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Movie: Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

[TRAILER] Sue Ellen Crandell (Christina Applegate) is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's (Concetta Tomei) summer-long absence. While the babysitter (Eda Reiss Merin) looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the Crandells short on cash. Sue Ellen finds a sweet job in fashion by lying about her age and experience on her résumé. But, while her siblings run wild, she discovers the downside of adulthood. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 6, 2023 - 13 comments

Movie: The Man Who Invented Christmas

In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in "A Christmas Carol," forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 14, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: A Beautiful Mind

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 8, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Sound of Music

Maria (Julie Andrews), a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of widowed naval captain Georg von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) who has seven children. The free-spirited young woman brings a new love of life and music into the home. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 30, 2022 - 27 comments

Movie: Up

Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), a 78-year-old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But curmudgeonly Carl's worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 12, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: National Treasure

A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Oct 24, 2020 - 7 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: STARCRASH  Rewatch   Season 11, Ep 6

Re-rewatch! Stella Starr and her platonic space wizard friend Akton are on the run from the space police, until they aren't, given a reprieve if they go find Space Emperor Christopher Plummer's son, David Hasselhoff. Along the way they meet a robot with a Texas accent, space amazons and their giant lady robot guardian, stop motion androids, a frozen planet, a traitorous crewman, space cavemen, trooper-carrying space torpedoes, and the evil Count Zarth Arn. An imfamously silly movie, but still fun, there's always something going on. Previously - Also previously [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 5, 2020 - 9 comments

Movie: Knives Out

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over on Nov 23, 2019 - 190 comments

Movie: All the Money in the World

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.
posted by ellieBOA on Mar 24, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Syriana

A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 19, 2018 - 2 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: STARCRASH  Season 11, Ep 6

"From a vast and distant galaxy... a Space Adventure for all Time!" Clothes-adverse, redundantly-named smuggler Stella Star, her Magic Space Friend Akton, and Robo-Yosemite Sam are called by Emperor Plummer to his grand Starship Kitbash, to entrust them with the search for both a huge space weapon and his lost young Prince Hasselhoff, from among the haunted theme worlds of the colored-bulb cosmos. Some people really like this movie (Better than Star Wars?) but you can't deny it's remarkably ridiculous, even by this show's standards. It's even had its own MeFi post! Also unusual for MST3K is an exceptionally high-powered cameo, by Joel's friend Jerry Seinfeld, as investor Freak Masterstroke. And of considerable interest to MSTies is the fact that former Brains Bill Corbett, Mary Jo Pehl and Paul Chaplin helped write this one! Episode 1106 is available for viewing on Netflix. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 17, 2017 - 25 comments

Movie: The Night of the Generals

In 1942, a Polish prostitute is murdered in Warsaw. Suspicion falls on three generals, and Major Grau of German Intelligence seeks justice despite the ongoing atrocities committed during WWII. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 17, 2016 - 0 comments

Movie: The Insider

Michael Mann party! [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Aug 17, 2014 - 6 comments

The Insider, dir. Michael Mann, 1999

Sometime next weekend (August 16 or 17), I will be raving on FanFare about Michael Mann's "The Insider," which was released 15 years ago this autumn. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Aug 8, 2014 - 3 comments

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