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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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