Mediocre movies with scenes worth watching

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These movies might not be worth watching from start to finish, but they have some terrific scenes within them. Austin Powers in Goldmember The opening scene is about a movie based on Austin Powers — starring a very famous actor as Powers.  D.E.B.S. In a scene at 0:09 the main characters are spying on someone […]

Alien

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Here’s an update to this list. Now that Disney has bought Fox, who knows what will happen — they say they’ll make more movies but that’s just vague talk at the moment. The quadrilogy Alien 1979 -> 3/5 (+) Aliens 1986 -> 4.5/5 (+) Alien3 1992 -> 3.5/5 Alien Resurrection 1997 -> 4.5/5 The crossovers […]

DC Extended Universe

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Here’s an update to this list. Man of Steel 2013 -> 4.5/5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 -> 4/5 Suicide Squad 2016 -> watched the first half Wonder Woman 2017 -> 5/5 Justice League 2017 -> 4.5/5 Aquaman 2018 -> 4.5/5 Shazam! 2019 Birds of Prey 2020 Wonder Woman 1984 2020 The Batman […]

Jason Bourne

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Here are all of the movies in this series, which stars Matt Damon as the title character. Except for The Bourne Legacy, which features Jeremy Renner as a different character similar to Bourne. I’ve seen the first 3 more than once. They’re loosely based on books by Robert Ludlum, and there was a mini-series version […]

Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 12

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This list continues from part 11. Jon Amiel Amiel directed movies like Tune in Tomorrow… and Creation. He also directed episodes of TV shows like Once Upon a Time and Outsiders. Masterpiece Sommersby Great movie Copycat Bad movie Entrapment David Frankel Frankel directed the movies Marley & Me and One Chance. He created the TV […]

Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 11

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This list continues from part 10. Damien Chazelle Both of Chazelle’s movies I’ve seen were masterpieces, and both starred Ryan Gosling. He also directed Whiplash and Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench. Masterpieces First Man La La Land Pete Docter Docter was co-director of 2 Pixar masterpieces and one near masterpiece. He also contributed […]

Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 10

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This list continues from part 9. Martin Campbell Campbell directed 2 of the best James Bond movies, as well as movies like Vertical Limit and The Foreigner. Masterpiece Casino Royale Great movies GoldenEye The Mask of Zorro Richard Curtis Curtis wrote Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and some of the TV show Mr. Bean. He […]

Authors you can’t go wrong with, part 8

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This list continues from part 7. Becky Chambers Chambers burst on the scene with her brilliantly titled first novel and has continued writing in the same universe but with different characters and situations. Masterpiece The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Great books A Closed and Common Orbit Record of a Spaceborn Few David […]

TV show creators worth knowing about, part 5

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This list continues from part 4. Jay Beattie & Dan Dworkin This writing team co-created the shows Matador and Scream: The TV Series. They previously wrote episodes of shows like Revenge and Criminal Minds as well as the 2003 Dragnet. Great TV show The Crossing Michael Dinner Dinner has been a director on many TV […]

Spider-Man

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Here are all the Spider-Man movies that aren’t part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’ve also read all of The Amazing Spider-Man comic books by J. Michael Straczynski. Sam Raimi’s trilogy Spider-Man 2002 -> 5/5 Spider-Man 2 2004 -> 5/5 Spider-Man 3 2007 -> 2/5 Mark Webb’s movies The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 -> didn’t see […]