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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."

#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.

#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.

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

#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."

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."

Another one that's been on the pile for a while, no idea what it's about, #149, or #799, 2021's "C'mon C'mon."

#150, or #800, but I don't know what it is yet, leaving now for Sneak Preview.

I did my Sneak Preview guessing last night.

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#151, or #801, leaving now to go see 2022's "Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness."

> in the morning??

we've been over this

#153, or #803, 1971's "THX 1138."

You know, for a guy who kinda transformed the motion picture blockbuster /twice/, Lucas' work outside of Star Wars and Indiana Jones never really comes up as much as you'd think.

#154, or #804, I'm seeing the new one with my mom tomorrow morning, so, though I've only seen the first three seasons of the show, tonight, 2019's "Downton Abbey."

Did not actually go see the new "Downton Abbey," because my mom's car once again had an anxiety attack about the highway, so, instead, the opposite, but still a sequel:

#155, or #805, 1977's "Exorcist II: The Heretic."

1975's "Jaws" is one of the finest movies ever made. I'm pretty sure it doesn't need sequels.

#156, or #806, 1978's "Jaws 2."

#157, or #807, I guess it's Sequels Nobody Asked For Week, 1983's "Psycho II."

#158, or #808, Why Does This Sequel Exist Week carries on, with 2000's "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2."

#159, or #809, leaving now to go see 2022's "Everything Everywhere All at Once."

You know what day it is, I know what day it is, it's the only one this year.

#160, or #810, 1984's "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter."

A brave to choice to bring a final, conclusive, definitive end to this 12-film franchise with the 4th instalment.

It's still the day it is, Jason is dead forever, let's see what's next.

#161, or #811, 1985's "Friday the 13th: A New Beginning," or "Tuesday the 17th."

One more, let's see how dead they keep Jason, it's

#162, or #812, "Wednesday the 18th" -- 1986's "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives."

...Seriously? In the title?

#163, or #813, just gonna put on a favourite, 2020's "Palm Springs."

I took two days off from movies so I could actually finish school, but I return! To the movie theatre! For Sneak Preview! #164! #814! Exclamation mark!

(I think it's probably 2022's "Firestarter.")

#165, or #815, leaving now to actually go see 2022's "Firestarter."

#167, or #817, 2022's "Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers."

Gotta keep up that weekly average one way or another.

Leaving now to go see in a cinema, because it's playing, blorbo knows why, #168, or #818, 2017's "Get Out."

I've seen it before -- Letterboxd says June 30, 2020, five stars, no review, about two weeks before I started doing the thread thing.

#169, or #819, I saw somebody on letterboxd call this "a unique concept for a thriller" even though as far as I can tell it's just "murder in a house," but okay, who doesn't like Katey Sagal, 2022 country music horror thriller picture "Torn Hearts."

#170, or #820, I understand this has two Karens Gillan in it, 2022's "Dual."

Leaving now to go see 2021's "After Yang." #171, or #821.

Not entirely sure what it's about, Colin Farrell being sad about robots maybe? I'll watch Colin Farrell be sad about robots.

#172, or #822, I'm watching the tea documentary referenced in #171, #821, 2021's "After Yang," 2007's "All in This Tea."

Will I have anything to say about it? Impossible to say.

Let's watch the opposite of that, #173, or #823, 1997's "Air Bud."

I scroll through various streaming services and simply click on the first thing that looks like it might be funny, #174, #824, 2022's "Senior Year."

#176, or #826, I think this is just "what if /r/nosleep but too much" but people are hyping it up, so let's give it a shot, 2021's "We're All Going to the World's Fair."

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#177, or #827, not seen a bad John Carpenter film yet, 1987's "Prince of Darkness."

You know, I often go, "if this were me I would simply not have these problems" about movies, but if I were a quantum physicist and a church asked me to help them figure out something un-figure-out-able, I probably /would/ get into whatever trouble's about to go on here.

⛪💻 "Prince of Darkness" (1987) 

"Catherine's entering these equations downstairs, they're translated from Latin."

putting what are clearly magic spells into the computer always a great idea, famously goes just swell

⛪💻 "Prince of Darkness" (1987) 

how does this computer know where to center-align these sentences while they're still being typed

⛪💻 "Prince of Darkness" (1987) 

"It's just a bruise I got somehow."

well that's CLEARLY not just a

the second cross-like shapes start appearing on my body while I'm quantum physics-investigating the church goo situation, I'm outta there

⛪💻 "Prince of Darkness" (1987) 

"I've got a message for you, and you're not going to like it."

this demon's text messages would do numbers on one social network or another, lord knows which one

pretty classic concept ("man versus the un-figure-out-able, trying to figure it out leads to it all going to shit") that Carpenter in '87 could probably execute solidly in his sleep,

but it's a shame it doesn't really rise above that

it's fine

a guy is beetles in this one, though, that was pretty good

#178, or #828, 1998's "Deep Impact," because they watch it in 2022's "Senior Year."

if they watch something in this, I gotta watch it, dem's da rules

"It's probably a satellite."

*looks at the camera* uh-huh

I've seen basically this exact opening act twice just in the last year.

(2021's "Don't Look Up" and 2022's "Moonfall.")

🌐 🌠 "Deep Impact" (1998) 

"We know everything."
"Nobody knows everything."

everything? that's a name I haven't heard in a looong time... Bob Everything...

🌐 🌠 "Deep Impact" (1998) 

Nobody just gets unironically followed and intimidated by the... FBI? Secret Service? any more, it's always gotta be deconstructed now, or be funny, it's gotta have a hat on it

but getting followed and intimidated by men in black suits always looks pretty scary just on its own really

🌐 🌠 "Deep Impact" (1998) 

oh, that's a tiny baby Elijah Wood

🌐 🌠 "Deep Impact" (1998) 

this is all very optimistic about the American/Russian reaction to all this

🌐 🌠 "Deep Impact" (1998) 

"Sweet mother of god."

no that's the asteroid

looks nothing like a sweet mother

🌐 🌠 "Deep Impact" (1998) 

fuck me, I thought 1998's "Armageddon" was the drilling one, but they're drilling in this one, too?

🌐 🌠 "Deep Impact" (1998) 

me trying to spell "Deep Impact": deep implact

🌐 🌠 "Deep Impact" (1998) 

really puttin' the melo in the drama with this one

🌐 🌠 "Deep Impact" (1998) 

if this were me my planet would simply not get hit by the giant asteroid at all

🌐 🌠 "Deep Impact" (1998) 

being the third big rock movie I've seen in less than a year, boy, there sure is pretty much just the one recipe for this particular cake, huh

at least "Don't Look Up" had something to say, at least "Moonfall" was just wildly ridiculous

#179, or #829, 1980's "Airplane!"

Literally first joke got me, a plane cutting through the clouds like a Jaws-ian shark, heehee.

Considering how much I like a good airport/airplane movie, weird that I haven't seen this, really.

If I had a time machine I'd go run all the way to the gate in a pre-9/11 airport.

✈️❗"Airplane!" (1980) 

hard to livepost a real gag-centric comedy

but it's an incredible hit-rate of solid gags

Terrific, obviously.

And, like I said, tremendous hit-rate of gags, seven a second, if one doesn't land the next one will.

Leaving now for Sneak Preview. #180, or #830.

I have reasons to rule out all my guesses -- "Men," too horror, "Jurassic World 3," too sequel, "Memory," already the Unlimited Night screening -- so, no idea, we'll see!

As an enthusiastic pirate with little to no regard for the borders of international cinematic release markets, this was bound to happen eventually:

It was 2021's "Boiling Point," which I watched at home two months ago.

Wouldn't necessarily have put it on again, but you know, still a strong picture, still a good one-shotter set in a restaurant, interesting to revisit it knowing ahead of time what the actual scale of it is.

Still think the ending kinda sucks, but I get it, not really a good, natural cut-off point at minute 90 in a restaurant kitchen.

Sneak Preview walkout count: THIRTEEN WALKOUTS.

Which, why even go to Sneak Preview if you can't handle 2021's "Boiling Point," 2021's "Boiling Point" is the DREAM of Sneak Preview! If I hadn't seen it before I would-a been DELIGHTED!

@Alexis Well, Escape From L.A. is often lambasted, but that's because Escape From New York is so loved that that skews it a lot, but it ain't great.

Dark Star is a dull student film, but you'd give them a decent grade for it and it's got a beach ball with feet and Dan O'Bannon tweaked it and turned it into Alien, but it's still dull.

Ghosts of Mars, which is really zombies of mars, isn't good and if it's meant to be a parody it's still isn't good.

No one has seen The Ward.

@kurt Extremely tempted to put him on the next The List, especially since he's essentially retired from directing. But wondering if I should include the films he's scored, because all his scores are fucking stellar.

(Wait, he did Escape from New York??)

@Alexis Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China, Halloween, They Live you can't pin the man down to a genre.

*checks* There's not that many he scored that weren't his own.

@kurt Oh, yeah, you're right. I thought from him doing 2022's "Firestarter" of all things he must-a done more.

(Those "Halloween" scores are unbeatable. Even otherwise pretty forgettable "Firestarter" benefits massively from his contribution.)

@Alexis I love that he's just an old guy making albums now, it's like David Lynch building birdhouses or whatever, I don't know why, but it just feels like if they never end up making a movie again at least they're doing that.

@kurt Yeah, Lynch went out on top with "The Return" and though it's a shame the pandemic squashed things he was still trying to make happen, if the birdhouse retirement is it, I'm fine with that.

@Alexis If a church asks specifically for you *as* a quantum physicist for your expertise, you gotta at least check it out.

@kurt Yeah, unless it's clearly nothing, you're at least taking the whole class down there for sure.

⛪💻 "Prince of Darkness" (1987) 

@Alexis That's just Assembly.

🌐 🌠 "Deep Impact" (1998) 

@Alexis He probably still uses his hands to shoot in arcade games.

@Alexis Is this about the drillers being sent up to stop an asteroid or is this the other asteroid movie?

@kurt No, I think that's 1998's "Armageddon."

Damn, same year.

acknowleding racism 

@Alexis trust me; they do not care at all if a white person is running in an airport

acknowleding racism 

@The_T well no, but there's all that pesky security in the middle now

at Schiphol you can just about run from the front door to maybe 10% of the way to a gate.

re: acknowleding racism 

@Alexis hmm; my memory of the last few times I've flied, there's a large section before the gates where you can do whatever you want, then between that area and the gates area is security. but I usually don't remember the security process being terribly long, or even terribly different from when I was a kid (removing shoes and belt being the only difference).

And one of these flights was from NYC as well! Granted it was early morning, so maybe just not as busy then... idk.

airports 

@The_T At Schiphol it's the Plaza, which is an mid-size shopping mall (by Dutch mall size standards) and then you go upstairs and one way or another you're gonna have to prove you've got a ticket and are allowed to be on the other side of security

then it's endless people-movers, horizon to horizon, until you get to your gate

(I never did any flying before 9/11, mind.)

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