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 #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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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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πŸ™ "Octopussy" (1983) 

bond Tarzanning through the trees and doing the yell is too silly even for me

and this is a film that has a clown murder in it

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πŸ™ "Octopussy" (1983) 

hold the phone

"Octopussy" is this lady's NAME???

fuck the entire shit off

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πŸ™ "Octopussy" (1983) 

it's a nickname HER DAD GAVE HER???

ian fleming and all of EON go straight to jail challenge

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πŸ™ "Octopussy" (1983) 

jane bond in "dozendicks."

"yes," dozendicks says, "that's what my mom always called me"

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πŸ™ "Octopussy" (1983) 

train roof sword fight train roof sword fight

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πŸ™ "Octopussy" (1983) 

Bond has just minutes to prevent this bomb going off, but goes to the effort of putting on full clown make-up.

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πŸ™ "Octopussy" (1983) 

A bit Bond-by-numbers, Moore is deffo too old, now. One more of his to go, though.

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πŸ™ "Octopussy" (1983) 

("Never Say Never Again" with Connery first, of course.)

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Basically the same film again, but this time the paper-thin premise for keeping them together is a USO tour, which means it's all vaguely pro-miltary propaganda flavoured, which is No Good.

On the other hand, ending made me cry, just like the other two films did.

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Also also, that entire cast has enough gay chemistry with each other to function as the global reserves, and yet there's like four completely new, extremely shallow, aggressively heterosexual relationships?

???????????, who wanted THAT?????

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I can only assume John Lithgow has issued a formal apology to the fine people of Australia for doing that accent.

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@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.

re: πŸ™ "Octopussy" (1983) 

@Alexis@beepboop.one worst name drop ever smh 0/10

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@Alexis@beepboop.one just like-- no i can't do it

πŸ™ "Octopussy" (1983) 

@Alexis I remember that game show.

@Alexis See, I told you they were going to war with the space bugs in this one.

@kurt Starting in media res with them blowing up the ship and then cutting back to three weeks ago does a lot to set up the raised stakes.

breaking joke kayfabe 

@kurt The joke I'm making here is that that actually IS how the film starts, but that the word "ship" lets me hide that I'm talking about a yacht, not a spaceship.

two layers of kayfabe 

@Alexis They're actually regular pirates instead of space pirates.

re: two layers of kayfabe 

@InspectorCaracal @kurt Kayfabe is what American-style wrestlers call the layer of fiction on top of the wrestling, basically?

So, "breaking kayfabe" is, like, stepping outside of that fiction you've been maintaining.

re: two layers of kayfabe 

@Alexis@beepboop.one @kurt@social.thiskurt.me ooohh it's a pro-wrestling term

i keep seeing people use it but I had no idea what it meant and i finally hit the breaking point lmfao

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