#MovieThread, 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: https://beepboop.one/@Alexis/104677806709308567
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 #16, 2017's "Boss Baby."
Movie #17, 1934's "The Thin Man."
I've heard good things.
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.
Sigh. #20, the 2020 "Mulan."
#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.
#24, the 2014 "Godzilla."
#25, I watched "Disintegration Loop 1.1"
#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) Show more
That's a bad beard on John Goodman.
wondering which of these major actors was in the trailers loads but dies early on
"You don't strike me as a war photographer.""Anti-war photographer."
here to photograph the anti-war
just pictures of cakes
you couldn't pay me enough to get into one of those open helicopters
and flying into a storm? fuck right off
"...Is that a monkey?"
i think that's the most a monkey's ever been a monkey
"Are we just not gonna talk about this?!"
man you gotta ACCEPT the MONKEY and CARRY ON
"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
"You know the USS Lawton?"
oh he got zilla'd in '54
man that's too much spider
"You probably noticed a lot of weird things on this island."
"That's Kong. He's king around here."
/just say the thing/
"It's more of a cold war.""Cold war, like, they take the summers off?"
the seventeen degrees and no hotter war
Hiddleston's entire vibe in this is "Uncharted movie audition tape."
found him, i guess
i see this is the bit where we get rid of spare cast for the climax
"This is one war we are NOT going to lose!!"
oh go the fuck to hell
well that was better than i was expecting
how are there multiple in-universe camera angles on this surprise reunion tho
"Kong is not the only King."
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