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Movie: Cloverfield

Not your average kaiju film. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 15, 2023 - 17 comments

Lost: Pilot  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 1

A plane crashes on a remote island. Mysteries ensue. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Mar 19, 2023 - 22 comments

Movie: Super 8

During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown on Feb 11, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Star Trek

The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before. The human adventure has begun again. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r on Nov 30, 2022 - 36 comments

Movie: Lou

Thinking she'd put her dangerous past behind her, Lou (Allison Janney) finds her quiet life interrupted when a desperate mother (Jurnee Smollett) begs her to save her kidnapped daughter. As a massive storm rages, the two women risk their lives on a rescue mission that will test their limits and expose dark and shocking secrets from their pasts. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 26, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. [more inside]
posted by KTamas on Dec 18, 2019 - 649 comments

Fringe: Through the Looking Glass and What Walter Found Ther  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 6

Walter sidesteps the Observers. The team watches a tape. Olivia has a firearms malfunction. Peter makes a grave mistake.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jul 30, 2016 - 1 comment

11.22.63: The Day in Question  Season 1, Ep 8

The past pulls out every weapon it has to keep Jake from reaching Dealey Plaza in time to save Kennedy. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Apr 5, 2016 - 17 comments

11.22.63: Soldier Boy  Season 1, Ep 7

The end is near, and Jake is not up to the task. Sadie scrambles to pick up the pieces, but no one knows the mission as well as Jake. Kennedy and the assassin are on a collision path - but has Jake changed things enough in the past to alter the course of events? The days are counting down as 11.22.63 draws near.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 30, 2016 - 6 comments

11.22.63: Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald  Season 1, Ep 6

It's October 1962, and the gathering storm of threats in Dallas continues to build. Jake must take drastic action to establish the full dimensions of the threat to Kennedy. And amidst it all, he's hit with an unexpected death and a bitter betrayal from one of those closest to him.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 22, 2016 - 6 comments

11.22.63: The Truth  Season 1, Ep 5

Everything begins to fall apart as Jake struggles to live two lives: teacher and time traveler. When Sadie's life is threatened, Jake has to make a terrible choice, leaving Bill to his own devices. Lee Harvey Oswald takes steps that will lead him into a date with destiny.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 14, 2016 - 9 comments

11.22.63: The Eyes of Texas  Season 1, Ep 4

Jake and Bill's partnership starts to struggle as they discover more secrets surrounding the unpredictable Lee Harvey Oswald. The conspiracy involving Oswald deepens, while romance blooms for Jake and Sadie. But by becoming involved with an innocent bystander, has Jake placed his new love in danger?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 8, 2016 - 5 comments

11.22.63: Other Voices, Other Rooms  Season 1, Ep 3

Jake finds an unlikely ally in his quest. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Feb 29, 2016 - 14 comments

11.22.63: The Kill Floor  Season 1, Ep 2

Thrown by the enormity of his goal, Jake decides the one thing he can do to make a real difference is save the family of his friend Harry Dunning. Harry's family was murdered in a small Kentucky town by Harry's father, Frank. But does Jake have what it takes to kill a man and what are the consequences of violence?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Feb 23, 2016 - 23 comments

11.22.63: The Rabbit Hole  Season 1, Ep 1

High school teacher Jake Epping discovers why the burgers served by his friend Al at his charming diner are so darned cheap and tasty.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Feb 16, 2016 - 35 comments

Movie: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas and set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).
posted by EndsOfInvention on Dec 16, 2015 - 3100 comments

Fringe: Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 1

In the year 2036, Peter, Astrid, Walter, and Etta set out to find Olivia and free her from amber. Once they do, they discover she holds the key to finding the plans for a weapon to defeat the Observers... but Walter is captured and interrogated for the same information.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 29, 2015 - 1 comment

Fringe: Brave New World  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 21

People in an office complex begin to spontaneously combust. Walter identifies nanites as the culprit, and a familiar face as the source. The last few moves of the game are becoming clear as patterns collapse and pieces must be sacrificed.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 11, 2015 - 0 comments

Fringe: Letters of Transit  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 19

It's 2036, and things are different. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 4, 2015 - 2 comments

Fringe: The Consultant  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 18

People are dying simultaneously in both universes from the same cause. Walter crosses over to help Fringe Division - Fauxlivia, BBroyles, Agent Lee and Astrid2 - catch whoever is experimenting with the Universes. And Walter references Sherlock Holmes (who?) to help them find the mole.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 2, 2015 - 1 comment

Fringe: Everything In Its Right Place  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 17

Agent Lee feels out-of-sorts with all the changes going on around him, and decides to take a working vacation on the Other Side. There, he faces an existential dilemma: is it your environment, your upbringing, or your decisions that make you who you are?
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 26, 2015 - 1 comment

Fringe: A Short Story About Love  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 15

Love! Love Will Keep Us Together (Unless It Kills Us First) - Olivia hunts a perfumed pervert while Peter finds a beacon that guides him to romantic enlightenment
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 14, 2015 - 1 comment

Fringe: Welcome to Westfield  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 12

Peter, Olivia and Walter come face to face with a mysterious and terrifying Fringe event as they get trapped in a town that there's no escaping.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Sep 30, 2015 - 0 comments

Fringe: Making Angels  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 11

Our Astrid gets an unexpected visit from her Alternate, while Peter and Olivia track a killer using a toxin that has yet to be invented. Both universes collide in a case that pushes the boundaries of what is possible.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Sep 24, 2015 - 3 comments

Fringe: Forced Perspective  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 10

A girl with the ability to predict the deaths of those around her pops up on the Fringe team's radar. Olivia wants to know if what the bald man said would happen, while Peter has to help Walter get his confidence back.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Sep 20, 2015 - 0 comments

Fringe: Wallflower  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 7

The team hunts a .... ghost? No, not a ghost, as ghosts don't bleed. Massive Dynamic is implicated in some ethically-challenged medical testing, and swears it's all in the past.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Sep 9, 2015 - 1 comment

Fringe: And Those We've Left Behind  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 6

The Fringe team, with the help of Peter, investigate a series of time-loop anomalies. The patter leads them to an electrical engineer married to a theoretical physicist.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Sep 6, 2015 - 1 comment

Fringe: Novation  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 5

Peter gets interviewed and does some hobby electronics work. Nina Sharp shares childhood memories with her foster daughter. Olivia and the team chase down a new kind of shapeshifter.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Sep 2, 2015 - 0 comments

Fringe: Alone in the World  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 3

A boy makes a friend.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 28, 2015 - 2 comments

Fringe: One Night In October  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 2

When the Other Side is stymied while hunting a serial killer, they recruit his counterpart to profile him.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 13, 2015 - 4 comments

Movie: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
posted by jbickers on Aug 2, 2015 - 34 comments

Fringe: Neither Here Nor There  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 1

Agent Lincoln Lee is introduced to the team via the unnerving death of his partner. Olivia and Fauxlivia snipe at each other while trading secrets. Walter is (justifiably?) paranoid about Walternate. And the Observers discuss Mr. Not-Appearing-In-This-Episode. Redverse? Blueverse? Welcome to the Amberverse.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 2, 2015 - 1 comment

Fringe: Os  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 16

The Fringe team attempts to find out what process enables people to become lighter than air and float. Peter and Olivia deal with trust issues in their relationship, while Walter becomes increasingly obsessed with retrieving William Bell's consciousness from beyond the grave - and repairing the damage he's done.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jun 12, 2015 - 5 comments

Fringe: Over There: Part 2  Season 2, Ep 22

Peter takes a helicopter tour of New York and visits Liberty Island, Olivia proves herself, and William Bell talks shop with the Fringe Division in this, the Science Fiction Double Feature season-ender. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 17, 2014 - 4 comments

Fringe: Over There: Part 1  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 21

There's no rest for the wicked as Charlie, Liv, Lincoln Lee and the rest of the Fringe team goes on alert to contain a class 3 breach. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 10, 2014 - 5 comments

Fringe: Northwest Passage  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 20

Peter is from ... "Boston," and passing through to somewhere (Mars?), but he's not quite sure. He ends up helping out with an investigation - with someone who 'want[s] to believe.' A couple of disappeared bodies later, and things get weird in the deep green woods... [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 7, 2014 - 4 comments

Fringe: Brown Betty  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 19

While 'Uncle' Walter deals with some upsetting news, he tells Ella a fairy tale that includes musical performances by Olivia and Broyles. And a hybrid between 'Chronic Supernova' and 'Afghani Kush.' Fedoras and trenchcoats abound.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 3, 2014 - 4 comments

Fringe: The Man From The Other Side  Season 2, Ep 18

A well-ordered mind is reflected in its well-ordered surroundings, which is maybe why Walter's lab is a mess. The Fringe team gets called into a murder victim, who has three puncture wounds in the soft palate. Peter unboxes an interesting find, and Walter goes chasing cars. Olivia goes to Verona, and Astrid sadly doesn't get to put her linguistic skills to work. Finally, an old adversary becomes a bridge-builder.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 30, 2014 - 1 comment

Fringe: White Tulip  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 17

There's been an incident on a train (and we all know how much Walter loves trains). Looks like collective (contagious?) heart failure, since everyone is dead in their seats at the same time. All except for the the man who walked off the train. Peter has noticed that Walter has been evasive and distant, even for him. Astrid predicts the future, Broyles humblebrags about the FBIs capabilities, and Olivia
And Water writes a long letter to Peter. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 26, 2014 - 5 comments

Fringe: Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver.  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 16

A sick man approaches a lawyer, with a story about being a kid used in experimental trials. He's looking for other kids, to trace the origins of his illness. Olivia seeks advice from everyone's favorite bowling-lane proprietor, about the uneasiness she feels for keeping a secret. Walter, a skiing enthusiast, meets an admirer, and Peter expresses his enthusiasm for his job. Astrid reminds Walter that lab safety and food safety are paramount. And Olivia finally gets a Clue. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 24, 2014 - 4 comments

Fringe: Peter  Season 2, Ep 15

Walter is telling Olivia a story: It's 1985, and Dr. Walter Bishop, addressing a group of Army generals, shows them the docking station of the Empire State Building. He introduces us to the other side, and has even given his doppelganger a name: Walternate. They are researching a cure for Peter, who is dying from a congenital disorder. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 20, 2014 - 10 comments

Fringe: Jacksonville   Season 2, Ep 14

Real coffee comes from a secret stash, and quakes are linked to global warming, while someone familiar works on a Pentagon annex - in New York. A quantum tectonic event, maybe, and a man dies twice. Walter wins something for the first time, Olivia loses faith in her freakishly good memory and becomes GLIMMER WOMAN, Peter seeks impossible options, and Astrid reaches her limit.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 16, 2014 - 16 comments

Fringe: The Bishop Revival  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 13

A Holocaust survivor at a wedding notices a strange man. No, not that strange man, a different one. Soon disaster has struck and it seems pretty clear the wedding is off. Walter takes the opportunity for a bit of matchmaking, and reminds us that purple never goes out of style. It's only a matter of time before someone mentions Nazis, and Walter's only too happy to oblige. Bishop/Bischoff family history, old books and art projects. Some insights into the mercilessness of scientific experimentation, and also of Walter's desire to protect his family. [more inside]
posted by Athanassiel on Nov 12, 2014 - 14 comments

Fringe: What Lies Below  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 12

A man visits a petrol company but doesn't seem to be feeling well. His spectacular collapse gets the Fringe team involved, but first Astrid has to get Walter away from telling kids some historical truths about the survival of the least curious. Just as well, since the building is quarantined with Peter and Olivia inside. Walter is able to figure out the virus's personality (ENTJ) and come up with a tox screen. But who's been infected? And is there a cure? [more inside]
posted by Athanassiel on Nov 9, 2014 - 5 comments

Fringe: Unearthed  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 11

This episode was filmed during S1 but aired just prior to "Johari Window". For those of you following on DVD, it can be found as a special feature on Disc 6. Netflix streaming lists it as episode 21. A girl regains consciousness in a hospital, but will have some interesting scars. Peter asks the obvious and shows off his linguistic skill. Again. Walter has a theory. Charlie makes an anachronistic appearance, and later gets a fun chase scene. We find out what happened to test subjects 1 through 5. Walter has another theory. The Tibetan Book of the Dead is used as a coaster. Lightning fails to strike. Walter has a third theory. The priest has a theory. Olivia has a theory. She's also a friend who is a girl, and who carries a gun. Walter's final theory sounds a lot like the priest's. Occam's razor triumphs in the end, guess it's not Tuesday. Peter gets a hug. Olivia gets a warning. We get an ending, of sorts. [more inside]
posted by Athanassiel on Nov 7, 2014 - 2 comments

Fringe: Johari Window  Season 2, Ep 11

A police officer in upstate New York finds a kid walking on the side of the road. The boy is taken to the station, where he is found by his relatives. The team gets called to investigate a series of reports of deformed, hideous people. Olivia hears a hum, Walter muses on his lycanthropic adventures in London, Peter goes through some stuff, Astrid is a lepidopterist, and Broyles calls an old contact. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 5, 2014 - 11 comments

Fringe: Grey Matters  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 10

Men in black are performing a very low-rent neurosurgery in a mental institution. They abscond with something removed from a patient's brain. The team investigates. Walter reminisces, Peter is skeptical and Olivia is determined [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 29, 2014 - 7 comments

Fringe: Snakehead  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 9

A distressed Chinese man scrambles through Boston, and arrives at an underground way-station, where a tentacled something is extracted from him as he dies. The team is called to a merchant ship that ran aground and caught fire near Boston, leaving a trail of bodies in its wake - but one is alive. Peter has an unfortunate meal, though not prepared by Walter, who is chasing another high. Broyles' sweating regimen backfires, and Olivia goes on a paper chase. Astrid is a terrible liar. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 26, 2014 - 16 comments

Fringe: August  Season 2, Ep 8

A man in a gray suit and trilby stops watching, and kidnaps a woman. The team tries to figure out why. Olivia misses out on quality time with her niece, Astrid gives up taste-testing privileges, Watler reminisces about Bhut Jolokia peppers, and Peter is skeptical. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 22, 2014 - 69 comments

Fringe: Of Human Action  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 7

A boy is kidnapped, and three police officers kill each other. Two more people grievously injure themselves, and the team is dispatched to Massive Dynamic for answers. Pharmaceutical enhancements get popped like candy. Walter stretches a metaphor, and Peter gets handed the deadlier weapon. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 15, 2014 - 6 comments

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