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Movie: The Kitchen

The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison. [more inside]
posted by praemunire on Aug 11, 2019 - 9 comments

Movie: Scarface

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 25, 2018 - 6 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: FINAL JUSTICE  Season 10, Ep 8

"His name is Thomas Jefferson Geronimo. His brand of justice doesn't stop at the Texas border." A Texas sheriff played by Joe Don Baker (Mitchell himself) is assigned to escort a mob boss to Italy, but the plane gets sidetracked to Malta, resulting in a series of cartoon episodes where he tries to catch him but keeps getting arrested, darn it! This is the episode where Crow and Servo destroy Goosio, beloved children's character of Malta. Episode 1008 is available on YouTube. Premiered June 20, 1999. Five episodes left. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 5, 2018 - 8 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens  Season 2, Ep 17

As the town (and school) politics heat up, Hiram's mobster associates come to stir up some trouble; things take a dangerous turn when an unexpected guest shows up at the Cooper residence; there's a good old-fashioned conversion asylum break-out! [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 31, 2018 - 0 comments

Podcast: Crimetown: Chapter 1: Divine Providence

Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island, a city where organized crime corrupted every aspect of public life. In the first episode of Crimetown, a young prosecutor named Buddy Cianci takes on a gruesome murder case. As the investigation heats up, Buddy goes head to head with the most notorious mob boss in the country—and launches a career that will change Providence forever.
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 23, 2016 - 10 comments

Gomorrah: Season One  Season 1, Ep 1

Gomorrah is a television crime drama series set in the suburbs of Naples focusing on the bloody feuding of organised crime syndicates operated by the Camorra. Unlike the Sicilian Mafia the Camorra crime families do not have a hierarchicial structure, instead they vie among themselves for control of the narcotic supply chain and for vital dealing territories in Naples. Set largely in the notorious Neapolitan suburb of Scampia (home to the catastrophic, yet brutally picturesque, social housing project the Vele di Scampia) Gomorrah is based on true-life events and is notable for the relentless pace of its compelling plot, rich character development, and complete lack of sympathetic protagonists. This last feature is no surprise to those familiar with the show's provenance. Roberto Saviano, who wrote the series' eponymous non-fiction polemic exposing the staggering depravity of the Camorra and their depressing reach into every corner of Italian society, has lived in hiding since the book's publication and is one of the series' executive producers. [more inside]
posted by Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez on Jun 24, 2016 - 8 comments

Gotham: All Happy Families Are Alike  Season 1, Ep 22

Jim is forced to protect Carmine Falcone to prevent the gang war from spiraling further out of control, as Maroni, Penguin, and Fish jockey for position. Leslie helps Barbara deal with her trauma. Selina finds a new mentor. Bruce discovers one of his father's secrets.
posted by Small Dollar on May 5, 2015 - 15 comments

Movie: Once Upon a Time in America

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life. [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Mar 27, 2015 - 3 comments

Movie: The Godfather

Francis Ford Coppola directs Mario Puzo's story of a fictional New York crime family. This is the first of a trilogy. [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord on Mar 5, 2015 - 17 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Boyle-Linetti Wedding  Season 2, Ep 17

It's the big day for Charles and Gina's parents, and Peralta's in charge of picking up the ring. What could go wrong? Meanwhile, Terry sweats being asked to perform a non-exercise themed wedding ceremony.
posted by Strange Interlude on Mar 2, 2015 - 11 comments

How to Get Away with Murder: She's a Murderer  Season 1, Ep 12

Sam's remains are found, and the court of public opinion puts Annalise on trial. Frank gets a little darker and Bonnie gets a little smarter. We learn more about the guy who left scratches in the walls of Wes's apartment. Annalise manages to juggle all this and defend a mobster. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Feb 15, 2015 - 10 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Stakeout  Season 2, Ep 11

The unbreakability of Peralta and Boyle's friendship is tested during an eight-day stakeout. Amy and Gina notice that the main characters in Terry's DIY picture book bear a striking resemblance to themselves. Meanwhile, Capt. Holt's nephew (guest star Nick Cannon) draws Diaz's romantic interest, and everything is awkward. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Dec 14, 2014 - 12 comments

Movie: John Wick

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. [more inside]
posted by arcticseal on Nov 15, 2014 - 33 comments

Gotham: The Mask  Season 1, Ep 8

Gordon and Bullock investigate the murder of a man who died in a battle royale in an office for a position at an investment firm, but Gordon is still distrustful of his colleagues for not defending him when Zsasz came to take him to Carmine Falcone. Bruce gets bullied at school and decides to fight back. Cobblepot tries to make peace with Fish Mooney.
posted by Small Dollar on Nov 11, 2014 - 17 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Jake and Sophia  Season 2, Ep 6

The night before delivering crucial testimony in a diamond heist trial, Peralta accidentally sleeps with the defense attorney (guest star Eva Longoria). Diaz pushes Santiago into running for onion union rep against Scully. Ex-"poke-buddies" Boyle and Gina go to war over a non-refundable reserved hotel suite, with unexpected results. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Nov 10, 2014 - 10 comments

Gotham: Viper  Season 1, Ep 5

A new drug giving euphoria, great strength, and a swift, painful death appears among Gotham's street population. Cobblepot and Gordon go deeper in Sal Maroni's organization. Bruce investigates Wayne Enterprises' involvement in the Arkham project. Fish puts her plan to usurp Carmine Falcone in motion.
posted by Small Dollar on Oct 21, 2014 - 22 comments

Gotham: Arkham  Season 1, Ep 4

A major redevelopment project becomes the subject of a mafia war when two council members corrupted by opposing factions get murdered.
posted by Small Dollar on Oct 14, 2014 - 15 comments

Gotham: The Balloonman  Season 1, Ep 3

Gordon and Bullock investigate a vigilante who murders corrupt Gotham authority figures by attaching them to weather balloons and letting them float away. Oswald returns to the city and takes an unorthodox route to become a dishwasher at an Italian restaurant owned by the mafia Don Sal Maroni.
posted by Small Dollar on Oct 7, 2014 - 18 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Undercover  Season 2, Ep 1

Six months after going undercover with the mob (and confessing his feelings for colleague Amy Santiago) Det. Jake Peralta attempts to take care of the sting operation's final loose end. Capt. Holt torments Santiago, Diaz, and Jeffords with a series of seemingly pointless role-playing drills. Gina and Boyle wrestle with the implications of last season's ill-advised(?) hookup. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Sep 29, 2014 - 18 comments

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