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 Misérables."
#100, or #339 since I started counting, 1983's "Valley Girl," in which Hollywood tries to make Nic Cage happen.
#101, or #340 since I started counting, it's the 1996 live-action "101 Dalmatians."
I remember this being Fun, Actually, but let's see if it holds up.
I'm trying to read up on these less ahead of time, #102, or #341 since I started counting, 1935 Best Picture nominee "The Informer."
#103, or #342 since I started counting, 1935 Best Picture nominee "Alice Adams."
Again, don't know a thing about this one except that Katharine Hepburn's in it.
#104, a 4h19m cut of "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith."
#105, my understanding is this one is about a fellow who dresses up as a bat to fight ne'er-do-wells, it's the 1966 "Batman" movie.
#106, 1935 Best Picture nominee "The Broadway Melody of 1936" which for fuck's sake better not do the thing the 1929 one did with just having the one song over and over.
#107, 2021 Netflix superhero thing "Thunder Force."
Have I heard good things? No.
#108, 1996 basketball documentary "Space Jam."
#109, 2021 what-if-Bob-Odenkirk-was-John-Wick flick "Nobody."
#110, 1935 Best Picture nominee 🎩 "Top Hat." Another Fred and Ginger one, so probably not about a sentient hat deciding it's the best hat?
#111, or #350 since I started counting, 1935 Best Picture nominee "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Two and a half hours long, here we go.
#112, or #351 since I started counting, 2003's "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," because I watched Space Jam and there's only two of these.
#113, or #352 since I started counting, 1983's "Twilight Zone: The Movie," for Spielberg's segment.
Three people died in a helicopter accident making the first segment, so maybe no snippy commentary from me for the first bit.
#114, or #353 since I started counting, 2021's "Chaos Walking," because Hollywood is gonna throw Tom Holland at us until we like him in something where he doesn't play a be-spider'd man.
#115, or #354 since I started counting, 1983's "Rumble Fish," on account of Cage is in it.
#116, or #355 since I started counting, let's do some more Cage, it's 1984's "Racing with the Moon."
Sean Penn is in it, it's a World War 2 last-days-before-having-to-go-to-war flick, I think?
#117, or #356 since I started counting, 1984's "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."
Did this always start with a stage musical number. I feel like that never comes up.
#118, or #357 since I started counting, the 2021 "Mortal Kombat."
I know very little about this franchise, but it seems awful violent.
#119, or #358 since I started counting, 2001 TV movie "Hotel!"
My understanding is:* Notable in 2021 mostly for having Paul McGann, Peter Capaldi, and Bradley Walsh in it.* This was never rebroadcast for "sensitivity reasons," because 9/11 happened.
#120, or #359 since I started counting, 1935 Best Picture nominee and winner "Mutiny on the Bounty."
#121, or #360 since I started counting, 1935 Best Picture nominee "Captain Blood." Another boat one.
#122, or #361 since I started counting, 2008's "Wanted." Let's see if I was right not to bother with this when it came out.
#123, or #362 since I started counting, 2021 Netflix trip-to-Mars-gone-wrong flick "Stowaway."
#124, or #363 since I started counting, 1935 Best Picture nominee "A Tale of Two Cities."
You know, I don't think I've ever picked up which two cities this is meant to be a tale of.
#125, or #364 since I started counting, 1936 Best Picture nominee "The Story of Louis Pasteur."
#126, or #365 since I started counting, 1980 motion picture "The Blues Brothers," directed by John Landis before he killed three people, but also Spielberg is apparently in it.
#127, or #366 since I started counting, I turned off the lights, sat down in front of the TV, and watched 2021 motion picture "The Mitchells vs the Machines."
#128, or #367 since I started counting, 1984 gangster movie "The Cotton Club."
#129, or #368 since I started counting, 1936 Best Picture nominee "The Great Ziegfeld," which is a 3-hour long musical.
once again I say, overtures are for chumps
🎪 "The Great Ziegfeld" (1936) Show more
is this a cinematic adaptation of a circus
...oh, it's 1936!The Greatest Showman
an hour in this definitely feels like it could wrap up in another hour
it will not
Have been broadstrokes enjoying this -- even if it's not the zippiest picture -- but then a full 2-minute blackface minstrel performance will take me outta anything, fuck.
this absolutely got nominated almost entirely because MGM had /money/ -- and it won because MGM knew what to throw it at
modern hollywood would never put a full, lengthy revue sequence in a movie, and to modern hollywood i say,
cowards, cowards, cowards, all of them
the revue stuff is terrific, it's at a scale i've not seen in any of these before -- but the biopic of it all, though it's well done and streets ahead of something like "Disraeli," still has no business being 3 hours long
wish this was just a breezy 100 minutes -- half an hour of revue at most -- of a Ziegfeld/Billings rivalry comedy, honestly
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