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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Opioids Again  Season 6, Ep 8

The main subject was a return to the opioid crisis, and the role of big pharmaceutical companies in causing it. Specifically one Richard Sackler, who pushed Purdue Pharma into heavily marketing Oxycontin. LWT created the website Sackler Gallery, which features a number of actors reading transcripts of court appearances by Sackler. On YouTube (21m). Other topics: Brexit gets pushed back to Halloween, and Julian Assange was thrown out of Ecuadorian embassy and brought into police custody for extradition.
posted by JHarris on Apr 21, 2019 - 0 comments

Norm Macdonald Has a Show: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Old chunk of coal Norm Macdonald talks with celebrities on his new Netflix show. David Space, Drew Barrymore, Judge Judy, David Letterman, Jane Fonda, Chevy Chase, M. Night Shyamalan, Michael Keaton, Billy Joe Shaver, and Lorne Michaels are the first season's guests. Sadly, Adam Eget is there, too. [more inside]
posted by riruro on Oct 8, 2018 - 15 comments

Movie: Batman

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 19, 2018 - 33 comments

Movie: Beetlejuice

It's showtime! In Tim Burton's second feature film as a director, the recently deceased Maitlands (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) find the house they hoped they'd haunt together forever bought and hideously renovated by avant-garde artist Delia Deetz (Catherine O'Hara), her developer husband Charles (Jeffrey Jones), and gothy daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder). Unable to rid themselves of the intruders, they turn to a "bioexorcist"... the obnoxious, outrageous Betelgeuse (Michael Keaton). But once they agree to hire him, things are going out of control fast! [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Mar 30, 2018 - 24 comments

Movie: The Founder

The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on Feb 15, 2017 - 2 comments

Movie: Spotlight

In the summer of 2001, new Boston Globe editor-in-chief Marty Baron tells his staff on the paper's "Spotlight" team that he wants them to focus on allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic priests. Initial incredulity aside, they come on board, one by one. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Nov 28, 2015 - 12 comments

Movie: RoboCop

The unasked-for remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1987 classic, José Padilha's RoboCop reboot (trailer) aims to bring the story of a corrupt corporation and its new man/machine law enforcement hybrid into a modern context. [more inside]
posted by churl on Jun 2, 2015 - 18 comments

Movie: Batman Returns

When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City over Christmas, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda. Directed by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken and Michael Gough. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 31, 2014 - 18 comments

Movie: Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 15, 2014 - 26 comments

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