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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.

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."

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."


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.


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?

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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

We return to TV land for a Spielberg-directed pilot that never went to series, it's "movie" #77, 1973's "Savage."

Boy, you hope it's at least "Murder By The Book" Spielberg you're getting, but this is barely a step above "L.A. 2017."

And I /liked/ "L.A. 2017," but as the last thing left in his TV movie contract, he's kinda phoning this one in.

In terms of roads, so far, an absolute mockery. We see slivers through windows, hear the traffic in establishing shots, but no more than that.

πŸ“· "Savage" (1973) 

Like "Something Evil," this has a subplot where people make commercials.

πŸ“· "Savage" (1973) 

This has picked up somewhat -- this shadowy confrontation, the use of the cameras and studio set, terrific visual stuff. Mostly haven't cared for the story, though.

#78, 1974's "The Sugarland Express," which I think is about a couple trying to outrun the cops, let's go.

πŸš“ "The Sugarland Express" (1974) 

you know i love a car chase

πŸš“ "The Sugarland Express" (1974) 

well that was terrific

My finger hovers over "Justice League" (2017). I consider the pros and cons. On the one hand, it's a bad movie. On the other hand-- Whoops, just the one hand. I wonder where the other hand went.

Oh, it's turning on #79, "Cats" (2019) instead.

People get very hung up on how they don't know what a Jellicle Cat is and for fuck's sake, they're described /extremely thoroughly/.

Clearly made the right decision to watch this instead of "Justice League."

On my planet, the symbol stands for "sometimes movies leak the day before they come out."

#80. "Zack Snyder's Justice League."

Hard to believe I get to piss myself off a full day early.

:batman: "Zack Snyder's Justice League" (2021) 

you know, that power Superman has, his famous death wail

:batman: "Zack Snyder's Justice League" (2021) 

that really isn't how sound works, i'm /pretty/ sure

:batman: "Zack Snyder's Justice League" (2021) 

zack, i barely notice when an earthquake happens a mile from me

:batman: "Zack Snyder's Justice League" (2021) 

me, when The Lighthouse is in a goofy aspect ratio: this is Cinema

me, when Justice League is in 4:3: this was made by a man who forgot what movies are shaped like

:batman: "Zack Snyder's Justice League" (2021) 

"So, let me get this straight. You do it dressed like a bat? Like an actual bat?"
"Worked for 20 years in Gotham."
"Oh, that shithole."

you know i love to make fun, but he's Not Wrong

:batman: "Zack Snyder's Justice League" (2021) 

the Kent farm is in foreclosure and it's almost certainly because it's just another miserable thing to happen and not because Snyder wants to make any kind of point

:batman: "Zack Snyder's Justice League" (2021) 

we're told the people of Earth are in mourning about Superman, but outside of Ma Kent and Lois, is anybody's life actually worse for him being dead

:batman: "Zack Snyder's Justice League" (2021) 

somebody should do a no-slow-motion edit of this

πŸ“· "Savage" (1973) 

@Alexis People who make commercial are definitely evil savages.

πŸ“· "Savage" (1973) 

@kurt It's a miracle those talking M&Ms can keep their snarling, growling faces straight long enough to get a decent take in the can.

πŸ“· "Savage" (1973) 

@Alexis Anyone who shills for a product that involves eating other members of their species can't be trusted.

πŸ“· "Savage" (1973) 

@kurt It was always an open secret in the snack-food industry that you should never get into any kind of business agreement with Mr Peanut, and now that he's back from the dead? He's like a /shark/.

@kurt The worst part is I'm pretty sure I actually quite enjoyed it the first time.

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