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July 12

Six Feet Under: In Place of Anger  Season 2, Episode 6

A drunken man falls overboard during a corporate event cruise, and his widow gets a good deal on his funeral due to the unfriendly competition between Kroehner and Fisher & Sons. Ruth's sister Sarah visits for the first time in 20 years, and she and Ruth have issues to resolve. Nate announces his engagement to Brenda at a family dinner. David's fledgling new relationship runs aground. Rico and Vanessa find out their newly purchased house has mould and water damage issues. Mitzi Huntley whisks Nate and David away for a day of pampering and enticement at a resort. Claire begins to think there is an artist awakening within her. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 9:57 PM - 4 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Sickness unto death, and... / Splitting of the Breast  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 16

A bizarre Angel possessing a spherical shadow in the air and a Dirac sea-type body on the ground absorbs Shinji and EVA-01. While NERV searches for a means of destroying the Angel--even if that means killing Shinji as well--Shinji languishes inside the entry plug, pondering his role as a pilot and his relationship with the people in his life. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:50 PM - 9 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Lies and Silence  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 15

Shinji visits his mother's grave in the company of his father, and Misato reflects upon her bygone romance with Kaji. Soon afterward, Kaji and Misato discover a startling secret within NERV's Terminal Dogma. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:49 PM - 14 comments

Movie: Dear Ex

Dear Ex is a Taiwanese movie about a kid, his mom, his dead dad and his dead dad's boyfriend. Told from those three perspectives, Dear Ex is a moving tale of family, grief and the healing power of community theater. It's on Netflix! [more inside]
posted by storytam at 1:19 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 31

In the wake of prophetic new information, the Pine Guard's plan to save both of their worlds undergoes an ambitious revision. To pull it off, they'll have to forge more than a few uneasy alliances.
posted by Tevin at 7:51 AM - 10 comments

July 11

Movie: The Deep End

The Deep End is a 2001 drama film starring Tilda Swinton as Margaret Hall. Margaret disapproves of her teenage son Beau (Jonathan Tucker) sneaking off to meet his lover Darby Reese (Josh Lucas). When an argument between Beau and Darby ends in death, Margaret finds she's in over her head. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome at 7:34 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: Ch. 3: Jameela Jamil, Actress | Camille Bratkowski, Set Designer

First-time actress Jameela Jamil (Tahani) and set designer extraordinaire Camille Bratkowski shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson about acting for the first time, Ted Danson's unconventional behind-the-scenes relaxation techniques to enhance his comedy performance, the amazing locations you can actually visit in Los Angeles and a fork-ton more. [more inside]
posted by bq at 1:50 PM - 0 comments

Archer: Road Trip  Season 10, Episode 6

Archer and the crew make a side trip to a planet to investigate a distress call. [more inside]
posted by fimbulvetr at 12:20 PM - 10 comments

Strange Angel: The Wheel of Fortune  Season 2, Episode 4

Jack's earns Ernest's loyalty but divides the rest of the devout. Marisol confronts her father about the secret that destroyed their family as Richard deals with his broken heart by diving deeper into the rocketry project. Meanwhile, when Susan's attempt to use bureaucracy to the group's benefit hits a roadblock, she turns to Ernest in hopes of putting a stop to Virgil's harassment once and for all.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:12 PM - 1 comment

Strange Angel: The Lovers  Season 2, Episode 3

When Jack's secret notebook goes missing, he looks for guidance, and seeks out Ernest's help to deal with the situation, while Susan attempts to mollify their conservative, upper crust neighbors. Virgil turns the screws to his confidant. "I do love a good propaganda film. Everything is so black and white. If only life were so simple."
posted by filthy light thief at 12:09 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #145 Louder

Carlos Maza started posting videos on YouTube, and ran afoul of a guy who reminded him of his high school bullies. He asked YouTube to intervene, and then things got extremely complicated. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore at 10:25 AM - 6 comments

Pose: Never knew love like this before  Season 2, Episode 4

"In “Never Knew Love Like This Before,” Pose held up a mirror to the continued violence perpetrated against transgender women of color in our society and asked us not to look away." [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura at 7:10 AM - 3 comments

Book: Saga Volume 9

The multiple Eisner Award-winning series returns with a spacefaring adventure about fake news and genuine terror. Warning: Feelings. Collects SAGA #49-54 [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore at 6:45 AM - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: HOBGOBLINS  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 7

Rewatch! Plush toys with the ability to make people's fantasies a reality encounter some teenagers with severe issues, and the result is supposed to be a comedy. You knew it was coming. Any list of the best MST episodes invariably covers most of the worst movies, meaning we're back here again, at the extremely 80s, extraordinarily tawdry film (in the sense of being an oily coating) known to those unfortunate enough to have experienced it as HOBGOBLINS. To watch it is to feel like your brain is floating in a tub of slime: enjoy! Previously
posted by JHarris at 4:54 AM - 5 comments

July 10

Podcast: Ashes Ashes: Ep 75 - Business. School.

The past few decades has seen explosive growth in the number of universities around the world, but it may not be for the noble reasons we would like. Decreased public funding, and new conceptions of universities as engines for economic growth has spurred an intensity of competition for student fees. This shift may help explain rising trends in managerialism, over-quantification of students and researchers, commodification of education, and an 'amenities arms race.' Not to mention staggering student debt, elitism, college admission scandals, and whole countries in protest. Will we be able to turn this failing grade around, or will class be dismissed? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:28 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: Against the Rules with Michael Lewis: The Alex Kogan Experience

Everyone hates grammar and ethics cops. Until they need one.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:26 PM - 2 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: SEELE, Throne of Souls / Weaving a Story  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 14

The Human Instrumentality Committee recollects the past Angel encounters and battles while Gendo conceals the matter of the recently discovered virus-like Angel. Rei and Shinji undergo inter-compatibility testing with their respective Evangelions, but this experiment culminates in a strangely familiar incident. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 6:58 PM - 9 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: An Angel's Invasion / Liliputian Hitcher  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 13

During a simulation plug experiment, an Angel with the ability to mimic computer circuitry manages to invade the MAGI supercomputer system and trigger a self-destruct sequence. Ritsuko delves into the system's inner workings and leads a furious attempt to cancel the process. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 6:52 PM - 8 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Unfit  Season 3, Episode 8

June and the rest of the Handmaids shun Ofmatthew, and both are pushed to their limit at the hands of Aunt Lydia, who reflects on her life and relationships before the rise of Gilead.
posted by roolya_boolya at 12:38 PM - 18 comments

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: Ch. 2: Allison Jones & Ben Harris, Alan Yang

The Good Place casting directors Allison Jones and Ben Harris join comedy writer Alan Yang and host Marc Evan Jackson to discuss Jameela's audition performance for Tahani, writing for demons, anecdotes about acting and writing and a fork-ton more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018 [more inside]
posted by bq at 12:23 PM - 2 comments

Perpetual Grace, LTD: When Doves Cry  Season 1, Episode 6

The episode where Ben Kingsley sings "When Doves Cry," and Ma (Jacki Weaver) tells Scotty Sholes (Hana Mae Lee) some (mis)information about mourning doves. Also, there's a switch-back Mexico double-cross, but it's not time for the yogurt phase yet.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:29 AM - 0 comments

Perpetual Grace, LTD: Wandering Left  Season 1, Episode 5

On Father's Day in Mexico, Pa has a classroom monologue ("A little bit about me, personally I own a helicopter, and, yeah, I'm a black belt in karate with red stripes for some secret shit I know"), and James guides Glenn out of the desert ("Left isn't west. Sometimes it is, I mean, but sometimes it isn't. Life taught me that.") We get some backstory from Sheriff Hector Contreras ("I'm gonna call you 'Speedy,' not for Speedy Gonzales 'cause that's not cool").
posted by filthy light thief at 7:17 AM - 0 comments

Movie: Under the Silver Lake

Sam (Andrew Garfield), intelligent but without purpose, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment's pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre. A neo-noir/comedy/mystery from writer-director David Robert Mitchell (It Follows). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:02 AM - 7 comments

Legion: Chapter 22  Season 3, Episode 3

A family history
posted by LizBoBiz at 12:23 AM - 6 comments

July 9

Six Feet Under: The Invisible Woman  Season 2, Episode 5

A woman chokes to death on her TV dinner while alone in her apartment, and the Fishers do their best by a woman who seemingly has no family or friends to mourn her. Claire takes the SATs and Parker doesn't, Brenda embarks on several new departures, David meets someone new and then temporarily reconnects with Keith, who is devastated by a terrible turn of events on the job, and Ruth takes a personal interest in their friendless client's funeral and demands intimacy from her children because she fears sharing her fate. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 9:03 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: What’s Good: Lin-Manuel Miranda

During the show's hiatus, host Marc Evan Jackson shoots the shirt with celebrity fans of The Good Place. In this episode, Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about his role opposite William Jackson Harper as a rapping apple in The Electric Company, playing Amy Santiago's brother on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, his inspiration and process for writing Hamilton and much more.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019 [more inside]
posted by bq at 7:14 PM - 0 comments

Legion: Chapter 21  Season 3, Episode 2

David prepares for a journey.
posted by LizBoBiz at 11:04 AM - 3 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 467: Leonardo Di-Zap!-rio

Friends! We have a question for you: How many hot dogs did YOU eated last week? Did you do the most, out of everyone? Please tell us if you did the most, so we can give you the biggest trophy. Also, Jesse Eisenberg is in this one.   Suggested talking points: Caesar Salad Contest, Viral Mom, Crush the Trash Real Small, Teen Donuts, Pee Mail (w/ Guestpert Jesse Eisenberg), Hermit Crab Distinction, Hair Ownership
posted by Tevin at 4:58 AM - 8 comments

July 8

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Value of Miracles  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 12

Misato is promoted to the rank of Major, but she reveals her long-buried sentiments concerning her work at NERV. A massive Angel appears in Earth's stratosphere, and all three Evangelions are deployed to stop it. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 8:22 PM - 9 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: In the Still Darkness / The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still[  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 11

A city-wide power outage puts NERV into a crisis as another Angel invades Tokyo-3. Shinji, Rei and Asuka attempt to make their way into the headquarters as NERV personnel ready the Evas for manual deployment. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 8:21 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 5:11 PM - 10 comments

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: Ch. 1: Michael Schur

Host Marc Evan Jackson shoots the shirt with storytelling mastermind, show creator and architect of The Good Place (the show, not heaven) Michael Schur. They discuss the backstory of Mike getting carte blanche to make the TV show he's always wanted, the inner workings of Janet, dark corners of fringe ethics, plot development, behind-the-scenes anecdotes about writing and a fork-ton more.NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018 [more inside]
posted by bq at 3:04 PM - 1 comment

NOS4A2: The Dark Tunnels  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 6

Vic meets another strong creative who gives her some advice. Manx receives an unexpected visitor.
posted by jazon at 12:10 PM - 3 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: First Flight  Season 2, Episode 24

Captain Archer tells T'Pol about the early days of the NX program. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 11:05 AM - 5 comments

Book: The Ghosts Of Evolution

A new vision is sweeping through ecological science: The dense web of dependencies that makes up an ecosystem has gained an added dimension-the dimension of time. Every field, forest, and park is full of living organisms adapted for relationships with creatures that are now extinct. In a vivid narrative, Connie Barlow shows how the idea of "missing partners" in nature evolved from isolated, curious examples into an idea that is transforming how ecologists understand the entire flora and fauna of the Americas. This fascinating book will enrich the experience of any amateur naturalist, as well as teach us that the ripples of biodiversity loss around us are just the leading edge of what may well become perilous cascades of extinction.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 9:43 AM - 1 comment

Book: Monster

Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me. MONSTER. FADE IN: INTERIOR COURT. A guard sits at a desk behind Steve. Kathy O'Brien, Steve's lawyer, is all business as she talks to Steve. O'BRIEN: Let me make sure you understand what's going on. Both you and this king character are on trial for felony murder.... [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura at 7:06 AM - 1 comment

Book: Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children #3)

Beneath the Sugar Sky, the third book in McGuire's Wayward Children series, returns to Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children in a standalone contemporary fantasy for fans of all ages. When Rini lands with a literal splash in the pond behind Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, the last thing she expects to find is that her mother, Sumi, died years before Rini was even conceived. But Rini can’t let Reality get in the way of her quest – not when she has an entire world to save! (Much more common than one would suppose.) If she can't find a way to restore her mother, Rini will have more than a world to save: she will never have been born in the first place. And in a world without magic, she doesn’t have long before Reality notices her existence and washes her away. Good thing the student body is well-acquainted with quests... A tale of friendship, baking, and derring-do. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore at 6:32 AM - 11 comments

July 7

Swamp Thing: The Price You Pay  Season 1, Episode 6

It's an episode of confrontations: Abby vs. Avery, Sheriff Cable vs. Matt, Swampy vs. some hunters, Jason and Avery vs. Dan, Jason vs. his wife and Matt vs. Swampy.
posted by sardonyx at 8:18 PM - 3 comments

Big Little Lies: Kill Me  Season 2, Episode 5

Renata deals with the fallout from Gordon's legal troubles and attempts to help Celeste; Bonnie relives painful memories from her past.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:39 PM - 10 comments

Babylon 5: Moments of Transition  Season 4, Episode 14

The Minbari Civil War ends. Garibaldi and Edgars continue their relationship. Lyta makes a painful decision. "Well, there is just no delicate way to say this. [a pause] I want your body." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 6:28 PM - 0 comments

The Rook: Chapter Two  Season 1, Episode 2

While Myfanwy revisits the crime scene in search of her past, Monica discovers a dark truth about one of the victims; one of Myfanwy's dead attackers disappears from the morgue.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:08 PM - 7 comments

Fear the Walking Dead: The End of Everything  Season 5, Episode 5

Althea chases a story with dogged determination, putting the mission, and her life in danger. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 12:32 PM - 0 comments

Special Event: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: Final

Today's the day, come in here for the Final!
posted by LobsterMitten at 7:41 AM - 111 comments

July 6

Los Espookys: El espejo maldito (The Cursed Mirror)  Season 1, Episode 4

Los Espookys agree to help a U.S. ambassador fake her own abduction in exchange for the visas they need to work with legendary director Bianca Nova; Bianca turns to Tico to help her write her latest horror film.
posted by the primroses were over at 4:08 PM - 8 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Magma Diver / Magmadiver  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 10

Banned by Misato from going on a class trip to Okinawa, Shinji and Asuka catch up on their studies. An embryonic Angel is found inside a volcano, and Asuka volunteers to carry out the perilous task of retrieving the creature. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 1:00 PM - 8 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Moment and Heart Together  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 9

A quick attack against a new Angel by Asuka and Shinji ends in an embarrassing defeat when the Angel suddenly divides itself. Shinji and Asuka undergo learning a series of synchronized dance movements as per a new team-oriented strategy. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 12:57 PM - 6 comments

Movie: The Public

An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.
posted by ellieBOA at 12:55 PM - 4 comments

Special Event: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: Third-place match

Come on in for the third place match!
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:16 AM - 58 comments

Movie: Tell It to the Bees

In 1950s small town Britain, a doctor develops a relationship with her young patient's mother.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:18 AM - 1 comment

July 5

Six Feet Under: Driving Mr. Mossback  Season 2, Episode 4

An elderly man dies during a Seattle guided bus tour, and Nate has to fly to Seattle to drive the body back to L.A. He invites Claire to go with him, and they stay with Lisa, Nate's former roommate. Back in L.A., David helps out Keith by picking up his niece Taylor from school and keeping her for the evening, Ruth continues to work The Plan, to David's annoyance, and Margaret enlists Brenda's help in staking out the woman she believes Bernard is seeing on the side. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 9:21 PM - 2 comments

Movie: High Life

Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. They must now rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole. Claire Denis's latest. In space. In English. Insane. Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter, last survivors on a spaceship, hurtle to the oblivion of a black hole. Sounds simple, maybe depressing, maybe tense, right? Oh but it's so much more. Or maybe not. Or maybe not happening at all. Or it's the ultimate reduction of humanity's destiny, contained in a box for us to watch. For fans of all-things-Denis, Pattinson, or Binoche. Similar in feel to some 70s slow dystopian space-thingy. Think Tarkovsky, Silent Running, Man Who Fell To Earth crossed with Trouble Every Day, and/or Bastards
posted by Harry Caul at 8:45 AM - 8 comments

July 4

Movie: Midsommar

A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult. (IMDB)
posted by Countess Elena at 4:52 PM - 47 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Asuka's Arrival in Japan / Asuka Strikes!  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 8

Misato, Shinji, Touji and Kensuke travel to a famous aircraft carrier to collect the new EVA-02 and its prideful pilot, Asuka Langley Souryuu. A seaborne Angel strikes the fleet, and Asuka leads Shinji into her Eva's entry plug for an immediate demonstration of her skills. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 2:30 PM - 7 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Human Work  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 7

A new nuclear-powered military robot, Jet Alone, goes out of control during a demonstration ceremony and heads toward an almost certain meltdown. With the help of Shinji and EVA-01, Misato takes it upon herself to stop its rampage. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 2:30 PM - 8 comments

Stranger Things: "Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt"  Season 3, Episode 8

Terror reigns in the food court when the Mind Flayer comes to collect. But down below, in the dark, the future of the world is at stake.
posted by Fizz at 2:20 PM - 169 comments

Stranger Things: "Chapter Seven: The Bite"  Season 3, Episode 7

With time running out - and an assassin close behind - Hopper's crew races back to Hawkins, where El and the kids are preparing for war.
posted by Fizz at 2:20 PM - 32 comments

Stranger Things: "Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum"  Season 3, Episode 6

Dr. Alexei reveals what the Russians have been building, and Eleven sees where Billy has been. Dustin and Erica stage a daring rescue.
posted by Fizz at 2:19 PM - 17 comments

Stranger Things: "Chapter Five: The Flayed"  Season 3, Episode 5

Strange surprises lurk inside an old farmhouse and deep beneath the Starcourt Mall. Meanwhile, the Mind Flayer is gathering strength.
posted by Fizz at 2:18 PM - 21 comments

Stranger Things: "Chapter Four: The Sauna Test"  Season 3, Episode 4

A code red brings the gang back together to face a frighteningly familiar evil. Karen urges Nancy to keep digging, and Robin finds a useful map.
posted by Fizz at 2:17 PM - 20 comments

Stranger Things: "Chapter Three: The Case of the Missing Lifeguard"  Season 3, Episode 3

With El and Max looking for Billy, Will declares a day without girls. Steve and Dustin go on a stakeout, and Joyce and Hopper return to Hawkins Lab.
posted by Fizz at 2:16 PM - 25 comments