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Movie: Logan Lucky

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on Aug 24, 2017 - 14 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF  Season 8, Ep 9

"The Most Amazing Picture of Our Time!" A hypnotist gives Michael Landon a substance that turns him into a werewolf. Who gave this guy funding? What, another hypnotist? One of those was the villain last movie! Pearl and company are now on what the show's staff called "camping world." Meanwhile on the SOL, the show gets invaded by an alien. Y'know, again. At least the stingers are back! YouTube (1h32m) - Promo (17s) Premiered April 19, 1997. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jul 27, 2017 - 7 comments

The Americans: Darkroom  Season 5, Ep 10

Stan, Renee, Philip, and Elizabeth have dinner, Brad and Alexei have kvass, Tatiana has a chat with Evgheniya, Oleg talks to his co-worker and does not talk to his parents, Sofia tells Aderholt and Beeman about her boyfriend, Pasha is dealing with a shitty situation at school, Philip and Elizabeth tie the knot, and there are new developments arising from Paige's relationship with Pastor Tim. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on May 9, 2017 - 30 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BRUTE MAN  Season 7, Ep 2

"Towering NEW Terror! No woman safe from his crushing arms..." A guy with acromegaly is kiling people, but when he takes refuge from the police in a blind girl's house he finds himself moved to help her. He goes and steals to pay for an operation that could cure her, but also kills people because I guess old habits die hard. The police punch his ticket, but for some reason she gets the operation anyway. With short The Chicken of Tomorrow: The hazy future promises advances in the raising of chickens. Science marches on! Poor Rondo Hatton died shortly after this movie was made, from the very acromegaly that established him as "The Creeper." Although the short is great, this is one of the worse episodes of Season Seven unfortunately. Host segments are interesting though, with Pearl's date having to face off with a surprisingly protective Dr. Forrester. YouTube (1h31m) Premiered February 10, 1996. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 26, 2017 - 7 comments

Movie: Blood Orange

Blood Orange stars Iggy Pop as Bill, an ageing rock star living with his beautiful and promiscuous young wife Isabelle (Kacey Barnfield). Into their peculiar paradise comes a dangerous ex-lover (Ben Lamb) hell bent on revenge. [more inside]
posted by cda on Apr 1, 2017 - 0 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SINISTER URGE  Season 6, Ep 13

aka The Young and Immoral. "Compulsive Killer Strikes Terror" "Frank... Daring... Shocking Realism" The police are trying to shut down a smutty picture racket while a killer, driven to insanity by pornographic nudity, preys on local women. With short Keeping Clean and Neat: An omniscient disembodied voice tells kids how to wash and perform hygiene. The movie is the last of Ed Wood's movies that Mystery Science Theater would cover. Reactions from the fanbase are mixed: Sampo of Satellite News thinks it's so-so, but some of the commenters, and Mighty Jack, love it. Wood made a softcore version of the movie the next year, and planned a sequel that was never made. YouTube (1h30m) Premiered November 5, 1994. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jan 19, 2017 - 6 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE  Season 6, Ep 4

"Her Power Goes Beyond Life.... His Rage Survives Even Death!" A voodoo priestess revives a zombie. Okay forget that. A guy is knifed by thugs. Now forget that too. Years later, his way-too-beefy son thwarts robbers of a convenience store. It's when he exits the store that the movie really begins, as he's hit by a car driven by unruly teens. He's dead! But thanks to Ms. Voodoo, he can live again as a zombie and track down his killers, while three ineffectual policemen trace him, one of them sounding like Jim Baccus with a slow leak, and another being Actual Adam West. Oh, and Motorhead's "Ace of Spaces" is in there. The multiple prologues confused the heck out of me. Servo's Adam West impression sounds more like Shatner to me. YouTube (1h33m) Promo. Premiered November 24, 1994 (Thanksgiving Day). [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Nov 2, 2016 - 23 comments

Movie: Don't Breathe

A group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they'll get away with the perfect heist. They're wrong. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Sep 4, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: Anthropoid

In the winter of 1941-1942, two Czech soldiers (Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) parachute back into occupied Czechoslovakia. Their mission is to assassinate the Butcher of Prague: SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler. [more inside]
posted by russilwvong on Aug 23, 2016 - 1 comment

Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Upside Down  Season 1, Ep 8

Dr. Brenner holds Hooper and Joyce for questioning while the boys wait with Eleven in the gym. Back at Will's, Nancy and Jonathan prepare for battle. (season finale)
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 17, 2016 - 176 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Seven: The Bathtub  Season 1, Ep 7

Eleven struggles to reach Will, while Lucas warns that "the bad men are coming." Nancy and Jonathan show the police what Jonathan caught on camera. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 17, 2016 - 31 comments

Chapter 6: The Monster  Season 1, Ep 6

A frantic Jonathan looks for Nancy in the darkness, but Steve's looking for her too. Hopper and Joyce uncover the truth about the lab's experiments. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 17, 2016 - 24 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat  Season 1, Ep 5

Hopper breaks into the lab while Nancy and Jonathan confront the force that took Will. The boys ask Mr. Clarke how to travel to another dimension. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 34 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Four: The Body  Season 1, Ep 4

Refusing to believe Will is dead, Joyce tries to connect with her son. The boys give Eleven a makeover. Nancy and Jonathan form an unlikely alliance. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 43 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly  Season 1, Ep 3

An increasingly concerned Nancy looks for Barb and finds out what Jonathan's been up to. Joyce is convinced Will is trying to talk to her. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 36 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street  Season 1, Ep 2

Lucas, Mike and Dustin try to talk to the girl they found in the woods. Hopper questions an anxious Joyce about an unsettling phone call. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 27 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers  Season 1, Ep 1

In a laboratory run by the U.S. Department of Energy, a Scientist is taken by an unseen force. Will Byers, a young boy goes missing after witnessing a strange creature on his bike ride home. After Will goes missing, a young girl appears at a restaurant wearing a hospital gown and shaved head. After running away from the restaurant, Lucas, Mike and Dustin, Will's friends, find her in the woods during a storm.
posted by Fizz on Jul 16, 2016 - 60 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: TEEN-AGE STRANGLER  Season 5, Ep 14

aka "Terror in the Night." "A caress... an embrace... then DEFILEMENT AND DEATH!" "Budding young teenie-boppers were this Bluebeard's prey!" A serial killer is terrorizing the town, attacking teenage girls. Lt. Anderson thinks it's because parents are too lenient with their kids. Darn kids! With short Is This Love?: A young couple runs away to get married. This would be the first "normal" Mike episode, and fan buzz is that it's a pretty good one. Mike and company have a lot of fun at Mikey's expense. The character was played by John Humphries, who appeared at the first Conventio-Con, and filled us in on some info: few people who made this movie went to do any other movie, and the movie's featuring on MST3K caused a renewed interest in it in the town in Huntington, West Virginia, where it was made, where it got a 1994 theater showing. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered November 7, 1993. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jul 14, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: The Invitation

While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.
posted by tel3path on May 2, 2016 - 10 comments

Movie: Desierto

A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands.
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 20, 2016 - 0 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

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

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

Movie: Midnight Special

Roy (Michael Shannon) flees by night with his son (Jaeden Lieberher) and friend (Joel Edgerton), evading sunlight, an Amber Alert, a religious cult, and the FBI in writer/director Jeff Nichols' heartfelt supernatural chase film. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Mar 20, 2016 - 16 comments

Movie: I Saw the Devil

A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 18, 2016 - 2 comments

MeFi Horror Club: I Saw the Devil

The next pick will be of the horror-adjacent variety. 2010 Korean thriller I Saw the Devil by director & co-writer Kim Jee-woon (A Tale of Two Sisters), tells the bloody tale of a secret agent who exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 15, 2016 - 5 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

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: Run Lola Run

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 27, 2016 - 29 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

Movie: Shadow of a Doubt

A young woman discovers her visiting "Uncle Charlie" may not be the man he seems to be. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Jan 5, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: Man from Reno

A mystery outside of San Francisco brings togethera a small-town sheriff, a Japanese author, and a traveler from Reno who soon disappears, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions. It is an "intricately, even densely, plotted mystery/thriller that casts an unusual spell from its opening scene." [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Nov 18, 2015 - 4 comments

Blindspot: Eight Slim Grins  Season 1, Ep 3

A jewel thief--a member of an infamous crew--is caught after a nearly perfect heist and he has a connection to Jane Doe. Meanwhile, the question of whether she is the missing Taylor Shaw is solved.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Oct 6, 2015 - 7 comments

Movie: The 39 Steps

A Canadian man in London finds himself pulled into a chain of events in which he must go on the run in order to save himself. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 5, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: The Gift

A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.
posted by phunniemee on Aug 12, 2015 - 12 comments

Deutschland 83: Able Archer  Season 1, Ep 8

Season finale: Martin races to avoid police capture and warn the East Germans that "Able Archer" is only an exercise, not a real attack. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Aug 6, 2015 - 5 comments

Deutschland 83: Bold Guard  Season 1, Ep 7

As preparations for NATO’s nuclear war game intensify, Martin receives an order from East Germany that cements his fears about their paranoia. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jul 30, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: In Bruges

Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 27, 2015 - 22 comments

Wayward Pines: Cycle  Season 1, Ep 10

Wayward Pines is under siege and the residents prepare for the final showdown.
posted by lmfsilva on Jul 24, 2015 - 25 comments

Deutschland 83: Brandy Station  Season 1, Ep 6

Martin wants to stay in East Germany after returning for his mother’s kidney transplant. Alex Edel takes General Jackson hostage. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jul 23, 2015 - 2 comments

Wayward Pines: A Reckoning  Season 1, Ep 9

Theresa gets a hand from Nurse Pam. Ethan is pressured to execute Kate. Harold and the bomb plot conspirators get a visitor bearing gifts. [more inside]
posted by lmfsilva on Jul 17, 2015 - 10 comments

Deutschland 83: Northern Wedding  Season 1, Ep 4

When the bug is found in Linda's desk, NATO is placed on high alert. Linda arrives to visit Martin, who scrambles to turn her loyalties around. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jul 9, 2015 - 8 comments

Wayward Pines: Betrayal  Season 1, Ep 7

After learning what's at stake, Ethan returns to Wayward Pines, but those he confided the truth are less than receptive to it. Meanwhile, he also discovers the fifth column threat is bigger, more aggressive and better equipped than he thought. Theresa discovers Plot 33 might be more than an empty plot of land. A biology class gets from awkward to creepy in a second.
posted by lmfsilva on Jul 3, 2015 - 9 comments

Deutschland 83: Atlantic Lion  Season 1, Ep 3

While at a NATO conference in Brussels, Martin gets his first assignment: to seduce and bug the head security analyst’s secretary, Linda. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jul 2, 2015 - 5 comments

Wayward Pines: Choices  Season 1, Ep 6

Ethan learns more about Pilcher's grand design. Kate and Theresa have coffee. Kate and her husband hatch a plan.
posted by trunk muffins on Jun 25, 2015 - 8 comments

Deutschland 83: Brave Guy  Season 1, Ep 2

Martin is sent to break into the hotel room of a NATO analyst to steal a report, which turns out to be something different than the East Germans expected. Along the way he has another encounter with the General's daughter, and a run-in with a hotel waitress. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jun 25, 2015 - 10 comments

Deutschland 83: Quantum Jump  Season 1, Ep 1

A coming-of-age spy thriller set in 1980s Germany. The first German language series to air on US TV. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jun 17, 2015 - 14 comments

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