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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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You can see why this launches the careers of Mae West and Cary Grant, but eh, in 2020, hard to give a shit.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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

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

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oh, right, uhhhhhhh

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

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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.

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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!

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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πŸ”« "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) 

"Our nuclear submarine Potemkin has disappeared."

The Submarine Who Ghosted Me.

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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.

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πŸ”« "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) 

"Mr Stromberg prefers not to shake hands."

A sensible man. Evil, but sensible.

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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."

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πŸ”« "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) 

submarine car submarine car submarine car

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πŸ”« "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) 

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

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πŸ”« "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) 

Do people like this one? I liked this one.

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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."

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@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.

@Alexis They did drop a bag of poo on the surface as soon as they landed.

@kurt@social.thiskurt.me @Alexis@beepboop.one suddenly reminded of the mythbusters bit on big blocks of frozen piss crashing through people's roofs after being ejected from commercial airlines

@InspectorCaracal @kurt I think a Moonraker is a fictional type of Space Shuttle, but really, it's a title with a thousand layers.

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