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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Box  Season 5, Ep 14

Official Fox synopsis: "Jake embarks on an all-night long interrogation in order to elicit a confession out of a suspect (guest star Sterling K. Brown). But when Captain Holt skips the opera in order to stay back and help, the two cops clash over how to get him to talk."
posted by Strange Interlude on Apr 1, 2018 - 19 comments

Movie: Strange Brew

Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 1, 2018 - 12 comments

Movie: The Hangover

Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 31, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Beetlejuice

It's showtime! In Tim Burton's second feature film as a director, the recently deceased Maitlands (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) find the house they hoped they'd haunt together forever bought and hideously renovated by avant-garde artist Delia Deetz (Catherine O'Hara), her developer husband Charles (Jeffrey Jones), and gothy daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder). Unable to rid themselves of the intruders, they turn to a "bioexorcist"... the obnoxious, outrageous Betelgeuse (Michael Keaton). But once they agree to hire him, things are going out of control fast! [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Mar 30, 2018 - 24 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mike Pence  Season 5, Ep 5

This week:
  • Trump fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
  • Putin wins reelection as President of Russia to no one's surprise, ensuring horrible threats, poisoned opponents and meddling in foreign elections for foreseeable future.
  • And Now: Local News Cannot Be Trusted With St. Patrick's Day
  • Main Story: Mike Pence, the hyper-fundamentalist, hyper-intolerant Vice President in the Trump Administration, and the one person in it Trump cannot fire. His opposition to gay rights is well known, but, as Oliver admits, he has a cute rabbit named "Marlon Bundo." Pence has a book out, A Day in the Life of the Vice President, about his rabbit. LWT is putting out another book, about a different rabbit named Marlon Bundo, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, where a boy rabbit falls in love with another boy rabbit. (See inside for more.)
The Mike Pence segment is on LWT's official YouTube channel. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 19, 2018 - 15 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Safe House  Season 5, Ep 12

Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns to Sunday nights! Official FOX synopsis: "After Seamus (guest star Paul Adelstein) threatens Kevin (guest star Marc Evan Jackson), Holt devises an elaborate plan to hide him in a safe house, with Jake as his guard. Kevin is miserable as the 99 works overtime to find Seamus and take him down." [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Mar 18, 2018 - 19 comments

Movie: JCVD

Jean-Claude Van Damme gets involved in a bank robbery with a hostage situation and reflects about his life during it. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 14, 2018 - 5 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Cyptocurrencies  Season 5, Ep 4

This week:
  • President Trump suddenly agrees to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, reversing decades of precedent on a whim.
  • International Women's Day, "that one special day for half the population of Earth. Knock yourselves out, three-and-a-half billion people!" A roundup of disturbing and disgusting responses from across the media, finishing with Vladimir Putin.
  • And Now: An MSNBC Guest, Brought On To Discuss Gary Cohn's Departure, Can't Get Over The "Bachelor" Finale.
  • Main Story: Cryptocurrencies, "Everything you don't understand about money combined with everything you don't understand about computers." In a field fulled with ridiculous terms like HODL and LAMBO, LWT invited an inspirational speaker (Keegan Michael Key) to promote their new way of dealing with cryptocurrencies, responsibility: "Instead of being HODL, you have to be CRAEFUL!"
[more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 11, 2018 - 16 comments

Movie: Zombieland

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 10, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Lost in Translation

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 9, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Hot Fuzz

A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that's harbouring a dark secret. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 8, 2018 - 34 comments

Movie: Shaun of the Dead

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 6, 2018 - 29 comments

Movie: Mean Girls

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 5, 2018 - 14 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: NRA TV  Season 5, Ep 3

This week:
  • The Trump Administration, "which is truly like a circus in that nothing about it is funny, and I badly want it to end." It continues to hemmorage staffers, most recently Hope Hicks.
  • Jared Kushner loses his Top Secret clearance.
  • And Now: Would You Like To Be On The Maury Show?
  • Main story: NRA TV (YouTube), the little-known streaming service. LWT answers the question you now no doubt have: What the fuck is that? Oh, you are not prepared for this....
  • And Now: Proof That NRATV's Tone Can Make Anything Seem Scary. A LWT-produced bit: "She IS the oven's contemptible whore, and her name is MUFFINS."
[more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 5, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: The Incredibles

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 2, 2018 - 27 comments

Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

When their relationship turns sour, a young couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 1, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Friday

Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10 p.m. that same night. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 28, 2018 - 4 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

Movie: Strictly Ballroom

A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 21, 2018 - 21 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Trump's Horrendous Foreign Policy  Season 5, Ep 1

This week....
  • The Parkland shooting.
  • Scandals around the world: South Africa, Australia, Israel
  • And Now: For Valentine's Day, Local News Presents Some Heart-Shaped Shit
  • Main Story: Trump Vs. The World, on Trump's terrible foreign policy, which has eroded US soft power around the world.
This is the first episode of Season Five of Last Week Tonight. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 19, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Office Space

Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 19, 2018 - 22 comments

Movie: Eat Drink Man Woman

A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 18, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Rushmore

The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 16, 2018 - 6 comments

Drunk History: Sex  Season 5, Ep 4

Right on time to Valentine's Day, Derek Waters takes a page from the Salt-N-Pepa playbook and talks about sex with Alison Rich, Gabe Liedman, and Katie Nolan. Topics are the creation of Planned Parenthood by Margaret Sanger (Amber Tamblyn) leading to the creation of the pill by Dr. Gregory Pincus (Jason Mantzoukas), sexologist Alfred and Clara Kinsey (Josh Charles and Jillian Bell), and Gloria Steinem's (Abbi Jacobson) undercover investigation and exposé on Playboy Clubs.
posted by lmfsilva on Feb 14, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: The Commitments

When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 13, 2018 - 27 comments

Shrink: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Like most med school grads, David Tracey expected to roll straight into a residency, earn his license to practice medicine and begin paying off his massive student loans. But when his hospital position falls through, David devises a scheme to start offering free psychotherapy - out of his parents' garage. Now, all he needs to do is clock the 1,920 clinical hours required and he'll get his life back on track. But when a ragtag stream of oddball clients begins coming to him for help, he starts to realize something about himself. He may have just found a new career that makes him feel right at home. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Feb 13, 2018 - 5 comments

Jean-Claude Van Johnson: If You're Lucky  Season 1, Ep 4

Vanessa and JCVD hatch a plan to rescue Luis. We learn what Vanessa is running towards, Luis is running from, and whether JCVD is really a man out of time trying to relive his days as JCVJ. From the Visionary mind of Mark Twain comes a world where only one man can save us. Uncover the Truth about the Legend. Are you ready to get Hucked? [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Feb 11, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Babe

That'll do, pig. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 8, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Clueless

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 5, 2018 - 33 comments

2 Dope Queens: New York  Season 1, Ep 1

The first of 4 HBO specials from comedy duo, and Cocoa Khaleesis, Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson. Directed by Tig Notaro. Airs on HBO, Fridays at 11:30pm. [more inside]
posted by jojo and the benjamins on Feb 4, 2018 - 4 comments

Jean-Claude Van Johnson: A Little Conversation About Trust  Season 1, Ep 3

Filip reels from revelations about his future self and is given an opportunity for new employment. JCVD is surprised by a change in casting. Gunnar is surprised by the perfection of a new scene. Luis makes a choice to get involved. Are we rolling? [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Jan 27, 2018 - 4 comments

Jean-Claude Van Johnson: What Year Do You Think This Is?  Season 1, Ep 2

Reeling from the fallout of his semi botched mission, JCVD revisits childhood memories of the emu farm and Vanessa is left challenging his field readiness at every decision. Meanwhile the movie is plagued with technical challenges and JCVD makes a play for racial equality. Lewis and JCVD make a forray into the world of underground street racing, and HK. JCVD meets one of his biggest fans. Vanessa makes a discovery. [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Jan 21, 2018 - 3 comments

Patriot: Dead Serious Rick  Season 1, Ep 10

John's devotion to his father is tested as he returns to Luxembourg. Meanwhile, Agathe puts together some final evidence that may finally expose the truth about John.
posted by Catblack on Jan 16, 2018 - 6 comments

Patriot: Dick Cheney  Season 1, Ep 9

Edward has trouble with his brother's alibi while John is interrogated by Agathe. Leslie hears a last minute pitch from a surprise visitor about putting John back onto the travel team.
posted by Catblack on Jan 16, 2018 - 0 comments

Patriot: L'Affaire Contre John Lakeman  Season 1, Ep 8

Agathe's path intersects with Alice's as Agathe makes her way back to Milwaukee to investigate John. New intelligence gives Tom an advantage and greatly helps his plan in influencing the Iranian election.
posted by Catblack on Jan 16, 2018 - 1 comment

Patriot: Hello, Is Charlie There?  Season 1, Ep 7

John is a person of interest in Agathe's investigation as he returns to Milwaukee in a poor mental state. Stephen's recovery and promotion at McMillan prove to be bad news for the success of the mission.
posted by Catblack on Jan 16, 2018 - 0 comments

Patriot: The Structural Dynamics of Flow  Season 1, Ep 6

Agathe's case against John begins to mount while John undertakes a desperate attempt to get his father's plan back on track. Meanwhile, Leslie's hostility toward John reaches new heights.
posted by Catblack on Jan 16, 2018 - 0 comments

Patriot: Un Monsieur Triste En Costume  Season 1, Ep 5

John's effort to retrieve evidence brings him dangerously close to Agathe. Tom arrives in Luxembourg to help John catch his breath only to ask more of him.
posted by Catblack on Jan 16, 2018 - 0 comments

Patriot: John's To-Do List 5/18/12  Season 1, Ep 4

Leslie seeks to lead John into failure with more work in Luxembourg. Meanwhile, John's real job becomes more demanding and urgent. To make things worse, an old friend of John's arrives.
posted by Catblack on Jan 16, 2018 - 0 comments

Patriot: McMillan Man  Season 1, Ep 3

Agathe Albans, the driven homicide detective, arrives in Milwaukee for an interview with Dennis. John desperately works to stay with the travel team in a last minute effort.
posted by Catblack on Jan 16, 2018 - 1 comment

Patriot: C-19  Season 1, Ep 2

With the situation mounting in Iran, getting back to Luxembourg looks grim as John struggles to adjust to life and work in Milwaukee, while a driven homicide detective begins to build her case.
posted by Catblack on Jan 16, 2018 - 1 comment

Patriot: Milwaukee, America  Season 1, Ep 1

To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous non-official cover ("NOC") — that of a mid-level employee at a Milwaukee industrial piping firm. [more inside]
posted by Catblack on Jan 16, 2018 - 6 comments

Jean-Claude Van Johnson: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Jean Claude Van Damme runs into an old flame and wants out of Retirement... but not out of the retirement we know him for. Watch one of the greatest 90s action stars to satirize himself in an unexpectedly entertaining action comedy. Get Ready to meet his secret identity Jean Claude Van Johnson. [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Jan 13, 2018 - 8 comments

Lady Dynamite: Season 2 of Lady Dynamite  Season 2, Ep 0

In season 2, Maria Bamford gets used to life as part of a couple, with stories being told in the present, in 1980s Duluth and THE FUTURE. Join us, won't you?
posted by drezdn on Jan 9, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Dec 20, 2017 - 3 comments

Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 6  Season 3, Ep 6

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 13, 2017 - 16 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Favor  Season 5, Ep 11

The second half of the midseason-finale double header! Official FOX synopsis: "When Seamus Murphy (guest star Paul Adelstein) returns to redeem the favor Holt owes him, the precinct searches for a loophole that will allow Holt to uphold his end of the bargain without breaking the law."
posted by Strange Interlude on Dec 13, 2017 - 9 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Game Night  Season 5, Ep 10

The first half of the midseason-finale double header! Official FOX synopsis: "Rosa begs Jake to help her break some big news to her parents, but her plan is thrown off when they wrongly assume the two are dating." (With special guest star Danny Trejo as Rosa's dad, as well as the long-awaited return of [SPOILER]!)
posted by Strange Interlude on Dec 13, 2017 - 17 comments

Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 5  Season 3, Ep 5

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 6, 2017 - 4 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99  Season 5, Ep 9

Official Fox synopsis: "While the precinct is in Los Angeles to attend a funeral, Capt. Holt learns that he has been chosen to run for Chief Commissioner of the NYPD."
posted by rewil on Dec 6, 2017 - 18 comments

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