The Master (2012)

Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson comes a movie starring Joaquin Phoenix, a troubled ex-soldier, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, a cult leader. Anderson denies that that the cult in question is Scientology, but you watch the movie and try to tell us it isn’t. Amy Adams and Laura Dern also star in Anderson’s favorite movie out of his own catalog. And we wonder, did Tom Cruise ever have to go through this auditing process?

The Rings of Power - S01E03 – Adar

Full bellies, rolling caravans, and epic horse riding for the ages. Between the great visuals, fully developed languages, and fun with the Harfoots, we’re ramping up to the halfway point of this season. We get a confusing glimpse of mean-Galadriel and an exciting look at what the Harfoots (Harfeet?) are up to. Want more lore? Check out the Lorehounds and get the inside scoop for all things Middle Earth.

House of the Dragon - S01E03 – Second of His Name – Feedback

We know that you’re still processing the trauma of Season 8 of GOT, but don’t let that and the time jumps freak you out. Resident Lore Master A.Ron says we haven’t even gotten to the juicy stuff yet. We start out this episode with some housekeeping updates about some technical fixes and issues, and then stay tuned for feedback that burns hotter than a flaming arrow to the shoulder.

I Heart Huckabees (2004)

Want some philosophy with your dark comedy? From the director of Silver Linings Playbook and a cast with more stars than the Orion constellation comes a mind-bending black comedy. It’s a funny take on the meaning of life that sums up A.Ron’s life philosophy. Pick up your metaphysical magnifying glasses and join the existential detectives in answering the question, “How are we all connected?”