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#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.

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.

#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.

#58, 2019's "Avengers: Endgame," because let's just get this rewatch over with.

#59, or #297 since I started counting, 2016's "Army of One," because I'm always up for Nic Cage and Friz made it sound interestingly weird:

πŸ”— :twitter:

#60, or #298 since I started counting, "Spider-Man: Far From Home," or "The One Where Spider-Man Has Access to An Arsenal of Military-Grade Weapons for Some Reason."

(I mean, I like this one, but.)

#61, or #299 since I started counting, 2018's "Venom," because it's in the MCU whether we like it or not.

#62, or #300 since I started counting. And so is the movie.

#63, or #301 since I started counting, 2021's "Tom & Jerry."

This ought-a at least... not be actively unpleasant?

Exhausted sigh, frustrated grunt.

#64, or #302 since I started counting, it's 2013's "Man of Steel."

* I think somebody (Kurt?) told me to watch this as a joke about how I'll watch any old shit?
* I don't know who's in it or what it's about or if I've even remembered that right.

#65, or #302 since I started counting, 2011's "The Dilemma."

#66, or #303 since I started counting, 2017's "The Greatest Showman."

Very little about this that doesn't appeal to me, honestly weird that I haven't seen it.

#67, or #304 since I started counting, the movie I was gonna watch hasn't finished downloading, so I guess it's 2020's "Enola Holmes."


#68, or #305 since I started counting, it's 1934 Best Picture nominee "The Barretts of Wimpole Street," which I'm pretty sure is
* based on a play
* gonna be boring.

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This is very much one of those where its main flaw is gonna be that it was made in 1934 and that I am watching it in 2021.

🏠 "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" (1934) 

every single person in this story would be happier if the dad simply fell down the stairs and did not get back

🏠 "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" (1934) 

also i wish this one side character (a grown adult woman) would stop doing baby talk oh my god shut the fwuck up

🏠 "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" (1934) 

I did kind of get into this one at the end after I just explicitly started rooting for Mr Barrett to die painfully.

The new List is:
* Steven Spielberg, complete filmography
* Nicolas Cage, complete filmography.
Was gonna add more, but that's already pretty hefty.

And so, #68, or #306 since I started counting, 1968's "Amblin'". Like the production company!

This is less'n half an hour long, which means by the Academy's definition it's a short, which I don't typically thread, but it's my thread, who cares.

"Duel" was a sequel to this, this is what all those roads were up to before "Duel."

It's easy to say in the Year of Luigi 2021, this isn't anything special, how did this make Spielberg stand out in 1968, but, like. We all have 4K cameras in our pockets, and there's obviously no way I could make anything half this good, never mind in flipping 1968.

If somebody disappeared on me like she does at the end here, though, I'd definitely assume they were a ghost.

Let's just watch the dumbest-looking thing in my downloads folder, #307 since I started counting, 2021 hyperviolent Groundhog Day time loop action movie "Boss Level."

this is almost more of a speedrun movie than a time loop movie

i mean, what is speedrunning if not just a self-imposed time loop

πŸ•ΉοΈ "Boss Level" (2021) 

"Pop-up esport tourney."

oh this movie /knows/ it's a speedrun movie

πŸ•ΉοΈ "Boss Level" (2021) 

this is very violent and also a total blast

πŸ•ΉοΈ "Boss Level" (2021) 

look, downside, Mel Gibson is in this

upside, you get to watch him die violently a couple times

Another movie, #70, or #308 since I started counting, the feature-length pilot for "Night Gallery," which was like a supernatural version of The Twilight Zone, to the point that it's got Serling and everything.

Look, even Spielberg has to start somewhere, and apparently it's with one of the three segments of this thing.

This is really stretching the definition of "movie," but I think this is the stretchiest it gets.

πŸ–ΌοΈ "Night Gallery" (1969) 

So far this first segment is about a fellow who kills his uncle for his inheritance while being a huge dick about it. Not very spoopy.

πŸ–ΌοΈ "Night Gallery" (1969) 

"Well, you see, Mr Carson, I am not a civilised man. I am a black sheep nephew."

tfw when you've read your character description and decided to really lean into it

πŸ–ΌοΈ "Night Gallery" (1969) 

Imagine getting bullied by a bunch of paintings.

πŸ–ΌοΈ "Night Gallery" (1969) 

this is so ham-handed you could be forgiven for confusing it for a pig

πŸ–ΌοΈ "Night Gallery" (1969) 

the fucking butler was the ghost paintings all along

πŸ–ΌοΈ "Night Gallery" (1969) 

but also the ghost paintings were the butler all along?

πŸ‘οΈ "Night Gallery" (1969) 

second segment, "Eyes," which is the actual Spielberg segment

πŸ‘οΈ "Night Gallery" (1969) 

this one is about a rich woman (Joan Crawford) who wants an experimental surgery to fix her eyesight, on account of she's blind

i assume she gets it and then the metaphorical glasses break, maybe the power goes out

πŸ‘οΈ "Night Gallery" (1969) 

the energy here is very much Spielberg's Columbo episode -- all dramatic confrontations and meaningful looks, shot on location

πŸ‘οΈ "Night Gallery" (1969) 

oh lmao literally the power went out

πŸ‘οΈ "Night Gallery" (1969) 

fucked up if true

πŸ‘οΈ "Night Gallery" (1969) 

this third segment is about a former Nazi guard being confronted with the consequences of his actions, and it's somehow pretty dull

bring back the extremely dramatic butler from the first segment

πŸ‘οΈ "Night Gallery" (1969) 

nice to watch a nazi feel bad tho

Time to throw in another coffee and see what that does, it's movie #71, or #309 since I started counting, 1934 Best Picture nominee "The Gay Divorcee."

* Not that kind of gay.
* They had to change the title from the original "Gay Divorce" because a divorcee can be gay but a divorce being gay would be Too Scandalous.
* It's Fred and Ginger, innit.

so, we must ask, what the fuck is wrong with all those other romcoms from the 30s

πŸ’ƒ "The Gay Divorcee" (1934) 

movies these days, you never see young women in hotel lobbies putting on a show about how much they wanna go to bonetown any more, do you

Movie #72, or #310 since I started counting, 1934 non-Oscar non-nominee "Death Takes a Holiday," which podcast "Screen Test of Time" watched instead of "The White Parade," because that one only exists in the UCLA vault.

I think in this one Fredric March plays Death, taking human form to do romcom things on Earth?

"The strangest shadow is following us."

is death not allowed to use the same roads as everyone else

DEATH: "I shall take a holiday."

"Torchwood: Miracle Day" (2011)

πŸ’€ "Death Takes a Holiday" (1934) 

In two days, with one notable exception, Death has tried basically everything High Society has to offer, which is just proof that it's boring to be posh.

πŸ’€ "Death Takes a Holiday" (1934) 

Enjoyed that.

Even if it was all a bit, men debating whether a woman should be allowed to make decisions.

> those decisions were about going off into the night with Literal Death

If a lady wants to go to Bonetown with the Bone Man himself, let her!

Movie #73, or #311 since I started counting, this one is just an episode of a TV show, I know, I know, but let's pretend: It's Spielberg's 1971 contribution to NBC wheel series "The Name of the Game," "L.A. 2017."

Given that it's usually a show about a rotating cast of folks in the journalism industry, I assume this one involves somebody having a dream or getting hit on the head or somethin'.

πŸ™οΈ "L.A. 2017" (1971) 

Or, perhaps, a dream at the business end of a car accident.

πŸ™οΈ "L.A. 2017" (1971) 

You can tell it's the future because the only typeface that still exists is the one that looks very close to the one WOTAN uses on Doctor Who but isn't.

πŸ™οΈ "L.A. 2017" (1971) 


doc, are you telling me it's the far-flung future year of 3 years ago

πŸ™οΈ "L.A. 2017" (1971) 

This is all very... It's a bit like if an American had come up with The Prisoner.

πŸ™οΈ "L.A. 2017" (1971) 

"Freedom has always been relative to the needs of a community."

uh-huh and you're the second-in-charge, you say

you might say you're. Number Two

πŸ™οΈ "L.A. 2017" (1971) 

Spielberg is literally cooped up on this one, with underground tunnels no substitute for America's roads for the man whose next movie is "Duel."

πŸ™οΈ "L.A. 2017" (1971) 

oh there the roads are

re: πŸ–ΌοΈ "Night Gallery" (1969) 

@Alexis Super Mario 64 (1996)

lewd adjacent, re: πŸ’ƒ "The Gay Divorcee" (1934) 

@Alexis I bet you could find a bunch of movie titles like this and play a game called "Title of a modern porn video or a 1930s film"

lewd adjacent, re: πŸ’ƒ "The Gay Divorcee" (1934) 

@The_T heck, just the 1932/33 and 1934 Best Picture nominees should fill you out a round or two of that game

re: lewd adjacent, re: πŸ’ƒ "The Gay Divorcee" (1934) 

@Alexis My favorite one that could go either way is "A Fugitive From a Chain Gang"

re: lewd adjacent, re: πŸ’ƒ "The Gay Divorcee" (1934) 

@The_T @Alexis State Fair, something something prizewinning cucumber!

re: lewd adjacent, re: πŸ’ƒ "The Gay Divorcee" (1934) 

@Louisa @The_T "State Fair" is a film that features a prize-winning pig that is frequently referred to as "a magnificent hog."

re: lewd adjacent, re: πŸ’ƒ "The Gay Divorcee" (1934) 

@Alexis @The_T wonderful news

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