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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Supreme Court  Season 11, Ep 1

Welcome back! This week (and the past two months).... The Chicago Rat Hole. (wait, what?) Tucker Carlson had a fawning interview with Vladimir Putin. Israel continued its horrific assault on Gaza. Courts have hit Trump with gigantic fines, but he keeps on Trumping, saying (amidst the word salad) all the horrifying things he's now been saying for over eight years, including telling Russia to "do whatever the hell they want." And Now: Chuck Grassley Celebrates His Favorite Holiday (Groundhog Day). Main Story: The Supreme Court, which has been losing respect among many, has been rocked by news of gross financial impropriety by Justices, which is dangerous for an institution with no enforcement power. Thomas, in particular, has accepted millions of dollars of trips and other gifts from conservative billionaires, including some who frequently are involved in matters before the court, and almost never recuses himself from their cases, and in recognition of its status as the highest court, the law explicitly carves out exceptions for Supreme Court justices. Last Week Tonight offers to resolve the appearance of impropriety with its characteristic bluntness: if seats on the highest court of the land are so invulnerable to appearances of influence without consequence, then John Oliver himself will offer Justice Clarence Thomas a $2.4 million-dollar motor coach and a million dollars a year for the rest of his life, if he will just step down from his office. In Oliver's words: "How is this legal?" [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 19, 2024 - 7 comments

Movie: Round and Round

The Hallmark Channel's take on a Groundhog Day time loop, and they're working overtime to make a Hanukkah movie feel like a Christmas movie. [more inside]
posted by nobody on Feb 10, 2024 - 8 comments

The Lazarus Project: Full Season  Season 2, Ep 0

When the world locks into a time loop in which the world ends every three weeks, the Lazarus team must race against time to find a solution before humanity is wiped out forever. Among their number is resolute Lazarus agent, George (Paapa Essiedu), who’s been left in disgrace after betraying the organisation in the name of love. [more inside]
posted by Kyol on Nov 15, 2023 - 12 comments

The Lazarus Project: All episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

George is the latest recruit to The Lazarus Project – a secret organization that has harnessed the ability to turn back time whenever the world is at the threat of extinction. George and his colleagues are the few people on Earth with the ability to remember the events that are undone when time goes back. But when a freak accident harms someone close to George, Lazarus won’t let him turn back time to undo it unless there is the threat of global extinction. Now George must choose to stay loyal or go rogue as he faces the question: if you had the power to re-write your past, what would you sacrifice to do it? [more inside]
posted by Kyol on Feb 22, 2023 - 4 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cause and Effect  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 18

The destruction of the Enterprise near a distortion in the space-time continuum causes a temporal causality loop to form, trapping the ship and crew in time and forcing them to relive the events that led to their deaths. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r on May 17, 2021 - 28 comments

Movie: Palm Springs

In this surreal comedy produced by The Lonely Island, carefree Nyles (Andy Samberg) and reluctant maid of honor Sarah (Cristin Miloti) have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding that leads to some hi-lar-ious complications! They soon find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, each other, or the extremely angry Roy (J.K. Simmons). What a day!
posted by Going To Maine on Jul 10, 2020 - 69 comments

The Flash: Cause and XS  Season 5, Ep 14

After Iris lands in serious danger, Nora races to save her mother. Barry puts the finishing touches on the metahuman cure, and Cisco decides to take Kamilla on a date. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 12, 2019 - 5 comments

Russian Doll: Season 1 Complete  Season 1, Ep 0

A 36 year old chain smoking computer programmer's birthday repeatedly ends in her death, only to find her waking up, back at the birthday party, as if nothing had happened. [more inside]
posted by gryftir on Feb 3, 2019 - 176 comments

Movie: Happy Death Day

A college student relives the day of her murder over and over again as she tries to discover her killer's identity. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 2, 2018 - 8 comments

Legends of Tomorrow: Here I Go Again  Season 3, Ep 11

After the team returns from a mission, Zari finds herself trapped in a time loop that results in the Waverider blowing up over and over again. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 20, 2018 - 10 comments

The X-Files: Monday  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 14

A woman is trapped in an endlessly repeating time loop that ends in a tragic bombing in which Mulder and Scully lose their lives every time. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Dec 12, 2015 - 6 comments

Movie: Groundhog Day

It's Groundhog Day...again. Self-centered weatherman Phil Connors wakes up every morning in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jan 30, 2015 - 17 comments

Movie: Edge of Tomorrow

An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy.
posted by mathowie on Jun 6, 2014 - 59 comments

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