May 23

Trailer Park: June 2023

A week or so early, as we're headed out on vacation, here is another batch of fresh trailers for upcoming movies. Films featured include: The Creator; The Color Purple (2023); Oppenheimer; Black Lotus; Sheroes; Mad Heidi; The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster; Killers of the Flower Moon; The Miracle Club; The Meg 2: The Trench; The Auschwitz Report; Susie Searches; Robots; Maybe I Do; The Walking Dead: Dead City; Theater Camp; Brooklyn 45; God Is a Bullet; Surrounded; Earth Mama; May December; A Haunting in Venice; Kraven the Hunter; Project Silence; Caviar; Bird Box Barcelona. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:29 PM - 1 comment

May 2

Clear eyes, full hearts, let's watch?

It's come to my attention that Fanfare TV does not contain a Friday Night Lights section. What's the general interest level in remedying this? [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 6:42 PM - 3 comments

April 28

Trailer Park: May 2023

A few days early, here is another batch of fresh trailers for upcoming movies. Films featured include Hypnotic, The Wrath of Becky, Follow Her, Dalíland, Americonned, Sanctuary, You Hurt My Feelings, White Bird, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, It Comes Inside, Next Goal Wins, Maggie Moore(s), The Black Demon, Five Nights at Freddy's, Blood & Gold, The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:56 PM - 5 comments

April 24

Trailer Park: April 2023

I had this idea that it might be fun to share trailers for upcoming movies. For this first installment, I'll be sharing the trailers (with brief bits of info) for Polite Society, Sisu, Past Lives, The Boogeyman, The Last Voyage of the Demeter, On the Line, The Last Boy on Earth, Fool's Paradise, Talk to Me, and The Blackening. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:04 PM - 1 comment

March 2

We have to go back

Lost rewatch, anyone? [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 9:01 AM - 8 comments

March 1

Movie only tag

Since apparently writing about what happened in the source material for a film can be removed as a spoiler, movie posts need to have a "movie only" and "books included" tag.
posted by miss-lapin at 8:42 PM - 2 comments

December 20

Requesting film release years be shown on FF main page

Could we get the movie year displayed on the main FF page? To clarify situations like this with the Oldboys. But also, I think it's good information to have anywhere when considering a movie. Like, when I posted Sansho the Bailiff I felt like it was important to say what year it was from so that people who haven't heard of it know it's not a current movie. (*And if this change is made can someone edit my Sansho the Bailiff post to not have the redundant year in the title pls...) I know it shows it on the movie's actual page but I'd like to see it on the FF main page.
posted by fleacircus at 11:36 AM - 2 comments

December 18

Hallmark Christmas movies?

I'm trying to work my way through all the 2022 Hallmark Channel Christmas movies. Am I the only person who's bizarrely addicted to these things, and would anyone else be interested in discussing such?
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:20 PM - 11 comments

December 13

What is your unavailable for streaming wishlist for FF?

While there's no rule against posting movies on FF that aren't available streaming, generally speaking, most of us usually try to avoid it. With that in mind, what are movies you'd love to discuss on FF that aren't currently streaming anywhere? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:32 AM - 16 comments

November 21

For the love of all that is holy, watch Chucky!

DirtyOldTown is flying the flag for this one, and I have been absolutely in love with it after crushing the first season in a couple of days and am now week-to-week with the second season. I am mystified as to why it's not a Fanfare mainstay: it's 2SLGBTQIA+ positive, hilarious, gory, weird as hell, has Devon Sawa in multiple roles getting killed various ways, pushes the franchise beyond the bounds of credulity and possibly sanity, and is just an absolute gem in terms of being exactly what it is in a way that very little TV gets to be any more.
posted by Shepherd at 1:12 PM - 3 comments

November 16

The Simpsons - from the start

Would anyone else be game for a club / regular series of rewatches of classic (single digit season) Simpsons?
posted by Paragon at 1:10 AM - 13 comments

October 1

MST Club Presents: "30" Nights of Horror

valkane had an idea: showing a horror movie in the MST Club room every night in October, AT 8 PM Eastern! We use that room for other things on Thursday and Sunday nights, but the other nights should work out! valk's doing this by the seats of his pant, and we're worried by sudden Youtube takedowns (where we're getting our films, we've been stung before), so we're not announcing movies ahead of time. Drop by if you want to! [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 8:49 PM - 28 comments

September 23

Fall 2022 Anime Season

LiveChart | AniChart | MyAnimeList [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 11:46 AM - 9 comments

September 7

Bee and Puppycat: Lazy in Space (Netflix)

Bee and PuppyCat is an American animated streaming television series created and written by Natasha Allegri. The series revolves around Bee (voiced by Allyn Rachel), an unemployed woman in her early twenties, who encounters a mysterious creature named PuppyCat (voiced by the Vocaloid program Oliver). She adopts this apparent cat-dog hybrid, and together they go on a series of temporary jobs to pay off her monthly rent. [more inside]
posted by kittensyay at 9:33 AM - 3 comments

September 4

Book posts to include author name

Would it be helpful if the title of Book posts included the author? [more inside]
posted by soelo at 11:15 AM - 1 comment

August 9

Best of?

What are everyone's thoughts on having a "Best of" thread every 3-4 months, like use Special Events or something and someone can just go through and kind of pick out things. This would require no additional coding and can be kind of subjective since we don't have ratings. I go through periods where I watch a ton of television and movies and then I get busy and missing things like "Severance" which was great. Not a definitive guide or anything but people could comment if things they think are missed, etc. Just a casual thing? [more inside]
posted by geoff. at 12:59 PM - 5 comments

August 5

Why are some posts anonymous?

Why are some posts as anonymous? 70 posts and 211 comments to FanFare are marked as anonymous and I don't see an option to anonymize things, not that I necessarily see a reason for even needing this as an option.
posted by geoff. at 12:10 AM - 3 comments

June 27

Purge Questions

Okay, I am rewatching the Purge film/tv series with my kiddo and I have a growing list of questions. Considering that it is likely impractical to corner James DeMonaco and ask him, I present them instead to whoever might happen upon this thread. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:43 AM - 35 comments

May 4

Regular Comics Post?

Is there enough interest to do a weekly or bi-weekly comics post where we can discuss what current stuff we're reading or looking forward to? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 12:54 PM - 7 comments

April 4


What happened to all the Showpiercer TV series posts? [more inside]
posted by yonega at 3:54 PM - 5 comments

March 29

Helluva Boss

Just discovered this series, it's on YouTube, and would love to discuss it with others! Any interest?
posted by The otter lady at 3:17 PM - 0 comments

March 7

Multiverse club?

In advance of Everything Everywhere All at Once (trailer) coming out this month, I’m thinking about watching other multiverse shows. [more inside]
posted by Pronoiac at 7:56 PM - 20 comments

February 14

Archer seasons 11, 12?

Available on Netfilx, Amazon, Apple, YouTube, Google Play. Anyone interested in a (re)watch of the last couple of seasons?
posted by porpoise at 9:14 PM - 0 comments

February 2

February Streaming

What's Coming to Netflix/Hulu/HBO/Amazon Prime in February? (slSlate) [more inside]
posted by box at 8:41 AM - 3 comments

September 23

Fall 2021 Anime Season

AniChart. MyAnimeList. Remember to smash those "Like" and "Subscribe" buttons and... wait, sorry, wrong website.
posted by ardgedee at 3:47 PM - 11 comments

September 20

Fall 2021 TV Season General Post

It's that time of year again - Fall TV premiere season. Calendars inside, if anyone wants to call dibs on posting anything. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:37 PM - 6 comments

August 26

New Leverage: Redemption Oct 8

Ep summaries under the cut. Opening this thread for general squeeing, hyping up, shouting about how far away October is, etc. [more inside]
posted by snerson at 12:03 PM - 4 comments

July 24

Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Hi, I need to discuss the reboot of this serialized 40-year old toy commercial, can you please add it to the database of shows that we can post about? Thank you.
posted by skewed at 6:22 PM - 2 comments

July 9

Blood Drive (2017)?

1 season SySy series in the grindhouse style. Anyone else see this, or want to see this? [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 11:14 PM - 2 comments

June 27

Summer 2021 Anime Season

As the northern hemisphere burns to death we're gonna stay inside and watch cartoons. AniChart. MyAnimeList.
posted by ardgedee at 11:17 AM - 12 comments

May 18

Are livestream posts discoverable?

I was checking earlier if there was any Eurovision post on FanFare and didn't see one. So I figured there wasn't. Then I saw a link on the blue to this livestream post! Then I tried to see if I could find that post on my own. [more inside]
posted by trig at 12:37 PM - 5 comments

March 9

Spring 2021 Anime Season

Holy crap it's that time already. Place your bets! AniChart. MyAnimeList. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 4:43 PM - 19 comments

March 1

Blaseball Season 12: The Return

The Grand Siesta is over, and Blaseball is back. [more inside]
posted by Ampersand692 at 6:51 AM - 25 comments

February 16

Mother Tongue Film Festival

There may or may not be enough interest to talk about the films, but I just wanted to alert people to the upcoming Mother Tongue Film Festival. It will be free online February 21 to May 31, 2021. The theme for the Festival this year is "The Healing Power of Storytelling”. Main website link. [more inside]
posted by gudrun at 10:02 AM - 1 comment

February 1

Movies to grow up with

I'm working on a list of movies to watch with my kids (son, 7, daughter, 5) and trying to show them the right films at the right ages to expand their worlds and bring them joy. If you have opinions, you can help! Give me your #1 best movie and the age my kids should be when they watch it. [more inside]
posted by Chris4d at 11:47 PM - 14 comments

Anyone else watching Servant?

It's on Apple streaming, so I'm guessing not many people have seen it. Also produced and occasionally directed by M Night Shyamalan... Amazingly tight first season. Great performances. Lauren Ambrose is stellar...
posted by Catblack at 6:06 PM - 5 comments

January 12

Regency romance compare-and-contrast?

Ring of Regencies? [more inside]
posted by clew at 9:13 PM - 5 comments

January 4

Winter 2021 Anime Season

A new year, a new you, a new season of anime. AniChart. MyAnimeList [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 6:00 PM - 33 comments

Peacock Survey

Are you one of the vanishingly small number of people who subscribed to the paid version of Peacock? Or perhaps someone who is considering doing so because of The Office? Let's talk about what they have that is and isn't worth seeing.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:16 AM - 12 comments

December 24

Anyone taking The Stand?

I notice that it's already been put in the roster for TV shows, but I'm not seeing any episodes posted... is anyone else interested?
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:43 PM - 4 comments

November 28

Watching The Clone Wars?

Any interest in watching and discussing The Clone Wars animated series? [more inside]
posted by medusa at 6:12 PM - 2 comments

November 20

Ministry for the Future

This book was recently the subject of a thread on the blue. [more inside]
posted by Rainbo Vagrant at 11:47 AM - 5 comments

November 12

Chess movies and shows

Having seen The Queen's Gambit on Netflix, is anyone interested in watching some other things chess related? [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama at 7:41 PM - 5 comments

October 29

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser

Do people think there's a way to get an OK discussion of Fritz Lieber's Fafhrd/Mouser stories on FanFare? There are definitely problematic elements scattered through them that make me uncertain about even trying. [more inside]
posted by mark k at 4:41 PM - 7 comments

October 24

The Bobiverse

Anyone interested in a discussion of the Bobiverse books? [more inside]
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:13 PM - 1 comment

October 9

Super Rooster discussion

The Morning News' Tournament of Books just started the Super Rooster, a tournament of past champions. I'd love to discuss the match ups, not just the books. Is this a special event post for Fanfare?
posted by gladly at 6:13 AM - 0 comments

October 7

Interest in the Earthsea Cycle?

Would anyone be interested in a reread of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea cycle? [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead at 10:24 AM - 15 comments

September 19

Fall 2020 Anime Season

Anichart. MyAnimeList. It's not like there's anything else going on in the world. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 7:17 AM - 12 comments

September 17

Interest in Primeval (2007-2011)?

The discussion about Reign of Fire on the blue reminded me that it was time for me to rewatch Primeval (the original UK version, the the US remake). [more inside]
posted by Rabarberofficer at 8:01 AM - 0 comments

September 14

Horror Short Films for Halloween

I'm going to try to watch and post as many horror short films as I can find and find time for this year. I'm hoping to do 100, but we'll see how many I can round up to stream that IMDB can find for me to post. Feel free to follow along. I could also use a suggestion for a good tag. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:56 PM - 1 comment

September 4

Any interest in at least a season one Borgen thread?

Today the existing three seasons of Borgen have arrived on US Netflix at last, ahead of the anticipated new 4th season set to arrive in 2022. Is there interest in full season threads for the existing seasons? [more inside]
posted by angeline at 4:39 PM - 4 comments

Any interest in A Suitable Boy - book and TV show combined thread?

Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy was dramatised by the BBC into a 6-episode miniseries. Would anyone be interested in a discussion of the series, with book included?
posted by unicorn chaser at 2:51 PM - 0 comments

September 3

Any interest in a Cormoran Strike thread?

The fifth book in the Cormoran Strike series by “Robert Galbraith” (J.K. Rowling) is coming out this month, and the TV adaptation of the fourth book is currently showing on BBC. Any interest here?
posted by zadcat at 7:27 AM - 1 comment

August 30

'My Life Is Murder'

2019 Australian comedy/ crime/ drama TV show with Lucy Lawless as a police consultant. Anyone seen this?
posted by porpoise at 5:46 PM - 1 comment

August 24

Blaseball on FanFare

Any interest in following seasons of Blaseball on FanFare? How would this work category-wise? Is this a "special event"? [more inside]
posted by q*ben at 1:24 PM - 3 comments

August 18

Star Trek VI and Generations

Would a Trekkie care to fill the FanFare gap for these movies? [more inside]
posted by jjderooy at 1:43 AM - 4 comments

July 17

Should we have a Kdrama club on Fanfare?

Is there any interest in having a Kdrama club on Fanfare? [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:08 PM - 9 comments

July 12

Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, as vindicated in the NYT

If you slept on it, Wyatt is still there for you. The Second Season is a must-watch if you want to think "What does 're-opening' schools mean in the middle of a pandemic?" HBO published all the episodes on Youtube in the wake of George Floyd's murder. Earlier Fanfare posts 1 and 2 [more inside]
posted by eustatic at 11:34 AM - 0 comments

July 3

Disney+ Exclusives - Protocol?

I just finished watching Hamilton which is exclusively on Disney+. I'd like to discuss the production with other people, but its presence on a paywalled streaming service is, well, a barrier to entry. What is our protocol for discussing media when its behind this kind of gate?
posted by Kitchen Witch at 5:32 AM - 4 comments

June 12

Midnight Diner

Anyone watching Midnight Diner? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 6:48 AM - 11 comments

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