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August 18

Mystery Science Theater 3000: QUEST OF THE DELTA KNIGHTS  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 13

Re-rewatch! In the mystic land of Europe, in a time of swords and sorcery but not sorcery, in a kind of pseudo-medieval time that's also the Renaissance, everyone had a funny name, and roughly 20% of the people were David Warner, who is about the only good thing about this intensely goofy movie. (We miss you David.) Everyone get out your foam boffers, it's time to larp. Previously and again.
posted by JHarris at 4:41 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Glorious

After a breakup, Wes (Ryan Kwanten) ends up at a remote rest stop. He finds himself locked inside the bathroom with a mysterious figure (JK Simmons) speaking from an adjacent stall. Soon Wes realizes he is involved in a situation more terrible than he could imagine. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:06 PM - 1 comment

Book: Beryl: In Search of Britain's Greatest Athlete, Beryl Burton

"Cyclist Beryl Burton - also known as BB - dominated her sport much as her male contemporary Eddy Merckx, but with a longevity that surpasses even sporting legends like Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams and Sir Steve Redgrave." [more inside]
posted by adamrice at 11:35 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: The The Adventure Zone Zone: Ethersea Wrap-Up!

This week we're answering some questions about The Adventure Zone: Ethersea, as well as talking a bit about our next two (!) projects. To learn more about Urban Shadows: https://magpiegames.com/pages/products To learn more about Blades in the Dark: https://evilhat.com/product/blades-in-the-dark/
posted by curious nu at 7:57 AM - 2 comments

Movie: Orphan: First Kill

After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. An unexpected twist pits her against a mother (Julia Stiles) who will protect her family from the murderous "child" at any cost. Improbably, the role of Esther, played in the original by 10 year-old Isabelle Fuhrman is once again played by Fuhrman in the prequel, this time as a 25 year-old using forced perspective, oversized props, body doubles, etc. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:02 AM - 2 comments

Movie: Young Adult

Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a successful writer of teen literature who returns to her hometown with a dual mission: to relive her glory days and steal away her now-married high-school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). However, her mission does not go exactly to plan, and she finds her homecoming more problematic than she expected. Instead, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt), who has also found it difficult to move past high school. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:52 AM - 0 comments

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: A Normal Amount of Anger  Season 1, Episode 1

Attorney at law Jen Walters adjusts to a new lifestyle after she is in a car accident with her cousin, Bruce Banner. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 12:47 AM - 22 comments

August 17

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: AEW Dynamite 8/17 and Rampage 8/19  Season 3, Episode 46

It's House of the Dragon time on AEW! How many dragons are we going to see? How many wrestlers will cosplay? [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 5:04 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Ringu

A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger. This is the original Japanese version, not to be confused with the American remake. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:54 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Demolition Man

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 12:08 PM - 12 comments

The Sandman: Playing House  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 8

Everyone looks for Jed. Dream and Rose find him in a dream, where Gault is training him to be a superhero. Lyta reunites with Hector in another dream and wakes up pregnant. The Corinthian "rescues" Jed from his bad foster parents. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 8:45 AM - 17 comments

Movie: Mac and Me

A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) escaping from nefarious NASA agents, is befriended by a young boy in a wheelchair (Jade Calegory). Together, they try to find MAC's family from whom he has been separated. Famously terribad, from the lousy creature design to the egregiously over-the-top product placement, to the laugh out loud awful "kid goes over a cliff" scene that Paul Rudd pranked Conan O'Brien with over and over and over again for years. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:13 AM - 5 comments

Movie: Living in Oblivion

Independent film director Nick (Steve Buscemi) is making his first feature. Everything that can go wrong does. Tension boils between lead actress Nicole (Catherine Keener) and actor Chad (James LeGros), who have just slept together. An actor brought in to play a dwarf in a dream sequence (Peter Dinklage) has sharp criticism about the sequence. As money and time run out, Nick struggles to complete his film. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:40 AM - 6 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: Pine Barrens  Season 4, Episode 7

Nandor and Laszlo air out their differences on a hunting trip at an isolated cabin; Nadja has a girls' night; Guillermo reconnects with his family for the first time in twelve years.
posted by geoff. at 3:52 AM - 3 comments

August 16

Locke & Key: Season Three  Season 3 (Full Season)

The final season of the Netflix original about the Locke family and the magical keys of Key House.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:52 PM - 1 comment

Only Murders in the Building: Sparring Partners  Season 2, Episode 9

Closing in on the killer, Mabel takes her investigative talents into the ring. Oliver and Charles duke it out over a birdcage only to end up confronting their deepest paternal struggles. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa at 2:14 PM - 14 comments

Movie: Orphan

Devastated by the loss of their unborn baby, Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard) decide to adopt a child. At the orphanage, both feel drawn to a little girl (a then-ten-year-old Isabelle Fuhrman) named Esther, and soon the couple take their new daughter home. But when a dangerous series of events unfolds, Kate begins to suspect that there is something evil lurking behind the child's angelic exterior. Note: a prequel with a now 25 year-old Isabelle Fuhrman playing a younger version of the same character, is in theaters and streaming this Friday. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:33 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Me and You and Everyone We Know

Single dad Richard (John Hawkes) meets Christine (Miranda July, who also wrote and directed), a starving artist who moonlights as a cabbie. They awkwardly attempt to start a romance, but Richard's divorce has left him emotionally damaged, and he struggles to remain open to the possibilities of this new relationship. Meanwhile, Richard's sons, the adolescent Peter (Miles Thompson) and 6-year-old Robby (Brandon Ratcliff), take part in their own clumsy experiments with the opposite sex. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:55 AM - 11 comments

Critical Role: Reunion & Revelation (C3E30)  Season 3, Episode 30

Bells Hells entangle themselves further in dangerous Fey business as they ride across the treacherous Hellcatch Valley to find answers to a growing mystery…
posted by nubs at 9:26 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Passenger 57

An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 12:18 AM - 6 comments

August 15

The Sandman: The Doll’s House  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 7

Rose and Jed Walker are separated as children. Rose looks for him for years, but then finds Unity. In the meantime, three “collectors” try to recruit a guest of honor for their convention. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 7:08 PM - 10 comments

Movie: Mystery Train

A seedy hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, provides the backdrop for three separate tales, featuring everything from a kitsch-obsessed Japanese couple (Masatoshi Nagase, Yuki Kudo) to a trio of amateur robbers (Joe Strummer, Rick Aviles, Steve Buscemi) who discover the true nature of their relationship during a botched heist. Linking the stories together is the hotel's eccentric night clerk (Screamin' Jay Hawkins) as well as the spirit of Elvis Presley. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:14 PM - 6 comments

Better Call Saul: Saul Gone  Season 6, Episode 13

[series finale] [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi at 4:31 PM - 114 comments

Westworld: Que Será, Será  Season 4, Episode 8

Like what I’ve done with the place? (I just cranked it to expert level.)
posted by onya at 2:15 PM - 13 comments

Movie: The Kids

26 years after indie cult classic Kids was released to an unsuspecting nation, this documentary explores the divergent paths of the original cast, delivering an unflinching look back at one of the most iconic films of the 1990's.
posted by geoff. at 11:37 AM - 8 comments

Movie: Laal Singh Chaddha

Events in India's history unfold through the perspective of Laal Singh Chaddha, a slow-witted man who has a great understanding of emotions. If this sounds like Forrest Gump that's this is a Hindi remake of that film, with Indian star Aamir Khan in the lead role. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:29 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Blade II

Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 11:24 AM - 9 comments

Critical Role: Dark Portents (C3E29)  Season 3, Episode 29

With a mother-daughter reunion interrupted by deception, Bells Hells must decide who they can trust and how to navigate the tides of dangerous new knowledge...
posted by nubs at 11:22 AM - 1 comment

Special Event: Vote for the Metafilter Steering Committee!

🗳Please excuse this intermission!🗳 Voting has begun for the inaugural Steering Committee (SC) for Metafilter! Come on over to MeTaTalk for a list of candidates and explanation of the voting process and help determine the future of the site!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:36 AM - 0 comments

Reservation Dogs: Run  Season 2, Episode 2

Elora and Jackie's road trip takes a turn for the worse; Willie Jack enlists Bucky to help break the curse after being turned down by Uncle Brownie.
posted by neustile at 9:39 AM - 4 comments

Movie: Little Man Tate

A single mother (Jodie Foster, who also directed) raises a child prodigy (Adam Hann-Byrd) on her own, struggling to give him every opportunity he needs to express his gift. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:41 AM - 0 comments

August 14

Movie: Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

As part of an initiation, sorority boss Babs (Robin Rochelle) orders pledges (Michelle Bauer, Brinke Stevens) to break into a bowling alley and steal a bowling trophy, but they drop it and free an evil imp. Also starring Linnea Quigley as Spider. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:57 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Romeo Must Die

Two warring gang famlies, both alike in dignity, In fair Oakland, California, where we lay our scene. Starring Jet Li, Aaliyah, and bone-crunching X-ray vision.
posted by RobotHero at 7:02 PM - 2 comments

Movie: White Men Can't Jump

Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 5:09 PM - 10 comments

Movie: The Breakfast Club

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel John (Judd Nelson) princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), outcast Allison (Ally Sheedy), brainy Brian (Anthony Michael Hall), and Andrew the jock (Emilio Estévez). Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:40 AM - 17 comments

Movie: The Dark Backward

Marty Malt (Judd Nelson) is an unhappy garbage man who moonlights as an atrociously unfunny standup comic. He lives in a dark, grimy, garbage-strewn urban netherworld, where a company named Blump's apparently owns everything. His best friend and fellow trash collector, Gus (Bill Paxton), who accompanies him on accordion, eggs him on. When the "comedian" grows a third arm out of his back, the friend uses this twist to get him signed up with a sleazy talent agent (Wayne Newton), and it begins to look like his career is on the move. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:35 AM - 17 comments

Movie: The Princess

The story of Princess Diana is told exclusively through contemporaneous archive creating a bold and immersive narrative of her life and death. [more inside]
posted by geoff. at 3:14 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Murder at 1600

A young woman is murdered in the White House. Homicide detective Regis (Wesley Snipes) investigates while Secret Service works against him. He's assigned agent Chance (Diane Lane). She eventually cooperates after a man's framed. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 12:39 AM - 1 comment

August 13

Movie: Emily the Criminal

Down on her luck and saddled with debt, Emily gets involved in a credit card scam that pulls her into the criminal underworld of Los Angeles, ultimately leading to deadly consequences. [more inside]
posted by praemunire at 8:57 PM - 0 comments

Book: All Of The Marvels

"Mutants! Monsters! Monarchs! Mystery! A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told!" Douglas Wold read the entire Marvel catalog (that's over 27,000 comic books) and summarizes his findings. [more inside]
posted by Rash at 8:52 PM - 8 comments

Movie: Serial Mom

In John Waters' cheery murder satire, a seemingly perfect wife and mother (Kathleen Turner) from Baltimore gains celebrity status as a serial killer. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:42 PM - 4 comments

Movie: The Art of War

UN's secretary general uses covert operations to help diplomacy along. Shaw's called back 6 months after one such operation. He witnesses the murder of Chinese UN ambassador at UN, NYC, chases the assassin and ends up a suspect. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 1:49 PM - 1 comment

Salem's Lot: 1979 TV Miniseries  All Seasons

Writer Ben Mears (David Soul) returns to his hometown to write a book about the supposedly haunted Marsten House, but finds someone else has bought the long-empty property. When townspeople start dying mysteriously, Mears discovers the owner of the mansion is a vampire turning them into an army of undead slaves. Based on the Stephen King novel and directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:43 AM - 6 comments

The Sandman: The Sound of Her Wings  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 6

Feeding the pigeons -- Will I see you again -- That's all you get -- Hob Gadling -- It is impolite to keep a friend waiting.
posted by gauche at 5:12 AM - 43 comments

The Rehearsal: Apocalypto  Season 1, Episode 5

After a visit from his parents, Nathan struggles to stick up for his values. [more inside]
posted by Hume at 1:05 AM - 7 comments

August 12

Movie: Bodies Bodies Bodies

When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game turns deadly in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong. [more inside]
posted by praemunire at 9:30 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Safety Last!

A boy (Harold Lloyd) moves to New York City to make enough money to support his loving girlfriend (Mildred Davis), but soon discovers that making it in the big city is harder than it looks. When he hears that a store manager will pay $1,000 to anyone who can draw people to his store, he convinces his friend, the "human fly," (Bill Strother) to climb the building and split the profit with him. But when his pal gets in trouble with the law, he must complete the crazy stunt on his own. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:14 PM - 5 comments

Never Have I Ever: Third Season  Season 3, Episode 1

Now that she just has one boyfriend, Devi's life is going great. Right? [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 5:58 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Three Colors: Red

A model discovers a retired judge is keen on invading people's privacy. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 3:08 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: Welcome to Provincetown: Season One

Podcaster Mitra Kiboli spends the summer of 2021 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and gets to know locals and tourists, summer and year-round residents, and the beach. 10 half-hour episodes [more inside]
posted by cadge at 2:03 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Trollhunter

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter. A Norwegian mockumentary with an appropriate level of creeping dread, but one that also benefits from generous helpings of dry wit. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:09 PM - 10 comments

A League of Their Own: A League of Their Own  Season 1 (Full Season)

Following the journey of the WWII All-American professional women's baseball league players as they travel across a rapidly changing U.S.
posted by geoff. at 10:27 AM - 9 comments

Book: Moon Witch, Spider King

The second book in Marlon James' Dark Star trilogy and sequel to Black Leopard, Red Wolf. [more inside]
posted by Sibrax at 10:00 AM - 1 comment

I Am Groot: I Am Groot  Season 1 (Full Season)

I am Groot. [translation: A series of shorts on Disney+ apparently taking place between the credits scene in Guardians in the Galaxy that shows the "new" Groot in a small pot and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 where Baby Groot is fully mobile.] [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:35 AM - 8 comments

Movie: Predator 2

A police chief in the war-torn streets of Los Angeles discovers that an extraterrestrial creature is hunting down residents - and that he is the next target. [more inside]
posted by box at 9:27 AM - 15 comments

Movie: K.G.F: Chapter 1

In the 1970s, a gangster goes undercover as a slave to assassinate the owner of a notorious gold mine. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:16 AM - 2 comments

Movie: Up

Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), a 78-year-old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But curmudgeonly Carl's worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:42 AM - 8 comments

Podcast: The Besties: We Have Cult at Home

Cult of the Lamb came out of nowhere and has enchanted us like so many woodland acolytes. Join us as we discuss the finer points of managing a demonic community, and share some of our fondest Mortal Kombat memories for good measure. Also discussed: Beetlejuice, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Terraria, Pokemon Go, Slay the Spire: Downfall, Poinpy, Universal Paperclips, A Dark Room, The Ensign [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 3:31 AM - 1 comment

August 11

Movie: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

Mike and Dave are young, adventurous, fun-loving brothers who tend to get out of control at family gatherings. When their sister Jeanie reveals her Hawaiian wedding plans, the rest of the Stangles insist that the brothers bring respectable dates. After placing an ad on Craigslist, the siblings decide to pick Tatiana and Alice, two charming and seemingly normal women. Once they arrive on the island, however, Mike and Dave realize that their companions are ready to get wild and party.
posted by porpoise at 8:56 PM - 6 comments

For All Mankind: Stranger in a Strange Land  Season 3, Episode 10

Season finale. The Martian crew debates how to save the life of one of their own. [more inside]
posted by cardboard at 8:40 PM - 47 comments