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Disney is in collusion with Russia to make a sequel. Браво!

Released in October, the movie brought in $29.5 million in the country.
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One of the best things a writer can do for success is to marry well.

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Richard Gunderman, Indiana University (THE CONVERSATION) The year 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of one of the great courtships…
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Here's a dumb speculative tribute to The Birds, when probably Hitchcock's main thought was getting Tippi Hendren in bed.

"The Birds" was notable for its beautiful location work in Bodega Bay, the memorable bird special effects and actress Tippi Hedren's imperishable green blazer and skirt - which withstood an escalating series of bird attacks, and still looked ready for a cocktail party. Giant letters in the opening t...
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Happy Birthday to Huckleberry Finn. The pregnancy took eight years.

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On this day in 1885, Mark Twain published ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN in the United States.

"You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name... of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. That is nothing. I never seen anybody but lied one time or another, without it was Aunt Polly, or the widow, or maybe Mary. Aunt Polly--Tom's Aunt Polly, she is--and Mary, and the Widow Douglas is all told about in that book, which is mostly a true book, with some stretchers, as I said before."
--from ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (1885)

Long cherished by readers of all ages, ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN is both a hilarious account of an incorrigible truant and a powerful parable of innocence in conflict with the fallen adult world. The mighty Mississippi River of the antebellum South gives the novel both its colorful backdrop and its narrative shape, as the runaways Huck and Jim—a young rebel against civilization allied with an escaped slave—drift down its length on a flimsy raft. Their journey, at times rollickingly funny but always deadly serious in its potential consequences, takes them ever deeper into the slave-holding South, and our appreciation of their shared humanity grows as we watch them travel physically farther from yet morally closer to the freedom they both passionately seek. READ more here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/…/the-adventures-of-huc…/

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If you have to wait to get in to see Black Panther, you can see Abar: The First Black Superman.

Imagine having the power to clean up the ghetto, accompanied by MLK speeches.
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If you have a cartoon or science-fiction to test, chose Reddit like TBS has done with its new series.

TBS will debut its animated sci-fi show 'Final Space' on Reddit before it runs on TV, and the advertising plan is to reach hardcore 'Rick and Morty' fans.
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Judy Blume shares her advice on writing.

When I was a kid I loved to read Judy Blume books: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; Then Again, Maybe I Won’t; Freckle Juice; and Superfudge. Even
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John Ford telling Henry Fonda how Wyatt Earp described the OK Corral fight to him, with Jimmy Stewart listening in.

From the 1971 TV documentary, The American West of John Ford. Henry Fonda asks John Ford about his relationship with the lawman Wyatt Earp and the gunfight a...
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As networks and Olympics go, this year it's NB Sink.

At the halfway point of the XXIII Winter Olympics, things are certainly feeling a little chilly for both Team USA and NBC. As last night’s primetime coverage displayed even with the surprise silver…
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YouTube was invented for guys who like to blow shit up who are as boring as knotholes and not as smart.

Some people might call this a recipe for disaster, but we're calling this science.
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If you're marketing your books on FB you need to know this about Amazon links from @Naked_Determina

Facebook has been tightening their algorithms lately. Though authors can still post Amazon links in their own postings (and all of us know...
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If you're considering a course from Udemy, check YouTube first to see if it's already free & stolen from YouTube.

Maybe the Black Panther set was indeed "like church" because its collection plate shall be overflowing.

Netflix killing TV ad revenue simply illustrates viewers' ongoing and increasing desire for greater choices.

The TV industry’s greatest fear is that TV ad revenue will vanish as viewers migrate viewing to ad-free services like Netflix. The truth is that Netflix has already taken between $3 and $6 billion of TV ad revenue off the table.
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This new Burt Reynolds movie looks ridiculously great.

In the upcoming A24 title the 'Boogie Nights' star plays a former stuntman and movie star who takes up an invitation to be feted at an amateur film festival.
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If this isn't the beginning of a movie I don't know what is.

A prison inmate drugged his identical twin brother, changed into his clothing, and walked out of the facility leaving his kin behind bars.
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