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Movie: American Gangster

Harlem drug dealer Frank Lucas rises to power in corrupt 1970s New York, equalling and surpassing the notorious Mafia families with the reach of his empire. On the other side of the law, honest cop Richie Roberts dedicates himself to taking down `the most dangerous man walking the streets'. Lucas acts with impunity, smuggling heroin into the US in the coffins of American soldiers killed in Vietnam. Based on a true story.
posted by growabrain on Feb 2, 2019 - 0 comments

Movie: Alien: Covenant

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.
posted by Sangermaine on May 21, 2017 - 48 comments

Taboo: Episode 8  Season 1, Ep 8

In the season finale of the historical drama Taboo, James Delaney's push and pull between the East India Company, the British Crown and the American upstarts comes to an end, of sorts. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 27, 2017 - 11 comments

Taboo: Episode 7  Season 1, Ep 7

A funeral, a betrayal or two, an answer or three, some torture, and a cliff-hanger. Even when all seems lost, James has a plan to save him and those loyal to him -- he just needs a ship. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 24, 2017 - 3 comments

Taboo: Episode 6  Season 1, Ep 6

The Company declares war on James, whilst a revelation drives him to dark, haunted places.
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 13, 2017 - 2 comments

Taboo: Episode 5  Season 1, Ep 5

After a surprising turn of events in a duel at dawn, James Delaney finds himself blackmailed and fighting against time and chemistry, while the Crown finds an ally with a persistent represntative from Sons of Africa.
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 7, 2017 - 2 comments

Taboo: Episode 4  Season 1, Ep 4

Another dose of Delaney, with doctors, drugs, dancing, debauchery, and diplomacy of a rather physical sort. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 31, 2017 - 3 comments

Taboo: Episode 3  Season 1, Ep 3

New alliances, new threats, and things get creepy. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 23, 2017 - 3 comments

Taboo: Episode 2  Season 1, Ep 2

James Delaney continues on his path of reclaiming his inheritance and possibly build an empire, but he faces hurdles, including more death threats. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 23, 2017 - 6 comments

Taboo: Shovels and Keys  Season 1, Ep 1

Believed to be dead on the African continent, James Delaney has returned to inherit his father's estate. Rumors swirl about James' mysterious past abroad, and nobody seems happy to see him. Especially the board members of the East India Company, who desire a valuable tract of land held by the late Delaney Sr., and which is currently willed to James.
posted by codacorolla on Jan 11, 2017 - 5 comments

Movie: Blade Runner

A blade runner must pursue and try to retire four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. [more inside]
posted by frimble on Dec 9, 2016 - 48 comments

Movie: Thelma & Louise

An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird. [more inside]
posted by valkane on Jun 17, 2016 - 5 comments

Movie: The Duellists

A duel between two feuding Napoleonic officers eventually evolves into a decades-long series of duels, after each bout - for various reasons - ends unresolved. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 14, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: The Martian

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
posted by octothorpe on Oct 3, 2015 - 131 comments

Movie: Alien

Space truckers get in trouble. The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them. (imdb) [more inside]
posted by valkane on Jan 28, 2015 - 21 comments

The Man in the High Castle?

It's just a pilot on Amazon at the moment, but an ambitious adaptation of a Philip K. Dick novel seems like our kind of thing, yeah?
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jan 17, 2015 - 9 comments

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