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July 24

Movie: Malcolm X

[TRAILER] Spike Lee's epic film biography of the Black activist and leader of the struggle for Black liberation. Starring Denzel Washington in the title role, with Angela Bassett as Betty Shabazz. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:47 AM - 2 comments

July 23

Those About to Die: Death's Door  Season 1, Episode 3

Kwame and Viggo bond; Queen Berenice warns Titus of Domitian's plans; Vespasian picks an heir.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 11:33 PM - 1 comment

Star Trek: Prodigy: First Half of the Season (S02E02-S02E10)  Season 2, Episode 2

The young crew from Season 1 (plus a Vulcan newcomer) do their best to safeguard the timeline. There may also be hijinx. [more inside]
posted by the antecedent of that pronoun at 6:23 PM - 5 comments

She's Different from Day to Night: aka Miss Night and Day  Season 1 (Full Season)

Miss Night and Day (Korean: 낮과 밤이 다른 그녀) (aka She's Different From Day to Night) is an ongoing South Korean television series starring Lee Jung-eun, Jung Eun-ji and Choi Jin-hyuk. It premiered on JTBC on June 15, 2024, and airs every Saturday and Sunday at 22:30 (KST). It is also available for streaming on Netflix in selected regions (it is currently on episode 12 of 16 in Canada on Netflix). "A bittersweet romantic comedy about how a woman who magically switches between her 20s and 50s lands an internship at the Prosecution Service, caught between two generations and a tough boss."(IMDB) [more inside]
posted by Mogur at 4:52 AM - 2 comments

July 22

Encounter Party: Seeing the Future  Season 1, Episode 18

The party learns there is no fantasy, and The Future has developed farsight magic through small sapphire monocles; Tolo learns he can see farther than others but the cost spells danger for Flik and Dryddian.
posted by Saxon Kane at 4:17 PM - 1 comment

Encounter Party: Just a Small Town  Season 1, Episode 17

A magic item awaits the party inside a small idyllic town where everything is a bit too perfect.
posted by Saxon Kane at 4:16 PM - 3 comments

House of the Dragon: Smallfolk  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 6

With few options left, Rhaenyra embarks on a risky venture while Aemond takes steps to reshape the Green Council. [more inside]
posted by bcwinters at 5:15 AM - 13 comments

Those About to Die: Trust None  Season 1, Episode 2

Tenax and Domitian form a racing faction and recruit Scorpus; Vespasian ponders on his successor.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 1:40 AM - 1 comment

July 20

The Serpent Queen: The Serpent Queen  Season 1 (Full Season)

Series depicts the path of Catherine de' Medici, from orphaned teen of Medici nobility, to adult Queen of France in the 16th Century, and her reputation as a cunning manipulator of power. [more inside]
posted by 2N2222 at 9:20 PM - 8 comments

Evil: How to Build a ChatBot  Season 4, Episode 9

A priest, a skeptic, and a psychiatrist (who is also a skeptic) walk into an utterly bonkers TV show. And this TV show asks: What do the words Jesus, pillow, and Michael Bay have in common? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh at 5:23 PM - 4 comments

Cobra Kai: Part I of the Final Season  Season 6 (Full Season)

The Miyagi Do students struggle to put aside past rivalries while training for the Sekai Taikai.
posted by porpoise at 10:37 AM - 4 comments

Those About to Die: Rise or Die  Season 1, Episode 1

The elite plot against rioters; horses are sold for the Roman Games; an African family is kidnapped.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 12:45 AM - 6 comments

July 19

Movie: Twisters

A retired tornado-chaser and meteorologist is persuaded to return to Oklahoma to work with a new team and new technologies.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 1:03 PM - 16 comments

July 18

The Boys: Season Four Finale (renamed from Assassination Run)  Season 4, Episode 8

The election gets certified. Things rapidly go down hill.
posted by simonw at 3:39 PM - 19 comments

Movie: Fly Me to the Moon

Marketing maven Kelly Jones wreaks havoc on launch director Cole Davis's already difficult task. When the White House deems the mission too important to fail, Jones is directed to stage a fake moon landing as back-up.
posted by ellieBOA at 1:15 PM - 3 comments

Sunny: Mmmm, Hinoki  Season 1, Episode 3

Suzie, Sunny and Mixxy make a discovery. Noriko pressures Suzie to have a proper funeral for Masa. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 10:30 AM - 2 comments

July 17

?Oshi No Ko?: Rewriting  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 3

Akane takes Aqua to see his first 2.5D stage play, and to his surprise he leaves very impressed with the sophistication and entertainment value of the show. After realizing how difficult it would be for a mangaka with no script writing experience to come up with a good script for this kind of project, Aqua hatches a plan to get Abiko to back down from her stance of completely rewriting everything. [more inside]
posted by C^3 at 10:49 PM - 3 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: July 17, 2024: Dynamite 250  Season 5, Episode 42

It's the 250th episode of Dynamite, and so AEW is giving us all the wrestlers we love... and also Chris Jericho! (I kid, I kid, mostly.) [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 4:44 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Loving Couples

Three expectant mothers think back over their sex lives. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 11:36 AM - 1 comment

The Acolyte: The Acolyte  Season 1, Episode 8

Confrontation and revelation await.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 6:07 AM - 40 comments

July 16

Evil: How to Save a Life  Season 4, Episode 8

A priest, a skeptic, and a psychiatrist (who is also a skeptic) walk into an utterly bonkers TV show. And this TV show asks: What happens to the Antichrist if you baptize him? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh at 8:49 AM - 7 comments

July 15

Senpai is an Otokonoko: Cute Things Pilgrimage  Season 1, Episode 2

Ryuji gives Saki an excuse to visit Makoto, and we see something of his home life. Saki and Ryuji take Makoto shopping en femme.
posted by eruonna at 12:50 PM - 2 comments

Senpai is an Otokonoko: Senpai is an otokonoko  Season 1, Episode 1

Horny bisexual disaster girl Aoi Saki confesses her feelings for Hanaoka Makoto. He reveals that he is actually a cross-dressing boy. This does not dampen her ardor, but he rejects her out of worry that his reputation will affect hers. Makoto's childhood friend, Taiga Ryuji, is suspicious of Saki's motives, but he has a secret of his own. [more inside]
posted by eruonna at 12:48 PM - 5 comments

House of the Dragon: Regent  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 5

Amid whispers of bad omens, the Greens consider how to fill a void on Aegon's Council. Jacaerys sets out on a rogue mission to strike a deal. Daemon enlists Lord Willem Blackwood to help persuade the Brackens to bend the knee. [more inside]
posted by bcwinters at 12:06 PM - 8 comments

Movie: Tapeheads (1988)

A couple of creative losers accidently become big shots in the video music industry. [more inside]
posted by adamrice at 6:31 AM - 12 comments

Movie: Sing Sing

Inmates at Sing Sing Correctional Facility find purpose and community through acting in a theatre group alongside other incarcerated men in this story of resilience, humanity, and the transformative power of art. Based on a true story. Most actors are formerly incarcerated men who participated in Rehabilitation Through the Arts. Also stars Colman Domingo. AP News: "'Sing Sing' screens at Sing Sing, in an emotional homecoming for its cast". NY Times Critic's Pick review by Lisa Kennedy. [more inside]
posted by brainwane at 5:26 AM - 1 comment

July 14

Movie: Kinds of Kindness

A man seeks to break free from his predetermined path, a cop questions his wife's demeanor after her return from a supposed drowning, and a woman searches for an extraordinary individual prophesied to become a renowned spiritual guide. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 8:15 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Babes

Lifelong friends Eden and Dawn, one single and wanting a baby, the other already a mother, navigate challenges to their bond when Eden pursues pregnancy alone after a one-night stand. [more inside]
posted by Pong74LS at 8:11 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Longlegs

In pursuit of a serial killer, an FBI agent uncovers a series of occult clues that she must solve to end his terrifying killing spree. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh at 5:06 PM - 10 comments

AEW Collision: July 13, 2024 (and Rampage July 12)  Season 2, Episode 5

This pre-taped episode wraps up AEW's current excursion into Calgary: Takeshita faces a local hero, Roddy Strong and Dalton Castle vie for a championship shot, the trios titles are marred by shenanigans, Top Flight continues their beef with Shane Taylor Promotions, and Malibu Stacy Skye Blue is wearing a new hat! [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 4:06 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Despicable Me 4

Gru, Lucy, Margo, Edith, and Agnes welcome a new member to the family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad. Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal and his girlfriend Valentina, and the family is forced to go on the run.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 2:59 AM - 7 comments

July 13

Movie: Bob Roberts (1992)

A conservative folk singer turns his hand to politics, running for the US Senate. He is not above dirty tricks and smear campaigns to gain an advantage over his opponent. [more inside]
posted by adamrice at 4:50 PM - 12 comments

Movie: The Stepford Wives

Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents. -- IMDb
posted by johnofjack at 10:40 AM - 4 comments

Movie: Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All

An intimate look into the lives of one of the most iconic folk-rock bands in America - the Indigo Girls. With never-before-seen archival and intimate vérité the film dives into the songwriting and storytelling of the music that transformed a generation. [more inside]
posted by bunderful at 7:05 AM - 2 comments

July 12

Movie: Fantastic Planet

On the planet Ygam, the Draags, extremely technologically and spiritually advanced blue humanoids, consider the tiny Oms, human beings descendants of Terra's inhabitants, as ignorant animals. Those who live in slavery are treated as simple pets and used to entertain Draag children; those who live hidden in the hostile wilderness of the planet are periodically hunted and ruthlessly slaughtered as if they were vermin. [more inside]
posted by bunderful at 7:45 PM - 12 comments

Movie: Bad Faith

On January 6, 2021, Americans witnessed an attack on the U.S. Capitol without precedent in our history. Armed militiamen and QAnon followers made headlines, but among them were a sea of crosses and Christian flags, rosaries and "Jesus Saves" signs. What motivated so many Christians to participate in this violent assault? Trailer. Movie's website. Review in Variety. Streaming for free (with ads) on Tubi.
posted by Sock, Sock, Sock, Sock, Sock, Goose! at 9:14 AM - 0 comments

July 11

Evil: How to Bandage a Wound  Season 4, Episode 7

A priest, a skeptic, and a psychiatrist (who is also a skeptic) walk into an utterly bonkers TV show. And this TV show asks: How much is that Demon Detector app? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh at 4:26 PM - 4 comments

Special Event: The Mads Are Back: Night Of Shorts 16

The Mads have been doing this for four years now, and the show begins with a roll of wellwishers! The before-show, and after-show Q&A, have special guests Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett, Mary Jo Pehl and Felicia Day! The shorts this time out seem to all be from Coronet Films: How QUIET Helps a School (1953), Boy and Girl of BRITIAN (1976), CITY PETS: Fun and Reponsibility (1953), Rumpelstiltskin (1949) and Understanding Your Ideals (1950). The riffing premiered just two days ago, July 9, 2024.
posted by JHarris at 3:44 PM - 1 comment

Sunny: Don’t Blame The Machines  Season 1, Episode 2

As she tries to figure Sunny out, Suzie unearths memories of her husband Masa. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 2:02 PM - 0 comments

Sunny: He’s in Refrigerators  Season 1, Episode 1

Living in Kyoto, Japan, a woman's life is turned upside down after her husband and son disappear in a mysterious plane crash. As consolation, she receives Sunny, a domestic robots made by her husband's electronics company. In a near-future Kyoto, Suzie struggles with profound grief and is given a domestic robot to assist her. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 1:58 PM - 5 comments

The Boys: The Insider  Season 4, Episode 7

Frenchie works with Sameer. Black Noir and The Deep visit The Boys HQ. A new shapeshifting supe joins the mix.
posted by simonw at 1:36 PM - 9 comments

Book: The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison

In the vastness of space, the crimes just get bigger and Slippery Jim diGriz, the Stainless Steel Rat, is the biggest criminal of them all. He can con humans, aliens and any number of robots time after time. Jim is so slippery that all the inter-galactic cops can do is make him one of their own.
posted by Literaryhero at 5:40 AM - 19 comments

July 10

The Bear: Third Season  Season 3 (Full Season)

Thread for discussion of the most recent season of the Chicago restaurant drama. [more inside]
posted by mediareport at 8:48 PM - 19 comments

?Oshi No Ko?: Telephone Game  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 2

Abiko-sensei, the creator of the Tokyo Blade manga, voices her unhappiness with what she's seen of the adaptation. She insists on rewriting the script, threatening to withdraw consent for the adaptation if she doesn't get her way and is unafraid to suffer any financial consequences that would result. With only 20 days left to go until the scheduled premiere, the cast and crew are nervous about if they'll be able to pull things off. [more inside]
posted by C^3 at 5:04 PM - 0 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: July 10, 2024  Season 5, Episode 41

Dynamite broadcasts live from Calgary, which is the perfect place for the final matches of both branches of the Owen Hart Tournament. Also, Samoa Joe gets in a street fight with The Learning Tree, a four-way match is on, and champs grab the mic as Swerve Strickland, Will Ospreay, and Mercedes Moné address the fans. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 4:36 PM - 3 comments

Encounter Party: The Undercover Acolytes  Season 1, Episode 16

The party is on-boarded into The Future and gains a better understanding of the master plan; teamwork becomes a challenge as each player is assigned a different job; Vinh discovers his uncle is training a militant wing of The Future.
posted by Saxon Kane at 12:03 PM - 4 comments

Encounter Party: A Public Display of Conviction  Season 1, Episode 15

An unexpected return to a popular tavern kicks off the party's plan to infiltrate The Future.
posted by Saxon Kane at 12:02 PM - 3 comments

Presumed Innocent: Full Mini Series Post  Season 1 (Full Season)

A horrific murder upends the Chicago prosecuting attorney's office when one of its own is suspected of the crime-leaving the accused fighting to keep his family together.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:36 AM - 3 comments

Special Event: 2024 Tour de France

From Florence, Italy to Nice, France, the 2024 Tour de France is underway with significant milestones racking up as the peloton reaches the halfway mark of the greatest cycling race in the world. [more inside]
posted by Atreides at 9:45 AM - 10 comments

July 9

The Bear: Napkins  Season 3, Episode 6

Tina looks for a new opportunity. [more inside]
posted by skoosh at 11:26 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Deathtrap

A struggling playwright invites a young writer to his home to discuss a script, but the meeting spirals into a deadly game of deception and betrayal. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 9:27 PM - 7 comments

The Acolyte: Choice  Season 1, Episode 7

A bitter truth is revealed [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 6:59 PM - 55 comments

Movie: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 1:56 PM - 1 comment

July 8

Movie: In This Corner of the World

Japan, 1943, during World War II. Young Suzu leaves her village near Hiroshima to marry and live with her in-laws in Kure, a military harbor. Her creativity to overcome deprivation quickly makes her indispensable at home. Inhabited by an ancestral wisdom, Suzu impregnates the simple gestures of everyday life with poetry and beauty. The many hardships, the loss of loved ones, the frequent air raids of the enemy, nothing alters her enthusiasm. [more inside]
posted by bunderful at 5:47 PM - 3 comments

Movie: #ChadGetstheAxe

Four social media influencers live stream their trip to Devil's Manor, former home to a satanic cult. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd at 3:02 AM - 1 comment

Movie: The Awful Truth

A married couple file an amicable divorce, but find it harder to let go of each other than they initially thought. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 12:09 AM - 7 comments

July 7

House of the Dragon: The Red Dragon and the Gold   Show Only   Season 2, Episode 4

Cole makes a surprising move. Daemon is haunted. Aegon is bored.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:42 PM - 17 comments

Movie: Loop Track

Ian wants to get as far away from humanity as possible and heads into the New Zealand bush, but a four day journey turns into a fight for survival. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd at 5:41 PM - 3 comments

My Deer Friend Nokotan: GIRL MEETS DEER  Season 1, Episode 1

🦌🦌🦌 Shikanoko Nokonoko Koshitantan 🦌🦌🦌
After one of the most successful viral marketing campaigns in the history of anime, Peak Brainrot has arrived in all its glory! [OP] [ED] [WP ] [more inside]
posted by Ryvar at 5:37 PM - 9 comments

Movie: Problemista

Alejandro is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador, struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in New York City. As time on his work visa runs out, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast becomes his only hope to stay in the country and realize his dream. [more inside]
posted by bcwinters at 1:34 PM - 4 comments