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The ABC Murders: Hercule and the new Inspector  Season 1, Ep 1

Rupert Grint was the surprise star, here. Malkovich being stilted and precise suits the character of Poirot, but put him together with Crome, they warm up to each other in an organic and compelling way, and it's on Grint's natural talent as a supporting actor. I would watch a series based on Poirot and Crome discussing the weather, so good.
posted by Slap*Happy on Apr 22, 2019 - 2 comments

In the Dark: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Murphy is a hard-living, hard-drinking, blind, disaffected twenty-something with a penchant for cigarettes and casual sex. (CW broadcast) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 4, 2019 - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: FINAL JUSTICE  Rewatch   Season 10, Ep 8

Rewatch! Joe Don Baker is a Texas lawman who is sent to accompany a criminal being extradited to Malta. It's a fish out of water scenario, you see! Watch as our protagonist delivers illegal two-fisted American justice in a land wildly outside his jurisdiction with his belligerent catchphrase, "You think you can take me? Go 'head on." Something makes me think this movie didn't do very good business in overseas markets. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Mar 27, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Shoplifters

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Mar 5, 2019 - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 14

Rewatch! What would Airplane! be if it weren't played for laughs, like, at ALL? It'd be a lot like San Francisco International, a pilot for a TV series heavily inspired by the movies that inspired Airplane!, like Zero Hour and the various Airports. So come back with us and linger in a place that most people want to pass through as quickly as possible. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Feb 27, 2019 - 5 comments

True Detective: Now Am Found  Season 3, Ep 8

Wayne struggles to hold on to his memories, and his grip on reality, as the truth behind the Purcell case is finally revealed. [Season finale] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 25, 2019 - 27 comments

True Detective: The Final Country  Season 3, Ep 7

Following up on new leads, Wayne and Roland track down a man who left the police force in the midst of the Purcell investigation. Meanwhile, Amelia visits Lucy Purcell's best friend in hopes of gaining insights into the whereabouts of the mysterious one-eyed man. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 18, 2019 - 19 comments

Movie: The Party

Janet hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Feb 17, 2019 - 3 comments

True Detective: Hunters in the Dark  Season 3, Ep 6

Wayne and Roland revisit discrepancies in the Purcell case that were hidden or forgotten, and take another look at Tom Purcell and Lucy's cousin, Dan O' Brien; the glitter of Amelia's book release is tarnished by a voice from the past. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 11, 2019 - 14 comments

PEN15: Season 1 (Complete)  Season 1, Ep 0

Comics Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts in middle school in the year 2000, surrounded by actual 13-year-olds. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Feb 10, 2019 - 14 comments

Movie: Wildlife

A teenage boy must deal with his mother's complicated response after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job.
posted by ellieBOA on Feb 10, 2019 - 0 comments

True Detective: If You Have Ghosts  Season 3, Ep 5

Wayne finds himself in a no-win situation as new clues emerge in the Purcell case. Roland wrestles with how to keep evidence secure as lawyers demand a new investigation. Amelia finds her relationship with Wayne imperiled by her writing aspirations and his jealousy. [Official synopsis] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 4, 2019 - 11 comments

True Detective: The Hour and the Day  Season 3, Ep 4

Hays and West see a possible connection between the local church and the Purcell crimes. As the detectives search for one suspect and round up another for interrogation, Woodard is targeted by a vigilante group.
posted by fleacircus on Jan 27, 2019 - 14 comments

True Detective: The Big Never  Season 3, Ep 3

Hays recalls his early romance with Amelia, as well as cracks in their relationship that surfaced after they married; ten years after the Purcell crimes, new evidence emerges, giving Hays a second chance to vindicate himself and the investigation.
posted by fleacircus on Jan 21, 2019 - 20 comments

True Detective: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye  Season 3, Ep 2

Hays looks back at the aftermath of the 1980 Purcell case, including possible evidence left behind at an outdoor hangout for local kids; as attention focuses on two conspicuous suspects, the parents of the missing children receive a cryptic note.
posted by fleacircus on Jan 14, 2019 - 12 comments

True Detective: The Great War and Modern Memory  Season 3, Ep 1

Retired detective Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali), has a memory problem, and memories of a memory problem, all relating to the case of the missing Purcell children in West Finger, Arkansas, thirty-five year ago. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Jan 14, 2019 - 17 comments

1983: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

A dark Polish thriller that imagines an alternative history where a terrorist bombing in 1983 dramatically altered the course of world events. Twenty years later, the USSR and Iron Curtain still exist, Al Gore is US president, and Poland is ruled by an authoritarian government. Naïve law student Kajetan and world-weary detective Anatol uncover a conspiracy that has been kept hidden for decades. [more inside]
posted by EndsOfInvention on Dec 11, 2018 - 5 comments

God Friended Me: Season 1 Discussion  Season 1, Ep 0

An atheist's life is turned upside down when he is "friended" by God on Facebook. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Nov 8, 2018 - 16 comments

Movie: Platoon

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Oct 20, 2018 - 1 comment

All American: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

In the premiere, South Crenshaw High's Spencer James is recruited to play for Beverly High School. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 10, 2018 - 1 comment

Bodyguard: Episode 6  Season 1, Ep 6

With no-one left who believes him, Specialist Protection Officer David Budd's enquiries put him in mortal danger.< [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 15 comments

Bodyguard: Episode 5  Season 1, Ep 5

Displaying increasingly irrational behaviour but determined to prove his innocence, PS David Budd is desperate to get to the bottom of the conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 1 comment

Bodyguard: Episode 4  Season 1, Ep 4

Struggling to come to terms with the traumatic events of the last 24 hours, the home secretary's bodyguard David Budd himself falls under suspicion. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 2 comments

Bodyguard: Episode 3  Season 1, Ep 3

As the terrorist threat increases, PS David Budd strives to prevent the home secretary Julia Montague from falling victim to an assassination plot. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 1 comment

Bodyguard: Episode 2  Season 1, Ep 2

Home secretary Julia Montague's controversial policies make her a terrorist target and test the loyalty of specialist protection officer David Budd. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 1 comment

Bodyguard: Episode 1  Season 1, Ep 1

A troubled war veteran, PS David Budd, is assigned to protect a controversial politician who may be the target of a terror plot. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Days of Heaven

In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire - Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.
posted by Literaryhero on Sep 25, 2018 - 7 comments

Castle Rock: The Queen  Season 1, Ep 7

As Ruth Deaver (Sissy Spacek) tumbles unpredictably through a lifetime of memories, the escaped Kid makes himself at home (again?). [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 22, 2018 - 15 comments

Castle Rock: Filter  Season 1, Ep 6

After a videotape leads him into the woods near Castle Rock, Henry finds an unexpected connection to his past; elsewhere, Pangborn goes in search of answers on the Kid's behalf. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 15, 2018 - 4 comments

Castle Rock: Harvest  Season 1, Ep 5

"The Kid" is released from Shawshank, with suffering following in his wake; meanwhile, Sheriff Pangborn (Scott Glenn) receives a decidedly bittersweet commendation. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 8, 2018 - 8 comments

Castle Rock: The Box  Season 1, Ep 4

Henry's research finds him following a possible lead to his own disappearance 27 years earlier; meanwhile, Shawshank Prison guard Dennis Zalewski discovers a solution to his growing workplace anxiety. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 1, 2018 - 4 comments

Castle Rock: Local Color  Season 1, Ep 3

Haunted by visions of her past, Molly Strand (Melanie Lynskey) goes on a journey through the strange and dark underbelly of Castle Rock; later, Henry has his first face-to-face meeting with "The Kid." [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Jul 29, 2018 - 2 comments

Castle Rock: Habeas Corpus  Season 1, Ep 2

More is revealed via flashback about young Henry Deaver's January 1991 disappearance, as well as the long and cursed history of the town of Castle Rock; in the present day, Henry begins the investigation into the facts about Warden Lacy (Terry O'Quinn) and his nameless prisoner.
posted by Strange Interlude on Jul 29, 2018 - 7 comments

Castle Rock: Severance  Season 1, Ep 1

Defense attorney Henry Deaver (Andre Holland) is called back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine, following the discovery of a mysterious man (Bill Skarsgard) hidden in the bowels of Shawshank Prison. Inspired by the works of Stephen King. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Jul 26, 2018 - 17 comments

Movie: Rebel Without a Cause

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 17, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: The Bad and the Beautiful

An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 16, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Rashomon

A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view [content warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 14, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: The Bridge

In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 12, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Children of Hiroshima

Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 10, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Anatomy of a Murder

In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after his wife was assaulted. What is the truth, and will he win his case? [content warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 7, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: The Desperate Hours

Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 5, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: I Want to Live!

A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 2, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress, falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 27, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Army of Shadows

An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 26, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Town Without Pity

Four American soldiers stationed near a German village face death in the assault of a local girl and are defended by outside counsel Major Steve Garrett. [Content Warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 21, 2018 - 0 comments

The Department of Time: Cambio de tiempo (Change of Time)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 13

Season Finale: After the defeat of the Spanish Armada along the English coast in 1588, King Philip II decides to break the Ministry rules (imposed by his great-grandmother Isabella) and travel back in time to so the Armada will win the battle. When the Ministry refuses to help, Philip takes over, discovering that he can not only travel into the past but the future as well. Julián, Alfonso and Amelia return to 2016 from a mission to find history has been drastically changed. Philip is now King of the World, and the King of Time. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 20, 2018 - 6 comments

The Department of Time: Hasta que el tiempo os separe (Til Time Do Us Part)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 12

Ortigosa and Natalia's wedding is complicated by a hidden time portal and a romantic legend from the 13th century. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 19, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: The Victors

Intelligent, sprawling saga of a squad of American soldiers, following them through Europe during World War II. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 16, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Fahrenheit 451

In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 15, 2018 - 1 comment

The Department of Time: Tiempo de lo oculto (Time of the Occult)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 11

When the host of a show about paranormal mysteries and conspiracies reveals the existence of the Ministry on the internet, Salvador tries to convince him that he is mistaken by inviting him on a tour of headquarters, while pretending that it is the dullest government office in Spain. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 12, 2018 - 5 comments

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