, 2022 edition!

In 2020 I watched 239 movies.
In 2021 I watched another 391,
for a total of 650 movies since very early into first lockdown.

That's probably all the movies, right?


Shoot, I found more movies.

Let's start with something just as topical as last year's first one, #1, or #651, 1973's "Soylent Green."

It's the year 2022...

#2, #652, we Cage ever onwards, it's 2009's "Knowing."

But do I Know what this is about? I've Know idea.

#3, #653, I gotta get back to these, it's 1938 Best Picture nominee "Four Daughters."

This is before the 80s, when Hollywood perfected the "two schmucks with a bad idea" formula, so they've overshot to "four daughters."

#4, #654, we Cage ever onwards, it's 2009's "The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans."

An unwieldy title like that doesn't... traditionally... mean... good things.

#5, #655, we Cage ever onwards, with another one I'd never put on without a reason, but in a completely different way, it's 2009's "G-Force," about a team of highly trained guinea pig spies.

#6, #656, we Cage ever onwards with another celebrity voice cast children's cartoon, it's 2009's "Astro Boy," in which he voices... the professor?

#7, #657, we Cage ever onwards, with 2010's "Kick-Ass."

Saw it when it came out, but I can't imagine it's aged... particularly gracefully.

#8, #658, one of only two Taika Waititis I haven't seen, 2010's "Boy."

#9, #659, we Cage ever onwards, it's 2010's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Which you'd think would have Mickey Mouse in it, but it doesn't.

#10, #660, we Cage ever onwards with 2011's "Season of the Witch," which I'm pretty sure is about the Plague, no, not that one, the other one.

#11, #661, 2010's "MacGruber" because I wanna know if I should bother with that show they just dropped.

#11, #662, Netflix has been pushing me to watch whatever the fuck 1991's "Hudson Hawk" is, so whatever, let's watch whatever the fuck 1991's "Hudson Hawk" is.

Just found out there's a "Weekend at Bernie's II" (1993) and I have to know, I have to know how they get there!

#13 or #663.

#14, or #664, 2018's "Welcome to Marwen," which, I don't even remember why I downloaded this or what it's about.

I'm not doing anything else productive today, #15, or #665, 2021's "The Lost Daughter."

#17, or #667, the number of the neighbour of the Beast but just as evil, 2021's "Dear Evan Hansen."

#18, #668, we M Night Shyamalan ever onwards, it's 2010's "The Last Airbender."


what if the twist in this one is it's good actually

💨 "The Last Airbender" (2010) 

"This is probably some Fire Nation trick."

those famous Fire Nation tricks that involve large ice spheres

💨 "The Last Airbender" (2010) 

I watched the first few episodes of the cartoon like a decade ago, so obviously I recognise the broad strokes here

even i'm like, this all feels a bit pointless, tho

💨 "The Last Airbender" (2010) 

obviously i've also read the manga adaptation of this film

💨 "The Last Airbender" (2010) 

"With his mastery of the four elements, he will begin... to change hearts."

the last organbender

💨 "The Last Airbender" (2010) 

this is really just last decade's Netflix Cowbop Beboy

💨 "The Last Airbender" (2010) 

obviously this moves through the story at a pace a jet plane might call a bit too zippy

but it all looks baller

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if this was an original property and got, like, six episodes to breathe, we'd all think this ruled

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in a world where the original didn't exist, that is

💨 "The Last Airbender" (2010) 

i mean all the action and choreography is gorgeous, the whole aesthetic really works, Dev Patel is great

it's really just the pacing that's a dumpster

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also Shyamalan's hyper-sincerity -- which I like -- really fits the heightened reality of this cartoon world, I don't think Shyamalan's the problem here

💨 "The Last Airbender" (2010) 

didn't hate it

💨 "The Last Airbender" (2010), Alex Jones 

@Alexis It's a False Element operation, I heard all about it on InfoBenders.

💨 "The Last Airbender" (2010) 

@Alexis The series fandom mostly pretends the movie doesn't exist.

💨 "The Last Airbender" (2010) 

@anke Yeah, if I wasn't watching all of M Night Shyamalan's movies, this wouldn't be on my radar at all.

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