#MovieThread starts here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is not how Any Of This works.
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.
i fuckin called it exactly
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."
Absolutely terrific, what a joy!
Heading out to see #19, "Tenet." ...Or, perhaps, I've just come back from seeing it?
Back from "Tenet." ...Or am I just now heading out to go see it?
Anyway, "Tenet" is fine. Solid gimmick that translates to a fun aesthetic, not a lotta jokes, I absolutely refuse to believe Mr Nolan has close friends who are women, and it's too long. None of this is a surprise.
If you've seen any trailer for "Tenet" -- it's *exactly that* but two and a half hours long.
Movie #20: I kept getting interrupted, so I watched it in chunks over the past couple days, but I rewatched "A Bug's Life."
It was fine. Better'n I remembered.
Heading out to see the second half of movie #10, or, movie #21: Kill Bill vol. 2.
I assume in this one she Kills Bill.
Quentin Tarantino is a bad person.
That is all.
Movie #22: Toy Story 2.
Better'n the first one, etcetera.
Movie #23, rewatched Breakfast Club because some days just be like that.
Movie #24: Apparently the shortest film ever nominated for Best Picture, "She Done Him Wrong" is only about an hour long.
Ya gotta hope that's not all it's got goin' for it.
There are like six musical numbers in this hour-long film -- it's based on a play, so, you know, sure -- but the audio quality is such that I sure wish there were fewer.
You can see why this launches the careers of Mae West and Cary Grant, but eh, in 2020, hard to give a shit.
@Alexis@beepboop.one i hope not, that means you're digging up dead bodies
@InspectorCaracal *dirty shovel over my shoulder* Just checking to see if they're dead.
@Alexis@beepboop.one omg that reminds me of an amazing animated short though i wonder if i could find it again
@Alexis@beepboop.one i can't find it that sucks
@Alexis I vote for cut to black.
@kurt Cut to black/Credits roll 2020.
@Alexis Cut to black?
@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.
@Alexis@beepboop.one that's something i haven't heard you say about a movie for a while
@InspectorCaracal I should watch more movies that are fun and enjoyable, perhaps.
@Alexis@beepboop.one now now let's not be too hasty with these wild ideas
@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.
@Alexis@beepboop.one i am sorry for your loss
spoilers. like for real
@Alexis You just summed up how I feel about Reservoir Dogs.
@The_T The extent of my Tarantino opinions, in approximate real-world chronological order:
* I find the poster for Pulp Fiction off-putting.
* Quentin Tarantino is a bad person.
* Kill Bill is terrific.
* I hated Django Unchained.
* I'll watch Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at some point for the Best Picture thing, I guess.
Here's mine in chronological order:
1. I saw Kill Bill and thought it was good, so I wanted to watch his other films.
2. I liked Reservoir Dogs more than Kill Bill.
3. I liked Pulp Fiction more than Kill Bill.
4. I liked Jackie Brown more than Kill Bill.
5. Death Proof was kind of ok.
6. Inglourious Basterds was fine, but god that's a dumb spelling. Tarantino might be an idiot?
7. Harvey Wenstein is a scumbag.
8. Tarantino should really have done more to distance himself from Weinstein, but whatever.
9. I feel like it's been 10 years since Tarantino put out a movie. *looks him up on Wikipedia* oh, apparently he has been all this time. Oh well.
@The_T Other than seeing Django Unchained at a friend's insistence, I really hadn't spent a full minute of my life in a row thinking about Tarantino before I saw that footage of Uma Thurman's car crash -- which only happened because he insisted she do the stunt instead of her stunt driver.
The paint of my opinions about his films is not thick enough to hide that canvas, and the Weinstein thing is paint thinner shot at it from a Super Soaker.
@Alexis I totally see where you're coming from, and for me it's more, like...
I followed Tarantino when I was like, 14-23. That was when I cared about him and liked his movies.
After that I kind of moved on; and then only much later did all the bad stuff come out and I'm just like, "ugh, ok." 10 years after I've ever cared about his movies.
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