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December 4

Book: The Spare Man

Tesla Crane, a brilliant inventor and an heiress, is on her honeymoon on an interplanetary space liner, cruising between the Moon and Mars. She's traveling incognito and is reveling in her anonymity. Then someone is murdered and the festering chowderheads who run security have the audacity to arrest her spouse. Armed with banter, martinis and her small service dog, Tesla is determined to solve the crime so that the newlyweds can get back to canoodling—and keep the real killer from striking again. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:01 PM - 0 comments

Three Pines: White Out parts 1 and 2  Season 1, Episode 2

A 2 part premiere released simultaneously on Amazon Prime video. This series, led by a Alfred Molina, is based on the best-selling mystery series by Louise Penny. [more inside]
posted by bq at 8:21 PM - 2 comments

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Sharing and preparing  Season 3, Episode 51

Mister Rogers makes a paper crown for the royal baby. Henrietta Pussycat takes it home to wear. You can watch it (in the USA, at least) from Dec. 4 through about Dec. 17 at the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood website. [more inside]
posted by kristi at 6:39 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Superman II

Clark Kent meets up with some people from the old hometown, but the reunion isn't a happy one. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 5:04 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Body Double

A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences. Directed by Brian DePalma and starring Craig Wasson and Melanie Griffith. Featuring in-movie music video for "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 3:01 PM - 4 comments

Movie: When the Wind Blows

A naïve elderly rural British couple deal with the aftermath of a nuclear war. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 2:42 PM - 3 comments

Book: Station Eternity

Amateur detective Mallory Viridian’s talent for solving murders ruined her life on Earth and drove her to live on an alien space station, but her problems still follow her ... [more inside]
posted by jazon at 12:29 PM - 1 comment

Movie: The Eternal Daughter

In this ghost story from acclaimed filmmaker Joanna Hogg, a middle-aged daughter and her elderly mother (both played by Tilda Swinton simultaneously) must confront long-buried secrets when they return to their former family home, a once-grand manor. [more inside]
posted by neustile at 9:37 AM - 1 comment

The Queen's Umbrella: Under the Queen's Umbrella  Season 1 (Full Season)

A spirited queen tries to rein in her rowdy sons in order to make one of them the next king of Joseon, while her competitors vie to snatch the throne. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:04 AM - 1 comment

Movie: A Matter of Life and Death (Stairway to Heaven)

A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court, hoping to prolong his fledgling romance with an American girl. [more inside]
posted by Law of Demeter at 5:55 AM - 7 comments

December 3

Podcast: Hunting Warhead: Hunting Warhead

How do you take down a criminal network that’s hidden in the shadows? How do you rescue child abuse victims who could be anywhere in the world? Hunting Warhead follows the journalists and police on a global mission to expose the darkest corners of the internet. What they discover shocks them. Host Daemon Fairless tracks down the investigators, survivors and criminals themselves. A co-production of CBC Podcasts and the Norwegian newspaper VG. [All the content warnings. If you think you might be disturbed by this, you are probably right.]
posted by johnofjack at 11:03 AM - 1 comment

Movie: The Big Sleep

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a wealthy family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 10:17 AM - 15 comments

Book: Boy Wonder

Thanks to an answer from Wobbuffet 2 years ago I was finally able to track down a digital copy of this book I vaguely remembered from the late 1980s, and just read it. It is wild and hilarious, an over-the-top satire of Hollywood, full of in-jokes and raunch and gore and drugs. Lots of fun!
posted by chavenet at 7:55 AM - 2 comments

December 2

Movie: Beaten to Death

A desperate choice leads Jack down a path that leaves him beaten and bruised as he struggles against man, nature, and his own insanity.
posted by miss-lapin at 9:05 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Superman

Undocumented immigrant combats rich asshole's real estate scheme, gets cat out of tree, performs other duties as necessary. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:24 PM - 16 comments

The Peripheral: The Creation of a Thousand Forests  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 8

Lev sabotages Flynne's treatment. Ash finds an unlikely ally. Wilf discovers some unsettling truths about Aelita. Flynne tries to save her world from Cherise.
posted by zztzed at 3:37 PM - 17 comments

Movie: Far from Heaven

In 1950s Connecticut, a flustered housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 2:18 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Safe

An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 2:14 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Kwaidan

A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. The trailer contains spoilers for at least one of the stories, if you're not familiar with them already. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 2:09 PM - 1 comment

Movie: A Diva's Christmas Carol

[TRAILER] In this remake of Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol", cold-hearted superstar Ebony Scrooge (Vanessa Williams) gets a reality check when she meets three Christmas spirits who would change her miserly ways for the better. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:32 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Satan's Slaves: Communion

[TRAILER] Four years ago, Rini’s dead mother returned and wreaked havoc. Now, she lives with her surviving family in a crowded cheap apartment, thinking it safer. But when a heavy storm hits, an unseen menace creeps in and Rini suddenly finds herself in a life and death struggle to save her family and get out of the building alive. Indonesian auteur Joko Anwar returns with a sequel to his acclaimed 2017 horror film. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:06 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Satan's Slaves

[TRAILER] After the death of Rini's mother, something is disturbing her family. When a famous singer dies from a mysterious illness, her family feels her presence linger, and a horrifying saga begins. Rini and her siblings care for their sick mother in the countryside, but after the matriarch passes away, evil entities terrorize and even possess the family. To protect her little brothers, Rini traces back the roots of the evil and learns the horrifying truth. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:00 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Blood Relatives

[TRAILER] Francis (Noah Segan, who also wrote and directed), a 115-year-old Yiddish vampire, still looks 35. He's been roaming American backroads in his beat-up muscle car for decades, keeping to himself, and liking it that way. One day, a teenage kid, Jane (Victoria Moroles), shows up. She says she's his daughter, and she's got the fangs to prove it. They go on the road, deciding whether to sink their teeth into family life. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:41 AM - 3 comments

Movie: A Wounded Fawn

Inspired by surrealist art and Greek mythology, A Wounded Fawn follows the story of Meredith Tanning (Sarah Lind), a local museum curator who is dipping her toe back into the dating pool, only to be targeted by a charming serial killer (Josh Ruben). When a fateful romantic getaway between the two becomes a tense game of cat and mouse, both must confront the madness within him. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:27 AM - 7 comments

Movie: Violent Night

[TRAILER] When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn't prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus (David Harbour) is on the grounds, and he's about to show why this Nick is no saint. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:25 AM - 13 comments

Movie: Bones and All

A story of first love between Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee ( Timothée Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter; a liberating road odyssey of two young people coming into their own, searching for identity and chasing beauty in a perilous world that cannot abide who they are. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:18 AM - 3 comments

The Peripheral: The Creation of a Thousand Forests  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 8

Lev sabotages Flynne's treatment. Ash finds an unlikely ally. Wilf discovers some unsettling truths about Aelita. Flynne tries to save her world from Cherise. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 9:13 AM - 10 comments

Movie: Strange World

[TRAILER] A journey deep into an uncharted and treacherous land, where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades: a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest, and by far most crucial, mission. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:12 AM - 7 comments

Podcast: The Besties: Gone Fishin' with Blade in Marvel's Midnight Suns

Marvel's Midnight Suns is a tactics game from XCOM developer Firaxis, only instead of shooting aliens a hundred times from behind cover, you play cards to beat ass with your best friend, Blade. This is, objectively, a very good idea, but how well does the rest of the game hold up? Also, what's on our backlog as we approach the GOTY proceedings? Also discussed: Dave the Diver, Pentiment, What the Bat, Binding of Isaac, Andor, Soccer Story, Peglin, Tiny Rogues [more inside]
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December 1

Abbott Elementary: Sick Day  Season 2, Episode 9

After Janine eats a bad tuna sandwich, Ava is forced to substitute for her class. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:22 PM - 7 comments

Movie: A New Leaf

Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ladder. So he intends to marry a rich woman and - murder... [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 8:23 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Self-Storage

A year after being dumped by his girlfriend Olivia, Conrad takes a box of her mementos to his self-storage unit only to be trapped on the top floor in a twisted game of cat-and-mouse with a knife-wielding killer.
posted by miss-lapin at 7:01 PM - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: REPTILICUS  Rewatch   Season 11, Episode 1

Re-rewatch! It's the beginning of the streaming era, and it's Denmark's turn to get attacked by those darn kaiju. Previously and again.
posted by JHarris at 3:53 PM - 1 comment

Movie: If....

In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 2:54 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Man with a Movie Camera

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life in 1920s Moscow, Kharkiv, Kyiv and Odesa with dazzling invention. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 2:33 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Kiss Me Goodbye

Three years after the accidental death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former home, persuaded by her new fiance Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, when not only her old memories haunt her, but also Jolly's ghost, who doesn't approve of her new mate. Invisible to anyone but Kay, he tries to prevent the wedding. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 2:07 PM - 2 comments

Leverage: Redemption: The Walk in the Woods Job  Season 2, Episode 5

An explosion in a medical clinic, a super-skeevy private security contractor, and a secretive retreat for powerful men all get the team investigating and infiltrating. [more inside]
posted by brainwane at 1:00 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Star 80

[TRAILER] When sleazy Paul Snider (Eric Roberts) stumbles upon pretty high school beauty Dorothy Stratten (Mariel Hemingway), he knows she is star material. Paul becomes her manager and husband, and under his guidance Dorothy grows to fame as a Playboy Playmate. But when Dorothy begins pursuing an acting career, the jealous Paul finds himself elbowed out of the picture by more famous men. Dorothy's career rises as Paul's mental state declines, leading ultimately to tragedy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:09 PM - 9 comments

Movie: Sweet Charity

[TRAILER] Charity Hope Valentine (Shirley MacLaine) always tries to look on the bright side of life, despite working in a rundown dance hall and contending with a seemingly endless run of bad dates. Determined to find love, Charity falls for suave actor Vittorio Vidal (Ricardo Montalban), but their romance is all too brief. However, when Charity finds herself stuck in an elevator with the reserved Oscar Lindquist (John McMartin), it turns out that she may have finally met her match. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:04 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Lenny

[TRAILER] Controversial comedian Lenny Bruce (Dustin Hoffman) begins his career telling bad jokes to bored audiences in the 1950s, but can't repress his desire to unleash edgier material. When he does, he begins a one-man campaign to break down social hypocrisy, and his groundbreaking stage act propels him to cult-hero status. When authorities ban Lenny's act for obscenity, he begins a downward spiral of drugs, sex and debt, aided by his bombshell wife, a stripper named Honey (Valerie Perrine). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:56 AM - 0 comments

Movie: Cabaret

[TRAILER] In Berlin in 1931, American cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York), who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian's confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic.< [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:52 AM - 9 comments

Movie: All That Jazz

When he is not planning for his upcoming stage musical or working on his Hollywood film, choreographer/director Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is popping pills and sleeping with a seemingly endless line of women. The physical and mental stress begins to take a toll on the ragged perfectionist. Soon, he must decide whether or not his non-stop work schedule and hedonistic lifestyle are worth risking his life. The film is a semi-autobiographical tale written and directed by the legendary Bob Fosse. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:39 AM - 6 comments

Movie: The Blob

[TRAILER] In a tiny California town, high school students Brian (Kevin Dillon), Meg (Shawnee Smith) and Paul (Donovan Leitch) discover a strange, gelatinous substance that melts the flesh of any living creatures in its path. The deadly substance gets into the town's sewer system, where it begins growing uncontrollably, occasionally emerging to feast on unsuspecting townspeople. A military clean-up crew is sent to eliminate the menace, but it may end up doing more harm than good. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:09 AM - 8 comments

Star Trek: Prodigy: Preludes  Season 1, Episode 16

The Diviner divines his mission while the kids of the Protostar star in "Story Hour with the Unwanted." [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 6:04 AM - 3 comments

November 30

Fleishman Is in Trouble: God, What An Idiot He Was!  Season 1, Episode 4

Toby investigates Rachel's disappearance. Libby invites him on a trip to New Jersey.
posted by Violet Blue at 11:33 PM - 2 comments

Fleishman Is in Trouble: Free Pass Summary  Season 1, Episode 3

Past turns into present, as the history of Rachel and Toby's relationship begins at the beginning, develops, grows, goes sour, and ends in divorce.
posted by Violet Blue at 11:31 PM - 1 comment

Willow: The High Aldwin  Season 1, Episode 2

Everyone tries to figure out how to react to the revelation made at the end of the last episode.
posted by jenfullmoon at 5:58 PM - 4 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: Dynamite 11/30 and Rampage 12/2  Season 4, Episode 9

Tonight we'll hear from the Devil himself as MJF addresses the crowd for the first time since William Regal slipped him some brass knucks to take the title off Jon Moxley. Plus continued Elite/Death Triangle matches, and new AEW signee A.R. Fox challenges Samoa Joe for the TNT Championship! [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 4:31 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Death Wish

A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks. In self-defense, the vengeful man kills muggers on the mean streets after dark. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd at 4:01 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Tokyo Olympiad

Kon Ichikawa examines the beauty and rich drama on display at the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, creating a record of observations that range from the expansive to the intimate. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 2:41 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Quiz Show

A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 2:35 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Serpico

An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 2:28 PM - 1 comment

Willow: The Gales  Season 1, Episode 1

After one of Sorsha's twins is abducted, his sister and a group of other people go on a quest to find him. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 1:12 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Mr. Majestyk

A Colorado melon farmer (Charles Bronson) becomes the target of a grudge by a hit man (Al Lettieri) after pushing back on a shakedown. Also stars Linda Cristal, Paul Koslo, and Alejandro Rey. Written my Elmore Leonard. Directed by Richard Fleischer.
posted by 2N2222 at 12:58 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Pretty in Pink

[TRAILER] Andie (Molly Ringwald) is an outcast at her Chicago high school, hanging out either with her older boss (Annie Potts), who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky classmate Duckie (Jon Cryer), who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane (Andrew McCarthy), asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realizes that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:23 AM - 21 comments

Movie: Teen Witch

[TRAILER] High-school nerd Louise Miller (Robyn Lively) learns from psychic Madame Serena (Zelda Rubinstein) that she's possessed with magical abilities that will begin working on her 16th birthday. When the prophecy proves true, the teenager uses her new powers to get what she's always desired: popularity. After getting back at some bullies, the young witch casts a spell over hunky jock Brad Powell (Dan Gauthier). But Louise soon learns that getting what you want isn't all it's cracked up to be. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:21 AM - 7 comments

Movie: Girls Just Want to Have Fun

[TRAILER] Talented gymnast Janey (Sarah Jessica Parker) has always followed the orders of her strict Army colonel father and stayed out of the spotlight. But when she moves to a new town and meets the carefree Lynne (Helen Hunt), she disobeys her father for the first time in her life. With Lynne's encouragement, Janey enters a TV dance competition -- and soon finds herself with both a cute dance partner and an archrival who is dead set on getting Janey eliminated from the contest. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:21 AM - 2 comments

Movie: Back to School

[TRAILER] Thornton Melon (Rodney Dangerfield) is concerned that his son Jason (Keith Gordon) is unsure whether to go to college, so the uneducated self-made millionaire encourages him by signing up as a student as well. As Jason tries to establish himself among his peers and make the diving team, Thornton falls for a pretty professor (Sally Kellerman) and gets others do his schoolwork for him. When the suspicious dean (Paxton Whitehead) finds out, Thornton needs to show he can get by on his own. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:21 AM - 11 comments

Movie: Summer School

[TRAILER] Apathetic gym teacher Freddy Shoop (Mark Harmon) is ready to take the summer off in Hawaii, but he's forced to either teach summer-school English or risk losing his tenure. Now he's stuck teaching a group of unmotivated students as disappointed to be stuck in school over the summer as he is. But with the help of a friendly history teacher (Kirstie Alley), Shoop is at least learning how to act the part of supportive mentor and perhaps even learning something about himself as well. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:20 AM - 7 comments

Movie: Just One of the Guys

[TRAILER] When Terry Griffith (Joyce Hyser) loses her high school's writing competition, she's convinced that it's because she's a girl. So Terry decides to change high schools and pose as a boy to prove her point. Her brother, Buddy (Billy Jacoby), helps her pass as a guy so well that she is soon making friends with the boys at school, including the attractive Rick (Clayton Rohner), who becomes her new best friend. But her gender-swapping makes things difficult when she falls in love with him. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:20 AM - 10 comments