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Movie: Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World

[TRAILER] Overworked and underpaid production assistant Angela (Ilinca Manolache) is assigned to film a workplace safety video for a multinational corporation in Bucharest. When one of the interviewees makes a statement that ignites a scandal, Angela has to re-invent the story. Golden Bear award winner Radu Jude's anarchic satire is a wild and unforgettable ride through the vulgar indignities of the 21st century. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 24, 2024 - 6 comments

Movie: Spy x Family Code: White

After receiving an order to be replaced in Operation Strix, Loid decides to help Anya win a cooking competition at Eden Academy, by making the director's favorite meal in order to prevent his replacement. [more inside]
posted by praemunire on Apr 15, 2024 - 7 comments

Movie: Topsy-Turvy

[TRAILER] After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan (Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner) is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the way to "The Mikado," one of the duo's greatest successes. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 20, 2024 - 10 comments

Movie: The Intouchables

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Mar 3, 2024 - 1 comment

Movie: The Butcher Boy

[TRAILER] Francie (Eamonn Owens) has a disastrous childhood and retreats into television and movies to escape the pain. His mother (Aisling O'Sullivan) is suicidal, and his alcoholic father (Stephen Rea) has little to do with him. Francie's tendency to project violent fantasies onto reality lands him in reform school, where he is sexually abused. Wildly looking to hold someone responsible for all the trauma visited on him, Francie targets his neighbor, Mrs. Nugent (Fiona Shaw). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 28, 2024 - 2 comments

Movie: The Devil Wears Prada

[TRAILER] Andy (Anne Hathaway) is a recent college graduate with big dreams. Upon landing a job at prestigious Runway magazine, she finds herself the assistant to diabolical editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Andy questions her ability to survive her grim tour as Miranda's whipping girl without getting scorched. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 13, 2024 - 24 comments

Movie: (500) Days of Summer

[TRAILER] Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom rediscovers his true passions in life. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 13, 2024 - 9 comments

Movie: I'm Your Man (Ich ben dein Mensch)

Alma is a scientist at Berlin's Pergamon Museum. Due to her expertise, she is selected to participate in an extraordinary research experiment: to live for three weeks with a humanoid robot designed to be her ideal life partner. Starring Maren Eggert and Dan Stevens. Directed by Maria Schrader (She Said). [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Nov 3, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: My Girl

Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky) is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father (Dan Aykroyd) runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J. (Macaulay Culkin), her best friend, is "allergic to everything", and sticks with Vada despite her hangups. When Vada's father hires Shelly, and begins to fall for her, things take a turn to the worse... [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 11, 2023 - 16 comments

Movie: Summerland

[TRAILER] Reclusive and irritable writer Alice Lamb (Gemma Atherton) finds her life disrupted by the arrival of evacuee Frank, a London schoolboy who slowly breaks through her reserve as World War II rages across the channel. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 9, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Duets

[TRAILER] A collection of disparate but equally damaged characters is traveling to Omaha, Neb. to perform in a karaoke competition with a grand prize of $5,000. They include con artist Ricky Dean (Huey Lewis), who finds his long-lost daughter, Liv (Gwyneth Paltrow), and brings her along for the ride, as well as a beleaguered salesman, Todd (Paul Giamatti). These and other people with more than their share of eccentricities invest their hopes and dreams in the competition. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 28, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Late Bloomers

[TRAILER] High School basketball coach, Dinah Groshardt, falls for the school secretary, Carly Lumpkin, and upsets the entire school in the process. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: The Watermelon Woman

[TRAILER] Cheryl, a young black lesbian, works a day job in a video store while trying to make a film about a black actress from the 1930s known for playing the stereotypical “mammy” roles relegated to black actresses during that period. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

[TRAILER] Randy Dean (Laurel Holloman), a boyish lesbian who works at a gas station, has trouble performing in high school and is treated badly by bigoted locals because of her sexual identity. She begins an unlikely friendship with one of her school's popular girls, the affluent Evie (Nicole Parker). But when their friendship blossoms into a romance, the two find themselves struggling with the intricacies and pitfalls of discovering love, and having to reveal their relationship to friends and family. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: The Roundup

[TRAILER] The 'Beast Cop' Ma Seok-do heads to a foreign country to extradite a suspect, but soon after his arrival, he discovers additional murder cases and hears about a vicious killer who has been committing crimes against tourists for several years. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Hi, Mom

Devastated after her mom's serious accident and grief-stricken because she hasn't become the daughter she wanted to be for her mother, Jia Xiaoling finds herself transported back in time to the year 1981, where she meets her young mother before she was her mom. Hi, Mom was only recently dethroned by Barbie as the highest film ever directed by a solo female director (it grossed over $825 million US dollars). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

[TRAILER] Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991. High school freshman Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two senior students, Sam (Emma Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller), become his mentors, helping him discover the joys of friendship, music and love. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: The Pope's Exorcist

Gabriele Amorth (Russell Crowe), the Vatican's leading exorcist investigates the possession of a child and uncovers a conspiracy the Vatican has tried to keep secret. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 10, 2023 - 19 comments

Movie: Bartleby

A manager (David Paymer) hires a strange employee (Crispin Glover) who, at first, is exceptionally efficient but then begins to reply to any request with "I would prefer not to." An adaptation of Herman Melville's short story "Bartleby, the Scrivener" told in the setting of a modern office. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 4, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Polite Society

The feature film debut from writer-director Nida Manzoor (We Are Lady Parts) is a merry mash-up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment, and bold action. Ria Khan (Priya Kansara, Bridgerton) practices martial arts in order to become a stuntwoman. But when her sister Lena (Ritu Arya, The Umbrella Academy) drops out of art school and suddenly gets engaged, Ria decides she and her friends must pull off a wedding-heist. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 23, 2023 - 22 comments

Movie: I'm Not Gay A Musical

[TRAILER] Misha (Hamilton's Sydney James Harcourt), always wanted to be a dancer, but childhood trauma pushed him the other direction, as he instead became the star of an underground MMA fighting club. Because of [plot reasons], he finds his dream home on Fire Island but will have to convince the neighbors he's gay for the owner to sell it to him. But is he actually gay? What is he repressing? And yes: it's a musical. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 13, 2023 - 2 comments

Misfits: Episode 23  Season 4, Ep 2

Finn isn't quite as innocent as he looks when a dark secret he's been hiding at home is revealed. Can Seth be persuaded to come out of retirement and take a power before someone gets forced into submission? Elsewhere, Rudy and Curtis go into battle over a beautiful blind girl, while Jess meets new super-sexy barman Alex. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 11, 2023 - 1 comment

Misfits: Episode 22 (Series 4 Premiere)  Season 4, Ep 1

Some lost, some moved on, the remaining members of the gang continue their community service. Two new offenders join the community service team: Jess and Finn. The new offenders quickly realize something is not right as the others have been infected with some sort of virus after a badly hurt man, with a briefcase handcuffed to him, stumbles into the community center and collapses at their feet. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 5, 2023 - 4 comments

Misfits: Episode Twenty-One (Series 3 Finale)  Season 3, Ep 8

Jonas, the newest superpowered person to turn up at the community center is a medium who can conjure the dead... bad news when you consider how many people the gang has bumped off over the years. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 5, 2023 - 6 comments

Misfits: Episode Twenty  Season 3, Ep 7

Seth gives Curtis the power to reanimate the dead, having him bring his dead & buried girlfriend back to life. That goes great. And hey, there's a new probation worker. Wonder how long she is going to... oh. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 4, 2023 - 3 comments

Misfits: Episode Nineteen  Season 3, Ep 6

After a drunken one-night-stand with a mysterious girl, Rudy discovers that he has a strange superpower-caused STD. With only 24 hours to undo the curse, Rudy enlists Simon to help him find the girl. Meanwhile something weird is happening with Curtis' gender-swap power, and Seth finally finds the superpower that he's been searching for. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 4, 2023 - 3 comments

Misfits: Episode Eighteen  Season 3, Ep 5

Kelly is accidentally body-swapped with a coma patient. Rudy gets anger management therapy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 27, 2023 - 1 comment

Misfits: Episode Seventeen  Season 3, Ep 4

Elderly Jew Friedrich Hirsch, having purchased Curtis's rewind power from power broker Seth, travels back to 1930s Berlin to kill Hitler. He fails, in doing so, dropping his cell phone, giving the Nazis technology which alters history so Germany wins the war. In the altered present, Britain is under Nazi control, and none of the misfits know each other. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 23, 2023 - 3 comments

Misfits: Episode Sixteen  Season 3, Ep 3

Simon stops the mugging of a comic book fan named Peter. The two become fast friends until Alisha discovers Peter might be influencing Simon with powers of his own. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 21, 2023 - 2 comments

Misfits: Episode Fifteen  Season 3, Ep 2

Curtis uses his new power to bypass his ban on competitive athletics. Along the way, he meets Emma, a fellow athlete on whom he starts to develop a crush. Back at the community center, the gang confronts new girl Melissa as Kelly thinks she and Simon are having a secret affair. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 21, 2023 - 3 comments

Misfits: Episode 14  Season 3, Ep 1

Each member of the gang has acquired new powers. They meet Rudy, who has the power of having a double (who seems to be his more sensitive side). Meanwhile, the gang is confronted by an unstable girl who has the ability to freeze everyone around her. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 21, 2023 - 8 comments

Misfits: Vegas Baby! (One-Off Special Short)  Season 3, Ep 10000

Nathan and Marnie dash off to Las Vegas to make a fortune with Nathan's new power: the gift of being able to slightly alter reality. Back home, there's a new guy doing community service at the community center: Rudy (Joseph Gilgun). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 21, 2023 - 4 comments

Misfits: Episode Thirteen (2010 Christmas Special)  Season 2, Ep 7

The week before Christmas, and the gang see some graffiti that offers "Money for Powers." At the address advertised they meet Seth, a drug dealer who was also struck in the storm and now has the ability to deal powers. Also a man who can walk on water and claims to be Jesus attracts a following. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 21, 2023 - 2 comments

Misfits: Episode Twelve  Season 2, Ep 6

After the existence of super-powers are exposed to the world at large, the gang become celebrity super-heroes, known as the "ASBO Five." There is serious money to be made, as long as the gang can manage to handle their fame, but as they settle in at a luxury hotel, they find their renown has made them the target of... The Milk Guy? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 15, 2023 - 6 comments

Misfits: Episode Eleven  Season 2, Ep 5

Not for the first time, Nathan is violently murdered. Jessica (Zawe Ashton), a charity worker who's all sweetness and light, is his prime suspect. The others are convinced that Simon is next on her list. While Kelly seems to have found her perfect man in Bruno (Richard Riddell), he's on the run from the police. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 15, 2023 - 3 comments

Misfits: Episode Ten  Season 2, Ep 4

New boy Ollie turns up to start his community payback and it turns out he has a power too, could the gang be getting a new member? When they are all out picking up rubbish on the street, they bump into Tim, who has a few anger issues, and he's soon ready to take it out on them. Meanwhile, Nikki has a heart-transplant which causes some interesting side-effects. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 15, 2023 - 4 comments

Misfits: Episode Nine  Season 2, Ep 3

Superhoodie saves Alisha from a mugging on the estate. It appears he is able to touch Alisha without being affected by her powers and she is intrigued. Alisha is determined to find out more about him, but soon discovers she's out of her depth. Meanwhile, Nathan, Kelly and Simon go to a tattoo parlour, where Nathan manages to offend Vince, the tattooist and, soon after, Nathan begins to act strangely. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 9, 2023 - 3 comments

Misfits: Episode Eight  Season 2, Ep 2

A stranger turns up and claims to be Nathan's half brother, Jamie, who might've made a misstep in his quest to patch things up with their father. Meanwhile, the group continue to try to find out more about Superhoodie, though where he leads them might not be where they expect. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 8, 2023 - 3 comments

Misfits: Episode 7  Season 2, Ep 1

With Sally presumed missing, a new probation worker named Shaun takes over her duties. Superhoodie returns with an important message. An art therapy class for the mentally ill is taking place in the community centre and one of the patients, Lucy, appears to be obsessed with Simon. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 7, 2023 - 5 comments

Misfits: Episode 6  Season 1, Ep 6

The gang notice that local youths have strangely stopped getting drunk, taking drugs, or having sex. Behind it is a cult-like organization called "Virtue," run by Rachel (guest star Jessica Brown-Findlay), a mysterious girl with a commanding storm-based power of suggestion. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 6, 2023 - 6 comments

Misfits: Episode Five  Season 1, Ep 5

The newest person to turn up at the rec center with powers is Finn, a 9 month-old baby who mesmerizes Nathan into wanting to be his daddy. Sally continues to manipulate Simon, in search of answers for what happened to Tony. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 6, 2023 - 3 comments

Misfits: Episode Four  Season 1, Ep 4

Curtis is confronted by his ex-girlfriend, who went to prison for the same drug incident that got him banned from the Olympics. Trying to make things right for her, and himself, Curtis finds that changing the past had unintended ripple effects. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 6, 2023 - 7 comments

Misfits: Episode Three  Season 1, Ep 3

Alisha finds her power always works, but that just makes connecting with the person she really wants that much more difficult. Simon's online flirtation with shygirl18 seems to be a catfish from someone close by with nefarious intent. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 6, 2023 - 4 comments

Misfits: Episode Two  Season 1, Ep 2

Nathan falls for a beautiful young woman at the home for the elderly where the team is doing community service. Is she a volunteer... or a resident? Curtis and Alisha keep flirting. Simon chats up someone calling themselves "shygirl18" online. Ominous notes threatening the gang imply that someone else knows what happened with the probation officer. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 3, 2023 - 9 comments

Misfits: Episode One  Season 1, Ep 1

[SERIES TRAILER] When a group of young adults on court-ordered community service gets caught in a freak storm on the first day, some of them discover they have superpowers. It's like X-Men, if instead of struggling with the responsibilities of their powers, they all just sort of went on with their crappy lives. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 2, 2023 - 13 comments

Movie: Magic Mike's Last Dance

[TRAILER] "Magic" Mike Lane (Channing Tatum) takes to the stage again after a lengthy hiatus, following a business deal that went bust, leaving him broke and taking bartender gigs in Florida. For what he hopes will be one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite (Salma Hayek Pinault) who lures him with an offer he can't refuse... and an agenda all her own. With everything on the line, once Mike discovers what she truly has in mind, will he--and the roster of hot new dancers he'll have to whip into shape--be able to pull it off? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 10, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: A Man Called Otto

Otto (Tom Hanks) is a grump who has given up on life following the loss of his wife and wants to end it all. When a young family moves in nearby, he meets his match in quick-witted Marisol (Mariana Treviño), leading to a friendship that will turn his world around. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 3, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

[TRAILER] Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper), a resident of small-town Vermont, leads a simple life until he inherits a vast fortune from a late uncle. Soon, unscrupulous lawyer John Cedar (Douglas Dumbrille) brings Deeds to New York City, where the unassuming heir is the object of much media attention. When wily reporter Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur) gains the trust and affection of Deeds, she uses her position to publish condescending articles about him -- but are her feelings for him really that shallow? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 19, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Lady for a Day

An aging New York City fruit seller named Apple Annie (May Robson) attempts to maintain an outrageous charade. Long separated from her daughter, Louise (Jean Parker), who has been raised in a Spanish convent, Annie has hidden her modest position in life by claiming in her letters to be an aristocrat. When Louise finally comes to visit, Annie enlists the help of local gangster Dave the Dude (Warren William) to pose as a Manhattan socialite, leading to antics aplenty. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 19, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Meet John Doe

[TRAILER] A penniless drifter (Gary Cooper) is recruited by an ambitious columnist (Barbara Stanwyck) to impersonate a non-existent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a social movement begins. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 19, 2023 - 1 comment

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