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Movie: Thief

An ex-convict turned jewel thief attempts to build a normal family life and pull off "one last job." Starring James Caan as Frank, Tuesday Weld as Jessie, Willie Nelson as Okla, James Belushi as Barry, and Robert Prosky as Leo. Soundtrack by Tangerine Dream. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 25, 2018 - 1 comment

The Department of Time: Cambio de tiempo (Change of Time)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 13

Season Finale: After the defeat of the Spanish Armada along the English coast in 1588, King Philip II decides to break the Ministry rules (imposed by his great-grandmother Isabella) and travel back in time to so the Armada will win the battle. When the Ministry refuses to help, Philip takes over, discovering that he can not only travel into the past but the future as well. Julián, Alfonso and Amelia return to 2016 from a mission to find history has been drastically changed. Philip is now King of the World, and the King of Time. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 20, 2018 - 6 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: CARNIVAL MAGIC  Season 11, Ep 12

"Elvin Feltner Presents..." A two-bit magician at a one-bit carnival turns out to have the one thing that could make his act quasi-bearable, a sorta-talking chimpanzee. If animals could talk what would they say? According to this movie, absolutely nothing of interest. Beware guys, this movie is the closest we come in Season 11 to the abysmal category, the realm of Manos, Hobgoblins and Monster A-Go-Go. The carnival itself puts out some serious Pirates World vibes. In subplot news, Kinga reveals her diabolical plan to increase her ratings by marrying Jonah. Oh, and there's a guest appearance by someone you may have heard of: Mark Hamill. Episode 1112 is available on Netflix. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 28, 2017 - 35 comments

Movie: Evil Dead II

When friends Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell set out to turn their 1978 short Within the Woods into a full-length film on a shoestring budget, what they came up with was The Evil Dead; a nauseating film, sure, but also a thunderstorm in a bottle that managed to splice black comedy with innovative technique to make a hugely beloved cult horror mainstay. But how could anybody follow up such an apparent fluke with a sequel? Well, if you're Raimi and Campbell, you take another run at the same story, with the insanity turned up to 11, and in the process you practically invent a new genre of film.
posted by churl on Jul 28, 2015 - 11 comments

Movie: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits. (This is the second film for the Mad Max/George Miller Film Club here in FanFare. NOTE: There will be spoilers in this thread for ALL the Mad Max movies, including Fury Road.) [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 31, 2015 - 36 comments

Movie: My Dinner with Andre

This film depicts a conversation between Gregory and Shawn (not necessarily playing themselves) at Café des Artistes in New York. Based mostly on conversation, the two discuss experimental theatre, rebirth experiences, and the importance of electric blankets. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Mar 14, 2015 - 24 comments

Anyone up for a rewatch/discussion of the film, "My Dinner With Andre"?

I'd like to rewatch and discuss the 1981 film, My Dinner with Andre - but I don't want to do that if there are crickets. Are there crickets? This movie stars Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn, and was directed by Louis Malle. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Mar 4, 2015 - 20 comments

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