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Let's watch another one, (incidentally putting me on an average of exactly one (1) movie a day since the official start of the pandemic in my country,) #103, or #753, 2022's "The Adam Project."

Leaving now to go see #104, or #754, 2021's "Licorice Pizza."

About to head out to go see-- Well, I don't know yet, it's a Sneak Preview screening, but it's probably 2022's "Moonfall"? #105, or #755.

#106, or #756, 2022's "Windfall," because sometimes you just hit play on a random new release on Netflix.

#107, or #757, 1986's "¡Three Amigos!", because they-- because they watch it in 2022's "Windfall" and I thought, hey, I could go for a Steve Martin/Martin Short comedy, good idea.

#108, or #758, 1987's "Ishtar," another one about people getting Tropic Thunder'd, apparently known as one of the worst movies ever made, because @thiskurt brought it up.

#109, or #759, 2016's "Swiss Army Man," which is the one about Paul Dano using Daniel Radcliffe's farting dead body as a boat and such. (I've seen it before.)

#110, or #760, 1939 Best Picture nominee "Dark Victory."

No idea what it's about, I think Ronald Reagan might be in it?

#111, or #761, I don't know what the right relationship between this movie and me eating some crisps is, but I've got some, anyway, it's 1939 Best Picture nominee "Goodbye, Mr Chips."

#112, or #762, 2021's "Boiling Point," which I understand to be a one-shot thriller set in a restaurant kitchen? That sounds good, yeah, I'll watch that.

Leaving now to go see #113, or #763, 2022's "Sonic the Hedgehog 2." I'm running slightly late, though, so I guess I, too, gotta go fast.

#114, or #764, at this point I think I've seen more deconstructions and reconstructions of the slasher genre than I have actual slashers, 2015's "The Final Girls."

#115, or #765, 1939 Best Picture nominee "The Wizard of Oz."

#116, or #766, this seems like a good one for while I'm still slumped over from hay fever, 2022's "Turning Red."

#117, or #767, 1939 Best Picture nominee "Mr Smith Goes to Washington."

I understand this had some substantial real-world impact, and Frank Capra is generally pretty good, but does a political drama from 1939 hold up, like, at all?

#118, or #768, leaving now to go see 2021 Best Picture nominee "Belfast."

Which leaves me with just three I haven't seen, two of which I don't think ever played here ("CODA," "Drive My Car") and one of which filled me with apathy every time I looked at the poster. ("Nightmare Alley")

#119, or #769, leaving now to go see 2021's "The Man with the Answers."

Gay European road trip thing I think? Let's find out.

#120, or #770, 2006's "Marie Antoinette," which looks very pastel.

#121, or #771, leaving now for an 11am screening of 2022's "The Lost City," which really should have retained its original title "The Lost City of D."

#122, or #772, 2022 pandemic filmmaking comedy that dropped exactly too late "The Bubble."

#123, or #773, 1939 Best Picture nominee "Ninotchka."

Which I'm pretty sure was primarily marketed with the tag line "Garbo Laughs !", so that's probably not a great sign.

#124, or #774, you'd really think I would-a seen the time loop wedding comedy at some point but I haven't, 2020's "Love Wedding Repeat."

#125, or #775, 2021 depression-in-a-house horror picture "The Night House," solely because of this one shot, god-damn.

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#126, or #776, 2022's "Fresh," in which Seb Stan is a... cannibal? A zombie? Look, if you watch a movie every day, sometimes you just pop one on and hope for the best.

This is what we've been Caging ever onwards to.

#127.

#776.

Leaving now to finally go see 2022's "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent."

#128, or #778, I was once again reminded there's only three movies by one notable director that I haven't seen yet when I've seen all his other ones, so fuck it, let's go.

From 2004, Zack Snyder's "Dawn of the Dead."

you know, I think this might be the exact movie I think of when I say I'm not into zombie movies

we watched it at school, no idea what the context was, when I was like 15 or 16, and I found it deeply unpleasant

but I liked "Army of the Dead," so

#129, or #779, another random movie just because somebody on letterboxd made it sound interesting and that's good enough for me, 2021 blind home invasion thriller "See For Me."

#130, or #780, at @kurt's absolutely whole-hearted and unequivocal recommendation, 1967 Canadian experimental room film "Wavelength."

#131, or #81, this one can't possibly be particularly offensive, SURELY, the second of the three unwatched Zack Snyder movies, 2010's "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole."

#132, or #782, 2020 Japanese sci-fi comedy "Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes," which I think is about a café owner who discovers his TV can see a whole two minutes into the future.

#133, or #783, let's follow that one up with the one everyone on Letterboxd compared it to, 2017 Japanese one shot zombie comedy "One Cut of the Dead."

#134, or #784, the last Zack Snyder I haven't seen, 2011's "Sucker Punch."

#135, or #785, leaving now to go see-- Well, it's Sneak Preview again, so I don't know yet.

It's probably 2022's "Morbius." But it could be anything.

(But it's "Morbius.")

#136, or #786, sure, I'll watch a dumb one about a cursed video game, 2022's "Choose or Die."

#138, or #788, I've randomly put on 2022's "No Exit."

bet they find one at the end

let's clear some things out from my downloads folder

*rolls some dice, flips a coin*

#139, or #789, 2022's "Deep Water," which I don't know anything about, except that there was Discourse that I've definitely already missed the window on.

#140, or #790, 2020's "Looks That Kill," about a young man who's... so handsome just looking at his face is lethal? Sure.

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#141, or #791, 2000's "American Psycho," which I'm pretty sure is about Christian Bale (murderman) pretending to be Christian Bale (not a murderman)

There's that business card scene?

The frequency with which I simply do not know what a movie is about-- fucking hell, is Jared Leto in this.

you know what I can see why you'd cast this guy as the Bat-Man

🔪 "American Psycho" (2000) 

Bale plays a great pastiche of this exact kind of dickhead, very Cage in "Vampire's Kiss," but it's all played so straight it's not hard to imagine there were (are?) people for who this was their "Joker," their "Fight Club," if you know what I mean.

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"New card. What do you think?"

hysterical

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"Oh my god. It even has a watermark."

well time to kill Jared Leto about his watermark

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"Hey, Paul!"

you know what, Jared Leto was actually not that bad in this

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Willem Dafoe is here to STOP the BATMAN

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god, I went to law school with like a dozen of this guy.

Or, well, guys who really just unironically wanted to be the type of guy this guy is a satire of.

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patrick batman

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the bate-man

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"I have to return some video tapes."

yeah i hear the line at the Blockbuster can be killer

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"Because I had dinner with Paul Allen twice in London just ten days ago."

extremely distressing twist reveal that Jared Leto may still be alive

#142, or #792, I understand this started production as an entirely unrelated film that was changed to be what it is now while they were already filming, 2002's "American Psycho II: All American Girl."

🔪 "American Psycho II: All American Girl" (2002) 

The Mila Kunis character's origin story is at age 12 her babysitter took her along on a date with Monsieur Bateman, who, when he has a go at killing the babysitter, /she/ ends up killing, and then she decides on the elevator back down to devote her life to Dexter-ing.

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(the serial killer, not the scientist)

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Wait, that means this is a movie set entirely inside Patrick Bateman's imagination.

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Well, okay, I *thought* she was Dexter-ing, now she's just killing off the school employees and classmates that stand in the way of her plans.

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she's

she's doing the serial killing so she can get into the FBI

so she can

stop all the other serial killers

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Figured out what this reminds me of, and television's "Riverdale" may owe royalties and a credit.

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you know, setting aside the (thin, bad, creatively bankrupt) connection to 2000's "American Psycho," this isn't that bad

is it one of the Great Films, no, obviously not, but as a 2002 college girl slasher goes, I'm not calling the cops about it.

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the score of this whole thing, by the way, borders on and occasionally slips fully into Zany and it's a weird fucking vibe

#143, or #793, 2019's "One Cut of the Dead in Hollywood."

This is the cheapest-looking Hollywood I've ever seen, very funny. Cardiff has been more convincing.

🧟‍♀️ "One Cut of the Dead in Hollywood" (2019) 

with the original I was super charmed just by the first act, and this one is Not Pulling It Off

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extremely all just the same thing a second time, but nowhere near as tight, as well constructed

some of which is justified by the back half, but justifying that it's bad in the wrong way doesn't mean it's not bad in the wrong way

still, back half was fun enough

#143.1, or #793.1, point-one because this one's only 26 minutes long, way under the Academy's definition of "feature film," so I'm not allowed to count it, but I still wanted to thread it, 2020's "One Cut of the Dead Mission: Remote."

I remain tired of watching famous people video chat with each other, but as a pandemic thing, this one does work.

This one at least does something new with it. Enjoyed it.

#144, or #794, 2020's "Spontaneous," which I think is a teen romcom set in a world where people can and do just spontaneously explode?

I'm sure this won't be extremely relatable to me, who has lived through more than two years of a global pandemic.

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say, no skeleton

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"Ew, you sent her dick pics?!"
"What? No!"
"He sent me pictures of Richards."

*nods* good joke

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so this definitely ends with both of them exploding, right

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"We're close to figuring it out. Or so I'm told."
"So you're saying we're fucked."

if this is a slasher, only until the end of the movie, if this is a virus, yes

💥🩸 "Spontaneous" (2020) 

the driver of the car you're in exploding is

sub-ideal

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@Alexis it's so hard to go back and watch old films and understand what's going on, like how the hell is anyone supposed to know what a "video tape" is in this day and age

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@The_T I always knew about all the old formats just because I found that stuff interesting, but it turns out it's extremely normal for people not that much younger than me to not know what a floppy is.

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@Alexis ooh, I know what a floppy is

it's the weird thing on the Save icon

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@Alexis (this is a joke, I am old enough to have used floppy disks that were actually floppy)

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@The_T My first floppies were the hard plastic kind, and it was funny to learn as a teenager that they did actually used to be floppy.

(But it wasn't that weird back then for some technology to just never really make it here or make it here on such a delay that we basically just got the successor instead.)

(Though I'm sure floppy floppies were a thing.)

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@Alexis Why did I read "American Psycho (2000)" as "the 1998 remake of Psycho" and got really confused by this?

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@kurt You know what, I think every country's movie industry should remake "Psycho" and call it "Swedish Psycho," "Dutch Psycho," "Vatican Psycho," "Mexican Psycho," etcetera, just to confuse people.

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@kurt "Pitcairn Islands Psycho," the possibilities are endless.

@Alexis even hearing it's an unrelated film whose name was changed for marketing, it still begs to ask... so I haven't seen American Psycho 1, was the girl in that not American??? like what else is this subtitle trying to jab at????

@The_T I think the subtitle here is meant to indicate that, this time, instead of Christian Bale, the American Psycho is an "innocent" university girl?

The original title was apparently "The Girl Who Wouldn't Die."

@Alexis oh you know what? I'm absolutely getting it mixed up with another movie... which I cannot find the name of, and have not seen; but I remember the famous scene from it is a girl laying on a bed of roses? I do not remember if the movie was actually about murder or not

@The_T uhhhhh

"American Beauty," I think you're thinking of. Which I think is about Kevin Spacey being a creep, but not about murder.

@Alexis They both have American in the title, it was a fair mistake to make!!!!!

@The_T "American Beauty," "American Psycho II: All American Girl," "American Sniper," "American Pie," basically all the same thing.

@Alexis someone, watching all of these movies: "I don't get it. When is Nick Fury gonna show up and bring all these people together."

@Alexis I've actually seen that show!!!!!!

It's pretty ok, actually, except for all the sex. Way too much sex. But most of it is semi-plot driven, it just. They absolutely could have made those scenes shorter or merely allude to a couple of them.

@Alexis legit can't tell if this is a joke, or

why would that be the concept for a movie

@The_T Oh, no, a girl explodes in, like, the first shot of this, not a joke at all.

It's not even a pandemic thing, they filmed it in 2018 based on a 2016 novel.

I assume it's meant to be a metaphor for how high school feels.

@Alexis christ. is it gorey? is it played for laughs? what a bizarre thing to even imagine.

💥🩸 "Spontaneous" (2020), description of the exploding 

@The_T The leads have both not been looking at the exploding person at the moment they exploded, allowing the movie to not actually show you that much.

The first one is a slow pan across a row of high schoolers in a classroom, and when we reach the lead actress, the girl in front of her, now off-screen, explodes, or, rather, fake blood is splattered across the room from her position. She leaves behind her unscathed clothes and a red puddle.

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@Alexis alright, whose fetish is this

fess up, writer

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@Alexis (I am not asking for you to tell me)

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@The_T If there's somebody out there whose fetish this is, I distinctly and specifically hope they do not find happiness.

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