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#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?

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."

#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.

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

(I will not be telling you who wins.)

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


#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.)

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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."

🎬 "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019) 

I disagree with this motion picture and I do not trust this motion picture.

🎬 "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019) 

"Alex doesn't like Tarantino" used to be-- Well, calling it "a bit" implies it was fake, it was more exaggeration than un-truth, but I just get bad, bad vibes from Tarantino's whole thing.

🎬 "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019), acknowledging the foot stuff 

It's not, I assure you, the foot stuff, which does make me uncomfortable, but if a person being kink-forward was enough to put me off them I wouldn't be talking to half you perverts.

🎬 "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019) 


#96, or #335 since I started counting, 1935 Best Picture nominee "Ruggles of Red Gap."

Have not looked up at all what this is about, but I'm... assuming a Ruggle of Red Gap is not unlike a Barrett of Wimpole Street.

Oh, Ruggles is a singular individual. Red Gap /is/ a place, tho.

🎩 "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) 

* Ruggles is an English gentleman's butler.
* Red Gap is a place in America.
* Ruggles has been lost in a poker game to a nouveau riche couple.
* Ruggles, having just been informed of this involuntary change in his own employment, calls America "the land of slavery."

🎩 "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) 

I see, it's a /comedy/. ...Or what passes for one in 1935.

🎩 "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) 

actually that was too harsh, I'm enjoying this

🎩 "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) 

Ruggles has been mistaken by the people of Red Gap for an English gentleman himself and now gets to live his own life -- but instead of that being fun, it's just him being an avatar of the patriarchy about it.

🎩 "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) 

"What did Lincoln say at Gettysburg?"

google of red gap

🎩 "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) 

this grew on me and then it got insufferable near the end again

#97, or #336 since I started counting, 1982's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." Don't know anything about this one, but I think it's in the same whatsit as yer "Breakfast Club" and such, and also Nic Cage has a small part.

Oh, this is way too horny, cut it out.

It's like watching Martians.

Mr Hand causes way more of a disturbance in his own class with his rigid enforcement of the rules than just letting people eat or be a little late would.

I went, "I should watch something I expect I'll actually like," and then didn't.

#98, or #337 since I started counting, 1935 Best Picture nominee "Naughty Marietta."

Well, this copy is in Russian, but it's the only one I could find and I suspect it won't meaningfully matter. (I've got subs, anyway.)

* Apparently Russian dubs are just one voice reading all the translated dialogue relatively straight-voicedly over the original audio track.
* What I can hear of the original audio track, this late 1800s European princess sure has an American accent.

πŸ‘Έ "Naughty Marietta" (1935) 

I was honestly expecting something much randier, so far this is just about a princess fleeing an arranged marriage. (Good for you, get outta there.) (Not very interesting, though.)

I don't know much about Les Mis, but I /am/ pretty sure literally nobody I know who has strong opinions about Les Mis would ever tell me to watch this version as my first substantial exposure:

#99, or #338 since I started counting, 1935 Best Picture nominee "Les MisΓ©rables."

I did see the 2019 French film of the same title at a Sneak Preview screening when that was a thing, but my understanding is that one is less an adaptation and more a modern story exploring similar themes. (I thought it got a little confused about the point it was making by the end.)

oh lord it's Ruggles of Red Gap as the cop

what are you doing here you should be having fish-out-of-water melodrama adventures

:breadthink: "Les MisΓ©rables" (1935) 

Already wish there were songs in this.

:breadthink: "Les MisΓ©rables" (1935) 

This is truly the movie the breadthink emoji was made for.

:breadthink: "Les MisΓ©rables" (1935) 

finally a best picture nominee that feels like a 1960s Doctor Who historical

:breadthink: "Les MisΓ©rables" (1935) 

like it's a little slower and has a bigger budget, but this is the exact vibes of The Reign of Terror and The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve

:breadthink: "Les MisΓ©rables" (1935) 

If this had been nominated in 1934 it would've run laps around the other nominees, so 1935 winner "Mutiny on the Bounty" better be fucking amazing.

:breadthink: "Les MisΓ©rables" (1935) 

say wasn’t there supposed to be some kind of revolution in this

🎩 "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) 

@Alexis Ask Jeeves predecessor more like.

🎩 "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) 

@kurt Modern Hollywood really doesn't make search engine origin stories like it did in the 1930s.

🎩 "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) 

@Alexis Is this an Indiana Jones prequel.

🎩 "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) 

@kurt Sidequel. Happens just down the continent from most of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

🎩 "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) 

@Alexis I mean, he"s not that wrong.

🎩 "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) 

@kurt According to Ruggles' previous employer, "a man called Pocahontas" sorted all that slavery business out.

🎩 "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) 

@Alexis Was he a real estate mogul?

🎩 "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) 

@kurt Statistically speaking, almost certainly.

@Alexis A classic, but I'll be curious if you think it's aged well.

@naga I... think this one's just very much not for me, so I don't think I can honestly say either way.

:breadthink: "Les MisΓ©rables" (1935) 

@Alexis Very early example of product placement that one.

:breadthink: "Les MisΓ©rables" (1935) 

@kurt I still think it's a shame that the Kevin James remake never got off the ground, "Mutiny on the Snickers."

@kurt I'm pretty sure the 2019 one was more miserables than this one.

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