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Movie: Bacurau

In the Brazilian hinterlands of the near future, the small town of Bacurau mourns the loss of its matriarch and struggles without a supply of water. The town has disappeared from the maps and mayor Tony Junior seems to be no help at all. Then there's the matter of the UFO drones and the damned revolutionary Lunga. A weird western, maybe, with Sônia Braga and Udo Kier. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Feb 27, 2021 - 3 comments

Ninguém Tá Olhando: Nobody's Looking (aka Ninguém Tá Olhando) Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

The first new guardian "angelus" in 300 years is added to the Angelus System. But his inquisitive nature disrupts the system's rule-governed order. (Netflix, Brazil) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 23, 2019 - 6 comments

3%: Chapter 10: Blood (Sangue)  Season 2, Ep 10

Last-minute setbacks force Fernando and Joana to improvise. As chaos erupts on the day of the Process, Michele concocts a plan of her own. (Season finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 29, 2018 - 1 comment

3%: Chapter 09: Necklace (Colar)  Season 2, Ep 9

While Rafael, Fernando, and Joana forge ahead with their plan, Michele discovers a shocking secret about the Offshore's past. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 29, 2018 - 3 comments

3%: Chapter 08: Frogs (Sapos)  Season 2, Ep 8

Joana finds herself at the mercy of a figure from her past, Michele is led to a remote hiding place, and Marcela receives an unexpected invitation. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 29, 2018 - 1 comment

3%: Chapter 07: Fog (Névoa)  Season 2, Ep 7

Fernando finds an unlikely new ally. Michele undergoes a mysterious procedure. A crisis leaves Rafael torn between Elisa and his mission. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 29, 2018 - 1 comment

3%: Chapter 06: Bottles (Garrafas)  Season 2, Ep 6

As the hunt for Cause members heats up, Gloria wrestles with raging doubts, Michele and Joana search for the bomb, and Fernando makes a defiant move. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 28, 2018 - 2 comments

3%: Chapter 05: Lamp (Lampião)  Season 2, Ep 5

Michele and the others discover another side to Ezequiel as he retakes his turbulent journey from Process No. 80 to the present. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 28, 2018 - 5 comments

3%: Chapter 04: Napkin (Guardanapo)  Season 2, Ep 4

Ivana and Joana subject their captives to grueling interrogations to find out who's telling the truth. Marcela reaches out to an Inlander for help. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 28, 2018 - 2 comments

3%: Chapter 03: Static (Ecstática)  Season 2, Ep 3

Desperate to protect Gloria, Fernando realizes there's another way to stop the Process. Michele and Rafael separately try to contact the Cause. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 27, 2018 - 4 comments

3%: Chapter 02: Toaster (Torradeira)  Season 2, Ep 2

As Rafael races to score a spot on the Inland squad, flashbacks recap his first year in the Offshore. Fernando reluctantly coaches Process hopefuls. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 27, 2018 - 1 comment

3%: Chapter 01: Mirror (Espelho)  Season 2, Ep 1

With days to go before the next Process, Joana tries to prove herself to the leader of the Cause, and Michele faces an ultimatum from Ezequiel. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 27, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: City of God

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 3, 2018 - 1 comment

3%: Chapter 8: Button (Botão)  Season 1, Ep 8

On the morning of the Purification Ritual, startling revelations and shifting loyalties leave the fates of four candidates hanging in the balance. (Season finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 27, 2016 - 25 comments

3%: Chapter 7: Capsule (Cápsula)  Season 1, Ep 7

A night of celebration turns chaotic as Process officials realize there's a traitor in their midst and begin interrogating the candidates. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 27, 2016 - 1 comment

3%: Chapter 6: Glass (Vidro)  Season 1, Ep 6

Candidates find a tempting offer waiting for them in their new dorm rooms. Those who decide to stay face daunting individual tests. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 27, 2016 - 4 comments

3%: Chapter 5: Water (Água)  Season 1, Ep 5

Painful memories come flooding back to Ezequiel as Aline reveals what she's learned and offers to keep it quiet--for a price. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 27, 2016 - 2 comments

3%: Chapter 4: Gateway (Portão)  Season 1, Ep 4

Trapped in the dorms without food or water, the candidates race to find a solution. A sudden change in the test brings out a new side of Marco. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 27, 2016 - 10 comments

3%: Chapter 3: Corridor (Corredor)  Season 1, Ep 3

A nerve-wracking trip through a dark tunnel leaves Joana haunted by a vision from her past. Ezequiel receives an unexpected visitor. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 27, 2016 - 5 comments

3%: Chapter 2: Coins (Moedas)  Season 1, Ep 2

Fernando's medical exam yields a stunning discovery, a logic puzzle stokes tensions in the group, and Aline tries to find out what Ezequiel is hiding. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 26, 2016 - 3 comments

3%: Chapter 1: Cubes (Cubos)  Season 1, Ep 1

In a grimy near-future, 20-year-olds stream to a sleek testing facility to compete for a spot in an idyllic land known as the Offshore. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 25, 2016 - 16 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Journalism  Season 3, Ep 20

This week....
  • A recap of the Olympic opening ceremonies. Part 1 - Part 2 (both 4m)
  • And Now: Newscasters Perv Out Over a Shirtless Olympian in National Dress
  • Main Story: Journalists (19m), and the increasing difficulty that news outlets have staying in business while not compromising their work. With a special guest appearance by Tronc (MeFi)! Finishes with a trailer for "Stoplight," a depressingly realistic take on the plight of a reporter in the 21st century.
[more inside]
posted by JHarris on Aug 8, 2016 - 8 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Trump's Border Wall  Season 3, Ep 6

This week.... Brazillians protest against their president Dilma Rousseff and their legislature moves to impeach, although 60% of members themselves face criminal charges of some kind. Obama nominates Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by Scalia's death. And Now: two segments on CBS This Morning's Awkward Sex Talk. Main story: Trump's proposal to build a border wall along the US/Mexico border. (YouTube 19m) Finally, Last Week Tonight begins to consider updating their All-Dog Supreme Court and asks the public to choose a dog for the event that Garland gets confirmed. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 21, 2016 - 7 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The NCAA  Season 2, Ep 6

ISIS gains an ally in Boko Haram. Ireland accidentally legalizes a number of psychoactive drugs for a day. Brazil prepares to investigate politicians taking bribes from oil companies. And Now: Newscasters Who Don't Know About You. Main story: NCAA is a billion dollar industry, but with many problems with how it treats its players (YouTube 21m). Last Week Tonight introduces the hashtag #soybeanwind and ends with an ad for their more realistic NCAA simulator video game.
posted by JHarris on Mar 16, 2015 - 6 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Dirt on FIFA and Syria President Bashar al-Assad  Season 1, Ep 6

This week: Racehorse California Chrome fails to win the Triple Crown, a German lawmaker calls Anglea Merkel on their version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, China censors web searches on the Tiananmen Square massacre, a long segment on FIFA, the organization that runs the World Cup (13m) (bonus: remix of FIFA President Sepp Blatter falling off a stage [19s]), and ending with the history of Syrian Dictator and professional monster Bashar al-Assad. And in connection with that, surprise musical guests Right Said Fred (3m)! Extra: the Tony Abbott piece from last week's show (4m).
posted by JHarris on Jun 9, 2014 - 17 comments

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