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Movie: Stopmotion

[TRAILER] Stop-motion animator Ella Blake (Aisling Franciosi) struggles to control her demons after her overbearing mother suffers a stroke. She embarks upon the creation of a film that becomes the battleground for her sanity. As Ella's mind starts to fracture, the characters in her project take on a life of their own. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 24 at 3:35 PM - 1 comment

Hilda: Season 3  Season 3 (Full Season)

A slightly older Hilda and the gang travel to Tofoten to visit Great-Aunt Astrid for a relaxing holiday —but adventure soon comes knocking at their door. [more inside]
posted by 1970s Antihero on Dec 8 at 8:06 AM - 9 comments

Death and Other Details: Memorable  Season 1, Episode 7

Imogene walks in Rufus' shoes, revisiting the investigation into her mother's murder. [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Feb 22 at 7:01 AM - 7 comments

Movie: Wonka

Willy Wonka’s musical origin story, directed by Paul King of Paddington and staring Timothée Chalamet as the eponymous Wonka, Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa, plus appearances by just about everybody else in showbiz.
posted by autopilot on Dec 25 at 11:56 AM - 14 comments

Black Sails: Season 4  Season 4 (Full Season)

Discussion for the rest of the season.
posted by vibratory manner of working on Apr 4 at 1:24 PM - 7 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Aang  Season 1, Episode 1

This is about the 2024 live-action series on Netflix with the same name as the original animated cartoon. An airbender comes to grips with his new reality as war erupts. A century later, a pair of Water Tribe siblings make a discovery that changes everything. [more inside]
posted by miguelcervantes on Feb 22 at 7:51 PM - 19 comments

Movie: Twister

Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Feb 20 at 9:34 PM - 21 comments

The Tourist: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

When a man wakes up in the Australian outback with no memory, he must use the few clues he has to discover his identity before his past catches up with him. Staring Jamie Dornan, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Danielle Macdonald and Ólafur Darri. (currently streaming on HBO Max according to justwatch)
posted by autopilot on Feb 23 at 8:10 AM - 2 comments

Movie: Madame Web

Cassandra Webb develops the power to see the future. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women bound for powerful destinies, if they can all survive a deadly present. [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Feb 21 at 8:44 AM - 7 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Profit and Lace  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 23

When an unexpected development shakes up the Ferengi government, Quark has to... I mean, he decides... folks, I'm sorry. This is just the worst episode. I really can't think of anything clever or cute to put here, I could barely make it through the episode as it was. Sorry. No, I'm not sorry; this one made "Move Along Home" look like "The Visitor." Sheesh. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Sep 19 at 8:38 AM - 36 comments

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Paths Unknown  Season 3, Episode 2

Following a lead, Hunter and Wrecker make a startling discovery.
posted by 1970s Antihero on Feb 22 at 5:01 AM - 4 comments

Resident Alien: Lone Wolf  Season 3, Episode 1

The grey alien, Joseph, dates Asta and annoying Harry. Harry also starts working with General Wright trying to save the Earth.
posted by cowlick on Feb 23 at 8:54 AM - 4 comments

True Detective: Night Country, Episode 6 (finale)  Season 4, Episode 6

In the midst of a brutal storm, Danvers and Navarro find themselves stuck at Tsalal with no electricity or means of contact. As the truth about what happened to Annie and the Tsalal men unfolds, Navarro and Danvers each confront the demons from their past. [via Reddit's live episode discussion]
posted by chavenet on Feb 19 at 4:05 PM - 56 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Nor the Battle to the Strong  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 4

Jake learns for whom the bell tolls. [more inside]
posted by Slothrop on Apr 13 at 10:11 AM - 11 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places   Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 3

Well, I spent stardates lookin' for you/ Quark's Bar and holodeck lovers were never true/ Playin' a petaQ's game, hopin' to win/ Tellin' those dishonorable lies and losin' again... (it sounds better in the original tlhIngan) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 10 at 5:59 PM - 13 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Ship  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 2

Starfleet officers break Maizlish’s Prime Directive. A Vorta dissembles while a Founder disassembles. [more inside]
posted by Slothrop on Apr 6 at 12:21 PM - 27 comments

Our Flag Means Death: Fun and Games  Season 2, Episode 4

After he's banished from the Revenge, Blackbeard unwittingly receives relationship advice from some dysfunctional old friends. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Oct 12 at 8:11 PM - 6 comments

Masters of the Air: Part Six  Season 1, Episode 6

Rosie and his crew are sent to rest at a country estate: Crosby meets an intriguing British officer at Oxford; Egan faces the essence of Nazi evil. [more inside]
posted by cardboard on Feb 23 at 3:53 AM - 4 comments

Movie: Elektra

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect a single father and his young daughter from a group of supernatural assassins. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Feb 22 at 6:52 PM - 6 comments

Book: Unseen Academicals

Lord Vetinari, the tyrant Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, hates Football. Everyone knows this. It doesn't stop the mob-rules sides from battling it out in the back streets of the city, but the chaos and violence that inevitably results is at odds with his ability to impose order. When the Wizards at Unseen University discover that their beloved food budget is dependent on them fielding a team at least once every twenty years, though, it seems like it's time for the disc to finally organize the beautiful game. And four lowly employees at UU get swept along in all the furor, catching a whiff of dreams they never would have previously thought possible... (Industrial Revolution #6, Discworld #37) By Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Feb 21 at 7:59 PM - 8 comments

Book: Thud!

Koom Valley Day is fast arising, the anniversary of an ancient an historic battle between the Dwarfs and Trolls that serves as both symbol and cause of all of their mutual animosity ever since then. The Watch has finally brought on its first Vampire as an officer. It's also being audited by an inspector sent by Lord Vetinari. And a Dwarf-supremacist firebrand preaching Troll-extermination has been fund murdered in the mines. Can Commander Sam Vimes deal with all of this and still manage to be back home by six to read to his son? (Discworld #34, City Watch #7.) By Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Apr 4 at 8:14 AM - 16 comments

Movie: Out of Darkness

[TRAILER] A small boat reaches the shores of a raw and desolate landscape. A group of six have struggled across the narrow sea to find a new home. They are starving, desperate, and living 45,000 years ago. First they must find shelter, and they strike out across the tundra wastes towards the distant mountains that promise the abundant caves they need to survive. But when night falls, anticipation turns to fear and doubt as they realize they are not alone. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 19 at 11:46 AM - 3 comments

Abbott Elementary: Smoking  Season 3, Episode 4

Things go completely to hell when one kid getting caught smoking leads to (a) realizing smoking isn't banned here, (b) the teachers are all filmed talking about all the pot/pot products/pinot grigio they consume...by a student, who of course blasts it online, (c) the requisite anti-drug presentation goes as lame as they ever do, (d) draconian mandates go down, searches happen, and teachers can't say anything but "just say no." In other news, Janine hates her sub. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Feb 22 at 4:53 PM - 3 comments

Breathtaking: Full season  Season 1 (Full Season)

Breathtaking is a three-part British medical drama television series broadcast on ITV and available for streaming on ITVx. Based on a memoir of the same name written by Rachel Clarke covering the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. The series was written by Clarke with Jed Mercurio and Prasanna Puwanarajah. It stars Joanne Froggatt and was directed by Craig Viveiros. [more inside]
posted by Erinaceus europaeus on Feb 23 at 3:47 AM - 1 comment

The Last of Us: Kin  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 6

Joel and Ellie stumble upon an idyllic community, which forces them to face their biggest threat yet. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Feb 19 at 8:06 PM - 55 comments

Movie: The Autopsy of Jane Doe

A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.
posted by larrybob on Jan 6 at 11:16 AM - 18 comments

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Shadows of Tantiss  Season 3, Episode 3

Omega and Crosshair hatch a daring plan.
posted by 1970s Antihero on Feb 22 at 5:03 AM - 5 comments

Mr. & Mrs. Smith: Full Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

The Smiths, John and Jane, are strangers who have given up their identities to be paired off by a secretive organization, both in espionage and marriage, like two peas stuck in one pod. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Feb 6 at 11:12 PM - 32 comments

Movie: Perfect Days (2023)

Hirayama (Koji Yakusho) is content with his life as a toilet cleaner in Tokyo. Outside of his structured routine he cherishes music on cassette tapes, books, and taking photos of trees. Through unexpected encounters, he reflects on finding beauty in the world. [more inside]
posted by praemunire on Feb 17 at 12:25 PM - 5 comments

Movie: The Zone of Interest

The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Hoss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Feb 1 at 11:36 AM - 9 comments

Movie: The Devil Wears Prada

[TRAILER] Andy (Anne Hathaway) is a recent college graduate with big dreams. Upon landing a job at prestigious Runway magazine, she finds herself the assistant to diabolical editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Andy questions her ability to survive her grim tour as Miranda's whipping girl without getting scorched. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 13 at 11:56 AM - 24 comments

Death and Other Details: Rare  Season 1, Episode 1

Imogene Scott finds herself as the prime suspect in a locked room murder. To solve it, she must partner up with the man who failed to solve her mother's murder, Rufus Cotesworth. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jan 17 at 2:04 PM - 12 comments

Movie: Magic

A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Feb 20 at 5:10 PM - 4 comments

The Gilded Age: His Grace the Duke  Season 2, Episode 4

Bertha receives discouraging news from the Met, while Ada fears that her sister will disapprove of her meetings with Mr Forte and asks Marian to cover for her. [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 on Nov 20 at 11:17 PM - 6 comments

The Gilded Age: Head to Head  Season 2, Episode 3

Opera war escalates. Surprise guest at Bertha's fundraiser. Agnes supports Academy preservation. Peggy offers to cover Tuskegee story. Ada hosts luncheon for Mr. Forte. George woos Henderson. Watson mulls offer. [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 on Nov 13 at 9:06 PM - 4 comments

Book: I Shall Wear Midnight

Well, it's the Chalk's annual Summer festival, and Tiffany Aching has no one to kiss, as her erstwhile beau Roland is now engaged to Leticia Keepsake, daughter of the Duchess. Not that it really matters, as Tiffany is busy enough with making the rounds, burying bodies, stopping lynch mobs, tending to the dying Baron, being accused of the Baron's murder, flying back and forth to Ankh-Morpork to find the heir, escaping from the castle dungeons, guiding two very different young untrained witches, and battling a foul-smelling demonic ghost that is turning the whole disc suddenly and viciously against her... (Tiffany Aching #4, Discworld #38) By Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Feb 22 at 7:48 PM - 1 comment

Criminal Record: Carla  Season 1, Episode 8

Season finale. A wave of public outrage pushes Hegarty and June to work together before it's too late.
posted by ellieBOA on Feb 21 at 11:20 AM - 2 comments

Pokémon Concierge  Season 1 (Full Season)

Pokémon Concierge is an all-new stop-motion series from Netflix in the genre of cozy, slice-of-life animation. Set at an island resort, a young woman gets a job as a concierge helping Pokémon guests enjoy their visit. The first season has four short episodes totaling less than one hour of story. Trailer. Welcome to Pokémon Resort. Making Of. Studio Visit with Non. Theme Song by Mariya Takeuchi.
posted by Wobbuffet on Jan 1 at 1:06 AM - 5 comments

Movie: All of Us Strangers

A screenwriter drawn back to his childhood home enters into a fledgling relationship with a mysterious neighbor as he then discovers his parents appear to be living just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before. [more inside]
posted by bcwinters on Dec 22 at 8:48 AM - 8 comments

Movie: River

[TRAILER] Mikoto (Riko Fujitani), a waitress at a Japanese Inn, is called back to work while standing outside along the Kibune River. Two minutes later, she finds herself in the same position facing the river. The clerk, waitresses, chefs, and guests all begin to feel something strange. Every 2 minutes, time rewinds and everyone returns to where they were, though their memories continue. Some want to get out of the loop, others want to stay, yet they all have issues they need to solve. Director Junta Yamaguchi and writer Makoto Ueda (who last paired on the positively delightful Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes) return with another two minute time loop comedy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 20 at 7:00 AM - 8 comments

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Hegemony  Season 2, Episode 10

[Season finale] The crew is in especially dire straits; to get out of this one, they'll need some sort of miracle worker. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 10 at 9:18 AM - 92 comments

Special Event: The Mads: Mutiny In Outer Space

The Mads are Trace Beaulieu, who played Dr. Clayton Forrester and was the original voice and performer for Crow on Mystery Science Theater 3000, and Frank "TV's Frank" Conniff. They partner with Dumb Industries to riff movies and shorts! We are doing some of their shows in our continuing exploration of the wider universe of riffing. Their most recent show was Mutiny In Outer Space. The Commander of Space Station X-7 has come down with a bad case of space raptures, and his crew has to mutiny to save their station from being destroyed.
posted by JHarris on Feb 22 at 4:11 PM - 1 comment

The Days: Full Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

Blamed by some, hailed as heroes by others, those involved with Fukushima Daiichi face a deadly, invisible threat in an unprecedented nuclear disaster. [more inside]
posted by rory on Feb 22 at 8:10 AM - 2 comments

Book: Witch King

After being murdered, his consciousness dormant and unaware of the passing of time while confined in an elaborate water trap, Kai wakes to find a lesser mage attempting to harness Kai's magic to his own advantage. That was never going to go well. But why was Kai imprisoned in the first place? What has changed in the world since his assassination? And why does the Rising World Coalition appear to be growing in influence? Kai will need to pull his allies close and draw on all his pain magic if he is to answer even the least of these questions. He's not going to like the answers. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Feb 19 at 8:42 AM - 11 comments

Movie: Virus

After outrunning a typhoon at sea, a strong-willed tugboat navigator and her crew discover a high-tech alien life form that's taken control of a Russian research vessel and aims to destroy on a massive scale. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown on Jan 17 at 8:08 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Into the Night (1985)

Ed Okin (Jeff Goldblum) used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana (Michelle Pfeiffer). Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Feb 10 at 6:56 AM - 6 comments

Movie: In the Line of Fire

Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Feb 18 at 6:07 PM - 11 comments

Movie: Cat Person

An adaptation of Kristen Roupenian’s viral short story “Cat Person” (archive) published in The New Yorker during the height of #MeToo. Trailer. Streaming on Hulu. [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo on Feb 19 at 11:02 AM - 4 comments

Movie: Eraser

A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Feb 19 at 2:41 PM - 7 comments

Movie: The Holdovers

A cranky history teacher at a prep school is forced to remain on campus over the holidays with students who have no family plans. In select theaters, wider release Nov 10 [more inside]
posted by Gorgik on Oct 31 at 9:02 PM - 36 comments

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Confined  Season 3, Episode 1

Imprisoned on Tantiss, Omega adjusts to a new life.
posted by 1970s Antihero on Feb 22 at 5:00 AM - 1 comment

Movie: The Equalizer 3

Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) finds himself at home in Southern Italy but he discovers his friends are under the control of local crime bosses. As events turn deadly, McCall knows what he has to do: become his friends' protector by taking on the ... [more inside]
posted by praemunire on Sep 5 at 7:50 AM - 9 comments

Queer Eye: Season Eight  Season 8 (Full Season)

The Fab 5 are back in New Orleans. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jan 28 at 2:34 PM - 11 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Supreme Court  Season 11, Episode 1

Welcome back! This week (and the past two months).... The Chicago Rat Hole. (wait, what?) Tucker Carlson had a fawning interview with Vladimir Putin. Israel continued its horrific assault on Gaza. Courts have hit Trump with gigantic fines, but he keeps on Trumping, saying (amidst the word salad) all the horrifying things he's now been saying for over eight years, including telling Russia to "do whatever the hell they want." And Now: Chuck Grassley Celebrates His Favorite Holiday (Groundhog Day). Main Story: The Supreme Court, which has been losing respect among many, has been rocked by news of gross financial impropriety by Justices, which is dangerous for an institution with no enforcement power. Thomas, in particular, has accepted millions of dollars of trips and other gifts from conservative billionaires, including some who frequently are involved in matters before the court, and almost never recuses himself from their cases, and in recognition of its status as the highest court, the law explicitly carves out exceptions for Supreme Court justices. Last Week Tonight offers to resolve the appearance of impropriety with its characteristic bluntness: if seats on the highest court of the land are so invulnerable to appearances of influence without consequence, then John Oliver himself will offer Justice Clarence Thomas a $2.4 million-dollar motor coach and a million dollars a year for the rest of his life, if he will just step down from his office. In Oliver's words: "How is this legal?" [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 19 at 10:27 AM - 7 comments

Movie: Akira

[TRAILER] In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after nuking the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles against anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo's supernatural power suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment's secrets. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 15 at 1:40 PM - 21 comments

Book: A Hat Full of Sky

It's been about two years since her adventure into the Land of the Faeries to battle the Queen and rescue her brother, and Tiffany Aching is off to see a bit more of the world as an apprentice. Witchfinder Miss Tick brings her to the very curious Miss Level, who teaches her the ways of folk medicine and generally being a good person to have in a community, while the local girls teach her what they understand about witchcraft. But something is after Tiffany, a being as old as the universe itself, with no thoughts, no body, and capable only of craving and fear... (Discworld #32, Tiffany Aching #2). By Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Feb 19 at 1:42 PM - 2 comments

Community: Six Seasons and a Rewatch  Rewatch   All Seasons

Having listened recently to the Vulture Festival Community reunion panel, I'm rewatching the whole series. (Again.) [more inside]
posted by D.Billy on Dec 13 at 8:43 PM - 23 comments

The Gilded Age: Some Sort of Trick  Season 2, Episode 2

Oscar's verdict; Clay meets Mr. Henderson. Agnes scolds Ada. Mrs. Fane arranges a match for Marian. Larry's new commission, and Peggy's return is bittersweet. [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 on Nov 6 at 1:38 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Event Horizon

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared and has now returned. [more inside]
posted by Stuka on Oct 4 at 8:46 PM - 29 comments