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The Bad Place

dystopiadystopia by Mosman Library (cc by)

"These deaths lack individuality!": eotvos posts Paste Magazine's 50 Best Dystopian Movies of All Time, and Mefites add their own analyses and offerings.

07/20/21
by taz

popular monsters

pale and scary screaming people with empty eyes in dim eerie lighting jammed up against a window protesting masksThat Ohio protest photo that looked like a zombie movie, by Joshua A. Bickel, via The Washington Post -- and darkstar

Mefites have their own ideas about what sorts of horror films would fit the current zeitgeist, from the Second Monster, to bacon-enraged intestine-slurping aliens to posh Freddy Krueger (requires billionairity), to how difficult it is to clean a bathroom when evil forces keep messing things up again, plus stories! ... And opinions! Many Opinions!

06/02/21
by taz

Hygge-Fix and Chill?

Couple with socks and woolen stockings watching movie on tv

Mefites are talking about their perfect comfort films

05/25/21
by taz

dressed to kill time

If that is 'Provia' I'm afraid to try 'Velvia'If that is 'Provia' I'm afraid to try 'Velvia' by Voxphoto (cc by-nc-nd)

Pajamas, pyjamas, shorts, jorts, leggings, jeggings, capris, tees, scrubs and sweats ... forever? Mefites are discussing the unravelling of the US fashion industry.

Meanwhile, in Fanfare, people are talking about The Umbrella Academy second season, the first episode of Star Trek, Lower Decks, Tamsyn Muir's book, Harrow the Ninth, the 1955 film The Night of the Hunter, and the "You're Wrong About" podcast Disco Demolition Night, among other things.

08/11/20
by taz

Everyone's a Critic: Time Slip Edition

illustration of young children in party clothes toddling down corridor of foundering ship at 11 pmEagle-eyed 1920s viewers wanted to know why these kids were awake, overdressed, and rambling about at 11 pm

It's oddly comforting to know that people have always been fussy about make-believe. — Burhanistan

Ten Cold Hot Dogs posts the Tropes, Cliches and Sloppy Mistakes that Annoyed Moviegoers 100 Years Ago

02/10/20
by taz

Sady, Sady, Scary Lady

Patrick Bateman NAKED in tanning bed with subtitle SOMETHING HORRIBLE IS HAPPENING INSIDE OF ME

Sady recommends horror: coolname points us toward some excellent film commentary by Sady Doyle that will maybe make you rethink some things you thunk before.

10/16/19
by taz

Oscars!

Come to Fanfare for belated Oscar night chatter!

Women's Work

Baba YagaBaba Yaga by Lady Orlando (cc by)

Listing the greatest songs by 21st century women; acquiring Artemesia Gentileschi; remembering activist Maria L. de Hernandez; applauding Therese Okoumou, shero for liberty; celebrating Kate Bush & Emily Brontë; & Emily Brontë; & Emily Carr, Canadian art pioneer; energizing recognition for women of science; peeking at Parker Posy's memoir; enjoying Nahre Sol's Pocket Pieces compositions; feeling good with Summery Lesbian Movies for Summer Lesbianing.

08/04/18
by taz

Like Nobody's Watching

Exclusive OR of timingExclusive OR of timing by shikeroku (cc by)

Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, emote.

07/17/18
by taz

Unwilling suspension

screenshot of Wim Wenders' 'Until the End of the World'Wim Wenders' 'Until the End of the World' mentioned by under_petticoat_rule

what are some of the most egregious examples of sloppy screenplay work that have resulted in a TV or movie character doing something or drawing conclusions that no actual person would ever do IRL?

In Ask Metafilter, helloimjennsco asks for examples of Lousy character logic in movies and/or TV shows

07/14/18
by taz

Ask Mefi, Take Me Awaaaay!

Grab bag again

Vintage Helping Hand Novelty Transistor Radio, Offered As A Promotional Item By General Mills For Hamburger & Tuna Helper, A Premium Resources International (PRI) Product, Made In Hong KongVintage Helping Hand Novelty Transistor Radio, Offered As A Promotional Item By General Mills For Hamburger & Tuna Helper, A Premium Resources International (PRI) Product, Made In Hong Kong by France1978 (cc by-sa)

Uncovering the internal anatomy of the Hamburger Helper mascot, what science doesn't want you to know

We need Ruth Bader Ginsburg puns for Halloween

Canadian Mefites share their stories, saying goodbye to Gord Downie

People are psyched for Black Panther

Best and Baddest

"There are some questions of Muppet ontology that resist easy answers."

The MuppetsThe Muppets by tracilawson (cc by)

You're old enough now, it's time we had the talk: where do Muppets come from?

Watching Together

watching togetherwatching together by KellyReeves (cc by-nd)

Servo5678 on watching Iron Man with his grandfather.

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