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Movie: Z

A family finds themselves terrorized by their eight-year-old son's imaginary friend. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 28, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Z

The public murder of a prominent politician and doctor amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials. A tenacious magistrate is determined not to let them get away with it. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 28, 2022 - 1 comment

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Curtain: Poirot's Last Case  Season 13, Ep 5

An ailing Poirot and his old friend Captain Hastings travel to Styles, the location of their first mystery almost three decades earlier, to try to stop a serial killer from continuing their spree.
posted by Carillon on Nov 23, 2022 - 3 comments

Magpie Murders: Magpie Murders (all episodes)  Season 1, Ep 0

Alan Conway is the best-selling (if difficult) author of the Atticus Pünd mystery novels. But when the manuscript for his latest book is delivered to his publishers missing the last chapter, and then Conway mysteriously turns up dead, his editor Susan Ryeland must solve both mysteries. [more inside]
posted by Ben Trismegistus on Nov 21, 2022 - 11 comments

1899: The Boy  Season 1, Ep 2

The captain experiences unexplainable flashbacks. A strange man follows Maura to her cabin where a boy is hiding. A bug leads to a tragedy on deck. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 19, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: The Wonder

The Irish Midlands, 1862 -- a young girl stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright is brought to a tiny village to observe eleven-year old Anna O'Donnell. Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. Is the village harboring a saint 'surviving on manna from heaven' or are there more ominous motives at work? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 18, 2022 - 4 comments

1899: The Ship  Season 1, Ep 1

Maura helps a pregnant woman. The captain makes a brave decision after receiving a message from a lost ship--and discovers something mind-bending. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 17, 2022 - 13 comments

Movie: Last Looks

Charlie Waldo is an ex-LAPD superstar who left the force and now lives a life of simplicity and solitude deep in the woods. Alistair Pinch is an eccentric actor who spends his days drunk on the set of his TV show. When Pinch's wife is found dead, he is the prime suspect and Waldo is convinced to come out of retirement to investigate what happened. The case finds Waldo contending with gangsters, Hollywood executives and pre-school teachers, all in pursuit of clearing Pinch's name... or confirming his guilt. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Labours of Hercules  Season 13, Ep 4

Poirot's pursuit of an infamous art thief leads him to a snowbound hotel in the Swiss Alps, where he is met with a plethora of mysteries and the reappearance of a familiar face from the past. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Nov 16, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Cruising

A psychopath is scouring New York City gay clubs and viciously slaying homosexuals. Detective Steve Burns (Al Pacino) is ordered to don leather attire, hang at the city's S&M joints and keep an eye out for the killer. But as Steve becomes immersed in club hopping, he begins to identify with the subculture more than he expected. Meanwhile, Steve behaves distantly around his girlfriend, Nancy (Karen Allen), the police force's homophobia becomes apparent and the killer remains at large. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 16, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Minute You Wake Up Dead

A stockbroker in a small southern town who gets involved in an insurance scam with a next-door neighbor that leads to multiple murders. Recipient of a rare golden sombrero from Rotten Tomatoes with exactly zero positive reviews. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 12, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: The Vanishing

[TRAILER] Rex (Gene Bervoets) and Saskia (Johanna Ter Steege) are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears. Confounded, Rex searches everywhere, but to no avail. Three years later, he's still obsessed with finding her, pleading his case on television, putting up posters and ruining his new relationship in the process. Eventually an unassuming chemistry teacher, Raymond (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu), approaches Rex, intimating that he knows what happened. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 11, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a 2018 American mystery thriller film directed by Stacie Passon, written by Mark Kruger, and starring Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Crispin Glover, and Sebastian Stan. It was based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson. [more inside]
posted by winesong on Nov 10, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Tell No One

A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's somehow alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 10, 2022 - 1 comment

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Dead Man's Folly  Season 13, Ep 3

Hired to provide the centrepiece amusement of a Devonshire summer fête, a twisty-turny `murder hunt', novelist Ariadne Oliver becomes convinced that she is being manipulated, that her plans are providing the cover for a very grave crime indeed. Unable to navigate the web of deceit and treachery spun by the locals, she calls to her side the only man in the world who can discern the truth of the matter: Hercule Poirot.
posted by Carillon on Nov 9, 2022 - 2 comments

The Watcher: Complete Series  Season 1, Ep 0

A family moves into their dream home, only to be plagued by ominous letters, strange neighbors and sinister threats. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 2, 2022 - 12 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Big Four  Season 13, Ep 2

With the world on the brink of the Second World War, there is more political turmoil when it appears that the famous Peace Party is in fact a cover for the war-mongering organisation Big Four. This complex investigation reunites Poirot with his old friend Japp, as they investigate a case marked by deception, disappearances and death.
posted by Carillon on Nov 2, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Elephants Can Remember  Season 13, Ep 1

After the murder of an elderly psychiatrist, Poirot finds himself crossing cases with his old friend, the crime writer Ariadne Oliver. They both delve into the past to uncover the truth behind two mysterious deaths years ago which are inspiring the vengeful present-day killer whom Poirot is hunting.
posted by Carillon on Oct 26, 2022 - 3 comments

Miss Scarlet and the Duke: Season 2  Season 2, Ep 0

The continuing adventures of Eliza Scarlet, woman detective, and her old friend William "Duke" Wellington, Detective Inspector of Scotland Yard. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Oct 23, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: God Told Me To

A cop investigates a string of murders committed by strangers who claim “God” told them to kill. But are the killers actually talking about the heavenly father? Or is someone pulling their strings? If Det. Nicholas (Tony Lo Bianco) really wants to know, he’ll have to descend into a netherworld of deranged faith and confront his own connection to a homicidal messiah with a perverse plan for the soul of mankind. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 21, 2022 - 5 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Clocks  Season 12, Ep 4

Poirot arrives in Dover to help Lieutenant Colin Race determine if Sheila Webb is responsible for the murder of a middle-aged man found stabbed at 19 Wilbraham Crescent. Could there be a connection with the recent discovery of a German mole within the Navy?
posted by Carillon on Oct 19, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Inception

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2022 - 24 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express  Season 12, Ep 3

Poirot tries to discover who killed a suspicious American businessman on the Orient Express, after the train becomes stranded due to a blizzard in the mountains of Serbia.
posted by Carillon on Oct 12, 2022 - 1 comment

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Hallowe'en Party  Season 12, Ep 2

Novelist Ariadne Oliver attends a Hallowe'en party in Woodleigh Common and hears young Joyce Reynolds boast of having witnessed a murder years before. When the girl is discovered drowned in an apple-bobbing bucket later that evening, Ariadne calls on her old friend Hercule Poirot to investigate. The Belgian sleuth soon uncovers a series of mysterious deaths in the village - any of which Joyce could have seen.
posted by Carillon on Oct 5, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Mad Detective

Inspector Ho seeks the help of the notorious, erratic Inspector Bun to investigate several murders committed with a missing cop's gun. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Sep 29, 2022 - 1 comment

Little Women: Little Women (2022)  Season 1, Ep 0

This is a loose retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, set in modern day South Korea and wrapped in a murder-mystery-thriller. 12 episodes; episodes drop Saturday and Sunday on Netflix; Sep 3 through Oct 9, 2022. Director: Kim Hee Won (Vincenzo); Screenwriter: Jung Seo Kyung (Handmaiden, Mother). [more inside]
posted by kbar1 on Sep 28, 2022 - 7 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Three Act Tragedy  Season 12, Ep 1

Poirot is attending his friend Sir Charles Cartwright's dinner party when one of the guests chokes to death on a cocktail, this leads Poirot to promptly investigate this natural-looking, yet strange death.
posted by Carillon on Sep 28, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: The Outfit

Aging master tailor Leonard (Mark Rylance) must outwit a dangerous group of mobsters in order to survive a fateful night. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 26, 2022 - 13 comments

Movie: Confess, Fletch

After 33 years, Fletch gets a reboot, now 100% less Chevy Chase. Jon Hamm takes on the lead role with support from Roy Wood, Jr., Kyle MacLachlan, Marcia Gay Harden and John Slattery. Directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad). [more inside]
posted by wabbittwax on Sep 19, 2022 - 14 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Appointment with Death  Season 11, Ep 4

The wealthy wife of an eccentric British aristocrat is found murdered while with her family on an archaeological hunt in Syria. A holidaying Poirot is soon drawn into the mystery, and discovers that there is no shortage of suspects, from the dead woman's family to an unusual party of travellers which includes a witty psychiatrist, a beautiful doctor and an unconventional travel writer.
posted by Carillon on Sep 14, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Dead Again

In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for viciously murdering his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute and traumatized amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage, and when private investigator Mike Church, who grew up at the orphanage, is called in help, both he and the woman discover that they have a strange connection to the Strausses. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Sep 10, 2022 - 10 comments

Columbo: Fade in to Murder  Season 6, Ep 1

Columbo investigates the death of a TV producer and immediately gets the attention of actor and murderer Ward Fowler (William Shatner), who plays a detective on TV. Fowler immediately sees through Columbo's aw-shucks act ("Why don't we stop pretending that I'm brilliant and you're simple for one moment?") and is among the least visibly rattled of Columbo's opponents. Episode is currently free to stream in the US via Amazon's Freevee (formerly IMDbTV), as is Columbo in general.
posted by brainwane on Sep 9, 2022 - 1 comment

Return of the Obra Dinn

Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person mystery adventure based on exploration and logical deduction. [more inside]
posted by happyfrog on Sep 8, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Third Girl  Season 11, Ep 3

Poirot is approached by a young heiress who tells him that she may have killed someone, and when her childhood nanny is found dead, it seems as though she is telling the truth. However, Poirot uncovers a conspiracy rooted in a tragic family history.
posted by Carillon on Sep 7, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Cat Among the Pigeons  Season 11, Ep 2

After revolution overthrows Prince Ali Yusuf, his friend hides priceless jewels in the tennis racquet belonging to English schoolgirl Jennifer Sutcliffe. By rights, the jewels should belong to the prince's cousin, Princess Shaista, a pupil at Meadowbank School. However, no one knows where they are. Poirot finds out that things and people are not quite as they seem.
posted by Carillon on Aug 31, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Evil Under the Sun

"Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi." Also: everyone is gay, the sunhats are amazing, now I want to go swimming. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Aug 28, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: The Last of Sheila

James Coburn, Raquel Welch, James Mason, Dyan Cannon, everyone is smoking, everyone is skinny, the pants are all bell bottoms, so much alcohol, the sunhats are so large, we're on a yacht! What more do you need?
posted by The corpse in the library on Aug 28, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: The Mist

After a powerful storm damages their Maine home, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his young son head into town to gather food and supplies. Soon afterward, a thick fog rolls in and engulfs the town, trapping the Draytons and others in the grocery store. Contains what may be one of the bleakest endings ever filmed. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 28, 2022 - 8 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Mrs McGinty's Dead  Season 11, Ep 1

Mrs McGinty is found dead in her home and her lodger James Bentley is arrested and convicted for her murder. It looks like an open and shut case, but Superintendent Spence is not convinced. He turns to Poirot for help, and together with Ariadne Oliver they set out to find the real killer.
posted by Carillon on Aug 24, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Taken at the Flood  Season 10, Ep 4

When a stranger is found murdered at Warmsley Vale, the Cloade family ask for Poirot's help to find out if the dead man was Rosaleen Cloade's first husband. The Cloades have been suffering financially since Rosaleen married their uncle Gordon, and if they could prove the marriage was bigamous then they could inherit Gordon's fortune.
posted by Carillon on Aug 10, 2022 - 3 comments

The Resort: A History of Forgetting   Season 1, Ep 4

Emma and Noah meet Baltasar Frías and gain a deeper understanding of the Oceana Vista's past. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 5, 2022 - 6 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: After the Funeral  Season 10, Ep 3

At Richard Abernethie's funeral his niece, Cora, suggests he was probably murdered. The next day Cora is murdered herself, so Poirot interrogates the family to find her killer.
posted by Carillon on Aug 3, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Cards on the Table  Season 10, Ep 2

At a bridge party the host is murdered. Poirot soon discovers that four of the guests have murdered before as he uses psychology, and the bridge scores, to find the killer.
posted by Carillon on Jul 27, 2022 - 4 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Mystery of the Blue Train  Season 10, Ep 1

Poirot investigates the brutal murder of an American heiress and the theft of a fabulous ruby on the Blue Train between Calais and Nice.
posted by Carillon on Jul 13, 2022 - 2 comments

Endeavour: Terminus  Season 8, Ep 3

One cold winter morning Thursday and Strange are called to investigate the ritualistic killing of an Oxford college don. The next day, when his bus breaks down during a blizzard, Morse finds himself as one of several passengers forced to take refuge at an empty hotel which was once the scene of terrible crimes. Are the two events related? [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 on Jul 8, 2022 - 4 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Hollow  Season 9, Ep 4

Socialite Lady Lucy Angkatell worries about her family guests arriving for the weekend - they all loathe each other. Inviting Hercule Poirot as a distraction, the weekend is interrupted when philanderer John Christow is found dying by the swimming pool with his wife holding a gun, but who shot him?
posted by Carillon on Jun 29, 2022 - 2 comments

Endeavour: Scherzo  Season 8, Ep 2

A surprisingly large percentage of Oxford is killed. Some people wear less clothing than one might expect for that climate. Morse continues to drink too much and be rude to people who care for him. We learn more about Morse's childhood. Taxis, clocks, guns.
posted by The corpse in the library on Jun 29, 2022 - 8 comments

Chapelwaite: Chapelwaite  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

A successful whaling captain estranged from his family is compelled to take the seat of his ancestral home in rural Maine (ofc, Stephen King). His foreign-found wife perishes during the voyage, leaving him with three children. There was a damned good reason Charles Boone left to seek a life on the seas. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jun 26, 2022 - 5 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Death on the Nile  Season 9, Ep 3

While on a holiday cruise in Egypt, the Belgian sleuth (David Suchet) investigates the murder of a rich heiress who had many enemies.
posted by Carillon on Jun 22, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Sad Cypress  Season 9, Ep 2

Young Elinor Carlisle is tried in court for first murdering her aunt for money and then also doing away with Mary Gerrard, her aunt's protégée who stole the heart of Elinor's fiancé. In a race against time before she is hanged, Poirot, who suspects foul play, reopens the investigation.
posted by Carillon on Jun 15, 2022 - 2 comments

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