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June 22

Movie: Life of the Party

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into re-set by going back to college - landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who's not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna -- now Dee Rock -- embraces freedom, fun, and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.
posted by ellieBOA at 8:14 AM - 3 comments

Movie: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.
posted by ellieBOA at 8:13 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Blockers

When three parents stumble upon their daughters' pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.
posted by ellieBOA at 8:00 AM - 5 comments

June 21

Movie: Town Without Pity

Four American soldiers stationed near a German village face death in the assault of a local girl and are defended by outside counsel Major Steve Garrett. [Content Warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 10:04 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.
posted by rhizome at 8:37 PM - 3 comments

Colony: Lazarus  Season 3, Episode 8

Katie suspects there is a dark side to her refugee work. Will finds work for Broussard and Amy in a Resistance operation. Synder is back at work for the IGA. Bram has a new job. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 5:24 PM - 1 comment

The 100: Acceptable Losses  Season 5, Episode 7

Clarke and Bellamy make a startling discovery about Wonkru's battle plans as Echo and Raven must complete their mission. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 11:55 AM - 1 comment

Star Trek: Voyager: Shattered  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 11

Chakotay must travel between different timeframes to prevent yesterday's enemies from destroying Voyager, which has been temporally shattered. Sha-doo-bay [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:47 AM - 4 comments

The Expanse: Fallen World  Show Only   Season 3, Episode 11

Miwa sick, and nigh to death / And bowed with me every breath [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 1:34 AM - 31 comments

June 20

Mystery Science Theater 3000: STARCRASH  Rewatch   Season 11, Episode 6

Rewatch! "'The Giving Away the Ending Hall of Fame' or 'Former Evangelist Marjoe Prays for a Better Movie!'" One of the few movies in MST history where the film's badness may, itself, be more entertaining than the riffs. Starcrash is a ludicrous mess, but still lots of fun, with its skimpy space bikini, texas-talking robot, giant mecha-amazon, Marjoe Gortner as a Jedi with the serial numbers filed off, David Hasselhoff as David Hasselhoff, and a seriously slumming Christopher Plummer. I could go on! [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 10:01 PM - 8 comments

Movie: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 7:30 PM - 6 comments

Supergirl: Battles Lost and Won  Season 3, Episode 23

There's dead and there's not-so-dead in this season finale episode. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 2:36 PM - 8 comments

The Department of Time: Cambio de tiempo (Change of Time)  First Watch   Season 2, Episode 13

Season Finale: After the defeat of the Spanish Armada along the English coast in 1588, King Philip II decides to break the Ministry rules (imposed by his great-grandmother Isabella) and travel back in time to so the Armada will win the battle. When the Ministry refuses to help, Philip takes over, discovering that he can not only travel into the past but the future as well. Julián, Alfonso and Amelia return to 2016 from a mission to find history has been drastically changed. Philip is now King of the World, and the King of Time. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 8:45 AM - 5 comments

Drunk History: World War II  Season 5, Episode 8

The second half of the fifth season begins with stories about the WWII: the ghost army of inflatable tanks and sandbag troops to trick Nazi observation forces (John Lutz), Frank Emi and the civil disobedience at the Heart Mountain Japanese internment camp (Randall Park) and Hitler's nephew, who fought for the US (Lyric Lewis).
posted by lmfsilva at 7:17 AM - 1 comment

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: China President Xi Jinping  Season 5, Episode 15

This week:
  • Trump's summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un happened. The result was what Oliver reminds us is a Trump speciality, something akin to an "Ice Cream Blow Job." Something that sounds great, but when you think about it, doesn't actually mean anything.
  • Thousands of children were forcibly taken from parents due to the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy over illegal imigration, an act that has infuriated millions.
  • And Now: Senator Chuck Schumer Is Caught In An Endless Graduation-Speech Time Loop
  • Main story: China President Xi Jinping has overcome term limits, had his ideas enshrined in China's constitution, and cultivated a cult of personality around himself. Under him, China's released catchy viral videos to advance their economic interests. LWT made their own to remind everyone of their human rights issues. The main story (20m) is available on YouTube.
[more inside]
posted by JHarris at 5:11 AM - 1 comment

The Handmaid's Tale: The Last Ceremony  Season 2, Episode 10

A frustrated Serena becomes desperate; The Commander tries to make amends with Offred; Nick pushes Eden farther away; Offred is faced with an unexpected reunion.
posted by litlnemo at 1:29 AM - 33 comments

June 19

Movie: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 5:58 PM - 12 comments

Special Event: World Cup 2018 - Matchday 2

2018 World Cup football tournament livewatch and discussion continues in here! [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten at 3:03 PM - 427 comments

Elementary: Sand Trap  Season 6, Episode 8

Holmes and Watson search for the killer of a woman found encased in cement; Watson takes a giant leap forward regarding her interest in adoption.
posted by litera scripta manet at 1:55 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 411: Face 2 Face: Bon Voyage!

San Francisco was kind enough to have us come down for a visit and do a live show for them at The Warfield last weekend; a favor we returned by talking a lot about snake sex and secret pizza governments. Thanks to the power of audio recording technology, YOU can hear that VERY show! Right now!
posted by Tevin at 1:28 PM - 12 comments

The Department of Time: Hasta que el tiempo os separe (Til Time Do Us Part)  First Watch   Season 2, Episode 12

Ortigosa and Natalia's wedding is complicated by a hidden time portal and a romantic legend from the 13th century. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 10:48 AM - 5 comments

June 18

Movie: Yojimbo

A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 7:22 PM - 4 comments

Goliath: Seasons 1 and 2 Full  

Billy Bob Thornton as Billy McBride: formerly a brilliant and personable lawyer who founded the law firm Cooperman McBride with Donald Cooperman, and the two of them grew it to be a large successful company. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 at 1:26 PM - 6 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Flesh and Blood  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 9

[Feature-length episode] Voyager answers a distress call from a Hirogen outpost – only to find carnage caused by holographic technology that Captain Janeway has given them. Who will be first up against the wall in the holorevolution? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:36 AM - 7 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 64 - Scholar and Ogre

The Scholar from the library of the Great Halls of Terr'akkas returns. And we meet an ogre as well. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 8:08 AM - 2 comments

Somebody Feed Phil: Season 1 (All Episodes)  Season 1 (Full Season)

“My little joke that I make whenever I talk about my show is when I sold the show to Netflix I said I’m exactly like Anthony Bourdain if he was afraid of everything. My show is a take on his type of show but just to say that means that he invented an entire genre. I want to dedicate, not this episode, my entire series to him.” - Phil Rosenthal. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:23 AM - 10 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 220 - Camp Donald feat. Libby Watson (6/17/18)

A skeleton crew of Will and Matt are joined by Chapo associate and fan favorite Libby Watson to discuss the delightful topics of America's child concentration camps, a D.C. ballot measure to get tipped workers actually paid a living wage, and yet another attempt to understand the country club-dwelling, restaurant-owning Trump-supporting common folk of our heartland, but all after we receive a special call-in from former governor Jesse Ventura* to talk about the lighter side of the news and the recent raccoon antics in the Minneapolis/St Paul region. [more inside]
posted by Space Coyote at 3:45 AM - 3 comments

June 17

Podcast: Sandra: Season 1

A world where artificial intelligence isn’t so artificial. Helen thought her new job would help her forget her dreary hometown, but working behind the curtain on everyone’s favorite A.I. isn’t quite the escape she expected. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 11:23 PM - 3 comments

Westworld: Vanishing Point  Season 2, Episode 9

The Man in Black confronts his troubled past; Charlotte forms a plan to kill all the hosts. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:17 PM - 76 comments

Movie: Wonderstruck

In this new Amazon Original Film from director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, Velvet Goldmine) Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he never knew, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both set out on quests that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry. Screenplay by Brian Selznick (Hugo).
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:15 PM - 4 comments

Movie: The Haunting

A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 11:35 AM - 4 comments

Queer Eye: Queer Eye Season 2 - Full Season  Season 2, Episode 1

The Netflix reboot is back for Season 2. Hold on to your tissues! [more inside]
posted by bunderful at 5:31 AM - 34 comments

FLCL: Stone Skipping  Season 2, Episode 3

It's time for the Obligatory Beach Episode, as the cast hits the shores for some relaxation. But given that Haruko's involved, there's definitely more at play here for Ide and Hidomi...
posted by NoxAeternum at 12:32 AM - 2 comments

June 16

RuPaul's Drag Race: American  Season 10, Episode 12

The queens record verses to Rupaul's track "American", perform it on the main stage and be interviewed by Rupaul and Michelle Visage for their podcast to decide who will go on to the finale; choreographer Todrick Hall guest judges. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 2:13 PM - 11 comments

Movie: The Victors

Intelligent, sprawling saga of a squad of American soldiers, following them through Europe during World War II. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 11:17 AM - 1 comment

Movie: only the brave

Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:04 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 10

With Amnesty Lodge and its residents in peril, the Pine Guard sets out to plan their next hunt post-haste — but can they find the strength to do so without the guidance of their absent leader? Aubrey does some recon. Duck gets the hard questions. Ned goes for a drive.
posted by Lurch at 9:14 AM - 10 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Stupid Watergate II: Fox News' Cries Of "Witch Hunt"  Season 5, Episode 14

This week:
  • Trump prepares for the (then) upcoming North Korea summit, of course, by not preparing.
  • Philippine President and strongman Rodrigo Duterte very uncomfortably kisses a young woman before a crowd.
  • And Now: Julie Chen Has A Few Questions For The Audience of "The Talk."
  • Main Story: More on Stupid Watergate, this time about Fox News' efforts to normalize the idea that the Mueller investigation is a "witch hunt" by calling that through every channel available to them, in an desperate (yet somewhat effective) effort to get ordinary Americans thinking it must be one, despite the fact that they've already charged 20 people and three companies, and gotten five guilty pleas. Watch it on YouTube (18m).
  • And Now: The Entire Seventeen-Minute Piece You Just Saw, Boiled Down To Eight Seconds.
  • Finally, a bit about the UK. Last week's episode had a segment about the putdowns of House of Commons speaker John Bercow that could not air in the UK, because of a stupid law saying footage of the chamber could not be used in "light entertainment" or "political satire." Because they used such footage this week and thus UK viewers again cannot be shown the whole program, LWT offers five minutes of replacement content: Gilbert Gottfried reading Yelp reviews.
[more inside]
posted by JHarris at 7:38 AM - 1 comment

Babylon 5: All Alone in the Night  Season 2, Episode 11

Sheridan is kidnapped while in a Starfighter. Delenn returns to face judgment. "You have always been here." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 7:01 AM - 3 comments

Movie: Incredibles 2

Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.
posted by octothorpe at 6:01 AM - 32 comments

Book: The Letter of Marque

In the twelfth book of the series there can be hardly any hope at all, for Captain Aubrey is pilloried and struck from the List, his career in ruins, beaten joyless and thin, father of a sod, swab, and whoreson beast, while his particular friend Stephen Maturin is a mere opium-eater and coca-gnawer in an operatic mess of a marriage to a balloonist in a dower-house. Sophie's bloom is withered and Diane must be cut out, the Surprise has lost her H.M.S. of the D.B.E. and lies profaned in a smugglers cove, ever quarter-davit-less, while the horrible old Leopard is hogged and deformed. Joe Plaice is unwelcome aboard, Padeen is melted, impacted: the lamb in wolf's clothing that lies down with the lion, while Mr. Martin is unfrocked for rogering, the cook worships peacock Satan, and it's all, all of it, uninsured. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 5:44 AM - 7 comments

June 15

Movie: Fahrenheit 451

In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 6:53 PM - 1 comment

Cloak & Dagger: Stained Glass  Season 1, Episode 3

Tandy goes on the run as Detective O'Reilly closes in on her; desperate for answers, Tyrone turns to Evita and her Auntie Clarisse, a Voodoo priestess, for help.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 3:11 PM - 3 comments

Podcast: NPR: Planet Money Podcast: #845: REDMAP

Meet the man who figured out how to reshape national politics by making tiny investments in the smallest of places. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome at 2:58 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Cargo

CARGO is a post apocalyptic thriller and an emotional story of a father trying to save his child at all costs. [more inside]
posted by LizBoBiz at 12:44 AM - 9 comments

June 14

Colony: A Clean, Well-Lighted Place   Season 3, Episode 7

Will finds clues that may expose the Seattle's colony dangerous secret. Katie helps out with refugees. Bram takes over parenting Gracie. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 10:11 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Marlowe

A young woman from Kansas hires LA private detective Philip Marlowe to find her missing brother. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 12:06 PM - 1 comment

Special Event: World Cup 2018 - Matchday 1

The 2018 World Cup football tournament begins! Livewatching in here.
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:32 AM - 859 comments

Archer: Danger Island: A Discovery  Season 9, Episode 8

Archer and the gang enter a deadly temple in search of an even deadlier treasure. [Season finale, but not the end of the show] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:01 AM - 19 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Nightingale  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 8

Harry Kim gets his first command, an alien ship with a mysterious purpose. And no, it's not to harvest his genetic material or make a deuterium duplicate of him or exploit him for space terrorism purposes[more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 7:39 AM - 11 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN  Rewatch   Season 11, Episode 5

Rewatch! "Tyrannosaurus Tex-Mex," or "Mexican Dinosaurs Aren't Just for Tacos!" So much of this movie is just a standard Western, UNTIL.... [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 2:39 AM - 7 comments

The Expanse: Dandelion Sky  Show Only   Season 3, Episode 10

I'm gonna free fall out into nothin' / Gonna leave this world for awhile [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 2:05 AM - 24 comments

June 13

Movie: The Thomas Crown Affair

A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 5:48 PM - 2 comments

Elementary: Sober Companions  Season 6, Episode 7

Holmes and Watson are on the hunt for a serial killer after a murder rocks their inner circle; Holmes' neurological recovery regresses and his sobriety wavers as his commitment to catching the killer grows into an obsession.
posted by litera scripta manet at 1:58 PM - 3 comments

Movie: How to Talk to Girls at Parties

It's 1977 in the London suburb of Croydon. Young Enn and his punk-loving best friends stumble upon a bizarre gathering on the way to a party. Enn falls in love with a beautiful and mysterious stranger, who in turn is weirdly fascinated by him. Together, they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic, punk rock world of 1970s London that ends in a crazy and unusual showdown. [more inside]
posted by gemmy at 12:20 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: Bubble: Complete Season One

Fairhaven is a literal bubble in a world gone wrong, where monster hunters deal with goblins, the gig economy, and dudes named Chad. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 11:27 AM - 7 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: "Smart Power"  Season 2, Episode 9

The Waterfords embark on a diplomatic trip abroad; Serena faces the temptation of life outside Gilead; Luke and Moira grapple with survivor's guilt; Offred seeks support from allies.
posted by Bibliogeek at 6:57 AM - 36 comments

June 12

Legion: Chapter 19  Season 2, Episode 11

Know what this is about?
posted by homunculus at 8:07 PM - 32 comments

Movie: The Manchurian Candidate

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 5:28 PM - 14 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de lo oculto (Time of the Occult)  First Watch   Season 2, Episode 11

When the host of a show about paranormal mysteries and conspiracies reveals the existence of the Ministry on the internet, Salvador tries to convince him that he is mistaken by inviting him on a tour of headquarters, while pretending that it is the dullest government office in Spain. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 12:37 PM - 5 comments