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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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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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Movie #42, 1983's "Never Say Never Again."

I assume this one is gonna at least acknowledge Bond as an older man, even if only for contrast with the EON series.

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I really did feel like the first one was a pretty complete thing, but then 100% of everyone told me to at least watch this one, so, you know, peer pressure.

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No idea what the plot is, the premise, the hook, none or very little of this one has reached me through the usual cultural osmosis.

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πŸ‘Ύ "Aliens" (1986) 

hey it's Jonesy, Jonesy's okay, hurray-- Is that him from off Mad About You

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πŸ‘Ύ "Aliens" (1986) 

me: that forest looks fake as shit

ripley: turns the forest off

me: aha

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πŸ‘Ύ "Aliens" (1986) 

"...What is it, dad?"

well it's not disneyland, is it

i mean, ship and planet with that aesthetic, to walk in is a bit like picking up a little gold idol in an ancient temple

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πŸ‘Ύ "Aliens" (1986) 

"These Colonial Marines are very tough hombres. There's nothing they can't handle."

including being picked off one by one by an alien attacker

just the best at that, specifically

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πŸ‘Ύ "Aliens" (1986) 

you can uhhhhh see why the title of this one is "Aliens"

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πŸ‘Ύ "Aliens" (1986) 

starting to think these Weyland-Yutani people might be up to no good

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πŸ‘Ύ "Aliens" (1986) 

Pretty good, pretty gross!

First one's better, for sure.

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I haven't watched a lotta Stephen King, but so far two-fifths is prison movies, two-fifths is writer-goes-up-to-the-mountains-to-write-and-then-shit-happens movies, and one-fifth is "Christine."

Is there a Stephen King movie where an evil car breaks out of prison to go up to the mountains to write? Missed opportunity if not.

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Okay, so.
> I watched "Alien" and enjoyed it.
> Wasn't gonna watch any more.
> Changed my mind.
> Now I have to watch all of them.
> Including the "Alien vs Predator"s.
> Including the "Predator"s, even though those look like a bad time.

Oh well. Movie #46. 1987's "Predator."

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actually, you probably *can* draw a convincing line from Vietnam War movies -- this isn't one of those, and it's set in "Central America," but it wears much of the aesthetic -- to a lot of LOST's jungle stuff

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πŸ‘Ύ "Predator" (1987) 

"Did you find Hawkins?"
"I... I can't tell."

hahaha damn

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πŸ‘Ύ "Predator" (1987) 

the Predator's green blood activates in me a very strong memory of the smell of some kind of 90s slime product, but I can't remember what exactly

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πŸ‘Ύ "Predator" (1987) 

I'm now not entirely sure what I was expecting, but this is definitely better than that.

Very tense, very focused.

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πŸ‘Ύ "Predator" (1987) 

PREDATOR: *unmasks*

SCHWARZENEGGER: "...You're one ugly motherfucker."

the Predator looks like the Cloverfield monster's worst aunt

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Was genuinely not expecting to say this, but uhhh, yeah, the 1987 motion picture "Predator" is actually Pretty Good.

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I've put on "The War with Grandpa," because advertising doesn't work on me so much but do I make decisions based on extended My Brother, My Brother, and Me bits? Yes, for sure.

Movie #47.

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I think if I were De Niro-tier famous I'd do the occasional goofy family comedy, too.

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πŸ§“ "The War with Grandpa" (2020) 

So far this is-- Well, it's pretty much what you'd expect, it's fine, but the recurring gag where De Niro unintentionally shows his dick to Rob Riggle definitely does not need to be here.

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Movie #48. I'm half an hour into "Get Duked!"

In a way, also about a war with a grandpa.

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That was terrific. Very funny, very violent.

It's sort of what "The Hunt" wishes it was.

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Movie #49, or #150 since I started counting at the start of the pandemic, 1987's "The Living Daylights."

Really got no specific expectations, just hoping for a fresh take post-Moore.

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Always like a Bond face reveal, because they have to juggle "look, it's a new one" with a stubborn "no! same one as before!"

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"Whoever she was, I must have scared the living daylights out of her."

hey

that's the title of the movie

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The very Dutch Jeroen KrabbΓ© playing a Russian KGB man, doing no attempt at an accent whatsoever, is very distracting.

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Dalton is a breath of fresh air, but Moore seems to have taken the jokes with him when he left.

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Not got that much to say, it's all a bit Bond-by-numbers.

I mean, which one isn't, and I'm fifteen films in, the formula is pretty fixed, I guess, but still.

(Does it help that it's my third film of the day? Probably not.)

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@Alexis Is that the one with the writer and a fan of his books?

@Alexis Which writer-goes-up-to-the-mountains-to-write-and-then-shit-happens movies have you watched?

@kurt I realise that could be any of a thousand, but I saw "The Shining" a while ago, and now I'm watching "Misery."

@Alexis Ooh, yeah, counting Misery, I was thinking of Secret Window, although I don't know if it's in the mountains, it's a remote cabin near a lake, but, yeah, I'm sure there's others.

@kurt I feel like that counts, I don't think the mountains are key to the definition of the genre, it's just what the two I've seen have in common. Overall, it's, like. "Self-Isolating Writer Gets Into A Pickle."

@InspectorCaracal not super into the bro-y soldier stuff at the start? but yeah, I overall really dug that

@Alexis@beepboop.one yeah I had the same feeling lmao for the first set-up bit i was like "hmm not sure i'm into this"

@alexis it's not set in Vietnam or during the Vietnam War, but you're not wrong, it's 100% a Vietnam War movie.

@Alexis Well, the current one has him dressing as a hipster as a result of misreading the advert script rather than actually driving a car. :blob_laughing:

youtube.com/watch?v=kzuF7ndMDC

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