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Today's film! #5, 1932 Best Picture nominee "Smilin' Through."

I've deffo looked at the Wikipedia page, but no idea what this one's about.

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Movie #6! I watched spoopy zoom call horror movie "Host."

I don't watch a lotta these by pretty much any definition of "these," but, I dunno, at 56 minutes, pretty efficient use of all parts of the clichΓ© buffalo.

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Tonight's film, movie #7! Ripped from the headlines, it's 1932 Best Picture nominee "I Am A Fugitive From a Chain Gang."

...Finally, one I feel like I can safely assume is exactly what it says on the tin.

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Movie #10: I think Tarantino probably sucks, but people won't shut up about him, so I'm heading out to go see the first half of Kill Bill in the cinema.

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Movie #11: I've got 2019's "The Assistant" on -- trying to clear out some stuff from early in the pandemic.

God, what a relentless, crushing slog. Which I imagine is the point! As such, success? (Cripes, oh cripes.)

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Movie #12: This spring's "Underwater," because I'll watch Kristen Stewart fight a Cthulhu, sure.

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Tonight's movie, #13, "An American Pickle."

Seth Rogen is watchable enough, and I love a pickle, I assume that averages out to something I'll enjoy.

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Movie #14: 1973's "Live and Let Die." Third Bond in a row with a different face than the last one, let's see how this one does.

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I've put on movie #15: 1974's "The Man with the Golden Gun," a film that sure appears to open with a Sir Christopher Lee third nipple reveal.

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More clearing out of my downloads folder, movie #16: 2008 political dramedy "Swing Vote," which I think is about Kevin Costner somehow getting to cast the One Vote the (fictionalised) 2008 election hangs on.

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Once again I return to the downloads folder for some early-lockdown movies with "Capone." (#17!)

There was a lot of talk when this released about how this redeems Trank as a director post-"Fant4stic," and that's fair β€” it's well-made, and there's some great sequences in here, but at no point does he actually manage to make me *care* about this person or his family, which makes it all a bit flat.

Hardy, of course, plays a terrific disease-riddled Capone losing what little is left of his mind.

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Heading out to see #19, "Tenet." ...Or, perhaps, I've just come back from seeing it?

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Movie #20: I kept getting interrupted, so I watched it in chunks over the past couple days, but I rewatched "A Bug's Life."

It was fine. Better'n I remembered.

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Heading out to see the second half of movie #10, or, movie #21: Kill Bill vol. 2.

I assume in this one she Kills Bill.

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Movie #24: Apparently the shortest film ever nominated for Best Picture, "She Done Him Wrong" is only about an hour long.

Ya gotta hope that's not all it's got goin' for it.

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Movie #25, I've put on something called "Time Trap," because, frankly, you can't put something called "Time Trap" where I can see it and not expect me to bite.

The dog is called Boss, which I think is fun.

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Tonight's movie, #26, is "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." Not that the third one is actually coming out here, I don't think, so no rush and all.

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Heading out to see New Mutants, even though it's almost certainly trash. Movie #27.

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Movie #29, I'm heading out to see "Misbehaviour," which looked alright from the one trailer I saw in front of "Personal History of David Copperfield" the other week.

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Movie #30. I'm about halfway through "I'm Thinking of Ending Things."

It's... a bit... like having a ham thrown at you.

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Have put on movie #31, "The Spy Who Loved Me."

...That could be the title of half the Bonds I've seen so far.

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Wasn't gonna watch another Bond just yet but I guess in this one he GOES TO SPACE??

Movie #32 is 1979's "Moonraker."

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Movie #35, 1933 Best Picture nominee "State Fair," which I understand is, shock, gasp, twist, about a family attending a state fair.

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Am 40 minutes into movie #37, HBO 2008 American election drama "Game Change" (2012), because America continues to baffle, confound, fascinate, and be a primary source of headaches.

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Heading out to the movie theatre for movie #38, "Pitch Perfect 2," because I thought the first one was fun.

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Movie #39, I've put on the 1983 Bond picture "Octopussy," which, you definitely couldn't call a film that in the Year of Luigi 2020.

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Basically the same film again, but this time the paper-thin premise for keeping them together is a USO tour, which means it's all vaguely pro-miltary propaganda flavoured, which is No Good.

On the other hand, ending made me cry, just like the other two films did.

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@Alexis See, I told you they were going to war with the space bugs in this one.

@kurt Starting in media res with them blowing up the ship and then cutting back to three weeks ago does a lot to set up the raised stakes.

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@kurt The joke I'm making here is that that actually IS how the film starts, but that the word "ship" lets me hide that I'm talking about a yacht, not a spaceship.

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@Alexis They're actually regular pirates instead of space pirates.

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re: two layers of kayfabe 

@InspectorCaracal @kurt Kayfabe is what American-style wrestlers call the layer of fiction on top of the wrestling, basically?

So, "breaking kayfabe" is, like, stepping outside of that fiction you've been maintaining.

re: two layers of kayfabe 

@Alexis@beepboop.one @kurt@social.thiskurt.me ooohh it's a pro-wrestling term

i keep seeing people use it but I had no idea what it meant and i finally hit the breaking point lmfao

two layers of kayfabe 

@kurt Is an a cappella group that commits one (1) act of piracy together just a band of pirates who happen to have a shared hobby, or would they need to have their own ship?

two layers of kayfabe 

@Alexis They need to have a ship, but 'have' a ship means have control over it however briefly and through whatever means, so if they do nefarious things with a ship by distracting the actual owners through singing based shenanigans that would count.

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@kurt So, what you're saying is, "Pitch Perfect 3" is a pirate movie for the entire cold open and then from when Rebel Wilson starts knocking out security guards until the moment she blows up the ship, kills the aliens, and they all jump off.

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@Alexis Rebel Wilson, now that's a pirate name.

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@kurt I was gonna say "I'd watch that movie," but I think I just came back from it.

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