#247, or #506 since I started counting, leaving now to go see 2020's "Druk," which in English is called "Another Round."
It's a movie about excessive alcohol consumption, which I don't typically care for, and I probably wouldn't just put it on at home without a reason? But if it's playing at the cinema...
#258, or #517, Spielberg is at it again with 3-hour long 1998 motion picture "Saving Private Ryan."
🏖️ "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), maybe i'm talking outta my ass
I've been vague, cuz this is a bit out of my lane and all, but I'm in 1998 with the list, so 9/11 is a shadow on the horizon, and it's hard not to think, what does a movie like this -- relatively uncritical, worshipping the hell of war as something Good and Glorious, WW2 as America's self-decided new genesis -- contribute to how America feels about the idea of war in late 2001? Nothing good.
📱 "He's All That" (2021)
the Freddie Prinze Jr character in the original was a dumb boy in the 90s doing dumb boy in the 90s shit who over the course of the picture is a pretty consistent, not-terrible dude when he's not letting worse boys drag him down with them
but the craven, desperate capitalism here -- "I want my sponsorship back," "how will I pay for college" -- corrupts totally any chance that I'll feel that way about this one 40 minutes from now
@The_T It probably would-a been in history class, mind, but this does seem awful brutal for when I reckon it would-a been, early high school.
@Alexis yeah, i can't think of anything like that from my high school...
ah wait no, in middle school an English teacher tried to show that one film version of Romeo and Juliet and tried to fast forward through the nudity but did a piss poor job of it.
@The_T World War 2 /is/ one part of history where Europe generally doesn't fuck around in teaching it, if I'm misremembering and we didn't watch this, we definitely had all this really brutal stuff described in detail, also.
@Alexis yeah, World War-related history was... always treated really lightly over here. How important America was to winning, bullshit like that.
@The_T Like I couldn't name more than one Minister-President from before I was born, but they made sure we knew war was hell.
👖 "She's All That" (1998)
@kurt Nah, not really, but it was more That than the remake "He's All That" looks like it is.
👖 "She's All That" (1998)
@Alexis Neither compare to my pitch for a movie called They're All That.
In which two high schoolers make a bet with their friends that they can make the other one popular with, one's bet, the resident Jocks™ and, the other's bet, the resident Nerds®.
Neither are aware of the other's bet.
@Alexis I haven't seen the sequel, but I thought the first one was deliberately vaguely 70s-80s-ish? Based mostly on the toys. Teddy Ruxpin was the big hit ~1985, and pretty much everything else was around in my childhood (before that). Also the styling of the cars.
@kurt We know where the Boss Baby stands on the most important issue of our time: Every idiot who gets hypnotised at the end had a smartphone.
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