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The Goes Wrong Show: Season 2  Season 2, Ep 0

Includes a prison break drama with malfunctioning cell bars, a historical drama by not-William Shakespeare, Robert's acting masterclass, a 1970s sex comedy revival, and a short play by Dennis. Available on DVD and, in the UK, available from some streaming services.
posted by brainwane on Oct 13, 2022 - 2 comments

The Goes Wrong Show: Episodes 1-6  Season 1, Ep 0

The Goes Wrong Show, a British farce TV show (JustWatch to advise on streaming options; watch the first season free in the US on Tubi), is a spinoff of the live theater production The Play That Goes Wrong. Both the live show and the TV show depict an ambitious theatrical troupe trying valiantly to get through live performances of plays-within-a-play, despite all manner of mishap -- props and sets that fall apart, musical cues gone wrong, pratfalls, and whatnot. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Sep 27, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: The Man from the Diners' Club

An employee at Diner's Club issues a credit card to a well-known mobster and has to retrieve it in order to keep his job. Starring Danny Kaye. Available to stream on Amazon Prime. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Sep 2, 2022 - 1 comment

Book: Less

You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. QUESTION: How do you arrange to skip town? ANSWER: You accept them all. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Dec 3, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Phantom Thread

A 1950s period piece exploring the relationship triangle between couture dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), his sister and business partner Cyril (Lesley Manville), and Alma (Vicky Krieps), the woman Woodcock invites into his home to be his latest muse and model.
posted by Going To Maine on Jan 16, 2018 - 38 comments

Movie: Dinner at Eight

Affluent Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a handful of wealthy and/or well-born acquaintances, each of whom has much to reveal. Available to stream on VUDU and Amazon Instant Video. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Dec 8, 2015 - 2 comments

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