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July 1

Movie: The Collector

A womanizing art dealer and a painter find the serenity of their Riviera vacation disturbed by a third guest, a vivacious bohemian woman known for her long list of male conquests. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 2:41 PM - 1 comment

The Old Man: IV  Season 1, Episode 4

Both Chase and Harper try to move forward with their plans, but their choices backfire.
posted by kitten kaboodle at 1:49 PM - 3 comments

Stranger Things: The Piggyback  Season 4, Episode 9

With selfless hearts and a clash of metal, heroes fight from every corner of the battlefield to save Hawkins - and the world itself
posted by Navelgazer at 1:19 PM - 10 comments

The Boys: Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed  Season 3, Episode 7

Episode 7 starts with Soldier Boy's rendition of If You Wanna Be Happy. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 12:03 PM - 10 comments

Stranger Things: Papa  Season 4, Episode 8

Nancy has sobering visions, and El passes an important test. Back in Hawkins, the gang gathers supplies and prepares for battle.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:11 AM - 9 comments

Movie: Hard Candy

Hayley (Elliot Page) is a smart, charming, young teenager. Jeff (Patrick Wilson) is a handsome, smooth fashion photographer. An Internet chat, a coffee shop meet-up, and an impromptu fashion shoot lead them back to Jeff's place. Jeff thinks it's his lucky night. It is not. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:48 AM - 4 comments

June 30

For All Mankind: Happy Valley  Season 3, Episode 4

A surprise maneuver during the journey to Mars provokes desperate measures. [more inside]
posted by cardboard at 10:08 PM - 8 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Framed  Season 2, Episode 2

The trio question their neighbors at a memorial for Bunny as they attempt to get rid of evidence that could further implicate them. A relative of Bunny's shows up and proves to be more of a force than she was. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa at 8:27 PM - 6 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Persons of Interest  Season 2, Episode 1

Charles, Oliver and Mabel are back! [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa at 8:24 PM - 4 comments

Movie: My Night at Maud's

The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 3:21 PM - 1 comment

Movie: The Raid

Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais. An Indonesian production, written, directed, and edited by Welsh filmmaker Gareth evans. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:50 AM - 5 comments

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: All Those Who Wander  Season 1, Episode 9

On an L[V]-class planet, anyone else around can hear you scream, because it's got an atmosphere. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:52 AM - 35 comments

Movie: Lightyear

Legendary Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside a group of ambitious recruits and his robot companion Sox.
posted by Stark at 5:16 AM - 7 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: DEMON SQUAD  Season 13, Episode 6

aka Night Hunters. "Monsters don't stand a chance." A private investigator specializing in paranormal cases is looking for an artifact, and fights demons in bars, among other things. This episode is notable for featuring the return of Joel Robinson as host for this episode! It also has Dr. Erhardt returning, and for the second half of the movie J. Elvis Weinstein reprising his role as the voice of Tom Servo from the show's first season long, long ago. Premiered Friday 24, 2022, in the Gizmoplex. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 5:00 AM - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SPACE CHILDREN  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 6

Rewatch! A benevolent blob from outer space gives Earth kids unearthly powers in order to prevent war. It contains Jackie "Uncle Fester" Coogan! Has the short Century 21 Calling, which is set at the Chicago World's Fair and tries to get us excited about the future of landline phones. Previously.
posted by JHarris at 1:16 AM - 2 comments

The Orville: A Tale of Two Topas  Season 3, Episode 5

Kelly helps Topa prepare for the Union Point entrance exam, causing tension with the Moclans. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 12:00 AM - 4 comments

June 29

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: AEW Dynamite 6/29 & Rampage 7/1  Season 3, Episode 39

In accordance with the ancient texts: "Once the Forbidden Door has been opened, the time of Blood & Guts shall come again." [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 4:20 PM - 5 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Hollow  Season 9, Episode 4

Socialite Lady Lucy Angkatell worries about her family guests arriving for the weekend - they all loathe each other. Inviting Hercule Poirot as a distraction, the weekend is interrupted when philanderer John Christow is found dying by the swimming pool with his wife holding a gun, but who shot him?
posted by Carillon at 11:36 AM - 1 comment

Endeavour: Scherzo  Season 8, Episode 2

A surprisingly large percentage of Oxford is killed. Some people wear less clothing than one might expect for that climate. Morse continues to drink too much and be rude to people who care for him. We learn more about Morse's childhood. Taxis, clocks, guns.
posted by The corpse in the library at 7:24 AM - 7 comments

Ms. Marvel: Seeing Red  Season 1, Episode 4

Kamala travels around the world to solve the mystery of the bangle and her family’s history.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 5:50 AM - 13 comments

June 28

Movie: The Happiness of the Katakuris

The Katakuris are a four-generation family of failures. Aiming to change their luck, they purchase a large old home situated on a former garbage dump near Mount Fuji, aiming to make it a bed and breakfast. When they finally get their first guest, he commits suicide, and the Katakuris make the decision to save their business by burying the body and concealing the death. Stuff gets worse from there. Two things: this is a horror musical; it is by Takashi Miike (Audition). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:58 AM - 13 comments

Movie: Suzanne's Career

The friendship of Bertrand and Guillaume is complicated when the womanizing Guillaume begins to pursue a charming girl named Suzanne. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 12:00 AM - 1 comment

June 27

Movie: Slither

Wheelsy is a small town where not much happens and everyone minds his own business. No one notices when evil slips in quietly but, when people find mutilated livestock and a woman goes missing, Sheriff Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion) discovers an alien organism that threatens to devour all life on Earth. Also starting Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rookery. Written and directed by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy.). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:12 PM - 8 comments

The Bear: The Bear  Season 1 (Full Season)

A young chef from the world of fine dining comes home to Chicago to run his family's sandwich shop. [more inside]
posted by gaspode at 1:04 PM - 17 comments

Book: Amazing Spider-Man

The first volume in the new "Penguin Classics Marvel Collection", edited by Ben Saunders. [more inside]
posted by Ipsifendus at 12:34 PM - 2 comments

God's Favorite Idiot: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Clark (Ben Falcone) is an IT guy. He's also starting to glow. He might be a key player in the Apocalypse. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 12:00 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Audition

Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) is a widower who decides to start dating again. Aided by a film-producer friend (Miyuki Matsuda), Aoyama uses auditions for a fake production to function as a dating service. When Aoyama becomes intrigued by the withdrawn, gorgeous Asami (Eihi Shiina), they begin a relationship. However, he begins to realize that Asami isn't as reserved as she appears to be. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:32 AM - 11 comments

Rutherford Falls: Season 2  Season 2 (Full Season)

In the show’s second season, life-long best buds Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding) help each other tackle work, romance, and major changes to their small town and the Native American reservation it borders. [more inside]
posted by happyfrog at 4:22 AM - 6 comments

June 26

Westworld: The Auguries  Season 4, Episode 1

"Hello again. Don't worry about a thing. It's all in your head." Trigger warning: suicide
posted by Pronoiac at 11:00 PM - 16 comments

Chapelwaite: Chapelwaite  Books Included   Season 1 (Full Season)

A successful whaling captain estranged from his family is compelled to take the seat of his ancestral home in rural Maine (ofc, Stephen King). His foreign-found wife perishes during the voyage, leaving him with three children. There was a damned good reason Charles Boone left to seek a life on the seas. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 9:03 PM - 3 comments

Movie: The Bakery Girl of Monceau

A law student regularly visits a Paris bakery to flirt with a brunette employee. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 7:59 PM - 1 comment

Book: Light from Uncommon Stars

Good Omens meets The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet in Ryka Aoki's Light From Uncommon Stars, a defiantly joyful adventure set in California's San Gabriel Valley, with cursed violins, Faustian bargains, and queer alien courtship over fresh-made donuts. [more inside]
posted by DowBits at 5:04 PM - 6 comments

Special Event: AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door (2022)

Tonight, the United Center in Chicago will host a first-of-its-kind international pro-wrestling crossover event, when stars of All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling will battle each other across multiple contests, with both promotions having championship titles at stake. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 4:10 PM - 12 comments

Movie: Elvis

From his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to his rise to stardom starting in Memphis, Tennessee and his conquering of Las Vegas, Nevada, Elvis Presley becomes the first rock 'n roll star and changes the world with his music. [more inside]
posted by adamrice at 2:05 PM - 2 comments

Book: The Grief of Stones

Thara Celehar is back in this direct sequel to Witness for the Dead. As a prelate of Ulis, Thara has the power to experience the last moments of the deceased. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 12:01 PM - 7 comments

Movie: Hergé: In the Shadow of Tintin

A complex and complicated artist, Georges Remi created one of the most famous characters in the world, Tintin, for young readers. With exceptional access to the archives of Studios Hergé and Moulinsart, this program looks at Remi's life and the way he changed the art of comic strips. [more inside]
posted by jouke at 8:50 AM - 2 comments

June 25

Movie: The Bad Guys

Several reformed yet misunderstood criminal animals attempt to become good, with some disastrous results along the way.
posted by SPrintF at 8:50 PM - 7 comments

Movie: The Baby (1973)

Mrs. Wadsworth (Ruth Roman) heads a household of two adult daughters and a (curiously) impaired adult son, when a new social worker (Anjanette Comer) takes a special interest in the bizarre family dynamic she finds. [more inside]
posted by 2N2222 at 12:34 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Revealer

Tensions rise when a stripper and religious protester are trapped together in a peep show booth and must come together to survive the apocalypse in 1980's Chicago. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:35 AM - 2 comments

The Old Man: III  Season 1, Episode 3

Forced to flee, Chase finally tells Zoe the truth about his past, but it might be too late.
posted by kitten kaboodle at 10:58 AM - 13 comments

The Boys: Herogasm  Season 3, Episode 6

Episode 6 starts with Imagine. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 9:51 AM - 30 comments

June 24

The Old Man: II  Season 1, Episode 2

Chase finds a temporary hideout, but Harold Harper and the authorities are still after him. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle at 6:13 PM - 7 comments

The Old Man: I  Season 1, Episode 1

A former CIA officer, who's living off the grid, finds himself on the run from people who want to kill him. Starring Jeff Bridges (whose cancer and subsequent life-threatening bout with COVID shut down production for a long time), John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman, and Alia Shawkat, and airing on FX in the US. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle at 6:11 PM - 3 comments

For All Mankind: All In  Season 3, Episode 3

As NASA scrambles to prepare for the launch to Mars, Margo is confronted with a harsh personal reality. [more inside]
posted by cardboard at 10:02 AM - 13 comments

Movie: The Purge: Election Year

Presidential candidate Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) is determined to end the yearly tradition of blood lust and lawlessness. When her opponents hatch a deadly scheme, the senator finds herself trapped on the streets of Washington, D.C., just as the latest Purge gets underway. Now, it's up to Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo), her head of security, to keep her alive during the next 12 hours of mayhem. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:15 AM - 2 comments

Borgen: A Near-Arctic State  Season 4, Episode 5

The Chinese delegation is making plans for oil extraction directly with the Greenlanders. Birgitte Nyborg's change of attitude has left her without many political friends, and she is now also called to a meeting with the US Secretary of State, who demands that Nyborg intervene against China's actions in Greenland. Rumors about Katrine Fønsmark's leadership style are starting to swirl in the media, and she makes a drastic decision to stop it. [IMDB] [more inside]
posted by chavenet at 4:55 AM - 0 comments

Borgen: The Minister Doesn’t Wish to Comment  Season 4, Episode 4

In the negotiations with Greenland regarding the distribution of oil revenues, Asger Holm Kirkegaard must play Birgitte Nyborg on the field, but the meeting far from goes as planned. Fønsmark has found decisive evidence that Nyborg lied to the Foreign Policy Committee, and is trying with all her might to hold Nyborg responsible for her breach of the Ministerial Accountability Act. In her eagerness to achieve her journalistic goal, Fønsmark creates conflicts internally on TV1. [IMDB] [more inside]
posted by chavenet at 4:48 AM - 0 comments

Borgen: Inuit Nunaat: Land of the People  Season 4, Episode 3

After her statements in the Foreign Policy Committee, Birgitte Nyborg is threatened by a vote of no confidence, and when one of the Greenlandic members of parliament goes against her, the government's majority begins to crumble. Nyborg now has two options: Either she must resign and stand by her ideals. Or she and the government must change policies and suddenly advocate for the exploitation of oil. Moreover, she discovers that her son Magnus has suddenly become an additional political burden for her. [IMDB] [more inside]
posted by chavenet at 4:42 AM - 0 comments

Borgen: Pest eller kolera  Season 4, Episode 2

Birgitte Nyborg receives crucial information about the Russian owners of the company which drills for oil in Greenland. Asger Holm Kirkegaard, who is now on Greenlandic soil, tries to help his minister at the same time as he tries to keep Hans Eliassen in check. Nyborg is called in front of the Foreign Policy Committee, and to help a close ally, Nyborg decides to use a daring tactic, which, however, turns out to have greater consequences than she had imagined. [IMDB] [more inside]
posted by chavenet at 4:33 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: The Besties: It Is, Once Again, Pizza Time with Shredder's Revenge

We're serving up game criticism on a half shell and trashing like a million Foot Clan conscripts as we discuss TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, Tribute's modern take on Konami's classic beat-em-up series.Also: Mailbag's full! Let's dump it on out. Also discussed: Fall Guys, Fortnite, Yakuza 0, Rogue Legacy 2, Pokemon Shield, Five Dates [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 4:24 AM - 2 comments

Borgen: The Future is Female  Season 4, Episode 1

Birgitte Nyborg is taking on a new role as Denmark's foreign minister while Katrine Fønsmark returns to journalism, landing a managing post at her former TV workplace. [IMDB] [more inside]
posted by chavenet at 4:23 AM - 0 comments

June 23

Movie: Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

In perhaps the dumbest space movie ever made, Beavis and Butt-Head are sentenced to Space Camp by a creative judge in 1998. Their obsession with a docking simulator (huh huh) leads to a trip on the Space Shuttle, with predictably disastrous results. After going through a black hole, they re-emerge in our time, where they look for love, misuse iPhones, and are hunted by the Deep State. Spoiler: They don't score. [more inside]
posted by riruro at 7:05 PM - 3 comments

The Orville: Gently Falling Rain  Season 3, Episode 4

The crew leads a Union delegation to sign a peace treaty with the Krill. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 5:54 PM - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE DEADLY BEES  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 5

Rewatch! Bees are on the rampage in the UK, and a singer in the country for a rest cure tries to figure out why they're killing people, while the British bureaucracy churns away trying to send someone to investigate. An odd movie with a very weird moment right at the end. In subplot news, the other Observers show up and try to get Brain Guy to go off with them to observe things. Previously.
posted by JHarris at 3:50 PM - 1 comment

Movie: The Black Phone

Finney (Mason Thames), a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer (Ethan Hawke) and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer's previous victims... and they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn't happen to Finney. Based on a story by Joe Hill (Locke & Key). Written by the duo Robert Cargill & Scott Derrickson (Sinister). Directed by Derrickson (Doctor Strange). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:22 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: Reply All: #189 Goodbye All

One last thing before we go. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 1:45 PM - 8 comments

The Umbrella Academy: Season Three  Season 3 (Full Season)

The dysfunctional family of superheroes returns to tackle the mystery of the Sparrow Academy, the enigma of the Hotel Oblivion, and the upcoming Kugelblitz that threatens to swallow all of time and reality. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:15 AM - 25 comments

Movie: Nashville

In this acclaimed Robert Altman drama, the lives of numerous people in the Tennessee capital intersect in unpredictable ways. Delbert Reese (Ned Beatty) is a lawyer and political organizer who is having difficulties in his marriage to Linnea (Lily Tomlin), a gospel vocalist. Other performers heavily featured in this renowned ensemble production include patriotic singer Haven Hamilton (Henry Gibson), country singers Barbara Jean (Ronee Blakley) and Connie White (Karen Black), who are rivals in the city's thriving music scene. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:57 AM - 4 comments

Wanted: Chelsea and Lola  Season 1, Episode 1

Lola ( Rebecca Gibney, who is also one of the writers of the show) and Chelsea (Geraldine Hakewell) know nothing of each other, only that they wait for the bus every day at the same time. This all changes when the two women intervene in a fatal carjacking and are subsequently thrust into a chase from authorities across Australia with a vehicle filled with cash. The strangers must rely on each other and their instincts while they are on the run. [more inside]
posted by Zumbador at 6:42 AM - 2 comments

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: The Elysian Kingdom  Season 1, Episode 8

Desperate to cure Rukiya's worsening disease, M'Benga is confronted with the mystery of the Enterprise's unexpected trip to Ye Olde Costume Department. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 6:39 AM - 45 comments