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Dear My Friends: Full Season 1 (Also Known As: My Dear Friend, Dieo Mai Peurenjeu)  Season 1, Ep 0

Life is ever-delightful — and ever-challenging — for a group of friends in their twilight years as they rediscover themselves through love and family. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 13, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: Sorry We Missed You

Hoping that self-employment through the gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation. The newest film from Ken Loach. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 11, 2020 - 5 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

Movie: Da 5 Bloods

Four African American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen Squad Leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 13, 2020 - 19 comments

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

Movie: Coraline

An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 10, 2020 - 10 comments

Movie: Diamond Men

A thirty-years traveling diamond salesman must mentor a brash young replacement when his company downsizes him. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 9, 2020 - 0 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: WILD REBELS  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 7

Rewatch! On Sunday: They were reckless violent killers before it was cool, and they did it for the kicks! Three biker thugs and a lady, calling themselves "Satan's Angels," see what they did there, decide to rob the prestigious Bank of Citrusville, and the only one who can stop them is a former stock car racer who they perhaps unwisely approached to drive the getaway vehicle. One of those movies where no one is likable. Previously
posted by JHarris on May 13, 2020 - 8 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: RING OF TERROR  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 6

Rewatch! On Thursday: Puma? Puma! An unflappable med student so irks his prospective fraternity brothers that they arrange for an initiation where he must get the ring off the hand of a corpse. John Carradine thinks back on the event and laaaaughs. Most of the episode is just lead up, making for a pretty boring experience. Fortunately we have three wisecracking intermediaries to help make the film watchable. Previously
posted by JHarris on May 13, 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

Kingdom: Kingdom  Season 2, Ep 0

After the shocking double-reveal cliffhanger at the end of season 1 (currently at 93/97 on Rotten Tomatoes) this South Korean period drama, set soon after the Japanese invasions of the 1590s, is back for another 6 episodes with more palace intrigue, class warfare, beautiful costumes and gorgeous cinematography, set against the backdrop of a massive plague of flesh-eating monsters. On Netflix.
posted by mediareport on Apr 5, 2020 - 2 comments

Crash Landing on You: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

A paragliding mishap drops a South Korean heiress in North Korea -- and into the life of an army officer, who decides he will help her hide. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 31, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: The Wild Goose Lake

A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Mar 22, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: Horse Girl

A socially awkward woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life. Starring, written, and produced by Alison Brie. [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Feb 25, 2020 - 4 comments

Giri/Haji: All episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

A detective from Tokyo scours London for his missing brother, who's been involved with the Yakuza and accused of murder. [more inside]
posted by Sibrax on Feb 21, 2020 - 14 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

Movie: Just Mercy

The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned, including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights tirelessly for Walter with the system stacked against them. [more inside]
posted by praemunire on Jan 7, 2020 - 6 comments

Le Bazar de la Charite: The Bonfire of Destiny - Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

After a devastating fire in 1897 Paris, three women find their lives upended by betrayals, deceptions and romantic turmoil. (Netflix US, TF1 France) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 28, 2019 - 1 comment

Le Bazar de la Charite: The Bonfire of Destiny - Episode 1  Season 1, Ep 1

On a spring day in 1897, socialites Adrienne and Alice and maid Rose join the crowds at a Parisian charity bazaar, where a shocking tragedy unfolds. (Netflix US, TF1 France) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 27, 2019 - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: MITCHELL  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 12

Rewatch! Joe Don Baker IS Mitchell, a cop that doesn't play by the rules. For example, the rules about drinking on the job. The rules about sleeping with prostitutes. The rules about interacting with other human beings, especially kids. Certainly the rules about nutrition and hygiene. There is a story here about a drug dealer and his henchman who Mitchell seems like is almost trying to annoy into turning themselves in. In the end the lasting impression caused by this movie can be summed up in two words: BABY OIL. You'll know why when it appears on screen. (shudder) In the show's history this episode is especially notable for being Joel Hodgson's last as host. Previously [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Nov 7, 2019 - 16 comments

Movie: Take Shelter

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Nov 1, 2019 - 3 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

Catherine the Great: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Russian Empress Catherine the Great faces challenges to her throne on all sides as she meets the forthright and bold Lieutenant Grigory Potemkin. (HBO, Sky) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 23, 2019 - 6 comments

Not Just Me: (Almost Family) Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Only child Julia Bechley's life is turned upside down when her father reveals that, over the course of his prize-winning career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own genetic material to conceive dozens of children. Reeling from this explosive revelation, Julia discovers two new sisters--former best friend Edie Palmer and ex-Olympic athlete Roxy Doyle. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 2, 2019 - 3 comments

Movie: Dear Ex

Dear Ex is a Taiwanese movie about a kid, his mom, his dead dad and his dead dad's boyfriend. Told from those three perspectives, Dear Ex is a moving tale of family, grief and the healing power of community theater. It's on Netflix! [more inside]
posted by storytam on Jul 12, 2019 - 2 comments

Black Spot: Quand on arrive en ville  Season 1, Ep 1

As Maj. Laurène Weiss and her team work to solve the murder of a local nurse, a new prosecutor arrives to investigate Villefranche's high crime rate. A French-Belgian production streaming in the US on Netflix.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 25, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind. "An unhurried tone poem with no guns and next to no blood, Last Man is a tale of race and the city, not Race and the City. First-time director Joe Talbot is white; his collaborator, Jimmie Fails, is black; they grew up together in Fillmore. This is Jimmie's story, and he plays himself." [NPR review - trailer] [more inside]
posted by cosmologinaut on Jun 16, 2019 - 7 comments

Gentleman Jack: Why've You Brought That  Season 1, Ep 7

Lister travels to London with her old flame Mariana Lawton, a trip that exposes crippling memories of their past relationship.
posted by kanata on Jun 4, 2019 - 12 comments

Years and Years: Episode 3  Season 1, Ep 3

It’s 2026 and a General Election is looming. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on May 30, 2019 - 8 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

Movie: Happy Face

Stanislas, 19, is left on his own when his mother is hospitalized. Terrorized by her illness, he wraps his face in bandages and infiltrates a therapy workshop for disfigured patients. Website [more inside]
posted by jkaczor on May 27, 2019 - 2 comments

Years and Years: Episode 2  Season 1, Ep 2

The world is still reeling from the events of Hong Sha. Daniel tries to build a new life with Viktor. Edith returns home for good. Rosie, attends Viv Rook's political rally and is amazed by her power and passion. Celeste loses her job, but that's just the start of her problems: when she and Stephen are woken at 4am by a series of urgent texts, they realise their entire life is about to come crashing down.
posted by Faintdreams on May 22, 2019 - 7 comments

Unforgotten: Full series  Season 1, Ep 0

When the remains of a murdered 17-year-old who went missing in 1976 are discovered buried beneath a house, detectives DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan attempt to solve the case. The investigation brings up decades-old secrets for those involved.
posted by AllShoesNoSocks on May 13, 2019 - 9 comments

Movie: 1985

Having been gone for three years, closeted advertising executive Adrian returns to his Texas hometown for Christmas, and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.
posted by orange swan on May 10, 2019 - 1 comment

Dead to Me: Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

Jen's husband was recently killed by a hit-and-run driver. As she tries to recover, she meets Judy, who also recently suffered a loss. But there's more to Judy (and to Jen (and to her husband (and to pretty much everyone and everything else))) than meets the eye. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on May 6, 2019 - 24 comments

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 - 4 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 - 4 comments

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 - 28 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 - 15 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

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