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* 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.)

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."

#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.

#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.

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."

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."

#100, or #339 since I started counting, 1983's "Valley Girl," in which Hollywood tries to make Nic Cage happen.

@Alexis The oldest Nic Cage movie I've seen is Red Rock West, which is... interesting? Not good? I don't really watch old movies and I think I was sick or something, and was watching...

Alex Navarro on Giant Bomb does weekly Rock Band drumming streams, with a theme each week. One week was, music from Nicholas Cage movies. And the way he described the film made me decide to watch it. (Navarro also used to write for the website Screened, a movie review site).


@The_T Before this, the oldest Cage I'd seen was 2002's Adaptation, which is far more a Charlie Kaufman movie than a Nic Cage movie.

I've really never had a picture of Cage as an actor outside of Cage as the joke he is these days, so now I'm watching everything he's ever done.

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@Alexis fwiw, that Giant Bomb Nic Cage video might be worth watching. Alex is passionate about movies.

@The_T Link me to it and I'll check it out. (I'm not at all familiar with the Giant Bomb ecosystem, I don't even know what I'm looking for.)

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