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Book: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Cory Doctorow's gonzo science-fiction story of a post-scarcity future where "ad-hoc" worker collectives have taken over various parts of Disney World and compete for whuffie, the reputation-based currency.
posted by adamrice on Apr 10, 2024 - 1 comment

Movie: Tangled

[TRAILER] When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 15, 2024 - 7 comments

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: "We Find Out the Truth, Sort Of"  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 7

Percy makes a stand, Grover has a *very bad day* and Annabeth displays previously hidden gifts. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Jan 24, 2024 - 4 comments

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: "We Take a Zebra to Vegas"  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 6

Percy Dreamwalks, Annabeth and Percy bicker 'like an old married couple', and Grover finds, then loses (?) something. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Jan 17, 2024 - 1 comment

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: "A God Buys Us Cheeseburgers"  Season 1, Ep 5

The Quest continues with a mild (?) diversion ... a mini questlette ? [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Jan 13, 2024 - 5 comments

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: "I Plunge to My Death"  Season 1, Ep 4

Percy, Annabeth, and Grover continue their quest Westward on a train. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Jan 13, 2024 - 0 comments

Echo: Maya  Season 1, Ep 5

Inside to avoid spoilers. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 10, 2024 - 6 comments

Echo: Taloa  Season 1, Ep 4

Inside to avoid spoilers. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 10, 2024 - 3 comments

Echo: Tuklo  Season 1, Ep 3

Inside to avoid spoilers. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 10, 2024 - 2 comments

Echo: Lowak  Season 1, Ep 2

Inside to avoid spoilers. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 10, 2024 - 3 comments

Echo: Chafa  Season 1, Ep 1

Young Maya Lopez leaves her hometown of Tamaha, Oklahoma following her mother's death and moves to New York City, where Wilson Fisk raises her to be a ruthless assassin.
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 10, 2024 - 10 comments

What If...?: What if… Iron Man Crashed Into the Grandmaster?  Season 2, Ep 4

Here we have the 'missing' episode from season 1 that was the source of the Gamora we met in What If…The Watcher Broke His Oath? [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Dec 25, 2023 - 9 comments

Movie: Crater

After the death of his father, a boy growing up on a lunar mining colony takes a trip to explore a legendary crater, along with his four best friends, prior to being permanently relocated to another planet. [more inside]
posted by 2N2222 on Sep 18, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Haunted Mansion (2023)

A physician and single mother, Gabbie (Rosario Dawson), hires a New Orleans ghost tour guide, Ben (LaKeith Stanfield); a psychic medium, Harriet (Tiffany Haddish); a Catholic priest, Father Kent (Owen Wilson); and a Tulane University professor of history, Bruce (Danny DeVito); to help exorcise her newly purchased mansion, after discovering it is inhabited by a great many ghosts… some of whom enjoy hitchhiking, the sea, and hatchet-throwing.
posted by edithkeeler on Jul 28, 2023 - 5 comments

Secret Invasion: Beloved  Season 1, Ep 4

Fury must make some hard sacrifices.
posted by ellieBOA on Jul 12, 2023 - 34 comments

Secret Invasion: Betrayed  Season 1, Ep 3

Fury uncovers a rebel Skull plot.
posted by ellieBOA on Jul 5, 2023 - 22 comments

Secret Invasion: Resurrection   Season 1, Ep 1

Nick Fury learns of a clandestine invasion of Earth by Skrulls [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 21, 2023 - 37 comments

The Muppets Mayhem: Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

Follow the Muppets’ very own house band, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, in their first-ever solo series as they attempt to record their very first album. Under the direction of Nora, a driven junior A&R executive tasked with managing and wrangling the mayhem that is The Electric Mayhem Band, the old-school Muppet band comes face to face with the current-day music scene as they try to finally go platinum. Streaming on Disney+ [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jun 5, 2023 - 13 comments

American Born Chinese: Full Season One  Season 1, Ep 0

Jin Wang is an average teenager balancing high school and home life. When he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle with Chinese mythological gods. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on May 25, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: The Rocketeer

In the 1930s, a stunt pilot comes across a prototype jetpack that gives him the ability to fly. However, evil forces of the world also want this jetpack at any cost. [more inside]
posted by mark k on Mar 13, 2023 - 18 comments

The Owl House: The Owl House Season 3 (Full Season)  Season 3, Ep 0

Luz and friends do their best to wrap it all up in 3 episodes! [more inside]
posted by Acari on Jan 23, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: Strange World

[TRAILER] A journey deep into an uncharted and treacherous land, where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades: a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest, and by far most crucial, mission. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 2, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: Disenchanted

Disillusioned with life in the city, feeling out of place in suburbia, and frustrated that her happily ever after hasn't been so easy to find, Giselle (Amy Adams) turns to the magic of Andalasia for help. Accidentally transforming the entire town into a real-life fairy tale and placing her family's future happiness in jeopardy, she must race against time to reverse the spell and determine what happily ever after truly means to her and her family. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 18, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The nation of Wakanda is pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of their king T'Challa. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 10, 2022 - 55 comments

Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

This is the first animated Disney movie (1937). How have movies changed in 85 years? Bechdel, for example, wasn't even born until 1960. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Nov 8, 2022 - 14 comments

Movie: Song of the South

Uncle Remus draws upon his tales of Br'er Rabbit to help little Johnny deal with his confusion over his parents' separation as well as his new life on the plantation. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 1, 2022 - 17 comments

Atlanta: The Goof Who Sat by the Door  Season 4, Ep 8

An in-depth look at the making of the American classic A Goofy Movie. [more inside]
posted by skoosh on Oct 28, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Monsters University

A look at the relationship between Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P. "Sully" Sullivan (John Goodman) during their days at Monsters University, when they weren't necessarily the best of friends. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 20, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The checkered past of Capt. Jack Sparrow catches up to him when he encounters Angelica (Penélope Cruz), a beautiful pirate that Jack once loved then left. Angelica forces him to accompany her to the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the notorious Blackbeard (Ian McShane). Accompanied by a zombie crew, the trio sets sail to find the legendary Fountain of Youth. However, Jack's rival, Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), also seeks the fountain, as does a ship from Spain. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

When ghostly pirate Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) comes to collect a blood debt, Capt. Jack Sparrow must find a way to avoid his fate lest his soul be damned for all time. Nevertheless, the wily ghost manages to interrupt the wedding plans of Jack's friends Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Frozen II

Elsa the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel) has an extraordinary gift -- the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom -- an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Frozen

When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter's cold grip. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) arrives at Port Royal in the Caribbean without a ship or crew. His timing is inopportune, however, because later that evening the town is besieged by a pirate ship. The pirates kidnap the governor's daughter, Elizabeth (Keira Knightley), who's in possession of a valuable coin that is linked to a curse that has transformed the pirates into the undead. A gallant blacksmith (Orlando Bloom) in love with Elizabeth allies with Sparrow in pursuit of the pirates. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 12, 2022 - 18 comments

Movie: Hercules

Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, hotheaded villain Hades, who's plotting to take over Mount Olympus! [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 11, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Hocus Pocus 2

Three young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world. [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over on Oct 7, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: A Bug's Life

Flik (Dave Foley) is an inventive ant who is always messing things up for his colony. His latest mishap was destroying the food stores that were supposed to be used to pay off grasshopper Hopper (Kevin Spacey). Now the strong-arming insect is demanding that the ants gather double the food -- or face annihilation. To avert disaster, Flik goes on a journey to recruit fighters to defend the colony. When he meets a band of high-flying circus insects, he thinks he's found his salvation. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 4, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: Toy Story 2

Woody (Tom Hanks) is stolen from his home by toy dealer Al McWhiggin (Wayne Knight), leaving Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the rest of the gang to try to rescue him. But when Woody discovers that he's actually a valuable collectible from a once-popular television show called "Woody's Roundup" and is reunited with his horse Bullseye, Jessie the yodeling cowgirl (Joan Cusack) and his faithful sidekick, Stinky Pete the Prospector (Kelsey Grammer), he doesn't want to leave. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 3, 2022 - 4 comments

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: The Retreat  Season 1, Ep 7

Jen visits Blonsky's wellness retreat, meets new friends and gets in touch with her inner She-Hulk.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 29, 2022 - 46 comments

Movie: Brave

Merida (Kelly Macdonald), the impetuous but courageous daughter of Scottish King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), is a skilled archer who wants to carve out her own path in life. Her defiance of an age-old tradition angers the Highland lords and leads to chaos in the kingdom. Merida seeks help from an eccentric witch (Julie Walters), who grants her an ill-fated wish. Now, Merida must discover the true meaning of courage and undo a beastly curse before it's too late. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 27, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Finding Nemo

Nemo (Alexander Gould), an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin (Albert Brooks) and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more along the way. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 14, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Toy Story 3

With their beloved Andy preparing to leave for college, Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack), and the rest of the toys find themselves headed for the attic but mistakenly wind up on the curb with the trash. Woody's quick thinking saves the gang, but all but Woody end up being donated to a day-care center. Unfortunately, the uncontrollable kids do not play nice, so Woody and the gang make plans for a great escape. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 12, 2022 - 8 comments

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: The People vs. Emil Blonsky  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 3

Jen and friends battle legal proceedings and a Light Elf from Asgard, as Emil Blonsky and his better eighths plead his innocence, with the help of the Sorcerer Supreme.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 1, 2022 - 44 comments

Movie: Monsters, Inc.

Monsters Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) is one of its top scarers. Sullivan is a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns. His scare assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster. Visiting from the human world is Boo (Mary Gibbs), a tiny girl who goes where no human has ever gone before. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 26, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: The Lion King

A Disney animated film that follows the adventures of the young lion Simba (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), the heir of his father, Mufasa (James Earl Jones). Simba's wicked uncle, Scar (Jeremy Irons), plots to usurp Mufasa's throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. But Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed. Simba returns as an adult (Matthew Broderick) to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon (Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 23, 2022 - 17 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: Ratatouille

Remy (Patton Oswalt), a resident of Paris, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate. He would love to become a chef so he can create and enjoy culinary masterpieces to his heart's delight. The only problem is, Remy is a rat. When he winds up in the sewer beneath one of Paris' finest restaurants, the rodent gourmet finds himself ideally placed to realize his dream. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 11, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

"Decades since their successful television series was canceled, Chip has succumbed to a life of suburban domesticity as an insurance salesman. Dale, meanwhile, has had CGI surgery and works the nostalgia convention circuit, desperate to relive his glory days. When a former cast mate mysteriously disappears, Chip and Dale must repair their broken friendship and take on their Rescue Rangers detective personas once again to save their friend's life." [more inside]
posted by Pronoiac on May 20, 2022 - 19 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Tickets  Season 9, Ep 4

This week (well, two weeks ago): Russias continuing invasion of Ukraine. In the US, the furor over Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill targeting educators, and Disney's contributions to state legislators who support it. And Now: Jim Cramer Presents Grounds For Divorce (expressing many times his wife's love for Wendy's Baconator hamburger). Main story: the market for event tickets, and the many ways it screws over ticket buyers, from the huge market share and hidden fees of Ticketmaster, to the resale market that allows people to buy up huge numbers of tickets and then, in possession of a near-monopoly, flipping those to fans at a large upcharge. On YouTube (20 minutes).
posted by JHarris on Mar 28, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Turning Red

A 13-year-old girl named Mei Lee turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited. (IMDB)
posted by Countess Elena on Mar 11, 2022 - 24 comments

Movie: Encanto

The tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family's last hope.
posted by jenfullmoon on Nov 28, 2021 - 44 comments

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