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Book: Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

A murder mystery which is much more mysterious than it first appears. A fantastical and twisty story where our hero tries to find out who killed (or will kill) Evelyn Hardcastle at a ghastly party at the extremely remote Blackheath House. Best read without any spoilers (including those right inside this post). [more inside]
posted by Stark on Jan 8, 2019 - 6 comments

La Trêve (The Break) Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

The body of 19 year old Driss Assani, a footballer with Heiderfeld football club is pulled out of the river Semois, a stones throw from Heiderfeld, a small town of a few thousand inhabitants in the Belgian Ardennes. The investigation is led by Inspector Yoann Peeters, who has recently moved there after a domestic tragedy, accompanied by Sebastian Drummer, an idealistic and inexperienced young police officer.
posted by chappell, ambrose on Jan 2, 2019 - 5 comments

1983: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

A dark Polish thriller that imagines an alternative history where a terrorist bombing in 1983 dramatically altered the course of world events. Twenty years later, the USSR and Iron Curtain still exist, Al Gore is US president, and Poland is ruled by an authoritarian government. Naïve law student Kajetan and world-weary detective Anatol uncover a conspiracy that has been kept hidden for decades. [more inside]
posted by EndsOfInvention on Dec 11, 2018 - 5 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: Circle

Could you trust a jury of your peers with your life? The contestants of a mysterious death game must make harrowing decisions as they strategize for survival in this psychological sci-fi thriller. [more inside]
posted by knownassociate on Oct 4, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong. [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Jul 29, 2018 - 28 comments

Movie: The Blackcoat's Daughter

In this bleak, atmospheric slow-burn of a horror film, two girls get left behind at their boarding school over winter break. Strange and unsettling things happen. [more inside]
posted by treepour on Jul 5, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Diabolique

The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 4, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: North by Northwest

A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 1, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Bunny Lake Is Missing

A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 24, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: The Manchurian Candidate

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 12, 2018 - 14 comments

Movie: Fail-Safe

American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 10, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Topkapi

A conman gets mixed up with a group of thieves who plan to rob an Istanbul museum to retrieve a jeweled dagger. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 8, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Ocean's 11

Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 1, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 31, 2018 - 14 comments

Movie: Coma

When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 28, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Three Days of the Condor

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 25, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: Dirty Harry

When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 14, 2018 - 10 comments

Movie: Sleuth

A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 9, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Assault on Precinct 13

An unlikely partnership between a Highway Patrol Officer, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend a defunct Los Angeles precinct office against a siege by a bloodthirsty street gang. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 8, 2018 - 4 comments

The Chalet

Anyone watching the new French thriller The Chalet on Netflix? I'm three eps in and it's easy to binge once you work out who all the people are.
posted by Athanassiel on Apr 26, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Looker

Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and starts investigating. What he uncovers are the mysterious - and perhaps murderous - activities of a high-tech computer company called Digital Matrix. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 23, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: WarGames

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 15, 2018 - 16 comments

Mosaic: Mosaic  Season 1, Ep 0

A whodunit based on the murder of popular children's book author and illustrator Olivia Lake. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Mar 27, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Michael Clayton

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 26, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Dirty Pretty Things

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 23, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Syriana

A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 19, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Basic Instinct

A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved. Vertigo, it ain't. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 15, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: Possession (1981)

A spy begins a difficult breakup with his wife in West Berlin, in this hard-to-categorise horror / psychological thriller / drama. This cult French-German "video nasty" was Andrzej Żuławski's only English-Language film, and stars Isabelle Adjani, who won several awards for the role - including Best Actress at Cannes - along with a young Sam Neill. [more inside]
posted by chappell, ambrose on Feb 13, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Se7en

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 6, 2018 - 19 comments

Dark: Alpha and Omega (Alpha und Omega)  Season 1, Ep 10

Peter gets a shock. Jonas learns the truth about his family, but there are more surprises still to come. Helge makes a sacrifice. (Season Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 3, 2017 - 38 comments

Dark: Everything is Now (Alles Ist Jetzt)  Season 1, Ep 9

Ulrich runs afoul of the law. Helge tries to dodge Egon Tiedemann, Claudia harnesses the cave’s powers, and Katharina lashes out at Hannah. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 3, 2017 - 18 comments

Dark: As You Sow, So You Shall Reap (Was Man Sät, Das Wird Man Ernten)  Season 1, Ep 8

In 1953, the disfigured bodies of two boys are exhumed at a construction site, the future location of Winden's nuclear power plant. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 3, 2017 - 5 comments

Dark: Crossroads (Kreuzwege)  Season 1, Ep 7

Ulrich questions a frail and frightened Helge in the nursing home. Jonas searches for Mikkel, but the stranger warns him about meddling with the past. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 3, 2017 - 12 comments

Dark: Sic Mundus Creatus Est  Season 1, Ep 6

Ulrich looks to the past for answers and dredges up disturbing family secrets. Armed with new tools, Jonas probes the cave’s murky depths [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 3, 2017 - 3 comments

Dark: Truths (Wahrheiten)  Season 1, Ep 5

Hannah takes her obsession with Ulrich too far. The stranger asks Regina to deliver an important package. Martha is torn between Jonas and Bartosz [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 3, 2017 - 8 comments

Dark: Double Lives (Doppelleben)  Season 1, Ep 4

Bizarre occurrences give Charlotte a sense of déjà vu, and she suspects Peter is hiding something. Franziska snaps when Magnus confronts her. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 3, 2017 - 4 comments

Dark: Past and Present (Gestern und Huete)  Season 1, Ep 3

It’s 1986, and Ulrich’s brother, Mads, has been missing for a month. Confusion reigns as past and present intertwine. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 2, 2017 - 11 comments

Dark: Lies (Lügen)  Season 1, Ep 2

When a grim discovery leaves the police baffled, Ulrich seeks a search warrant for the power plant. A mysterious stranger checks into the hotel. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 2, 2017 - 5 comments

Dark: Secrets (Geheimnisse)  Season 1, Ep 1

In 2019, a local boy’s disappearance stokes fear in the residents of Winden, a small German town with a strange and tragic history. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 2, 2017 - 19 comments

Movie: Witness for the Prosecution

In this film based on Agatha Christie's short story and play, Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power) is accused of murdering an elderly rich woman, and the only alibi to him depends on his wife.
posted by gemutlichkeit on Nov 19, 2017 - 7 comments

Movie: Logan Lucky

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on Aug 24, 2017 - 21 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF  Season 8, Ep 9

"The Most Amazing Picture of Our Time!" A hypnotist gives Michael Landon a substance that turns him into a werewolf. Who gave this guy funding? What, another hypnotist? One of those was the villain last movie! Pearl and company are now on what the show's staff called "camping world." Meanwhile on the SOL, the show gets invaded by an alien. Y'know, again. At least the stingers are back! YouTube (1h32m) - Promo (17s) Premiered April 19, 1997. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jul 27, 2017 - 7 comments

The Americans: Darkroom  Season 5, Ep 10

Stan, Renee, Philip, and Elizabeth have dinner, Brad and Alexei have kvass, Tatiana has a chat with Evgheniya, Oleg talks to his co-worker and does not talk to his parents, Sofia tells Aderholt and Beeman about her boyfriend, Pasha is dealing with a shitty situation at school, Philip and Elizabeth tie the knot, and there are new developments arising from Paige's relationship with Pastor Tim. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on May 9, 2017 - 32 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BRUTE MAN  Season 7, Ep 2

"Towering NEW Terror! No woman safe from his crushing arms..." A guy with acromegaly is kiling people, but when he takes refuge from the police in a blind girl's house he finds himself moved to help her. He goes and steals to pay for an operation that could cure her, but also kills people because I guess old habits die hard. The police punch his ticket, but for some reason she gets the operation anyway. With short The Chicken of Tomorrow: The hazy future promises advances in the raising of chickens. Science marches on! Poor Rondo Hatton died shortly after this movie was made, from the very acromegaly that established him as "The Creeper." Although the short is great, this is one of the worse episodes of Season Seven unfortunately. Host segments are interesting though, with Pearl's date having to face off with a surprisingly protective Dr. Forrester. YouTube (1h31m) Premiered February 10, 1996. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 26, 2017 - 7 comments

Movie: Blood Orange

Blood Orange stars Iggy Pop as Bill, an ageing rock star living with his beautiful and promiscuous young wife Isabelle (Kacey Barnfield). Into their peculiar paradise comes a dangerous ex-lover (Ben Lamb) hell bent on revenge. [more inside]
posted by cda on Apr 1, 2017 - 0 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SINISTER URGE  Season 6, Ep 13

aka The Young and Immoral. "Compulsive Killer Strikes Terror" "Frank... Daring... Shocking Realism" The police are trying to shut down a smutty picture racket while a killer, driven to insanity by pornographic nudity, preys on local women. With short Keeping Clean and Neat: An omniscient disembodied voice tells kids how to wash and perform hygiene. The movie is the last of Ed Wood's movies that Mystery Science Theater would cover. Reactions from the fanbase are mixed: Sampo of Satellite News thinks it's so-so, but some of the commenters, and Mighty Jack, love it. Wood made a softcore version of the movie the next year, and planned a sequel that was never made. YouTube (1h30m) Premiered November 5, 1994. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jan 19, 2017 - 6 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE  Season 6, Ep 4

"Her Power Goes Beyond Life.... His Rage Survives Even Death!" A voodoo priestess revives a zombie. Okay forget that. A guy is knifed by thugs. Now forget that too. Years later, his way-too-beefy son thwarts robbers of a convenience store. It's when he exits the store that the movie really begins, as he's hit by a car driven by unruly teens. He's dead! But thanks to Ms. Voodoo, he can live again as a zombie and track down his killers, while three ineffectual policemen trace him, one of them sounding like Jim Baccus with a slow leak, and another being Actual Adam West. Oh, and Motorhead's "Ace of Spaces" is in there. The multiple prologues confused the heck out of me. Servo's Adam West impression sounds more like Shatner to me. YouTube (1h33m) Promo. Premiered November 24, 1994 (Thanksgiving Day). [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Nov 2, 2016 - 23 comments

Movie: Don't Breathe

A group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they'll get away with the perfect heist. They're wrong. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Sep 4, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: Anthropoid

In the winter of 1941-1942, two Czech soldiers (Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) parachute back into occupied Czechoslovakia. Their mission is to assassinate the Butcher of Prague: SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler. [more inside]
posted by russilwvong on Aug 23, 2016 - 1 comment

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