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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.

#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."

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

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

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

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

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!

Leaving now for a Pride Night screening of 2021's "Swan Song." #181, or #831.

(I see a screening for something gay, I go see something gay, this is very simple.)

#182, or #832, let's watch something else gay, 1999's "But I'm a Cheerleader."

I appear to have recovered from 4 x 10 minutes of light exercise earlier today, so leaving now to go see 2022's "Jurassic World: Dominion." #183, or #833.

#184, or #834, sometimes I put on a movie that looks bad without a good reason, but this time it's because I've been listening to movie podcast The Flop House and they've finally done one that I haven't seen, 2022's "The King's Daughter."

#185, or #835, I have nothing else to do today so I sigh and put on 1939 Best Picture nominee and winner "Gone with the Wind."

#186, or #836, I watched this the day it came out but it wasn't on Letterboxd then, but now it is, Bo Burnham's "The Inside Outtakes."

Liked the original special, liked this, though it's clearly the weaker material, good and reasonable to cut all this.


#187, or #837, let's watch another John Carpenter, 1994's "In the Mouth of Madness."

I'm not a big Lovecraft person, but I've heard good things.

If I was a horror writer in a horror movie I would simply write romance novels instead.

👄 "In the Mouth of Madness" (1994) 

What's the best category of writer to be in a horror movie?

Maybe I'll just keep being a cartoonist.

👄 "In the Mouth of Madness" (1994) 

Oh, it's David Warner.

"I'm Dr Wrenn."

Dr W., you say.

👄 "In the Mouth of Madness" (1994) 

American cops instantly stopping a guy with a weapon? Now I KNOW we're in the mouth of madness.

👄 "In the Mouth of Madness" (1994) 

*considers* Have I ever read anything that made me feel the urge to go around hitting things with an axe? Well, the news.

👄 "In the Mouth of Madness" (1994) 

Sam Neill is lucky he bought the right editions of all six books that the covers actually match for this red outline map puzzle.

👄 "In the Mouth of Madness" (1994) 

"Now I know why Cane had the artwork done himself."

I mean, for EVERY edition? The deluxe hardcover? The UK printing? All 18 languages have New Hampshire on 'em?

👄 "In the Mouth of Madness" (1994) 

"Styles, you've found it, you're fantastic. ... What?"
"You drive."

so THAT'S how you get to the Land of Fiction

👄 "In the Mouth of Madness" (1994) 

"/This/ is /reality/."

oh brother they ARE in the Land of Fiction

👄 "In the Mouth of Madness" (1994) 

"I see."

We've reached the point where I'd be making a hard exit.

👄 "In the Mouth of Madness" (1994) 

This has all got a bit daft in and around the big effects sequences.

So it really /is/ just The Mind Robber.

👄 "In the Mouth of Madness" (1994) 

Never trust a cyclist round these parts, they're all the same.

👄 "In the Mouth of Madness" (1994) 

I would simply not read the book that drives people to mass homicide. Maybe check out the audiobook, tho.

👄 "In the Mouth of Madness" (1994) 

Enjoyed it. Strong picture.

🚀👧 "Tank Girl" (1995) 

"It's 2033. The world is screwed now."

Oh, it's a documentary.

🚀👧 "Tank Girl" (1995) 

A lot going on here.

🚀👧 "Tank Girl" (1995) 

this kicks ass actually

🚀👧 "Tank Girl" (1995) 

classic story

girl meets boy
boy gets killed
girl gets arrested
girl meets girl
girls meet tank

we've all been there

🚀👧 "Tank Girl" (1995) 

this is like if 1993's "Super Mario Bros." (complimentary) was a Harley Quinn movie (complimentary)

🚀👧 "Tank Girl" (1995) 

tremendous, loved it

#189, or #839, leaving now to go see 2022 Liam Neeson amnesia thriller "Memory," because, uhhh, because it's the subscription-exclusive early screening and I am not one to turn down free popcorn and a drink and what else am I doing tonight, anyway, right.

liamnesia nee-- look I gotta go I got a movie to catch

It's nice, I guess, to check in on a genre you've checked out of just to have it affirmed that you can totally stay checked out.

I feel like that sums it up, what more do I have to say.

🔫 "Memory" (2022) 

The amnesia thing really isn't as central as you'd expect, it's mostly just Neeson playing slow and old, it's all just a bit sad -- is he even really acting? -- and then at the end he can't remember something until he gets to deliver it with some drama.

Mostly just quite a lot of gun violence. Quite a lot of angry men telling each other their origin stories and scowling about crime. Bleh.

#190, or #840, the year is 1951, and Alec Guinness is -- "The Man in the White Suit."

I feel like a textile mill in 1950s England probably shouldn't have any mad science going on it, but maybe that just makes it a good place to do some mad science.

👨⚪👔 "The Man in the White Suit" (1951) 

"But I don't WANT to get paid!"

this dude is either gonna blow up parliament or revolutionise the textile industry, no middle ground

👨⚪👔 "The Man in the White Suit" (1951) 

by gum, he appears to have revolutionised the textile industry

with *squints at notes* radioactive fabric

👨⚪👔 "The Man in the White Suit" (1951) 

"This means disaster!"

me: radioactive clothes would decimate the popula--

this guy: indestructible fabric means people will need to buy way less clothes, it'll put us out of business

me: oh right, 1951

👨⚪👔 "The Man in the White Suit" (1951) 

"There is no panic here whatsoever!!"

yeah it's more a sort of general air of despondency

👨⚪👔 "The Man in the White Suit" (1951) 

"They want to stop it!!"
"...So do we!!"

aw nuts to all this

👨⚪👔 "The Man in the White Suit" (1951) 

if you make too much scientific progress all at once people WILL chase you up and down the country

Don't know anything about this one. Best known for inventing a cool shot, maybe?

Probably best known for the poster, let's be honest.

🏙️ "Vertigo" (1958) 

"I want you to follow my wife. [...] I'm afraid some harm may come to her."
"From whom?"
"Someone dead."

I'd say odds are relatively low on this one, chief.

🏙️ "Vertigo" (1958) 

"She even walked a different way."

oh no your wife is an actor

🏙️ "Vertigo" (1958) 

"If I'm mad, that would explain it, wouldn't it."

a lot going on here

🏙️ "Vertigo" (1958) 

a lot of very convenient things going here, conveniently unobserved things

🏙️ "Vertigo" (1958) 

if my nightmares looked that cool i'd love to have them more often

🏙️ "Vertigo" (1958) 

this woman who's meant to look like the other woman looks positively nothing like the other woman *looks at a cast list* oh

🏙️ "Vertigo" (1958) 

Way too elaborate a plan.

🏙️ "Vertigo" (1958) 

"I heard voices--"

nuns, man

👄 "In the Mouth of Madness" (1994) 

@Alexis The key clue is unfortunately covered by a 'soon to be a major motion picture' sticker.

👄 "In the Mouth of Madness" (1994) 

@kurt "This is where he went," Trent says, pointing at the cut-out shape of New Hampshire.
Confused execs circle the table. "Sutter Cane went to the movies?"

@Alexis If Kathy Bathes hobbled you would you simply not hobble?

@kurt If Kathy Bates tried to hobble me I would simply dodge.

🚀👧 "Tank Girl" (1995) 

@Alexis I've always been a fan (never actually read the comic till years later.)

🚀👧 "Tank Girl" (1995) 

@LexPendragon Yeah, the comic is one of those I'm always perpetually about to get around to but never do. But this does push me closer to getting around to it.

🚀👧 "Tank Girl" (1995) 

@Alexis The one or two I've read only had a passing resemblance to the movie.

🚀👧 "Tank Girl" (1995) 

@Alexis The Boy Meets World extended universe is weird.

🚀👧 "Tank Girl" (1995) 

@kurt But not in China, where the whole franchise got axed after Boy Meets Tank.

🚀👧 "Tank Girl" (1995) 

@Alexis underrated classic. Brilliant film.

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