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

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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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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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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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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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Movie #34, heading out for a screening of "Black Panther."

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Movie #35, 1933 Best Picture nominee "State Fair," which I understand is, shock, gasp, twist, about a family attending a state fair.

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πŸŽ€ "State Fair" (1933) 

Lot of dialogue here about this man's hog, which he's entering into the hog contest. Teriffic hog, we're told.

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πŸŽ€ "State Fair" (1933) 

DAUGHTER: "Well, I don't like hogs."

DAD: "Maybe hogs don't like *you*."

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πŸŽ€ "State Fair" (1933) 

The mom is entering a cooking competition, and apparently the son and daughter each independently discover love in unexpected places, but you know I'm here for this terrific hog.

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πŸŽ€ "State Fair" (1933) 

The dad walks past several signs reading "Broadway Melodies" and I had a very vivid flashback. Woof, no thank you, no Broadway Melodies for me.

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πŸŽ€ "State Fair" (1933) 

"[The hog] will be alright as soon as he gets accustomed to his surroundings."

The hog is just nervous! Happens to the best of hogs!

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πŸŽ€ "State Fair" (1933) 

Yeah, yeah, we get it, romcom, schmomcom, but what's the hog up to?

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πŸŽ€ "State Fair" (1933) 

Not joking: Full minute-long conversation between two hogs. Terrific stuff.

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πŸŽ€ "State Fair" (1933) 

Low on the hog content at the moment.

That huge problem aside, this is overall actually pretty charming.

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πŸŽ€ "State Fair" (1933) 

"The best hog won!"
"Aw, you had a good hog, too."

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πŸŽ€ "State Fair" (1933) 

"You'll see enough of me and the hog all winter."

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πŸŽ€ "State Fair" (1933) 

Hogs aside, I think this has the earliest rollercoaster filming I've ever seen? Looks good, too.

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Five thousandth time seeing the trailer for "The Secret" at the movie theatre. That guy is a ghost, right?

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2012 has aged weird in a lotta ways, but for the most part: A Good Time At The Movies.

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Am 40 minutes into movie #37, HBO 2008 American election drama "Game Change" (2012), because America continues to baffle, confound, fascinate, and be a primary source of headaches.

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Heading out to the movie theatre for movie #38, "Pitch Perfect 2," because I thought the first one was fun.

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It's just the first one but bigger, which is what you do with a sequel! Unfortunately, this also applies to the ironic comedy bigotry.

Why does this need casually delivered racist shit? Why is there an extended transphobic bit? Who FOR?

Exasparated sigh.

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Movie #39, I've put on the 1983 Bond picture "Octopussy," which, you definitely couldn't call a film that in the Year of Luigi 2020.

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πŸ™ "Octopussy" (1983) 

I feel like there can't possibly be worse conditions to have to jump the Berlin Wall under than being dressed like a clown.

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πŸ™ "Octopussy" (1983) 

Absolute 60s-superhero-comics-tier Soviet Commie villains on display here.

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πŸ™ "Octopussy" (1983) 

The villain in this one is called Kamal Khan, or, "Mr Marvel,",,,,

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πŸ™ "Octopussy" (1983) 

oh lord

BOND, looking at Magda's tattoo of an octopus: "What's that?"

MAGDA: "That's my little octopussy."

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πŸŽ€ "State Fair" (1933) 

@Alexis This must be pre hays code.

πŸŽ€ "State Fair" (1933) 

@kurt Apparently post-enforcement screenings cut a suggestive shot of a disheveled bed. Lord knows what that man and his hog got up to.

@InspectorCaracal Nah, I've sat through much worse. But I *will* go poke at some things in Clip Studio.

@Alexis@beepboop.one "I've sat through worse" is the weakest justification for continuing one's own suffering but it's your choice lol

@kurt @InspectorCaracal I only stopped watching the Olympics documentaries because the next one never downloaded.

@Alexis They intend to go to the moon, but end up stranded in space, they try to sing their way out, but they're in a vacuum so they all slowly die due to lack of sound.

@kurt Truly tragic. (Does Pitch Perfect 3 ignore these developments, or does it just have a whole new cast?)

@Alexis Pitch Perfect 3 is an interquel set during the first one from the perspective of the alien invaders scoping out earth. Ooh, yeah, aliens invade earth in the second one too.

@kurt And then IIRC next year's "Perfect Pitch" retells the whole saga from the POV of the shapeshifting Russian ambassador?

@Alexis Weird for them to go the political satire route after the scifi musical romps, but this series is not afraid to experiment.

@Alexis@beepboop.one as someone who enjoyed the first one as being entertaining, whew glad i dodged that bullet

@InspectorCaracal Really sucked the air out of an otherwise enjoyable final act.

(Not that the first one didn't do that kind of thing, just less so, and usually with more pushback.)

@Alexis@beepboop.one Yeah, it sounds like the movie makers went "people liked our movie, clearly it must have been because of the MINOR GROSS SHIT we put in for shits & giggles and not because of the ACAPELLA DRAMEDY that the movie was built on"

@InspectorCaracal @Alexis There's no history of acapella dramedy being at all popular, though, so you wouldn't bet on that part, no precedent at all.

@kurt @InspectorCaracal This is why Lionsgate refuses to buy my script for "Saw XXV: This Time It's a Teen Dramedy and a Musical."

@InspectorCaracal Like I said, it's a sequel, it's like the first one but bigger -- instead of nationals it's worlds, the quiet Korean girl is a ninja now, the riff-off in the pool is a goofy underground fight club-esque situation, and instead of making fun of a comedy misogynist he just gets to deliver a transphobic bit for maybe a full minute.

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