#MovieThread, 2021 edition!
In 2020 I watched 101 movies from very early into first lockdown until August 11, and the another 138 between then and last night.
I did not do a formal thread for the first 101, but I did do one for the next 138: https://beepboop.one/@Alexis/104677806709308567
Today's movie, #1 of 2021, or #240 since I started counting, 1995's "Johnny Mnemonic," because I think I saw someone say it's set in 2021? A topical affair!
Movie #2, 2002's "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones," because exasperated sigh.
Movie #3, 1933 Best Picture nominee "Lady for a Day."
I thiiiink this one is about a homeless woman who gets to be posh for a day? We'll, uhhh, see how that goes.
Movie #4, 2020's "Let Them All Talk," which I understand is about Meryl Streep as a snooty Author going to America on the RMS Queen Mary 2. In 2019, obviously.
Movie #5, the 1933 "Little Women."
I've seen the 2019 one -- these women had better be the absolute goddamn tiniest women you ever did see.
Movie #6, 1934 Best Picture nominee "It Happened One Night."
I'm pretty sure this is the one romcoms, like. Come from. This is The Romcom.
Movie #7, 1934 Best Picture nominee, "The House of Rothschild," which, sigh, I imagine is about the family of European bankers, because what other Rothschilds are there.
's got Boris Karloff in it, I guess.
Movie #8, 2008's "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." Extended cut again.
#9, "We Bought a Zoo," because I've been making fun of the title for nearly a full decade and it's on Disney+.
Movie #10, or #250 since I started counting, 2006's "The Prestige," or "Batman v. Wolverine: What if Stage Magic But Too Much."
Movie #11, 2011's "Zookeeper."
I do not know what this one is or is about.
Movie #12, 2017's "The Zookeeper's Wife."
I also don't know what this one is about, but from the Netflix thumbnail it looks like a WW2 movie.
(I think that's a reverse blarting.)
Movie #13, we move on from zoos to the jungle, where the animals are keeping a small human? Absolute madness.
It's 2016's live-action "The Jungle Book."
Movie #14, 1934 Best Picture nominee "Viva Villa!"
I'm pretty sure Wallace Beery is in brownface in this one. :/
Movie #15, 2010's "Four Lions." Terrorism comedy, I'm pretty sure.
Movie #16, 2017's "Boss Baby."
Movie #17, 1934's "The Thin Man."
I've heard good things.
Movie #18, 2015's "Trumbo," in which Bryan Cranston plays the sequel elephant to Dumbo.
Modern Hollywood does Golden Age Hollywood always feels a bit wanky, but at least this one's probably about how the Red Scare sucked?
"Trumbo" (2015) Show more
America: It's Always Been Like That!™️
"So if the house is on fire, you don't want to know?""I work in a BATHTUB, surrounded by WATER!"
This is, I say, knowing nothing, probably a touch simplified from reality, but it makes a good story.
:communism: "Trumbo" (2015) Show more
@Alexis Is this the one from the guy who did The Thick of It?
@kurt Iannucci? Nope, and not sure what you're thinking of.
@Alexis Ooh, I'm thinking of The Death of Stalin!
@kurt Oh, right, also commies. Yeah, that one's terrific.
This is my personal mastodon instance. For now at least.
Can I suggest you make an account over at ping.the-planet instead?