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Special Event: 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs 🏒 - Second Round

The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs kicks off tonight! The two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning take on the best team in the regular season, the Florida Panthers. The Battle of Florida is a repeat of last year's opening round, which featured some incredibly entertaining hockey. In the west, the heavily favoured Colorado Avalanche take on the St. Louis Blues, who won it all just a few years ago. Tomorrow night, the Carolina Hurricanes and their deep squad host the New York Rangers and the best goalie of the regular season, Igor Shesterkin. And in the final game, the first playoff Battle of Alberta since 1991 will be crazy; the Calgary Flames and the best line in hockey take on the Edmonton Oilers, who happen to have the best player in the sport, Connor McDavid.
posted by Superilla to FanFare on May 17 at 2:25 PM
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Movie: Until the End of the World

Set in 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash with some bank robbers, who enlist her help to take the money to a drop in Paris. On the way she runs into another fugitive from the law Dr. Farber, an American who is being chased by the CIA. They want to confiscate a device his father invented which allows anyone to record their dreams and visions. On the run they travel the globe from Berlin to Lisbon to Moscow to Tokyo, ending up in Australia at his father's research facility, where they hope to play back the recordings Farber captured for his blind mother.
posted by rikschell to FanFare on May 22 at 8:52 AM
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Movie: Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

"Decades since their successful television series was canceled, Chip has succumbed to a life of suburban domesticity as an insurance salesman. Dale, meanwhile, has had CGI surgery and works the nostalgia convention circuit, desperate to relive his glory days. When a former cast mate mysteriously disappears, Chip and Dale must repair their broken friendship and take on their Rescue Rangers detective personas once again to save their friend's life."
posted by Pronoiac to FanFare on May 20 at 7:53 PM
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Book: All Boys Aren't blue

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys.
posted by johnofjack to FanFare on May 19 at 5:13 PM
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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Children of the Comet

While racing against time to save a planet somewhere beyond Antares, Spock and Uhura discover the diplomatic power of music.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil to FanFare on May 12 at 6:24 AM
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Movie: Everything Everywhere All at Once

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.
posted by BlahLaLa to FanFare on Apr 1 at 7:58 AM
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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Ghosts of Illyria

A mysterious disease sheds some light on a couple of the crew.
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on May 19 at 5:24 AM
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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Strange New Worlds

[Series premiere] Captain Christopher Pike and the crew of the USS Enterprise--NCC-1701, no bloody A, B, C, or D, or NX for that matter--reunite (or meet for the first time, depending) after the events of season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery, and immediately deal with the fallout of a First Contact situation gone horribly wrong.
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on May 5 at 7:27 AM
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Barry: ronny/lily

An encounter that Barry never could have predicted has surprising effects.
posted by filthy light thief to FanFare on Apr 29, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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Movie: The General

After being rejected by the Confederate military, not realizing it was due to his crucial civilian role, an engineer must single-handedly recapture his beloved locomotive after it is seized by Union spies and return it through ene...
posted by Carillon to FanFare on May 20 at 12:10 AM
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Set Up

Jake is wrong, and who could have predicted that there would be consequences for his actions? Despite unwanted support from those who would try to make those consequences disappear?
posted by brainwane to FanFare on Aug 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM
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Movie: An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn

Lulu Danger's unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called "An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only."
posted by ellieBOA to FanFare on Oct 20, 2018 at 7:00 AM
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The Time Traveler's Wife: Episode 1

In the clearing behind her home, six-year-old Clare Abshire encounters 36-year-old time traveler Henry DeTamble for the first time. Fourteen years later, an unexpected reunion at the library gives Henry the opportunity to meet Clare.
posted by oh yeah! to FanFare on May 15 at 6:59 PM
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Movie: The Lost City

A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure. Full of 80s adventure movie tropes, a glitter jumpsuit and Daniel Radcliffe proving he is both a silly actor and a serious one.
posted by fiercekitten to FanFare on Mar 31 at 7:56 AM
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Saturday Night Live: Natasha Lyonne / Japanese Breakfast

Season finale.
posted by rhizome to FanFare on May 22 at 1:22 AM
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Book: The Chosen and the Beautiful

Immigrant. Socialite. Magician. Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society—she has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age. She’s also queer and Asian, a Vietnamese adoptee treated as an exotic attraction by her peers, while the most important doors remain closed to her. But the world is full of wonders: infernal pacts and dazzling illusions, lost ghosts and elemental mysteries. In all paper is fire, and Jordan can burn the cut paper heart out of a man. She just has to learn how. The Chosen and the Beautiful reinvents this classic of the American canon as a coming-of-age story full of magic, mystery, and glittering excess, and introduces a major new literary voice.
posted by rednikki to FanFare on May 15 at 8:13 AM
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Electric Utilities

This week (episode taped on 5/14)... Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. was elected President of the Philippines as was feared in the previous episode, Norway presents a severely WTF entry to Eurovision. Alabama bans the use of hormones and puberity blockers to treat transgender patients under the age of 19, making it a felony punishable by 10 years in prison, a bill signed by Governor Kay Ivey. And Now: The Delightful Delight Of Allison Hammond. Main story: electric utilities: the incredible amount of power their wield, how weakly they can be regulated, and the damage that can do, which has resulted both in the creation of spurious and badly-managed projects in order to charge more on bills in profit, and in them attacking community-led solar projects that threaten their bottom line. In the end, John Oliver is killed by Reddy Kilowatt. On YouTube (24 minutes).
posted by JHarris to FanFare on May 18 at 4:35 AM
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Hacks: Hacks - Season 2

The dark mentorship between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) and her young, entitled writer Ava (Hannah Einbinder) continues to evolve as the two travel across the country workshopping Deborah’s new stand-up act.
posted by thecaddy to FanFare on May 13 at 11:16 AM
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Barry: The Truth Has a Ring to It

Barry works with Gene to get into character; Sally embraces her truth; Fuches goes on a mission.
posted by rhizome to FanFare on May 5, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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Barry: limonada

Barry learns the extent of Gene's storied Hollywood history; Cristobal and Hank face a major setback when Cristobal's father-in-law, Fernando, unexpectedly arrives in Los Angeles looking to take out the Chechens and bring Cristobal home.
posted by ellieBOA to FanFare on May 2 at 12:37 PM
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So far what I've been most impressed with is that both episodes have been absurd reverse-triple-gainer-double-twist writing stunts that turned out amazing. First Episode: Paramount: So tell us about the story. Akiva Goldsman: So you know that speech at the end of The Day the Earth Stood Still? Paramount: Sure. AG: It all... [more]
posted by The Tensor to FanFare on May 17 at 3:10 PM
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Captain’s Log: we have arrived at Ontario Place. [view]
posted by sixswitch to FanFare on May 19 at 4:03 PM
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The casting of Kim’s mom was ::chef’s kiss:: Kim & Saul’s relationship contains multitudes—law partners, accomplices, lovers, enablers—but…. well, we were all wondering why they got married last season, especially after that montage that sped us forward and they seemed more like roommates. So I was really touched by Saul’s delight and joy at... [more]
posted by emkelley to FanFare on May 17 at 6:43 AM
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I also thought the cubicle-hotel-style bunkroom for junior personnel was interesting. I don't recall ever seeing anything like that on a Starfleet ship previously. That's where the low-ranking main characters of Lower Decks sleep. [view]
posted by The Tensor to FanFare on May 20 at 12:01 AM
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I guess we knew Kim is from Nebraska already? So I was the only one who raised an eyebrow when the shot of the car pulling away at the end of the cold open focused on Kim's Mom's car's Nebraska plate I guess. I think there's a theme in the Young Kim scenes we've been shown that connects to her choices in this season that hasn't been touched on... [more]
posted by dry white toast to FanFare on May 20 at 11:32 AM
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I don’t know. I like the show okay, but all these backstories seem (1) a bit much and (2) wildly implausible. We’re three episodes in and we’ve got a captain who glimpsed his future and believes he will die horribly not many years from now, a first officer who lied about her heritage to illegally join Starfleet, a chief medical officer who keeps... [more]
posted by Pater Aletheias to FanFare on May 20 at 5:00 AM
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If it means anything, I went back and watched the DISCO episode where Pike takes over Lorca's office. Lorca kept a bowl of fortune cookies on his desk. Pike finds the last fortune paper, which reads: Not every cage is a prison, nor every loss eternal. Get it? Cage? [view]
posted by bartleby to FanFare on May 18 at 2:32 PM
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I've seen it twice and picked up so much more of the stuff I only caught a whiff of in the first viewing. Then I sought out a metafilter post about it. It's my favorite movie. Flat out. No contest. It's a sci-fi movie where superheros save the multiverse. It's a dramatic movie about a multi-generation immigrant family dealing with financial,... [more]
posted by AlSweigart to FanFare on Apr 20 at 10:18 AM
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I think we need a spin-off (comic book, maybe?) where Howard, instead of "going to rehab" and returning to lawyer life slightly bruised after D-Day, instead vows his revenge on Jimmy. Each story would be set in the Breaking Bad timeline and show an elaborate scheme (Howard trying to emulate Jimmy/Kim) failing so spectacularly that Jimmy... [more]
posted by mikepop to FanFare on May 18 at 11:09 AM
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I finally got to see this. I disagree with the point above that Joy's disaffection wasn't earned. One of the scenes that hit me hard was early on when Evelyn ran out to stop Joy from leaving and what she wanted to say turned into "You need to stop eating so much." I could hear that she was saying "I love you*" in the only... [more]
posted by Karmakaze to FanFare on May 17 at 6:44 AM
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The plot in this episode is held together with chewing gum and baling wire, but it's still head and shoulders above almost any Discovery episode. The beauty of the episodic structure is that you can have a less than perfectly crafted story, and not have to suffer through it for an entire season. [view]
posted by fairmettle to FanFare on May 20 at 9:32 PM
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What was sweet and funny about it? Because it showed that her mom loved her and supported her after all, in her own way. A mama lion teaching her baby how to hunt. A baby lion growing her teeth in. Hmm, I did not get that feeling at all, especially after rewatching. Kim's not happy driving away in the car with her mom. It's not... [more]
posted by oneirodynia to FanFare on May 17 at 5:25 PM
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Holy shit, what a bunch of undisciplined, unprofessional, regulation transgressing fuck-ups. Starting with at the top: Pike should never have put his away team in such obvious peril over such a low-stakes mission. And all the way down to the crew’s pathetic implementation of lockdown protocols. No wonder the Federation tolerated Kirk’s bullshit; he... [more]
posted by 1970s Antihero to FanFare on May 19 at 6:02 AM
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I don't know what it is but I'm not really into this season so far. It's good, but... something seems off. Like all the pieces are too siloed off from each other, and I also think the D-Day plot has been way too obtuse. I also think the show got a little too cute with the office decor. [view]
posted by rhymedirective to FanFare on May 17 at 8:39 AM
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You got away with it! I'm proud of you!" It was such a sweet and funny scene. I have to say, “sweet and funny” was…not exactly my take on the opening scene with Kim and her mother. “Twisted, sad, and bordering on neglect if not outright abuse” is more like it. What was sweet and funny about it? [view]
posted by holborne to FanFare on May 17 at 1:41 PM
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I read at least one blogger saying: please see this in the theater, it's amazing. So I deployed my P100 respirator and my carbon dioxide monitor and watched a pre-noon showing of this (like 10 people in the theater) so I could go see my first in-theater movie in 2 years while minimizing COVID risk. I laughed, I cried. I can tell I'm gonna watch... [more]
posted by brainwane to FanFare on Apr 28 at 4:26 AM
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I knew she was gonna pull an "In the Pale Moonlight" as soon as she said "Computer" B) I appreciate that this show didn't draw out these character reveals across the whole season. The story scene with the daughter had a tinge of the same melancholy as DS9: "The Visitor" imo. [view]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil to FanFare on May 19 at 6:06 PM
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The casting of Kim’s mom was ::chef’s kiss:: Oh my god, she captured Kim's mannerisms so well that I had to double check it wasn't Rhea Seehorn in crazy makeup. The doubling of Howard's meticulous espresso with Cliff's vending machine slop was also really beautiful to watch. The more we learn about the Howard swindle the more... [more]
posted by uncleozzy to FanFare on May 17 at 8:36 AM
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Big Uhura episode (more about her personal life than we've gotten in canon in the last fifty-six or so years) I know Nichelle Nichols’ health is failing and that she’s retired from public life, but I do hope she’s happy with how STNW and specifically Celia Gooding are treating Uhura. [view]
posted by nathan_teske to FanFare on May 12 at 4:24 PM
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Seconding the Southern stuff being a turnoff. I saw this about three days after the Tiki-Torch Riot in Charlottesville, as a new Buster Keaton fan, and I REALLY had a problem seeing him carry the Stars-and-Bars in that scene towards the end, to the point that it ruined the whole film for me. [view]
posted by EmpressCallipygos to FanFare on May 20 at 4:15 AM
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