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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 - 7 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 - 9 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 - 2 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

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Five Little Pigs  Season 9, Ep 1

Poirot is called in 14 years after the fact to re-examine the murder of renowned painter Amyas Crale - whose wife Caroline was hanged for the crime - when their grown-up daughter Lucy presents him with a letter written to her by her mother, declaring her innocence.
posted by Carillon on Jun 8, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Murder in Mesopotamia  Season 8, Ep 2

Poirot and his old friend Captain Hastings arrive at the headquarters of an archaeological dig in Mesopotamia where an Arab worker has recently been found strangled. Soon, a renowned archaeologist's wife is also found murdered and all those working on the dig are under suspicion.
posted by Carillon on Jun 1, 2022 - 5 comments

Shining Girls: Series 1 - All Episodes  Season 1, Ep 1

Shining Girls is an American thriller series on Apple TV+ based on the 2013 novel "The Shining Girls" by Lauren Beukes. [more inside]
posted by chill on May 21, 2022 - 8 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Evil Under the Sun  Season 8, Ep 1

Poirot takes a holiday at a stylish Devon hotel, only to find himself in the middle of another mystery when a guest is found murdered. Suspicion falls on the victim's husband and several other guests, and Poirot is forced to use all his powers of observation and human insight in order to solve the complex case.
posted by Carillon on May 18, 2022 - 5 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Lord Edgware Dies  Season 7, Ep 2

The dapper detective investigates the death of Lord Edgware, husband of a famous actress who was seeking a divorce. The actress and the lord's butler, who disappears with a large sum of money, are only two of the suspects uncovered by Poirot, all with motives but seemingly watertight alibis.
posted by Carillon on May 11, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd  Season 7, Ep 1

Hercule Poirot's retirement is interrupted when one of his neighbours in the picturesque village of Kings Abbott is found murdered in his study. Teaming up again with Chief Inspector Japp, Poirot scrutinises everyone in the household of wealthy industrialist Roger Ackroyd - from his grasping sister-in-law to his personal secretary.
posted by Carillon on May 4, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Dumb Witness  Season 6, Ep 4

An elderly woman confides to Poirot that she fears one of her relatives is trying to kill her for her money. He persuades her to disinherit her heirs, but she is murdered anyway.
posted by Carillon on Apr 27, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Murder on the Links  Season 6, Ep 3

Poirot investigates the death of a man found with a love letter in his pocket, but the plot is complicated by the theft of the murder weapon and a smug French detective who bets he can catch the killer before Poirot.
posted by Carillon on Apr 20, 2022 - 3 comments

From: Season 1 (Full Season)  Season 1, Ep 0

A small town existing nowhere traps all those who cross its threshold. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Apr 13, 2022 - 11 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Hickory Dickory Dock  Season 6, Ep 2

A spate of petty thefts is followed by a series of brutal murders at a student hostel in London. Even Poirot has trouble comprehending the significance of the evidence.
posted by Carillon on Apr 13, 2022 - 6 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Hercule Poirot's Christmas  Season 6, Ep 1

The tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional but wealthy family summons his adult children for a Christmas reunion, but prior to the holiday his throat is slashed apparently by one of them.
posted by Carillon on Apr 6, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan  Season 5, Ep 8

Poirot's holiday on the south coast of England coincides with the opening of a play entitled `Pearls Before Swine'. When the leading lady's priceless gems go missing, her husband begs the Belgian sleuth to solve the mystery.
posted by Carillon on Mar 30, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Dead Man's Mirror  Season 5, Ep 7

When Poirot investigates the mysterious death of a despised art dealer, he finds that he has more than enough suspects from which to choose.
posted by Carillon on Mar 23, 2022 - 2 comments

Book: The Division Bell Mystery

A financier is found shot in the House of Commons. Suspecting foul play, Robert West, a parliamentary private secretary, takes on the role of amateur sleuth. Used to turning a blind eye to covert dealings, West must now uncover the shocking secret behind the man's demise, amid distractions from the press and the dead man's enigmatic daughter. (Summary from bookshop.org) [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over on Mar 19, 2022 - 4 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Chocolate Box  Season 5, Ep 6

Poirot returns to his homeland for the first time since the war, but his former colleagues in Brussels have long memories and an old murder case that still needs solving.
posted by Carillon on Mar 16, 2022 - 1 comment

Only Murders in the Building: Whole season  Season 1, Ep 1

They had me at Steve Martin and Martin Short. Selena Gomez is excellent, too. The three neighbors living in a posh NYC building team up to solve a murder in the building while making a true-crime podcast about their efforts. The ending twist sets up a season 2. It's on Hulu.
posted by COD on Mar 9, 2022 - 9 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman  Season 5, Ep 5

Poirot is drawn into the dark underworld of London's Little Italy when Captain Hastings looks for a new car, but instead finds murder.
posted by Carillon on Mar 9, 2022 - 2 comments

The Afterparty: Maggie: Season Finale  Season 1, Ep 8

An unexpected eyewitness emerges to help Detective Danner piece together the true story behind Xavier's demise. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Mar 4, 2022 - 19 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Case of the Missing Will  Season 5, Ep 4

Poirot investigates the murder of Cambridge don Andrew Marsh, a notorious misogynist who was mysteriously killed just before he could change his will.
posted by Carillon on Mar 3, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Yellow Iris  Season 5, Ep 3

When the Belgian detective receives a yellow iris through the post, he recalls a murder he witnessed two years earlier in Buenos Aires. Subsequent events suggest that a similar crime could happen again.
posted by Carillon on Feb 23, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Underdog  Season 5, Ep 2

Poirot investigates when the cruel CEO of a chemical company is bludgeoned to death in his home after the company's formula for a revolutionary new synthetic rubber is targeted by a thief.
posted by Carillon on Feb 16, 2022 - 2 comments

Book: Devil House by John Darnielle

A true-crime writer begins a new book project, centered on a grisly 1986 double murder in southern California, that leads him to question the ethics of his trade and to delve into the paradoxes of storytelling itself. [more inside]
posted by FrauMaschine on Feb 14, 2022 - 8 comments

Archive 81: What Lies Beneath  Season 1, Ep 8

The Otherworld beckons; Melody circles back to the Visser, where a new devices captures a sacrifice; much depends on Dan's journey into the unknown. [more inside]
posted by chavenet on Feb 11, 2022 - 7 comments

Archive 81: The Ferryman  Season 1, Ep 7

The veil drops from a cursed film's origins; at the Vos Mansion in 1924, Iris recruits Rose for a blood ritual; Dan knows he must find Anabelle.
posted by chavenet on Feb 11, 2022 - 3 comments

Archive 81: The Circle  Season 1, Ep 6

Panic grows when Dan learns about his predecessor and Melody tries to track the source of the Visser's dangers.
posted by chavenet on Feb 10, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb  Season 5, Ep 1

It's 1935, and a team of international archaeologists in Egypt have broken the seal of the tomb of King Men-Her-Ra for the first time in 3000 years. Moments later, the leader of the group, Sir John Willard, drops down dead of a heart attack. Poirot is called upon to consider whether he is the victim of the tomb's legendary curse or whether there is a more mortal explanation for his death.
posted by Carillon on Feb 9, 2022 - 3 comments

Archive 81: Through The Looking Glass  Season 1, Ep 5

The past blurs into the present when Melody visits a forbidden floor in search of an inspired Anabelle; music leads to lost souls and revelations.
posted by chavenet on Feb 8, 2022 - 7 comments

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