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#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."

#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."

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

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."

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

(No guess. Who even knows!)

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

#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.

#209, or #859, the first of these Gundam compilation movies, which, I dunno, I've seen the show, these are like novelisations, I understand historically why they did 'em but you wouldn't necessarily reinvent them today without that history, you know?

1981's "Mobile Suit Gundam I"

Clearing out the old download folder, 2021 alien portal anthology picture, "Doors." #210, or #860.

#211, #861, just got out of the 11am screening of 2022’s “Thor: Love and Thunder.”

Loved it. Thundered it. What more could you want.

Leaving now for a Pride Night screening of 2020's "Kokon." #212, or #862.

#213, or #863, but also Best Picture nominee #100 (or #98, if we're not counting the ones I had to skip) -- 1940's "Rebecca."

Which I'm sure will just be a normal story about a normal woman having a normal, healthy marriage to a normal man in very normal ways.

#214, or #864, let's just do another one of these, 1940 Best Picture nominee "Our Town," which I understand is based on a play sometimes called "the greatest American play ever written," which just means it's bound to be depressing.

I've put on 1981 Gundam compilation film "Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow." #215, #865.

For future compilation films I'll probably listen to the Mobile Suit Breakdown episodes first to see if they consider them worth the effort, but it seems silly to only watch the first of these three.

#216, or #866, I don't remember what this one's meant to be about or why I downloaded it, 1992's "The Player."

#217, or #867, I'm putting on a random American comedy from the mid-2010s, it's 2015's "Vacation."

Let's end this one more time, #218, or #868, 1982 Gundam compilation film "Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space."

#219, or #869, leaving now to go see 2022's "The Gray Man."

I understand this is about somebody inheriting a spooky house and spending the night there, so, naturally, #220, #870, 2021 German film "Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes."

I don't remember what 2014's "The Babadook" is meant to be about but I'm watching 2014's "The Babadook." #221, or #871.

#222, or #872, another day, another two and a half hour long drama about the French, I think?

I don't think these ever work for me.

1940's "All This, and Heaven Too."

#223, #873, another 1940 Best Picture nominee, Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent."

I've been describing these as "pre-WW2" but I think this one is firmly just "WW2."

#224, or #874, 1924 Buster Keaton picture "Sherlock Jr."

Do I know anything about this one, not really, can I guess, yeah probably.

I've started a "Detective Conan" reread and figured I ought-a check out some of Aoyama's influences, and people seem to like this movie based on an Edogawa Ranpo detective novel, so, you know, as good a place to start as any.

#225, or #875, 1968's "Black Lizard," (黒蜥蝪, "Kurotokage")

I watched 2015's "Vacation" recently and it's still summer vacation, so let's watch another one of those, #226, or #876, 1983's "National Lampoon's Vacation."

i'm watching the robot movie

#227, or #877, 2008's "Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone."

i'm watching the second robot movie

#228, or #878, 2009's "Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance."

I'm not watching a robot movie, I'm watching 2019's "Us" just to make sure I've seen it before the UFO one comes out. #229, or #879.

i am once again watching the robot movie

#230, or #880, 2012's "Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo"

let's do this one last time

i'm watching the robot movie

#232, or #882, 2021's "Evangelion 3.01 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time."

I feel like I'm in kind of a movie rut and I should change it up soon. Maybe start a new The List. Not today, tho.

#233, or #883, 2007's "The Mist," which I assume is about the weather.

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#234, or #884, what if a once-in-a-lifetime supernatural attack on your family happened... a second time, it's 1986's "Poltergeist II: The Other Side."

You know. I often say shit on here like, if my house was haunted I would simply move, but it had not occurred to me that if my house was haunted I could have the whole neighbourhood turned into an archaeological dig site.

If my house was haunted I would not call Indiana Jones.

👻 📺 "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" (1986) 

"[The insurance company] says that if the house disappeared, technically, it's only missing."

I think a relocation to the spirit realm does at least constitute it being irrecoverable.

👻 📺 "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" (1986) 

"There's no use running. It would find you."

I would simply move even further away.

👻 📺 "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" (1986) 

"Now, keep an open mind, Steven."
"This is bizarre."

an open mind, my dude, your house shat off into the ghost dimension, I think you gotta start at a basic acceptance on this one

👻 📺 "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" (1986) 

"Get the hell out of here."

buddy I think the hell is stuck and that's the whole damn problem

👻 📺 "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" (1986) 

if I'd seen this scene where the kid's braces attack him and string him up like a spider does a fly in a web when I had braces, lemme tell ya, I would have personally chiseled them the fuck out

👻 📺 "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" (1986) 

It's not that this is particularly bad, though it's not particularly good, either, but it's the "Jaws 2" thing of, we've kinda already seen a lot of this, done very well, made by people who are better at it.

A third dimension? In /my/ sea?

#235, or #885, 1983's "Jaws 3" or "JAWS 3-D."

this title sequence sure is jumping out of the screen at me

okay so

one of those human pyramids on waterskis

the tiers above the bottom tier

are those folks still waterskiing or just doing a human pyramid that happens to be moving around on the water

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

the image quality on this 1080p blu-ray rip is fucking terrible, and if I'm reading Wikipedia right, it's not the fault of the uploader

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

"Remember that shark attack in Amity when we were kids?"

oh, that was... eight years ago, I guess.

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

This isn't very good and mostly just boring.

Can't even really just enjoy the sea life or theme park stuff, because, one, the picture still looks shit, two, this is SeaWorld, animals probably /were/ harmed in the production of this motion picture one way or another, even if that's not the movie's fault.

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

hasn't even been that much shark action yet-- oh there we go

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

this is really doing a lot of work to show off SeaWorld while also making its employees look like shitheads

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

rooting for the shark on this one

mostly rooting for the shark to get a better agent

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

I don't typically care if something looks fake in a movie but by gum that's the fakest-looking corpse I've seen since at least the 60s.

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

if I was a waterski performer at SeaWorld I would simply carry shark repellent bat-spray to make the shark explode

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

okay this /is/ some decent theme park disaster action, but it's absolutely dogshit shark action

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

absolute sharkshit picture

Look, if the second one was actually not that bad, this one definitely doesn't need to exist, #236, or #886, 1986's "Psycho III."

🔪 "Psycho III" (1986) 

This is all very sleazy, were the first two this sleazy.

🔪 "Psycho III" (1986) 

the thing is,

I think Anthony Perkins does a great job with this character, I think he really knows and understands Norman's interior life and is able to communicate that through his acting very well,

and also I wish he was doing so in a better movie

🔪 "Psycho III" (1986) 

yeah just not a lot to say about this one

#237, or #887, the 1980s sequel none of you voted for in two consecutive polls, 1985's "National Lampoon's European Vacation."

@errant I dunno, but it would have to be somebody, probably a group of experts, who ain't afraid of no ghosts.

👻 📺 "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" (1986) 

@Alexis

Apparently you are a lot cooler with the physical act of moving than I am. It would take a lot more than this to make me want to move.

👻 📺 "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" (1986) 

@SnerkRabbledauber Oh, I hate moving, but I have no patience whatsoever for terrible housemates.

👻 📺 "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" (1986) 

@Alexis

I guess if I had a housemate that took the house somewhere i couldn't find, I would feel differently.

re: 🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@Alexis I couldn't find what this is referencing on Wikipedia, what's the issue?

re: 🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@The_T The movie was shot single-strip, a style of 3D where the left and right side of the image just go next to each other on the same frame of film -- meaning a 2D version made of only one side of the image is half the resolution you'd expect from 35mm film.

re: 🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@Alexis ah, it's like how the 3DS halves the framerate on intensive scenes when you have 3D on; except if you turn 3D off, it's able to render at the normal framerate

(I guess that's the complete opposite; the 3DS is always rendering the same resolution; it's just whether or not it does it once or twice at a time)

re: 🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@The_T And on top of that, the image is often unfocused and muddy, which, it's hard to tell if that's down to the 3D or down to the director being a great production designer but not a great director so much.

re: 🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@Alexis ok but what if it was in 3D

re: 🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@The_T if it was in 3-D I could at least go "ooh" every time a fish points its nose at the camera or the little submarine tries to hit me in the head

re: 🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@Alexis instead, imagine the director yelling at the fish to look at the camera for the perfect 3D moment

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983), holocaust reference 

@Alexis
"I'm getting typecast in shitty jaws sequels!"

"There ain't a lot of other work out there. To be honest, I'm not really sure what you're expecting me to do here."

"Get me a holocaust movie. I want an Oscar."

"Maybe I can get you a nazi role."

"Gary, do you even care about my career?"

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@kurt "How about a cartoon? Talking fish are big these days."

"Right, that's it, I'm calling in my favour from Lassie for the number of her guy at William Morris."

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@Alexis
"Lassie switched over, I'm getting her dog basketball movies."

"You're the worst Gary, I worked with Spielberg before I met you."

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@kurt "Spielberg cut most of your scenes!"

"Spielberg knew how to use me!"

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@Alexis
"I never told you this, but Spielberg just thought you were to ugly to show too much."

"*gasp* No. You're lying. Take it back."

"And he worked with ET."

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@kurt And that's how the first shark attack in a tenth-floor corner office happened.

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@Alexis The shark flying out the window with a Hollywood agent in his jaws was the inspiration for the Jaws 19 holograph in Back to the Future II.

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@kurt The agent's family sued, though, so they had to edit him out of all the holograms well after production had already wrapped.

This is why the removal of Henry Cavill's moustache in the original cut of "Justice League" was called a "garying."

🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@Alexis At least they didn't just recast him with a guy who had to be upside down the whole time.

re: 🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@Alexis so glad modern movies can use real corpses

re: 🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@The_T The 2007 "Halloween" remake famously caused a corpse shortage in the greater Los Angeles area.

re: 🦈 🌎 "Jaws 3-D" (1983) 

@Alexis sure glad capitalism has ramped up in the last 10 years, now there's no way a corpse shortage could occur again

@Alexis Standing on another water skier does not count s waterskiing as the olympics comity made very clear to me.

@kurt Wait, is that why they disqualified you? I thought it was the breaking, entering, and jumping on top of.

@Alexis No, that's why they *arrested* me, but the legal issues don't actually affect the olympic performance. That's why that runner with the machete got to keep his bronze medal, because he only hit the camera man and not another racer, if he had maimed another racer he would've been disqualified.

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