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Thursday, October 08, 2020

OT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (October 2020)

James Bond pic No Time to Die is delaying its November 2020 release to spring 2021 amid the challenges posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the filmmakers announced Friday.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the 25th installment in the iconic spy franchise had been set to open Nov. 12 in the U.K. and Nov. 20 in the U.S. It will now open on April 2, 2021 in order to be seen by a worldwide theatrical audience.

MGM, Eon Productions and Universal had been intent on sticking to the November rollout but were finally forced to shift course because of continued challenges facing the box office, including cinema closures in certain top markets and re-closures in others.


OT - October 2020 College Football thread

October, when ghosts, goblins, Big Ten and Mountain West come out to play.

Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 08, 2020 at 06:36 AM | 151 comment(s)
  Beats: college football, off-topic

Saturday, October 03, 2020

OT - 2020 NFL thread

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has tested positive for the coronavirus and is out for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, league sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates.

“Late last night, we received notice that a Patriots player tested positive for COVID-19. The player immediately entered self-quarantine,” the Patriots said in a statement Saturday. “Several additional players, coaches and staff who have been in close contact with the player received point of care tests this morning and all were negative for COVID-19.”

In a statement, the NFL said Sunday’s scheduled game will be played either Monday or Tuesday due to “positive COVID-19 tests on both teams.” A source told Schefter that “Tuesday is more likely.”


Thursday, September 03, 2020

OT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (September 2020)

With Hollywood production sideswiped by the coronavirus pandemic for five months, TV networks and streamers’ pipeline is starting to dry up. There are promising signs, with a handful of series already back in production and a couple of dozen more on track to start filming in the next couple of weeks.

While the situation remains fluid as we swing into the fall season, here are the fall premiere dates for new series and new seasons of returning shows that have been set so far. It covers more than 200 broadcast, cable and streaming series bowing from September 1 through December 31 in various dayparts but does not include specials or movies.


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

OT - August/September 2020 College Football thread

Each conference has been, one by one, forced into a reactive mode and within days was expected to revise a set of interrelated schedules that had been, in some cases, in place for years.

The results, not surprisingly, are diverse and confusing. This is especially true for the ACC and SEC, which have each added conference opponents to their blueprint of eight league games.

For the ACC, which suspended its two-division format and added Notre Dame as a temporary full member for 2020, the results are far from straightforward. Rather than just adding two extra opponents in cross division play (which the SEC did), the ACC revised each of its member schedules individually.

 

Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: August 19, 2020 at 07:25 AM | 76 comment(s)
  Beats: college football, off-topic

Thursday, August 06, 2020

OT - NBA Bubble Thread

I estimate only 10-12 Primates care about the NBA, and hopefully none of them get caught leaving the bubble for strip club wings.

Moses Taylor, glorified meat shield Posted: August 06, 2020 at 06:04 PM | 3949 comment(s)
  Beats: bubbles, nba, off-topic

Monday, August 03, 2020

OT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (August 2020)

“I’m on some new shit,” Taylor Swift sings in the opening lines of Folklore, announcing with a smile and a wink that the many Taylor Swifts of her previous seven albums — even the not-quite-year-old Taylor of Lover — can’t come to the phone right now.


Monday, July 06, 2020

OT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (July 2020)

With Hollywood production being sideswiped by the coronavirus pandemic, it was a wild spring for the TV world. And there’s still not much clarity as we swing into the summer season. But the shows must go on — most of them, anyway — so here is our annual list of summer premiere dates for new series and new seasons of returning shows. It covers more than 150 broadcast, cable and streaming series bowing through August 31 in various dayparts but does not include specials or movies.


Sunday, June 07, 2020

OT – NBA Revival Thread 2020

I estimate only 10-12 Primates care about the NBA, and hopefully all of them survive these next few weeks.

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 07, 2020 at 04:08 PM | 813 comment(s)
  Beats: nba, off-topic

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

OT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (June 2020)

Yes, there are still summer movies. Nowhere near as many as usual, since the COVID-19 virus scared off most of the herd into later this year or next. But director Christopher Nolan fully intends to open Tenet, his $200 million time-bending epic, in more than 3,500 theaters in July. Ditto Disney, as the company plans to counter with its live-action Mulan that same month. And in August, Warner Bros. will go in on Wonder Woman 1984. All three potential blockbusters are big-money gambles. In order to make a profit or just break even, they’ll need us to put on masks, submit to temperature checks, and make sure we sit six feet apart when we finally push into theaters operating at 30 to 50 percent capacity to maintain social distancing.


Sunday, May 03, 2020

OT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (May 2020)

The shutdown has lasted for less than two months, but in that short time the fallout from the pandemic has brought the film, television, music and theater businesses to their knees. It’s the greatest economic calamity to ever hit Hollywood, Broadway and other entertainment business hubs, dwarfing the wreckage left by such recent catastrophes as 9/11 and the Great Recession. And it’s being felt most acutely by production designers, camera operators, makeup artists, grips, stagehands, ticket takers, casting directors and character actors, whose names may not adorn cinema marquees but whose work forms the backbone of the business.

In February, the Motion Picture Assn. estimated that the film and TV industry directly employs 892,000 people. It’s not yet known how many of those jobs have been lost, but it’s possible to make a rough guess. According to federal data, about 125,000 of those employees are movie theater ushers and concessionaires — nearly all of whom have been furloughed or laid off. Another 170,000 work as actors, directors, camera operators, lighting technicians, set designers and other production workers — a large percentage of whom are also not working.


Thursday, September 26, 2019

OT - NBA thread (pre-season)

I estimate only 10-12 Primates care about baseball, and this thread is the only thing keeping this site alive.

Moses Taylor, glorified meat shield Posted: September 26, 2019 at 09:56 AM | 762 comment(s)
  Beats: basketball, nba, off-topic

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

OT - NBA thread (Playoffs through off-season)

I estimate only 10-12 Primates care about the NBA, and this one only cares about the NBA thread and the Cubs so I have no idea what the rest of the website cares about.

Moses Taylor, glorified meat shield Posted: April 16, 2019 at 02:18 PM | 6831 comment(s)
  Beats: basketball, nba, off-topic

Friday, October 05, 2018

OT - NBA Thread (2018-19 season kickoff edition)

I estimate only 10-12 Primates care about the NBA, none of whom knew the old thread would get closed, thus detracting from what this site is really about: the baseball playoffs, maybe?

Moses Taylor, glorified meat shield Posted: October 05, 2018 at 03:43 PM | 6856 comment(s)
  Beats: basketball, nba, off-topic

 

 

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