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#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?

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

#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.

#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.

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

#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.

#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.

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

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#151, or #390 since I started counting, 1937 Best Picture nominee "The Good Earth," which, let's just get this over with.

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always remember that "it wasn't considered racist at the time" is mostly a lie people tell to smooth over their own racism

there were always, ALWAYS people who thought it was racist at the time, but those voices weren't heard, and if they were heard, they weren't recorded, and if they were recorded, they weren't reported, and if they were reported, they weren't archived, all by the same people who now tell the lie

πŸ‚ "The Good Earth" (1937) 

wish I had Thoughts about this that weren't dominated by the yellowface or by Paul Muni's """Asian voice""", but how can i

#152, or #391 since I started counting, 2019's "Little Monsters," because I guess it's zombie season.

🧟 "Little Monsters" (2019) 

a US Army facility? definitely sus

🧟 "Little Monsters" (2019) 

never trust an American if you can help it, who knows what they're up to

and definitely don't trust Josh Gad

🧟 "Little Monsters" (2019) 

"I don't know how to explain what I'm seeing."

dude you were playing a zombie video game 25 minutes ago

🧟 "Little Monsters" (2019) 

old macdonald had a brain, e-i-e-i-o

🧟 "Little Monsters" (2019) 

Lupita Nyong'o's good in this, why isn't she just in everything.

🧟 "Little Monsters" (2019) 

"Who the fuck puts milk in chips?"

who the fuck puts milk in chips

🧟 "Little Monsters" (2019) 

they better flipping play some putt-putt golf before the end of this

🧟 "Little Monsters" (2019) 

the day saved once again by, squints at notes, yes, that's right, Darth Vader

🧟 "Little Monsters" (2019) 

that was fine

middle's a bit slow, but good take on basic zombie base under siege stuff

#153, or #392 since I started counting, 1937 Best Picture nominee "Lost Horizon," a fantasy drama (uh oh) directed by Frank Capra (good sign).

This opens with a note that the restoration is missing seven minutes of footage that they've reconstructed with stills and photographs.

⛰️ "Lost Horizon" (1937) 

"We can't take more than seven."

this opens like the end of part one of the BSG miniseries

⛰️ "Lost Horizon" (1937) 

I assume this plane crashes in the mountains and they go fight a Yeti in Xanadu or somethin'.

⛰️ "Lost Horizon" (1937) 

"Wait a minute. We're supposed to be traveling east, aren't we?"

i would be the last person on this plane to notice jack shit, it's all mountains and sea outside i'm sure it's fine

⛰️ "Lost Horizon" (1937) 

"Charming chap."

pilot's been replaced, lads
pilot has a gun, lads
might not make it to Shanghai, lads

⛰️ "Lost Horizon" (1937) 

what, like you've never taken a pit stop at the armed rebel gas station

⛰️ "Lost Horizon" (1937) 

"This can't be kidnapping. They wouldn't be taking us this far."

surely a cross-continent trip at gunpoint has happened often enough that there's a word for it

⛰️ "Lost Horizon" (1937) 

"Welcome to Shangri-La."

okay, i was joking about Xanadu, but this is just Tralla La

one hundo for sure Carl Barks saw this in theatres

⛰️ "Lost Horizon" (1937) 

funny choice to make the mythical deep valley settlement look like a California mansion house, vineyard and all

⛰️ "Lost Horizon" (1937) 

Got to the first recon bit. All it's missing is a scrolling caption and a CGI yeti.

⛰️ "Lost Horizon" (1937) 

"You seem gay."

why thank you,

#154, or #393 since I started counting, 1937 Best Picture nominee "A Star is Born" which I assume stars the First Gaga and her sidekick, Brad.

black and white stays normal for ages, still, but it'll be nice to have another data point for actually being able to tell characters apart

⭐ "A Star is Born" (1937) 

this is about a girl who moves to Hollywood to "be somebody," but I'm pretty sure the 2018 one is about musicians?

do people not move to Hollywood to "be somebody" any more

⭐ "A Star is Born" (1937) 

I assumed this would be somewhat saccharine, but it's very self-aware of the culture it exists in. Funny, too.

⭐ "A Star is Born" (1937) 

"A star is born."

a star being born? in /this/ movie?

⭐ "A Star is Born" (1937) 

what? she wins an Oscar for Best Actress?

*looks up who really won that year* fuck Bette Davis, I guess

⭐ "A Star is Born" (1937) 

The '37 and '54 A Star is Borns are about actresses, '76 and '18 are about musicians, clearly the next two should be about online content creators.

#155, or #394 since I started counting, 1987 Cage picture "Raising Arizona." Some real Choices being made right away on this one.

🌡 "Raising Arizona" (1987) 

hour and a half revolving door prison montage.

🌡 "Raising Arizona" (1987) 

This is definitely Phase Two Cage.

🌡 "Raising Arizona" (1987) 

this is terrific

#156, or #395 since I started counting, 2021's "Bo Burnham: Inside."

I liked the bit where it was very raw.

Five stars.

#157, or #396 since I started counting, an extended 124-minute cut of 1993's "Super Mario Bros." I have not seen the original cut.

Obviously the Dream here is that I come out of this thinking it's incredible.

:mario_head: "Super Mario Bros." (1993) 

"Where's the rock?"

1993, the Rock was probably in college

:mario_head: "Super Mario Bros." (1993) 

what the fuck, why does Luigi not have a moustache

:mario_head: "Super Mario Bros." (1993) 

love to watch people run into a pane of glass being held up by two guys

would love to do it myself one day

:mario_head: "Super Mario Bros." (1993) 

"Mario, I got a feeling we're not in Brooklyn no more."

yo this rules

:mario_head: "Super Mario Bros." (1993) 

"The plumbers took it."
"/Plumbers/."

plumbers

:mario_head: "Super Mario Bros." (1993) 

"🎡 Ain't no water / any where 🎡"

a plumber's dream

:mario_awe: "Super Mario Bros." (1993) 

mario and luigi get fucking executed

@Alexis aaaaand that's why we're now called snowflakes.?

@meena I remember when they'd use "snowflake" to mean "person who feels a need to be unique even though we're all the same," but at some point it became "person whose feelings are easily hurt, like melting snow," and I'm not sure when. Maybe when news anchors and politicians started saying it?

(To which I say, who cares, we can still be an avalanche.)

longish story 

@Alexis a few years ago i was at a company get-together and somehow i got talking with a couple of my coworkers about our grandparents. at some point i mentioned how ridiculously racist my grandma was and one co-worker said "yea, that was the time though" and I LAUNCHED into exactly this lol, i think he actively avoided me after that 🀷

historical racism 

@balrogboogie it /was/ the time, but the time when mainstream white consensus was "racism is fine, actually," not the time when "this wasn't racist."

none of that was (or is) set in stone, choices were (and are) made every day to perpetuate that cycle

historical racism 

@Alexis yep, and as long as there has been racism there have been anti-racists, as long as there was slavery there were abolitionists, etc. "it was the time" is not, and never has been, a good excuse

@Alexis@beepboop.one oh! I sort of almost have a connection to this movie! When i was a kid we came back from vacation to be informed a movie had filmed some scenes right in the neighborhood. When i watch this I get to go, "I shopped there! Hey! That's where I waited for the school bus!"

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