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The Easter Egg in Bong Joon-ho’s Genre-Bending, Mind-Blowing ‘Parasite’ That Explains the Ending

Mr. Park (Sun-kyun Lee) and Yeon-kyo Park (Yeo-jeong Jo) in Parasite (courtesy of Neon/CJ Entertainment)

Spoiler Alert: This item is intended for those who’ve already watched “Parasite,” which opens Oct. 11; it contains plot spoilers including a description of the film’s ending.

If you’re thirsty for a new Jordan Peele movie, Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite is your tall glass of water (or murky glass of makgeolli). Much like Get Out, it deftly combines comedy, horror, and social commentary; and much like Us, it pits families on either side of the class divide against each other. Needless to say, it has won critical acclaim: After becoming the first South Korean film to nab the Palme d’Or at Cannes back in May, it’s currently clocking a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s the #73 top-rated movie of all-time on IMDB, and it received rapturous applause following its New York premiere at the New York Film Festival on Saturday. More →

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Hot Totty Time Machine: Jupiter Disco’s New Happy Hour Traverses Cocktail History

(Photo: Nathan McCarley-O’Neill)

Jupiter Disco is already one of our favorite time warps, what with its Blade Runner-esque lighting, electronics that look like they were pilfered from a Soviet junkyard, and the 8-bit cocktail menu (and “safe space” disclaimer) scrolling on an old monitor behind the bar. Now they’re unleashing a retro happy hour to match.

Next week, the East Williamsburg bar and DJ den is debuting the first in a series of Wormholes menus, each of which will offer $8 cocktails associated with a specific time and place. Al Sotack, the former Death + Co bartender who opened the place late last year with Maks Pazuniak, was still priming his flux capacitor when we called him today and didn’t want to reveal much. But he did say the bar would be “spinning the dial on our time machine pretty frequently,” so you can expect the theme menus to change several times during the coming months.

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Man Threatens to Go Orlando On Happy Fun Hideaway; W’burg Whole Foods Sued

(Photo: Suzanne Rozdeba)

(Photo: Suzanne Rozdeba)

Monday night in Bushwick, an argumentative 40-year-old man was arrested at the Happy Fun Hideaway for assaulting the bouncer and threatening to “shoot this place up and get my fifty just like Orlando.” [NY Daily News]

At a Williamsburg grocery store on Thursday morning, two hoverboard-riding men were arrested for wrestling a female customer to the ground, then hitting her in the face with a peach. [Brooklyn Paper]

In other W-burg supermarket news, Foodtown’s owners sued the developer of the neighboring Bedford Avenue building that will house Whole Foods for allegedly ignoring the city’s zoning laws, a move that would cause future traffic bedlam. [The Real Deal NY]

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Happy Hour Creates Buzz For Small Business Jobs Survival Act Ahead of Council Hearing

(Photos by DJ Cashmere)

On October 22, small businesses in New York City may or may not get a lifeline they’ve been waiting on for 30 years. It will come, if it comes, in the form of the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA). The bill, which has been languishing in the City Council for three decades, could change the face of commercial real estate in the city. It has a simple premise: next time the owners of your favorite local bakery/bodega/barber shop need to renew their lease, they might actually be able to do so.

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