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Movie: 12 Years a Slave

In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 16, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: The Gray Man

When the CIA's most skilled mercenary known as Court Gentry, aka Sierra Six, accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, he becomes a primary target and is hunted around the world by psychopathic former colleague Lloyd Hansen and international assassins. A $200 million Netflix original directed by the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Endgame) and starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton, and Alfre Woodard.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 25, 2022 - 11 comments

See: Season 2 (Full season)  Season 2, Ep 0

Queen Kane, purportedly pregnant, survives to set up a new seat of government with Maghra in tow. Baba Voss continues his search for his family but is reunited with his brother first.
posted by porpoise on Nov 7, 2021 - 4 comments

Movie: Star Trek: First Contact

Montana, Thursday, April 5, 2063. A crass inventor's hedonistic life goals are threatened by his own battle with alcohol…and his new friends' battle with cyborgs from the future. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Oct 6, 2021 - 25 comments

Movie: Clemency

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Nov 22, 2020 - 2 comments

Movie: Beauty Shop

You thought you'd heard it all in the barbershop, but you haven't heard anything yet - the women get their own chance to shampoo, shine, and speak their minds in Beauty Shop. A determined hairstylist (Queen Latifah) competes with her former boss (Kevin Bacon) after opening her own business in Atlanta. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 28, 2020 - 2 comments

Movie: Scrooged

Frank Cross is a selfish, cynical T.V. executive whose plans include a live broadcast of "A Christmas Carol" on Christmas Eve. He is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 24, 2015 - 10 comments

Movie: Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection

Disney's retelling of the legend of John Henry, the steel-driving man, is only the first in Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection (2015) [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 12, 2015 - 8 comments

State of Affairs: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Intelligence analyst Charleston "Charlie" Tucker prepares the President's Daily Brief on the anniversary of the death of Aaron Payton, her fiancee and the President's son, in an attack on their convoy in Kabul, using her editorial discretion to suppress shaky intelligence about the location of Omar Fatah, the terrorist responsible for the attack, in order to free up a Special Forces team to rescue an American doctor with an uncanny resemblance to Aaron.
posted by Small Dollar on Nov 18, 2014 - 4 comments

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