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Movie: The Endless

A Lovecraftian horror story about two brothers who return to the cult they escaped from 10 years earlier only to find...well, something other than what they thought they were running away from. Directed by and starring Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, the duo behind the 2012 meth addict horror flick Resolution and 2014's Spring, The Endless is currently at 97/80 on Rotten Tomatoes.
posted by mediareport to FanFare on May 14 at 8:39 PM
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The Expanse: Immolation

The protomolecule replicates, infiltrates and disseminates.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul to FanFare on May 16 at 11:07 PM
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: REPTILICUS

Rewatch! Starting in on Season 11, Reptilicus, and the show's new premise and cast. It's been a year since Season 11 debuted, how does it hold up? Previously.
posted by JHarris to FanFare on May 16 at 10:02 PM
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Westworld: Akane No Mai

Shogun World extends a welcome to all.
posted by litera scripta manet to FanFare on May 20 at 7:33 PM
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Movie: Papillon

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
posted by MoonOrb to FanFare on May 15 at 7:37 PM
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Westworld: Riddle of the Sphinx

Is this now? If you're looking forward, you're looking in the wrong direction
posted by litera scripta manet to FanFare on May 13 at 7:54 PM
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Star Trek: Voyager: Unimatrix Zero

[Season finale; part 1 of 2] Seven discovers a virtual reality realm inhabited by drones escaping the torment of their real lives. And they call it…THE OASIS
posted by CheesesOfBrazil to FanFare on May 17 at 4:20 AM
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Cobra Kai: Strike First

Daniel is dismayed to find a new Cobra Kai dojo has been opened up. Johnny learns his dojo has to pass several safety requirements before he can actually start teaching.
posted by ActingTheGoat to FanFare on May 16 at 8:23 PM
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Movie: Shaft

Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
posted by MoonOrb to FanFare on May 17 at 6:39 PM
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Venezuela

This week....
  • A Trump aide was heard to say something unkind about John McCain, regarding his dying of brain cancer, thus fulfilling everyone's dreaded expectations for the kind of people Donald Trump would employ in his office.
  • Scandals swirl around the Trump administration yet yet again again, as Michael Cohen comes under allegations for selling access to Trump.
  • And Now: Local News Gets Real About Mother's Day
  • Main Story: Venezuela. A piece reminiscent of the pre-Trump era, about the serious problems faced by a country that isn't the United States, about the trials currently suffered by Venezuela, which are less about socialism and more about epic levels of mismanagement. Its next elections are on May 20. Its former President was Hugo Chávez, an extremely popular leader who nationalized the oil industry and allowed his citizens to reap the rewards, although his government was notoriously corrupt. His successor, Nicolás Maduro, has not fared nearly as well. It's a long and very interesting piece, ending with Lin-Manuel Miranda in a bird suit pleading with Maduro to get his act together.
The main story is on LastWeekTonight's YouTube channel.
posted by JHarris to FanFare on May 17 at 10:59 PM
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Book: Lamb


Movie: There Will Be Blood

Daniel Plainview is an oil-man. He's traveled across half our state to be here and to see about this land. If he says he is an oil-man you will agree, and as an oil-man he hopes you will forgive his good old fashioned plain speaking. He is a family man, and his business is a family enterprise. Few oil-men understand that special bond.
posted by fleacircus to FanFare on May 20 at 9:53 AM
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Movie: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.
posted by MoonOrb to FanFare on May 20 at 12:01 PM
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Jake & Amy

Charles and the squad rush to save Jake and Amy's wedding day.
posted by numaner to FanFare on May 20 at 9:31 PM
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Book: Treason's Harbour

The ninth book of the series finds Jack and Stephen at ease in Malta. Jack basks in the twin glow of Tom Pullings's captaincy and the clockwork chelengk on his number one full-dress scraper. Even his once-nemesis Andrew Wray, the acting Second Secretary of the Admiralty and accused card-cheat, has done Jack a noble turn. Stephen is less at ease. Too many people seem to know the plans of the disgusting British Empire, and even more telling: the handsomest woman in Valletta is paying him particular attention – he, with his shrewish phiz, a known urinator. Something is amiss, and there's not a moment to lose, and what is more, speed is the essence of attack.
posted by fleacircus to FanFare on May 22 at 5:38 AM
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Patrick Melrose: Bad News

Get ready for the lowdown on the British upper class. This five-part limited series based on the acclaimed novels by Edward St. Aubyn tracks Patrick from a privileged but deeply traumatic childhood in the South of France through severe substance abuse in his twenties in New York and, ultimately, toward recovery back home in Britain. At once harrowing and hilarious, Oscar® nominee and Emmy® winner Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the troubled titular character.
posted by myotahapea to FanFare on May 14 at 8:04 AM
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Movie: The Boys in Company C

In 1967, five young men undergo boot camp training before being shipped out to Vietnam. Once they get there, the experience proves worse than they could have imagined.
posted by MoonOrb to FanFare on May 16 at 5:49 PM
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Book: The Ionian Mission

In the eighth book of the series, Captain Aubrey's prospects are limited to the Worcester, seventy-four, the wall-sided mouldy rotten old floating coffin pride of the British shipyards. She is ordered to join the blockade at Toulon, back in the Mediterranean where Jack and Stephen first met. Blockade work is hell – Sisyphean tacks – and despite Handel and Hamlet, Aubrey's spirits sink as low as London Bach's old man can take them, for Maturin is often away. (Maturin himself is overmatched by Professor Graham, the unnatural philosopher, who will have none of Stephens' triced gumbril puddings, by and/or large, and will not use a coaster on Diana's gleaming object). Furthermore Jack is under the eyes of his old nemesis, Admiral Harte who will end Jack's career for good and all if Jack bungles the Mediterranean machinations of the disgusting British Empire. All told there are too many rhinoceroses, parsons, Lesbians, Beys, and double-bottomed defecators for Jack's comfort. Spouse-breach is in the air, while on the water lurks the Torgud, firing thirty-six pound marble balls from the monstrous Portuguese cannons in her waist.
posted by fleacircus to FanFare on May 14 at 8:19 PM
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The Americans: The Summit

Philip brings Elizabeth up to speed on his spy activities. Elizabeth's nursing job comes to an end, and her relationship with Jackson takes several turns. Stan continues piecing together information and watching the Jennings. Renee gets notice of a job interview. Philip visits Stavos, tries on a new suit, and rents a video. Elizabeth questions an order from Claudia, and asks Philip to relay a message to Oleg.
posted by orange swan to FanFare on May 16 at 11:09 PM
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Movie: Up in Smoke

Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.
posted by MoonOrb to FanFare on May 18 at 10:16 PM
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This needs to become the Maeve show. Just Maeve going through all the other worlds, collecting the other Maeves, dishing out justice as she searches for her daughter. [view]
posted by asteria to FanFare on May 20 at 8:07 PM
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Magneto but about an actual minority's actual history Magneto is Jewish. His powers manifested in Auschwitz when he was separated from his parents. [view]
posted by signal to FanFare on May 16 at 5:58 AM
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I wonder if there are squeamish and sentimental guests wandering around JaneAustenWorld oblivious to everything that's happening, except that DarcyBot seems a little more passionate in his glowering than usual. [view]
posted by Grangousier to FanFare on May 22 at 5:23 AM
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Stavos apparently knew they were Russian spies for years and didn't say anything out of loyalty. Was this everyone else's interpretation too? I took it as Stavos knowing they were up to something shady, that they were always whispering in the backroom with the photocopier going. Maybe fraud, maybe drug trafficking, but I don't... [more]
posted by bluecore to FanFare on May 17 at 6:24 AM
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I love the trick that having Shogun World versions of Maeve, Hector and Armistice pulls - in the story it's just Sizemore lazily recycling material, but it's also a shortcut for the writers of Westworld where they recycle material to pull us into this new world without having to burn screen time on getting us acquainted with wholly new characters. [view]
posted by jason_steakums to FanFare on May 20 at 7:58 PM
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Regarding the "empty" hosts, it doesn't seem like they were erased. Here's the pertinent exchange between Strand and Costa: STRAND So what have we got? COSTA It's not good. We're pulling what we can off the recovered host control units. But... [more]
posted by aerosolkid to FanFare on May 21 at 12:11 PM
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I am going to chime in that Felix saying, “I’m from Hong Kong, asshole." to Sylvester was sweet. [view]
posted by jadepearl to FanFare on May 21 at 5:27 PM
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Oh, one irritated nitpick: if you're going to decorate Delos-bot's apartment with the same furnishings and technology, why incinerate the whole thing? Just freeze his motor functions and discard. There's no need to burn down the nice stuff 149 times. [view]
posted by gladly to FanFare on May 14 at 12:43 PM
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The “I am that guy” moment says a lot about how good this show is. I knew exactly what Amos would say and do the moment he stopped Prax, but it was still great. The rest of the episode was at the same level (with the possible exception of Admiral Nguyen twirling his mustache a bit, but I’ll happily let that slide). It’s a shame the show has to... [more]
posted by Zonker to FanFare on May 17 at 2:49 AM
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also, in the previews for next week's episodes Aaggh, please don't do this! Some of us avoid previews to enjoy the show more. [view]
posted by mediareport to FanFare on May 18 at 4:53 AM
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I am here for Armistice falling in love with Armistice-san. [view]
posted by shothotbot to FanFare on May 21 at 5:28 AM
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I thought we were meant at least to suspect that William was sabotaging the Delos replica each time It seems pretty obvious to me that Delos-bot just glitches out when confronted with the nature of his reality. That "baseline interview" was probably first done with the original Delos after the mind-recording or whatever, so... [more]
posted by Pseudonymous Cognomen to FanFare on May 15 at 6:01 PM
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the burning of the entire apartment is for a controlled environment as stated above, but also so old jim can't leave future jim any notes or clues (a la maeve). [view]
posted by lalochezia to FanFare on May 15 at 11:16 PM
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If you're here to apologise, I honestly don't give a shit anymore. My legacy was going to be a catastrophic war, with millions dead. That's all on Errinwright now. Thank you. Oh fuck off, you colossal vase of cocks. I would be 100% behind the Bobblehead being marched naked through the city, with Anna walking behind him ringing a bell... [more]
posted by myotahapea to FanFare on May 17 at 6:43 AM
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There's only one stinger, shortly after the credits, so no need to stay to the very end. Yeah, but if you DO stay to the very end you get treated to a better hearing of the choir chanting about Juggernaut, which is quite amusing. [view]
posted by dnash to FanFare on May 19 at 10:11 AM
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As far as we know, she now has no active job to do, now that she's refused to kill Nestorenko. So, where is she going? To watch him. She told Claudia definitively that she wasn't going to carry out the hit, so she knows they may still send someone else to do the deed and presumably intends to stop them if they do. Aaggh,... [more]
posted by myotahapea to FanFare on May 18 at 5:27 AM
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From a screenshot and discussion elsewhere, it looks like Dolores('s pet tech) maxed out (or almost) Teddy on Bulk apperception Cruelty Self-preservation Decisiveness Aggression Tenacity Courage Loyalty Coordination And zeroed-out or almost... [more]
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace to FanFare on May 21 at 6:31 AM
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The internet has convinced me that the Bernard that wakes up on the beach is Arnold, reborn. [view]
posted by booooooze to FanFare on May 15 at 5:16 PM
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And on the subject of the travel agency: I still think making the travel agency business woes such a big part of this last season was a waste of precious plot time, but the rest has been so great I'll forgive that. I actually enjoyed this bit of things. It may not be entirely relevant to the central plotline, but along with the... [more]
posted by myotahapea to FanFare on May 17 at 10:03 AM
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Worth noting that in the original book, nobody died. Charlie sees all the other kids and their parents leaving the factory when they're flying around in the Elevator at the end of the book. Augustus is tall and skinny from the pipe; Violet is back to the right size but permanently violet; Veruca is covered in garbage; and Mike is tall and skinny... [more]
posted by web-goddess to FanFare on May 20 at 7:25 PM
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