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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 - 4 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 - 2 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 - 1 comment

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 - 3 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

When the Camellia Blooms: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

Dong Baek is a single mother living in the small town of Ongsan. She runs the bar-restaurant Camellia, while also taking care of her son Pil Gu. Regardless of what the locals may whisper about Dong Baek, local police officer Hwang Yong Shik is deeply in love with her. While Dong Baek tries to find happiness, something truly sinister lurks in the background. A serial killer roams Ongsan and Dong Baek may be a target. (Netflix US premiere, KBS Korean original) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 21, 2019 - 3 comments

Movie: Jenny Slate: Stage Fright

Jenny Slate's debut stand up-comedy special blends with home videos from her childhood and interviews of her with her family.
posted by ellieBOA on Oct 31, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Moonrise Kingdom

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Oct 29, 2019 - 15 comments

Movie: Spring Breakers

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Oct 28, 2019 - 8 comments

Daybreak: Josh vs the apocalypse: part 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Los Angeles is now a post-apocalyptic wasteland, but it's not all bad. In fact, for C-student Josh Wheeler, it's a big improvement.
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 28, 2019 - 35 comments

Movie: Zombieland: Double Tap

Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Oct 26, 2019 - 8 comments

Movie: Isn't It Romantic

A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.
posted by gryphonlover on Oct 13, 2019 - 3 comments

Inside Jokes: Full Season   Season 1, Ep 1

Amazon's "Inside Jokes" follows seven stand-up comedians from New York City and Los Angeles as they audition for, and are cast (or not cast) in the "New Faces" show at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. [more inside]
posted by xingcat on Oct 9, 2019 - 2 comments

Movie: The Day Shall Come

An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams. [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Oct 7, 2019 - 1 comment

Movie: Women Who Kill

Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean, locally famous true crime podcasters, suspect Morgan's new love interest is a murderer.
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 15, 2019 - 5 comments

A Black Lady Sketch Show: Born at Night, But Not Last Night  Season 1, Ep 6

Two friends come to regret their decision to visit a new black-owned restaurant. A mother and daughter go toe-to-toe. "Taskmaster," "Turnt," and "Insecurity" help Krystal through a surprise hot-air balloon ride. Carl and Lori's "special guest" has very specific boundaries. A judge, bailiff, court reporter, and attorneys celebrate their first ever all-black lady courtroom. Tensions rise between Ashley, Gabrielle, Quinta, and Robin as the reality of their situation sinks in. (Season Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 6, 2019 - 6 comments

A Black Lady Sketch Show: Where Are My Background Singers?  Season 1, Ep 4

A divorce party spirals out of control following Eboni's bad mushroom trip. The tragic tale of star-crossed lovers, Rome & Julissa. A 1930's groupie, Feather Atwood, sets her sights on Negro League baseball player Satchel Paige. A frustrated airline passenger seeks a like-minded customer service representative. Denise tries to prevent yet another breakup and its typical, unusual side effect. "Taskmaster," "Insecurity," and "Turnt" help Crystal navigate a possible cat-calling situation. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 23, 2019 - 9 comments

A Black Lady Sketch Show: 3rd & Bonaparte Is Always in the Shade  Season 1, Ep 3

Asia is shocked by a very public, very unexpected marriage proposal from her new boyfriend DeWayne. New recruits talk about their goals and expectations at a gang orientation. A church service devolves when congregants take to the mic with self-centered motivations. Dr. Haddassah Olayinka Ali-Youngman turns a toast at her sister's wedding into a teachable moment. (also a 227 reboot, and the continuing 'After the Event' sketch) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 16, 2019 - 6 comments

A Black Lady Sketch Show: Your Boss Knows You Don't Have Eyebrows  Season 1, Ep 2

A perpetually-late-to-work Shayla decides to forgo her morning makeup routine, to her coworker Toni's dismay. Trinity the Invisible Spy hunts down The Reclues, an elusive villain with a surprising identity. An array of average, awkward contestants perform before a panel of judges at the Basic Ball. Security guard Fatimah helps an office worker investigate who stole her missing mug. Robin, Quinta, and Gabrielle uncover a shocking truth about Ashley's nighttime ritual. (plus a wedding vow sketch) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 10, 2019 - 6 comments

A Black Lady Sketch Show: Angela Bassett Is the Baddest B***h  Season 1, Ep 1

Two women seek an escape from an ominous fog. 1960s soul group Claude and The Boppers perform their hit song "Ice Cream Shop." A world-renowned author and "philosophizer" promotes her latest masterclass. Maya's confession in a support group gets a less-than-supportive response. Trinity, the Invisible Spy, meets a formidable adversary. (HBO broadcast premiere) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 4, 2019 - 11 comments

Derry Girls: Season Two  Season 2, Ep 0

Derry Girls is a sitcom created by Northern Irish playwright Lisa McGee for Britain’s Channel 4, about teenage travails set in the 90s against the backdrop of the Troubles. It follows the misadventures of four teenage girls (and a male British cousin also attending their Catholic school) facing the everyday challenges of growing up against the backdrop of sectarian conflict. Series 2 trailer! [more inside]
posted by rather be jorting on Aug 3, 2019 - 30 comments

Movie: Our Shining Days 《閃光少女》

A youth inspirational film, about how a group of high school students try to revive Chinese orchestra ensemble. They face many challenges along the way to compete nationally, including a rivalry with the more popular Western orchestra club. [more inside]
posted by Hal Mumkin on Jul 27, 2019 - 1 comment

Podcast: Scary Stories To Tell On The Pod: “Cold As Clay”

Anna Drezen (Reductress, SNL) and comedian Andrew Farmer kick off this new podcast by exploring their spooky childhoods and the horror of prairie romance in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark's classic tale, "Cold as Clay."
posted by roger ackroyd on Jul 25, 2019 - 1 comment

Los Espookys: El sueño falso (The Fake Dream)  Season 1, Ep 6

Andrés and Úrsula plan a fake dream to help a doctor's insomnia patient fall asleep; Renaldo's skills as a makeup artist are put to the test on Bianca's film set; Tati stumbles into a solution to her debt problem.
posted by the primroses were over on Jul 20, 2019 - 10 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

Los Espookys: El laboratorio alienígena (The Alien Lab)  Season 1, Ep 5

A high-maintenance researcher tasks Los Espookys with creating alien lab subjects for her government presentation; Tico tries to reassure Bianca while Renaldo, Úrsula and Andrés have differing opinions on her latest screenplay.
posted by the primroses were over on Jul 14, 2019 - 6 comments

Los Espookys: El espejo maldito (The Cursed Mirror)  Season 1, Ep 4

Los Espookys agree to help a U.S. ambassador fake her own abduction in exchange for the visas they need to work with legendary director Bianca Nova; Bianca turns to Tico to help her write her latest horror film.
posted by the primroses were over on Jul 6, 2019 - 8 comments

Los Espookys: El monstruo marino (The Sea Monster)  Season 1, Ep 3

After a longtime tourist attraction is compromised, the mayor of a seaside town is approached by Renaldo to create another; Tico eyes a fortuitous partnership after running into Renaldo's favorite director in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over on Jun 30, 2019 - 11 comments

Los Espookys: El espanto de la herencia (The Inheritance Scare)  Season 1, Ep 2

A mysterious woman enlists Los Espookys to frighten five people vying to win a millionaire's fortune by staying through the night at his "haunted" mansion; a case of mistaken identity lands Tico in the spotlight of the art world.
posted by the primroses were over on Jun 25, 2019 - 2 comments

Los Espookys: El Exorcismo (The Exorcism)  Season 1, Ep 1

In the series premiere of a primarily Spanish language comedy (with English subtitles), 4 friends use their love of horror to start a business. [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over on Jun 17, 2019 - 9 comments

Book: Furiously Happy

In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos ... [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on May 28, 2019 - 2 comments

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