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#233, or #492 since I started counting, leaving now to go see 2021's "Harley Quinn 3: This One Has Peter Capaldi and King Shark In It," or, "The Suicide Squad."

#234, or #493 since I started counting, we all made fun of it when Disney+ first went live but I never actually went and saw it, it's 1967's "The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin," which-- Hm, 1967, this is probably racist.

But what I was gonna watch didn't download, so!

#235, or #494 since I started counting, it's Cage, in 1994's "It Could Happen To You."

Not got the faintest fart's whiff what it's about.

#236, or #495 since I started counting, leaving now to go see 2021's "The Green Knight."

#237, or #496 since I started counting, Cage, Jon Lovitz, and Dana Carvey are three (possibly bumbling) small-time criminals who just can't catch a break, in 1994's "Trapped in Paradise."

#238, or #497 since I started counting, Cage in 1995's "Kiss of Death." This could be about literally anything.

#239, or #498 since I started counting, Cage in 1995's "Leaving Las Vegas," which looks: Like a bummer.

#240, or #499 since I started counting, leaving now to go see 2021's "Free Guy."

#500 since I started counting, or #241 this year, 2009's "(500) Days of Summer," because number.

Not entirely sure what it's about, but it looks like one of those romcoms certain kinds of people made their whole thing for a while.

It's Friday the 13th! And so is movie!

#242, or #501 since I started counting, 1980's "Friday the 13th."

I think this is the summer camp one? I'm pretty sure it's the summer camp one.

It's still Friday the 13th! And so is movie?

#243, or #502 since I started counting, 1981's "Friday the 13th Part 2," also known as "Saturday the 14th."

It continues to be Friday the 13th! And so does movie!

#244, or #503 since I started counting, straight on to 1982's "Friday the 13th Part III," also known as "Sunday the 15th."

#245, or #504 since I started counting, 1996's "The Rock," which does not have The Rock in it, but does have The Cage in it.

Let's fill in some Homestuck lore for myself with #246, or #505 since I started counting, 1997's "Con Air."

#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...

#248, or #507 since I started counting, 1997's "Face/Off," in which Cage and Travolta... become deepfakes of each other? Something like that.

#249, or #508 since I started counting, 1997's "Amistrad," a... historical drama...?

It's a Spielberg one, he doesn't have a great hit rate with those, and I never hear anyone talk about this one.

#250! Or #509 since I started counting! Two hours and a bit from now, people can finally stop looking at me like I've just farted out a live chicken when I say I haven't seen -- 1988's "Die Hard."

Leaving in a bit to go see #251, or #510 since I started counting, 2020's "The Father."

#252, or #511, I was gonna watch all of M Night Shyamalan's movies, but I couldn't find a watchable copy of his first one, so I'm starting with his second one, 1998's "Wide Awake."

#253, or #512, let's see what Cage is up to, it's 1998's "City of Angels."

#254, or #513, it's 1998's "Following" because I guess I've seen all but three Christopher Nolan movies.

#255, or #514, it's back to the other list with 1937 Best Picture nominee, "In Old Chicago," which I think is another one about a disaster?

Leaving now to go see #256, or #515, Hugh Jackman sci-fi noir thing "Reminiscence."

#257, or #516, it's Cage time again, in 1998's "Snake Eyes."

#258, or #517, Spielberg is at it again with 3-hour long 1998 motion picture "Saving Private Ryan."

#259, or #518, kicking off M Night Shyamalan's wild 1999 with one he goes uncredited on but did contribute significantly to the script of, it's "She's All That."

I fucking hate this premise, but I think people like this movie? Cool cast, too.

If I recall correctly I described the first one as "a truly unhinged depiction of the human baby," it's #260, or #519, 2021's "The Boss Baby: Family Business."

People whose taste generally aligns with mine seem to like this one, so why not, it's #261, or #520, 2021's "Vacation Friends."

Leaving now to go see #262, or #521, 2021's second Marvel Studios picture, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."

#263, or #522, 2021 algorithm-generated Netflix movie "He's All That," which-- Yes, it looks insufferable, but I have to know.

#264, or #523, I should finish these before the school year starts, it's 2003's "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King."

Leaving in a bit to go see #265, or #524 since I started counting, 1979's "Apocalypse Now." Or "Apocalypse in a bit," I guess.

I need to get back to these, cuz I keep saying, "well, you know, I'll get around to it eventually" about Best Picture nominated movies from the 70s and 80s when I've not even finished the 1930s.

#266, or #525, 1938's "Jezebel."

#267, or #526, 2015's "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."

All I remember ever thinking about this one at the time is "what, another spy movie?" but now I also think "I can't remember if that's the guy who's a cannibal."

#268, or #527, 2021 Netflix Original "Afterlife of the Party," which definitely feels like it exists only because the Algorithm stumbled onto the title.

#269, or #528, from the director of those Batman movies people largely dislike, 1999 Cage picture "8MM," which I think is about Cage as a detective investigating the veracity of a snuff film?

#270, or #529, leaving now to go see, because you know, why not, apparently I'll go see pretty much anything if it's a classic rerelease, 1989's "Driving Miss Daisy."

me: "I should reintroduce some randomness into what I watch, let's roll some dice."

the dice: "You're watching 2013 Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson Google comedy "The Internship.""

me: "Curses."

(#271, or #530 since I started counting.)


#272, or #531 since I started counting, I'm about to get to a run of these where I've actually heard of a bunch of them, but not just yet, it's 1938 Best Picture nominee "Test Pilot," with Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy.

Oh, I see, this one's here because it does impressive plane stuff, like how one year there were like three that were nominated for doing impressive boat stuff.

I feel like we've done all the modes of transport, can't get a Best Picture nod just for being a tremendous train picture any more.

Trying to imagine a Best Picture-nominated Segway movie.

✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

This is a perfectly competent romcom so far -- the titular Test Pilot (Clark Gable) has been forced to make an emergency landing in a field in Kansas, where he's met Myrna Loy, as you do.

✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

could-a stood to be 20 minutes shorter, but overall, clearly more to this one than just the plane stuff, which is always nice

#273, or #532 since I started counting, 1984's "Dune."

"The planet is Arrakis, also known as... Dune."

well you're not wondering why, are you

⏳ "Dune" (1984) 

it's the Face of Boe's posh nephew

⏳ "Dune" (1984) 

for this fight scene, Kyle MacLachlan and Patrick Stewart simply activated display of their hitboxes

⏳ "Dune" (1984) 

as you know, Bob, there's a lot going on here

⏳ "Dune" (1984) 

"I've vowed never to regret my decision."

I've Decided Not To Let It Bother Me is a powerful thought technology

⏳ "Dune" (1984) 

"Where are my feelings?"

alright well where did you last see them

⏳ "Dune" (1984) 

the aesthetic here is "what if David Lynch tried to make a Star Wars but ended up making a Star Trek TOS without Kirk or Spock in it instead" and I'm kinda here for it, but it's not a good movie

⏳ "Dune" (1984), reference to dental procedure 

hard to tell how much of my low reaction to this is down to
* the movie (notoriously not well liked)
* my general disinterest in this kind of sci-fi
* or that i've just had a root canal

> why watch 1984's "Dune" in the middle of the day right after a pretty heavy dental procedure

i mean obviously it's because i'm seeing 2021's "Dune" tomorrow

Leaving in a bit for #274, or #533 since I started counting, I reserved for this one at a moment when I did not remember I had an 8.50am dentist appointment today, 2021 historical picture "Eiffel."

got genuinely invested in whether or not they'd be able to finish building the Eiffel Tower

the Eiffel Tower, which is real and I know they finished it because I've been to it

Leaving in a bit for #275, or #534 since I started counting, 2021's "Dune."

Possibly the nicest thing I’ve said about Dune in my life:

Did not hate this.

More later.

Okay, so, I'm not super into this exact kind of sci-fi. I don't really care what happens Prince Snies Gesundecles on the planet Zog or whatever anything is called.

And "Dune" (2021) does not really move the needle on that opinion.

But: It's a good enough movie that it's probably the least annoyed I've ever been by it?

🏜️ "Dune" (2021), story structure spoilers only 

Probably the main issue with it as a film is it's aggressively a Part One, to the point that Timothée Chalamet's visions feel like a next-time trailer for a movie that is not, as far as I know, in production.

🏜️ "Dune" (2021) 

I'd say the main difference -- besides obvious surface stuff -- between this and the 1984 "Dune" is where I felt like Lynch cared about Paul's story and not the world so much, Villeneuve clearly cares a lot about both Paul *and* the world.

Even if *I* can't picture what anyone in this world does on their downtime, the people making the movie probably can.

🏜️ "Dune" (2021) 

also there was a dude with a bagpipe in the treaty signing scene at the start? very funny to imagine the main things that survive from today to the year 10191 are knives and bagpipes

🏜️ "Dune" (2021) 

also-also ornithopters cool

In the category of, people are talking about it, Alex is easily people-pressured, even though Alex is not a horror person much, #276, or #535, 2021's "Malignant."

Not sure what this one's about, I'm trying to let movies surprise me more.

☠️ "Malignant" (2021) 

oh no sir that's not where your arm bone goes

☠️ "Malignant" (2021) 

"Oh my god, he speaks."
"He's broadcasting his thoughts."

alright guys who plugged a bluetooth radio transmitter into the monster

☠️ "Malignant" (2021) 

oh this horror movie boyfriend sucks eeeeegggggggsssssss

☠️ "Malignant" (2021) 


one appliance turning on by itself, fine, that can probably happen

but when the fridge and the TV join in, you at least grab a bat or somethin'

☠️ "Malignant" (2021) 

ma'am you need to move

☠️ "Malignant" (2021) 

not gonna lie folks i'm rolling my eyes pretty hard

☠️ "Malignant" (2021) 

the boyfriend was a problem but this sister: also a problem

☠️ "Malignant" (2021) 

"Mom and dad took me in when I was eight. I don't remember anything before that."

*considers the years 1993 and 2021* uh huh

☠️ "Malignant" (2021) 

this is well-made absolute bollocks

☠️ "Malignant" (2021) 

it's like if you were around a campfire and somebody was telling you a story they thought was scary as fuck but you can't stop laughing

☠️ "Malignant" (2021) 

and not the good kind of laughing, but at least you're laughing

☠️ "Malignant" (2021), food 

found something worse than the movie: this horrible stale cheese popcorn that I can't stop eating

re: ✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

@Alexis Jeez, 1938. This made me wonder about the oldest movie I've seen, which is probably Dr. Strangelove. 1964! Also makes me realize Doctor Who is just slightly older.

What's the oldest you've seen, you think?

re: ✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

@The_T I mean, I watched everything on Letterboxd from the 1870s and 1880s I could find one afternoon, so, uhhhh, 1874's "Passage de Venus," technically.

The oldest thing that I'd actually call a narrative fiction film then is "La Voyage dans la Lune," from 1902.

If it has to be feature length: Oldest drama (and first Best Picture nominee), "7th Heaven," 1927, oldest comedy, Chaplin's "The Circus," 1928.

re: ✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

@Alexis oh god, I'm pretty sure I remember "La Voyage dans la Lune" being mentioned in one of my classes (I'm... not sure what the class was about?) as being the first narrative film, wasn't it?

re: ✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

@Alexis (this class was well over 6 years ago)

re: ✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

@The_T It's the first narrative film worth mentioning, basically? Before Voyage it's all documentary snippets and relatively basic fiction like this, the film equivalent of a gag strip:

In the metaphor where that's a gag strip, "Le Voyage dans la Lune" is, uhh, the first comic book.

re: ✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

@The_T > the film equivalent of a gag strip

that's just a Vine

⏳ "Dune" (1984), reference to dental procedure 

@Alexis this is a movie that gets better around the 5th rewatching. it’s pretty invariably terrible those first 4 go rounds.

⏳ "Dune" (1984), reference to dental procedure 

@Alexis david lynch has bot yet made it past 4; he will likely die hating it

⏳ "Dune" (1984), reference to dental procedure 

@zens I'm typically pretty forgiving, but no, I can totally see why David Lynch specifically hates this specific movie he made.

⏳ "Dune" (1984), reference to dental procedure 

@Alexis there is a #releaseTheLynchCut movement.
lynch is 💯 not game

⏳ "Dune" (1984), reference to dental procedure 

@zens Yeah, I don't think this is salvageable.

⏳ "Dune" (1984), reference to dental procedure 

@Alexis some think it’s an unfilmable book. i guess we’ll find out soon

⏳ "Dune" (1984), reference to dental procedure 

@zens Literally 24 hours from now I'll already know.

⏳ "Dune" (1984) 

@Alexis Well, *that* is faithful to the novel.

⏳ "Dune" (1984) 

@Alexis Picard vs Coop is a striking mental image.

⏳ "Dune" (1984) 

@melivia I imagine it might've been pretty cool to see if it wasn't entirely covered by blurry rectangles!

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