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#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."

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

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."

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

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

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

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

#200, or #850, whatever the fuck 2022's "Spiderhead" is.


#202, or #852, 1980's "The Ninth Configuration," which I understand is an alternative followup to "The Exorcist."

🏰 "The Ninth Configuration" (1980) 

Feel like a foggy gothic castle might not be the... ideal location for an insane asylum for the militarily unhinged, even one meant to check if they're faking.

🏰 "The Ninth Configuration" (1980) 

This is... notably more comedically aligned than I was expecting.

🏰 "The Ninth Configuration" (1980) 

"Is this your dog?"
"What does it look like, my zebra?"
"What do you call him?"
"Irresponsible, he's ten minutes late for rehearsal."

this is tremendous

🏰 "The Ninth Configuration" (1980) 

"Lieutenant Reno is adapting Shakespeare's plays for dogs."
"A labor of love! A fucking headache! But goddamnit, somebody's got to do it!"


🏰 "The Ninth Configuration" (1980) 

Beautiful film, absolutely batshit, completely uninterested in being a normal movie.

#203, or #853, too hot outside to go to the cinema, so I'm staying inside and watching 1974's "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three."

Or hold it hostage, I guess, you can't really tell the New York subway conductor to drop you off on Aruba, can you.

🚋 "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (1974) 

MR GREEN: "We're in no hurry." *sneezes*

big mood, brother, big mood

🚋 "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (1974) 

"Who's gonna steal a /subway train/!"

yeah that would be ridiculous

🚋 "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (1974) 

"What's up, Z?"
"You won't believe it."
"You know me, I'll believe anything."
"A train's been hijacked."
"... ... ... I don't believe it."


🚋 "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (1974) 

A million in cash, he says! The way inflation is going I might have that lying around in change come Christmas!

🚋 "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (1974) 

THE MAYOR: "Warren, goddamnit, this city hasn't got a million dollars!"


🚋 "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (1974) 

"My only priority is savin' the lives of these passengers!"
"Screw the goddamn passengers, what the hell do they expect for their lousy thirty-five cents? To live forever?!"

iconic faster than I can type

🚋 "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (1974) 

"There's just one thing!"
"What's that!"
"They're ALL GREEN!"

the racing of pelham one two three

🚋 "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (1974) 



🚋 "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (1974) 

terrific, terrific picture

🚋 "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (1974) 

gripping as fuck, funny when it should be, extremely New Yoik, what more could you want

Leaving now to go see #204, or #854, 2022's "Elvis."

I understand that this glosses over or straight-up ignores a bunch of pretty bad stuff from Elvis' side of this story, but just as a film, even acknowledging that huge swaths are lengthy montages, loved this.

It's hard sometimes to quite tune into what made someone such a sensation so long ago, but this absolutely does it.

A glorious fireball.

I always look movies up at least a little before I download them, but I don't remember what this one's about at all, #205, or #855, 1988's "Miracle Mile."

Interesting museum romcom vibes, I imagine these are probably the La Brea tar pits, what better site for romance.

so what's in those tar pits, then

*looks it up*

oh, tar.

🕳️ "Miracle Mile" (1988) 

"I think it's time for a change."

the mood of the score says to me, buddy, get ready for some change

🕳️ "Miracle Mile" (1988) 

has he missed the apocalypse or is this just what 4am in LA is like

🕳️ "Miracle Mile" (1988) 

"This is no drill! [...] I'm talking about nuclear fucking war."

oh so that really is just what 4am in LA is like

🕳️ "Miracle Mile" (1988) 

"Listen, it's probably a felony to joke around on the phone like this."

oh buddy

🕳️ "Miracle Mile" (1988) 

if I answered a call at a random pay phone and somebody told me the nukes were coming before they got gunned down I dunno that I'd believe it wasn't an elaborate YouTube prank

🕳️ "Miracle Mile" (1988) 

Naturally, this is very stressful.

🕳️ "Miracle Mile" (1988) 

hold on a second, this is just Cloverfield with nukes instead of a monster

🕳️ "Miracle Mile" (1988) 

A Good Movie. (But very stressful.)

Leaving now for Sneak Preview again. #206, or #856.

(No guess. Who even knows!)

It was 2022 romcom "Press Play," which plays not unlike a standard One of Them Has a Terminal Illness teen angst one, except then at about the halfway point it turns out the Terminal Illness is destiny forcing a series of fatal accidents. The cure? A time-traveling mixtape.

This was not on my radar, on account of I'm not a teenage girl, but I respect the genre and I do appreciate a good sci-fi twist on something like this.

Hawaii is very pretty, Danny Glover was there, didn't hate this.

#207, or #857, 1996's "Independence Day," which I understand is set mostly on the 4th but starts on the 2nd, so.

Oh, right, Roland Emmerich. I'm not that into the disaster movie thing, but this has to have been better liked than "Moonfall" from earlier this year was.

I would simply not get invaded by aliens on a holiday weekend.

👽🎆 "Independence Day" (1996) 

"How would you describe what you are seeing."

well it's some kind of object, that's flying, but is otherwise difficult to identify

👽🎆 "Independence Day" (1996) 

The way it's hiding in a cloud, very 2022's "Nope." Or, at least, what we can gather from 2022's "Nope" based on the trailers.

👽🎆 "Independence Day" (1996) 

I'd love to be the last person to find out about the alien invasion, like, what am I gonna do about it, why I gotta stress out about it from minute zero.

👽🎆 "Independence Day" (1996) 

Deliver news to me at the rate a medieval peasant would-a received it, I say. Oh, those things in the sky two years ago were space aliens? You don't say.

👽🎆 "Independence Day" (1996) 

There's always gotta be a guy in these who found something up in space like a signal or a big rock.

👽🎆 "Independence Day" (1996) 

Oh, that's a, uh, substantial amount of destruction.

👽🎆 "Independence Day" (1996) 

This is all very silly in much the same way "Moonfall" was, but in much more of a "fun action movie" way than an "idiotic disaster movie" way.

👽🎆 "Independence Day" (1996) 

Much better than 2022's "Moonfall."

#208, or #858, 1940 Best Picture nominee "The Grapes of Wrath."

Another one of those titles you hear all the time, but that I have no idea what they're about. The Great Depression? Probably not fruit.

The Great Depression in the American Dust Bowl, bet this'll be a right sack of chuckles.

@Alexis Ooh, is that what it's about? Suddenly interested, I always assumed it was some generic action movie.

@kurt Yeah, a subway hijacking. And the two POVs are, the hijackers and the train, and everyone responding to the hijacking, subway workers, the mayor, transit police, etc., it's not just about throwing a bunch of cops at baddies.

A bit like if 2016's "Shin Godzilla" was about the NYC Subway in 1974 instead of about a lizard with ideas above its station.

@Alexis I could've sworn it was Tom Jones, but you're right, my world is shattered.

@Alexis The name "Press Play" sounds like the movie your mom would accidentally rent thinking it was "Ready Player One"

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