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Movie: Highlander II: The Quickening

It's the year 2024 and the ozone layer has long been destroyed. To protect mankind, the once-immortal Connor MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield" in 1999. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other immortals from his home planet (did we mention he's from the planet Zeist?) arrive on Earth to kill him (mere weeks before his death by natural causes?) and he becomes immortal again... just in time to save the earth one more time. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Mar 16, 2019 - 17 comments

Movie: Anna and the Apocalypse

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other. [more inside]
posted by larrybob on Dec 13, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: T2 Trainspotting

A continuation of the Trainspotting saga reuniting the original characters. Danny Boyle returns to direct, and many of the original cast return as we check in with the characters 20 years on. [more inside]
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin on Jan 28, 2017 - 10 comments

Still Game: Gadgets  Season 7, Ep 1

Jack and Victor discover that gadgets make life anything but easier.
posted by infinitewindow on Oct 30, 2016 - 1 comment

Outlander: The Fox's Lair  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 8

Claire and Jamie attempt to elicit support from Jamie's grandsire, Lord Lovat; Colum MacKenzie arrives with plans of his own; Lord Lovat makes moves to advance his own interests. [more inside]
posted by tracicle on May 29, 2016 - 23 comments

Stonemouth: Episode 2  Season 1, Ep 2

Stewart persuades Ellie to help him uncover the mysterious circumstances lying behind Callum's death. But it seems the mystery has far from played out, as the pair race against the clock to try and prevent further fall out amongst the Murston clan and beyond.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jun 16, 2015 - 1 comment

Stonemouth: Episode 1  Season 1, Ep 1

Following the apparent suicide of his best friend, Stewart Gilmour returns to Stonemouth, where he must face the girl he left behind. Mystery, based on the novel by Iain Banks, starring Christian Cooke, Charlotte Spencer and Peter Mullan. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jun 9, 2015 - 1 comment

Outlander: To Ransom a Man's Soul  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 16

Season finale. A risky escape attempt is engineered to free Jamie, and he's taken to a nearby monastery, where Claire attempts to nurse him back to health, both his mind and body.
posted by tracicle on May 31, 2015 - 23 comments

Outlander: Wentworth Prison  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 15

A visit from Black Jack causes Jamie to realize a fate exists that is worse than his death sentence.
posted by tracicle on May 17, 2015 - 14 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: U.S.' Poor Work Provisions For New Mothers, Japanese Mascots  Season 2, Ep 13

This week: United Kingdom holds elections and in an upset David Cameron remains Prime Minister. Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen refuses to pay up on a bet that Manny Pacquiao would defeat Floyd Mayweather in the World Heavyweight Boxing championship. Russia holds a parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day, but is snubbed by many world leaders protesting Russia's treatment of Ukraine. And Now: The Continuing Adventures Of The Most Patient Man On Television (Steve Scully of C-Span's Washington Journal), this time versus profanity. Main story: Mother's Day, and America's awful leave provisions for new mothers, among the worst in the world (YouTube 12m). LWT provides a helpful commercial illustrating US business' actual opinions towards mothers. And finally, Japan and its weird love affair with cartoon mascots for districts and government agencies. Supposing they may be on to something, LWT presents their own mascots for 11 U.S. government agencies. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 11, 2015 - 9 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The US Embargo on Cuba and A Look at The Miss America Pageant  Season 1, Ep 18

After historic turnout, Scotland elects remains in the UK. The ruling party of New Zealand uses an Eminem song in a campaign commercial without permission, and is pretty dismissive about it. More NFL players are under fire from domestic abuse allegations. (2.5m, extended web exclusive) Newscasters refering to the future using the fifty-old cartoon The Jetsons. Obama extends the US trade embargo with Cuba. People on the news insincerely laugh at each other. A long piece on the Miss America pageant and their questionable claims for funding woman scholarships. (15.5m) Surprise guests: Kathy Gifford, and "Giuseppe," who they objectively determine on a runway is a better host than John Oliver.
posted by JHarris on Sep 22, 2014 - 19 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scottish Independence, Corporations Misuse Twitter  Season 1, Ep 17

The NFL is embroiled in controversy for their handling of player Ray Rice's assault on his wife. ISIS prompts yet another American military intervention in Iraq (2m). Olive Garden comes under fire from activist hedge fund for poor practices, including not using salt to boil pasta water to prolong pot life. Scotland votes on independence from the United Kingdom (15m). Newscasters misidentify photographs as selfies. A record of companies misappropriating Twitter hashtags and memes to try to look important and socially-conscious, featuring the hashtag #WeUnderstandThatAsCorporateEntities​OurPresenceInCertainDiscussionsIsNotAlwaysRequired​SoWeWillStriveToLimitOurActivities​ToJustSellingyouShit.
posted by JHarris on Sep 15, 2014 - 9 comments

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