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September 10

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 424: The Fly-Swallow YouTube Challenge

We're back and we're so excited about The Predator! Like, unreasonably excited. We're pretty sure that our fear of Predator has boiled over, and crystallized into excitement in our minds. THAT PREDATOR, THOUGH!!! Suggested talking points: Predator Predators, Tooth Box, Accidental Pizza Birds, Secret Scoops of Nutella, Yahoo Fiction Corner, Magician-in-Law
posted by Tevin at 7:25 PM - 1 comment

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: The Wolf  Season 1, Episode 4

As Jack and Cathy grow closer, Jack's double-life is put to the test. A show of force from Suleiman adds to his ranks and brings him one step closer to his next attack. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 6:51 PM - 5 comments

Trapped: Episode Two  Season 1, Episode 2

With no police support able to arrive from Reykjavik until the snowstorm clears, Andri and his colleagues need to work fast. It seems a hopeless situation, but with a suspect in custody awaiting questioning and a body awaiting forensic tests, Andri is desperate for them to prove themselves and make a breakthrough in the case. [more inside]
posted by angeline at 6:51 PM - 0 comments

The Rain: Full Season - Netflix  Season 1 (Full Season)

Netflix - After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety - and answers. The Rain is a Danish post-apocalyptic web television series created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 8:51 AM - 2 comments

The Venture Bros.: The Bellicose Proxy  Season 7, Episode 6

The Monarch and 21 play a deadly game of tutoring an inexperienced villain. A hot plate of danger is served up with a side of hilarity. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 7:41 AM - 19 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 76 - Activia's Quest

We sneak back into the Vermillion Minotaur to try to talk Activia Barleyfoot into setting off on a quest to find her father. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 3:58 AM - 0 comments

September 9

Insecure: Season 3, Episode 5: High-Like  Season 3, Episode 5

The girls take a weekend trip to celebrate Tiffany. Molly has trouble leaving her obsession with work behind. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings at 8:57 PM - 5 comments

Insecure: Season 3, Episode 4: Fresh-Like  Season 3, Episode 4

Issa tries to let go of some cherished mementos; Molly vents to her therapist about work.
posted by nightrecordings at 8:55 PM - 0 comments

Insecure: Season 3, Episode 3: Backwards-Like  Season 3, Episode 3

Issa treats Daniel to a thank-you dinner; Molly finds her new dream job leaves something to be desired.
posted by nightrecordings at 8:54 PM - 0 comments

Insecure: Season 3, Episode 2: Familiar-Like  Season 3, Episode 2

Issa gets advice from Kelli about her financial situation. Later, Issa plays wing woman as Daniel tries to make a music-industry connection.
posted by nightrecordings at 8:53 PM - 0 comments

Insecure: Season 3, Episode 1: Better-Like  Season 3, Episode 1

Issa tries to save while money while crashing on Daniel's couch; Molly vows to set boundaries in her life.
posted by nightrecordings at 8:51 PM - 0 comments

Kidding: Green Means Go  Season 1, Episode 1

Jeff Pickles decides it's time to talk about death on "Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time." His executive producer, Seb, feels that Mr. Pickles, the persona, and Jeff Pickles, the person, need to remain separate. Meanwhile, Deirdre punishes her daughter Maddy for not eating her veggies. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:41 PM - 2 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: Terra Nova  Season 1, Episode 6

The crew of Enterprise scrabble through some shale. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 8:40 PM - 13 comments

Rel: Pilot  Season 1, Episode 1

The premiere of the series about a recently divorced father who makes a fresh start on the west side of Chicago with help from his best friend, younger brother, and dad. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:34 PM - 2 comments

Iron Fist: Mystical Kung Fu Part Two, Chi Boogaloo  Season 2 (Full Season)

The second season of Iron Fist picks up where the last one left off, with Danny, Coleen, Davos and Joy all doing what comes next... [more inside]
posted by homunculus at 4:49 PM - 16 comments

FLCL: Flying Memory  Season 3, Episode 1

Kana is a high schooler who is just living her life - going to school, working part time at a soba shop, and hanging out with her friends (and getting into trouble with them.) But a chance encounter with a certain pink haired woman at work one day shows her that while she might be reluctant to deal with the world, the world isn't going to wait to deal with her any longer... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum at 12:13 AM - 5 comments

September 8

Movie: Active Measures

Active Measures chronicles the most successful espionage operation in Russian history, the American presidential election of 2016. Filmmaker Jack Bryan exposes a 30-year history of covert political warfare devised by Vladimir Putin to disrupt, and ultimately control world events. In the process, the filmmakers follow a trail of money, real estate, mob connections, and on the record confessions to expose an insidious plot that leads directly back to The White House. [more inside]
posted by growabrain at 5:31 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 15

The Pine Guard meet the voice on the other end of the prophetic phone calls, and receive a new, even more dire warning of impending disaster. Duck makes some friends in the forest. Aubrey eyes some eyeglasses. Ned hits the brakes.
posted by Tevin at 9:08 AM - 8 comments

Babylon 5: Matters of Honor  Season 3, Episode 1

Welcome to 2260, the year where people keep playing with matches while standing in a puddle of kerosene, next to a house fire. A mysterious man named Marcus Cole arrives on B5... "Good! I hate being cheered up. It's… depressing." "So, in that case… We're all going to die horrible, painful, lingering deaths." "Thank you. I feel so much better now." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 5:11 AM - 7 comments

September 7

Killjoys: It Takes a Pillage  Season 4, Episode 8

An awkward Jaqobis homecoming takes a deadly turn as Dutch and Zeph risk everything for science. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:50 PM - 5 comments

Wynonna Earp: Waiting Forever for You  Season 3, Episode 8

It's date night in Purgatory, which means dressing up, drinking, and fighting demons, as a formidable former foe stalks the gang. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:47 PM - 3 comments

Ghoul: Ghoul - All Episodes  Season 1 (Full Season)

Ghoul is an Indian horror web television miniseries based on the Arab folklore monster ghoul, and the second Netflix original from India. The story is set in India in a dystopian future and deals with the interrogation of a dreaded terrorist Ali Saeed in a secret government facility and the series of horrifying and supernatural events which follow.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:43 AM - 3 comments

September 6

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Black 22  Season 1, Episode 3

Drone pilot Victor struggles with the immense responsibility attached to his job. Jack and Greer join French Intelligence officers on a mission to track down Suleiman's brother. Hanin is forced to make a dangerous decision for the sake of their children. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 10:21 PM - 7 comments

Movie: Victor Victoria

On the verge of starvation in 1930s Paris, entertainer Victoria Grant is rescued by cabaret performer Carole "Toddy" Todd. What Victoria needs to succeed, decides Toddy, is a gimmick. So Victoria becomes the male impersonator Count Victor Grazinski, pretending to be a female impersonator, and soon becomes the toast of Paris. [more inside]
posted by los pantalones del muerte at 6:00 PM - 8 comments

September 5

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE STARFIGHTERS  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 12

Former Republican Congressman Bob Dornan stars in this reprehensible promotional piece for both a terrible aircraft and the US Air Force. This is the episode that gave us the "poopy suit," the "song about stock footage," and the United Servo Academy Men's Chorus. This is the beginning of MST Club's encore run of the top 50+, determined by poll, of MST3K episodes. For more information, please click through. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 11:25 PM - 11 comments

Fear the Walking Dead: Weak  Season 4, Episode 12

June helps when Al's health deteriorates; Morgan searches for friends lost in the storm. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 10:17 PM - 2 comments

Castle Rock: Henry Deaver  Season 1, Episode 9

Medical researcher Henry Deaver is called back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine, where he discovers that his recently-deceased father had been keeping a shocking secret. Inspired by the works of Stephen King. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude at 9:36 PM - 11 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #104 The Case of the Phantom Caller

A woman in New Jersey is getting strange phone calls to her office from unknown numbers. Every time she picks up, she finds herself eavesdropping on the life of a different stranger. Unsure what else to do, she calls in Super Tech Support. This episode originally aired in September of 2017.
posted by ruben at 9:22 PM - 2 comments

Adventure Time: Come Along with Me  Season 10, Episode 13

Far in the future, two friends beseech the King of Ooo for information about a relic of the Great Gum War. Series finale.
posted by Small Dollar at 9:27 AM - 12 comments

September 4

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: French Connection  Season 1, Episode 2

Jack and Greer decode a fresh piece of intel that takes them to Paris and one step closer to the elusive Suleiman. Hanin's husband returns home with a renewed fervor for his secretive mission, leaving her unsure of their family's future. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 9:31 PM - 3 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Cake Week  Season 9, Episode 2

It's Cake Week, with a Tray Bake Signature Challenge, Le Gateau Vert Technical Challenge, and a Chocolate Collar Showstopper
posted by damayanti at 5:02 PM - 32 comments

Elementary: The Geek Interpreter  Season 6, Episode 19

Holmes and Watson race to locate a missing woman; Holmes' friend becomes the prime suspect in the woman's disappearance.
posted by litera scripta manet at 1:57 PM - 5 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 423: Face 2 Face: The Bigfoot Whistle

For this one? We're in the Walt Disney Theater in Orlando, FL. We're talking about all the Disney World jumpscares we experienced with our many kids, and then try to summon the Bigfoot into the theater, and it WORKS HOLY CRAP WE GOT THE BIGFOOT.
posted by Tevin at 12:31 PM - 4 comments

Movie: The Road to El Dorado

Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado. [more inside]
posted by zinon at 8:23 AM - 5 comments

Better Call Saul: Quite a Ride  Season 4, Episode 5

Jimmy identifies a new market for his talents; Mike vets a potential partnership; Kim drives a hard bargain. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 7:05 AM - 40 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 242 - Touched by a Funeral (9/3/18)

Well folks, we worked on Labor Day to own the Libs: We discuss the McCain funeral and how you really got to hand it to these #resistance folks for how hard they're working to prove Trump right about the swamp. Then, we check in with Donna Brazile to learn how she and the X-Men are similar. [more inside]
posted by Space Coyote at 4:54 AM - 0 comments

Movie: The Package (🍆)

When a group of teenage friends go on a spring break camping trip, an unfortunate accident sets off a race against time to save their friend's most prized possession. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy at 4:46 AM - 7 comments

September 3

Fear the Walking Dead: The Code  Season 4, Episode 11

Morgan's journey is derailed by some new acquaintances. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 10:03 PM - 0 comments

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Pilot  Season 1, Episode 1

In the series premiere, CIA analyst Jack Ryan uncovers a series of suspicious transactions that take him and his boss James Greer out from behind their desks into the field to hunt down a powerful new threat to the world. Hanin begins to question her husband's affairs after he brings a mysterious outsider into their home. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 9:50 PM - 13 comments

The Venture Bros.: The Inamorata Consequence  Season 7, Episode 5

The Venture family returns to their old compound where intrigue, danger, jackets, and diplomacy await. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 5:12 PM - 18 comments

Movie: Kin

While scavenging for copper wire, Detroit teenager Eli Solinski stumbles upon an otherworldly high-tech gun. When his brother, Jimmy, lands in trouble with a local crime boss, the two siblings go on the run with the weapon. Meanwhile two mysterious soldiers are also hunting down the gun. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 1:10 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Tag

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they've been playing since the first grade. This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they're coming...and he's ready. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 12:54 PM - 9 comments

Movie: Contagion

One of Soderbergh's best: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. [more inside]
posted by growabrain at 10:36 AM - 8 comments

Movie: Searching

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:33 AM - 8 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: Unexpected  Season 1, Episode 5

Trip falls for the oldest trick in the database. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 3:32 AM - 8 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 75 - Beyond Sweater Quest

We continue to magically see what-would-have been, if we had left on Usidore's Quest...and found Otok. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 3:32 AM - 0 comments

September 2

Movie: Pain & Gain

Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. Their plans turn increasingly violent in their execution, and a retired private investigator gets involved. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:22 PM - 5 comments

Killjoys: O Mother, Where Art Thou   Season 4, Episode 7

Johnny and Dutch are on their own (after D'Avin took off with Jaq last episode), so it's just the two of them who take off looking for Khlyen's black hole. Pree, with back-up tech support from Turin and Weej, is off to rescue Pree. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 6:57 PM - 3 comments

Wynonna Earp: I Fall to Pieces  Season 3, Episode 7

Wynonna and Nicole seem to be out of luck when an errand from Sheriff Nedley goes terribly wrong. [more inside]
posted by Squeak Attack at 6:34 PM - 6 comments

Miss Sherlock: Sherlock and Wato-san in modern-day Tokyo (Full series)  Season 1 (Full Season)

At first report, Miss Sherlock sounds like yet another rehash of the Holmes/Watson stories, but I'd urge taking a look at this one. For one thing, the leads are two WOC (played by Yuko Takeuchi and Shihori Kanjiya, respectively), the crimes are increasingly bizarre as the season progresses (it's not a spoiler to reveal that the first victim is killed in the opening scene of the series by having a bomb explode in his stomach), and the undeniable style and irascibility of Takeuchi's Sherlock ("So, do you still hate children?" "Yes") are a treat to watch. Screenrant calls it "a clever reimagining", while tumblr is losing its collective mind under the hashtag #watolock. [more inside]
posted by Mogur at 10:09 AM - 22 comments

Movie: American Animals

Based on a true story, four bright and well-off college students in Kentucky plot to steal some rare books from their university's Special Collections Library in a misguided quest for personal glory.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:22 AM - 4 comments

Book: The Commodore

In the seventeenth book of the series, Jack wrangles the Ringle, and the Surprise comes home at last to England, to emptied Shelmerston, to gardens become children to alien spades, to Mrs. Williams recovered as a bookie with an entourage and perhaps using snuff, to doubts about Diana's conduct, to measles-ridden swollen-faced hoydens, to a scarlet trull with a loaded horse-pistol, and to Stephen's fairy daughter Brigid who only needs a good shaking, the black hole, bread and water, and the whip. Pullings is ecstatic because Aubrey is made Commodore and given a squadron to West Africa, for the slave trade is to be ended, if not by will by force, despite Lord Nelson's love of the disgusting British Empire's system of colonies. Jack nearly unbosoms himself; Bonden recalls a bodice; Freetown and the Bight of Benin await, full of pottos, sodomy, and the CFR 80% yellow jack. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 6:00 AM - 9 comments

Babylon 5: The Fall of Night  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 22

[full spoilers!] Earth sends representatives of the Ministry of Peace to the station. The last Narn battleship arrives at Babylon 5, requesting protection. Kosh makes a decision. "We came to this place because Babylon 5 was our last, best hope for peace. By the end of 2259, we knew that it had failed. But in so doing, it became something greater. As the war expanded, it became our last, best hope for victory." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 5:51 AM - 6 comments

Babylon 5: The Fall of Night  Season 2, Episode 22

Earth sends representatives of the Ministry of Peace to the station. The last Narn battleship arrives at Babylon 5, requesting protection. Kosh makes a decision. "We came to this place because Babylon 5 was our last, best hope for peace. By the end of 2259, we knew that it had failed. But in so doing, it became something greater. As the war expanded, it became our last, best hope for victory." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 5:40 AM - 1 comment

September 1

Lodge 49: The First Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

Sean Dudley lives such a small life that even his twin sister calls him "Dud". But when he finds a ring from the fraternal society of the Lynx, he suddenly discovers a new world of camaraderie, purpose, and... maybe something even deeper and darker than the other Lynx know.
posted by Etrigan at 6:43 PM - 14 comments

Movie: Coup de Grace (1976)

Near the end of the Russian Civil War, Countess Sophie fall in love with her brother's best friend as the men, German officers, return to the Latvian chateau where they spent their childhood. [more inside]
posted by mrcrow at 2:13 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Nineteen Eighty-Four

A man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love in Orwell's dark novel of a bleak totalitarian society [more inside]
posted by growabrain at 12:02 PM - 5 comments

August 31

Book: Stray City

Twenty-three-year-old artist Andrea Morales escaped her Midwestern Catholic childhood—and the closet—to create a home and life for herself within the thriving but insular lesbian underground of Portland, Oregon. But one drunken night, reeling from a bad breakup and a friend’s betrayal, she recklessly crosses enemy lines and hooks up with a man. To her utter shock, Andrea soon discovers she’s pregnant—and despite the concerns of her astonished circle of gay friends, she decides to have the baby. A decade later, when her precocious daughter Lucia starts asking questions about the father she’s never known, Andrea is forced to reconcile the past she hoped to leave behind with the life she’s worked so hard to build. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 12:00 PM - 1 comment

August 30

Castle Rock: Past Perfect  Season 1, Episode 8

Newcomers set up shop in Castle Rock; Henry follows a clue.
posted by Literaryhero at 7:17 AM - 8 comments

August 29

The Great British Bake Off: Biscuit Week  Season 9, Episode 1

Back for its ninth season, and its second after moving from the BBC to Channel 4. Twelve new bakers face, unusually for week 1, challenges based not on cakes but on biscuits. Technical Challenge: Wagon Wheels.
posted by Major Clanger at 7:17 AM - 32 comments