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Better Call Saul: Waterworks  Season 6, Episode 12

The stakes are raised when a discovery is made.
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 8 at 5:46 PM - 50 comments

Movie: Grease

Australian good girl Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and greaser Danny (John Travolta) fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends? Grease was successful both critically and commercially, becoming the highest-grossing musical film ever at the time. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 8 at 1:55 PM - 8 comments

Movie: All Summer in a Day

Story/movie/book about children. The central plot device is it rains all the time except for one day/hour of the year/decade. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Aug 7 at 1:04 AM - 5 comments

The Sandman: Dream a Little Dream of Me  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 3

Dream regains his sand. Ethel sends her son John to regain Dream's ruby. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Aug 8 at 8:25 PM - 7 comments

Movie: Prey

The origin story of the Predator in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. Naru, a skilled female warrior, fights to protect her tribe against one of the first highly-evolved Predators to land on Earth.
posted by geoff. on Aug 5 at 3:10 AM - 34 comments

The Sandman: Imperfect Hosts  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 2

Morpheus summons the Fates, who inform him of the whereabouts of his stolen equipment. Morpheus sets off on his quest to retrieve his items with assistance from Matthew the Raven. [more inside]
posted by gauche on Aug 6 at 12:24 PM - 17 comments

Movie: The Bridge on the River Kwai

The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Colonel Nicholson , the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7 at 9:20 PM - 7 comments

Movie: Sightseers

A new couple (Alice Lowe, Steve Oram) embarks on a cross-country road trip that takes a turn when they decide to start killing everyone who annoys them. A dark comedy from director Ben Wheatley (A Field in England, In the Earth.) [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9 at 7:47 AM - 3 comments

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

A joint mission brings about conflict between crew members. [more inside]
posted by cardboard on Jul 21 at 10:06 PM - 46 comments

Movie: Black Swan

Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina whose passion for the dance rules every facet of her life. When the company's artistic director decides to replace his prima ballerina for their opening production of "Swan Lake," Nina is his first choice. She has competition in newcomer Lily (Mila Kunis) however. While Nina is perfect for the role of the White Swan, Lily personifies the Black Swan. As rivalry between the two dancers transforms into a twisted friendship, Nina's dark side begins to emerge. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6 at 7:17 AM - 4 comments

Movie: U.S. Marshals

U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan, who has been accused of a double-murder. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Aug 9 at 12:09 AM - 3 comments

Movie: Real Genius

When science whiz Mitch Taylor (Gabe Jarret) arrives at Pacific Tech as a freshman, he's paired up with genius senior Chris Knight (Val Kilmer) to work on a laser project. Mitch initially doesn't care for Knight's slacker attitude, but is eventually won over, and their friendship allows them to make new progress. They start to question what they've actually been working for when they learn the government's intentions for the project. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 5 at 11:03 AM - 23 comments

Movie: Delicatessen

Clapet (Jean-Claude Dreyfus) is a butcher who owns a run-down apartment building in post-apocalyptic France. The building is in constant need of a handyman, because Clapet routinely butchers them and sells them as food. The latest in the long ling of disposable workers is Louison (Dominique Pinon), a former circus clown desperate for work and lodging. But this time Clapet's plan hits a snag when his young daughter (Marie-Laure Dougnac) falls head over heels for the lovable Louison. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7 at 10:59 AM - 3 comments

The Leftovers: Axis Mundi  Season 2, Episode 1

In the second season opener, the focus shifts to the town of Miracle, where zero people disappeared during Sudden Departure. But first, a deeply disturbing opening involving a mother and child, many years ago.
posted by jbickers on Oct 5 at 2:33 PM - 13 comments

Better Call Saul: Breaking Bad  Season 6, Episode 11

The partners escalate their enterprise to new levels. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 1 at 5:51 PM - 98 comments

Westworld: Fidelity  Season 4, Episode 6

To thine own selves be true.
posted by jquinby on Aug 1 at 4:57 AM - 17 comments

The Rehearsal: The Fielder Method  Season 1, Episode 4

Nathan travels to LA to train actors for his show [more inside]
posted by Hume on Aug 6 at 12:07 PM - 10 comments

The Boys: The Instant White-Hot Wild  Season 3, Episode 8

The season finale opens with a family reunion. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jul 8 at 6:21 AM - 58 comments

Movie: Xanadu

Struggling artist Sonny Malone (Michael Beck) is trapped in a dull job painting album covers. He is instantly attracted to Kira (Olivia Newton-John, RIP), an anonymous woman randomly photographed in the background of one of his assignments, but no one is able to identify her. Visiting the auditorium where the cover was shot, Sonny finds the mysterious beauty, an ageless Greek muse, who encourages him to team up with old-fashioned Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly) to build a roller-skating disco. A musical featuring music by Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 8 at 1:45 PM - 5 comments

The Sandman: Sleep of the Just  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 1

While attempting to apprehend a nightmare known as the Corinthian, Morpheus, also known as "Dream", is captured in an occult ritual by British aristocrat Roderick Burgess. [more inside]
posted by gauche on Aug 5 at 9:59 AM - 38 comments

Movie: River's Edge

Teenage burnout Samson (Daniel Roebuck) has murdered his girlfriend and left her naked body lying on the bank of a river just outside their small California town. He not only doesn't run away, he brings his friends to gawk at her dead body. Speed freak Layne (Crispin Glover) tries to force the teens' silence to protect their friend, but conscience is gnawing at the others -- particularly Matt (Keanu Reeves) and Clarissa (Ione Skye Leitch), who want to go to the police. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 8 at 8:10 AM - 4 comments

Movie: The Beales of Grey Gardens

Utilizing hours of unseen archival footage shot during by Albert and David Maysles as they were making their 1975 documentary, The Beales is a new take on the women of Grey Gardens. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 5 at 9:00 AM - 4 comments

For All Mankind: Coming Home  Season 3, Episode 9

Plans to leave Mars are complicated by an unforeseen issue. [more inside]
posted by cardboard on Aug 4 at 8:38 PM - 32 comments

Movie: Wedding Season

Pressured by their immigrant parents to find spouses, two Indian-Americans pretend to date in order to survive a summer of weddings but find themselves falling for each other as they struggle to balance who they are with who their parents want them to be. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Aug 7 at 5:40 AM - 4 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 on Aug 1 at 5:59 AM - 7 comments

Borgen: The Future is Female  Season 4, Episode 1

Birgitte Nyborg is taking on a new role as Denmark's foreign minister while Katrine Fønsmark returns to journalism, landing a managing post at her former TV workplace. [IMDB] [more inside]
posted by chavenet on Jun 24 at 4:23 AM - 1 comment

Movie: That Summer

Albert and David Maysles' classic Grey Gardens immortalized the estate of Edith and Little Edie Beale, relatives of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, who lived in alarmingly poor conditions. But there is more to the story: it was Lee Radziwill and Peter Beard who first brought the Maysles to the Beales, when the two set out to make a film about Radziwill's childhood. The reels of that first contact were shelved for 45 years. This documentary recovers the lost 16 mm footage. Anchored in Beard's recollections and artistic vision, we are returned to "that summer" in 1972, a seductive dream world and collage of radically unconventional creative personalities---Warhol, Bacon, Jagger, Capote---practicing the art of living amidst oppressive forces of class expectation and prejudice. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 5 at 9:05 AM - 2 comments

Movie: Grey Gardens

The lives of Edith Bouvier Beale (Jessica Lange) and her daughter Edie (Drew Barrymore), aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Jeanne Tripplehorn). An HBO original film based on the women featured in the documentary of the same name. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7 at 2:56 PM - 2 comments

Victoria's Secret: Angels and Demons: Inventing Victoria / The Secret Friend / Tarnished Angels  Season 1, Episode 1

Investigated with journalistic rigor by director Matt Tyrnauer, this documentary tells the searing and provocative story of the Victoria's Secret brand and its longtime CEO, the larger-than-life, enigmatic billionaire Les Wexner. The underworld of fashion, the billionaire class, and Jeffrey Epstein are all revealed to be inextricably intertwined with the fall of this legendary brand. Available in the US on Hulu. [more inside]
posted by riruro on Aug 7 at 6:36 PM - 4 comments

Critical Role: A Race for the Prize  Season 3, Episode 27

Bells Hells tend to their inner relationships before returning to the Seat of Disdain, but a surprising face in Paragon's Call rattles several members of the group...
posted by nubs on Jul 18 at 12:50 PM - 2 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Flipping the Pieces  Season 2, Episode 7

Following her incident on the subway, Mabel receives help from an unlikely ally who takes her to a legendary amusement park full of terror. Back at the Arconia, Charles and Oliver find amusement of their own - and new evidence. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Aug 2 at 7:40 PM - 9 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: Private School  Season 4, Episode 5

The vampires endure the private school admissions interview process. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Aug 5 at 9:59 PM - 6 comments

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 on Jul 22 at 6:42 AM - 40 comments

Movie: Lightyear

Legendary Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside a group of ambitious recruits and his robot companion Sox.
posted by Stark on Jun 30 at 5:16 AM - 10 comments

Movie: Three Colors: White

After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Aug 7 at 5:37 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Grey Gardens

This film explores the daily lives of two aging, eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Edie Bouvier Beale and her mother, Edith, are the sole inhabitants of a Long Island estate. During the course of the documentary, they discuss their habits, desires and former loves with filmmakers Albert and David Maysles. The women reveal themselves to be misfits with outsized, engaging personalities. Much of the conversation is centered on their pasts, as mother and daughter now rarely leave home. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4 at 8:26 PM - 11 comments

Movie: The Two Jakes

This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted by the events of the first film. Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot involving murder, oil, and even some ghosts from his past.
posted by geoff. on Aug 6 at 6:26 AM - 9 comments

Movie: Three Colors: Blue

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Aug 6 at 5:09 PM - 4 comments

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 on Jul 31 at 11:30 AM - 26 comments

Movie: Bullet Train

Unlucky assassin Ladybug is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe--all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives--on the world's fastest train. [more inside]
posted by praemunire on Aug 2 at 6:36 PM - 5 comments

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 2: Venezuela  Season 2 (Full Season)

After tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan heads to South America to investigate. Jack’s actions threaten to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, leading him on a mission spanning the globe. [more inside]
posted by jimw on Feb 18 at 10:15 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Trumbo

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 18 at 5:28 PM - 2 comments

For All Mankind: New Eden  Season 3, Episode 6

The astronauts move quickly to build Martian bases. [more inside]
posted by cardboard on Jul 15 at 5:40 AM - 37 comments

The Resort: A History of Forgetting   Season 1, Episode 4

Emma and Noah meet Baltasar Frías and gain a deeper understanding of the Oceana Vista's past. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 5 at 5:55 AM - 6 comments

Movie: Elvis

From his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to his rise to stardom starting in Memphis, Tennessee and his conquering of Las Vegas, Nevada, Elvis Presley becomes the first rock 'n roll star and changes the world with his music. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Jun 26 at 2:05 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Tammy and the T-Rex

A teen (Denise Richards) learns that a scientist implanted her dead boyfriend's (Paul Walker) brain into an animatronic dinosaur. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6 at 12:39 PM - 7 comments

Movie: West Side Story

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. Directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler (in her feature film debut) with Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, and Rita Moreno. [more inside]
posted by rogerroger on Dec 10 at 3:45 PM - 14 comments

The Orville: Future Unknown  Season 3, Episode 10

The crew of the Orville rescues an old friend from Planet Downvote, and performs ceremonies bringing them closer together. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Aug 3 at 10:18 PM - 8 comments

Dark: Deja-vu  Season 3, Episode 1

In 2019, Jonas emerges from the cave into a strange but familiar world: the town of Winden reeling from the recent disappearance of a young boy. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 27 at 7:23 AM - 36 comments

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 on Jul 30 at 9:22 PM - 8 comments

Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils  Season 13 (Specials)

In 19th century China, a small coastal village is under threat -- from both the fearsome pirate queen and a monstrous alien force; the Doctor must emerge from this swashbuckling battle with the Sea Devils to save the planet. [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Apr 18 at 6:01 PM - 29 comments

Dark: Season 2 (complete)  Season 2 (Full Season)

Netflix's most deeply German show returns for a second season, following directly on the events of last season. [more inside]
posted by whir on Jul 2 at 10:43 PM - 52 comments

Extraordinary Attorney Woo  Season 1 (Full Season)

Extraordinary Attorney Woo (Korean: 이상한 변호사 우영우) is a Korean legal drama starring Park Eun-bin in the title role, along with Kang Tae-oh and Kang Ki-young. I'm watching it on Netflix in Canada, but am not sure about other countries. [more inside]
posted by Mogur on Aug 1 at 2:22 PM - 11 comments

Motherland: Fort Salem: All Of Season 2  Season 2 (Full Season)

Conflicts and alliances among the military, civilian oversight, new enemies, and witch society further emerge and roil our characters. Streaming on Hulu and some other services in the US. This season includes an in-universe TV ad, the introduction of nonbinary witch M portrayed by nonbinary performer Ess Hödlmoser, a mystical mycelial network, battles, romance, and the scenery-chewing villain Alban Hearst, portrayed with glee by Bob Frazer. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Aug 3 at 2:24 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Thirteen Lives

A rescue mission is assembled in Thailand where a group of young boys and their soccer coach are trapped in a system of underground caves that are flooding.
posted by geoff. on Aug 5 at 10:45 AM - 7 comments

The Resort: "The Disappointment of Time", "A Noxious Toothworm", "Tempus Exhaurire"  Season 1, Episode 1

An anniversary trip puts a marriage to the test when a couple finds themselves embroiled in one of Yucatán’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries. Trailer via Youtube [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Aug 1 at 4:45 PM - 6 comments

Movie: District 9

Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth -- not to conquer or give aid, but -- to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent (Sharlto Copley) contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 1 at 7:15 PM - 13 comments

Endeavour: Terminus  Season 8, Episode 3

One cold winter morning Thursday and Strange are called to investigate the ritualistic killing of an Oxford college don. The next day, when his bus breaks down during a blizzard, Morse finds himself as one of several passengers forced to take refuge at an empty hotel which was once the scene of terrible crimes. Are the two events related? [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 on Jul 8 at 10:21 AM - 4 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 on Jul 28 at 12:01 AM - 8 comments