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

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

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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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Movie #50, "Licence to Kill." The Dalton era over at last, after, squints at notes, less than three days.

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Movie #53, "AlienΒ³."

I guess this is picking up straight from the last one-- Oh, Paul McGann is in this.

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Gonna do the thing everyone else is doing and watch more horror this month, but, like. Proper horror.

Movie #54, the 1931 "Dracula."

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Another Universal horror movie, it's movie #55, 1932's "The Mummy."

...I think I might have no idea what it's actually about, besides, obviously, "a mummy." Presumably a group of dipshits find one, hijinks ensue?

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Movie #57, the 1984 motion picture "Gremlins."

I've either seen bits and pieces on TV or just picked up stuff about it from pop culture -- or both -- but I've definitely never seen it.

(This is about the critters you gotta not-feed after midnight, right?)

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Speaking of motion pictures, it's time for a horror movie: This one is about a murderous personification of the patriarchy, misogyny, colonialism, etcetera, who gets to live forever through the power of not thinking about it too hard.

Movie #58 is 1995's "GoldenEye."

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Movie #59 is 1933's "The Invisible Man."

Incredible that they caught him on camera.

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Movie #61, the 1941 motion picture "The Wolf Man."

Like the Invisible Man, but he's a furry.

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The next thing I was gonna watch isn't done downloading, so I guess I'm watching something called "Hubie Halloween"? Movie #62.

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The last of the classic Universal monster flicks on my list for October -- I've enjoyed these, I should watch the rest of them at some point -- movie #63 is 1954's "The Creature from the Black Lagoon."

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Movie #64, "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," "Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World," or whatever it's called.

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Let's watch a /real/ one, it's movie #65, 1960's "Psycho," or, "Screechy Screechy Shower Knife."

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Movie #66, everything I've ever heard about this one is it sucks eggs, 1997's "Alien: Resurrection."

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Movie #67, "Gremlins 2: The New Batch."

Let's find out what the fuck that Key & Peele sketch everyone loves was about.

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Movie #68, I'm watching something called "The Stone Tape," from 1972.

I think it's a haunted house thing by the Quatermass guy?

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Movie #70 is 1999's "The Mummy."

Good odds that this rules.

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A lot of narration over footage of extras going about their sandy days, but now Brendan Fraser is here to have a good time.

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"Can you swim?!"
"Of course I can swim -- if the occasion calls for it!"
"Trust me," he says, throwing her overboard, "it calls for it!"

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i've always felt i'd have a terrible time on a horse, never mind a camel

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definitely open the secret, hidden sarcophagus that was buried underneath the giant statue, uh-huh, that never goes completely wrong.

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"Death will come on swift wings to whomsoever opens this chest," the inevitable chest-opener reads out loud from the lid of the chest.

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deffo read out loud from the evil curse book, that's deffo not how evil curse happen

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"No mortal weapon can kill this guy!"

just get a big modern gun that usually does the trick

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this all feels like the exact aesthetic middle point between yer Indiana Joneses and yer modern action blockbusters

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the extremely wide open mouth thing never stops being really funny

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I've always sort of not-bothered with this one on account of its poor reputation -- movie #71 is 2003's "Hulk."

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I dunno whether the payoff can possibly be worth it for the added complication of, "Bruce thinks his parents are dead, he was adopted, he's called "Bruce Krenzler," but his dad is alive and stalking him."

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"Your name is not Krenzler. It's Banner."

yeah no shit

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"This Krenzler you work with, do you know who he really is?"

guh

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every single military character in this film has completely un-sarcastically ordered "freedom fries" for lunch at least once in the past month

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it's neat to see a version of this character and the world around him that's closer to comics than the MCU ever gets

really, MCU Banner is almost more an adaptation of *this* Banner

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always loved Hulk jumping so thoroughly it was basically flight

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still don't like the dad stuff, but you can see why it's there

this way you can do the nuclear test stuff without making it a period piece, + Bruce inheriting genetic damage from his dad gives you a reason why the gamma blast does to him what it wouldn't do to others

doesn't mean i gotta like it

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Have put on something called "Velvet Buzzsaw." Movie #72.

* art gallery
* mass homicide
* Jake Gyllenhaal, I'm pretty sure

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these "visionary" paintings are not very good or interesting

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so does this have anything to say besides the exact same jokes any rube could-a made in the 90s but played relatively straight, or

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yeah, yeah, we get it, the dead body gets mistaken for art, bleh

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i can't get over how it's the most derivative outsider art i've ever seen

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movie #73

the 2017 "The Mummy," of the trailer with the missing audio tracks, of the failed called shot cinematic universe,

at least Tom Cruise is usually pretty watchable?

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@Alexis Nono, that's to get around "no weapon FORGED" limits :p

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@anke hm, that's fair

I wonder if the Mummy's own weapons count as immortal weapons.

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@InspectorCaracal that's fair, worst case is the bullets do a predictable amount of nothing, best case it does anything at all

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@Alexis He thought it was being (da)rude? :blobpeek:

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@Alexis That's fair.

@Alexis@beepboop.one i REALLY wanna watch this but i don't think J would be interested and the only time i watch movies these days is on Movie Night with him so /zetsubou

@Alexis@beepboop.one i might be able to get him to agree to watch it with me if i agree to watch deadpool but i am not entirely sure it'd be worth it lol

@InspectorCaracal Deadpool is fun, but yeah, doesn't seem like your thing.

Just fifteen minutes in, though, /this/ seems /very/ your thing.

@Alexis@beepboop.one yeah like, i like SOME aspects of deadpool, but it tends to go too hard on the crude humor and gore for me to like... genuinely like it

i dunno tho, it might be worth it, i REALLY wanna see the mummy lmao

i think we're watching starship troopers tonight so i've got time anyway

@InspectorCaracal @Alexis@beepboop.one

....hm, that's hard. I enjoy both movies for what it's worth, and Deadpool's a pretty solid story tbh. I'm not a huge fan of gorey stuff or crude humor myself but didn't find it too bad tbh, the acting definitely makes it all passable. There is one sequence that you might need to step out of the room for tho?

@katrani @Alexis@beepboop.one i mean J wouldn't suggest i watch it if he didn't think i'd enjoy it, it's just REALLY close to my "NOPE" line and there's plenty of other stuff on our list i haven't seen yet that i'd rather watch first, like Die Hard

@Alexis huh. I always meant to get around to seeing that. Let me know if I should.

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@Alexis wait what.

I had genuinely heard people rip on this one because it wasn't "accurate".

(not that I consider the MCU terribly accurate; I like the Incredible Hulk film a lot though, in places)

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@The_T The stuff about Bruce's parents is from later stuff I haven't read, so I can't judge it on that, but the Hulk/Betty vs Ross and Talbot dynamic is right out of the 60s.

Most of what the MCU does with the Hulk these days has precedents on the page, but it's more that it does its own thing and dresses it up as something resembling the comics. (Which is fine! I like MCU Hulk!)

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@Alexis I'll try to find time to watch this.

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@The_T Yeah, I think you'll think this is interesting, even if you'll have issues with it.

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@Alexis Yeah. If it had come out 5 years later (pre-MCU, but after more comic movies had hit), I think it would have been much better received. A good movie, but not what anyone expected.

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@Alexis MCU Incredible Hulk was also a decent movie, IMO, and came before we knew 85% of the origin-story MCU films would have the same plot outline.

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@naga Incredible Hulk is fine, they just haven't nailed down the formula yet so it's not very funny, and a bit slow. And that final fight drags.

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@Alexis true. The "fight character with bigger/ badder version of your power-set at the climax" hadn't got so old yet, though.

@Alexis "Jake Gyllenhall, I'm pretty sure" is what Sir Henry Morton Stanley actually said.

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@Alexis

who cares? they kill people

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@genderlessmenace666 that might be the only interesting thing about them

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@Alexis@beepboop.one i can't believe this movie was made in 2019

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@InspectorCaracal i really feel like everything this has to say was covered by "art is weird" episodes of 90s cartoons

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