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July 28

Movie: Old

A thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly reducing their entire lives into a single day.
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:41 AM - 2 comments

Supernatural: On the Head of a Pin  Season 4, Episode 16

Castiel and Uriel ask Dean to torture Alastair for information, but when Alastair breaks free, Castiel starts to believe that there may be a traitor among the angels. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 5:28 AM - 3 comments

July 27

Book: Crying in H Mart

"Ever since my mom died, I cry in H Mart. For those of you who don’t know, H Mart is a supermarket chain that specializes in Asian food. The “H” stands for han ah reum, a Korean phrase that roughly translates to “one arm full of groceries.” H Mart is where parachute kids go to get the exact brand of instant noodles that reminds them of home." Michelle Zauner's memoir, Crying in H Mart (NPR; Goodreads) explores identity, family relationships, shared meals, grief, and memory in a clear-eyed and compassionate telling. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:58 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Scared Stiff

Kate is a rock star who is recovering from mental illness. David, her bf, used to be her psychiatrist. Now, David and Kate, along with Kate's son, all move into a huge old house together. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 2:28 PM - 1 comment

Supernatural: Death Takes a Holiday  Season 4, Episode 15

Sam and Dean endeavour to find out why people in a small town are miraculously escaping death by going into the spirit world. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 5:32 AM - 6 comments

July 26

Movie: Blood Red Sky

A woman with a mysterious illness is forced into action when a group of terrorists attempt to hijack a transatlantic overnight flight. In order to protect her son she will have to reveal a dark secret, and unleash the inner monster she has fought to hide. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:02 AM - 8 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ship in a Bottle  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 12

Professor Moriarty returns, only this time he gains control of the Enterprise in his quest to leave the holodeck. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 9:17 AM - 15 comments

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Infested  Season 1, Episode 13

This time, Cid needs help. [EndsofInvention, I hope I'm not stepping on your toes!]
posted by orrnyereg at 8:34 AM - 3 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Housing Discrimination  Season 8, Episode 18

This week: another show from the void, but maybe not for much longer! The Tokyo Olympics proceed despite a spike in COVID cases, and the UK prepares to lift nearly all restrictions despite an uptick in cases over there. And Now: People On TV Mean "Fucking" (Olympics Edition). Main story (32 minutes): Housing Discrimination, its legacy in the US, how its effects are felt today, and what can be done to rectify it. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 5:05 AM - 5 comments

Supernatural: Sex and Violence  Season 4, Episode 14

The Winchesters' investigation into a series of deaths takes a deadly turn when a siren turns them against one another. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 3:57 AM - 5 comments

July 25

Masters of the Universe: Revelation: Season 1, Part 1 (Episodes 1-5)  Season 1, Episode 1

The war for Eternia begins again in what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor. A new animated series from writer-director Kevin Smith. [more inside]
posted by skewed at 6:22 PM - 10 comments

Kevin Can F**k Himself: Fixed  Season 1, Episode 8

Characters deal with the repercussions of their actions. [more inside]
posted by rogerroger at 2:13 PM - 13 comments

Kevin Can F**k Himself: Broken  Season 1, Episode 7

Allison and Patty prepare for the big night; Kevin, Neil and Pete start a band, but Neil gets paranoid that Kevin has other plans; Tammy and Patty get closer.
posted by rogerroger at 2:12 PM - 3 comments

Supernatural: After School Special  Season 4, Episode 13

Sam and Dean investigate a haunting at one of their old schools and are reminded of what high school life was like for them back in 1997. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 5:22 AM - 6 comments

Marvel Studios: Assembled: The Making of Loki  Season 1, Episode 3

Marvel Studios ASSEMBLED: Loki explores the series centering on the MCU's chief mischief maker.
posted by ellieBOA at 3:33 AM - 5 comments

July 24

Movie: The Forever Purge

All the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:47 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Jolt

Lindy (Kate Beckinsale) is an acid-tongued woman with rage issues who controls her temper by shocking herself with an electrode vest. One day she makes a connection with Justin, who gives her a glimmer of hope for a shock-free future, but when he is murdered she launches herself on a revenge-fueled rampage in pursuit of his killer. [more inside]
posted by Mogur at 5:19 AM - 10 comments

Supernatural: Criss Angel is a Douche Bag  Season 4, Episode 12

Sam and Dean investigate the activities of a trio of senior magicians whom they believe are executing real feats of magic. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 5:12 AM - 17 comments

July 23

Special Event: Tokyo 2021: Olympics Opening Ceremony (Semi)-Live Watch

Watching the Opening Ceremony on tape delay this (North/South American) evening? Coming inside to semi-live-watch the Opening Ceremony!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 4:20 PM - 25 comments

Ted Lasso: Goodbye Earl  Season 2, Episode 1

The adventures of Ted Lasso, the American football coach turned British soccer coach, continue. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:33 AM - 33 comments

Supernatural: Family Remains  Season 4, Episode 11

The Winchesters try to stop a family from moving into a house they believe is haunted. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 3:50 AM - 2 comments

July 22

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Episode 2

The Gallery Job: Part Two Three prospective contractors for the Bluespan Brokerage embark on their first, questionable voyage in the waters surrounding Founder's Wake. A lucrative, outrageously spicy opportunity presents itself along the way. Join us for the start of a new adventure in the undersea metropolis of Founders' Wake! For more info on this new setting, give a listen to our Prologue mini-series (or our special, abridged recap!) to hear how the Ethersea first took form.
posted by Navelgazer at 1:53 PM - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SINISTER URGE  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 13

Rewatch! Ed Wood is the only one who can teach us about the dangers, the EVILS of pornography. Because Ed Wood is so pure and noble in that regard. Also there's a short, Keeping Clean and Neat, to teach kids about hygiene, so gather 'round kids, rather 'round the laptop! Previously. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 11:17 AM - 4 comments

Book: The Hidden Palace: A Novel of the Golem and the Jinni

Chava is a golem, a woman made of clay, who can hear the thoughts and longings of those around her and feels compelled by her nature to help them. Ahmad is a jinni, a restless creature of fire, once free to roam the desert but now imprisoned in the shape of a man. Fearing they’ll be exposed as monsters, these magical beings hide their true selves and try to pass as human—just two more immigrants in the bustling world of 1900s Manhattan. Brought together under calamitous circumstances, their lives are now entwined—but they’re not yet certain of what they mean to each other. [more inside]
posted by DowBits at 10:27 AM - 3 comments

Sexy Beasts: Sexy Beasts  Season 1 (Full Season)

Hoping to say goodbye to superficial dating, real-life singles sport elaborate makeup and prosthetics to put true blind-date chemistry to the test. [more inside]
posted by dianeF at 7:55 AM - 11 comments

Supernatural: Heaven and Hell  Season 4, Episode 10

The angels want Anna dead, and Sam and Dean go on the run with the frightened girl, and endeavour to discover the secret that has set the furies of heaven on her. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 5:24 AM - 5 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Chain of Command, Part II  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 11

Cardassian torturer Gul Madred offers his prisoner Picard a nice egg in this trying time. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 4:15 AM - 22 comments

Movie: Space Jam: A New Legacy

A rogue artificial intelligence kidnaps the son of famed basketball player LeBron James, who then has to work with Bugs Bunny to win a basketball game.
posted by ellieBOA at 3:34 AM - 2 comments

July 21

Movie: Pig

Living alone in the Oregon wilderness, a truffle hunter returns to Portland to find the person who stole his beloved pig and goes on a cat-and-mouse run along the shore. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:03 AM - 8 comments

Supernatural: I Know What You Did Last Summer  Season 4, Episode 9

Sam, Dean, and Ruby discover the existence of a young woman named Anna Milton, who can hear the voices of angels and thus figures into the plans of a demon named Alastair who wants to use her as a tool against the angels. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 5:00 AM - 5 comments

July 20

Movie: Cosmic Sin

Seven rogue soldiers launch a preemptive strike against a newly discovered alien civilization in the hopes of ending an interstellar war before it starts.
posted by Kyol at 7:37 PM - 18 comments

Making the Cut: Brand Statement  Season 2, Episode 1

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn welcome 10 designers to Los Angeles, CA where they arrive with their first assignment already complete -- a two-look collection representative of their brand statement. In a twist, the designers must interview with Vogue Business to promote their brand before hitting the runway. One gets the win while one designer is sent home before they can even unpack. [more inside]
posted by the webmistress at 12:44 PM - 9 comments

Critical Role: Exandria Unlimited Episode 4: By the Road  Season 3 (Specials)

The adventurers continue their travels south through Tal'Dorei, but the past comes calling for them all in very different ways...
posted by nubs at 9:27 AM - 3 comments

Supernatural: Wishful Thinking  Season 4, Episode 8

Sam and Dean investigate after a small town's wishing well starts to grant the people's wishes. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 4:59 AM - 12 comments

July 19

The Owl House: Hunting Palismen  Season 2, Episode 6

It's Palisman Pairing Day at Hexside, but Luz doesn't match with a Palisman of her own and soon finds herself on an unexpected journey with a foe. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 11:57 AM - 4 comments

Never Have I Ever: Season 2 (Full Season)   Season 2 (Full Season)

One nerd. Two boyfriends. It’s about to get messy. Season 2 dropped on Netflix July 15th, 2021.
posted by The Gooch at 10:48 AM - 8 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Chain of Command, Part I  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 10

Picard, Worf, and Dr. Crusher are reassigned from the Enterprise to a secret mission. Meanwhile, the Enterprise is under the command of Captain Edward Jellico, who immediately starts making changes, much to the dismay of the crew. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 10:38 AM - 27 comments

Schmigadoon!: Welcome!  Season 1 (Full Season)

A couple, Melissa and Josh, go on a backpacking trip in an attempt to patch up their failing relationship, only to find themselves trapped in a Golden Age-style musical set in the mythical town of Schmigadoon, and slowly realize that they cannot leave until they find true love. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:18 AM - 10 comments

Supernatural: It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester  Season 4, Episode 7

While investigating two mysterious deaths in a small town, Sam and Dean discover that a witch is sacrificing people to summon an ancient, powerful, and extremely dangerous demon. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 5:30 AM - 8 comments

July 18

Legends of Tomorrow: Bad Blood  Season 6, Episode 10

Gus-Gus' growing pains become a pain for the Waverider crew. John's worthiness is measured. Mick's pregnancy causes him to open up to Lita.
posted by sardonyx at 9:29 PM - 4 comments

Movie: The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

The bodyguard Michael Bryce continues his friendship with assassin Darius Kincaid as they try to save Darius' wife Sonia.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:33 AM - 5 comments

Kevin Can F**k Himself: The Grand Victorian  Season 1, Episode 6

Allison and Patty make a deal with Nick; Kevin celebrates his birthday with two dinners; to Patty's surprise, she goes on a date with Tammy at the Vic House; Allison confronts Nick about going through with the plan her way. [more inside]
posted by rogerroger at 9:35 AM - 9 comments

Supernatural: Yellow Fever  Season 4, Episode 6

Hell beckons again when Dean is stricken with a mysterious illness that frightens its sufferers to death within 24 hours. Bonus: This episode contains a clip of Jensen Ackles lip synching to "Eye of the Tiger". [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 3:52 AM - 13 comments

July 17

Supernatural: Monster Movie  Season 4, Episode 5

It's Halloween, and the Winchesters face off against a shapeshifter with a fetish for impersonating classic movie monsters such as Dracula, the Wolfman, and the Mummy. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 4:46 AM - 10 comments

July 16

Book: A Psalm for the Wild-Built

It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend. One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of "what do people need?" is answered. But the answer to that question depends on who you ask, and how. They're going to need to ask it a lot.
posted by curious nu at 4:26 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Gunpowder Milkshake

Three generations of women fight back against those who could take everything from them. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle at 11:07 AM - 19 comments

Movie: Fear Street Part Three: 1666

The origins of Sarah Fier's curse are finally revealed as history comes full circle on a night that changes the lives of Shadysiders forever. Part One Fanfare. Part Two Fanfare.
posted by cendawanita at 8:10 AM - 3 comments

Movie: Fear Street Part Two: 1978

Shadyside, 1978. School's out for summer and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun in the sun becomes a gruesome fight for survival. Part One's fanfare thread [more inside]
posted by cendawanita at 8:07 AM - 5 comments

Supernatural: Metamorphosis  Season 4, Episode 4

A hunter named Travis points Sam and Dean towards a creature called a Rugaru that has a ravenous appetite for "long pig", but Sam has difficulty with the fact that Travis's target is a normal suburban husband in the early stages of transitioning, and who hasn't killed anyone yet. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 4:31 AM - 9 comments

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Rescue on Ryloth  Season 1, Episode 12

The Batch receive a call for help.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:09 AM - 8 comments

July 15

Supernatural: In the Beginning  Season 4, Episode 3

Castiel sends Dean back in time to 1973, where he encounters younger versions of his parents and, for the first time, meets his grandparents, Deanna and Samuel Campbell. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 4:36 AM - 13 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Quality of Life  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 9

When Data determines that exocomps are alive, he must convince Picard and Dr. Farallon that these aren't the droids they're looking for. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:55 AM - 8 comments

July 14

Movie: Greenland

Oh no! Comet Clarke is on a (physically impossible) collision course with Earth. Atlanta-based structural engineer John Garrity (Gerard Butler) and his family are the select few chosen to be evacuated to a safe haven in Greenland. Will they make it? Will they constantly be thwarted by pre-existing medical conditions, end-of-the-world parties, awkward family dynamics, those who want to steal their golden ticket, and society collapsing? Or will they make it to Greenland before the extinction-level collision occurs? On HBO Max.
posted by ShooBoo at 10:34 PM - 7 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE STARFIGHTERS  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 12

Re-rewatch! Soar along at Mach 2 in one of the most notoriously dangerous aircraft ever made! Basically a promotional piece for the US Air Force and the F-104 Starfighter jet, we follow the brain-killing career of a bright young pilot tragically burdened with the fate of being played by Bob Dornan, as he fights his Congressman father's rather reasonable wishes that he be transferred to a job where he doesn't put his life on the line frequently through the act of just flying an airplane. Come for the copious in-flight refueling, stay for the poopie suit party! A difficult movie, but great to watch subjected to the attentions of a spaceborne guy and his automated mocking devices. Previously and again. Also, this movie has an entire post on the blue about it.
posted by JHarris at 10:05 AM - 2 comments

Supernatural: Are You There God? It's Me, Dean Winchester  Season 4, Episode 2

The Winchesters and Bobby Singer encounter the murderously angry spirits of people they couldn't save. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 4:20 AM - 10 comments

Loki: For All Time. Always.  Season 1, Episode 6

The clock is ticking in the season finale which finds Loki and Sylvie on a date with destiny.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:02 AM - 131 comments

July 13

Legends of Tomorrow: This is Gus  Season 6, Episode 9

This episode of Legends tackles all the pressing issues of the day: why representation matters, how marketing and merchandising can ruin a media property, how parent-child relationships can grow stronger through challenging times, how to best engage with an alternative version of oneself, and, the most important of them all, how uninformed behaviour can lead to the realization of bad (and mixed) fan-fiction tropes. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 2:40 PM - 14 comments

Critical Role: Exandria Unlimited Episode 3: A Glorious Return  Season 3 (Specials)

The group must return to Emon to seek the expertise of a powerful runechild, but the seeming simplicity of this task is made more complicated by the Nameless Ones' relentless pursuit...
posted by nubs at 8:26 AM - 4 comments

Supernatural: Lazarus Rising  Season 4, Episode 1

Sam tries to move on without his brother and becomes hardened and more reckless in the way he hunts. Bobby and his medium friend Pamela try to contact the other side to find out more about Dean's ultimate fate. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 3:56 AM - 10 comments

July 12

Kevin Can F**k Himself: New Patty  Season 1, Episode 5

Allison pushes the limits to see what she is capable of; Kevin, Neil, and Pete attempt to replace Patty after kicking her out of the group; an ominous Nick shows up at Patty's salon; a new job opportunity opens up for Allison at Bev's Diner.
posted by kitten kaboodle at 10:37 PM - 4 comments