, 2021 edition!

In 2020 I watched 101 movies from very early into first lockdown until August 11, and the another 138 between then and last night.

I did not do a formal thread for the first 101, but I did do one for the next 138: beepboop.one/@Alexis/104677806

Today's movie, #1 of 2021, or #240 since I started counting, 1995's "Johnny Mnemonic," because I think I saw someone say it's set in 2021? A topical affair!

Movie #2, 2002's "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones," because exasperated sigh.

Movie #3, 1933 Best Picture nominee "Lady for a Day."

I thiiiink this one is about a homeless woman who gets to be posh for a day? We'll, uhhh, see how that goes.

Movie #4, 2020's "Let Them All Talk," which I understand is about Meryl Streep as a snooty Author going to America on the RMS Queen Mary 2. In 2019, obviously.

Movie #5, the 1933 "Little Women."

I've seen the 2019 one -- these women had better be the absolute goddamn tiniest women you ever did see.

Movie #6, 1934 Best Picture nominee "It Happened One Night."

I'm pretty sure this is the one romcoms, like. Come from. This is The Romcom.

Movie #7, 1934 Best Picture nominee, "The House of Rothschild," which, sigh, I imagine is about the family of European bankers, because what other Rothschilds are there.

's got Boris Karloff in it, I guess.

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Movie #8, 2008's "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." Extended cut again.

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Nobody's gotta explain chronological order or nothin' to me, I've seen all this before and I'm just sticking to release order because that's what the podcast I'm watching along with is doing.

Anakin's just a completely different dude here. Doesn't even make my fucking skin crawl.

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (2008), acknowledging the American Situation 

it does occur to me that this is a weird moment to be watching a Star War in, but I guess it'll keep me from just 100% doomscrolling

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (2008) 

baby Jabba was like a decade too early

#9, "We Bought a Zoo," because I've been making fun of the title for nearly a full decade and it's on Disney+.

this motion picture about a family who Buys a Zoo plays the fact that the house they're buying comes with the titular Zoo as a reveal

if the house i was buying came with a lion, i would not be buying that house

🦁 "We Bought a Zoo" (2011) 

this house comes with not only a zoo but also love interests for both Matt Damon and his son, very convenient

Movie #10, or #250 since I started counting, 2006's "The Prestige," or "Batman v. Wolverine: What if Stage Magic But Too Much."

πŸ•΄οΈ "The Prestige" (2006) 

The third act -- "the hardest part... the Prestige!" -- of this movie better blow me the fuck away.

πŸ•΄οΈ "The Prestige" (2006) 

"...The whole town has electricity."

well hot diggity shit

@The_T If I recall correctly, Austin's rationale was, one, that's how the Average Viewer would have experienced Clone Wars, two, just hitting play on the next one on Disney+ is easier.

@Alexis average viewers... those monsters...

idea for Doctor Who reading order podcast: every time there is a new release, we would record an episode for it and slot it into the podcast feed in a position relative to prior podcast episodes

@The_T it's not their fault, they don't know what they're missing...!

my idea for a Doctor Who podcast was, swap out the hosts when the cast changes, so, Susan leaves, so does the "Susan" host, Vicki shows up, you get a new fourth host in, etc.

@Alexis ...I would end up leaving so early then...

@The_T Yeah, it's more a Large Group Project that I don't exactly have a Large Group for.

@Alexis seems like a fool's errand and also I want to be in every episode

@Alexis for most serials, I could only talk about the first and last episode of the serial.

@The_T look, have I thought this all the way through? absolutely not.

@Alexis for half a second I was very confused and thought you were announcing you were buying a house

@The_T i thoroughly checked this apartment for lions before my pen ever came near the rent contract

@Alexis my apartment has a no-pet policy so I'm constantly disappointed there are no lions

@benk @Alexis I originally just wrote "no-cat policy". but idc, cats are cats

@Alexis I think you should watch Zookeeper, The Zookeper, The Zookeeper's Wife, Zoo in Budapest and Poison in the Zoo next.

@Alexis Zoolander isn't set in a zoo, it's a fucking rip off, total false advertising class action lawsuit.

@kurt I'm actually really tempted by your list, but I can't even find the first two.

@Alexis
I did find a torrent link for the 2011 Zookeeper film if you want (it's 600 mb and claims to be 720p).

Zookeeper's Wife is on Belgian netflix at least.

The other three I'm not finding either.

@Alexis Aah, wait, if you have some sort of vpn Zookeeper (2011) is also on Canadian netflix.

@kurt But send me the link for the 2011 one, I'll happily commit to the bit for two movies worth.

@Alexis also, if this film were a 2020 YouTube video it would instead have a clickbait title. "We Bought a House but We Didn't Expect There to be a Zoo?!?!?!"

@The_T I almost feel like it wouldn't even mention the zoo, and just be titled "We Bought a House and Got a HUGE Surprise"

@Alexis you're right; I think mine was more of a Light Novel title actually

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