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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

Movie: The Hunt for Red October

In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect, or to start a war? [more inside]
posted by nubs on Mar 8, 2015 - 19 comments

Movie: The Game

CRFC9: Nicholas Van Orton is a "man who has everything", but who seems to be missing a key piece of himself. On his 48th birthday, his wayward brother Conrad shows up for dinner, and gives Nicholas a card that's good for one free session with Consumer Recreation Services. And so begins The Game. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Jan 20, 2015 - 15 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

Movie: Foxcatcher

Wrestler Mark Schultz forms a relationship with his new sponsor, millionaire John du Pont, as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances as both men feel inferior to Mark's revered brother, Dave. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 13, 2014 - 10 comments

Movie: Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler tells the story of Lou, a dark character doing whatever he can to get ahead in modern Los Angeles. Lou finds his calling when he stumbles across a camera crew recording a graphic traffic accident. He is introduced to the world of freelance crime journalism, where if it bleeds it leads. The film is the directorial debut of Dan Gilroy and features a transformative performance by Jake Gyllenhaal. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Oct 31, 2014 - 20 comments

Movie: Strange Days

CRFC2: At the turn of the millennium the economy is in the dumps, gas is over three dollars a gallon and the police have become a militarized gang. Scraping the bottom of the barrel is Lenny Nero, who deals in "playbacks", virtual reality recordings that transport their audience to the lived experience of another person. When a woman out of Lenny's past comes to him for help he finds himself drawn into a sprawling conspiracy. TW: graphic depictions of sexual violence. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Oct 27, 2014 - 10 comments

Movie: A Good Marriage

Based upon Stephen’s riveting and suspenseful short-story from "Full Dark, No Stars", A Good Marriage tells the story of Darcy Anderson as she learns the inconceivable truth about her husband of 25 years. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 3, 2014 - 1 comment

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: Hopscotch

A lighthearted Cold War spy thriller, Hopscotch follows the retirement of the most dangerous man in the world, CIA field agent Miles Kendig (Walter Matthau). At odds with his new boss and desk assignment, the wily Kendig is ready to hang up his spook, settle down with an old flame, and write his memoirs. But the Company, the FBI, and the KGB would prefer he not spill the beans, and will do everything in their power to shut him up and lock him down... with hilarious results. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Sep 10, 2014 - 23 comments

Utopia: Season Finale  Season 2, Ep 6

In the final episode the race is on to find out who is going to release the flu. The gang track down Dobri Gorski to a police cell, where he tells them the names of the three people he trained to release the flu. A process of elimination leaves them with Terrence, but they still have to find him. Wilson's new ruthlessness is unnerving - can he be trusted? And what will happen when Becky runs out of Thoraxin? [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Aug 13, 2014 - 14 comments

Utopia: Episode #2.5  Season 2, Ep 5

In the penultimate episode, following the revelation that her father is alive, Jessica sets off to find him, with hostage Milner in tow. Meanwhile, Wilson and Leah analyse their information and discover the far darker and more terrifying secret it holds. [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Aug 7, 2014 - 9 comments

Utopia: Episode #2.4  Season 2, Ep 4

A shocked Dugdale reluctantly agrees to harbour Jessica, but who should be scared of who? When Dugdale visits Jen and Alice in a secret prison it's clear he will do whatever The Network asks in order to keep his family [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Jul 30, 2014 - 19 comments

Movie: A Most Wanted Man

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. As the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish his true identity: oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Philip Seymour Hoffman's last starring role. Based on John le Carré's novel.
posted by scody on Jul 27, 2014 - 6 comments

Utopia: Episode #2.3  Season 2, Ep 3

Arby and the gang are on the run from the Network, but Lee and Wilson Wilson are attempting to track them down in an unlikely partnership. The Network is still trying to get Hyde to talk, and meanwhile Dugdale is coming to terms with what his new role entails. [more inside]
posted by Cannon Fodder on Jul 25, 2014 - 12 comments

Utopia: Episode #2.2  Season 2, Ep 2

The second season of Utopia returns to the present, with Jessica Hyde in the hands of the Network. Ian is back at his boring IT job and hating it (with Grant living in hiding in his house in full sulky teenager mode). Meanwhile, Becky reunites with sleazy scientist Donaldson (recast) in a deal for the drugs that are keeping her alive. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Jul 17, 2014 - 9 comments

Utopia: Episode #2.1  Season 2, Ep 1

Season 2 of dark conspiracy thriller Utopia kicks off at the height of the UK's late seventies 'Winter of Discontent'. The entire episode takes place in the late 1970s as we meet Phillip Carvel, Milner and the others involved in the genesis of the Network and Janus. Remember - the Network is watching. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Jul 15, 2014 - 9 comments

Utopia: Episode #1.6  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 6

The first series of Utopia reaches its devastating conclusion (don't forget, season 2 starts TOMORROW on Channel 4). Grant is in peril at the headquarters of sinister corporation Corvadt, Dugdale finds out he's been played all along, while the rest of the group try to find and destroy the Janus doses that are about to go out to everybody in the country. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Jul 13, 2014 - 4 comments

Utopia: Episode #1.5  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 5

An episode of frantic action juxtaposed with fearful exposition. Conspiracies inside the conspiracies begin to appear as members of the group slowly reveal they have their own motives and everyone learns the truth behind what Corvadt and the Network are trying to do. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Jul 11, 2014 - 0 comments

Utopia: Episode #1.4  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

The group holes up in an abandoned mansion and try to decipher the Part 2 Manuscript. Meanwhile, Dugdale's attempt to blackmail the Network backfires when they demonstrate just how much they know about him. Arby, the heavy-breathing hitman, finds out more about his past and learns that he is linked to the woman he hunts, Jessica Hyde. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Jul 8, 2014 - 0 comments

Utopia: Episode #1.3  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3

The Network brings its power to bear to frame one of the group for a horrific crime. Meanwhile, Dugdale begins to uncover the seeds of a vast conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Jul 3, 2014 - 1 comment

Utopia: Episode #1.2  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 2

In the second episode of Utopia, the mysterious Jessica Hyde finally appears. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Jun 26, 2014 - 6 comments

Utopia: Episode #1.1  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 1

With Channel 4 getting ready to broadcast Season 2 of dark conspiracy thriller Utopia in July this year (with some fantastic new cast members), the time is ripe for a rewatch. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Jun 23, 2014 - 19 comments

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