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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 - 0 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 - 0 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 - 6 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 - 4 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 - 15 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 - 2 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 - 21 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 - 6 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 - 2 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 - 9 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 - 8 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 - 13 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 - 1 comment

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 - 7 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 - 46 comments

The Resort: El Espejo  Season 1, Episode 5

Emma, Noah and Baltasar team up and try to uncover the truth behind Sam and Violet’s disappearance. [more inside]
posted by thecaddy at 7:14 PM - 5 comments

The Sandman: 24/7  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 5

John Dee, now in possession of the ruby, takes refuge in a local diner. There, he uses the ruby’s power to prevent the patrons and staff (and the wider world, by implication) from being able to lie, with horrifying results.
posted by gauche at 6:43 PM - 21 comments

Movie: Mars Attacks!

Ack ack! Ack! Ack ack ack! Ack! Ack ack ack ack ack ack. Ack Ack! Ack. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:41 PM - 11 comments

Movie: School of Rock

Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) gets thrown out of his bar band and finds himself in desperate need of work. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school, he exposes his students to the hard rock gods he idolizes and emulates -- much to the consternation of the uptight principal (Joan Cusack). As he gets his privileged and precocious charges in touch with their inner rock 'n' roll animals, he imagines redemption at a local Battle of the Bands. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:29 PM - 7 comments

Movie: Motherly

Kate and her daughter Beth live alone in an isolated farmhouse in the woods after Kate's husband goes to prison for killing Beth's friend Courtney. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 4:16 PM - 1 comment

Resident Alien: Autopsy  Season 2, Episode 9

Asta is overwhelmed with guilt after she, Harry, and D'Arcy get rid of the dead body. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:06 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Marionette

A therapist loses her grip on reality when a ten-year-old boy claims he can control her future. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 1:06 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Ratatouille

Remy (Patton Oswalt), a resident of Paris, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate. He would love to become a chef so he can create and enjoy culinary masterpieces to his heart's delight. The only problem is, Remy is a rat. When he winds up in the sewer beneath one of Paris' finest restaurants, the rodent gourmet finds himself ideally placed to realize his dream. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:00 AM - 7 comments

Blown Away: Season Three  Season 3 (Full Season)

A group of artisans from across North America compete in a glass-blowing competition for a residency at the Corning Museum of Glass. [more inside]
posted by PussKillian at 6:40 AM - 7 comments

August 10

Movie: Metropolis

This influential German science-fiction film presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When the privileged youth Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) discovers the grim scene under the city, he becomes intent on helping the workers. He befriends the rebellious teacher Maria (Brigitte Helm), but this puts him at odds with his authoritative father, leading to greater conflict. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:01 PM - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SCREAMING SKULL  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 12

Rewatch! A guy gaslights his new wife into believing the spirit of his previous wife is haunting her, as part of a scheme to drive her crazy and take her money. Oh joy. There's a great short though, the Gumby cartoon Robot Rumpus! Previously.
posted by JHarris at 8:15 PM - 4 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Taken at the Flood  Season 10, Episode 4

When a stranger is found murdered at Warmsley Vale, the Cloade family ask for Poirot's help to find out if the dead man was Rosaleen Cloade's first husband. The Cloades have been suffering financially since Rosaleen married their uncle Gordon, and if they could prove the marriage was bigamous then they could inherit Gordon's fortune.
posted by Carillon at 4:19 PM - 3 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: AEW Dynamite 8/10 and Rampage 8/12  Season 3, Episode 45

It's Quake By The Lake (tm), as AEW does their first show from Minneapolis (I think?) Following Battle of the Belts 3, tonight's episode has 2 championship matches, a coffin match, and the AEW debut of Madison Rayne. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 2:15 PM - 4 comments

Bluey: Season 3 (1st Half (Mostly))  Season 3 (Full Season)

The Australian megahit kids' show about the Heeler family: 6-year-old Bluey, her 5-year-old sister Bingo, and parents Bandit and Chilli. They are dogs who live in Brisbane and engage in imaginative play and learn life lessons. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 1:52 PM - 7 comments

Movie: Dead Calm

Rae Ingram (a barely out of her teens Nicole Kidman) and her husband, John (Sam Neill), struggle to overcome the sudden death of their young son. In an attempt to move past their loss, the couple take their yacht out for an extended vacation trip. While far out at sea, they come across a sinking schooner and rescue the ship's sole survivor, Hughie Warriner (Billy Zane). Hughie claims the crew of the ship died from food poisoning. Though Rae is empathetic towards Hughie, John is suspicious of his story. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:45 AM - 6 comments

Reservation Dogs: The Curse  Season 2, Episode 1

As the town recovers from the tornado aftermath, Willie Jack tries to reverse a curse.
posted by neustile at 8:52 AM - 3 comments

The Sandman: A Hope in Hell  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 4

Lucifer Morningstar -- A Game of Wits -- Night Passage -- Why do you lie?
posted by gauche at 8:38 AM - 33 comments

Movie: How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It)

Melvin Van Peebles was one of the first black directors to challenge the white establishment in his films, which include Watermelon Man and Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. In this documentary, the life of Van Peebles is discussed, including his work not only in film, but also as a novelist, actor, musician, stock trader and even Air Force pilot. Interview subjects include Gil Scott-Heron, Spike lee and Melvin's son and fellow filmmaker, Mario Van Peebles. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:42 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute (Melvin Van Peebles, who also wrote, scored, edited, co-produced, and directed) goes on the run from the man with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:09 AM - 1 comment

Westworld: Metanoia  Season 4, Episode 7

Bernard and Maeve fight to save the world. Charlotte begins to see her plans realized. The Man in Black returns to the game.
posted by octothorpe at 6:16 AM - 6 comments

August 9

What We Do in the Shadows: The Wedding  Season 4, Episode 6

Guillermo loses his mind trying to help Nandor plan the perfect vampire wedding.
posted by geoff. at 11:06 PM - 7 comments

Movie: Heavenly Creatures

Wealthy and precocious teenager Juliet (Kate Winslet) transfers from England to Christchurch, New Zealand, with her family, and forms a bond with the quiet, brooding Pauline (Melanie Lynskey) through their shared love of handsome big screen tenor Mario Lanza and games of make believe. But when their parents begin to suspect that their increasingly intense friendship is becoming unhealthy, the girls decide to run away to America, hatching a dark plan for those who threaten to keep them apart. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:48 PM - 10 comments

Movie: Con Air

Just-paroled army ranger Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) is headed back to his wife (Monica Potter), but must fly home aboard a prison transport flight dubbed "Jailbird" with some of the worst criminals living. Along with Diamond Dog (Ving Rhames) and Baby-O (Mykelti Williamson), genius serial killer Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom (John Malkovich) unleashes a violent escape plot in mid-flight. Secretly working with U.S. Marshall Vince Larkin (John Cusack), Poe tries to foil Grissom's plan. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:43 PM - 10 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Hello, Darkness  Season 2, Episode 8

The trio tries to save a loved one from the killer during a blackout, while the other Arconia residents explore unexpected connections. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa at 12:03 PM - 12 comments

Movie: Sightseers

A new couple (Alice Lowe, Steve Oram) embarks on a cross-country road trip that takes a turn when they decide to start killing everyone who annoys them. A dark comedy from director Ben Wheatley (A Field in England, In the Earth.) [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:47 AM - 5 comments

Movie: U.S. Marshals

U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan, who has been accused of a double-murder. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 12:09 AM - 6 comments

August 8

The Sandman: Dream a Little Dream of Me  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 3

Dream regains his sand. Ethel sends her son John to regain Dream's ruby. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 8:25 PM - 29 comments

Better Call Saul: Waterworks  Season 6, Episode 12

The stakes are raised when a discovery is made.
posted by Rhaomi at 5:46 PM - 137 comments

Movie: Grease

Australian good girl Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and greaser Danny (John Travolta) fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends? Grease was successful both critically and commercially, becoming the highest-grossing musical film ever at the time. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:55 PM - 13 comments

Movie: Xanadu

Struggling artist Sonny Malone (Michael Beck) is trapped in a dull job painting album covers. He is instantly attracted to Kira (Olivia Newton-John, RIP), an anonymous woman randomly photographed in the background of one of his assignments, but no one is able to identify her. Visiting the auditorium where the cover was shot, Sonny finds the mysterious beauty, an ageless Greek muse, who encourages him to team up with old-fashioned Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly) to build a roller-skating disco. A musical featuring music by Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:45 PM - 11 comments

Movie: River's Edge

Teenage burnout Samson (Daniel Roebuck) has murdered his girlfriend and left her naked body lying on the bank of a river just outside their small California town. He not only doesn't run away, he brings his friends to gawk at her dead body. Speed freak Layne (Crispin Glover) tries to force the teens' silence to protect their friend, but conscience is gnawing at the others -- particularly Matt (Keanu Reeves) and Clarissa (Ione Skye Leitch), who want to go to the police. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:10 AM - 6 comments