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June 19

Movie: Luca

Up where they walk, up where they run/ Up where they stay all day in the sun/ Wanderin' free - wish I could be/ Part of that world [more inside]
posted by Huffy Puffy at 2:05 PM - 3 comments

Movie: The Swimming Pool

(AKA La piscine). Set in a magnificent villa near a sun-drenched St. Tropez, lovers Jean-Paul (Alain Delon) and Marianne (Romy Schneider) are spending a happy, lazy summer holiday. Their only concern is to gratify their mutual passion - until the day when Marianne invites her former lover and his beautiful teenage daughter (Jane Birkin) to spend a few days with them. From the first moment, a certain uneasiness and tension begin to develop between the four, which soon escalates in a dangerous love-game. [more inside]
posted by praemunire at 10:40 AM - 0 comments

Supernatural: Tall Tales  Season 2, Episode 15

When a series of unexplained happenings on a local college campus defies Sam and Dean's efforts to figure out what's happening, they call on Bobby for help. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 5:11 AM - 5 comments

June 18

Movie: 120 battements par minute (Beats Per Minute)

César and Cannes winning fictionalized account of ACT UP Paris and AIDS and AIDS activism in the 90s. [more inside]
posted by latkes at 10:28 PM - 1 comment

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Reunion  Season 1, Episode 8

The Bad Batch find themselves cornered in the scrap yard.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:57 AM - 6 comments

June 17

Supernatural: Born Under a Bad Sign   Season 2, Episode 14

After Sam goes missing for over a week, Dean finally receives a phone call from his brother, who says he is in a hotel room, covered in blood that isn't his, and suffering from the effects of a week-long memory blackout. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 11:09 PM - 4 comments

We Are Lady Parts: Full Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

Written and directed by Nida Manzoor, this six-episode comedy series follows the all-Muslim women punk band, Lady Parts, as its members balance their faith, feminism, families, friendships, identities, careers, and dreams. [Trailer] [more inside]
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 1:43 PM - 5 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: It's the final, and the theme is celebration.   Season 7, Episode 10

The three remaining sewers work on a bridesmaid's dress, a festival-themed transformation and a glamorous off-the-shoulder gown. (Contains spoilers) [more inside]
posted by essexjan at 1:31 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #174 Search Party

Reply All comes back, hosted by Alex Goldman and Emmanuel Dzotsi. This week, with the help of tech reporters Ashley Feinberg and Katie Notopoulos, we venture to one of the darkest places on the internet -- our own search histories.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:55 AM - 5 comments

Supernatural: House of the Holy  Season 2, Episode 13

In Providence, Rhode Island, a prostitute kills a man, claiming that an angel in a beautiful white light had chosen her for redemption and asked her to stab the sinner to accomplish God's will. Dean and Sam investigate the case and discover that other people have been visited by the angel and subsequently committed murders. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 4:15 AM - 4 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time's Arrow, Part II  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 1

A meddlesome Mark Twain (Jerry Hardin) interferes with the Enterprise crew's efforts to save Earth's history, and Data's severed head, from shapeshifting psychic vampire aliens. Picard nevertheless manages to squeeze in a Shakespeare scene. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 2:44 AM - 18 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: CODE NAME: DIAMOND HEAD  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 8

Re-rewatch! This episode is more popular than I suspected, partly on the strength, perhaps, of its short, A Day at the Fair. The movie itself is a spy-themed made-for-TV thing, made by Quinn Martin, originally intended as an NBC series pilot. The plot has to do with a couple of people trying to protect a deadly gas that can kill people on contact, which is indeed pretty deadly. It sounds impossible to work with. The host segments spotlight MST3K's least-considered regular character: Magic Voice. Previously and again.
posted by JHarris at 12:25 AM - 2 comments

June 16

The Handmaid's Tale: The Wilderness  Season 4, Episode 10

June draws on all her resources and relationships, risking everything to ensure her own kind of justice.
posted by roolya_boolya at 10:38 AM - 21 comments

Loki: The Variant  Season 1, Episode 2

Mobius puts Loki to work, but not everyone at TVA is thrilled about the God of Mischief's presence. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 8:11 AM - 86 comments

Supernatural: Nightshifter  Season 2, Episode 12

Sam and Dean investigate a series of crimes where robbers with no criminal past commit suicide after the hold-ups.
posted by orange swan at 3:17 AM - 6 comments

June 15

Movie: Timecop

An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 1:14 PM - 9 comments

Supernatural: Playthings  Season 2, Episode 11

Sam and Dean investigate a Connecticut inn, run by a single mother, where mysterious deaths are taking place. They find evidence of hoodoo, and try to figure out who or what is responsible.
posted by orange swan at 4:59 AM - 4 comments

June 14

Legends of Tomorrow: Bishop's Gambit   Season 6, Episode 6

After moving in with John, the Earth-bound Legends pick up his styling cues. It's red and black for everybody. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 9:59 PM - 2 comments

Supernatural: Hunted  Season 2, Episode 10

Sam meets a woman who shares his ability to have visions, and who warns him that she has envisioned him dying in an explosion.
posted by orange swan at 10:02 AM - 3 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time's Arrow  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 26

An engineering team finds evidence of an alien presence on Earth in 19th century San Francisco: Data's severed head, buried five hundred years ago. (Season finale) [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 9:47 AM - 26 comments

June 13

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Prologue IV: The Hierarchy of Terror

New dangers loom over the shoreside community as the rest of the mortal world retreats from the storm.Join us as we build our next campaign while playing The Quiet Year, a brilliant mapmaking game designed and written by Avery Alder. Learn more about The Quiet Year and purchase it for yourself here: https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year See the maps and their alt-text here: http://bit.ly/EtherseaMaps
posted by curious nu at 5:58 AM - 6 comments

June 12

Movie: Winter's Bone

An unflinching Ozarks girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts for her meth-cooking father in order to keep her family intact. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama at 5:03 PM - 13 comments

Supernatural: Croatoan  Season 2, Episode 9

Sam has a vision of Dean shooting a defenseless man, and they go to the town of River Grove, where they find the townspeople have been possessed by a virus that makes them violent.
posted by orange swan at 12:03 PM - 3 comments

Book: Navigate Your Stars

"For Tulane University’s 2018 commencement, Jesmyn Ward delivered a stirring speech about the value of hard work and the importance of respect for oneself and others. Speaking about the challenges she and her family overcame, Ward inspired everyone in the audience with her meditation on tenacity in the face of hardship. Ward’s moving words will inspire readers as they prepare for the next chapter in their lives, whether, like Ward, they are the first in their families to graduate from college or are preceded by generations, or whether they are embarking on a different kind of journey later in life." - from the publisher
posted by The corpse in the library at 10:55 AM - 2 comments

June 11

Movie: Plan B

After a regrettable first sexual encounter, a straight-laced high school student and her slacker best friend have 24 hours to hunt down a Plan B pill in America's heartland. (available on Hulu in the US)
posted by dinty_moore at 4:51 PM - 6 comments

Movie: In the Heights

Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' Tony Award-winning musical about an immigrant community in Washington Heights, NYC. [more inside]
posted by lunasol at 2:37 PM - 15 comments

Supernatural: Crossroad Blues  Season 2, Episode 8

When Sam and Dean try to save the lives of some people who have sold their souls to a crossroad demon, the demon offers Dean himself a deal.
posted by orange swan at 10:31 AM - 4 comments

Top Chef: Blind Ambitions  Season 18, Episode 11

This week’s Quickfire Challenge takes inspiration from "Top Chef" France’s infamous Black Box challenge. In teams of two, the chefs each take a turn entering the box where they blindly taste a dish created by guest judge Gabriel Rucker and then must try to recreate it. During a night off, the chefs are surprised by guest judges Kristen Kish and Brooke Williamson arrive with care packages from their families. However, in true “Top Chef” fashion, there’s a twist and they must use the ingredients from their care packages to make their dish for the Elimination Challenge. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels at 8:41 AM - 6 comments

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Battle Scars  Season 1, Episode 7

The Bad Batch encounter an unexpected threat as they traverse a decommissioned medical facility.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:00 AM - 12 comments

June 10

Hacks: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

A dark mentorship forms between Deborah Vance (Jean Smart), a legendary Las Vegas comic, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old comedy writer (Hannah Einbinder). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:49 PM - 15 comments

Supernatural: The Usual Suspects  Season 2, Episode 7

Sam and Dean investigate the murders of a lawyer and his wife who claimed to have seen a ghost right before they died. However, after local detectives Ballard and Sheridan uncover the Winchesters' records, they arrest the brothers for a double homicide before they are able to find the ghost. When the ghost begins to visit Ballard, she begins to wonder if the tale Sam and Dean are telling her could be true, and if she might be the next to die.
posted by orange swan at 2:15 PM - 11 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: BLOODLUST!  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 7

Rewatch! In which we find out, for a hunter, the most thrilling prey of all is Mike Brady (Robert Reed). Also has the short Uncle Jim's Dairy Farm! Also, the first episode with Pearl Forrester, long before the became an official Mad! And the fiddle player in the square dance scene, off-screen, is reputed to be Maria Bamford! There, I think that's all the interesting points. Riff away. Previously.
posted by JHarris at 1:21 PM - 1 comment

HouseBroken: Who Did This?  Season 1, Episode 2

Honey refuses to go outside after the groomer gives her a disastrous haircut; Diablo meets a strange new creature that causes him to break the cardinal rule of being a pet.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:57 AM - 0 comments

Movie: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. [more inside]
posted by Cookiebastard at 9:38 AM - 5 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Semi Final  Season 7, Episode 9

It's the semi-final, and the sewers go back to the 1940s. They create a pair of Oxford bags [trousers], dresses from parachutes and a Dior New Look outfit.
posted by ellieBOA at 9:24 AM - 15 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Music and the Movies Week  Season 7, Episode 8

The sewers create a dress inspired by Dirty Dancing, a Sound of Music transformation and a disco era-inspired outfit from Dreamgirls.
posted by ellieBOA at 9:22 AM - 6 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Inner Light  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 25

After contact with an ancient space probe, Picard becomes one of the settlers of Kataan. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 4:14 AM - 25 comments

June 9

Supernatural: No Exit  Season 2, Episode 6

Sam and Dean meet up with the ghost of America's first known serial killer; Jo tells Ellen she's going to Vegas, and instead joins Sam and Dean to help them on their hunt.
posted by orange swan at 3:25 PM - 4 comments

Book: The Constant Rabbit

"Fforde (Early Riser) invokes John le Carré, George Orwell, and Beatrix Potter in this tongue-in-cheek political satire of systemic injustice, bureaucratic corruption, and human foibles. Peter Knox, one of the rare humans who can differentiate between individual humanoid rabbits created in the Spontaneous Anthropomorphising Event of 1965, works as a spotter in the English village of Much Hemlock. In this role, Peter secretly identifies rabbits for the United Kingdom Anti-Rabbit Party’s Rabbit Compliance Taskforce. But when Peter’s university crush, Connie, a rabbit herself, moves in next door right when the Taskforce is cooking up a plan to rehome the rabbits in a work camp, Peter falls into a tangled web of seduction, espionage, and betrayal as he’s torn between his career and a chance to do the right thing. Amid a rapid-fire barrage of literary allusions, Fforde displays his signature quick wit on a furious tour through modern British right-wing politics. Playful, biting, and timely, this is a must-read."--Publishers Weekly
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:19 PM - 3 comments

Legends of Tomorrow: The Satanist's Apprentice  Season 6, Episode 5

Gather round the projector so you can watch today's lesson about the skills and abilities of princesses to sing. Ensure that you bring the appropriate meeting supplies including a technical briefing binder and a cell phone. A cheese tray will be at the ready, including the appropriate forks. Ambiance will be created by candlelight reflecting off of Old Masters' portraiture, so dress appropriately. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 2:19 PM - 3 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Asian Americans  Season 8, Episode 14

Another week in the void. We hear about two right-wing leaders and their failed COVID responses, that of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, who let an offer by Pfizer of 70 million vaccine doses pass without response. And Now: People On TV Lose Their Shit Over The Phrase “Hot Vax Summer.” Main Story: The experiences of Asian Americans, often held up as a “model minority” by people who would like other minorities to see their problems as their own fault, when, to no surprise, the true story is a lot more complicated than tends to be recognized. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 11:12 AM - 1 comment

Loki: Glorious Purpose  Season 1, Episode 1

Endgame time travel shenanigans left a dangling thread in the form of a spare Loki. The Time Variance Authority finds that trimming that thread is more complicated than expected, and the spare Loki finds out there's such a thing as the Time Variance Authority. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 7:12 AM - 88 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Progress   Season 4, Episode 9

Serena and Fred greet unexpected visitors from Gilead. Aunt Lydia deals with a hunger strike at the Red Center. June and Nichole have a reunion.
posted by roolya_boolya at 5:25 AM - 19 comments

June 8

Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet: Backstory!  Season 2, Episode 6

A fresh-faced young man discovers what it takes to become one of the world's greatest science fiction writers. Includes extended flashback.
posted by porpoise at 9:47 PM - 7 comments

The Bachelorette: Katie Finds Love?  Season 17 (Full Season)

Bachelorette Katie Thurston searches for a husband in ~5 weeks on national television. WHAT COULD GO WRONG?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:00 AM - 6 comments

Sweet Tooth: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

On a perilous adventure in a post-apocalyptic world, a boy who's half-human and half deer searches for a new beginning with a gruff protector. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:23 AM - 15 comments

Supernatural: Simon Says  Season 2, Episode 5

When following up on one of Sam's visions, Sam and Dean meet Andy Gallagher, a slacker with psychic powers of persuasion. Once the brothers learn that Andy's family was visited by Yellow Eyes, Sam wonders if he could be one of the special children.
posted by orange swan at 4:39 AM - 7 comments

June 7

Critical Role: Fond Farewells  Season 2, Episode 141

The Mighty Nein return to the Blooming Grove to process what they've endured and to take their first steps towards embracing whatever the future holds in store...
posted by nubs at 5:52 PM - 15 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Next Phase  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 24

Geordi La Forge and Ensign Ro are believed dead after a transporter malfunction. However, they soon discover that their state may not actually be "death". [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 8:37 AM - 12 comments

Supernatural: Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things  Season 2, Episode 4

Dean and Sam investigate the death of a young college student who died in a car accident and whose grave is now surrounded by a circle of dead plants.
posted by orange swan at 4:49 AM - 6 comments

The Underground Railroad: full season.  Season 1, Episode 1

Amazon Prime says: "From Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead, 'The Underground Railroad' is a new series that chronicles Cora Randall’s desperate bid for freedom in the Antebellum South. After escaping a Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad beneath the Southern soil." I've just watched the full ten episodes of this over a period of about two weeks. I found it very gripping, full of great casting and first-rate performances. The later episodes are stronger than the early ones in my view, but maybe that just reflects my increasing investment in the show as it went on. What did other MeFites make of it? [more inside]
posted by Paul Slade at 3:46 AM - 4 comments

Movie: The Fugitive

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned U.S. Marshal. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 12:09 AM - 16 comments

June 6

Mr Inbetween: Season Three  Season 3 (Full Season)

The Australian comedy/drama about hired gun and divorced father Ray Shoesmith returns for its third and final season. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:37 PM - 1 comment

Feel Good: Season 2 - all episodes  Season 2 (Full Season)

The second (and final) season of the series follows recovering addict and comedian Mae, who is trying to control the addictive behaviors and intense romanticism that permeate every facet of her life. (Netflix, Channel 4) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:50 PM - 3 comments

Why Women Kill: Full Season 2  Season 2 (Full Season)

Where the first season took place in the 1950s, 1980s, and present day, this season sticks firmly in 1949 Los Angeles, a glittering world of glamour — for some. Alma Fillcot is a lonely housewife whose prize possession is her garden. She dreams of joining the Elysian Park Garden Club, but can’t compete with the (thin) women of means, particularly Rita Castillo. Unfortunately, Alma’s life is turned upside down by a revelation from her husband that opens up exposing everyone in the city’s secrets.
posted by ellieBOA at 8:02 AM - 0 comments

Supernatural: Blood Lust  Season 2, Episode 3

Sam and Dean meet another hunter, Gordon Walker, whose obsession with killing vampires may get them all killed.
posted by orange swan at 5:06 AM - 3 comments

June 5

HouseBroken: Who's a Good Girl?  Season 1, Episode 1

New show! A dog named Honey who runs group therapy sessions to help neighborhood animals manage the neuroses brought on by their owners and each other. Honey the poodle has a dog mid-life crisis after her friend dies and a coyote appears in the neighborhood; Shel the tortoise finds love from an unexpected source.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:46 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Caveat

Isaac, recovering from amnesia, takes a job from his friend Moe Barret, whose troubled niece Olga needs looking after for a few days out in the family's isolated, abandoned house. Just a simple, straightforward job. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 4:06 PM - 6 comments

Supernatural: Everybody Loves a Clown  Season 2, Episode 2

After the events at the hospital, and with no idea as to the whereabouts of the demon that killed their mother and Jessica, the Winchester brothers investigate murders committed by a killer clown.
posted by orange swan at 5:10 AM - 11 comments

June 4

Movie: Thirst

Hulda is suspected of murdering her brother when she is found holding his dead body. Released from police custody with no memory of how her brother died, she comes upon a man being beaten in an alley. When she steps in to protect him, she discovers he is a thousand year old gay vampire. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 2:11 PM - 1 comment