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Movie: Johnny Mnemonic

In a dystopian 2021, Johnny is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's safety limits--and will kill him if the data is not removed in time--but also contains information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. On a race against time, he must avoid the assassins sent to kill him and remove the data before it, too, ends his life.
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Nov 19 at 10:25 PM
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The Beatles: Get Back: I Me Mine

On the recording of Let it Be, directed by Peter Jackson, with access to lots of unseen 1969 footage. Trailer, show, review, review, interview. 'Books included,' because there are no spoilers with The Beatles.
posted by box to FanFare on Nov 27 at 5:51 AM
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Pushing Daisies: Season One

Ned (Lee Pace) possesses a rare gift -- the ability to restore life to the dead -- with a touch. He puts his power to good use, helping an investigator (Chi McBride) solve murders by reviving the victim and asking the deceased to name the killer. Complications arise when Ned brings his childhood sweetheart, Chuck (Anna Friel), back from the dead with the intention of keeping her alive. There's just one snag: If Ned ever touches Chuck again, she goes back to being dead, for keeps.
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Nov 24 at 6:28 AM
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Movie: Psych 3: This Is Gus

In preparation for a shotgun wedding before the birth of Baby Guster, Shawn and Groomzilla Gus go rogue in an attempt to track down Selene's estranged husband, as Lassiter grapples with the future of his career.
posted by oh yeah! to FanFare on Nov 20 at 6:38 AM
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Podcast: Til Death Do Us Blart: 2021

Justin has enjoyed Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 in an exciting new way this year, while Tim ponders the archival nature of the project. Griffin is soothed by the comedy stylings of Gary Valentine and Ana Gasteyer and Travis believes Kevin James will do anything to feel cool.
posted by EndsOfInvention to FanFare on Nov 25 at 7:23 AM
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Movie: Dune

Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
posted by Omon Ra to FanFare on Oct 21 at 1:56 PM
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Hawkeye: Never Meet Your Heroes / Hide and Seek

Episodes 1 & 2: Kate Bishop lands in the middle of a criminal conspiracy, forcing Clint out of retirement.
posted by 1970s Antihero to FanFare on Nov 24 at 5:02 AM
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Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 18

The Abyssal Auction: Part FiveThe Coriolis crew collect their winnings — among other things — and begin their extraction from a doomed deep sea marketplace. A slight complication: The deep sea marketplace is trying to doom them as well.Additional music in this episode: "Troubadour" by Mirco Cortesi https://cormi57.wordpress.com/musica/; "Night III", "Day II", and "Day I" by Swelling https://swelling.bandcamp.com; "Outsiders in Nome" by Mystery Mammal https://soundcloud.com/mysterymammal; and "Epic Battle Music 01" by Airwolf89 https://freesound.org/people/Airwolf89/.
posted by zeptoweasel to FanFare on Nov 27 at 5:40 PM
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Succession: What It Takes

Logan and the team heads to Virginia for a conservative political conference, where Roman learns some surprising news.
posted by jeoc to FanFare on Nov 22 at 7:27 AM
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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Journey's End

As a result of a long-disputed treaty with the Cardassians, the Federation has agreed to return several planets to Cardassian control. One such planet, Dorvan V, is inhabited by the descendants of Native Americans. They do not wish to leave their new home, which they had spent many years searching for.
posted by hanov3r to FanFare on Nov 22 at 4:08 PM
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Movie: The Ring

It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video... and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery of the Ring.
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Nov 19 at 5:19 PM
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See: Season 2 (Full season)

Queen Kane, purportedly pregnant, survives to set up a new seat of government with Maghra in tow. Baba Voss continues his search for his family but is reunited with his brother first.
posted by porpoise to FanFare on Nov 7 at 2:07 PM
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Movie: King Richard

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.
posted by ellieBOA to FanFare on Nov 23 at 11:41 AM
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Star Trek: Discovery: Anomaly

Discovery goes chasing after the anomaly that threatens entire planets and makes a disturbing, well, discovery.
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Nov 25 at 9:12 PM
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Star Trek: Discovery: Kobayashi Maru

[Season premiere] After months spent reconnecting the Federation with distant worlds, Captain Michael Burnham and the crew of the USS Discovery are sent to assist a damaged space station – a seemingly routine mission that reveals the existence of a terrifying new threat.
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Nov 18 at 3:10 PM
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Arcane: League of Legends: Arcane: Welcome to the Playground (Season 1, Episode 1)

New animated series based on the game, Legend of Legends. A tragic introduction to the sisters Violet and Power and the death of their parents during a brief failed uprising by the under city (Zaun) against the high city of Piltover. Their lives take another turn when later a heist in Piltover over awry in several unexpected ways.
posted by KaizenSoze to FanFare on Nov 14 at 3:02 PM
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Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 12

The Infinite Clam: Part Six Amber, Devo and Zoox face off against foes both tangible and cerebral, within and without, ancient and new. The Infinite Clam's power is harnessed at great cost. Additional music in this episode: "Phased Drops" by Michael Carrier
posted by ardgedee to FanFare on Oct 14 at 4:10 PM
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Succession: Succession

With machiavellian characters and sharp dialogue, this show from The Thick of It writer Jesse Armstrong has everything you hope to see in a mega-rich family
posted by jouke to FanFare on Aug 3, 2018 at 11:15 AM
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Cowboy Bebop: Cowboy Gospel

First episode of the 2021 Netflix live-action adaptation. Episode description: "After getting shortchanged on the fee for a bounty, Spike and Jet head to New Tijuana on the trail of another mark -- but they're not the only ones."
posted by Strange Interlude to FanFare on Nov 19 at 9:33 AM
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Movie: The Half of It

When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn't expect to become his friend - or fall for his crush. (Netflix)
posted by oh yeah! to FanFare on May 1, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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I was thinking that with the check jacket, the turtleneck, the blatant moustache, he is being coded as a 1970s antagonist. Or possibly Paul F. Tompkins. [view]
posted by paper chromatographologist to FanFare on Nov 25 at 5:54 AM
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Oh god no, the arrow truthers have moved in.😂 [view]
posted by Brandon Blatcher to FanFare on Nov 25 at 5:31 PM
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"Everybody loves Star Trek, the television show that handles indigenous issues with such subtlety and nuance! *five minutes later* We regret to inform you--" This one was such a mess in so many ways, but for me one of the weirdest things about these Cardassian-heavy final episodes is that they're designed to get me amped up to watch... [more]
posted by phooky to FanFare on Nov 23 at 6:44 AM
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Delete the Hulu app and re-install. Problem solved. Thank you for coming to Old Man Talks Himself through Tech Problems in Public. [view]
posted by Don.Kinsayder to FanFare on Nov 21 at 3:21 PM
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The best part was when Crystelle had an apparently precognitive dream about her focaccia not proving—AND THEN IT DIDN’T PROVE. I’d like to see more supernatural moments on Bake Off, like Ectoplasm Week or a poltergeist knocking someone’s blancmange into the bin [view]
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED to FanFare on Nov 26 at 1:34 AM
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Tragic Tom is a loose end for the Roys, and so I'm not sure there are any good things coming for him, but that moment of pure clarity when Tom tells Kendall he's probably getting fucked was brutal. Great acting from Macfadyen. [view]
posted by They sucked his brains out! to FanFare on Nov 22 at 2:53 PM
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Plus I don't know where the romantic subplot with the elves came from. That's not in the book is it? [view]
posted by wabbittwax to FanFare on Nov 27 at 7:21 AM
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flames flames on the side of my bridge [view]
posted by sixswitch to FanFare on Nov 27 at 10:05 AM
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I basically like both Matt and Noel, although they can also both be annoying. I think they're a bad combination, though: too much whimsy and they’re both instinctively comedians first rather than hosts. Just as Noel+Sandi is a different dynamic to Noel+Matt, Sandi+Matt would probably make Matt look better. A presenting duo where Matt Lucas is the... [more]
posted by Bloxworth Snout to FanFare on Nov 22 at 1:34 AM
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I'm sort of conceptually irritated by the Leto "transformation." People who are not attractive by conventional standards exist. I do not understand why Hollywood insists on hiring beautiful people and going to elaborate lengths to make them seem homely. It's as though they think being ugly is a contagious disease and if they... [more]
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Nov 26 at 6:59 AM
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Mencken is giving me STRONG Jordan Peterson vibes, which is appropriate given his pseudo-intellectual posturing as a justification for his fascist, racist ideology as the engine underneath it all. I felt very disturbed by the scene where they go with him, to be honest. Hit way too close to home with the last six years and felt like a vision of... [more]
posted by glaucon to FanFare on Nov 24 at 8:49 AM
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The full song from Rogers: The Musical is up on Youtube. The actor who plays Pizza Dog is on Instagram. [view]
posted by 1970s Antihero to FanFare on Nov 24 at 5:40 PM
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I'm struck that this is the second episode in a row where the thing to be avoided at all costs is that a decision is made by voting among the people who are supposed to vote to make that decision. Last week everyone was desperate to strike a deal to avoid a shareholder vote, and this week the Republican Party absolutely does not want a choice to be... [more]
posted by Ragged Richard to FanFare on Nov 24 at 7:39 AM
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"Guys, I can see through the bag." [view]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug to FanFare on Nov 24 at 8:00 PM
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I thought this was pretty good. Letting the angels take the voice of the people they were hunting was lots of fun, the story was pretty dynamic and compelling to the end. There were parts that didnt work; the companions were basically there and didnt really accomplish anything, and while i like Bel, I think her subplot reallly undermined the... [more]
posted by Cannon Fodder to FanFare on Nov 22 at 12:24 PM
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My thoughts: - 100% agreed that this is the best MCU Hawkeye so far, in particular because they're taking as much from the Fraction/Aja run as they can (including the general design and typography of the titles). Also, "so much has sprung from AoU, but also in the sense of either trying to run away from the setups or living with... [more]
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Nov 24 at 9:18 PM
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I remember Wil Wheaton having a really strange, hostile vibe in this one, which makes more sense when you know about his struggles behind the scenes. But it does give the episode a strange flavor. Like, Wesley is supposed to be troubled, but he shows up seeming pissed off at everybody, it's a little too much. As for the Space Native... [more]
posted by Ursula Hitler to FanFare on Nov 24 at 1:56 PM
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Roman's sing-song reply to Mencken's H is just great.. "There was a very naughty boy named H". Also love the opening line "Fascists are kind of cool. But not really. So is that like a problem, the thing?" The writing really captures the way cynical people can accept Trumpism and just dismiss the overt fascism and racism.... [more]
posted by Nelson to FanFare on Nov 22 at 9:38 AM
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The sparking/flaming effects in the bridge have been over the top, even for Star Trek, so far this season. [view]
posted by jimw to FanFare on Nov 26 at 8:22 AM
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Earlier this year, I binged mr. robot. This episode could have easily been a part of that arc. It was sometimes difficult to appreciate the jokes and writing of this episode because it was deeply disturbing. But I think it was probably good for the show to have an episode about what these people actually do for a living. There's been a long... [more]
posted by Teegeeack AV Club Secretary to FanFare on Nov 22 at 3:08 PM
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