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October 23

Movie: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

14 years after making a film about his journey across the USA, Borat risks life and limb when he returns to America with his young daughter, and reveals more about the American culture, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the political elections. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:03 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Jasper Mall

A year in the life of a dying shopping mall. [more inside]
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 12:01 PM - 0 comments

Dollhouse: A Spy in the House of Love  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 9

DeWitt leaves Dominic in charge of the Dollhouse when she has to leave for a short period. Topher finds a chip in the imprint chair which has been used by other agencies to alter the programming on the actives. As the Dollhouse looks for the spy within, Ballard learns more about the Dollhouse. [more inside]
posted by Kyol at 11:28 AM - 0 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Hunted  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 11

At Angosia III, a world applying for Federation membership, the Enterprise encounters a dark secret that the Angosians have tried to sweep under the Roga. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 7:51 AM - 9 comments

October 22

Supernatural: Drag Me Away (From You)  Season 15, Episode 16

Sam and Dean are asked to investigate the murder of a childhood friend, calling them back to a motel from their past and perplexing the brothers with a case they thought was solved long ago. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:43 PM - 1 comment

Book: The Silence

The Silence: A Novel by Don DeLillo is a very short novel that imagines a world in which technology has gone dark; it's WWIII or maybe not, there's no real explanation. Einstein is relevant, so is the Super Bowl. It takes place in 2022, and there's no mention of Trump or Covid, even though apparently someone tried to shoehorn one in. It's a very small puddle, but very deep. [more inside]
posted by chavenet at 1:29 PM - 0 comments

Movie: The Trial of the Chicago 7

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 10:15 AM - 4 comments

Star Trek: Discovery: Far From Home  Season 3, Episode 2

Meanwhile, back on the ship (and the planet they landed on)... [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:27 AM - 40 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: FIRE MAIDENS FROM OUTER SPACE  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 16

Rewatch! Astronauts land on a planet of lonely women, refugees from Atlantis. They have a problem with a monster, but the manly explorers from Earth take care of it. This is the episode with "Timmy," an evil alien Crow who causes problems during host segments. Previously
posted by JHarris at 12:41 AM - 2 comments

October 21

Movie: Vicious Lips

Sometime in the distant future, a fledgling band gets an opportunity for a breakthrough, if they can make it in time to a faraway planet to perform in a very popular club.
posted by miss-lapin at 10:22 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Wild Zero

Only legendary Japanese garage rock band Guitar Wolf can stand between a race of aliens from destroying earth with an army of zombies. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 9:10 PM - 4 comments

Book: Culture Warlords

"Talia Lavin is every skinhead's worst nightmare: a loud and unapologetic Jewish woman, acerbic, smart, and profoundly antiracist, with the investigative chops to expose the tactics and ideologies of online hatemongers. Culture Warlords is the story of how Lavin, a frequent target of extremist trolls (including those at Fox News), dove into a byzantine online culture of hate and learned the intricacies of how white supremacy proliferates online. Within these pages, she reveals the extremists hiding in plain sight online: Incels. White nationalists. White supremacists. National Socialists. Proud Boys. Christian extremists. In order to showcase them in their natural habitat, Talia assumes a range of identities, going undercover as a blonde Nazi babe, a forlorn incel, and a violent Aryan femme fatale."
posted by The corpse in the library at 5:04 PM - 3 comments

Movie: What the Constitution Means to Me

Filmed version of the live Broadway cast production of Heidi Schreck's play presenting multiple facets, historical perspectives and personal experiences with the U.S. Constitution. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 10:48 AM - 2 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Pastry Week  Season 11, Episode 5

It's Pastry Week and the bakers put their stamp on a Cornish classic in the signature, go retro in the technical, and make a showstopping classic tart hidden within a cage made entirely from pastry
posted by bitteschoen at 5:17 AM - 12 comments

Movie: The Cleansing Hour

Two entrepreneurs stage elaborate fake exorcisms on social media until one of them ends up being real. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 12:56 AM - 2 comments

October 20

Dollhouse: Needs  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 8

The Dollhouse's worst fears are realized as several actives awaken and remember some of their past lives and try to escape from the Dollhouse. [more inside]
posted by Kyol at 11:41 AM - 3 comments

DuckTales: Let's Get Dangerous  Season 3, Episode 12

Darkwing Duck gains an unlikely sidekick as he uncovers a dark conspiracy tied to the Missing Mysteries and one of Scrooge’s employees. [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 at 11:12 AM - 4 comments

October 19

Critical Role: The Chase Begins  Season 2, Episode 112

While preparing to journey to Eiselcross, the Mighty Nein find themselves torn as they uncover a pressing mystery about a friend thought lost...
posted by nubs at 3:21 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Zombie for Sale

A pharmaceutical company's illegal experiments inadvertently create a zombie. It becomes adopted by the Park family who attempt to profit off of it. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 1:20 PM - 0 comments

Fargo: The Birthplace of Civilization  Season 4, Episode 5

Josto strikes back. Ethelrida does the right thing. Loy finds himself against the ropes. Deafy shakes the tree.
posted by fight or flight at 9:07 AM - 6 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 11

Season 11 of Blaseball is kicking off and, geez, where to start! The Crabs won their third championship, and thus (after immmmeadiately losing their fight with The Shelled One's Pods) have ascended out of the ILB, to be replaced by newcomer team Tokyo Lift. Also the squid ate? the Peanut, and then The Boss, who presents as an ancient Roman coin bearing a sigil of justice, ushered in the age of Peace & Prosperity. All the new blessings are Tarot Major Arcana, all the new decrees are about destroying the Forbidden Book, and none of them have any explanatory text. Here comes some Blaseball. [more inside]
posted by cortex at 7:55 AM - 21 comments

Movie: El Día de la bestia (The Day of the Beast)

With the help of a death metal fan and an occult expert, a Catholic priest sets out to commit as many sins as possible on Christmas Eve in Madrid as part of his plan to stop the Antichrist. A Goya award-winning Spanish black comedy/horror film from Álex de la Iglesia. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:42 AM - 1 comment

Movie: The Kid Detective

A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. Until a naive client brings him his first 'adult' case... [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 6:56 AM - 3 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Defector  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 10

The Enterprise grants asylum to a defector from the Romulan Empire, who claims to have vital information concerning a renewed Romulan offensive against the Federation. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 6:42 AM - 15 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The World Health Organization  Season 7, Episode 26

Main story: the World Health Organization, Trump's stupid blaming them for the pandemic, and his decision to pull the U.S. out of it, which takes effect in July if nothing else changes (say in two weeks), and which could have huge consequences. It has 194 member states, nearly every country on Earth, but not the US if Trump's plans are not thwarted. On YouTube (19m) And Now: There's An Old Saying In Politics. Finally an update on Danbury, Connecticut, which is naming a sewage plant after John Oliver in exchange for donations to local food banks. At the end is the show's first location piece since the pandemic began (don't worry, John Oliver was wearing protection). [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 1:48 AM - 3 comments

October 18

Lovecraft Country: Full Circle  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 10

After uncovering the origins of the Book of Names, the gang heads back to Ardham to cast the ultimate spell. (Season Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:10 PM - 21 comments

Movie: The Royal Tenenbaums

The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 6:21 PM - 14 comments

Movie: Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare

At an old farmhouse, a family mysteriously dissapears at the hands of evil. Years later, hair metal band The Tritons comes to the farmhouse, whose barn now features a 24-track recording studio. Lead singer John Triton gets the band to perform their first night in the farmhouse after dinner, and weird little beasties suddenly appear, and strange things start to happen. Band members (and their tag along girlfriends) begin to act strangely and vanish one by one. Soon, only John Triton remains, and he holds a secret. Finally, the evil shows itself and a battle between heaven and hell ensues... [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam at 3:23 PM - 9 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BEATNIKS  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 15

Re-rewatch! Written and directed by Paul Frees (the voice of Boris Badenov), these characters are not really beatniks, they're more young criminals. But one of them can sing, and that gives him the worth to be lifted up out of his life of crime. There's a General Hospital clip before the movie too. A somewhat popular episode, but not many people's favorite? Previously, and again
posted by JHarris at 3:18 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Dawn of the Dead

A group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.
posted by iamkimiam at 3:10 PM - 13 comments

Movie: Krisha

When Krisha returns to her estranged family for Thanksgiving dinner, past demons threaten to ruin the festivities. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam at 3:00 PM - 2 comments

Movie: David Byrne's American Utopia

Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name. Old songs, new songs, beautiful movement, suits, and bare feet. Even a cover of Janelle Monáe's “Hell You Talmbout.” Probably the panacea you need right now. Currently found on HBOMax. Preview. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk at 11:16 AM - 1 comment

Book: Saint X

This killer debut is both a thriller with a vivid setting and an insightful study of race, class, and obsession. [Kirkus] [more inside]
posted by chavenet at 10:23 AM - 0 comments

Marvel's Helstrom: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer; the siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity. [more inside]
posted by Kyol at 8:13 AM - 3 comments

Saturday Night Live: Issa Rae / Justin Bieber  Season 46, Episode 3

Issa Rae, from the web series "[The Mis-Adventures of] Awkward Black Girl" and the HBO series, "Insecure." [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 2:37 AM - 25 comments

October 17

Movie: Followed

To gain a company endorsement, a horror vlogger stays at a cursed hotel on Halloween. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 10:26 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Pride and Prejudice - A New Musical

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. (Musical adaptation of the Jane Austen novel, by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:40 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Pieces of April

A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama at 4:51 PM - 1 comment

Movie: The Deeper You Dig

The man who hits a 14 year girl on the way home, his dead victim, and his victim's mother are locked in conflict. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 5:35 AM - 0 comments

October 16

Movie: The Station Agent

When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama at 8:46 PM - 10 comments

Supernatural: Gimme Shelter  Season 15, Episode 15

Castiel and Jack work a case involving members of a local church. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean go off in search of Amara. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:29 PM - 6 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Vengeance Factor  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 9

Picard's diplomatic effort to reunite the Acamarians is complicated by Riker's new/old girlfriend. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 5:57 AM - 9 comments

October 15

Movie: All Is Lost

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama at 7:53 PM - 5 comments

Movie: A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

A babysitter embarks on a mission to save a child who's been abducted by monsters. (Netflix, book adaptation) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:04 PM - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: TORMENTED  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 14

Re-rewatch! Tom Stewart's about to get married, but girlfriend Vi throws a fuss. But then he refuses to save her when she falls off a lighthouse, and now she's a ghost causing big problems for Tom. Tom becomes less and less relatable as he kills people to protect his secret. A weird and creepy movie, not really that bad but easy for robotic mockery to sink its geared teeth into. Another movie from Bert I. Gordon. Previously, and again
posted by JHarris at 4:32 PM - 0 comments

Star Trek: Discovery: That Hope Is You, Part 1  Season 3, Episode 1

[Season premiere] It's 3188, and Burnham shows up from the 23rd century, but where's everybody else? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:35 AM - 55 comments

October 14

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: Season 3  Season 3 (Full Season)

Against all odds, Kipo and the gang ended an old enemy's reign of terror. Now they're on a mission to fight a fierce anti-Mute evildoer: Dr. Emilia.
posted by Marticus at 1:31 AM - 11 comments

October 13

Movie: Videoman

A VHS collector's life begins to mirror his obsession when he finally obtains a rare vhs of Fulci's "Zombie." [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 10:20 PM - 1 comment

The Great British Bake Off: Chocolate Week  Season 11, Episode 4

It's Chocolate Week and the bakers tackle a deceptively simple traybake signature, a technical packed full of chocolate and nuts, and a white chocolate celebration showstopper
posted by jeather at 5:05 PM - 35 comments

Emily in Paris: Full season  Season 1 (Full Season)

A young American woman from the Midwest is hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on things. [more inside]
posted by elgilito at 4:04 PM - 4 comments

Dollhouse: Echoes  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 7

Rossum Corporation asks the Dollhouse to send a large contingent of actives to a college campus to retrieve an experimental memory drug. The drug brings out suppressed memories which affect everyone, including the actives. Echo's origins are revealed. [more inside]
posted by Kyol at 8:00 AM - 3 comments

Movie: Why don't you just die!

When Olya asks her boyfriend, Matvei, to kill her father, things go horribly wrong. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 2:36 AM - 1 comment

October 12

Special Event: Blaseball Season 10

Blaseball hits double digits, as season 10 kicks off! Strange weather, five bases for most teams, and a lot of weird Peanut God hijinks coming off last season including a team of undead thralls! Come on in and try to sort it all out. [more inside]
posted by cortex at 9:17 AM - 28 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Price  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 8

The Enterprise hosts negotiations for possession of the only known stable wormhole. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 7:30 AM - 15 comments

Fargo: The Pretend War  Season 4, Episode 4

In which Rabbi Milligan comes clean, Odis plays with fire, and Josto confronts Gaetano.
posted by fight or flight at 7:16 AM - 4 comments

October 11

Movie: The Nest

A paralyzed young boy lives on an isolated estate with strange rules. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 11:42 PM - 1 comment

The Haunting of Bly Manor: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose. (IMDb) [more inside]
posted by bcwinters at 8:02 PM - 19 comments

Movie: Boys from County Hell

A town that claims to be home to vampire finds out that the legend is actually true. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 8:01 PM - 2 comments

Lovecraft Country: Rewind 1921  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 9

Leti, Montrose, and Tic go back to 1921 to rescue Dee. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:13 PM - 32 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: PARTIZAN 35: The Witch in the Glass Pt. 1 & 2

The Witch in the Glass; a play in Five Acts  Act 1: Perseverance, or the Sage House Act 2: Contentment, or the Community at Chorus Island Act 3: The Single Star, or the View She Sees of Poppies Spread Act 4: Attention, or the Snow in Summer Act 5: The Present Day, or the Adversary [more inside]
posted by fomhar at 7:10 PM - 4 comments