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June 14

Five Easy Pieces

Jack Nicholson (in the role that earned him a reputation as a serious actor, and an Academy Award nomination) portrays Bobby Dupea, a disaffected oil rig worker who goes on an existential journey back to his privileged roots. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 6:29 AM - 7 comments

June 13

Tag (Sion Sono, 2015)

High school student Mitsuko is menaced by a malevolent breeze.
posted by naju at 6:56 AM - 5 comments

June 12

Timbuktu

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed. A look at the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant Islamic rebels. [more inside]
posted by gusottertrout at 5:37 AM - 2 comments

June 10

The Mummy

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.
posted by phunniemee at 2:52 PM - 12 comments

Computer Chess

Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed with the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 2:40 PM - 3 comments

It Comes at Night

A father will stop at nothing to protect his wife and son from a malevolent, mysterious presence terrorizing them right outside their doorstep.
posted by phunniemee at 11:29 AM - 18 comments

June 9

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Dusty (Dane Cook), the famous racing airplane, learns that his engine is damaged, so he must shift gears and find a new career. He joins an elite corps of firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park. When a massive wildfire threatens the park, Dusty -- with the help of his fearless colleagues Blade Ranger (Ed Harris), Lil' Dipper (Julie Bowen), Windlifter (Wes Studi), Cabbie (Dale Dye) and the Smokejumpers (Regina King, Danny Pardo, Bryan Callen, Corri English) -- learns what it takes to become a real hero. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:01 PM - 5 comments

Johnny Guitar

On the outskirts of town, the hard-nosed Vienna owns a saloon frequented by the undesirables of the region, including Dancin' Kid and his gang. Another patron of Vienna's establishment is Johnny Guitar, a former gunslinger and her lover. When a heist is pulled in town that results in a man's death, Emma Small, Vienna's rival, rallies the townsfolk to take revenge on Vienna's saloon – even without proof of her wrongdoing.
posted by frimble at 1:27 AM - 5 comments

June 7

Get Me Roger Stone

A documentary that loosely follows avowed dirty trickster Roger Stone through the 2016 campaign while reviewing the broad outlines of his career - from outsider, to Reagan campaign insider, to consultant, to outsider and insider and outsider (and insider?) again, all loosely framed around his (claimed) desire to someday run Donald Trump as a candidate for President. Featuring interviews with Stone, Paul Manafort, Tucker Carlson, Trump, and many others.
posted by Going To Maine at 7:29 PM - 2 comments

June 2

Wonder Woman

An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man to become the greatest of the female superheroes. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:38 AM - 177 comments

May 30

Dirty Dancing (Remake)

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, and nothing is ever the same for anyone in the Houseman family. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne at 2:08 PM - 7 comments

May 29

Planes

Dusty (Dane Cook) is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper (Stacey Keach) and a host of new friends (Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Cedric the Entertainer) , Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true in the Wings Around The Globe against international competitors (Priyanka Chopra, John Cleese, Carlos Alazraqui, Roger Craig Smith) [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 1:49 PM - 7 comments

May 21

Alien: Covenant

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.
posted by Sangermaine at 1:28 PM - 35 comments

May 16

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

A filmed version of Chris Gethard's one man comedy show about suicide, depression, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life. [more inside]
posted by dnash at 8:45 AM - 0 comments

May 15

The Fits

While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits. (72 minutes.) [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 11:56 PM - 5 comments

Mindhorn

Bruce P. Mindhorn (Julian Barratt) is a former secret who has a cybernetic eye he can use to see the truth. Now, he’s the best detective the Isle of Man has ever seen. WAIT, NO. (Record Scratch Sound) Richard Thorncroft (still Julian Barratt) is an abrasive, washed-up British actor who played Bruce P. Mindhorn in a two-season ‘80s sitcom. At the end of his rope, Thorncroft lucks into a bizarre, long-shot potential PR coup when crazed serial killer “The Kestrel” (Russell Tovey) demands to negotiate with Mindhorn, whom he believes to be a real cop.
posted by Going To Maine at 12:10 AM - 9 comments

May 14

Cars 2

Racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his tow-truck buddy, Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), have had their share of adventures together but nothing like what they experience when they head overseas for the first-ever World Grand Prix. While Lightning has his eye on the road to the championship, Mater takes a detour to international espionage when he meets British master spy Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and stunning spy-in-training Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer). [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 1:20 PM - 2 comments

May 13

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

A young FBI agent disappears while investigating the strange murder of a transient teenage girl in rural Oregon. One year later, in a small town not far away, another teenage girl born into privilege is living a double life, on the verge of losing herself totally in a blaze of sex, drugs, abuse and degradation. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 8:11 PM - 16 comments

May 6

Cars

Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros (Richard Petty, Michael Keaton) , McQueen gets to know the town's offbeat characters--including Sally (Bonnie Hunt), a snazzy 2002 Porsche, Doc Hudson (Paul Newman), a 1951 Hudson Hornet with a mysterious past, and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), a rusty but trusty tow truck, who help him realize that there are more important things than trophies, fame and sponsorship. 74/79 on RT, 3 starts from Roger Ebert, ages 5+ and 4 stars from Common Sense Media. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 2:35 PM - 11 comments

May 4

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. [more inside]
posted by romakimmy at 11:41 AM - 76 comments

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