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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.

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

skreeeonk and all that

#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?

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

#30, 2021 motion picture "Psycho Goreman," which is about, I think, a kid who gets control of a sci-fi monster man?

#31, 2015's "The Intern," in which I assume Robert de Niro teaches his dumb millennial boss (Anne Hathaway?) to slow down a little? Something like that, I'm sure.

#32, I'm about halfway through 2016 found footage documentary "Dawson City: Frozen Time."

It's movie! 1934's "Cleopatra," #33.

I'm pretty sure I've heard this one is notable mostly for pushing the limits before the Hays Code starts getting enforced? We'll see.

#35, I'm about halfway through 2020 dead mall documentary "Jasper Mall."

I've put on #37, 2021's "The Dig."

Not sure what it's about, Ralph Fiennes is in it, set just before WW2, I'm pretty sure?

I've got it on Blu-Ray but I'm lazy so I've just got it on on Disney+ at my desk, #39, "Avengers: Infinity War."

Oh, right, it's Groundhog Day.

And so is mov-- musical #1, which I can't defend counting as a movie but I'm gonna thread for continuity's sake, anyway.

Back to movies, it's #40, 1934 Best Picture nominee "One Night of Love," which I'm pretty sure is:
* a musical rom-com
* only on the list for technical sound recording achievements that will be completely opaque to me because my copy is Pretty Bad πŸ‘

Oh, right, it's Groundhog Day.

And so is the musical, which I'm currently listening to. No pictures, but way better audio quality. Still very good.

In the category of "movies I downloaded but now can no longer remember why and I refuse to google it before I commit," #41, 2012's "Seven Psychopaths."

Oh, right, it's Groundhog Day.

And so is movie #42, except this time I lazily edited it so there's no time loop and Phil Connors just turns into a good person overnight for no reason.

#43, I watched "In & of Itself," a film of a series of storytelling/magic stage performances.

Jeez. Dang.

Oh, right, it's Groundhog Day.

And so is movie #44, though this time it's an experimental German thriller, because I'm watching 1998's "Lola rennt," commonly known in English as "Run Lola Run."


#45, 2019's "Captain Marvel."

I keep going "I don't think I've seen this one since it came out" but 2019 isn't that long ago.

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still think it's silly how long this sticks to calling her "Vers."

give Carol a sister, it's time for the MCU to do the multi-Vers

🌟 "Captain Marvel" (2019) 

"You do know why they call it a cockpit, don't you?"

it's all a bit on the nose, but I absolutely get why this is the movie you make in 2017/18/19

🌟 "Captain Marvel" (2019) 

the holo of Jude Law coming out of Carol's hand doesn't show up on the holo of Carol on Jude Law's dashboard

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Fury and Coulson :)

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I don't think I'd noticed before but I think there's a Kevin Smith lookalike among the extras on the train carriage Stan Lee is reading the Mallrats script on

🌟 "Captain Marvel" (2019) 

"Hold on, you look like somebody's disaffected niece."

you know what, the SHIELD hat does totally help

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"It's just a scratch."

🌟 "Captain Marvel" (2019) 

I said about the live-action "Mulan" and "Jungle Book" that they felt like they had more in common, in terms of goals, with theme park rides than with movies -- like the goal was to deliver a Cinematic Event, that drives you from spectacle to spectacle in a little cart, more so than to tell a story, almost -- and that's what I was thinking about during the back hour of this, watching it this time.

🌟 "Captain Marvel" (2019) 

Obviously that's in no small part what an MCU movie is, but I genuinely dunno why this one, this time, why I didn't think of the "Jungle Book" Rollercoaster Theorem while rewatching "Spider-Man: Homecoming" or "Avengers: Infinity War". Hm.

Still fun, tho. Cute cat.

🐿️ "Groundhog Day" (1993), food reference 

"People like blood sausage, too! People are morons!"

i mean to each their own but i can't say i disagree about the blood sausage

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The movie playing at the movie theatre, presumably the same one he later says he's seen over a hundred times, is "Heidi II", which doesn't exist. A family classic!

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"Now don't you tell me you don't remember me--"

how could i forget

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I thought the musical's addition of a dead wife for Ned worked, but in the film Tobolowsky definitely doesn't play it like that at all. Just a man who loves his job.

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"It's groundhog time."

it's groundhog time

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it's ALWAYS groundhog time

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until he dies at the end

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"What blizzard, it's a couple of flakes!"

fucking snowflakes, etcetera

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"Well, what if there is no tomorrow! There wasn't one today!" he says, as the clock beside him reads 4:04

tomorrow not found

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"We could do... whatever we want."

Incorrect conclusion here, in the Permadeath Cut.

🐿️ "Groundhog Day" (1993) 

"We make choices, and we live with them!"


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that's still a terrific punch

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we know he's lying to Nancy because we see him ask her for the information he needs, but it's the exact same interaction as with Ned, who he's copying -- but does Phil /have/ a sister called Mary Pat?

🐿️ "Groundhog Day" (1993) 

truly, what /is/ the RhΓ΄ne

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boy this is about to really sell itself as an absolutely miserable ending

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ends with a decent car chase tho

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"Three... two... one..."

thar he goes

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"He might be okay."
"Well, no, probably not now."

fade to clock

what a day
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#47, YouTuber/Uber driver/serial murderer horror movie "Spree," because apparently I'll watch any old shite.

πŸš— "Spree" (2020) 

I feel like an Uber knockoff probably should know better than to call its app "Spree"

πŸš— "Spree" (2020) 

oh these victims are all gonna be complete assholes, huh

πŸš— "Spree" (2020) 

Steve Strangerthings is fun in this but cripes

πŸš— "Spree" (2020) 

also the, like, things this thinks it has to say about social media are less a Take and more a pretty shallow description

πŸš— "Spree" (2020) 

commits to the bit, it never cheats the found footage split screen thing, nails the various apps, but like I said, kinda shallow, and every character is just "douche," "shitty dad," if they even get that much

Oh, right, it's Groundhog Day.

And so is movie #48, except this time it's a different side of the US, a different time of year, a wedding instead of a holiday, and came out in 2020, in that I'm watching "Palm Springs."

I would absolutely notice if somebody in my vicinity was in a time loop.

I said several Groundhog Days ago that I would not joke about being in a time loop, I also would for sure believe you -- or at least go along with it -- if you told me /you/ were in a time loop, and if you think you might be in a time loop, please feel free to ask me something in one loop you'd have no way of knowing to tell me as proof in the next.

yes i would say i am extremely open to being dragged into a time loop situation

I would probably enjoy Groundhog Daying more than Palm Springsing. Bigger potential cast, not out in the middle of Nowhere, California, lots more options. Lola Rennting, no way, not interested, way too limited.

And Happy Death Daying sucks, obviously, good movie, but you don't want a seemingly omniscient serial killer stalking you.

At least Roy Palmsprings only comes over some times, and you can seemingly avoid him pretty easily if you just either stay around the wedding guests or skip out on the wedding with enough distance.

🌴 "Palm Springs" (2020) 

A whole science-training montage and the conclusion she comes to is "gotta make it go boom."

Oh, right, it's Groundhog Day.

And so is movie #49, except this time the loops go in reverse order, which was @thiskurt's idea.

In this one, he's a dick for the first few minutes, then becomes his essentially perfect self out of nowhere and slowly degrades back to a dick, only to reset at the end.

For the first 20 or so minutes this is just the "final loop only" cut, obviously.

@Alexis I just want to say that "this month I learned" both about the "we like to party" sampling thing from a TED talk and "Groundhog daying must be a thing too" from you. So feel free to declare that you've practically given a TED talk on this now. If I've pieced this together correctly anyways.

@trini I could absolutely give any of a dozen Groundhog Day or Groundhog Day-adjacent TED talks at a moment's notice.

🌴 "Palm Springs" (2020) 

@kurt That's the only real science.

@Alexis I can't be certain I'm not on the first run of a nearly 30 year long time loop.

@kurt If on your next 30-year loop you reach out to me on February 10th, 2021, at 16:30, and tell me I've only had one cup of coffee today, I'll totally believe you going forward.

@Alexis If I haven't changed enough to disrupt the coffee equilibrium in your life.

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