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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."

#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 ClichΓ©s!", 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."

#301.

(or 560)

Never let anyone say I make good decisions.

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

Leaving now to go see #302, or #561, 2021's "Halloween Kills," which, rude, that's /illegal/.

Let's watch something that, surely, can't possibly be about violence putting somebody's insides somewhere they oughtn't be, #303, or #562, it's 1938 Best Picture nominee "Alexander's Ragtime Band."

#304, or #563, skipping ahead slightly on Cage's career so I can listen to a podcast about this one, it's 2011's "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance."

#305, or #564, let's see what the deal is with 2000's "Final Destination," which I assume is called that because it definitely doesn't have four sequels.

#306, or #565, it's 2003's "Final Destination 2," you know, that sequel the first one definitely doesn't have.

From darkness to darkness, leaving now to go see "Venom: Let There Be Carnage." #307, #566.

#308, or #567, let's see what this dipshit is up to, it's 1985's "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge."

I'm tired of sitting here in the dark, so I'm leaving now to go sit in the dark somewhere else, for #309, or #568, 2021's "The French Dispatch."

#310, or #569, called it, it really is about trains because there's a rollercoaster on the poster, it's 2006's "Final Destination 3."

though several of these have skulls on the poster, implying the skeleton in the robe type of death, not the metaphysical concept type of death, so

@Alexis It's about the metaphysical concept of a roller coaster, yes.

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Death is like a rollercoaster
Here in Deathburg
Race cars, coasters, aeroplanes
It's a death-blur!
Might be a visionary
Or rewrite destiny!

DeathTales! Woo-hoo!
Every day they're out there making
DeathTales! Woo-hoo!
Tales of harrowing-do
Bad and worse luck tales!

D-d-d-danger! Watch behind you!
There's a force out to find you
What to do, just grab on to some...

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