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Mystery Science Theater 3000: TEEN-AGE CRIME WAVE  Season 5, Ep 22

"Out of the sidewalk jungle... the shocking drama of today's teenage terror!" Back then there were fewer people, so you only needed two teens to make a crime wave. These particular ones terrorize a farming family. They all go out for a fun day trip to the Griffith Park Observatory. I don't remember this one really well, but the word on the web is that it's kind of an underrated classic, possibly ignored because it only came out on DVD fairly recently. I also hear it's slow going for the first part. Contains the Mace Mousse and "Doughy Guy" sketches, and Frank dressed as Doughy Man at the end. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered January 15, 1994. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Sep 22, 2016 - 6 comments

Gotham: Better to Reign in Hell  Season 3, Ep 1

Stop the presses! Gotham is back! Jim hunts bounties and fist fights with a Trent Reznor impersonator. Barbara gets into club management and chews some scenery. Fish is back, and she's got an army. The Penguin and Riddler discuss the food chain. Butch wears his heart on his sleeve, Cat feeds some pigeons, Bruce calls a board meeting, Ivy goes for a swim. And, introducing, Vicki Vale - ace reporter. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 20, 2016 - 5 comments

Movie: Hell or High Water

Two brothers (Chris Pine, Ben Foster) rob small-town banks in Texas. Two Rangers (Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham) pursue them. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Sep 14, 2016 - 13 comments

Movie: War Dogs

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz (Miles Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill), who worked their way up the ladder of Pentagon contracts to land a $300 million contract to arm America's allies in Afghanistan. [Trailer #1, Trailer #2] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 30, 2016 - 8 comments

O.J.: Made in America: Part 3: Rockingham  Season 1, Ep 3

The police arrived at the condo on Bundy Drive at 4:25 a.m. on June 13th, 1994. It was a gruesome murder scene, clearly the result of a violent confrontation that had left two people dead - one of whom, they'd quickly discover, was the estranged wife of O.J. Simpson. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Jul 5, 2016 - 3 comments

O.J.: Made in America: Part 2: Lack of Community Involvement  Season 1, Ep 2

There was never one Los Angeles, California. There were always two. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Jun 28, 2016 - 7 comments

Gomorrah: Season One  Season 1, Ep 1

Gomorrah is a television crime drama series set in the suburbs of Naples focusing on the bloody feuding of organised crime syndicates operated by the Camorra. Unlike the Sicilian Mafia the Camorra crime families do not have a hierarchicial structure, instead they vie among themselves for control of the narcotic supply chain and for vital dealing territories in Naples. Set largely in the notorious Neapolitan suburb of Scampia (home to the catastrophic, yet brutally picturesque, social housing project the Vele di Scampia) Gomorrah is based on true-life events and is notable for the relentless pace of its compelling plot, rich character development, and complete lack of sympathetic protagonists. This last feature is no surprise to those familiar with the show's provenance. Roberto Saviano, who wrote the series' eponymous non-fiction polemic exposing the staggering depravity of the Camorra and their depressing reach into every corner of Italian society, has lived in hiding since the book's publication and is one of the series' executive producers. [more inside]
posted by Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez on Jun 24, 2016 - 8 comments

O.J.: Made in America: Part 1: U.S.C. Culture  Season 1, Ep 1

To many observers, the story of the crime of the century is a story that began the night Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were brutally murdered outside her Brentwood condominium. But as the first episode of "O.J.: Made in America" lays bare, to truly grasp the significance of what happened not just that night, but the epic chronicle to follow, one has to travel back to points in time long before that. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Jun 23, 2016 - 6 comments

Podcast: Criminal: Episode 43: 39 Shots

In 1979 a peaceful protest by Communist workers in Greensboro NC turned into a massacre by the Klan. The police were nowhere to be found. This episode examines the incident and the investigation of who was ultimately to blame. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on May 23, 2016 - 0 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: SWAMP DIAMONDS  Season 5, Ep 3

aka Swamp Women. "Branded Women! Notorious Women! Scarlet Women! SWAMP WOMEN!" "Deadlier Than the MALE!" An undercover policewoman helps other women escape from prison in the hopes they'll lead her to stolen loot. With short What to Do on a Date: A shy kid asks a girl out for a date, and they have the best time that could be depicted on-screen in 1950s America: they go to a "scavanger sale." Another of MST's best shorts, a case, like with Mr. B Natural and War of the Colossal Beast, where the short overwhelms the movie. One source claims Swamp Women was the first movie Roger Corman directed, but IMDB lists four movies he directed the year before. It's a fairly typical lurid early Corman movie, with lots of talking and padding. Corman himself is still alive and active, and although he hasn't directed in a while, he's still producing: he produced Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf just last year. YouTube (1h32m) - Rough cut - Unriffed - Trailer. Premiered July 31, 1993. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 28, 2016 - 5 comments

Movie: Darkman

A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Apr 26, 2016 - 17 comments

Movie: Night Moves

Los Angeles private detective Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter and he stumbles upon a case of murder and artifact smuggling. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 20, 2016 - 2 comments

Gotham: Into the Woods  Season 2, Ep 17

Penguin cooks two roasts. Nygma reconnects with an old flame. Selina gets a coat mended. Bruce makes it rain. Barbara gets a hug. Alfred makes breakfast. It's winter time in Gotham, which I'm nearly positive isn't foreshadowing of any sort.
posted by codacorolla on Apr 11, 2016 - 2 comments

iZombie: Reflections of the Way Liv Used to Be  Season 2, Ep 17

Liv and Detective Babineaux are investigating the murder of Bailey Barker, a type-A, ambitious, hyper-competitive and driven student near the top of her class. After consuming Bailey’s brain we see Liv become very much like the girl she was before becoming a zombie. Meanwhile, things seem to be going from bad to worse for Major, and Blaine reaches out to Ravi for help.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Apr 8, 2016 - 7 comments

iZombie: Pour Some Sugar, Zombie  Season 2, Ep 16

Liv consumes the brain of a recently murdered stripper and uncovers some extremely useful information. Meanwhile, Blaine isn’t quite himself lately, and Ravi makes a startling discovery. Lastly, Major and Ravi are helping Peyton move back in with Liv when she receives a surprising phone call.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 30, 2016 - 7 comments

Happy Valley: You're barely scraping by in this troubled town  Season 2, Ep 0

Happy Valley's second season is a six episode series where the Calder Valley police force is tracking a serial with the detectives getting many assists from Cawood and the new police officer on the force. Personal life and crime collide once again for Cawood as she continues to deal with the fallout from season one.
posted by CMcG on Mar 29, 2016 - 5 comments

Gotham: Prisoners  Season 2, Ep 16

Penguin enjoys some anachronistic familial bonding. Jim catches a bit of classical musical thee-ate-or. Bullock reaches out for help from a retiree. Several people get whacked on the noggin'. We get a pretty nice matte shot of Gotham at a distance. A rug gets ruined. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Mar 28, 2016 - 5 comments

Happy Valley: Where the only thing that's pretty is the thought of getting out  Season 1, Ep 0

The BBC One Six-Part Series can also be found on as "Netflix Original" in the US. The series follows the chaotic life of police sergeant Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) set in the Calder Valley as she investigates crime and deals with the fallout from a traumatic loss.
posted by CMcG on Mar 28, 2016 - 11 comments

iZombie: He Blinded Me with Science  Season 2, Ep 15

While investigating the murder of a research scientist who was recently demoted at her job, Liv and Detective Babineaux are shocked to learn where she had been employed. Meanwhile, Blaine pays Ravi a visit at the morgue, and Liv discovers something new about Drake.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 23, 2016 - 14 comments

Daredevil: A Cold Day in Hell's Kitchen  Season 2, Ep 13

In the season finale, Daredevil is backed into the ultimate showdown for his own life--and the future of Hell's Kitchen.
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 20, 2016 - 42 comments

Daredevil: The Dark at the End of the Tunnel  Season 2, Ep 12

Daredevil goes underground to save an old friend. Karen follows a dangerous lead. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 20, 2016 - 16 comments

Daredevil: .380  Season 2, Ep 11

The Punisher's war continues, and so does the body count in Hell's Kitchen. Murdock tries to finish what the DA started. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 20, 2016 - 6 comments

Daredevil: The Man in the Box  Season 2, Ep 10

Murdock and Foggy get caught in the crossfire of the Punisher's revenge. Karen and Murdock dig for the truth in very different ways. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 20, 2016 - 8 comments

Daredevil: Seven Minutes in Heaven  Season 2, Ep 9

Castle gets an offer he can't refuse. Foggy and Murdock question the future of their firm, but Karen won't give up so easily. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 20, 2016 - 14 comments

Daredevil: Guilty as Sin  Season 2, Ep 8

As the firm's trial spins out of control, a figure from Murdock's past returns to deliver shocking revelations about the future of Hell's Kitchen. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 20, 2016 - 17 comments

Daredevil: Semper Fidelis  Season 2, Ep 7

Murdock and Foggy take on the DA in the trial of the century, but their client refuses to play along. Murdock struggles to balance his dual identities.
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 19, 2016 - 15 comments

Daredevil: Regrets Only  Season 2, Ep 6

A lethal foe returns with a vengeance, Foggy and Murdock risk the firm to ensure justice, and Karen sees a different side of the Punisher. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 19, 2016 - 17 comments

Daredevil: Kinbaku  Season 2, Ep 5

A former lover arrives in Hell's Kitchen and turns Murdock's world upside down. Karen digs for the truth about the Punisher.
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 19, 2016 - 20 comments

Daredevil: Penny and Dime  Season 2, Ep 4

Karen uncovers shocking facts about the Punisher, who finds himself hunted by a powerful force in Hell's Kitchen. Daredevil ponders his next moves.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 19, 2016 - 22 comments

Daredevil: New York's Finest  Season 2, Ep 3

Trapped face-to-face with the Punisher, Daredevil wrestles with the morality of vigilante justice. Meanwhile, Foggy and Karen work to save the firm.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 19, 2016 - 26 comments

Daredevil: Dogs to a Gunfight  Season 2, Ep 2

As Murdock recovers from an attack, Foggy and Karen fight to protect their new client from both the law and the Kitchen’s newest vigilante.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 18, 2016 - 13 comments

Daredevil: Bang  Season 2, Ep 1

In the void left by Fisk’s removal, a new threat to Hell’s Kitchen emerges. Murdock and Foggy take on a client with a questionable past.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 18, 2016 - 31 comments

Movie: Blood Simple.

A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 11, 2016 - 10 comments

Gotham: A Dead Man Feels No Cold  Season 2, Ep 13

Mr. Freeze gives the GCPD the cold shoulder and perfects his ice fishing. Penguin tries out the Oculus Rift. Dr. Strange expands upon his collection. Gordon does some good police work. Bruce gets in some kickboxing. Altogether there are fewer cold-related puns than the Schumacher film, but a much better fit for the suit. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Mar 7, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Witness

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 5, 2016 - 6 comments

Movie: Manhunter

Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 3, 2016 - 5 comments

Gotham: Mr. Freeze  Season 2, Ep 12

A fortunately named man of German descent goes around conducting research which probably hasn't gotten IRB approval. Jim Gordon regrets a decision. Penguin talks to a shrink. A bold rehabilitation program takes an interest in the work of a promising young scientist. Butch and Tabitha reconnect. The X-Files are dead, and Gotham is back! [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Mar 1, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: Point Break

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]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 29, 2016 - 10 comments

Movie: Run Lola Run

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 27, 2016 - 29 comments

Movie: D.O.A.

Frank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why. Full movie on YouTube found here. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 26, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Jackie Brown

A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 8, 2016 - 22 comments

Luther: Episode #4.1  Season 4, Ep 1

While on a leave of absence, Luther is suddenly dragged back into his former life in London to battle the demons of his past and to stop a cannibal serial killer. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Dec 23, 2015 - 9 comments

Gotham: A Bitter Pill to Swallow  Season 2, Ep 9

Penguin and Riddler, best of friends. Singing together, killing a lot. Beeeest friiiiends foreeeeever. Also, rockabilly & Portland flavor hipster assassin, Jim Gordon learns an important lesson, Bruce Broods Baroquely Before Becoming Batman.
posted by codacorolla on Nov 16, 2015 - 9 comments

Gotham: Mommy's Little Monster  Season 2, Ep 7

Selina faces a disappointment, Bruce makes googly eyes, Nygma solves a puzzle. Penguin organizes a flash mob, Gavlan twirls his mustache and Gordon begins to piece it together.
posted by codacorolla on Nov 3, 2015 - 7 comments

Gotham: By Fire  Season 2, Ep 6

Butch gets a hand, Firefly gets an origin story, Nygma leaves Ms. Kringle breathless. Jim and Bullock do the buddy cop thing once again, Bruce takes a punch, Galavant schemes as usual.
posted by codacorolla on Oct 26, 2015 - 9 comments

Movie: Sicario

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. [more inside]
posted by starman on Oct 17, 2015 - 16 comments

Gotham: The Last Laugh  Season 2, Ep 3

Things start to go full Burton in Gotham City. Theo has a plan for Jerome and Barbara. Bruce takes in a magic show. Alfred makes a friend. Jim and Bullock pursue their investigation into the new crazier breed of crime in Gotham. And it looks like the crazy is spreading.
posted by codacorolla on Oct 5, 2015 - 15 comments

Rosewood: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

In the premiere of this drama following a brilliant private pathologist who helps the Miami police department solve its toughest investigations—whether they want his input or not—Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. tackles a case that hits close to home, and teams up with maverick detective Annalise Villa for the first time.
posted by cashman on Sep 25, 2015 - 6 comments

Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Damned if You Do  Season 2, Ep 1

We come back to Gotham to find young bruce playing safe cracker, Gordon playing traffic cop, and Penguin playing mob boss. Barbara goes to jail, Nigma starts to crack, Zsasz gives a haircut, and Bullock tends bar. Plus... some sort of shadowy group of shadowy assassins with devious plans for Arkham's finest! Duh duh duh! [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 22, 2015 - 10 comments

Movie: Double Indemnity

This film-noir stars Fred MacMurray as an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck as a housewife who wishes her husband were dead, and Edward G. Robinson as a claims adjuster whose job is to find phony claims. The term "double indemnity" refers to a clause in certain life insurance policies that doubles the payout in cases when death is caused while riding a railway or other public transport means. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 25, 2015 - 16 comments

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