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Welcome to Movie Morsels‘ latest Tuesday Edition, or as I like to call it, the “Movie Morsels that Gives Me an Excuse to Run Footage of Donald Glover as ‘Sexy Dracula’” Edition.” Oh, yeah. We’ve also got an update on Clerks III, portraits of the new characters in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, tangible proof that Lucifer’s a quote whore, and oh so much more. Read on, gentle readers.


“Hello. Do you want to play a game?” Lionsgate is betting you do, and that even though the Saw franchise is just ten years old there’s a fair amount of you feeling nostalgic since Saw 3D capped the series in 2010. The studio is releasing 2004′s original Saw for just one week, starting at 10 PM on Thursday, October 30th. That’s right, just one day before Halloween, you can wake up, eat a bowl of Count Chocula, buy some trick ‘r treat candy, and then head for the theater to watch (*spoilers*) Cary Elwes cut his leg off. Ah, good times. Here’s the official tenth anniversary trailer…

[Coming Soon]

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend

You think it’s been a long time since the first Saw? It’s been fourteen long years since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon debuted in theaters across North America, forcing your grandparents to read subtitles and your kid brother to suffer through interminably long love scenes while waiting for the next wire fu fight to break out. But the sequel, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, based on Silver Vase, Iron Knight, the fifth book in Wang Du Lu’s Crane-Iron Pentalogy (the original Crouching Tiger was based on the series’ fourth volume), will descend upon us on August 28, 2015. The film will mark the first major theatrical release to premiere simultaneously in IMAX theaters and on Netflix, which has cut an exclusive deal with The Weinstein Company (who won the rights from Sony). Michelle Yeoh returns to her role of unlucky-in-love Yu Shu-Lien, and is joined this time around by Donnie Yen, who plays Silent Wolf. Wu Sia fans will be most intrigued, however, to know that famed martial arts choreographer Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix, almost every Jet Li movie ever) is in the director’s chair. [Deadline]

Clerks III


In the wake of Tusk‘s underwhelming box-office performance, Kevin Smith fans might be worried about the fate of the director’s long-gestating Clerks III. Well, worry no more! Smith says that Tusk impressed just the right people to secure financing for the final film in his New Jersey convenience-store trilogy. Speaking about Tusk on his most recent Hollywood Babble-On Podcast, Smith remarked…

“Everything in my life would suck right now if I hadn’t made that movie. I’m back in movies now. I’ve got three lined up, and this is the fucking grand news. Tusk was the absolute bridge to Clerks 3. Because of Tusk, I got my financing for Clerks 3. It was Tusk. It was people going ‘Holy Fuck! What else do you have?’ And I was like, Clerks 3. Done. So everybody that’s like, ‘He failed, he failed,’ thank you I failed into Clerks 3.”


Left Behind

The Devil wants you to see the upcoming Nicolas Cage-starring adaptation of Left Behind. No, really, Beelzebub is cool with it. He just doesn’t want you to bring any non-believers. A quote from Old Scratch himself adorns the latest poster for the apocalyptic film, unveiled on its Facebook page. Here’s the ad in all its end-of-days glory…


[The Hollywood Reporter]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

Lionsgate has just released a series of character portraits from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, due on November 21st. Among the shots of the returning Jennifer Lawrence, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks, and Woody Harrelson are photos revealing a handful of the new faces we’ll see in the series third installment, which you can view below. In descending order, we’ve got propo cameraman Pollux (Elden Henson), production assistant Messalla (Evan Ross), propo director Cressida (Natalie Dormer), Pollux’s brother Castor (Wes Chatham), and President Alma Coin’s right-hand man, Boggs (Mahershala Ali). [Screen Rant]






Magic Mike XXL

The sequel to 2012′s surprise hit comedy-drama Magic Mike may not have Steven Soderbergh at the helm or star Matthew McConaughey, who’s apparently just a little bit busy they days (yeah, I really liked Fool’s Gold too). But it has got returning star Channing Tatum, along with his Magic co-stars Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, and Adam Rodriguez Read. Now we hear it’s got a fresh crop of new actors you might have heard of. Joining Tatum and company will be Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Amber Heard, Donald Glover, and Elizabeth Banks. Director Gregory Jacobs’ film is dancing its way into your heart on July 1st, and will retain the multi-talented Soderbergh as director of photography. I’m especially thrilled that Glover has signed on, since it will give him the opportunity to revisit his “sexy Dracula” persona from Community. [JoBlo]

Share your thoughts on today’s top stories below, or let me know on Twitter (@jmacabre).

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If you like twisted, but funny and intelligent television, you should definitely check out Channel 4's Black Mirror. Created by Charlie Brooker (Dead Set, Nathan Barley) Black Mirror is a British anthology series, with a different cast and setting for each episode. Brooker has said his series is "about the way we live now – and the way we might be living in 10 minutes' time if we're clumsy," with...
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Posted by Doktor Zoom

On the sand, at least. Sand is ground, right?

On the sand, at least. Sand is ground, right?Remember way back at the beginning of the Brand New War, last week, when Greg Gutfield and Eric Bolling had a great big larff over the fact that a lady flew a fighter jet for the United Arab Emirates? Gutfield said that after the lady fighter pilot dropped her bombs, she couldn’t park her plane (Women!), and Bolling asked, “Would that be considered boobs on the ground?”

Good times, the early days of that war, but then Bolling apologized and was very sorry, twice even. Somehow, even that second apology wasn’t enough for some American military veterans, who wrote an open letter to Fox explaining why reducing accomplished fighter pilot Major Mariam Al Mansouri to just a couple of glands covered by her flight suit is not OK. In essence, they were just not amused by all that immature tittering by the boobs at Fox, so they pelted them with tomatoes and said nay, nay, you shan’t get away with this. Yr Wonkette, for one, is glad to see they nipped that nonsense in the bud.

The letter pointed out that ladies have been flying warplanes since forever, going back at least as far as the WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) of WW II, who ferried planes from factories to fields in Europe so that menfolk could be freed up to fly combat missions, and reminding the network that while they were pooping their pants on 9/11, Lt. Heather ‘Lucky’ Penney took to the skies in her F-16 in an attempt to stop United Flight 93 — even though her plane had no ammo or missiles. She was ready to crash into the passenger jet to keep it from hitting another ground target in Washington DC. (Incidentally, such a mission would also be an excellent use for Mssrs. Bolling and Gutfield, should the need arise.)

The veterans aren’t going to let Fox fall back on the “only joking” excuse, either:

And before you jump to the standby excuse that you were “just making a joke” or “having a laugh,” let the men amongst our number preemptively respond: You are not funny. You are not clever. And you are not excused. Perhaps the phrase “boys will be boys” — inevitably uttered wherever misogyny is present — is relevant. Men would never insult and demean a fellow servicemember; boys think saying the word “boobs” is funny.

Yeah! Also, boobs!

Finally, the letter emphasizes that “by offending an ally and cheapening her contribution, you are actively hurting the mission,” and argues that “anyone, male or female, who will stand up to ISIS and get the job done is worthy of our respect and gratitude.” It closes by dismissing the apologies offered by Fox as “contrived and insincere,” and offers a genuine apology to Major Mansouri on the behalf of real military men and women, who know a thing or two about the realities of war and sexism:

Major, we’re sincerely sorry for the rudeness; clearly, these boys don’t take your service seriously, but we and the rest of the American public do.

Yr Wonkette agrees wholeheartedly, and promises that from now on, we will only make gratuitous boob jokes when we can’t think of anything else.

Also, peckers.

[TPM via MediaMatters]

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Posted by Doktor Zoom

You can't go wrong with the classics

You can't go wrong with the classicsWe’ve got a treat for you today, Wonkers — a visit to the Wonderful World of Ayn Rand, via John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight, in which the question must be asked: “Ayn Rand: How is she still a thing?”

Thrill to the philosophical brilliance of Objectivism, which can be boiled down to “a nice way of saying ‘being a selfish asshole.’” A philosophy exemplified in heroic novels where men are real men, and women look forward to being raped by them because they’re just So Alpha. And even though Rand’s novels are “supposed to be something you grow out of, like ska music or handjobs,” many captains of industry find her a lifelong inspiration, because sociopaths have to find a justification somewhere.

This is the best brief review of Rand ever put together. To expand it to a full four minutes, they might have included John Rogers’s immortal summation:

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

[Video via Crooks & Liars / Image: Benjamin Frisch, of course]

Windows 9 Stories

Sep. 30th, 2014 01:24 pm
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Anti-Procrastination Tuesday 9/30/14

Sep. 30th, 2014 08:42 am
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 Is there something you've been procrastinating on? Something that really needs must be done, but is kind of a pain in the tuckus? Today's challenge is to do That Thing.

Go team, go! We can do it together!

NOTE: Optional 5 minute challenge for those who just do not have the brains for this challenge, because it is just too much. (Which is totally okay.) Did some of your dishes wander to places not the kitchen? I have a feeling some of mine did. Perhaps you could spend a few minutes herding those dishes back to the kitchen. If they are already corralled, maybe wash a couple or something? Whatever your brain can handle. :)

Breakfast links: A change of plans

Sep. 30th, 2014 08:42 am
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Clawed pays for Screech: American University will foot the bill for late-night Metro service if Nationals playoff games run late; the Nats themselves have continued to refuse to pay. In the 2012 postseason, LivingSocial agreed to cover it. (City Paper)

Charter school turnaround: A third of all DC charter schools have shut down, often leaving families to search for new schools. New operators, who have taken over many, keep the school community together but can bring culture shock. (Post)

Silver line bike parking: Metro has added parking for 20 additional bicycles at McLean Station. The 72 existing spaces had been filling up daily, while 600 vehicles spaces remained unused. (PlanItMetro)

McMillan plan approved: The Zoning Commission approved first-stage plans for the McMillan site. Neighborhood opponents who feel the mixed-use plan is too dense for the neighborhood will likely appeal the decision. (WBJ)

Don't walk in front of John Kelly: Post columnist John Kelly asks pedestrians to stop crossing streets against the light or entering intersections once the hand starts flashing to keep traffic running smoothly and to limit emissions.

Shipping container complex: The shipping container apartment building in Brookland is almost complete. The developer claims the units are ecologically friendly and is looking to develop more units in Northeast and on the Potomac waterfront. (UrbanTurf)

No bar here: A proposed bar at 18th and Swann in Dupont got turned down for a liquor license. Unlike most liquor fights, many pro-bar people came out against this particular one. (Barred in DC)

Transit strife: Jerusalem's light rail system seeks to serve all residents of Jerusalem, but has faced adversity through vandalism and a 70% decrease in ridership during this summer's war. The city has begun using drones to police the infrastructure. (CityLab)

And...: DDOT may make streetcar rides free for the first year. (City Paper) ... A stadium at Buzzard Point would be used 46 times per year and have higher transit use than RFK. (WBJ) ... Traffic camera revenue unexpectedly declined, throwing off DC's budget. (Post) ... Richard Bradley will step down as head of the Downtwown BID. (WBJ)

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Posted by Kaili Joy Gray

His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing

  • It’s been 30 years since the Coen brothers released their first film, Blood Simple, so Christopher Orr at The Atlantic is re-watching and re-remebering all of them. And that’s cool, man, that’s cool. We’d even agree with him that this could easily be the best line from The Big Lebowski: “Say what you will about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.”

    But here’s his ranking:

    1. No Country For Old Men
    2. Miller’s Crossing
    3. Fargo
    4. Raising Arizona
    5. Burn After Reading
    6. The Big Lebowski
    7. Blood Simple
    8. Inside Llewyn Davis
    9. A Serious Man
    10. Barton Fink
    11. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    12. True Grit
    13. Intolerable Cruelty
    14. The Man Who Wasn’t There
    15. The Hudsucker Proxy
    16. The Ladykillers

    The Big Lebowski is only number six? Really? REALLY? We beg to differ. You can beg to differ, with him or with us, in the comments.

  • Um … ewwwwww?

    Of course, this week McDonald’s Japan is jumping on the bandwagon with its own black burger called the Squid Ink Burger, marketed just in time for Halloween.

    Just as the name suggests, it is colored with actual squid ink. All natural.

    Black burger purists may be saddened to learn, however, that the burger IRL is actually just a really dark shade of brown.

  • Too bad slutty slut sluts can’t just pick this up at the corner liquor store:

    Long-acting contraceptive devices should be the first choice of birth control for teenage girls, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics state.

    Although most U.S. teens opt for condoms or birth control pills, two other forms of contraception — intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants — are much more reliable, according to the academy.

  • Did you know women have heart attacks? True story:

    Until shockingly recently — in fact, until this millennium — there was minimal research on women’s heart attacks because of widespread belief in the medical community that women did not have heart attacks. (When the American Heart Association introduced its Prudent Diet in the 1950s, it issued a pamphlet titled “The Way to a Man’s Heart.”
    Research studies commonly used all-male subjects. Men with abnormal test results were treated far more aggressively than women with the same results. Women reporting the same symptoms as men were at least twice as likely to receive — no surprise here — a psychiatric diagnosis. In a 1996 national survey of doctors, two-thirds were unaware of gender differences in symptoms and warning signs of heart attacks.

  • Legitimate good news:

    Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when “yes means yes” and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports. [...]

    The legislation says silence or lack of resistance does not constitute consent. Under the bill, someone who is drunk, drugged, unconscious or asleep cannot grant consent.

    Lawmakers say consent can be nonverbal, and universities with similar policies have outlined examples as a nod of the head or moving in closer to the person.

    Advocates for victims of sexual assault supported the change as one that will provide consistency across campuses and challenge the notion that victims must have resisted assault to have valid complaints.

  • Would you like to win a date with The Most Interesting Man In The World? Happy Nice Time People has the details:

    Actor Jonathan Goldsmith is raffling off a day of falconry and off-road driving by his side because it’s not just a role; he’s actually that much cooler than you in REAL LIFE.

    Oh, and all the money goes to landmine removal in Cambodia. Of course it does. What did I JUST say about him being cooler than you?

    Plus, there are other prizes. Go check it out.

  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T:


Sep. 30th, 2014 07:15 am
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I was going to yulenom the Legend of Sinbad (Dreamworks) but didn't because I am a dope.

So far only one of my nominations (Old Kingdom - Sabriel, Touchstone, Ellimere I, Terciel) has been accepted, with the others in limbo awaiting attention. This year's goal: get a draft out before December, spend the rest of the time writing Galaxy Rangers treats for the five people in the fandom, some of whom might also be participating. Other noms include The Matrix (Movies) (Hilariously no one nominated Neo - I nommed Trinity, Morpheous, Switch and Apoc; I'm going to rewatch this weekend I think.)

(I need to find two other fandoms I want just as much as GR & Old Kingdom.)

Hands up who's participating/excited/really glad it's fall? Also useful to me: Two 4-hour plane rides and a computer that currently has better than adequate battery life, although I may see if I can snag an external batt before I fly home.

Everyone doing NaNoWriMo: Fully 1/3 - that's 10 days - of November is comprised of weekend! (I have carefully made sure that I am spending 0 weekends with my family; flying in on Monday and out on Friday, the week of Thanksgiving.)

There is a universe in my head that conceptually is all [personal profile] staranise, from this post, the ember of which I am trying to keep aglow until November happens. Big plans, big plans.

Work is hectic as ever but it is nice to have stuff to do.

Hello Everybody

Sep. 30th, 2014 01:13 pm
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Hello everybody . I m a newcomer in here . I want to learn more thing about computer, malware . I hope that i will learn many good stuffs while i m in here
Plz greeting me with warm welcome :)
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Posted by Petrovic

We have completed testing our latest update of Norton Security and Norton Security with Backup, and have released the update. To download it, simply run LiveUpdate. Currently, this update is only available for English. Other languages will be available shortly. A reboot will be required for Windows XP & Vista customers, however no reboot will be required for Windows 7 or Windows 8 customers.

To verify you have the update, launch the Main User Interface, click on...

Norton New Build: is Now Available
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September 30, 2014, 12:01 PM — The Windows 9 Technical Preview is expected to be available for download this week. And here is here's what will get from this first look at the next version of Windows....

Windows 9 Technical Preview Product key & How to install
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Posted by Nicola

And we’re back!

It’s time for your fortnightly dose of Gastropod. This is our first sound “bite”—a mini-programme to tide you over between our monthly in-depth episodes. In it, my co-host, Cynthia Graber, and I discuss two of the most interesting food history and science stories we’ve come across recently.

This week is all about the ignored, overlooked, and (maybe) future foods and flavors of America.

We’ll introduce you to the scientists using DNA sequencing to help them perform the very ancient human activity of crop domestication, and to a writer fighting to save Alaska’s most abundant and sustainable fishery.

By the end of our conversation, we expect you’ll want to swap that all-American burger and fries for some wild salmon and mashed potato beans. (Don’t worry, you can still have a chocolate-chip cookie for dessert—in fact, it will be the ur-chocolate-chip cookie.)

For more, including iTunes and Stitcher subscription information, visit gastropod.com.

Once upon a Time 4.01

Sep. 30th, 2014 02:22 pm
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Oh cracky fairy tale show of my heart, you're back!

Spoilers would never let Sleepy drive )

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Sep. 30th, 2014 08:10 am
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Re: my suspicions that I'm on the wrong size bike: just measured myself and the calculator says I should probably be on a 58 cm. My bike is a 54 cm. That's less than 2" of difference so I don't even know if it's a big deal? And measuring myself at home with a tape measure is not super accurate?

But, yeah, might make a difference to get myself on a bike that fits better.

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Sep. 30th, 2014 07:09 am
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Man, did I mistakenly put on my eau du fuck-with-me cologne this morning?

I have literally been bothered by strangers wanting to talk to me since I left my apartment this morning. Guy on bike in park wanted to know where I was going or possibly wanted my wallet; once I told him to fuck off he pulled his bike in front of me and tried to stop me, so I pushed his bike over. I sense a flaw in your cunning plan, sir.

Got in a cab to get away from yelling guy on (well, now, off) bike, and usually cabdrivers in Chicago are either quiet or talking to someone on their bluetooth. This cabdriver decided to tell me about how he has two wives and eight children. Used to be nine but one of them died. Also the healing powers of coconut oil. Awkward cab ride.

Escaped him and was followed by a person asking me for a dollar (which I do not have and told her so, having given the bigamist cab driver my only twenty) literally to the door of my building.

Never going outside again. Outside is horrible.


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