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Movie: Battle Royale

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Oct 30, 2016 - 5 comments

Transparent: Full season  Season 3, Ep 0

The Pfefferman family splinters into disparate journeys on their continued path of self-discovery. Then everyone goes on a cruise!
posted by theodolite on Sep 26, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: War Dogs

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz (Miles Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill), who worked their way up the ladder of Pentagon contracts to land a $300 million contract to arm America's allies in Afghanistan. [Trailer #1, Trailer #2] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 30, 2016 - 8 comments

Tyrant: The Dead and The Living  Season 3, Ep 3

Barry and Molly employ every means available to prevent a personal tragedy. Fauzi and Daliyah become close through work. Ahmed makes a dark discovery about Nusrat's past. [more inside]
posted by jimw on Jul 26, 2016 - 1 comment

Tyrant: Cockroach  Season 3, Ep 2

Barry discovers that his hold over Abuddin is tenuous. Sammy embarks on a risky relationship. Ihab's desire for revenge is given an outlet. Fauzi returns to Abuddin. [more inside]
posted by jimw on Jul 15, 2016 - 1 comment

Tyrant: Spring  Season 3, Ep 1

Barry steps forward as interim president and sets the stage for democratic elections. Daliyah takes a leading role in the nation. An American General who shares history with Leila arrives. [more inside]
posted by jimw on Jul 11, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: The Lobster

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on May 12, 2016 - 35 comments

Who wants to watch Dance Academy?

Dance Academy is an Aussie teen drama about students at a ballet school. I expected to hate it, but it's really rather good: well characterized, limits cheese to portions the size of a matchbox, a decent amount of real dancing per episode. Who's with me?
posted by tel3path on Apr 27, 2016 - 4 comments

My Mad Fat Diary: Big Wide World  Season 1, Ep 1

After being discharged from a psychiatric hospital, Rae Earl has to figure out how to navigate teenage social life, her mom's new relationship, and her own secrets. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Apr 23, 2016 - 5 comments

The Path: The Hole   Season 1, Ep 5

Cal deals with the fall out of Sarah's decision, Mary is conflicted, and Abe deals with his daughter. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Apr 21, 2016 - 9 comments

Nashville: If I Could Do It All Again  Season 4, Ep 13

Luke starts questioning his decision to bring Riff Bell on tour; Deacon and Frankie butt heads over Vita; Frankie makes a destructive decision. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Apr 20, 2016 - 3 comments

Nashville: How Does It Feel to Be Free  Season 4, Ep 12

A familiar face is back on the Nashville music scene when Luke recruits his old friend Riff Bell to join him on tour. While the duo starts planning Riff's return to the stage, newcomer Vita arrives at The Beverly, but while she convinces Deacon and Rayna she deserves a shot, Frankie has his doubts. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Apr 19, 2016 - 0 comments

Nashville: Forever and for Always  Season 4, Ep 11

When Deacon and Rayna are ambushed by paparazzi after their intimate wedding rehearsal dinner, Deacon's hot-headed reaction casts a pall on their plans and forces a change of venue. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Apr 18, 2016 - 0 comments

30° i februari: 30 Degrees in February (S1: All episodes)  Season 1, Ep 0

To these Swedes, Thailand seems like a fresh start, a place to rebuild your life, where happiness is within a hand's reach. But they may discover that wherever you go, there you are. 10 episode character driven drama on Netflix. [more inside]
posted by sively on Apr 10, 2016 - 4 comments

11.22.63: The Day in Question  Season 1, Ep 8

The past pulls out every weapon it has to keep Jake from reaching Dealey Plaza in time to save Kennedy. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Apr 5, 2016 - 17 comments

30 Degrees in February - any takers for Swedish-Thai TV drama?

Is anyone else interested in watching this sweet, low-key and a bit melancholy series? (Available on Netflix in many regions.) Trailer. Something about it reminds me of The Station Agent. [more inside]
posted by sively on Apr 1, 2016 - 5 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Watchdogs  Season 3, Ep 14

Agent Mack and his brother step in when a radical group called the Watchdogs plans to eliminate the Inhumans; Simmons finds a powerful chemical compound.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 30, 2016 - 18 comments

11.22.63: Soldier Boy  Season 1, Ep 7

The end is near, and Jake is not up to the task. Sadie scrambles to pick up the pieces, but no one knows the mission as well as Jake. Kennedy and the assassin are on a collision path - but has Jake changed things enough in the past to alter the course of events? The days are counting down as 11.22.63 draws near.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 30, 2016 - 6 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Parting Shot  Season 3, Ep 13

Bobbi and Hunter become ensnared in an assassination plot after tracking Malick to Russia. As S.H.I.E.L.D. races to save the lives on the line, the team is changed forever.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 23, 2016 - 22 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Inside Man  Season 3, Ep 12

Coulson and General Talbot are forced to team up and attend a worldwide symposium on Inhumans, where they suspect Malick has an inside man. As the S.H.I.E.L.D. team gets closer to the truth, an unexpected traitor is revealed.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 23, 2016 - 7 comments

11.22.63: Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald  Season 1, Ep 6

It's October 1962, and the gathering storm of threats in Dallas continues to build. Jake must take drastic action to establish the full dimensions of the threat to Kennedy. And amidst it all, he's hit with an unexpected death and a bitter betrayal from one of those closest to him.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 22, 2016 - 6 comments

Daredevil: Penny and Dime  Season 2, Ep 4

Karen uncovers shocking facts about the Punisher, who finds himself hunted by a powerful force in Hell's Kitchen. Daredevil ponders his next moves.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 19, 2016 - 22 comments

Daredevil: New York's Finest  Season 2, Ep 3

Trapped face-to-face with the Punisher, Daredevil wrestles with the morality of vigilante justice. Meanwhile, Foggy and Karen work to save the firm.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 19, 2016 - 26 comments

Daredevil: Dogs to a Gunfight  Season 2, Ep 2

As Murdock recovers from an attack, Foggy and Karen fight to protect their new client from both the law and the Kitchen’s newest vigilante.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 18, 2016 - 13 comments

Daredevil: Bang  Season 2, Ep 1

In the void left by Fisk’s removal, a new threat to Hell’s Kitchen emerges. Murdock and Foggy take on a client with a questionable past.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 18, 2016 - 31 comments

11.22.63: The Truth  Season 1, Ep 5

Everything begins to fall apart as Jake struggles to live two lives: teacher and time traveler. When Sadie's life is threatened, Jake has to make a terrible choice, leaving Bill to his own devices. Lee Harvey Oswald takes steps that will lead him into a date with destiny.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 14, 2016 - 9 comments

11.22.63: The Eyes of Texas  Season 1, Ep 4

Jake and Bill's partnership starts to struggle as they discover more secrets surrounding the unpredictable Lee Harvey Oswald. The conspiracy involving Oswald deepens, while romance blooms for Jake and Sadie. But by becoming involved with an innocent bystander, has Jake placed his new love in danger?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 8, 2016 - 4 comments

Gotham: A Dead Man Feels No Cold  Season 2, Ep 13

Mr. Freeze gives the GCPD the cold shoulder and perfects his ice fishing. Penguin tries out the Oculus Rift. Dr. Strange expands upon his collection. Gordon does some good police work. Bruce gets in some kickboxing. Altogether there are fewer cold-related puns than the Schumacher film, but a much better fit for the suit. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Mar 7, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Down by Law

The story of three different men in a Louisiana prison and their eventual journey. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 7, 2016 - 4 comments

Top of the Lake: Paradise Sold  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 1

DC Robin Griffin is back from Sydney to visit her sick mother in her New Zealand home town. She ends up assisting the local police when Tui, a 12-year-old girl, attempts suicide by walking into the freezing lake water. Meanwhile, Holly Hunter and her Odd Squad set up a commune by stacking shipping containers in an idyllic field. The local organized-crime patriarch is displeased.
posted by tel3path on Mar 7, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: Witness

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 5, 2016 - 6 comments

Movie: Manhunter

Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 3, 2016 - 5 comments

11.22.63: Other Voices, Other Rooms  Season 1, Ep 3

Jake finds an unlikely ally in his quest. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Feb 29, 2016 - 13 comments

Movie: About Elly

The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Feb 25, 2016 - 2 comments

11.22.63: The Kill Floor  Season 1, Ep 2

Thrown by the enormity of his goal, Jake decides the one thing he can do to make a real difference is save the family of his friend Harry Dunning. Harry's family was murdered in a small Kentucky town by Harry's father, Frank. But does Jake have what it takes to kill a man and what are the consequences of violence?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Feb 23, 2016 - 22 comments

11.22.63: The Rabbit Hole  Season 1, Ep 1

High school teacher Jake Epping discovers why the burgers served by his friend Al at his charming diner are so darned cheap and tasty.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Feb 16, 2016 - 33 comments

Vinyl: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

In the pilot episode of Vinyl we meet Richie Finestra, head executive of the American Century record label. American Century appears to be failing, with a stable of increasingly irrelevant and mismatched artists who mostly produce flops. However, as Richie is on the brink of selling the business and making his exit, an unfortunate incident and a chance encounter with New York's burgeoning punk scene gives him reason to reconsider his career move and his sobriety. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Feb 16, 2016 - 16 comments

Movie: Mr. Nobody

A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. [more inside]
posted by kbar1 on Feb 15, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: The Danish Girl

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. [more inside]
posted by sively on Jan 26, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: What Maisie Knew

Based on the classic 1897 Henry James novel but set in contemporary New York City, six year-old Maisie observes the frantic comings and goings of her divorcing parents and their respective lovers.
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jan 3, 2016 - 2 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Facets  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 25

The DS9 cast "gets a chance to pretend to be someone else for a scene or two, which is goofy and fun until the sociopath shows up." [more inside]
posted by zarq on Dec 23, 2015 - 11 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Family Business  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 23

Quark and Rom's Moogie Introduces Feminism to Ferenginar. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Dec 16, 2015 - 8 comments

Nashville: We've Got Nothing But Love To Prove  Season 4, Ep 10

Deacon opens his bar. Markus plays a record release show. The Exes return from tour. Avery gets advice from friends. Luke gets some bad news.
posted by drezdn on Dec 11, 2015 - 1 comment

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Die is Cast  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 21

Garak reluctantly tortures Odo for information to prove his loyalty to his former mentor, Enabran Tain, as a joint Tal Shiar / Obsidian Order attack on the Founders in the Omarian Nebula is underway without Starfleet's involvement. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Dec 9, 2015 - 10 comments

Nashville: Three's A Crowd  Season 4, Ep 9

Deacon stops by the studio while Rayna works with Markus. Teens have issues. Gunnar gets writer's block. Scarlett takes the night off to see her boyfriend. Will is worried about working with a homophobe and Avery just wishes he could find some work.
posted by drezdn on Dec 3, 2015 - 8 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Closure  Season 3, Ep 9

S.H.I.E.L.D. and Ward collide when Malick attempts to open the portal. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Dec 2, 2015 - 33 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Visionary  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 17

In which O’Brien meets O’Brien, and all hell breaks loose.... [more inside]
posted by zarq on Nov 25, 2015 - 11 comments

Nashville: Unguarded Moments  Season 4, Ep 8

Avery tries to make his music more "commercial." Scarlett and Gunnar deal with adversity during a set. Will focuses on writing.
posted by drezdn on Nov 19, 2015 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Destiny  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 15

An ancient Bajoran prophecy of doom complicates the first joint Bajoran, Cardassian, and Federation science mission: an attempt to establish a permanent communications link through the wormhole. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Nov 18, 2015 - 13 comments

Nashville: Can't Get Used to Losing You  Season 4, Ep 7

Juliette deals with the fallout of last episodes bombshell. Deacon pitches a "Cheers"-style spinoff. Will pitches a "My Three Dads" reboot. The Exes get ready for tour.
posted by drezdn on Nov 13, 2015 - 5 comments

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