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December 8

Hilda: Season 3  Season 3 (Full Season)

A slightly older Hilda and the gang travel to Tofoten to visit Great-Aunt Astrid for a relaxing holiday —but adventure soon comes knocking at their door. [more inside]
posted by 1970s Antihero at 8:06 AM - 0 comments

December 7

Movie: The Boy and the Heron

A young boy named Mahito yearning for his mother ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead. There, death comes to an end, and life finds a new beginning. A semi-autobiographical fantasy from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki. [more inside]
posted by protorp at 11:41 PM - 2 comments

Book: Keeper of Enchanted Rooms - by Charlie N. Holmberg

Rhode Island, 1846. Estranged from his family, writer Merritt Fernsby is surprised when he inherits a remote estate in the Narragansett Bay. Though the property has been uninhabited for more than a century, Merritt is ready to call it home—until he realizes he has no choice. With its doors slamming shut and locking behind him, Whimbrel House is not about to let Merritt leave. Ever. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero at 8:43 PM - 1 comment

For All Mankind: Goldilocks  Season 4, Episode 5

A discovery sends teams across Earth and Mars scrambling for answers. [more inside]
posted by cardboard at 7:59 PM - 9 comments

Special Event: Mystery Fandom Theater 3000: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Mystery Fandom Theater 3000 was put together by some friends who loved the show and wanted to do something along those lines themselves. They hewed pretty closely to the original, in that they remade the Mike-era Comedy Central opening, complete with its audio and a few clips taken directly from it, but with different people playing the roles. The movie is extremely bad: it turns out that those Santa's Enchanted Village shorts with Stinky the Skunk and The Ferocious Wolf, that Rifftrax riffed in Santa's Village of Madness, have a secret backstory with those two characters! Come see the foundation of the K. Gordon Murray Cinematic Universe! [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 1:26 PM - 0 comments

Slow Horses: Negotiating With Tigers   Show Only   Season 3, Episode 3

Marcus and Shirley face Lamb's wrath. River discovers revenge is a dish best served cold. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 12:28 PM - 7 comments

Pending Train: Pending Train  Season 1 (Full Season)

Passengers on a Tokyo train find themselves shifted into the future—a future with no cities and no humans. If they work together, can they survive? And is there any way back to the past? [more inside]
posted by jabah at 5:56 AM - 1 comment

Taskmaster NZ: Full Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Jeremy Wells acts as Taskmaster in this New Zealand edition of Taskmaster, with Paul Williams acting as his assistant. It first aired in NZ in 2020 and TM is now uploading an episode every few days to YouTube! Episodes one and two have aired so far. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 4:56 AM - 5 comments

December 6

Castaway Diva: Castaway Diva  Season 1 (Full Season)

Fifteen years after being stranded on a remote island, an aspiring singer reenters society — stopping at nothing to pursue her dream of becoming a diva. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:52 PM - 2 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: December 6, 2023  Season 5, Episode 10

Three more Continental Classic matches will attempt to thrill the audience, while MJF and Samoa Joe fight the Devil, Adam Copeland and Christian lock up for the first 1-v-1 match in AEW, and Toni Storm gets that Turner Classic Movies rub. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 5:14 PM - 6 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Organ and Body Donations  Season 10, Episode 19

This week... Henry Kissinger died at age 100. George Santos was expelled from the US House of Representatives for ethics violations. And Now: People On TV Talk About AI The Only Way They Know How (in terms of the Terminator movies). Main story: on organ and body donations, organs for medical use, and bodies for scientific use. Organ donations are wildly popular, with 42,000 yearly transplants, but with a waiting list of over 100,000 people, and with 17 people dying every day waiting for a transplant. Are there problems with the systems set up to handle organ and body donations and where they go? And could there be ways in which rich people manage to jump the line for a transplant? Hint: yes. On Youtube (32 minutes). [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 4:31 PM - 2 comments

Movie: A Wish for Wings That Work

Opus the Penguin struggles to achieve his seemingly impossible dream to be able to fly. [more inside]
posted by m@f at 2:02 PM - 3 comments

Fargo: Insolubilia  Season 5, Episode 4

Munch makes a bold move, Indira and Witt have questions, Wayne takes a fall and Gator disappoints.
posted by neilbert at 6:15 AM - 12 comments

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off: The World Vs Scott Pilgrim  Season 1, Episode 8

Scott, Ramona and their friends face their toughest challenge yet in a knockdown epic showdown that could change everything.
posted by neilbert at 6:12 AM - 0 comments

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off: 2 Scott 2 Pilgrim  Season 1, Episode 7

Unfinished business, mind-blowing revelations - and a mix of lovers, friends, and exes. What could go wrong?
posted by neilbert at 6:11 AM - 3 comments

December 5

The Curse: Under the Big Tree  Season 1, Episode 4

Good news for the Siegels is dampened by tensions in the neighborhood.
posted by snofoam at 5:02 AM - 2 comments

A Murder at the End of the World: Crypt  Season 1, Episode 5

Darby confronts her prime suspect.
posted by ellieBOA at 4:05 AM - 5 comments

December 4

AEW Collision: December 2, 2023 (& Dec 1 Rampage)  Season 1, Episode 25

Bryan Danielson won't allow an orbital bone fracture and a Solid Snake eyepatch keep him from having his first match in AEW's Continental Classic. In fact, Collision has three CC matches, plus more enticements leading to the end-of-year PPVs. (This post going up late because I traveling until late Monday.) [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 9:52 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Pacific Rim

Using massive piloted robots to combat the alien threat, earth's survivors take the fight to the invading alien force lurking in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. Nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless enemy, the forces of mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes who now stand as earth's final hope against the mounting apocalypse.
posted by autopilot at 3:05 AM - 31 comments

December 3

The Gilded Age: Warning Shots  Season 2, Episode 6

The Opera War continues, but support comes with a high price. The Union Strike may come with an actual cost. Married life is wonderful. Backs, not so much. And where is all the love in the air coming from? [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 at 10:16 PM - 5 comments

Beacon 23: Rocky  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 5

While uncovering Halan’s past, Aster finds a link to the rocks that will alter both their lives.
posted by Kyol at 6:02 PM - 1 comment

Album: Rockstar

Dolly Parton's long awaited, first-ever rock album Rockstar is now available! Rockstar (via Butterfly Records with distribution by Big Machine Label Group) is a 30-song collection which includes 9 original tracks and 21 iconic Rock anthems that pair Dolly with some of Rock n' Roll's most legendary names. [more inside]
posted by one for the books at 4:24 PM - 1 comment

Saturday Night Live: Emma Stone / Noah Kahan  Season 49, Episode 6

Emma joins the 5-Timer's Club. [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 1:07 AM - 8 comments

December 2

Movie: Soy Cuba / I Am Cuba / Я - Куба

A study in contrasts set in and around Havana that explores Cuba's 1959 revolution. A young woman's fascination with the excess of an American-owned casino leads to her downfall in the eyes of her street vendor boyfriend. A tenant farmer revolts the only way he knows how. University students gain first-hand knowledge of political upheaval. And, in the hills outside the city, the members of a poor peasant family get swept up into the burgeoning revolt. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 4:10 PM - 3 comments

Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder  Season 14, Episode 2

The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Donna to the furthest edge of adventure. To escape, they must face the most desperate fight of their lives, with the fate of the universe at stake.
posted by Blue Jello Elf at 11:39 AM - 50 comments

December 1

Movie: Godzilla Minus One

Post war Japan is at its lowest point when a new crisis emerges in the form of a giant monster, baptized in the horrific power of the atomic bomb. (In theaters now) [more inside]
posted by Gorgik at 7:58 PM - 6 comments

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off: WHODIDIT  Season 1, Episode 6

Ramona arrives at Julie's doorstep with more questions and curiosity. A surprise visitor seeks forgiveness from Gideon. Knives taps into new talents.
posted by neilbert at 7:58 PM - 2 comments

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off: Lights. Camera. Sparks?!  Season 1, Episode 5

A documentary about the Toronto production reveals drama - and steamy romance - behind the scenes. Ramona takes on a daring but demanding gig.
posted by neilbert at 7:57 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Leaving Las Vegas

Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 5:49 PM - 2 comments

Movie: It's a Wonderful Knife

A year after a young woman who saves her town from a serial killer on Christmas Eve, she wishes she was never born. When her wish is granted, she discovers what her absence has cost the people of Angels Falls. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 1:51 PM - 4 comments

For All Mankind: House Divided  Season 4, Episode 4

An accident on Mars strains relationships, while Miles embarks on a risky venture. [more inside]
posted by cardboard at 10:51 AM - 21 comments

November 30

Fargo: The Paradox of Intermediate Transactions  Season 5, Episode 3

Dot and Wayne protect their home; Roy neutralizes an obstacle; Witt suspects foul play; Gator makes a move.
posted by neilbert at 8:04 PM - 25 comments

Squid Game: The Challenge - A Reality Competition  Season 1 (Full Season)

Squid Game: The Challenge is a British reality competition television series based on Squid Game, the South Korean drama. The show features 456 players competing for US$4.56 million, the largest single cash prize in game show history.
posted by dianeF at 6:34 PM - 11 comments

Special Event: Film Crew: GIANT OF MARATHON

We conclude our review of the four Film Crew episodes with another peplum, directed by Mario Bava and starring Steve Reeves as the hard-to-say Phillipides. This one's focus is more historical than the usual, with the events shown dating to the Medic Wars instead of the general mish-mash of places and people these movies usually give us. Wikipedia informs us that Bava was forced to reshoot some scenes when extra were spotted on camera smoking cigarettes, proving he's a cut above our usual grade of director. Also, this movie was actually considered to be pretty successful at the time!
posted by JHarris at 3:30 PM - 1 comment

November 29

Slow Horses: Hard Lessons  Show Only   Season 3, Episode 2

River has to steal something out of the Park to save a life. Lamb realizes a stranger game is afoot.
posted by ellieBOA at 6:55 PM - 4 comments

Slow Horses: Strange Games  Show Only   Season 3, Episode 1

A romantic relationship in Istanbul ends badly. Lamb hits the panic button when one of his Slow Horses fails to show up for work.
posted by ellieBOA at 6:54 PM - 3 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: November 29, 2023  Season 5, Episode 9

With a certain soda-pop-enthusiast deciding to overturn his principles at another company, what will AEW do this week? Why, continue it's G1-style Continental Classic tournament. Also, Julia Hart is a (spooky) fighting champion, and "The Patriarch" Christian Cage is very disappointed in you. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 4:57 PM - 8 comments

November 28

The Great British Bake Off: The Final  Season 14, Episode 10

The bakers take on a pastry Signature and a sticky Technical, before making a showstopping celebration cake. Whose choux will see them through to be crowned the winner?
posted by ellieBOA at 10:15 PM - 24 comments

The Gilded Age: Close Enough to Touch  Season 2, Episode 5

After sharing her news, Ada questions moving ahead without Agnes' support. Peggy experiences the dangers of the South.
posted by drewbage1847 at 9:14 PM - 2 comments

Book: Endgame: Inside the Royal Family And the Monarchy's Fight For Survival

"In the past I, like others, have held back on revealing some of the darker truths at the heart of the institution of the British monarchy...But as the once-majestic brocade of the royal family continued to fade and fray behind the scenes and on the front page, I was increasingly convinced that it was time to write this book." Royal reporter Omid Scobie writes about the decline of the monarchy. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:13 PM - 11 comments

Angels in America: Millennium Approaches  Season 1, Episode 1

It is 1985, Ronald Reagan is in the White House, and AIDS is causing mass death in the Americas. In Manhattan, Prior Walter tells Louis, his lover of four years, that he has AIDS; Louis, unable to handle it, leaves him. As disease and loneliness ravage Prior, guilt invades Louis. Joe Pitt, a Mormon and Republican attorney, is pushed by right-wing fixer Roy Cohn toward a job at the US Department of Justice. Both Pitt and Cohn are in the closet: Pitt out of shame and religious turmoil, Cohn to preserve his power and image. Pitt's wife Harper is strung out on Valium, causing her to hallucinate constantly (sometimes jointly with Prior during his fever dreams) and she longs to escape from her sexless marriage. An angel with ulterior motives commands Prior to become a prophet. (Description from Wikipedia)
posted by bunderful at 8:28 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Saltburn

A student at Oxford University finds himself drawn into the world of a charming and aristocratic classmate, who invites him to his eccentric family's sprawling estate for the summer. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 8:03 PM - 8 comments

Movie: Frybread Face and Me

Two adolescent Navajo cousins from different worlds bond during a summer herding sheep on their grandmother's ranch in Arizona while learning more about their family's past and themselves. [more inside]
posted by pjsky at 4:57 PM - 2 comments

A Murder at the End of the World: Family Secrets  Season 1, Episode 4

There's a killer on the loose and nowhere to run with a storm closing in. Darby breaks out of lockdown and discovers the retreat may not be what she thought it was.
posted by ellieBOA at 2:54 PM - 7 comments

Book: System Collapse - Martha Wells

The seventh entry in Wells’ Murderbot Diaries series, and set immediately following the events of Network Effect, finds everyone’s favorite SecUnit dealing with humans, colonists, nefarious corporations, and its own mental health. [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 2:07 PM - 18 comments

Beacon 23: God in the Machine  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 4

In the early days of Beacon 23’s history, Sophie receives a surprise visit, forcing her AI to act. [more inside]
posted by Kyol at 8:19 AM - 3 comments

Book: Zeroville by Steve Erickson

On the same August day in 1969 that a crazed hippie ''family'' led by Charles Manson commits five savage murders in the canyons above Los Angeles, a young ex-communicated seminarian arrives with images of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift - ''the two most beautiful people in the history of the movies'' - tattooed on his head. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero at 3:58 AM - 4 comments

November 27

Love Has Won: Love Has Won  Season 1 (Full Season)

Tells the story of Amy Carlson and the obscure religious group "Love Has Won" led by her. [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 at 11:13 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Napoleon

An epic that details the checkered rise and fall of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his wife, Josephine.
posted by cozenedindigo at 7:19 PM - 12 comments

November 26

Movie: May December

Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under the pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past. [more inside]
posted by bcwinters at 6:30 PM - 5 comments

Book: Wuthering Heights / Emily Brontë

At the centre of this novel is the passionate love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff - recounted with such emotional intensity that a plain tale of the Yorkshire moors acquires the depth and simplicity of ancient tragedy.
posted by johnofjack at 5:28 PM - 21 comments

The Curse: Questa Lane  Season 1, Episode 3

A focus group gets into Whitney’s head.
posted by snofoam at 2:28 AM - 2 comments

November 25

American Horror Stories: Tapeworm  Season 3, Episode 3

When an aspiring model is told she needs to lose weight, she goes to extreme measures [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 5:45 PM - 3 comments

AEW Collision: November 25, 2023 (& Rampage)  Season 1, Episode 24

Tony Khan has taken the ballsy move of keeping Collision on Saturday night and also moving Rampage back a day, creating a three-hour block to counter-program against WWE's Survivor Series. Tonight, the Continental Classic prelims continue, House of Black vs. luchadors, and Keith Lee vs. Lee Moriarty #LeeFight [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 3:52 PM - 7 comments

American Horror Stories: Daphne  Season 3, Episode 2

During lockdown, an isolated art dealer grows attached to his AI personal assistant, Daphne. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 2:55 PM - 5 comments

American Horror Stories: Bestie  Season 3, Episode 1

After the death of her mother, a teenager struggles to find acceptance and friendship. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 2:19 PM - 4 comments

Doctor Who: The Star Beast  Season 14, Episode 1

In the first of three 60th anniversary specials, the Doctor is caught in a fight to the death as a spaceship crash-lands in London. But as the battle wreaks havoc, destiny is converging on an old friend.
posted by Blue Jello Elf at 12:12 PM - 72 comments

Book: Wellness

"When Jack and Elizabeth meet as college students in the '90s, the two quickly join forces and hold on tight, each eager to claim a place in Chicago's thriving underground art scene with an appreciative kindred spirit. Fast-forward twenty years to married life, and alongside the challenges of parenting, they encounter cults disguised as mindfulness support groups, polyamorous would-be suitors, Facebook wars, and something called Love Potion Number Nine." [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes at 7:57 AM - 1 comment

November 24

Movie: Thelma

A sheltered college student tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her, causing her suppressed psychokinetic powers to reemerge. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 6:38 PM - 4 comments

Movie: La noire de ... / Black Girl

Eager to find a better life abroad, a Senegalese woman becomes a governess to a family in southern France, where she suffers from discrimination and marginalization. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 6:16 PM - 2 comments