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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."

#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.

#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."

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#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

🐭👨 "Of Mice and Men" (1939) 

you can always tell when it's based on the stage adaptation instead of on the original source

🐭👨 "Of Mice and Men" (1939) 

this is just Frankenstein for the literary crowd

Just got back from seeing 2022's "Lightyear" with the Brother, #197, or #847.

🚀 "Lightyear" (2022), spoiler-free 

Enjoyed it. Solid sci-fi action flick, sort of "Interstellar" by way of Saturday morning action cartoons.

A little too dependent on clumsiness -- I don't think anyone ever grabs or catches something on the first try -- but it's fine, it works.

The queer relationship much hullabaloo has been made of is... more central than I was expecting, even if we're not quite past the bare minimum yet.

And, of course, the idea that this came out in 1995 is patent nonsense.

#198, or #848, another one Netflix has been subtly pushing at me for ages, 2019 Seth Rogen comedy "Long Shot."

🇺🇸 "Long Shot" (2019) 

A Trump-era political comedy from the slightly too-online part of Hollywood, what could go wrong, what could go wrong.

that was fine, pleasantly charming, politically lukewarm

probably shouldn't have put this on when I was already kinda sleepy, but whatever, better to yawn through 2019's "Long Shot" than through, like, I dunno, 1954's "Seven Samurai," which I keep meaning to watch but then I see it's three and a half hours long

#199, or #849, 2006's "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time."

🏃‍♀️ "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" (2006) 

"Time waits for no one."

Nice to get what I suppose is the theme of the film written on the blackboard early.

🏃‍♀️ "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" (2006) 

"Then, who could it have been...?"

I mean,,

🏃‍♀️ "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" (2006) 

rip

🏃‍♀️ "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" (2006) 

and unrip

🏃‍♀️ "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" (2006) 

"Time itself doesn't go back. So what went back in time was you by yourself."

oh well that explains it then

🏃‍♀️ "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" (2006) 

"It's Tuesday, July 12."

oh the movie is reverse catching up to me

🏃‍♀️ "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" (2006) 

oh, no it's not, it's July 13 again

🏃‍♀️ "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" (2006) 

This is delightful, incredibly charming.

🎒 "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.

@Alexis Bunnies and women, I think playboy magazine is based on the novel too.

🐭👨 "Of Mice and Men" (1939) 

@Alexis I hardly even know Lee from the bar.

🐭👨 "Of Mice and Men" (1939) 

@Alexis Frankenstein isn't Frankenstein for the literary crowd? Ooh, the Literary crowd. Yeah, you're right.

🐭👨 "Of Mice and Men" (1939) 

@kurt You know, the Literary Crowd, the folks who need stories to be about sad farm workers instead of mad scientists.

🐭👨 "Of Mice and Men" (1939) 

@Alexis George Lucas tried to trick them by putting the sad farm worker in space, but it didn't take.

@Alexis how was it? I'm vaguely curious about it but probably not enough to see it unless I hear it was a good film

@The_T Whether I'd recommend it to you depends on what you wanna get out of it, I guess?

It delivers very well on "what if a Saturday morning action cartoon was also Interstellar," and it's a solid mid-tier Pixar, but it also doesn't really do anything new.

@Alexis what if I haven't seen Interstellar

also fwiw, I'm way behind on Pixar movies. I still need to watch Incredibles 2

@The_T It's big, chunky, relatively hard sci-fi about space travel and wormholes and big MacGuffins that will save everyone and time dilation and such -- I love "Interstellar," and the comparison is a huge compliment.

You're one hundred percent good on this one if you're, like, even just culturally aware of the first Toy Story, fwiw.

@Alexis actually I haven't seen Toy Story 4, either!

@Alexis it is my intention that every time I interact with you I make you go "wow, Ti does not watch any movies, huh"

exactly what 2022's "Lightyear" is to the "Toy Story" franchise 

@The_T "Lightyear" opens with a caption that says, in 1995, Andy from Toy Story got a toy based on his favourite movie. "This is that movie."

And it doesn't really build on anything from after "Toy Story 2," which, like, what even is there in the "Toy Story" movies to build on for actual narrative content of "The Thing Buzz Is From."

re: exactly what 2022's "Lightyear" is to the "Toy Story" franchise 

@Alexis yeah, I was definitely aware of that, vaguely.

I'm actually disappointed since it doesn't feel logically consistent. Buzz Lightyear the toy more so resembles the cartoon version. But the cartoon being a spinoff of the movie seems weird? idk. I know, no one is supposed to be thinking about it this hard.

re: exactly what 2022's "Lightyear" is to the "Toy Story" franchise 

@The_T Yeah, I kinda have to mentally insert "the movie was adapted into a Saturday morning cartoon and that cartoon got a popular toy line" into that explanation to make it work at all.

And even then, it's way too much of a 2022 post-MCU Disney movie to really make sense as having come out in or before 1995.

I don't think Disney even really thought about this until the internet got weird about it.

re: exactly what 2022's "Lightyear" is to the "Toy Story" franchise 

@Alexis "actually, Toy Story is set in the year 2022. It's just that you never see the cell phones or anything, but they are absolutely just off screen. And Andy is too young to have one anyway."

re: exactly what 2022's "Lightyear" is to the "Toy Story" franchise 

@The_T "That it has the toy culture, the fast casual dining culture, etc. of the mid-90s just means Andy lives in the middle of nowhere."

re: exactly what 2022's "Lightyear" is to the "Toy Story" franchise 

@Alexis Andy doesn't own any video games because his parents are EXTREMELY catholic

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