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Movie: Knock Down the House

Four women channel personal hardships and national angst into progressive, grassroots Congressional campaigns: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York), Amy Vilela (Nevada), Cori Bush (Missouri) and Paula Jean Swearengin (West Virginia). The trailer.
posted by growabrain on May 3 at 8:10 AM - 7 comments

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch  Season 1 (Full Season)

An angel and a demon must join forces to find a way to save the world as the end of time grows near with the approaching Armageddon. Adapted from the book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
posted by vverse23 on May 31 at 10:22 AM - 158 comments

Movie: John Wick

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. [more inside]
posted by arcticseal on Nov 15 at 3:57 PM - 32 comments

Black Mirror: Striking Vipers  Season 5, Episode 1

Two estranged college friends reunite in later life, triggering a series of events that could alter their lives forever.
posted by rhizome on Jun 5 at 11:14 AM - 39 comments

iZombie: The Scratchmaker  Season 5, Episode 6

It's Blaine's show as he tries to protect himself. Liv is on matchmaker brain. Major must find a new supplier. Don E. considers an interesting offer. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Jun 13 at 2:18 PM - 1 comment

City on a Hill: The Night Flynn Sent the Cops on the Ice  Season 1, Episode 1

In 1990s Boston, an assistant district attorney and a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran work together to take on a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston. (Showtime, US broadcast premiere) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 16 at 7:32 PM - 1 comment

Lodge 49: The First Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

Sean Dudley lives such a small life that even his twin sister calls him "Dud". But when he finds a ring from the fraternal society of the Lynx, he suddenly discovers a new world of camaraderie, purpose, and... maybe something even deeper and darker than the other Lynx know.
posted by Etrigan on Sep 1 at 6:43 PM - 20 comments

Strange Angel: Augurs of Spring  Season 1, Episode 1

In 1930s Los Angeles. Jack Parsons (Jack Reynor) works as a janitor at a chemical factory by day, but, by night, he nurses a secret ambition: to build rockets that will take mankind to the moon. The pressures of his double life are further complicated when Jack and his wife Susan (Bella Heathcote) are confronted by a mysterious new neighbor, Ernest Donovan (Rupert Friend), who appears to be leading a double life of his own. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 14 at 12:16 PM - 3 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson  Season 6, Episode 3

While Fitz and Enoch try their luck at the casino, Daisy and Simmons find themselves in a much more exciting situation. [more inside]
posted by paper chromatographologist on May 25 at 4:08 PM - 8 comments

Jessica Jones: Season 3 (Full Season)  Season 3 (Full Season)

It's the end of the line for Jessica Jones (and Marvel) on Netflix, herein lies the discussion. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 16 at 9:20 AM - 8 comments

Archer: Archer 1999: The Leftovers  Season 10, Episode 3

Pam's sandwich ruins everyone's dinner by releasing something deep inside of them.
posted by Chrysostom on Jun 12 at 9:27 PM - 7 comments

Black Mirror: Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too  Season 5, Episode 3

A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favorite pop star - whose charmed existence isn't quite as rosy it appears...
posted by rhizome on Jun 5 at 11:14 AM - 19 comments

Special Event: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: Match Day 2

It's Match Day 2, come on in!
posted by LobsterMitten on Jun 12 at 7:54 AM - 45 comments

Movie: Duck Butter

Two women, who are dissatisfied with the dishonesty they see in dating and relationships, decide to make a pact to spend 24 hours together hoping to find a new way to create intimacy.
posted by latkes on Jun 16 at 3:45 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Janelle Monae: Dirty Computer

An Android, Jane 57821, attempts to break free from the constraints of a totalitarian society that forcibly makes Jane comply with its homophobic beliefs. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Jun 3 at 6:49 AM - 4 comments

Movie: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind. "An unhurried tone poem with no guns and next to no blood, Last Man is a tale of race and the city, not Race and the City. First-time director Joe Talbot is white; his collaborator, Jimmie Fails, is black; they grew up together in Fillmore. This is Jimmie's story, and he plays himself." [NPR review - trailer] [more inside]
posted by cosmologinaut on Jun 16 at 10:59 AM - 1 comment

NOS4A2: The Graveyard of What Might Be  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 2

Vic meets Maggie, a medium with more questions than answers. Manx visits Haverhill to seek 'The Shorter Way' and finds Bing, who is eager to help.
posted by jazon on Jun 14 at 1:12 PM - 1 comment

Six Feet Under: The Trip  Season 1, Episode 11

A three-week-old baby succumbs to SIDS, and Rico, who is managing Fisher & Sons while Nate and David are away at a funeral directors' conference in Vegas, finds preparation of the tiny body difficult given that Vanessa is nearing her due date. After Ruth is told her flower arrangements are too funereal, she takes a class in flower arranging and breathing. Claire learns Gabe is in the hospital after a drug overdose, and pays him a series of visits with varied success. In Vegas, David's conference speech is a big hit and he partakes in some of the local attractions. Brenda tags along on the Vegas trip, but so does Billy, and when they get back home, Nate and Brenda find he's gifted them with some unexpected souvenirs. Rico and Vanessa welcome their second son, Augusto, into the world. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jun 14 at 8:13 PM - 2 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: God bless the child   Season 3, Episode 4

June negotiates a truce in the Waterfords' fractured relationship; Janine oversteps with the Putnam family; A still-healing Aunt Lydia offers a brutal public punishment.
posted by roolya_boolya on Jun 12 at 9:03 PM - 7 comments

Movie: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series set in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander. [more inside]
posted by Krazor on Nov 14 at 1:56 PM - 37 comments

Game of Thrones: Game of Throne Episode 8.6  Show Only   Season 8, Episode 6

In the aftermath of the attack on King's Landing, the survivors deal with the future. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on May 19 at 7:19 PM - 827 comments

Book: Trail of Lightning

While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters. Maggie Hoskie is a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last—and best—hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much larger and more terrifying than anything she could imagine.
posted by dinty_moore on May 27 at 1:42 PM - 8 comments

Movie: Always Be My Maybe

Ali Wong & Randall Park stars as a pair of childhood friends end up falling for each other when they grow up. Now on Netflix and selected theaters. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by cendawanita on Jun 1 at 2:47 AM - 40 comments

Jessica Jones: A.K,A. The Perfect Burger  Season 3, Episode 1

As Jessica focuses on helping the helpless, Dorothy Walker shows up at Alias to beg for her help finding a missing Trish. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 14 at 9:03 PM - 6 comments

Black Mirror: Smithereens  Season 5, Episode 2

A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.
posted by rhizome on Jun 5 at 11:14 AM - 21 comments

Book: The Storm of the Century

In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC’s Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history—a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism, and resilience that is full of lessons for today’s new age of extreme weather. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, two-hundred-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the booming port city on Texas’s Gulf Coast. By dawn the next day, the city that hours earlier had stood as a symbol of America’s growth and expansion was now gone. Shattered, grief-stricken survivors emerged to witness a level of destruction never before seen: Eight thousand corpses littered the streets and were buried under the massive wreckage. Rushing water had lifted buildings from their foundations, smashing them into pieces, while wind gusts had upended steel girders and trestles, driving them through house walls and into sidewalks. No race or class was spared its wrath. In less than twenty-four hours, a single storm had destroyed a major American metropolis—and awakened a nation to the terrifying power of nature. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Jun 15 at 9:18 PM - 3 comments

Book: The October Man

Trier: famous for wine, Romans and being Germany’s oldest city. When a man is found dead with his body impossibly covered in a fungal rot, the local authorities know they are out of their depth. Fortunately this is Germany, where there are procedures for everything. Enter Investigator Tobias Winter, whose aim is to get in, deal with the problem, and get out with the minimum of fuss, personal danger and paperwork. With the help of frighteningly enthusiastic local cop, Vanessa Sommer, he’s quick to link the first victim to a group of ordinary middle aged men – and to realise they may have accidentally reawakened a bloody conflict from a previous century.
posted by dinty_moore on Jun 11 at 8:32 PM - 11 comments

Killing Eve: Desperate Times  Season 2, Episode 4

Villanelle decides to take matters into her own hands on a trip to Amsterdam. Carolyn is called in to face the music with her boss. After the discovery of another dead body, Eve and her new team make a break in their case. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 28 at 7:10 PM - 9 comments

Chernobyl: Vichnaya Pamyat  Season 1, Episode 5

The fallout. [more inside]
posted by sylvanshine on Jun 3 at 8:41 PM - 71 comments

Movie: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges. [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Jul 7 at 9:36 AM - 73 comments

Project Runway: The Final Runway  Season 17, Episode 14

The Finale is here! Three designers have fought for the chance to show their collections to the New York fashion elite and to the world. They will grapple with all aspects of putting together an amazing runway, from model casting to hair and make up to deciding what outfits will give them the best chance for the win. Pressure is at an all time high when they find out the guest judge is legendary designer Diane Von Furstenberg.
posted by kanata on Jun 14 at 9:38 AM - 13 comments

Movie: I Am Mother

A child is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jun 7 at 1:20 PM - 18 comments

Jinn: Jinn Season 1, Complete Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

On a field trip to Petra, two jinns -- one good, the other evil -- enter the human realm, turning high school into a supernatural battleground. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 15 at 10:08 AM - 3 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 463: Stranger Creams

We believe in all our listeners' ability to enjoy the summer responsibly and jubilantly. BUT. You wanna push that stuff Over the Top? You wanna get wiiiiiiild? Then you've GOT to get this episode into your life. Suggested talking points: Summer Preview 2019, Daddy's Favorite Box, Elephant Heaven, Damages, Demogorgon Desserts, Popcorn Hat, Fried Secrets
posted by Tevin on Jun 11 at 6:26 AM - 4 comments

Movie: Rocketman

Rocketman follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story - set to Elton John's most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton - tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on May 30 at 8:37 AM - 17 comments

Movie: Network

The seminal 1976 film has never been more prescient. When veteran anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25-year post because of his age, he announces to viewers that he will kill himself during his farewell broadcast. Network executives rethink their decision when his fanatical tirade results in a spike in ratings. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
posted by growabrain on Jun 4 at 9:08 PM - 23 comments

Killing Eve: The Hungry Caterpillar  Season 2, Episode 3

Villanelle's circumstances are getting bleak. Eve creates a deal with an acquaintance. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 21 at 7:07 PM - 8 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Useful  Season 3, Episode 3

June navigates a meeting where she must face both Commander Waterford and Nick; Serena Joy attempts to recuperate at her mother's home; Lawrence teaches June a hard lesson about the difficult decisions he makes as a Commander. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Jun 6 at 10:56 AM - 12 comments

Podcast: Darknet Diaries: True stories from the dark side of the Internet.

Bingable stories about hackers, defenders, threats, malware, botnets, breaches, and privacy. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jun 8 at 1:17 PM - 2 comments

Book: The Rook

"The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her. [more inside]
posted by soelo on Jun 4 at 12:00 PM - 24 comments

Superstore: Superstore, Season 4  Season 4 (Full Season)

A post for all of season four. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Oct 16 at 9:21 PM - 22 comments

Gentleman Jack: Are You Still Talking?  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 8

Season One Finale. Difficult news from Shibden spurs Lister to leave behind her new lifestyle in Denmark. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 10 at 8:18 PM - 20 comments

Book: The Mueller Report

The final report by Robert Mueller on Russian interference in the 2016 election, whether the Trump campaign conspired with the Russians, and whether the President obstructed justice by getting to limit the effectiveness of the investigation.
posted by Going To Maine on Jun 1 at 8:00 AM - 13 comments

Movie: Aladdin (2019)

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. (IMDB)
posted by Countess Elena on May 25 at 3:37 PM - 19 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 2 - All Episodes  Season 2 (Full Season)

After Midge's triumph at the Gaslight, the fallout from her takedown of Sophie Lennon looms large, making her climb up the comedy ladder more challenging than ever. As the actual grind of being a comic begins to take its toll on Midge, the pressure to come clean to her family weighs on her - especially as her choices have a ripple effect on everyone around her.
posted by soren_lorensen on Dec 10 at 7:38 AM - 48 comments

Movie: Dark Phoenix

Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.
posted by signal on Jun 8 at 7:46 PM - 18 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: GAMERA VS. BARUGON  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 4

Rewatch! Second of the Gamera kaiju films, in which a spinning, jet-propelled turtle fights monsters and destroys buildings. This one was of the age where Gamera was still mostly feared, and it's the only Gamera movie without any kids in it! The monster he fights, with freezing tongue and rainbow destruction beam, is rather random. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Jun 5 at 10:38 PM - 3 comments

Swamp Thing: Worlds Apart  Season 1, Episode 2

Abby and Matt follow one of her patients into the swamp, where Abby encounters Swamp Thing; Alec struggles to understand his metamorphosis into the monstrous, plant-based creature, Swamp Thing. (IMDB synopsis)
posted by sardonyx on Jun 9 at 7:20 PM - 3 comments

Book: Catch-22

Catch-22 is like no other novel we have ever read. It has its own style, its own rationale, its own extraordinary character. It moves back and forth from hilarity to horror. It is outrageously funny and strangely affecting. It is totally original. It is set in the closing months of World War II, in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy. Its hero is a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him.... [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Jun 14 at 7:44 PM - 2 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: PRINCE OF SPACE  Rewatch   Season 8, Episode 16

Rewatch! We're starting to get into the weird ones. Prince of Space is a hilarious episode of our favorite cowtown puppet show, with an inexplicable hero (the invulnerable Prince of Space, who works as a Tokyo bootblack), annoying kids (PoS' child sidekicks) and easily one of the top five most ridiculous villains in MSTdom in the form of the chickenish Phantom of Krankor. HAAA... Haaa... haaa... ha. Just, for the love of decency, don't stare at the Krankorian crotches.... Previously.
posted by JHarris on Jun 13 at 12:30 AM - 9 comments

Jett: Daisy  Season 1, Episode 1

World-class thief Daisy "Jett" Kowalski is just out of prison and already being forced back into what got her there, by a group of eccentric and dangerous criminals. (Cinemax, US broadcast premiere) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 14 at 8:52 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Bad Times at the El Royale

Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.
posted by guiseroom on Jan 3 at 6:42 PM - 25 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 29

One last Lunar Interlude. As Kepler recovers from the devastation of the last hunt, the Pine Guard reflects on the events that brought them to their final confrontation.
posted by Tevin on Jun 13 at 1:15 PM - 7 comments

Swamp Thing: He speaks  Season 1, Episode 3

Abby has a discussion with Swampy. Swampy gets his heart broken. Avery is all about the money, much to Maria's regret. Matt relives prom night. Dan feels his future shift.
posted by sardonyx on Jun 14 at 6:41 PM - 1 comment

What shall we read?

I think maybe one book every week (two weeks?) is reasonable? New books on Thursdays? [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Jun 13 at 4:47 PM - 15 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Call to Arms  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 26

"These are the times that try men's souls." Sisko mines the entrance to the wormhole, provoking Gul Dukat to attack the station…and the Dominion War begins. Season finale. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 30 at 6:01 AM - 18 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: RIDING WITH DEATH  Rewatch   Season 8, Episode 14

Rewatch! It's another packaging of two TV show episodes (of Gemini Man) into a single "movie," such as with Master Ninja and Fugitive Alien. This one's about a Ben Murphy who can become invisible and is a spy, kind of, and a race driver. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Apr 24 at 10:19 PM - 8 comments