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Steve!: (Martin) A Documentary in 2 Pieces  Season 1, Ep 1

AppleTV+ TV show (very short show, really) in two parts about (a) Steve Martin's career from childhood to 1980, and (b) current day reflections on his career, how life is going with the new wife and kid, etc. NPR review here. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Mar 31, 2024 - 4 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Opening Night  Season 3, Ep 10

The show circles back to the end, and by the end I mean opening night, as the Besties attempt to solve the murder of Ben Glenroy before the curtain falls.
posted by Kattullus on Oct 3, 2023 - 40 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Thirty  Season 3, Ep 9

It's Mabel's birthday and she wants to spend it solving a crime! Official rundown from IMDB: Having amassed a plethora of clues, suspects and theories but no concrete answers about Ben's murder, the trio devise a peculiar method of recreating the final moments of his life. AV Club review. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Sep 26, 2023 - 32 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Sitzprobe  Season 3, Ep 8

Pressure mounts on the show's most critical rehearsal day. A familiar official upends the case, Loretta's complex past threatens to upend everything else, and Charles must perform his number without going crazy.
posted by kitten kaboodle on Sep 20, 2023 - 27 comments

Only Murders in the Building: CoBro  Season 3, Ep 7

Charles finds an unexpected source for a major clue; a Broadway icon comes knocking at Oliver's door; Mabel forms an alternate trio to pursue a lead that sheds light on Ben's bro and CoBro history.
posted by Navelgazer on Sep 13, 2023 - 25 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Ghost Light  Season 3, Ep 6

All roads lead the trio back to the Goosebury Theater during a nerve-rattling thunderstorm; with Howard as their jittery guide, they track a legendary ghost who's haunted the theatre for generations.
posted by Navelgazer on Sep 6, 2023 - 15 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Ah, Love!  Season 3, Ep 5

Date night! New York proves itself both a jewel box and a fish tank of romance as Charles, Mable & Oliver take their relationships to the next stage. And dating can reveal many hidden secrets, too...
posted by Navelgazer on Aug 29, 2023 - 19 comments

Only Murders in the Building: The White Room  Season 3, Ep 4

Charles' stage fright reaches unimaginable heights, involving a break from reality and multiple baby dolls. Mabel is confronted by a mysterious individual from her past with a pivotal proposal.
posted by ellieBOA on Aug 22, 2023 - 26 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Grab Your Hankies  Season 3, Ep 3

Oliver races to bring new life to his show as Mabel's investigation into the actual murder collides with a surprising ally. Charles bonds with the cast and Loretta proves her voice is invaluable. [more inside]
posted by rednikki on Aug 15, 2023 - 25 comments

Only Murders in the Building: The Beat Goes On  Season 3, Ep 2

Mabel, Oliver, and Charles attend Ben's lavish memorial full of fans and those with more dubious motives. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Aug 8, 2023 - 10 comments

Only Murders in the Building: The Show Must...  Season 3, Ep 1

After Ben Glenroy's collapse on stage, Charles, Oliver, and Mabel piece together the show's first days with a suspicious cast and crew to determine if foul play was involved.
posted by kitten kaboodle on Aug 8, 2023 - 13 comments

Movie: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Whether you love it or hate it or are simply confused by the fact that anybody ever made it, it's hard to be completely indifferent to this one-of-a-kind product of seventies excess, in which Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees are cast as a small town band trying to follow the example of hometown hero Sgt. Pepper to save their beloved Heartland, USA from the sinister Future Villain Band and its brainwashed minions. [more inside]
posted by Nerd of the North on Apr 24, 2023 - 37 comments

Movie: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Steve Martin and Carl Reiner's homage to, and parody of, film noir. Private eye Rigby Reardon investigates the mysterious death of a famous scientist and cheesemaker on the request of his gorgeous daughter (Rachel Ward), and finds himself deep in a conspiracy with the lowest of the low. Using clips from famous movies of the 1940s seamlessly blended with original black and white scenes, this rises above gimmicky to be an entertaining and unique film. Gowns by Edith Head.
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 25, 2023 - 17 comments

Movie: L.A. Story (1991)

T.V. weather man Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin) is unsatisfied with his job and stuck in a failing relationship - but thanks to the intervention of a sentient freeway sign, his life is about to change. [more inside]
posted by Nerd of the North on Jan 11, 2023 - 12 comments

Movie: All of Me

Roger Cobb (Steve Martin) seems to be doing ok, but on his 38th birthday he decides it's time to get serious. After telling his boss, he wants to be partner, he's sent to amend the will dying heiress Edwina Cutwater (Lily Tomlin). But things go awry when Cobb is informed that Edwina intends for her soul to migrate at the time of her death to the body of young and healthy Terry Hoskins (Victoria Tennant). [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jan 5, 2023 - 12 comments

Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin & Martin Short / Brandi Carlile  Season 48, Ep 8

(First?) Christmas episode. [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Dec 11, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Roxanne

C. D. Bales, the witty local fire chief, falls for astronomer Roxanne Kowalski. But Roxanne is more interested in the conventionally attractive Chris McConnel. C.D. believing Roxanne could never fall for him because of his appearance agrees to help Chris woo Roxanne. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Nov 2, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: The Man with Two Brains

A brain surgeon marries a femme fatale, causing his life to turn upside down. Things go more awry when he falls in love with a talking brain. [more inside]
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage on Nov 1, 2022 - 8 comments

Only Murders in the Building: I Know Who Did It  Season 2, Ep 10

One question remains: Who did it??? Oh, who are we kidding -- there's a few more questions raised, too. [Season Finale]
posted by lazaruslong on Aug 24, 2022 - 49 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Sparring Partners  Season 2, Ep 9

Closing in on the killer, Mabel takes her investigative talents into the ring. Oliver and Charles duke it out over a birdcage only to end up confronting their deepest paternal struggles. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Aug 16, 2022 - 19 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Hello, Darkness  Season 2, Ep 8

The trio tries to save a loved one from the killer during a blackout, while the other Arconia residents explore unexpected connections. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Aug 9, 2022 - 14 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Flipping the Pieces  Season 2, Ep 7

Following her incident on the subway, Mabel receives help from an unlikely ally who takes her to a legendary amusement park full of terror. Back at the Arconia, Charles and Oliver find amusement of their own - and new evidence. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Aug 2, 2022 - 13 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Performance Review  Season 2, Ep 6

Charles, Oliver and Mabel collide with their podcasting mentor-turned-competitor, Cinda Canning. Subsequently, a key clue requires the trio to orchestrate a stakeout -- Brazzos-style. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jul 26, 2022 - 24 comments

Only Murders in the Building: The Tell  Season 2, Ep 5

Mabel hosts a party for an eclectic art crowd which also serves a double purpose for smoking out a liar in the trio's midst.
posted by kitten kaboodle on Jul 20, 2022 - 23 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Here's Looking at You  Season 2, Ep 4

An unexpected visitor reveals hidden secrets about the inner workings of the Arconia. Charles reveals that he once recorded a hit single that was huge in Germany. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jul 13, 2022 - 20 comments

Only Murders in the Building: The Last Day of Bunny Folger  Season 2, Ep 3

A foul-mouthed parrot becomes the key to Bunny's last day on Earth, which reveals surprising people who crossed her path, furthering the need for our trio to solve her murder. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jul 6, 2022 - 7 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Framed  Season 2, Ep 2

The trio question their neighbors at a memorial for Bunny as they attempt to get rid of evidence that could further implicate them. A relative of Bunny's shows up and proves to be more of a force than she was. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jun 30, 2022 - 19 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Persons of Interest  Season 2, Ep 1

Charles, Oliver and Mabel are back! [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jun 30, 2022 - 6 comments

Saturday Night Live: Selena Gomez / Post Malone  Season 47, Ep 20

Both first-timers! [more inside]
posted by rhizome on May 15, 2022 - 13 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Whole season  Season 1, Ep 1

They had me at Steve Martin and Martin Short. Selena Gomez is excellent, too. The three neighbors living in a posh NYC building team up to solve a murder in the building while making a true-crime podcast about their efforts. The ending twist sets up a season 2. It's on Hulu.
posted by COD on Mar 9, 2022 - 9 comments

Saturday Night Live: John Mulaney / LCD Soundsystem  Season 47, Ep 13

Can't remember the last time Weekend Update didn't have a side guest. [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Feb 27, 2022 - 13 comments

Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd / Charli XCX  Season 47, Ep 9

Christmas episode with no audience and several past sketches due to Omicron COVID spike. [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Dec 19, 2021 - 17 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Open and Shut  Season 1, Ep 10

In the season finale, the trio races toward a resolution while their own lives are put in danger. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Oct 19, 2021 - 59 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Double Time  Season 1, Ep 9

With the residents growing upset at the building’s negative publicity, the trio faces a revolt. Charles is visited by an old colleague who sheds light on his past. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Oct 12, 2021 - 32 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Fan Fiction  Season 1, Ep 8

Hitting a dead end, the group calls for reinforcements in the form of their podcast’s Superfans. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Oct 5, 2021 - 24 comments

Only Murders in the Building: To Protect and Serve  Season 1, Ep 6

Mabel brings her new friends (and an old one) to her childhood home to meet her mother. Meanwhile, Detective Williams starts to have her own doubts about the case as she prepares for motherhood. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Sep 21, 2021 - 18 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Twist  Season 1, Ep 5

Mabel slips away on a solo mission tracking the victim’s final days. Suspicious, Charles & Oliver follow her. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Sep 14, 2021 - 10 comments

Only Murders in the Building: The Sting  Season 1, Ep 4

Sting and his dog-hating ways make him a potential suspect. We find out that Charles is haunted by cartoon characters, who "Lucy" was and how that whole dating the bassoonist thing is going. Oliver's son has a key piece of info about Mabel. The podcast gang meets their idol Cinda. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Sep 7, 2021 - 7 comments

Only Murders in the Building: How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?  Season 1, Ep 3

Oliver employs his theater director skills to analyze the case. Charles and Mabel question an obsessive cat lover. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Sep 1, 2021 - 27 comments

Movie: The Jerk

An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 23, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: The Spanish Prisoner

An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it, in this paranoid neo-noir written and directed by David Mamet. The film stars Campell Scott, Steve Martin, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay and Ben Gazzara. [more inside]
posted by chappell, ambrose on May 7, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 28, 2018 - 15 comments

Movie: Little Shop of Horrors

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 8, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: Home

Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own.
posted by drezdn on Apr 7, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Planes, Trains & Automobiles

A high-strung marketing executive must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. Starring Steve Martin and John Candy, written and directed by John Hughes. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 27, 2014 - 13 comments

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