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August 1

Robin Hood: Robin of Sherwood, Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Robin of Loxley and his followers fight for themselves--and the local peasants--in this 1984 BBC series. [more inside]
posted by mark k at 11:23 AM - 8 comments

Riverdale: Season 6 (full season)  Season 6 (Full Season)

This one defies spoiler-free summarization. It had a multiverse, and a hellmouth, and the actual devil. The AV Club: Riverdale's most bonkers season yet was also its most political.
posted by simonw at 8:39 AM - 3 comments

Movie: The Hidden Fortress

Japanese peasants Matashichi (Kamatari Fujiwara) and Tahei (Minoru Chiaki) try and fail to make a profit from a tribal war. They find a man and woman whom they believe are simple tribe members hiding in a fortress. Although the peasants don't know that Rokurota (Toshirô Mifune) is a general and Yuki (Misa Uehara) is a princess, the peasants agree to accompany the pair to safety in return for gold. Along the way, the general must prove his expertise in battle while also hiding his identity. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:59 AM - 7 comments

Westworld: Fidelity  Season 4, Episode 6

To thine own selves be true.
posted by jquinby at 4:57 AM - 17 comments

Movie: Side Effects

A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
posted by geoff. at 12:08 AM - 2 comments

July 31

Movie: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Struggling musician Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) is better-known as the boyfriend of TV star Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell). After she unceremoniously dumps him, he feels lost and alone but makes a last-ditch bid to get over it by going to Hawaii. However, she and her new boyfriend (Russell Brand) are there in the same hotel. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:30 AM - 26 comments

The Last Movie Stars: The Last Movie Stars  Season 1 (Full Season)

The Last Movie Stars is a limited documentary series created and directed by Ethan Hawke. After discovering transcripts of interviews conducted at Paul Newman's request for an abandoned memoir project, a daughter of Newman and Joanne Woodward asked Hawke to tell their story, personally and as inspired artists. Hawke assembled actors to read pieces of the interviews, conducted and edited by writer Stewart Stern, including interviews with Newman and Woodward. [more inside]
posted by octothorpe at 7:53 AM - 4 comments

July 30

Paper Girls: Growing Pains  Season 1, Episode 1

Four girls delivering papers early one morning in 1988 are forced to work together when their routes are disrupted. [more inside]
posted by straight at 9:22 PM - 8 comments

Movie: Babe: Pig in the City

When Babe accidentally puts farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) in traction, the debtors come looking for their payments. In order to pay their debt, Mrs. Hoggett (Magda Szubanski) sends Babe off across the ocean to the city to demonstrate his talents as a sheep herder. Along with his friends, Babe meets a lot of new friends and gets into new adventures. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:26 PM - 9 comments

Movie: The 355

A team of international secret agents join forces to retrieve a stolen superweapon. Starring Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Bingbing Fan, Diane Kruger, and Lupita Nyong'o. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown at 9:39 AM - 12 comments

Special Event: Self-nominations are due Aug 7 for the Mefi Steering Committee!

📬 Hello again! 📩 Just a reminder that the self-nominations for the inaugural Metafilter Steering Committee (SC) close on August 7th! The purpose of said committee will be to develop and implement site policy, code updates, and ensure the financial health of the site, i.e. help guide the direction of the overall site and act as the voice of the community. Interested? Come over to Metatalk to view details and learn how to apply by August 7th!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:20 AM - 0 comments

July 29

The Rehearsal: Gold Digger  Season 1, Episode 3

While Angela continues to raise her “son,” Nathan goes to new lengths to help a man prepare for a difficult conversation. [more inside]
posted by Hume at 9:32 PM - 10 comments

Harley Quinn: Harlivy  Season 3, Episode 1

After fleeing the wedding, Harley and Ivy go on an "Eat Bang Kill" tour that leads them to a secret project Ivy abandoned years ago. [more inside]
posted by signal at 4:06 PM - 2 comments

Paper Girls: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Paper Girls follows four young girls who, while out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween in 1988, become unwittingly caught in a conflict between warring factions of time-travelers, sending them on an adventure through time that will save the world. As they travel between our present, the past, and the future – they encounter future versions of themselves and now must choose to embrace or reject their fate. Based on the comic books by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Runaways). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:51 AM - 22 comments

Podcast: The Besties: The Multiverse is Real and It Has Shaggy

This week we're diving into a wide swath of new game releases, at least one of which kinda came out of nowhere and ended up being super good! Heck, they're all good, but just very different.On the bill: Forza Horizon 5's new Hot Wheels DLC, EX-Zodiac, and Multiversus. We also discuss Drop 7, Dr. Awesome, Sword & Poker and other games that have been removed from App Stores. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 4:33 AM - 0 comments

Special Event: Light & Magic (Episodes 1-6)

Showcasing the people of Industrial Light and Magic, the special effects division of Lucasfilm, this series takes us back in time as they create the effects for some of the biggest and most successful films of the last 45 years.
posted by geoff. at 3:11 AM - 1 comment

July 28

Movie: Men

In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper (Jessie Buckley) retreats to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to find a place to heal. But someone or something from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her. What begins as simmering dread becomes a fully-formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears in visionary filmmaker Alex Garland's (Ex Machina, Annihilation) feverish, shape-shifting horror film. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:48 PM - 11 comments

For All Mankind: The Sands of Ares  Season 3, Episode 8

After a sudden crisis, the Martian crews pull together. [more inside]
posted by cardboard at 8:29 PM - 27 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE FINAL SACRIFICE  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 10

Re-rewatch! Another fan favorite, unlikely hero Zap Rowsdower and dorky teen Troy on on a road trip to upset the diabolical machinations of... uh, a diabolic machinator. He has a name but honestly it's hard to remember much beyond Rowsdower. He had his own song on YouTube which I had linked to in past posts, but apparently the rights owner to the movie is No Fun and had it taken down. Boo, Tjardus Greidanus! Previously and again.
posted by JHarris at 2:43 PM - 5 comments

Magnitsky the Musical

94 minutes, free to stream from the BBC website. "Johnny Flynn and Robert Hudson bring us a musical based on the incredible story of an American venture capitalist, a Russian tax advisor, a crazy heist, the Trump Tower meeting and the very rule of law. Blending music and satire, the story explores the truths and fictions surrounding the origins and aftershocks of the Magnitsky Act; global legislation which allows governments to sanction those who they see as offenders of human rights." I found it interesting, funny, and moving -- and, in particular, a feat of exposition.
posted by brainwane at 1:38 PM - 4 comments

Movie: John Carter

When Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) mysteriously awakes on the surface of Mars -- also called Barsoom -- he little expects the adventure that awaits him. Carter reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict among the red planet's inhabitants, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). As Barsoom is poised on the brink of collapse, war-weary Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that everyone's fate is in his hands. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:59 AM - 24 comments

The Orville: Domino  Season 3, Episode 9

The creation of a powerful weapon puts the crew — and the entire Union — in a political and ethical dilemma. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 12:01 AM - 8 comments

July 27

What We Do in the Shadows: The Night Market  Season 4, Episode 4

The vampires take a trip to the secret Night Market, where all the supernatural creatures gather to barter and haggle. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:55 PM - 8 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: AEW Dynamite 7/27 and Rampage 7/29  Season 3, Episode 43

Tonight's episode of Dynamite is Fight For The Fallen, the third(?) one of the show's run. So naturally, this episode has three title defenses PLUS the return of Bryan Danielson. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 4:52 PM - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Cards on the Table  Season 10, Episode 2

At a bridge party the host is murdered. Poirot soon discovers that four of the guests have murdered before as he uses psychology, and the bridge scores, to find the killer.
posted by Carillon at 11:13 AM - 4 comments

Movie: The Trial

An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges. Orson Welles takes liberties in his adaptation, but constructs an absurd nightmare that is unmistakably Kafkaesque -- grounded by an excellent Anthony Perkins as the befuddled Josef K. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:11 AM - 3 comments

Book: Deprecated

OK, actually it's a short story, not a book. It's free on the author's web site. I read it quickly, not sure I wanted it to end where I thought it would, and it end up surprising me. Very much worth your time! [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt at 6:32 AM - 5 comments

July 26

Only Murders in the Building: Performance Review  Season 2, Episode 6

Charles, Oliver and Mabel collide with their podcasting mentor-turned-competitor, Cinda Canning. Subsequently, a key clue requires the trio to orchestrate a stakeout -- Brazzos-style. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa at 9:03 AM - 21 comments

Movie: Suspiria

Suzy (Jessica Harper) travels to Germany to attend ballet school. When she arrives, late on a stormy night, no one lets her in, and she sees Pat (Eva Axén), another student, fleeing from the school. When Pat reaches her apartment, she is murdered. The next day, Suzy is admitted to her new school, but has a difficult time settling in. She hears noises, and often feels ill. As more people die, Suzy uncovers the terrifying secret history of the place. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:58 AM - 10 comments

Book: Perhaps the Stars (Terra Ignota Book #4)

Alliances reshape and a new order emerges in the culmination of Ada Palmer's "Terra Ignota" series, which is on the Hugo ballot for the "Best Series" award.
posted by brainwane at 7:45 AM - 3 comments

Movie: The Sea Beast

When a young girl stows away on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, they launch an epic journey into uncharted waters - and make history to boot.
posted by garrett at 3:26 AM - 10 comments

July 25

Movie: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Marcel (Jenny Slate) is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:17 PM - 6 comments

Better Call Saul: Nippy  Season 6, Episode 10

A new player enters the game.
posted by Rhaomi at 6:01 PM - 130 comments

Movie: Anything's Possible

A modern Gen Z coming-of-age rom-com that follows Kelsa (Eva Reign), a confident high school girl who is trans, as she navigates through senior year. When her classmate Khal (Abubakr Ali) gets a crush on her, he musters up the courage to ask her out, despite the drama he knows it could cause. Directed by Billy Porter. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:13 PM - 2 comments

Movie: The Gray Man

When the CIA's most skilled mercenary known as Court Gentry, aka Sierra Six, accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, he becomes a primary target and is hunted around the world by psychopathic former colleague Lloyd Hansen and international assassins. A $200 million Netflix original directed by the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Endgame) and starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton, and Alfre Woodard.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:01 PM - 11 comments

Special Event: MetaFilter Steering Committee Self-Nominations Open

📬 Hello there! 📩
The Metafilter Transition Team (TT) is pleased to announce that self nominations are open for the inaugural Steering Committee! The purpose of the MetaFilter Steering Committee (SC) will be to develop and implement site policy, code updates, and ensure the financial health of the site. The SC works with the site staff and site owner to ensure that there is not a single failure point for site decisions or actions, and that there are an adequate number of people available to respond to community needs. Long story short this will be a committee of Metafilter members who help guide the site and act as the voice of the members at large. Interested? Come on over to MetaTalk and read all the details!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:33 PM - 0 comments

Movie: The Adventures of Robin Hood

When King Richard the Lionheart is captured, his scheming brother Prince John (Claude Rains) plots to reach the throne, to the outrage of Sir Robin of Locksley (Errol Flynn), the bandit king of Sherwood Forest. Rounding up his band of men and eventually winning the support of the lovely Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland), Robin accuses Prince John of treachery and, when the escaped Richard returns covertly to England, joins forces with the king to prevent Prince John from taking the crown. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:24 AM - 10 comments

Westworld: Zhuangzi  Season 4, Episode 5

God is bored.
posted by jquinby at 6:13 AM - 11 comments

July 24

Podcast: Revolutions: 10.1- The International Working Men's Association

In 1864, a group of working men formed an international association called The International Working Men's Association. (I didn't see a way to post by season for podcasts; I was thinking we could use this thread to discuss all of Season 10 on the Russian Revolution) [more inside]
posted by latkes at 7:41 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Let's Scare Jessica to Death

Newly released from a mental ward, Jessica (Zohra Lampert) hopes to return to life the way it was before her nervous breakdown. But when she moves to a country house with her husband and a close friend, she finds a mysterious girl living in there who may or may not be a vampire. Jessica's terror and paranoia resurface, making her wonder: are the visions real or is she slipping back into madness? A spooky and downbeat 70's horror classic. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:35 AM - 6 comments

In the Dark: Bail's in Your Court  Season 4, Episode 1

Murphy is having a tough time adjusting to life in prison with unexpected dangers looming large. Meanwhile, Max accompanies Leslie and Felix to an interesting afternoon with their grandmother.
posted by porpoise at 2:37 AM - 0 comments

July 23

The Rehearsal: Scion  Season 1, Episode 2

Nathan allows an Oregon woman to prepare for motherhood by simulating the experience of raising a child from zero to eighteen. [more inside]
posted by Hume at 8:25 PM - 10 comments

Movie: Subspecies

The evil vampire villain Radu returns to his hometown of Prejnar, after spending years in exile. He steals the precious blood stone which is said to be bleeding from all saints, from his father and kills him. Meanwhile two American schoolgirls team up with a local girl for a work on Romanian culture. Radu becomes attracted to them but runs into trouble when his brother Stephan helps the girls. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:42 PM - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: GAMERA VS. JIGER  Season 13, Episode 7

aka "Gamera tai Daimaju Jaiga," "Gamera vs. Monster X," "Monsters Invade Expo '70." Everyone's favorite humongous turtle and Friend to Children protects Expo 70, being held in Japan, from a monster attack. Did you ever want to know what Gamera looked like from the inside? Stay tuned. It's not a rewatch this time! Jonah and his bots go up against one of the few Showa-era Gamera movies not done back during the Comedy Central era. And furthermore, I hear they were required to show this one uncut, so get ready for the longest episode of MST3K to date, clocking in at over two hours! Premiered July 22, 2022, in the Gizmoplex. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 11:07 AM - 6 comments

The Orville: Midnight Blue  Season 3, Episode 8

The crew visit Haveena's sanctuary world and embark on a journey that may leave the Union more vulnerable. [more inside]
posted by jzb at 8:28 AM - 9 comments

July 22

Movie: Nope

Caretakers at a California horse ranch encounter a mysterious force that affects human and animal behavior. The third feature film written and directed by Jordan Peele. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:42 AM - 40 comments

The Old Man: VII  Season 1, Episode 7

Chase is forced to face the consequences for his past choices. Harper learns an impossible truth. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle at 5:11 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: The Besties: Tackling the Backlog with Tina Sanchez

With Justin and Griffin on tour, we've brought in Tina Sanchez (@teanah), who has worked on some of the biggest franchises in the games industry (and even hosted a podcast with Chris Plante ages ago!). She's here to teach us the magical world of video game producing and how the sauce all comes together into a bigger, better sauce. We're also diving a bit into our backlog, from Yakuza 0 to Outer Wilds and beyond. Other things talked about: Call of Duty, Apex Legends, God of War Ragnarok, Stray, Deep Rock Galactic and The Rehearsal on HBO. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 4:26 AM - 0 comments

July 21

For All Mankind: Bring it Down  Season 3, Episode 7

A joint mission brings about conflict between crew members. [more inside]
posted by cardboard at 10:06 PM - 46 comments

Movie: The Cursed

In the late 19th century, a brutal land baron slaughters a Roma clan, unleashing a curse on his family and village. In the days that follow, the townspeople are plagued by nightmares, the baron's son goes missing, and a boy is found murdered. The locals suspect a wild animal, but a visiting pathologist warns of a more sinister presence lurking in the woods. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:46 PM - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: GORGO  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 9

Rewatch! It's Godzilla in the UK! A couple of guys capture a giant sea lizard and show it at a carnival, not realizing it's just a baby, and its mum is pissed. Leonard Maltin shows up in host segments. Previously.
posted by JHarris at 2:50 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) and his bride-to-be, Kate (Phoebe Cates), who have previously dealt with Gremlins run amok, discover that Gizmo and an impish legion of reptilian pals are inhabiting the downtown skyscraper where they work, owned by egomaniacal billionaire Daniel Clamp. The couple tries to stop the creatures from escaping into New York City, but this new batch of beasts might be uncontrollable. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:07 PM - 19 comments

Movie: Gilda

A gambler (Glenn Ford) discovers an old flame (Rita Hayworth) while in Argentina, but she's married to his new boss (George Macready). [more inside]
posted by praemunire at 11:59 AM - 3 comments

Movie: Citizen Kane

When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud." [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:53 AM - 23 comments

July 20

What We Do in the Shadows: The Grand Opening  Season 4, Episode 3

Opening night of Nadja's vampire nightclub is threatened when the big musical guest cancels.
posted by porpoise at 9:56 PM - 15 comments

Movie: Schindler's List

Businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World War II, which has just started. After joining the Nazi party primarily for political expediency, he staffs his factory with Jewish workers for similarly pragmatic reasons. When the SS begins exterminating Jews in the Krakow ghetto, Schindler arranges to have his workers protected to keep his factory in operation, but soon realizes that in so doing, he is also saving innocent lives. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:04 PM - 13 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: AEW Dynamite 7/20 and Rampage 7/22  Season 3, Episode 42

Week 2 of Fyter Fest kicks off with several grudge matches, and a tease of a Kenny Omega return? [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 5:20 PM - 5 comments

Only Murders in the Building: The Tell  Season 2, Episode 5

Mabel hosts a party for an eclectic art crowd which also serves a double purpose for smoking out a liar in the trio's midst.
posted by kitten kaboodle at 12:41 PM - 18 comments

July 19

Movie: Full Metal Jacket

Stanley Kubrick's take on the Vietnam War follows smart-aleck Private Davis (Matthew Modine), quickly christened "Joker" by his foul-mouthed drill sergeant (R. Lee Ermey), and pudgy Private Lawrence (Vincent D'Onofrio), nicknamed "Gomer Pyle," as they endure the rigors of basic training. Though Pyle takes a frightening detour, Joker graduates to the Marine Corps and is sent to Vietnam as a journalist, covering -- and eventually participating in -- the bloody Battle of Hué. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:54 AM - 28 comments

July 18

Better Call Saul: Fun and Games  Season 6, Episode 9

Gus attempts to smooth things over with the cartel while Mike ties up loose ends.
posted by Rhaomi at 5:46 PM - 90 comments