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Movie: Roman Holiday

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 15, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Singin' in the Rain

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 11, 2018 - 24 comments

Movie: The Lavender Hill Mob

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 3, 2018 - 5 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Thank You and Good Night  Season 1, Ep 8

In the Season One finale, Midge and Susie deal with the repercussions of Midge's off-script takedown of a famous comedian. With tensions still high at the Weissman household, Rose makes some bold changes. Midge and Joel reunite for Ethan's birthday party.
posted by A4 on Nov 30, 2017 - 20 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Put That on Your Plate!  Season 1, Ep 7

With Susie's help, Midge hones her act at the Gaslight. Abe surprises the women with a dinner guest, sending Rose into an emotional spiral. Working towards a promotion, Joel conjures up a new plan. Midge stirs up controversy after meeting a big-time comedian.
posted by A4 on Nov 30, 2017 - 7 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Mrs. X at the Gaslight  Season 1, Ep 6

Midge finds a different kind of audience to perform for, much to Susie's chagrin. Abe gets offered the experience of a lifetime. The Weissmans come together for a family dinner. Susie finally shows off her management skills.
posted by A4 on Nov 30, 2017 - 3 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Doink  Season 1, Ep 5

Midge dives into a new line of work and makes some quirky friends along the way. Susie continues her emphatic quest to keep Midge's career moving forward, but gets hit with a couple setbacks. Both Midge and Joel experience the downsides of their new lifestyles.
posted by A4 on Nov 30, 2017 - 7 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: The Disappointment of the Dionne Quintuplets  Season 1, Ep 4

Midge begins to move on from her once perfect life. Susie shows Midge the ropes while going on a tour of New York comedy clubs. Rose takes a bit too much pleasure in Midge's new living arrangements
posted by A4 on Nov 30, 2017 - 4 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Because You Left  Season 1, Ep 3

After another arrest, Midge finds herself in legal trouble, forcing her to rely on Susie's street smarts. Abe approaches Moishe with an interesting proposition. Lenny Bruce offers some unconventional inspiration for Midge's act.<
posted by A4 on Nov 30, 2017 - 4 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Ya Shivu v Bolshom Dome Na Kholme  Season 1, Ep 2

Midge's life is in a tailspin in the wake of Joel leaving. Midge and Joel's parents butt heads while trying to keep their family together. Susie pushes Midge to get back on stage and find her voice.
posted by A4 on Nov 30, 2017 - 6 comments

Movie: My Favorite Year

A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 24, 2014 - 8 comments

My Favorite Year

My Favorite Year is a 1983 comedy/drama about a young writer's experience, during one week, on the set of a variety/comedy live TV show. It starred Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna, Bill Macy, and more in an ensemble cast. Directed by Richard Benjamin. Are people interested in planning a viewing, and discussion of, "My Favorite Year"? [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 7, 2014 - 12 comments

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