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Movie: King Kong

When a research ship is sent to explore an island thought to be rich in oil, paleontologist Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges) sneaks aboard, having heard strange rumors about the island. En route, the crew rescues Dwan (Jessica Lange), the sole survivor of a shipwreck. When they arrive, they find native people living in fear of a monster called Kong. The natives kidnap Dwan and sacrifice her to what turns out to be an enormous ape. Dwan is eventually rescued, and the ape captured for a gala exhibit. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 2, 2022 - 10 comments

The Old Man: VII  Season 1, Ep 7

Chase is forced to face the consequences for his past choices. Harper learns an impossible truth. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Jul 22, 2022 - 2 comments

The Old Man: VI  Season 1, Ep 6

Chase and Zoe enter the lion's den; as Harper ends one partnership, another begins.
posted by kitten kaboodle on Jul 15, 2022 - 3 comments

The Old Man: V  Season 1, Ep 5

Chase and Harper face decisive tests; Zoe finds a new path forward as old stories resurface.
posted by kitten kaboodle on Jul 8, 2022 - 9 comments

The Old Man: IV  Season 1, Ep 4

Both Chase and Harper try to move forward with their plans, but their choices backfire.
posted by kitten kaboodle on Jul 1, 2022 - 7 comments

The Old Man: III  Season 1, Ep 3

Forced to flee, Chase finally tells Zoe the truth about his past, but it might be too late.
posted by kitten kaboodle on Jun 25, 2022 - 14 comments

The Old Man: II  Season 1, Ep 2

Chase finds a temporary hideout, but Harold Harper and the authorities are still after him. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Jun 24, 2022 - 9 comments

The Old Man: I  Season 1, Ep 1

A former CIA officer, who's living off the grid, finds himself on the run from people who want to kill him. Starring Jeff Bridges (whose cancer and subsequent life-threatening bout with COVID shut down production for a long time), John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman, and Alia Shawkat, and airing on FX in the US. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Jun 24, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: The Contender

Senator Laine Hanson (Joan Allen) is tapped by the President (Jeff Bridges) to be the first woman as Vice President. But first she must run the gauntlet of her confirmation hearing, led by Republican Congressman Sheldon Runyon (Gary Oldman). Will the GOP sabotage her career with scandal and innuendo? [more inside]
posted by Monochrome on Oct 31, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: Bad Times at the El Royale

Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.
posted by guiseroom on Jan 3, 2019 - 31 comments

Movie: True Grit

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Oct 20, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: only the brave

Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 16, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: The Last Picture Show

In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 11, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Stay Hungry

Stay Hungry is a 1976 dramatic comedy film by director Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by Charles Gaines. The story centers on a young Birmingham, Alabama, scion, played by Jeff Bridges, who gets involved in a shady real-estate deal. In order to close the deal, he needs to buy a gym building to complete a multi-parcel lot. When he visits the gym, however, he finds himself romantically interested in the receptionist (Sally Field) and drawn to the carefree lifestyle of the Austrian body builder "Joe Santo" (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who is training there for the Mr. Universe competition. [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Jan 26, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Iron Man

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, genius-playboy-philanthropist-billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight escape.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 27, 2016 - 21 comments

Movie: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 11, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: TRON: Legacy

The son of a virtual world designer (Jeff Bridges) goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.
posted by grouse on Mar 21, 2016 - 19 comments

Movie: The Fisher King

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Dec 23, 2014 - 13 comments

The Newsroom: Boston  Season 3, Ep 1

The Newsroom's third (and final) season opens with a story based around the Boston Marathon bombing coverage. [more inside]
posted by axiom on Nov 10, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: The Big Lebowski

The hilariously twisted comedy-thriller stars Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Julianne Moore. Join the "Dude" and his bowling buddies on their journey that blends unforgettable characters, kidnapping, a case of mistaken identity and White Russians. Enter the visually unique and entertaining world from the creative minds of the Coen brothers and remember: the Dude abides. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 14, 2014 - 61 comments

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