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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.

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."

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.

#283, or #542, "Chris Pratt as Mario" and "RTD is back" have both happened since the last time I watched a movie, so let's do another emotional rollercoaster, it's 1997 robot anime recap movie "Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death."

#284, or #543, it's 2000's "Unbreakable."

Not sure what this one's about, I think it's M Night's comic book-y one? Presumably not ghosts again.

#285, or #544, it's 1997's "The End of Evangelion," which I reckon probably has more of the robot fights the preview for episode 25 promised, but which I reckon is probably also still Pretty Fucked Up.

You know how the vast majority of the Best Picture nominees are
movies global culture has seemingly totally forgotten about, and then every now and then there's one people still watch, like, and talk about?

#286, or #545, it's 1938's "The Adventures of Robin Hood."

I'm pretty sure the first time I booked a ticket for this one was before I was even counting movies. End of an odd, odd era, in a way.

Leaving now to go see #287, or #546, 2021's "No Time to Die."

#288, or #547, Cage's career barrels ever forwards, it's 2000's "The Family Man," which I don't know anything about.

It's October, so I've just hit play on the first horror movie on Netflix that didn't look like like a sack of shit with a turd on top, it's #289, or #548, 2019's "Escape Room."

Might as well plow on, #290, or #549, it's 2021's "Escape Room: Tournament of Champions."

#291, or #550, it's 2019's "Doctor Sleep," because sure, I'll watch Ewan McGregor pretend to be the kid from "The Shining," why not.

I've put on Netflix's "Attack of the Hollywood ClichΓ©s!", which I've seen people call "a YouTube video," when actually, it's "I love the 90s"-style background noise TV at best. But it's an hour long one-off, so I'm counting it as a movie! #292, or #551.

#293, or #552, let's find out what Cage gets up to in whatever the fuck 2001's "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" is about.

I hold this one up as the ur-horror movie I so obviously won't enjoy that there's no point watching it, it's time to watch 294, or #553, 2004's "Saw."

#295, or #554, Halloween is a month-long event online, so it's time for 1981's "Halloween II."

#296, or #555, again I must insist none of you tell the me from more than a few years ago about this, it's 2005's "Saw II."

#297, or #556, 2002's "Spider-Man." Ages since I've seen these.

Leaving now to go see #298, or #557, the movie sequel to the Dutch gay romcom sitcom of the same title, "Anne+."

There's a new one out this week, and my understanding is if I've seen the 1978 one (I have) and this one, I'm caught up, because these things get very silly with the alternative continuities, #299, or #558, 2018's "Halloween."

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#300, or #559, this one's not in any continuity but its own, it's 1982's "Halloween III: Season of the Witch."

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why is she yelling about finding a dead body, she's in a hospital and she's a nurse

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this is already ridiculous on sunday the 24th, this better kick the fuck off on the 31st

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oh the 1978 one is a movie in this movie

and it's friday the 29th already, calm down!!

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two more days til halloween
halloween
halloween

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so the Silver Shamrock button obviously has brainwash nonsense in it but what does that have to do with Stonehenge

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saturday the 30th? i'm on the edge of my seat

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"Halloween"

alright, let's go

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"Ancient technology."

stonehenge microchips

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These Men Stoned A Henge, British Authorities Hate Them

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ah jeez

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it occurs to me that I have no idea why this is called "Season of the Witch."

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"And... happy Halloween."

and good murder to all of you at home

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they said tv was gonna rot your brain or give you square eyes, not turn your head into snakes

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So that just ends with probably hundreds of thousands of kids dead, huh.

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wonderfully weird, absolutely tremendous nonsense

#301.

(or 560)

Never let anyone say I make good decisions.

It's 2014's "300: Rise of an Empire."

i'm not pausing this while i make coffee on the other side of the room

guess who's made coffee and is having a bad time, that's right,

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this isn't even directed by Zack Synder, they just got some other fucker who loves aggressive colour grading, green-screen, and slow-mo in to do it

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miserable

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why did I do this to myself

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nobody in this gets stabbed to death just once

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"I'm bored with your failures."

/you're/ bored???

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at least the first one I kinda enjoyed myself making fun of it

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fuck me, there's only three Zack Snyder movies I haven't seen

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this makes the first one look like fucking shakespeare

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maybe I need to commit to the bit less

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i should watch something lighter-hearted after this

like a holocaust documentary or a snuff film

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(i would not watch a snuff film)

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over at last

Leaving now to go see #302, or #561, 2021's "Halloween Kills," which, rude, that's /illegal/.

I described 1981's "Halloween II" as "the first one simply continuing to happen," or something to that effect, and this one has very much the same relationship to 2018's "Halloween" -- but in a good way.

The scope of the story expands significantly, and the chance to explore some of the wider implications of it all on the town gets taken eagerly, and the franchise's iconography gets examined a little more thoroughly than 2018's glimpses.

Enjoyed this one.

Let's watch something that, surely, can't possibly be about violence putting somebody's insides somewhere they oughtn't be, #303, or #562, it's 1938 Best Picture nominee "Alexander's Ragtime Band."

I assume this one's about... some high society dweeb scandalising his dipwad family and/or friends by having the gall to get into starting a jazz band.

"I've got something here that's /dynamite/, wait 'til you hear it!"

*ducks for cover*

Aaaand I was right, I can put together the whole thing from here. At least there's good music.

🎺 "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (1938) 

"Do you suppose we were in love with each other all this time."

miss it's been 30 minutes

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me: this can't possibly have any violence in it

the movie: and then world war i

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@Alexis hallowine

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@Alexis spooky margarine

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@Alexis Because shamroks are from Ireland and Stonehenge is in Ireland. Duh.

@Alexis legit wasn't sure if this was part of a movie thread or something that is happening in the news

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@Alexis Only watchable parts are Eva Green's scenes (and probably those only for those of who crush on her)

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@naga So no watchable scenes here, is what I'm getting.

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@Alexis Yeah. There are far better choices for Eva-Green-fanboying.

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@Alexis 300: Not People Actually but Times We Got Stabbed

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@Alexis I have seen... Watchmen. That's it.

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@The_T You really ought-a torture yourself with Man of Steel at some point.

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@Alexis Look, you know me, if I'm gonna watch one of them DC universe films, I'm gonna watch all of them, in order

And I don't know if I'm gonna do that, really

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@The_T On the one hand, good call, on the other, I'm glad I've seen all of those because they're these huge cultural things that I'd feel like I was missing out if I hadn't bothered.

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@Alexis If I cared about culture my life would be so radically different from how it is now

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@The_T It's not that I care about culture, really, more that I like knowing what everyone's talking about.

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