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Movie: Pet Sematary

Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie 'Pet Sematary' located nearby. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes dead is better.
posted by guiseroom on Apr 6, 2019 - 3 comments

Movie: Beatriz at Dinner

Salma Hayek faces John Lithgow. The earhly, spiritual hired help vs. the crass, lion-hunting billionaire. Neunced and subtle one set play in a minor key. Shot before the election.
posted by growabrain on Aug 24, 2017 - 3 comments

The Crown: Gloriana  Season 1, Ep 10

Margaret and Peter are reunited, but another obstacle stands in their way. Elizabeth is torn between her duty as Queen and her love for her sister. (Season finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 25, 2016 - 11 comments

The Crown: Assassins  Season 1, Ep 9

As tensions with Philip increase, Elizabeth spends time with her old friend Porchey. Churchill's portrait is painted for his 80th birthday. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 25, 2016 - 11 comments

The Crown: Scientia Potentia Est  Season 1, Ep 7

As the Soviets test the H-bomb, both Churchill and Eden have major health crises. Angry about her inadequate education, Elizabeth hires a tutor. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 19, 2016 - 7 comments

The Crown: Gelignite  Season 1, Ep 6

Margaret and Peter come to Elizabeth with a request. With a royal scandal about to break in the newspapers, the Queen Mother intervenes.
posted by Cash4Lead on Nov 17, 2016 - 9 comments

The Crown: Smoke and Mirrors  Season 1, Ep 5

Elizabeth rejects protocol by appointing Phillip to coordinate her coronation, but his ideas create conflict. The Duke of Windsor returns to London. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Nov 16, 2016 - 8 comments

The Crown: Act of God  Season 1, Ep 4

When dense fog cripples London for days and creates a serious health hazard, Churchill's inaction leaves him vulnerable to his political enemies.
posted by Cash4Lead on Nov 15, 2016 - 13 comments

The Crown: Windsor  Season 1, Ep 3

With Elizabeth in a new role, Phillip tries to assert some power. Churchill wants to delay the coronation. King George's disgraced brother arrives. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Nov 14, 2016 - 15 comments

The Crown: Hyde Park Corner  Season 1, Ep 2

With King George too ill to travel, Elizabeth and Philip embark on a four-continent Commonwealth tour. Party leaders attempt to undermine Churchill. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 5, 2016 - 20 comments

The Crown: Wolferton Splash  Season 1, Ep 1

A young Princess Elizabeth marries Prince Phillip. As King George VI's health worsens, Winston Churchill is elected prime minister for the second time. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 4, 2016 - 8 comments

Movie: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Cult film club: Neurosurgeon/rock musician/physicist Buckaroo Banzai (pre-"Robocop" Peter Weller) meets a troubled girl (Ellen Barkin) at a club in New Jersey. Emilio Lizardo (John Lithgow) just wants to go home, assisted by his bickering hench-aliens (the sublime trio of Dan Hedaya, Christopher Lloyd, and Vincent Schiavelli). Buckaroo and the Hong Kong Cavaliers (Jeff Goldblum, Lewis Smith, Robert Ito, et al.) discover that Orson Welles was telling the truth all along. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Feb 2, 2015 - 23 comments

Movie: The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered for his comedy on The Goon Show (radio), as Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther movies, comedy records, and much more. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 22, 2014 - 2 comments

Movie: Love is Strange

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, settling into old age and comfortable in their decades-long partnership, are forced into couch surfing by economics and homophobia. The upheaval this causes them and their community is explored with gentle humor and compassion.
posted by latkes on Sep 5, 2014 - 2 comments

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