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Last updated: Sep 1, 2023

RSeriesFilmseenpubTagsLnotesShort Review:
The 6th Day62000Action, SchwarzeneggerENCloning – deep reflections on identity for a Schwarzenegger action movie.
13 Assassins72011HistoryJP
2182008CrimeENgoodThe inside-out on how to count cards in blackjack.
28L-128 Days Later82003Horror, ZombiesENgoodThe best “zombie” movie after the Spanish REC. As I recall, this was one of the first movies to feature fast zombies.
28L-228 Weeks Later52007Horror, ZombiesEN
30062006HistoryEN
2012620092009SciFi, DisasterENCGI overload… but not much else. [2009]
9th Company62005Drama, WarRU
A Cinema Prayer320192019Drama, True StoryEN
AI32001SciFi, AIEN
Alien-1Alien81992SciFiENgood
Alien-2Alien: Covenant620172017SciFiEN
AvP-1Alien vs. Predator82004SciFiENgoodSo sue me, I loved it.
Alien Girl820142010CrimeRUgoodOne of my favorite “gangster” movies… authentic, no romanticism, and everyone meets a grisly end. [2014]
AP-1American Pie81999ComedyENgoodProbably my favorite slapstick comedy to this day.
AP-2American Pie 272001ComedyEN
AP-3American Wedding72003ComedyEN
AP-4American Pie Presents: Band Camp62005ComedyEN
AP-5American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile62006ComedyEN
AP-6American Pie Presents: Beta House62007ComedyEN
An Inconvenient Truth22006DocumentaryEN
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy42004ComedyEN
ARCANE (2021+)82023TV, Anime, SciFantasyENbestOne of the best video game to animation adaptions.
* Season 1: Rating: 9. (2023, 2021)
Arrival520182016SciFiENLower-budget Interstellar. It pretentiously tries to make deep points about the nature of communications with aliens, but fails to do so. [2018]
Avatar720092009SciFi, CameronENSo much money sunk into it, it couldn’t help but be good. [2009]
Back to the Future620211985SciFi, ComedyEN
Barbie720232023ComedyENreviewedSee main review: "Barbie is a strong and nuanced film that effectively promotes the message of female emancipation, gender diversity (an important point being made about the importance of LGBTQ+ allies in the person of Allan), and the importance of what I would call “Wokeness with a human face” (Wokeness being the tribute that meritocracy pays to human dignity). As such, this thing assesses that Barbie would be strongly endorsed by elite human capital."
Barely Legal72011ComedyENGoofiest slapstick comedy.?
BatmanBatman: Dark Knight72008SciFi, Superheroes, NolanEN
BatmanBatman: Dark Knight Rises820172012SciFi, Superheroes, NolanEN
BatmanJoker720192019SciFi, SuperheroesENreviewedSee main review: "This because The Joker is an unreliable narrator. That is the single most important observation about the film – the main character’s mental problems means we can’t know which of the scenes are real, and which are hallucinations or flights of fancy. The only thing we really know for sure is there is a mentally disturbed incel called Arthur Fleck who lives in a shitty apartment with his no less crazed mother, scraping by and trying to ends meet as best he can with his limited abilities in a metropolis that seems to be going down the dumps. He has a severe case of jungle fever for a neighboring single mother, whom he imagines going out with, only to be told to leave the one time he finds himself in her apartment. This narrative device leaves the audience free to interpret the film anyway they like."
Battle Royale82000SciFi, DystopiaENgoodHighly original concept that preceded the Hunger Games series. (Though Lukyanenko was probably first to this with his Knights of the 40 Islands).
Beowulf82007HistoryENgood
The Big Lebowski101998ComedyENbestWhite Russians are one of my favorite cocktails too.
BR-1Blade Runner720231982SciFi, CyberpunkEN
BR-2Blade Runner 2049820232017SciFi, CyberpunkENgood
Bodyguards and Assassins52009HistoryCNI was sympathizing with the assassins throughout. Good riddance to pro-Western traitors – the only sad thing was when they hoodwinked the mentally disabled giant into their loathsome schemes.
The Boondock Saints51999CrimeENOverrated. Ridiculous Russian accent, too.
Borat the Movie52006ComedyEN
The Bourne Identity72002Action, SpyEN
Bowling for Columbine22002DocumentaryEN
Braveheart71995HistoryEN
Brother81997CrimeRUgood"Не брат ты мне, гнида черножопая!"
The Brothers Bloom82008ComedyENgood
The Burning52009HorrorEN
Cannibal Holocaust11979HorrorENWTF
Capitalism: A Love Story42009DocumentaryEN
Casablanca420231942Classics, RomanceEN
Cashback52006CrimeEN
Children of Men52006SciFi, DystopiaENThe natives aren’t reproducing, so hey, let’s invite in Infinity Third Worldners, not just our pensions but our very civilization depends on it! – hence, predictably hailed as a classic of our times.
Cliffhanger81993Action, StalloneENgood“Do you know what real love is, Kristel? Sacrifice.” Wise words.
Collateral Damage62002ActionEN
Commanding Heights: Battle for the World Economy720022002DocumentaryEN
C-1Conan the Barbarian61982Fantasy, SchwarzeneggerEN
C-2Conan the Destroyer61984Fantasy, SchwarzeneggerEN
C-3Red Sonja51985Fantasy, SchwarzeneggerEN
Contagion620202011SciFi, DisasterENreviewedSee main review.
The Crazies62010Horror, ZombiesEN
Cube-1Cube71997SciFiENOne of the best sci-fi/horror concepts ever invented.
Cube-2Cube 2: Hypercube72002SciFiEN
Cuties520202020DramaFRreviewedSee main review: "The latest conservative triggering is over a French film called Cuties (Mignonnes)… Conversely, this furore ensured that seems to have been a pretty marginal and ultimately mediocre European “arthouse” film will have been seen by millions more people than would have watched it otherwise. … So what is Cuties? It is a film about Amy, an 11 year old girl, clumsily trying to reconcile her Senegalese Muslim immigrant identity with the thrills and vapidities of life in secular France by joining an all-female dance troupe… the supreme irony of Cuties is that it is too politically incorrect, with its criticism of patriarchal Muslim culture and implicit (if inadvertent) HBD realism, to have been made in the United States."
Dark Planet1020222009SciFi, DystopiaRUbest
DD-1Night of the Living Dead71968Horror, ZombiesEN
DD-2Dawn of the Dead81978Horror, ZombiesEN
DD-3Day of the Dead41985Horror, ZombiesEN
DD-4Land of the Dead42005Horror, ZombiesEN
DD-5Diary of the Dead52007Horror, ZombiesEN
DD-6Day of the Dead42008Horror, ZombiesEN
The Day After Tomorrow82004SciFi, DisasterENgoodThe science is from Hollywood, but the character interactions, visuals, and suspenseful plot were all top notch.
Dead Season31969Horror, ZombiesEN
Dead Snow52009Horror, ZombiesEN
Death Proof72007Horror, Zombies, Tarantino
Deep Blue Sea71999SciFiEN
Deep Impact51998SciFi, DisasterEN
The Descent82005HorrorENgoodOne of the best horror movies I can recall watching.
The Devil Wears Prada820062006Drama, ComedyEN
The Diamond Arm51969CrimeRUClassic Soviet comedy, though overrated.
The Dictator22012ComedyENCould Sasha-Baron Cohen kill himself already.
Django Unchained320122012History, TarantinoEN
Doom32005SciFiEN
Dr. Strangelove101964ComedyENbestThis is quite simply the best comedy ever made.
Dracula81973Horror, VampiresENgoodThis is my favorite vampire movie of all time, though perhaps only because I watched it when I was a child.
Drunken Master61978Action, Martial ArtsEN
Dune I620232021SciFi, Space OperaENStunning visuals aside, Villeneuve's adaptation fails to impress or make a memorable emotional impact; a story is made by its characters, and I found no reason to care for the heroes or to fear or be intrigued by the villain. (But then again, I'm not a fan of the book either, so take it FWIW).
Enter the Dragon61973Action, Martial ArtsEN
Equilibrium82002SciFi, DystopiaENgoodNot brilliant, but… GUN KATA! How cool is that?
EuroTrip620202004ComedyEN
Ex Machina1020152015SciFi, AIENbestThis entire movie can be viewed as a metaphor for the AI control problem, and it handles it brilliantly… just imagine the billionaire brogrammer’s mansion as the “black box”, and the naked cyborg women as the AI. [2015]
THE EXPANSE (2015-2022)720232022TV, SciFi, Space OperaENReasonably impressed so far with adaptation of Leviathan's Wake.
* Season 1 - Rating: 7. (2023, 2015)
The Expendables52010ActionEN
The Expendables 252012ActionEN
Fahrenheit 91142004DocumentaryEN
The Fall of an Empire: Lessons from Byzantium320092009DocumentaryRUreviewedSee main review.
Far Cry52008SciFiENUwe Boll is so bad… that he is good. I love Boll.
The Fifth Element81997SciFiENgoodHave nice recollections of watching this ages ago. One of the best comedic sci-fi movies.
FAWLTY TOWERS (1975-1979)7~20031979TV, ComedyEN
Fight Club81999DramaENgoodUnleash your primal instincts! The cult classic status of the movie is beyond dispute.
Forrest Gump620171994ComedyENThe funny moments are marred by the fact that Jenny very obviously cucked the poor retard after hitting the wall and we are supposed to celebrate that. Shit values dressed up in can-do ‘Murica!nism. [2017]
Frozen720102010HorrorENIn a powerful troll move, the skiing club I was in at university played it on our bus trip to a ski resort. This is a very corny movie, too ridiculous to be truly scary, but some of the girls begged to differ. [2010]
GAME OF THRONES (2011-2019)820192019TV, FantasyENbestreviewedThe definitional adoption of GRRM's sadly uncompleted masterpiece, they were superlative when D&D still had access to the source material... but then it floundered into oblivion.
* Season 1 - Rating: 9 (2013, 2011)
* Season 2 - Rating: 9 (2013, 2012)
* Season 3 - Rating: 10 (2013, 2013)
* Season 4 - Rating: 8 (2014, 2014)
* Season 5 - Rating: 7 (2015, 2015)
* Season 6 - See main review. Rating: 6 (2016, 2016)
* Season 7 - See main review. Rating: 4 (2017, 2017)
* Season 8 - See main review. Rating: 1 (2019, 2019)
Ghost in the Shell520172017SciFiENFrom what I understand this is a perversion of the anime. [2017]
Girls11961ComedyRU
Gladiator620202000HistoryEN
GF-1The Godfather1020201972CrimeENbestDeserves its plaudits as the best crime/mafia film ever made, having introduced a huge number of tropes into Anglo culture: I will make you an offer that can’t be refused; swimming with the fishes; revenge is a dish best served cold; it’s not personal, it’s strictly business. [2020]
Graveyard Shift51990HorrorEN
Grindhouse: Death Proof/Planet Terror62007HorrorEN
Grizzly Man420212005DocumentaryENOne observation I made is that Grizzly Man was kind of... insane. Many places of the world, someone with his level of impudence would get killed a lot quicker by humans than by bears. It's amazing that he lasted this long and a testament to ursine tolerance.
H&K-1Harold and Kumar go to White Castle72004ComedyEN
H&K-2Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay52008ComedyEN
HP-1Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone72001FantasyEN
HP-2Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets72002FantasyEN
HP-3Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban72004FantasyEN
HP-4Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire82005FantasyENgood
HP-6Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince72009FantasyEN
HP-5Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix82007FantasyENgood
HP-7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I72010FantasyEN
HP-8Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II72011FantasyEN
Hero62002HistoryCN
Hb-1The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey62012Fantasy, JacksonENStarted out well, but ended on a sour note, awkward CGI overload failing to make up for it.
Hb-2The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug62013Fantasy, JacksonEN
Hb-3The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies42014Fantasy, JacksonEN
The Hole82001HorrorENgoodOne of the best psychological thrillers.
Home Alone71990ComedyEN
The Horde52012HistoryRU
The Human Centipede12002HorrorENOne of the most fucked up films.
HG-1The Hunger Games72012SciFi, DystopiaEN
HG-2The Hunger Games: Catching Fire62013SciFi, DystopiaEN
I Am Legend42007SciFi, Post-ApocEN
I, Robot32004SciFiEN
Idiocracy102006SciFiENbestThis "film" is a documentary!
Immortalist820232021Drama, ArthouseENgoodEndearingly autistic.
IJ-1Raiders of the Lost Ark61981ActionEN
IJ-2Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom71984ActionEN
IJ-4Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull42008ActionEN
Inception82010SciFi, NolanENgoodOne of the best “mind-bending” movies.
Independence Day41996SciFi, DisasterEN
Interstellar820172014SciFi, NolanENgoodNolan is great, as usual. [2017]
Iron Man52008SciFi, SuperheroesEN
Ironclad72011HistoryEN
Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future91973ComedyRUbestThe best Soviet/Russian comedy? At least, that’s my opinion.
Jackass: The Movie42002ComedyEN
JB-1Dr. No61962Action, SpyEN
JB-2From Russia with Love81963Action, SpyENgood
JB-3Goldfinger71964Action, SpyEN
JB-4Thunderball61965Action, SpyEN
JB-5You Only Live Twice71967Action, SpyEN
JB-6On Her Majesty’s Secret Service71969Action, SpyEN
JB-7Diamonds are Forever61971Action, SpyEN
JB-8Live and Let Die61973Action, SpyEN
JB-9The Man with the Golden Gun51974Action, SpyEN
JB-10The Spy Who Loved Me71977Action, SpyEN
JB-11Moonraker51979Action, SpyEN
JB-12For Your Eyes Only61981Action, SpyEN
JB-13Octopussy61983Action, SpyEN
JB-14A View to a Kill51985Action, SpyEN
JB-15The Living Daylights51987Action, SpyEN
JB-16Licence to Kill51989Action, SpyEN
JB-17GoldenEye61995Action, SpyEN
JB-18Tomorrow Never Dies71997Action, SpyEN
JB-19The World Is Not Enough71999Action, SpyEN
JB-20Die Another Day82002Action, SpyENgoodThe best “modern” JB movie. I consider the North Korean “villain” to be the real antihero.
JB-21Casino Royale820062006Action, SpyENgood
JB-22Quantum of Solace620222008Action, SpyENThe music is really good, but otherwise unremarkable, unexplained ubiquitous power of Spectre.
JB-23Skyfall520122012Action, SpyEN
JB-24Spectre520222015Isn't this supposed to be a spy movie, as opposed to an action one?
JB-25No Time to Die720232021Action, SpyENChemistry between JB and Madeleine Swann could have been developed better, and villain wasn't exploited as he could have been. Still, a fitting final send-off to JB.
JP-1Jurassic Park81993SciFiENgood
JP-2The Lost World: Jurassic Park61997SciFiEN
JP-4Jurassic World620152015SciFiENEither I overestimated the first firm due to an impressionable young memory, or this one was decidedly underwhelming. [2015]
KEEPING UP APPEARANCES (1990-1995)5~20031995TV, ComedyEN
KB-1Kill Bill: Vol. 172003Action, Martial Arts, TarantinoEN
KB-2Kill Bill: Vol. 272004Action, Martial Arts, TarantinoEN
Kin-dza-dza!31986SciFiRU
Kingdom of Heaven42005HistoryEN
The Last Samurai42003HistoryEN
Legend of Kolovrat620172017HistoryRUreviewedSee main review. Russia’s 300, Ironclad, and Valhalla Rising. Swords like in The Witcher.
Leviathan720202014Drama, ArthouseRUreviewedSee main review.
Lifeforce420201985SciFiEN
Life After People62010DocumentaryEN
The Life of Brian81979ComedyENgood
Loose Change42006Documentary, ConspiracyEN
LotR-1Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring102001Fantasy, JacksonENbestA solid and remarkably faithful adaptation of Tolkien’s masterpiece... hard to imagine same director filmed The Hobbit.
LotR-2Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers102002Fantasy, JacksonENbest
LotR-3Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King82003Fantasy, JacksonENbest
Lord of War82005DramaENgoodLoved the story, if not the vacuous moralism, which became too overt at the end.
Machete52010ActionEN
MM-1Mad Max71979SciFi, Post-ApocEN
MM-4Mad Max: Fury Road820152015SciFi, Post-ApocENgoodDoof Warrior was the best. [2015]
The Man with the Gun11938HistoryRU
The Martian620152015SciFiENreviewedSee main review: "Making the story of one solitary man’s struggle to survive is not a enviable task, but the creators pull it off with ample wit and verve. The protagonist Mark Watney is constantly cracking Nerd Lite jokes with himself and mission control in his struggle with the remorseless but indifferent main villain, the Red Planet itself. … At its root, it is a highly optimistic, positive, and inspirational story about the victory of technology and human ingenuity over the challenges posed by the last frontier. There should be more of these kinds of cultural products for civilization to continue to flourish."
M-1The Matrix101999SciFi, CyberpunkENbestProbably my all time favorite film.
M-2The Matrix Reloaded92003SciFi, CyberpunkENbest
M-3The Matrix Revolutions92003SciFi, CyberpunkENbest
M-3+The Animatrix62003SciFi, AnimeEN
M-4The Matrix Resurrections920232021SciFi, CyberpunkENbest
Max Payne62008SciFiEN
Minority Report42002SciFiEN
Mortal Engines320192018SciFi, Post-Apoc, JacksonENThey obviously banked on this being allowed in China, where tastes are even shallower than in the West. They failed. [2019]
Mortal Kombat: The Movie31995FantasyEN
The Name of the Rose820051986HistoryENgoodI recall this as one of the best films. [2005]
National Lampoon’s Animal House820161978ComedyENgood
NW-1The Night Watch72004FantasyRUSolid Russian urban fantasy film with CGI comparable to films 10x as expensive.
Ocean’s Eleven81960CrimeENgoodPerhaps the best “heist” film I ever watched. It’s nice to observe how casino operators in 1950s America cared about the financial health of their clients.
Office Space91999ComedyENbestPerhaps the best office comedy.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood520192019Drama, TarantinoENIs Tarantino developing a reactionary streak as he approaches old age? [2019]
Operation Y and Shurik’s Other Adventures81965ComedyRU
Oppenheimer520232023HistoryENreviewedSee main review:
"Although Oppenheimer is a solid and historically accurate film, it is overly long – making its missed opportunities all the more glaring – and the key dramatic tension rests on speculation that was considered entirely fictional long before 1945."
Overboard620171987ComedyEN
Paris52008DramaFR
The Passion of the Christ42004HistoryEN
PEEP SHOW (2003-2015)8~20072015TV, ComedyENgood
The Pianist92002HistoryENbestMy favorite Holocaust film, more so than Schindler’s List.
Pirates of the 20th Century71979ActionRUA classic Soviet comedy/action movie.
PotC-1Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest72006FantasyEN
PotC-3Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End72007FantasyEN
Predator71987SciFiEN
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time52010FantasyEN
Pulp Fiction101994Crime, TarantinoENbestProbably my favorite Tarantino movie.
Q-2Quarantine 2: The Terminal62011Horror, ZombiesEN
REC82007Horror, ZombiesESgoodThis is, in my opinion, the best zombie movie ever made. Step aside Romero.
Red Heat61988Action, SchwarzeneggerEN
RLD-1The Return of the Living Dead61985Horror, Comedy, ZombiesENVery corny and good. Nice music.
Reservoir Dogs61992Crime, TarantinoENKinda overrated? Tarantino will only get worse.
RE-1Resident Evil72002Horror, Zombies, KunisEN
RE-2Resident Evil: Apocalypse72004Horror, Zombies, KunisEN
RE-3Resident Evil: Extinction52007Horror, Zombies, KunisEN
RE-3+Resident Evil: Degeneration42008Horror, Zombies, KunisEN
RE-5Resident Evil: Retribution42012Horror, Zombies, KunisEN
The Road320092009SciFi, Post-ApocEN
The Road to Perdition52002CrimeEN
The Running Man71987SciFi, DystopiaEN
Sw-1Saw I52004HorrorEN
Sw-2Saw II52005HorrorEN
Sw-3Saw III52006HorrorENThe best film in this morbid series.
Sw-4Saw VI52007HorrorEN
Sw-5Saw V52008HorrorEN
Sw-6Saw VI52009HorrorEN
Schindler’s List91993History, SpielbergENbestSpielberg clearly pretending to his "classic" here and TBF he succeeded plus or minus.
Shaun of the Dead62004Horror, Comedy, ZombiesEN
The Shawshank Redemption81994DramaENgood
The Shining91980HorrorENbest
Slumdog Millionaire72008DramaEN
Snakes on a Plane52006ActionEN
Snowden520162016Drama, True StoryENDon’t know the extent to which it was factual, but it struck me as plausible. Some natsec honcho: “In 20 years, no one will care about Iraq”; China, Russia are the real threats.
Snowpiercer820202013SciFi, DystopiaENgoodGeoengineering attempt to stop global warming goes very wrong, as Earth turns into a snowball instead. The last humans survive in a caste-based society on a train circumnavigating the globe every few months, and are ruled over by an eccentric billionaire/inventor called Wilford (Willy Wonka’s successor?). So, “Bioshock on Rails.” Excellent fight scenes, good pacing, and absurdist humor are partly negated by a surfeit of plot holes.
The Social Network720102010Drama, True StoryEN
Solaris32002SciFiEN
Species720201995SciFi, HorrorENCut above the typical horror B-movie. The idea of an existential risk transmitted as a message from outer space is a plausible and dangerous one, even if unlikely to be accomplished within 1/4 of a kilobyte – concept clearly borrows from Hoyle's A for Andromeda. [2020]
Stalker101979SciFi, TarkovskyRUbestThough this is generally an inane genre, this is one of the best “existentialist” movies. It is amazing how much hidden (and not so much) ideological subversion the USSR let Tarkovsky get away with.
SW-4Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace61999SciFiEN
SW-5Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones62002SciFiEN
SW-6Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith62005SciFiEN
SW-7Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens420172015SciFiENVery boring, SJwish consoomer trash that is going down the gutter because of Russian Nazis (who else?) bombing reviews. [2017]
ST-1Starship Troopers720181997SciFi, VerhoevenENWhile Heinlein’s original is ultimately a celebration of martial values, the movie is instead a satire on war and patriotism in the style of a Hollywood sci-fi B movie. It accomplishes what it sets out to do. [2018]
Super Size Me420202004DocumentaryEN
T-1The Terminator71984SciFi, AIEN
T-2Terminator 2: Judgment Day91991SciFi, AI, CameronENbest
T-3Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines62003SciFi, AIEN
Texas Chainsaw Massacre42003HorrorEN
Threads91984SciFi, DisasterENbestThis BBC semi-documentary on the after effects of nuclear war is better than any nuclear apocalypse movie. Just watch it already.
Titanic71997DramaEN
To Live31994HistoryCNLook, I am obviously not a fan of Maoism, but this is just propaganda. Might be a good movie if made less overt.
Total Recall81990SciFi, SchwarzeneggerENgoodPerhaps the best Schwarzenegger movie. “You haven’t been told enough to think.”
Tremors61990HorrorEN
True Lies71994Action, SchwarzeneggerEN
Twins61988Comedy, SchwarzeneggerEN
US-2Under Siege 2: Dark Territory71995ActionEN“Assumption is the mother of all fuckups.”
U-1Underworld72003Horror, VampiresEN
U-2Underworld: Evolution52006Horror, VampiresEN
U-3Underworld: Rise of the Lycans42009Horror, VampiresEN
Valhalla Rising42009HistoryEN
The Wandering Earth520192019SciFiCNreviewedSee main review. Chinese sci-fi makes its big debut on the world cinematographic stage – but falls flat on characterization.
Wanted62008ActionEN
THE WALKING DEAD (2010-2022)5~20102022TV, Horror, ZombiesENForgettable zombie horror.
* Season 1 - Rating: 5. (2012, 2010)
WHEEL OF TIME (2021+)22021TV, FantasyENreviewedAmazing butchering of Robert Jordan's masterpiece; actually fun to watch on account of the sheer cringe, like with Uwe Boll movies.
* Season 1 - See main review. Rating: 2 (2021, 2021)
* Season 2 - Rating: 3. (2023, 2023).
White Sun of the Desert81970DramaRUgood
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory71971Comedy, FantasyEN
THE WITCHER (2019+)62023TV, FantasyENgoodPros: Perfectly caste Geralt of Rivia. Cons: Mostly bad dialogue, many cringe moments. Gratuitous enforcement of diversity quotas killed immersion.
* Season 1 - Rating: 6. (2020, 2019).
* Season 2 - Rating: 6. (2023, 2021).
Wolf of Wall Street920172013DramaENbest
World War Z420132013Horror, ZombiesENBrooks had deserved success with the Zombie Survival Guide, and milked it for all it was worth with the mediocre World War Z. The film is not significantly better. While the visuals are memorable, it is riddled with massive plot holes and colored by painfully obvious and belabored propaganda of progressivism and Zionism.
xXx52002ActionEN
YERMAK (1996)8~19981996TV, HistoryRUgood