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Movie: Soldier

Sergeant Todd is a veteran soldier for an elite group of the armed forces. After being defeated by a new breed of genetically engineered soldiers, he is dumped on a waste planet and left for dead. He soon interacts with a group of crash survivors who lead out a peaceful existence. The peace is broken as the new soldiers land on the planet to eliminate the colony, which Sergeant Todd must defend.
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Oct 24 at 10:07 PM
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Movie: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

14 years after making a film about his journey across the USA, Borat risks life and limb when he returns to America with his young daughter, and reveals more about the American culture, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the political elections.
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Oct 23 at 8:03 PM
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Movie: The Trial of the Chicago 7

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
posted by nubs to FanFare on Oct 22 at 10:15 AM
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Movie: Jasper Mall

A year in the life of a dying shopping mall.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage to FanFare on Oct 23 at 12:01 PM
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Book: Culture Warlords

"Talia Lavin is every skinhead's worst nightmare: a loud and unapologetic Jewish woman, acerbic, smart, and profoundly antiracist, with the investigative chops to expose the tactics and ideologies of online hatemongers. Culture Warlords is the story of how Lavin, a frequent target of extremist trolls (including those at Fox News), dove into a byzantine online culture of hate and learned the intricacies of how white supremacy proliferates online. Within these pages, she reveals the extremists hiding in plain sight online: Incels. White nationalists. White supremacists. National Socialists. Proud Boys. Christian extremists. In order to showcase them in their natural habitat, Talia assumes a range of identities, going undercover as a blonde Nazi babe, a forlorn incel, and a violent Aryan femme fatale."
posted by The corpse in the library to FanFare on Oct 21 at 5:04 PM
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Star Trek: Discovery: Far From Home

Meanwhile, back on the ship (and the planet they landed on)...
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Oct 22 at 9:27 AM
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Movie: Wild Zero

Only legendary Japanese garage rock band Guitar Wolf can stand between a race of aliens from destroying earth with an army of zombies.
posted by miss-lapin to FanFare on Oct 21 at 9:10 PM
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Movie: Dawn of the Dead

A group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.
posted by iamkimiam to FanFare on Oct 18 at 3:10 PM
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Movie: The Kid Detective

A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. Until a naive client brings him his first 'adult' case...
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug to FanFare on Oct 19 at 6:56 AM
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Movie: The Cleansing Hour

Two entrepreneurs stage elaborate fake exorcisms on social media until one of them ends up being real.
posted by miss-lapin to FanFare on Oct 21 at 12:56 AM
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Movie: El Día de la bestia (The Day of the Beast)

With the help of a death metal fan and an occult expert, a Catholic priest sets out to commit as many sins as possible on Christmas Eve in Madrid as part of his plan to stop the Antichrist. A Goya award-winning Spanish black comedy/horror film from Álex de la Iglesia.
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Oct 19 at 7:42 AM
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Star Trek: The Next Generation: The High Ground

Doctor Crusher is captured by terrorists who want to involve the Federation in their struggle for freedom.
posted by hanov3r to FanFare on Oct 26 at 11:47 AM
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Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Hunted

At Angosia III, a world applying for Federation membership, the Enterprise encounters a dark secret that the Angosians have tried to sweep under the Roga.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil to FanFare on Oct 23 at 7:51 AM
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Tattler

Jake and Gina attend their 20th high school reunion. Back at the Nine-Nine, Charles helps Rosa with her love life. Also: crinkling noises.
posted by InTheYear2017 to FanFare on Jan 25, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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Book: The Empire of Gold

The final installment of the Daevabad Trilogy picks up exactly where the last book left off. Nahri and Ali surface on the Nile while Manizheh and Dara now have control of Daevabad.
posted by miss-lapin to FanFare on Jul 14 at 4:40 AM
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Fargo: Camp Elegance

Loy attacks, Gaetano pays the price, Oraetta goes crazy, Josto challenges authority and Rabbi risks his life.
posted by LizBoBiz to FanFare on Oct 27 at 3:32 AM
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: FIRE MAIDENS FROM OUTER SPACE

Rewatch! Astronauts land on a planet of lonely women, refugees from Atlantis. They have a problem with a monster, but the manly explorers from Earth take care of it. This is the episode with "Timmy," an evil alien Crow who causes problems during host segments. Previously
posted by JHarris to FanFare on Oct 22 at 12:41 AM
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Movie: Vicious Lips

Sometime in the distant future, a fledgling band gets an opportunity for a breakthrough, if they can make it in time to a faraway planet to perform in a very popular club.
posted by miss-lapin to FanFare on Oct 21 at 10:22 PM
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Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: Systemic Racism in Medical Honors

AOA is a medical honors society that's supposed to separate top-tier medical students from the rest of the pack. It helps determine which doctors get the top jobs in the most competitive fields. The problem? There's implicit racism in the way it chooses members, and fixing it may be a massive challenge.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis to FanFare on Jun 26 at 6:05 PM
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Star Trek: Lower Decks: Temporal Edict

A terrible, destructive force overwhelms the crew of the Cerritos. No, not that one. Nor that one. Way worse than that one. I mean, really bad. Also, Jack Ransom loses his shirt, and... [cue gladiatorial music from "Amok Time"][what? what do you mean, we can't use it? This is Trek! Futurama got to use it! Sheesh.]
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Aug 20 at 6:58 AM
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The real problem this week is that it didn't live up to the fanfic I created for GBBO: American week. Signature challenge: chocolate chip cookies and snickerdoodles "I thought they'd be too sweet, so I rolled them in cinnamon and citric acid" "I wanted to do a little more, so I filled the snickerdoodles with caramel, American... [more]
posted by jeather to FanFare on Oct 22 at 8:04 AM
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Bring back Jason Sudekis for Biden. He would nail it. [view]
posted by museum of fire ants to FanFare on Oct 25 at 6:49 AM
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I noticed that in the Giuliani scene, Sacha Baron Cohen's costume was the best in the whole film, including blue contact lenses, which really changed his face! And the most realistic of all the wigs. They really made him look like a different person, I guess because he needed to pass the closest scrutiny to be able to get that close with all of... [more]
posted by nouvelle-personne to FanFare on Oct 24 at 9:26 AM
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One my favorite bits of meta cruft from this movie has to be the quote from Jackson Browne about the use of the song These Days: " Jackson Browne, who wrote and played guitar on the song "These Days" used in the film, forgot he had given permission for the song to be used until he saw the film. He described this in an interview,... [more]
posted by Carillon to FanFare on Oct 20 at 10:52 AM
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Jeanise was awesome. It sort of makes sense that professional babysitter would be equipped to deal with SBC-style antics. [view]
posted by paper chromatographologist to FanFare on Oct 24 at 3:08 AM
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The thing that bugged me was Burnham's "that's impossible, the federation is forever" bit, when in her time the federation was less than a century old. A more logical reaction might have been "holy shit, the federation lasted for 800 years? that rules!" honestly it'd be like if a US Civil War veteran had traveled to the TNG... [more]
posted by Jon_Evil to FanFare on Oct 22 at 6:27 PM
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That one fight in the corridor utterly cracks me up. I know it's the era and everything, but I can't help laughing at the fight blocking. "MallWorld" is such a great term for these sets! I like all the emotional beats and the basic storyline, and Cromwell is so great at being deceptive and superior, but for me there's such a sour note... [more]
posted by kitten kaboodle to FanFare on Oct 23 at 12:01 PM
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The African tourism sketch was weird as hell, but you can kind of throw it on the pile of confusing, icky sketches from this era of the show where, A), white women (especially blondes) are the most privileged, awful people in the world... At least this time the women weren't hypocritical, clueless feminists. Ursula Hitler, I mean this... [more]
posted by nayantara to FanFare on Oct 26 at 4:57 PM
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There's an intense melancholy imbued throughout this film, one that I can breathe in and feel in every fiber of my being inside-out, like a lungful of nitrous. There's so much of this film that's about the Past-you, Present-you and Future-you coming to terms with eachother and the expectations, hopes, failures, and disappointments of each version... [more]
posted by ApathyGirl to FanFare on Oct 20 at 2:37 PM
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(It's worth remembering the first rule of soap opera and fantastical fiction: If you don't see the corpse, they're definitely not dead. Even if you do see the corpse, they're probably not dead. Even if they're dead, they might not be dead). [view]
posted by Grangousier to FanFare on Oct 20 at 10:49 AM
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Oh, I'm so happy you put this up, because my fandom, let me show you it! I first saw this by myself and mentioned how much I loved it to my usual movie-going friend, who was like, "I love it too!" so we went a couple times to the theatre, but we knew it wouldn't last long, and it didn't. It eventually moved up to a derelict second-run... [more]
posted by kitten kaboodle to FanFare on Oct 25 at 2:08 PM
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I was extremely pleased to see in the credits that the official credited name of the character was Ensign Hazmat [view]
posted by DoctorFedora to FanFare on Oct 23 at 2:59 PM
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So when I finished watching it last week I was kind of let down. Many of the objections y'all have raised, plus some others - like, I get the gimmick of the framing story, but the wedding happens at most seven years after the most recent events Jamie is describing (given same-sex civil unions were legalised in Vermont in 2000). Seven years... [more]
posted by Athanassiel to FanFare on Oct 19 at 11:41 PM
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I got distracted during the big finale with the hope that Christina, still immortal, would somehow get banished via that smoke-column onto the Moon, where she'd be trapped in perpetual freezing asphyxiation. Years later, she's aware from afar of Neil and Buzz showing up, but even an immortal needs air to, like, get up and walk around, so... [more]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil to FanFare on Oct 20 at 6:34 AM
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That bit at the end where the tractor beam lifted them out of the ice, and they were all 'what should we do?', when the answer was obviously 'open a channel', I haven't spent any time at Starfleet academy, shouldn't they be quicker at this stuff than me? Who is Lt Rhys? [view]
posted by biffa to FanFare on Oct 23 at 12:06 PM
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And yeah I mean as much as I liked the _point_ of that bit of the story - a little Jett / Stamets / Culber action - seriously? The thing that apparently was the episode tech macguffin, once it's replaced woo baby we're cookin' with gas, and nobody manages to stop the guy who's leaking blood from unusual orifices from crawling into a jeffries tube... [more]
posted by Kyol to FanFare on Oct 23 at 9:11 AM
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That bit at the end where the tractor beam lifted them out of the ice, and they were all 'what should we do?', when the answer was obviously 'open a channel', I haven't spent any time at Starfleet academy, shouldn't they be quicker at this stuff than me? I literally shouted OPEN A CHANNEL!! at the screen. Sheesh. [view]
posted by oneirodynia to FanFare on Oct 23 at 5:05 PM
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Does anyone else feel that they're omitting parts of the baking process this season? Like Hermine's showstopper tart -- I'm assuming she made the macarons on top. I feel like we'd usually see that process, plus it's an opportunity for the show to add drama by discussing the added level of difficulty. Where did that weird topping for the raspberry... [more]
posted by Rora to FanFare on Oct 24 at 11:49 AM
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They ought to bring back Jason Sudeikis's Joe Biden. He was my favorite Biden. The spirit of Chase's Gerald Ford inhabited that Biden. [view]
posted by Stanczyk to FanFare on Oct 25 at 1:20 PM
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Pretty much peak trek, I still remember flipping out when the Klingons decloaked. Stands up very well on rewatch, lots of talk and just a little bit of action at the end to get the blood going. The good guys save the day by outmaneuvering the baddies and making a peaceful resolution to the standoff the best option for everyone. Trek idealism at... [more]
posted by skewed to FanFare on Oct 21 at 3:11 PM
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