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Official Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge (January 2022)

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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
A found-footage film that was released a year before Blair Witch Project triggered an explosion in the genre. I've certainly seen worse found footage, and it doesn't take too long before the alien menace starts. It does have a couple of good creepy moments but there's not much here to make this stand out from dozens of similar found footage films.
4/10

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14. The Matrix Resurrections (Wachowski, 2021) 1275 checks, 0 official lists #ICantDoThatDave
Watching this is a weird experience. First it goes all meta and mocks the idea of Matrix sequels, then we get lots of nostalgia-baiting and it gets dull, then there's an ending which is reasonably fun. I like the intentions behind it -- to make a self-referential commentary on sci-fi franchises, but for some reason the execution is surpisingly bad, with mediocre visuals and action scenes.
4/10

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15. Journey to the Center of the Earth (Brevig, 2008) 17379 checks, 1 official list #20000Leagues
It starts off poorly, and gets tedious as soon as the characters get to the centre of the Earth, and the characters become marooned in endless ugly CGI.
3/10

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16. Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (Stenstrum, 2001) 621 checks, 0 official lists #Hilarious
The fourth and last of the Stenstrum-directed Scooby-Doo films. The plot of having the gang sucked into a computer and being transported to different environments makes the story a bit tenuous, but it's got a nice pace, the traditional Scooby-Doo jokes and some fun meta-commentary on the Scoobyverse.
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Bonus challenge running total: 13
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1. Looper (2012) #TimeAfterTime
This was OK. Better if you didn't try to think too deeply about it. JGL turned in a solid performance mimicking Bruce Willis. 6/10 - fine enough for a watch, but not one that will stick with me.

2. The Brother from Another Planet (1984) #Hilarious
An unspeaking alien who looks like Black man wanders around Harlem while people make fun of him. This movie not only got made, but the fact that it's on a 100 best list is baffling to me. 4/10

3. I Am Number Four (2011)
The execs who were trying to market this as the next Twilight should be fired. It was fine. Angsty teenage boy is actually an alien with superpowers. All attempts at drama were hampered, however, by writing genuinely unlikable characters. Some neat sci-fi action sequencs, but that was that best part. 5/10

4. Double Team (1997)
JCVD is one thing, but when you add in Dennis Rodman, whose sole role was to look weird and say quips, you know you're in for a treat. Or something. Some really good explosions and fight choreography that helped the film, but most everything else was a mess. 5/10
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maxwelldeux wrote: January 8th, 2022, 10:23 pm 1. Looper (2012) #TimeAfterTime
This was OK. Better if you didn't try to think too deeply about it.
Wasn't there a joke about this in the movie itself? If memory serves, there was a moment when Bruce Willis said to Gordon-Levitt something along the lines of, "Try not to think too hard about it because it won't make sense." The buddy I saw it with described it as the best "Shut up, brain!" moment he had ever seen in a movie.
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#26 - Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) 5/10
Was hoping this was going to be good and it was just meh.
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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

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Five men of identical height and weight chip in to buy and share a glowing white suit in this strange comedy. There is not really much more to the film than each man wearing the suit for a bit and having a good time while the others cheer on. Where the film does take off is when the fifth man wears it - a dirty beggar who none of them trust - and there is some decent comedy as the other four go to extreme lengths to ensure that the suit stays clean and intact.

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#27 - The Wheel of Time S01E07 & S01E08 - 117 Minutes (2021) #Hugo
#28 - Hawk The Slayer (1980) 3/10
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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
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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)

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Pierre Fresnay makes for a fairly dull and uncharismatic protagonist and the pacing often feels off during the first half here. The second half of the film massively picks up though as Pierre Palau enters the scene as a slyly smiling devil incarnate (see above), offering to buy back a cursed talisman in exchange for Fresnay's soul. Fresnay becomes more interesting to follow around in this stretch too as fear and desperation start to get the better of him.

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Hey look, a dragon!

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54 - Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) - 7.5/10 - #LookADragon! - 500 years ago, the dragons disappeared after fighting off a threat that turned people to stone. They left behind a dragon gem to keep the threat at bay, but when it is fractured, the threat returns and a girl named Raya goes off in search of Sisu, the one dragon who is rumored to have survived. I thought it was pretty good. Not the best Disney film, but pretty solid.

55 - The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021) - 8.5/10 - #ICantDoThatDave - Katie is about to head off to college, but her father insists on one last road trip that happens to coincide with robots taking over the world. The Mitchells are a strange family, but may be humanity's last chance. This was pretty funny and is a nice family film as well.

56 - Space Sweepers (2021) - 7.5/10 - #Asia - In 2092, much of the Earth is uninhabitable, though there is a giant orbiting space station for wealthy citizens and workers. The film follows the crew of one ship who barely squeak by at making a living by collecting space debris and selling it to the orbiting factory. The film has pretty nice special effects and sets and was entertaining.

57,58 - Going Postal (2010) Episodes 1-2 (184 minutes with 24 to carry forward) - #Nebula - This mini-series is pretty faithful to Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel and was very entertaining. I think it is the best of the three adaptations that appeared a decade or so ago and the cast is very good. It's too bad that The Watch tv show couldn't have been this good.

59,60 - The OA (2016) Episodes 101-103 (181 minutes with 21 to carry forward) - #LivingIn5D - A woman who was missing for 7 years shows up one day when she is captured on a cell phone video jumping off of a bridge. She was blind when she disappeared, but now has her sight back and strange scars on her back. She also calls herself The OA. She gathers together four high school students and a teacher in an empty house and tells them her story. It was kind of boring at first, but got better after she started to tell her life story.

Count = 60 Bonus = 28
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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
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Hi flavo, I think my tally for the Bonus Challenge should perhaps be 6 points not 5; maybe my hidden dragon tricked you?

The highlights of this second batch were unquestionably the two deliciosuly eccentric and sexy adaptations of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by the inspired teams of Averty and Coronado/Lindsay Kemp, plus watching La Bruce's wicked and very un-PC take on the old brain transplant films of the 50s/60s prompted me to finally watch one of the most notoriously "bad" films of all time...,

(Screenshots from 'Le songe d'une nuit d'été' & 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'),

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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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*** A little note on 'Buster's Bedroom' - IMDb declined my submission of Fantasy tag for Rebecca Horn's film, but I will insist here; with, among other imagery and tidbits, flying butterflies inside a refrigerator, a character getting rid of her strait-jacket through a Wonder Woman-like spin, another drowned in a swimming pool and seemingly disappearing inside it, a flying, dancing fork with Jan Svankmajer-esque attitude, inmates being buried in the asylum's garden as precious flowers, are things that I firmly believe belong to the challenge. Hope this is okay.
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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
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11. Cyborg Cop-1993: 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
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7. Maleficent (2014, Stromberg) 5/10
8. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019, Rønning) 2,5/10
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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
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jdidaco wrote: January 9th, 2022, 4:58 am Hi flavo, I think my tally for the Bonus Challenge should perhaps be 6 points not 5; maybe my hidden dragon tricked you?
Ok, should be fixed in the next update.
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36. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (Lamont Johnson, 1983)
If this were any cheesier, I'd warn those of you who are lactose intolerant to avoid because it would almost certainly give you the runs. But hey, how often do you get to see Molly Ringwald in something this batty and nonsensical? +1 to the set design as well. It's actually a pretty fun movie.

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37-38. Going Postal E1-2 (Jon Jones, 2010) #Nebula
To echo gunnar's comment, this was actually one of the better Discworld adaptations I've seen. It felt very much in tone with the novels and wasn't hampered too much by budget like The Colour of Magic for instance.

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39. Anthem of a Teenage Prophet (Robin Hays, 2018)
This story of a teen who has deadly premonitions that comes true and becomes ostracized as a result just OOZES angst out the wazoo. I can't say I was the biggest fan but it was competently made and acted generally.

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40. Noroît (Jacques Rivette 1976)
I'm generally not a fan of Rivette and this pirate flick does nothing to change my mind. His productions always feel supremely stagey and pretentious to me and are shockingly uncinematic. It almost feels like an amateur improv acting troupe just making stuff up as they go.

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41. PK (Rajkumar Hirani, 2014)
I could feel my soul slowly dying while watching this.
Spoiler
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)
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10. Don't Look Up (2021) 7 #Hilarious
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!
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2. Men in Black (1997, Barry Sonnenfeld) rewatch: ? > 8.0 #Hilarious Still holds up very well because of firstly the great chemistry between Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, secondly cause of the great pacing and relative short running time (it doesn't waste any time) and thirdly cause it's just overall a good combination of buddy cop movie and sci-fi with a rich established world full of fun side-characters.

3. Men in Black II (2002, Barry Sonnenfeld): 6.5 - Suffers from an immense case of sequelititis; in that shamelessly just rehashes the first best moments and side-characters. With Tommy Lee Jones' character having his wiped memory restored, the dynamic between him and Smith changes and the movie does deliver a fresh takes on that at least. And it gives the movie still plenty to enjoy. A def step down compared to the first, but still enjoyable.

4. Eragon (2006, Stefen Fangmeier): 4.5 #LookADragon! -
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Knowing its bad reputation I went into this one skeptical (I know some people can ignore those kind of stuff when going into a movie, more power to them, but I can't). So I was surprised it didn't start off half bad, even promising with the initial world building and introduction of a baby dragon. But after that it never lives up to that promise. It doesn't get very bad, but just bland and boring.

5. R.I.P.D. (2013, Robert Schwentke): 6.5 #OutsidetheBubble - Ryan Reynolds is a death cop who gets recruited into a police force of death cops. Jeff Bridges plays his older grumpy partner. This heavily borrows from MIB. But compared to that franchise this never clearly establishes the rules of its world; can other people see the undead, seems they can but somehow there are no real world consequences of this. Besides this overall it was quite enjoyable, mostly due to the Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds combo.

6. Men in Black III (2012, Barry Sonnenfeld): 6.8 #TimeAfterTime - Made 10 years after the second one and dishing Tommy Lee Jones for Josh Brolin was amble reason to go skeptical into the third installment of the MIB franchise. Luckily my fears were proven to be wrong. What's most surprising is how Brolin works as a younger version of Kay (the Tommy Lee Jones character), he is instantly recognizable as him but offers his own (younger) take on the character. Again giving the dynamic between Kay and Jay enough freshness to not feel like a rehash of the previous installments. It does get a bit sentimental in a way the previous entries weren't, with the whole watch from death dad stuff.

7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016, Dave Green): 6.0 - Cowabunga! The second installment of the rebooted TMNT franchise again is a quite enjoyable way to pass the time. It sure isn't the greatest blockbuster, but also far from horrible. It introduces a lot a fan favorite characters into this rebooted franchise: Bebop and Rocksteady are fun. Casey Jones is incredibly underused, he just uselessly hangs around without a clear purpose, despite Stephen Amell doing a fine job. Kang was unnecessary as the second main villain, the final big action scene tho against him was the best one in the movie.

8. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959, Henry Levin): 6.0 #20000Leagues - James Mason goes a long way in making this watchable.

9. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003, Gore Verbinski): 8.0 > 7.8 - an immensely enjoyable blockbuster. Of course Depp steals the movie as Jack Sparrow a role that certainly will be mentioned in all of his eventual post mortem testimonials. But the movie works cause the whole cast does great. Rush as main baddy Barbossa, Bloom as underdog hero Will Turner, Knightley as the feisty woman/love-interest for the hero, Davenport as the dull arrogant other love interest of the woman, Pryce as the cowardly dad/governor and a bunch a fun side-character. It's a bit overlong tho, which keeps it from being truly great.

Watching some sci-fi/fantasy franchises and more, SHBC: 6
1. Encanto (2021, Byron Howard & Jared Bush): 6.8 #MagicalRealism
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flavo5000 wrote: January 9th, 2022, 1:39 pm

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40. Noroît (Jacques Rivette 1976)
I'm generally not a fan of Rivette and this pirate flick does nothing to change my mind. His productions always feel supremely stagey and pretentious to me and are shockingly uncinematic. It almost feels like an amateur improv acting troupe just making stuff up as they go.

Spoiler
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)
I'm far from the biggest Rivette scholar here, but isn't that his whole schtick: letting his cast do a lot of improv on film, finding the movie with them along the way.?
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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

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Convinced that Jules Verne based his novel on real facts and places, a modern day scientist embarks on an actual journey to the centre of the Earth here. It is an amusing idea, but any promise of this being an unusual adaptation soon evaporates. We mostly just creature after creature and dangerous situation after situation rather than a narrative. The CGI is not particularly great either, and there are too many hey-3D! moments for a film watched at home in 2D.

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flavo5000 wrote: January 9th, 2022, 1:39 pm 36. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (Lamont Johnson, 1983)
If this were any cheesier, I'd warn those of you who are lactose intolerant to avoid because it would almost certainly give you the runs. But hey, how often do you get to see Molly Ringwald in something this batty and nonsensical? +1 to the set design as well. It's actually a pretty fun movie.
I remember watching that film a number of times because of Molly Ringwald when it first showed up on cable back in the mid-80s.

Hey look, an evil wizard:

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61 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - 8/10 - #LookAWizard! - Still a good movie and a nice end to the Harry Potter saga a decade later.

62 - Dark Matter (2015) Episodes 101-102 (86 minutes with 6 to carry forward) - #OutsidetheBubble - Six people wake up from cryogenic sleep aboard a large spaceship with no memory of who they are. So far it is a decent show. I bought the comic when it first came out, but don't remember much about it.

That completes the Bonus Challenge.

Count = 62 Bonus = 30
Spoiler
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
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12-16. The Wheel of Time season 1 (Amazon Prime, 2021, 8 episodes) 7.5/10 ... 69 minutes carried over

Question for flavo re eligibility - Fellini's E la nave va/And the Ship Sails On is listed as fantasy by Criterion Channel, but not by IMDB or ICM. In general I'd consider Criterion to be a pretty authoritative source, but also don't want to make assumptions about how rigourous the IMDB/ICM requirement is for this particular challenge. Thoughts?
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: January 9th, 2022, 2:30 pm
flavo5000 wrote: January 9th, 2022, 1:39 pm

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40. Noroît (Jacques Rivette 1976)
I'm generally not a fan of Rivette and this pirate flick does nothing to change my mind. His productions always feel supremely stagey and pretentious to me and are shockingly uncinematic. It almost feels like an amateur improv acting troupe just making stuff up as they go.

Spoiler
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)
I'm far from the biggest Rivette scholar here, but isn't that his whole schtick: letting his cast do a lot of improv on film, finding the movie with them along the way.?
I think so, yea. I found Out 1 pretty infuriating to watch because of this too. I'm just not a big fan of that approach, especially with dramatic storytelling. It comes off lazy and half-assed, but it's guaranteed to garner critical acclaim because it's DARING and INVENTIVE.
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gunnar wrote: January 9th, 2022, 7:32 pm
flavo5000 wrote: January 9th, 2022, 1:39 pm 36. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (Lamont Johnson, 1983)
If this were any cheesier, I'd warn those of you who are lactose intolerant to avoid because it would almost certainly give you the runs. But hey, how often do you get to see Molly Ringwald in something this batty and nonsensical? +1 to the set design as well. It's actually a pretty fun movie.
I remember watching that film a number of times because of Molly Ringwald when it first showed up on cable back in the mid-80s.

Hey look, an evil wizard:

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61 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - 8/10 - #LookAWizard! - Still a good movie and a nice end to the Harry Potter saga a decade later.

62 - Dark Matter (2015) Episodes 101-102 (86 minutes with 6 to carry forward) - #OutsidetheBubble - Six people wake up from cryogenic sleep aboard a large spaceship with no memory of who they are. So far it is a decent show. I bought the comic when it first came out, but don't remember much about it.

That completes the Bonus Challenge.

Count = 62 Bonus = 30
Spoiler
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
HOT DIGGEDY DAWG! We got ourselves the first complete Scavenger Hunt!! Congrats to gunnar!
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flavo5000 wrote: January 9th, 2022, 9:36 pm
gunnar wrote: January 9th, 2022, 7:32 pm That completes the Bonus Challenge.

Count = 62 Bonus = 30
HOT DIGGEDY DAWG! We got ourselves the first complete Scavenger Hunt!! Congrats to gunnar!
Damn! Nice work! I've been off the grid for a bit and only discovered the Scavenger Hunt yesterday. That's wicked-quick to finish that challenge! :cheers:
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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

They must have wasted a lot of money on Infinite. Antoine Fuqua can and should do way better than this..
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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
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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

Spoiler
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
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#29 - Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) 7/10 #20000Leagues
#30 - Orphée (1950) 8/10
List
#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
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8. Yu Yu Hakusho ep. 76-79 7/10 (21 mins per episode = 84 mins total)

9. Yu Yu Hakusho ep. 80-83 7/10 (21 mins per episode = 84 mins total)
the list!
1. Don’t Look Up 6/10
2. The Matrix: Resurrections 7/10
3. South Park: Post COVID - The Return of COVID 4/10
4. Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey 5/10
5. Gremlins 2: The New Batch 6/10
6. The Running Man 7/10
7. Yu Yu Hakusho ep. 72-75 7/10
8. Yu Yu Hakusho ep. 76-79 7/10 (21 mins per episode = 84 mins total)
9. Yu Yu Hakusho ep. 80-83 7/10 (21 mins per episode = 84 mins total)
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1. Combat Wombat (2020) - 7/10 #Animation
2. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) - 3/10
3. Jungle Cruise (2021) - 6/10 #Hilarious
4. The Beauty Inside (2015) - 8/10 #Asia
5. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) - 5/10
6. Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) - 5/10 #LivingIn5D
7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) - 6/10

8. The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021) - 6/10 #ICantDoThatDave
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9. Beauty and the Beast (1978) - 8/10 #DoubleUp
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10. Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) - 10/10 (rewatch)
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63 - Phantom of the Paradise (1974) - 6.5/10 - A singer/songwriter has his music stolen by a devious music producer who later has him arrested and put in prison. After escaping, his face is disfigured and his voice is damaged as well. This is a rock opera mixture from several sources and while I thought the music was good, I wasn't quite as entranced by the rest of the story.

64 - The Wiz (1978) - 5/10 - There are things that I liked in the film, including some of the musical numbers, but Diana Ross didn't seem to fit and a lot of the designs were pretty ugly.

Count = 64 Bonus = 30
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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
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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

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Viewed for a second time, this comedy about high school slackers travelling back in time and capturing assorted historical figures still has its drawbacks, but there is a lot of charm to it too. The plot is nonsensical (interactions with historical figures does not alter the past) but the chemistry between Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves is spot-on all the way. I would have liked more scenes of the historical figures bonding with each other though, as per above.

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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)

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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter's chemistry is just as great as in the original here and there are several fun moments as they run into multiple future versions of themselves. The film's best moments though come from Brigette Lundy-Paine and Samara Weaving as their daughters, getting their fathers' vocal and facial mannerisms down pat (as above). The film does not really have a lot to offer though other than this though; a lot just seems recycled from Parts 1+2.

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11. Solomon Kane (2009) 6 #WitchyPoo
12. The Fourth Kind (2009) 3 #DeadSpace
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
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blocho wrote: January 8th, 2022, 11:16 pm Wasn't there a joke about this in the movie itself? If memory serves, there was a moment when Bruce Willis said to Gordon-Levitt something along the lines of, "Try not to think too hard about it because it won't make sense." The buddy I saw it with described it as the best "Shut up, brain!" moment he had ever seen in a movie.
Well, it's called a "time travel paradox" for a reason :)
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For those interested, here's an update of the Scavenger Hunt Task counts:

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It looks like comedies have taken the lead. I'm actually a little surprised the dragon screenshot task is up there though. It seems like in the past scavenger hunt tasks requiring a screenshot haven't been as popular. I guess everybody likes dragons though.

But hey, even before gunnar had finished the challenge, every task had been completed at least once! Maybe I made it too easy this time... :D
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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

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The yeerk-like stingray-shaped aliens look genuinely creepy here, especially when attached to a human host, fusing with either the person's chest or back in a manner that would make Cronenberg proud. The ins and outs of how the parasites function are very interesting too; same goes for some of the detection methods such as body temperature changes. Best of all though is how the whole thing plays out like a 70s paranoia thriller. Very recommended.

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flavo5000 wrote: January 10th, 2022, 3:55 pm For those interested, here's an update of the Scavenger Hunt Task counts:
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Thanks for that. :thumbsup: And I just became the third to complete #StrangerLand, leaving only three hashtags that have only been done twice. ^_^
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42. Divergent (Neil Burger, 2014)
It's impressive how bland and derivative this is. It's not actively bad but is so forgettable in the overall landscape of YA sci-fi that I can't imagine why it exists other than studio heads looking for the next Hunger Games.

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43. Reka caruje a.k.a. Magical River (Václav Krska, 1946)
A fairly charming if somewhat illogical magical realist romantic parable that reminded me a little of Sullivan's Travels in theme at times.

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44. Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (Robert Parrish, 1969) #RIsForRocket
Groovy art deco sci-fi that's a little slow in places but has some pretty neat ideas

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45. Invisible Sue (Markus Dietrich, 2018)
Lame kids superhero flick that feels like something that'd air on Nickeldeon. Higher production values than I'd expect but still not very good.

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46. Le meraviglie di Aladino a.k.a. The Wonders of Aladdin (Mario Bava, Henry Levin, 1961)
Bava helps the bright colors pop here but story-wise it's a pretty basic, cheesy Aladdin story that fans of Bava's horror work are going to get bored with.

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47. The Giver (Phillip Noyce, 2014) #Africa
From the classic YA sci-fi novel of a 1984-ish dystopian future where society has wiped away emotion, this film version does an adequate job adapting what's primarily an internal novel, adding some thrills and a little more oomph to its largely philosophical themes. Bridges and Streep do ok with what they're given but overall it's a little on the slow, unexciting side. Also the use of black & white to color worked better in Pleasantville.

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48. Wrath of the Titans (Jonathan Liebesman, 2012)
More of the same. If you were dazzling by the LOTR ripoff genericness of the previous film's take on Greek myths, you'll probably like this one too. It just seems to lack a sense of magical wonder that I want in my mythology adaptation, instead giving me a barrage of soulless CGI. On the positive side, my daughter seemed really jazzed about the chimera.

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49a. ABC Weekend Specials: The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ron Underwood, 1986)
49b. ABC Weekend Specials: Runaway Ralph (Ron Underwood, 1988)

My wife wanted to show the kids these old school TV specials based on the Beverly Cleary children's novel classics, and uh, I have to say, they don't age too well. The stop motion animation for Ralph and the other mice is damned creepy looking, as if the mice had already been partially digested and then vomited back up by an owl or something. Also the dialogue itself is tailored strictly to kids in its simplicity which makes for kind of a boring watch. Also be on the lookout for a young pre-Princess Bride/Wonder Years Fred Savage in Runaway Ralph. i mean, my kids seemed to like them pretty well (my son rated the first one an 8.5/10!) so I guess they're hitting that intended demographic pretty well.
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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)
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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
Common themes from Miyazaki is present in the film. Very chill film that doesn't take itself too seriously.
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16. The Shannara Chronicles: Wilderun (2017) * 42 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Blood (2017) * 42 min.
The second season wasn't as good as the first, although like the first it got better as it went along.

17. Das Zaubermännchen/Rumpelstiltskin (1960) * 70 min. #Europe (East Germany)
Fairly straightforward telling of the Grimm's fairy tale, improved by making Rumpelstiltskin more likable by making his motive contempt for the greed of 
the miller and the king.

18. Cowboy Bebop: Session #1 Cowboy Gospel (2021) * 49 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #2 Venus Pop (2021) * 38 min.
Not as good as the anime series so far, but comes surprisingly close.

19. Freak Orlando (1981) * 127 min.
Confusing but never boring, sometimes beautiful, sometimes grotesque, sometimes both.
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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.
*First time viewing

(11 minutes carry forward, 39 minutes total)
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20. Schneewittchen/Snow White (1961) * 60 min.
A very good version of the Grimm's fairy tale from East Germany.
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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.
*First time viewing
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“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” - Isaac Asimov
1. House of Dracula (Erle C. Kenton-1942) USA 727 checks #DeadSpace
2. The Mitchells vs the Machines (Michael Rianda-2021) USA/Canada/Hong Kong 1,402 checks #ICantDoThatDave
3. Doctor Who S21E20-24 "The Twin Dilemma" (Peter Moffatt-1984) UK #Europe
4. Stowaway (Joe Penna-2021) Germany/USA/UK 555 checks #RforRocket
5. Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (Don McDougall-1979) USA 45 checks
6. The Nutty Professor (Tom Shadyac-1996) USA 37,217 checks
7. HG Wells' War of the Worlds (David Michael Latt-2005) USA 42 checks
8. Free Guy (Shawn Levy-2021) USA 2,148 checks
9. Freaks (Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein-2018) USA/Canada 437 checks

Feels like I've seen the "adult and young child separated from the world and the audience gradually learns why" opening too often lately. Still, this was well done and an enjoyable watch.

10. Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg-2018) USA/India Rewatch

My son really liked Free Guy and I figured this was in the same vein. Definitely more heart than comedy and the references to my youth were less overwhelming this time.

11. Pajama Party (Don Weis-1964) USA 51 checks #Hilarious

An Annette & Frankie beach party romp where Tommy Kirk stars as Go Go the Martian considering an Earth invasion. Lots of dancing and mugging. Poor Buster Keaton is a Native American caricature that really didn't age well.
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