Corporations vs Collectors: The Excesses of Hallmark Christmas ornaments (UPDATED)

An editorial by Mike Rhode(updates in italics 12/26/2019)I used to collect Hallmark's Christmas ornaments. I slowed down last year and completely stopped this year. (Hypocrisy update: Well, I had stopped until I went to a Hallmark store looking for Scooby-Doo ornaments and cartoon cards. Then I slipped off the wagon again. A habit since 1993 is hard to break it turns out, at least at half-price.)Here's roughly what's on offer for 2019: (not pictured - Spider-Man, Lego Robin) In ...
Tags: Comics, Superman, Christmas, Disney, Batman, Warner Bros, Santa, Infinity Gauntlet, Man Of Steel, Green Lantern, Hulk, Collecting, Robin, Merchandising, Henry Ford Museum, Bat Signal

Trump’s ‘Home Alone’ Cameo Cut By CBC, Another Casualty Of The War On Christmas

IMDb Will we ever know peace There’s been quite a lot of buzz around Home Alone this December, and not because it’s one of the most beloved franchises to bust out for the holidays. This year Home Alone has got one family’s grinchy knickers in a twist — the Trumps. Which should come as no surprise, because who else but the Trumps could possibly find a reason to be mad about Home Alone during Christmas. If you’ll recall, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York features a cameo of Donald Trump insi...
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Man, Lucky To Be Alive, Tattoos Photo Of His Snoring Wife On His Leg

The Sun This should be a CRIME Although there are hundreds of different holiday movies, songs, and stories, the majority of them send the same basic message: presents aren’t everything, and more often than not, the best, most meaningful gifts don’t come in wrapping paper-covered boxes or topped with bows. What they fail to mention, though, is that sometimes the worst gifts don’t require wrapping either. Like many married couples, James and Kelly McGraw understand the importance of havin...
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Now On Netflix - THUNDER ROAD

In the aftermath of his mother's death and undergoing a painful custody battle, a cop's mental state deteriorates. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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Los Angeles Prosecutors Are Reviewing Eight Cases Against Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors in Los Angeles are reviewing eight cases accusing disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, an official said Thursday. The Los Angeles and Beverly Hills police departments each brought four investigations to prosecutors, according to Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The office will decide whether to move forward with prosecution. No charges have been filed, Santiago said. He did not know detail...
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The other "Levine" writing team

Great article about my daughter Annie & her husband/writing partner Jonathan.  By the way, they're currently writing for THE UPSHAWS, a new multi-camera sitcom for Netflix that stars Wanda... [Author: By Ken Levine]
Tags: Netflix, Humor, Annie, Wanda, Jonathan, Levine, Ken Levine, By Ken Levine

Azur Lane Formidable Cosplay Exuding Beauty & Atmosphere

Love Teacher PhD, an individual dedicated to the captivating art of cosplay, has this time taken on the guise of busty gothic lolita aircraft carrier Formidable, a ship girl from Azur Lane – the woman seemingly being perfect for the role with her sizable breasts. Making use of the background and lighting, the cosplayer also […]
Tags: Games, Stockings, Anime, Cosplay, Oppai, Image Gallery, Gothic Lolita, Azur Lane, Love Teacher PhD

Death Stranding Voted Famitsu GOTY 2019 by Developers & Celebrities

The Weekly Famitsu gaming magazine has published a list of the top games of 2019 as voted by 132 various Japanese developers and celebrities, with the rather strange and abstract Death Stranding taking first place followed by mobile game Dragon Quest Walk. The list of the best games of the year according to the Famitsu […]
Tags: Games, Rankings, Anime, Famitsu, Fire Emblem, Dragon Quest, Death Stranding, Sekiro, Weekly Famitsu gaming magazine

‘The Last Dance’ Trailer: Get a Sneak Peek at ESPN’s Buzzy Michael Jordan Docuseries

ESPN is debuting The Last Dance, a 10-part documentary series on the Chicago Bulls during their legendary 1997-98 season, Michael Jordan’s final season as a Chicago Bull and the team’s last championship run of their dynasty. The Bulls granted a camera crew unprecedented access for the entire season, as the team went for its second three-peat. Watch The Last Dance trailer below. The Last Dance Trailer Last year, ESPN teased the existence of a documentary about Michael Jordan’s final seas...
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Peter Wollen, Who Wrote a Film Theory Bible, Is Dead at 81

His “Signs and Meaning in the Cinema,” part of a varied career that also included making his own movies, re-energized film studies.
Tags: Art, Movies, News, Deaths (Obituaries, Writing and Writers, WOLLEN, Peter Wollen, Peter (1938-2019

The 10 Best Animated Shorts of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) With 2019 wrapping up, another decade of cinema comes to a close. From grand blockbusters to more mature international releases, many will remember the feature-length animated films they witnessed in the 2010s. But what about the “little guys” of the animation world? They deserve their time in the film-loving spotlight as well. They are more than just an excuse to run for more chip dip during the Oscar’s telecast and are thriving. In cele...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, Ariel, Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant, Pixar, Keane, Bao, Matthew A Cherry, Hublot, Walt Disney Animation, Gabriel Osorio, Don Hertzfeldt, House of Mouse, Paperman

The gay superfan’s guide to experience the best of Dolly Parton

Where to go for Dolly Parton's best shows and memorabilia—and what's the deal with that "Dolly Parton's America" podcast?
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The superfan’s guide to experience the best of Dolly Parton

Where to go for Dolly Parton's best shows and memorabilia—and what's the deal with that "Dolly Parton's America" podcast?
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, America, Dolly Parton, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gaycities Link, Dollywood, Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, Dolly Parton's America, Dolly Parton's Stampede

Kandagawa Jet Girls Focuses on Pettanko Pan Twins

Marvelous Entertaining uploaded a recent livestream for Kandagawa Jet Girls which once again discussed numerous aspects about the jet skiing and shooting game, including the gloriously flat Pan twins. Apart from introducing the title’s story, online, and split-screen modes, the lengthy broadcast featured a definitive focus on the sisterly pettanko jetter and shooter combination of […]
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‘Watchmen’ Star Tim Blake Nelson on Wearing That Mask and Working With Regina King [Interview]

Watchmen showed audiences another side of actor Tim Blake Nelson. As Wade Tillman (a.k.a. Looking Glass), Nelson is more imposing than ever before. The reserved cop, to put it mildly, doesn’t need to beat anybody to a pulp to prove or illustrate his immense strength. Look no further than the interrogation scene to see a man in complete control of his surroundings, body, and power. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nelson’s casting imbued an authenticity to Wade and the setting of Damon Lindelof‘s magnum...
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Florida family could be homeless for the holidays following rental scam

Fredy Asevedo transferred more than $3,000 for a two-month deposit on a rental before the man posing as his real estate agent stopped replying to his calls.
Tags: Florida, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Zillow, Select, News Brief, Invitation Homes, Fake Trulia Listing, Fredy Asevedo, Joseph Willet, Koby Litowich

Fall in Labyrinth a Truly Courageous Adventure

Fall in Labyrinth is a classic RPG that has players controlling a protagonist who happens upon an almighty sword coupled with a cute spirit, with a newly unearthed dungeon full of rare treasures beckoning the hero. This new labyrinth has attracted hordes of adventurers, merchants and even those selling slaves; players can have sexy slaves […]
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CS Soapbox: How Does Rise of Skywalker Set Up Episode 10?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Soapbox: How Does Rise of Skywalker Set Up Episode 10? Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker  has been billed as the end of the Skywalker Saga. Leading up to the film’s release fans have been bombarded with nostalgia-laced trailers, teasers, and featurettes. The film itself is one big nostalgia-wrapped ball of twine on the verge of coming undone. To the dismay of many,  The Rise of Skywalker  wasn’t perfect (not that it could’ve been). Walking out of the cinema with...
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December 24 Through 31 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW December 24 Through 31 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s December 24 Through 31 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Ad Astra Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the su...
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Now Stream This: ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’, ‘The Last Black Man In San Francisco’, ‘The Two Popes’, and More of the Best Movies Streaming

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Happy holidays, folks! This is a holiday week, which means many of us will finally have some much-needed time off. And while you could spend that time with your friends and family, why not blow them off and just watch stuff instead? If you need some ideas about what you should watch as we head into the holidays, I’m here to help. These are the best...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Disney, San Francisco, Features, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Muppets, Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler, Catholic Church, Charles Dickens, Michael Caine, Harrison Ford, Hulu, Indiana Jones

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Passes $500 Million Mark

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker passes $500 million mark Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker passed the $500M mark in its first 8 days, with $516.8 million worldwide to date. The J.J. Abrams film posted an estimated domestic Christmas Day of $32 million, the second best Christmas Day ever behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Its domestic total currently stands at $258.9 million. The ninth film in the Skywalker Saga has already bested the worldwide totals for...
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Special Makeup Effects Maestro Greg Nicotero on Tom Savini, Shudder’s ‘Creepshow,’ and His Legacy as an Artist

Greg Nicotero is a prominent genre mainstay responsible for reinvigorating mainstream horror as an executive producer, special make-up effects supervisor, and primary director for AMC’s  The Walking Dead . However, his prolific work extends decades before the show’s rise to meteoric fame. He got his start working under Tom Savini on  Day of the Dead , where a lifelong friendship was born. It’s that friendship that made Nicotero a perfect fit for his executive producer role on Shudder’s new...
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ComingSoon’s Top 10 Films of 2019!

ComingSoon’s Top 10 Films of 2019! ComingSoon.net is wrapping the year up with a list of our Top 10 Films of 2019, featuring managing editor Max Evry, associate editor Kylie Hemmert, and staff writers Grant Hermanns, Maggie Dela Paz, Jeff Ames and Josh Plainse. Check out all our lists now, and be sure to chime in with your own lists in the comments section below! Max Evry 1) Knives Out – Rian Johnson crafts a killer mystery, while Daniel Craig reveals the incredible depth of his previously...
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‘Invisible Life’ Review: An Unabashed, Affecting Brazilian Melodrama

There came a point early on in Karim Aïnouz’s drama of separated sisters, Invisible Life, where I wondered if the way he depicted a scene veered a little too sharply into the melodramatic and borderline hysterical. Then I remembered how the poster billed the film: a tropical melodrama. Once I reset my bearings a bit, I found the narrative quite engrossing and the story rather moving. “Melodrama” often carries a pejorative connotation, a malady from which I am not exempt as shown by my near d...
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Neighborhoods in the Bay Area, Boston among Redfin’s most competitive of 2019

White Oaks, a neighborhood about 30 minutes south of San Francisco, was the most competitive place for U.S. homebuyers in 2019, according to Redfin.
Tags: Technology, Minneapolis, California, Boston, San Francisco, Radio, Silicon Valley, Oakland, Seattle, Redfin, Bay Area, Industry News, NAR, WHITE OAKS, National Association of Realtors, Katy Polvorosa

Shinchou Yuusha Has a Traumatic Past

Shinchou Yuusha: Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru has grown more absurd than ever as the lewd goddess unleashes tons of shameless facial expressions while on the hunt for an impressive swimsuit, with the new episode also finally unveiling the origins behind Seiya’s constant cautiousness. Omake:
Tags: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Anime, Oppai, Image Gallery, White Fox, Mizugi, SEIYA, Isekai, Shinchou Yuusha, Kono Yuusha, Shinchou Sugiru

‘Magnolia’ at 20: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Masterpiece Still Blossoms with Pure Emotion

The magnolia is a perennial flower: its recurring bloom signals spring’s arrival and the bark of the tree it grows from can be used to treat anxiety and cancer. Magnolia Boulevard is a street that runs through Burbank, California—the media capital of the world, just miles from Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. Neither of these things is explained outright in Magnolia, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1999 opus, but even without awareness of them, the viewer begins to form an intuitive u...
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Watch: Award-Winning Yarn Puppets Animated Short 'A Love Story'

"Two hearts entwined. Two lives unravelled." Another award-winning short to feature this week. A Love Story is an animated short film that won the prestigious BAFTA Award for Best Animated Short in 2017. It's finally online to watch in full, and it's a lovely 7-minute journey into the surreal world of love. Made by British Sri-Lankan filmmaker Anushka Naanayakkara, the short is about two creatures that fall in love, weaving a colourful world together. But when darkness threatens to consume o...
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Here’s what real estate agents are predicting for 2020 (and beyond)

Find out what agents and brokers all over the country are predicting for the next ten years, and check out which 2010 predictions came true (and which ones missed the mark).
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Most people don't realize Microsoft has the best deal in gaming, and my biggest regret of 2019 was not taking advantage of it sooner (SNE, MSFT)

Microsoft's Xbox loses out to Sony's PlayStation on a crucially important front: exclusive games. But Xbox has a major edge over PlayStation in terms of its subscription service, Xbox Game Pass. I only got onto Game Pass toward the beginning of this year, and I wish I'd got it sooner. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As an Xbox owner, 2018 was a rough year. I don't buy games often, and when I do I tend to sink a wad of cash into big AAA blockbusters which I know I'll spend ...
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