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#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.

#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."

Topical!

#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."

Hey!

That ruled!

#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.

#130, or #369 since I started watching, 1936 Best Picture nominee "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town," in which Gary Cooper plays a small-town lad who moves to the big city after he gets a massive inheritance from a family member who dies so early in the film he's in the ground before I hit send on this post.

#131, or #370 since I started counting, let's see what Adam Sandler does to the charming source material, it's 2002 motion picture "Mr. Deeds."

#132, or #371 since I started counting, it's 2001's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring."

look,,,

#133, or #372 since I started counting, 1936 Best Picture nominee "San Francisco," which has Clark Gable and Jeanette MacDonald, and is a musical about the.... 1906 San Francisco earthquake?

#134, or #373 since I started counting, I don't know why I hadn't seen this yet, it's 2014's "Paddington."

I'm 20 minutes in, and it's /magical/.

#135, or #374 since I started counting, 1936 Best Picture nominee "Anthony Adverse."

#136, or #375 since I started counting, 1936 Best Picture nominee "Romeo and Juliet."

#138, or #377 since I started counting, 1936 Best Picture nominee "Libeled Lady."

#139, or #378 since I started counting, 1936 Best Picture nominee "Three Smart Girls," which I understand is to "The Parent Trap" as "Dodsworth" was to "Marriage Story."

#140, or #379 since I started counting, next on the Cage list, 1984's "Birdy," which I think is about Cage and his buddy dealing with PTSD from Vietnam?

#141, or #380 since I started counting, a rough cut of the Liam Neeson Netflix thriller "The Ice Road" that's not out until next month, because sometimes you watch shit just because somebody involved in production forgot to password-protect their Vimeo upload.

#142, or #381 since I started counting, 2021 Netflix thriller "The Woman in the Window," because sure, I'll watch Amy Adams be nervous for an hour and a half.

#143, or #382 since I started counting, 1985's "The Goonies."

I have no idea what this one's about but I feel like it's one people have Strong Opinions about?

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#144, or #383 since I started counting, 2021's "Those Who Wish Me Dead," because I just grabbed some random new releases.

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πŸ”₯ "Those Who Wish Me Dead" (2021) 

i thought this was about firefighters but these two gentlemen just blew up a house

that's the other kind of fire-fighter, i guess

πŸ”₯ "Those Who Wish Me Dead" (2021) 

pfft i don't really watch this kind of thing, huh

πŸ”₯ "Those Who Wish Me Dead" (2021) 

a forest fire? in /my/ fire forest?

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"I'm absolutely somebody you can trust."

I was gonna say "that's what they all say" but the bad guys in this would absolutely give you a dark look and/or shoot you in the head instead of saying you could trust them

πŸ”₯ "Those Who Wish Me Dead" (2021) 

point the gun at the forest fire and carefully sneak towards the forest fire, ready to shoot the forest fire

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the kind of movie i'd never go see deliberately but totally the kind of movie i'd walk out of a sneak preview screening having broadly enjoyed

perfectly fine, mid-tier stuff

#145, or #384 since I started counting, 1985 Spielberg drama "The Colour Purple," which I'm pretty sure is about racism, has Whoopi Goldberg in it, and was nominated for Best Picture, but I'm in 1937 with those, so, you know.

*considers America* most American things are about racism one way or another

rough stuff happening in this one, not really one i'm gonna be making a lotta light-hearted cracks about, I don't think

"The Colour Purple" (1985) 

Spielberg's melodramatic instincts serve him perfectly well when he's adding a layer on top of what he knows, but here -- maybe because he's too far removed from the reality of it, it's not a job you'd ever give to Spielberg in 2021 -- it's all a bit much.

"The Colour Purple" (1985), fictional abuse 

playing the violent abuser as a comedy character, fuck right off

"The Colour Purple" (1985), fictional abuse 

it's not that it's a bad movie -- i wouldn't even say it's "not bad," i'd say it's a good movie -- but Spielberg's personal distance from the harsh realities of the times and places depicted mean those realities are here punches in the /idea/ of a face

"The Colour Purple" (1985), fictional abuse 

oprah and whoopi both great, tho, obviously

#146, or #385 since I started counting, 1986's "The Boy in Blue," which I think is about Nic Cage as a real 19th century rower? Rowsman. Row-boater. You know, fellows with the paddles, little boat under the arse.

He does look a bit out of place in an '86 Canadian period drama but not as much as I expected. In another life, Cage could-a done 20 seasons of a well-liked, rarely-loved small town detective show.

#147, or #386 since I started counting, next for Cage is 1986's "Peggy Sue Got Married."

Assuming this is a framing device for a flashback story just because I wasn't expecting him to be playing dads just yet.

πŸ‘° "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986) 

it's weird that Jim Carrey is here

πŸ‘° "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986) 

well this is a delight

πŸ‘° "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986) 

Cage making some weird decisions, though. The nasal voice, what may or may not be a set of fake teeth.

πŸ‘° "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986) 

surely the first thing you do in this scenario is ask somebody you know will be around in the future to take a message for after-you-come-back you so you'll know if it was a dream or not

πŸ‘° "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986) 

and also tell them to buy bitcoin early, obviously

πŸ‘° "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986) 

"For some reason everything else gets tiny but portable radios get enormous."

haha

#148, or #387 since I started counting, 2003's "The Haunted Mansion," because sometimes you gotta check if the thing you remember enjoying as a kid is actually as bad as people say.

I've been to the Paris version of the ride, but don't really remember any of it after the room with the portraits, so presumably I had a lovely, uneventful time as a guest of the mansion's owner.

πŸ‘» "The Haunted Mansion" (2003) 

"You don't believe in ghosts, sir?"

ghosts? in /this/ haunted mansion?

πŸ‘» "The Haunted Mansion" (2003) 

this isn't that bad, people just hate fun

πŸ‘» "The Haunted Mansion" (2003) 

just gotta do some light grave robbin' to save your wife

#149, or #388 since I started counting, 2020's "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga," which I guess I should have watched this weekend.

πŸ”₯ "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga" (2020) 

ah, yes, Eurovision 2020 was of course in Scotland, that famously independent country that participates in Eurovision by itself

πŸ”₯ "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga" (2020) 

this is very silly and i'm enjoying it

πŸ”₯ "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga" (2020) 

"Goddamn Americans."

/thank you/

πŸ”₯ "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga" (2020) 

damn this has been an emotional rollercoaster and now there's been a murder by an elf

πŸ”₯ "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga" (2020) 

that was a lot sweeter than I expected

#150, or #389 since I started counting, Zack Snyder's "Army of the Dead."

🧟 "Army of the Dead" (2021) 

"The Holy Grail of things we shouldn't be haulin'."

bootleg yu-gi-oh cards?

🧟 "Army of the Dead" (2021) 

"Mothership, this is the Four Horsemen."

really mixing your callsign references here, guy

🧟 "Army of the Dead" (2021) 

slow zombies? fast zombies? fuck that, this is Street Fighter zombies

🧟 "Army of the Dead" (2021) 

if I was turned into a zombie I would simply not experience an unending craving for the sweet taste of human flesh

🧟 "Army of the Dead" (2021) 

okay hold up this invasion sequence is incredible

🧟 "Army of the Dead" (2021) 

totally here for the Bautista Age

let that man play whatever part he wants

🧟 "Army of the Dead" (2021) 

Oh, Tig Notaro is /not/ on that set and you can /tell/.

still looks better than the Cavill non-stache tho

πŸ”₯ "Those Who Wish Me Dead" (2021) 

@Alexis Fight fire with fire... and also houses, fight houses with fire.

πŸ”₯ "Those Who Wish Me Dead" (2021) 

@kurt If only they'd let me, I'd fight water with fire.

@Alexis Ugh, what is that? It's not even just an app logo, it's a windows 8 tile.

@kurt It just screams "legacy logo redesigned to keep the company relevant by way of decisions made by a boardroom with an average age of 58."

@Alexis It's also especially bad in the context of that sky, with the flattened logo having removed all the skeuomorphism and perspective it looks out of place against a realistic sky and having it reflect directional lighting looks weird too.

@kurt The last one looked solid, like somebody had ripped the door off the Animaniacs' house and was now using it to take you from your seat into the world of the movie -- the new one looks like you'd slip off it.

@Alexis So what you're saying is, Walt Disney owns a creepy mansion with blacked out windows and entices children through the doors

@Alexis it's a holiday in Denmark, so it's still weekend in some part of the word. It counts.

@zatnosk It's also a holiday here, though I only remembered when I'd already been working for an hour.

It's /also/ the 64th anniversary of the first Eurovision, apparently, so let's say it double counts.

🧟 "Army of the Dead" (2021) 

@Alexis illegal Pot Of Greed

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