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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."

#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."

#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.


#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

🏙️ "Vertigo" (1958) 

Perfectly fine, beautifully shot, but on the long end, with the story simultaneously too elaborate and too thin.

#192, or #842, leaving now to go see 2022's "Men."

People always express some doubt when I say I might have a dash of face-blindness but when I first saw it I genuinely didn't realise all the men in the trailer for 2022's "Men" were Rory Kinnear, so.

🚹 🚹 🚹 "Men" (2022) 

It's all very-- Jessie Buckley continues to be one of the Great Actors, obviously, the imagery is great and striking even when I've seen it before, but I wish it had more to /say/ than "society sure gives men quite a lot of space to be rubbish, doesn't it" / "what if men but too much."

🚹 🚹 🚹 "Men" (2022) 

Harrowing, but shallow.

#193, or #843, let's watch Brendan Fraser do a 90s version of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" or whatever this is about, it's 1999's "Blast from the Past."

💥 "Blast from the Past" (1999) 

I wouldn't mind living in an underground fallout shelter for 35 years, that's basically how I live already, anyway.

💥 "Blast from the Past" (1999) 

"Ah! Look at that heat! All my surface indicators knocked out! It's happened!"

you know what, reasonable

💥 "Blast from the Past" (1999) 

"She'd bring him sandwiches and hot Dr Pepper."
"He drank it hot?"

Walken's a man of refined taste if ever there was one

💥 "Blast from the Past" (1999) 

it's taken Walken a full decade to explain baseball, which you know, I wouldn't even know where to /start/

💥 "Blast from the Past" (1999) 

Mind, after 35 years, I'd be pretty hyped about going outside, too.

💥 "Blast from the Past" (1999) 

After 35 years in the bunker, on the morning before they go back up, Walken still lies to his (now 35 years old) kid about swears in a gambit that he can't possibly think will make it a week.

💥 "Blast from the Past" (1999) 

Some Comedy Transphobia, sigh

💥 "Blast from the Past" (1999) 

Brendan Fraser's real cute, though.

💥 "Blast from the Past" (1999) 

"But he's still such a baby."
"He's a man."
"He's a baby man."

he is a baby man

💥 "Blast from the Past" (1999) 

This is honestly cute and fun, but everyone is giving it juuuuuust like 10% too much 90s for it to really actually work. Still cute and fun, though.

💥 "Blast from the Past" (1999) 

Yeah, enjoyed that. Good fun.

#194, or #844. Leaving now for Sneak Preview -- my guess: 2022's "Elvis," maybe?

@Alexis Someone is afraid of being too close to the ground, I think.

@Alexis It made it especially hard to watch The Americans. Orphan Black was also a ... different experience for me. (The gimmick of that movie being that the same character is played by several different actors... whom I couldn't visually distinguish for most of the movie. I remember it being a very confusing movie, but I'm not sure if that's because or in spite of the facial recognition woes.)

@skysailor @naga I do sort of acclimatise to it over the course of a longer-running show, but just last night, "Vertigo," the Kim Novak in the first half and the Kim Novak in the second could have been played by completely separate actors

I genuinely can't tell what's supposed to be different about Mark Hamill's face between "A New Hope" and "Empire." And people insist Doc Brown does actually look different when he pulls the make-up off his face -- I thought the joke was he looked the same!

@Alexis @skysailor @naga He does look the same, I don't know what those people are on about.
I didn't notice much difference in Mark Hammil's face either; I think his nice and right cheekbone are supposed to be different? That's what was damaged during the accident and he had to have surgery for. If I didn't know I wouldn't notice and just guess maybe time and a tiny bit of weight loss as the cause if someone said he looked different but not why.

@kurt @skysailor @naga If I'd noticed on my own I might have said it was just age, a young actor's boyish features settling into place.

@kurt @skysailor @naga With Hamill at least I can see it in clear comparison pictures from the same angle, similar lighting, etc, but the Doc Brown thing, I don't see it at all.

@kurt @skysailor @naga Look, that's. A very real possibility. On /this/ internet? Yeah, definitely.

@kurt heaven dot god defederated from this movie millennia ago

@Alexis Ooh, yeah, that movie, boy it's been a long time since I saw that one.

@kurt I suppose you'd say it's a real blast from the, how do you say, a period of time from before now.

@kurt That's it, that's the common phrase people say all the time.

💥 "Blast from the Past" (1999) 

@Alexis "It's like cricket but less complicated."

💥 "Blast from the Past" (1999) 

@kurt "So, more complicated than golf, but less complicated than cricket. And where does polo, water or otherwise fit in?"
"...I forgot about polo, let me start over."

💥 "Blast from the Past" (1999) 

That one is a LOT of fun!

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