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Movie: Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance

A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity, and the relationship between them. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 29 at 2:02 PM - 9 comments

Movie: Kung Fu Hustle

In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. [more inside]
posted by Paragon on Nov 29 at 5:50 PM - 3 comments

The Expanse: Oyedeng  Season 5, Episode 7

Naomi makes a desperate attempt to save her son from Marco. On the Roci, Holden battles for the last sample of protomolecule.
posted by ShooBoo on Jan 12 at 5:21 PM - 44 comments

Movie: The Thing from Another World

Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.
posted by skycrashesdown on Nov 27 at 7:08 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Shakespeare in Love

[TRAILER] Young Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman (Gwyneth Paltrow) auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29 at 8:50 AM - 8 comments

Movie: Mutiny on the Bounty

[TRAILER] As the cruel captain of the HMS Bounty, a ship bound for Tahiti, William Bligh (Charles Laughton) wins few friends. When the crew members finally tire of his abuse, Fletcher Christian (Clark Gable) leads a mutiny, resulting in Bligh's unceremonious removal from the ship. While Christian and the remaining crew sail on to Tahiti, Bligh becomes intent on exacting revenge, and he targets Roger Byam (Franchot Tone), a sailor who had actually tried to stop the mutiny. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29 at 8:58 AM - 3 comments

Movie: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Tech billionaire Miles Bron invites his friends for a getaway on his private Greek island. When someone turns up dead, Detective Benoit Blanc is put on the case. Release date: November 23, 2022 (USA). This is in limited time theatrical release in the US. [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten on Nov 24 at 10:39 PM - 21 comments

Movie: Falling for Christmas

A newly engaged, spoiled hotel heiress (Lindsay Lohan) gets into a skiing accident, suffers from total amnesia and finds herself in the care of a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner and his precocious daughter in the days leading up to Christmas. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 18 at 7:15 AM - 13 comments

Wednesday: Season 1 (Full Season)  Season 1 (Full Season)

Smart, sarcastic and a little dead inside, Wednesday Addams investigates a murder spree while making new friends — and foes — at Nevermore Academy. (Netflix) Starring: Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie and Christina Ricci [more inside]
posted by pjsky on Nov 27 at 3:53 PM - 22 comments

Movie: Gladiator

[TRAILER] Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29 at 8:43 AM - 9 comments

Movie: Sound of Noise

A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 29 at 2:09 PM - 1 comment

1899: The Boy  Season 1, Episode 2

The captain experiences unexplainable flashbacks. A strange man follows Maura to her cabin where a boy is hiding. A bug leads to a tragedy on deck. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 19 at 6:45 AM - 8 comments

Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's

[TRAILER] Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. But when young writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard) moves into her apartment building, her past threatens to get in their way. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28 at 1:53 PM - 8 comments

Book: Nona the Ninth

Her city is under siege. The zombies are coming back. And all Nona wants is a birthday party. [more inside]
posted by snerson on Sep 14 at 11:21 AM - 52 comments

Movie: The Hebrew Hammer

An orthodox Jewish blaxploitation hero (Adam Goldberg) saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus' evil son (Andy Dick). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17 at 7:45 AM - 5 comments

Movie: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Two drag queens and a transwoman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 27 at 8:41 AM - 10 comments

Andor: Rix Road  Season 1, Episode 12

The fugitive Cassian returns home to Ferrix, a tinderbox ready for the spark of rebellion.
posted by EndsOfInvention on Nov 23 at 1:35 AM - 92 comments

Movie: Grand Hotel

[TRAILER] At a luxurious Berlin hotel between the wars, the once-wealthy Baron Felix von Gaigern (John Barrymore) supports himself as a thief and gambler. In this lavish adaptation of the successful Broadway play, the baron romances one of his marks, the aging ballerina Grusinskaya (Greta Garbo), and teams with dying accountant Otto Kringelein (Lionel Barrymore) against his former boss, crooked industrialist Preysing (Wallace Beery), and his ambitious stenographer, Flaemmchen (Joan Crawford). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29 at 8:36 AM - 2 comments

Movie: Dances with Wolves

[TRAILER] Civil War soldier John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) develops a relationship with a band of Lakota Indians. Attracted by the simplicity of their lifestyle, he chooses to leave his former life behind to be with them. Having observed him, they give the name Dances With Wolves. Soon he is a welcomed member of the tribe and falls in love with a white woman who has been raised in the tribe. Tragedy results when Union soldiers arrive with designs on the land. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29 at 9:05 AM - 4 comments

Movie: Air Strike

aka The Bombing aka Unbreakable Spirit aka Da hong zha When Imperial Japan bombs the wartime Chinese capital Chongqing, Col. Jack Johnson (Bruce Willis) must train pilot recruits to fly against the deadly Zeros. Meanwhile, a truck carrying a vital decoder must get to the capital, picking up a professor, a schoolgroup, and a spy along the way. Also, the citizens defy the bombs to have a Mahjong tournament. [more inside]
posted by WhackyparseThis on Nov 28 at 10:26 PM - 3 comments

Reboot: All of season 1 (Hulu)   Season 1 (Full Season)

How do you work through issues of parental abandonment, career failure, collapsing relationships, insecurity, and other traumas? If you're Rachel Bloom, Paul Reiser, Judy Greer, Johnny Knoxville and Keegan-Michael Key, you reboot an old sitcom, but make it edgy. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Oct 2 at 6:25 PM - 16 comments

Shining Vale: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

A dysfunctional family moves from the city to a small town after Patricia "Pat" Phelps (Courteney Cox) who became famous after writing a raunchy female empowerment novel, is caught cheating on her husband (Greg Kinnear). In an attempt to rebuild their family, they move into a spacious, but spooky old house in Connecticut. Nobody seems to suspect anything odd except for Pat, who is convinced she is either depressed or possessed. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29 at 11:15 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Soul Man

[TRAILER] In order to win a scholarship, Mark Watson (C. Thomas Howell), the white son of an affluent psychiatrist, pretends to be black on his application form. When he's accepted, he alters his hair, skin and speech to conceal his true identity. At first Mark believes that going through law school as a minority will be a breeze, but he soon begins experiencing racism. Eventually, Mark falls in love with Sarah Walker (Rae Dawn Chong), a black student, and begins to feel guilty about his ruse. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28 at 1:59 PM - 19 comments

Movie: Cavalcade

Upper-crust Londoners Robert and Jane Marryot (Clive Brook, Diana Wynyard) and their working-class counterparts, Alfred and Ellen Bridges, experience life's many triumphs and tragedies from the Boer War at the dawn of the 20th century up to 1930s. Queen Victoria's death and the sinking of the Titanic etch deep scars on both families, but the outbreak of World War I and its dramatic aftermath proves to be the greatest test of their courage and friendship. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29 at 8:44 AM - 1 comment

Movie: United 93

[TRAILER] A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28 at 1:53 PM - 7 comments

Movie: Arizona Dream

[TRAILER] Axel (Johnny Depp) gets caught up into the family car business when his cousin, Paul (Vincent Gallo), coaxes him to come to Arizona to attend the wedding of their Uncle Leo (Jerry Lewis). As Axel makes the decision to try selling Cadillacs with his family, he meets an eccentric woman named Elaine (Faye Dunaway) and her equally quirky stepdaughter, Grace (Lili Taylor). Their lives become inextricably intertwined through romance, dreams -- and death. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28 at 1:53 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Shallow Hal

[TRAILER] A shallow man (Jack Black) falls in love with a 300-pound woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) because of her inner beauty. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28 at 1:53 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Bullets Over Broadway

[TRAILER] Struggling 1920s playwright David Shayne (John Cusack), having failed to secure financing for his latest work, reluctantly makes a deal with mob boss Nick Valenti (Joe Viterelli) : a Broadway debut with the chance to direct, as long as Nick's flibbertigibbet girlfriend, Olive (Jennifer Tilly), plays one of the lead roles. As Olive and star Helen Sinclair (Dianne Wiest) attempt to upstage each other, Olive's gangland bodyguard Cheech (Chazz Palminteri) starts suggesting changes to David's script. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28 at 1:53 PM - 4 comments

House of the Dragon: King of the Narrow Sea  Season 1, Episode 4

After Rhaenyra cuts short her tour of Westeros, Daemon introduces the princess to the Street of Silk after dark. [more inside]
posted by jeoc on Sep 12 at 3:21 PM - 30 comments

Movie: Time Bandits

[TRAILER] Young history buff Kevin (Craig Warnock) can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal treasures from different historical eras. Taking Kevin with them, they variously drop in on Napoleon (Ian Holm), Robin Hood (John Cleese) and King Agamemnon (Sean Connery) before the Supreme Being catches up with them. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 22 at 8:53 AM - 29 comments

Westworld: Que Será, Será  Season 4, Episode 8

Like what I’ve done with the place? (I just cranked it to expert level.)
posted by onya on Aug 15 at 2:15 PM - 21 comments

The Peripheral: The Doodad  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 7

Flynne, Burton and Conner meet with Lowbeer and are put to the test. Meanwhile, Ella’s life is in danger, and Tommy deals with the Sheriff and Corbell Pickett his own way.
posted by infinitewindow on Nov 26 at 3:12 PM - 12 comments

The White Lotus: That's Amore  Season 2, Episode 5

Tania and Portia embark on a whirlwind excursion with Quentin and Jack. Unsure what to believe, Harper gets real with Cam and Daphne.
posted by Violet Blue on Nov 27 at 7:19 PM - 14 comments

Movie: Nothing But Trouble

A businessman and his friends are captured by a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in a bizarre mansion in the backwoods. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Nov 23 at 10:31 AM - 16 comments

Movie: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

The Guardians, who are on a mission to make Christmas unforgettable for Quill, head to Earth in search of the perfect present. On Disney Plus.
posted by jenfullmoon on Nov 25 at 10:39 AM - 32 comments

The English: The English  Season 1 (Full Season)

Trailer. The Guardian says: The elevator pitch is: (Emily) Blunt’s Cornelia Locke, an English lady newly landed in America and looking for revenge, teams up with Chaske Spencer’s Eli Whipp, a just-retired cavalry scout and member of the Pawnee Nation who just wants to ride up north and claim a few acres of homestead. Obviously, it’s not going to be as easy as that, and, obviously, they’re going to fall in love along the way. But The English is so, so much better than any quick explanation of it is ever going to be. [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo on Nov 25 at 9:56 AM - 8 comments

Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This low-budget freak show/cult-classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair's car breaks down in the woods, they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff, who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop.
posted by johnofjack on Sep 24 at 1:30 PM - 43 comments

Movie: See How They Run

In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard and eager rookie Constable Stalker take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theater underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.
posted by Lorc on Sep 11 at 1:02 PM - 6 comments

Beforeigners: Season 2  Season 2 (Full Season)

Alfhildr and Lars reunite for a murder case and wonder if Jack the Ripper has timeigrated to the present.
posted by porpoise on Nov 20 at 11:34 AM - 5 comments

Andor: Announcement  Season 1, Episode 7

The fallout from the Aldhani heist is swift and seismic, shaking the Imperial Security Bureau into action. Meanwhile, Cassian returns home to find a much-changed Ferrix.
posted by EndsOfInvention on Oct 19 at 1:26 AM - 53 comments

Movie: Z

The public murder of a prominent politician and doctor amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials. A tenacious magistrate is determined not to let them get away with it. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 28 at 2:04 PM - 1 comment

Star Trek: Prodigy: Masquerade  Season 1, Episode 15

Or: "Flowers for Dalgernon" [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Nov 24 at 4:30 AM - 5 comments

Movie: Z

A family finds themselves terrorized by their eight-year-old son's imaginary friend. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 28 at 2:04 PM - 1 comment

The Great British Bake Off: The Final  Season 13, Episode 10

Whose perfect picnic, summer classic and baked celebration of our planet will win the day?
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 16 at 1:25 AM - 22 comments

The Crown: Decommissioned  Season 5, Episode 10

After heightened public scrutiny, Charles forges a new alliance in Hong Kong. Mohamed Al-Fayed offers his support to a newly-divorced Diana. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 13 at 7:51 AM - 12 comments

Movie: Ladyhawke

[TRAILER] Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre becomes a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, they try to overthrow the corrupt Bishop and break the spell. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Nov 21 at 1:30 PM - 29 comments

Play for Today: Robin Redbreast (1970)  Season 1, Episode 9

Robin Redbreast, Broadcast on Play for Today in 1970 on BBC1, is an early folk horror film. After a breakup, Norah (Anna Cropper) moves to a remote country cottage for a change of scenery, where she encounters some eccentric locals, a handsome, younger male gamekeeper, and a sense that she has their keen interest. [more inside]
posted by 2N2222 on Oct 21 at 5:58 PM - 3 comments

The Peripheral: The Doodad  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 7

Flynne, Burton and Conner meet with Lowbeer and are put to the test. Meanwhile, Ella’s life is in danger, and Tommy deals with the Sheriff and Corbell Pickett his own way.
posted by zztzed on Nov 26 at 2:52 PM - 17 comments

Movie: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The nation of Wakanda is pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of their king T'Challa. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 10 at 11:04 AM - 38 comments

Julia: Omelette; Coq Au Vin; Boeuf Bourguignon (Episodes 1-3)  Season 1, Episode 1

In 1962, cookbook author Julia Child boldly pitches a groundbreaking television series centered on demonstrations for the home cook--despite pushback from male station executives and her own husband. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 5 at 4:12 PM - 6 comments

Movie: The Beastmaster

Prehistoric Dar (Marc Singer) uses ESP with animals to save a slave girl (Tanya Roberts) from a sorcerer (Rip Torn). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 22 at 8:47 AM - 13 comments

Taskmaster: Series 14  Season 14 (Full Season)

Little Alex Horne (6'2") kicks off Season 14 by posting his interview with/analysis of Dara Ó Briain. The other contestants vying for the Golden Noggin are Fern Brady, John Kearns, Munya Chawawa, and Sarah Millican. The fourteenth series airs Thursday, September 29 through December 1, 2022, on BBC 4 (never mind on their goofy-named streaming service, Taskmastersupermaxplus). There's another series preview on their twitter channel. Who will win? Hopefully, the audience.
posted by not_on_display on Sep 27 at 7:32 PM - 48 comments

Fleishman Is in Trouble: Welcome to Paniquil  Season 1, Episode 2

Toby tries to navigate the childcare crisis that Rachel left for him and learns of a new opportunity at work.
posted by Violet Blue on Nov 21 at 9:34 AM - 2 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Motherland  Season 5, Episode 8

June receives a tempting offer from a surprise visitor. Serena hits rock bottom and searches for allies.
posted by roolya_boolya on Oct 26 at 12:19 PM - 11 comments

Rick and Morty: Full Meta Jackrick  Season 6, Episode 7

A brain wrinkler. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Nov 21 at 7:04 AM - 9 comments

The Crown: Ipatiev House  Season 5, Episode 6

Eager to lead a newly democratic Russia, President Yeltsin tries to win the Queen's support while she navigates new rifts in her marriage with Philip. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 11 at 12:50 AM - 7 comments

Andor: The Eye  Season 1, Episode 6

With cover from a spectacular local festival, the Aldhani mission reaches a point of no return.
posted by EndsOfInvention on Oct 12 at 12:55 AM - 85 comments

Movie: Last Tango in Paris

A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex. [more inside]
posted by Marky on Nov 26 at 1:29 PM - 5 comments

Bad Sisters: Saving Grace  Season 1, Episode 10

Finally: what really happened the night JP died. [more inside]
posted by hurdy gurdy girl on Oct 14 at 1:00 AM - 9 comments