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#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:

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#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?

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

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

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.

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

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

#81. I'm some twenty minutes into "Imitation of Life," a 1934 Best Picture nominee that is About Racism and that I reckoned was not best served by the typical minute-to-minute reaction posts, and, hoo boy.

This sure is a 1934 film that is About Racism.

#82, 1934 Best Picture nominee "Flirtation Walk," which I'm pretty sure is 1934's second one about horny sailors, but let's hope this one doesn't /also/ have a blackface scene in it?

#84, Netflix documentary "Dick Johnson is Dead," which I keep meaning to get around to.

#85, 1977's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

Don't know a fucking thing about this one except:
* it's aliens, innit

#86, 1979's "1941," which is too many numbers, and a... comedy about WW2 right after Pearl Harbour?

...I like Spielberg, but he's not the funniest fellow, is he.

I'm not counting this because even I can't defend this as a TV movie, it's completely and only a pilot that didn't get picked up to series, but let's thread it for continuity's sake, 1987 ABC pilot "The Best of Times," starring Nic Cage and Crispin Glover as teen heart attacks.

I wasn't gonna do a lotta rewatches, but I've got the shits, so what better time to rewatch a film where the main character shoots a guy instead of doing a long and elaborate fight because Harrison Ford had the shits, #87, 1981's "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

#88, 1935's "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer," about, or at least set during, the British occupation of India, and less than ten minutes in it already feels like the kind of thing Hollywood only makes because it doesn't have WW2 to glorify yet.

#89, the 1935 "David Copperfield."

I saw the 2020 Dev Patel one and thought it was terrific, there's no way this'll be as good, let's go?


#90, never seen it, yes, I know -- it's 1982's "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial."

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which is a bit like if I were called E.H. the Earth-Human

oh, this is what like 75% of Stranger Things' whole thing si from, huh

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you know what, you can see why Spielberg did Ready Player One

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not a big fan of how mean these boys are to Gertie

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based on American movies and tv shows i'd say Americans dissect a frog approximately four times a year every year from age 10 to 22

and every time they're squicked out like it's the first time

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oh, i was expecting men in black, not spacesuits

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Wait. Mexico... or /New/ Mexico?

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A Good Movie, though seeing it so soon after Close Encounters does it no favours, and I suspect the right time to see this one was ~15-20 years ago

#91, I keep comparing movies to each other so let's watch something outside of my usual range, it's 2021's "Bad Trip," even though I think I'm probably gonna think it's annoying.

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well, i was enjoying this until it got to some weird nasty sex shit, and then the second it lets go of that I'm enjoying it again

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Yeah, the zoo section was a bit much for me, and they could-a cut that, but otherwise, perfectly fine scripted-unscripted hidden camera movie.

Appreciate the blooper reel at the end showing how well they defuse real tension that might otherwise have gone bad places.

#92, presumably the fight of the century, "Godzilla vs. Kong" (2021).

(I will not be telling you who wins.)

Would happily watch Mr Kong chill on Skull Island for two hours, tbh.

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"Hollow Earth entry is impossible."

i would simply drill better

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am enjoying this motion picture

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okay, plan B, we give Kong a jetpack

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holy shit is that--

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"Oh, shit."

oh shit

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you know how the other MonsterVerse movies are at all times somewhere between "fun but dumb" and "really good"

top-tier one of those, this

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"Can you hear me, I'm in Hong Kong!"

uh-huh and i'm in Dodzilla Godzilla

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hahaha fuck off

It's not just Pleasant Surprise Day, it's also April Ghouls, so, #93, or #332 since I started counting, 1982's "Poltergeist."

Don't know a thing about this one, but from the opening few minutes I assume the TV will eat someone in the next 50 minutes or so.

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who the heck doesn't know who Mr Rogers is

i don't even live in a country where Mr Rogers was a thing and I know who Mr Rogers is

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For a movie only written and produced by Spielberg, this sure as heck is some extremely Spielberg-ass directing

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woof these flashing lights, time to find out if i've got the epilepsy i guess

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you know, i don't believe in ghosts, but if some manner of apparitionism does ever creep into my life my stance will likely be "hm," or "uh-oh," not "wahoo" or "yippee" so much

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every toy these kids own is ready to be a ding-danged Satan of some kind

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where is she,

oh, you know,
tv ate her

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this is just The Exorcist if instead of Satans it was about America's /real/ religion, Television

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if there's one thing i know about steak it's that it shouldn't have body language

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how convenient for this house to have a room with the ending inside

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there's still enough of this movie left for a final horrible couple things to happen

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people don't take baths at the end of movies, that means there's movie left

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oh the fucking clown, shitting fuck

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i would simply move somewhere much less haunted

#94, or #333 since I started counting, 2018's "E.M.P 333 Days," which I think is about... a world some time after an EMP hit America?

(Thanks @trini for actually looking for one with 333 in the title.)

for a zero-budget thing this does okay at what it's setting out to do

Sigh. #95, or #334 since I started counting, because I wanna finish the 2019 Best Picture nominees,
even though I think Tarantino sucks, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

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@Alexis Jalan teaches both biology and anatomy, and is cackling at this.

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@Alexis It's one of the earlier movies I recall seeing in first release. And I was close to the age of the kids.

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@Alexis Money?

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@kurt mostly, his own movies do very similar pop culture-referential things, just better, and in 2018 a lot of the stuff you'd be referencing is either by Spielberg or by his contemporaries

but also money, yes

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@Alexis It's kind of weird for someone to direct what is essentially an homage to themselves. Makes sense, but kind of odd too.

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@kurt really the main problem with Hollywood might be that the people making the movies don't filter out like they used to, and that a lot of the big blockbusters are still by and starring the same people who've been in those positions my entire life

@The_T i dunno what Stan is talking about, i'm watching a live broadcast of a totally real wrestling match

@Alexis he's talking about himself. Stan has never been involved in any story where he wasn't the scriptwriter.

@The_T Stan always struck me as a man who could tell a story he's not in and still have himself come out the hero of it

@Alexis yeah that's basically what that video was about

@Alexis Ah, my elder son's first horror movie.

He wasn't actually ready . . .

That's a scary damn movie.

@Alexis All houses used to have a room with the ending inside, they called it the fin-suite.

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@Alexis Famed for his ability to direct asses.

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@kurt That's how you can tell it's a Spielberg picture, the way actors get emotion across with just the smallest wiggle of the cheek.

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