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Glenn
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Good Movies

I just watched World War Z and think it was brilliant, plenty of action and maybe the best zombie movie I've seen...it's 2hrs long and I wanted it to go on for another 1/2 hr as it whizzed by...9/10
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/
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JamesM
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True Glenn, one of the best, although 28 days later is still my favourite. I just watched After Earth and I thought it was pretty good.
Pitch Black (has to be my favourite movie ever), Dog soldiers, The Descent, too many to mention mate.
Django unchained, the KKK scene had me in stitches.
Glenn
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I really liked 28 Days Later too, I've been wondering about After Earth, I'll need to check it out.
Pitch Black was a great film, it had me jumping all over the shop lol...I can't remember if I've seen Dog Soldiers or not, The Descent was brilliant, it was seriously frightening.
I haven't seen Django Unchained yet, but I bet that is funny.  Smiley

I recently saw Man of Steel, and thought it was excellent, loved the way Krypton was styled like Flash Gordon...going darker with Superman definitely worked.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0770828/
Pacific Rim was a great movie as well, lots of great action and doesn't take itself too seriously.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1663662/
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If you liked World War Z you'll probably like Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter.
Sounds bad but I thought it was surprisingly good.
For zombie laughs Cockneys Vs Zombies was good. Like Richard Briers trying to outrun a shuffling zombie.
Django Unchained was a good old fashioned bloody western. Plus some tongue in cheek laughs like the incompetent stupid KKK.
Glenn
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That's one I haven't seen yet, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter  Smiley
Cockney's vs Zombies...that sounds mental.  Grin
I know what you mean that it's better than it sounds...I thought the same about Battleship (2012) and it was really entertaining.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1440129/
Star Trek: Into Darkness was brilliant as well...this new reboot has really brought new life to the franchise.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1408101/
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JamesM
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Another 3 of my favourites are:
The Prophecy, The Hitcher (original with Rutger Hauer) and Battle Royale.
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i'd add the chronicles of Riddick film to pitch black (the sequel),
i'd also add ghosts of mars (but perhaps that's down to drunkenness every time I watched it)
I did a double take when I saw after earth (miss read it as another earth which was dire)
abe Lincoln is a great film for laughs as is the recent Hansel and grettle, there in the same theme as van helsing and the downy junior versions of Sherlock holms movies (all of which I liked)

the latest die hard film was ok as a film (the story line was atrocious and everything in it was full of holes from a technical viewpoint but excellent action)
then again i'm a firm believer that unless its a cheesy sci-fi Saturday its not a good weekend (those low budget poorly acted storylines can be truly awesome as what if scenarios, although not the strange obsession with freakishly mutated monsters) 
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Glenn
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@ JamesM...The Prophecy rings a bell from reading up on it on iMDb...it has a decent cast too...can't remember if I've seen it or not.
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@ nanotm...The Chronicles of Riddick was a good movie, I forgot it was a sequel to Pitch Black.I liked Ghosts of Mars too...I was sober when I saw it lol.
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)...I enjoyed the action too but agree the story line was lacking, the previous Die Hard was much better...this one was a step backwards.
I agree that some of those cheesy sci-fi films can be great...I really enjoyed Battleship (2012), it didn't take itself too seriously and it was a great weekend sci-fi flick for me when I watched it...although it did have a bigger budget than the syfy channel kind of sci-fi films I think you mean.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1440129/
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One of the worst films I've ever seen was the rip off of Pacific Rim (2013) called Atlantic Rim (2013)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2740710/
Oh gawd...it was bad beyond comprehension lol...the effects were like something you or I could do on a half decent pc and the acting was cringe inducing to the point that my mouth was hanging open in disbelief lol...it's a total insult to movie making and deserves it's very low score on iMDb.
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I remember there being reports of a film due out this year that was created entirely with IOS based devices which just like blair witch project and indeed cloverfield will make for some rather badly put together viewing.
although in fairness at least blairwitch project had a reason for looking like it cost 2 grand to make .....it actually did....the rest of that genre of film (artistic junk with no effects, bad camera work, dodgy acting and no storyline) tends to be in the order of 10s of millions to make and still ends up being no better ...
well i'm keen to see pacific rim (the trailers look awesome) and the same with after earth, but so far I haven't seen them pop up on the boxoffice list on sky .....
hopefully though since there's been so many decent films out in the last few years there's plenty more big budget stuff to come, and some of them definitely have potential for expansion into a franchise Smiley
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Glenn
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A movie I recently came across by chance was Surrogates (2009) with Bruce Willis, it's a good sci-fi movie with an interesting premise...
"Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0986263/?ref_=tt_rec_tt

I just saw another sequel to Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick is out now...Riddick (2013)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1411250/
Looking forward to seeing that!!!
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Razer
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I hope it's as good as the other two.
nanotm
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hmm I thought surrogates was a little deep,
don't get me wrong I liked the film but the ideas which lead to it were somewhat strange
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Glenn
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I saw Riddick (2013) yesterday....it was great to see Katee Sackhoff in it too.
I don't think it was as large a movie as the last instalment...The Chronicles of Riddick....mainly because the entire movie takes place pretty much on one planet, but it was really good.
7/10  Cheesy
RichAllen
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I've seen After Earth, and I thought it was OK, but I thought Jaden Smith was better in the Karate Kid remake to be honest, and his Dad, Will Smith looked very old in the movie, not sure if it was make up or whatever.
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On of my favourite sifi moves is still Dark Star http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069945
The interaction between the crew and the bomb is a classic, and the music is great as well. Made in 1974 well before CGI took over all the movies.
Another is 2001 again a classic with great music.