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#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.

#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)

#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."

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

#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."

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#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.

💥🩸 "Spontaneous" (2020) 

say, no skeleton

💥🩸 "Spontaneous" (2020) 

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

*nods* good joke

💥🩸 "Spontaneous" (2020) 

so this definitely ends with both of them exploding, right

💥🩸 "Spontaneous" (2020) 

"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

💥🩸 "Spontaneous" (2020) 

A lot of good gags here that're hard to really post about, like, every time somebody explodes, the movie cuts to the explodee on school picture day.

💥🩸 "Spontaneous" (2020) 

if I was present for every instance of a spree of spontaneous human explosions, it's not like I'd be happy to get taken away by people in hazmat suits, but like, I'd get it

💥🩸 "Spontaneous" (2020) 

the class all the exploders were in are now in government quarantine, with the government claiming to be working on a cure

people are presently actively exploding inside quarantine

💥🩸 "Spontaneous" (2020) 

no adults exploding yet, so not so much "a world where people explode," just a single high school class

💥🩸 "Spontaneous" (2020) 

"I'm just glad you're still here--" [smash cut to red]

F

pretty funny, as angsty teen romcoms go, weird concept well executed, what more could you want

if "romcom about spontaneously exploding teens" sounds interesting to you, and doesn't immediately put you off, why not check this one out

it's not like anyone's gonna make a second, different romcom about spontaneously exploding teens

#145, or #795, 2014's "Unfriended."

Is this ghostmurdercrime by murderghost observed over video chat or just regular murdercrime by a murdercrimesman observed over video chat? Only one way to find out.

for veracity's sake this should've come with badly auto-generated subtitles

💻 "Unfriended" (2014) 

you know, youtube hasn't redesigned as much as you'd think in eight years

💻 "Unfriended" (2014) 

"You're adorable. And really sexy when you're violent."

impossible to relate to

💻 "Unfriended" (2014) 

we regret to inform you the skype call is haunted

💻 "Unfriended" (2014) 

now google is haunted by a forum

talk about dead things

💻 "Unfriended" (2014) 

"just unfriend her.."
"i can't"

fucked up if true

💻 "Unfriended" (2014) 

"what do you want?"

proper spelling, capitalisation, and punctuation

when do we want it

n e time wld b good

💻 "Unfriended" (2014) 

"Well, the /glitch/ just /typed/!"

the movie that dares to ask, what if Missingno. was mad about cyberbullying

💻 "Unfriended" (2014) 

I'm joking, but this is actually pretty good

great effective use of all the parts of the cliché buffalo, I was gonna say, but I think this probably codified the buffalo

💻 "Unfriended" (2014) 

why do I only use the phrase "cliché buffalo" when talking about haunted video chat movies, who knows

💻 "Unfriended" (2014) 

Adam has been swinging around a gun, Ken has a huge pitchfork behind him, Schrödinger about to have mass funeral over here.

💻 "Unfriended" (2014) 

fuck me that's not a pitchfork

💻 "Unfriended" (2014) 

blaire your computer is haunted, what's Force Quit gonna do

💻 "Unfriended" (2014) 

just everyone getting a quick fax from the facebook ghost

💻 "Unfriended" (2014) 

coming in hard with a dunk on chatroulette

#146, or #796, leaving now to go see 2022 DreamWorks picture "The Bad Guys."

Pretty much what it looked like, stylish, fun animation delivers a solid heist morality tale.

A fun watch with half a dozen giggly teens behind you.

Enjoyed it.

#147, or #797, I randomly downloaded this a while ago and then the other day it came up in something I was listening to -- or, well, the original play did -- so that's enough reason for me, 1992's "Noises Off."

🛫 "Noises Off" (1992) 

Michael Caine, director of the play, which he evidently thinks is dogshit: "None of us will get out of New York alive -- they've got big pictures of us in the lobby!"

what is a poster for a movie or a play if not just a wanted poster without a reward listed

🐟 "Noises Off" (1992) 

this is hysterical and paced like a heart attack

🐟 "Noises Off" (1992) 

Misunderstandings, I don't think there's been a single understanding!

🐟 "Noises Off" (1992) 

this is terrific, fun as heck

🐟 "Noises Off" (1992) 

this second first act is very stressful

🐟 "Noises Off" (1992) 

oof this third first act

🐟 "Noises Off" (1992) 

Happy ending comes kinda out of nowhere, but other than that,

Terrific picture.

I was gonna go see 2022's "Downton Abbey: A New Era" with my mom tomorrow, so the plan for today was to watch 2019's "Downton Abbey" -- having got through three seasons of the show -- but then my parents' car had a nervous breakdown, so that's been postponed.

Instead, one of those Letterboxd never shuts the fuck up about, #148, or #798, 1994 Chinese picture "Chunking Express."

"We rub elbows with a lot of people every day."

me, still doing the pandemic elbow bump: very relatable

🏃 "Chungking Express" (1994) 

"We are all unlucky in love sometimes. When I am, I go jogging."

taking getting told to jog on to a whole new level

🏃 "Chungking Express" (1994) 

"Every day, I bought a can of pineapples with a sell-by date of May 1st."

this man eating PINEAPPLES toDAY

🏃 "Chungking Express" (1994) 

This woman in the wig and raincoat, in nearly 800 movies I've not seen someone trying to look inconspicuous fail just this hard.

🏃 "Chungking Express" (1994) 

"All those pineapples gave me a stomachache."

heartache, stomachache, now he's going out drinking for some kidneyache

the rest of this guy's organs better watch the fuck out

@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.

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

@Alexis alright, whose fetish is this

fess up, writer

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

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

re: 💥🩸 "Spontaneous" (2020) 

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

💥🩸 "Spontaneous" (2020) 

@The_T It's also probably meant to be about, uhh, high school shootings, and how life just sort of carries on.

🐟 "Noises Off" (1992) 

@Alexis

I laughed so hard at that my then roommate came flying downstairs to yell at me because she had to work the next morning.

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