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Movie: Young Adult

Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a successful writer of teen literature who returns to her hometown with a dual mission: to relive her glory days and steal away her now-married high-school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). However, her mission does not go exactly to plan, and she finds her homecoming more problematic than she expected. Instead, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt), who has also found it difficult to move past high school. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 18, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Living in Oblivion

Independent film director Nick (Steve Buscemi) is making his first feature. Everything that can go wrong does. Tension boils between lead actress Nicole (Catherine Keener) and actor Chad (James LeGros), who have just slept together. An actor brought in to play a dwarf in a dream sequence (Peter Dinklage) has sharp criticism about the sequence. As money and time run out, Nick struggles to complete his film. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 17, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Me and You and Everyone We Know

Single dad Richard (John Hawkes) meets Christine (Miranda July, who also wrote and directed), a starving artist who moonlights as a cabbie. They awkwardly attempt to start a romance, but Richard's divorce has left him emotionally damaged, and he struggles to remain open to the possibilities of this new relationship. Meanwhile, Richard's sons, the adolescent Peter (Miles Thompson) and 6-year-old Robby (Brandon Ratcliff), take part in their own clumsy experiments with the opposite sex. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 16, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: Mystery Train

A seedy hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, provides the backdrop for three separate tales, featuring everything from a kitsch-obsessed Japanese couple (Masatoshi Nagase, Yuki Kudo) to a trio of amateur robbers (Joe Strummer, Rick Aviles, Steve Buscemi) who discover the true nature of their relationship during a botched heist. Linking the stories together is the hotel's eccentric night clerk (Screamin' Jay Hawkins) as well as the spirit of Elvis Presley. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 15, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

As part of an initiation, sorority boss Babs (Robin Rochelle) orders pledges (Michelle Bauer, Brinke Stevens) to break into a bowling alley and steal a bowling trophy, but they drop it and free an evil imp. Also starring Linnea Quigley as Spider. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 14, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Breakfast Club

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel John (Judd Nelson) princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), outcast Allison (Ally Sheedy), brainy Brian (Anthony Michael Hall), and Andrew the jock (Emilio Estévez). Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 14, 2022 - 17 comments

Movie: The Dark Backward

Marty Malt (Judd Nelson) is an unhappy garbage man who moonlights as an atrociously unfunny standup comic. He lives in a dark, grimy, garbage-strewn urban netherworld, where a company named Blump's apparently owns everything. His best friend and fellow trash collector, Gus (Bill Paxton), who accompanies him on accordion, eggs him on. When the "comedian" grows a third arm out of his back, the friend uses this twist to get him signed up with a sleazy talent agent (Wayne Newton), and it begins to look like his career is on the move. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 14, 2022 - 17 comments

Movie: Serial Mom

In John Waters' cheery murder satire, a seemingly perfect wife and mother (Kathleen Turner) from Baltimore gains celebrity status as a serial killer. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 13, 2022 - 4 comments

The Rehearsal: Apocalypto  Season 1, Ep 5

After a visit from his parents, Nathan struggles to stick up for his values. [more inside]
posted by Hume on Aug 13, 2022 - 7 comments

The Resort: El Espejo  Season 1, Ep 5

Emma, Noah and Baltasar team up and try to uncover the truth behind Sam and Violet’s disappearance. [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Aug 11, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Mars Attacks!

Ack ack! Ack! Ack ack ack! Ack! Ack ack ack ack ack ack. Ack Ack! Ack. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 11, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: School of Rock

Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) gets thrown out of his bar band and finds himself in desperate need of work. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school, he exposes his students to the hard rock gods he idolizes and emulates -- much to the consternation of the uptight principal (Joan Cusack). As he gets his privileged and precocious charges in touch with their inner rock 'n' roll animals, he imagines redemption at a local Battle of the Bands. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 11, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Con Air

Just-paroled army ranger Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) is headed back to his wife (Monica Potter), but must fly home aboard a prison transport flight dubbed "Jailbird" with some of the worst criminals living. Along with Diamond Dog (Ving Rhames) and Baby-O (Mykelti Williamson), genius serial killer Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom (John Malkovich) unleashes a violent escape plot in mid-flight. Secretly working with U.S. Marshall Vince Larkin (John Cusack), Poe tries to foil Grissom's plan. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: Sightseers

A new couple (Alice Lowe, Steve Oram) embarks on a cross-country road trip that takes a turn when they decide to start killing everyone who annoys them. A dark comedy from director Ben Wheatley (A Field in England, In the Earth.) [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Delicatessen

Clapet (Jean-Claude Dreyfus) is a butcher who owns a run-down apartment building in post-apocalyptic France. The building is in constant need of a handyman, because Clapet routinely butchers them and sells them as food. The latest in the long ling of disposable workers is Louison (Dominique Pinon), a former circus clown desperate for work and lodging. But this time Clapet's plan hits a snag when his young daughter (Marie-Laure Dougnac) falls head over heels for the lovable Louison. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Wedding Season

Pressured by their immigrant parents to find spouses, two Indian-Americans pretend to date in order to survive a summer of weddings but find themselves falling for each other as they struggle to balance who they are with who their parents want them to be. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Aug 7, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Tammy and the T-Rex

A teen (Denise Richards) learns that a scientist implanted her dead boyfriend's (Paul Walker) brain into an animatronic dinosaur. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2022 - 11 comments

The Rehearsal: The Fielder Method  Season 1, Ep 4

Nathan travels to LA to train actors for his show [more inside]
posted by Hume on Aug 6, 2022 - 11 comments

The Resort: A History of Forgetting   Season 1, Ep 4

Emma and Noah meet Baltasar Frías and gain a deeper understanding of the Oceana Vista's past. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 5, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: The Bad News Bears

Hard-drinking, ex-minor-league hopeful Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau) grumpily agrees to coach a Little League team at the behest of lawyer-councilman Bob Whitewood (Ben Piazza), who has a vendetta against the league for excluding his marginally talented son from play. After failing with his new team of misfits, Buttermaker enlists feisty and gifted pitcher Amanda Whurlitzer (Tatum O'Neal) to lead the charge -- but can he find the luck and patience to whip these outcasts into shape? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2022 - 12 comments

Movie: Let the Bullets Fly

In 1920s China, a bandit arrives in a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, where he faces off against a tyrannical local nobleman. Streaming in select Netflix markets but also available in Amazon and Apple TV. [more inside]
posted by cendawanita on Aug 3, 2022 - 5 comments

The Resort: "The Disappointment of Time", "A Noxious Toothworm", "Tempus Exhaurire"  Season 1, Ep 1

An anniversary trip puts a marriage to the test when a couple finds themselves embroiled in one of Yucatán’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries. Trailer via Youtube [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Aug 1, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: The Hidden Fortress

Japanese peasants Matashichi (Kamatari Fujiwara) and Tahei (Minoru Chiaki) try and fail to make a profit from a tribal war. They find a man and woman whom they believe are simple tribe members hiding in a fortress. Although the peasants don't know that Rokurota (Toshirô Mifune) is a general and Yuki (Misa Uehara) is a princess, the peasants agree to accompany the pair to safety in return for gold. Along the way, the general must prove his expertise in battle while also hiding his identity. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 1, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Struggling musician Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) is better-known as the boyfriend of TV star Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell). After she unceremoniously dumps him, he feels lost and alone but makes a last-ditch bid to get over it by going to Hawaii. However, she and her new boyfriend (Russell Brand) are there in the same hotel. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 31, 2022 - 27 comments

The Rehearsal: Gold Digger  Season 1, Ep 3

While Angela continues to raise her “son,” Nathan goes to new lengths to help a man prepare for a difficult conversation. [more inside]
posted by Hume on Jul 29, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Marcel (Jenny Slate) is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 25, 2022 - 6 comments

The Rehearsal: Scion  Season 1, Ep 2

Nathan allows an Oregon woman to prepare for motherhood by simulating the experience of raising a child from zero to eighteen. [more inside]
posted by Hume on Jul 23, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: Defending Your Life

Daniel Miller (Albert Brooks) isn't having a good week. For starters, he died after he got hit by a bus. Then he discovers that in the afterlife he must defend his actions on Earth in order to ascend to a higher plane of existence. While awaiting judgment, he falls in love with Julia (Meryl Streep), whose near-perfect life on Earth seemingly makes her a shoe-in for ascension. However, Daniel's actions in his lifetime might not be enough for him to move on. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 17, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death

The U.S. government, eager to protect the nation's avocado supplies, recruits feminist professor Margo Hunt to make contact with the Piranha Women, an all-female tribe who believe men are only good as a source of food. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jul 17, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Terms of Endearment

Widow Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter, Emma (Debra Winger), have a strong bond, but Emma marries teacher Flap Horton (Jeff Daniels) against her mother's wishes. When the marriage sours, Emma returns to her mother, who is involved with a former astronaut (Jack Nicholson). Soon, Emma learns that she has terminal cancer. In the hospital, supported by Aurora, she tries to make peace with Flap and her children. Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 12, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Little Miss Sunshine

The Hoover family -- an overworked mother (Toni Collette), her failed motivational speaker husband (Greg Kinnear), a depressed uncle (Steve Carell), a brother (Paul Dano) and a grandfather (Alan Arkin) -- puts the fun back in dysfunctional by piling into a VW bus and heading to California to support a daughter (Abigail Breslin) in her bid to win the Little Miss Sunshine Contest. The sanity of everyone involved is stretched to the limit as the group's quirks cause epic problems as they travel along their interstate route. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 12, 2022 - 10 comments

Man vs. Bee: Man vs. Bee  Season 1, Ep 0

A man finds himself at war with a bee while housesitting a luxurious mansion. Who will win, and what irreparable damage will be done in the process?
posted by Literaryhero on Jul 10, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Working Girl

Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss (Sigourney Weaver) breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her apartment and even her wardrobe. She creates a deal with a handsome investment banker (Harrison Ford) that will either take her to the top, or finish her off for good. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 8, 2022 - 24 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: HOBGOBLINS  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 7

Re-rewatch! "It's the 80s; do a lot of coke and vote for Ronald Reagan!" "Meet the Hobgoblins: Frankie, Sniffles, Bounce-Bounce, and The Claw!" "Paint my muscle car prune color, please!" "Wow this is a really well planned-out make-out spot. They must get public funding." "I would not want Pig Liquor." "Watch out, you little doodad!" Really, what can you do with those hobgoblins? Previously and again.
posted by JHarris on Jul 7, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Submarine

15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver (Craig Roberts) struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana (Yasmin Paige), his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents’ marriage begins to fall apart, similar problems arise in his relationship with Jordana. Written & directed by Richard Ayoade. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 5, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Shrek 2

In the 2004 sequel to the first "Shrek" movie, we catch up with Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey, and meet a number of new characters such as a fairy godmother and Prince Charming. Voices include Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, and Jennifer Saunders.
posted by brainwane on Jul 5, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: The Happiness of the Katakuris

The Katakuris are a four-generation family of failures. Aiming to change their luck, they purchase a large old home situated on a former garbage dump near Mount Fuji, aiming to make it a bed and breakfast. When they finally get their first guest, he commits suicide, and the Katakuris make the decision to save their business by burying the body and concealing the death. Stuff gets worse from there. Two things: this is a horror musical; it is by Takashi Miike (Audition). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 28, 2022 - 14 comments

The Bear: The Bear  Season 1, Ep 0

A young chef from the world of fine dining comes home to Chicago to run his family's sandwich shop. [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Jun 27, 2022 - 29 comments

Movie: Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

In perhaps the dumbest space movie ever made, Beavis and Butt-Head are sentenced to Space Camp by a creative judge in 1998. Their obsession with a docking simulator (huh huh) leads to a trip on the Space Shuttle, with predictably disastrous results. After going through a black hole, they re-emerge in our time, where they look for love, misuse iPhones, and are hunted by the Deep State. Spoiler: They don't score. [more inside]
posted by riruro on Jun 23, 2022 - 4 comments

Reply 1988: (aka Answer Me 1988) Eungdabhara 1988  Season 1, Ep 0

Reply 1988 centers on the lives of five families living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. No cell phones, just one TV in the main living area, and absurdly large family meals (frequently shared with the whole neighborhood). As with Hospital Playlist, Prison Playbook, and the rest of the Reply series, shows from this writer & director pair are about relationships; in Reply 1988 the relationships are between the childhood friends as they slowly mature, between parents & children, and across all the adults. It’s a slice of life drama, with a lot of comedy, romance, culture, and history mixed in. 20 episodes, most over 90 minutes. [more inside]
posted by kbar1 on Jun 21, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: All About Evil

Mousy librarian Deborah inherits her father's beloved but failing old movie house. To save the family business, she discovers her inner serial killer when she starts turning out a series of grisly shorts, but her legion of rabid gore fans doesn't realize that the murders in the films are all real. Natasha Lyonne has a blast as the homicidal auteur in the feature length directorial debut of Joshua Grannell, also known as San Francisco drag icon Peaches Christ. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 15, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Metal Lords

For teenage misfits Hunter and Kevin, the path to glory is clear: Devote themselves to metal. Win Battle of the Bands. And be worshipped like gods. [more inside]
posted by COD on Jun 14, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

Five years after their first time-travelling adventure, Southern California rockers Bill and Ted must venture to parts they had not previously explored, including the afterlife (featuring William Sadler), to defeat a villain -- who's made impostor robots who impersonate our heroes. This film came out the same year as Keanu Reeves's Point Break, which is rather a range!
posted by brainwane on Jun 7, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves), high school buddies starting a band in 1980s Southern California, get help from Rufus (George Carlin) to help them complete their final history presentation. Silly time travel shenanigans ensue. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Jun 7, 2022 - 18 comments

Movie: Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special

In his final comedy special, Norm Macdonald ponders casinos, cannibalism, living wills and why you have to be ready for whatever life throws your way. It was shot by the late comedian in 2020 in his living room during COVID lockdown and is now being released posthumously. Macdonald, who passed away in September 2021 from cancer, self-taped the hour-long set, reportedly in one take. [more inside]
posted by riruro on May 30, 2022 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: MUNCHIE  Season 13, Ep 4

"Roger Corman presents..." "Munchie just moved in... There goes the neighborhood." "Magical. Mystical. Munchie!" a kid beset by bullies and the school principal (who hates him for some reason) opens a mysterious box and inside is a dead-faced animatronic puppet with the voice of Dom DeLuise. While a sequel to Munchies, there are no horror elements of this movie, other than the stark horror of the puppet's construction. Reputedly this was a very difficult movie for the MST guys to write for. Jonah and his bots riff this one, but he has a conversation with Emily, and Emily and her bots have a couple of segments before and after the movie. Premiered on the Gizmoplex on May 27, 2022. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 27, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Carry On, Munna Bhai (Lage Raho Munna Bhai)

In this sequel to the hit Hindi comedy Munna Bhai, M.B.B.S., Sanjay Dutt returns as the lovable underworld don. This time, the eponymous lead character starts to see the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi. Through his interactions with Gandhi, he begins to practice what he refers to as Gandhigiri (a neologism for Gandhism) to help ordinary people solve their problems. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 11, 2022 - 2 comments

A Black Lady Sketch Show: Save My Edges, I'm a Donor!  Season 3, Ep 1

A neighborhood gets pumped for the annual Product Purge; Dr. Haddassah takes on Career Day; Keisha bombs at a comedy club. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 9, 2022 - 3 comments

Taskmaster: Series 13: The whole thing, beginning with the preview.  Season 13, Ep 0

Taskmaster: Series 13 [TRAILER] premieres Thursday 14 April 2022. A live studio audience will be in attendance for the first time since Series 9—Nov 2019! The lucky panelists whose personal items and egos will be on the line are Ardal O'Hanlon, Bridget Christie, Chris Ramsey, Judi Love and Sophie Duker. Their time ... starts ...
posted by not_on_display on Apr 5, 2022 - 51 comments

Movie: The Bubble

A group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempts to complete a film. A Netflix original starring Karen Gillan, Iris Apatow, Pedro Pascal, Leslie Mann, Vir Das, David Duchovny, Keegan Michael-Key, Fred Armisen, Maria Bamford, Kate McKinnon, Rob Delaney, Peter Serafinowicz, and many others. Directed by Judd Apatow.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 1, 2022 - 18 comments

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