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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.

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

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."

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.


Turns out Groundhog Day was yesterday.

#50, "È già ieri," or "Stork Day," a 2004 Italian remake of "Groundhog Day" that I couldn't find subtitles for, but, like, I'll figure out, I'm sure.

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What I've gathered is, because Italy doesn't have an equivalent holiday or event, this one is about a TV documentary host who gets sent out to the middle of nowhere to film a segment (presumably about storks) who then gets Groundhog Day'd.

Filming a segment about marmots on blue-screen? Not the Italian Attenborough, this guy.

instead of a van it's a little ferry boat, so he probably gets stuck on this pleasant-looking island

stairwell encounter, thing he can prevent on future loops, encounter with nice B&B lady

these storks are definitely seeing their shadow on this pleasant sunny day, six more weeks of stork

Italian Phil picks up a stork egg and gets attacked by a stork for it

imagining Phil the Groundhog having a go at Bill Murray

the coward Punxsutawney Phil: passive, boring, basically a squeaky prop

the winner the stork: a major player in at least two action scenes and we're only 18 minutes in

Italian Larry: maybe pick up a stork egg

Italian Phil: uhhhhhh what if i don't tho

do not piss off the storks on Tenerife is the message i'm getting here

oh I turned on the auto-translated subtitles and they're not doing the worst job in the world at it

πŸ¦† "Stork Day" (2004), gun violence 

he's machine gunning the storks

Oh, right, it's not Groundhog Day. Like, at all. Not even close.

#51, 2018's "Ant-Man and the Wasp."

I'm watching a lotta these in the wrong order at the end here but it doesn't matter, I've been here before, I know the way out.

🐜 "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018) 

"How'd you do it, Scott?"
"Do what?"
"The card trick."

character development

🐜 "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018) 

"Wings and blasters. So I take it you didn't have that tech available to me."
"No, I did."

i like a good ant-man fight, but also, Hope's so much better at the whole schtick than Scott that it's fucking ridiculous she didn't get to do it in the first one

🐜 "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018) 

"Do you guys just put quantum in front of everything."

*looks at the title of the next one of these*

🐜 "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018) 

"What if she's a completely different person?"
"Yeah, like... George Washington. ... Or George Jefferson."

any of the Beatles, really

🐜 "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018) 

Paul Rudd fucking nails it playing Janet, it's funny without being stupid, and he's very believably sweet about it.

🐜 "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018) 

extremely a blast, obviously

#52, 2021's "Willy's Wonderland," a film made by people who could get Nic Cage but not the "Five Nights at Freddy's" rights.

"Willy's Wonderland" (2021) 

why even use a pixel font for your credits if you're not based on a video game

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is... is Cage playing a video game-style silent protagonist

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"Yeah, we ain't got no internet in Hayesville. So all the ATMs, they just don't work."

so why do you
an atm at all

:cage: "Willy's Wonderland" (2021) 

Monsieur Cage is one hundred percent playing a "..."-only playthrough of a Telltale game

:cage: "Willy's Wonderland" (2021) 

If I were Nic Cage I'd probably be ready to beat an animatronic ostrich to death at a moment's notice, too.

:cage: "Willy's Wonderland" (2021) 

something in those sodas I bet

:cage: "Willy's Wonderland" (2021) 

where the fuck was the giant gorilla animatronic even fucking hiding

:cage: "Willy's Wonderland" (2021) 

lotta emphasis on those sodas

:cage: "Willy's Wonderland" (2021) 

"Has that thing always been here?"

rip in pieces

:cage: "Willy's Wonderland" (2021) 

"He's not trapped in here with them! They're trapped in here with him!"

hey-oh she said the thing

#53, I saw somebody describe this as a Groundhog Day loop movie so I grabbed it without looking into it at all. The thumbnail of the poster made it look like a teen romcom.

2021's "The Map of Tiny Perfect Things."

I'm glad people are already in the time loop at the start of the movie these days, we don't gotta waste twenty minutes going :surprised_pikachu: about waking up to the exact same radio broadcast six times.

"Wait, wasn't that a movie with Bill Murray?"

Hot diggity, we're only 8 minutes in.

πŸ•‘ "The Map of Tiny Perfect Things" (2021) 

"Then you'd never get out of the loop."
"Right. But why would you want to."

here for this
extremely hitting my time loop buttons

πŸ•‘ "The Map of Tiny Perfect Things" (2021) 

The buddy's video game looks super fake, though. The game is standard Hollywood fake, but the way the blood comes out of the player character, you'd never ship that. Absolutely laughable.

πŸ•‘ "The Map of Tiny Perfect Things" (2021) 

"Are you experiencing any kind of temporal anomaly in your life?"


πŸ•‘ "The Map of Tiny Perfect Things" (2021) 

as teen romcoms go, this is, like, not unpleasant

πŸ•‘ "The Map of Tiny Perfect Things" (2021) 

the title refers to how instead of Killing the Groundhog they're gonna look for the, like, little perfect moments in the one town, the one day

which, I recognise the pretentious teen in myself, I would do, too

if I were stuck in a time loop and the way out would be to read every book on my shelves that I haven't read it would still take me centuries

@Alexis And it was such a hit they celebrate stork day to this, err, day.

🐜 "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018) 

@Alexis Ant-Quant and the Leaping Wasp?

🐜 "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018) 

@kurt Now I just wish they'd bring back Batroc the Leaper.

🐜 "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018) 

@Alexis He would call it 'tum quan' of course.

:cage: "Willy's Wonderland" (2021) 

@Alexis In our hearts.

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