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Movie: Wyrm

In an alternative 1990s, lonely Wyrm grieves his recently-deceased older brother, and struggles to complete a unique school requirement in which students wear electronic collars that detach only upon engaging in their first kiss, with little help from his distant parents. Expanded from a 2017 short film; available to watch on Hulu and several other streaming services. Heavily reminiscent of Napoleon Dynamite, but more melancholy. Written and directed by Christopher Winterbauer. Includes a short Rhea Seehorn appearance.
posted by brainwane on Nov 23, 2022 - 0 comments

Beforeigners: Season 2  Season 2, Ep 0

Alfhildr and Lars reunite for a murder case and wonder if Jack the Ripper has timeigrated to the present.
posted by porpoise on Nov 20, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: The Man in the White Suit

An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 20, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Next Exit

In a world where ghosts are real and front-page news, a controversial new medical procedure allows people to peacefully kill themselves. In the midst of this breakthrough, two strangers travel cross country together to end their lives, only to unexpectedly find what they've been missing along the way. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 19, 2022 - 2 comments

1899: The Boy  Season 1, Ep 2

The captain experiences unexplainable flashbacks. A strange man follows Maura to her cabin where a boy is hiding. A bug leads to a tragedy on deck. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 19, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Nemesis

Cyborgs and fashion surround a Los Angeles policeman (Olivier Gruner) on a manhunt in the distant future of... 2020. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 18, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Cyborg

In a future beset by chaos and violence, mercenary Gibson Rickenbacker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is charged with a mission that could change everything: protecting beautiful cyborg Pearl Prophet (Dayle Haddon). She holds the cure for a deadly disease that could destroy humanity, and must get it to scientists in Atlanta. But warlord Tremolo Fender (Vincent Klyn), fearing that his power will be undercut by peace, intends to make sure she never reaches her destination. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 18, 2022 - 4 comments

1899: The Ship  Season 1, Ep 1

Maura helps a pregnant woman. The captain makes a brave decision after receiving a message from a lost ship--and discovers something mind-bending. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 17, 2022 - 13 comments

Movie: Bigbug

Set in the world of 2045, where communities have robotic helpers, a group of suburbanites are locked in for their protection by their household robots, while a rogue, self-aware AI android revolt uprising takes place outside. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 1 comment

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: 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: Slash/Back

(TRAILER) The sleepy village of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, nestled in the majestic mountains of Baffin Island in the Arctic Ocean wakes up to a typical summer day. No school, no cool boys (well... except one), and 24-hour sunlight. But for Maika and her ragtag friends, the usual summer is not in the cards when they discover an alien invasion threatening their hometown. These teenagers have been underestimated their whole lives but, using makeshift weapons and what they've learned from the movies, they show the aliens you don't fuck with the girls from Pang. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 10, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Neptune Frost

An intersex African hacker, a coltan miner and the virtual marvel born as a result of their union. [more inside]
posted by Phobos the Space Potato on Nov 8, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: The Lair

Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair is on her final flight mission when her jet is shot down over one of the most dangerous rebel strongholds in Afghanistan. She finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made creatures known as Ravagers--half-human, half-alien, and hungry for human flesh--are awakened. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 8, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Something in the Dirt

When neighbors John and Levi witness supernatural events in their Los Angeles apartment building, they realize documenting the paranormal could inject some fame and fortune into their wasted lives. An ever-deeper, darker rabbit ho... [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 8, 2022 - 3 comments

The Peripheral: Jackpot  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 4

Flynne's health takes a turn. Wilf visits Flynne in Clanton, deepening their relationship. [more inside]
posted by Strutter Cane - United Planets Stilt Patrol on Nov 4, 2022 - 14 comments

Movie: The War of the Gargantuas

Gaira, a humanoid sea beast spawned from the discarded cells of Frankenstein’s monster, attacks the shores of Tokyo. While the Japanese military prepares to take action, Gaira’s Gargantua brother, Sanda, descends from the mountains to defend his kin. A battle between good and evil ensues, leaving brothers divided and a city in ruins. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 2, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: King Kong vs. Godzilla

Tako, advertising director of Pacific Pharmaceuticals, is frustrated with the low ratings of their sponsored TV program and seeks a more sensationalist approach. He orders his staff off to Faro Island, capturing King Kong to exploit for marketing. As Godzilla re-emerges, a media frenzy generates with Tako looking to capitalize off of the ultimate wrestling match. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 2, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: World War Z

When former U.N. investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family get stuck in urban gridlock, he senses that it's no ordinary traffic jam. His suspicions are confirmed when, suddenly, the city erupts into chaos. A lethal virus, spread through a single bite, is turning healthy people into something vicious, unthinking and feral. As the pandemic threatens to consume humanity, Gerry leads a worldwide search to find the source of the infection and, with luck, a way to halt its spread. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 27, 2022 - 17 comments

Movie: Shark Side of the Moon

During the Cold War, the USSR developed hyper-aggressive sharks. Unable to kill them, USSR military leaders launched the sharks at the moon. Flash-forward to present day and the first team of American astronauts on the moon in decades must repair a module found on the dark side of the moon, where the astronauts encounter the un-killable Russian moon sharks and endure an epic fight for their lives. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 12 comments

Movie: The Brood

A mad doctor (Oliver Reed) tries psychoplasmic therapy on a raging woman (Samantha Eggar) soon to be a mother. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Alien Resurrection

Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is full of surprises... as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers to keep the creatures from reaching Earth. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 20 comments

Movie: Alien³

After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not allow weapons of any kind, and with aid being a long time away, the prisoners must simply survive in any way they can. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 22 comments

Movie: Mimic

A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino), creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: The Toxic Avenger

A 98-pound nerd (Mark Torgl) from New Jersey lands in a vat of toxic waste and becomes a benevolent monster (Mitchell Cohen). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Outland

A federal marshal stationed at a mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a sinister conspiracy, and soon finds himself marked for murder.
posted by MetaFilter World Peace on Oct 23, 2022 - 18 comments

Movie: Grabbers

A quaint fishing village off the coast of Ireland comes under attack from tentacled aliens. The townspeople discover the creatures' only weakness: alcohol. They'll have to work hard to stay drunk enough to defeat them. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 22, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: God Told Me To

A cop investigates a string of murders committed by strangers who claim “God” told them to kill. But are the killers actually talking about the heavenly father? Or is someone pulling their strings? If Det. Nicholas (Tony Lo Bianco) really wants to know, he’ll have to descend into a netherworld of deranged faith and confront his own connection to a homicidal messiah with a perverse plan for the soul of mankind. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 21, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Planet of the Apes

After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade (Tim Roth). Tim Burton directed this early-aughts attempt at a reboot. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 18, 2022 - 19 comments

Movie: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Will Rodman (James Franco), a scientist in San Francisco, is experimenting with a drug that he hopes will cure his father's (John Lithgow) Alzheimer's disease. After his work is deemed a failure, Will becomes the guardian of Caesar, an infant chimp who was exposed in-utero to Will's drug. Caesar displays unusual intelligence, and Will decides to continue his experiments secretly. But as Caesar's intellect and abilities grow, he comes to represent a threat to man's dominion over Earth. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 18, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Battle for the Planet of the Apes

After the collapse of human civilization, a community of intelligent apes led by Caesar (Roddy McDowall) lives in harmony with a group of humans. Gorilla General Aldo (Claude Akins) tries to cause an ape civil war and a community of human mutants who live beneath a destroyed city try to conquer those whom they perceive as enemies. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 18, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

In the futuristic world of 1990, mankind has embraced ape slavery. Caesar (Roddy McDowall), the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 18, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Beneath the Planet of the Apes

The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission (James Franciscus) searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition (Charlton Heston). He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 18, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and his new girlfriend, Carly (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), join the fray when the evil Decepticons renew their longstanding war against the Autobots. Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) believes that resurrecting ancient Transformer Sentinel Prime (Leonard Nimoy), once the leader of the Autobots, may lead to victory. That decision, however, has devastating consequences; the war appears to tip in favor of the Decepticons, leading to a climactic battle in Chicago. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2022 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: H.G. WELLS' THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME  Season 13, Ep 10

"Beyond the earth... beyond the moon... beyond your wildest imagination!" It's the future in space, and there's a plague, and important drugs are being brought from a distant planet, and Jack Palance is trying to take over the universe, and there's a teleporting robot, and some kids in one scene. I couldn't make heads or tails of this one folks. There's a plot synopsis on Wikipedia, read that. It's another movie that tried to cash in on Star Wars' gigantic success. It's not nearly as campy as Starcrash, but that makes it very bland as a film. Even with Jack Palance as the villain, he's simply not in enough scenes to make it memorable. Other than sharing some character names and being set in the future, this movie has almost nothing to do with H.G. Wells' novel. Premiered October 7, 2022, in the Gizmoplex. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Oct 15, 2022 - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: TRACK OF THE MOON BEAST  Rewatch   Season 10, Ep 7

Rewatch! Yet another guy named Paul turns into a monster in this movie; it's the fourth such movie in MST's history! The others are The Crawling Hand, The Projected Man and Werewolf. Note that Cry Wilderness is not included, the Paul in that movie is just friends with a monster. Anyway, the episode is not on many best-of lists, but it's generally fondly remembered. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Oct 6, 2022 - 7 comments

Book: Elder Race

Lynesse is the lowly Fourth Daughter of the queen, and always getting in the way. But a demon is terrorizing the land, and now she's an adult (albeit barely) with responsibilities (she tells herself). Although she still gets in the way, she understands that the only way to save her people is to invoke the pact between her family and the Elder sorcerer who has inhabited the local tower for as long as her people have lived here (though none in living memory has approached it). But Elder Nyr isn't a sorcerer, and he is forbidden to help, and his knowledge of science tells him the threat cannot possibly be a demon...
posted by Cash4Lead on Oct 2, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Night of the Comet

A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls (Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney) fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 28, 2022 - 16 comments

Movie: Jurassic Park

Paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 28, 2022 - 17 comments

The Imperfects: Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

After an experimental gene therapy turns them into monsters, three twenty-somethings band together to hunt down the scientist responsible and force him to make them human again. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 21, 2022 - 8 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: FUTURE WAR  Rewatch   Season 10, Ep 4

Rewatch! A guy from the future travels back in time, but is chased by Robert Z'Dar. As Crow says, in the movie, it's not the future, and there's no war. There is a nun! Previously.
posted by JHarris on Sep 15, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Mist

After a powerful storm damages their Maine home, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his young son head into town to gather food and supplies. Soon afterward, a thick fog rolls in and engulfs the town, trapping the Draytons and others in the grocery store. Contains what may be one of the bleakest endings ever filmed. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 28, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Alienoid

Gurus in the late Goryeo dynasty try to obtain a fabled, holy sword, and humans in 2022 hunt down an alien prisoner that is locked in a human's body. The two parties cross paths when a time-traveling portal opens up. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 27, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Predators

Brought together on a mysterious planet, a mercenary (Adrien Brody) and a group of coldblooded killers now become the prey. A new breed of aliens pursues the ragtag humans through dense jungle. The group must work together to survive, or become the latest trophies of the fearsome intergalactic hunters. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 22, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape from Earth and return to his home planet. (Now in limited re-release for its 40th anniversary.) [more inside]
posted by praemunire on Aug 20, 2022 - 25 comments

Movie: Mars Attacks!

Ack ack! Ack! Ack ack ack! Ack! Ack ack ack ack ack ack. Ack Ack! Ack. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 11, 2022 - 11 comments

Resident Alien: Autopsy  Season 2, Ep 9

Asta is overwhelmed with guilt after she, Harry, and D'Arcy get rid of the dead body. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 11, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Delicatessen

Clapet (Jean-Claude Dreyfus) is a butcher who owns a run-down apartment building in post-apocalyptic France. The building is in constant need of a handyman, because Clapet routinely butchers them and sells them as food. The latest in the long ling of disposable workers is Louison (Dominique Pinon), a former circus clown desperate for work and lodging. But this time Clapet's plan hits a snag when his young daughter (Marie-Laure Dougnac) falls head over heels for the lovable Louison. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Tammy and the T-Rex

A teen (Denise Richards) learns that a scientist implanted her dead boyfriend's (Paul Walker) brain into an animatronic dinosaur. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: District 9

Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth -- not to conquer or give aid, but -- to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent (Sharlto Copley) contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 1, 2022 - 15 comments

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