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Movie: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 28, 2018 - 15 comments

Movie: Glory

Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 27, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: The Outsiders

The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 26, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Scarface

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 25, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Willow

A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 24, 2018 - 26 comments

Movie: Looker

Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and starts investigating. What he uncovers are the mysterious - and perhaps murderous - activities of a high-tech computer company called Digital Matrix. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 23, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Reds

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 22, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Big

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 21, 2018 - 17 comments

Movie: Something Wild

A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 20, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Batman

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 19, 2018 - 33 comments

Movie: The Monster Squad

A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 18, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Paris Is Burning

“Gay people -Men- gather together under one roof and decide to have a competition amongst themselves: BALLS. This movie is about the ball circuit, and the gay people that’s involved in it, and how each person’s life brought them to this circuit.” Filmed over seven years, Paris Is Burning is Jennie Livingston’s legendary documentary about gay ball culture in New York City in the 1980s.
posted by Going To Maine on Apr 17, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Sid and Nancy

The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 17, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: UHF

An unemployed visionary becomes the manager of a local public station. The station becomes a success, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 16, 2018 - 26 comments

Movie: WarGames

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 15, 2018 - 16 comments

Movie: Raising Arizona

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 14, 2018 - 16 comments

Movie: Hellraiser

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 13, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Predator

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 12, 2018 - 29 comments

Hap and Leonard: Monsoon Mambo  Season 3, Ep 6

Hap and Leonard can't let go.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Apr 12, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: The Natural

An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary baseball player with almost divine talent. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 11, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 10, 2018 - 39 comments

Movie: Scanners

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 9, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Little Shop of Horrors

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 8, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: Threads

Documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England, and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 7, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Brewster's Millions

A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars in thirty days in order to inherit three hundred million dollars. There's a catch however: he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Apr 7, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: The Evil Dead

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 6, 2018 - 4 comments

Hap and Leonard: Mambo #5  Season 3, Ep 5

A brutal confrontation with the Klan ends in blood, but Hap still refuses to leave Grovetown until they've found Florida Grange.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Apr 6, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Big Trouble in Little China

An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 5, 2018 - 31 comments

Movie: Heavy Metal

A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 4, 2018 - 29 comments

Movie: Highlander

There can only be one. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 3, 2018 - 32 comments

Movie: Hoosiers

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 2, 2018 - 6 comments

Hap and Leonard: Senorita Mambo  Season 3, Ep 4

On the run from the Klan, Hap and Leonard find evidence that points to a terrifying fate for Florida Grange.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Apr 1, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Strange Brew

Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 1, 2018 - 12 comments

Wild Wild Country full series  Season 1, Ep 0

In 1981, controversial guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (who later in life went by Osho) moved his ashram of followers from India to a 65,000 acre ranch in rural Oregon. Known for his teachings of free love and open marriage, his fleet of Rolls Royce cars, and his collection of diamond-encrusted watches, the guru, his confrontational personal secretary, and his followers quickly drew the ire of local Oregonians over their plans to turn the commune into an actual city. Over four years, tensions escalated rapidly, leading to the arming of the commune, plots to murder elected officials, busing in hordes of homeless people to overwhelm election voting, and the largest bio-terrorism attack on U.S. soil. [Note: this is meant as a full series thread for the 6-part Netflix series, which IMDB for some reason is listing as only a two hour movie.] [more inside]
posted by dnash on Mar 28, 2018 - 13 comments

Hap and Leonard: T-Bone Mambo   Season 3, Ep 3

Haunted by visions of Florida Grange, Hap encounters an unusual young woman who may know the truth.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 25, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: American Psycho

A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 18, 2018 - 30 comments

Hap and Leonard: Ho-Ho Mambo  Season 3, Ep 2

After a rude welcome to Grovetown, Hap and Leonard meet the local authorities, including a lawman with balls the size of churchbells. Christmas Ants are on the march.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 15, 2018 - 1 comment

Hap and Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo  Season 3, Ep 1

When Leonard gets arrested for burning down the crackhouse next door (again), police detective Marvin Hanson makes a deal with Hap: he'll free Leonard, but only if our heroes take a trip to nearby Grovetown to find a missing person. Grovetown is a Klan stronghold where it's said a legendary bluesman once met the Devil on a dark night. Some say the Devil never left.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 10, 2018 - 1 comment

Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo  Season 2, Ep 0

In the East Texas of the late 1980s, two rough and tumble ne'er-do-wells with hearts of gold try and fail to stay out of trouble. An action-comedy/mystery that's deeper than you expect and funny as hell. All episodes on Netflix. (So is Season 1, but you don't need to watch it to enjoy this.) [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 10, 2018 - 0 comments

Hap and Leonard: Holy Mojo   Season 2, Ep 3

Grisly new evidence leads Hap and Leonard on a wild goose chase across town. The guys' passions flare, threatening to derail the investigation.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 30, 2017 - 0 comments

Hap and Leonard: Ticking Mojo  Season 2, Ep 2

Hap and Florida scheme to free Leonard from a dire situation. Odd clues bring Hap and Leonard to a cryptic person of interest in the case.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 23, 2017 - 1 comment

Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo  Season 2, Ep 1

In the East Texas of the late 1980s, two rough and tumble ne'er-do-wells with hearts of gold try and fail to stay out of trouble. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 16, 2017 - 1 comment

Movie: Coming to America

An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 31, 2016 - 12 comments

Movie: Blue Velvet

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 30, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: The Dark Crystal

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 29, 2016 - 21 comments

Movie: Airplane!

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 28, 2016 - 23 comments

Movie: Used Cars

When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 27, 2016 - 11 comments

Movie: The Hit

Two hit men pick up ex-gangster Willie to escort him back to Paris to face his betrayed colleagues. The road trip suffers from complications. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 26, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. When the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 25, 2016 - 16 comments

Movie: Das Boot

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 24, 2016 - 10 comments

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