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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.

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

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


#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.

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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

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

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

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something in those sodas I bet

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where the fuck was the giant gorilla animatronic even fucking hiding

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lotta emphasis on those sodas

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"Has that thing always been here?"

rip in pieces

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"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.

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"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

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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.

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


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

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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

well that was a good, cute enough take on the Groundhog Day loop, I enjoyed it.

don't think I'm particularly likely to rewatch it like I might "Palm Springs" or the original, but i mean, i'm not a romcom teen

oh, she's the girl from Freaky, /that's/ why she looks familiar

couldn't tell cuz she wasn't channeling Vince Vaughn for two-thirds of it

Motion picture movie yes? It's #54, 2000's "Cast Away," because like twelve things reminded me of it this week.

I don't think I've ever seen it in full, though, just, like, in bits on TV.

I feel like 87h22m is pretty good time for a package from the US to Russia, Tom Hanks calm the fuck down challenge

maybe take some time off on a nice tropical island or something

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if I were T. Hanks in the 2000 motion picture "Cast Away" I would simply recognise that a lot of my life was very heavy foreshadowing right now and I would simply not get on the plane that will inevitably strand me on an island

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"I will be right back!"


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I would say this is the wrong amount of water to suddenly discover has joined you on a plane, yes.

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I would say the right amount is one point five of those little cups' worth.

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In a way, being stuck on an uninhabited island where every day is basically the same is not /unlike/ being stuck in a time loop.

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so when does the Smoke Monster show up on this

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I feel pretty strongly that you shouldn't open other people's mail, but if I'm stuck on an island with other people's mail, guess what,

that's /my/ mail now

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it would be the mail formerly known as your mail pretty much immediately

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he's seen a ship on the horizon but he's not even got to the volleyball yet, so

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he's opened the volleyball, so introduc-- and he's thrown it to the side

maybe he'll make friends with these ice skates

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"Four years later"


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rip to wilson

lost at sea

not the most talkative fellow

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rip to wilson, finally he shuts the fuck up

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"Let me get this straight. We have a pro football team now, but they're in Nashville?"

I don't know what that means* but that's absolutely the kind of thing I'd ask first thing if I got back from a T. Hanks in Cast Away Situation.

* You do not need to explain it to me.

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To complete the trilogy of movies about Tom Hanks being stuck in places ("The Terminal," stuck in an airport, "Cast Away," stuck on an island) it's #55, 1986's "The Money Pit" in which Hanks is stuck, possibly /in/ a house, possibly /with/ a house, but at /least/ stuck in a hole.

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@Alexis In our hearts.

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@Alexis That's only after he returns to the island when Jack convinces everyone to go back.

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@Alexis We have to go back Wilson! We have to go back!

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@kurt In the sequel he Rattlesnake in the Mailboxes it with Wilson only to discover the island is now a busy tourist hotspot.

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@Alexis To be fair you'd be on edge too if you'd just been stuck in an airport for a couple of years.

@kurt After being stuck in an airport and stuck on an island, Tom Hanks should complete the trilogy and star in "Homestuck" (2022)

@Alexis A movie where he's stuck in a bathroom and there's lots of shots of him peeing would probably be his dreem.

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