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April 18

Movie: Mandela

A local barber's fate in a small Indian village turns overnight when he becomes the single deciding vote in the village elections. Trailer. Sneak Peek. (Turn on captions) On Netflix now.
posted by cendawanita at 8:18 PM - 1 comment

The Nevers: Exposure  Season 1, Episode 2

With the city reeling from Maladie's opera debut, Mundi takes a personal stake in tracking her down. Amalia launches an investigation of her own and the charitable Lavinia Bidlow seeks to destigmatize the Touched at a society event. [IMDb] [more inside]
posted by bcwinters at 7:16 PM - 0 comments

Creepshow: The Right Snuff/Sibling Rivalry  Season 3, Episode 3

A misunderstanding in space ends in catastrophe and a woman fears her brother is trying to kill her.
posted by miss-lapin at 3:21 PM - 1 comment

April 17

Movie: Jathi Ratnalu

Three prisoners get released and plan for a happy life outside. Things take a new turn and bring in a twist. Can they find happiness and love now?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:00 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Spontaneous

When students in their high school begin inexplicably exploding (literally), seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:53 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Dark City Beneath the Beat

Musical documentary reimagines the narrative of Baltimore, a city rising above social and economic turmoil to develop a vibrant and close-knit community for the arts through its homegrown sound, Baltimore club music. [more inside]
posted by General Malaise at 4:15 PM - 4 comments

Them: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

In the first season of Little Marvin's new Amazon horror anthology show Them, which follows 10 days in the lives of a Black family moving to Compton in 1953 during the course of the Great Migration, the horror arises as much from the racism endured by our protagonists as from the spooky occurrences happening in their new house. [more inside]
posted by whir at 11:44 AM - 6 comments

Taskmaster: Series 7  Season 7 (Full Season)

"I know it's early days. Are we the stupidest so far?" [more inside]
posted by Huffy Puffy at 8:40 AM - 5 comments

For All Mankind: Triage  Season 2, Episode 9

The rivalry between American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts intensifies as last-minute changes impact the Pathfinder mission plan. [more inside]
posted by cardboard at 7:38 AM - 10 comments

April 16

Top Chef: Pan African Portland  Season 18, Episode 3

The pressure is laid on the chefs in the Quickfire Challenge as they are tasked to make a layered dessert. Carrie Baird joins Padma to pick the winner. Gregory Gourdet and Kwame Onwuachi take the chefs on a tour of restaurants in Portland that feature food from the African diaspora. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must make dishes inspired by their tour for the judging and dining panel, as well as the restaurant's owners.
posted by Emmy Rae at 6:34 PM - 3 comments

Movie: The Lady from Shanghai

Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 10:59 AM - 5 comments

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Truth  Season 1, Episode 5

Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, Baron Zemo, John Walker, and Karli Morgenthau must all deal with the fall out from their actions.
posted by ellieBOA at 5:58 AM - 85 comments

Invincible: You Look Kinda Dead  Season 1, Episode 6

Mark tries to patch up things with Amber. They agree to visit at university with William, where strange things are afoot. Debbie pays a visit to Art. Debbie confronts Nolan. [more inside]
posted by Fleebnork at 5:31 AM - 8 comments

April 15

Infinity Train: Book 4 - Duet  Season 4 (Full Season)

Min-Gi and Ryan are childhood best friends who dream of performing in a band and traveling across Canada, together. After a sudden falling out splits them apart, both find themselves aboard the mysterious Infinity Train. Lost and confused, they meet Kez, a free-spirited concierge bell, who accompanies them on their journey. As tensions rise and old wounds come to light, both Min-Gi and Ryan must decide if they can work together or else risk losing themselves forever aboard the Infinity Train.
posted by Marticus at 10:22 PM - 6 comments

Movie: The New Mutants

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:50 PM - 12 comments

The Serpent: What does it take to catch a killer?  Season 1 (Full Season)

This 8-part BBC/Netflix series starring Tahar Rahim and Jenna Coleman covers some of the twisting, real-life story of Charles Sobhraj, a murderer, thief and seductive master of disguise, who was a hidden darkness in the mid-70's on Asia's hippie trail. [more inside]
posted by Thella at 5:17 PM - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 23

Rewatch! Little Ronnie Howard invents a growth "goo" that the angry teens in town get into and cause problems. The last Bert I. Gordon movie MST would cover (as of pre-Season 13). Previously.
posted by JHarris at 2:49 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 38: Finals

Where have all the good folks gone? Where is all of HOG? We need a streetwise thunderman to stop these scheming gods. Isn't there a Firbolg upon a flying steed? Reality is ripping, someone get me Argo Keene! We need some heroes. [more inside]
posted by Tevin at 9:06 AM - 8 comments

All That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star: Episode #1.1  Season 1, Episode 1

The 8 jewellers are set their first challenges by the judges. The Bestseller Challenge asks them to make three silver bangles each. For the Bespoke Challenge client Ben wants a pendant necklace for his mum to wear when meeting the Queen.
posted by ellieBOA at 8:09 AM - 5 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 1  Season 7, Episode 1

The sewing competition returns for a seventh series and in week one the judges settle the contestants in with a trio of challenges based on everyday wardrobe staples - sleeveless blouses, t-shirts and dresses. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 3:08 AM - 8 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Matter of Time  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 9

While the Enterprise works to save Penthara IV from devastation, visiting Professor Berlinghoff Rasmussen takes advantage of a historic opportunity. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 2:08 AM - 30 comments

April 14

Book: Broken (In the Best Possible Way)

Jenny Lawson's back with her third book, Broken (In the Best Possible Way). In it she chronicles her treatment with transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression, battles with hospital bills, and the many questions that come up in everyday life. Her husband Victor and her daughter (plus the many delightful animals both real and taxidermy) also make appearances throughout. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 11:13 AM - 3 comments

April 13

Movie: The Clash: Westway to the World

A career retrospective of British punk band The Clash, featuring exclusive interviews with the entire band. - IMDB
posted by The corpse in the library at 5:26 PM - 1 comment

Black Lightning: Painkiller  Season 4, Episode 7

Grace is abducted while she and Anissa go to Akashic Valley for their honeymoon, and Khalil goes looking for Grace. (backdoor pilot for potential spinoff) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:17 PM - 4 comments

April 12

The Nevers: Touched  Season 1, Episode 1

Three years after an inexplicable event suddenly equips them with extraordinary abilities, Amalia True and Penance Adair work to protect their kind from widespread, deepening antipathy. Meanwhile, police inspector Frank Mundi investigates a string of murders at the hands of a reportedly Touched and highly dangerous serial killer named Maladie. [IMDb] [more inside]
posted by bcwinters at 1:19 PM - 32 comments

Exterminate All the Brutes: Part One  Season 1, Episode 1

Exterminate All the Brutes, from acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro, HBO’s Sometimes in April), is a four-part hybrid docuseries that provides a visually arresting journey through time, into the darkest hours of humanity. Through his personal voyage, Peck deconstructs the making and masking of history, digging deep into the exploitative and genocidal aspects of European colonialism — from America to Africa and its impact on society today. Trailer [more inside]
posted by Lord_Pall at 12:54 PM - 2 comments

This is a Robbery: The World's Greatest Art Heist: (entire series)   All Seasons

In 1990, two men dressed as cops con their way into a Boston museum and steal a fortune in art. Take a deep dive into this daring and notorious crime. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff at 12:36 PM - 4 comments

Critical Role: Hunter and Hunted  Season 2, Episode 133

As the Mighty Nein tentatively explore the edges of Aeor, they debate whether to delve further into mystery or hold the line and set traps for their rapidly approaching enemies...
posted by nubs at 12:06 PM - 8 comments

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C: Anneka Rice, John Bishop, Nadine Coyle, Ade Adepitan  Season 4, Episode 5

Anneka Rice, John Bishop, Nadine Coyle and Ade Adepitan tackle decorative choux buns and financiers before making a showstopping cake that represents something from their bucket list.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:02 AM - 3 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification II  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 8

On Romulus, Picard and Data meet with Spock, who claims to be trying to reunite the Romulans and Vulcans. While Spock works to achieve his goal, powers within the Romulan government seek to pervert his mission into an invasion of the Federation. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 10:29 AM - 18 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Long-Term Care  Season 8, Episode 8

Prince Philip died. Matt Gaetz continues to face accusations of pedophilia and sex trafficking. President Biden promised to reverse Trump's refugee cap, but hasn't yet, and no one seems to know why. And Now: A Farewell Tribute to the Greatest Questions Ever Asked on Yahoo! Answers. Main story (23m): Nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in the US, and the serious problems that many of they have. And Now: A Few More of the Greatest Questions Ever Asked on Yahoo! Answers.
posted by JHarris at 12:09 AM - 8 comments

April 11

Movie: Local Hero

Mac (Peter Riegert), an ambitious mid-level executive at a Texas oil company is selected — mainly because his name seems Scottish — by his eccentric boss (Burt Lancaster) to travel to Scotland on a two-pronged mission: 1) to negotiate the purchase of Ferness, a remote fishing village with a beautiful beach that happens to be the perfect location for building a refinery to process North Sea petroleum, and 2) to keep his eyes peeled for anything unusual happening in the night sky. [more inside]
posted by theory at 11:46 PM - 9 comments

Movie: Bringing Up Baby

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 10:47 PM - 13 comments

Movie: I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

First-time filmmaker and award-winning photographer Sam Jones documents the recording of Wilco's album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot." - IMDB
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:10 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: Stuff The British Stole: A Tiger and a Scream

How a toy tiger became the symbol of a struggle between India and its former British colonisers [more inside]
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 4:23 PM - 2 comments

Invincible: That Actually Hurt  Season 1, Episode 5

Mark struggles with his obligations. Mark makes a new friend. Debbie finds a notebook. Eve struggles with family. [more inside]
posted by Fleebnork at 7:43 AM - 5 comments

Saturday Night Live: Carey Mulligan / Kid Cudi  Season 46, Episode 17

First ever English host! [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 1:28 AM - 16 comments

April 10

For All Mankind: And Here’s to You  Season 2, Episode 8

Gordo returns to space. Molly faces an upsetting new reality. Aleida confronts her first major hurdle at work. [more inside]
posted by cardboard at 9:11 PM - 13 comments

Movie: News of the World

A Texan (Tom Hanks) traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:19 PM - 1 comment

April 9

Made for Love: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Hazel (Cristin Milioti), on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to a tech billionaire, suddenly realizes that her husband has implanted a revolutionary monitoring device in her brain that allows him to track her every move. This American dark comedy television series is based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Alissa Nutting. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:54 PM - 8 comments

Movie: Thunder Force

In a world where supervillains are commonplace, two estranged childhood best friends reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:00 AM - 8 comments

Top Chef: Trouble Brewing  Season 18, Episode 2

The Chefs are in for a rude awakening when they enter the kitchen to find Padma and seven hungry all-star chefs [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels at 9:48 AM - 4 comments

Movie: I Am Dragon

In the midst of the wedding princess Miroslava is kidnapped by a dragon and carried away into his castle on the remote island. [more inside]
posted by gusottertrout at 5:04 AM - 3 comments

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: The Whole World is Watching  Season 1, Episode 4

The show moves to the Balkans; some meditations of power. The Dora Milaje is unhappy, John Walker is unhappy, Sam Wilson is unhappy.
posted by cendawanita at 4:19 AM - 121 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 37: Investment Opportunities

The Thundermen race to stop the machinations of the gods.  But first, they have to make it past an army of demons and settle some unfinished business. Luckily, they have help. A lot of help. A paradox is solved. A wrong is righted. A resignation is accepted. It is the beginning of the end.
posted by supercres at 12:30 AM - 5 comments

April 8

Mystery Science Theater 3000: TEEN-AGE CRIME WAVE  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 22

Rewatch! This one's kind of a sleeper. Some teens break out of jail (where teens come from) and menace a farm family. Teens only get more dangerous with age, folks, and these are at least 30. Previously
posted by JHarris at 6:46 PM - 2 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification I  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 7

Picard and Data must go undercover as Romulans when Starfleet assigns the Enterprise to the search for Spock. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 5:31 AM - 14 comments

Podcast: Harmontown: Nanjianimax

The gang gets back together one more time to catch up on everything since the show's finale. Special guests: Rob Schrab, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon!
posted by Marticus at 1:59 AM - 3 comments

April 7

Kung Fu: Pilot  Season 1, Episode 1

A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese American woman, Nicky Shen, to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents are at the mercy of a powerful Triad. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:20 PM - 4 comments

Supergirl: A Few Good Women  Season 6, Episode 2

As the stakes with Lex are raised higher than ever before, Lena must decide how far she is willing to go to stop her brother. Meanwhile, Supergirl and the team are faced with a challenge unlike anything they've ever dealt with before and it brings Alex to her breaking point. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:06 PM - 4 comments

The Flash: The One with The Nineties  Season 7, Episode 6

Cisco and Chester travel back in time and get stuck in 1998. Meanwhile, Iris forges a connection with the speed force. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:06 PM - 1 comment

Movie: The Father

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality. [more inside]
posted by flabdablet at 4:38 AM - 1 comment

April 5

Book: A Desolation Called Peace

The sequel to A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine, winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel. [more inside]
posted by signal at 5:30 PM - 9 comments

Critical Role: Aeor  Season 2, Episode 132

Having located the secret entrance to Aeor, the Mighty Nein take stock of what waits for them both above and below the ice...
posted by nubs at 12:18 PM - 11 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Game  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 6

Wesley Crusher visits the Enterprise only to see everyone behaving strangely on account of an addictive, mind-controlling game. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 11:25 AM - 28 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 15

It's been two weeks of downtime, and now Blaseball is back for season 15 and I have no idea what's going on but apparently they did something with snacks and also maybe there are time-fish that can rewind innings? Come on in! [more inside]
posted by cortex at 9:17 AM - 11 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The US National Debt  Season 8, Episode 7

Another week from the White Void of Sad Facts. Right wing media loses their shit at a suggestive music video featuring Lil Nas X. Matt Gaetz is suspected of violating sex trafficing laws. A historic vote of whether to unionize has taken place among workers at an Amazon fulfillment center, which Amazon has fought in ludicrous ways, including anti-union propaganda in bathrooms. And Now: Some Very Unwelcome News Regarding Peeps. (It's the Peeps & Pepsi promotion.) Main story (22m): the US National Debt, and the massive disingenuousness with which it has been portrayed by Republicans. A lot of interesting information in this one! [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 1:20 AM - 9 comments

April 4

Saturday Night Live: Daniel Kaluuya / St. Vincent  Season 46, Episode 16

Cut for time: [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 11:43 AM - 31 comments

April 3

Movie: Slaxx

When a possessed pair of jeans begins to kill the staff of a trendy clothing store, it is up to Libby, an idealistic young salesclerk, to stop its bloody rampage. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:20 AM - 7 comments

Better Off Ted: Season Two  Season 2 (Full Season)

The second (and final) season of ABC's satirical comedy about the staff of the product development team at an ethically bankrupt corporation.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:10 AM - 4 comments