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December 4

Movie: Tourist Trap

After their car breaks down, a group of young travelers find themselves stranded at a roadside museum run by the mysterious Mr. Slausen and populated by his collection of supernatural mannequins. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:07 PM - 2 comments

Lost in Space: Season 3 (Full Season)  Season 3 (Full Season)

The Robinsons continue to find themselves in a series of perilous predicaments, in the third and final season of the Netflix reboot of the series. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 1:12 PM - 1 comment

Movie: The Killing of Two Lovers

David desperately tries to keep his family of six together during a separation from his wife. They both agree to see other people but David struggles to grapple with his wife's new relationship. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 10:41 AM - 0 comments

Book: No One Is Talking About This

Patricia Lockwood's No One Is Talking About This is a compact, poetic, and partially autobiographical novel about the meeting point between Very Online Life and the brief and intense experience of her newborn niece living with, and dying of, Proteus Syndrome. There's the before, and then the life-altering texts--"Something has gone wrong" and "How soon can you get here?"--and the after, six months and a day of focus on one tiny life before its bell is stilled. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes at 7:17 AM - 3 comments

Project Runway: Are You Fur Real?  Season 19, Episode 7

It's the avant garde challenge. Working in pairs, the designers must create innovative avant garde looks highlighting one of the most trendy and complicated of materials, faux fur. Billy Porter, the icon of modern avant garde fashion, will be the guest judge. (imdb) Spoilers inside. [more inside]
posted by essexjan at 3:39 AM - 4 comments

Wheel of Time: Blood Calls Blood  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 5

Perrin and Egwene run into a familiar face. Mat and Rand see strange ones. Moiraine and Lan mourn their loss.
posted by corb at 12:57 AM - 5 comments

December 3

Movie: Mystery Men

When Champion City's hero Captain Amazing is kidnapped by the recently paroled supervillain Casanova Frankenstein, a trio of average, everyday superheroes -- Mr. Furious, the Shoveler and the Blue Raja -- assemble a new super team to save him. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:20 PM - 19 comments

Legends of Tomorrow: Beebo Saves Christmas  Season 1 (Specials)

Dear Loyal Customer, This letter is to confirm your Christmas wish has been received. Thank you for your interest in the holidays. Sincerely, Your North Pole Care Team. Although this is tagged as a Legends of Tomorrow episode it really isn't one. It's a one-shot spin-off of a character that first appeared in Legends, and even then, it's not the Legends character exactly. It's more like an interpretation of the origin of a character. That's a long way of saying you don't have to watch any of the Arrowverse shows to understand this modern take on a traditional Christmas cartoon-musical special. Suitable for slightly older children. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 5:49 PM - 3 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 19

The Abyssal Auction: Part Six With the auction house's security systems thwarted, the facility's survivors attempt a hasty retreat. Zoox does what Zoox does best: Networking with unidentified, dangerous sea life. Additional music in this episode: "Night I" by Swelling https://swelling.bandcamp.com; "So sorry little girl" by ROZKOL https://rozkol.bandcamp.com/; and "Fearweaver" by Three Chain Links https://soundcloud.com/beardmont/.
posted by zeptoweasel at 5:24 PM - 2 comments

The Great: Season 2  Season 2 (Full Season)

The Great returns for a second season — huzzah! Season 2 trailer [more inside]
posted by gladly at 10:49 AM - 7 comments

Chucky: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Jake's life is already complicated. His mom died, his alcoholic father doesn't approve of his art or his sexuality, and he's constantly targeted by bullies at school including his own cousin. When he finds a Good Guy doll at a yard sale, it seems like just what he needs for his latest sculpture. What Chucky sees, though... is an apprentice. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:55 AM - 2 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Emergence  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 23

A nascent shipwide intelligence converts the Enterprise's holodeck into such stuff as dreams are made on. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 4:26 AM - 14 comments

Movie: Single All the Way

Desperate to avoid his family's judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter convinces his best friend Nick to join him for the holidays and pretend that they're now in a relationship. (Netflix)
posted by Literaryhero at 2:41 AM - 4 comments

December 2

Mystery Science Theater 3000: LASERBLAST  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 6

Re-rewatch! A kid living out in the desert gets a ray gun that also turns him green, and he takes out his frustrations in an orgy of laser violence against innocent Star Wars signs, until goofy lizard aliens stop him. It's the last episode of the Comedy Central era of the show. Previously and again.
posted by JHarris at 4:02 PM - 12 comments

Movie: Annie Live!

"The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow" this holiday season as NBC has found its next live musical event: the beloved seven-time Tony Award-winning hit "Annie Live!" [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:51 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Miss Granny (Soo-sang-han geun-yeo)

A 74-year-old widow realizes she is becoming a burden on her family. She mysteriously regains her physical appearance from the age of 20. (2014 Korean film version) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:26 PM - 2 comments

Star Trek: Discovery: Choose to Live  Season 4, Episode 3

Burnham and Tilly hunt the killer of a Starfleet officer as Stamets and the science team race against the clock to prevent the anomaly from killing anyone else. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 2:36 PM - 13 comments

The Flash: Season Eight  Season 8 (Full Season)

On the off chance anybody is still watching this, I thought I'd put up a catch-all post to discuss the current season. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 7:31 AM - 6 comments

Movie: The Power of the Dog

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother George brings home a new wife (Rose) and her son (Peter), Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants at 4:26 AM - 1 comment

December 1

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: December 1, 2021 (& Rampage 12/3)  Season 3, Episode 9

AEW is live from the Peach State as Andrade el Idolo faces off against Cody Rhodes in an ATL Street Fight. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 5:07 PM - 0 comments

Book: Jade Legacy

Fonda Lee's newest book (just out a few days ago) continuing the story of the No Peak Clan. Society is changing around the clans, with external pressures and personal relationships coming to bear on the Kaul family.
posted by PussKillian at 1:41 PM - 1 comment

Book: Jade War

The second book in the Green Bone Saga, continuing the story of the Kaul siblings who run the No Peak clan and who are battling for survival against their rival the Mountain. Everyone is older, some are thrown into new situations in foreign countries, and the battles occasionally get very personal.
posted by PussKillian at 1:39 PM - 2 comments

Book: Jade City

The first book of the Green Bone Saga, Jade City introduces us to the Kaul family, leaders of one of the powerful jade clans who run the country with a mafia-like grip. The story is a collision of Asian-inspired old codes of honor set in a world not far technologically from our own (closer to the 70s and 80s than 2021). [more inside]
posted by PussKillian at 1:30 PM - 4 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Wasps' Nest  Season 3, Episode 5

When Poirot suspects that the son of an old friend and his fashion-model girlfriend are in danger, his investigation is helped by Hastings' new hobby of photography.
posted by Carillon at 9:00 AM - 1 comment

Yellowjackets: The Dollhouse  Season 1, Episode 3

The Yellowjackets debate the merits of probably dying while staying put or probably dying while looking for shelter. Taissa navigates a dirty attack ad and the other C-word. Shauna sees about a boy. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels at 7:09 AM - 3 comments

Hawkeye: Echoes  Season 1, Episode 3

Maya Lopez seeks answers about Ronin. Kate and Clint attempt to escape from the Tracksuit Mafia. Pizza Dog gets walkies. And what does all of this have to do with the Duquesne murder?
posted by 1970s Antihero at 6:53 AM - 48 comments

The Hot Zone: Anthrax: Full Season Two  Season 2 (Full Season)

A look a the events that took place in 2001, just weeks after 9/11, when the United States was rocked by another deadly act of terrorism.
posted by ellieBOA at 5:55 AM - 5 comments

November 30

Book: In Other Lands

In Other Lands is an exhilarating novel from bestselling author Sarah Rees Brennan about surviving four years in the most unusual of schools - friendship, falling in love, diplomacy, and finding your own place in the world — even if it means giving up your phone.
posted by Literaryhero at 8:49 PM - 6 comments

Book: Leviathan Falls (The Expanse Book 9)

The last of the nine novels following the crew of the Rocinante, Leviathan Falls chronicles their final showdown with both the Laconian Empire and the dark gods who killed off the protomolecule engineers, with the entire human race hanging in the balance. (SPOILERS for the entire series inside, don't click this thread if there's the slightest possibility you'll read it).
posted by Ryvar at 6:59 PM - 7 comments

Book: The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage

Prequel to the His Dark Materials series (show Fanfare). Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, are used to overhearing news and the occasional scandal at the inn run by his family. But during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm finds a mysterious object—and finds himself in grave danger.
posted by snerson at 5:25 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: Maintenance Phase: Vibrators

It's a sexual health episode! This week, Mike and Aubrey dive into the hotly debated medical history of vibrators and ask: who fact-checks the fact-checkers? Support the show
posted by bq at 9:09 AM - 5 comments

November 29

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 588: Swamp Cats and Dorfs

In this special CYBER MONDAY episode of MBMBaM we're turning our hands into can openers, tuning the ol' automatic butt clappers, and giving hot tips about the decks that we use to chip through the ice. Suggested Talking Points: In with the Corpos, Puttin' Georgie in the Storm Drain, Digital Love at the Oasis, Algorithmically-Produced Douglass, Big Figs, Justin McElroys' Lil Fellas, Rick Holes. Native Women Lead || First Nations Development Institute || Harmony House [more inside]
posted by curious nu at 5:01 PM - 4 comments

Movie: tick, tick...BOOM!

On the cusp of his 30th birthday, Jonathon Larson, a promising young theater composer, navigates love, friendship, and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City. Adapted from the musical tick, tick... BOOM!, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, screenplay by Steven Levenson, songs by Larson. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 3:15 PM - 6 comments

Succession: Too Much Birthday  Season 3, Episode 7

At Kendall's lavish birthday bash, Shiv and Roman try to arrange a meeting with Lukas Matsson, a tech mogul who recently snubbed Logan.
posted by jeoc at 2:31 PM - 30 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Bloodlines  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 22

DaiMon Bok threatens the life of a son Picard never knew he had. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 10:10 AM - 13 comments

Doctor Who: Flux: Survivors of the Flux  Season 13, Episode 5

As the forces of evil mass, the Doctor, Yaz and Dan face perilous journeys and seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their quest for survival.
posted by mumkin at 7:23 AM - 31 comments

November 28

Movie: Encanto

The tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family's last hope.
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:00 PM - 3 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 17

The Abyssal Auction: Part Four — Following a tense exchange of money and merchandise, all heck has broken loose. Can the auction's bidders survive an assault from within -- and without? Additional music in this episode: "Day I", "Day II", and "Night III" by Swelling
posted by ardgedee at 5:39 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Prisoners of the Ghostland

In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber gets sprung from jail by a wealthy warlord whose adopted granddaughter has gone missing. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct in five days, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman. Sion Sono directs Nicolas Cage in what the actor calls, "The wildest movie I've ever made." [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:50 PM - 2 comments

Movie: The Stepfather

Jerry Blake seems like the perfect man to Susan, a widowed mother. Her daughter Stephanie, however, thinks there is something very wrong with Jerry. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 11:37 AM - 1 comment

The Sex Lives of College Girls: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

The new HBO Max comedy from Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project, The Morning Show, A Wrinkle In Time) and Justin Noble (Never Have I Ever, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) follows four suitemates from their first day at leafy Essex College, an elite New England liberal arts school. Currently 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. [more inside]
posted by rogerroger at 10:40 AM - 3 comments

School of Chocolate: School of Chocolate  Season 1 (Full Season)

Eight top pastry and chocolate professionals elevate their skills under the supervision of world-renowned chocolatier, Amaury Guichon. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 2:28 AM - 6 comments

Book: Eleanor & Park

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under.
posted by Literaryhero at 1:08 AM - 5 comments

November 27

Wheel of Time: The Dragon Reborn  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 4

But the post was a beginning: Moiraine struggles with uncertainty while Lan struggles with their new companion. Rand wonders about Mat. Egwene and Perrin take their first steps down a different path. An incredible new power is unleashed on the world.
posted by nubs at 9:19 PM - 21 comments

Wheel of Time: The Dragon Reborn  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 4

Moiraine struggles with uncertainty while Lan struggles with their new companion. Rand wonders about Mat. Egwene and Perrin take their first steps down a different path. An incredible new power is unleashed on the world.
posted by nubs at 9:16 PM - 10 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 18

The Abyssal Auction: Part FiveThe Coriolis crew collect their winnings — among other things — and begin their extraction from a doomed deep sea marketplace. A slight complication: The deep sea marketplace is trying to doom them as well.Additional music in this episode: "Troubadour" by Mirco Cortesi https://cormi57.wordpress.com/musica/; "Night III", "Day II", and "Day I" by Swelling https://swelling.bandcamp.com; "Outsiders in Nome" by Mystery Mammal https://soundcloud.com/mysterymammal; and "Epic Battle Music 01" by Airwolf89 https://freesound.org/people/Airwolf89/.
posted by zeptoweasel at 5:40 PM - 5 comments

The Beatles: Get Back: I Me Mine  Books Included   Season 1 (Full Season)

On the recording of Let it Be, directed by Peter Jackson, with access to lots of unseen 1969 footage. Trailer, show, review, review, interview. 'Books included,' because there are no spoilers with The Beatles.
posted by box at 5:51 AM - 63 comments

Amphibia: Froggy Little Christmas  Season 3, Episode 9

Mrs. Boonchuy has wanted a float for her restaurant in the city's Christmas Parade for years, and finally gets the opportunity, but turns it down due to the danger to the Plantars being discovered. So, Anne, the Plantars and their friends make one in secret. Meanwhile, the Plantars try to make sense of Christmas... and Andrias sends another robot assassin. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 5:03 AM - 2 comments

November 26

Dexter: New Blood: Smoke Signals  Season 1, Episode 3

The investigation that Dexter has caused is making it difficult for him to make things right with Harrison, who has made a name for himself at school as a member of the wrestling team.
posted by porpoise at 7:46 PM - 2 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Firstborn  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 21

After years of struggling with being Worf's son, Alexander finally finds himself. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 6:14 AM - 6 comments

November 25

Star Trek: Discovery: Anomaly  Season 4, Episode 2

Discovery goes chasing after the anomaly that threatens entire planets and makes a disturbing, well, discovery. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:12 PM - 28 comments

Movie: House of Gucci

When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel their legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately...murder. [more inside]
posted by praemunire at 3:46 PM - 8 comments

Legends of Tomorrow: A Woman's Place Is In The War Effort!  Season 7, Episode 7

The Legends end up at an airplane manufacturing plant in the 1940's and most of the ladies go to work at it, in varying jobs. Astra hits her limit on sexism and racism, leading to the team to go all "9 to 5" on the place. Behrad and Zari 2 educate Nate on Iranian hospitality, while Bishop tests their patience on that topic. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:18 AM - 2 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: November 24, 2021 (& Rampage 11/26)  Season 3, Episode 8

The Thanksgiving edition of Dynamite returns to Chicago [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 7:46 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: Til Death Do Us Blart: 2021

Justin has enjoyed Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 in an exciting new way this year, while Tim ponders the archival nature of the project. Griffin is soothed by the comedy stylings of Gary Valentine and Ana Gasteyer and Travis believes Kevin James will do anything to feel cool. [more inside]
posted by EndsOfInvention at 7:23 AM - 6 comments

November 24

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Plymouth Express  Season 3, Episode 4

A mining entrepreneur hires Poirot to solve the brutal murder of his daughter and the theft of her jewels aboard the express train to Plymouth.
posted by Carillon at 4:58 PM - 2 comments

Movie: The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

When a priceless relic is stolen, Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy enlist the help of Margaret's cousin Fiona teams with a man from her past to retrieve it, with romance and resulting in a very unexpected switch. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 1:32 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Born in Flames

Writer/director Lizzie Borden's 1983 low budget film is set ten years after the “Social Democratic War of Liberation,” a peaceful socialist revolution. The fractures beneath the surface of the new policies come to the fore, the people who have been left out based on gender, race, and class become all too apparent, and New York women plot a revolution within the revolution... [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:26 AM - 4 comments

Pushing Daisies: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Ned (Lee Pace) possesses a rare gift -- the ability to restore life to the dead -- with a touch. He puts his power to good use, helping an investigator (Chi McBride) solve murders by reviving the victim and asking the deceased to name the killer. Complications arise when Ned brings his childhood sweetheart, Chuck (Anna Friel), back from the dead with the intention of keeping her alive. There's just one snag: If Ned ever touches Chuck again, she goes back to being dead, for keeps. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:28 AM - 13 comments

Hawkeye: Never Meet Your Heroes / Hide and Seek  Season 1, Episode 1

Episodes 1 & 2: Kate Bishop lands in the middle of a criminal conspiracy, forcing Clint out of retirement. [more inside]
posted by 1970s Antihero at 5:02 AM - 70 comments