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Vinyl: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

In the pilot episode of Vinyl we meet Richie Finestra, head executive of the American Century record label. American Century appears to be failing, with a stable of increasingly irrelevant and mismatched artists who mostly produce flops. However, as Richie is on the brink of selling the business and making his exit, an unfortunate incident and a chance encounter with New York's burgeoning punk scene gives him reason to reconsider his career move and his sobriety. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Feb 16, 2016 - 16 comments

Movie: Mr. Nobody

A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. [more inside]
posted by kbar1 on Feb 15, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: The Danish Girl

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. [more inside]
posted by sively on Jan 26, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: What Maisie Knew

Based on the classic 1897 Henry James novel but set in contemporary New York City, six year-old Maisie observes the frantic comings and goings of her divorcing parents and their respective lovers.
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jan 3, 2016 - 2 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Facets  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 25

The DS9 cast "gets a chance to pretend to be someone else for a scene or two, which is goofy and fun until the sociopath shows up." [more inside]
posted by zarq on Dec 23, 2015 - 13 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Family Business  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 23

Quark and Rom's Moogie Introduces Feminism to Ferenginar. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Dec 16, 2015 - 9 comments

Nashville: We've Got Nothing But Love To Prove  Season 4, Ep 10

Deacon opens his bar. Markus plays a record release show. The Exes return from tour. Avery gets advice from friends. Luke gets some bad news.
posted by drezdn on Dec 11, 2015 - 1 comment

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Die is Cast  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 21

Garak reluctantly tortures Odo for information to prove his loyalty to his former mentor, Enabran Tain, as a joint Tal Shiar / Obsidian Order attack on the Founders in the Omarian Nebula is underway without Starfleet's involvement. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Dec 9, 2015 - 10 comments

Nashville: Three's A Crowd  Season 4, Ep 9

Deacon stops by the studio while Rayna works with Markus. Teens have issues. Gunnar gets writer's block. Scarlett takes the night off to see her boyfriend. Will is worried about working with a homophobe and Avery just wishes he could find some work.
posted by drezdn on Dec 3, 2015 - 8 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Closure  Season 3, Ep 9

S.H.I.E.L.D. and Ward collide when Malick attempts to open the portal. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Dec 2, 2015 - 33 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Visionary  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 17

In which O’Brien meets O’Brien, and all hell breaks loose.... [more inside]
posted by zarq on Nov 25, 2015 - 12 comments

Nashville: Unguarded Moments  Season 4, Ep 8

Avery tries to make his music more "commercial." Scarlett and Gunnar deal with adversity during a set. Will focuses on writing.
posted by drezdn on Nov 19, 2015 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Destiny  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 15

An ancient Bajoran prophecy of doom complicates the first joint Bajoran, Cardassian, and Federation science mission: an attempt to establish a permanent communications link through the wormhole. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Nov 18, 2015 - 13 comments

Nashville: Can't Get Used to Losing You  Season 4, Ep 7

Juliette deals with the fallout of last episodes bombshell. Deacon pitches a "Cheers"-style spinoff. Will pitches a "My Three Dads" reboot. The Exes get ready for tour.
posted by drezdn on Nov 13, 2015 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Life Support  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 13

A fatally-injured Vedek Bareil struggles to stay alive long enough to complete the most important act of his career. Jake goes on a disastrous double date with Nog. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Nov 11, 2015 - 17 comments

Strange Club Announcement: The Reflecting Skin (1990)

Results are in! For Nov. 16, we'll be watching The Reflecting Skin, a British-Canadian horror-drama from 1990. It's about a young child growing up in rural Idaho in the 1950s. Anything more would be a spoiler. It's been a while since I've seen it, but I remember it being rather psychologically harrowing, so heads up.
posted by naju on Nov 8, 2015 - 0 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Past Tense, Part I  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 11

A transporter accident sends Sisko, Bashir, and Dax three centuries into Earth's dark past to 2024, where the United States has attempted to solve the problem of homelessness by erecting "Sanctuary Districts" -- makeshift ghettos for unemployed and / or mentally ill persons. They've arrived just days before a violent incident that will lead to a turning point in Earth's history. Now they must find a way to avoid disrupting the timeline and get back to the 24th century. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Nov 4, 2015 - 14 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 - 11 comments

Nashville: Please Help Me, I'm Fallin  Season 4, Ep 6

Juliette's career reaches new heights. Rayna tries on her producer hat. Scarlett performs a duet.
posted by drezdn on Oct 29, 2015 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Defiant  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 9

Commander Riker shows up on DS9, charms the crew and convinces Major Kira to take him on a tour of the station and the Defiant. After she unlocks the Defiant's systems, he stuns her and steals the ship. Sisko assists Gul Dukat on Cardassia Prime to prevent the ship from entering Cardassian territory. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 28, 2015 - 21 comments

Nashville: Stop the World (And Let Me Off)  Season 4, Ep 5

Rayna and Layla discuss Jeff. Deacon and Scarlett clean out a house together. Scarlett gets drunk. Avery starts his new job. Juliette sings a song and tries her hand at parenting other people's kids. Maddie acts out her favorite Meatloaf song.
posted by drezdn on Oct 22, 2015 - 2 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Civil Defense  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 7

While converting the station's old ore processing unit into a deuterium refinery, Chief O'Brien and Jake Sisko accidentally trip an old Cardassian security program, which was set to put the station on lockdown in the event of a Bajoran uprising during the Occupation. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 22, 2015 - 25 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 - 15 comments

Nashville: The Slender Threads That Bind Us Here  Season 4, Ep 4

Avery gets his picture taken. Rayna welcomes someone new to the label. Deacon deals with the death of a loved one.
posted by drezdn on Oct 15, 2015 - 2 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Second Skin  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 5

Major Kira is kidnapped by the Cardassians and told she is actually an undercover field operative of their Obsidian Order named Iliana Ghemor whose appearance was altered and memory erased. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 14, 2015 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Equilibrium  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 4

Jadzia can't get a song out of her head. And who was that masked man? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Oct 11, 2015 - 5 comments

Continuum: Final Hour  Season 4, Ep 6

Series Finale. Kiera and Alec risk everything to stop the future soldiers and their devastating plan. Kellog, despite a loose alliance with Kiera, has plans of his own. All factions clash violently in order to determine which path the future will take. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 10, 2015 - 10 comments

Continuum: The Desperate Hours  Season 4, Ep 5

The penultimate episode of Continuum. Despite sharing her agenda with her partner, Kiera pushes Carlos’ patience to the limit as she pressures him for more time. Kellog faces unexpected peril. Carlos reveals all to Dillon. The future soldiers stage a daring raid to free their recently imprisoned leader.
posted by zarq on Oct 10, 2015 - 12 comments

Nashville: How Can I Help You Say Goodbye?  Season 4, Ep 3

Scarlett, Avery and Will are all faced with difficult decisions.
posted by drezdn on Oct 8, 2015 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The House of Quark  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 3

When a Klingon warrior is accidentally killed in Quark's Bar, Quark becomes the unwilling steward of a Klingon Great House. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 7, 2015 - 11 comments

The Leftovers: Axis Mundi  Season 2, Ep 1

In the second season opener, the focus shifts to the town of Miracle, where zero people disappeared during Sudden Departure. But first, a deeply disturbing opening involving a mother and child, many years ago.
posted by jbickers on Oct 5, 2015 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Search, Part II  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 2

We can't all just get along. Also, Odo's first family reunion becomes rather awkward. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Oct 5, 2015 - 13 comments

Continuum: Zero Hour  Season 4, Ep 4

Kellog starts to realize that everything is not as it seems. Alec prepares to meet his destiny.
posted by zarq on Oct 4, 2015 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Search, Part 1  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 1

Season 3 Premiere: Sisko takes an untested Starfleet warship into the Gamma Quadrant in an attempt to find the Founders of the Dominion. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 1, 2015 - 30 comments

Minority Report: Mr. Nice Guy  Season 1, Ep 2

Dash and Vega combine their efforts to track down a killer who is in a state of heartbreak. Dash also continues to try and get in touch with his siblings.
posted by cashman on Oct 1, 2015 - 2 comments

Nashville: Til the Pain Outwears the Shame  Season 4, Ep 2

Luke stands by Will. Rayna decides to start "focusing" on her label. Gunner and Scarlett survive a photo shoot.
posted by drezdn on Oct 1, 2015 - 3 comments

Continuum: Power Hour  Season 4, Ep 3

Lucas challenges Alec and Julian to man up as authors of their own destinies, so Alec joins Carlos and the VPD in Betty's old position and Julian tries to destroy his Theseus legacy. Kellog meets with Carlos and threatens to pull funding for the entire police force. Kiera and Garza form an alliance and recon the new future soldiers' compound. Is Kiera's trust of Brad putting everyone in danger?
posted by zarq on Sep 28, 2015 - 6 comments

Movie: Fury

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Sep 26, 2015 - 9 comments

Nashville: Can't Let Go  Season 4, Ep 1

With Juliette's starring role in the Patsy Cline bio-pic, she is at an all-time career high, but is hitting a personal low. Meanwhile Avery, separated from Juliette, tends to baby Cadence at his parents' home in Texas.
posted by drezdn on Sep 24, 2015 - 7 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Tribunal  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 25

The Cardassians arrest Miles O'Brien for working with the Maquis. In the Cardassian judicial system, the accused's guilt is already established and the trial is only an Orwellian formality. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 22, 2015 - 23 comments

Continuum: Rush Hour  Season 4, Ep 2

Kellog leverages Alec by exploiting his weakness: Emily. Kiera attempts to negotiate with Kellog, unaware that Liber8 have other, darker plans. Meanwhile Alec, tired of feeling helpless, impulsively sets off to save Emily on his own.
posted by zarq on Sep 19, 2015 - 16 comments

Continuum: Lost Hours  Season 4, Ep 1

Newly arrived time travelers threaten to destroy Kiera and her alliance with Brad. But can her reignited desire to return to her own time and son be reconciled with the threat they now pose? Alec attempts to take revenge against Kellog. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 15, 2015 - 5 comments

This Is England '90: Episode #1.1  Season 1, Ep 1

Combo is released from prison, Shaun, Gadget and the others follow the rave scene, apart from Milky and Woody who open a scooter shop. Final mini-series of Shane Meadows's trilogy following This Is England '86 and This Is England '88, a spin-off from the film This Is England [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Sep 13, 2015 - 6 comments

Game of Thrones: Mhysa  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 10

Joffrey challenges Tywin. Bran tells a ghost story. In Dragonstone, mercy comes from strange quarters. House Frey receives the Seat of Riverrun. Roose Bolton is appointed the new "Warden of the North." Maester Aemon sends out ravens to alert Westeros about the arrival of the White Walkers. Dany waits to see if she is a conqueror or a liberator. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 11, 2015 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Maquis (Part 2)   Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 21

Sisko tries to rescue Gul Dukat, stop the Maquis terrorists, and prevent a new war with the Cardassians. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 9, 2015 - 6 comments

Movie: Barry Lyndon

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England. [more inside]
posted by prize bull octorok on Sep 3, 2015 - 16 comments

Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 9

Honor. Vengeance. Victory. Tragedy. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 27, 2015 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Playing God  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 17

While hosting her first Trill initiate Dax discovers a tiny, expanding protouniverse that threatens to destroy DS9 and the Bajoran system. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 26, 2015 - 5 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

Game of Thrones: Second Sons  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 8

Come one, come all to the Wedding from Hell in King's Landing! (Also, Melisandre gets her leech on with Gendry. Dany meets the Titan's Bastard and Sam and Gilly meet an older gentleman.) [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 21, 2015 - 2 comments

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