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July 9

Star Trek: Voyager: Workforce, Parts I and II  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 16

[two-part episode] Most of the crew of Voyager is kidnapped and brainwashed into joining the labor force of an alien planet, where they are repeatedly re-indoctrinated into forgetting their previous lives. But, hey, the benefits are great. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:51 AM - 8 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 226 - Islands in the Stream (7/9/18)

Matt, Will and Felix take a belated 4th of July look at why, in Axios' opinion, we should be proud to be Americans. We then examine Alan Dershowitz' floundering social life and discuss why he ACTUALLY should be ostracized from society. Finally, we turn from America's old decadent and depraved ruling class to its up and coming ruling class, who are decadent and depraved in confounding new ways. [more inside]
posted by Space Coyote at 5:49 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 67 - Mole Warriors

Two adorable moles with swords stop by explain their battle strategies to dominate every other creature in the magical land of Foon.(w/ Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport of Hollywood Handbook) [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 2:40 AM - 1 comment

July 8

Movie: The Killing

Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 11:01 AM - 3 comments

Movie: Sorry to Bother You

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe. [more inside]
posted by migurski at 7:23 AM - 40 comments

July 7

12 Monkeys: Season 4 (Series Finale)  Season 4 (Full Season)

The final conflict between the Travelers and the Army of the 12 Monkeys.
posted by porpoise at 2:51 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Anatomy of a Murder

In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after his wife was assaulted. What is the truth, and will he win his case? [content warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 12:16 PM - 2 comments

July 6

Movie: The Blob

An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 7:06 PM - 9 comments

Steven Universe: Reunited, parts 1 and 2  Season 5, Episode 23

posted by thesmallmachine at 5:52 PM - 63 comments

Special Event: World Cup 2018 - Quarterfinals

Livewatch and discussion in here! [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten at 7:54 AM - 470 comments

July 5

Movie: Ant-Man and the Wasp

As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:50 PM - 37 comments

Movie: The Blackcoat's Daughter

In this bleak, atmospheric slow-burn of a horror film, two girls get left behind at their boarding school over winter break. Strange and unsettling things happen. [more inside]
posted by treepour at 6:36 PM - 5 comments

Steven Universe: Made Of Honor  Season 5, Episode 22

Preparations for the big wedding proceed, but there is an unexpected guest.
posted by JHarris at 6:12 PM - 13 comments

Movie: The Desperate Hours

Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 5:44 PM - 0 comments

Colony: Sea Spray  Season 3, Episode 10

Will and Katie wonder if they are really safe in Seattle. Snyder finds compromising information on Everett Kynes. Amy and Broussard part ways. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 3:16 PM - 4 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: The Void  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 15

Voyager is trapped in a pocket of space from which escape seems impossible. And when the crew gazes long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into them. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 4:08 AM - 2 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE LOVES OF HERCULES  Rewatch   Season 11, Episode 8

Rewatch! We embark on the second half of Season 11 with everyone's favorite ancient Greek lump of flesh as he romances some ladies. Previously.
posted by JHarris at 3:29 AM - 3 comments

July 4

Steven Universe: The Question  Season 5, Episode 21

Ruby spends some time with Steven, Greg and Amethyst, ridin' the range an havin' cowboy adventures. She returns with something important to tell Sapphire.
posted by JHarris at 5:38 PM - 17 comments

Book: Some Trick

A collection of thirteen short stories, loosely linked together by the tension between artists, their interests, and the individuals who want to help/compel them into financial success. “Climbers” was previously published in Harper’s in 2014, and “On The Town” in Electric Literature in 2018. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine at 2:13 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Diabolique

The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 1:19 PM - 3 comments

Book: The Thirteen-Gun Salute

In the thirteenth book of the series the disgusting British Empire is at it again, cutting capers on Tom Tiddler's ground: bidding her agent Dr. Stephen Maturin and catspaw Captain Jack Aubrey to the South China Sea, where Aubrey may opine on Solomon's thousand porcupines while Maturin follows a spurned orang-utang up thousand steps to be charged by unicorns; where from the glorious sweep of a stern window is viewed a sky half purple, and not a colony of nondescript boobies after all; where there's no hope for a pinnace be she carvel- or clinker-built; where a fowling-piece mars Ganymede, and the traitor Wray's spleen is at last to be vented; where hope rests on Diane's quarter as Jack's seventeen stone bends her main royal to the alarm of Spotted Dick; and where at last Stephen returns a pugil in piquet for all the poops and garstrakes he's endured. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 10:21 AM - 11 comments

Movie: Nanette

Hannah Gadsby's Netflix special seems like it's going to be a stand-up comedy routine but ends up being a meditation on, among other things, the limitations of comedy. Currently being discussed on the blue here. This one needs a content warning for discussions of misogyny and homophobic violence, both emotional and physical.
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 8:09 AM - 14 comments

Drunk History: Animals  Season 5, Episode 10

Derek Waters brings in Claudia O'Doherty to tell the story of the 1508 trial of the rats in Autun, France, Mae Withman on the creation of the ASPCA by Henry Bergh (Samm Levine), and Rich Fulcher closes with Wilhelm Von Osten (John Michael Higgins) and his counting horse, Clever Hans.
posted by lmfsilva at 7:43 AM - 1 comment

The Handmaid's Tale: "Postpartum"  Season 2, Episode 12

Offred is sent to a familiar place; Nick is rocked by Gilead's brutal response to a crime; Emily is assigned to a mysterious new house.
posted by Bibliogeek at 6:16 AM - 32 comments

July 3

Movie: The Lavender Hill Mob

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 7:40 PM - 5 comments

Elementary: The Adventure of the Ersatz Sobekneferu  Season 6, Episode 10

Sherlock and his father attempt to repair their relationship upon learning of a death within their family; Holmes and Watson search for a killer who tried to mummify his victim.
posted by litera scripta manet at 5:35 PM - 2 comments

Steven Universe: What's Your Problem?  Season 5, Episode 20

Steven and Amethyst visit Funland, Fish Stew Pizza, and the beach.
posted by duffell at 5:23 PM - 18 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 224 - Cortez the Killer feat Trevor Beaulieu & Katherine Krueger

Pulling at a thread from last week's episode, they look at a round up of panicked and outraged takes on how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory will spell doom for socialism, doom for democrats and/or an all out race war, depending on which crank you ask. [more inside]
posted by Space Coyote at 6:50 AM - 5 comments

July 2

RuPaul's Drag Race: Grand Finale  Season 10, Episode 14

The winner of Rupaul's Drag Race season ten is crowned after winning the second ever lip sync for the crown. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 10:55 PM - 11 comments

Movie: Uncle Drew

After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (LilRel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend Uncle Drew (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:37 PM - 1 comment

Steven Universe: Now We're Only Falling Apart  Season 5, Episode 19

After the shocking revelations of A Single Pale Rose, Sapphire runs off. Steven follows her, and Pearl explains the true story of the origins of Rose Quartz.
posted by JHarris at 7:17 PM - 22 comments

Movie: I Want to Live!

A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 6:06 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 413: Faster Car

The current world record speedrun of this episode of My Brother, My Brother and Me is a tight 14:51, from runner FastDave69. Can you find all the skips and glitches you need to beat FastDave69's impressive time? Good luck! Suggested talking points: Boyhood Speedrun, Hotel Heist Participation, Divinity of the Burger King, Stranger than Fiction, Papa John's Duel, Donut Fries, Skipping Mario
posted by Tevin at 11:09 AM - 5 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Prophecy  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 14

Voyager becomes a battleground for the descendants of a group of Klingon zealots, some of whom believe that B'Elanna Torres's child is their savior. Kept waiting for three of them to show up with gold, frankincense, and gagh. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:31 AM - 15 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 66 - Boy King (w/ Jordan Morris and Jesse Thorn)

The boy king of Grimfallon stops by the Ruffled Feather along with his au pair, Bormp. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 3:36 AM - 3 comments

July 1

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mexican Elections  Season 5, Episode 16

Last week (at one remove)....
  • Trump reacts to outrage over his policy to separate the children of illegal migrants to the US from their parents, first by insisting he couldn't change it, then when the outcry became too great, changing it. Because he LIES.
  • 7-11 courts controversy in Norway by advertising condoms on television and in train stations there a defense against chlamydia, which has especially high incidence rates there. The spots called Norway the "Land of Chlamydia."
  • And Now: Local News Is Concerned About Teens
  • Main story: Mexico, and their upcoming (well, yesteray's) elections, the largest in that nation's history. The approval ratings of their current President, Enrique Peña Nieto, went down to 12% from public anger over corruption. The show looks at a number of competitors for the top job, and their issues, sometimes considerable ones. The main story can be watched on YouTube (20m).
  • And Now: Kathie Lee and Hoda Are Slowly Becoming One.
[more inside]
posted by JHarris at 9:20 PM - 1 comment

Luke Cage: They Reminisce Over You  Season 2, Episode 13

Mariah adapts to her new circumstances and goes to extremes to cover her tracks. Luke takes a new approach to protecting Harlem. (SEASON FINALE, directed by Alex Garcia Lopez, written by Cheo Hodari Coker) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:40 PM - 21 comments

Luke Cage: Can't Front On Me  Season 2, Episode 12

Luke teams up with an unlikely ally to combat a new strain of heroin. As Shades plows ahead with his plan, a massive party draws everyone to the club. (directed by Everardo Gout, written by Aïda Mashaka Croal) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 1:07 PM - 6 comments

Movie: North by Northwest

A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 11:12 AM - 8 comments

Luke Cage: The Creator  Season 2, Episode 11

Shaken by Mariah's latest act, Luke combs the city for a witness. Flashbacks reveal a fateful encounter between the Stokes and McIver families. (written by Nicole Mirante-Matthews & Matthew Lopes, directed by Stephen Surjik [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 10:59 AM - 2 comments

Babylon 5: Hunter, Prey  Season 2, Episode 13

The former doctor for President Clark is in hiding on Babylon 5, and Sheridan needs to protect the doctor before Clark's goons silence him forever... Meanwhile, we learn more about Kosh and the Vorlon. "I sought understanding. I listen to the song. Your thoughts became the song." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 8:00 AM - 3 comments

FLCL: Fool On The Planet  Season 2, Episode 5

The repercussions of Haruko and Jinyu's fight weigh heavily on Hidomi and Ide, and with Haruko announding her departure, Ide decides that now is the time to confront her. Meanwhile, another conspiracy (involving the local amusement park) comes to a head...
posted by NoxAeternum at 12:06 AM - 0 comments

June 30

Luke Cage: The Main Ingredient  Season 2, Episode 10

Danny Rand insists on helping Luke hunt for Bushmaster--the Iron Fist way. Mariah sets out to reclaim her empire. Misty pursues a traitor. (written by Akela Cooper, directed by Andy Goddard) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:32 PM - 6 comments

Luke Cage: For Pete's Sake  Season 2, Episode 9

Hunkered down in a makeshift safe house, Luke and Misty butt heads over how to handle Mariah. Meanwhile, long-buried family secrets come to light. (directed by Clark Johnson, written by Matt Owens & Ian Stokes) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:53 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Leave No Trace

A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an isolated existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever. [more inside]
posted by catch as catch can at 4:08 PM - 4 comments

Luke Cage: If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right  Season 2, Episode 8

While Shades, Mariah, and Misty come to terms with the previous night's events, Bushmaster searches for a way to boost his strength. (written by Nathan Louis Jackson, directed by Neema Barnette) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:47 PM - 3 comments

Luke Cage: On and On  Season 2, Episode 7

Reeling from the showdown on the bridge... [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 1:32 PM - 2 comments

Book: Righteous

In this hotly anticipated follow-up to the smash hit IQ, a New York Times Critics' Best of the Year and winner of the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Awards, Isaiah uncovers a secret behind the death of his brother, Marcus. For ten years, something has gnawed at Isaiah Quintabe's gut and kept him up nights, boiling with anger and thoughts of revenge. Ten years ago, when Isaiah was just a boy, his brother was killed by an unknown assailant. The search for the killer sent Isaiah plunging into despair and nearly destroyed his life. Even with a flourishing career, a new dog, and near-iconic status as a PI in his hometown, East Long Beach, he has to begin the hunt again-or lose his mind. A case takes him and his volatile, dubious sidekick, Dodson, to Vegas, where Chinese gangsters and a terrifying seven-foot loan shark are stalking a DJ and her screwball boyfriend. If Isaiah doesn't find the two first, they'll be murdered. Awaiting the outcome is the love of IQ's life: fail, and he'll lose her. Isaiah's quest is fraught with treachery, menace, and startling twists, and it will lead him to the mastermind behind his brother's death, Isaiah's own sinister Moriarty. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 1:04 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Rosemary's Baby

A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life [content warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 11:07 AM - 5 comments

Luke Cage: The Basement  Season 2, Episode 6

As a wave of violence rocks Harlem, everyone races to connect the dots between Piranha, Mariah, Bushmaster, and the grisly find at the clinic. (written by Aïda Mashaka Croal, directed by Millicent Shelton) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:24 AM - 7 comments

Movie: Tau

A woman is held captive by a Software engineer in a futuristic smart house and hopes to escape by manipulating the A. I. program that controls the house. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams at 5:31 AM - 8 comments

Special Event: World Cup 2018 - Round of 16

Knockout rounds begin! Here's a thread for all your livewatching and discussion needs. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten at 12:00 AM - 949 comments

June 29

Movie: West Side Story

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 8:43 PM - 6 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: BONUS - Behind the Laughter: Mike Reiss

Virgil and Matt sit down with longtime Simpsons writer Mike Reiss to discuss his new book "Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets and Outright Lies From a Lifetime of Writing For The Simpsons". Also the co-creator of The Critic and creator of Queer Duck, Mike has written for the Simpsons off and on since its creation, and with him we talk about our favorite family, Thomas Edison's cinema-busting goon squad, the traitor Leon Trotsky's whereabouts, and Star Trek cast members' thoughts on trains. [more inside]
posted by Space Coyote at 5:56 PM - 2 comments

Cloak & Dagger: Princeton Offense  Season 1, Episode 5

Tandy pours herself into the Roxxon investigation. Ty's basketball team plays the State Championship. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 4:32 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 11

The Pine Guard arrive at an unlikely battleground, and face off against their shapeshifting foe. With an ominous vision predicting catastrophe, can they conquer the abomination before meeting their end in a watery grave? Aubrey taps into something new. Duck takes flight. Ned goes for a night swim.
posted by Tevin at 12:26 PM - 5 comments

Silicon Valley: Fifty-One Percent  Season 5, Episode 8

In the season five finale, Monica is suspicious of PiperNet's early success. The team races against the clock when their future is threatened. Richard makes a surprising move.
posted by Tevin at 11:36 AM - 5 comments

Silicon Valley: Initial Coin Offering  Season 5, Episode 7

Pied Piper inches towards securing their Series B funding. Gilfoyle suggest a risky proposition. Dinesh gets competitive with a co-worker. Richard receives unsettling news.
posted by Tevin at 11:34 AM - 0 comments

Movie: By the Sea

Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner. [more inside]
posted by hydra77 at 8:41 AM - 0 comments

Movie: Set It Up

Two corporate executive assistants hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses.
posted by ellieBOA at 6:57 AM - 7 comments