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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Movie #32 is 1979's "Moonraker."

πŸŒ• "Moonraker" 

okay i love a goofy chase but

this one opens with him being pushed out of a plane sans parachute and stealing a parachute from somebody in MID-AIR

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"Come on, Mr Bond, a 70-year old can take 3 G's."

Moore must be, what, in his early 50s at this point?

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hell yes, high-speed gondola chase

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you've seen a car turn into a submarine, get ready for the gondola that turns into a car

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this museum exhibit fight is absolutely determined to totally wreck every single display case and item on display

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About halfway through the film and not a single Moon has as yet been Raked.

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wait, only five minutes left, do they not even fucking GO to the MOON

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it's goofy and fun and I enjoyed it but they DON'T EVEN GO TO THE MOON

πŸŒ• "Moonraker", caps 


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this is worse than when "Bloodshot" (2020) gave the leg guy robot arms instead of letting him have a cool leg fight

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@InspectorCaracal the greatest movie crime in 2020, but at least the movie wasn't called "Legshot"

re: πŸŒ• "Moonraker" how many bond movies actually feature the thing in the title, anyway? like, a third, maybe?

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@InspectorCaracal Actually, of the ones I've seen, I think they all do? "You Only Live Twice" is a riff on a generic phrase, and a Moonraker *is* a type of space shuttle.

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@InspectorCaracal Dr. No - Name of villain.
From Russia With Love β€” Russia are the baddies.
Goldfinger β€” Villain.
Thunderball β€” MI5 operation.
X You Only Live Twice β€” Bond only lives once.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service β€” I mean.
Diamonds Are Forever β€” Features diamonds.
Live and Let Die β€” He both lives and lets die.
The Man with the Golden Gun β€” Nickname of villain.
The Spy Who Loved Me β€” Primary Bond girl is a spy.
Moonraker β€” Does actually feature space shuttles called that.

re: πŸŒ• "Moonraker" i have to admit i don't have the faintest idea how many bond movies there are

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@InspectorCaracal uhhh, I think the new one coming out in November is the 25th.

re: πŸŒ• "Moonraker" k so that list is about half, and i dunno if you were counting the newer ones at all yet, so that's pretty good actually


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@InspectorCaracal That list is 10 of the 20 pre-Daniel Craig ones, and the Craig ones are

* Casino Royale -- Set in and around a casino
* Quantum of Solace -- Evil organisation is called Quantum, also Bond is sad.
* Skyfall -- Name of prominent house
* Spectre -- Name of evil organisation.
* No Time To Die -- Not out yet, Bond presumably busy man.

So, yeah, that's a pretty good score.

Though the titles do get pretty vague in the middle.

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