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Movie: I'm Totally Fine

Vanessa (Jillian Bell) embarks on a solo trip to clear her head after the death of her best friend Jennifer (Natalie Morales). But her self-care vacation takes a detour when she finds the recently departed Jennifer standing in her kitchen, claiming to be an extraterrestrial. Together, they spend the next 48 hours partying and reminiscing on better days. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 3, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: 1941

After Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, residents of California descend into a wild panic, afraid that they might be the next target. Among them are Wild Bill Kelso (John Belushi), a crazed National Guard pilot; Sgt. Frank Tree (Dan Aykroyd), a patriotic, straight-laced tank crew commander; Ward Douglas (Ned Beatty), a civilian willing to help with the American war effort at any cost; and Maj. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell (Robert Stack), who tries his hardest to maintain sanity amid the chaos. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 2, 2023 - 6 comments

The Simpsons: There's No Disgrace Like Home  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

Homer does what he can to change The Simpsons into the ideal family. [more inside]
posted by chinesefood on Feb 1, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: You People

Follows a new couple and their families, who find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing cultures, societal expectations and generational differences. [more inside]
posted by bearette on Feb 1, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Upstream

A down-and-out actor is coached by a fading star when he is offered a part in a play in London. One of dozens of director John Ford's silent films, this backstage comedy was thought lost until a complete copy turned up in New Zealand in 2009. Many of the plot elements are said to echo the real-life Barrymore acting dynasty. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 31, 2023 - 0 comments

Podcast: The Pod F. Tompkast: All Episodes

Welcome to the Pod F. Tompkast! When night descends on the internet, Paul F. Tompkins keeps watch over all their is, fueled by the music of Eban Schletter's pianoforte. Together, these two sentries ail unseen towards the shores of day, passing the time with comedy type ramblings and bitlets. [more inside]
posted by mark k on Jan 28, 2023 - 8 comments

The Simpsons: Homer's Odyssey  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3

Homer Simpson finds a new purpose in life when he starts advocating for a safer community. [more inside]
posted by chinesefood on Jan 25, 2023 - 9 comments

Book: Jeeves and the King of Clubs

Storm clouds loom over Europe. Treason is afoot in the highest social circles. The very security of the nation is in peril. Jeeves, it transpires, has long been an agent of British Intelligence, but now His Majesty's Government must turn to the one man who can help . . . Bertie Wooster. [more inside]
posted by DowBits on Jan 23, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Around the World in Eighty Days

[TRAILER] Victorian-era Englishman Phileas Fogg (David Niven) proclaims before his fellow members of a London gentleman's club that he can circumnavigate the globe in a mere 80 days, further boasting that he will bet the princely sum of 20,000 pounds on the success of his endeavor. With his stalwart manservant Passepartout (Cantinflas) alongside, he goes forth on his adventure, pursued by a dogged Police Inspector (Robert Newton) who suspects Fogg of chicanery. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 23, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: You Can't Take It with You

[TRAILER] Sweet-natured Alice Sycamore (Jean Arthur) falls for banker's son Tony Kirby (James Stewart). But when she invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage, Alice's peculiar extended family -- including philosophical grandfather Martin Vanderhof (Lionel Barrymore), hapless fledgling ballerina sister Essie (Ann Miller) and fireworks enthusiast father, Paul (Samuel S. Hinds) -- might be too eccentric for the staid Kirbys. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 23, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Sorry About the Demon

[TRAILER] What's worse than getting dumped? For Will, it's finding out that his new place is haunted. Now faced with a quarter-life crisis and a house full of spirits, Will must figure out how to make things right with his ex-girlfriend AND banish the sacrifice-seeking demon residing in his house. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 20, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

[TRAILER] Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper), a resident of small-town Vermont, leads a simple life until he inherits a vast fortune from a late uncle. Soon, unscrupulous lawyer John Cedar (Douglas Dumbrille) brings Deeds to New York City, where the unassuming heir is the object of much media attention. When wily reporter Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur) gains the trust and affection of Deeds, she uses her position to publish condescending articles about him -- but are her feelings for him really that shallow? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 19, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Lady for a Day

An aging New York City fruit seller named Apple Annie (May Robson) attempts to maintain an outrageous charade. Long separated from her daughter, Louise (Jean Parker), who has been raised in a Spanish convent, Annie has hidden her modest position in life by claiming in her letters to be an aristocrat. When Louise finally comes to visit, Annie enlists the help of local gangster Dave the Dude (Warren William) to pose as a Manhattan socialite, leading to antics aplenty. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 19, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Meet John Doe

[TRAILER] A penniless drifter (Gary Cooper) is recruited by an ambitious columnist (Barbara Stanwyck) to impersonate a non-existent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a social movement begins. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 19, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

[TRAILER] When the idealistic young Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) winds up appointed to the United States Senate, he gains the mentorship of Senator Joseph Paine (Claude Rains). However, Paine isn't as noble as his reputation would indicate, and he becomes involved in a scheme to discredit Smith, who wants to build a boys' campsite where a more lucrative project could go. Determined to stand up against Paine and his corrupt peers, Smith takes his case to the Senate floor. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 19, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: My Fair Lady

[TRAILER] Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond -- one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor (Jeremy Brett). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 18, 2023 - 9 comments

Movie: Driving Miss Daisy

[TRAILER] Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy), an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta, is determined to maintain her independence. However, when she crashes her car, her son, Boolie (Dan Aykroyd), arranges for her to have a chauffeur, an African-American driver named Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman). Daisy and Hoke's relationship gets off to a rocky start, but they gradually form a close friendship over the years, one that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 18, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: Vengeance

A journalist and podcaster from New York City travels to West Texas in order to report on the death of a girl he was hooking up with. Written, directed by, and starring B.J. Novak
posted by Mchelly on Jan 17, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

After her husband dies, Alice (Ellen Burstyn) and her son, Tommy, leave their small New Mexico town for California, where Alice hopes to make it as a singer. Money problems force them to settle in Arizona instead, where Alice takes a job as waitress in a small diner. She intends to stay in Arizona just long enough to make the money needed to head back out on the road, but her plans change when she begins to fall for a rancher named David (Kris Kristofferson). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 13, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: 48 Hrs.

Renegade cop Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) pulls bank robber Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) from a federal prison on a 48-hour leave to help him capture Hammond's old partner, Albert Ganz (James Remar). Having escaped from a prison work crew, Ganz is on a killing spree around San Francisco, on the trail of half a million dollars that went missing after one of his robberies. The cocky Reggie knows where the money is, but spars with the hotheaded Jack as he enjoys his temporary freedom. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 12, 2023 - 15 comments

Movie: M3gan

Brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Get Out's Allison Williams) suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, The Haunting of Hill House). Unsure and unprepared to be a parent, and under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair M3GAN, her new AI-powered doll/companion prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems--a decision that will have unimaginable consequences. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 12, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

Corinne Burns (Diane Lane) is a typical frustrated teenager living in a nowhere town until she catches punk band the Looters. Bewitched by the whole punk scene, she and her fledgling band, the Stains, join the tour, and in no time at all become media magnets. The band forms a rabid following of young girls, while Corrine begins a relationship with Looters singer Billy (Ray Winstone). As the Stains get bigger and bigger, however, Corinne's ambition gets the better of her. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 11, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: SLC Punk!

Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 11, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Billy Elliot

The life of 11-year-old Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell), a coal miner's son in Northern England, is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson. Before long, he finds himself in dance, demonstrating the kind of raw talent seldom seen by the class' exacting instructor, Mrs. Wilkinson. With a tart tongue and a never-ending stream of cigarettes in her hand, Mrs. Wilkinson's zest for teaching is revived when she sees Billy's potential. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 10, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: Harold and Maude

The young Harold (Bud Cort) lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude (Ruth Gordon) who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 10, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: Slap Shot

In the small New England town of Charlestown, the local mill is about to lay off 10,000 workers. The town's minor league hockey team, the Charlestown Chiefs, is doing no better. After years of failure, this will be the team's last season. Exasperated player and coach Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) lets the club's recent acquisitions, the Hanson Brothers, play. The brothers' actively violent and thuggish style of play excites the fans. Dunlop retools the team, using violence to draw big crowds. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 10, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: A Boy and His Dog

Vic (Don Johnson) is a libidinous 18-year-old traversing the post-apocalyptic desert of 2024, in the company of his telepathic dog, Blood. When the pair encounter an underground community, the leader's daughter, Quilla Holmes (Susanne Benton), seduces Vic into their fold, separating him from Blood, who's left to survive on his own. But once Vic discovers he's been lured there solely for mechanized procreation, he realizes he's doomed unless he can escape and rejoin Blood. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 10, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: Shampoo

Against the backdrop of Nixon's election to office, Beverly Hills hairdresser and notorious rake George Roundy (Warren Beatty) runs into trouble when his lascivious habits begin to clash with his more responsible business ambitions. Things get even more complex when Roundy asks his wealthy mistress, Felicia Karpf (Lee Grant), for a business loan, unaware that his best friend and ex-girlfriend, Jackie (Julie Christie), is sleeping with Karpf's husband, Lester (Jack Warden). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 10, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Snatch

Illegal boxing promoter Turkish (Jason Statham) convinces gangster Brick Top (Alan Ford) to offer bets on bare-knuckle boxer Mickey (Brad Pitt) at his bookie business. When Mickey does not throw his first fight as agreed, an infuriated Brick Top demands another match. Meanwhile, gangster Frankie Four Fingers (Benicio del Toro) comes to place a bet for a friend with Brick Top's bookies, as multiple criminals converge on a stolen diamond that Frankie has come to London to sell. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 10, 2023 - 11 comments

Movie: The Matador

Salesman Danny Wright (Greg Kinnear) is working through his shaky marriage and the untimely death of his child when he bumps into the similarly dispirited Julian Noble (Pierce Brosnan) in a Mexican dive bar. After they develop an unusual but meaningful bond, the brash Julian reveals that he is a contract killer, which doesn't bother Danny. Months later, a desperate Julian shows up at Danny's home and asks for a life-changing favor that truly puts their friendship to the test. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 9, 2023 - 9 comments

Movie: The Ninth Configuration

Col. Vincent Kane (Stacy Keach) is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw (Scott Wilson), a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 9, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: The Sweetest Thing

[TRAILER] When it comes to dating, Christina Walters (Cameron Diaz) has a golden rule: avoid searching for Mr. Right and focus on Mr. Right Now. That is until one night at a club when she unexpectedly meets Peter (Thomas Jane), only to see him suddenly disappear the next day. She and her best friend Courtney (Christina Applegate) decide to break the rules and go on a road trip to find him, encountering wild and hilarious misadventures along the way. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 6, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: Nowhere

[TRAILER] In Los Angeles, a colorful assortment of bohemians try to make sense of their intersecting lives. The moody Dark Smith (James Duval), his bisexual girlfriend (Rachel True), her lesbian lover (Kathleen Robertson) and their shy gay friend (Nathan Bexton) plan on attending the wildest party of the year. But they'll only make it if they can survive the drug trips, suicides, trysts, rapes, mutilations and alien abductions that occur as one surreal day unfolds. Featuring Christina Applegate as "Dingbat." [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 6, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Hotshot television anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) welcomes upstart reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) into the male-dominated world of 1970s broadcast news -- that is, until the talented female journalist begins to outshine Burgundy on air. Soon he grows jealous, begins a bitter feud with Veronica and eventually makes a vulgar slip on live TV that ruins his career. However, when an outrageous story breaks at the San Diego Zoo, Ron may get a chance to redeem himself. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 6, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: Kick-Ass

Using his love for comics as inspiration, teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) decides to reinvent himself as a superhero -- despite a complete lack of special powers. Dave dons a costume, dubs himself "Kick-Ass," and gets to work fighting crime. He joins forces with the father/daughter vigilante team of Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage) and Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz), then befriends another fledgling crime-fighter called Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), but a scheming mobster soon puts their alliance to the test. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 5, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: The In-Laws

Mild-mannered dentist Sheldon Kornpett (Alan Arkin) is uncomfortable with his daughter's marriage after meeting her future father-in-law, Vincent Ricardo (Peter Falk). Over dinner, Vince tells Sheldon about several of his intercontinental exploits, and Sheldon is concerned that Vince is not altogether what he seems. His suspicions are confirmed when Vince reveals that he's actually a CIA agent investigating an international counterfeiting plot, and that he will need Sheldon's help. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 5, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Let It Ride (1989)

An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day. [more inside]
posted by Marky on Jan 1, 2023 - 1 comment

Letterkenny: Entire Season  Season 11, Ep 1

Season 11. 6 Episodes. Released December 25, 2022. Pitter patter. [more inside]
posted by fizzix on Dec 29, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: Material

Cassim is a young Muslim man who works in his father's fabric shop in Johannesburg. However, Cassim wants to be a stand-up comedian, which his father disproves of. When he gets a gig at a local bar, he has to find a way of keeping... [more inside]
posted by Zumbador on Dec 25, 2022 - 0 comments

Movie: Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!

A scientist (Richard Beymer) links a psychic blind girl (Samantha Scully) to killer Ricky's (Bill Moseley) brain, mounted on top of his head. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 19, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2

The now-adult Ricky talks to a psychiatrist about how he became a murderer after his brother, Billy, died, which leads back to Mother Superior. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 19, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Fred Claus

Of the two Claus brothers, Fred (Vince Vaughn) is the troublemaker and polar opposite of his saintly sibling, Nicholas (Paul Giamatti). When Fred's criminal ways finally land him in big trouble, Nicholas bails him out and brings him to the North Pole to work off the debt by making toys. The headaches mount for St. Nick, who not only must deal with his troublemaking brother, but also an efficiency expert who has come to evaluate Santa's operation. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 14, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Four Christmases

When their plans for an exotic vacation fall apart, unmarried couple Brad (Vince Vaughn) and Kate (Reese Witherspoon) must spend Christmas Day trudging around to a quartet of family get-togethers. While Brad counts the hours till he can escape the onslaught of crazy relatives, Kate begins to wonder about her own choices and ponders whether her family members are so crazy after all [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 14, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner pals Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) have grown apart and found new friends. As each is busy making holiday preparations, a mysterious package mistakenly arrives on Kumar's doorstep. Unfortunately, Kumar's attempt to redirect the package to Harold goes up in smoke -- along with a prize Christmas tree belonging to Harold's father-in-law. The pair's journey across New York City to find a replacement tree threatens to blow Christmas Eve sky-high. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 14, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Jingle All the Way

Workaholic Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wants to make things up to his son, Jamie (Mannequin Skywalker), and wife, Liz (Rita Wilson). He promises to get Jamie the hottest toy of the season, Turbo-Man -- even though it's Christmas Eve and the toy is practically sold out. As Langston hunts down the elusive gift, he runs into mailman Myron (Sinbad), another father on the same quest. With the clock winding down, Langston's moral code is tested as he starts to learn the real meaning of Christmas. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 14, 2022 - 14 comments

Movie: A Christmas Story Christmas

Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) is now all grown up and must deal with Christmas and all that comes with it... as a dad. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 14, 2022 - 4 comments

Sort Of: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Starring Bilal Baig as Sabi Mehboob, a non-binary millennial trying to balance their roles as a child of Pakistani immigrant parents, a bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore and café, and a caregiver to the young children of a professional couple. Created by Baig and Fab Filippo. [more inside]
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide on Dec 12, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Tropic Thunder

[TRAILER] Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), pampered action superstar, sets out for Southeast Asia to take part in the biggest, most-expensive war movie produced, but soon after filming begins, he and his co-stars, Oscar-winner Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), comic Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black) and the rest of the crew, must become real soldiers when fighting breaks out in that part of the jungle. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 12, 2022 - 18 comments

Movie: Porky's

High school friends Pee Wee (Dan Monahan), Tommy (Wyatt Knight), Billy (Mark Herrier) and Mickey (Roger Wilson) want to lose their virginity. But when they're kicked out of a strip club after the owner, Porky (Chuck Mitchell), takes their money, they plot revenge. While they try to get back at him, they deal with other teen troubles, including Pee Wee's worries that his "equipment" is shrinking, their sexually opinionated gym teacher (Kim Cattrall) and a spy hole in the girl's locker room. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 12, 2022 - 22 comments

Movie: Judge Priest

Proud Confederate veteran Judge Priest (Will Rogers) presides over court in Fairfield, Kentucky in 1890 where Jeff Poindexter (Stepin Fetchit) is accused of chicken theft. Jeff is acquitted, thanks to the literal Confederate soldier being such a champion for tolerance, don'tyaknow. Heck, he's so nice, he even hires Jeff as a servant. There's more plot after that, mostly about who the judge's nephew is going to marry. Hattie McDaniel sings a lot. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 12, 2022 - 8 comments

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