Avatar Sequels Will Make Up An 'Epic Saga,' Producer Teases

After reclaiming its title as the highest-grossing movie in box office history following its re-release in China, the long-awaited sequel to James Cameron's "Avatar" is just a year away. The success of the 2009 release gave the immediate green light to four more movies and created a planned epic science-fiction pentalogy. It's taken over a decade for the second installment to arrive, but writer/director James Cameron and the rest of the creative team have been working hard not just on the sequel...
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Pete Buttigieg slams Elon Musk's criticism of Biden's EV agenda: 'We believe in the benefits of union jobs'

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg isn't eyeing 2024, allies say.Drew Angerer/Getty Images US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg defended the Biden Administration's proposed EV tax incentives. On Monday, Elon Musk called the incentives "unnecessary" and suggested the government ditch the bill. Buttigieg dissed Tesla's high prices and lack of union representation in his support of the Build Back Better Act. US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pushed back on critici...
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This "Blockchain Certified" spaghetti is as dumb as you might think

What is "Blockchain Certified" spaghetti? Andy Baio wondered that when he found a box of pasta that said: Blockchain CertifiedThis product has been certified with the ITEM× Blockchain Tool.Scan the QR-code to browse its production and traceability information. Andy scanned the code and landed on a clunky website with a cartoonish gold badge. — Read the rest
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Native American man serving 'de facto life sentence' for drug dealing. 'Why must I die in prison?'

Criminal justice reform advocates say the sentence is excessive and illustrates how the U.S. criminal justice system treats people of color harshly.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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READ: Meadows Sues Jan. 6 Committee, Members

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows sued the Jan. 6 Committee, its members, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
Tags: News, Congress, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Committee, Mark Meadows, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Capitol insurrection, Jan. 6

'The crisis we face is real': Blinken on why Biden is convening a Summit for Democracy

World leaders will pledge to counter authoritarianism, fight corruption and protect human rights. They will assess progress in a year.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Will Oxford's school district face legal consequences for Nov. 30 shooting? Here's what experts say.

Experts say civil suits against Oxford Community Schools could be next, following in the footsteps of other legal challenges after shootings.       [Author: Detroit Free Press]
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Snowpiercer Season 3 Trailer: The Earth Is Warming

A new trailer for the upcoming third season of the TNT series "Snowpiercer" is here and it's got a shocking revelation. In the vast snowy wasteland that is Earth, there is a light. The Earth, as Daveed Diggs' Layton tells us, is warming. If you haven't watched or need a refresher, here is the info for you:Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class wa...
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Why That Major Hawkeye Episode 4 Cameo Is So Significant

(WARNING: Major spoilers for the fourth episode of "Hawkeye," obvs!)Although the reveal should not have come as much of a shock considering her casting was announced in the trades over a year ago, today's fourth episode of Marvel Studios' "Hawkeye" brought back everyone's favorite ex-Black Widow Yelena Belova, as played by the always amazing Florence Pugh ("Midsommar," "Little Women"). Titled "Partners, Am I Right?" this new installment of the Disney+ streaming series finds Clint Barton (Jeremy ...
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It's possible, but not likely, Alec Baldwin's gun fired without him pulling the trigger

The gun could have a mechanical defect, or could have been misidentified by police. But it is more likely Alec Baldwin did pull the trigger.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Watch Tom Waits pitch dog food on this real TV commercial

In 1981, the great singer, songwriter, and poet Tom Waits pitched for Purina dog food. Why?  "I was down on my luck," Waits was quoted as saying in Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits. "And I've always liked dogs."  — Read the rest
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The 15 Best Clint Eastwood-Directed Movies, Ranked

Clint Eastwood is the rarest kind of writer-director: prolific. Stanley Kubrick, just two years Clint's elder, famously made Shelly Duval do so many takes on the set of "The Shining" she would break down in tears in the morning at the very thought of crying all day on Kubrick's repeated command. Eastwood, on the other hand, is famously an actor's director. He shoots scenes once, from the hip, calls cut, and gets out of dodge."I like to do whole sequences in one day ..." the director wrote in "Fi...
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Get Out, Eternal Sunshine, And The Social Network Top The WGA's 101 Greatest Screenplays Of The 21st Century (So Far)

Around this time every year, the Black List names its annual list of the best unproduced screenplays, but what about movies that have already been made? What are the greatest screenplays of the last two decades? That's the question at the heart of a new list compiled by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) West and East.The WGA has posted its list of the 101 greatest screenplays of the 21st century (so far), and there's a good chance that one or more of your favorite movies are on it. A quick look...
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AWS appears to be down, and it's taken popular services like Netflix and Disney Plus with it

LISBON, PORTUGAL - 2021/11/02: AWS, Amazon Web Services logo exhibition zone, seen during day two of the Web Summit in Lisbon. This is one of the largest technology conferences in the world and also a meeting point for the debate on technological evolution in people's lives. This year, around 40.000 participants are expected to attend the Web Summit which runs from 1st-4th November at Parque das Nacoes in LisbonSopa Images Amazon's web-hosting subsidiary, AWS, is experiencing major is...
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Save up to $600 on TVs, laptops and more tech at this Best Buy holiday sale

If you're shopping for the holidays, Best Buy's holiday sale on TVs, high-tech laptops and so much more.       [Author: Reviewed]
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China's moon rover spots a mysterious cube-shaped object, and the internet is intrigued

China's Yutu 2 rover spotted the mysterious object on its 36th lunar day on the moon, and it will now go investigate what it is.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Thieves are using Apple AirTags to track luxury vehicles to owners' driveways before stealing them, police say

An Apple AirTag.Apple Police in Canada have warned that thieves are using Apple AirTags to track high-end vehicles. York Regional Police said thieves would track the vehicles to owners' driveways, then steal them. Apple's AirTags are intended to help users locate lost personal objects. Police in Canada have warned that thieves are using Apple AirTags to track luxury cars before stealing them.York Regional Police said in a statement Thursday that since September, officers had investiga...
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Watch: Matt Gaetz says he will "take power" after 2022 election

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R–FL) has big plans. He and his corrupt cronies, including sidekick Marjorie Taylor Greene, are "going to take power after this next election." "We are going to take power after this next election and when we do, it's not going to be the days of Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy and no real oversight and no real subpoenas," he said at a new conference (video below), on the topic of Capitol rioters and their jail conditions. — Read the rest
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Tennessee medical board deletes anti-misinformation COVID-19 policy after GOP pressures to dissolve board

Rep. John Ragan, R-Oak Ridge, has pressured the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners to unpublish a policy against COVID-19 misinformation.       [Author: Nashville Tennessean]
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Elon Musk says there are "not enough people" and that the falling birthrate could threaten human civilization

Tesla CEO Elon Musk.REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo "If people don't have more children, civilization is going to crumble, mark my words," said Elon Musk. Musk was responding to a question about how the Tesla Bot could solve some labor issues. The global birthrate has been steadily declining since the 1960s, according to the World Bank. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said there are "not enough people," which could threaten human civilization."I think one of the biggest risks to civilization is t...
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AWS appears to be down, and it's taken popular services like Ring smart-home systems, Netflix, and Disney+ with it

Amazon Web Services experienced an outage on Tuesday.Sopa Images Amazon's web-hosting subsidiary, Amazon Web Services, was experiencing major issues on Tuesday. The outage appeared to affect major streaming services including Disney+ and Netflix. Amazon said it was "investigating increased error rates." Amazon's web-hosting subsidiary, Amazon Web Services, appeared to have suffered a major outage on Tuesday morning.Reports on the website Down Detector indicated widespread issues with ...
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Timothy Leary interview from Folsom prison

It's been awesome to watch the nation's stance on drugs change. Most of America is taking a collective cannabis-scented exhale as the formerly suffocating and draconian perspectives on drugs start to resemble a trippy blacklight poster. Colorado, the standard-bearer for progressive views on drugs, decriminalized psilocybin mushrooms in 2019. — Read the rest
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A conservative group in Wisconsin debunked Trump's baseless voter fraud claims after a 10-month investigation

A new report from a Wisconsin conservative group has found no evidence of widespread voter fraud after a 10-month investigation.Scott Olson/Getty Images A conservative group in Wisconsin has found no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. The group conducted a 10-month investigation that included a hand review of ballots. The organization said it found no evidence of an unexplained ballot dump or problems with voting machines. After a 10-month investigation, a conservative g...
Tags: Politics, News, Milwaukee, Trends, Joe Biden, Audit, Pennsylvania, Gop, Wisconsin, Election, Donald Trump, Will, Trump, WEC, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Wisconsin

Ali Alexander Looks Ready To Roll Over On Fellow Jan. 6 Organizers

Far-right provocateur Ali Alexander says that he plans on fully cooperating with the Jan. 6 Committee. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
Tags: News, Congress, Committee, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Ali Alexander, Capitol insurrection, Jan. 6 Committee

An 'antiwork' management strategy is going viral for describing perks optional Mondays and 10% pay raises, and claiming there was 'no decline in revenue'

SOPA Images / Contributor/Getty Images An "antiwork" Reddit post from a user claiming to be a senior manager at a small firm went viral. The author says they proposed 10% pay raises and optional Mondays for a staff of almost 30 workers. They said revenues had "skyrocketed" during the pandemic, and that the changes did not lead to declines. When a business owner was looking for ideas to reward his team of about 30 workers for booming sales during Covid, he reportedly assumed the answer would b...
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The Book Of Boba Fett Trailer: A Crime Lord Is Born

The new Disney+ Star Wars series, "The Book of Boba Fett," is almost here, and the folks at Disney have given us another tiny taste of what's to come with a new trailer called "The Return." The trailer highlights the return of former bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) to the city of Mos Eisley, once run by the notorious Jabba the Hutt. While his travels to Tatooine almost killed the younger Fett in "Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi," he is clearly now ready to rule the roost and become ...
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Opus Dei masturbation gloves

The ShuBee Ugly Gloves [Amazon] are for use in projects requiring extreme frictive or abrasive force, such as clearing blocked sewers, grasping rope, and resisting our natural drive toward personal comfort which so often prevents us from answering the call to love God. — Read the rest
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Coming Soon on Hulu: Season 2 of First-Time Buyer by the National Association of REALTORS®

NAR PULSE—Watch what happens when first-time buyers, guided by the expertise of a REALTOR®, search for their dream home in First-Time Buyer, streaming Dec. 25 on Hulu. Catch up on season one today and share with your agents! Encourage Your Agents to Enroll in the L.E.A.D. Courses Developed by top REALTOR® leaders exclusively for aspiring to seasoned REALTOR® leaders, the Building Blocks, Road Map, Vision and DEI courses equip participants with the practical skills, concepts, knowledge and pract...
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Jan. 6 committee says it will recommend criminal contempt charges against Mark Meadows if he doesn't appear for his scheduled deposition

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.AP Photo/Patrick Semansky The Jan. 6 committee said it is prepared to recommend criminal contempt charges against Mark Meadows. Meadows' lawyer said he will not appear for a deposition scheduled for tomorrow. The committee said if he doesn't appear, it'll recommend that "the body in which Mr. Meadows once served refer him for criminal prosecution." The chair and vice chair of the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capi...
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A substitute teacher sang Britney Spears' 'Toxic' on a karaoke machine. He was asked to leave early.

A substitute teacher in Austin, Texas was asked to leave after singing Britney Spears' 'Toxic' on a karaoke machine he brought to the classroom.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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