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8. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1989) 7/10
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77 - 4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011) - 6/10 - It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine). Life on Earth will end at 4:44 in the morning and Willem DaFoe spends most of the day hanging out with his girlfriend (Shanyn Leigh), a painter in NYC. It's not a great film, but wasn't as bad as I feared.

78 - King Lear (1987) - 3/10 - This was mostly garbage.

79 - Robot Monster (1953) - 5/10 - Aliens are bent on destroying all life on Earth, but somehow one family has eluded them so far. This low budget film is not very good, but it is still quite a bit better than King Lear.

80 - Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992) - 5/10 - Lots of clips from movies, news, ads, etc. are assembled in this conspiracy theory 'documentary'. It really wasn't my thing.

81-83 - Delta Wave (1996) (248 minutes) - The adventures of a doctor and two kids with psychic powers. Unfortunately it's not really all that inspired.

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1 - Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) - 6.5/10
2 - The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961) - 4/10
3 - Miss Minoes (2001) - 7.5/10
4 - Beyond Tomorrow (1940) - 6.5/10
5-20 - See (2019) Seasons 1-3 (1283 minutes)
21 - First Spaceship on Venus (1960) - 5.5/10
22 - I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) - 6/10
23 - Not of This Earth (1957) - 6/10
24 - Re-Animator (1985) - 7/10
25-30 - 480 minutes of tv shows
Infinity Train Season 3 (2020) (113 minutes)
Infinity Train Season 4 (2021) (113 minutes)
Star Trek Lower Decks Season 2 (2021) (254 minutes)
31 - Pitfall (1962) - 8/10
32 - I'm Your Man (2021) - 7.5/10
33 - The Blood of a Poet (1932) - 6/10
34 - The Blood of Jesus (1941) - 5/10
35 - Children of the Damned (1964) - 7/10
36 - Doctor X (1932) - 6/10
37-46 - 800 minutes of tv shows
Chocky (1984) (151 minutes)
Chocky's Children (1985) (151 minutes)
Chocky's Challenge (1986) (151 minutes)
Ark (2009) (48 minutes)
Annedroids Season 1 (2014) (299 minutes)
47 - The Omega Man (1971) - 6/10
48 - The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) - 6/10
49 - Quatermass 2 (1957) - 7/10
50 - Quatermass and the Pit (1967) - 7/10
51 - Silent Running (1972) - 7/10
52 - your name. (2016) - 8/10
53 - Yeelen (1987) - 7/10
54 - Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) - 7/10
55 - Summer Days with Coo (2007) - 8/10
56 - Under the Skin (2013) - 6/10
57-62 - Alphas Season 1 (2011) (496 minutes)
63 - Melancholia (2011) - 7.5/10
64 - Save the Green Planet (2003) - 7.5/10
65 - The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978) - 7.5/10
66 - Miracle in Milan (1951) - 7.5/10
67 - Tropical Malady (2004) - 6/10
68 - Il Mare (2000) - 7/10
69 - Okja (2017) - 8/10
70 - Rare Exports (2010) - 7/10
71 - The Lift (1983) - 7.5/10
72 - The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha (1969) - 7/10
73-76 - 326 minutes of tv shows
The Doombolt Chase (1978) (146 minutes)
Dramarama: Spooky (1983) (180 minutes)
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1. Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970) Fantasy
2. When the Cat Comes (1963) Fantasy
3. Sexmission (1984) Science Fiction
4. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006) Fantasy
5. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978) Fantasy
6. The Oddsockeaters (2016) Fantasy
7. Last and First Men (2020) Sci-Fi
8. The Thing (1982) REVISION Sci-Fi
9. Predator (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
10. My Twentieth Century (1989) Sci-Fi
11. Strawberry Mansion (2021) Sci-Fi
12. Aftermath (2012) Fantasy
13. The Lure (2015) Fantasy
14. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2021) Fantasy
15. Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975) Fantasy
16. RoboCop (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
17. RoboCop (2014) Sci-Fi
18. Prey (2022) Sci-Fi
19. Save the Green Planet! (2003) Sci-Fi
20. The Timkeepers of Eternity (2021) Sci-Fi
21. In the Earth (2021) Sci-Fi
22. Total Recall (2012) Sci-Fi
23. Predator 2 (1990) REVISION Sci-Fi

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Without the isolated, eerily agoraphobic jungles and set over several days (not hours), this sequel never reaches the intensity of its predecessor, but watched for a second time, it feels very decent all the same. Set in a crime-ridden metropolis, the predator curiously has an almost positive impact on society, cleaning up street crime and eliminating drug cartels. There are some very funny moments too (old lady with broomstick makeshift weapon) though none of the comic relief with Bill Paxton and his lame pick-up lines works. We also get more background on the predators themselves too of course.
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10. House of the Dragon (2022) Ep. 5-6 (127 min.)
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Spoiler
1. Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970) Fantasy
2. When the Cat Comes (1963) Fantasy
3. Sexmission (1984) Science Fiction
4. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006) Fantasy
5. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978) Fantasy
6. The Oddsockeaters (2016) Fantasy
7. Last and First Men (2020) Sci-Fi
8. The Thing (1982) REVISION Sci-Fi
9. Predator (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
10. My Twentieth Century (1989) Sci-Fi
11. Strawberry Mansion (2021) Sci-Fi
12. Aftermath (2012) Fantasy
13. The Lure (2015) Fantasy
14. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2021) Fantasy
15. Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975) Fantasy
16. RoboCop (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
17. RoboCop (2014) Sci-Fi
18. Prey (2022) Sci-Fi
19. Save the Green Planet! (2003) Sci-Fi
20. The Timkeepers of Eternity (2021) Sci-Fi
21. In the Earth (2021) Sci-Fi
22. Total Recall (2012) Sci-Fi
23. Predator 2 (1990) REVISION Sci-Fi
24. The Little Mermaid (1976) Fantasy

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This feels refreshingly dark for a fairytale, especially with some of the plot turns towards the end, and while it is hard to side with the love-at-first-sight dynamics, the aforementioned plot turns add some dimension. It is only in the final half-hour that she makes the big pact to become human though and the first hour is not especially easy to endure. There are some fantastic images for sure, including glittery costumes beneath the sea and red/orange sunsets and sunrises above. The underwater kingdom though never looks like it is really underwater, and the mermaids' feet are frequently visible.
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82. Surrogates (Jonathan Mostow, 2009)

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83. The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (Peter Winther, 2004)
84. The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (Jonathan Frakes, 2006)
85. The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (Jonathan Frakes, 2008)

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86. Mutant Hunt (Tim Kincaid, 1987)

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87. Naufragio (Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, 1978)
The Timeless Tomorrow
1. Miraklet i Valby a.k.a. Miracle in Valby (Åke Sandgren, 1989)
2. Nora (Satomi Mikuriya, 1985)
3. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, 2007)
4-8. The 10th Kingdom (2000)
9. Silent Shorts [Le pied de mouton (1907), The Airship Destroyer (1909), Alice in Wonderland (1903), Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost (1901), The Thieving Hand (1908), An Interesting Story (1904), Le roi du maquillage (1904), Mary Jane's Mishap (1903), The Little Match Seller (1902), The Enchanted Drawing (1900), Le cauchemar (1896), Les affiches en goguette (1906), Le squelette joyeux (1898), Le scarabée d'or (1907), Le papillon fantastique (1901), L'homme orchestre (1900), Nouvelles luttes extravagantes (1901), La tentation de Saint-Antoine (1898), Le cochon danseur (1907) ]
10. Cyber Vengeance (J. Christian Ingvordsen, 1997)
11. R.I.P.D. (Robert Schwentke, 2013)
12. Pyl a.k.a. Dust (Sergey Loban, 2005)
13. Synchronic (Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, 2019)
14. Day the World Ended (Roger Corman, 1955)
15. The Immortal Wars (Joe Lujan, 2018)
16. Rumpelstiltskin (David Irving, 1987)
17. Split Second (Tony Maylam, 1992)
18. A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona, 2016)
19. The Butterfly Effect 2 (John R. Leonetti, 2006)
20. Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land (Lew Landers, 1952)
21. Black Adam (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2022)
22. Goodbye World (Denis Hennelly, 2013)
23. After the Dark (John Huddles, 2013)
24-26. The Vanishing Shadow (Lew Landers, 1934)
27. Moontrap: Target Earth (Robert Dyke, 2017)
28. Voyage of the Rock Aliens (James Fargo, 1984)
29. Yattâman (Takashi Miike, 2009)
30. Ansikte mot ansikte a.k.a. Face to Face (Ingmar Bergman, 1976)
31. Bell Book and Candle (Richard Quine, 1958)
32. The Recall (Mauro Borrelli, 2017)
33. If Only (Gil Junger, 2004)
34. Iron Sky: The Coming Race (Timo Vuorensola, 2018)
35. Class of 1999 (Mark L. Lester, 1990)
36. Galaxy of the Dinosaurs (J.R. Bookwalter, 1992)
37. Humanoids from Atlantis (J.R. Bookwalter, 1992)
38. Injû kyôshi - jissha-ban a.k.a. Angel of Darkness (Mitsunori Hattori, 1995)
39. Jack Frost (Troy Miller, 1998)
40. The Cloverfield Paradox (Julius Onah, 2018)
41. Huo shao hong lian si a.k.a. Burning Paradise (Ringo Lam, 1994)
42. G-Saviour (Graeme Campbell, 2000)
43. Looker (Michael Crichton, 1981)
44. The Brain Eaters (Bruno VeSota, 1958)
45. Mortal Engines (Christian Rivers, 2018)
46. Otroki vo vselennoy a.k.a. Children in the Universe (Richard Viktorov, 1975)
47. Aliens Cut My Hair (Michael McIntosh, 1992)
48. Mortal Kombat: Legacy S1 (Kevin Tancharoen, 2011)
49. Francis Goes to West Point (Arthur Lubin, 1952)
50. Francis Covers the Big Town (Arthur Lubin, 1953)
51. Francis Joins the WACS (Arthur Lubin, 1954)
52. Francis in the Navy (Arthur Lubin, 1955)
53. La momia azteca a.k.a. The Aztec Mummy (Rafael Portillo, 1957)
54. Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, 2022)
55. Exodus: Gods and Kings (Ridley Scott, 2014)
56. Love, Death & Robots S3 (2022)
57. Space Truckers (Stuart Gordon, 1996)
58. No Resistance (Tim Thomson, 1994)
59. Tômei ningen arawaru a.k.a. Invisible Man Appears (Shinsei Adachi, Shigehiro Fukushima, 1949)
60. Tômei ningen to hae otoko a.k.a. The Invisible Man vs the Human Fly (Mitsuo Murayama, 1957)
61-62. Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (Vadim Jean, 2006)
63. Císaruv pekar - Pekaruv císar a.k.a. Emperor and the Golem (Martin Fric, 1952)
64. One and Two (Andrew Droz Palermo, 2015)
65-66. Final Days of Planet Earth (Robert Lieberman, 2006)
67. The Dirt Bike Kid (Hoite C. Caston, 1985)
68. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (James Gunn, 2022)
69. Dream a Little Dream (Marc Rocco, 1989)
70. Morgan (Luke Scott, 2016)
71. Puss in Boots (Eugene Marner, 1988)
72. Chiu kup hok hau ba wong a.k.a. Future Cops (Jing Wong, 1993)
73. Philadelphia Experiment II (Stephen Cornwell, 1993)
74. Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders a.k.a. Flesh Gordon 2 (Howard T. Ziehm, 1990)
75. Gong gui zai a.k.a. Red Spell Spells Red (Titus Ho, 1983)
76. Alien 2 - Sulla Terra a.k.a. Alien 2: On Earth (Ciro Ippolito, Biagio Proietti, 1980)
77. Kdyby tisíc klarinetu a.k.a. If a Thousand Clarinets (Ján Rohác, Vladimír Svitácek, 1965)
78-81. Paper Girls E1-8 (2022)
82. Surrogates (Jonathan Mostow, 2009)
83. The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (Peter Winther, 2004)
84. The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (Jonathan Frakes, 2006)
85. The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (Jonathan Frakes, 2008)
86. Mutant Hunt (Tim Kincaid, 1987)
87. Naufragio (Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, 1978)
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19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuarón, 2004) 10/10 (rewatch)
20. The Tin Soldier (Jon Voight, Gregory Gieras, 1995) 2/10
A Journey through the Universe
1. Escanaba in da Moonlight (Jeff Daniels, 2001) 6/10
2. A Smoky Mountain Christmas (Henry Winkler, 1986) 5/10
3. Idaho Transfer (Peter Fonda, 1973) 2/10
4. Slipstream (Anthony Hopkins, 2007) 7/10
5. Vice Versa (Peter Ustinov, 1948) 7/10
6. TekWar (William Shatner, 1994) 3/10
7. The Legend of Bagger Vance (Robert Redford, 2000) 8/10
8. Ghost Dad (Sidney Poitier, 1990) 4/10
9. Lost River (Ryan Gosling, 2014) 4/10
10. Human Highway (Dean Stockwell, Neil Young, 1982) 7/10
11. What Is It? (Crispin Glover, 2005) 1/10
12. Matilda (Danny DeVito, 1996) 8/10
13. Charlie's Ghost Story (Anthony Edwards, 1995) 6/10
14. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chris Columbus, 2001) 9/10 (rewatch)
15. Light of My Life (Casey Affleck, 2019) 7/10
16. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Chris Columbus, 2002) 8/10 (rewatch)
17. Rainbow (Bob Hoskins, 1995) 3/10
18. Unicorn Store (Brie Larson, 2017) 6/10
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuarón, 2004) 10/10 (rewatch)
20. The Tin Soldier (Jon Voight, Gregory Gieras, 1995) 2/10
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84 - Things to Come (1936) - 7/10 - A war starts in 1940 that lasts for decades, returning most areas to a feudal state. A WWII pilot returns home in a plane and helps usher in a new age of progress. This eventually leads to a planned moon mission in 2036, though there are detractors who rail against technology. There are some interesting things in this film, including some of the design elements, but other parts haven't aged quite as well.

85 - The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) - 6/10 - David Bowie stars as an alien who comes to Earth in order to bring water back to his dying planet. He uses his advanced knowledge to gain wealth as he develops a way to get the water back to his planet. The premise isn't bad, but unfortunately I found much of the film to not be very interesting.

86 - Dreams (1990) - 8.5/10 - Akira Kurosawa wrote and directed this film based on recurring dreams that he had. There are eight vignettes covering a variety of scenarios. I enjoyed them all, though my favorites are probably the first one with the little boy and the kitsune and the one where he meets van Gogh. The funeral procession near the end was cool, too.

87 - Dark Star (1974) - 6/10 - A group of scientists are on a long mission to destroy unstable planets. There are a few funny moments, but overall I didn't think the acting and story were very good.

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1 - Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) - 6.5/10
2 - The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961) - 4/10
3 - Miss Minoes (2001) - 7.5/10
4 - Beyond Tomorrow (1940) - 6.5/10
5-20 - See (2019) Seasons 1-3 (1283 minutes)
21 - First Spaceship on Venus (1960) - 5.5/10
22 - I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) - 6/10
23 - Not of This Earth (1957) - 6/10
24 - Re-Animator (1985) - 7/10
25-30 - 480 minutes of tv shows
Infinity Train Season 3 (2020) (113 minutes)
Infinity Train Season 4 (2021) (113 minutes)
Star Trek Lower Decks Season 2 (2021) (254 minutes)
31 - Pitfall (1962) - 8/10
32 - I'm Your Man (2021) - 7.5/10
33 - The Blood of a Poet (1932) - 6/10
34 - The Blood of Jesus (1941) - 5/10
35 - Children of the Damned (1964) - 7/10
36 - Doctor X (1932) - 6/10
37-46 - 800 minutes of tv shows
Chocky (1984) (151 minutes)
Chocky's Children (1985) (151 minutes)
Chocky's Challenge (1986) (151 minutes)
Ark (2009) (48 minutes)
Annedroids Season 1 (2014) (299 minutes)
47 - The Omega Man (1971) - 6/10
48 - The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) - 6/10
49 - Quatermass 2 (1957) - 7/10
50 - Quatermass and the Pit (1967) - 7/10
51 - Silent Running (1972) - 7/10
52 - your name. (2016) - 8/10
53 - Yeelen (1987) - 7/10
54 - Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) - 7/10
55 - Summer Days with Coo (2007) - 8/10
56 - Under the Skin (2013) - 6/10
57-62 - Alphas Season 1 (2011) (496 minutes)
63 - Melancholia (2011) - 7.5/10
64 - Save the Green Planet (2003) - 7.5/10
65 - The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978) - 7.5/10
66 - Miracle in Milan (1951) - 7.5/10
67 - Tropical Malady (2004) - 6/10
68 - Il Mare (2000) - 7/10
69 - Okja (2017) - 8/10
70 - Rare Exports (2010) - 7/10
71 - The Lift (1983) - 7.5/10
72 - The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha (1969) - 7/10
73-76 - 326 minutes of tv shows
The Doombolt Chase (1978) (146 minutes)
Dramarama: Spooky (1983) (180 minutes)
77 - 4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011) - 6/10
78 - King Lear (1987) - 3/10
79 - Robot Monster (1953) - 5/10
80 - Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992) - 5/10
81-83 - Delta Wave (1996) (248 minutes)
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9. De uskyldige - The Innocents (Eskil Vogt, 2021) 7.5/10 ... well constructed, this film does a really good job of getting under your skin
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Spoiler
1. Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970) Fantasy
2. When the Cat Comes (1963) Fantasy
3. Sexmission (1984) Science Fiction
4. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006) Fantasy
5. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978) Fantasy
6. The Oddsockeaters (2016) Fantasy
7. Last and First Men (2020) Sci-Fi
8. The Thing (1982) REVISION Sci-Fi
9. Predator (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
10. My Twentieth Century (1989) Sci-Fi
11. Strawberry Mansion (2021) Sci-Fi
12. Aftermath (2012) Fantasy
13. The Lure (2015) Fantasy
14. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2021) Fantasy
15. Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975) Fantasy
16. RoboCop (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
17. RoboCop (2014) Sci-Fi
18. Prey (2022) Sci-Fi
19. Save the Green Planet! (2003) Sci-Fi
20. The Timkeepers of Eternity (2021) Sci-Fi
21. In the Earth (2021) Sci-Fi
22. Total Recall (2012) Sci-Fi
23. Predator 2 (1990) REVISION Sci-Fi
24. The Little Mermaid (1976) Fantasy
25. The Predator (2018) REVISION Sci-Fi

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In a climate where sequels get slammed for copying or trying to outdo their predecessors, it is strange that this unique-feeling Shane Black entry in the Predator series has not found a bigger fan-base. While the A-Team style characters feel out of place, the film absolutely lives and breathes on Black's banter and willingness to poke fun at the franchise. Some of the exchanges (especially regarding DNA) are hilarious too and the film gets a good running gag out of the aliens being mislabelled as "predators" since they hunt for sport. What's more, Black also includes a pretty great father/son angle in the mix.
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11. House of the Dragon (2022) Ep. 7-8 (125 min.)
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4.-8. Devs (2020, Alex Garland, 409‘) 6/10
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1. Invention for Destruction (1958, Karel Zeman) 6,5/10
2. Ikarie XB 1 (1963, Jindrich Polák) 6,5/10
3. Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977, Jindrich Polák) 5/10
4.-8. Devs (2020, Alex Garland, 409‘) 6/10
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Spoiler
1. Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970) Fantasy
2. When the Cat Comes (1963) Fantasy
3. Sexmission (1984) Science Fiction
4. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006) Fantasy
5. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978) Fantasy
6. The Oddsockeaters (2016) Fantasy
7. Last and First Men (2020) Sci-Fi
8. The Thing (1982) REVISION Sci-Fi
9. Predator (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
10. My Twentieth Century (1989) Sci-Fi
11. Strawberry Mansion (2021) Sci-Fi
12. Aftermath (2012) Fantasy
13. The Lure (2015) Fantasy
14. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2021) Fantasy
15. Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975) Fantasy
16. RoboCop (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
17. RoboCop (2014) Sci-Fi
18. Prey (2022) Sci-Fi
19. Save the Green Planet! (2003) Sci-Fi
20. The Timkeepers of Eternity (2021) Sci-Fi
21. In the Earth (2021) Sci-Fi
22. Total Recall (2012) Sci-Fi
23. Predator 2 (1990) REVISION Sci-Fi
24. The Little Mermaid (1976) Fantasy
25. The Predator (2018) REVISION Sci-Fi
26. Shock! Shock! Shock! (1987) Sci-Fi

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This film was clearly intended to be a throwback to the B-movies of yesteryear, shot in black and white too, but with more pronounced shadows and artistic lighting than the average B feature. The plot feels like it was made up as the filmmakers went along and several things about the main guy don't make sense, but the film is worth it for the unrelenting madness thrown on screen. We see jewels suddenly turn into daggers, stop motion animated monsters and "death ray" stares achieved through scratches on the film itself. One has to get past some (intentionally?) shoddy acting to enjoy it though.
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Like sol I've also been busy (re)watching the Predator franchise last two weeks.

3. Predator (1987, John McTiernan): rewatch 8ish? > 8.5 - This holds ups very well. I mostly agree with sols review earlier that this still is a good example in building suspense by showing as little as possible. What I also really like is how it plays with genres, it really feels like Arnie and co don't know what is going on because it feels like they are in a different kind of movie (a typical 80s action-war movie) until the finale. Which makes it feel like the Predator is invading the movie as well.

4. Predator 2 (1990, Stephen Hopkins) rewatch: 4-5ish > 6.2 - For a long stretch this sequel was mediocre at best, with having only two thing going for it well really; firstly the idea to completely change the scenery from a war film in the jungle to a crime movie in the city and secondly Danny Glover. Unfortunately the choice to change the setting doesn't work out too well, because the portrayals as LA as some of ultra violent war-like battleground like a Republican suburban housewife worst fantasy of inner city life is too ridiculous to take serious. But in the last half hour the movie recovers and really pick-up, the long final confrontation between Glover and the Predator is entertaining. And since this is the reason to watch these movies it came out much better than I thought the first hour. It still a long stretch from the first one overall tho.

5. AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004, Paul W.S. Anderson) rewatch: 6.5 > 6.2 - A flawed movie but enjoyable and delivers what the title promises. Could it be better; sure, could it been worse; yes. As we will discover...

6. AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007, Colin & Greg Strause): rewatch: 5.5 > 4.0 - the best thing about AVPR is that it made me appreciate AVP more. At least that one did two important things better. First this one is so dark it's hard to tell what's going on most of the time, in AVP at least there is some decently followable AVP action. Secondly the human "fodder"; sure in AVP there are also human characters but they are used relatively effectively and with a clear purpose to introduce the Alien vs. Predator stand off and take a backseat when that gets going, in this one we are stuck with some uninteresting irrelevant town peoples with their uninteresting backstories that keep being the focus of the movie.

7. Predators (2010, VS, Nimród Antal) rewacht: 6.5 > 4.8
8. The Predator (2018, Shane Black): 4.0 - Both suffer from should be, could been better. Both have promising premises, and a fun ragtag team of misfits having to work together, tho both do suffer from a bland main protagonist. Both do have some entertaining moments. Especially The Predator has some good banter typical of Shane Black. The running gag about the misnaming of the Predator is a good one indeed. But in the end both didn't work for me at all, too little tension, dragging plots and uninspired action.

9. Prey (2022, Daniel Trachtenberg): 8.0 - This really lived up to its reputation of best Predator since the first one. I was a bit skeptical the first 30 minutes or so, but from the moment the wild cat is killed and she goes back to look for the Predator the movie really comes alive. It's extremely tense and has some breathtaking action pieces with both the Predator as the protagonist being the right amount of vulnerable to make the fights feel having real stakes.

And some non-Predator films:
10. Strange World (2022, Don Hall & Qui Nguyen): 7.2 - superb design, great animation, nice message, decent enough plotting and characterizations. If the later had been a bit better this could have been an instant classic.

11. Abominable (2019, Jill Culton & Todd Wilderman): 4.5
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1. Black Adam (2022, Jaume Collet-Serra): 5.5
2. The Mummy Returns (2001, Stephen Sommers): 4.0
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13. The Visitor (1979)
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14-19. The Leftovers (2014), Season 1, 10 episodes
I saw this on the recommendation of my brother, who called it one of the best TV shows he's ever seen. I've heard similar things from others. I thought it was disappointing. There's a lot to like here, including consistently good acting and occasionally beautiful moments. But I found so much of this lugubrious and pointless and overly drawn out. It has that tendency of bad TV to inject plot elements just to fill time, without a clear idea of where that plot element is heading. And it has that other tendency of bad TV to pad the script with verbose conversations that seem elliptical and aimless. And worst of all, I rarely cared about any of the characters. Two of the episodes in the first season are dedicated solely to individual characters. It’s not surprising they’re the two best episodes because they build compelling portraits of those people. Everyone else here is a bore and often a cliche, not least the protagonist played by Justin Theroux, a less compelling version of the tough guy cop jerk that has populated hundreds of other shows. I won't continue to the second and third seasons.
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20. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) 7/10
21. Incroyable Mais Vrai Incredible But True (2022) 6/10
22. Mandibules Mandibles (2020) 8/10
23. Deep Impact (1998) 4/10
24. De Uskyldige The Innocents (2021) 8/10
Spoiler
1. Office Invasion (2022) 3/10
2. Arrival (2016) 7/10
3. Toy Story (1995) 8/10
4. Moon (2009) 5/10
5. Toy Story 2 (1999) 8/10
6. Akira (1988) 7/10
7. Toy Story 3 (2010) 8/10
8. Idiocracy (2006) 7/10
9. Los Cronocrímenes Timecrimes (2007) 6/10
10. Toy Story 4 (2019) 7/10
11. Liu Lang Di Qiu The Wandering Earth (2019) 4/10
12. Klaus (2019) 4/10
13. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) 4/10
14. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) 6/10
15. Indringer (2021) 3/10
16. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) 4/10
17. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) 7/10
18. Holy Motors (2012) 7/10
19. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) 7/10
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Ludacris' favorite challenge
1. Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)
2. Dead Heat (1988)
3. The Double Life of Véronique (1991)
4. RoboCop 2 (1990)
"5. Shorts: 80m:
The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903, 2m)
Going to Bed with Difficulties (1900, 2m)
Le papillon fantastique (1909, 2m)
The Golden Beetle (1907, 3m)
The Hilarious Posters (1906, 3m)
The Black Imp (1905, 4m)
The Dragonfly and the Ant (1913, 5m)
The Thieving Hand (1908, 5m)
Alice in Wonderland (1903, 8m)
The Red Spectre (1907, 9m)
The Airship Destroyer (1909, 7m)
The Flat (1968, Czechoslovakia, 13m)
Entente cordiale (1912, 17m)"
6. Ant-Man (2015)
7. Stargate (1994)
8. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
9. Gladiator Eroticvs: The Lesbian Warriors (2001)
10. PK (2014)
11. The Hunger Games (2012)
12. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
13. Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992)
14. When Worlds Collide (1951)
15. The Wandering Earth (2019)
16. The Blood of a Poet (1932)
17. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
These films are getting better. This one got up to a 6/10 for me - characters seem a lot more interesting.

18. Star Trek (2009)
Rewatch. I originally saw this on an IMAX screen when it came out. This was a 4k blu-ray. Still awesome. Perhaps not quite as great as I remembered it, but still very awesome. Great way to work in Leonard Nimoy. And I'm digging watching the behind-the-scenes stuff. I'm going through all the special features and I'm enjoying seeing how they brought different things to life.
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21. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mike Newell, 2005) 7/10 (rewatch)
22. The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro, 2017) 8/10
23. The Red Sneakers (Gregory Hines, 2002) 4/10
A Journey through the Universe
1. Escanaba in da Moonlight (Jeff Daniels, 2001) 6/10
2. A Smoky Mountain Christmas (Henry Winkler, 1986) 5/10
3. Idaho Transfer (Peter Fonda, 1973) 2/10
4. Slipstream (Anthony Hopkins, 2007) 7/10
5. Vice Versa (Peter Ustinov, 1948) 7/10
6. TekWar (William Shatner, 1994) 3/10
7. The Legend of Bagger Vance (Robert Redford, 2000) 8/10
8. Ghost Dad (Sidney Poitier, 1990) 4/10
9. Lost River (Ryan Gosling, 2014) 4/10
10. Human Highway (Dean Stockwell, Neil Young, 1982) 7/10
11. What Is It? (Crispin Glover, 2005) 1/10
12. Matilda (Danny DeVito, 1996) 8/10
13. Charlie's Ghost Story (Anthony Edwards, 1995) 6/10
14. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chris Columbus, 2001) 9/10 (rewatch)
15. Light of My Life (Casey Affleck, 2019) 7/10
16. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Chris Columbus, 2002) 8/10 (rewatch)
17. Rainbow (Bob Hoskins, 1995) 3/10
18. Unicorn Store (Brie Larson, 2017) 6/10
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuarón, 2004) 10/10 (rewatch)
20. The Tin Soldier (Jon Voight, Gregory Gieras, 1995) 2/10
21. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mike Newell, 2005) 7/10 (rewatch)
22. The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro, 2017) 8/10
23. The Red Sneakers (Gregory Hines, 2002) 4/10
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: January 15th, 2023, 3:58 pm Like sol I've also been busy (re)watching the Predator franchise last two weeks.

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9. Prey (2022, Daniel Trachtenberg): 8.0 - This really lived up to its reputation of best Predator since the first one.
That's interesting; I would probably actually peg Prey as the weakest film in the franchise, but all of the sequels are in the "strong 6/10 to weak 7/10" range in my books, so I guess I'm coming from the perspective of finding none of the sequels that disappointing in the first place. I think all of them have done pretty interesting things in trying to expand on the original's mythology and change the story around a bit to avoid aping what has been done before. That said, I have not seen the AvP films and have no intention to, so I can't judge them. I definitely like all five of the Predator-only movies.
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Ludacris' favorite challenge
1. Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)
2. Dead Heat (1988)
3. The Double Life of Véronique (1991)
4. RoboCop 2 (1990)
"5. Shorts: 80m:
The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903, 2m)
Going to Bed with Difficulties (1900, 2m)
Le papillon fantastique (1909, 2m)
The Golden Beetle (1907, 3m)
The Hilarious Posters (1906, 3m)
The Black Imp (1905, 4m)
The Dragonfly and the Ant (1913, 5m)
The Thieving Hand (1908, 5m)
Alice in Wonderland (1903, 8m)
The Red Spectre (1907, 9m)
The Airship Destroyer (1909, 7m)
The Flat (1968, Czechoslovakia, 13m)
Entente cordiale (1912, 17m)"
6. Ant-Man (2015)
7. Stargate (1994)
8. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
9. Gladiator Eroticvs: The Lesbian Warriors (2001)
10. PK (2014)
11. The Hunger Games (2012)
12. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
13. Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992)
14. When Worlds Collide (1951)
15. The Wandering Earth (2019)
16. The Blood of a Poet (1932)
17. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
18. Star Trek (2009)
19. Captain Marvel (2019)

Great example of fantasy gone wrong. No clearly established rules, and you have an incredibly powerful hero, so anything can happen at any time. It's dumb. There's zero suspense. It boils down to "what stupid thing is going to happen next?" Hooray for working on the Box Office list.
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12. House of the Dragon (2022) Ep. 9-10 (120 min.)

Ended with a promise of a more bloodier second season.
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Spoiler
1. Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970) Fantasy
2. When the Cat Comes (1963) Fantasy
3. Sexmission (1984) Science Fiction
4. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006) Fantasy
5. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978) Fantasy
6. The Oddsockeaters (2016) Fantasy
7. Last and First Men (2020) Sci-Fi
8. The Thing (1982) REVISION Sci-Fi
9. Predator (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
10. My Twentieth Century (1989) Sci-Fi
11. Strawberry Mansion (2021) Sci-Fi
12. Aftermath (2012) Fantasy
13. The Lure (2015) Fantasy
14. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2021) Fantasy
15. Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975) Fantasy
16. RoboCop (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
17. RoboCop (2014) Sci-Fi
18. Prey (2022) Sci-Fi
19. Save the Green Planet! (2003) Sci-Fi
20. The Timkeepers of Eternity (2021) Sci-Fi
21. In the Earth (2021) Sci-Fi
22. Total Recall (2012) Sci-Fi
23. Predator 2 (1990) REVISION Sci-Fi
24. The Little Mermaid (1976) Fantasy
25. The Predator (2018) REVISION Sci-Fi
26. Shock! Shock! Shock! (1987) Sci-Fi
27. Gaia (2021) Fantasy

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An atmospheric ride right from the opening upside down shots and lake reflections in which it is hard to tell which way is up. The music is perfectly eerie too, while there are some very unsettling shots of human skin covered in spores and fungi as the forest itself seems to be the antagonist. Less fascinating are the humanoid creatures that seem to work for it with the best moments instead coming from plant tendrils slowly creeping up on the characters etc.
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15. Masters of the Universe (1987) 6
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1. Le golem (1936) 6
2. Lokis. Rękopis profesora Wittembacha (1970) 7
3. Something in the Dirt (2022) 7
4. Cesta do praveku/Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955) 7
5. Vynález zkázy/Invention for Destruction (1958) 8
6-7. The Tommyknockers (1993) 5
8. Outlander (2008) 6
9. Baron Prásil/The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962) 8
10-11. The Langoliers (1995) 7
12. Prokletí domu Hajnù /Uncle Cyril (1989) 7
13. Sleepwalkers (1992) 6
14. Un monstre à Paris/ A Monster in Paris (2011) 7
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blocho wrote: January 9th, 2023, 12:15 am
gunnar wrote: January 8th, 2023, 10:50 pm I read the novel about a week before everything closed down due to Covid back in March 2020 and thought it was very good. I've got the mini-series in my watch queue and might get to it this month, too.
It's worth a watch. I haven't read the novel, so I'm interested in hearing the reaction to the miniseries of someone who has.
88-98 - 883 minutes of tv shows plus one short
Station Eleven (2021) (512 minutes) - I enjoyed this adaptation of the novel about a flu pandemic that kills around 99.9% of the world's population. The show centers around a young woman named Kirsten who performs with a traveling group of actors and musicians 20 years after the pandemic. She was an 8 year old Shakespearean actor when it happened. There are numerous flashbacks to fill in the gaps. There were a number of changes from the book - some for better and some for worse. I really enjoyed the flashback sequences and Kirsten's relationship with Jeevan, the man who helped her on the night everything went to hell. In the book, that is pretty much the end of the relationship between the two, but the tv series combines and expands on their experiences together and it works very well. The sequences that take place 20 years in the future feel much less developed, though, and inferior to the book. There were still a lot of things that I liked in those parts, but much more time should have been devoted to it and some of the changes were not for the better. Doing this part justice would probably have involved adding another 3-4 episodes at least and I wonder if they didn't have the money for that so they cut it down.

The Sparticle Mystery Season 1 (2011) (364 minutes) - In the blink of an eye, all adults and older teens disappear. The series follows a group of children and younger teens as they work to survive and figure out how to bring the adults back. It's generally a fun series.

Rare Exports, Inc. (2003) (7 minutes)

99 - Os Canibais / The Cannibals (1988) - 7/10 - This Portuguese opera starts at a wedding and the festivities seem happy enough, but they eventually take a few dark turns. I'm not an opera fan and the singing had a sameness to it that didn't help, but the costumes and settings were pretty cool and the story isn't exactly what one might expect.

100 - Chorus (1975) - 7.5/10 - A small company advertises for 100 jobs, but gets 30,000 applicants, mostly poor people who desperately need a job. There are too many people to handle and riots break out with people thinking the job listing was just a hoax.

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1 - Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) - 6.5/10
2 - The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961) - 4/10
3 - Miss Minoes (2001) - 7.5/10
4 - Beyond Tomorrow (1940) - 6.5/10
5-20 - See (2019) Seasons 1-3 (1283 minutes)
21 - First Spaceship on Venus (1960) - 5.5/10
22 - I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) - 6/10
23 - Not of This Earth (1957) - 6/10
24 - Re-Animator (1985) - 7/10
25-30 - 480 minutes of tv shows
Infinity Train Season 3 (2020) (113 minutes)
Infinity Train Season 4 (2021) (113 minutes)
Star Trek Lower Decks Season 2 (2021) (254 minutes)
31 - Pitfall (1962) - 8/10
32 - I'm Your Man (2021) - 7.5/10
33 - The Blood of a Poet (1932) - 6/10
34 - The Blood of Jesus (1941) - 5/10
35 - Children of the Damned (1964) - 7/10
36 - Doctor X (1932) - 6/10
37-46 - 800 minutes of tv shows
Chocky (1984) (151 minutes)
Chocky's Children (1985) (151 minutes)
Chocky's Challenge (1986) (151 minutes)
Ark (2009) (48 minutes)
Annedroids Season 1 (2014) (299 minutes)
47 - The Omega Man (1971) - 6/10
48 - The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) - 6/10
49 - Quatermass 2 (1957) - 7/10
50 - Quatermass and the Pit (1967) - 7/10
51 - Silent Running (1972) - 7/10
52 - your name. (2016) - 8/10
53 - Yeelen (1987) - 7/10
54 - Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) - 7/10
55 - Summer Days with Coo (2007) - 8/10
56 - Under the Skin (2013) - 6/10
57-62 - Alphas Season 1 (2011) (496 minutes)
63 - Melancholia (2011) - 7.5/10
64 - Save the Green Planet (2003) - 7.5/10
65 - The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978) - 7.5/10
66 - Miracle in Milan (1951) - 7.5/10
67 - Tropical Malady (2004) - 6/10
68 - Il Mare (2000) - 7/10
69 - Okja (2017) - 8/10
70 - Rare Exports (2010) - 7/10
71 - The Lift (1983) - 7.5/10
72 - The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha (1969) - 7/10
73-76 - 326 minutes of tv shows
The Doombolt Chase (1978) (146 minutes)
Dramarama: Spooky (1983) (180 minutes)
77 - 4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011) - 6/10
78 - King Lear (1987) - 3/10
79 - Robot Monster (1953) - 5/10
80 - Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992) - 5/10
81-83 - Delta Wave (1996) (248 minutes)
84 - Things to Come (1936) - 7/10
85 - The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) - 6/10
86 - Dreams (1990) - 8.5/10
87 - Dark Star (1974) - 6/10
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08. Koma, by Nikita Argunov (2019) 7,5/10

Highly entertaining.

09. Yôkai hyaku monogatari, by Kimiyoshi Yasuda (1968) 7,5/10

Yokai exert justice on a cruel and greedy landlord.

10. Yôkai daisensô, by Yoshiyuki Kuroda (1968) 7/10

Kappa vs Pazuzu ! Yayyy !

11. The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey, by Vincent Ward (1988) 4/10

A bit too messy...
Strange new worlds (07)
01 Coma, by Michael Crichton (1978) 8/10
02. L'alliance, by Christian de Challonge (1971) 7/10
03. The Bunker Game, by Roberto Zazzara (2022) 4/10
04. Extra Terrestrian: Die Ausserirdische, by Lidko Entinger & Siggi Entinger (1996) 2/10
05. Strange World, by Don Hall & Qui Nguyen (2022) 7/10
06. Unicorn Wars, by Alberto Vázquez (2022) 8,5/10
07. 1990: I guerrieri del Bronx, by Enzo G. Castellari (1982) 8/10
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1. Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970) Fantasy
2. When the Cat Comes (1963) Fantasy
3. Sexmission (1984) Science Fiction
4. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006) Fantasy
5. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978) Fantasy
6. The Oddsockeaters (2016) Fantasy
7. Last and First Men (2020) Sci-Fi
8. The Thing (1982) REVISION Sci-Fi
9. Predator (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
10. My Twentieth Century (1989) Sci-Fi
11. Strawberry Mansion (2021) Sci-Fi
12. Aftermath (2012) Fantasy
13. The Lure (2015) Fantasy
14. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2021) Fantasy
15. Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975) Fantasy
16. RoboCop (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
17. RoboCop (2014) Sci-Fi
18. Prey (2022) Sci-Fi
19. Save the Green Planet! (2003) Sci-Fi
20. The Timkeepers of Eternity (2021) Sci-Fi
21. In the Earth (2021) Sci-Fi
22. Total Recall (2012) Sci-Fi
23. Predator 2 (1990) REVISION Sci-Fi
24. The Little Mermaid (1976) Fantasy
25. The Predator (2018) REVISION Sci-Fi
26. Shock! Shock! Shock! (1987) Sci-Fi
27. Gaia (2021) Fantasy
28. A Clockwork Orange (1971) REVISION Sci-Fi

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I hadn't seen this in six years and yet I remembered almost all of the dialogue verbatim, which is always pretty cool when that happens. Anyway, I found this every bit as potent on most recent (seventh viewing). So slick and stylish (perfect music beats and edits), so deliberately disorientating at times, and so thought-provoking as a look at a corrupt government dealing with crime, inhumane experimental techniques, the past coming back to haunt you, and/or as a tale of how important a role music plays in all our lives. Feels incredibly ballsy too for Kubrick to play 'Singin' in the Rain' over the end credits.
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1. Himiko (1974) light fave
2. La rose de fer - The Iron Rose (1973) - watchable-~ maybe a rewatch at some point
3. Poklosie (2012) meh-
4. Rivette: Duelle (une quarantaine) (1976) (Bluray) meh++
5. Zeman: Carodejuv ucen - The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978) (DVD) meh++
6. Clair: La beauté du diable - Beauty and the Devil (1950) (Bluray) meh++
7. Jodorowksy: Poesía sin fin - Endless Poetry (2016) (Bluray) meh++
8. Terayama: Den-en ni shisu - Pastoral (1974) (Bluray) watchable-
9. La casa lobo - The Wolf House (2018) (Bluray) watchable++
10. Vávra: Krakatit (1948) Bluray - like++
11. Wajda: Wesele - The Wedding (1973) (Bluray)
12: Tsui: Ching se - Green Snake (1993) Bluray - meh++
13. Polák: Ikarie XB 1 (1963) Bluray - dated but not terrible

Included wesele which is Low Fantasy at
https://rateyourmusic.com/film/wesele/

and i think The Wolf House is clearly a fantasy, also stated here
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/05/15 ... k-fantasy/

can remove them if its a problem
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sol wrote: January 16th, 2023, 4:18 am
Lonewolf2003 wrote: January 15th, 2023, 3:58 pm Like sol I've also been busy (re)watching the Predator franchise last two weeks.

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9. Prey (2022, Daniel Trachtenberg): 8.0 - This really lived up to its reputation of best Predator since the first one.
That's interesting; I would probably actually peg Prey as the weakest film in the franchise, but all of the sequels are in the "strong 6/10 to weak 7/10" range in my books, so I guess I'm coming from the perspective of finding none of the sequels that disappointing in the first place. I think all of them have done pretty interesting things in trying to expand on the original's mythology and change the story around a bit to avoid aping what has been done before. That said, I have not seen the AvP films and have no intention to, so I can't judge them. I definitely like all five of the Predator-only movies.
Credits where credits due I agree that all sequels succeed in their outline in trying to not be a copy of the original, alas until Prey they fail to make suspenseful tense movies like the first one while executing that outline.
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20. Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever

21. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
movies so far
1. Stargate (1994)
2. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
3. Valerie and her Week of Wonders (1970)
4. Eternals (2021)
5. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
6. Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
7. Gremlins (1984)
8. Rollerball (1975)
9. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
10. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
11. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
12. The Abyss (1989)
13. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
14. Altered States (1980)
15. Westworld (1973)
16. Invaders from Mars (1953)
17. Nope (2022)
18. Love, Death & Robots
a. The Witness 12 min
b. Suits 17 min
c. Good Hunting 17 min
d. The Dump 11 min
e. Shape-Shifters 16 min
f. Ice Age 11 min = 84 min total, 4 min carryover (if needed)
19. The Andromeda Strain (1971)
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11. The Prince and the Pauper-1937: 7/10
12. Creatures from the Abyss-1994: 8/10
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1. Black Adam-2022: 7/10
2. Viy-1967: 9/10
3. Wyrm-2019: 8/10
4. 1-2009: 7/10
5. The Peanut Butter Solution-1985: 7/10
6. RoboCop-1987: 10/10
7. War of the Worlds-2005: 10/10
8. Hrabe Drakula-1971: 8/10
9. Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm-2022: 10/10
10. X-Men-2000: 8/10
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1. Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970) Fantasy
2. When the Cat Comes (1963) Fantasy
3. Sexmission (1984) Science Fiction
4. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006) Fantasy
5. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978) Fantasy
6. The Oddsockeaters (2016) Fantasy
7. Last and First Men (2020) Sci-Fi
8. The Thing (1982) REVISION Sci-Fi
9. Predator (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
10. My Twentieth Century (1989) Sci-Fi
11. Strawberry Mansion (2021) Sci-Fi
12. Aftermath (2012) Fantasy
13. The Lure (2015) Fantasy
14. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2021) Fantasy
15. Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975) Fantasy
16. RoboCop (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
17. RoboCop (2014) Sci-Fi
18. Prey (2022) Sci-Fi
19. Save the Green Planet! (2003) Sci-Fi
20. The Timkeepers of Eternity (2021) Sci-Fi
21. In the Earth (2021) Sci-Fi
22. Total Recall (2012) Sci-Fi
23. Predator 2 (1990) REVISION Sci-Fi
24. The Little Mermaid (1976) Fantasy
25. The Predator (2018) REVISION Sci-Fi
26. Shock! Shock! Shock! (1987) Sci-Fi
27. Gaia (2021) Fantasy
28. A Clockwork Orange (1971) REVISION Sci-Fi
29. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) REVISION Sci-Fi

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Viewed for a ninth time (and the first time in eight years), this sci-fi epic from Stanley Kubrick still feels as fresh as ever, exploring human curiosity, our overreliance on technology and our occasional reluctance to disclose information. I think what I like most is Kubrick's use of eerie semi-vocal music, most notably when the apes first encounter the monolith and when the scientists approach it on the moon. The film looks fantastic too, and well beyond the outer-space effects; the lighting, especially all the neon red and purple, is insanely moody, though some of the "human error" stuff feels a bit comical.
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2. On Body and Soul/Teströl és lélekröl (2017) * 116 min.
A man and woman struggle through their personal limitations to begin a romantic relationship with the assistance of a fantastic connection. I think that the reservations that prevented me from being more enthusiastic about director Ildikó Enyedi's first film, My 20th Century, were mostly based on the fact that its characters were symbols rather than people, a problem not present here. The fantasy element is low key but essential to the movie.

3. The Merry Skeleton/Le squelette joyeux (1898) * 1 min.
Artistic Creation (1901) * 2 min.
The Disintegrated Convict (1907) * 5 min.
The Red Spectre/Le spectre rouge (1907) * 9 min.
Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost (1901) * 4 min.
Trolldrycken (1915) * 3 min.
Samurai Jack: Episode XX - Jack and the Monks (2002) 22 min.
Samurai Jack: Episode XXI - Jack and the Dragon (2002) 23 min.
Samurai Jack: Episode XXII - Jack vs. the Five Hunters (2002) 23 min.
Love Samurai Jack.
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1. It! (1967) * 96 min.
*First time viewing

12 minutes potential carry forward
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1. Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970) Fantasy
2. When the Cat Comes (1963) Fantasy
3. Sexmission (1984) Science Fiction
4. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006) Fantasy
5. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978) Fantasy
6. The Oddsockeaters (2016) Fantasy
7. Last and First Men (2020) Sci-Fi
8. The Thing (1982) REVISION Sci-Fi
9. Predator (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
10. My Twentieth Century (1989) Sci-Fi
11. Strawberry Mansion (2021) Sci-Fi
12. Aftermath (2012) Fantasy
13. The Lure (2015) Fantasy
14. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2021) Fantasy
15. Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975) Fantasy
16. RoboCop (1987) REVISION Sci-Fi
17. RoboCop (2014) Sci-Fi
18. Prey (2022) Sci-Fi
19. Save the Green Planet! (2003) Sci-Fi
20. The Timkeepers of Eternity (2021) Sci-Fi
21. In the Earth (2021) Sci-Fi
22. Total Recall (2012) Sci-Fi
23. Predator 2 (1990) REVISION Sci-Fi
24. The Little Mermaid (1976) Fantasy
25. The Predator (2018) REVISION Sci-Fi
26. Shock! Shock! Shock! (1987) Sci-Fi
27. Gaia (2021) Fantasy
28. A Clockwork Orange (1971) REVISION Sci-Fi
29. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) REVISION Sci-Fi
30. The Girl from the Other Side (2022) Fantasy

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Based on an eleven volume manga, this certainly feels a bit condensed at times, but the themes and issues at hand are strong enough to keep the film constantly engaging. Most notable is a touching surrogate father/daughter bond that develops between the protagonists, but beyond that there is the mysterious being's personal identity turmoil, having forgotten his name and everything about his life since transitioning into something slightly less than human. And it all looks absolutely exquisite with the characters often drawn to look like they are being illuminated by candlelight and other light sources.
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8. Vanilla Sky (Cameron Crowe, 2001) - 9/10

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1. The Premonition (Robert Allen Schnitzer, 1975) - 8/10
2. The Crazies (George A. Romero, 1973) - 8/10
3. Ringu 2 (Hideo Nakata, 1999) - 7/10
4. Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976) - 10/10
5. The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982) - 10/10
6. The Arrival (David Twohy, 1996) - 7/10
7. Spontaneous (Brian Duffield, 2020) - 8/10
8. Vanilla Sky (Cameron Crowe, 2001) - 9/10
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16. Golem (1980) 6
17. The Boys from Brazil (1978) 7
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1. Le golem (1936) 6
2. Lokis. Rękopis profesora Wittembacha (1970) 7
3. Something in the Dirt (2022) 7
4. Cesta do praveku/Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955) 7
5. Vynález zkázy/Invention for Destruction (1958) 8
6-7. The Tommyknockers (1993) 5
8. Outlander (2008) 6
9. Baron Prásil/The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962) 8
10-11. The Langoliers (1995) 7
12. Prokletí domu Hajnù /Uncle Cyril (1989) 7
13. Sleepwalkers (1992) 6
14. Un monstre à Paris/ A Monster in Paris (2011) 7
15. Masters of the Universe (1987) 6
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88. The Day After (Nicholas Meyer, 1983)

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89-91a. Schmigadoon! E1-7 (2021)

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91b. The Disintegrated Convict (1907)
91c. The 'Teddy' Bears (Edwin S. Porter, 1907)
91d. Prekrasnaya Lyukanida a.k.a. The Beautiful Leukanida (Wladyslaw Starewicz, 1912)


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92. Xi you ji zhi: Sun Wukong san da Baigu Jing a.k.a. The Monkey King 2 (Soi Cheang, 2016)

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93. Ghost in the Machine (Rachel Talalay, 1993)

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94-99. Dennô koiru a.k.a. Den-noh Coil E1-26 (2007)

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100. The Dark Side of the Moon (D.J. Webster, 1990)
The Timeless Tomorrow
1. Miraklet i Valby a.k.a. Miracle in Valby (Åke Sandgren, 1989)
2. Nora (Satomi Mikuriya, 1985)
3. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, 2007)
4-8. The 10th Kingdom (2000)
9. Silent Shorts [Le pied de mouton (1907), The Airship Destroyer (1909), Alice in Wonderland (1903), Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost (1901), The Thieving Hand (1908), An Interesting Story (1904), Le roi du maquillage (1904), Mary Jane's Mishap (1903), The Little Match Seller (1902), The Enchanted Drawing (1900), Le cauchemar (1896), Les affiches en goguette (1906), Le squelette joyeux (1898), Le scarabée d'or (1907), Le papillon fantastique (1901), L'homme orchestre (1900), Nouvelles luttes extravagantes (1901), La tentation de Saint-Antoine (1898), Le cochon danseur (1907) ]
10. Cyber Vengeance (J. Christian Ingvordsen, 1997)
11. R.I.P.D. (Robert Schwentke, 2013)
12. Pyl a.k.a. Dust (Sergey Loban, 2005)
13. Synchronic (Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, 2019)
14. Day the World Ended (Roger Corman, 1955)
15. The Immortal Wars (Joe Lujan, 2018)
16. Rumpelstiltskin (David Irving, 1987)
17. Split Second (Tony Maylam, 1992)
18. A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona, 2016)
19. The Butterfly Effect 2 (John R. Leonetti, 2006)
20. Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land (Lew Landers, 1952)
21. Black Adam (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2022)
22. Goodbye World (Denis Hennelly, 2013)
23. After the Dark (John Huddles, 2013)
24-26. The Vanishing Shadow (Lew Landers, 1934)
27. Moontrap: Target Earth (Robert Dyke, 2017)
28. Voyage of the Rock Aliens (James Fargo, 1984)
29. Yattâman (Takashi Miike, 2009)
30. Ansikte mot ansikte a.k.a. Face to Face (Ingmar Bergman, 1976)
31. Bell Book and Candle (Richard Quine, 1958)
32. The Recall (Mauro Borrelli, 2017)
33. If Only (Gil Junger, 2004)
34. Iron Sky: The Coming Race (Timo Vuorensola, 2018)
35. Class of 1999 (Mark L. Lester, 1990)
36. Galaxy of the Dinosaurs (J.R. Bookwalter, 1992)
37. Humanoids from Atlantis (J.R. Bookwalter, 1992)
38. Injû kyôshi - jissha-ban a.k.a. Angel of Darkness (Mitsunori Hattori, 1995)
39. Jack Frost (Troy Miller, 1998)
40. The Cloverfield Paradox (Julius Onah, 2018)
41. Huo shao hong lian si a.k.a. Burning Paradise (Ringo Lam, 1994)
42. G-Saviour (Graeme Campbell, 2000)
43. Looker (Michael Crichton, 1981)
44. The Brain Eaters (Bruno VeSota, 1958)
45. Mortal Engines (Christian Rivers, 2018)
46. Otroki vo vselennoy a.k.a. Children in the Universe (Richard Viktorov, 1975)
47. Aliens Cut My Hair (Michael McIntosh, 1992)
48. Mortal Kombat: Legacy S1 (Kevin Tancharoen, 2011)
49. Francis Goes to West Point (Arthur Lubin, 1952)
50. Francis Covers the Big Town (Arthur Lubin, 1953)
51. Francis Joins the WACS (Arthur Lubin, 1954)
52. Francis in the Navy (Arthur Lubin, 1955)
53. La momia azteca a.k.a. The Aztec Mummy (Rafael Portillo, 1957)
54. Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, 2022)
55. Exodus: Gods and Kings (Ridley Scott, 2014)
56. Love, Death & Robots S3 (2022)
57. Space Truckers (Stuart Gordon, 1996)
58. No Resistance (Tim Thomson, 1994)
59. Tômei ningen arawaru a.k.a. Invisible Man Appears (Shinsei Adachi, Shigehiro Fukushima, 1949)
60. Tômei ningen to hae otoko a.k.a. The Invisible Man vs the Human Fly (Mitsuo Murayama, 1957)
61-62. Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (Vadim Jean, 2006)
63. Císaruv pekar - Pekaruv císar a.k.a. Emperor and the Golem (Martin Fric, 1952)
64. One and Two (Andrew Droz Palermo, 2015)
65-66. Final Days of Planet Earth (Robert Lieberman, 2006)
67. The Dirt Bike Kid (Hoite C. Caston, 1985)
68. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (James Gunn, 2022)
69. Dream a Little Dream (Marc Rocco, 1989)
70. Morgan (Luke Scott, 2016)
71. Puss in Boots (Eugene Marner, 1988)
72. Chiu kup hok hau ba wong a.k.a. Future Cops (Jing Wong, 1993)
73. Philadelphia Experiment II (Stephen Cornwell, 1993)
74. Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders a.k.a. Flesh Gordon 2 (Howard T. Ziehm, 1990)
75. Gong gui zai a.k.a. Red Spell Spells Red (Titus Ho, 1983)
76. Alien 2 - Sulla Terra a.k.a. Alien 2: On Earth (Ciro Ippolito, Biagio Proietti, 1980)
77. Kdyby tisíc klarinetu a.k.a. If a Thousand Clarinets (Ján Rohác, Vladimír Svitácek, 1965)
78-81. Paper Girls E1-8 (2022)
82. Surrogates (Jonathan Mostow, 2009)
83. The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (Peter Winther, 2004)
84. The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (Jonathan Frakes, 2006)
85. The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (Jonathan Frakes, 2008)
86. Mutant Hunt (Tim Kincaid, 1987)
87. Naufragio (Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, 1978)
88. The Day After (Nicholas Meyer, 1983)
89-91a. Schmigadoon! E1-7 (2021)
91b. The Disintegrated Convict (1907)
91c. The 'Teddy' Bears (Edwin S. Porter, 1907)
91d. Prekrasnaya Lyukanida a.k.a. The Beautiful Leukanida (Wladyslaw Starewicz, 1912)
92. Xi you ji zhi: Sun Wukong san da Baigu Jing a.k.a. The Monkey King 2 (Soi Cheang, 2016)
93. Ghost in the Machine (Rachel Talalay, 1993)
94-99. Dennô koiru a.k.a. Dennou Coil E1-26 (2007)
100. The Dark Side of the Moon (D.J. Webster, 1990)
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(Screenshots from 'Kain XVIII', 'Pessi ja Illusia' & "Golos travy'),

'Kain XVIII', a film about a rotting state, will remain relevant as long as states crumble and wars rage, as long as we are captivated by the hope that the tyrant will die of fear in the outhouse, and the young wits and daredevils will outwit the executioners. (Critic Polina Barskova)

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31. Kain XVIII (Cain the XVIII-th, Nadezhda Kosheverova & Mikhail Shapiro, 1963) 9/10
32. Tri tolstyaka (Three Fat Men, Iosif Shapiro & Aleksey Batalov, 1966) 8.5/10
33. Swiss Made (Yves Yersin, Fritz E. Maeder and Fredi M. Murer & H.R. Giger, 1968) 8/10
34. V trinadtsatom chasu nochi (In the Thirteenth Hour of the Night, Larisa Shepitko, 1969) 8/10
35. Mal da udal (Small and Bold, Mukhamed Soyunkhanov, 1974) 8/10
36. Priklyucheniya Buratino (The Adventures of Buratino, Leonid Nechaev, 1976) 7.5/10
37. L'oiseau bleu (The Blue Bird, Gabriel Axel, 1981) 8/10
38. Pessi ja Illusia (Pessi and Illusia, Heikki Partanen, 1984) 9/10

(Please tumblr people watch 'Pessi ja Illusia' and post all those shell-shocked, awestruck, ecstatic. elated faces that would make Kubrick himself blush in shame! - one of the biggest discoveries of this challenge)

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39. Golos travy (The Voice of the Herbs, Natalya Motuzko, 1992) 9.5/10
40. Princezna ze mlejna (The Watermill Princess, Zdenek Troska, 1994) 7/10
41. Lotrando a Zubejda (Ruffiano and Sweeteeth, Karel Smyczek, 1997) 8.5/10
42. Rölli ja metsänhenki (Rollo and the Woods Sprite, Olli Saarela, 2001) 6.5/10
43. Skrítek (Elf, Tomás Vorel, 2005) 7.5/10
44. Earwig (Lucile Hadzihalilovic. 2021) 7/10

"Without loneliness, nothing sacred will open up" (Motuzko/Shevchuk)

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1. Der Mann mit dem Objektiv (The Man with the Magic Lens, Frank Vogel, 1961) 7.5/10
2. Die goldene Gans (The Golden Goose, Siegfried Hartmann, 1964) 7/10
3. Grimms Märchen von lüsternen Pärchen (Grimm's Fairy Tales for Adults, Rolf Thiele, 1969) 7/10 (original cut)
4. Az ember tragédiája (The Tragedy of Man, Miklós Szinetár, 1969) 8.5/10
5. Radúz a Mahulena (Raduz and Mahulena, Petr Weigl, 1970) 9.5/10
6. Zlatovláska (Princess Goldilocks, Vlasta Janecková, 1973) 7.5/10
7. Wer reißt denn gleich vorm Teufel aus (The Devil's Three Golden Hairs, Egon Schlegel, 1977) 8/10
8. Palac (The Palace, Tadeusz Junak, 1980) 8.5/10
9. Alicja/Alice (Jerzy Gruza & Jacek Bromski, 1982) 7/10
10. Tretí princ (The Third Prince, Antonín Moskalyk, 1983) 8.5/10
11. Pierscien i róza (The Ring and the Rose, Jerzy Gruza, 1987) 9/10
12. Kamia sympatheia gia ton Diavolo (No Sympathy for the Devil, Dimitris Athanitis, 1997) 8/10
13. Bugday (Grain, Semih Kaplanoglu, 2017) 7/10
14. Mindörökké (Perpetuity, György Pálfi, 2021) 7.5/10
15. Rusalka (The Water Nymph, Václav Kaslík, 1963) 8.5/10
16. König Drosselbart (King Thrushbeard, Walter Beck, 1965) 8/10
17. Didn't You Hear? (Skip Sherwood, 1970) 6/10
18. Idaho Transfer (Peter Fonda, 1973) 8/10
19. Hans Röckle und der Teufel (Hans Röckle and the Devil, Hans Kratzert, 1974) 7.5/10
20. Orfeo 9 (Orpheus 9, Tito Schipa Jr., 1975) 8/10
21. Das blaue Licht (The Blue Light, Iris Gusner, 1976) 8/10
22. Foes (John Coats, 1977) 8/10
23. Adamo ed Eva, la prima storia d'amore (Adam and Eve Meet the Cannibals, Luigi Russo & Enzo Doria, 1983) 6/10
24. Cudowne dziecko (The Young Magician, Waldemar Dziki, 1987) 7.5/10
25. Rapunzel oder Der Zauber der Tränen (Rapunzel or the Magic of Tears, Ursula Schmenger, 1988) 8/10
26. Die Geschichte von der Gänseprinzessin und ihrem treuen Pferd Falada (The Goose Princess, Konrad Petzold, 1989) 8/10
27. Svatba upíru (The Vampire Wedding, Jaroslav Soukup, 1993) 7.5/10
28. Jezerní královna (Queen of the Lake, Václav Vorlícek, 1998) 7.5/10
29. Sokoliar Tomás/Král sokolu (Tomás and the Falcon King, Václav Vorlícek, 2000) 8/10
30. Nope (Jordan Peele, 2022) 7/10
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01. Colossus and the Headhunters (1963) - Italy / Slovenia - Rating: 4 /10
Maciste / Hercules / Colossus / whatever you want to call him, arrives at an island just in time for the whole thing to blow up (volcano), so he leads a group who escape by sea, where they land at a foreign island who’s forest-dwelling inhabitants are battling against a tribe of headhunters who have usurped their throne in the golden city. Maciste is the closest thing all of these groups have to a leader who is capable + can fight back well enough to save them all from their troubles – even though he just happens to land in these peoples’ laps by happenstance. He seemingly has nothing better to do than help save whoever might need his talents – as he just wanders from movie quarrel plot / situation to the next. He’s even foretold as a legendary figure who arrives by sea – to which he denies his importance in the role of saving these people, even though that’s all he ends up doing this whole damn film / every one of these “Hercules” / swords and sandals / peplum films (there’s nearly 40 of them). Yet these people know that all of this has been foretold – so it seems like they should concentrate all their power on axing this one person who poses the main significant threat to their “steal the throne” scheme – because if there’s one thing this evil usurper dude should harbor precautions towards, then it should definitely be about preventing the strongman demigod who’s been foretold to save their civilization, from succeeding in that salvation. You can accomplish a lot in your life, but you can’t really fight against what has been foretold in myth and legend. For it’s one thing to think highly of someone and their combat prowess – to think that a person possesses more capability to rescue these people, when all other hope has faded, vs what has been told in myth and legend. The problem is that you end up waiting to be rescued by the mysterious appearance of a super-capable hero, and along the way, you neglect your own care and wellbeing in the process. It, in a way, is very similar to those apocalypse cults – who think that salvation via a super being (usually: Jesus) and often on a specific day, will forever change the world and their lives as well. The problem with that line of thinking, and in this film – besides the entire aspect of hoping fickle gods will come to their rescue, is that you think you can outlive death and suffering, when so many others have had to suffer as well. This line of thinking would, you think, make these forest dwellers more appreciable to outsiders, but instead their first interaction to these new people is immediately hostile – where you’d think they’d be more gracious to strangers – for harboring their mythical salvation. If a stranger is prophesized to bring their rescue and save their kingdom, then perhaps they might want to be, uhh, slightly more gracious towards noobs than they are here – where they only seem to care if they are capable of helping out. I’d like to think that every now and then, someone with less sanity than sense, shows up to these people, claiming to be their mythical help – as there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of requirements. Anyway, this is a very typical peplum film, which, at best, has a mildly strong princess/queen who’s capable of making a wedding ceremony last several days, if she has to, which is probably the best part of the film.


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02. Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf (1988) - Romania - Rating: 3/10
Shaggy has been turned into a werewolf and the only way to change him back is if he wins the monster rally race. This race takes up half the runtime and is just a never ending slew of Mario Kart-esque rubber-banding as Shaggy always manages to recover and end up in first place again, despite all the attempts to stop him. Shaggy is quite invested in getting himself changed back, even though its just more of a mild aesthetic hair change – but to everyone else, he’s a monster, simply due to his appearance. This seems par for the course for humanity – that some life-altering, appearance-changing spell has been placed on Shaggy, and suddenly he’s terrifying and worthy of having cops and teens chase after him. For he’s still exactly the same person, but now just with fur – and that apparently qualifies him as a monster. But rather than being a film about acceptance of whatever comes at you, it turns into another game of Shaggy willing to do anything to have his old self brought back – and this does a disservice to those who can’t get their previous life back. Perhaps the most interesting moment in the film though, is when they all awaken in Dracula’s castle, and Shaggy is convinced that all four of them are just having a nightmare – because the monsters surrounding them are too horrifying to be real. This is a valid response to trauma, and is something I’ve experienced myself numerous times – where the reality you find yourself in is so terrifying, that you believe that it couldn’t possibly be real – and you find yourself trying to force yourself to awaken, but it’s an effort in vain, as you slowly realize that it is real. it’s a horrifying experience, but like Shaggy and his pals, we eventually must face the fact of what has happened and learn to accept and overcome it. It’s a strange moment in this otherwise run-of-the-mill kid’s film – to confront trauma and your interpretation of reality in such a direct manner – as to just assume it’s a nightmare and that nothing is real. Anyway, this is mostly just a series of awful jokes, recycled animation, and deus ex machina gadgets which magically bounce Shaggy back in the competition. I can forgive its childishness, but I just wish they had better material to work with than make the exact same jokes countless times. Oh and Scrappy calls Scooby a “wacko” – because he sees things that aren’t there… thanks, children’s film.





03. Star Trek Deep Space 9 - Season 4 Episode 24 + 25
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20. Trancers (1984)
Sci-fi with a noir touch. From Alphaville to Blade Runner to Dark City, that’s been a fruitful combination. But Trancers isn’t anybody’s critical darling. Released only a couple of weeks after The Terminator, it feels very much like a rip-off. Among the demerits here are choppy pacing, wooden dialogue, wooden acting, plenty of plot holes, and several pointless scenes. Yet, for all that, it’s fun and ridiculous and reliably pulpy. Go in without high expectations, and enjoy a movie that’s self-aware enough to feature a main character named Jack Deth who complains that a TV show called Peter Gunn is too obvious. Appearing here in supporting roles are a young Helen Hunt and a pre-Seinfeld Richard Herd.

21. Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
After skipping the second Quatermass movie, I’m happy to report the third one is far better than the first. For one, Brian Donlevy’s megalomaniacal Quatermass from the first movie has been replaced by Andrew Keir’s more restrained performance, characterized by scientific curiosity and caution. The story itself is far more exciting. And this has the best Hammer production values I’ve yet seen, including the usual vibrant color and some spectacular special effects.

I also enjoyed the following snippet of dialogue.

Quatermass: “If we found that our Earth was doomed, say, by climatic changes, what would we do about it?”
Roney: “Nothing. Just go on squabbling as usual.”

This was 20 years before global warming became a public topic. Hammer accurately predicted the 21st Century back in 1967.
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101 - The Monster Squad (1987) - 7.5/10 - The Universal monsters are back and searching for an amulet that will allow them to take over the world. A group of kids who call themselves The Monster Squad stand in their way. For some reason, I never watched this movie back when it came out or in the 35 years since. It was fun.

102 - The Student of Prague (1913) - 7/10 - I liked this a lot more than the 1926 remake.

103 - The Time of Their Lives (1946) - 7.5/10 - Lou Costello plays a tinker during the Revolutionary War who is wrongly killed as a traitor along with a woman (Marjorie Reynolds). Their ghosts are left to haunt a mansion from then on until proof of their innocence comes to light. Bud Abbott plays a contemporary and his descendant. This didn't really have the typical Abbott and Costello type of humor, but was still a fun movie.

104 - Nope (2022) - 7/10 - I had high hopes for this film when I first heard about it and almost went to see it in the theater. I think that I might have enjoyed it more if I had. There were a number of things that I liked, but I thought the film kind of dragged at times and I was a bit bored with it as well.The effects, cinematography, and sound were all good. I liked Keke Palmer a lot more than Daniel Kaluuya in this one.

105 - Shock Waves (1977) - 6/10 - Fishermen find a young woman drifting in a rowboat. She's almost dead, but her story appears in an extended flashback that covers most of the rest of the picture. She was on vacation on a ship that ended up shipwrecked on an island with underwater Nazi zombies. The story gets a bit repetitive, but I still liked it overall. Peter Cushing has a small role as a Nazi commander.

106 - Tarantula (1955) - 7/10 - A small town doctor becomes suspicious when a research scientist's assistant is found dead from a disease that should have taken much longer to develop. The scientist has been doing research out in the desert that leads to a number of problems. The film definitely delivers on the title. John Agar (as the local doctor) and Mara Corday (as the new assistant who comes to town) were personable and have pretty good chemistry.

107 - The Blob (1958) - 7/10 - Two teenagers out for a drive (Steve McQueen and Aneta Corsaut) encounter an old man with a strange creature attached to his hand. They take him to a doctor, but the creature starts growing, devouring those that it encounters. I can see why this was a popular drive-in movie back in the day.

108 - The Devil-Doll (1936) - 7/10 - 'Mrs. Doubtfire' takes revenge on the three men who did 'her' wrong. A man who was falsely convicted of robbery and murder escapes from prison and uses method he learned from a scientist he met in prison to shrink people, turning them temporarily into dolls, and making them do his bidding. The man disguises himself as an old woman to evade capture and to get close to his targets.

109 - The Invisible Ray (1936) - 5/10 - A new radioactive element is discovered that has the power to heal and the power to kill depending on how it is used. One of the scientists who discovered the element is driven mad by it and seeks to kill the others involved. I thought it was a fairly dull film, even with Karloff and Lugosi.

110 - Memoria (2021) - 7.5/10 - A Scottish woman living in Colombia starts hearing a strange sound that others don't seem to hear. The film is very slow and meditative and I ended up enjoying it more than I thought I would.

111 - Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983) - 5.5/10 - A sailor encounters a student who just killed his professor. He offers him a berth on his ship, but it will cost him three Danish crowns plus listening to the sailor's story. I didn't find the film all that interesting.


Spoiler
1 - Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) - 6.5/10
2 - The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961) - 4/10
3 - Miss Minoes (2001) - 7.5/10
4 - Beyond Tomorrow (1940) - 6.5/10
5-20 - See (2019) Seasons 1-3 (1283 minutes)
21 - First Spaceship on Venus (1960) - 5.5/10
22 - I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) - 6/10
23 - Not of This Earth (1957) - 6/10
24 - Re-Animator (1985) - 7/10
25-30 - 480 minutes of tv shows
Infinity Train Season 3 (2020) (113 minutes)
Infinity Train Season 4 (2021) (113 minutes)
Star Trek Lower Decks Season 2 (2021) (254 minutes)
31 - Pitfall (1962) - 8/10
32 - I'm Your Man (2021) - 7.5/10
33 - The Blood of a Poet (1932) - 6/10
34 - The Blood of Jesus (1941) - 5/10
35 - Children of the Damned (1964) - 7/10
36 - Doctor X (1932) - 6/10
37-46 - 800 minutes of tv shows
Chocky (1984) (151 minutes)
Chocky's Children (1985) (151 minutes)
Chocky's Challenge (1986) (151 minutes)
Ark (2009) (48 minutes)
Annedroids Season 1 (2014) (299 minutes)
47 - The Omega Man (1971) - 6/10
48 - The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) - 6/10
49 - Quatermass 2 (1957) - 7/10
50 - Quatermass and the Pit (1967) - 7/10
51 - Silent Running (1972) - 7/10
52 - your name. (2016) - 8/10
53 - Yeelen (1987) - 7/10
54 - Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) - 7/10
55 - Summer Days with Coo (2007) - 8/10
56 - Under the Skin (2013) - 6/10
57-62 - Alphas Season 1 (2011) (496 minutes)
63 - Melancholia (2011) - 7.5/10
64 - Save the Green Planet (2003) - 7.5/10
65 - The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978) - 7.5/10
66 - Miracle in Milan (1951) - 7.5/10
67 - Tropical Malady (2004) - 6/10
68 - Il Mare (2000) - 7/10
69 - Okja (2017) - 8/10
70 - Rare Exports (2010) - 7/10
71 - The Lift (1983) - 7.5/10
72 - The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha (1969) - 7/10
73-76 - 326 minutes of tv shows
The Doombolt Chase (1978) (146 minutes)
Dramarama: Spooky (1983) (180 minutes)
77 - 4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011) - 6/10
78 - King Lear (1987) - 3/10
79 - Robot Monster (1953) - 5/10
80 - Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992) - 5/10
81-83 - Delta Wave (1996) (248 minutes)
84 - Things to Come (1936) - 7/10
85 - The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) - 6/10
86 - Dreams (1990) - 8.5/10
87 - Dark Star (1974) - 6/10
88-98 - 883 minutes of tv shows plus one short
Station Eleven (2021) (512 minutes)
The Sparticle Mystery Season 1 (2011) (364 minutes)
Rare Exports, Inc. (2003) (7 minutes)
99 - Os Canibais / The Cannibals (1988) - 7/10
100 - Chorus (1975) - 7.5/10
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