Today's film, #1, 1984's "The Terminator," because they're showing T2 at the movie theatre this week and it probably works better if I've seen T1 recently.

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Tonight's film, #3! 1991's "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"! In the movie theatre, so: I'll be back?

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Tonight's film, #4! A friend on the other website is making me watch "Christine," which I understand to be "what if Duel but it's demons or some shit."

This kind of thing works better for me on the TV, so see y'all in two hours.

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Today's film! #5, 1932 Best Picture nominee "Smilin' Through."

I've deffo looked at the Wikipedia page, but no idea what this one's about.

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The first few years of these I had a hard time finding good copies of a lot of them, but now I'm mostly watching good Blu-Ray rips.

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πŸŽ₯ "Smilin' Through" (1932) 

This fellow's wife has died before the start of the film, and he's not too happy about it, which makes a change from romcoms about awful men being saddled with wifes they don't much like.

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πŸŽ₯ "Smilin' Through" (1932) 

Uh-oh. The widower's friend and his five-year old daughter invited themselves to come live with him to help him deal with his loss and we've immediately cut to the daughter at, shall we say, marryin' age.

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πŸŽ₯ "Smilin' Through" (1932) 

I was up for "sad old widower learns to love again, precocious child involved in some way" but I do not wish for who he learns to love to be the precocious child he has been raising like a daughter for fifteen years.

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πŸŽ₯ "Smilin' Through" (1932) 

"That's my father."

Oh, I see, she's falling for Son of Widower, and, I assume, they'll be who Widower learns to Love Again through.

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πŸŽ₯ "Smilin' Through" (1932) 

Hold on, it's not Son of Widower, it's Son of... Widower's Long-Dead Mortal Enemy.

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πŸŽ₯ "Smilin' Through" (1932) 

It's a good thing this is a Blu-Ray rip and not some 480p shit I had to grab from a Russian site or I might get confused about these dual roles.

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πŸŽ₯ "Smilin' Through" (1932) 

They make a whole thing of how much Daughter of Widower's Friend looks exactly like Dead Wife, but, I mean, well, yes, they're both played by Norma Shearer! It's not even identical cousins, they're not even related!

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πŸŽ₯ "Smilin' Through" (1932) 

The Widower's Mortal Enemy is the Widower's mortal enemy because he's the fellow who shot Dead Wife -- on their wedding day.

To be fair, you can see why she doesn't want Friend's Daughter to have anything to do with Mortal Enemy's Son.

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πŸŽ₯ "Smilin' Through" (1932) 

Obviously, 1933, but "oh no the boy has to go to the war" is just not something I find very relatable.

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πŸŽ₯ "Smilin' Through" (1932) 

after a short shot of snow outside a window, during which the War happens, Son of Mortal Enemy does not appear to have come back from the War

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πŸŽ₯ "Smilin' Through" (1932) 

oh, there he is, on the late train, paralysed below the hip

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πŸŽ₯ "Smilin' Through" (1932) 

The Widower dies in the middle of a chess game basically immediately after letting go of the hate he still felt, or something like that, as the punchline to a running gag where he keeps falling asleep in the middle of chess games.

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