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Movie: Dead End Drive-In

[TRAILER] In the future, a health nut and his tag-along girlfriend become trapped in a drive-in theater that has become a concentration camp for outcast youths. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 19, 2024 - 3 comments

Movie: Arcadian

[TRAILER] In a near future, life on Earth has been decimated. Paul (Nicolas Cage) and his twin teenage sons (Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins) find tranquility by day but terror by night when ferocious creatures awaken and consume all living souls in their path. Faced with an impossible situation, the boys come up with a desperate plan for survival, using everything their father taught them to keep him alive. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 14, 2024 - 1 comment

Movie: Invention for Destruction

[TRAILER] Also known as The Fabulous World of Jules Verne. An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano. Karel Zeman's legendary Czechoslovak black-and-white science fiction adventure film, based on several works by Jules Verne. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 7, 2024 - 1 comment

Movie: Bride of Re-Animator

[TRAILER] Unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Dr. West (Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life... starting with the heart of his young protégé Dan's dearly deceased Meg Halsey. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 2, 2024 - 7 comments

Movie: The Andromeda Strain

[TRAILER] Virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy Stone scramble to a secure laboratory and try to first isolate the life form while determining why two people from Piedmont - an old alcoholic and a six-month-old baby - survived. The scientists methodically study the alien life form unaware that it has already mutated and presents a far greater danger in the lab, which is equipped with a nuclear self-destruct device designed to prevent the escape of dangerous biological agents. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 18, 2024 - 18 comments

Movie: Battlefield Earth

[TRAILER] In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl (John Travolta), the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of humanity as slaves. What is left of the human race has descended into a near primitive state. After being captured, it is up to Tyler (Barry Pepper) to save mankind. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 6, 2024 - 24 comments

Movie: Her

[TRAILER] In the not so distant future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer, purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every need. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system (Scarlett Johansson). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 29, 2024 - 5 comments

Movie: Akira

[TRAILER] In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after nuking the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles against anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo's supernatural power suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment's secrets. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 15, 2024 - 22 comments

Movie: The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

[TRAILER] Karel Zeman's 1962 Czechoslovak romantic adventure film, based on the tales about Baron Munchausen. The film combines live-action with various forms of animation and is highly stylized, often evoking the engravings of Gustave Doré. Original title: Baron Prášil. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 15, 2024 - 3 comments

Movie: The Mill

[TRAILER] A businessman (Lil Rel Howery) wakes up beside an ancient grist mill situated in the center of an open-air prison cell with no idea how he got there. Forced to work as a beast of burden to stay alive, he must find a way to escape before the birth of his child. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 11, 2024 - 1 comment

Movie: All Eyes

A disgraced podcast host (Jasper Hammer) interviews an eccentric farmer (Mel Hall) who claims to have a monster living in the woods near his house. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 5, 2024 - 5 comments

Book: Wool (Silo, Book One) by Hugh Howey

Thousands of them have lived underground. They've lived there so long, there are only legends about people living anywhere else. Such a life requires rules. Strict rules. There are things that must not be discussed. Like going outside. Never mention you might like going outside. Wool is book one in the Silo series, a TV adaptation of which on Apple TV just completed its first season.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 5, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Fresh Kill

[TRAILER] Shareen and Claire, a lesbian couple living on Staten Island, find themselves ensnared in a vast conspiracy involving a ghost ship of nuclear refuse, ominous television commercials, and deadly cat food. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: Lola

In 1941, orphaned sisters Thomasina and Martha create the world’s first and only chronovisor, LOLA, to discover music from the future and place bets, before realising it will best be used to help fight the Nazis. But when the sisters clash, the consequences are catastrophic. A found footage style film shot on vintage Bolex cameras. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 13 comments

Movie: +1

[TRAILER] Three college friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a chaos that challenges their friendships - and whether they can stay alive. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Haunter

[TRAILER] Lisa (Abigail Breslin) is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: ARQ

[TRAILER] The oil supply has run dry, and corporations fight against nations for the world's remaining energy supplies. Trapped in a house and surrounded by a gang of mysterious masked intruders, an engineer (Robbie Amell) must protect a technology that could deliver unlimited energy and end the wars that have consumed the world. The only problem is that the technology has created a time loop that condemns him and his friends to relive the same day over and over. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Before I Fall

[TRAILER] Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Blood Punch

[TRAILER] Milton, a college dropout, was only supposed to cook meth for one day. Broken out of rehab by a brash young woman and her trigger-happy ("ex") boyfriend and driven to a remote cabin the woods, Milton finds himself drawn into a dangerous love triangle gone haywire. The couple's deadpan half-truths spin around Milton like a song on repeat. They seem to read him like an open book, until a mysterious message opens his eyes to his cursed existence. With unlimited ammunition, any hunting tool they could desire, and an ever-growing body count, for what did Milton really sign up? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: The Incredible Shrinking Wknd

[TRAILER] It's not a loop, it's a countdown: Alba is trapped in her weekend, forced to relive it over and over again, but each repetition gets a bit shorter. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Infinite Man

[TRAILER] A man's attempt to construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfires when his quest for perfection traps his lover in an infinite loop. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Game Over

[TRAILER] Swapna, a nyctophobic game designer on a turbulent road to recovery from an incident that scarred her deeply, has to fight her inner demons to stay alive in the game called life. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Repeat Performance

Broadway star, Sheila Page (Joan Leslie), shoots Barney (Louis Hayward), her murderous husband on New Year's Eve. She flees her apartment and goes to her producer, John Friday (Tom Conway). When she arrives, it is New Year's day, a year earlier. She has been given the chance to live life over and correct the errors of the past only to find that the end will be the same although the path will be different. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: 41

[TRAILER] A young man discovers a hole in the floor of a local motel that leads to yesterday. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Jagged Mind

[TRAILER] When Billie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) finds herself reliving different versions of the same first date, she must break out of a series of loops created by her manipulative ex-girlfriend (Shannon Woodward). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea

[TRAILER] Former Nazi Klaus Abard survives to the 1990s by taking anti-ageing pills. He plans to use a time travel trip to return to Germany in 1944 and present Hitler with a hydrogen bomb, so that he can win the war. Unfortunately the pilot, woman-chasing Karel Bures, dies on the morning of the trip and his earnest twin brother Jan impersonates him, without knowing about the plot. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Future Cops

[TRAILER] In the year 2043, an evil crime lord is trying to take over the world. Only one government official stands in his way, and plans to send him to prison, so The General and his minions Kent, Thai King, and Toyota travel to the year 1993 to kill the official before he has a chance to get into office. During a battle with The General's minions, the Future Cops Lung, Broom Man Ti Man, and Ah-Sing hear of their evil plan and devise a plan of their own to travel back in time to protect the official. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Conceiving Ada

[TRAILER] Emmy Coer (Francesca Faridany), a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace (Tilda Swinton), founder of the idea of a computer language and proponent of the possibilities of the “difference engine.” Ada’s ideas were stifled and unfulfilled because of the reality of life as a woman in the nineteenth century. Emmy has a plan to defeat death and the past using her own DNA as a communicative agent to the past, bringing Ada to the present. But what are the possible ramifications? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Summer Time Machine Blues

[TRAILER] The members of a sci-fi club accidentally spill Coke on the remote controller of an air-conditioner during summer and suddenly a time machine appears in their sweating bath-like clubroom. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Happy Accidents

[TRAILER] Just as Ruby (Marisa Tomei) is beginning to relish her first-ever healthy relationship, Sam (Vincent D'Onofrio) begins muttering about being a time traveler from the year 2470. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: Waxwork II: Lost in Time

[TRAILER] Lovers (Zach Galligan, Monika Schnarre) flee through centuries on a time-trip of terror in a showdown with a demon lord (Alexander Godunov). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: The Final Countdown

[TRAILER] A time warp takes the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and its captain (Kirk Douglas) back to Pearl Harbor, Dec. 6, 1941. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 9 comments

Movie: Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession

An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, looks like Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530 - 1584). He'd never known this, until his neighbor created a time machine. AKA Ivan Vasilyevich: Back to the Future. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

[TRAILER] While drinking at their local pub, three social outcasts (Chris O'Dowd, Dean Lennox Kelly, Marc Wootton) attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum. Also starring Anna Faris. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Trancers

[TRAILER] Angel City trooper Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) is sent back in time from 2247 to 1985 L.A. to inhabit the body of his ancestor. Deth's assignment is to find his archenemy, Whistler (Michael Stefani), who turns people into zombies, before the fiend is able to kill all the ancestors of the future's governing council. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Il Mare

[TRAILER] In the year 1999, a young woman leaves her quaint seaside house and returns to the city, leaving in the mailbox a card for the next owner, with instructions to forward any mail of hers to the new address. In the year 1997, a jaded young architect moves into the same house--and finds the letter. His reply, which he slips into the mailbox, finds its way to her, beginning a parallel-time love story separated by a span of two years. If this sounds like The Lake House, it's because that film was a remake of this one. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: The Jacket

[TRAILER] Amnesiac Gulf War veteran Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) can't explain why he's been found at the scene of a murder. Ordered to a mental hospital, Jack is subjected to Dr. Thomas Becker's (Kris Kristofferson) unusual treatment plan, which involves mysterious injections, sensory deprivation and confinement in a straitjacket. Locked away on his own, Jack discovers he can travel to the future, where he's compelled to help a onetime acquaintance (Keira Knightley) and investigate his own odd fate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: The Outwaters

[TRAILER] Four travelers encounter menacing phenomena while camping in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 21, 2023 - 11 comments

Movie: Daybreakers

[TRAILER] Ten years after a plague turns most of the world's population into vampires, a critical blood shortage causes panic and gruesome mutations among the reanimated. Edward (Ethan Hawke), a vampire hematologist, tries to develop a blood substitute when he meets Lionel (Willem Dafoe) and Audrey (Claudia Karvan), two fugitive humans who claim to have a possible cure. Edward casts his lot with them in the hope of perfecting the cure before it's too late. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 16, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: The Lost World: Jurassic Park

[TRAILER] John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) summons chaos theorist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) to his home with some startling information -- while nearly everything at his Jurassic Park had been destroyed, his engineers happened to have a second site, where other dinosaurs were kept in hiding. It seems the dinosaurs on the second island are alive and well and even breeding; and Hammond wants Malcolm to observe and document the reptiles before Hammond's financiers can get to them. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 13, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: Twilight Zone: The Movie

[TRAILER] This tribute to the beloved supernatural TV show has four segments, three of which are remakes of episodes from the series, and one is original for the film. Directors John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, and George Miller each helm a segment. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 13, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: The Wandering Earth II

[TRAILER] In the near future, after learning that the sun is rapidly burning out and will obliterate Earth in the process, humans build enormous engines to propel the planet to a new solar system, far out of reach of the sun's fiery flares. However, the journey out into the universe is perilous, and humankind's last shot at survival will depend on a group of young people brave enough to step up and execute a dangerous, life-or-death operation to save the earth. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 10, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: War of the Worlds

Dockworker Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) struggles to build a positive relationship with his two children, Rachel (Dakota Fanning) and Robbie (Justin Chatwin). When his ex-wife, Mary Ann (Miranda Otto), drops them off at Ferrier's house, it seems as though it will be just another tension-filled weekend. However, when electromagnetic pulses of lightning strike the area, the strange event turns out to be the beginning of an alien invasion, and Ferrier must now protect his children as they seek refuge. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 6, 2023 - 15 comments

Movie: Knock at the Cabin

While vacationing, a young girl (Kristen Cui) and her dads (Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge) are taken hostage by a band of armed strangers (Dave Bautista, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abby Quinn, Rupert Grint) who demand that the family choose one of themselves to sacrifice to avert the apocalypse. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 3, 2023 - 34 comments

Movie: I'm Totally Fine

Vanessa (Jillian Bell) embarks on a solo trip to clear her head after the death of her best friend Jennifer (Natalie Morales). But her self-care vacation takes a detour when she finds the recently departed Jennifer standing in her kitchen, claiming to be an extraterrestrial. Together, they spend the next 48 hours partying and reminiscing on better days. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 3, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David (Haley Joel Osment) is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee (Sam Robards) and his wife (Frances O'Connor). Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 2, 2023 - 15 comments

Movie: Tetsuo: The Iron Man

A “metal fetishist,” driven mad by the maggots wriggling in the wound he’s made to embed metal into his flesh, runs out into the night and is accidentally run down by a Japanese businessman and his girlfriend. The pair dispose of the corpse in hopes of quietly moving on with their lives. However, the businessman soon finds that he is now plagued by a vicious curse that transforms his flesh into iron. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 12, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Resident Evil

When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice (Milla Jovovich) and Rain (Michelle Rodriguez) are charged with leading the mission. But they only have three hours before the pathogen becomes airborne and infects the world. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 12, 2023 - 13 comments

Movie: M3gan

Brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Get Out's Allison Williams) suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, The Haunting of Hill House). Unsure and unprepared to be a parent, and under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair M3GAN, her new AI-powered doll/companion prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems--a decision that will have unimaginable consequences. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 12, 2023 - 10 comments

Movie: A Boy and His Dog

Vic (Don Johnson) is a libidinous 18-year-old traversing the post-apocalyptic desert of 2024, in the company of his telepathic dog, Blood. When the pair encounter an underground community, the leader's daughter, Quilla Holmes (Susanne Benton), seduces Vic into their fold, separating him from Blood, who's left to survive on his own. But once Vic discovers he's been lured there solely for mechanized procreation, he realizes he's doomed unless he can escape and rejoin Blood. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 10, 2023 - 8 comments

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