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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.

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."

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."

hold on, this is almost just American Squid Game

i will not elaborate

no, that comparison doesn't quite work

i will again not elaborate

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I described the first one as "kinda stupid but I enjoyed it," or something to that effect, but that's kinda what all the horror movies I like are, so I need to find better ways of talking about horror movies, I reckon.

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me, every time these characters close a door: "they're already in the escape room"

me, when they open it again: "the next door for sure"

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oh. ... nah this is going too fast, it's a dream

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"Looks like Minos went out of business."

or that's what they've dressed their building up as exactly like they did at the end of the last one, come on man

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this subway station full of people

totally part of the escape room, I know it

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no but the TRAIN IS

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"Looks like we're in an abandoned station."
"You're shitting, right?"

that's my secret cap
i'm always shitting

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I always go "at what point in the movie am I dead" and, look, what kills me here is the part where there's puzzles.

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Some real Gallifreyan Death Zone tower shit going on here.

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"You know, my dad found a silver dollar with one of those [metal detectors] once. It was worth a dollar."

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I feel like this one, uhh, enjoys showing you its young women characters suffering notably more than the first one did

though the first one also had fewer women in it

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A good thing happening? A trick for sure.

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well okay the movie is over but i'm not convinced

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@Alexis Is the movie over or are the credits just part of the escape room? Maybe mastodon is the escape room?

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@kurt I may never get out of my bathroom.

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@Alexis Is this your way of saying Mastodon is a shithouse?

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@kurt :beepboopone: is just a little satellite, I've gotta do my business somewhere.

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@Alexis I'll never look at space debris the same way.

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