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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

Movie: Badlands

An impressionable teen girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend go on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 16, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Twilight's Last Gleaming

A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 15, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: The Duellists

A duel between two feuding Napoleonic officers eventually evolves into a decades-long series of duels, after each bout - for various reasons - ends unresolved. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 14, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Sorcerer

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 13, 2016 - 5 comments

Movie: Paper Moon

During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 12, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 11, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Across 110th Street

Two New York City cops go after amateur crooks who are trying to rip off the Mafia and start a gang war. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 10, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Dersu Uzala

The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 9, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Murder by Death

Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 8, 2016 - 13 comments

Movie: The Friends of Eddie Coyle

After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 7, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: A Bridge Too Far

Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 6, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Westworld

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 5, 2016 - 25 comments

Movie: Foxy Brown

A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 4, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: The Sting

In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 3, 2016 - 16 comments

Movie: The Last Detail

Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 2, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Young Frankenstein

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, travels to his family's home country and discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 1, 2016 - 22 comments

Movie: The Long Goodbye

Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 6, 2016 - 2 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #16 Why Is Mason Reese Crying?

For Jonathan Goldstein, YouTube offers endless nostalgia, but he always finds himself returning to the same subject - a precocious child actor from the early 70's named Mason Reese. And then a few months ago, new clips of Reese began popping up on YouTube. What's more, they appeared to be uploaded by Reese himself. Jonathan sets out to discover why - and why now, after 40 years.
posted by radioamy on Mar 19, 2015 - 14 comments

THE SPIRIT OF '79

We talked about it, and considering the success and good run of the Spirit Of 99 Club, why not a Spirit Of 1979 club? Eh? Eh? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jan 30, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: The Hoax

In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 20, 2014 - 17 comments

Easy riders, kvelling MeFites

I'm wondering if there is appetite for a series on films (especially the lesser-known films) made by the American auteurs of the 1960's and 1970's: Altman, Kubrick, Rafelson, Friedkin, et al. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Aug 3, 2014 - 3 comments

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