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#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."

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

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."

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

#280, or #539, 1999's "Bringing Out the Dead."

I'm not a big Scorsese person -- none of what I've seen I've found particularly compelling, but I also haven't seen the big ones -- but it'll be interesting to see how he uses Cage.

#281, or #539, M Night Shyamalan's 1999 takes one last U-turn, because he's one of two credited writers on this one, it's 1999's "Stuart Little."

#282, or #541, leaving the last millennium behind, it's 2000's "Gone in Sixty Seconds," which I understand is about Cage having to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother's life. Terrific.

god this is so completely 2000

every single person in this movie could have a single-AA battery thumb drive mp3 player in their pocket

@Alexis we still have ours, but last I tried they didn't work :(

@B I have mine here somewhere, but I haven't checked to see if it works in years.

@Alexis /smiles in bought an iPod classic dock this very year

@Alexis my dad had one! I... don't remember when I last saw it.

I had a Discman, though, and that was awesome too

@B @Alexis I bought a second hand walkman to listen to radio dramas on cassette.

@kurt @B People talk about the texture of vinyl, but you've not really listened to music until you've had your Discman bug out on you with every bump and hobble.

@Alexis @B You know, I think discmans were a real step backwards, yes it had quality, length and the fact you could more easily burn one yourself if you had a disk drive on its side, but they were very inconvenient and I think we'd have had physical media a little longer if they were better.

@kurt @Alexis they were way less convenient than the digital players and phones that popped up soon after, yeah

maybe if mini discs had succeeded at becoming the next cassette tapes?

@B @kurt I had a MiniDisc player, no idea where I got it or why, but I never actually figured out where or how to get more MiniDiscs.

(Say what you want about the PSP but a little CD in a little cartridge, chef's kiss, love it.)

@Alexis @B I got Terminator 3 on UMD with my PSP, which is still the only Terminator movie I've seen.

@kurt @Alexis I've never even seen a mini disc!

Or Terminator?


@B @kurt The thing about MiniDiscs is that they're very cute. Pleasant to look at and use.

The original Terminator is a tremendous sci-fi action picture, but I think all the sequels after 2 kinda just try to do the first one again, so, you know, with 3 on UMD you've kinda been down the road well-traveled.

@Alexis @B It's like that poem: "Two formats were sold in a store and I took the format less supported."

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