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The Regime: Don't Yet Rejoice  Season 1, Ep 6

With palace walls breached, Elena and Zubak flee, seeking civilian help to evade rebel capture. Elena uses diplomacy and deception in a desperate bid to retain power. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Apr 12, 2024 - 0 comments

The Regime: All Ye Faithful  Season 1, Ep 5

As Christmas nears violence escalates but Elena refuses to abandon her people despite advice to flee the palace. Schiff, Singer and Huber contemplate removing the unpredictable chancellor. Peter offers a risky escape for Agnes and her son. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Apr 11, 2024 - 0 comments

The Regime: Midnight Feast  Season 1, Ep 4

As Zubak learns the true location of Keplinger, the chancellor's biggest political rival, Elena attempts to do damage control in the wake of a tragic accident. As public sentiment against her continues to grow, Elena and Nicholas make a rare trip outside palace walls to meet with factory workers. Meanwhile, Agnes' loyalty is tested by an offer from an unknown source. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Mar 26, 2024 - 4 comments

The Regime: The Heroes' Banquet  Season 1, Ep 3

After sending Zubak to take her place at a cabinet meeting, Elena fields warnings about her new land reform policies and America's growing indifference following Sen. Holt's visit. Later, after throwing a birthday party for her deceased father, Elena orders a controversial military operation... and sends Zubak to the front lines.
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Mar 19, 2024 - 0 comments

The Regime: The Foundling  Season 1, Ep 2

Nicholas teams up with Laskin, Schiff, and Singer to undermine Corporal Zubak's influence on Elena. Simultaneously, Elena negotiates a cobalt deal with Senator Holt while Agnes evades Laskin's questions about her son's mysterious recovery.
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Mar 13, 2024 - 2 comments

The Regime: Victory Day  Season 1, Ep 1

As Elena prepares for Victory Day, a weary Zubak arrives at the Palace - where he learns about the chancellor's strict health precautions. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Mar 5, 2024 - 7 comments

Movie: Dangerous Liaisons

Stephen Frears' 1988 adaptation of Laclos' 1782 French novel stars Glenn Close and John Malkovich as two awful aristocrats scheming to destroy morally upright Michelle Pfeiffer, with young innocents Uma Thurman and Keanu Reeves as collateral damage. Nominated for Best Picture, it won 3 Oscars, including the costume and production design awards. 94/83 on RT. Includes rape and sexual manipulation. Also includes a Keanu/Malkovich swordfight. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Oct 11, 2023 - 22 comments

Movie: Dirty Pretty Things

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 23, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: The Hit

Two hit men pick up ex-gangster Willie to escort him back to Paris to face his betrayed colleagues. The road trip suffers from complications. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 26, 2016 - 3 comments

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