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  • Tickled

    Tickled

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    Do you ever get a weird feeling listening to a documentary and going "waiiiiiiiit. This one sounds incredibly familiar for some reason."

    In early 2000s, I was just a computer geek who was interested of learning about Internet technologies and stuff, and among other things, I read about spam and anti-spam measures. Which also lead me to some discussions where various experts of the field nagged about weirdos who engaged in email and usenet spam. One of the characters that…

  • The Meg

    The Meg

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    Humanity touches what humanity was not supposed to touch, and oh no, now there's a bloody giant shark on the loose!

    I would have called this one a "paint by numbers" film, but... well, I don't really care, I was at least moderately amused. Can't call it the most intense film of its kind, but it's not boring, and the actors keep it solid and give good nods to the goofy premise without turning the film into into an obvious self-aware mockery of the genre.

    In conclusion, not the top film of the genre, but it's fine for what it is.

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  • Assassin's Creed: Embers

    Assassin's Creed: Embers

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    In the "video game films I bought long ago but I didn't watch because I didn't play the previous games" series of films.

    A fairly competently made short film, meant to wrap up the Assassin's Creed II / Brotherhood / Revolutions sub-trilogy by telling us what the heck ultimately happened to Ezio Auditore.

    I'd first say it's a little bit okay-meh - a bit of ponderings and an action scene and a bit of ponderings. But I guess I can…

  • Apollo 13

    Apollo 13

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    In the series of Things That I Can Totally Watch in Fourth of July As Someone From Not In The United States.

    This film is a total fucking masterpiece. Everything, everything, about this is awesome. You're going to the Moon! Oh, no, things don't go that way. But it is a successful recovery!

    I remember wathching this thing when it came out and it was bloody RIVETING. Watch it. Now.