus 64 minutes carried over from before, 0 remaining) - #SouthAmerica
54 - Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) - 7.5/10 - #LookADragon!
55 - The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021) - 8.5/10 - #ICantDoThatDave
56 - Space Sweepers (2021) - 7.5/10 - #Asia
57,58 - Going Postal (2010) Episodes 1-2 (184 minutes with 24 to carry forward) - #Nebula
59,60 - The OA (2016) Episodes 101-103 (181 minutes with 21 to carry forward) - #LivingIn5D
61 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - 8/10 - (rewatch) #LookAWizard!
62 - Dark Matter (2015) Episodes 101-102 (86 minutes with 6 to carry forward) - #OutsidetheBubble
63 - Phantom of the Paradise (1974) - 6.5/10
64 - The Wiz (1978) - 5/10
65-71 - Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1993) Episodes 107-126 (550 minutes plus 10 minutes carried over from before, 41 remaining)
72-79 - Star Trek Discovery Season 3 (2020) - (668 minutes with 28 to carry forward)
80 - Scrooge (1970) - 7.5/10
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1. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
2. Mr. Nobody (2009) #Livingin5D
3. Dolls (1987) #WitchyPoo
4. Alien (1979) REVISION #DeadSpace
5. Aliens (1986) REVISION
6. Foxfur (2012) #DoubleUp
7. Radius (2017) #NorthAmerica
8. Deadpool (2016) #Hilarious
9. Der Samurai (2014) #Europe
10. The Matrix (1999) REVISION
11. Zebraman (2004) #Asia
12. Robot Jox (1989) #PostNuke
13. Skull - The Mask (2020) #SouthAmerica
14. The Infinite Man (2016) REVISION #Australia
15. Miracle Mile (1988)
16. The Return. (1980)
17. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) #Animation
18. Secret Magic Control Agency (2021) #Russia
19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) #OutsideTheBubble
20. The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) #SoundOfThunder
21. Carnival of Sinners/The Devil's Hand (1943)
22. Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008) #20000Leagues
23. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) REVISION #TimeAfterTime
24. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
25. The Puppet Masters (1994) #StrangeLand
26. Bicentennial Man (1999) #Foundation
27. Damnation Alley (1977) #Hugo
28. Dead of Night. (1977) #IAmLegend
29. The Mirror Boy (2011) #Africa
30. Your Highness (2011) #LookAWizard!
31. Sucker Punch (2011) #LookADragon!
32. Ender's Game (2013) #Nebula
33. Demon Seed (1977) REVISION #ICantDoThatDave
34. Die Puppe (1919) REVISION #SpeculativeSilence
35. Stowaway (2021) #RforRocket

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This benefits from a decent idea, however, the film is very vague about how the fourth person managed to get trapped aboard (without takeoff noises waking him) to the point that the situation feels illogical. The deliberate pacing is great though, a divine score create a real sense of unease and there are excellent sets and spectacular scenes in space. Not all the character drama clicks either, but all four actors do well within the confines of their roles.

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(Screenshots from 'Quest' & 'Otstupnik'),

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27. Das Spukschloß im Spessart (The Haunted Castle, Kurt Hoffmann, 1960) 8.5/10
28. Herrliche Zeiten im Spessart (Glorious Times in the Spessart, Kurt Hoffmann, 1967) 7/10 (#TimeAfterTime)
29. Le troisième cri (The Third Cry, Igaal Niddam, 1974) 7.5/10 (#PostNuke)
30-31. Kapitan Nemo (Captain Nemo, Vasili Levin, 1976) 7/10 (43 minutes carried over) (#20000Leagues)
32. Saul & Elaine Bass program : (43 min), The Solar Film (Saul Bass & Elaine Bass, 1980) 7/10 (9 min), Quest (Saul Bass & Elaine Bass, 1984) 8/10 (30 min) (Total: 82 min)
33. Abrigo Nuclear (Nuclear Shelter, Roberto Pires, 1981) 7/10 (#SouthAmerica)
34. Punks - Os Filhos da Noite (Wild Sex of the Children of the Night, Levi Salgado, 1982) 6/10
35. Skazka o zvezdnom malchike (Tale of the Star-Child, Leonid Nechaev, 1984) 8/10
36. Otstupnik/Der Abtrünnige (The Apostate, Valeri Rubinchik, 1987) 9/10

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37. Sommer der Liebe (Summer of Love, Wenzel Storch, 1992) 7/10
38. AntiFaust (Georg Frizen, 1993) 8/10 (#Russia)
39. Ich bin dein Mensch (I'm Your Man, Maria Schrader, 2021) 7.5/10
40. Severnyy veter (The North Wind, Renata Litvinova, 2021) 8.5/10 (#MagicalRealism)

I could watch for hours on end Renata Litvinova channeling the astounding Regina Linnanheimo - driving with serene madness, cigar in mouth, smoke and snow everywhere, body & soul seemingly disconnected trying to find a purpose (or in this case, embracing something... evil), floating around in transfixing gazes -, whilst Zemfira sings "Angry Man", from 'Severnyy veter',


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1. Das Feuerzeug (The Tinder Box, Siegfried Hartmann, 1959) 8/10 (#Europe)
2. Schneewittchen (Snow White, Gottfried Kolditz, 1961) 7.5/10
3. Rotkäppchen (Little Red Riding-Hood, Götz Friedrich, 1962) 8/10
4. Der kleine Prinz (The Little Prince, Konrad Wolf, 1966) 8.5/10
5. Between Time and Timbuktu (Fred Barzyk, 1972) 8/10 (#Hugo)
6. A halhatatlanság halála (The End of Eternity, András Rajnai, 1977) 7/10 (#Foundation)
7. Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (Gritta of the Rats' Castle, Jürgen Brauer, 1985) 8/10 (#Hilarious)
8. Orfeo (Claude Goretta, 1985) 9.5/10
9. Orfeusz és Eurydiké (Orpheus and Eurydice, István Gaál, 1986) 9.5/10
10. Hasenherz (Rabbit Heart, Gunter Friedrich, 1987) 8/10 (#LookADragon!)
11. Foxfur (Damon Packard, 2012) 4.5/10 (#DoubleUp)
12. Jungle Cruise (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2021) 6.5/10
13. 12 to the Moon (David Bradley, 1960) 6/10 (#RforRocket)
14-15. The Madmen of Mandoras & They Saved Hitler's Brain (David Bradley, 1963/1968) 5/10 & 4/10
16. Le songe d'une nuit d'été (Midsummer Night's Dream, Jean-Christophe Averty, 1969) 9/10
17. Männer sind zum Lieben da (The Girls from Atlantis, Eckhart Schmidt, 1970) 7.5/10
18. L'Atlantide (Jean Kerchbron, 1972) 8/10
19. Something Wicked This Way Comes (Colin Finbow, 1972) 5.5/10 (#SoundOfThunder)
20. The Medusa Touch (Jack Gold, 1978) 7.5/10 (#DeadSpace)
21. A Midsummer Night's Dream (Celestino Coronado, 1984) 8.5/10
22. Buster's Bedroom (Rebecca Horn, 1991) 7.5/10 ***
23. Prince Valiant (Anthony Hickox, 1997) 6.5/10 (#OutsidetheBubble)
24. AUN: The Beginning and the End of All Things (Edgar Honetschläger, 2011) 7/10
25. Ulrike's Brain (Bruce La Bruce, 2017) 8/10
26. The Trouble with Being Born (Sandra Wollner, 2020) 7.5/10
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19. Spider-Man 3-2007: 7/10
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1. Impostor-2001: 4/10
2. The Colossus of New York-1958: 7/10
3. Puzzlehead-2005: 6/10
4. Beast in Space-1980: 2/10
5. Blue Monkey-1987: 9/10
6. Velocity Trap-1999: 6/10
7. War of the Worlds-2005: 10/10
8. Evolution-2001: 8/10
9. Strange Invaders-1983: 8/10
10. Absolon-2003: 4/10
11. Cyborg Cop-1993: 7/10
12. Tarantula-1955: 8/10
13. The Mole People-1956: 7/10
14. The Day After Tomorrow-2004: 8/10
15. Save Yourselves!-2020: 8/10
16. Galaxy Quest-1999: 10/10
17. Spider-Man-2002: 9/10
18. Spider-Man 2-2004: 10/10
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1. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
2. Mr. Nobody (2009) #Livingin5D
3. Dolls (1987) #WitchyPoo
4. Alien (1979) REVISION #DeadSpace
5. Aliens (1986) REVISION
6. Foxfur (2012) #DoubleUp
7. Radius (2017) #NorthAmerica
8. Deadpool (2016) #Hilarious
9. Der Samurai (2014) #Europe
10. The Matrix (1999) REVISION
11. Zebraman (2004) #Asia
12. Robot Jox (1989) #PostNuke
13. Skull - The Mask (2020) #SouthAmerica
14. The Infinite Man (2016) REVISION #Australia
15. Miracle Mile (1988)
16. The Return. (1980)
17. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) #Animation
18. Secret Magic Control Agency (2021) #Russia
19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) #OutsideTheBubble
20. The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) #SoundOfThunder
21. Carnival of Sinners/The Devil's Hand (1943)
22. Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008) #20000Leagues
23. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) REVISION #TimeAfterTime
24. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
25. The Puppet Masters (1994) #StrangeLand
26. Bicentennial Man (1999) #Foundation
27. Damnation Alley (1977) #Hugo
28. Dead of Night. (1977) #IAmLegend
29. The Mirror Boy (2011) #Africa
30. Your Highness (2011) #LookAWizard!
31. Sucker Punch (2011) #LookADragon!
32. Ender's Game (2013) #Nebula
33. Demon Seed (1977) REVISION #ICantDoThatDave
34. Die Puppe (1919) REVISION #SpeculativeSilence
35. Stowaway (2021) #RforRocket
36. The Box (2009) REVISION #IAmLegend

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Less straightforward than I recalled this being, but still Richard Kelly's most mainstream movie and worse for it. The first third is really well done, with Kelly capturing the mysteriousness of the box and the man behind the box really well. Where the film falls apart is when the couple (inevitably) push the button. Whereas Richard Matheson's original short story ended shortly after this, Kelly ludicrously prods into the origins of the box and mysterious man.

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13. Heavy Metal 2000 (2000) 5 #OutsidetheBubble
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fantastical flicks
1. Tanin no kao (1966) The Face of Another 8+ #Asia
2. Simón del desierto (1965) Simon of the Desert 8 #NorthAmerica
3. Macunaíma (1969) 7+ #SouthAmerica
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) 8 (rewatch) #Hugo
5. Rise of the Guardians (2012) 6 #LookAUnicorn!
6. Puss in Boots (2011) 6 #Animation
7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) 7+ (rewatch) #LookADragon!
8. Céline et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies Over Paris (1974) Celine and Julie Go Boating 6 #Livingin5D
9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) 7(rewatch) #LookAWizard!
10. Don't Look Up (2021) 7 #Hilarious
11. Solomon Kane (2009) 6 #WitchyPoo
12. The Fourth Kind (2009) 3 #DeadSpace
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peeptoad wrote: January 14th, 2022, 10:28 am 13. Heavy Metal 2000 (2000) 5 #OutsidetheBubble
(+1 for the soundtrack)
What, what, what? Did we not influence you enough? :o Lonewolf is going to get confused by your lack of turtles. ;)

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Spoiler
1. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
2. Mr. Nobody (2009) #Livingin5D
3. Dolls (1987) #WitchyPoo
4. Alien (1979) REVISION #DeadSpace
5. Aliens (1986) REVISION
6. Foxfur (2012) #DoubleUp
7. Radius (2017) #NorthAmerica
8. Deadpool (2016) #Hilarious
9. Der Samurai (2014) #Europe
10. The Matrix (1999) REVISION
11. Zebraman (2004) #Asia
12. Robot Jox (1989) #PostNuke
13. Skull - The Mask (2020) #SouthAmerica
14. The Infinite Man (2016) REVISION #Australia
15. Miracle Mile (1988)
16. The Return. (1980)
17. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) #Animation
18. Secret Magic Control Agency (2021) #Russia
19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) #OutsideTheBubble
20. The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) #SoundOfThunder
21. Carnival of Sinners/The Devil's Hand (1943)
22. Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008) #20000Leagues
23. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) REVISION #TimeAfterTime
24. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
25. The Puppet Masters (1994) #StrangeLand
26. Bicentennial Man (1999) #Foundation
27. Damnation Alley (1977) #Hugo
28. Dead of Night. (1977) #IAmLegend
29. The Mirror Boy (2011) #Africa
30. Your Highness (2011) #LookAWizard!
31. Sucker Punch (2011) #LookADragon!
32. Ender's Game (2013) #Nebula
33. Demon Seed (1977) REVISION #ICantDoThatDave
34. Die Puppe (1919) REVISION #SpeculativeSilence
35. Stowaway (2021) #RforRocket
36. The Box (2009) REVISION #IAmLegend
37. Onward (2020) #LookAUnicorn!

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There are several wacky elements here, from the pants-only father scurrying about and banging into things, to a spell that allows the duo to impersonate someone - but only if they can avoiding lying. It is also interesting seeing unicorns behaving like raccoons and dragons as pets. The dramatic backbone of the film though is a bit dull. The brothers must of course learn to get on and live without their dad; the main one also has come out of his shell (yawn).

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sol wrote: January 14th, 2022, 12:00 pm
peeptoad wrote: January 14th, 2022, 10:28 am 13. Heavy Metal 2000 (2000) 5 #OutsidetheBubble
(+1 for the soundtrack)
What, what, what? Did we not influence you enough? :o Lonewolf is going to get confused by your lack of turtles. ;)

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Ha! I didn't even see that piece of the convo. The turtles are cool... Heavy Metal 2000 is on prime right now and I was just randomly surfing for something mindless to watch, and there it was like a beacon in the night. (a sub-par beacon...)
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Spoiler
1. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
2. Mr. Nobody (2009) #Livingin5D
3. Dolls (1987) #WitchyPoo
4. Alien (1979) REVISION #DeadSpace
5. Aliens (1986) REVISION
6. Foxfur (2012) #DoubleUp
7. Radius (2017) #NorthAmerica
8. Deadpool (2016) #Hilarious
9. Der Samurai (2014) #Europe
10. The Matrix (1999) REVISION
11. Zebraman (2004) #Asia
12. Robot Jox (1989) #PostNuke
13. Skull - The Mask (2020) #SouthAmerica
14. The Infinite Man (2016) REVISION #Australia
15. Miracle Mile (1988)
16. The Return. (1980)
17. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) #Animation
18. Secret Magic Control Agency (2021) #Russia
19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) #OutsideTheBubble
20. The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) #SoundOfThunder
21. Carnival of Sinners/The Devil's Hand (1943)
22. Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008) #20000Leagues
23. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) REVISION #TimeAfterTime
24. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
25. The Puppet Masters (1994) #StrangeLand
26. Bicentennial Man (1999) #Foundation
27. Damnation Alley (1977) #Hugo
28. Dead of Night. (1977) #IAmLegend
29. The Mirror Boy (2011) #Africa
30. Your Highness (2011) #LookAWizard!
31. Sucker Punch (2011) #LookADragon!
32. Ender's Game (2013) #Nebula
33. Demon Seed (1977) REVISION #ICantDoThatDave
34. Die Puppe (1919) REVISION #SpeculativeSilence
35. Stowaway (2021) #RforRocket
36. The Box (2009) REVISION #IAmLegend
37. Onward (2020) #LookAUnicorn!
38. Encanto (2021) #MagicalRealism

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This carves a fairly down-to-earth protagonist, struggling to not be envious of her talented siblings and wanting to fit in. The magical family house is quite something too, seemingly a living member of the clan, and the film has lots of bright, dazzling colours. The overall story and journey at hand though feel like cookie cutter stuff. There is never any doubt that our lead will succeed and eventually gain acceptance; I wanted a bit more comedy too.

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sol wrote: January 14th, 2022, 2:27 pm Scavenger Hunt Tally: 30

Which, yes, is:
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toromash wrote: January 13th, 2022, 10:25 pm
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1. Daredevil (Mark Steven Johnson 2003) 2/10
2. Elysium (Neil Blomkamp 2013) 5/10
3. The Inhuman Woman (Marcel L'Herbier 1924) 8.3/10
3.5. The Witcher S1 E1 5.5/10
4. The Witcher S1 E2 3/10
5. Good Manners (Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas 2017) 6.8/10
6. Kiki's Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki 1989) 8/10
7. The Witcher S1 E3 6/10
8. The Withcer S1 E4 4/10
Suffers from being quite boring and has probably the worst dialogue in the series so far in the Geralt storyline. God damn
This would just be #7, right? To round out the other episode you posted previously? Or are each of these episodes over 80 minutes?
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blocho wrote: January 14th, 2022, 2:01 am Does Capricorn One count as sci-fi? It has the sci-fi tag on ICM but not on IMDb.
Eh, this is a tricky one. It's been allowed in the past on a technicality, so I guess so. The main sci-fi element of it is the planned Mars mission at the beginning which was much further away from reality than the film implied at the time.
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sol wrote: January 14th, 2022, 2:27 pm
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1. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
2. Mr. Nobody (2009) #Livingin5D
3. Dolls (1987) #WitchyPoo
4. Alien (1979) REVISION #DeadSpace
5. Aliens (1986) REVISION
6. Foxfur (2012) #DoubleUp
7. Radius (2017) #NorthAmerica
8. Deadpool (2016) #Hilarious
9. Der Samurai (2014) #Europe
10. The Matrix (1999) REVISION
11. Zebraman (2004) #Asia
12. Robot Jox (1989) #PostNuke
13. Skull - The Mask (2020) #SouthAmerica
14. The Infinite Man (2016) REVISION #Australia
15. Miracle Mile (1988)
16. The Return. (1980)
17. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) #Animation
18. Secret Magic Control Agency (2021) #Russia
19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) #OutsideTheBubble
20. The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) #SoundOfThunder
21. Carnival of Sinners/The Devil's Hand (1943)
22. Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008) #20000Leagues
23. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) REVISION #TimeAfterTime
24. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
25. The Puppet Masters (1994) #StrangeLand
26. Bicentennial Man (1999) #Foundation
27. Damnation Alley (1977) #Hugo
28. Dead of Night. (1977) #IAmLegend
29. The Mirror Boy (2011) #Africa
30. Your Highness (2011) #LookAWizard!
31. Sucker Punch (2011) #LookADragon!
32. Ender's Game (2013) #Nebula
33. Demon Seed (1977) REVISION #ICantDoThatDave
34. Die Puppe (1919) REVISION #SpeculativeSilence
35. Stowaway (2021) #RforRocket
36. The Box (2009) REVISION #IAmLegend
37. Onward (2020) #LookAUnicorn!
38. Encanto (2021) #MagicalRealism

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This carves a fairly down-to-earth protagonist, struggling to not be envious of her talented siblings and wanting to fit in. The magical family house is quite something too, seemingly a living member of the clan, and the film has lots of bright, dazzling colours. The overall story and journey at hand though feel like cookie cutter stuff. There is never any doubt that our lead will succeed and eventually gain acceptance; I wanted a bit more comedy too.

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gunnar wrote: January 14th, 2022, 2:43 pm Congrats, sol!
flavo5000 wrote: January 14th, 2022, 3:58 pm YEEHAAWWW!!!! WE'VE GOT ANOTHER WINNER!!!
Thanks, guys. After all that, I almost felt like posting "that's it for me, flavo; thanks for hosting" - but I've already seen another fantasy film, albeit a watch for one of the other challenges that happens to count here. I'll definitely go at a lighter pace though for the rest of the month now. I really want to work on the 500<400 list a bit more, plus I have some stuff lined up to watch that couldn't possibly be called sci-fi or fantasy unless I got very, very creative...
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Spoiler
1. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
2. Mr. Nobody (2009) #Livingin5D
3. Dolls (1987) #WitchyPoo
4. Alien (1979) REVISION #DeadSpace
5. Aliens (1986) REVISION
6. Foxfur (2012) #DoubleUp
7. Radius (2017) #NorthAmerica
8. Deadpool (2016) #Hilarious
9. Der Samurai (2014) #Europe
10. The Matrix (1999) REVISION
11. Zebraman (2004) #Asia
12. Robot Jox (1989) #PostNuke
13. Skull - The Mask (2020) #SouthAmerica
14. The Infinite Man (2016) REVISION #Australia
15. Miracle Mile (1988)
16. The Return. (1980)
17. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) #Animation
18. Secret Magic Control Agency (2021) #Russia
19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) #OutsideTheBubble
20. The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) #SoundOfThunder
21. Carnival of Sinners/The Devil's Hand (1943)
22. Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008) #20000Leagues
23. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) REVISION #TimeAfterTime
24. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
25. The Puppet Masters (1994) #StrangeLand
26. Bicentennial Man (1999) #Foundation
27. Damnation Alley (1977) #Hugo
28. Dead of Night. (1977) #IAmLegend
29. The Mirror Boy (2011) #Africa
30. Your Highness (2011) #LookAWizard!
31. Sucker Punch (2011) #LookADragon!
32. Ender's Game (2013) #Nebula
33. Demon Seed (1977) REVISION #ICantDoThatDave
34. Die Puppe (1919) REVISION #SpeculativeSilence
35. Stowaway (2021) #RforRocket
36. The Box (2009) REVISION #IAmLegend
37. Onward (2020) #LookAUnicorn!
38. Encanto (2021) #MagicalRealism
39. Enchanted Desna (1964)

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This has been described as an "abstract depiction of the childhood of Aleksandr Dovzhenko". Given his importance in cinema history, a biography of Dovzhenko's adult life may have been more interesting, which is not to say that this is boring, but it is very all-over-the-place. Graphic war scenes are interspersed with boys running through bright green fields, while voiceover narration comes and goes and odd fantastical touches abound (talking horses).
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Alright, folks. OP has been updated again!
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23. Ikarie XB 1 (1963) * 86 min. #RforRocket
The highlight of this challenge for me so far, with the probable exception of Cowboy Bebop, which I should be finishing soon. It also qualifies for the 1000<400 Challenge.

24. Cowboy Bebop: Session #7 Galileo Hustle (2021) * 47 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #8 Sad Clown A-Go (2021) * 43 min.
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1. Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001) * 54 min.  #DoubleUp
2. Aerials (2016) * 90 min.
3. The Shannara Chronicles: Chosen: Part 1 (2016) * 41 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Chosen: Part 2 (2016) * 41 min.
4. Teknolust (2002) * 83 min.
5. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam/The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920) 85 min.  #SpeculativeSilence
6. Conceiving Ada (1997) * 85 min.
7. Encanto (2021) * 102 min.  #MagicalRealism
8. The Shannara Chronicles: Fury (2016) * 40 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Changeling (2016) * 40 min.
9.The Shannara Chronicles: Reaper (2016) * 40 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Pykon (2016) * 41 min.
10. The Shannara Chronicles: Breakline (2016) * 41 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Utopia (2016) * 41 min.
11. The Shannara Chronicles: Safehold (2016) * 40 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Ellcrys (2016) * 41 min.
12-14. The Shannara Chronicles: Druid (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Wraith (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Graymark (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Dweller (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Paranor (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Crimson (2017) * 42 min.
15. The Shannara Chronicles: Warlock (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Amberle (2017) * 42 min.
16. The Shannara Chronicles: Wilderun (2017) * 42 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Blood (2017) * 42 min.
17. Das Zaubermännchen/Rumpelstiltskin (1960) * 70 min.  #Europe (East Germany)
18. Cowboy Bebop: Session #1 Cowboy Gospel (2021) * 49 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #2 Venus Pop (2021) * 38 min.
19. Freak Orlando (1981) * 127 min.
20. Schneewittchen/Snow White (1961) * 60 min.
21. Cowboy Bebop: Session #3 Dog Star Swing (2021) * 45 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #4 Callisto Soul (2021) * 45 min.
22. Cowboy Bebop: Session #5 Darkside Tango (2021) * 44 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #6 Binary Two-Step (2021) * 40 min.
*First time viewing

(10 minutes carry forward, 63 minutes total)
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sol wrote: January 14th, 2022, 2:27 pm
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1. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
2. Mr. Nobody (2009) #Livingin5D
3. Dolls (1987) #WitchyPoo
4. Alien (1979) REVISION #DeadSpace
5. Aliens (1986) REVISION
6. Foxfur (2012) #DoubleUp
7. Radius (2017) #NorthAmerica
8. Deadpool (2016) #Hilarious
9. Der Samurai (2014) #Europe
10. The Matrix (1999) REVISION
11. Zebraman (2004) #Asia
12. Robot Jox (1989) #PostNuke
13. Skull - The Mask (2020) #SouthAmerica
14. The Infinite Man (2016) REVISION #Australia
15. Miracle Mile (1988)
16. The Return. (1980)
17. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) #Animation
18. Secret Magic Control Agency (2021) #Russia
19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) #OutsideTheBubble
20. The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) #SoundOfThunder
21. Carnival of Sinners/The Devil's Hand (1943)
22. Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008) #20000Leagues
23. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) REVISION #TimeAfterTime
24. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
25. The Puppet Masters (1994) #StrangeLand
26. Bicentennial Man (1999) #Foundation
27. Damnation Alley (1977) #Hugo
28. Dead of Night. (1977) #IAmLegend
29. The Mirror Boy (2011) #Africa
30. Your Highness (2011) #LookAWizard!
31. Sucker Punch (2011) #LookADragon!
32. Ender's Game (2013) #Nebula
33. Demon Seed (1977) REVISION #ICantDoThatDave
34. Die Puppe (1919) REVISION #SpeculativeSilence
35. Stowaway (2021) #RforRocket
36. The Box (2009) REVISION #IAmLegend
37. Onward (2020) #LookAUnicorn!
38. Encanto (2021) #MagicalRealism

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This carves a fairly down-to-earth protagonist, struggling to not be envious of her talented siblings and wanting to fit in. The magical family house is quite something too, seemingly a living member of the clan, and the film has lots of bright, dazzling colours. The overall story and journey at hand though feel like cookie cutter stuff. There is never any doubt that our lead will succeed and eventually gain acceptance; I wanted a bit more comedy too.

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#36 - X - the man with xrays eyes (1963) 7/10
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#1 - All-Star Superman #Animation
#2 - Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.
#3 - Fire and Ice (1983)
#4 - Two episodes from Apple series “Foundation”.
#5 - Rabid (1977) #DeadSpace
#6 - PK (2014)
#7 - The Company of Wolves (1984) (5/10) - #WitchyPoo
#8-11 - Foundation Episodes 5 thru 10 (328 minutes total)  #Foundation
#12 - Invaders from Mars (1953) 6/10
#13 - Dragonslayer (1981) 7/10 #LookADragon!
#14 - Fahrenheit 451 (1966) #SoundOfThunder
#15 - The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) 3/10
#16 - The Quiet Earth (1985) 8/10
#17 - Tetsuo (1989) 5/10
#18 - I am Omega (2007) 2/10 #IAmLegend
#19 - #22 Lost In Space - Season 3 (380 minutes)
#23 - Dark Star (1974) 6/10 #Hilarious
#24 - #24 - Plan 9 from outer space (1957) 3/10
#25 - The Fisher King (1991) 8/10
#26 - Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) 5/10
#27 - The Wheel of Time S01E07 & S01E08 - 117 Minutes (2021) #Hugo
#28 - Hawk The Slayer (1980) 3/10
#29 - Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) #20000Leagues
#30 - Orphée (1950)
#31 - The Brother from Another Planet (1984) 5/10
#32 - Alphaville (1965) 5/10 #ICantDoThatDave
#33 - The 1Ewok Adventure (1984) 2/10
#34 - Beyond Tomorrow (1940) 5/10
#35 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) 8/10 - rewatch #LookAWizard!
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flavo5000 wrote: January 14th, 2022, 3:43 pm
toromash wrote: January 13th, 2022, 10:25 pm
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1. Daredevil (Mark Steven Johnson 2003) 2/10
2. Elysium (Neil Blomkamp 2013) 5/10
3. The Inhuman Woman (Marcel L'Herbier 1924) 8.3/10
3.5. The Witcher S1 E1 5.5/10
4. The Witcher S1 E2 3/10
5. Good Manners (Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas 2017) 6.8/10
6. Kiki's Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki 1989) 8/10
7. The Witcher S1 E3 6/10
8. The Withcer S1 E4 4/10
Suffers from being quite boring and has probably the worst dialogue in the series so far in the Geralt storyline. God damn
This would just be #7, right? To round out the other episode you posted previously? Or are each of these episodes over 80 minutes?
It's four episodes total of 60 min each (240 total). That amount to 3 points. When i did the third episode it didn't fit, so i just called it 6.5. knowing all well it would be 7 in the future.
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toromash wrote: January 14th, 2022, 7:10 pm
flavo5000 wrote: January 14th, 2022, 3:43 pm
toromash wrote: January 13th, 2022, 10:25 pm
Do ICM Members dream of official checks
1. Daredevil (Mark Steven Johnson 2003) 2/10
2. Elysium (Neil Blomkamp 2013) 5/10
3. The Inhuman Woman (Marcel L'Herbier 1924) 8.3/10
3.5. The Witcher S1 E1 5.5/10
4. The Witcher S1 E2 3/10
5. Good Manners (Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas 2017) 6.8/10
6. Kiki's Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki 1989) 8/10
7. The Witcher S1 E3 6/10
8. The Withcer S1 E4 4/10
Suffers from being quite boring and has probably the worst dialogue in the series so far in the Geralt storyline. God damn
This would just be #7, right? To round out the other episode you posted previously? Or are each of these episodes over 80 minutes?
It's four episodes total of 60 min each (240 total). That amount to 3 points. When i did the third episode it didn't fit, so i just called it 6.5. knowing all well it would be 7 in the future.
Ah, ok. If you're doing the rolling points (not everyone does), please include the math in there of how you're getting the points. Thanks.
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67. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Ator, the Fighting Eagle (Joel Hodgson, Rob Schrab, 2018)
The season finale of the second Netflix season of MST3K, this is a pretty good one with a nice cameo from a blast from the past, Mr. J "Elvis" Weinstein who longtime fans will recognize as Doctor Forrester's very first sidekick way back in the very 1st season (and in the KTMA era as well).

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68. A Touch of Genie (Joseph W. Sarno, 1974)
69. The Mislayed Genie (Eric Jeffrey Haims, 1973)
Here we have a sexy genie double feature. It's no surprise than the adult film industry used genies as a springboard for sad, lonely guys to get busy, and I'm sure these aren't the only two examples. Of the two, A Touch of Genie is the better one. Joe Sarno is an actual competent director and delivers what is at times a genuinely amusing sex comedy that has a little bit of a meta vibe to it as our hapless loser lead wishes on his cute genie to become various adult film stars like Harry Reems and John Ashton. The Mislayed Genie is definitely a step down in production values and the genie is a saucy black guy that lives in the main character's penis, only popping out when it's rubbed... Otherwise it's pretty standard raunch fest.

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70-72. Tin Man (Nick Willing, 2007)
This was weird and not really that great honestly. Tin Man is a weird hodgepodge of Wizard of Oz as filtered through steam punk, westerns and more adult dark fantasy. The tone is all over the place with random spurts of silliness and comedy mixed with super serious dark scenes of murder, torture and menace. Also I've always had a problem with Zooey Deschaniel as a dramatic actress. Her delivery is fairly flat at times. Also Alan Cummings kinda wears me down. Neal McDonough as the "tin man" gives a solid performance but feels like he's in a completely different film than the rest of the cast and Richard Dreyfuss is just ridiculous. The plot meanders at times and feels very busy and muddled at other times. I also got a laugh out of this being nominated for some Visual Effects Award because the effects look hilariously dated in places with lots of awkward CGI that feels like it's from a decade earlier in places. Overall, I can't say I was a fan of this.

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73. Virus (John Bruno, 1999) #OutsideTheBubble
This notorious alien ripoff may be most infamous for Jamie Lee Curtis slamming it on her press tour for it, at one point referring to it as the worst movie she's made (which I dunno Jamie Lee... You've been in some turds over the years...). But yea, the setup is basically the exact same as Alien, Event Horizon and a billion other movies like this except on the ocean. The premise itself is just preposterous nonsense science but it might be kinda fun to watch as a riffable party movie.

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74. Bible! (Wakefield Poole, 1974)
Rising above the horny schlock that guys like Bob Chinn and Carlos Tobalina put out, you have a handful of directors that worked in the adult film industry on occasion or predominantly that actually received critical accolades at times. Guys like the aforementioned Joe Sarno along with Radley Metzger, Anthony Spinnelli and the director of this film Wakefield Poole have shown that at times they were capable of more inventive or interesting ideas beyond the usual pizza guy/cable guy boink fest. This film is Wakefield Poole's (VERY LOOSE) interpretation of certain scenes of the Holy Bible including Adam & Eve as seaside rendezvous, Samson & Delilah with a cackling blue dwarf and a weird psychedelic desert visualizing the immaculate conception. Unlike some of Poole's other films, this isn't actually a hardcore adult film, more highly experimental sexploitation. Half the time I couldn't figure out what the hell was happening but I will at least applaud Poole for thinking outside the box.

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75. Jonathan (Bill Oliver, 2018)
Jonathan stars Ansel Elgort as John/Jonathan, two personalities sharing a single body. Their lives were chaos until a progressive doctor created a device that allows them to share the body in 12-hour intervals. They communicate by filming daily video diaries of their interactions and engagements. All is well unlike night-time John meets a girl who daytime Jonathan spurns/confuses, which sends John spiraling into a world of loneliness and hopelessness. This was actually a pretty interesting movie and Elgort does a solid job of portraying two different people who have distinct but similar personalities as twins often have rather than the more caricatured approach some split personality films have of super good/super evil. Instead there's a lot of grey here that leads to some interesting character dynamics.
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1. Zack Snyder's Justice League (Zack Snyder, 2021)
2. La flûte à six schtroumpfs a.k.a. The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (Peyo, 1976) #Animation
3. Free Guy (Shawn Levy, 2021) #Hilarious
4. Mizu no tabibito: Samurai kizzu a.k.a. Samurai Kids (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1993) #Asia
5. La beauté du diable a.k.a. The Beauty and the Devil (Rene Clair, 1950) #DoublingUp
6. Alraune a.k.a. A Daughter of Destiny (Henrik Galeen, 1928) #SpeculativeSilence
7-9. The Martian Chronicles (Michael Anderson, 1980) #SoundofThunder
10. Na komete a.k.a. On The Comet (Karel Zeman, 1970)
11. Encanto (Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Charise Castro Smith, 2021)
12. Sputnik (Egor Abramenko, 2020) #Russia
13. Flubber (Les Mayfield, 1997)
14. TC 2000 (T.J. Scott, 1993)
15. At First Light (Jason Stone, 2018) #NorthAmerica
16. Sen Aydinlatirsin Geceyi a.k.a. Thou Gild'st the Even (Onur Ünlü, 2013) #MagicalRealism
17. The Juniper Tree (Nietzchka Keene, 1990) #Europe
18. Ghosts Can't Do It (John Derek, 1989)
19. Puteri gunung ledang a.k.a. A Legendary Love (Teong Hin Saw, 2004)
20. The Bermuda Triangle (René Cardona Jr., 1979)
21. Synchronicity (Jacob Gentry, 2015) #LivingIn5D
22. The Invisible Boy (Herman Hoffman, 1957) #ICantDoThatDave
23. Strange Invaders (Michael Laughlin, 1983) #DeadSpace
24. Xian nu xia fan a.k.a. The Human Goddess (Meng Hua Ho, 1972)
25-27. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier E1-6 (2021)
28. Xi you: Xiang mo pian a.k.a. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (Stephen Chow, Chi-kin Kwok, 2013)
29. Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo, 2016)
30. Somewhere in Time (Jeannot Szwarc, 1980) #IAmLegend
31. Real Playing Game (Tino Navarro, David Rebordão, 2013)
32. The Land Unknown (Virgil W. Vogel, 1957)
33. Innerspace (Joe Dante, 1987)
34-35. Uchû no senshi a.k.a. Starship Troopers (Tetsurô Amino, 1988) #StrangeLand
36. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (Lamont Johnson, 1983)
37-38. Going Postal E1-2 (Jon Jones, 2010) #Nebula
39. Anthem of a Teenage Prophet (Robin Hays, 2018)
40. Noroît (Jacques Rivette 1976)
41. PK (Rajkumar Hirani, 2014)
42. Divergent (Neil Burger, 2014)
43. Reka caruje a.k.a. Magical River (Václav Krska, 1946)
44. Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (Robert Parrish, 1969) #RIsForRocket
45. Invisible Sue (Markus Dietrich, 2018)
46. Le meraviglie di Aladino a.k.a. The Wonders of Aladdin (Mario Bava, Henry Levin, 1961)
47. The Giver (Phillip Noyce, 2014) #Africa
48. Wrath of the Titans (Jonathan Liebesman, 2012)
49a. ABC Weekend Specials: The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ron Underwood, 1986)
49b. ABC Weekend Specials: Runaway Ralph (Ron Underwood, 1988)
50. Zapped! (Robert J. Rosenthal, 1982)
51. Equalizer 2000 (Cirio H. Santiago, 1987) #PostNuke
52. Tempest (Paul Mazursky, 1982)
53. Cosmic Fantasy: Ginga Me Hyou no Wana (Kazuhiro Ochi, 1994)
54. The Caller (Arthur Allan Seidelman, 1987)
55. Death Race 2050 (G.J. Echternkamp, 2017)
56. The Mists of Avalon (Uli Edel, 2001)
57. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mac and Me (Joel Hodgson, Rob Schrab, 2018)
58. Rememory (Mark Palansky, 2017)
59. Star Slammer (Fred Olen Ray, 1988)
60. No Men Beyond This Point (Mark Sawers, 2015)
61. Sukkubus - den Teufel im Leib (Georg Tressler, 1989) #WitchyPoo
62. 4D Man (Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., 1959)
63. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Day Time Ended (Joel Hodgson, Rob Schrab, 2018)
64. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Destin Daniel Cretton, 2021)
65. Obyknovennoe chudo a.k.a. Ordinary Miracle (Mark Zakharov, 1979)
66. Xtro 3: Watch the Skies (Harry Bromley Davenport, 1995)
67. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Ator, the Fighting Eagle (Joel Hodgson, Rob Schrab, 2018)
68. A Touch of Genie (Joseph W. Sarno, 1974)
69. The Mislayed Genie (Eric Jeffrey Haims, 1973)
70-72. Tin Man (Nick Willing, 2007)
73. Virus (John Bruno, 1999) #OutsideTheBubble
74. Bible! (Wakefield Poole, 1974)
75. Jonathan (Bill Oliver, 2018)
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12. Don't Look Up (Adam McKay, 2021) 7/10 #RforRocket
13. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Destin Daniel Cretton, 2021) 6/10
14. Boss Level (Joe Carnahan, 2021) 6/10

I will certainly rewatch Don't Look Up in the upcoming months. It's a great film for what it sets out to be and achieve. I'm sure I'll enjoy it even more a second time around and a higher rating is likely.

Shang-Chi provides good fun, just like Boss Level. I had a much lover expectations for both films. While Shang-Chi doesn't aim for a rich story development, it shines with astounding quality of visual effects and inventive action sequences.

QUESTION: Does Shang-Chi qualify for "a film with alternate dimensions" challenge?
A Journey through the Universe
1. Lost in Space (Stephen Hopkins, 1998) 2/10 #TimeAfterTime
2. The Jungle Book (Jon Favreau, 2016) 7/10
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001) 9/10 (rewatch) #LookAWizard!
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson, 2002) 9/10 (rewatch)
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003) 9/10 (rewatch)
6. The Time Machine (Simon Wells, 2002) 4/10
7. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Jonathan Mostow., 2003) 5/10 (rewatch)
8. Gamer (Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor, 2009) 3/10
9. Jungle Cruise (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2021) 4/10
10. The Watch (Akiva Schaffer, 2012) 5/10 (rewatch) #Hilarious
11. Infinite (Antoine Fuqua, 2021) 3/10
12. Don't Look Up (Adam McKay, 2021) 7/10 #RforRocket
13. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Destin Daniel Cretton, 2021) 6/10
14. Boss Level (Joe Carnahan, 2021) 6/10
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Previously assimilated...
1. Basilisk: The Serpent King (Furst, 2006) 23 checks, 0 official lists #WitchyPoo 3/10
2. Time-travel TV episodes #TimeAfterTime
a. Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks (Laufer, 2022) [59 min] 3 checks, 0 official lists 2/10
b. The X-Files: Synchrony (Charleston, 1997) [44 mins] 100 checks, 0 official lists 4/10
3. The X Files (Bowman, 1998) 5074 checks, 2 official lists 5/10
4. Encanto (Bush-Smith, 2021) 796 checks, 1 official list 3/10
5. Ragewar / The Dungeonmaster / The Challenges of Excalibrate / Digital Knights (Allen-Band-Buechler-Ford-Manoogian-Nicolaou-Turko, 1984) 109 checks, 0 official lists #LookAWizard! 4/10
6. Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (Lively, 2005) 144 checks, 0 official lists #LookADragon! 5/10
7. Gaia (Bouwer, 2021) 89 checks, 0 official lists #Africa 4/10
8. Dung fong sam hap / The Heroic Trio (To, 1993) 296 checks, 2 official lists #Asia 6/10
9. Transcendance (Pfister, 2014) 4985 checks, 0 official lists 4/10
10. The Lathe of Heaven (Barzyk-Loxton, 1980) 170 checks, 1 official list #Nebula 7/10
11. Luca (Casarosa, 2021) 1927 checks, 0 official lists #MagicalRealism 6/10
12. Dead Space: Downfall (Patton, 2008) 477 checks, 0 official lists #Animation 4/10
13. Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (Alioto, 1998) 189 checks, 0 official lists #DeadSpace 4/10
14. The Matrix Resurrections (Wachowski, 2021) 1275 checks, 0 official lists #ICantDoThatDave 4/10
15. Journey to the Center of the Earth (Brevig, 2008) 17379 checks, 1 official list #20000Leagues 3/10
16. Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (Stenstrum, 2001) 621 checks, 0 official lists #Hilarious 5/10
17. Jack the Giant Slayer (Singer, 2013) 3997 checks, 1 official list 5/10
18. Cinderella (Branagh, 2015) 6451 checks, 2 official lists 5/10
19. Possible Worlds (Lepage, 2000) 135 checks, 1 official list #LivingIn5D 5/10
20. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (Pressman, 1991) 5079 checks, 1 official list #OutsidetheBubble 3/10
21. Vampirella (Wynorski, 1996) 52 checks, 0 official lists #RforRocket 3/10
22. Into the Woods (Marshall, 2014) 6330 checks, 2 official lists
A tiresome and lifeless adaptation of the musical. It shouldn't have been too hard to widen the scope and give it a sense of magic and satire, but the bad staging and butchering of the original book (in order to remove the non-Disney sex and death) means it ends up being meaningless and claustrophobic.
3/10

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23a. The X Files: Fire (Shaw, 1993) 147 checks, 0 official lists
Standard monster-of-the week with a good turn from Mark Sheppard as a pyrokinetic villain. There's also a love triangle which more could have been done with as Mulder's old girlfriend is introduced (and is never heard from again after this episode).
5/10

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23b. The X Files: Eve (Gerber, 1993) 149 checks, 0 official lists
Another monster-of-the-week that benefits from creepy twins. Although this is far from the best episode it does have the series' trademark sinister atmosphere.
6/10

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24. Wrath of the Titans (Liebesman, 2012) 8124 checks, 1 official list
This is modern blockbuster filmmaking by the numbers, with all the perfunctory plotting that entails, but it's better paced and more fun than the previous installment from what I remember, and doesn't skimp on the action or special effects.
4/10

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25. The Return of Captain Invincible / Legend in Leotards (Mora, 1983) 57 checks, 0 official lists #Australia
An ahead-of-its-time deconstruction of superhero tropes. This was largely ignored at the time due to some poor film-making and a budget that can't even begin to realise the superhero antics required. What makes it worth watching are the songs, two of which, written by Richard O'Brien and sung by Christopher Lee, are amazing. Even the direction of the film seems to lift in these scenes.
5/10

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26. Epic (Wedge, 2013) 4620 checks, 1 official list
The title made me think this was going to be a satire of epic fantasies, but it turns out to be a generic name for a shallow fantasy story that is very close to Avatar or Ferngully. Nice music and visuals, but otherwise disposable kids' fare.
4/10

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Bonus challenge running total: 17
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: January 14th, 2022, 5:17 pm Congrats :party:
Thanks. I'm sure you'll get there too eventually. :thumbsup:
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