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#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."

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."

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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?

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

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

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just remembered the twist

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

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

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well okay he's picking some things up now

maybe this one was aliens, not ghosts, who knows

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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"I see dead people."

you don't say

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I'm shitposting, but this is actually really well made, it's a good movie.

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can you believe this audio tape was ghosts all along

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now this video tape is ghosts

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The twist works, but Bruce Willis really doesn't quite sell the realisation.

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Great script, great direction. Smart movie.

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#279, or #538, we nineteen-ninety-nine ever onwards, it's 1999's "The Matrix."

re: 6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

@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).

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

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@Alexis also, it was earth all along

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@Alexis damn i delivered it wrong

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@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

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

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

more of my incessant fucking puns, re: 6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

@Alexis no no, he's just talking about how dead bodies are cold

"icy dead people"

more of my incessant fucking puns, re: 6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999) 

@The_T the twist is this hospital doesn't have any kind of security on its morgue at all

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@Alexis it was agatha

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@zens well as long as it's not flipping Mephisto

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@Alexis would you prefer shuma gorath

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@Alexis I thought the dinner date scene was really well done.

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@naga Yeah, it's impressive, both in script and direction, it really works both ways.

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

@Alexis me watching Avengers: Endgame: "actually Tony Stark was dead all along"

re: 6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999), MCU post-Endgame but very generally 

@The_T post-Endgame MCU movies kinda gloss over the Blip because they're actually set *inside* the Blip, a sort of limbo-esque sub-universe where everything has a happy ending

re: 6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999), MCU post-Endgame but very generally 

@Alexis real talk that's the only place I can think that Helstrom takes place

re: 6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999), MCU post-Endgame but very generally 

@The_T I didn't make it ten minutes into Helstrom, but the further we get away from that era of the MCU the more I feel like Helstrom, Cloak & Dagger, Runaways, are, at most, in-universe TV shows about "made-up" characters who don't actually "exist".

The Netflix shows *do* exist, just not in the MCU.

re: 6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999), MCU post-Endgame but very generally 

@Alexis I thought Helstrom was just barely ok, although the worst part of it was it had a sequel hook for a second season that they knew would never happen.

I think it felt kind of like a bad Constantine; that the characters in their best moments were very much wanting to be John Constantine.

re: 6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999), MCU post-Endgame but very generally 

@The_T It felt to me like it was trying to be Supernatural, but Constantine was kinda trying to be Supernatural, too, so. (Constantine was way better at it, though.)

re: 6️⃣ "The Sixth Sense" (1999), MCU post-Endgame but very generally 

@Alexis I've never seen Supernatural, my only frame of reference for anything is superhero TV shows and movies

[Guy who's only seen superhero TV shows and movies: ]

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@Alexis not specifically that one, but i think yiu could swap in anything after “tremendously smart for…” and it is all insufferable. 3d printing. bitcoin, knowing every marvel easter egg, doki doki panic

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@zens This is true, I can't think of anything that wouldn't be annoying.

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@Alexis i am inagining the vague outlines of a couple that might not be annoying. the key being things that actually are tremendously smart

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@Alexis a chemist tweaking your coffee technique to nail it every time. hey i just cut your energy bill by 40%. look at this amazing viseogame i just made. i just solved the orgasm equation!

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@zens Yeah, but when they deliver it wrong, it can still be annoying, even if it's great or in your favour!

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@Alexis true. so true

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