Movies. I watch movies. I watch stacks and stacks of movies. October movies part 3 of 3:

139. (1198.) Crippled Avengers (1978)
The sequel to martial arts masterpiece Five Deadly Venoms is essentially the exact same movie with the exact same actors. It does have some imaginatively choreographed and executed fight scenes, but it's best not to watch the two movies too closely together. In my case, that probably means not in the same year.

140. (1199.) The Puppetoon Movie (1987)
Hey, this whole movie is animated shorts that would have been played before movies! George Pal's Puppetoons are indeed impressive examples of stop motion animation, but like martial arts movies, are probably better served with some space in between.

141. (1200.) Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
This was the first Madea movie. I knew that Tyler Perry's movies were based on his plays, but I expected that this incarnation of Madea would be a prototype compared to her later appearances. Nope. Madea is always Madea. The real difference is that in later movies, she get more screen time. In this case, I could have probably checked out after Madea takes a chainsaw to the living room.

142. (1201.) Daddy's Home (2015)
This didn't suck. I don't know why I thought it would suck or why I watched a movie that I thought would suck, but I did. And I laughed. Mark Wahlberg's ridiculous work out and CPR attempts were particular highlights.

143. (1202.) Spite Marriage (1929)
Buster Keaton's last silent film! It's just an excuse for some classic Keaton shenanigans in generally unconnected gags. If you ask, "why is he climbing that ship's mast?", you're paying too much attention. It's worth it for the bed routine alone.

That finally finishes October. More to come.

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