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#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."

Follow

#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?"
"Yeah."

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?

It was not 2022's "Elvis," it was 2021 Roald Dahl biopic "To Olivia," which was: Not very good!

I understand this was released in the UK as a TV movie, and, look, I would not voluntarily have put on a picture about the impact of a child's death on Roald Dahl and his family to begin with, but lemme tell you, if I had, I might-a changed the channel.

📖 "To Olivia" (2021) 

Presumably these real people really were just awful to each other in these ways, but what's the point the film is trying to make? It's just quite a lot of needless marital cruelty and abuse for no particular reason, with no particular, like, thesis statement, nothing to say.

Is the point meant to be that it's all worth it because we got "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" out of it? Fucking miserable.

📖 "To Olivia" (2021) 

Lousily directed, the score is repetitive, just boring all-round.

Just about the only thing it has going for it is the English countryside looks quite nice, but that's not something you can really give this movie credit for.

📖 "To Olivia" (2021) 

Walkout count: 0. Fucking hell. You people will walk out of a Japanese cartoon the second it starts but sit through this shit? I'm filing a complaint.

This has 742 views on Letterboxd, which means it might be the least-seen film on there that I've seen theatrically.

Every streaming service that has it has been pushing me to watch this for years, let's find out what impression I've given these algorithms, #195, or #845, 2013's "We're the Millers."

This is a motion picture that opens with the double rainbow video. I think maybe the algorithms hate me.

🎒 "We're the Millers" (2013) 

oh, it's a drugs situation

I think maybe the algorithms have me confused for someone else.

🎒 "We're the Millers" (2013), drugs 

"Drug dealer forced to traffic a bunch of drugs has to pretend to be an Ordinary Family to get away with it" isn't a bad premise, honestly.

🎒 "We're the Millers" (2013), drugs 

For the record, if anyone ever wants me to come along on a road trip in a bus-sized RV, please understand that I'm happy to go along with a lot of things but do in fact draw the line somewhere *before* major drug trafficking crimes.

🎒 "We're the Millers" (2013) 

I /would/ pretend to be part of an Ordinary Family, though, let's be very clear.

🎒 "We're the Millers" (2013) 

"But the gringo has already left with the shipment, señor."

well naturally

🎒 "We're the Millers" (2013) 

some great "spider bit my balls" acting from Will Poulter

🎒 "We're the Millers" (2013) 

perfectly fine, middle of the road, 2013 American comedy, like, you say "2013 American comedy," this is just about what your imagination'll average out to

#196, or #846, wrapping up the 1930s, 1939 Best Picture nominee "Of Mice and Men."

I'm not familiar with the novel at all -- I think some manner of bunny may be involved?

🐭👨 "Of Mice and Men" (1939) 

"You guys ever buck any barley?"

not in polite company I haven't

@Alexis It made it especially hard to watch The Americans. Orphan Black was also a ... different experience for me.

@naga@weirder.earth @Alexis@beepboop.one (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) 

@Alexis
That one is a LOT of fun!

@Alexis I love it. I never made that connection before about and now I'm mad at myself. They are so similar.

@Llamacalamity They're very different circumstances, but they're both young weirdoes coming out of unfortunate bunker situations and having to navigate a complicated modern world.

🎒 "We're the Millers" (2013), drugs 

@Alexis Damnit, Daily, you just have to sit there what's the big deal!?

🎒 "We're the Millers" (2013) 

@kurt If we get caught I'm telling the cops you kidnapped me and threatened to sell me to the cartel.

🎒 "We're the Millers" (2013) 

@Alexis Our mother dropped them on their head when they were a baby, officer.

🎒 "We're the Millers" (2013) 

@kurt Kidnapping, that's when a kid (me, age 31) takes a nap, officer.

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