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Spaced: Dissolution  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 6

Marsha still thinks that Tim and Daisy are a couple, and when she sees Tim kissing and flirting with Sophie, gets suspicious. Later that night at Daisy's birthday dinner, Marsha tell Daisy that Tim is cheating on her - Daisy's reply has dire consequences. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Apr 27, 2015 - 6 comments

Spaced: Gone  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 5

While spending an evening on the town (well, Camden), Tim and Daisy run afoul of some young hooligans (Lee Ingleby and Adam Deacon) who accuse them of substituting oregano for marijuana. Meanwhile, Tim's nemesis Duane Benzie steals Tim's house keys in an act of revenge for the paintball incident. Daisy saves the day when she leverages her newfound knowledge of masculine telepathy. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Apr 20, 2015 - 7 comments

Spaced: Help  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 4

After receiving a call from the mysterious Damien Knox (Clive Russell) of Darkstar Comics (and his seductive assistant Sophie [Lucy Akhurst]), Tim employs Tyres (Michael Smiley) to deliver his portfolio of artwork. Tim wisely removes an unflattering caricature of Damien, but Daisy replaces it in an attempt to be helpful. Tim must then retrieve the job-threatening picture before Damien sees it, aided by Mike and Tyres, and comes away with a little more than he expected. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Apr 12, 2015 - 6 comments

Spaced: Mettle  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 3

Tim and Mike run into old rivals as they prepare to enter the "Robot Wars" quarter final. Meanwhile, after being sacked from several jobs, Daisy is sent to work in a kitchen by her temp agency: it's 'Neo Nachos' in Kentish Town ("I've been there; it's nice."). Brian is given little notice of an opening at an upcoming exhibition and is left scrambling to create something, anything. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Apr 5, 2015 - 3 comments

Spaced: Change  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 2

Jar Jar Binks, Amber, the Job Centre (oh joy!) and Bilbo (played by Bill Bailey) all figure in this episode. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Mar 30, 2015 - 6 comments

Spaced: Back  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 1

After receiving an injection of money following the sale of her articles, Daisy returns from her holiday in Asia, but finds it hard to settle back into the flat atmos of play-fighting and repeat viewings of skateboard accidents--and who can blame her? Tim works through his George Lucas/Phantom Menace issues via a Star Wars bonfire, minus the Obi Wan robe he wears, of course. And Mike has moved into Daisy's room after an unfortunate accident (particularly unfortunate for the cat). Matrix Agents (Kevin Eldon and Mark Gatiss) are tracking Daisy and catch up with her at the pub, resulting in a karate-fight specatular. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Mar 22, 2015 - 6 comments

Spaced: Ends  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 7

Tim is ecstatic when his ex-girlfriend Sarah decides she wants him back; Daisy is less so, causing tension in the flat. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Mar 15, 2015 - 8 comments

Spaced: Epiphanies  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 6

Tim's bicycle courier friend Tyres (Michael Smiley) pops round the gaff to collect money Tim owes him, and decides to take the gang clubbing. Brian is forced to face one of this fears: being alone with Marsha, or clubbing. Clubbing it is, then. Mike is thrown out of the 'Rough Ramblers' but finds a new outlet for expression in rave culture (cue "The A-Team" remix). And Tim and Daisy reach a new understanding: it's alright to snap at each other. Well, good, then. Tim gets hit in the head with a stick. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Mar 8, 2015 - 10 comments

Spaced: Chaos  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 5

This episodes sees a major test of Tim and Daisy's friendship: Daisy mistrusts Tim after he loses Colin on late-night walkies. Can Tim redeem himself? Will Brian come back in one piece (you know the piece I mean)? And will Colin the dog ever go on walkies with Tim again? Pass me a Bourbon... [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Mar 1, 2015 - 13 comments

Spaced: Beginnings  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 1

Daisy Steiner and Tim Bisley meet by chance and hatch a plan to pose as a couple to rent an apartment whose landlord requires a professional couple. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Feb 1, 2015 - 14 comments

Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright Spaced rewatch?

Anyone up for a rewatch of Spaced? [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jan 26, 2015 - 32 comments

Movie: The World Is Not Enough

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - British super-spy James Bond faces another adventure as he protects the heir to a oil empire while tracking down a terrorist who is immune to physical pain. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Dec 25, 2014 - 14 comments

Movie: Go

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB – A checkout clerk in need of rent money gives drug dealing a try. A Vegas weekend goes awry. A pair of soap opera actors deal with legal and relationship issues. "You know what I like most about Christmas? The surprises." [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Dec 17, 2014 - 24 comments

Movie: Deep Blue Sea

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the bait as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Dec 11, 2014 - 20 comments

Movie: The Cider House Rules

A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Dec 4, 2014 - 6 comments

Movie: The Straight Story

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - 73 Year old Alvin Straight has heard his brother is dying and goes on a cross-country trip on his riding mower/tractor to pay his respects. But in true Lynchian fashion, there is more going on.... [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 27, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: The Ninth Gate

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - Alternately hired and haunted by Satan-worshiping bibliophiles, ethically-challenged rare book appraiser Dean Corso (Johnny Depp) jaunts around Europe hoping to unravel the mystery surrounding the rarest, most Satanest book ever, The Nine Gates to the Kingdom of Shadows. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Nov 21, 2014 - 25 comments

SPIRIT OF 99 PHASE TWO

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB is still going strong (natch) but I'd like to know where we're going. We need a new schedule and possibly a new person in charge (carsbonb did great work here). What have we learned and how should be proceed? What 1999 movies would you like to talk about?
posted by The Whelk on Nov 12, 2014 - 30 comments

Movie: All About My Mother

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - Following the death of her son, Manuela goes to tell the sad news to her boy's father, who is living as a woman, amid a heartfelt encrustation of classic Hollywood tropes and references. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 12, 2014 - 1 comment

Movie: Drop Dead Gorgeous

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - A documentary crew following a small town beauty contest discover that some people will do anything it takes to win. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 11, 2014 - 3 comments

Movie: Three Kings

SPIRIT OF 99 - March 1991. The war just ended. Kuwait has been liberated, President Bush has negotiated a ceasefire with barely any conflict, and there's thousands of US troops running roughshod over the Iraqi desert. Three (or so) of them venture off-base in search of a purported bunker full of Saddam's gold. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Nov 6, 2014 - 9 comments

Movie: Election

THE SPIRIT OF 99 - a high school student rigs an election, and all hell breaks loose [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 3, 2014 - 31 comments

Movie: Eyes Wide Shut

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - A New York doctor accuses his wife of infidelity, even just in her mind, and ends up on a series of strange, sexually threatening adventures through the city. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 30, 2014 - 17 comments

Movie: The Limey

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - An Ex-Con investigates his daughter's death and her involvement with a slick L.A mogul with ties to organized crime. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 27, 2014 - 12 comments

Movie: The Blair Witch Project

THE SPIRIT OF 1999 VIEWING CLUB - Three young filmmakers go into the woods to shoot a documentary about the legend of a witch that haunts rural Maryland. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 22, 2014 - 32 comments

Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You

THE SPIRIT OF 1999 VIEWING CLUB - In a kind of mashup of Shakespearean drama set in an American High School, a new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 21, 2014 - 16 comments

Movie: Summer Of Sam

SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - In the record-breaking heat of '77, a serial killer stalks NYC but the real danger may lie in your friends and neighbors. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 16, 2014 - 3 comments

Movie: Being John Malkovich

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - An out of work puppeteer takes a menial job in a office on the 7 1/2 floor only to find a door leading inside actor John Malkovich's head, then things get strange. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 14, 2014 - 24 comments

Movie: Ravenous

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB + HORROR CLUB: Things aren't what they seem at this remote outpost in the American West around the time of the Mexican-American war and a new hire suspects claims of cannibalism have root in fact. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 7, 2014 - 18 comments

Movie: The Iron Giant

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - A robot from another world crashes in 1950s Maine and discovered by a young boy who must keep him hidden from a paranoid federal agent. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 2, 2014 - 27 comments

Movie: The Matrix

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - A young tech worker in an anonymous city crosses paths with a group of armed outlaws who insist his reality is a computer simulation he must break free of to save them all. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 30, 2014 - 100 comments

Movie: The Talented Mr. Ripley

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB- A man is sent to find the wayward son of a wealthy family but soon realizes it may be better to impersonate him instead. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 24, 2014 - 18 comments

Movie: Sleepy Hollow

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - Rational NYC detective is called to the moody village of Sleepy Hollow where the locals insist a recent spat of mysterious deaths are supernatural in origin [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 22, 2014 - 15 comments

A Year's Worth Of Movies?

The Spirit Of 99! 1999 was a supernaturally good year for movie releases and now the majority of them are easily available on streaming apps and sundry. Why not watch two smaller 1999 movies a week and see what, if any The Spirit Of 99 was? Suggestions to follow- [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 15, 2014 - 66 comments

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