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#242, or #501 since I started counting, 1980's "Friday the 13th."

I think this is the summer camp one? I'm pretty sure it's the summer camp one.

It's still Friday the 13th! And so is movie?

#243, or #502 since I started counting, 1981's "Friday the 13th Part 2," also known as "Saturday the 14th."

It continues to be Friday the 13th! And so does movie!

#244, or #503 since I started counting, straight on to 1982's "Friday the 13th Part III," also known as "Sunday the 15th."

#245, or #504 since I started counting, 1996's "The Rock," which does not have The Rock in it, but does have The Cage in it.

Let's fill in some Homestuck lore for myself with #246, or #505 since I started counting, 1997's "Con Air."

#247, or #506 since I started counting, leaving now to go see 2020's "Druk," which in English is called "Another Round."

It's a movie about excessive alcohol consumption, which I don't typically care for, and I probably wouldn't just put it on at home without a reason? But if it's playing at the cinema...

#248, or #507 since I started counting, 1997's "Face/Off," in which Cage and Travolta... become deepfakes of each other? Something like that.

#249, or #508 since I started counting, 1997's "Amistrad," a... historical drama...?

It's a Spielberg one, he doesn't have a great hit rate with those, and I never hear anyone talk about this one.

#250! Or #509 since I started counting! Two hours and a bit from now, people can finally stop looking at me like I've just farted out a live chicken when I say I haven't seen -- 1988's "Die Hard."

Leaving in a bit to go see #251, or #510 since I started counting, 2020's "The Father."

#252, or #511, I was gonna watch all of M Night Shyamalan's movies, but I couldn't find a watchable copy of his first one, so I'm starting with his second one, 1998's "Wide Awake."

#253, or #512, let's see what Cage is up to, it's 1998's "City of Angels."

#254, or #513, it's 1998's "Following" because I guess I've seen all but three Christopher Nolan movies.

#255, or #514, it's back to the other list with 1937 Best Picture nominee, "In Old Chicago," which I think is another one about a disaster?

Leaving now to go see #256, or #515, Hugh Jackman sci-fi noir thing "Reminiscence."

#258, or #517, Spielberg is at it again with 3-hour long 1998 motion picture "Saving Private Ryan."

#259, or #518, kicking off M Night Shyamalan's wild 1999 with one he goes uncredited on but did contribute significantly to the script of, it's "She's All That."

I fucking hate this premise, but I think people like this movie? Cool cast, too.

If I recall correctly I described the first one as "a truly unhinged depiction of the human baby," it's #260, or #519, 2021's "The Boss Baby: Family Business."

People whose taste generally aligns with mine seem to like this one, so why not, it's #261, or #520, 2021's "Vacation Friends."

Leaving now to go see #262, or #521, 2021's second Marvel Studios picture, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."

#263, or #522, 2021 algorithm-generated Netflix movie "He's All That," which-- Yes, it looks insufferable, but I have to know.

#264, or #523, I should finish these before the school year starts, it's 2003's "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King."

Leaving in a bit to go see #265, or #524 since I started counting, 1979's "Apocalypse Now." Or "Apocalypse in a bit," I guess.

I need to get back to these, cuz I keep saying, "well, you know, I'll get around to it eventually" about Best Picture nominated movies from the 70s and 80s when I've not even finished the 1930s.

#266, or #525, 1938's "Jezebel."

#267, or #526, 2015's "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."

All I remember ever thinking about this one at the time is "what, another spy movie?" but now I also think "I can't remember if that's the guy who's a cannibal."

#268, or #527, 2021 Netflix Original "Afterlife of the Party," which definitely feels like it exists only because the Algorithm stumbled onto the title.

#269, or #528, from the director of those Batman movies people largely dislike, 1999 Cage picture "8MM," which I think is about Cage as a detective investigating the veracity of a snuff film?

#270, or #529, leaving now to go see, because you know, why not, apparently I'll go see pretty much anything if it's a classic rerelease, 1989's "Driving Miss Daisy."

me: "I should reintroduce some randomness into what I watch, let's roll some dice."

the dice: "You're watching 2013 Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson Google comedy "The Internship.""

me: "Curses."

(#271, or #530 since I started counting.)

#272, or #531 since I started counting, I'm about to get to a run of these where I've actually heard of a bunch of them, but not just yet, it's 1938 Best Picture nominee "Test Pilot," with Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy.

Oh, I see, this one's here because it does impressive plane stuff, like how one year there were like three that were nominated for doing impressive boat stuff.

I feel like we've done all the modes of transport, can't get a Best Picture nod just for being a tremendous train picture any more.

✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

This is a perfectly competent romcom so far -- the titular Test Pilot (Clark Gable) has been forced to make an emergency landing in a field in Kansas, where he's met Myrna Loy, as you do.

✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

could-a stood to be 20 minutes shorter, but overall, clearly more to this one than just the plane stuff, which is always nice

re: ✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

@Alexis Jeez, 1938. This made me wonder about the oldest movie I've seen, which is probably Dr. Strangelove. 1964! Also makes me realize Doctor Who is just slightly older.

What's the oldest you've seen, you think?

re: ✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

@The_T I mean, I watched everything on Letterboxd from the 1870s and 1880s I could find one afternoon, so, uhhhh, 1874's "Passage de Venus," technically.

The oldest thing that I'd actually call a narrative fiction film then is "La Voyage dans la Lune," from 1902.

If it has to be feature length: Oldest drama (and first Best Picture nominee), "7th Heaven," 1927, oldest comedy, Chaplin's "The Circus," 1928.


re: ✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

@Alexis oh god, I'm pretty sure I remember "La Voyage dans la Lune" being mentioned in one of my classes (I'm... not sure what the class was about?) as being the first narrative film, wasn't it?

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re: ✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

@Alexis (this class was well over 6 years ago)

re: ✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

@The_T It's the first narrative film worth mentioning, basically? Before Voyage it's all documentary snippets and relatively basic fiction like this, the film equivalent of a gag strip:

In the metaphor where that's a gag strip, "Le Voyage dans la Lune" is, uhh, the first comic book.

re: ✈️ "Test Pilot" (1938) 

@The_T > the film equivalent of a gag strip

that's just a Vine

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