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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.

#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."


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.

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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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A good movie.

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.

T. Hanks and Shelley Long have been kicked out of their apartment, which you could reasonably argue, entirely the opposite of being stuck anywhere at all

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"[The house] is beautiful."
"I know. Something must be wrong."

just a bit of a fixer-upper, i'm sure

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this is like if the antagonist in "Mouse Hunt" was the house

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"House Hunt," and get you the house will

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it's a miracle the previous inhabitant lived to make the sale, jeezus

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"I'm sinking fast into the money pit, and I don't want to drag you down with me."


that's the title of the movie

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some terrific slapstick here, the subplot with the ex-husband sucks eggs

#56, 2021's "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar."

No idea what this is about besides, presumably, both Barb and Star going to somewhere called Vista Del Mar.

Saw it get good reviews, it has Kristen Wiig in it, and I'll watch her have a nervous breakdown in pretty much anything.

#57, 2014 Disney live-action "Sleeping Beauty" spin-off "Maleficent," just in case 2021's "Cruella" drags this into a Kingdom Hearts Cinematic Multiverse.

I definitely do not believe Angelina Jolie can fly. Not buying it. Nice try, lads.

I feel like the original Sleeping Beauty probably did not have any big Lord of the Rings-style battlefield scenes in it.

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is Maleficent's turn to evil here just fucking Kylo Ren's origin story again

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good guy tries to kill you, now you have to go poison a princess about it, you know how it goes

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"It's a girl! It's a girl!"

assigned poisoning victim at birth

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i keep calling it a poisoning, but it's not, it's a curse with an eventual effect similar to a poisoning

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nice baby you've got there, be a shame if something... happened to her on her 16th birthday specifically for some reason

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It All Seemed Like a Good Idea At The Time. --Maleficent

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I get that it's the power of the curse drawing her to it, but the room full of spinning wheels is a /bit/ goofy.

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"She's only sleeping."

i mEAN,,

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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 *nashville is a place, football is a sport

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@kurt Played /professionally/? Very odd.

@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.

🏑 "The Money Pit" (1986) 

@Alexis This sounds like some sort of subtle metaphor.

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@kurt surprise, they've dragged each other down into the pit

@Alexis Weirdly, When you mentioned the title, I instantly went 'oh yeah, that one with Ted Danson and Sally Field!'

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