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.

Today's film, #2, "Promare." No idea what this one's about but the animation looks cool.

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

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.

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.

Movie #6! I watched spoopy zoom call horror movie "Host."

I don't watch a lotta these by pretty much any definition of "these," but, I dunno, at 56 minutes, pretty efficient use of all parts of the cliché buffalo.

Tonight's film, movie #7! Ripped from the headlines, it's 1932 Best Picture nominee "I Am A Fugitive From a Chain Gang."

...Finally, one I feel like I can safely assume is exactly what it says on the tin.

Movie #10: I think Tarantino probably sucks, but people won't shut up about him, so I'm heading out to go see the first half of Kill Bill in the cinema.

Movie #11: I've got 2019's "The Assistant" on -- trying to clear out some stuff from early in the pandemic.

God, what a relentless, crushing slog. Which I imagine is the point! As such, success? (Cripes, oh cripes.)


Movie #12: This spring's "Underwater," because I'll watch Kristen Stewart fight a Cthulhu, sure.

I wish this had more jokes, but if the TJ Miller character is any indication, perhaps this has Too Many Jokes already?

Kristen Stewart is terrific, obviously. The rest of the movie also exists.

Tonight's movie, #13, "An American Pickle."

Seth Rogen is watchable enough, and I love a pickle, I assume that averages out to something I'll enjoy.

That was pretty much what I expected. Watchable, funny enough. Good dual role editing.

Movie #14: 1973's "Live and Let Die." Third Bond in a row with a different face than the last one, let's see how this one does.

🔫 "Live and Let Die" (1973) 

"voodoo, drugs, and pimpmobiles" is a very different tone than yer Doctors No, yer Goldfingers

🔫 "Live and Let Die" (1973) 

This Bond in this setting is like if one of the Little Women walked into a Star War.

🔫 "Live and Let Die" (1973) 

Must confess I've been nodding off a touch, but this is a terrific boat chase. (Into the pool! Through the wedding! Cutting off the cops!)

I've put on movie #15: 1974's "The Man with the Golden Gun," a film that sure appears to open with a Sir Christopher Lee third nipple reveal.

This one has a bunch of martial arts stuff in it for presumably the same reason the last one was blaxploitation-flavoured.

About on par with the last one, loads to like, fun, Moore holds his own, just without anything as cool as the boat chase -- though the Moore/Lee confrontations are great, obviously.

More clearing out of my downloads folder, movie #16: 2008 political dramedy "Swing Vote," which I think is about Kevin Costner somehow getting to cast the One Vote the (fictionalised) 2008 election hangs on.

My downloads folder may or may not be a graveyard of bad decisions.

This is Very 2008, and also, about a kid committing some Whimsical Voter Fraud.

Stanley Tucci and Nathan Lane play each candidate's campaign guy and is there a movie where Stanley Tucci and Nathan Lane just bicker with each other for two hours, because I'd watch that.

I feel like the only Good Ending here is he spoils his ballot or votes for the Libertarians or somethin',

but this is all so "this Real American doesn't care about politics," there's no way the ending isn't that it cuts to black just as he's about to vote.

Once again I return to the downloads folder for some early-lockdown movies with "Capone." (#17!)

There was a lot of talk when this released about how this redeems Trank as a director post-"Fant4stic," and that's fair — it's well-made, and there's some great sequences in here, but at no point does he actually manage to make me *care* about this person or his family, which makes it all a bit flat.

Hardy, of course, plays a terrific disease-riddled Capone losing what little is left of his mind.

Maybe it would-a helped if I gave a shit about Al Capone as a historical figure or about mob stuff at all, but oh well, such is life.

Heading out to see movie #18, "The Personal History of David Copperfield."

referencing a meme about a dumb show 

@Alexis is it bad that I just wanted to respond "funniest shit i've ever seen"

(I apologize if you don't know the meme)

referencing a meme about a dumb show 

@The_T and then he turns into a tired sigh

referencing a meme about a dumb show 

@Alexis idgi

@Alexis I don't think these are real movies. I think you're pulling an elaborate prank.

@kurt One where the girl from Twilight fights Cthulhu? Ridiculous.

@Alexis I buy that one more than Seth Rogen getting preserved in a vat of pickles.

@kurt This one does sound a lot like a fake trailer on SNL the week a superhero movie comes out.

@Alexis To be fair, fake snl trailer is a genre of movies that exists unfortunately.

🔫 "Live and Let Die" (1973) 

@Alexis Stay away from Moonraker, then.

🔫 "Live and Let Die" (1973) 

@adz hahaha, yeah, I bet the tension between tones there is, uhhh, outta this world.

🔫 "Live and Let Die" (1973) 

@Alexis Yes, "tones." Let's go with that...

@kurt The general coolness from approximately two years ago at the time, I suspect.

@InspectorCaracal *dirty shovel over my shoulder* Just checking to see if they're dead. omg that reminds me of an amazing animated short though i wonder if i could find it again

@kurt He walks into the voting booth, closes the curtain, close-up on his smiling daughter, cut to black, credits roll.

@Alexis Not sure what else they could have done, besides... he makes them all work together happily ever after?

@kurt yeah, it's pretty obvious right away that the movie is extremely dedicated to not picking a side, it's almost too big a decision to actually depict the ramifications of

@Alexis I wonder if they credit Asimov... (at least, I think the short story i have in mind was his)

@Alexis no, they didn't, at least per IMDb. Franchise, 1955, even set in 2008.

@naga Yeah, I just looked it up, too. It's not the weirdest premise.

@InspectorCaracal I should watch more movies that are fun and enjoyable, perhaps. :thonking:

@InspectorCaracal I've been trying to avoid early reviews, but what I've picked up about "Tenet" is that I do not appear to be continuing this trend tomorrow.

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