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Who Decides What Movies a Theater Gets? - Patrick_Bateman
Once a movie is wide-released, does that mean whichever theaters want the movie can show it? Or are there agreements between various movie companies and theater chains that determine which theaters get which movies? Basically, do the theaters decide which movies they show? The reason I ask is, I'...


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Thank You Committee! - Patrick_Bateman
For getting it right. Great success for the playoff. What a great day of football! Without the committee, the two teams now in the national championship would've been eliminated without a chance to play for the title. :bow: Committee....


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26 Movies to Look Forward to in 2015 - Patrick_Bateman
From The Atlantic. Some really interesting prospects here that I'd never heard of before (e.g., The Walk). Descriptions - and reasons to be excited for each - inside: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/12/movies-to-look-forward-to-in-2015/384121/. Asterisks indicate my personal mo...


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Seahawks Still Best in NFL, Will Repeat - Patrick_Bateman
After Seattle lost to St. Louis in week 7 and went to 3-3, I got a lot of flak on this board for saying they were still the best team in the NFL. Sure, they had a rough spot in the first few weeks of the season, but they've gone 9-1 since then, won their division, and again secured home-field advant...


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Blackhat, Trailer #2 - Patrick_Bateman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CA95Bzpy7s Search feature is not working, so NSIAP. I have high hopes for this movie, despite the lackluster first trailer. This one is somewhat better. But I have all confidence in Michael Mann. I read today that he spent over 2.5 years on this film (writing a...


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Grade this Year in Movies - Patrick_Bateman
This year has definitely had its share of good movies: Edge of Tomorrow, X-Men DoFP, Boyhood, Whiplash, Foxcatcher, Nightcrawler, Birdman, Gone Girl, Fury, Interstellar, Dawn of tPotA, etc. Summer was much more bearable than usual with Boyhood, Edge of Tomorrow, X-Men DoFP, etc., but awards season h...


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Which TV Series to Watch Next: Boardwalk Empire, Six Feet Under, Deadwood? - Patrick_Bateman
I'm new, in general, to watching TV series. But I have a lot of free time on my hands and I've discovered the abundance of shows available on Prime Instant Video. Trying to decide which series to watch next. It can pretty much be any series except The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad, or The Walking...


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Tomorrow, I Start Season 4 of The Wire - Patrick_Bateman
For the first time. I realize I'm a decade late watching this show, but it's as good as advertised. If I recall correctly - and I know there's a lot of debate - most people consider Season 4 the best season of The Wire (and possibly the best season of any TV drama ever). Really looking forward to it...


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Rolling Stone's UVa Story: A Case of Real Media Bias - Patrick_Bateman
Two days old, but this Washington Post column nails this case: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2014/12/05/rolling-stones-disastrous-u-va-story-a-case-of-real-media-bias/. Whether you like the paper or not, no one can deny that WaPo (Shapiro and Wemple, in particular) has been the ...


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T/F: New Headlights Are Too Bright - Patrick_Bateman
I swear, some of the new vehicles' headlights are [i]too[/i] damn bright. Bright to the point that oncoming traffic has to look away to avoid being blinded. Some of the blue ones and the white ones (all LED, I guess?) are just ridiculous. I mean, you get to the point where their dims seem brighter t...


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Rank Sam Mendes's Movies - Patrick_Bateman
I watched Revolutionary Road for the first time last night and was blown away. Incredible movie! I'm also a huge fan of Road to Perdition - the cinematography in that movie may be the best I've ever seen. Mendes also has American Beauty (Best Picture winner, I believe), Jarhead (haven't seen this si...


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Watching Star Wars for the First Time; Any Advice? - Patrick_Bateman
Wife and I are starting the series tonight. In what order should we watch them? There are six total (so far), right? I believe the order I've heard recommended is: Episode IV, V, II, III, VI (and don't watch I at all). Does that sound right? Apart from knowing the unavoidable spoiler from Episode...


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Terrence Howard Making a Return to Hip-Hop (TV Show: Empire) - Patrick_Bateman
I'm a big fan of Hustle & Flow, and now I'm seeing commercials on Fox for a new TV show called Empire, where Terrence Howard plays some type of hip-hop mogul. I probably won't be watching the show, but it looks interesting anyways. I thought Hustle & Flow was a career-defining performance for How...


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Illegal Immigrants Could Receive SS, Medicare Under Obama Action - Patrick_Bateman
Disgraceful: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/illegal-immigrants-could-receive-social-security-medicare-under-obama-action/2014/11/25/571caefe-74d4-11e4-bd1b-03009bd3e984_story.html?tid=pm_pop This genuinely angers me....


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Where Does W. Klitschko Rank Among tGOAT? - Patrick_Bateman
17 consecutive title defenses. Heavyweight champion of the world for over a decade. Granted, we're not in the golden age of boxing, but this guy is ridiculous. No signs of slowing up either. http://gfycat.com/ParchedSoftAngelwingmussel [img]http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--h...


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Interstellar Isn't - and Is - About Religion [**Spoilers**] - Patrick_Bateman
**SPOILERS** Really cool article from The Atlantic. Made me think of the movie in a way I hadn't before. http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/11/interstellar-isnt-about-religion-and-also-it-is-totally-about-religion/382636/?single_page=true I've included some excerpts below, b...


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Another Day, Another Prequel/Sequel/Reboot Confirmed: Bourne - Patrick_Bateman
http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/11/09/matt-damon-jason-bourne-returning/ Frick Matt Damon for the second time this week....


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5 Hours Walking New York Streets - Patrick_Bateman
As a Jets fan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGll87S98DA :lol: SIAP. Searched, found nothing....


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Neither the Clippers nor the Rockets Will Win the NBA Title - Patrick_Bateman
A lot of people are on these bandwagons. Here is your chance to go on record. Unfortunately, it will all end in disappointment again for the believers. Neither L.A. or Houston will even make it [i]to[/i] the Finals. If you think otherwise, get it on record in this thread. No maybes, only yes's or...


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