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American Horror Story: The Lady in White   Season 9, Ep 7

In which Brooke and Donna make a new friend, Montana finds an old friend, and two faces we haven't seen around these parts in a while make a welcome return, one of them in maybe the worst wig this show has ever produced (which is saying a lot, if we're being honest).
posted by kittens for breakfast on Oct 31, 2019 - 2 comments

American Horror Story: Episode 100  Season 9, Ep 6

A Very Special Episode in which many random people are gruesomely murdered, Billy Idol is teased for a future appearance (seriously, do not let me down here), and a man is possessed by Satan after apparently stroking out on the toilet; so, actually, a Pretty Much Normal Episode of AHS.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Oct 24, 2019 - 1 comment

American Horror Story: Red Dawn  Season 9, Ep 5

The massacre at Camp Redwood reaches a bloody apex as everybody goes spectacularly homicidal...-er. Good times!
posted by kittens for breakfast on Oct 17, 2019 - 2 comments

American Horror Story: True Killers  Season 9, Ep 4

Metal.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Oct 10, 2019 - 0 comments

American Horror Story: Slashdance  Season 9, Ep 3

No one is what they seem! Chet falls in a hole. Ray is a dick.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Oct 3, 2019 - 1 comment

American Horror Story: Mr. Jingles   Season 9, Ep 2

Mr. Jingles makes a bloody return to Camp Redwood, but he's not the only killer in the woods. Brooke shares a gruesome tale of her past with new friend Montana. A dark bargain is struck. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Sep 26, 2019 - 3 comments

American Horror Story: Camp Redwood   Season 9, Ep 1

1984. A group of LA residents leave town to take summer jobs as counselors at Camp Redwood, apparently without ever having watched a Friday the 13th movie.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Sep 19, 2019 - 7 comments

Movie: Blinded by the Light

In 1987 Luton, in Thatcher's Britain, confronted by National Front racists on the streets and a stressed, angry father at home, a British Asian teenager learns to live his own life, get a new perspective on his Pakistani immigrant family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen. Directed and co-written by Gurinder Chadha (known for Bend It Like Beckham), with music by legendary Indian composer and film score creator A.R. Rahman. Inspired by a true story. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Aug 17, 2019 - 9 comments

Book: America Is Not the Heart

How many lives fit in a lifetime? When Hero De Vera arrives in America–haunted by the political upheaval in the Philippines and disowned by her parents–she’s already on her third. Her uncle gives her a fresh start in the Bay Area, and he doesn’t ask about her past. His younger wife knows enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. But their daughter–the first American-born daughter in the family–can’t resist asking Hero about her damaged hands. (Penguin Random House blurb) Elaine Castillo's debut novel, and well-regarded, from Kirkus Reviews to Bustle. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 16, 2019 - 4 comments

The Little Drummer Girl: Full Miniseries  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 1

Based on John le Carré’s best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name and directed by visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook, The Little Drummer Girl weaves a suspenseful and explosive story of espionage and high-stakes international intrigue. Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie, a fiery actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker while on holiday in Greece. It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz. Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties. AMC [more inside]
posted by myotahapea on Jan 28, 2019 - 13 comments

Any interest in overthinking 'The Little Drummer Girl'?

This question refers specifically to the recent miniseries adaptation of the 1983 John le Carré novel of the same name. [more inside]
posted by myotahapea on Dec 19, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Romania, 1987, the brutal Ceausescu communist regime is in place; birth control is illegal and abortion is a crime punishable by death. Gabita is almost five months into an unwanted pregnancy and in meek desperation turns to her friend and roommate, Otilia for help in organizing an illegal termination. Unfortunate circumstances force the two women to use an unwanted male abortionist, Bebe. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 7, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Platoon

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Oct 20, 2018 - 1 comment

Snowfall: You know I mean business  Season 2, Ep 0

Snowfall continues its riveting story about the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. Season two follows our ensemble of characters as they intersect and overlap within the mosaic of Los Angeles as we enter 1984, all of them working toward their ultimate goals of money, power and influence. [more inside]
posted by LizBoBiz on Sep 26, 2018 - 0 comments

Pose: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

In 1987 New York, Blanca Rodriguez pursues her dream of being a house mother and competing in the House Ballroom scene after a devastating medical diagnosis. Meanwhile, Damon Richards moves to New York with aspirations of joining a dance company. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Jun 5, 2018 - 9 comments

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 - 4 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 - 10 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 - 11 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 - 33 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 - 18 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 - 2 comments

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