When young Josh Waitzkin's parents discover he is a chess prodigy after he picks it up by watching games played in the park, his father hires chess coach Bruce Pandolfini who is searching for the next Bobby Fischer. [more inside]
Derry Girls: Season Two Season 2, Ep 0
Derry Girls is a sitcom created by Northern Irish playwright Lisa McGee for Britain’s Channel 4, about teenage travails set in the 90s against the backdrop of the Troubles. It follows the misadventures of four teenage girls (and a male British cousin also attending their Catholic school) facing the everyday challenges of growing up against the backdrop of sectarian conflict. Series 2 trailer! [more inside]
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]
Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five shillings. Father asks son if it is true; when the lad denies it, Arthur risks fortune, health, domestic peace, and Catherine's prospects to pursue justice. [more inside]
Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10 p.m. that same night. [more inside]
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. [more inside]
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. [more inside]
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg. [more inside]
A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him. [more inside]
The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. [more inside]
An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance. [more inside]
A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. [more inside]
A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. [more inside]
Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss. [more inside]
A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members. [more inside]
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. [more inside]
The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation. [more inside]
A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved. Vertigo, it ain't. [more inside]
Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor. [more inside]
When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house. [more inside]
Truth, not handled. [more inside]
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. [more inside]
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. [more inside]
In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land. [more inside]
That'll do, pig. [more inside]
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite. [more inside]
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives. [more inside]
A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way. [more inside]
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and their professional lives. [more inside]
Gone Home is a narrative/exploration game from The Fullbright Company. You play as a young woman who arrives one rainy night at her family's recently inherited home, where nobody appears to be around. By finding notes, letters, and other items around the house, you learn what your mother, father, and younger sister, Samantha, have been up to in your absence.
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]
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: The Verdict Season 1, Ep 10
The jury reaches its decision, and not everyone agrees with it.
The Dream Team goes across the country to acquire the Mark Fuhrman tapes.
Months into the trial, cut off from their families, society and the media, the jurors grow stir crazy and start becoming unlikely targets for the prosecution and the defense. Meanwhile, the country gets an introduction to the science of DNA evidence.
Does the glove fit?
Tensions rise as the defense starts taking aims at racial implications in the case, and as Marcia faces an ongoing divorce and negative representation in the media.
The trial begins.
An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers. Patrick Swayze (R.I.P., buddy) still had it, Keanu Reeves was yet to become a caricature of himself, and it was impossible at the time to imagine that someone in 2015 would think a remake would be a good idea. 100% pure adrenaline. [more inside]
A young man, his wife, and his incompetent case worker travel across country to find his birth parents. [more inside]
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. [more inside]
A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C. [more inside]
In P.T. Anderson's directorial debut, professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine. [more inside]
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. Fortunately, there are two sequels. [more inside]
As jury selection gets underway, the entrance of Johnnie Cochran adds an interesting energy to the case.
Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them. [more inside]
An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob. [more inside]
Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, at time when Quentin Tarantino was still cool, George Clooney wasn't an established star, and Danny Trejo was just "oh yeah that guy!" Bloody mayhem ensues. [more inside]
Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. [more inside]
A lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend. His target, rejects him, with bad consequences, but not before creepy karaoke, awkward family game nights, and other hijinks ensue. Relatively early appearances of Jack Black, Owen Wilson, and Bob Odenkirk, among others. [more inside]
Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead. Normally inanimate objects talk, sing and dance as the bookish Belle falls in love with her hairy, hunch-backed captor, spurning her beau and his incredibly thick neck. [more inside]
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