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Movie: Searching for Sugar Man

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: Dig!

A documentary on the once promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols. The friendship between respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor, escalated into bitter rivalry as the Dandy Warhols garnered major international success while the Brian Jonestown Massacre imploded in a haze of drugs. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: The United States vs. Billie Holiday

[TRAILER] Follows jazz legend Billie Holiday (Andra Day) during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she has a tumultuous affair. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: The Runaways

[TRAILER] Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning), two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of impresario Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon), the band becomes a huge success, with Joan as the band's hard-rocking heart, and Cherie as the sex kitten. However, the teens' stormy relationship threatens the band's future. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Bird

[TRAILER] Director Clint Eastwood, a noted jazz aficionado, directs this heartfelt study of pioneering bop saxophonist Charlie Parker (Forest Whitaker). Moving forward and backward through Parker's brief life before his death of a heroin overdose at age 34, the film foregrounds the saxophonist's difficult relationship with his wife, Chan Parker (Diane Venora), but also features lengthy scenes of Parker improvising on stage, lit with the neon and cigarette smoke of vintage jazz clubs. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story

The final 17 years of American singer and musician Karen Carpenter, performed almost entirely by modified Barbie dolls. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Leadbelly

A biography of Huddie Ledbetter (Roger E. Mosley), this drama follows the life of the highly influential African-American blues singer and guitarist, who was better known as "Leadbelly." The trouble-prone musician frequently ended up working on chain gangs, and, when not incarcerated, he sometimes traveled around with fellow renowned blues man Blind Lemon Jefferson (Art Evans). The film shows how Leadbelly dealt with the racism of his era and found some degree of peace in his music. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Control

[TRAILER] In 1970s England, troubled musician Ian Curtis (Sam Riley) rises to fame as lead singer of the band Joy Division. A husband and father, Curtis begins to feel the strain of his band's growing fortune, his crumbling marriage to wife Deborah (Samantha Morton) and his worsening epilepsy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Palo Alto

[TRAILER] Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach Mr. B (James Franco) and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy (Jack Kilmer). Meanwhile, Emily (Zoe Levin) offers sexual favors to every boy to cross her path--including both Teddy and his best friend Fred (Nat Wolff), a live wire without filters or boundaries. As one high school party bleeds into the next--and April and Teddy struggle to admit their mutual affection--Fred's escalating recklessness starts to spiral into chaos. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Blackboard Jungle

[TRAILER] World War II veteran Richard Dadier (Glenn Ford) takes a teaching position at a rough New York City school for boys. The staff warns him that the students are nearly impossible to control, but the optimistic Richard remains unfazed. Soon, though, he realizes that his class isn't merely rowdy -- they can be downright dangerous. The students, led by the thuggish Artie West (Vic Morrow), threaten their teacher and his family with violence, yet Richard refuses to give up on the troubled teens. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Jawbreaker

[TRAILER} When an exclusive clique of teenage socialites accidentally murders their best friend, Liz (Charlotte Ayanna), on the morning of her birthday, the three girls responsible -- Courtney (Rose McGowan), Julie (Rebecca Gayheart) and Marcie (Julie Benz) -- conspire to hide the truth. As the trio make over nerdy reject Fern Mayo (Judy Greer) and groom her to take Liz's place, crack police Detective Vera Cruz (Pam Grier) launches an investigation that will turn Reagan High School upside down. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: All Cheerleaders Die

[TRAILER} When tragedy rocks Blackfoot High, rebellious outsider Maddy Killian shocks the student body by joining the cheerleading squad. After a confrontation with the football team, Maddy and her new cheerleader friends are sent on a supernatural roller coaster ride which leaves a path of destruction none of them may be able to escape. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: House Party

[TRAILER] Young Kid has been invited to a party at the home of his friend Play. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid doesn't know that three of the thugs at school have decided to give him a lesson in behavior. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

[TRAILER] Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991. High school freshman Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two senior students, Sam (Emma Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller), become his mentors, helping him discover the joys of friendship, music and love. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: +1

[TRAILER] Three college friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a chaos that challenges their friendships - and whether they can stay alive. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Haunter

[TRAILER] Lisa (Abigail Breslin) is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: ARQ

[TRAILER] The oil supply has run dry, and corporations fight against nations for the world's remaining energy supplies. Trapped in a house and surrounded by a gang of mysterious masked intruders, an engineer (Robbie Amell) must protect a technology that could deliver unlimited energy and end the wars that have consumed the world. The only problem is that the technology has created a time loop that condemns him and his friends to relive the same day over and over. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Before I Fall

[TRAILER] Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Blood Punch

[TRAILER] Milton, a college dropout, was only supposed to cook meth for one day. Broken out of rehab by a brash young woman and her trigger-happy ("ex") boyfriend and driven to a remote cabin the woods, Milton finds himself drawn into a dangerous love triangle gone haywire. The couple's deadpan half-truths spin around Milton like a song on repeat. They seem to read him like an open book, until a mysterious message opens his eyes to his cursed existence. With unlimited ammunition, any hunting tool they could desire, and an ever-growing body count, for what did Milton really sign up? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: The Incredible Shrinking Wknd

[TRAILER] It's not a loop, it's a countdown: Alba is trapped in her weekend, forced to relive it over and over again, but each repetition gets a bit shorter. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Infinite Man

[TRAILER] A man's attempt to construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfires when his quest for perfection traps his lover in an infinite loop. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Game Over

[TRAILER] Swapna, a nyctophobic game designer on a turbulent road to recovery from an incident that scarred her deeply, has to fight her inner demons to stay alive in the game called life. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Dead End

[TRAILER] When a family en route to a Christmas Eve gathering decides to takes a shortcut down a wooded road, an eerie sequence of events signals trouble ahead. After nearly colliding with an oncoming car, father Frank (Ray Wise) picks up a ghostly hitchhiker (Amber Smith) and her infant child. With the sudden appearance of their new passengers, the route becomes dark and treacherous -- and the family's numbers rapidly begin to dwindle in a series of seemingly connected, grisly roadside accidents. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Repeat Performance

Broadway star, Sheila Page (Joan Leslie), shoots Barney (Louis Hayward), her murderous husband on New Year's Eve. She flees her apartment and goes to her producer, John Friday (Tom Conway). When she arrives, it is New Year's day, a year earlier. She has been given the chance to live life over and correct the errors of the past only to find that the end will be the same although the path will be different. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: 41

[TRAILER] A young man discovers a hole in the floor of a local motel that leads to yesterday. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Jagged Mind

[TRAILER] When Billie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) finds herself reliving different versions of the same first date, she must break out of a series of loops created by her manipulative ex-girlfriend (Shannon Woodward). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Amazing Mr. Blunden

[TRAILER] Mysterious old solicitor Mr. Blunden visits Mrs. Allen and her young children in their squalid, tiny Camden Town flat and makes her an offer she cannot refuse. The family become the housekeepers to a derelict country mansion in the charge of the solicitors. One day the children meet the spirits of two other children who died in the mansion nearly a hundred years prior. The children prepare a magic potion that allows them to travel backwards in time to the era of the ghost children. Will the children be able to help their new friends and what will happen to them if they do? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea

[TRAILER] Former Nazi Klaus Abard survives to the 1990s by taking anti-ageing pills. He plans to use a time travel trip to return to Germany in 1944 and present Hitler with a hydrogen bomb, so that he can win the war. Unfortunately the pilot, woman-chasing Karel Bures, dies on the morning of the trip and his earnest twin brother Jan impersonates him, without knowing about the plot. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Future Cops

[TRAILER] In the year 2043, an evil crime lord is trying to take over the world. Only one government official stands in his way, and plans to send him to prison, so The General and his minions Kent, Thai King, and Toyota travel to the year 1993 to kill the official before he has a chance to get into office. During a battle with The General's minions, the Future Cops Lung, Broom Man Ti Man, and Ah-Sing hear of their evil plan and devise a plan of their own to travel back in time to protect the official. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Conceiving Ada

[TRAILER] Emmy Coer (Francesca Faridany), a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace (Tilda Swinton), founder of the idea of a computer language and proponent of the possibilities of the “difference engine.” Ada’s ideas were stifled and unfulfilled because of the reality of life as a woman in the nineteenth century. Emmy has a plan to defeat death and the past using her own DNA as a communicative agent to the past, bringing Ada to the present. But what are the possible ramifications? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Summer Time Machine Blues

[TRAILER] The members of a sci-fi club accidentally spill Coke on the remote controller of an air-conditioner during summer and suddenly a time machine appears in their sweating bath-like clubroom. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Happy Accidents

[TRAILER] Just as Ruby (Marisa Tomei) is beginning to relish her first-ever healthy relationship, Sam (Vincent D'Onofrio) begins muttering about being a time traveler from the year 2470. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: Waxwork II: Lost in Time

[TRAILER] Lovers (Zach Galligan, Monika Schnarre) flee through centuries on a time-trip of terror in a showdown with a demon lord (Alexander Godunov). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: The Final Countdown

[TRAILER] A time warp takes the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and its captain (Kirk Douglas) back to Pearl Harbor, Dec. 6, 1941. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 9 comments

Movie: Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession

An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, looks like Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530 - 1584). He'd never known this, until his neighbor created a time machine. AKA Ivan Vasilyevich: Back to the Future. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

[TRAILER] While drinking at their local pub, three social outcasts (Chris O'Dowd, Dean Lennox Kelly, Marc Wootton) attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum. Also starring Anna Faris. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Trancers

[TRAILER] Angel City trooper Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) is sent back in time from 2247 to 1985 L.A. to inhabit the body of his ancestor. Deth's assignment is to find his archenemy, Whistler (Michael Stefani), who turns people into zombies, before the fiend is able to kill all the ancestors of the future's governing council. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Il Mare

[TRAILER] In the year 1999, a young woman leaves her quaint seaside house and returns to the city, leaving in the mailbox a card for the next owner, with instructions to forward any mail of hers to the new address. In the year 1997, a jaded young architect moves into the same house--and finds the letter. His reply, which he slips into the mailbox, finds its way to her, beginning a parallel-time love story separated by a span of two years. If this sounds like The Lake House, it's because that film was a remake of this one. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: The Jacket

[TRAILER] Amnesiac Gulf War veteran Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) can't explain why he's been found at the scene of a murder. Ordered to a mental hospital, Jack is subjected to Dr. Thomas Becker's (Kris Kristofferson) unusual treatment plan, which involves mysterious injections, sensory deprivation and confinement in a straitjacket. Locked away on his own, Jack discovers he can travel to the future, where he's compelled to help a onetime acquaintance (Keira Knightley) and investigate his own odd fate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: November

In a poor Estonian village, a group of peasants use magic and folk remedies to survive the winter, and a young woman tries to get a young man to love her. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Ganja & Hess

[TRAILER] After being stabbed with an ancient, germ-infested knife, a doctor finds himself with an insatiable desire for blood. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Borderlands

[TRAILER] A team of Vatican investigators descend upon a church in a remote area to demystify the unusual happenings, but what they discover is more disturbing than they had first imagined. AKA Final Prayer. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Messiah of Evil

[TRAILER] A young woman (Mariana Hill) searching for her missing artist father finds herself in the strange seaside town of Point Dune, which seems to be under the influence of a mysterious undead cult. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Demon

[TRAILER] Peter (Itay Tiran) receives a piece of land as a gift for his upcoming wedding. While preparing the property to build a home for his new family, he finds human remains in the ground. He decides to keep the discovery to himself so that all of the wedding arrangements can go on as planned. However, the deeper he tries to keep his secret, the more he seems to be under control of something -- or rather someone -- and from then on very strange things begin to happen. A clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Onibaba

[TRAILER] While her son, Kichi, is away at war, a woman (Nobuko Otowa) and her daughter-in-law (Jitsuko Yoshimura) survive by killing samurai who stray into their swamp, then selling whatever valuables they find. Both are devastated when they learn that Kichi has died, but his wife soon begins an affair with a neighbor who survived the war, Hachi (Kei Satô). The mother disapproves and, when she can't steal Hachi for herself, tries to scare her daughter-in-law with a mysterious mask from a dead samurai. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: The Star Wars Holiday Special

Luke Skywalker and Han Solo battle evil Imperial forces to help Chewbacca reach his imperiled family on the Wookiee planet - in time for Life Day, their most important day of the year! A variety show, powered by cocaine, disowned by George Lucas, and enshrined in our hearts forever. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 26 comments

Movie: The Hebrew Hammer

An orthodox Jewish blaxploitation hero (Adam Goldberg) saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus' evil son (Andy Dick). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Martian ruler Kimar (Leonard Hicks) is upset that the children of Mars are lazy and under the influence of too much pop culture from Earth. They are obsessed with the planet's television programs and don't want to do much of anything. In an attempt to get the kids peppy again, Kimar orders the kidnapping of Santa Claus (John Call), hoping that the jolly old toymaker will know how to cheer the children up again. But two Earth children are also nabbed, and this complicates things for Kimar. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Magic Christmas Tree

Frequently cited as "The Worst Christmas Movie Ever Made." A boy is given a ring by an old witch, he uses the ring to bring upon a magic Christmas that grants him 3 wishes. He uses/abuses them for, among other things, god-like power, and to make Santa Claus his prisoner and slave. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Elves

A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil Nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends are trapped in a department store with an elf, and only the renegade loose-cannon Santa Claus (Dan Haggerty, aka Grizzly Adams), can save them. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 3 comments

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