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Movie: Missing

[TRAILER] In 1973, U.S. businessman Ed Horman (Jack Lemmon) arrives in Chile to look for his son, Charles (John Shea), a politically left-leaning journalist who disappeared during a military coup. Charles' wife, Beth (Sissy Spacek), has been looking for some time, but her requests for help from the U.S. consulate have thus far produced few results. As Ed and Beth try to figure out what really happened to Charles, Ed realizes that the American officials may know more than they're telling. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 5, 2024 - 7 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Chocolate  Season 10, Ep 15

This week, on Not-Bill-Maher.... Republicans choose Mike Johnson to be Speaker of the House. Argentina failed to elect a President last week, with one of the two front-runners being Javier Milei, a self-described "anarcho-capitalist," but described as John Oliver as "a lot," and "a politician who workshops his ideas with his four dog." (not a typo) And Now: Dagen McDowell Seems Like She Was A Fun Kid. Main story: Chocolate. And the show is up front: "Are you going to make this weird for me?" Yep. Because the great majority of farmers who grow cocoa do not share in the profits of this $140 billion dollar industry. 60% of cocoa comes from Ivory Coast and Ghana, where most farmers live in extreme poverty. (On Youtube, 23 minutes) And Now: Local Law Enforcement Agencies Go All Out With Their Halloween Safety PSAs. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Oct 30, 2023 - 5 comments

Book: Our Share of Night

Argentine writer Mariana Enríquez's first novel to be translated into English, Our Share of Night, is an epic horror story that traces a dangerous secret society of occultists across several generations from Argentina's 1970s dictatorship to the present day. [more inside]
posted by whir on May 1, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: History of the Occult

[TRAILER] Sixty Minutes Before Midnight, Argentina's most watched investigative journalism program is being taken off the air. The staff attempts to go out in a blaze of glory, exposing a conspiracy and linking the government to a obscure secret society. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 8, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Virus:32

A rapid spreading virus which transforms people into intelligent, ultra-violent, extra-fast zombified hunters. After each wave of attack by the monsters, they're left incapacitated for 32 seconds while they recover their strength. A new Argentinian film from director Gustavo Hernandez (La Casa Muda). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 22, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Luciferina

When a young nun's mother dies and father becomes ill, she returns home. Her sister, Angela, talks her into joining her and her friends for a mystical rite. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Mar 17, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: Zama

Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the king that will grant him a transfer from the town, in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate, and he must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to submissively accept every task entrusted to him by successive governors, who come and go as he stays behind. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Jan 2, 2020 - 2 comments

Book: The Vineyard at the End of the World

As wine connoisseurs know, Argentine wine was once famously bad. The grapes were overwatered, harvested in brutal heat, fermented in enormous cement pools, aged in antiquated oak vats, and then watered down and adulterated. The final product was industrial plonk, drinkable only on ice. But in 2001, a Cabernet Sauvignon / Malbec blend beat Napa and Bordeaux’s finest in a blind taste test. Suddenly, Argentina emerged as a premier wine region with a champion varietal―what best-selling author Benjamin Wallace calls “the humble Malbec.” How did this happen? [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Aug 24, 2019 - 2 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prescription drug marketing to doctors, the thin skin of Rafael Correa  Season 2, Ep 1

This week: US Congressman Aaron Schock redecorates his office with a Downton Abbey theme. Argentina President Cristina Fernández catches flack for affecting a stereotypical Chinese accent on Twitter. Radio Shack files for bankruptcy and Last Week Tonight prepared a farewell message (YouTube, 3m), on their behalf. The main story: "Prescription drugs. The only ovals that can bring people in the Seattle area joy anymore." Marketing to doctors. (YouTube, 17m) And Equador president Rafael Correa calls out social media users who insult him on national television. John Oliver, in a helpful gesture to help Correa thicken his skin, provides his official Twitter handle, @MashiRafael, so internet users can directly insult him. That's right everybody: Last Week Tonight is back.
posted by JHarris on Feb 10, 2015 - 11 comments

Archer: Three To Tango  Season 6, Ep 2

Archer and Lana have to extract their old adversary Conway Stern for the CIA.
posted by Small Dollar on Jan 16, 2015 - 8 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Argentina vs. Elliott Management and Native Advertising  Season 1, Ep 13

Uganda anti-gay law invalidated due to improper procedure. Obama comments on torture. The New York Port Authority sues local New York kitchenware maker Fishs Eddy. Argentina defaults on debts due to machinations of hedge fund Elliott Management. Newscasters telling you about the things that will kill you. And a look into "native advertising," or, ads made to look like news, presented in news contexts. Bonus: The resolution of last week's space sex gecko story.
posted by JHarris on Aug 4, 2014 - 13 comments

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