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Movie: Black Swan

Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina whose passion for the dance rules every facet of her life. When the company's artistic director decides to replace his prima ballerina for their opening production of "Swan Lake," Nina is his first choice. She has competition in newcomer Lily (Mila Kunis) however. While Nina is perfect for the role of the White Swan, Lily personifies the Black Swan. As rivalry between the two dancers transforms into a twisted friendship, Nina's dark side begins to emerge. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: The Devil's Backbone

Spain, 1939. In the last days of the Spanish Civil War, the young Carlos arrives at the Santa Lucía orphanage, where he will make friends and enemies as he follows the quiet footsteps of a mysterious presence eager for revenge. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Gas Food Lodging

Sisters Shade (Fairuza Balk) and Trudi (Ione Skye) live in a remote New Mexico town with their mother, Nora (Brooke Adams), who waits tables at a nearby truck stop. The introspective Shade spends much of her time alone at the movies, while Trudi is more outgoing and rebellious, behavior that leads to various flings. While both girls are restless and looking for romance, Shade also hopes to play matchmaker and find a nice guy for her hardworking mother. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Do the Right Thing

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 2, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: The Gray Man

When the CIA's most skilled mercenary known as Court Gentry, aka Sierra Six, accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, he becomes a primary target and is hunted around the world by psychopathic former colleague Lloyd Hansen and international assassins. A $200 million Netflix original directed by the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Endgame) and starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton, and Alfre Woodard.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 25, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: Schindler's List

Businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World War II, which has just started. After joining the Nazi party primarily for political expediency, he staffs his factory with Jewish workers for similarly pragmatic reasons. When the SS begins exterminating Jews in the Krakow ghetto, Schindler arranges to have his workers protected to keep his factory in operation, but soon realizes that in so doing, he is also saving innocent lives. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 20, 2022 - 13 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

Movie: The Impossible

In December 2004, close-knit family Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons (with Tom Holland as the oldest) begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 11, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Glengarry Glen Ross

When an office full of Chicago real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene, who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his boss, John Williamson, but to no avail. When his coworker Dave Moss comes up with a plan to steal the leads, things get complicated for the tough-talking salesmen. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 7, 2022 - 20 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: Hard Candy

Hayley (Elliot Page) is a smart, charming, young teenager. Jeff (Patrick Wilson) is a handsome, smooth fashion photographer. An Internet chat, a coffee shop meet-up, and an impromptu fashion shoot lead them back to Jeff's place. Jeff thinks it's his lucky night. It is not. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 1, 2022 - 11 comments

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

Chapelwaite: Chapelwaite  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

A successful whaling captain estranged from his family is compelled to take the seat of his ancestral home in rural Maine (ofc, Stephen King). His foreign-found wife perishes during the voyage, leaving him with three children. There was a damned good reason Charles Boone left to seek a life on the seas. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jun 26, 2022 - 5 comments

Wanted: Chelsea and Lola  Season 1, Ep 1

Lola ( Rebecca Gibney, who is also one of the writers of the show) and Chelsea (Geraldine Hakewell) know nothing of each other, only that they wait for the bus every day at the same time. This all changes when the two women intervene in a fatal carjacking and are subsequently thrust into a chase from authorities across Australia with a vehicle filled with cash. The strangers must rely on each other and their instincts while they are on the run. [more inside]
posted by Zumbador on Jun 23, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: We Need to Talk About Kevin

Kevin's mother (Tilda Swinton) struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin (Ezra Miller) is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 16, 2022 - 11 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE PROJECTED MAN  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 1

Rewatch! A scientist invents a teleporter and tests it on himself. He doesn't turn into a fly or get stuck halfway out a wall, which I understand are the usual fates for those who tamper in physical law, but instead becomes a mutated monster with a deadly touch. He could have just gotten up to get the remote control like a normal person, but oh well! Lembach is staying! Pearl & henchpeople & the SOL end up in present day Earth, above an ominously familiar castle. Oh no, Lembach is going! Previously.
posted by JHarris on May 26, 2022 - 1 comment

Thirty Nine: Thirty-Nine  Season 1, Ep 0

Leaning on each other through thick and thin, a trio of best friends stand together as they experience life, love and loss on the brink of turning 40. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 1, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Bombardment

On March 21st, 1945, the British Royal Air Force set out on a mission to bomb Gestapo's headquarters in Copenhagen. The raid had fatal consequences as some of the bombers accidentally targeted a school and more than 120 people were killed, 86 of whom were children. Also known as The Shadow in My Eye. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 13, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Taxi

A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Tehran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. His camera placed on the dashboard of his mobile film studio captures the spirit of Iranian society through this comedic and dramatic drive [more inside]
posted by johnxlibris on Mar 12, 2022 - 0 comments

Vincenzo: Vincenzo  Season 1, Ep 0

A mafia consigliere heads to South Korea to claim a gold stash that's hidden in the basement of a commercial building. However, he soons finds himself drawn into a legal battle against a corrupt pharmaceutical company. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 2, 2022 - 3 comments

Our Beloved Summer: Our Beloved Summer  Season 1, Ep 0

Years after filming a viral documentary in high school, two bickering ex-lovers get pulled back in front of the camera — and into each other's lives. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 1, 2022 - 6 comments

Ozark: Ozark Season 4 - First Half (Episodes 1-7)  Season 4, Ep 1

We binged all available season 4 episodes this week. Anybody else watching? Apparently, the rest of the season will be released after May 31, which will make the season eligible for Emmy awards in two years instead of just one. I
posted by COD on Jan 29, 2022 - 15 comments

As We See It: Season 1 (All Episodes)  Season 1, Ep 0

Amazon: "Finding love, making friends, getting a job, adulting. Watch as three roommates on the autism spectrum navigate their early 20s with all its joy, tears and laughter. From the Emmy award winning Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) comes the new series As We See It, launching January 21st, only on Prime Video." [more inside]
posted by bixfrankonis on Jan 22, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Memoria

A Scottish orchid farmer visiting her ill sister in Bogota, Colombia, befriends a young musician and a French archaeologist in charge of monitoring a century-long construction project to tunnel through the Andes mountain range. Each night, she is bothered by increasingly loud bangs which prevent her from getting any sleep.
posted by Literaryhero on Jan 16, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Lost Daughter

A woman's beach vacation takes a dark turn when she begins to confront the troubles of her past. [more inside]
posted by Zonker on Jan 1, 2022 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Love Hurts  Season 11, Ep 13

Sam and Dean investigate a set of murders on Valentine's Day and discover they are dealing with the ripple effects of a curse. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 29, 2021 - 9 comments

PEN15: Season 2: Part 2   Season 2, Ep 2

Comics Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts in middle school in the year 2000. The 2nd half of Season 2 of Pen15 was released in December 2021; consisting of 7 episodes (not including the Animated special released in August) which concludes Pen15. [more inside]
posted by fizzix on Dec 28, 2021 - 2 comments

Supernatural: Don't You Forget About Me  Season 11, Ep 12

Claire thinks some recent murders in town are the work of a supernatural entity and calls on Sam and Dean for help, but when they arrive in Sioux Falls, Jody Mills tells them that Claire has been attacking ordinary people and accusing them of being monsters. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 28, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Into the Mystic  Season 11, Ep 11

Sam and Dean investigate a case at a Kansas retirement home in which people are fatally bashing their own heads in after hearing a mysterious piercing sound. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 27, 2021 - 4 comments

Movie: The Stroll

A young girl and her two accident companions walk halfway around St.-Petersburg; they flirt and tease each other, and for ninety minutes they act out a real-time romantic drama. This stroll is full of laughter and tears against a backdrop of the hustle and bustle of the streets.
posted by Literaryhero on Dec 16, 2021 - 1 comment

Movie: Hunter Hunter

Joseph (Devon Sawa) and his family live in the remote wilderness as fur trappers, but their tranquility is threatened when they think they are being hunted by the return of a rogue wolf, and Joseph leaves them behind to track it. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 16, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Bloodlines  Season 9, Ep 20

Sam and Dean visit Chicago and find the city's underworld is divided between powerful clans of monsters, including werewolves and shapeshifters. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 21, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Alex Annie Alexis Ann  Season 9, Ep 19

Sheriff Mills calls on Sam and Dean for help after she apprehends a teenage runaway who is trying to escape from a pack of vampires that abducted her as a child and consider her one of their own. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 20, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Meta Fiction  Season 9, Ep 18

When Castiel rejects Metatron's offer to join forces, a surprising plan is set in motion; Sam and Dean apprehend Gadreel. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 19, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Mother's Little Helper  Season 9, Ep 17

Dean copes with the side effects of the Mark of Cain, as Sam investigates a series of violent murders related directly to Abaddon. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 18, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Blade Runners  Season 9, Ep 16

Sam and Dean assist Crowley in the search for the First Blade. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 17, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: #thinman  Season 9, Ep 15

When Dean and Sam investigate the murder of a teenage girl, they once again cross paths with the Ghostfacers. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 16, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Captives  Season 9, Ep 14

Kevin's spirit returns to ask Sam and Dean to find his mother. Castiel is taken to Bartholomew. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 15, 2021 - 7 comments

Supernatural: The Purge  Season 9, Ep 13

After several people are murdered by having the fat sucked out of their bodies, Sam and Dean go undercover and apply for jobs at a local weight loss spa. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 14, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Sharp Teeth  Season 9, Ep 12

Sam and Dean learn that Garth has joined a community of werewolves. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 13, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: First Born  Season 9, Ep 11

Sam and Castiel believe that they found a way to track Gadreel. Dean and Crowley team up to find the First Blade, which is in the hands of the biblical Cain. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 12, 2021 - 7 comments

Supernatural: Road Trip  Season 9, Ep 10

Dean and Castiel ask Crowley for help in finding Gadreel and getting him out of Sam's body. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 11, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Holy Terror  Season 9, Ep 9

The angels go to war against each other, and Ezekiel is revealed to be not what he has claimed to be. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 10, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Rock and a Hard Place  Season 9, Ep 8

Sheriff Mills calls Sam and Dean for help with multiple disappearances in the town. Discovering all four victims belonged to the same church chastity group, Sam and Dean decide to investigate by taking an pledge of abstinence and joining the group themselves. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 9, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Bad Boys  Season 9, Ep 7

Dean and Sam visit Dean's former group home for boys, which is now being haunted by a ghost. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 8, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Heaven Can't Wait  Season 9, Ep 6

Dean and Castiel team up to find a Rit Zien, an angel healer, who is easing peoples' suffering by killing them. Sam and Kevin ask Crowley for help in finding a way to open the gates to Heaven. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 7, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Dog Dean Afternoon  Season 9, Ep 5

When the only witness to a couple of mysterious murders is a dog, Dean performs a risky spell to help him communicate with canines. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 6, 2021 - 11 comments

Supernatural: Slumber Party  Season 9, Ep 4

Sam and Dean accidentally free Dorothy Gale, who has been trapped in the bunker for years, and with her the Wicked Witch of the West. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 5, 2021 - 7 comments

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