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Movie: Panic Room

A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown on May 22, 2024 - 7 comments

Movie: Appaloosa

Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown on May 1, 2024 - 1 comment

Movie: Nocturne

An incredibly gifted pianist makes a Faustian bargain to overtake her older sister at a prestigious institution for classical musicians. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown on Apr 30, 2024 - 3 comments

Movie: BlackBerry

Two mismatched entrepreneurs — egghead innovator Mike Lazaridis and cut-throat businessman Jim Balsillie — joined forces in an endeavour that was to become a worldwide hit in little more than a decade. The story of the meteoric rise and catastrophic demise of the world's first smartphone. [more inside]
posted by General Malaise on Feb 25, 2024 - 11 comments

National Museum of the American Indian Native Cinema showcase online

Streaming now through Friday, Nov. 24: The National Museum of the American Indian online Native Cinema Showcase. With eight days of online screenings, the program includes 35 films (six features, 29 shorts) representing 22 Native nations in six countries: U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and Colombia. [more inside]
posted by gudrun on Nov 17, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: Ikarie XB 1

Awesome 1963 Czech scifi film directed by Jindrich Polák about a spaceship crew bound for Alpha Centauri, based on an early Stanislaw Lem novella. It's been called an influence on 2001 (we know Kubrick saw it) and Star Trek. It includes eerie encounters with alien spacecraft, fantastic sets and costumes, a wonderful experimental electro-acoustic score by Zdeněk Liška (who later scored Jan Svankmeyer shorts), and the 2nd best outer space dance scene ever, complete with casual drug-sniffing. Available in a beautiful 2016 restoration from Second Run DVD with neat extras, and currently up at YouTube. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Nov 5, 2023 - 13 comments

Movie: Viking

A sly, deadpan Canadian comedy about a team of non-astronauts sent into isolation in a desert on Earth because their personalities match the members of an actual ongoing Mars mission that's having interpersonal conflicts. The earthbound team is tasked with mirroring the real astronauts' behavior and coming up with solutions to the Martian team's psychological problems. 100% on RT with 9 reviews, free on Tubi and other options, mostly in French with English subtitles.
posted by mediareport on Oct 24, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Dangerous Liaisons

Stephen Frears' 1988 adaptation of Laclos' 1782 French novel stars Glenn Close and John Malkovich as two awful aristocrats scheming to destroy morally upright Michelle Pfeiffer, with young innocents Uma Thurman and Keanu Reeves as collateral damage. Nominated for Best Picture, it won 3 Oscars, including the costume and production design awards. 94/83 on RT. Includes rape and sexual manipulation. Also includes a Keanu/Malkovich swordfight. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Oct 11, 2023 - 22 comments

Movie: Adam

Moroccan filmmaker Maryam Touzani's 2019 debut is a quiet, understated exploration of the evolving relationship between 2 women in a poor neighborhood in Casablanca: the unwed, pregnant Samia, who's looking for work and a place to stay, and Abla, a widowed baker with a young daughter. Beautifully and sensually filmed, with excellent performances, a sharp sense of place and a neat thread about baking running through. Trailer. 87% at Rotten Tomatoes. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Aug 3, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Red, White & Royal Blue

An LGBT romance based on the novel by Casey McQuiston, the story revolves around the character of Alex Claremont-Diaz, son of The President of the United States, and his romantic relationship with Prince Henry, a British prince. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jul 6, 2023 - 16 comments

Movie: Proof (2005)

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, comes to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. [more inside]
posted by Stuka on Feb 7, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Desert Hearts

While waiting for her divorce papers, a repressed professor of literature is unexpectedly seduced by a carefree, spirited young lesbian.
posted by skycrashesdown on Jan 21, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: The Lost City

A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure. Full of 80s adventure movie tropes, a glitter jumpsuit and Daniel Radcliffe proving he is both a silly actor and a serious one. [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten on Mar 31, 2022 - 17 comments

Hilda: Hilda and the Mountain King  Season 3, Ep 10000

When Hilda wakes up in the body of a troll, she must use her wits and courage to get back home, become human again and save the city of Trolberg. (Netflix)
posted by curious nu on Dec 31, 2021 - 4 comments

Movie: The Vast of Night

In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, a young switchboard operator Fay and charismatic radio DJ Everett discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever. [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten on May 30, 2020 - 24 comments

Movie: Family Weekend

A 16-year-old girl takes her parents hostage after they miss her big jump-roping competition.
posted by ruben on Apr 12, 2020 - 2 comments

Movie: Furie

Veronica Ngo stars as an ex-gangster who is lying low in the countryside after becoming a mother, but she can't escape her violent past when her daughter is kidnapped. [more inside]
posted by Gorgik on Feb 17, 2020 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THIS ISLAND EARTH  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 7

Carl is a Serious Scientist who's been sent a parts catalog in the mail, but the parts are crazy-pants, and further the catalog describes how to build an "Interociter." which apparently can perform housework? and display video communications? Rather than returning that thing right back to Archie McPhee Carl decides to order the parts and build it. Amazingly, rather than being a hilarious practical joke at his expense, it presents the smiling face of Exeter, who invites him to join with other Human Scientists at their Laboratory. From there, let's just say the dominos have been set in motion, and a trip to space and a confrontation with Scrotor is inevitable. In the history of the show, this episode actually isn't the show, but MST: The Movie. It's been written up on Fanfare before, here. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Dec 5, 2019 - 9 comments

Movie: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.
posted by selfnoise on Nov 30, 2019 - 3 comments

Movie: Joker

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
posted by cozenedindigo on Oct 6, 2019 - 55 comments

Book Comparison Discussion

A place to compare any of the novels, novellas, graphic novels, short and long form presentations, or whatever else for the Hugos. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Jul 22, 2019 - 7 comments

Movie: The Art of Self-Defense

Casey is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman fighting for her place in it.
posted by julthumbscrew on Jul 20, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: Deadwood

The residents of Deadwood gather to commemorate Dakota's statehood in 1889, ten years on from the end of the series. The railroad and the telephone lines have civilized the town; at least on the surface, old wounds still ache. [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Jun 1, 2019 - 38 comments

Movie: Brightburn

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?
posted by Faint of Butt on May 28, 2019 - 12 comments

Movie: Booksmart

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
posted by duffell on May 25, 2019 - 30 comments

Movie: Nine to Five

Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Dolly Parton work in a corporate office. Their boss is a pig. When they manage to trap him in his own house they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they keep him tied up?
posted by Emmy Rae on Feb 15, 2019 - 17 comments

9 to 5 movie streaming on Hulu

The 1980 movie starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton is streaming on Hulu. Would anyone like to talk about it? As far as I can tell there is not an existing thread on this topic, and searching "9 to 5" doesn't get me anything.
posted by Emmy Rae on Feb 12, 2019 - 2 comments

Movie: A Dog's Way Home

A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner. [more inside]
posted by cozenedindigo on Jan 12, 2019 - 6 comments

Movie: Hold the Dark

In the grim Alaskan winter, a naturalist hunts for wolves blamed for killing a local boy, but he soon finds himself swept into a chilling mystery. [more inside]
posted by Existential Dread on Oct 21, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: The Sisters Brothers

Based on the acclaimed 2011 novel by Patrick deWitt, the colourfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm is being pursued across 1,000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career.
posted by GuyZero on Oct 11, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Their Finest

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Aug 5, 2017 - 5 comments

Special Event: Special Event: Academy Awards 2017

The 2017 Oscars begin at 8:30 ET/5:30 PT. Talk movies, fashion, jokes, music, EGOTs, all right here! Live on ABC. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 26, 2017 - 352 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 83 Boston Skrong

The thing about Patriots Day that really impressed me was how it really expands on the Boston cinematic universe. Boston of course was a fictional city created in the film Good Will Hunting and was then used subsequently in The Departed and The Town of course but it's in Patriots Day that i feel like it really almost comes alive. They have a fake police department, a fake marathon. They continued that really silly funny accent they put on. It's really an incredible achievement that rivals the Marvel universe and other similar creations i think. And i think Markie Mark's gonna probably win an Oscar for this one.
That's from the cold open, contributed by Matt V. Brady. In this week's Grey Wolf special show the boys discuss the apparently real movie, Patriots Day, about the Boston bombing, which actually sounds pretty good.
posted by grobstein on Feb 16, 2017 - 3 comments

Movie: Jackie

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 14, 2017 - 11 comments

Movie: Toni Erdmann

A father tries to reconnect with his adult daughter. [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Dec 29, 2016 - 6 comments

Movie: The Edge of Seventeen

High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.
posted by phunniemee on Nov 26, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Felt

A woman creates an alter ego in hopes of overcoming the trauma inflicted by men in her life. [more inside]
posted by naju on Oct 17, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: The Invitation

While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.
posted by tel3path on May 2, 2016 - 14 comments

Movie: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he's saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable.
posted by maxsparber on Mar 13, 2016 - 37 comments

Movie: The Big Short

The story of the 2007-2008 credit and housing bubble collapse, seen through the eyes of a handful of misfit financial investors who predicted it would happen. Based on the book by Michael Lewis.
posted by zarq on Dec 28, 2015 - 42 comments

Movie: Hannibal Rising

After the death of his parents during World War II, young Hannibal Lecter moves in with his beautiful aunt and begins plotting revenge on the barbarians responsible for his sister's death. [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Nov 6, 2015 - 82 comments

Movie: The Gift

A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.
posted by phunniemee on Aug 12, 2015 - 13 comments

MeFi Horror Club: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 American horror film directed by Steve Miner. It is a direct sequel to Friday the 13th, picking up five years after that film's conclusion, where a new murderer stalks camp counselors at a nearby training camp. The film marks the first time Jason Voorhees is the antagonist. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Mar 5, 2015 - 2 comments

Movie: Kingsmen: The Secret Service

A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
posted by leotrotsky on Feb 14, 2015 - 33 comments

Movie: Go

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB – A checkout clerk in need of rent money gives drug dealing a try. A Vegas weekend goes awry. A pair of soap opera actors deal with legal and relationship issues. "You know what I like most about Christmas? The surprises." [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Dec 17, 2014 - 24 comments

White Christmas

Would anyone else be interested in a discussion of White Christmas (1954)? It doesn't include Gene Kelly's butt, but is available for streaming on Netflix.
posted by drezdn on Dec 3, 2014 - 14 comments

Proposal for a new Horror Club model

OK, I think we have a plan for a new way to proceed with horror club that will: a) get more people involved; and b) make for minimal workload to keep it going indefinitely. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 18, 2014 - 12 comments

Movie: Big Hero 6

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind "Frozen" and "Wreck-It Ralph," comes "Big Hero 6," an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6." (From IMDB)
posted by jdherg on Nov 6, 2014 - 42 comments

Movie: The Wicker Man

Cult film club: Edward Woodward stars as Sergeant Howie, a naive young police officer sent to Summerisle, a secluded island off the coast of Scotland, to investigate the disappearance of a young girl named Rowan. When he arrives there, he finds a very tight-knit community that is mistrustful and hostile to outsiders. Soon, Howie begins to realize that the town might be a strange pagan cult, one given to unbridled sexuality and possible human sacrifice. Seeking an audience with the oddly civilized Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee), Howie hopes to get to the bottom of the mystery, but instead he finds something more shocking than he could have ever imagined. [more inside]
posted by maxsparber on Oct 13, 2014 - 10 comments

Cult film for Monday: The Wicker Man (1973)

The best film ever made, followed the following week by the remake of The Wicker Man, starring Nicolas Cage, which somehow manages to be terrible and wonderful at the same time. See you Monday. Summerisle, Summerisle, Summerisle, Summerisle.
posted by maxsparber on Oct 9, 2014 - 4 comments

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