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The Deuce: All You'll Be Eating is Cannibals  Season 2, Ep 5

Candy taps an unlikely co-producer. Bobby is on the wrong end of a raid. Big Mike cashes in on a hit. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Oct 9, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Over the Edge

The kids in the cookie-cutter suburb of New Grenada have been forgotten. Enduring a bored existence punctuated by drugs and petty crime, the restless teens seek release as tensions rise between their tribe and the various authority figures in their lives... until tragedy strikes, and the town explodes. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Oct 7, 2018 - 3 comments

The Deuce: What Big Ideas  Season 2, Ep 4

Ashley and Abby track down the identity of a young sex worker killed in a fire, collateral damage in the escalating mob war over the parlors. Vincent witnesses the brutal side of Rudy's operation. Alston educates the mayor's guy on why the raids he's planning won't turn up anything. Candy continues building on her Little Red Riding Hood vision. Larry makes his first moves into movies.
posted by dnash on Oct 2, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 31, 2018 - 14 comments

Movie: Day of the Animals

Animals attack. Seventies style! [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 30, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: MASH

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 29, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: Coma

When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 28, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Dog Day Afternoon

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 27, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Mean Streets

A small-time hood aspires to work his way up the ranks of a local mob. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 26, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Three Days of the Condor

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 25, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: Female Trouble

A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 24, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: The Jerk

An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 23, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: A Clockwork Orange

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 22, 2018 - 19 comments

Movie: Get Carter

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 21, 2018 - 5 comments

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. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 20, 2018 - 15 comments

Movie: The Ballad of Cable Hogue

A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 19, 2018 - 2 comments

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. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 18, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Shaft

Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 17, 2018 - 6 comments

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. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 16, 2018 - 3 comments

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. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 15, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Dirty Harry

When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 14, 2018 - 10 comments

Movie: Blazing Saddles

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 13, 2018 - 36 comments

Movie: Kelly's Heroes

A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure. [more inside]
posted by valkane on May 12, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: The Last Wave

A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 12, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: The Last Picture Show

In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 11, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: The Getaway

A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 10, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Sleuth

A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 9, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Assault on Precinct 13

An unlikely partnership between a Highway Patrol Officer, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend a defunct Los Angeles precinct office against a siege by a bloodthirsty street gang. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 8, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Apocalypse Now

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 7, 2018 - 19 comments

Movie: Bound for Glory

The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 6, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Logan's Run

An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 5, 2018 - 15 comments

Movie: Carrie

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 4, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 3, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: The Parallax View

The Parallax View, directed by Alan J. Pakula, stars Warren Beatty as a reporter who unearths evidence of a massive conspiracy to assassinate political figures, the work of the sinister Parallax Corporation. It’s part of a wave of similarly paranoid thrillers that swept through movie theaters in the 1970s in response to post-1968 disillusionment and the bona fide conspiracy of Watergate: Pakula’s All the President’s Men, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation, Sydney Pollack’s Three Days of the Condor, and many more. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Jul 21, 2017 - 10 comments

Movie: The French Connection

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. [more inside]
posted by valkane on May 6, 2016 - 8 comments

Movie: Cross of Iron

A squad of German soldiers fighting on the Eastern Front during WWII led by a battle-hardened sergeant fight to survive Soviet attacks and dogmatic commanders in a chaotic and lethal environment in this sympathetic portrayal of another side of the war not commonly portrayed in Hollywood film. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 30, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: The Omen

Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the anti-christ? The devil's own son? Full movie here on YouTube. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 29, 2016 - 10 comments

Movie: The Passenger

A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 28, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Marathon Man

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 27, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: The Boys from Brazil

A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich, culminating in a showdown in, of all places, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 26, 2016 - 11 comments

Movie: Thieves Like Us

Two convicts break out of Mississippi State Penitentiary in 1936 to join a third on a long spree of bank robbing, their special talent and claim to fame. The youngest of the three falls in love along the way with a girl met at their hideout, the older man is a happy professional criminal with a romance of his own, the third is a fast lover and hard drinker fond of his work. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 25, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Capricorn One

A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret... [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 24, 2016 - 11 comments

Movie: Le Cercle Rouge

After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 23, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: The Crazies

The military attempts to contain a manmade combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, as it overtakes a small Pennsylvania town. Movie here on YouTube [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 22, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Straw Dogs

A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 21, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Dick

The Internet Movie Database has the movie described as follows: "Story of two girls who wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon." Ah, but it's so much more. [more inside]
posted by raysmj on Apr 20, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: Night Moves

Los Angeles private detective Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter and he stumbles upon a case of murder and artifact smuggling. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 20, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 19, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 18, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Soylent Green

It's people. PEOPLE! [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 17, 2016 - 12 comments

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