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Movie: A Mighty Wind

Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Jul 20, 2020 - 12 comments

Movie: Absence of Malice

CAN A MAN BE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT? Suppose you picked up this morning's newspaper and your life was a front page headline... And everything they said was accurate... But none of it was true. The D.A., the Feds, and the Police set her up to write the story that explodes his world. Now he's going to write the book on getting even. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Mar 23, 2020 - 2 comments

Movie: Isle of Dogs

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his dog. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 22, 2018 - 36 comments

Movie: Waiting for Guffman

An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 22, 2018 - 23 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

Movie: Gosford Park

The lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 28, 2015 - 10 comments

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