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Movie: Death Becomes Her

When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs to FanFare on Sep 12 at 7:08 AM
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Movie: The Emperor's New Groove

Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder.
posted by zinon to FanFare on Sep 18 at 1:53 PM
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Star Trek: Enterprise: The Andorian Incident

Captain Archer’s simple desire to annoy some Vulcan monks is poorly timed.
posted by mordax to FanFare on Sep 17 at 8:11 AM
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BoJack Horseman: Free Churro

BoJack delivers a eulogy at a funeral.
posted by Pendragon to FanFare on Sep 15 at 5:00 AM
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Movie: Mandy

Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.
posted by Literaryhero to FanFare on Sep 14 at 8:05 PM
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Better Call Saul: Something Stupid

Jimmy expands his business, but runs into a problem that only Kim can solve; Gus intervenes in Hector's medical care; Mike deals with a setback.
posted by filthy light thief to FanFare on Sep 18 at 7:03 AM
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Podcast: The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2: Chapter 6

The closest we've ever been to ruining everything completely.
posted by theodolite to FanFare on Sep 11 at 9:20 AM
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The Dragon Prince: Season 1

Two human princes who forge an unlikely bond with the elfin assassin sent to kill them, embarking on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands.
posted by numaner to FanFare on Sep 17 at 1:44 PM
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Babylon 5: Convictions

A terrorist/bomber causes chaos on Babylon 5. Missionaries from many faiths arrive on B5 after Kosh's decision in the season two finale. "There, you see? I'm going to live!" "So it would seem. Well, it is an imperfect universe."
posted by flibbertigibbet to FanFare on Sep 15 at 5:13 AM
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Book: Fear

Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Sep 13 at 6:30 AM
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The Great British Bake Off: Dessert Week

It's dessert week! This week, our bakers tackle Meringue Roulades in the signature, attempt to create Raspberry Blancmange with 12 Langues de Chat biscuits in the technical, and wrap this sweet week up with a Melting Chocolate Ball dessert showstopper.
posted by PearlRose to FanFare on Sep 19 at 6:47 AM
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Book: Vorkosigan Saga: Shards of Honor

When Cordelia Naismith and her Beta Colony survey crew are attacked on a newly-discovered world by a renegade patrol from the militaristic world of Barrayar, she is taken prisoner by Aral Vorkosigan, commander of the Barrayan ship and victim of a mutiny himself. Together, Aral and Cordelia must work to survive an alien ecology, deadly feudal intrigue and an uneasy mutual admiration.
posted by infinitewindow to FanFare on Sep 11 at 11:24 AM
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BoJack Horseman: Season 5

Season 5 of the adult animated comedy-drama series.
posted by Pendragon to FanFare on Sep 13 at 11:39 PM
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Lodge 49: The First 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.
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Fall 2018 Anime Season

Time for another season of new shows for the upcoming Fall season.
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The Expanse: The Weeping Somnambulist

Avasarala questions Draper as conspiracies unravel on Earth. The Rocinante crew attempts to avert a disaster.
posted by zarq to FanFare on Mar 23, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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Movie: Putney Swope

Dark satire in which the token black man on the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge. Renaming the business "Truth and Soul, Inc.", he replaces the tight regime of monied white ad men with his militant brothers. Soon afterwards, however, the power that comes with its position takes its toll on Putney...
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs to FanFare on Sep 14 at 3:39 AM
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Elementary: Fit To Be Tied

Holmes and Watson's deadly conflict with Sherlock's former friend Michael intensifies when their newest victim looks to be the serial killer's latest prey. (Part 1 of 2)
posted by oh yeah! to FanFare on Sep 14 at 8:33 PM
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American Horror Story: The End

The world ends in a nuclear holocaust, and a group of mostly obnoxious survivors hole up in a subterranean castle. Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates go goth. Joan Collins is also there.
posted by kittens for breakfast to FanFare on Sep 13 at 1:51 AM
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BoJack Horseman: BoJack the Feminist

When Princess Carolyn casts a disgraces celeb in "Philbert," BoJack inadvertently takes a stand. Mr. Peanutbutter tries to toughen up his image.
posted by Pendragon to FanFare on Sep 15 at 4:58 AM
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pls bear with me because i have an extremely huge amount of EXTREMELY HUGE EMOTIONS about this utterly ridiculous movie, aka the finest thing disney has done to date. this is a movie about indigenous americans. everyone in this movie -- protagonist, antagonists, sidekicks, bit parts, background choruses, even the fucking wildlife -- is an... [more]
posted by poffin boffin to FanFare on Sep 19 at 5:32 AM
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My mom died four years ago. This episode was one giant runaway-vehicle metaphor barreling into my feelings, but this bit in particular is what really did it. "You know what it's like? It's like that show Becker, you know, with Ted Danson? I watched the entire run of it, hoping that it would get better, and it never did. It had all the... [more]
posted by Mr. Bad Example to FanFare on Sep 15 at 9:12 AM
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When I was a kid my parents hit me a few times a week. Mostly it was spanking, occasionally it was a cuff on the head or a slap in the face. Usually it was with an open hand or a wooden spoon, rarely it was with a belt and exactly twice it was with a switch before my parents realized that they were making the sorts of welts that could land them in... [more]
posted by Parasite Unseen to FanFare on Sep 18 at 2:43 PM
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The characterization of Trump in this book is really striking. Woodward doesn't portray him as particularly stupid, just too entitled and self-absorbed to feel the need to invest any intellectual rigor, focus, or deep thought. Functionally, that makes him stupid, but it's not the same thing as just not having the faculties. Woodward also... [more]
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Sep 13 at 7:31 AM
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episode 5 : "No show should have that much talking. TV is a visual medium." episode 6 : 1 long monologue. [view]
posted by Pendragon to FanFare on Sep 15 at 9:08 AM
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Rusty's still standing on the shoulders of JJ. From S02E01: JJ: I've got most of them complete. I think there are two left. Yeah.The sound that kills and a teleporter. Dibs on the killing sound. Rusty: Dibs? Screw you! Those are my contracts! JJ: They were addressed to Dr. Venture, and since you've been gone I've received two doctorates. So... [more]
posted by fings to FanFare on Sep 17 at 9:57 AM
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I think "so rich and entitled as to be completely insulated from the consequences of anything he might do to get what he wants" seems like a perfectly valid definition of evil. [view]
posted by pjsky to FanFare on Sep 13 at 10:03 AM
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We watched as a family (after Nano went to bed) and all four of us loved it. Here are my 7 (Micro) and 9 (Mini) year-olds talking about the show with me: Micro: I loved when the Moonshadow elf became invisible in the cool way! Mini: One of my favorite parts was the cursed caldera, and the giant leech. Micro: OH, I HATED the giant leech! Mini:... [more]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to FanFare on Sep 18 at 5:01 PM
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The other part of the puzzle for Mike is that he's seeing Stacy start to heal, to move on, in a way he can't, and his initial reaction has been to lash out at her rather than coming to terms with himself. Now he wants the connection back, but he also wants to keep wearing the hairshirt, as he puts it. It's not just that he sees himself as... [more]
posted by kewb to FanFare on Sep 12 at 6:49 PM
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Went to reserve at the library... 1240 holds on first copy returned of 121 copies [view]
posted by sammyo to FanFare on Sep 13 at 6:40 AM
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So many great bits in this episode. The opening montage was just amazing, so beautifully depicting the sadness of Jimmy and Kim drifting slowly apart (and handling a time jump in the show.) When the doctor was at Gus’ house, there was one moment where she starts talking about Hector and he gets this look in his eye, as his fingers go to the kitchen... [more]
posted by azpenguin to FanFare on Sep 18 at 7:50 AM
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Nobody wanted to see months and months of Grumpy Mike and the Germans. You are WRONG WRONG WRONG [view]
posted by azpenguin to FanFare on Sep 19 at 10:35 AM
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anybody else feel like mike was just bored? there were lots of shots of him sitting around watching baseball on his tiny ass television earlier this season, then he started fucking with madrigal, now he's setting up a meth lab for a drug kingpin. the arc here, to me, is the meaninglessness of mike's life outside of his granddaughter. he won't let... [more]
posted by JimBennett to FanFare on Sep 12 at 6:21 PM
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Driver X was a cross between the Stig from Top Gear and Racer X from Speed Racer. [view]
posted by Doktor Zed to FanFare on Sep 18 at 5:02 AM
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For others like me who are late to the party and just now finishing up on streaming, who have also been avoiding spoilers like the plague.... an index of The Good Place front page posts you may have missed: The GREAT Place On the eve of The Good Place's season 2 premiere, Kristen Bell has released the video of the rest of the gang responding... [more]
posted by slipthought to FanFare on Sep 18 at 1:58 PM
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I really enjoy the lab backstory. So many things exist in fictional worlds that never explain how they could have possibly come to be. A James Bond villain building a massive fortress in a volcano that employs hundreds of people is an extreme example. I feel like this show is deliberately targeting that type of lazy fiction. Hell, I watched The... [more]
posted by Brocktoon to FanFare on Sep 13 at 12:30 AM
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It was such an unexpected treat to watch this movie, and real-life David Spade will never top Llama David Spade. It's really more like a Pixar or Looney Tunes movie than a Disney movie. Llama Kuzco is like a mix of Bugs Bunny snark + Daffy Duck mishaps, and it works. [view]
posted by emjaybee to FanFare on Sep 18 at 3:28 PM
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Definitely a better episode than most of the season so far, despite some misgivings and what I would argue are missteps: I actually did fall for the twist, mostly because I haven't been sure what to make of the show's 'perhaps a preponderance of Vulcans are Lawful Evil' stance, and because I thought that putting Archer and Tucker... [more]
posted by cjelli to FanFare on Sep 17 at 9:47 AM
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He's the best there is at what he does. And what he does is advise nervous homeowners on the single biggest purchase of their lives. [view]
posted by Etrigan to FanFare on Sep 17 at 11:20 AM
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Don't forget Eartha "Why do we even *have* that lever?" Kitt. I'm old enough that my first exposure to Eartha was as one of the Catwomen in Batman '66. Thirty years after her 'purring evil', she totally nailed the Best Disney Female Villain ever, with no cattiness, just solid 'old crone'. And David Spade was a major risk that paid off:... [more]
posted by oneswellfoop to FanFare on Sep 18 at 4:17 PM
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