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Supernatural: Hook Man  Season 1, Ep 7

Sam and Dean investigate an age-old urban legend known as the Hook Man when they learn that the spirit of a 19th century pastor with a hook for a hand and a twisted sense of morals seems to be meting out punishments to everyone in the vicinity of a minister's 18-year-old daughter. 
posted by orange swan on May 19, 2021 - 2 comments

Supernatural: Skin  Season 1, Ep 6

A serial killer shape-shifter adopts the likeness of Sam's college buddy to commit a gruesome murder. When the brothers investigate, the being "borrows" Dean's form to continue the killing spree.
posted by orange swan on May 18, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Bloody Mary  Season 1, Ep 5

When three adolescent girls play a game of Bloody Mary during a sleepover and unleash a ghost who lives in mirrors and kills by gouging out the eyes of her prey, Sam and Dean must find a way to stop her before she claims another victim.
posted by orange swan on May 17, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Phantom Traveler  Season 1, Ep 4

A man whom the Winchesters helped in the past calls on Sam and Dean for help regarding a strange recording on the black box of a crashed plane. They soon realize that the demon that caused the crash is picking off the crash's only seven survivors.
posted by orange swan on May 16, 2021 - 18 comments

Supernatural: Dead in the Water  Season 1, Ep 3

Sam and Dean work a case in a small Wisconsin town where something in the lake is killing people by dragging them down into the water, never to be found again. 
posted by orange swan on May 15, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Wendigo  Season 1, Ep 2

Sam and Dean follow the coordinates their father wrote in his journal to Blackwater Ridge, and end up joining a hiking expedition to help a young woman and her brother find their other brother and his two friends, who mysteriously disappeared while on a camping trip in the woods.
posted by orange swan on May 14, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Twenty-two years after their mother died in a mysterious house fire, Sam Winchester is in line for a full scholarship from Stanford Law School when his older brother Dean comes to find him with the news that their father is missing and he needs his help. With the caveat that he needs to be back at school by Monday, Sam joins Dean on a search for their father, and an elusive woman in white.
posted by orange swan on May 13, 2021 - 19 comments

Movie: Nobody

A bystander who intervenes to help a woman being harassed by a group of men becomes the target of a vengeful drug lord.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 20, 2021 - 15 comments

Movie: Aliens

Fifty-seven years after surviving an alien loose aboard her ship, first officer Ripley finds herself returning to the planet where she first encountered the creature. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Feb 17, 2021 - 53 comments

Movie: The Transporter

Frank Martin, who "transports" packages for unknown clients, is asked to move a package that soon begins moving, and complications arise. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 11, 2020 - 17 comments

Movie: District B13

In the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and an ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 8, 2020 - 5 comments

Movie: Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (aka Angu Vaikuntapurathu)

A jealous clerk secretly switches his newborn son with his millionaire friend's temporarily stillborn son. (Telegu production, Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 5, 2020 - 3 comments

Queen Sono: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

South African spy Queen Sono finds herself in a nefarious web of business and politics as she seeks to uncover the truth behind her mother's death. (Netflix's first African tv-series, 6 episodes) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 29, 2020 - 8 comments

Neko zamurai: Samurai Cat (both seasons)  Season 0, Ep 0

A humorless samurai, nearly desperate for work, agrees to assassinate a goblin cat that is accused of possessing a man's soul. (Japanese tv original, streaming on Amazon Prime) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 13, 2020 - 6 comments

The Purge: Season Two  Season 2, Ep 0

Revolving around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal, the spinoff to the film series is set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party. This season once again follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city as The Purge unfolds. Season two also follows the activities of the NFFA, a government surveillance agency that monitors the action on Purge Night.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 16, 2019 - 31 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: ANGELS REVENGE  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 22

Rewatch! Young women fight drug dealers in a tawdry production. Remember to shine your love! Previously
posted by JHarris on Jul 24, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: The Art of Self-Defense

Casey is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman fighting for her place in it.
posted by julthumbscrew on Jul 20, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head - he is the target of hit men and women everywhere. [more inside]
posted by mbrubeck on May 17, 2019 - 35 comments

Movie: Revenger

A former police investigator decides to go to a prison island to revenge the brutal killings of his family. [more inside]
posted by smoke on Feb 3, 2019 - 2 comments

Movie: Buffalo Boys

Set during the Dutch occupation of Indonesia, two brothers, who were raised in exile, return home to seek revenge and justice for the murder of their father.
posted by Alexandra Michelle on Jan 13, 2019 - 1 comment

Protector: The Protector, Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Discovering his ties to a secret ancient order, a young man living in modern Istanbul embarks on a quest to save the city from an immortal enemy.
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 29, 2018 - 4 comments

Protector: Episode 1  Season 1, Ep 1

While desperately seeking opportunities to fund his next business venture, Hakan comes across a talismanic shirt potentially worth a lot of money. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 27, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: The Night Comes for Us

After sparing a girl's life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 3, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Hold the Dark

In the grim Alaskan winter, a naturalist hunts for wolves blamed for killing a local boy, but he soon finds himself swept into a chilling mystery. [more inside]
posted by Existential Dread on Oct 21, 2018 - 3 comments

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

In the series premiere, CIA analyst Jack Ryan uncovers a series of suspicious transactions that take him and his boss James Greer out from behind their desks into the field to hunt down a powerful new threat to the world. Hanin begins to question her husband's affairs after he brings a mysterious outsider into their home. [more inside]
posted by jimw on Sep 3, 2018 - 15 comments

Movie: Yojimbo

A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 18, 2018 - 4 comments

Sense8: Amor Vincit Omnia  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 1

A 151-minute wrap up of Season 2. [It's listed as the sole episode of Season 3 on IMDB] [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Jun 8, 2018 - 34 comments

Movie: Get Carter

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 21, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Shaft

Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 17, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Dirty Harry

When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 14, 2018 - 10 comments

Movie: The Getaway

A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 10, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Logan's Run

An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 5, 2018 - 15 comments

Movie: Batman

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 19, 2018 - 33 comments

Movie: The Monster Squad

A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 18, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: WarGames

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 15, 2018 - 16 comments

Movie: Predator

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 12, 2018 - 29 comments

Hap and Leonard: Monsoon Mambo  Season 3, Ep 6

Hap and Leonard can't let go.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Apr 12, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 10, 2018 - 40 comments

Hap and Leonard: Mambo #5  Season 3, Ep 5

A brutal confrontation with the Klan ends in blood, but Hap still refuses to leave Grovetown until they've found Florida Grange.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Apr 6, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Big Trouble in Little China

An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 5, 2018 - 31 comments

Movie: Highlander

There can only be one. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 3, 2018 - 33 comments

Hap and Leonard: Senorita Mambo  Season 3, Ep 4

On the run from the Klan, Hap and Leonard find evidence that points to a terrifying fate for Florida Grange.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Apr 1, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Sin City

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 27, 2018 - 18 comments

Hap and Leonard: T-Bone Mambo   Season 3, Ep 3

Haunted by visions of Florida Grange, Hap encounters an unusual young woman who may know the truth.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 25, 2018 - 2 comments

Hap and Leonard: Ho-Ho Mambo  Season 3, Ep 2

After a rude welcome to Grovetown, Hap and Leonard meet the local authorities, including a lawman with balls the size of churchbells. Christmas Ants are on the march.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 15, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: JCVD

Jean-Claude Van Damme gets involved in a bank robbery with a hostage situation and reflects about his life during it. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 14, 2018 - 5 comments

Hap and Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo  Season 3, Ep 1

When Leonard gets arrested for burning down the crackhouse next door (again), police detective Marvin Hanson makes a deal with Hap: he'll free Leonard, but only if our heroes take a trip to nearby Grovetown to find a missing person. Grovetown is a Klan stronghold where it's said a legendary bluesman once met the Devil on a dark night. Some say the Devil never left.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 10, 2018 - 1 comment

Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo  Season 2, Ep 0

In the East Texas of the late 1980s, two rough and tumble ne'er-do-wells with hearts of gold try and fail to stay out of trouble. An action-comedy/mystery that's deeper than you expect and funny as hell. All episodes on Netflix. (So is Season 1, but you don't need to watch it to enjoy this.) [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 10, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Hot Fuzz

A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that's harbouring a dark secret. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 8, 2018 - 36 comments

Movie: Blade

A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 27, 2018 - 16 comments

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