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The X-Files: The Rain King  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 8

Mulder and Scully go to Kroner, Kansas, to investigate Daryl Mootz, the self-proclaimed "Rain King", who appears to be able to control the weather for his own gain.
posted by orange swan on Jul 1, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: I Was a Male War Bride

A screwball comedy in which Cary Grant, playing a French captain, spars with and marries an American lieutenant (Ann Sheridan) in post-WWII Europe. [more inside]
posted by mark k on Jun 28, 2020 - 7 comments

Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A film of an adaptation of the Shakespeare play, performed at the Bridge Theatre in London, available via the National Theatre in the UK's NT At Home. Starring Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst, and Hammed Animashaun. Available to watch for free via YouTube till 7pm UK time on Thursday 2 July. (More about the production, including a full cast list.) [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Jun 28, 2020 - 7 comments

Movie: Adaptation.

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 18, 2020 - 5 comments

Movie: The Trip

Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 16, 2020 - 7 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Lost  Season 4, Ep 10

Molly takes Andrew to a work function, and they struggle to see eye-to-eye; Issa continues to search for happiness; the girls get a distressing call about a friend. [more inside]
posted by gladly on Jun 15, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: Bernie

In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 12, 2020 - 3 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Trying  Season 4, Ep 9

Issa considers doing Nathan a favor; Dr. Rhonda and Andrew ask Molly to consider a different approach in dealing with people who have wronged her. [more inside]
posted by gladly on Jun 8, 2020 - 4 comments

Middleditch & Schwartz: All Episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

Comedy duo Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz turn small ideas into epically funny stories in this series of completely improvised comedy specials. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Jun 1, 2020 - 4 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Happy  Season 4, Ep 8

Issa and Lawrence catch up to discuss their lives, careers, past mistakes, and what makes each of them happy. [more inside]
posted by gladly on Jun 1, 2020 - 2 comments

Space Force: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

A four-star general begrudgingly teams up with an eccentric scientist to get the U.S. military's newest agency — Space Force — ready for lift-off. Starring: Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz. Creators: Steve Carell, Greg Daniels. (Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 29, 2020 - 27 comments

Movie: Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

Hannah Gadsby returns for her second special and digs deep into the complexities of popularity, identity, and her most unusual dog park encounter. (Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 26, 2020 - 14 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Trippin'  Season 4, Ep 7

Molly and Andrew take off for their first couples' vacation with Andrew's brother, Victor, and his wife, Lydia, and the trip is smooth sailing until a hotel employee steps out of line; Molly reevaluates her inability to let things go. [more inside]
posted by gladly on May 26, 2020 - 3 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Done  Season 4, Ep 6

In need of some positive vibes after the block party, Issa goes out of her way to do good for random people across Los Angeles, eventually turning to an unlikely source for comfort; Kelli urges her friends to reconcile.
posted by gladly on May 18, 2020 - 1 comment

Insecure: Lowkey Movin' On  Season 4, Ep 5

Issa works around the clock to ensure the event goes off without a hitch. [more inside]
posted by gladly on May 12, 2020 - 3 comments

Dead to Me: Dead 2 Me  Season 2, Ep 0

We start right where we left off last year. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on May 10, 2020 - 5 comments

Trying: Season One  Season 1, Ep 0

Nikki (Esther Smith) and Jason (Rafe Spall) try to navigate the UK adoption system in this AppleTV+ original. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on May 9, 2020 - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: CATALINA CAPER  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 4

Re-rewatch! On Thursday: A bunch of teens vacationing in Catalina engage in whimsical frolics, foil the playfully larcenous behavior of one of the teen's parents, and writhe rhythmically to music. The only teenage comedy MST ever did, and rather a classic episode because of it. Previously and previously. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 6, 2020 - 8 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Losin' It  Season 4, Ep 4

Molly and Andrew circle around each other's expectations. Issa and Molly grow even further apart. Everyone gets together to help Tiffany with her new baby girl. Issa deals with a setback to her block party and turns to Molly for help.
posted by mediareport on May 4, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Syzygy  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 13

Mulder and Scully go to Comity, New Hampshire, to investigate some strange murders of teenagers that are possibly due to a rare planetary alignment.
posted by orange swan on Apr 28, 2020 - 4 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Thankful  Season 4, Ep 3

Issa and Molly have an honest moment in the grocery store and make plans to talk things out over Thanksgiving pie. Issa and her gay brother Ahmal do their own thing. Lawrence invites himself to Condola's Friendsgiving, with good and bad results. Chad wonders whatever happened to Bradley Cooper and Kelli hosts her aunties (yes, even the one who...)
posted by mediareport on Apr 27, 2020 - 3 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Lights Out  Season 7, Ep 13

In the season finale, the entire squad is on alert when a blackout hits Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by InTheYear2017 on Apr 24, 2020 - 16 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Distant  Season 4, Ep 2

Issa Rae's warm, naturalistic comedy/drama deepens the conflicts set up in the season premiere, with funny, smartly observed moments along the way. Molly pushes Andrew to open up beyond the great sex, Issa and Condola get past their weirdness by bonding over Lawrence, who's not very comfortable with the sharing and turns to his friends about what to do, and Molly watches Issa and Condola get closer.
posted by mediareport on Apr 20, 2020 - 2 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Ransom  Season 7, Ep 12

Holt asks for Jake's help in a case that is exceptionally meaningful to him. Charles and Terry work together on a side business. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Apr 18, 2020 - 12 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Feelin' Myself  Season 4, Ep 1

Issa Rae's understated half-hour comedy about black life, sex, relationships and career in LA is back for Season 4 on HBO (the full season premiere is also up on YouTube for free). Issa's partnership with Condola, Molly's feelings for Andrew, and Issa's friendship with Molly all hit bumps in the road as plans for a big community event start to take off.
posted by mediareport on Apr 13, 2020 - 4 comments

Future Man: The Final Season  Season 3, Ep 0

Josh and Wolf and Tiger are sentenced to death for mucking with the time stream. (Hulu original series) [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Apr 9, 2020 - 3 comments

Movie: Goon

Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Apr 1, 2020 - 8 comments

Feel Good: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

Mae Martin stars as herself, a Canadian comedian living in London, navigating a relationship with her new girlfriend, George and dealing with sobriety. (Netflix, 6 x half-hour episodes) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 22, 2020 - 6 comments

Avenue 5: Eight Arms But No Hands  Season 1, Ep 9

After recent events, Matt goes into in hiding with a guilty conscience, and he has the airlock codes. Chaos ensues when a narrow window for escape on a rescue shuttle suddenly becomes available. [Season finale; renewed for Season 2] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 20, 2020 - 2 comments

Avenue 5: This Is Physically Hurting Me  Season 1, Ep 8

There's a new hope for Avenue 5, but it involves an effort to jettison non-essential items. Meanwhile, Billie tries to teach an inattentive Ryan how to dock the ship, and the passengers suspect all is not as it seems with the journey. "I'm around movie sets a lot. I work in VFX. Stands for visual effects." [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 20, 2020 - 3 comments

Avenue 5: Are You a Spider, Matt?  Season 1, Ep 7

Judd enlists Ryan to help charm Harrison Aimes, an uber-wealthy passenger who has a strange effect on Judd. Meanwhile, the passengers become transfixed by a divine image circling the ship and Rav deals with the fallout when the ship's moral quandary hits the media. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 17, 2020 - 4 comments

Avenue 5: Was It Your Ears?  Season 1, Ep 6

As Avenue 5 celebrates the birth of a space baby, Ryan and Billie try to identify the source of an incessant beeping, and Judd shares his latest grand idea at Karen's passenger-crew liaison meeting. In the nation's capital, Rav appeals to the President for rescue funds but, in exchange, is faced with an ethical dilemma. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 17, 2020 - 0 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

Podcast: The Sword & The Stoner: Season The First

The Sword & The Stoner is an audio drama about a modern day, stoner comedy adaptation of the King Arthur legends. But instead of a legendary King and his Court Sorcerer, somehow 2019 ended up with an average-at-best stoner and an over-the-top reality TV magician. Join Arthur and Merlin as they try to get stoned enough to forget their destiny, even as it comes for them with a vengeance.
posted by Etrigan on Feb 21, 2020 - 1 comment

Podcast: The Carlötta Beautox Chronicles: Seasön Tweux

Carlötta has achieved her dream of becoming one of the most famous people in the world -- but is it all it's cracked up to be? Of course it is. It's amazing. Fame is a no-brainer. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Feb 20, 2020 - 1 comment

Avenue 5: He's Only There to Stop His Skeleton from Falling Over  Season 1, Ep 5

Leaks are closed, heroes are celebrated (and ignored), and a comedian is anxious. It's the halfway home party! Well, it would be, if .... [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 18, 2020 - 14 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

Avenue 5: Wait a Minute, Then Who Was That on the Ladder?  Season 1, Ep 4

With Judd worried about his reputation, Iris arranges a meet-and-greet with several passengers in his luxury suite. Ryan and Billie bond with the engineers, before Ryan steps up and to earn the title Mr. Wetsuit. Matt encourages Frank to become the man he always wanted to be. "Fly safe!" "Fly drunk!" [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 12, 2020 - 3 comments

Avenue 5: I'm a Hand Model  Season 1, Ep 3

With Avenue 5 staff slacking in their customer service, Ryan offers Karen the opportunity to channel her unique talent for speaking the passengers' language. Judd outlines a new plan and tasks Iris with organizing an effort to raise the money to fund it. Rav endures a barrage of messages from the ship and handles an unruly press conference. "Oh, come on. My door's always broken." [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 12, 2020 - 0 comments

The Ghost Bride: All Episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

Set in 1890's Colonial Malacca, a Malaysian Chinese woman accepts a marriage proposal from a wealthy family to be the "ghost bride" to their deceased son - an opportunity that would save her family from a lifetime of debt, but require her to spend the rest of her days haunted by a ghostly spouse. Desperate to escape the situation, she soon finds herself wrapped up in a murder mystery and embroiled in otherworldly affairs far bigger than she could have imagined. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Feb 1, 2020 - 8 comments

Avenue 5: And Then He's Gonna Shoot Off...  Season 1, Ep 2

As Avenue 5 sails on, there's optimism! And coordination! And a memorial. And advocacy. And marital counseling. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 30, 2020 - 9 comments

Movie: Evil Alien Conquerors

Inept beings from the planet Kabijj land on Earth and attempt to behead all of its beings and take over the planet. Written by Chris Matheson, who also wrote all 3 Bill & Ted Movies. [more inside]
posted by Mick on Jan 24, 2020 - 2 comments

It's Bruno!: ...Welcome, Bruno!  Season 1, Ep 0

This is the story about a man (Malcolm) and his dog (a puggle named Bruno) and their quest for pre-packaged sliced turkey in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Throughout the eight 15-minute episodes, we follow them around, meet their neighbors, friends, and nemeses, and run into some pretty surreal intrigue. Created by Solvan "Slick" Naim, who plays Malcolm. But really—created by Bruno! [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jan 23, 2020 - 6 comments

Avenue 5: I Was Flying  Season 1, Ep 1

Space captain Ryan Clark of the Avenue 5 tries to get along with others in the space tourism industry. (HBO US broadcast premiere) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 20, 2020 - 19 comments

Everything's Gonna Be Okay: Seven-Spotted Ladybug; Greenbottle Blue Tarantula (Episodes 1 & 2)  Season 1, Ep 1

Nicholas' single dad has very bad cancer and he's going to die, soon. So Nicholas offers himself up to be the guardian for his two teenage half-sisters. What's the worst that can happen? / Nicholas wishes he could call an adult. After the death of their father, Nicholas, Matilda, and Genevieve struggle to return to their daily - and nightly - routines. (Freeform, US broadcast) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 16, 2020 - 6 comments

Letterkenny: Season 8  Season 8, Ep 0

So you were watching the latest season of Letterkenny with yr pals the other daaaaayyy.... [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jan 2, 2020 - 20 comments

Movie: Night Train to Munich

It's 1939, and an unlikely seaside crooner must rescue a aged scientist and his vivacious daughter from the Nazis, before they steal his secret technology for war. It's not Top Secret, it's Night Train to Munich, a 1940 British spy thriller comedy starring Paul Henreid (Casablanca) and Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady). From The Lady Vanishes return top-billed Margaret Lockwood, the screenwriters Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder, and — most importantly — cricket-brained comic duo Charters and Caldicott (Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford), thus establishing a Charters and Caldicott Cinematic Universe. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Dec 29, 2019 - 12 comments

Movie: The Happytime Murders

When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Dec 26, 2019 - 2 comments

Movie: Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah

Tiffany Haddish has a new Netflix special. She hilariously discusses her Eritrean father, homelessness, life as a foster, yeast infections, and lazy strippers. As she puts it, "I know my purpose, I'm here to teach. Maybe it's not the proper way to teach, but fuck it, you're going to learn today."
posted by Stanczyk on Dec 4, 2019 - 1 comment

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

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