YAMID trying to recall name of SyFy reject level film

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danny burstein

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Apr 19, 2022, 9:37:07 AMApr 19
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Set in ... Moscow.

Premise: extra terrestrial creatures are in space ships
that have both an invisibility shield and pretty good armor.

They're destroying Moscow and locate people via electro-magnetic
fields, so there's the obligatory tech-nerd borderline psycho
who's set up his apartment with Faraday level shielding.

We've also got the mandatory Hero of The People who's
emptying his guns at the invaders screaming out something
like "eat Russian steel".

Oh, and the small group the movie's tracking head
over to a submarine which is its own Farady cage
in the local river.

Sound familiar? Thanks
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Dimensional Traveler

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Apr 19, 2022, 10:54:16 AMApr 19
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On 4/19/2022 6:37 AM, danny burstein wrote:
> Set in ... Moscow.
>
> Premise:  extra terrestrial creatures are in space ships
> that have both an invisibility shield and pretty good armor.
>
> They're destroying Moscow and locate people via electro-magnetic
> fields, so there's the obligatory tech-nerd borderline psycho
> who's set up his apartment with Faraday level shielding.
>
> We've also got the mandatory Hero of The People who's
> emptying his guns at the invaders screaming out something
> like "eat Russian steel".
>
> Oh, and the small group the movie's tracking head
> over to a submarine which is its own Farady cage
> in the local river.
>
> Sound familiar?  Thanks
> _____________________________________________________

The Darkest Hour
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Darkest_Hour_(film)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1093357/


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danny burstein

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Apr 19, 2022, 11:58:27 AMApr 19
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In <t3mien$8ko$2...@dont-email.me> Dimensional Traveler <dtr...@sonic.net> writes:

[snip]
>> Oh, and the small group the movie's tracking head
>> over to a submarine which is its own Farady cage
>> in the local river.
>>
>> Sound familiar?  Thanks
>> _____________________________________________________

>The Darkest Hour
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Darkest_Hour_(film)
>https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1093357/

Wait a sec? You mean this film wasn't just
a SyFy slushpile reject but was actually
on the Big Screen?

Thanks. Yeah, that's it.



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Paul S Person

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Apr 19, 2022, 11:59:28 AMApr 19
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... and if that's a "SyFy reject level film", I may have to start
watching SyFy reject level films on a regular basis.

Still remembered, after all those years.

Definitely worth watching once.
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Apr 19, 2022, 1:14:01 PMApr 19
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Paul S Person <pspe...@old.netcom.invalid> wrote in
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In all likelyhood, if SyFy rejected it, it was because it was too
*good*.

It's a low, low bar.

"He then discovers the alien's weakness when he throws a piece of
the wounded alien he had collected earlier, and it destroys the
unshielded alien."

How do they reproduce if they can't touch each other?

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George

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Apr 19, 2022, 7:04:29 PMApr 19
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Dimensional Traveler <dtr...@sonic.net> wrote:

>On 4/19/2022 6:37 AM, danny burstein wrote:
>> Set in ... Moscow.
>>
>> Premise:  extra terrestrial creatures are in space ships
>> that have both an invisibility shield and pretty good armor.
>>
[...]
>> _____________________________________________________
>
>The Darkest Hour
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Darkest_Hour_(film)
>https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1093357/

Let's see...

- 12% rating on Rotten Tomatoes
- 4.6 /10 rating on IMDB
- Goofs (on the IMDB page) on the level of "And all the
electricity leaked out"

Yep. Straight off the SyFy slushpile.

Dimensional Traveler

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Apr 19, 2022, 8:28:11 PMApr 19
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A lot of the Syfy "slush pile" were Asylum productions or other homages
to the old low budget B movies. They aren't trying to win prizes, just
be entertaining for cheap enough to make some money. The "So bad its
fun" school of movie making.

The Darkest Hour isn't good enough to be one of those.

Watch out for the Sharknado on your way out. ;)

Paul S Person

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Apr 20, 2022, 11:56:15 AMApr 20
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Sadly, while I remember it, I don't remember all the details,
including this one.

>How do they reproduce if they can't touch each other?

I don't recall that ever being mentioned.

But maybe they fission.

Or maybe they have three "genders", and these two happen to be ...
incompatible.

They are, after all /space aliens/.

There are more ways to reproduce than (it appears) are dreamt of in
your philosophy.

Paul S Person

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Apr 20, 2022, 12:11:31 PMApr 20
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On Tue, 19 Apr 2022 17:04:27 -0600, George <george...@gmail.com>
wrote:
During the recent kerfluffle, I identified, listed, curated, and
rented a /lot/ of movies with IMDb ratings below 6. Including below 5,
if the subject interested me.

Almost all of them were definitely better than watching paint dry,
something that cannot be said of a lot of biopics with much higher
IMDb ratings by Famous Directors.

How does someone who clearly knows how to make a very good movie make
a film about a plane landing in the Hudson River and make it so dull
that the scenes of the crash are uninteresting? How does someone who
clearly knows how to make a really good movie make one about of music
group that is so dull that he, himself, insists on ending it with a
nice, peppy dance number because he knows that, otherwise, the faces
of the audience going out will discourage anyone else from ever going
in?

Many of them were actually entertaining, at least if you paid
attention to the movie and not your inner critic.

A very few were actually quite good. But there have always been
low-cost films that were actually quite good. Just not a lot of them.

And, BTW, the really useful part of IMDb isn't the rating
(particularly if based on less than 100 votes, which is often the case
for obscure films), but rather the reviews. Not the one-line "10" and
"1" reviews; the multiline reviews that actually say something about
the film. As opposed to saying something (generally not very
complimentary) about the reviewer.

Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha

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Apr 20, 2022, 2:15:40 PMApr 20
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Paul S Person <pspe...@old.netcom.invalid> wrote in
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Perhaps you drilled holes in your head with a power tool to forget?
>
>>How do they reproduce if they can't touch each other?
>
> I don't recall that ever being mentioned.
>
> But maybe they fission.
>
> Or maybe they have three "genders", and these two happen to be
> ... incompatible.
>
> They are, after all /space aliens/.

You're dangerously close to fanwaking there, son.
>
> There are more ways to reproduce than (it appears) are dreamt of
> in your philosophy.

Unless they are born as full adults, it seems unlikely child
rearing wouldn't be problematic, as well.
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