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Movie: Vice

Vice explores how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways still felt today.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Dec 27, 2018 - 10 comments

Movie: Hold the Dark

In the grim Alaskan winter, a naturalist hunts for wolves blamed for killing a local boy, but he soon finds himself swept into a chilling mystery. [more inside]
posted by Existential Dread on Oct 21, 2018 - 3 comments

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: March 21, 2018  Season 3, Ep 4

  • Act 1: Firings, Facebook, and (Not-So-Fond) Farewells
  • Act 2: The History Of Women's Pain -- Part 1 | Part 2 (with Laurie Metcalf!)
  • Act 3: Iraq War: 15 Years Later
  • [more inside]
    posted by numaner on Mar 22, 2018 - 0 comments

    My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: You Be the Newsman, I'll Be Liz Taylor  Season 1, Ep 2

    George Clooney opens up about his humanitarian work, courting wife Amal and his failed baseball dreams. Plus, Dave visits George's folks in Kentucky. [more inside]
    posted by Stanczyk on Feb 10, 2018 - 2 comments

    Movie: War Dogs

    Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz (Miles Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill), who worked their way up the ladder of Pentagon contracts to land a $300 million contract to arm America's allies in Afghanistan. [Trailer #1, Trailer #2] [more inside]
    posted by filthy light thief on Aug 30, 2016 - 8 comments

    Movie: American Sniper

    Based on the true story of a U.S. sniper who served in Iraq.
    posted by bq on Jan 22, 2015 - 24 comments

    Podcast: Radiolab from WNYC: Worth

    This episode contains a handful of stories that show how every time we think we've settled on a price for something, it slips out of our grasp. [more inside]
    posted by jazon on Dec 25, 2014 - 1 comment

    Movie: Three Kings

    SPIRIT OF 99 - March 1991. The war just ended. Kuwait has been liberated, President Bush has negotiated a ceasefire with barely any conflict, and there's thousands of US troops running roughshod over the Iraqi desert. Three (or so) of them venture off-base in search of a purported bunker full of Saddam's gold. [more inside]
    posted by carsonb on Nov 6, 2014 - 9 comments

    Fringe: Fracture  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 3

    A morning coffee run goes disastrously wrong for one hapless Philadelphia PD policeman. Walter and the rest of the team painstakingly reconstruct Officer Explodey before Walter does that thing with the fruit again meaning Astrid has to clean up the lab. Again. Gene is not impressed. Viewers who have Problems with Needle Scenes are again ruthlessly overlooked before Peter and Olivia fly off to Baghdad, because why not? Olivia has an issue with mint tea.
    posted by Sonny Jim on Sep 22, 2014 - 3 comments

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Payday Loan Industry, Russia Bans Food Imports  Season 1, Ep 14

    This week: Americans striking ISIS in Iraq with aerial bombardment. Russian gang steals 1.2 billion internet passwords. A three-day cease-fire in Gaza doesn't quite go the distance. A long piece on the payday loan industry. (16m) Russia bans Western food imports.
    posted by JHarris on Aug 11, 2014 - 9 comments

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Monarchy Around The World, Dr Oz & Dietary Supplement Regulation  Season 1, Ep 8

    This week: Iraq continues to fall to ISIS. Thailand undergoes a military coup d'etat. Antarctic ecosystem threatened by tourists. A long piece on monarchy around the world. And the top story, on Dr. Oz, dietary supplements, and their regulation. To show Dr. Oz that he can pander on his show without making questionable claims, Oliver finishes up with a pander-palooza, which has to be seen to be believed.
    posted by JHarris on Jun 23, 2014 - 19 comments

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The State of Immigration Reform, Interview with Stephen Hawking  Season 1, Ep 7

    This week: Tom Wheeler responds to the show's Net Neutrality piece: "I would like to state for the record that I'm not a dingo," Al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS overruns Iraq, Dan Snyder refuses to rename the Washington Redskins (with parody commercial), the sorry state of immigration reform (with necessary revision to An American Tail) and interview with Stephen Hawking, with an extended version on YouTube.
    posted by JHarris on Jun 16, 2014 - 19 comments

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