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Movie: The Usual Suspects

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
posted by numaner on Nov 9, 2018 - 17 comments

Movie: L.A. Confidential

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 10, 2018 - 15 comments

Movie: Se7en

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 6, 2018 - 19 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 52  Season 4, Ep 13

As the hostage situation continues, Claire secretly negotiates with Yusuf al Ahmadi. Frank confronts Hammerschmidt. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Apr 6, 2016 - 21 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 51  Season 4, Ep 12

Frank sent the US Special Forces to Syria to capture the head of ICO. The Underwoods are simul-debating Conway and Brockhart, when the President is pulled away to deal with terrorists who kidnapped an American family. And they'll only speak to his successor - Conway.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Apr 4, 2016 - 11 comments

Movie: Moon

In Duncan Jones (nee Zowie Bowie, son of David)'s debut feature, astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell in a celebrated showcase performance) has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, alongside his computer companion GERTY. Despite not storming the box office, Moon (trailer) drew comparisons to movies like Solaris, Alien, and 2001, found critical praise (though not universally), won several awards, and still maintains a healthy following seven years later. (Some links contain spoilers)
posted by churl on Mar 12, 2016 - 16 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Fantasy Sports  Season 2, Ep 34

This week.... Terrorist attacks kill over a hundred people in Paris. Singles Day, a minor holiday turned into a gigantic sales event, hits the nation of China, and called in to promote it are foreign celebrities Adam Lambert, Daniel Craig and Kevin Spacey as, of all things, his House Of Cards character Frank Underwood. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays his first visit to the UK, while Indian industrialists prepare legal challenge for the return of the Koh-i-Noor, a huge diamond that currently serves as the centerpiece of the Queen's crown. And Now: Another One Of John McCain's Favorite Jokes. Main story: Daily fantasy sports apps DraftKings and FanDuel, and their skirting laws regulating gambling. Last Week Tonight provides a more honest ad for the apps than the ones they have been filling the airwaves with. YouTube (19m) [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Nov 18, 2015 - 4 comments

Movie: Margin Call

When an entry-level analyst at an unnamed Wall Street firm discovers that their portfolio of assets could melt down, big decisions with world-shaking ramifications get made. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 29, 2015 - 5 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 39  Season 3, Ep 13

In the midst of the Iowa caucuses, Frank and Claire must confront hard truths about each other. [more inside]
posted by zix on Mar 24, 2015 - 37 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 38  Season 3, Ep 12

Heather Dunbar goes for the jugular, forcing Claire to confront her worst fears. The rift between Frank and Claire widens. [more inside]
posted by zix on Mar 23, 2015 - 4 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 37  Season 3, Ep 11

Things turn ugly when Frank, Jackie, and Heather square off during their first debate. Tom joins Claire on the campaign trail. [more inside]
posted by zix on Mar 20, 2015 - 7 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 36  Season 3, Ep 10

Frank needs to deals with Petrov one on one while Claire tries to preserve the peacekeeping mission. Sacrifices will be made. [more inside]
posted by zix on Mar 19, 2015 - 6 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 35  Season 3, Ep 9

The Jordan Valley erupts in chaos just as Frank's campaign is picking up steam. Claire receives some disturbing intel and counsels him. [more inside]
posted by zix on Mar 17, 2015 - 6 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 34  Season 3, Ep 8

The forecast looks bleak for the President's signature AmWorks project. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Mar 12, 2015 - 6 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 33  Season 3, Ep 7

The damage is done and the Underwoods must repair it. But deep wounds don't heal fast and sometimes not at all. [more inside]
posted by zix on Mar 11, 2015 - 10 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 32  Season 3, Ep 6

Frank and Claire travel to Moscow to meet with Petrov. [more inside]
posted by donajo on Mar 9, 2015 - 21 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 31  Season 3, Ep 5

Frank declares war on Congress to jump-start his jobs program. Claire spars with the Russian ambassador. [more inside]
posted by zix on Mar 5, 2015 - 13 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 30  Season 3, Ep 4

Claire bypasses Russia at the U.N. Frank tries to outmaneuver a political challenger and ends up facing a higher power. [more inside]
posted by zix on Mar 4, 2015 - 25 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 29  Season 3, Ep 3

The Russian president's state visit becomes a cold war of wills, and some punks heat it up. [more inside]
posted by zix on Mar 2, 2015 - 22 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 28  Season 3, Ep 2

Claire's U.N. bid runs into trouble. Frank fights off mutiny with a bold address to the country. [more inside]
posted by zix on Feb 28, 2015 - 24 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 27  Season 3, Ep 1

Frank wants to introduce an ambitious jobs program, while Claire sets her sights on the United Nations.
posted by zix on Feb 27, 2015 - 25 comments

House of Cards (US, Netflix)

Season 3 is available today. Is anyone interested? If so, any suggestions on how to strike a binge-savor balance with the episode threads?
posted by zix on Feb 27, 2015 - 6 comments

Movie: 21

"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 12, 2014 - 2 comments

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