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#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.

#273, or #532 since I started counting, 1984's "Dune."

Leaving in a bit for #274, or #533 since I started counting, I reserved for this one at a moment when I did not remember I had an 8.50am dentist appointment today, 2021 historical picture "Eiffel."

Leaving in a bit for #275, or #534 since I started counting, 2021's "Dune."

In the category of, people are talking about it, Alex is easily people-pressured, even though Alex is not a horror person much, #276, or #535, 2021's "Malignant."

Leaving now to go see #277, or #356, 2021's "Queenpins."

M Night Shyamalan's wild 1999 continues with a hard pivot from uncredited rewrites on a teen romcom to #278, or #537, "The Sixth Sense."

#279, or #538, we nineteen-ninety-nine ever onwards, it's 1999's "The Matrix."

#280, or #539, 1999's "Bringing Out the Dead."

I'm not a big Scorsese person -- none of what I've seen I've found particularly compelling, but I also haven't seen the big ones -- but it'll be interesting to see how he uses Cage.

#281, or #539, M Night Shyamalan's 1999 takes one last U-turn, because he's one of two credited writers on this one, it's 1999's "Stuart Little."

#282, or #541, leaving the last millennium behind, it's 2000's "Gone in Sixty Seconds," which I understand is about Cage having to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother's life. Terrific.

#283, or #542, "Chris Pratt as Mario" and "RTD is back" have both happened since the last time I watched a movie, so let's do another emotional rollercoaster, it's 1997 robot anime recap movie "Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death."

#284, or #543, it's 2000's "Unbreakable."

Not sure what this one's about, I think it's M Night's comic book-y one? Presumably not ghosts again.

#285, or #544, it's 1997's "The End of Evangelion," which I reckon probably has more of the robot fights the preview for episode 25 promised, but which I reckon is probably also still Pretty Fucked Up.

You know how the vast majority of the Best Picture nominees are
movies global culture has seemingly totally forgotten about, and then every now and then there's one people still watch, like, and talk about?

#286, or #545, it's 1938's "The Adventures of Robin Hood."

I'm pretty sure the first time I booked a ticket for this one was before I was even counting movies. End of an odd, odd era, in a way.

Leaving now to go see #287, or #546, 2021's "No Time to Die."

#288, or #547, Cage's career barrels ever forwards, it's 2000's "The Family Man," which I don't know anything about.

It's October, so I've just hit play on the first horror movie on Netflix that didn't look like like a sack of shit with a turd on top, it's #289, or #548, 2019's "Escape Room."

Might as well plow on, #290, or #549, it's 2021's "Escape Room: Tournament of Champions."

#291, or #550, it's 2019's "Doctor Sleep," because sure, I'll watch Ewan McGregor pretend to be the kid from "The Shining," why not.

I've put on Netflix's "Attack of the Hollywood Clichés!", which I've seen people call "a YouTube video," when actually, it's "I love the 90s"-style background noise TV at best. But it's an hour long one-off, so I'm counting it as a movie! #292, or #551.

#293, or #552, let's find out what Cage gets up to in whatever the fuck 2001's "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" is about.

I hold this one up as the ur-horror movie I so obviously won't enjoy that there's no point watching it, it's time to watch 294, or #553, 2004's "Saw."

#295, or #554, Halloween is a month-long event online, so it's time for 1981's "Halloween II."

#296, or #555, again I must insist none of you tell the me from more than a few years ago about this, it's 2005's "Saw II."

#297, or #556, 2002's "Spider-Man." Ages since I've seen these.

Leaving now to go see #298, or #557, the movie sequel to the Dutch gay romcom sitcom of the same title, "Anne+."

There's a new one out this week, and my understanding is if I've seen the 1978 one (I have) and this one, I'm caught up, because these things get very silly with the alternative continuities, #299, or #558, 2018's "Halloween."

#300, or #559, this one's not in any continuity but its own, it's 1982's "Halloween III: Season of the Witch."


(or 560)

Never let anyone say I make good decisions.

It's 2014's "300: Rise of an Empire."

i'm not pausing this while i make coffee on the other side of the room

guess who's made coffee and is having a bad time, that's right,

3️⃣:zerozero: "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014) 

this isn't even directed by Zack Synder, they just got some other fucker who loves aggressive colour grading, green-screen, and slow-mo in to do it

3️⃣:zerozero: "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014) 


3️⃣:zerozero: "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014) 

why did I do this to myself

3️⃣:zerozero: "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014) 

nobody in this gets stabbed to death just once

3️⃣:zerozero: "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014) 

"I'm bored with your failures."

/you're/ bored???

3️⃣:zerozero: "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014) 

at least the first one I kinda enjoyed myself making fun of it

3️⃣:zerozero: "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014) 

fuck me, there's only three Zack Snyder movies I haven't seen


re: 3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014) 

@Alexis I have seen... Watchmen. That's it.

re: 3️⃣:zerozero: "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014) 

@The_T You really ought-a torture yourself with Man of Steel at some point.

re: 3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014) 

@Alexis Look, you know me, if I'm gonna watch one of them DC universe films, I'm gonna watch all of them, in order

And I don't know if I'm gonna do that, really

re: 3️⃣:zerozero: "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014) 

@The_T On the one hand, good call, on the other, I'm glad I've seen all of those because they're these huge cultural things that I'd feel like I was missing out if I hadn't bothered.

re: 4️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014) 

@Alexis If I cared about culture my life would be so radically different from how it is now

re: 3️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014) 

@The_T It's not that I care about culture, really, more that I like knowing what everyone's talking about.

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