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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.

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!

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."

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.

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.


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.

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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

πŸ™οΈ "L.A. 2017" (1971) 

is Spielberg just really into roads or are roads just cheap to film on

I got distracted playing card games (but on the computer?) so I'm real late starting this 3-hour motion picture: Movie #74, or #312 since I started counting, it's Zackagar Snyderagon's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice."


i forgot about him falling into the bathole-- wait, shit, they don't even get killed in an alley?

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" 

the Waynes, who famously get murderkilled somewhere today known as Crime Street

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" 

I do appreciate this whole segment of "Bruce was in Metropolis during Man of Steel and he, too, thought it was a bad time"

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" 

"They did not tell me the interview was with a lady."
"I'm not a lady, I'm a journalist."

the two genders

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" 

this is a motion picture in which jimmy olsen gets extrajudicially executed, because Zack Snyder had fun once and it disagreed with him

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" 

who is that even for, zack

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) 

good: this bit where the two cops find a batarang in a wall

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) 

bad: batman branding a dude with the fucking batsymbol

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) 

"We're criminals, Alfred. Always have been."

well yes but that's permission to kinda do what you gotta, not to fucking lean into it

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) 

i'm not a big fan of the Eisenberg Luthor but at least it's a Take besides "misery with misery on top"

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) 

"The devils don't come from Hell beneath us, no, they come from the sky."

exasperated sigh

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) 

the horror-movie owl-man behind the wall of the Wayne tomb /feels/ like it's meant to be Court of Owls setup that never pays off anywhere, but is there any way Zack Snyder gives a shit about the Court of Owls

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) 

to be fair, i really enjoyed that run, but i think the only reason anyone doing adaptations gives a shit about the Court of Owls is because it's a way to drag drama out of the otherwise relative blank slate that's the Waynes

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) 

"We just have a bad history with freaks dressed like clowns."

says the Bat-Man of the Bat-Brand

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) 

some light (ridiculous) foreshadowing (nonsense)

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) 

and now the Flash is here to yell some more nonsense

:thebatman: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) 

zack snyder presents, the motion picture that dares to ask, what if batmobile but gun

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Movie #75, I have a free year of Apple TV+, so I should use it, it's 2021 motion picture "Cherry," which all looks very Oscar bait-y.

If I recall correctly, it's at least partly about the American opioid epidemic, which I'm aware I'm not at all qualified to talk about or comment on, but if I do accidentally say something stupid, please feel free to tell me they let me out of clown school too early.

("If I say something stupid, please feel free to tell me" is always true, I won't, like, argue with you about it.)

I'm just here to watch Tom Holland talk to the camera and rob banks or whatever.

πŸ’ "Cherry" (2021) 

i'm sorry, i just can't take Tom Holland very seriously when he's swearing, never mind when he's doing drugs or signing up for the army

πŸ’ "Cherry" (2021) 

"I joined the army."

literally no other character in this movie finds the premise "Tom Holland joins the army" credible

πŸ’ "Cherry" (2021) 

there's some extremely funny shit in this "Tom Holland goes to basic training" part, but it's genuinely impossible to tell how intentional it is

πŸ’ "Cherry" (2021) 

this is all a bit much

πŸ’ "Cherry" (2021) 

tom holland celebrating the success of his first bank robbery by going to Subway is the first time i've found this 2021 motion picture relatable

πŸ’ "Cherry" (2021) 

can the Russo Brothers just go back to making sitcoms

πŸ’ "Cherry" (2021) 

this was at no point really *about* the opioid epidemic, it more uses it as justification for the drugs stuff

ultimately pretty shallow for a movie that insists it's about Very Important Matters

Movie #76, another Spielberg TV project, though at least this time it's a standalone TV movie, it's 1972's "Something Evil."

* horror movie
* farm house
* roads?

I'm skipping "Duel" because I don't wanna do a lot of rewatches for the List, but it's great, and clearly pivotal to the Spielbergian Roads Theorem.

"This place is for sale."
"This place is for sale?"

good deal on account of some recent mysterious deaths, i assume

"Who do you suppose that is?"
"Could be the owner."

the ghost owner of the ghost house

πŸ‘» "Something Evil" (1972) 

or perhaps the alive owner of the ghost house

πŸ‘» "Something Evil" (1972) 

if it were me, i would simply not buy the haunted house

if it were me, i would simply not investigate the sound of a crying child in my barn, on account of there being no way that's not a dark visitor, a spectre, a spookem of some kind

πŸ‘» "Something Evil" (1972) 

if it were me, i would simply believe my wife if she said the house was haunted

πŸ‘» "Something Evil" (1972) 

"Where's he going?"
"Los Angels, or some other godforsaken place."

marjorie you literally live in a house you've been trying to pray the evil out of

you maybe don't get to throw shade on anywhere else for a hot sec or two

πŸ‘» "Something Evil" (1972) 

i'm pretty sure if your haunted barn starts crying in the middle of the night you're supposed to just let it cry itself back to sleep

πŸ‘» "Something Evil" (1972) 

i would simply throw these evil glowing jars in the trash

πŸ‘» "Something Evil" (1972) 

well-made, but kinda falls apart by never really establishing the Rules of the thing that's haunting her?

there may simply be no deal for there to be with the jars

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