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 clichΓ© 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.

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.

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.

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 β€” 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.

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

Heading out to see #19, "Tenet." ...Or, perhaps, I've just come back from seeing it?


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.

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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.

Terrific film.
Quentin Tarantino is a bad person.

That is all.

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.

Movie #25, I've put on something called "Time Trap," because, frankly, you can't put something called "Time Trap" where I can see it and not expect me to bite.

The dog is called Boss, which I think is fun.

Takes them ages to figure out what kind of story they're in, but fun enough low-key, low-budget cave sci-fi.

(Check it out, maybe, I think it's on Netflix pretty much everywhere.)

Tonight's movie, #26, is "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." Not that the third one is actually coming out here, I don't think, so no rush and all.

I've definitely seen this one in full before, and the second one in bits on TV.

the end of the movie is here to tell the start of the movie to get the fuck on with it

Heading out to see New Mutants, even though it's almost certainly trash. Movie #27.

oh, right, uhhhhhhh

mid-tier horror movie, mid-tier X-movie, some Unpleasant Creative Decisions, second half was okay

Movie #29, I'm heading out to see "Misbehaviour," which looked alright from the one trailer I saw in front of "Personal History of David Copperfield" the other week.

Enjoyed that. Perhaps boils the real history down in some places to basic feelgood stuff, but a feelgood film about 70s women's lib can be a pleasant and enjoyable way to spend two hours. And it was!

Movie #30. I'm about halfway through "I'm Thinking of Ending Things."

It's... a bit... like having a ham thrown at you.

A ham that is, at this time, not entirely sure it's going to hit you.

Absolutely terrific unhinged nonsense, but I get it. (The ham was the power of ambiguity all along.)

Flying hams with anxiety disorders aside,

Do I feel like I totally understood this film emotionally? Yes, completely.

Could I explain it to anyone else? Would know where to end but not where to begin.

Have put on movie #31, "The Spy Who Loved Me."

...That could be the title of half the Bonds I've seen so far.

πŸ”« "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) 

ski chase ski chase

πŸ”« "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) 

"Our nuclear submarine Potemkin has disappeared."

The Submarine Who Ghosted Me.

πŸ”« "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) 

* The stuff at the pyramids looks teriffic.
* Absolutely baffling to keep Tracy in continuity. Could have very easily never brought her up again after Lazenby.

πŸ”« "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) 

"Mr Stromberg prefers not to shake hands."

A sensible man. Evil, but sensible.

πŸ”« "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) 

Jaws is a solid concept for a Bond henchman, but I wish the biting was a little more visceral, and a lot less "sweaty uncle trying to kiss you."

πŸ”« "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) 

submarine car submarine car submarine car

πŸ”« "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) 

the absolute *scale* of some of these sets, man

πŸ”« "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) 

the TABLE is a GUN

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Wasn't gonna watch another Bond just yet but I guess in this one he GOES TO SPACE??

Movie #32 is 1979's "Moonraker."

@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.

ugh tarantino 

@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.

ugh tarantino 

@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.

@Alexis Jessie is such a good character.

And the street-crossing scene is, IMNSHO, one of the funniest bits in the series.

@naga The whole Woody's Round-Up thing feels like a very natural addition to Woody as a character, and Jessie especially so -- she's completely her own deal.

@Alexis Ah, I remember that serial, "Doctor Who and the Time Trap", a classic, it--

wait what do you mean

@Alexis Legit I knew it sounded familiar and I probably should have checked first haha

@Alexis not that it would be hard to find... *cough*

@The_T It could have a very local release here in my living room as early as ten minutes from now, when it finishes downloading.

@Alexis how forward thinking of the film companies.......

@The_T That would be odd scheduling, though, on account of me being only 40 minutes into the first one.

@Alexis they are legitimately good movies. in places. I'm going to watch the 3rd one... soon.

@jeffjk I mean, New Mutants
* is relatively competently made
* doesn't have to negotiate any extremely messy continuity
* operates on a pretty small scale

so it's almost unfair to compare it to Dark Phoenix

(but: yes, for sure.)

πŸ”« "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), uspol pun 

@Alexis So that's why they call him Joe Biting.

@Alexis I think there's a couple of bond movies that take their title from entirely different bond stories.

@kurt Yeah, this one is an original story with the title of a Fleming novel -- though apparently that's because Fleming was unhappy with the book, so included only the title in the Bond film rights.

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