, 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.

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

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

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

Movie #11, 2011's "Zookeeper."

I do not know what this one is or is about.

Movie #12, 2017's "The Zookeeper's Wife."

I also don't know what this one is about, but from the Netflix thumbnail it looks like a WW2 movie.

(I think that's a reverse blarting.)

Movie #13, we move on from zoos to the jungle, where the animals are keeping a small human? Absolute madness.

It's 2016's live-action "The Jungle Book."

Movie #14, 1934 Best Picture nominee "Viva Villa!"

I'm pretty sure Wallace Beery is in brownface in this one. :/

Movie #15, 2010's "Four Lions." Terrorism comedy, I'm pretty sure.

Movie #18, 2015's "Trumbo," in which Bryan Cranston plays the sequel elephant to Dumbo.

#19, I kinda fell off the rewatch over the summer, but I've put 2017's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" on.

#21, 1934 Best Picture nominee "Here Comes the Navy," which is probably pretty blatant propaganda? Sigh, oh well.

#22, 2020's "The Kid Detective." Adam Brody plays the former titular getting thrown into a Real Case, I think?

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Let's watch another one, I wanna stay at one a day, #23, 2020's "Black Bear."

No idea what it's about, Aubrey Plaza's in it.

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this is very well made but if a bear ate all of these characters the world they live in would be better off

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this took a turn that makes me want to like it more but it's not working

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well that was a mental breakdown

"It looks like something came out of it."

you hate to hear it

🦎 "Godzilla" (2014) 

I thought Bryan Cranston was gonna be a lead in this but I'm guessing, him dying when Godzilla inevitably takes out this nuclear plant is gonna be the kid's origin story

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the bad wig does little to persuade me otherwise

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Cranston yelling in Japanese is very funny tho

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"It's not the end of the world."

ma'am

this is a godzilla movie

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oh he's still alive even though he was, like

in the plant when it collapsed

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still a bad wig tho

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"It's clean!"

oh dang

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"My WIFE! DIED here!"

my wiiife

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"Kill it."

there's no way the it you're killing is the it of this

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"All those nuclear tests in the 50s... Not tests. They were trying to kill it."

i mean what was wrong with "the nuclear tests created him"

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what do these people always think shooting Godzilla is gonna fucking do

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it's like pointing the world's tiniest water gun at a person

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"Gojira may be the answer. I believe... he's here to restore balance."

solving your racoon problem with a wolf problem

🦎 "Godzilla" (2014) 

if the only thing you're getting over the radio is barely intelligible yelling, i--

i don't think the bridge is clear

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the trick to not having your city ruined by any godzillas is to simply not have any iconic roughly godzilla-sized landmarks

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i'm extremely not invested in Son of Cranston's story at any point so far, but everything else is solid

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#26, 2017's "Kong: Skull Island."

I did initially intend to go see this at the time, but I found the Vietnam aesthetic of the trailers off-putting? We'll see.

🐡 "Kong: Skull Island" (2017) 

That's a bad beard on John Goodman.

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wondering which of these major actors was in the trailers loads but dies early on

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"You don't strike me as a war photographer."
"Anti-war photographer."

here to photograph the anti-war

just pictures of cakes

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you couldn't pay me enough to get into one of those open helicopters

and flying into a storm? fuck right off

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"Incoming!!"

splat

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"...Is that a monkey?"

i think that's the most a monkey's ever been a monkey

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"Are we just not gonna talk about this?!"

man you gotta ACCEPT the MONKEY and CARRY ON

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"We just got taken down by a monkey the size of a building!!"
"Right. That was an unconventional encounter."

there's a man on my wavelength

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"You know the USS Lawton?"

oh he got zilla'd in '54

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man that's too much spider

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"You probably noticed a lot of weird things on this island."

/well/

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"That's Kong. He's king around here."

/just say the thing/

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"It's more of a cold war."
"Cold war, like, they take the summers off?"

the seventeen degrees and no hotter war

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Hiddleston's entire vibe in this is "Uncharted movie audition tape."

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found him, i guess

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#27, 2019's "Godzilla: King of the Monsters."

skreeeonk and all that

"Containment systems are failing."

look, historically

would you say you have a record of successful monster containment

or would you say you're batting an average of Nope

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@Alexis My thought on Winnie the Pooh.

@Alexis this is a very on the nose description of my life

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@Alexis Somehow I was expecting the thread to be about something Jurassic World.

@Alexis successful monster containment looks like this: :poke_ball:

You might need a master ball to catch Godzilla or Mothra, though.

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