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March 19

Movie: Fleetwood Mac: Rumours

The making of Fleetwood Mac's album Rumours in 1976 - 77.
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:46 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits

"The tale of the formation, journey and end of the seminal Punk/Reggae band The Slits." - IMDB
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:34 PM - 5 comments

Party Down: James Ellison Funeral  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 4

The funeral of a patriarch goes awry when the deceased's mistress arrives to pay her last respects. Kyle is mesmerized by the possibility of learning the blues from a real bluesman.
posted by guiseroom at 9:15 AM - 1 comment

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: New World Order  Season 1, Episode 1

Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes realize that their futures are anything but normal. [more inside]
posted by Pronoiac at 1:41 AM - 109 comments

March 18

Party Down: Nick DiCintio's Orgy Night  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 3

Catering an orgy proves to be the wrong place for Ron to deal with his recent breakup. Roman seizes the opportunity to help the host create the ideal orgy atmosphere.
posted by guiseroom at 9:39 PM - 2 comments

Resident Alien: End of the World As We Know It  Season 1, Episode 8

Secrets are revealed when Harry's stuck in an icy crevasse with Asta and D'Arcy. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle at 3:55 PM - 11 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Tucker Carlson  Season 8, Episode 5

The passing of the Coronavirus stimulus bill was met with a weird celebratory tweet from the DNC, but Republican responses ranging from anger and dismay to people who voted no trying to take credit for it. And Now: Local News Bothers 100-Year-Old Women On Their Birthdays. Main story (25m): Tucker Carlson, his career, and how he gives white supremacist talking points a veneer of respectability. And Now: A Look Back At One Year Of TV News With Pandemic Precautions.
posted by JHarris at 2:19 PM - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE ATOMIC BRAIN  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 18

Rewatch! An old rich lady decides to use her considerable resources, including her own mad scientist and a nuclear reactor in her basement (wow, really?), to have her brain swapped into the body of one of three younger women. The eventual result? Let's just say she better hope she can develop a taste for Meow Mix. Previously.
posted by JHarris at 2:00 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.
posted by The corpse in the library at 12:04 PM - 10 comments

Movie: Muscle Shoals

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".
posted by The corpse in the library at 12:01 PM - 3 comments

Party Down: Precious Lights Pre-School Auction  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 2

Having trouble letting go of his leadership position, Ron and Henry clash at a fundraiser where parents will do anything to get their kids into an exclusive elementary school.
posted by guiseroom at 8:56 AM - 1 comment

Special Event: NCAA basketball tournament 2021

The schedules are a little unusual this year, with all the games in central locations and being played later in the week. Schedule is subject to change if needed. Teams need 5 healthy players to be able to play in the tournament. (They don't even need coaches.) In case you've forgotten, Virginia (men) and Baylor (women) are your defending national champions. [more inside]
posted by cortex at 8:53 AM - 25 comments

Movie: We Are Twisted F*cking Sister!

"The film follows Twisted Sister from their beginnings as a cross-dressing glam band, playing cover songs for 4 shows a night, 6 nights a week – from New Jersey bowling alleys and Long Island beach bars, to the suburban mega-clubs of the late 70s/early 80s, and on to their bust-out appearance on the UK rock TV show, 'The Tube'. Through it all, Twisted stood ready to do or die, not just for the music, but also 'the show'. They refused to play the usual bar band role of 'human juke box for drunk and horny teens'. Every night, the band would give their all to the crowd, and mounted a full frontal attack on anyone not participating. They were going to force you to pay attention – and you were going to have fun whether you liked it or not."
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:22 AM - 2 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Redemption II  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 1

While trying to expose a Romulan connection to the Klingon civil war, Picard is confronted with a more shocking Romulan connection—to Tasha Yar. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:07 AM - 14 comments

Movie: Broadcast Signal Intrusion

In the late 90s, a video archivist unearths a series of sinister pirate broadcasts and becomes obsessed with uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 12:45 AM - 3 comments

March 17

Movie: Jakob's Wife

For Anne, married life has been the same predictable grind for 30 years. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 9:38 PM - 2 comments

Movie: We Are X

A documentary about the Japanese rock band X JAPAN. Content warning: there's a lot of talk about suicide in this film.
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:04 PM - 3 comments

Movie: The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

An exploration of the history of the Bee Gees, featuring revealing interviews with oldest brother Barry Gibb, and archival interviews with the late twin brothers Robin and Maurice. - IMDB. Trailer at HBO, YouTube, and Amazon. [more inside]
posted by Iris Gambol at 1:57 PM - 11 comments

Movie: Zack Snyder's Justice League

Zack Snyder's definitive director's cut of Justice League. Determined to ensure Superman's ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:56 AM - 74 comments

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C: James McAvoy, Anne-Marie, David Baddiel, Dame Kelly Holmes  Season 4, Episode 2

James McAvoy, Anne-Marie, David Baddiel and Dame Kelly Holmes make signature decorative tarts and a savoury technical, and render their spirit animals in cake form in the showstopper.
posted by ellieBOA at 9:47 AM - 3 comments

The Simpsons: Do PizzaBots Dream of Electric Guitars?  Season 32, Episode 15

Homer tries to reunite a mechanical band from his youth, but J.J. Abrams beats him to it. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:39 AM - 4 comments

Superman and Lois: Haywire  Season 1, Episode 4

While sitting in the stands at the high school football game, Lois and Chrissy spot fish out of water Morgan Edge conversing with Mayor Dean and Kyle Kushing, and the two see right through this insincere move to try to win over the town. Meanwhile, Clark agrees to help Lois out at a town hall meeting, but things get tense when he finds himself pulled in two different directions. Lastly, Jonathan is having mixed emotions about Jordan's newfound status. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:28 AM - 2 comments

March 16

Party Down: Jackal Onassis Backstage Party  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 1

As the struggling new Party Down team leader, Henry is forced to juggle an incognito rock star, the return of of Ron Donald and Casey, the girl who broke his heart. [more inside]
posted by guiseroom at 9:00 PM - 4 comments

The Flash: Mother  Season 7, Episode 3

As Eva becomes more powerful, Barry and team must find a way to stop her. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:59 PM - 5 comments

Taskmaster: Series 5  Season 5 (Full Season)

Greg Davies is the Taskmaster. Little Alex Horne is the Taskmaster's assistant. Aisling Bea, Bob Mortimer, Mark Watson, Nish Kumar and Sally Phillips are the contestants. Episodes are available in the USA on the Taskmaster YouTube channel, and in the UK on the Channel 4 website. [more inside]
posted by Huffy Puffy at 5:33 PM - 19 comments

Kim's Convenience: Slippery Slope  Season 5, Episode 8

Appa worries about Umma after a minor household accident. Janet uses Jung’s past to boost her reputation with students. A high school reunion has Kimchee thinking about an old flame. [more inside]
posted by ActingTheGoat at 5:15 PM - 3 comments

The Scholar Who Walks the Night: Eps 9 - 12; followed by a personal view on cultural parallels  Season 1, Episode 9

Gwi offered power to the Joseon monarchy in return for … loyalty, some deference, regular victims, a place of his own. His lair is a cavern under the palace where evil Prime Minister Lord Choi and his other toadies visit him. There he slouches on a throne made of roots and rocks, beneath a macabre trophy. I mean, it's not as though the Underground Palace, as they call it, looks like a very nice place to stay. [more inside]
posted by glasseyes at 8:38 AM - 1 comment

Party Down: Stennheiser-Pong Wedding Reception  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 10

The team is excited to cater a lavish gay wedding (with guest George Takei), but must take a backseat to Uda Bengt (Kristen Bell) of Valhalla Catering. While Ron falls apart, Henry is forced to take charge.
posted by guiseroom at 7:22 AM - 1 comment

March 15

The Great Pottery Throw Down: The Final: 1920s Art Deco Punch Bowl & Decanters  Season 4, Episode 10

In an art deco-inspired final, the potters make a punch bowl and decanter, before facing the tiniest throwing challenge ever set. Who will be crowned the series winner?
posted by ellieBOA at 12:39 PM - 11 comments

Critical Role: Between a Ball and a Hot Place  Season 2, Episode 129

Split into two teams, the Mighty Nein must contend with the dangerous surroundings of two very different planes while trying to get back home...
posted by nubs at 12:10 PM - 5 comments

Party Down: James Rolf High School Twentieth Reunion  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 9

Ron decides to cater his own reunion, and begins to slip back into his old drunken habits. Henry considers moving home, causing Casey to consider their 'casual' relationship. [more inside]
posted by guiseroom at 10:24 AM - 1 comment

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Redemption (Part I)  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 26

Picard balances his Federation and Klingon duties as new Klingon Chancellor Gowron faces a civil war. Worf and his brother Kurn fight to regain their father's honor. (Season finale) [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 10:04 AM - 21 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 14

Season 14 is now underway! Play ball! [more inside]
posted by cortex at 8:09 AM - 15 comments

March 14

Book: Fortune Favors the Dead

I really enjoyed this 40's hardboiled mystery. [more inside]
posted by DowBits at 11:26 PM - 1 comment

Party Down: Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 8

The Party Down team's actors are recognized at a party and treated as stars. But when Roman and Ron discover the host is a mobster, they suspect his screenplay might be a confession.
posted by guiseroom at 4:46 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Forbidden Empire

In the grand tradition of Russian fantasy films comes a new version of the supernatural legend of The Viy, written by Nicolai Gogol. An eighteenth century English cartographer sets out on a journey to map the uncharted lands of Transylvania, only to discover the dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in a cursed, fantastical Romanian forest. Streaming on Amazon Prime. Note: this is a bad movie. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 3:44 PM - 3 comments

March 13

WandaVision: Marvel Studios: Assembled / The Making of WandaVision  Season 1 (Specials)

Not a new WandaVision episode! Join Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and more, to go behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series 'WandaVision'. [more inside]
posted by Pronoiac at 10:41 PM - 32 comments

Party Down: Brandix Corporate Retreat  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 7

While catering a corporate retreat, Party Down practices some team-building exercises of their own.
posted by guiseroom at 8:55 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Kolobos

Five young individuals agree to live in an isolated lodge together and have their daily activities filmed. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 5:50 PM - 3 comments

Harley Quinn: Season 2  Season 2 (Full Season)

Harley Quinn has taken down the Joker and Gotham City is finally hers for the taking...whatever's left of it that is. Gotham has become a desolate wasteland, left in ruins, following the huge earthquake caused by the collapse of Joker's tower. Harley's celebration in this newly created chaos is cut short when Penguin, Bane, Mr. Freeze, The Riddler and Two Face join forces to restore order in the criminal underworld. Calling themselves the Injustice League, this group now stands in the way of Harley and her crew from taking sole control of Gotham as the top villains of the city. [more inside]
posted by tjgrathwell at 4:30 PM - 6 comments

Movie: stay out of the f**king attic

Three ex cons employed as movers are asked to pack and ship the contents of an old creepy house. But they are told by the owner to stay out of the attic and basement. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 3:39 PM - 2 comments

The Flash: The Speed of Thought  Season 7, Episode 2

When Barry suddenly gains the power of speed thinking, he attempts to use his new gift to safe Iris. While Barry is thrilled with his new power, Cisco is hesitant to trust it. Meanwhile, Eva must face a shattering truth. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 2:35 PM - 2 comments

Movie: The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Seven gunmen from a variety of backgrounds are brought together by a vengeful young widow to protect her town from the private army of a destructive industrialist. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 1:46 PM - 2 comments

Resident Alien: The Green Glow  Season 1, Episode 7

Fearing he's facing failure, Harry enlists an unlikely ally to help find his ship. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 1:15 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Laura

A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 11:28 AM - 5 comments

Movie: La Llorona (2019)

When a retired ailing genocidal general faces scrutiny and retribution for his past, a mysterious housekeeper shows up to serve the beleaguered household. A reworking of the Latin American folktale of La Llorona. Guatemalan film maker Jayro Bustamante's most recent work features the hypnotic performance of María Mercedes Coroy.
posted by 2N2222 at 9:41 AM - 3 comments

March 12

Movie: Training Day

A rookie cop spends his first day as a Los Angeles narcotics officer with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be. The Antoine Fuqua crime drama netted Denzel Washington an Academy Award win while Ethan Hawke earned a nomination. Now streaming on Netflix.
posted by chrchr at 11:11 PM - 5 comments

Resident Alien: Sexy Beast  Season 1, Episode 6

Harry copes with jealousy when the mayor hires an annoyingly perfect new town doctor.
posted by porpoise at 2:07 PM - 2 comments

Party Down: Taylor Stiltskin Sweet Sixteen  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 6

Can daddy's money buy happiness, and can a popular kid have fun without her clique?
posted by guiseroom at 1:04 PM - 1 comment

Saved by the Bell: Saved by the Bell (2020)  Season 1 (Full Season)

A follow-up series to the 1990s sitcom. A group of California low-income high school students are transferred to Pacific Palisades' wealthy Bayside High, following a program by California Governor Zack Morris. [more inside]
posted by guiseroom at 11:19 AM - 2 comments

Party Down: Sin Say Shun Awards Afterparty  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 5

At an adult entertainment awards party, Ron's anatomy may be his ticket to his first "Soup 'R Crackers" franchise.
posted by guiseroom at 10:49 AM - 3 comments

Superman and Lois: The Perks of Not Being A Wallflower  Season 1, Episode 3

Clark shares some of his Kryptonian history with Jordan and Jonathan during a family breakfast; Lois and Chrissy dig deeper to uncover the truth about Morgan Edge.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:55 AM - 9 comments

For All Mankind: Pathfinder  Season 2, Episode 4

With a little help from Molly, Ed plans a career change, as his old Jamestown crew mates Gordo and Danielle struggle.
posted by cardboard at 5:10 AM - 11 comments

March 11

Movie: Millennium Actress

A TV interviewer (and his cameraman) interview a reclusive actress and journey with her through her memories and career. A bittersweet animated film by Satoshi Kon.
posted by fleacircus at 9:59 PM - 11 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: BEGINNING OF THE END  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 17

Rewatch! On of the more entertaining of the episodes featuring the 50s monster attack genre of movie. Huge grasshoppers attack (a postcard of) Chicago while the army is helpless against the giant insect menace. Directed by Bert I. Gordon, Mr. BIG himself. Previously.
posted by JHarris at 4:01 PM - 2 comments

Party Down: Investors Dinner  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 4

A party for an investment club prompts Ron to beg to invest his life savings in a Baja condo project.
posted by guiseroom at 11:47 AM - 0 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: In Theory  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 25

When one of his subordinates goes through a breakup, Data gets experimental with her. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:27 AM - 24 comments

March 10

Resident Alien: Love Language  Season 1, Episode 5

A surprise visitor introduces Harry to a stressful human institution: marriage.
posted by porpoise at 11:34 PM - 7 comments

Movie: Shadow in the Cloud

A female WWII pilot (Chloë Grace Moritz) traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence on board the flight. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:20 PM - 8 comments

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C: Daisy Ridley, Rob Beckett, Alexandra Burke, Tom Allen  Season 4, Episode 1

Daisy Ridley, Rob Beckett, Alexandra Burke and Tom Allen tackle millionaire shortbread in the signature and a fruity tart in the technical, and create their pet hates in cake form in the showstopper [SU2C means Stand Up To Cancer, a charity].
posted by ellieBOA at 10:08 AM - 5 comments