, 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?

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.


#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.

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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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"...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."


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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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"Oh, shit."

oh shit

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i see this is the bit where we get rid of spare cast for the climax

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"This is one war we are NOT going to lose!!"

oh go the fuck to hell

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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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"Dude hates Titans."

Dude hates Titans.

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At least the guy who just wants to go full kaijucide is right on the table in this one.

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"It's a hollow Earth, that's how he moves around so fast!"

lmao fuck off

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what if dragon but too much

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this is a way worse-looking movie than Skull Island, did they shoot this one in black-and-white and then apply one (1) colour per scene

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"First she releases Mothra. Now Monster Zero. Anyone else sensing a pattern here?"

somebody take her to whatever vault they're keeping The Day the Clown Cried in

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"Mass extinction has already begun. We are the cause. We are the infection."

godzilla is rampant, nature is healing

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in the real world the mom in this wouldn't be anti-vaxx, she'd be pro-virus

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this movie really does somehow appear to have three (3) Punchline Delivery Men

absolutely off the scale

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"You said you were doing this for Andrew. Do you really think he would have wanted this?"

godzilla kills your son, what can you do but say "let them kill EVERY son"

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oh now nature is healing tOo FaSt

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this is /easily/ the dumbest one of the three, and now i'm very excited for Godzilla vs Kong to out-dumb it

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oh good lord the other monsters are BOWING TO GODZILLA

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that was all very silly nonsense

fun tho

#28, I just grabbed some movies that I saw on multiple Oscar shortlists, I'm watching 2020's "News of the World," which I think has America's Finest Actor Tom Hanks in it?

This is okay, but Hanks is at his most paternal, and maybe this could-a used someone with a little more edge to them?

The premise is he comes across a young girl who was on the way to being taken back to where she was kidnapped from as a baby, so, like, yeah, you go for paternal, but maybe the McConaughey mode, not the Hanks mode. I dunno.

Hanks works great as a cowboy, he can do grizzled, but I'd want a little more bite to the performance. Hugh Jackman at his most "Logan," McConaughey at his most "Interstellar."

#29, 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok," on the TV because the Blu-Ray was five bucks in the discount bookstore last year.

"But Ragnarok has already begun!"

yeah man i hit play minutes ago

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i, too, would absolutely cast matt damon and sam neill in a play about how terribly sad it is that i've definitely for sure died

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hopkins delivering the concept of, you have a sister who's the goddess of death and she's coming, like he's asking them to pick up some eggs if they're going out

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kept waiting for a moment to pause and make a coffee, kept going "but this is a good bit"

This One Is All Good Bits

@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.

@Alexis That's kind of confusing, wasn't The News of the World a British tabloid?

@kurt Hanks plays a guy who travels America post-Civil War to read newspapers out loud to audiences, but that's 30 years after the newspaper already exists, so maybe the Real Story here is he's a trademark infringer.

@Alexis There's no trademark in the wild west, that's the main reason for the name.

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