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Naval Officers Are Not Broadway Ushers

2020.11.24 06:42 phenry1110 Naval Officers Are Not Broadway Ushers

This was a while back but a classic situation.
I was a Naval Officer serving on a Knox Class Frigate. We were in New York for both a Port Call and to work a Naval Reserve Unit at sea for Weekend Drill. At the time our ship was scheduled to have our home port moved from Charleston to Staten Island as part of the Navy policy to thin out ship concentrations and place ships in many different ports during the Cold War. This Port Call was prep for that.
We decided to attend a Broadway Play one evening. We chose a classic one, Chorus Line, based on the fact that the original actor for Cassie, Donna McKechnie, was reprising her role after many years of health issues where she could not dance. That would date this story to 1986.
We bought tickets from the booth on Times Square that stocks same day show tickets for reduced price. We dressed in Service Dress Blue uniform to go to the show. Things were more formal back then. This is a double Breasted jacket with double rows of Gold buttons. The sleeves of the jacket had gold striping, the more and thicker the stripes, the higher the rank. We wore ribbons and qualification badges, not actual medals.
The more astute can now guess where this is going.
Before the show there was a cash bar in the lobby area, which in the old Shubert theater, was pretty much open in back to the seating area. People would present tickets and be shown their seats by the Ushers. We were having a couple of drinks in the lobby before we took our seats. Couple after couple would come up, hand us their tickets and ask us to show them to their seats. We would look down at out ribbons and look at them and just be in awe of the display of obliviousness on display. We took to telling them, "sorry we don't work here, we just kill America's enemies for the Navy."
Finally we had enough and took our drinks to our seats to wait for the show. The Manager came down and told us we could not have drinks there. We told him we were tired of being mistaken as Ushers by his other customers.
He let us stay and keep our drinks. The show was great. The original Cassie sang the famous song "What I Did For Love". The other numbers were also well done. It was a classic show for a reason.
Later that night down in the Village, we we going to a late night Jazz Club, and walked by where the Hells Angels hung out. As we passed by, one of them sitting on a stoop called out "Go Navy." The Hells Angels had no problem recognizing us, while to the elites uptown, we were Ushers.
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2020.11.23 07:53 Lollifroll Talk of Tinseltown - Nov. 23, 2020 (Weekly Newsletter)

✨Talk of Tinseltown✨

By Lollifroll (November 23, 2020)
Good Morning!

UPDATED Film Studio - Release Schedule

WARNERMEDIA DECIDES DAY AND DATE (THEATRICAL + HBOMAX) FOR WONDER WOMAN 1984

The Big Picture: WarnerMedia Chief Jason Kilar has ended an internal debate on the release of Wonder Woman 1984 with a historic decision: day and date in theaters and on HBOMAX.
WarnerMedia’s release strategy:
  • Dec. 16: International Release (Theatrical)
  • Dec. 18: China Release (Theatrical)
  • Dec. 25: U.S. Release (Theatrical + HBOMAX for 30 days)
  • Jan. 25: HBOMAX availability ends, Theatrical exclusivity for 30 days
  • Feb. 25: PVOD release, Theatrical exclusivity ends
Deep Dive: Kilar’s strategy is intended to be a compromise between the company’s supporters of a theatrical release (Toby Emmerich, Patty Jenkins) and his boss, HBOMAX founder and AT&T Chief, John Stankey, but the strategy brings four key challenges.
CHALLENGE 1: Theaters in the U.S., Canada, and West Europe are either partially open or completely closed for the foreseeable future. U.K. theater owner Cineworld indefinitely shuttered theaters in Britain and in the U.S. (Regal’s 564) a month ago. WW84’s release will hinge primarily on China, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Kilar’s solution is to offer theaters 55-65% of theatrical rentals and a 60 day lifespan, which received support from AMC Chief Adam Aron and Indie Cinema Alliance President Byron Berkley. However, theatrical prospects are dim.
CHALLENGE 2: MAX’s U.S. exclusivity. MAX is currently only available in the U.S., despite WW84 having a global audience. International markets that do not offer a theatrical release and do not have MAX (i.e. Canada, West Europe) may turn to piracy to view the film diminishing its global value.
CHALLENGE 3: WW84’s timed availability on MAX. Most SVOD films are indefinitely available upon release. WW84 will only be available for a 30 day period and then it will be removed. The thinking appears to be WW84 will serve as a lure to potential subs (or HBO PayTV subs that haven’t converted) and the service’s library will lock in subs. However, it’s possible many will utilize the currently available 7 day free trial to watch WW84.
CHALLENGE 4: AT&T v. WarnerMedia v. Warner Bros. Deadline’s Anthony D'Alessandro and Variety’s Brent Lang & Matt Donnelly have reported on internal tension between AT&T (John Stankey), WarnerMedia (Jason Kilar & Ann Sarnoff), and Warner Bros. (Toby Emmerich). AT&T wants WM to focus on MAX to the chagrin of the legacy divisions, WM is disappointed in WB’s output, and it is likely WB dislikes the lack of control over distribution. Warner PR was able to wrangle statements from WW84 director Patty Jenkins, star Gal Gadot, and Toby Emmerich, but they are either bittersweet or conveniently short. Under pressure from WM, Emmerich pushed out WB’s senior marketing team leaving a hole in the studio’s operations. Meanwhile, Jenkins and Gadot elected to make their next film (a Cleopatra biopic) with Paramount, signaling WB’s ability to be the “director’s studio” has weakened.
Overall, the historic nature of the release speaks to the immense pressure on Jason Kilar to make HBOMAX work. While Kilar took power seven months ago (April), the failure of MAX’s launch (May) has led to a streamlining of creative operations (firing MAX’s creative chiefs) and deal making with Amazon/Roku to get the app on their platforms. However, reorganizations and deals aren’t enough. To fulfill John Stankey’s famous “Netflix crusher” goal, Kilar needs high profile content to attract subs and WW84 was the sacrificial lamb.
Data updates on WW84 and HBOMAX will likely be in AT&T’s Q4 earnings sometime late January, early February.

UNIVERSAL RENEGOTIATES THEATRICAL WINDOW WITH CINEMARK AND CINEPLEX

The Big Picture: Universal Filmed Entertainment Chief Donna Langley has secured two exhibition deals with U.S. chain Cinemark and Canada chain Cineplex that shorten the theatrical window on top of a closed deal with AMC in July.
Deep Dive: Langley and distribution chiefs Jim Orr & Veronika Kwan Vandenberg have been setting the template for the modern theatrical window. They have made deals with the #1 and #3 U.S. Chains and the #1 chain in Canada. Securing a similar deal with Regal owner Cineworld would make Universal the gold standard for studio-exhibitor negotiators.
Here are the deal terms reported by Deadline’s Anthony D'Alessandro:
  • AMC: 17 day exclusivity, then option to release in PVOD.
  • Cinemark: 31 day exclusivity on openings >50M, 17 day exclusivity on openings <50M, then option to release in PVOD.
  • Cineplex: 31 day exclusivity on openings >50M, 17 day exclusivity on openings <50M, then option to release in PVOD.
  • All three chains get 15-17% of a shared pot of PVOD revenue (10% of total PVOD revenue).
The deals reflect a post-COVID-19 reality, where exhibitors can no longer stall on smaller exclusivity windows. Cinemark and Netflix have made an exhibition deal to screen Christmas Chronicles 2, a deal unfathomable in the pre-COVID-19 world.

🎦Trailer Track🎦

☕Coffee's for Closers 🤝

  • PAR - Emma Watts signs Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II) to direct the next Transformers film (Deadline)
  • NTLX - Scott Stuber scores 2 huge deals: a 5 year first look deal with Shawn Levy’s (Free Guy) 21 Laps and a writing/directing deal for Judd Apatow’s (The King of Staten Island) next Untitled Ensemble film. (Deadline/Deadline)
  • UNI - Peter Cramer lands Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s (The LEGO Movie) next directorial project, an Untitled Monster Thriller starring Channing Tatum. Producers are Lord/Miller and Free Association. (Deadline)
  • DIS/20th Cent. - Steve Asbell nabs Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) to direct the next reboot of Predator (Deadline)
  • DIS/Marvel - Kevin Feige assembles the writers of Deadpool 3 - Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux (The Great North) (Deadline)
  • DIS/Searchlight - Steve Gilula/Nancy Utley books two directors: Alexandre Aja (Crawl) to direct another horror film titled Elijah and Tom George (This Country) to direct an Untitled Murdery Mystery Thriller starring Saorise Ronan, Sam Rockwell, and David Oyelowo (Deadline/Deadline)
  • MGM - Pam Abdy sets Jeff Fowler (Sonic the Hedgehog) as the direct live-action/CGI hybrid adaptation of The Pink Panther (Deadline)
  • MGM/Orion - Alana Mayo makes her first big deal - an adaptation of trans high school romance novel What If? directed by Billy Porter (Pose) (THR)
What's next?: Universal’s Croods: The New Age arrives in 2,000 theaters this week and in the U.S., Thanksgiving (I’m thankful for BoxOffice)!
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2020.11.22 06:14 valkyria_knight881 A Look Into Universal 2021: These Movies Won't Dolittle at the Box Office

In this post, I will focus on Universal Pictures, the studio that made sure Trolls World Tour made history by being a large film without a wide theatrical release. Besides that, this studio is well known for Jaws, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, The Fast and the Furious, Despicable Me, and The Secret Life of Pets. Some of the best films of all time were made by Universal like Touch of Evil, To Kill a Mockingbird, Back to the Future, Do the Right Thing, and Schindler’s List. Most recently, the studio is well known for Cats, 1917, The Invisible Man, and Trolls World Tour.

The Current Situation of Universal Pictures

Universal has been doing very well since 2015. 2015 was the year they dominated the box office with Jurassic World, Furious 7, and Minions. 2015 proved that those were Universal’s largest franchises. However, they seem to be coming to an end with the new decade. In a way, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the inevitable that these three main franchises are looking to end by 2026. Let’s take a look at how Universal did this year and how they can possibly do next year.

2020

Dolittle - The year started with Dolittle (considering that 1917 is a 2019 film, even if it didn’t release nationwide until January 10, 2020), which blew up in Universal’s face. The film made $223M on a budget of $175M, making the film one of the biggest box office bombs and losing Universal $100M. The extremely high budget killed the film’s chances of success to begin with. Either this film shouldn’t have been made or it should’ve been animated, similar to Universal's Cats (which also bombed).
The Turning - This is the film that got people TURNING away from the film and watching Bad Boys for Life instead. It makes sense as The Turning is said to be one of the worst films of 2020, alongside The Grudge (both the Grudge and the Turning got F Cinemascores). In terms of financially the film didn’t fare any better, making $19M on a budget of $14M, making this film an underperformance.
The Photograph - This romantic drama was just there when it came out. Sure, it got good reviews, but Sonic the Hedgehog came out the same day and topped the box office. The Photograph made $21M on a budget of $16M, making this film an underperformance. Theatrical romantic movies just aren’t getting as much traction now as they have before, unless it’s based on a book with a sizable audience to begin with, like Fifty Shades of Grey and Crazy Rich Asians. Universal’s slate up to the Photograph wasn’t looking too good. Fortunately, things were starting to turn around for Universal. We just couldn’t see it.
The Invisible Man - The Invisible Man was amazing. And many other people felt the same way. The film made $126M on a budget of $7M, which is a huge win for Blumhouse and Universal. While COVID-19 prevented the Invisible Man from being more profitable, the film still did well enough. If COVID-19 didn’t happen, I’d say the film would’ve made at least $80M domestically and could’ve possibly broke the $100M mark in the US and Canada. The film would’ve made at least $160M worldwide and could’ve possibly broke the $200M mark worldwide. Regardless, the Invisible Man is a success..
The Hunt - This film was unfortunate to release on March 13, 2020, alongside Lionsgate’s I Still Believe and Sony’s Bloodshot. The film was only around for one weekend in theaters before COVID-19 prevented the film from making any more money. The film only made $7M on a budget of $14M, which would mean that it lost money in normal circumstances. The question is: How well would the Hunt have done without COVID-19 ending its box office run right after opening weekend? The film was projected to make $8-11M on opening weekend. Let’s take the most optimistic number, $11M and consider that the opening weekend. I’d say the Hunt makes $30M domestically at most. Throw in about $5M from international markets (I don’t know how well this film will do outside of the US), and you get $35M worldwide on a budget of $14M. It would be an okay performance, but nothing to be proud of like the Invisible Man’s performance.
Trolls World Tour - This was the movie that pissed off movie theaters. It had a simultaneous release in theaters (mostly drive-in theaters) and on VOD. On a budget of $110M, it made $38M theatrically. While VOD sales aren’t made clear, it was reported by IndieWire that the film made about $150M from rentals. Let’s say in total, the film made about $190M on a budget of $110M, which means that the film didn’t do great, or at least as well as the original Trolls’ $347M. Sure, it broke records on VOD, but that doesn’t mean it was able to succeed like the original. Had Trolls World Tour released under normal circumstances, I think this film could’ve made $360M WW, more than the original.
The King of Staten Island - This was the second film that Universal also put on VOD, but this time exclusively. The film made $2.2M in theaters in countries that gave it a theatrical release. It was reported by the Hollywood Reporter that the film made about $40M for Universal. Let’s say in total, the film made about $42M on a budget of $35M. Regardless of where the film was released, I don’t think this film would’ve been able to be profitable for Universal. Comedy films haven’t done so well in recent years, and I really don’t see The King of Staten Island making at least $80M if it went theatrical.
Freaky - This is supposedly the first film under the Universal-AMC (and most recently Cinemark) deal where Freaky will be released exclusively in theaters for 17 days before also releasing on VOD. AMC and Cinemark are expected to make about 10% of Freaky’s VOD sales, but Freaky could still play in theaters after its VOD release if it’s successful enough. As of this post, the film has made $5.4M on a budget of $6M (should be able to hit $6M before the film’s second Friday). I’d say by the end of its run, the film would make at least $15M (at least theatrically), making this film profitable. The possible success of Freaky could convince other film studios to release any low budget films (maybe ones that cost $10M or less) in theaters sometime before the year ends.
2020 Films That Haven’t Been Released Yet
There are three films that haven’t been released yet that are still slated to come out in 2020: The Croods: A New Age, All My Life, and News of the World. Let’s see how well these films could do, assuming they stay in 2020.
DISCLAIMER - This editorial will most likely not adapt based on future delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m detailing the current situation as it is as of November 21, 2020. I’m assuming that everything should be fine enough for The Croods: A New Age to release theatrically on November 25, 2020.
The Croods: A New Age - It’s a Dreamworks Animation adventure comedy film directed by Joel Crawford and is the sequel to The Croods. With the pandemic still an issue, this will definitely make less than its predecessor. Even without the pandemic, the seven year gap is going to hurt the film. I’d say this film makes $60M DOM and $160M WW. Fortunately, Universal only spent $65M compared to $175M spent on the original Croods, or the film would’ve been a major box office bomb. The Croods: A New Age should be a moderate success for now. Under normal circumstances, I think the film would’ve made $150M DOM and $400M WW.
All My Life - It’s a romantic drama film directed by Marc Meyers. This probably won’t make its money back during a pandemic. I’d say this makes $30M DOM and $40M WW, but that’s being very optimistic.
News of the World - It’s a western drama film directed by Paul Greengrass and stars Tom Hanks. The only places this film is getting a theatrical release is in the United States and China. I doubt China would give this western drama much attention, and I’m not entirely sure how the US will be by Christmas. Being very optimistic, the film should make $40M DOM and $50M WW.

2021

The next year is coming, and it’s time to look at what Universal has in store for everyone next year. I’ll try to keep it short (with a basic description of each one if necessary and how well it might do). The numbers I have won’t be accurate, so take it with a grain of salt.

The 355

It’s a spy film directed by Simon Kinberg. This seems like a movie that could bring moviegoers back to the theaters. I could see this being one of the first box office hits of 2021. I’d say this makes $110M DOM and $250M WW.

Nobody

It’s an action thriller film directed by Ilya Naishuller. Not much is known about the film, except that it stars Bob Odenkirk. This will do less than Universal’s previous film, The 355, and it’s okay to compare the two because they're both action films. I’d say this makes $80M DOM and $200M WW.

The Boss Baby: Family Business

It’s a comedy film directed by Tom McGrath and is a sequel to Dreamworks Animation’s The Boss Baby back in 2017. Reception of the previous film seems lukewarm, but the film somehow made $175M domestically and $528M worldwide. Dreamworks doesn’t have many properties to work with after Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon finished their trilogy, so it makes sense that this would get a sequel. However, I see the film making slightly less than the first one as the first film seems more of a novelty than something that can successfully be replicated. I’d say it makes $160M domestically and $500M worldwide.

No Time to Die

It’s a spy film directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and is the final 007 film starring Daniel Craig as James Bond. While there were rumors that No Time to Die could be sold off to streaming, let’s assume it doesn’t (and it most likely won’t). Along with The 355, it could be one of the first action films to bring people back into movie theaters. I’d say this makes $220M DOM and $1.07B WW, less than Skyfall but more than Spectre and every other James Bond film.

BIOS

It’s a science fiction drama film directed by Miguel Sapochnik. Not much is known about the film, except the plot which is about the last man on Earth going on a journey with his dog. This seems like it could be a moderate success. I’d say it makes $70M DOM and $150M WW.

Marry Me

It’s a romantic comedy film directed by Kat Coiro. Not going to lie, I was a little interested in the plot of this film, in which a well known singer decides to marry a stranger after realizing her partner is having an affair. I don’t expect this to do gangbusters, but it could do a little better than modern romantic comedies. I’d say this makes $40M DOM and $50M WW.

F9

It’s an action film directed by Justin Lin and is the ninth film in the mainline Fast & Furious franchise. It looks to be as crazy, if not crazier than the previous films. But that’s okay, as this seems like a fun popcorn flick that a lot of people will go out to see. I’d say this makes $240M DOM and $1.25B WW, slightly more than The Fate of the Furious, but not as much as Furious 7, which I doubt will ever be surpassed.

Spirit Untamed

It’s a Dreamworks animated film directed by Elaine Bogan and Ennio Torresan and is based on the Spirit Riding Free series and a sequel to Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. As long as the budget is low ($70M or below), I can see this being a moderate success. I’d say this makes $100M DOM and $150M WW.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

It’s a comedy film and is made by Illumination. Ever since The Secret Life of Pets 2, this film has become a little more like a wildcard. I don’t see this hitting $1B, with Despicable Me 3 barely being able to do so and the Minions craze mostly being dead. I’m sure this will decrease from Despicable Me 3, but it’s unknown by how much. Would it decrease by a few hundred or by half? I’d say this makes $220M domestically and $550M worldwide. Regardless, I don’t see this hitting $1B at all. I don’t think Universal should even make a Despicable Me 4. Minions: The Rise of Gru should be the last one in the series for now. Get another franchise Illumination.

The Forever Purge

It’s a dystopian action science fiction horror film directed by Everado Gout and is the final film in the Purge series. With the pattern that the Purge movies keep doing better, I’d say this one will follow that pattern, especially if it ends the series on a high note. I’d say this film makes $80M DOM and $150M WW.

Old

It’s a thriller film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The poster of this film has me intrigued, despite not knowing the plot of the film. I don’t expect this film to do as well as Split or Glass, but as long as the movie is good, I can see this making $100M DOM and $220M WW.

Respect

It’s a biographical drama film directed by Liesl Tommy and is based on the life of Aretha Franklin. Music biopics have been on the rise since Bohemian Rhapsody hit theaters in 2018. I’d expect this film to perform similarly to Rocketman. With that in mind, I’d say this makes $110M DOM and $210M WW.

Candyman

It’s a supernatural slasher film directed by Nia DaCosta and is a sequel to Candyman (1992). As a sequel, it shouldn’t share the same name as the first film, but that’s just me. With Jordan Peele’s production company attached to this film, I could see this film doing a lot better than the 1992 film. I’d say this film makes $70M DOM and $120M WW.

The Bad Guys

It’s a Dreamworks animated heist comedy film directed by Pierre Perifel. Not much is known about this film except the plot, which is about a group of misunderstood villains that try to be better. I think this film can be a success and will make similar numbers to Abominable. I’d say this makes $80M DOM and $200M WW.

The Addams Family 2

It’s a black comedy film directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan and is a sequel to 2019’s The Addams Family. The first one did surprisingly well, and I expect the second one to do slightly better. I’d say this makes $120M DOM and $250M WW.

Halloween Kills

It’s a slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and is the second film in the Halloween 2018 trilogy. This one looks to follow the same footsteps that Halloween 2018 did, which is a good thing. I’d say this makes $170M DOM and $270M WW.

Sing 2

It’s a musical comedy film directed by Garth Jennings and is the sequel to Illumination’s Sing. The five year gap from 2016 to 2021 may come to the film’s detriment but not by a lot. Regardless, I don’t see this film surpassing its predecessor, especially seeing The Secret Life of Pets 2 dropping significantly from the original’s $876M to the sequel’s $430M. Sing 2’s drop won’t be as brutal as The Secret Life of Pets, but I wouldn’t expect an increase. I’d say this makes $250M DOM and $600M WW.

If The Film Needs To Be Rescheduled, Where Should They Move To?

The Croods: A New Age - Should move from November 25, 2020 to December 25, 2020 (replacing News of the World)
All My Life - Should move from December 4, 2020 to January 8, 2021
News of the World - Should move from December 25, 2020 to January 29, 2021
The 355 - Should move from January 15, 2021 to February 19, 2021 (Replacing Nobody)
Nobody - Should move from February 19, 2021 to March 19, 2021
The Boss Baby: Family Business - Should move from March 26, 2021 to May 21, 2021 (Replacing Spirit Riding Free)
No Time to Die - Should move from April 2, 2021 to May 28, 2021 (Replacing F9. I hope this film doesn’t move again. MGM has no time to die)
BIOS - Should move from April 16, 2021 to June 4, 2021 (Replacing Spirit Untamed)
Marry Me - Should move from May 14, 2021 to June 18, 2021
Spirit Untamed - Should move from June 4, 2021 to July 9, 2021 (Replacing The Forever Purge)
F9 - Should move from May 28, 2021 to July 16, 2021
The Forever Purge - Should move from July 9, 2021 to August 13, 2021
Old - Should move from July 23, 2021 to August 27, 2021 (Replacing Candyman)
Respect - Should move from August 13, 2021 to September 17, 2021 (Replacing The Bad Guys)
The Bad Guys - Should move from September 17, 2021 to October 1, 2021
Candyman - Should move from August 27, 2021 to October 8, 2021
The Addams Family 2 - Should move from October 8, 2021 to October 15, 2021 (I can see Universal trying to keep this film in October, and I doubt Universal would want to push this film back to 2022 unless it’s really necessary)
Halloween Kills - Should move from October 15, 2021 to October 22, 2021 (Like with The Addams Family 2, Universal will try to keep this film in October. Hopefully it doesn’t get pushed back again to 2022 unless it’s really necessary)
Minions: The Rise of Gru - Should move from July 2, 2021 to December 22, 2021 (Replacing Sing 2, but I’m sure Universal will try to keep this release date unless the movie theater industry is still uncertain by May)
Sing 2 - Should move from December 22, 2021 to July 1, 2022
Thoughts on 2021 Slate - Universal’s 2020 Slate walked so Universal’s 2021 Slate could run. And run it will. Universal is going all out with this 2021 Slate. The Boss Baby 2, No Time to Die, F9, Spirit Untamed, Minions: The Rise of Gru, The Forever Purge, The Addams Family 2, Halloween Kills, and Sing 2 are all a part of strong franchises that Universal has (No Time to Die and The Addams Family 2 has United Artists Releasing distributing the film domestically, but still). I believe Universal will have a strong 2021. The 355 could hypothetically be a new franchise for Universal, which is what Universal needs for the future after Jurassic World, Fast & Furious, and Minions are done. Speaking of the future, let’s see what Universal’s future is.
Universal on Streaming - Peacock was released on July 2020. It's free with ads and $5 without ads. I think it's a good service, but I still see Universal pulling films from the service from time to time instead of just keeping it there like with Disney+.
The Future - The mainline Fast & Furious series will end after two more installments. A female-led Fast & Furious and a Hobbs & Shaw sequel are currently in development, but they probably won’t be released until as early as 2023. Halloween Kills will get a sequel in the form of Halloween Ends, which is meant to be the last Halloween film in a while. Universal and Illumination are partnering with Nintendo to make a Mario film, which I’m cautiously optimistic about. After 2022, it seems like Universal doesn’t have any much strong franchises to rely on. Jurassic World: Dominion is said to be the last Jurassic World film (for now, but I’d expect there to be at least a five year gap before another Jurassic Park film). Minions: The Rise of Gru will most likely be the last Despicable Me film in a while and it should be. I know a Despicable Me 4 is in development, but I really think Universal shouldn’t make the film in order to not milk the franchise too dry. Universal’s best bet at new franchises will most likely come from Nintendo. If the Mario film is a critical and financial success, I’m sure Universal would want to make sequels to the Mario film and make other films based on Nintendo franchises (I’m assuming that Nintendo would keep partnering with Universal to make films from other Nintendo franchises, especially since they are partnering with Universal for Super Nintendo World). Video game franchises like The Legend of Zelda and Metroid (I’d love to see that) could possibly become films.
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2020.11.21 16:41 Townes-Prescott Oscar Predictions Best Motion Picture (so far)

This will definitely be the most ridiculous Oscars to date. I’m curious to see what everyone’s card looks like so far. Obviously it’s slim pickings, but here’s who’d I’d nominate as of right now from the movies I have seen...
Note: I’ve seen a decent amount of 2020 movies (37 as of now), but feel free to comment what I’ve snubbed.
Bad Education
Da 5 Bloods
Just Mercy (not sure if this qualified for 2019)
The King of Staten Island
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Palm Springs
HM: Blow The Man Down, The Gentlemen, Onward, The Way Back
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2020.11.18 22:52 GamerCarrot237 I ranked every movie I saw since June 3rd and here is the list.

The story behind this is simple. I sit in quarantine and I just think to myself, why not rank every movie I see till I get to 100. Today I have reached 100 movies that I either watched or rewatched (not including documentaries)
  1. Parasite
  2. The Hunchback Of Norte Dame
  3. Ratatouille
  4. The Lion King(original)
  5. Aladdin (original)
  6. Up
  7. Mad Max Fury Road
  8. King of Staten Island
  9. John Wick
  10. Ghostbusters
  11. A Nightmare before Christmas
  12. Avengers Endgame
  13. The little mermaid
  14. The Princess and the Frog
  15. Bride of Frankenstein
  16. The Martian
  17. Lilo and Stich
  18. The Jungle Book (Original)
  19. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  20. Avengers Infinity War
  21. Paranorman
  22. The Muppets Original Movie
  23. Mulan (original)
  24. Monsters Inc.
  25. Alice in Wonderland (original)
  26. Home Alone 2
  27. the Simpsons Movie
  28. Hercules
  29. Brave
  30. Star Wars A New Hope (pointless CGI version)
  31. Bill and Teds Bogus Journey
  32. Tangled
  33. Tarzan
  34. Christoper Robin
  35. Finding Nemo
  36. Gremlins
  37. Halloween (1978)
  38. Weird Science
  39. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
  40. Freaky Friday
  41. Borat
  42. Ace Ventura 2
  43. The Peanuts Movie
  44. The Muppets
  45. Jack
  46. Mrs. Doubtfire
  47. 101 Dalmatians (Original)
  48. Bruno
  49. Birds Of Prey
  50. Peter Pan (original)
  51. Bill and Ted Face the Music
  52. An American Pickle
  53. Impractical Jokers
  54. Meet the Robinsons
  55. X Men First Class
  56. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  57. Jumanji (Original)
  58. Spies in Disguise
  59. Dracula (1931)
  60. Wreck-It Ralph
  61. Austin Powers Goldmember
  62. Captain America The First Avenger
  63. Family Guy Stevie Griffin the Untold Story
  64. Candice Against the Universe
  65. A Bugs Life
  66. Dora the Explorer Movie
  67. Frankenstein
  68. Rio
  69. Animal Crackers
  70. Lion King 1 1/2
  71. The Muppets Most Wanted
  72. Balls of Fury
  73. Captain Marvel
  74. Jumanji The Next Level
  75. Coneheads
  76. Spongebob On the Run
  77. Borat 2
  78. High Fidelity
  79. Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein
  80. Oliver and Company
  81. Guns Akira
  82. Over the Moon
  83. Pokemon 2000
  84. Alex Strangelove
  85. Mad Max (1978)
  86. Suicide Squad Extended Cut
  87. Gremlins 2
  88. Color out of space
  89. A trip to the moon (great for its time but doesn’t stand up)
  90. Aquaman
  91. Hubbie Halloween
  92. Robots
  93. Scoob
  94. Spy Kids
  95. American Pie Girls Rules
  96. Pokemon The First Movie
  97. Trolls world tour
  98. Blockers
  99. Quest For Camelot
  100. Date Movie
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2020.11.15 19:33 poliscijunki A Watchdog Accused Officers of Serious Misconduct. Few Were Punished.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/15/nyregion/ccrb-nyc-police-misconduct.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
One New York City police officer was accused of pepper-spraying a woman, then denying her medical treatment while she was handcuffed in a Bronx holding cell.
Another officer slammed a 51-year-old man who had been arguing with some restaurant workers onto the floor, knocking him unconscious, the man said. A third officer was accused of tackling a gay man during a pride parade and using a homophobic slur.
The city’s independent oversight agency that investigates police misconduct found enough evidence in all three cases to conclude that the officers should face the most severe discipline available, including suspension or dismissal from the force.
But in the end, senior police officials downgraded or outright rejected those charges, and the officers were given lesser punishments or none at all — the kind of routine outcome that has left the Police Department facing a crisis of trust in its ability to discipline its own.
“It’s a very raw thing,” recalled Zakariyya Amin, who said he was left deeply disillusioned by how the Police Department handled his case involving the incident in the restaurant. “I wake up, still seeing this guy throwing me around, pushing me around.”
This pattern of lenient punishment holds true for about 71 percent of the 6,900 misconduct charges over the last two decades in which the agency, the Civilian Complaint Review Board, recommended the highest level of discipline and a final outcome was recorded, according to an analysis of recently released data by The New York Times.
In case after case, the records show that the Police Department often used its power over the disciplinary process to nullify the review board’s determination that serious misconduct had occurred and that the stiffest punishment should be meted out.
The department regularly ignored the board’s recommendations, overruled them or downgraded the punishments, even when police officials confirmed that the officers had violated department regulations, The Times found. All the while, the city paid millions of dollars to resolve lawsuits from people filing complaints in some of those very same cases.
Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected on a platform that included reining in police misconduct, but these trends have gone largely unchanged during his stewardship of the department.
The analysis shows that since Mr. de Blasio took office in 2014, the department has overruled the board’s recommendation in more than half of the cases in which the board sought the most severe discipline.
In the first half of 2019, the police commissioner at the time, James P. O’Neill, imposed the penalty recommended by the review board in just three out of the 14 cases the panel prosecuted.
In one of the remaining cases, the Police Department decided to allow an officer to go unpunished after the review board concluded that he had used excessive force in punching a 14-year-old boy. In another case, the department chose not to take action against an officer found to have used a chokehold to lift a handcuffed man off his feet and slam him into a car.
The release of the Civilian Complaint Review Board records comes as police departments across the country are under mounting pressure to remove problematic officers from their forces after the death of George Floyd.
As protests swept the city and nation this summer, both Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea urged the public to have confidence in the city’s ability to hold officers accountable. But the data offers further evidence of the challenges that outside oversight agencies face in going up against police forces.
Mr. Shea, who was appointed a year ago, has imposed the board’s recommended penalty in only two of the 28 cases in which charges were brought, records show.
After learning that The Times had inquired about how Mr. Shea has handled misconduct, the Police Department issued a news release last week promoting his record on discipline. It said that under Mr. Shea, the department had made several changes, including adopting disciplinary guidelines that standardize penalties.
“We ask for the public’s trust — and the public must know we are worthy of it,” Mr. Shea said.
Still, the handling of police misconduct cases continues to roil the city government: On Wednesday, four senior officials at the Civilian Complaint Review Board were laid off abruptly.
The agency described the move as a restructuring meant to expand its investigative muscle, but some employees said the layoffs amounted to retaliation against officials who criticized how the agency responds when the Police Department refuses to cooperate with its inquiries.
A disciplinary system in “disarray”
The Civilian Complaint Review Board was established in 1993 by Mayor David N. Dinkins and the City Council to address widespread complaints that police officers were operating with impunity, rarely facing consequences for harassment and brutality, particularly in Black and Hispanic neighborhoods. Residents who believed that they had been subjected to misconduct often felt they had no recourse, which led to a growing resentment of the police.
The Dinkins administration envisioned that the board would be independent of the Police Department, with its own investigators and subpoena power, and would give the public confidence that abusive officers would be held accountable.
But the data, released for the first time in the agency’s history, instead suggests that the board has become all but toothless. The public can file complaints, but the board, often referred to as the C.C.R.B., has little ability to ensure that officers deemed troublesome or worse will face serious consequences.
“What is the C.C.R.B. there for, if they’re recommending stuff and the N.Y.P.D.’s not listening?” said Jacob Alejandro, the gay man who said a lieutenant had knocked him to the ground during a Gay Pride parade, in 2014.
The Police Department declined to comment on the instances of misconduct described in this article, citing an ongoing lawsuit challenging the city’s authority to release additional records. The department would not make individual officers cited in the complaints available to be interviewed.
Assistant Chief Matthew V. Pontillo, who oversees disciplinary policies, disputed the Times analysis and said it was difficult to draw conclusions from the released data.
There were “unique factors that make each case different, that you don’t see in the data, that you would only see if you read the trial decisions,” he said.
But the Rev. Fred Davie, chairman of the review board, said the Police Department’s internal disciplinary system had been in “disarray” for years.
The review board investigates civilian complaints that allege that officers used excessive force, abused their authority or used offensive language and gestures. And in recent years, the panel gained the power to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct and false statements by officers.
The board has no power to impose discipline itself and must present its evidence to an administrative judge employed by the Police Department.
Neither does the board have the power to bring criminal charges. That remains the job of state and federal prosecutors, who are empowered to investigate crimes by officers, such as corruption, assault or unjustified killings.
Just 7 officers facing charges were fired
Since 2015, the review board has published statistics in its annual report showing that the Police Department chose not to follow its recommendations in most cases in which the board brought charges.
But with rare exceptions, the names of officers and other details remained secret until this year, when the State Legislature, responding to the nationwide protests against police brutality, repealed a law that had sealed police disciplinary records.
As a result, the review board released a database of civilian complaints that identifies officers and lists allegations against them, as well as the outcomes of cases.
The data is not comprehensive, especially for complaints filed before 2001. What’s more, information about people who filed complaints, as well as about pending cases, remains largely secret. The Times was able to determine details of cases through other means, including by reviewing lawsuits.
The data provide the most detailed portrait to date of allegations of serious police misconduct resulting in charges since 2001. Some of The Times’s findings include:
The Police Department followed the review board’s recommendations less than 20 percent of the time.
The review board brought charges against a total of 3,188 police officers. Some faced multiple charges in connection with one or more complaints.
798 of the officers were eventually put back onto the street by the department after receiving additional instructions, training or warnings; 890 were not disciplined at all.
Fewer than one in five officers received punishments, ranging in severity from one lost vacation day to 12 months of “dismissal probation,” which allows officers found to have committed offenses they could be fired for, like using a chokehold, to keep their jobs as long as they stay out of trouble.
Just seven officers facing charges were fired, and only after being convicted of a crime in state or federal court or after lying to police internal affairs investigators. They include Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who did not tell investigators the truth about his use of a banned chokehold that sent Eric Garner into a death spiral on a Staten Island sidewalk in 2014.
Some officers had multiple findings against them and continued to rise in the department. The city has paid out more than half a billion dollars just since 2016 to resolve lawsuits over these allegations and many like them.
The board is considered to be so weak that some lawyers said they discouraged their clients from filing a complaint. The lack of a finding or punishment against the police officers involved could be used to undercut a lawsuit.
Body-slammed by a police officer
Mr. Amin, who said he was body-slammed by a police officer in 2012, received just that advice from his lawyer.
Zakariyya Amin said he was body-slammed by a police officer in 2012.
“He said that, ‘All you’re going to be doing is wasting your time,’” Mr. Amin recalled. He proceeded anyway.
Mr. Amin, then 51, said he had been trying to buy a meal for a homeless man at a Coney Island restaurant when he got into an argument with workers, who refused to serve the other man.
According to the complaint, police officers arrived and accused Mr. Amin of disorderly conduct, twisted his arm behind his back, threw him to the ground and briefly knocked him unconscious.
The review board identified the officer as Andrew Schmitt and, based on its investigation, recommended that the department charge him with using excessive force.
But an administrative judge in the Police Department found Officer Schmitt not guilty of the charge after a departmental trial. The city later settled a lawsuit with Mr. Amin for $150,001.
Pepper-sprayed in a holding cell
Priscilla Colon was 50 when she watched police officers arrest a friend of hers on a street corner in the Bronx in 2009. According to her lawsuit, she was handcuffed after asking why her friend was being detained.
Later, in a holding cell at a Bronx precinct, Officer Kevin Carney pepper-sprayed Ms. Colon and told her to “fellate” him, according to court documents.
The C.C.R.B. recommended Officer Carney be brought up on charges of excessive force for his use of pepper spray and abuse of authority for refusing to seek medical attention for Ms. Colon.
He was not disciplined on the force charge. For abuse of authority, the records indicate he was given command discipline, meaning his punishment was decided by his commanding officer.
It is not clear what sanction he received, but at the time, the penalty for command discipline ranged from a verbal warning to 10 lost vacation days. The city later settled a lawsuit and paid Ms. Colon $50,000.
In some cases, the records appear to show the police upholding the review board’s findings. But in reality, the penalty imposed by the commissioner was still less than the one that the review board requested.
For instance, the review board wanted Officer James Frascatore to forfeit 10 vacation days for tackling James Blake, a prominent retired professional tennis player, in a case of mistaken identity that received significant attention in 2015.
The officer was found guilty at an administrative trial of using unnecessary physical force, but Police Commissioner O’Neill cut the penalty to five days.
In 2017, a Bronx sergeant used a Taser stun gun on a pregnant 17-year-old girl who refused to allow officers responding to a call about an argument to enter her family’s apartment, according to video and court papers.
The department’s policy says the devices should not be used on “obviously pregnant women,” but a witness recorded the officer using it on the girl, Dailene Rosario, who screamed she was pregnant as several officers attempted to restrain her.
The sergeant, Robert Durst, pleaded guilty to charges brought by the review board and agreed to forfeit 25 vacation days. But Mr. O’Neill docked him just 15. The city later paid $250,000 to settle Ms. Rosario’s lawsuit.
Scott Rynecki, who represented the teenager, said the evidence could not have been clearer — and yet, the officer received a penalty that was hardly enough to deter brutal misconduct, a pattern he has seen with other clients.
“You’re not exactly sending them a message not to do this again by hitting them with such minimal penalties,” he said. The system ‘still needs a lot of work’
Assistant Chief Pontillo, who helps to develop disciplinary policies, said one reason the two agencies seldom agreed was that the review board’s investigations were uneven.
When the Police Department declined to follow the panel’s recommendations, he said, it was often because the review board had overcharged an officer, failed to produce enough evidence or did not take into account all the circumstances.
He said the department was more likely to follow the board’s recommendations when it recommended lesser discipline, partly because harsher discipline could hinder police officers’ careers.
“The mere fact of having a substantiated civilian complaint, that can be more significant than any penalty actually imposed,” Chief Pontillo said.
Andrew C. Quinn, a lawyer who defends police sergeants in misconduct and criminal cases, said he had not been impressed with the review board’s evidence gathering.
“It’s a feel-good agency to say, ‘Hey, look, we’ve got some oversight of the department, a bunch of politically appointed board members and a bunch of inexperienced and incompetent investigators,’” he said.
Mr. Davie, the board chairman, acknowledged that the board could improve the quality of some of its investigations but said the Police Department could also do a better job at punishing officers.
The department’s system has long been haphazard and too dependent on the whim of senior police officials, he said. For those reasons, the department recently proposed a disciplinary matrix to standardize penalties.
“The system was nowhere close to what it needed to be, and it still needs a lot of work,” he said.
The release of the records has renewed a long-running debate about whether the police commissioner should have sole authority over officer discipline and whether the review board should be able to overrule him.
Chief Pontillo said the commissioner’s authority is crucial for maintaining control of the force, but Mr. Davie said the entire trial process should be scrutinized.
Civil rights lawyers, elected officials and community activists agreed, saying the department’s willingness to depart from the review board’s findings has weakened civilian oversight.
“The N.Y.P.D. has been looking the other way and condoning police abuse routinely and stunningly for decades,” said Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, which filed a public records request to get the data and make it public. “But I think nobody had any idea how massive and pervasive the failures of accountability were.”
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2020.11.09 05:35 CrisisSock (Offer) Ad Astra, Mulan ‘98, Mulan II, more (Request) A Charlie Brown Christmas, Monsters, Inc., my ISO, your lists

HAVE
All things below are HD unless noted
TV
Big Little Lies S1 (Vudu)
Big Little Lies S1 (iTunes)
My Brilliant Friend S1 (iTunes)
MA codes
• 21 Jump Street (SD) (x3)
• Ad Astra
• The Amazing Spider-Man (SD)
• Annabelle Comes Home
• Battleship
• Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
• The Call (2013)
• Dallas Byers Club
• Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated) (MA split)
• Foxctacher
• Godzilla (2014)
• A Good Day to Die Hard
• Hail, Caesar! (MA split)
• Jaws
• The Lego Movie (4K) (x2)
• Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
• Monster High: Electrified (MA split)
• Pitch Perfect
• Rampage (2018)
• Riddick (2013) (Unrated Director’s Cut)
• Rio 2
• Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (MA split / no DMI)
• Roman J. Israel, Esq. (SD)
• Thor: Ragnarok (MA split / no DMI)
• Trolls World Tour (prefer to trade for The King of Staten Island)
• When the Game Stands Tall (SD)
• Whiplash
Paramount non split codes (redeem Vudu OR iTunes
• Scream
• Scream 2
• Scream 3
movieredeem codes
• Ex Machina
• Saw: The Complete Movie Collection (Movies 1-7)
• Waves
US Google Play codes
• Avengers: Age of Ultron (ports to MA)
• Black Panther (ports to MA)
• Finding Dory (ports to MA)
• Inside Out (ports to MA)
• The Lion King (1994) (ports to MA)
• Mulan (1998) (ports to MA)
• Mulan II (ports to MA)
• Onward (ports to MA)
• Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it Ralph 2 (ports to MA) (x2)
• Rouge One: A Star Wars Story (ports to MA)
• Sleeping Beauty (1959) (ports to MA)
iTunes ONLY codes (doesn’t port to MA unless noted)
• 3022
• Annihilation (4K)
• Arrival (4K)
• Atomic Blonde (ports to MA)
• Back to the Future (SD) (ports to MA)
• Back to the Future Part II (SD) (ports to MA)
• Back to the Future Part III (SD) (ports to MA)
• Baywatch (4K)
• Book Club (4K)
• Bumblebee (4K)
• The Bye Bye Man (ports to MA)
• Daddy’s Home 2 (4K)
• The Devil Inside (SD)
• The Expendables 2
• Fast and Furious (4) (ports to MA)
• Fast and Furious 6 (6) (ports to MA)
• The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (3) (ports to MA)
• Fast Five (5) (ports to MA)
• Fences (4K)
• Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated) (ports to MA)
• Fifty Shades of Grey (Unrated) (4K) (ports to MA)
• The Gentlemen (4K)
• Ghost in the Shell (2017) (4K)
• The Girl on the Train (ports to MA)
• Grease 2
• Grease Live!
• The Great Wall (ports to MA)
• Hail, Caesar! (ports to MA)
• Instant Family (4K)
• It’s a Wonderful Life (4K)
• Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (4K)
• Jurassic Park (ports to MA)
• Logan Lucky (ports to MA)
• Lucy (ports to MA)
• Mission Impossible: Fallout (4K)
• Molly’s Game
• Monster High: Electrified (ports to MA)
• The Mummy (2017) (ports to MA)
• Nobody’s Fool
• Nocturnal Animals (ports to MA)
• Overlord (4K)
• The Perks of Being a Wallflower
• The Possession
• Project Almanac
• Rings
• Saw: The Final Chapter
• Sing (ports to MA)
• Sinister
• Sleepless (ports to MA)
• Split (ports to MA) (x2)
• Star Trek (2009) (4K most likely)
• Star Trek: Into Darkness (4K most likely)
• Terminator: Dark Fate (4K)
• Titanic
• Transformers: Dark of the Moon
• Transformers: Age of Extinction (4K)
• Transformers: The Last Knight (4K)
• The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
• Warm Bodies
• What Men Want
Vudu ONLY codes (doesn’t port to MA unless noted)
• Arrival
• The Devil Inside (SD)
• Escape Plan
• The Expendables 3 (Theatrical)
• The Perks of Being a Wallflower
• The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
• The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
• Star Trek: Into Darkness
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
• Terminator: Dark Fate
• Transformers: Dark of the Moon
• The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
• Warm Bodies
Screen Pass Movies
I have 3 Movies Anywhere Screen Passes. Here are my eligible movies. I will trade a screen pass for almost anything. I’m very open to offers here. If you don’t know about Screen Pass, here is more information about it. Anyone can use a Screen Pass. Most films are HD but some are SD and 4K so make sure to ask.
LOOKING FOR
Basically looking for anything that I don’t have and has a Blu-ray release date near the one you want
[WANT MA, VUDU, ITUNES or GP (if the GP ports)]
• A Charlie Brown Christmas
• Scream 4
• Tully
• Jarhead
• Rango
• Alpha
• The King of Staten Island
• Young Adult
• Juno
• Vox Lux
• Captain America: The First Avenger
• Captain America: Civil War
• A24 films (already have most recent titles)
also open to suggestions
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2020.11.05 03:43 BrotherChe CGP Grey's Political Voting videos [collated]

I recently collated all CGP Grey's videos on politics that I could find so they're easier to share, and have been maintaining a post on my own sub.
Here's the link where I'll be keeping it up-to-date in the future as I'm able,
and below is the same but with just the current updates
CGP Grey's videos should be a basic requirement for every citizen.
The CGP Grey site hasn't been updated with some of the updated videos or extras but can be found on his Youtube page. I've added what I found below.
Intro
Quick and Easy Voting for Normal People [2014-11-03]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orybDrUj4vA
Politics In The Animal Kingdom
Part I: The Problems With First Past The Post Voting [2011-03-09]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7tWHJfhiyo
Part II: The Alternative Vote [2011-04-07]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y3jE3B8HsE
Part III: Gerrymandering [2011-07-12]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mky11UJb9AY
Part IV: Mixed-Member Proportional Representation [2011-09-26]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT0I-sdoSXU
Part V: Single Transferable Vote [2014-10-22]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8XOZJkozfI
Primary Elections
Primary Elections Explained [2012-02-13]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_95I_1rZiIs
The Electoral College
How the Electoral College Works [2011-11-07]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUS9mM8Xbbw
The Trouble with the Electoral College [2011-11-07]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k
What If the Electoral College is Tied? [2012-10-10]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHEDXzOfENI
The Sneaky Plan to Subvert the Electoral College for the Next Election [2019-11-20]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUX-frlNBJY
Supreme Court Rules on Faithless Electors in the Electoral College [2020-07-10]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COmW6r23zas
The Judicial Branch
Supreme Court Shenanigans! [2020-09-30]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDYFiq1l5Dg
The Executive Branch
Grey Reads The 25th Amendment [2020-10-12]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJlOb7n_iCI
The Debt Limit
The Debt Limit Explained [2013-01-21]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIbkoop4AYE
https://www.reddit.com/CGPGrey/comments/1701ye/the_debt_limit_explained/
American Land
Can Texas Secede from the Union? [2012-12-04]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S92fTz_-kQE
American Empire [2014-07-03]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASSOQDQvVLU
(extra fun)
The Race to Win Staten Island [2019-09-12]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex74x_gqTU0
Other misc American political-related
Social Security Cards Explained [2017-03-29]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erp8IAUouus
Death to Pennies [2011-11-30]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5UT04p5f7U
Daylight Saving Time Explained [2011-10-24]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84aWtseb2-4
Sources:
https://www.cgpgrey.com/politics-in-the-animal-kingdom
https://www.cgpgrey.com/the-electoral-college
https://www.youtube.com/greymattevideos
https://www.reddit.com/CGPGrey/
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2020.11.03 05:17 CrisisSock (Offer) Saw 7 movie collection, Thor Ragnarok, more (Request) My ISO, your lists

HAVE
All things below are HD unless noted
TV
Big Little Lies S1 (Vudu)
Big Little Lies S1 (iTunes)
My Brilliant Friend S1 (iTunes)
MA codes
• 21 Jump Street (SD) (x3)
• The Amazing Spider-Man (SD)
• Annabelle Comes Home
• Battleship
• Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
• The Call (2013)
• Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated) (MA split)
• Godzilla (2014)
• A Good Day to Die Hard
• Hail, Caesar! (MA split)
• Isle of Dogs
• Jaws
• The Lego Movie (4K) (x2)
• Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
• Monster High: Electrified (MA split)
• Pitch Perfect
• Rampage (2018)
• Riddick (2013) (Unrated Director’s Cut)
• Rio 2
• Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (MA split + DMI)
• Roman J. Israel, Esq. (SD)
• Thor: Ragnarok (MA split / no DMI)
• Trolls World Tour (prefer to trade for The King of Staten Island)
• When the Game Stands Tall (SD)
• Whiplash
movieredeem codes
• Ex Machina
• Five Feet Apart
• Saw: The Complete Movie Collection (Movies 1-7)
• Waves
US Google Play codes
• Avengers: Age of Ultron (ports to MA)
• Black Panther (ports to MA)
• Finding Dory (ports to MA)
• The Lion King (1994) (ports to MA)
• Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it Ralph 2 (ports to MA) (x2)
• Rouge One: A Star Wars Story (ports to MA)
• Sleeping Beauty (1959) (ports to MA)
iTunes ONLY codes (doesn’t port to MA unless noted)
• 3022
• Annihilation (4K)
• Arrival (4K)
• Atomic Blonde (ports to MA)
• Back to the Future (SD) (ports to MA)
• Back to the Future Part II (SD) (ports to MA)
• Back to the Future Part III (SD) (ports to MA)
• Baywatch (4K)
• Book Club (4K)
• Bumblebee (4K)
• The Bye Bye Man (ports to MA)
• Daddy’s Home 2 (4K)
• Dallas Buyers Club (ports to MA)
• The Devil Inside (SD)
• The Expendables 2
• Fast and Furious (4) (ports to MA)
• Fast and Furious 6 (6) (ports to MA)
• The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (3) (ports to MA)
• Fast Five (5) (ports to MA)
• Fences (4K)
• Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated) (ports to MA)
• Fifty Shades of Grey (Unrated) (4K) (ports to MA)
• The Gentlemen (4K)
• Ghost in the Shell (2017) (4K)
• The Girl on the Train (ports to MA)
• Grease 2
• Grease Live!
• The Great Wall (ports to MA)
• Hail, Caesar! (ports to MA)
• Instant Family (4K)
• Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (4K)
• Jurassic Park (ports to MA)
• Logan Lucky (ports to MA)
• Lucy (ports to MA)
• Mission Impossible: Fallout (4K)
• Molly’s Game
• Monster High: Electrified (ports to MA)
• The Mummy (2017) (ports to MA)
• Nobody’s Fool
• Nocturnal Animals (ports to MA)
• The Perks of Being a Wallflower
• The Possession
• Project Almanac
• Rings
• Saw: The Final Chapter
• Sing (ports to MA)
• Sinister
• Sleepless (ports to MA)
• Split (ports to MA) (x2)
• Star Trek (2009) (4K most likely)
• Star Trek: Into Darkness (4K most likely)
• Terminator: Dark Fate (4K)
• Titanic
• Transformers: Dark of the Moon
• Transformers: Age of Extinction (4K)
• Transformers: The Last Knight (4K)
• The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
• Warm Bodies
• What Men Want
Vudu ONLY codes (doesn’t port to MA unless noted)
• Arrival
• The Devil Inside (SD)
• Escape Plan
• The Expendables 3 (Theatrical)
• The Perks of Being a Wallflower
• The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
• The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
• Star Trek: Into Darkness
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
• Terminator: Dark Fate
• Transformers: Dark of the Moon
• The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
• Warm Bodies
Screen Pass Movies
I have 3 Movies Anywhere Screen Passes. Here are my eligible movies. I will trade a screen pass for almost anything. I’m very open to offers here. If you don’t know about Screen Pass, here is more information about it. Anyone can use a Screen Pass. Most films are HD but some are SD and 4K so make sure to ask.
LOOKING FOR
Basically looking for anything that I don’t have and has a Blu-ray release date near the one you want
[WANT MA, VUDU, ITUNES or GP (if the GP ports)]
• Scream 4
• Tully
• Jarhead
• Rango
• Alpha
• The King of Staten Island
• Young Adult
• Juno
• Vox Lux
• Captain America: The First Avenger
• Captain America: Civil War
• A24 films (already have most recent titles)
also open to suggestions
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2020.10.30 02:16 CrisisSock (Offer) My list (Request) Your list

HAVE
All things below are HD unless noted
TV
Big Little Lies S1 (Vudu)
Big Little Lies S1 (iTunes)
My Brilliant Friend S1 (iTunes)
MA codes
• 21 Jump Street (SD) (x3)
• The Amazing Spider-Man (SD)
• Annabelle Comes Home
• Battleship
• The Big Lebowski (MA split)
• Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
• The Call (2013)
• Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated) (MA split)
• Godzilla (2014)
• A Good Day to Die Hard
• Hail, Caesar! (MA split)
• Isle of Dogs
• Inception
• The Internship
• Jaws
• The Lego Movie (4K) (x2)
• Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
• Monster High: Electrified (MA split)
• Pitch Perfect
• Rampage (2018)
• Riddick (2013) (Unrated Director’s Cut)
• Rio 2
• Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
• Roman J. Israel, Esq. (SD)
• Trolls World Tour (prefer to trade for The King of Staten Island)
• When the Game Stands Tall (SD)
• Whiplash
movieredeem codes
• Ex Machina
• Five Feet Apart
• Trauma Center
• Waves
US Google Play codes
• Finding Dory (ports to MA)
• The Lion King (1994) (ports to MA)
• Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it Ralph 2 (ports to MA)
• Rouge One: A Star Wars Story (ports to MA)
• Sleeping Beauty (1959) (ports to MA)
iTunes ONLY codes (doesn’t port to MA unless noted)
• 3022
• Annihilation (4K)
• Arrival (4K)
• Atomic Blonde (ports to MA)
• Baywatch (4K)
• Book Club (4K)
• Bumblebee (4K)
• The Bye Bye Man (ports to MA)
• Daddy’s Home 2 (4K)
• Dallas Buyers Club (ports to MA)
• The Devil Inside (SD)
• The Expendables 2
• Fast and Furious (4) (ports to MA)
• Fast and Furious 6 (6) (ports to MA)
• The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (3) (ports to MA)
• Fast Five (5) (ports to MA)
• Fences (4K)
• Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated) (ports to MA)
• Fifty Shades of Grey (Unrated) (4K) (ports to MA)
• The Gentlemen (4K)
• Ghost in the Shell (2017) (4K)
• The Girl on the Train (ports to MA)
• Grease
• Grease 2
• Grease Live!
• The Great Wall (ports to MA)
• Hail, Caesar! (ports to MA)
• Instant Family (4K)
• Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (4K)
• Jurassic Park (ports to MA)
• Logan Lucky (ports to MA)
• Lucy (ports to MA)
• Mission Impossible: Fallout (4K)
• Molly’s Game
• Monster High: Electrified (ports to MA)
• The Mummy (2017) (ports to MA)
• Nobody’s Fool
• Nocturnal Animals (ports to MA)
• The Perks of Being a Wallflower
• The Possession
• Project Almanac
• Rings
• Saw: The Final Chapter
• Sing (ports to MA)
• Sinister
• Sleepless (ports to MA)
• Split (ports to MA) (x2)
• The Spongebob Sqaurepants Movie
• Star Trek (2009) (4K most likely)
• Star Trek: Into Darkness (4K most likely)
• Terminator: Dark Fate (4K)
• Titanic
• Transformers: Dark of the Moon
• Transformers: Age of Extinction (4K)
• Transformers: The Last Knight (4K)
• The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
• Warm Bodies
• What Men Want
Vudu ONLY codes (doesn’t port to MA unless noted)
• Arrival
• The Devil Inside (SD)
• Escape Plan
• The Expendables 3 (Theatrical)
• The Perks of Being a Wallflower
• The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
• The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
• Star Trek: Into Darkness
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
• Terminator: Dark Fate
• Transformers: Dark of the Moon
• The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
• Warm Bodies
Screen Pass Movies
I have 3 Movies Anywhere Screen Passes. Here are my eligible movies. I will trade a screen pass for almost anything. I’m very open to offers here. If you don’t know about Screen Pass, here is more information about it. Anyone can use a Screen Pass. Most films are HD but some are SD and 4K so make sure to ask.
LOOKING FOR
Basically looking for anything that I don’t have and has a Blu-ray release date near the one you want
[WANT MA, VUDU, ITUNES or GP (if the GP ports)]
• Scream 1-4
• Tully
• Jarhead
• Rango
• Alpha
• The King of Staten Island
• Young Adult
• Juno
• Vox Lux
• Captain America: The First Avenger
• Captain America: Civil War
• A24 films (already have most recent titles)
also open to suggestions
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2020.10.27 21:24 Bobbyle23 Need help building a 500$ pc.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
*500
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
*Staten Island, New York. I do not have access to a micro center.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
*nothing
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
*im new so I don’t know
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
*no.
Extra info or particulars:
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2020.10.23 22:15 valkyria_knight881 A Look Into 2020: What Happened? (Editorial)

Hey everyone! My ‘A Look Into’ editorials are going to start with something different this time. While I will still analyze each major film studio’s lineup later, I will look into the disastrous year for cinema that is the current year of 2020 and how each major film studio reacted to the pandemic.

A Brief Look at 2019

2019 was one of the best years in cinema history, especially if you are Disney or Sony. Joker was the first R rated film to hit $1B. Spider-Man: Far From Home is the first Spider-Man film to hit $1B (which is probably long overdue). Disney had the best year financially for the company with Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Frozen II, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker breaking $1B. There were more billion dollar films in that 2019 slate than theatrical films that didn’t hit $1B (looking at you Dumbo and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil). Avengers: Endgame surpassed Avatar to become the highest grossing film of all time. 2019 broke the record for the most billion dollar films with there being nine billion dollar films (previous record was five). Overall, this was just a good year for the box office.

2020

While 2020 didn’t look as strong as 2019 initially, there was still excitement for some of the films releasing in 2020. Here’s a brief look at the first two and a half months that the box office had in 2020.

January 2020

The two major releases in January were Universal’s Dolittle and Sony’s Bad Boys for Life. While Doolittle flopped by making $250M on a budget of $175M, it will still be known as the sixth highest grossing film of 2020 at the time of this post. On the other hand, Bad Boys for Life was a major success and became the highest grossing American film of 2020 and the second highest grossing film worldwide in 2020, making $427M on a budget of $90M.

February 2020

The four major releases in February were Warner Bros’ Birds of Prey, Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, 20th Century Studios’ The Call of the Wild, and Universal’s The Invisible Man. Birds of Prey underperformed by making $202M on a budget of $100M ($250M was needed for the film to break even). A week later, Sonic the Hedgehog was released in theaters with commercial success, making $308M on a budget of $95M. The Call of the Wild was 20th Century Studios’ first film as Disney changed the name from 20th Century Fox to 20th Century Studios. As the first film, it bombed at the box office, making only $108M on a budget of $150M. The Invisible Man released to become a major success as well, making $135M on a budget of $7M. The Invisible Man would be the last film to profit at the box office before the pandemic.

March 2020

The only major release in March was Disney’s Onward. The film only had two weekends to make as much money as it can at the box office due to theaters closing after the March 13th weekend. Unfortunately for Onward, the film only made $145M on a budget of $200M, making this a box office flop under normal circumstances. The last Friday before theaters shutdown was March 13th with Lionsgate’s I Still Believe, Universal’s The Hunt, and Sony’s Bloodshot.

During the Pandemic

The pandemic was rough for the film industry, and these studios reacted differently to the pandemic. Let’s take a look at every major film studio (including 20th Century Studios).
DISCLAIMER - The editorial will most likely not adapt based on future delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m detailing the current situation as it is as of October 23, 2020. So if Freaky gets pushed to December or something, I don’t know what to say. The world can’t exist if Freaky leaves November.
20th Century Studios
20th Century Studios only had one film to its name before the pandemic (when they changed their name from 20th Century Fox to 20th Century Studios) and that film was the Call of the Wild. It’s one thing to have your first film be a huge box office bomb. It’s another thing when the pandemic hits and forces you to wait until August for any hope of profitability (SPOILERS: They still lost money). The New Mutants was the unlucky child of 20th Century Fox that constantly moved from date to date, and the pandemic only made it move more, as if the universe is trying to prevent the film from being released. The New Mutants did finally release on August 28 but flopped at the box office. Fox gave up on The Woman in the Window and sold the film to Netflix. The Empty Man was moved from August 7 to October 23. Free Guy was moved from July 3 to December 11. Death on the Nile was moved from October 9 to December 18. The King’s Man suffered constant delays but eventually moved to February 12, 2021. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie moved from October 23, 2020 to February 26, 2021. Bob’s Burgers: The Movie moved from July 17, 2020 to April 9, 2021, coinciding with Bob’s Burgers 10th Anniversary. Deep Water moved from November 13, 2020 to August 13, 2021. The Last Duel was moved from December 25, 2020 to October 15, 2021. West Side Story was moved almost a whole year from December 18, 2020 to December 10, 2021.
Best Decision - Delaying Free Guy to December 2020. Assuming it stays there, I think it’s a good way to kick off the somewhat vacant holiday season. It seems like a film many people are interested in and as long as the film isn’t too expensive, Free Guy could be one of the first profitable theatrical movies in the post-pandemic world.
Biggest Mistake - Did 20th Century Studios really have to delay Avatar 2 to 2022? I don’t think it would’ve hurt to release West Side Story and Avatar 2 in the same month.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Mulan was just two weeks away from coming out when the pandemic hit. Disney wanted Mulan to be one of the first films to open post lockdown. However, it got pushed back more until Disney gave up on marketing the film more than they already had and decided to strip the film of its theatrical release date. It would go on to debut on Disney+ for an extra $30 to Disney+ subscribers. Artemis Fowl, Hamilton, The One and Only Ivan, and Soul also lost their theatrical debuts in favor of coming out on Disney+. And it’s a good thing for Disney that they avoided a theatrical release for Artemis Fowl because that movie would have been a bigger disaster than it is currently. Raya and the Last Dragon moved from November 25, 2020 to March 12, 2021. Jungle Cruise moved a whole year from July 24, 2020 to July 30, 2021. The Beatles: Get Back was moved from September 4, 2020 to August 27, 2021. Black Widow moved a whole year from May 1, 2020 to May 7, 2021. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings moved from February 12, 2021 to July 9, 2021. Eternals was delayed a full year from November 6, 2020 to November 5, 2021.
Best Decision - Pushing Raya and the Last Dragon to March 2021. I think this movie has a lot of potential, and it’s nice to see something new out of Walt Disney Animation Studios after Ralph Breaks the Internet and Frozen II. This film deserves a theatrical release.
Biggest Mistake - Dumping Mulan on Disney+ is one thing. Moving Soul to Disney+ is another. Soul should not have been a Disney+ release. Inside Out made $858M worldwide. Soul was guaranteed at least $700M worldwide. This was a huge missed opportunity for Disney. I’d rather the film get pushed to 2021 than dumped to Disney+.
Universal Pictures
Universal broke ground, and not in a good way for the film industry. Trolls World Tour got a simultaneous VOD and theatrical release on April 10 This pissed off many theaters, especially AMC. However, Universal did something even more stupid and made a deal with AMC to break the three month theatrical window and shrink it to a 17-day window. This is evidenced with Freaky releasing on November 13 and being made available on VOD on December 4. Besides that, they obviously delayed most of their movies. The King of Staten Island gave up a theatrical release and went straight to VOD. The Croods: A New Age suffered constant delays but eventually moved to November 25, 2020. Nobody moved from August 14, 2020 to February 19, 2021. No Time to Die moved an entire year from April 3, 2020 to April 2, 2021 and started a whole wave of movies being delayed. BIOS moved from October 2, 2020 to April 16, 2021. F9, Minions: The Rise of Gru, The Forever Purge, and Halloween Kills were delayed an entire year from 2020 to 2021. Old moved from February 26, 2021 to July 23, 2021. Candyman moved for over a year from June 12, 2020 to August 27, 2021. Sing 2 moved from July 2, 2021 to December 22, 2021. Jurassic World: Dominion and Halloween Ends were delayed a whole year from 2021 to 2022.
Best Decision - Releasing The Croods: A New Age in November 2020. I think this is a film that can get people back into theaters. Universal isn’t really putting the film at risk as they brought the budget really low from the original Croods’ $175M to A New Age’s $65M.
Biggest Mistake - Trolls World Tour should’ve been exclusively a theatrical release or exclusively a VOD release. The film would’ve done a lot better, and it wouldn’t be the catalyst to Universal being stupid about releasing films on VOD earlier and attempting to hurt movie theaters.
Paramount Pictures
Paramount is lucky to have Sonic the Hedgehog release before the pandemic. Paramount was already struggling in 2020 with Like a Boss and The Rhythm Section not being profitable, so to see Sonic the Hedgehog be the success showed that there was hope for the studio. However, Paramount wasn’t kind to its original films this year as it gave the Lovebirds and the Trial of the Chicago 7 to Netflix, while Love and Monsters got dumped onto VOD. To be fair, their previous two original films, Like a Boss and The Rhythm Section, failed, so these films might not have done so well either. However, even franchise films were unlucky as Coming 2 America and Without Remorse moved to Amazon. The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run was pushed into Paramount+ in 2021, which sucks (I get that ViacomCBS wants to promote their revamped streaming service, but this film could’ve done better theatrically). A Quiet Place Part II was just one week from being released but was unfortunately (but necessary) delayed for more than a year from March 20, 2020 to April 23, 2021. Infinite moved from August 7, 2020 to May 28, 2021. Top Gun: Maverick got pushed back more than a year from June 26, 2020 to July 2, 2021. The Tomorrow War got pushed back from December 25, 2020 to July 23, 2021. Jackass 4 got moved from July 2, 2021 to September 3, 2021. Snake Eyes got delayed an entire year from October 16, 2020 to October 22, 2021. Clifford the Big Red Dog got delayed from November 13, 2020 to November 5, 2021. Mission: Impossible 7 was delayed from July 23, 2021 to November 19, 2021.
Best Decision - Pushing A Quiet Place Part II to April 2021. As the next film that was set to come out after the March 13th films, this delay probably hurt a lot of people. However, A Quiet Place Part II needs a theatrical release as it can create a similar experience that the first A Quiet Place created by making everyone in the theater actually quiet.
Biggest Mistake - The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run has one of the most scattered releases in recent years and it’s bullshit. Canada and China get theatrical release dates and come out as early as August 2020 while America has to wait until 2021 when it comes on VOD along with a debut on Paramount+. Either the film should’ve had a worldwide release of 2020 (like December 2020 for US) or a worldwide release of 2021 (like February 2021). Paramount doesn’t need to make it this complicated.
Warner Bros Pictures Warner Bros and Christopher Nolan wanted to start reopening movie theaters as soon as possible for the release of Tenet. However, Tenet would be moved from July 17 to September 3, though it still maintained a theatrical release. Unfortunately, Tenet underperformed at the box office, killing off any chances of big budget movies coming out in the fall. Scoob! was dumped onto VOD. An American Pickle (originally a Sony film) and the Witches were moved to HBO Max. Wonder Woman 1984 suffered constant delays but eventually moved to December 25, 2020. Tom and Jerry moved from December 23, 2020 (as a secret weapon for WB in case Dune flopped) to March 5, 2021. The Many Saints of Newark was moved from September 25, 2020 to March 12, 2021. Godzilla vs. Kong suffered constant delays but eventually moved to May 21, 2021. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It moved from September 11, 2020 to June 4, 2021. In the Heights was moved from June 26, 2020 to June 18, 2021. Dune moved from December 18, 2020 to October 1, 2021. Elvis moved from October 1, 2021 to November 5, 2021. King Richard moved from November 25, 2020 to November 19, 2021. The Matrix 4 moved from May 21, 2021 to December 22, 2021. The Batman moved from June 25, 2021 to March 4, 2022. Shazam! Fury of the Gods was delayed over a year from April 1, 2022 to June 2, 2023.
Best Decision - Moving Wonder Woman 1984 to December 2020. Assuming it stays there, this is a film that can bring people to the movies again. It’s highly anticipated, and the Christmas release can give the film legs to become profitable.
Biggest Mistake - While I think Warner Bros did a good job during the pandemic in general, my biggest problem with their delays was that I don’t think The Batman and Shazam! Fury of the Gods should’ve been pushed back as far as March 2022 and June 2023, respectively.
Sony Pictures
Sony said fuck it and left 2020. Well, not exactly but they’re the only studio that pushed all of their biggest films into 2021. Greyhound was left to die on Apple TV+, while the Happiest Season moved to Hulu. Sony acquired a bunch of low budget films and released them into theaters like the Broken Hearts Gallery, the Last Shift, Yellow Rose, and the Last Vermeer. Connected got moved off its original September 18th release date to an unknown date, but I hope it stays in 2020. Monster Hunter moved from September 4 to December 30. Wish Dragon and Escape Room 2 escaped to 2021. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway was moved from April 3, 2020 to January 15, 2021. Morbius was moved from July 31, 2020 to March 19, 2021. Fatherhood suffered multiple delays but was eventually moved to April 2, 2021. Vivo moved from April 16, 2021 to June 4, 2021. Ghostbusters: Afterlife was moved from July 10, 2020 to June 11, 2021. Venom: Let There Be Carnage was moved from October 2, 2020 to June 25, 2021. Uncharted was constantly delayed but eventually moved to July 16, 2021. The Man from Toronto moved from November 20, 2020 to September 17, 2021. Spider-Man 3 was moved from July 16, 2021 to December 17, 2021. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 was moved from April 8, 2022 to October 7, 2022.
Best Decision - Moving Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway to January 2021. It’s taking the same weekend as Bad Boys for Life in 2020, so it’s clearly guaranteed to make at least $400M. But in all seriousness, I do think this film will be successful, whether it actually does make $400M or not (ideally, this film should make at least $200M).
Biggest Mistake - I don’t think I have any problems with Sony’s delays (besides the fact that I have to wait longer for movies I was very excited for like Morbius, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Uncharted, and Spider-Man 3). If I have to criticize one thing about how they did during the pandemic, I’d say that Greyhound should’ve kept its theatrical release. While Greyhound isn’t the best movie ever, I think the film would’ve benefitted from a theatrical experience.

Ranking Movie Studios: Who Made the Best Decisions? From Worst to Best.

6. Paramount Pictures - I understand the ViacomCBS isn’t in a stable position, but it sucks when they had to pull the theatrical releases for many films that could’ve done well theatrically. The film that I think had a lot of potential was The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run. The decisions that Paramount made on this film puts Paramount in last place. The box office potential disappeared and the release dates were scattered for no reason.
5. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures - Just because you did well last year doesn’t mean you can make stupid decisions this year (says every parent to their eighteen year old when they go to college). The same applies to Disney. Mulan was honestly better off as a theatrical release worldwide (I’ll explain that in further detail on A Look into Disney). Like I said earlier, the biggest offender was moving Soul to Disney+. And Disney isn’t even charging $30 for Soul, which shows that Mulan being premier access failed, even though Soul deserves the $30 price tag more than Mulan. If Soul was still a theatrical release, it would’ve easily crossed $700M at least.
4. Universal Pictures - I really don’t understand the deal Universal made with AMC. Universal tried to shrink the 17 day window, which isn’t beneficial as movie studios make more revenue in theaters. I don’t think Universal was thinking long term with their deal. However, I’m willing to praise Universal for pushing their films back, even if they had to push it back a whole year. I will also praise Universal for trying to stimulate the movie theater business with the release of Freaky, News of the World, and the Croods: A New Age this year, even if Freaky has a short theatrical window.
3. Warner Bros Pictures - While Warner Bros risked releasing Tenet to theaters to little success (if there was any), Warner Bros did make some good decisions during the pandemic. Warner Bros moved all of their 2020 films into 2021 for a theatrical release and didn’t have to dump much of their films on streaming. However, the delays for some DC films don’t make sense.
2. 20th Century Studios - While I don’t like what Disney is doing with their movies, I like what Disney is doing with their 20th Century Studios films. Sure, 20th Century Studios is being used as a meat shield to see when movie theaters can be a viable source of income again with The New Mutants staying on August and even the Empty Man not getting any marketing until a week before release in October. I think this form of risk-taking could pay off. I don’t know how well the Empty Man will do, but I can see Free Guy and Death on the Nile do well this coming December. I have a feeling that if 20th Century Studios was still under Fox, I don’t think they’d take as many risks and would instead move everything to 2021, with the exception of the Empty Man and the Woman in the Window or something.
1. Sony Pictures - Out of all of the major film studios, I think Sony should get the most praise for making the best decisions during the pandemic. They bought up indie films like the Broken Hearts Gallery, the Last Shift, Yellow Rose, and the Last Vermeer to support the movie theaters that are open. They may not be extremely profitable ventures, but they aren’t losing much. They’ve pushed back almost every major film to 2021 while some mid-tier films like Connected and Monster Hunter stuck with 2020 to round out the year (hopefully).

2021 and Beyond: Can Movie Theaters Survive?

I think movie theaters will survive. Sure, ever since March, they’ve been suffering from the lockdown and almost every news about movie theaters for the past seven months have been negative. While I do think some theaters will shut down permanently, I believe that theaters will be back in full swing by the end of 2021. There’s a reason why movie studios pushed back most of their big budget films because they are saving those movies to be played in a movie theater when things are better. Movie theaters also generate more revenue for the movie studios than streaming does. There were two major films that came out around the same time that each proved something. September 3rd’s Tenet proved that people aren’t ready to go back to the movie theaters yet, and September 4th’s Mulan proved that big budget films won’t make a profit on streaming. The latter is especially evident when Disney won’t charge the same $30 premier access deal on Soul like they did with Mulan. Movie theaters would become niche when movie studios find a way to generate more revenue on streaming for big budget films than on theatrical and when streaming reports their numbers in a way like the box office does, especially if it surpasses the likes of Avengers: Endgame. Worst case scenario, movie theaters could be bought up by studios like Disney or Universal. However, I don’t think a Disney owned theater will only show Disney and 20th Century Studios films. I’m sure they’ll show Universal, Paramount, Sony, and Warner Bros films as well, along with some independent films from time to time. Maybe I’m just optimistic, but I believe that movie theaters will survive into the 2020s.
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2020.10.13 05:16 CrisisSock (Offer) My List (Request) My ISO, Your List

HAVE
All things below are HD unless noted
TV
Big Little Lies S1 (Vudu)
Big Little Lies S1 (iTunes)
My Brilliant Friend S1 (iTunes)
MA codes
• 21 Jump Street (SD) (x3)
• Alien: Covenant
• The Amazing Spider-Man (SD)
• Annabelle Comes Home
• Battleship
• Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
• The Call (2013)
• Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated) (MA split)
• Godzilla (2014)
• A Good Day to Die Hard
• Isle of Dogs
• Inception
• The Internship
• Jaws
• The Lego Movie (4K) (x2)
• Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
• Monster High: Electrified (MA split)
• Pitch Perfect
• Rampage (2018)
• Riddick (2013) (Unrated Director’s Cut)
• Rio 2
• Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
• Roman J. Israel, Esq. (SD)
• Trolls World Tour (prefer to trade for The King of Staten Island)
• When the Game Stands Tall (SD)
• Whiplash
movieredeem codes
• Ex Machina
• Five Feet Apart
• La La Land
• Trauma Center
• Waves
US Google Play codes
• Dumbo (2019) (ports to MA)
• Finding Dory (ports to MA)
• The Lion King (1994) (ports to MA)
• Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it Ralph 2 (ports to MA)
• Rouge One: A Star Wars Story (ports to MA)
• Sleeping Beauty (1959) (ports to MA)
iTunes ONLY codes (doesn’t port to MA unless noted)
• 3022
• Annihilation (4K)
• Arrival (4K)
• Atomic Blonde (ports to MA)
• Baywatch (4K)
• Book Club (4K)
• Bumblebee (4K)
• The Bye Bye Man (ports to MA)
• Daddy’s Home 2 (4K)
• Dallas Buyers Club (ports to MA)
• The Devil Inside (SD)
• The Expendables 2
• Fast and Furious (4) (ports to MA)
• Fast and Furious 6 (6) (ports to MA)
• The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (3) (ports to MA)
• Fast Five (5) (ports to MA)
• Fences (4K)
• Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated) (ports to MA)
• Fifty Shades of Grey (Unrated) (4K) (ports to MA)
• Ghost in the Shell (2017) (4K)
• The Girl on the Train (ports to MA)
• Grease
• Grease 2
• Grease Live!
• The Great Wall (ports to MA)
• Instant Family (4K)
• Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (4K)
• Jurassic Park (ports to MA)
• Logan Lucky (ports to MA)
• Lucy (ports to MA)
• Mission Impossible: Fallout (4K)
• Molly’s Game
• Monster High: Electrified (ports to MA)
• The Mummy (2017) (ports to MA)
• Nobody’s Fool
• Nocturnal Animals (ports to MA)
• The Perks of Being a Wallflower
• The Possession
• Project Almanac
• Rings
• Saw: The Final Chapter
• Sing (ports to MA)
• Sinister
• Sleepless (ports to MA)
• Split (ports to MA) (x2)
• The Spongebob Sqaurepants Movie
• Star Trek (2009) (4K most likely)
• Star Trek: Into Darkness (4K most likely)
• Terminator: Dark Fate (4K)
• Transformers: Dark of the Moon
• Transformers: Age of Extinction (4K)
• Transformers: The Last Knight (4K)
• The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
• What Men Want
Vudu ONLY codes (doesn’t port to MA unless noted)
• Arrival
• The Big Lebowski (ports to MA)
• The Devil Inside (SD)
• Escape Plan
• The Expendables 3 (Theatrical)
• The Perks of Being a Wallflower
• The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
• Star Trek: Into Darkness
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
• Terminator: Dark Fate
• Transformers: Dark of the Moon
• The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Screen Pass Movies
I have 3 Movies Anywhere Screen Passes. Here are my eligible movies. I will trade a screen pass for almost anything. I’m very open to offers here. If you don’t know about Screen Pass, here is more information about it. Anyone can use a Screen Pass. Most films are HD but some are SD and 4K so make sure to ask.
WILL TRADE ANYTHING I DON’T HAVE (except for Piranha 3DD) FOR THE FOLLOWING: 21 Jump Street (SD) / The Amazing Spider-Man (SD) / Escape Plan / Jack Reacher: Never Go Back / Transformers: Age of Extinction / Transformers: The Last Knight
LOOKING FOR
Basically looking for anything that I don’t have and has a Blu-ray release date near the one you want
[WANT MA, VUDU, ITUNES or GP (if the GP ports)]
• Star Trek II: The Wraith of Kahn
• Tully
• Jarhead
• Alpha
• The King of Staten Island
• Young Adult
• Juno
• Vox Lux
• Captain America: The First Avenger
• Captain America: Civil War
• A24 films (already have most recent titles)
also open to suggestions
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2020.10.11 15:00 KarieNewsom [HIRING] 25 Jobs in nurse Hiring Now!

Company Name Title City
Milton Hershey School Part-Time School Nurse (RN) Ephrata
UNC Health Care Rn New Graduate Nurse - Behavioral Health Emergency Department (winter 2021 Start Date) Bahama
UNC Healthcare Rn New Graduate Nurse - Emergency Department - Winter 2021 Start Date Bynum
Riverside Health System Registered Nurse RN - Evening Shift Deltaville
Discovery Village at Naples - AL Licensed Practical Nurse Naples
Visiting Nurse Service of New York Registered Nurse, Hospice, Home Care Belford
Visiting Nurse Service of New York Registered Nurse, Hospice, Home Care Navesink
Corrhealth Licensed Practical Nurse Deming
Corrhealth Licensed Practical Nurse Las Cruces
Corrhealth Licensed Practical Nurse Truth Or Consequences
UNC Health Care Rn Clinical Nurse Ii - 7 East/ Bariatrics And Thoracics Angier
Visiting Nurse Service of New York Registered Nurse, Hospice, Home Care Emerson
Visiting Nurse Service of New York Registered Nurse Hastings On Hudson
Visiting Nurse Service of New York Registered Nurse, Hospice, Home Care Staten Island
Tolstoy Foundation Nursing Home Certified Nurses Aide Valley Cottage
Oakwood Specialty Care LPN - Charge Nurse Albia
Belle Plaine Specialty Care RN - Charge Nurse Belle Plaine
Creston Specialty Care RN - Charge Nurse Creston
Panora Specialty Care RN - Charge Nurse Panora
Visiting Nurse Service of New York Visiting Nurse Service of New York: Rn Hospice Home Care Fresh Meadows
HCA Healthcare Registered Nurse NICU Sommerville
HCA Healthcare Clinical Nurse Coordinator Mother Baby Sommerville
HCA Healthcare Registered Nurse Emergency Room Sommerville
Methodist Hospital Northeast Registered Charge Nurse III- Covid/ICU- Nights San Antonio Live Oak
HCA Healthcare Registered Nurse Cardiac Cath Lab PRN Dulles
Hey guys, here are some recent job openings , feel free to comment here if you have any questions, I'm at the community's disposal! If you encounter any problems with any of these job openings please let me know that I will modify the table accordingly. Thanks!
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2020.10.10 22:34 countygeneral MSNBC Live Block (October 9, 2020)

Fmr. RNC Chairman: ‘Trump eschewed any opportunity America could have for sympathy for him’ President Trump is itching to get back on the campaign trail, maybe as soon as tomorrow night, regardless of the fact that he was hospitalized for the disease that killed over 212,000 Americans. Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele and former VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin join Stephanie Ruhle to discuss the risks of this and what it means for the election.
‘This is the economic engine of our entire society’: Shake Shack founder on stimulus for food industry Help can’t come soon enough for millions of Americans furloughed or out of work. CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin and the CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group, Danny Meyer join Stephanie Ruhle to discuss the impact of the administration’s back-and-forth on stimulus.
‘Make no mistake, this was domestic terrorism’: Alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor 13 men are behind bars, charged in connection with plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Former U.S. Attorney in the state of Michigan, Barbara McQuade, joins Stephanie Ruhle to explain why this was an instance of domestic terrorism.
WH press official repeatedly pressed over date of Trump's last negative Covid test During an interview with MSNBC's Hallie Jackson, White House Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern repeatedly refused to say when Trump last tested negative for the coronavirus, citing HIPPA and privacy concerns, among others.
Sen. Cruz to Dems: Don't make SCOTUS hearings 'a political circus' Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) joins Hallie Jackson as he self-quarantines due to possible exposure to the Coronavirus. Cruz emphasizes precautions to stem the outbreak in Washington and nationwide, but implies that Democrats want to "destroy every small business" in the process. He also expresses an "understanding" for why Democrats want to derail the Supreme Court nomination process, but says his colleagues should go into the hearing with more open minds.
Pelosi introduces legislation related to the 25th Amendment House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced a piece of legislation that would work to establish a committee to advise on issues related to the 25th Amendment and the president's fitness for office. NBC's Leigh Ann Caldwell discusses the plan and what impact it could have this close to the election.
Former South Carolina Governor is ‘stunned’ at tight Senate race MSNBC’s Craig Melvin is joined by Former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges and Rob Godfrey, who was the Spokesperson and Adviser to Former Ambassador Nikki Haley when she was Governor of South Carolina, to discuss the latest in their state’s tight U.S. Senate race where Sen. Lindsey Graham and challenger Jaime Harrison are neck-and-neck.
Speaker Pelosi discusses ongoing Covid-19 relief talks with Secretary Mnuchin House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to provide an update on the current status of coronavirus relief negotiations.
Pelosi claims legislation on 25th Amendment is about continuity of government House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discussed how new legislation related to the 25th Amendment is focused on "continuity of government" and not focused on President Trump.
Shriver and Garner: Virtual bus tour highlights the Biden-Harris plan for early childhood education Mark Shriver and Jennifer Garner join Andrea Mitchell to discuss the Biden-Harris agenda for early childhood education and their virtual bus tour across nine states. Garner says "I believe in early childhood education as the first step to helping people who have less in this world ladder up into a successful education, and then into upward mobility, that our country is supposed to offer."
Gov. Whitmer calls Trump 'complicit' because of his rhetoric after kidnapping plot revealed Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is calling President Trump "complicit" in encouraging extremists who take his words as a "rallying cry" after a kidnapping plot against her was thwarted by law enforcement. Clint Watts and Ben Rhodes to discuss the impact of the president's language and political rhetoric.
‘Puppet masters’ and ‘trafficking rings’: The baseless conspiracy theories that could influence the election The truth has never been more essential. But in a society full of misleading and nefarious news sources, can the truth win out? Katy Tur travels to Staten Island to speak with voters about disinformation in the 2020 election.
Michigan Lt. Governor: Trump is a ‘super-spreader’ of hate, division Governor Whitmer accused President Trump of being complicit with dangerous extremist groups. President Trump responded by tweeting that Governor Whitmer should be thanking him because federal agents investigated the plot. Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, Garlin Gilchrist, joins Katy Tur to discuss.
As Delta approaches, Michael Mann talk climate change: We ‘have to make progress now’ Delta is the tenth hurricane or tropical storm to zero in on the Gulf Coast this season. Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University, Michael Mann, joins Katy Tur to discuss.
Beto O'Rourke on foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: Trump is complicit "When [Trump] tweets 'Liberate Michigan', and continues to degrade and undermine Governor Whitmer, and call those white nationalist terrorists to attention—tell those Proud Boys to 'stand by'—he is party to that plot to kidnap and potentially kill the Governor," Beto O'Rourke remarked.
Beto O'Rourke comments on Joe Biden's campaign in Texas: 'This state is key' "Joe Biden himself has talked with me, listened to my fellow Texans— Julián Castro, Joaquin Castro, and others— to make sure that they're making the most of this opportunity," Beto O'Rourke stated.
Groups opposing abortion rights canvass door-to-door As Supreme Court hearings for Trump nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett approach, conservative groups target areas with tight Senate races, preferring a door-to-door approach. In Mesa, Arizona, Chris Jansing interviews canvassers with the Susan B. Anthony List, a group centered on ending abortion rights.
Direct Downloads: Stephanie Ruhle at 9am Hallie Jackson at 10am Craig Melvin at 11pm Andrea Mitchell at Noon Katy Tur at 2pm Ayman Mohyeldin at 3pm
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2020.10.03 09:11 infoGeek44 Unauthorized ATM withdrawals and charges - NY State

This situation happened in Staten Island, New York which is Richmond County with an American Express Serve card.
I was amicable with my ex boyfriend at the time and I decided to take a mini vacation away from home because my housemate and I were building tension being around each other so much with the Covid outbreak. We met up and stayed at the hotel for a little over three weeks. I took all accountability for paying the hotel and groceries. There was a local convenience store nearby and he took my EBT card which can only be used for food and I gave him the pin for that card. As a back up, I gave him my American Express card which is actually a preloaded card that I add cash to and also get direct deposit on.
Upon each return back to the hotel room, he would show me a receipt for what he purchased and I saw the items and everything added up. What I did not know was that he tried the pin from my EBT card At an ATM and put in my American Express card. From this day forward, he began with trying anywhere from $200-$800 just about every day with few exceptions. He copied down my Card number and also started using it for numerous Uber rides when he told me he was walking to the local convenience store or going to have a cigarette etc.
In short, Nearly $4000 was extracted from my account which is very abnormal behavior and over $1000 in charges from different vendors such as CVS, and Uber also accumulated during this period. At no time was I ever present with him nor ever gave him permission to use the card for cash withdrawals. I have never had reason to believe that he would steal from me as it had never happened in the past and I knew that I had more than adequate funds to pay for the small transactions of food that he was showing me receipts for.
As soon as I got home, I caught up on my bills, all my emails, and of course looking over my bank statement (American Express). I immediately addressed the situation with him but he told me that he had spent all of the money already and that he would try to give me a couple hundred dollars a month. Very unfortunately, he is an addict and I am sure that he used the cash for drugs. The declaration of fraud form that was provided by American Express, asked if I had any information as to the potential suspect. The only person that had physical possession of this card was my ex. As I was staying in a hotel in a locked secured room with only him. I listed his name and all of his information and I also inquired with the fraud department if they would request footage from the cameras at the ATMs (at the very least) to verify that it was not me taking out this cash. I was told someone from the investigation team would call me for further details as to how the transactions occurred; I never received any follow up phone call or communication and only got an email that my entire dispute was declined with no reasoning. I have since written a letter that the investigation team only takes via snail mail and asked for a reason why it was declined. I likely will not get this answer for a couple weeks and there is no phone number to call. In the interim, I reopen the case I wrote a more detailed description of the sequence of events and re-submitted for review.
Of course as soon as I saw these transactions, I immediately canceled the card and had a new one mailed to me. I have now given him two months to Attempt repayment without me contacting the cops.
Today was the last straw for me, as he keeps promising different dates that he is going to bring me money and then gives an excuse as to why he is not coming. At this point, I recognize that I will not be receiving any repayment from him and he is just trying to further manipulate the situation to prevent me from contacting the police. I do understand that it is a felony and has the potential for up to 4 years in prison, which is not the route that I wanted to take but that I am now forced into. He told me that I would have a little chance of winning in court and that he would just tell them that I gave him the pin And told him to take out the money. I am greatly concerned because I am confident that he will lie and attempt to leave me with nothing.
Even if I do not recover the funds from the various food establishments and other vendors, I at least want to know if I can recover my money back he withdrew at various ATMs. I have text messages from him early on where he uses the term “repay” me. However, In the past couple weeks I have let him know that I would be contacting the police if he did not drop off any money to me. Since that time he has changed his wording to say that he is coming to “help get my money back.”
I did not realize that he had been involved with purchasing and selling drugs in the past and is very streetsmart when it comes to criminal activity.
Is he correct in that I would likely lose this case? There is no documentation or text messages That express authorization for the transactions that I am disputing nor did I put my pin on my card. In this case, who would likely win? And what are some additional steps I might be able to take to further prove my position? Can I record a conversation potentially if we meet in person? I’m not sure if New York State requires both parties to give authorization for that to be used in a court of law or just one party?
TDLR: While staying at a hotel in Staten Island New York which is also where I reside. I gave my ex-boyfriend my EBT card which is also known as a food stamp card along with the pin for that card to obtain groceries. At times I gave him my American Express card as a back up method of payment in case the EBT card got declined for any reason. He used my American Express card which is also linked to my direct deposit, and used the pin that I gave him for my EBT card at multiple ATMs and some other vendors like CVS. In addition to filing a police report, are there any further steps I can take to prove my position in the interim, such as recording a conversation that we have about him repaying me if we are to meet in person? My first dispute with American Express was declined but no reason was given. I have since reopened the dispute and filed a more detailed description of what happened. I am currently still awaiting a reply. Is it likely that my dispute will be declined again? Also, would I likely lose in a court of law? He states that he will simply tell the court that I gave him the pin and permission to use the card. He liquidated my entire account for over $5000 which is complete abnormal behavior if any accountants were to look at the typical pattern of usage. I also was never present at any of these transactions and I requested that they either call my cell phone company to get ping records to see that we were in different locations, to also request camera footage from the ATMs, and lastly they could contact the hotel to also request camera footage of him walking in/out alone without my presence. I cannot think of any more evidence that I could possibly provide. Thank you!
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2020.09.24 18:56 CrisisSock (Offer) My list (Request) Your lists

HAVE
• $5 Unlimited Vudu Credit (Redeem by: 1/2/2021)
All films below are HD unless noted
TV
Big Little Lies S1 (Vudu)
Big Little Lies S1 (iTunes)
My Brilliant Friend S1 (iTunes)
MA codes
• 21 Jump Street (SD) (x3)
• Alien: Covenant
• The Amazing Spider-Man (SD)
• Annabelle Comes Home
• Anthropoid
• Battleship
• Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
• The Call (2013)
• Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated) (MA split)
• Godzilla (2014)
• A Good Day to Die Hard
• Hail, Caesar! (MA split)
• Inception
• The Internship
• Jaws
• The Lego Movie (4K) (x2)
• Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
• Monster High: Electrified (MA split)
• Pitch Perfect
• Rampage (2018)
• Riddick (2013) (Unrated Director’s Cut)
• Rio 2
• Roman J. Israel, Esq. (SD)
• Trolls World Tour (prefer to trade for The King of Staten Island)
• When the Game Stands Tall (SD)
• Whiplash
movieredeem codes
• Ex Machina
• La La Land
• Waves
US Google Play codes
• Dumbo (2019) (ports to MA)
• Finding Dory (ports to MA)
• The Lion King (1994) (ports to MA)
• Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it Ralph 2 (ports to MA)
• Sleeping Beauty (1959) (ports to MA)
iTunes ONLY codes (doesn’t port to MA unless noted)
• 3022
• Annihilation (4K)
• Arrival (4K)
• Atomic Blonde (ports to MA)
• Baywatch (4K)
• Book Club (4K)
• Bumblebee (4K)
• The Bye Bye Man (ports to MA)
• Daddy’s Home 2 (4K)
• Dallas Buyers Club (ports to MA)
• The Devil Inside (SD)
• The Expendables 2
• Fahrenheit 451
• Fast and Furious (4) (ports to MA)
• Fast and Furious 6 (6) (ports to MA)
• The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (3) (ports to MA)
• Fast Five (5) (ports to MA)
• Fences (4K)
• Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated) (ports to MA)
• Fifty Shades of Grey (Unrated) (4K) (ports to MA)
• Ghost in the Shell (2017) (4K)
• The Girl on the Train (ports to MA)
• The Great Wall (ports to MA)
• Hail, Caesar! (ports to MA)
• Instant Family (4K)
• Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (4K)
• Jurassic Park (ports to MA)
• Logan Lucky (ports to MA)
• Lucy (ports to MA)
• Mission Impossible: Fallout (4K)
• Molly’s Game
• Monster High: Electrified (ports to MA)
• The Mummy (2017) (ports to MA)
• Nobody’s Fool
• Nocturnal Animals (ports to MA)
• Ouija: Origin of Evil (ports to MA)
• The Perks of Being a Wallflower
• Playing With Fire (4K)
• The Possession
• Project Almanac
• Rings
• Saw: The Final Chapter
• Sing (ports to MA)
• Sinister
• Sleepless (ports to MA)
• Split (ports to MA) (x2)
• The Spongebob Sqaurepants Movie
• Star Trek (2009) (4K most likely)
• Star Trek: Into Darkness (4K most likely)
• Terminator: Dark Fate (4K)
• Transformers: Dark of the Moon
• Transformers: Age of Extinction (4K)
• Transformers: The Last Knight (4K)
• The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
• What Men Want
Vudu ONLY codes (doesn’t port to MA unless noted)
• Arrival
• The Big Lebowski (ports to MA)
• The Devil Inside (SD)
• Escape Plan
• The Expendables 3 (Theatrical)
• The Perks of Being a Wallflower
• The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
• Star Trek: Into Darkness
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
• Terminator: Dark Fate
• Transformers: Dark of the Moon
• The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Screen Pass Movies
I have 3 Movies Anywhere Screen Passes. Here are my eligible movies. I will trade a screen pass for almost anything. I’m very open to offers here. If you don’t know about Screen Pass, here is more information about it. Anyone can use a Screen Pass. Most films are HD but some are SD and 4K so make sure to ask.
WILL TRADE ANYTHING I DON’T HAVE (except for Piranha 3DD) FOR THE FOLLOWING: 21 Jump Street (SD) / The Amazing Spider-Man (SD) / Escape Plan / Jack Reacher: Never Go Back / Transformers: Age of Extinction / Transformers: The Last Knight
LOOKING FOR
Basically looking for anything that I don’t have and has a Blu-ray release date near the one you want
[WANT MA, VUDU, ITUNES or GP (if the GP ports)]
• Star Trek II: The Wraith of Kahn
• Tully
• Jarhead
• Alpha
• The King of Staten Island
• Young Adult
• Juno
• Vox Lux
• Captain America: The First Avenger
• Captain America: Civil War
• A24 films (already have most recent titles)
also open to suggestions
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2020.09.21 06:00 emshlaf Sex and the City Rewatch - Season 3, Episode 1 - "Where There's Smoke..."

Hello and welcome back to the rewatch! Tonight we watch season 3, episode 1.
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Carrie meets a politician named Bill Kelley at a FDNY calendar benefit in Staten Island. Miranda gets help from Steve after she undergoes LASIK eye surgery. Tired of waiting for a fairytale romance, Charlotte begins aggressively searching for a "Prince Charming" to marry. Samantha dates the pinup-boy fireman she met at the benefit.
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Please use this thread as a space to discuss any thoughts, feelings, reactions, etc. to the episode.
We also would like to take a moment to comment on the recent news: On Friday, we lost a truly influential and heroic feminist icon with the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It is because of her that women in this country can enjoy the freedom to sign a mortgage in their name, open their own credit line, consent to their own medical treatment, and so, so much more.
We will miss you dearly, RBG, and we will continue to fight in your honor. 🖤
To our sexandthecity community: We love you, we are thankful you're here, and we hope you've been able to enjoy your weekend despite the tragic news. We are happy to have each and every one of you as a member of this community.
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2020.09.20 08:27 Strict-Lead-180 Tenant Seeking legal advice in my unique situation

Renters rights
I’ve being living in an illegal bsmt apartment at a private,1 family home in Staten Island, NY for almost 2 yrs. I’ve never had an issue with the owners. Always pay rent on time or before due date. I approached the owner in the middle of July to get approval to acquired a washer & dryer set (as laundromat is kinda far n I don’t drive n getting to n from had become difficult n expensive) I was informed at the time that they were planning on moving (not selling) due to needing a bigger space. I was reassured that they will not sell. I also informed them at the time that I will be getting double surgeries, sometime either at the end of August or beginning of September. I was asked to be patient, as they worked details out n that I will be informed when they set date to move, so I can proceed and purchase appliances. The month of August came n I payed them rent as usual (in cash) they do not want to accept checks or money orders. I have to add; I place monies in a Chase bank envelope, write on it (mth rent payed, address, amt, to whom n from) and snap a pic. It’s the only way I can think of having proof of pymt. After some hiccup at the doctors office; I was finally able to set a date for my shoulder & knee surgery (sept 8th n 10th) I txt homeowner n informed her of this news. I also told her I will be paying (Sept, Oct & Nov rent in advance) 1)bc I felt I could trust her 2)save myself commuting back n forth to my bank n focus on my recovery (again I don’t drive) I felt I was doing the right thing at the time bc it will save me stress n risking aggravating injuries. I have to mention that I ran into the owners in 2 separate occasions (always polite n friendly casual chat. Inquiring abt surgeries n my work as I’m an essential worker for transit MTA in Bklyn/Queens) I thought it was odd, a comment made at that time, where I was told that they will soon make a decision on “their property” n inform me abt it. As I mentioned earlier, I was just waiting for them to give me date for their “tentative move”, so I can purchase appliances n have them deliver. But on Sept 2, I received a txt at abt 645am on a work day, that they made a decision on their property n decided to sell bc they’re having financial troubles n can’t hold on to the house. And I have 90 days to vacate (by the end of November n find a new place) I was extremely upset, as I felt I was blind sided, trust betrayed n being taken advantage of! I did have a one on one convo the following day. But not without speaking with some friends n getting some advice... I told owner; timing is terribly as we’re going through a pandemic n I have surgeries coming up n I gave them as a courtesy plenty of amp time n informed them of my plans n I had payed off rent 3 mths in advance. Therefore, the 90 days notice will not apply till after November. That I was legal right to stay there (Dec, Jan & Feb RENT FREE and still owe Security dep & 1st mths rent at that time. If they didn’t want to pay I could stay till April. Or option B: refund me my 3 mths rent + sec dep n first mth rent and will be out in 30 days. She did not like what I was offering. Tried to claim, she couldn’t pay me to move out. I once again, clarify that she is not “paying me” but refunding my money, that I legally paid in advance. I also asked to have half the money payed in advance, so I can use it towards a downpymt on a new apt. But was met with resistance after she agreed she will refund half the following week n the remaining balance when I hand in keys n moved out... I was told that I will not receive all of the money till I hand in the keys n move out. I would greatly appreciate it if someone can plz verify if the info I was given is true and/or advice me as to my legal rights and best course of action to take in this matter Extremely concerned n worried essential transit worker 🥺
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2020.09.16 03:00 BluRayja Revisiting: Which movies will go VOD

On June 25th, I posted a thread about which movies I think will go VOD. At the time, only two or three major films had come out to VOD: Trolls 2, Scoob, and King of Staten Island. As it turns out, the Select theaters/Drive Ins approach didn't do well at all. Distributors are completely reliant on that CA/NY money, so I do not see anymore cross platform releases happening, unless they are very small titles (that is, if theaters even decide to stay open with nothing coming out for months).
Let's take a look at how accurate or inaccutate those initial predictions were and what's still up in the air --
Original thread posted here:
https://www.reddit.com/movies/comments/hfyc74/with_theater_cancellations_imminent_what_othe
"Mulan - I think it'll unfortunately find it's way to VOD and then Disney+ by the holidays."
Welp, that's exactly what happened. Released in September and will be on D+ apart of the subscription in December. Ultimately, the movie didn't do as well as they had hoped and was met with a lot of criticism from fans PLUS major controversy world-wide. Ironically, it received praise from critics who saw it for free.
"Tenet - There's no way, Nolan won't allow it. Probably getting pushed to July 2021."
Welp, wisdom did not prevail and instead, was released in September 2020, resulting in very low box office numbers domestically. Thus, pretty much everything else got pushed back, including WB's own movies. While we knew VOD would not happen under any circumstances, you'd think they'd be smart enough to push it to Summer 2021 in the first place -- granted, there was optimism at the beginning of this pandemic, but it seemed Nolan was being pushy for a release this year for... I actually don't know what reason, honestly. The film is currently getting very mixed audience reactions and I don't see it thriving in this current marketplace. It would've done extremely well with theaters in full swing, pulling in $300-400 million domestically in its first 2-3 weekends before dying off based on the mixed word of mouth, but by that point, it wouldn't have mattered as the film would've made back it's budget worldwide. Now the film will struggle to break even. But maybe that was Nolan's plan so he can still get big budget paychecks so he can just always blame his confusing movie's failure on a pandemic.
"Bill & Ted - I think there's a strong chance."
Came out to theaters AND VOD.
"Antebellum - This seems like it could do very well on VOD."
Coming out this week on VOD!
"New Mutants - Apparently there's some theatrical clause forbidding it. It would seem like a wise decision at this point to figure out how to get out of it so it just can be released in some form, because it's already a joke at this point and will be hard to take seriously in August 2021."
The movie finally had it's theatrical release and actually did decent, all things considered. Unlike Tenet, I think it was the right move here to just go for it. If anything, I think current circumstances helped it. In a crowded marketplace, it would've floundered.
"Monster Hunter - Has VOD written all over it."
Haven't heard any updates on this yet other than a new release date for April 2021. It might do well with that date, so we'll see how things are going with the world at that point in time.
"A Quiet Place 2 - My instincts say Paramount is smart enough to know this film is vital in the theatrical experience. However, knowing the company has been suffering lately, it seems POSSIBLE they might just release it to make some guaranteed money."
Unfortunately, latest buzz around this is that Netflix has picked this up. An official international Twitter Netflix account accidentally spilled the beans and took down the post pretty quickly, but it seems like a done deal. I can see them releasing this around Halloween so Mandolorian S2 doesn't get all the buzz. Netflix seems like the desperate plan to get guaranteed money from the company paying for the rights outright instead of relying on VOD. However, I think this movie would do VERY strongly on VOD and they could potentially make even more money. But considering the spot Paramount is in right now financially, maybe they didn't want to take that chance. The last known plan was for a April 2021 release date. But with Fauci's recent claims that it'll be very unsafe to be in theaters even with a vaccine hitting the market by the end of the year, it won't be widely available until late 2021, Paramount might just be calling it a quits for now and getting what they can.
"The Conjuring 3 - I think it'll get pushed back. This franchise is a huge money earner for WB."
Pushed back to June 2021, which is smart. The films have always done well as tentpole summer horror films. The original September date seemed odd anyway.
"The King's Man - I see this being pushed back to January and being set up for possible disappointment of another delay again if theaters STILL aren't reopened. THEN, I think it'll for sure be put on VOD."
Close, it's currently slated for February 2021. With the current state of the world, I can see them releasing it internationally in theaters and domestically on VOD.
Candyman - This one could go either way. Like King's Man, I see them pushing it back one more time to either January or February. It might even do REALLY well in that timeframe if coming out in theaters.
Delayed to an unknown date in 2021. Sadly, Jan or Feb doesn't seem like a likely bet for theaters to do well, so I think they're just saying "indefinitely" for now. Personally, I'd be fine with this being VOD. I'd love to see it on the big screen, but I'm itching for this movie right noooow. This was way up high on my most anticipated for 2020, so the longer I wait, the sadder I get.
Wonder Woman 1984 - I think this will be pushed back to summer 2021. If WB wants to be ballsy and make some quick change, this is a for sure VOD hit though.
WB has it currently moved to Christmas 2020, which is optimistic. I can see pretty much everything on the current slate being moved again with this being the first movie to try opening again and WB wanting to take that risk, making theaters re-open possibly a whole other time and going through the risk and motions once more. Will WB & theater chains be let down once more? Who knows. I predict everyone will be traveling and seeing family anyway, with zero precautions of COVID at that point. I think by the holidays, people will likely try to move on and even theaters could possibly do well. This will likely be the spike event of our second wave. If WB doesn't want the bad press for being apart of that, they'd be smart to move. But as always, money is the root of all evil, and if they can get their quick buck at the cost of hundreds of lives, so be it. My current prediction is this stays and even does well. My hope is they just move to Summer 2021.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 - I see this getting picked up by Netflix or something.
Officially picked up by Netflix, will be out in October!
Halloween Kills - Now we're in the land of things POSSIBLY opening in theaters. If not, I could also see this going either way -- VOD in time for Halloween OR it gets pushed back an entire year, and Halloween Ends gets pushed back also.
Officially pushed back a whole year, sadly, along with Halloween Ends. Would have loved to see it this Halloween, but I understand. If we're still in pandemic at that time, I don't see them going back a whole year one more time and VOD it will be. I truly hope that is NOT the case though.
Snake Eyes - This will probably get pushed to Summer 2021 where it'll inevitably flop anyway.
Paramount thinks maybe they have a chance with this film, so they pushed it a whole year back. Oh Paramount... I'd love to be wrong, but I have zero faith in this franchise.
Black Widow - Just like back in May when people thought theaters would open in time for this, I think this will suffer the same fate. It'll get super close and Marvel will realize it'll make sense to pull it. However, I don't think they'll redo their whole schedule again. As of now, they set up some good spots for their movies accidentally... Thor for Valentine's Day, Black Panther becoming a major summer film, along with Captain Marvel. Black Widow just might be like Mulan and release on VOD with a Disney+ release in time for Christmas.
The current November slate is in talks to move. And, as tragic fate would have it, obviously Marvel will have to rethink their Black Panther 2. This will give them the possibility to restructure their release dates a bit, and Black Widow MAY be able to benefit of still having a theatrical exhibition. However, even with that in mind, I still think they're going to pull the trigger and go with a D+ release. As of now, Mulan did fairly well with Premier Access but nowhere near as well as it could've because of it's controversy. Currently, Black Widow has nothing but good fortune and buzz for it, other than the usual problematic Scarlett Johansson -- but that doesn't seem like a huge factor for this film. What they'll really have to settle on is figuring out how to pair this with Winter Soldier and Falcon TV show which will be on the platform for FREE in pretty much the same time frame. They can easily get away with releasing this in October on Premier Access (if they're smart, they'll drop the price to at least $25 this time). If they wait until November or December, people will have the option of waiting for the TV show to get their Marvel fix. Basically, they're going to have to think quick. But the movie will be a huge success, especially if they drop the price a bit, and Mulan will have just been an experiment gone wrong -- in a lot of ways -- but they'll then know Premier Access is a viable model. Whether that's good or bad news for the film industry, we'll see.
No Time to Die - I think they'll hold out for the theatrical experience as long as possible, even if that means 2022. Bond producers are very much traditionalist and will not give in.
This will be pushed again. It was the very first to be delayed at the beginning of the year and Universal honestly has been very progressive with how they push their titles in response to this pandemic, going boldly instead of the meager "oh two weeks here and there, because that will make a difference." I can see them pushing this back to Summer 2021 or even Winter would not surprise me at this point. They know which titles of theirs will succeed, which is why they pushed Fast 9 a whole year, and Bond is no different. It's a huge movie and they want every theater accessible. Could they easily be successful get away with an international release and domestic VOD release? Sure, but again, the traditionalism by those who run the franchise aren't going to be for that and I don't blame them. In their most desperate of circumstances, maybe that will happen, but Universal is probably still rolling in that Trolls money and can wait things out.
Soul - I have an on odd feeling that Onward did not do very well on VOD or Disney+. I think Disney will do their best to make sure this gets a Summer 2021 release. I don't see them releasing a movie in March again, even if it wasn't entirely their fault.
The current rumors are this will get a D+ release in November. Onward ended up doing fairly well over time on D+, as it was the number 1 movie I saw all over social media of families doing their first "backyard movie nights" or new "home theater set ups to replicate the cinema experience" once it settled in by mid-July that theaters weren't likely to open and if they did, it wouldn't be safe anyway. Whether or not it'll be Premier Access is hard to say. Given how Onward didn't rake in pure hard cash from VOD or Box Office, I could see them trying to recoup with Premier Access. Or I can even see them being scared of that failure and just going the D+ route -- maybe even just raising the subscription price a week before the movie launches just to get that extra money.
Dune - At this point, if things are THAT bad, I doubt anything in December will still be holding onto their release dates. Either way, I can see Dune pushing back an entire year to December 2021. Or they might try to make it in time for the Oscars cut off of March 2021, but if they're thinking money, December again it'll be.
This is WB, so I have no idea what the hell they're thinking, but my guess is they know this can be an Oscar contender and a huge box office champion. The newest trailer is seeing a lot of good buzz and with that, they know they're going to have to slate this just perfectly. If they're smart, they'll wait either to Summer 2021 to get their money or wait a whole year to get the best possible chance of Oscar noms. This may even be that 2021 "Early October" release that's done well for them with box office and noms like Gravity and A Star is Born.
West Side Story - Spielberg will probably push this to March 2021 for Oscars season. It doesn't quite fit in the summer as a big hit and waiting a year seems like quite a long time.
I just realized this is technically a Disney release, so that solidifies some thoughts for me. I definitely think this will get pushed to March 2021 for that new late Oscar season. If things still aren't going well, December 2021 it is. I can't imagine Disney thinks this is a surefire blockbuster hit but knows it'll be critically praised. Their best chance is that Oscar buzz or holiday numbers.
Top Gun - Summer 2021, for sure.
Nothing has changed here. And we likely won't hear any news about this until March 2021 at the earliest. My hope is it stays there and theaters will be open and safe. If not, there's no chance this goes VOD and they'll push back to Winter and then even 2022.
Antlers - VOD or dumped in January.
They didn't go for January, but went for February. We will likely know if that sticks after the Holiday season whether everything fails or succeeds and whether or not the public thinks positively of it yet. With that said, I don't see it getting pushed back again if that were to be the case. If we're still in the thick of it, I can see this hitting VOD in March, or maybe getting an international/cross-platform release if distributors want to try it again in 2021 to see how things will turn out that time (and if theaters are even open at all).
Forever Purge - I can see Universal going for it again with VOD, especially on a mid-range property like this.
They're going for the long haul and want to see this open well to big numbers in theaters, so it's getting its usual summer release in 2021. If they're smart, they'll maybe push it up a week or two so it can get those Fourth of July numbers. If FOR WHATEVER REASON, we are still all stuck at home come July 2021, then it will FOR SURE be on VOD.
Promising Young Woman - VOD.
I haven't heard anything about this film getting a new date, so my best guess is they're looking for a streaming platform to take it in. I think it would do really well on Netflix or Amazon or Hulu. If Universal dumps this on Peacock, it'll fail miserably.
Run Sweetheart Run - VOD.
Amazon has acquired the rights to this. Hopefully we'll see it by Halloween 2020!
In the Heights - Summer 2021 release.
Sticking to that June 2021 release for now. I don't see it going VOD, so if it must be pushed again, it'll probably release during the winter (which would be ironic, since I believe it's set in the summer, if I remember correctly).
There's some other 2020 movies we didn't go over the first time, so let's take a look at a few more:
The Croods 2 -- I can see this doing REALLY well on VOD. Honestly, this wouldn't have done that well theatrically anyway. Croods 1 was a LONG time ago and it has very little brand awareness. Unless they were banking on possible international numbers. Throw it on VOD, Universal, its your best bet, especially if bundled as a double feature with the first one.
2 Hearts - VOD. Starring Kissing Booth's hearthrob, it'll actually do well there. I mean, streaming at least. VOD could flop, so definitely try to get acquired by at least Amazon.
Death on the Nile - I can see this doing very well on VOD or Netflix, but my instincts tell me they'll want to push this for the Holiday 2021 season. However, I think interest for it will be fairly low at this point. They could capitalize greatly if this is released this year while there is very little else out.
Honest Thief - VOD. It would be a smart move. Any other year, it may have the surprise hit factor, but this ain't the time for it. VOD or streaming, I could easily seeing this being number 1 for no good reason other than there's nothing else to watch.
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2020.09.14 16:00 Angel466 [Bob the hobo] A Celestial Wars Spin-Off Part 0160

PART ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY
When the buzzer went off to signify an end to the exam, the number of students who dropped their pens with a curse astounded me. I mean, I wasn’t even in the class at the time this was lectured on and I still had this stuff smashed out. It was easy!
Professor Gillespie and his assistant lecturer split up and collected the exams in total silence. Watching Mr Filder’s face crinkle in sympathy as students looked up at him in exasperation started to worry me. Had I missed a page or ten? In that second I was incredibly tempted to thumb through the pages of my exam to see if I missed anything, more for my own peace of mind than anything, but two things prevented me from doing that. One, there was nothing I could do about it either way and two, I wanted to go out like a boss. For once in my life. I’d maintained my façade of getting under Gillespie’s skin for nearly two hours, and I didn’t really want to break now that the finishing line was in sight.
And because it was Mr Filder who was collecting my paper, I shifted my smile from condescending to genuine pleasure to have him standing over me and not Gillespie. Mr Filder looked back at me quizzically, but as we were still under exam conditions, neither of us could speak. So I just gave him a nod and he moved on.
I looked across the lecture hall to Gerry, just as she passed her paper to Gillespie. He stood behind her, and while she was twisted in her seat, he leaned forward and whispered something to her. Something that had her whirling around to face him though he had already moved on to the next student with a livelier bounce to his step.
Gerry then met my eyes, and she was not happy. ‘What?’ I mouthed, but that only had her pinching her lips together tightly.
As soon as we were dismissed, I broke Mom’s cardinal rule of minding the furniture and stepped from my seat straight down the two rows below mine and around to where Gerry was still packing up her gear, avoiding the crowd by walking across the seats like a sheepdog across the backs of their livestock. “What did he say to you, angel?” I demanded, feeling a ripple go through my muscles at the thought of someone like Gillespie upsetting her. It was one thing for him to have a hard-on for me, but coming after my girl because of me was making me see red.
She looked up at me, blinking back tears. “Why would you throw away that exam?” she asked.
Wait … hold on … “I didn’t,” I said, cupping her face with one hand and dusting my thumb across her cheek. “I smashed out that exam in forty minutes. What did Gillespie say to you?” I didn’t like the fact I had to ask twice when she was this upset.
“You finished the exam?” she asked, tearfully.
“Yeah,” I confirmed, with a firm nod. “Gerry, for the love of God, don’t make me ask you a third time.”
“He was wrong, Sam. If you say you finished the exam, I believe you.”
I was already reading between the lines. Gillespie didn’t have time to say much, just enough to have Gerry think I’d thrown the exam. I hooked my hand around the back of her neck and hauled her into my shoulder, wrapping my other arm around her. “He’s an asshole, angel, and one of these days, he’s going to get what’s coming to him. He wants me gone. He wishes he could get rid of me. Neither of those is going to happen until I graduate. After I got home this morning, I couldn’t sleep and so I studied. Something told me he was going to pull a shit-headed stunt like this, so I specifically memorised that week’s work. I didn’t throw the exam, Gerry. I aced it.”
I looked down at Gillespie, who was at the front of the room collecting the exams from his assistant. He must’ve sensed something, for he glanced up at us and sneered.
I had never in my life contemplated murder before, but in that instant, I would’ve happily jumped down the rest of those seats and throttled him where he stood. My teeth even ground with the need.
Gerry squeezed my waist. “Let’s just get out of here, honey-bear.” She half-pulled/half-dragged me to the nearest exit, while my eyes remained fixed on Gillespie.
Soon, you sonova bitch, I promised, trusting Gerry not to walk us into a wall.
“How were you able to finish that exam so fast?” she asked, as we went through the double doors and out onto the commons.
“I told you, angel. I studied last night, and the words just seemed to jump off the page and embed themselves into my skull. That exam practically wrote itself.”
“He really hates you.”
“Yeah … I kinda got that. Trust me, the feeling’s more than mutual now.”
She giggled. “Look out, world. Sam Wilcott’s on the warpath.”
I don’t know how she did it, but that little giggle was enough to blast through the red that had trickled into my vision and I smiled with her.
“Sooo,” she purred, tugging me towards the carpark. “How shall we celebrate your victory over that exam?”
I didn’t like the sound of that. My victory over the exam? “How did you do, angel?” She tried to wave it away, but I wouldn’t let her. “Seriously, Gerry. How do you think you went?”
“I'm pretty sure I passed,” she said, making me want to storm back into the auditorium all over again. She squeezed my waist once more. “But it’s okay, Sam. A pass is all I need. I don’t need top marks. Daddy already has a job lined up for me, so long as I don’t wash out.”
Wow. And here’s me living day to day with next month’s graduation a lifetime away. I needed to up my game.
“Haven’t you been sending out resumes?” Gerry asked.
I shook my head. I wouldn’t even know where to start on that stuff. I knew how to do the job … not how to get the job.
“Oh, honey-bear. Why don’t we swing in and see Daddy on our way home? He can get his people onto it straight away …” She swung around in front of me and stopped, forcing me to do likewise if I didn’t want to run her over. Her cheeky grin did stupid things to my groin as she slipped her arms from around my waist and hooked them over my shoulders. “And Daddy’s office is all the way on the other side of town. Especially if I get Thomas to take us via Staten Island,” she added, rubbing suggestively against my chest.
Holy crap! Staten Island was like overshooting the mark by hours in peak traffic. We could have a lot of fun in the back seat of her car in that time. “Okay,” I said, seeing no reason not to.
She gave me a quick peck on the lips. “Good boy. C’mon.” With her fingers laced through mine, she led me to the car park. In my head, I was already undressing us both …
… right up until I saw Angus standing alongside the passenger door of my Dad’s SUV with his arms folded and a look on his face that said my plans were not going to happen. Flat.
I groaned in disappointment.
“What?” Gerry asked, following my gaze to Angus. “Oh.” Her surprise then turned to a frown of confusion. “What’s the problem, honey-bear?”
I knew she’d seen him, but I still stated the obvious. “Angus is here.”
“So? Send him home.”
I knew that was how her family operated, but Angus was more to me than just an employee of my Dad’s. He was my friend. I valued his approval, and that was a long way from the vibe I was getting just then. “I can’t,” I said, hating those two words and the fact that I’d had to say them. But to try and smooth it over with Gerry, I quickly added, “If he’s here, Dad wants me home. I’ve gotta go with him.”
That seemed to be the mitigator for Gerry, though she was just as annoyed by the six-and-a-half-foot tall cock-blocker as I was. “Fine,” she grumbled. “I’ll get Daddy started on looking for a job for you in the meantime, honey-bear.”
“I honestly don’t think it’ll be too difficult for me to get a job,” I said, knowing if worse came to worse I could reveal the family crest on my ring and walk into ANY job in the world. People would MAKE job openings for me, but that would negate my whole degree. It’s why I hadn’t screamed my last name from the rooftops. Get a job first, then reveal who my Dad is. That was my game plan.
“That’s because you see the world as a fair and equal place, and I love you for it,” Gerry said, kissing my cheek. “But making me let you go now, you’re going to owe me big, and I know just how you’re going to repay me.”
“Oh?” I asked, intrigued.
“Yeah,” she said with a twinkle in her eyes. “When you get home, you’re going to lock yourself in your bedroom and call me.”
“Okay,” I said, wondering why I would need to lock my door for that.
My face must’ve shown my perplexity, for she started to giggle once more. “Oh, I love how naïve you are, honey-bear.” She leaned in even closer and whispered on a husky breath, “Between locking your door and calling me, you have to take off all of your clothes and get comfortable on the bed. Because we’re going to be a while.”
I don’t know why I didn’t get it before, but I still needed to be sure. “Are you talking phone sex?”
Her giggle turned into a sigh of indulgence and she sifted her fingers through my fringe. “Yeah, honey-bear. You. Me. Our fingers and our phones for the rest of the afternoon. Interested?”
“Definitely,” I grinned because I really couldn’t wait. I’d put a chair against the doorknob too, to keep my family and roommates out. Just in case. I had no idea how this was going to work, but Gerry hadn’t led me astray yet, and I was painfully keen to try.
“I’ll call you when I get home.” Our parting kiss was a full lip-lock, with each of us realising we weren’t probably going to see each other again until the following morning. Well, we would through video conferencing on our phones, but that wasn’t the same thing.
I don’t recall a thing for about the next minute and a half.
In fact, my next recollection was of me being magically teleported to Angus’ side as he opened the back door and said, “Let’s get you home, Romeo.”
I waited just long enough to watch Gerry slide into the backseat of her car before following Angus’ advice.
And all the way home, I couldn’t help but think about what was in store, and what the differences would be between that and the real thing.
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2020.09.09 18:43 CrisisSock (Offer) My list (Request) My ISO, your lists

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• $5 Unlimited Vudu Credit (Redeem by: 1/2/2021)
All films below are HD unless noted
TV
Big Little Lies S1 (Vudu)
Big Little Lies S1 (iTunes)
My Brilliant Friend S1 (iTunes)
MA codes
• 21 Jump Street (SD) (x3)
• Alien: Covenant
• The Amazing Spider-Man (SD)
• Annabelle Comes Home
• Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
• The Call (2013)
• Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated) (MA split)
• Godzilla (2014)
• A Good Day to Die Hard
• Hail, Caesar! (MA split)
• Inception
• The Internship
• Jaws
• The Lego Movie (4K) (x2)
• Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
• Monster High: Electrified (MA split)
• Pitch Perfect
• Rampage (2018)
• Riddick (2013) (Unrated Director’s Cut)
• Rio 2
• Roman J. Israel, Esq. (SD)
• Trolls World Tour (prefer to trade for The King of Staten Island or The High Note)
• When the Game Stands Tall (SD)
• Whiplash
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• Ex Machina
• La La Land
• Waves
US Google Play codes
• Dumbo (2019) (ports to MA)
• Finding Dory (ports to MA)
• The Lion King (1994) (ports to MA)
• Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it Ralph 2 (ports to MA)
• Sleeping Beauty (1959) (ports to MA)
iTunes ONLY codes (doesn’t port to MA unless noted)
• 3022
• Annihilation (4K)
• Arrival (4K)
• Atomic Blonde (ports to MA)
• Baywatch (4K)
• Book Club (4K)
• Bumblebee (4K)
• The Bye Bye Man (ports to MA)
• Daddy’s Home 2 (4K)
• Dallas Buyers Club (ports to MA)
• The Devil Inside (SD)
• The Expendables 2
• Fahrenheit 451
• Fast and Furious (4) (ports to MA)
• Fast and Furious 6 (6) (ports to MA)
• The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (3) (ports to MA)
• Fast Five (5) (ports to MA)
• Fences (4K)
• Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated) (ports to MA)
• Fifty Shades of Grey (Unrated) (4K) (ports to MA)
• Ghost in the Shell (2017) (4K)
• The Girl on the Train (ports to MA)
• The Great Wall (ports to MA)
• Hail, Caesar! (ports to MA)
• Instant Family (4K)
• Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (4K)
• Jurassic Park (ports to MA)
• Logan Lucky (ports to MA)
• Lucy (ports to MA)
• Mission Impossible: Fallout (4K)
• Molly’s Game
• Monster High: Electrified (ports to MA)
• The Mummy (2017) (ports to MA)
• Nobody’s Fool
• Nocturnal Animals (ports to MA)
• Ouija: Origin of Evil (ports to MA)
• The Perks of Being a Wallflower
• Playing With Fire (4K)
• The Possession
• Project Almanac
• Rings
• Saw: The Final Chapter
• Sing (ports to MA)
• Sinister
• Sleepless (ports to MA)
• Split (ports to MA) (x2)
• The Spongebob Sqaurepants Movie
• Star Trek (2009) (4K most likely)
• Star Trek: Into Darkness (4K most likely)
• Terminator: Dark Fate (4K)
• Transformers: Dark of the Moon
• Transformers: Age of Extinction (4K)
• Transformers: The Last Knight (4K)
• The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
• What Men Want
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• Arrival
• The Big Lebowski (ports to MA)
• The Devil Inside (SD)
• Escape Plan
• The Expendables 3 (Theatrical)
• The Perks of Being a Wallflower
• The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
• Star Trek: Into Darkness
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
• Terminator: Dark Fate
• Transformers: Dark of the Moon
• The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Screen Pass Movies
I have 3 Movies Anywhere Screen Passes. Here are my eligible movies. I will trade a screen pass for almost anything. I’m very open to offers here. If you don’t know about Screen Pass, here is more information about it. Anyone can use a Screen Pass. Most films are HD but some are SD and 4K so make sure to ask.
WILL TRADE ANYTHING I DON’T HAVE (except for Piranha 3DD) FOR THE FOLLOWING: 21 Jump Street (SD) / The Amazing Spider-Man (SD) / Escape Plan / Jack Reacher: Never Go Back / Transformers: Age of Extinction / Transformers: The Last Knight
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Basically looking for anything that I don’t have and has a Blu-ray release date near the one you want
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• Star Trek II: The Wraith of Kahn
• The King of Staten Island
• The High Note
• Tully
• Young Adult
• Juno
• Vox Lux
• Captain America: The First Avenger
• Captain America: Civil War
• A24 films (already have most recent titles)
also open to suggestions
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