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February 21

Movie: A Man for All Seasons

The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama at 8:51 AM - 7 comments

February 20

Mystery Science Theater 3000: STAR FORCE: FUGITIVE ALIEN II  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 18

The crew of Earth spaceship Bacchus III deals with various problems, culminating with showdowns with Ken's old girlfriend out of a murder vendetta against him, and the kabuki leader of the Star Wolves himself. Two-fisted Japanese pseudo-Star Wars space adventures with surprisingly great music that was edited into near incomprehensibility by Sandy Frank Productions. It's the sequel to Fugitive Alien, which was slightly more lucid. Previously.
posted by JHarris at 9:44 PM - 3 comments

Supergirl: Menagerie  Season 4, Episode 12

Kara teams up with J'onn on his latest assignment, the director of Alien Affairs has gone missing. Alex and the DEO hunts for the villain Menagerie. Lena gets an inevitable offer for her research. Brainy tries to get Nia to train to be Dreamer. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 7:29 PM - 1 comment

The Magicians: Escape From The Happy Place  Show Only   Season 4, Episode 5

Alice and Quentin confront a dog. There are some flashbacks. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:27 PM - 4 comments

Movie: High Flying Bird

A sports agent pitches a rookie basketball client on an intriguing and controversial business opportunity during a lockout.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:32 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: Everything is Alive: Alligator, Alligator

Alligator is a stuffed animal, and things are about to get different.
posted by eotvos at 5:48 AM - 0 comments

February 19

The Gifted: Monsters  Season 2, Episode 15

Lauren can't access her powers when it matters most, leaving Caitlin to take matters into her own hands when they are being pursued. Reeva finally reveals her plan for the Inner Circle and it's darker than anyone could have imagined. Meanwhile, Jace confronts some regrets about his actions and is torn between pressures from the Purifiers and his own beliefs. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:52 PM - 3 comments

The Passage: I Want to Know What You Taste Like  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 6

Tensions are high with a viral on the loose outside Project NOAH, as Guilder and Richards hurry to mobilize a search party. Amy volunteers to help in an unexpected way, causing friction between her and Brad. Meanwhile, Lear tries to help a lucid Elizabeth understand the tough decisions he's made while at NOAH, and a surprising connection between Sykes and Babcock is revealed. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:46 PM - 4 comments

Movie: 25th Hour

The story of the last twenty-four hours Monty Brogan (Norton) gets to spend with his two best friends and his girlfriend before he goes to prison for seven years for pushing heroin. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 9:02 AM - 3 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 447: Valentine’s Escape Room

You love this episode. Suggested talking points: Love Podcast Episode, Risky Card Reuse, Pepsi's Vegetables, Little Secrets, Bach Lyrics, Cuisines, Pizzies, References
posted by Tevin at 8:07 AM - 5 comments

Book: Broken Homes

A mutilated body in Crawley. A killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, possibly an associate of the twisted wizard known as the Faceless Man. Or maybe just a garden-variety serial killer. Before apprentice wizard and Police Constable Peter Grant can even get his head 'round the case, two more are dropped in his lap: a town planner has gone under a tube train, and there's a stolen grimoire for Grant to track down. So far, so London. But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate. Is there a connection?
posted by dinty_moore at 4:33 AM - 8 comments

February 18

Movie: Cast a Deadly Spell

This stylish noir set in a world where everyone uses magic, Detective Lovecraft searches for the Necronomicon. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 7:28 PM - 3 comments

Book: The City of Brass

The future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts. [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom at 5:11 PM - 7 comments

Movie: Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

Munna is a criminal who sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor. With help from his sidekick Circuit, he enrolls himself in medical college and drives Dr. Asthana up the wall. From writer/director Rajkumar Hirani (3 Idiots, PK).
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:55 PM - 2 comments

The Dragon Prince: Season 2  Season 2 (Full Season)

Callum, Ezran, Rayla, Bait, and Zym continue their journey to Xadia, while being pursued by Claudia and Soren. Meanwhile Viren tries to make the case for war with the other Human kingdoms, and later meets a new boyfriend ally. [more inside]
posted by 1970s Antihero at 3:52 PM - 13 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 96 - Tom the Author

Tomblain Belaroth, the prince turned actor turned series of bats stops by to talk about his new book. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 2:26 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Never Look Away

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime. From the same director as The Lives of Others. [more inside]
posted by jouke at 8:23 AM - 3 comments

True Detective: The Final Country  Season 3, Episode 7

Following up on new leads, Wayne and Roland track down a man who left the police force in the midst of the Purcell investigation. Meanwhile, Amelia visits Lucy Purcell's best friend in hopes of gaining insights into the whereabouts of the mysterious one-eyed man. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:03 AM - 19 comments

Counterpart: Better Angels  Season 2, Episode 10

Mira's looming threat forges some unlikely alliances. (Series Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:20 AM - 9 comments

Movie: How I Ended This Summer

At a crumbling arctic meteorological station, two men work in isolation taking readings and reporting them over the radio. Pavel is young and unfocussed, naturally resentful of the older, grumpier Sergei. Bored senseless waiting for the job to be over, Pavel is unprepared for the test of his character that arrives instead. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 3:29 AM - 4 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: Dead Stop  Season 2, Episode 4

Enterprise stops for repairs, which goes about as well as can be expected. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 2:26 AM - 15 comments

February 17

Movie: Thugs of Hindostan

In the 18th century, the British East India Company is pitted against Khudabaksh, a "Thug of the Seas" fighting to liberate his country. The English, not knowing how to defeat him, call on a talented con artist, Firangi Mallah.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:31 PM - 3 comments

Movie: The Party

Janet hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine. [more inside]
posted by sapagan at 12:13 PM - 2 comments

Movie: 3 Idiots

From the moment Rancho arrives at India's most prestigious engineering university, his outlandish schemes turn the campus upside down--along with the lives of his two newfound best friends. This Hindi language blockbuster comedy drama unfolds in two parallel stories, ten years apart and incorporates a number of real Indian inventions.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:27 AM - 5 comments

The Walking Dead: Adaptation  Season 9, Episode 9

The communities thought they could build a better future separately, but the recent loss of one of their own drives them to band together. New leaders rise when a disturbing and dangerous threat is unmasked. An escaped captive revisits his past. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 8:55 AM - 2 comments

Saturday Night Live: Don Cheadle / Gary Clark Jr.  Season 44, Episode 13

Cheadle's first time hosting. [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 1:14 AM - 15 comments

Podcast: NPR: Snap Judgment Podcast: Snap #828 - Kismet: From Russia with Love

Incredible, true, love story of Canadian Meg and Russian Elena who find each other online and meet in Kiev in 2006. Their love is very real, but now Elena is in danger. They decide to flee Russia together. Meg mortgages her home back in Canada and buys a sailboat in Turkey. They head out to the Atlantic and hope to eventually reach Vancouver, halfway around the world, in order to live a life together. Kismet, From Russia with Love. [more inside]
posted by dog food sugar at 12:46 AM - 0 comments

February 16

Movie: Devdas

Devdas is an acclaimed 2002 Bollywood romantic drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It is the third film based on Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's 1917 novel. Set in the early 1900s, the film follows Devdas (Shah Rukh Khan), a wealthy law graduate who returns from London to marry his childhood sweetheart, Paro (Aishwarya Rai). When his own family rejects the marriage, he descends into alcohol, ultimately leading to his emotional deterioration and him seeking refuge with a courtesan.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:53 PM - 8 comments

The Umbrella Academy: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Based on the comic book by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, a dysfunctional family of superheroes reunites after the death of their adoptive father, days before the end of the world. Shenanigans ensue.
posted by axiom at 3:50 PM - 33 comments

Babylon 5: The Hour of the Wolf  Season 4, Episode 1

Expeditions set out from B5 to search for Garibaldi and Sheridan. Londo arrives in the court of Emperor Cartagia. "[Lennier:] It was the year of fire... [Zach Allen:] the year of destruction... [G'Kar:] the year we took back what was ours. [Lyta:] It was the year of rebirth... [Vir:] the year of great sadness... [Marcus:] the year of pain... [Delenn:] and the year of joy. [Londo:] It was a new age. [Franklin:] It was the end of history. [Ivanova:] It was the year everything changed. [Garibaldi:] The year is 2261. [Sheridan:] The place: Babylon 5." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 2:09 PM - 1 comment

Doom Patrol: Pilot  Season 1, Episode 1

After a severe accident, Cliff Steele wakes up, a changed man, in the house of Dr. Niles Caulder and his Doom Patrol. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 11:10 AM - 14 comments

RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Super Queen Grand Finale  Season 4, Episode 10

The queens write and perform their own verses to RuPaul's latest single. The final results are announced.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:48 AM - 10 comments

Movie: PK

An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:26 AM - 4 comments

Book: America Is Not the Heart

How many lives fit in a lifetime? When Hero De Vera arrives in America–haunted by the political upheaval in the Philippines and disowned by her parents–she’s already on her third. Her uncle gives her a fresh start in the Bay Area, and he doesn’t ask about her past. His younger wife knows enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. But their daughter–the first American-born daughter in the family–can’t resist asking Hero about her damaged hands. (Penguin Random House blurb) Elaine Castillo's debut novel, and well-regarded, from Kirkus Reviews to Bustle. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:47 AM - 3 comments

February 15

Special Event: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019: Documentary

ShortsTV presents a theatrical release of the five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary, Short Subject [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 7:41 PM - 2 comments

Top Chef: The Greatest  Season 16, Episode 11

The chefs compete to impress the judges and the daughter of a Louisville hero. Nilou Motamed returns to judge.
posted by Emmy Rae at 6:47 PM - 9 comments

Movie: Nine to Five

Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Dolly Parton work in a corporate office. Their boss is a pig. When they manage to trap him in his own house they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they keep him tied up?
posted by Emmy Rae at 6:36 PM - 16 comments

Star Trek: Discovery: Saints of Imperfection  Season 2, Episode 5

Stamets has a plan to save Tilly. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 11:35 AM - 43 comments

Book: So Lucky

From the author of Hild, a fierce and urgent autobiographical novel about a woman facing down a formidable foe So Lucky is the sharp, surprising new novel by Nicola Griffith―the profoundly personal and emphatically political story of a confident woman forced to confront an unnerving new reality when in the space of a single week her wife leaves her and she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Mara Tagarelli is, professionally, the head of a multimillion-dollar AIDS foundation; personally,...
posted by OHenryPacey at 9:59 AM - 7 comments

The Orville: Deflectors  Season 2, Episode 7

It's a relationship episode! And an episode about Moclan society! And some spacecraft engineering. Oh, and there's a murder mystery ... IN SPAAAACE! [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 7:32 AM - 11 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Crime Scene  Season 6, Episode 6

Jake and Rosa get a difficult case that Jake has promised the grieving mom he'll solve. Rosa dates a hairdresser and has different hairdos every two minutes. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:19 AM - 15 comments

Movie: Happy Death Day 2U

Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:01 AM - 3 comments

February 14

Movie: Alita: Battle Angel

A cyborg discarded from a floating city struggles to remember her past life. As she adapts to her new existence, she learns to play a sport, falls in love, and starts a career. [more inside]
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:47 AM - 13 comments

February 13

Mystery Science Theater 3000: CATALINA CAPER  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 4

Rewatch! What do you get when you cross a beach movie with a heist movie? Nothing good! It does contain a musical number by Little Richard. This movie marks the establishment of the rule that MST3K would avoid comedies, but it's still a fairly well-remembered episode from the show's classic era. With this film, we're back in Joel territory for a while! Previously
posted by JHarris at 11:40 PM - 4 comments

The Magicians: Marry ... Kill  Show Only   Season 4, Episode 4

Josh gives Margo some muffin. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:27 PM - 7 comments

Roswell, New Mexico: Don't Speak  Season 1, Episode 5

Max and Michael begin to worry about Isobel after a series of mysterious blackouts cause her to spiral. Liz turns to Grant Green for help when she learns that he may have witnessed something strange on the night Rosa died. Meanwhile, Kyle and Alex uncover a secret that Kyle's father had been keeping from everyone. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 7:50 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 446: Face 2 Face: The Cupture

Here's our live show, presented before a profoundly rowdy Birmingham audience, in which sensitive issues are discussed. Drink deeply of this episode, lapping its precious nutrients out of the palm of our upturned hands.
posted by Tevin at 5:00 AM - 9 comments

February 12

Movie: Ra.One

Shekhar is a nebbishy video game designer trying hard to impress his son and succeed at work. Following his son's advice, he hits it big with a game based around Ra.One, a seemingly unbeatable villain. But when the AI powering Ra.One becomes sentient, his son Prateek is in danger.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:29 PM - 4 comments

The Gifted: calaMity  Season 2, Episode 14

When one of the Inner Circle goes missing, Reeva intensifies security in their compound. After using the mutant-suppressing serum to break the Circle's pull on Lauren, the Struckers debate their next move. Jace leads the Purifiers in an attack on the Morlocks. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:28 PM - 0 comments

The Flash: Cause and XS  Season 5, Episode 14

After Iris lands in serious danger, Nora races to save her mother. Barry puts the finishing touches on the metahuman cure, and Cisco decides to take Kamilla on a date. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:09 PM - 5 comments

Movie: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

It's been five years since everything was awesome, and the citizens of Bricksburg are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from the Systar system, who have turned their city into Apocalypseburg by wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 7:00 AM - 11 comments

Black Lightning: The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire  Season 2, Episode 13

Odell's decision to move the pod kids to another facility because of the Markovian threat has unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, Jennifer plots revenge, Jefferson receives some interesting news, and Anissa makes a shocking discovery. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:48 AM - 8 comments

February 11

The Passage: How You Gonna Outrun the End of the World?  Season 1, Episode 5

With the sudden arrival of a high-ranking official, Horace Guilder, to Project NOAH, Brad and Amy begin to strategize a possible escape plan with the help of an unlikely accomplice. Meanwhile, Sykes and Richards begin to question each other's motives and a shaky past between Lear, Elizabeth, and Fanning is revealed. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:07 PM - 2 comments

Arrow: Star City Slayer  Season 7, Episode 13

Oliver and Felicity are disappointed after they learn that William is hiding something from them. Wanting to focus on his family, Oliver steps back from his Green Arrow duties and lets the team take over tracking down a serial killer, however, when the team becomes targets of the killer, things take a bloody turn. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:56 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

When Shivudu, the son of Baahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:36 PM - 7 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: Minefield  Season 2, Episode 3

Reed gives Archer some long overdue feedback about ship protocol. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 8:37 AM - 7 comments

True Detective: Hunters in the Dark  Season 3, Episode 6

Wayne and Roland revisit discrepancies in the Purcell case that were hidden or forgotten, and take another look at Tom Purcell and Lucy's cousin, Dan O' Brien; the glitter of Amelia's book release is tarnished by a voice from the past. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:05 AM - 14 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: 288 - So You Want To Start A Union feat. Brace Belden (2/10/19)

Longtime friend of the show Brace stops by to tell us about his work unionizing Anchor Steam brewing in San Francisco. They also talk about Amy Klobuchar's unique brand of "Minnesota Nice" and dealing with the latest round of attacks on Jeremy Corbyn. [more inside]
posted by Space Coyote at 4:49 AM - 3 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 95 - Woodland Creatures

A bird and mouse that fly in Arnie's window every morning and help him get dressed stop by to chat. (Live from PodCon with Demi Adejuyigbe and Miel Bredouw) [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 4:17 AM - 1 comment

February 10

Counterpart: You to You  Season 2, Episode 9

Management makes a historic decision; Emily sends a warning; Quayle, Clare and Temple investigate the final Indigo cell; and Howard Prime reaches out to an old contact. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:21 PM - 13 comments