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#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.

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

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."


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

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

alright guys who plugged a bluetooth radio transmitter into the monster

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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

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this is well-made absolute bollocks

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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

☠️ "Malignant" (2021), food 


☠️ "Malignant" (2021), food 

me: there's so much no way they'll actually do the twist that's obvious to me from the start that I won't even mention it

the movie: hold my stabbing trophy

☠️ "Malignant" (2021), food 

See, the problem is, if this is James Wan setting out to make a classically stupid horror movie, great success.

If this is James Wan NOT setting out to make a classically stupid horror movie, genuine, massive failure.

☠️ "Malignant" (2021), food 

I just can't tell at all if the movie is in on the joke.

☠️ "Malignant" (2021), food 

this is either incredible or a real butthole of a movie

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Leaving now to go see #277, or #356, 2021's "Queenpins."

Sometimes what hits right is a movie where everyone's an idiot and Kristen Bell has to have bad hair so you can tell she's dressing fancy when she has her regular famous people hair.

Enjoyed it.

*looks one post up* Oh, I got the second number wrong.

M Night Shyamalan's wild 1999 continues with a hard pivot from uncredited rewrites on a teen romcom to #278, or #537, "The Sixth Sense."

I'm pretty sure I know almost everything about this one from pop cultural osmosis, but like a Time Lord who's just had a close encounter with themselves, very little of it is front of mind right now?

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

"Do you know why you're afraid when you're alone? I do! I do!"

is it because *dramatic musical sting* you're not

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

just remembered the twist

yeah this man's not opening doors or picking things up, is he

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

he's almost dressed like he's from City of Angels

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

well okay he's picking some things up now

maybe this one was aliens, not ghosts, who knows

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

whichever one it is that's a ghost all along, I do feel like the way we culturally reduced certain movies to their twist did very little good for how people talk about movies

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

relatedly, you ever have a conversation with somebody who really wants you to think they're tremendously smart for headcanoning that somebody in a movie that's not doing that twist at all was dead all along? insufferable.

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

like how you can "make" Tetris "political," any movie can be ghosts or limbo all along if you just reckon the lead dies somewhere in the first act and the movie never tells you

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

okay, the man is definitely ghosts all along, but I feel like I would-a figured it out even if I hadn't known, he's really obviously not interacting with people besides the kid, etcetera

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

this is definitely a movie by the same guy who made "Wide Awake," he's very interested in child psychology, what's going on inside a kid's head

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

"You haven't told bedtime stories before."
"Not too many, no."
"Well, you have to add some twists and stuff."

i look at the camera

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

"I see dead people."

you don't say

🏜️ "Dune" (2021) 

@Alexis how else are you supposed to shepherd the souls of the dead?

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@Alexis And yet you've never seen R100 despite me talking about it every day since 2015.

@kurt You're not people, you're person! Completely different!

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@Alexis you at the end of this thread: "anyway, that's my 6 cents about this movie"

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@The_T dangit that's good

re: 6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999), fake spoilers 

@Alexis it's the kid's mom

(I haven't seen the movie)

re: 6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999), fake spoilers 

@The_T aha, no wonder she's so freaked out by all the cupboards opening in a second while she's not looking

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999), movie marketing 

@Alexis there's also been a change in (US) movie marketing over the last, maybe, 10-15 years where more scenes from the last act are shown in trailers. This might be around the time the big studios went to all-blockbusters-all-the-time (plus Oscar season, which in practice means opening art films in New York and Los Angeles before the end of the year).

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

@Alexis that almost sounds like it could be a drinking game

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

@Alexis also, it was earth all along

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

@Alexis damn i delivered it wrong

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

@zens every movie he makes, M Night Shyamalan shoots a scene where the main character discovers the Statue of Liberty in a place it shouldn't be

very expensive, they cut it every time

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

@Alexis it’s his stan lee. spot where the cut is

6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

@zens there's actually a nice, big window in the room Cole gets locked into and guess what he sees, that's right,

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