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After 25 Years, Doug Liman’s Swingers Is Still Money

In the spring of 1997, my buddy and I were looking for a flick to watch on a Friday night and stumbled upon a movie called Swingers starring some guy named Vince Vaughn and Roller Girl from Boogie Nights. Obviously, it was the latter that caught our attention, but we were all in on the comedy the Los Angeles Times dubbed, “Hip and funny!” The movie changed our lives. No joke. For my friend and me, there was life before Swingers and life after Swingers. We learned a lot from that movie: How long ...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Roger Ebert, Arkansas, Disneyland, Jon Favreau, Rudy, Will Ferrell, Los Angeles Times, Vegas, Martin Scorsese, Office Space, Mike, McDonald, Trent


The 10 Best Twin Peaks Episodes, Including Season 3

The wonderful and strange world of "Twin Peaks" has captivated television and cinema audiences for decades, leaving a lasting impact on serialized storytelling in television long after its original run. Co-created by film director David Lynch and novelist Mark Frost, "Twin Peaks" was led by Kyle MacLachlan as Special Agent Dale Cooper, who investigated the murder of a teenage girl named Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). As Cooper soon discovered, Laura lived a double life, and the investigation was rif...
Tags: Television, Movies, Abc, Fbi, Showtime, New Mexico, Leo, Annie, Bob, Kyle Maclachlan, Frost, David Lynch, Briggs, James, Andy, Judy


Baltimore Comic-Con returns - Randy Tischler on what to expect in 2021

by Mike Rhode Baltimore Comic-Con is returning live this coming weekend, and I spoke with my friend Randy Tischler of the Con's Executive Staff about what people can expect this year.  What happened to BCC in 2020? Like so many other shows, our knee-jerk instinct was to nix the show for 2020. One of the folks we'd met the previous year, Chad Ramsden from Comic Corps, gave me a call one day and pitched the idea of doing a virtual event, as they had just had some real success teami...
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Anti-hunting Activists Still Blame Hunters for Condor Deaths

By Larry Keane Anti-hunters continue blaming lead ammo for the deaths of California Condors IMG iStock-495123612 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- California banned the use of traditional ammunition statewide in 2019, but anti-hunting activists continue to blame traditional ammunition made with lead components for the deaths of the scavengers. Mike Stake, a wildlife biologist with the Ventana Wildlife Society in California, told KCBX that of the 13 deaths of California condors in 2020, nine were attr...
Tags: Guns, Obama, California, Southern California, Mike, NSSF, Hunting News, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF, Ventana Wildlife Society, U S Fish Wildlife Service USFWS, Larry Keane Anti, California Condors IMG, KCBX, Hunt for Truth Association, Questioning Data, Hunt for Truth


Midnight Mass Star Kate Siegel On Performing That Monologue And Embracing Obsession [Interview]

Erin's faith in "Midnight Mass" is complicated yet pure. She's someone seeking community and peace, but at the same time, that respectful desire was born out of hardship and tragedy. She escaped her home and her mother, who called her a "godless heathen," only to return and continue to struggle with the past. She's one of the many rich characters in "Midnight Mass," which is another Mike Flanagan project that delivers equally compelling drama and horror. For actor Kate Siegel, who also starred i...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Etsy, Netflix, Kate, Sam, Michael, Erin, Don, Mike, Flanagan, Chin, Howard Hughes, Zach, SIEGEL


Salomon Ultra Glide Contest

The post Salomon Ultra Glide Contest appeared first on iRunFar. The Salomon Ultra Glide is the first shoe that American trail runner turned Salomon product manager designed from start to finish. (You can read more about Mike’s and the Ultra Glide’s journeys.) In short, the Ultra Glide is Salomon’s softest and cushiest trail running shoe to date and does so without sacrificing fit or grip. To get your feet into a pair of Ultra Glides, enter to win one of five pairs now! (The contest is open globa...
Tags: Sport, Running, Contests, Mike, Salomon, Ultra Glide, Salomon Ultra Glide, Salomon Ultra Glide Contest


DolphinsTalk Gambling Corner Week 7

No YouTube show this week, but that doesn't mean Mike and Tom won't have your weekend picks. Mike is sitting at 20-12-1 and Tom had a big comeback weekend last week, going 4-1-1 overall. Here is a look at this weekend's slate. Mike's Pic
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Halloween Kills Producer Jason Blum On Why Sequels Are Difficult [Interview]

In 2018, Blumhouse surpassed expectations with "Halloween," David Gordon Green's sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 slasher classic. Surpassing expectations wasn't anything new to Blumhouse, but the production company delivered a hit reboot that most audiences weren't expecting. Not just a hit, but more importantly, a well-liked return to the world of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. Three years later, the horror icons return in "Halloween Kills." "Halloween" is one of the bigger Blumhouse titles. ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, David, John, Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, Ouija, John Carpenter, Mike, David Gordon Green, Blumhouse, Michael Myers, Mike Flanagan, Laurie Strode, Scott Derrickson?You


DAMN DOLPHINS SHOW: Thoughts on Loss to Tampa

Mike and Robbie give their thoughts on the Dolphins loss to Tampa Bay. They talk about why draft picks are overrated and they discuss some of the decisions that have led the Dolphins to this place.   The post DAMN DOLPHINS SHOW: Though
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The Mayor Of Kingstown Trailer: Jeremy Renner And Kyle Chandler Wheel And Deal

Paramount+ has a new series from "Yellowstone" co-creator Taylor Sheridan, and it looks like a very intense, crime-filled drama. We've already gotten a first look at the show during CBSViacom's Television Critics Association presentation in August, and we now have another trailer revealing that the McLusky family has got some twisted ties to the town they live in."Mayor of Kingstown" is also a reunion for Sheridan and Jeremy Renner — the two worked together on the 2017 film "Wind River," where R...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Wyoming, Trailers, Taylor, Jeremy Renner, Alice, Yellowstone, Elizabeth Olsen, Laird, Mike, Wind River, Antoine Fuqua, Sheridan, Kyle Chandler


You can get 70% off of all CreativeLive classes through the end of October, including popular photography bootcamps for under $60

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. CreativeLive offers over 2,000 online courses in photography, video, art, design, business, and more. MixMedia/Getty Images has over 2,000 online courses taught by experts in photography, art, video, and more. Classes are 70% off and you can get 20% off any Creator Pass subscription through October 31. Below are some of the most popular classes, including a Stanford course on designing your life. Onli...
Tags: Stanford, Trends, New York Times, Richard, Mel, Chris, Jared, Creativelive, Hurley, Mike, Ben, Ryan, Rocco, Bryce, Lindsay, Lisa Congdon


14 Shows To Watch If You Loved Midnight Mass

"Midnight Mass," Mike Flanagan's drama about a small fishing community disrupted by the return of a charismatic priest and a discredited former resident, has aired on Netflix to critical acclaim. It's a series with complex themes: theism, faith, and the intricacies of belief, as well as forgiveness and redemption.If you like your TV with bite, the Adrien Brody-starring "Salem's" Lot prequel "Chapelwaite" and the upcoming adaptation of Anne Rice's "Interview with the Vampire" may satisfy your cra...
Tags: Usa, England, London, Television, Movies, Abc, Stephen King, America, San Francisco, Indiana, Bbc, Fbi, Netflix, Arctic, Elvis Presley, Salem


For Dell, being edgy now means single-node HCI without virtual storage, and rugged laptops

Is it really hyperconverged if it has vSphere but not VSAN? Big Mike says 'yes' Dell has made a play for the edge, with pretty much the same stuff it offers in most other places.…
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Movies Like Dazed And Confused That Comedy Fans Will Love

When "Dazed and Confused" came out in September 1993, it barely made an impact, commercially or critically. It cost about $7 million to make and earned $8 million back -- that's not exactly a bomb, but certainly a disappointment. But over the course of the next few years, it would slowly grow in estimation until it became what it is today, a coming-of-age cult classic and one of the most highly regarded high school films of all time. "Dazed and Confused" takes place on the last day of the 1976 s...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Scotland, Matt Damon, Pennsylvania, United Kingdom, Bradley Cooper, Elton John, Steve Carell, Ellen, Richard Linklater, Harrison Ford, Vietnam, William


Beretta 92 Pistol ~ The Forgotten Handgun

 Editors Note: With the resurgence of police Beretta 92 surplus pistols this review is an update of one of Mikes’s articles that ran on AmmoLand News in 2015 and just a great read. Beretta 92 Pistol USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Do you remember the first time that you saw a Beretta 92? It may have been while watching an action film from the 1980s such as Lethal Weapon or Die Hard or a thriller from the 1990s like Leon: The Professional. Perhaps movies aren’t your thing and it was on active or reser...
Tags: Guns, US, US military, Romania, Beretta, Mike, ACP, Sig Sauer, Firearm News, Firearms News, Mike Searson, AmmoLand News, Used Guns, Gun Collectors, Surplus Guns, Mike Searson Mike Searson


Robin Robin Trailer Teases Netflix’s Animated Holiday Special

Netflix has released the full Robin Robin trailer for Aardman Animation’s stop-motion animated holiday special, featuring the voices of Gillian Anderson, Richard E. Grant, and Bronte Carmichael. The special will be available for streaming on November 24. The video, which you can check out below along with the key art poster, begins with the titular bird as she discovers about the magic of Christmas Tree Star which she believes grants all the humans’ wishes. It also highlights her wish of becomin...
Tags: Family, Video, Comedy, Movies, Netflix, Streaming, Gillian Anderson, Maya, Robin, Mike, Richard E Grant, Movie News, Robin Robin, Dan Ojari, Aardman Animation, Bronte Carmichael


How to End a Conversation

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Sunday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in March 2013. We’ve done several articles on the Art of Manliness covering the wonderful art of conversation, from its dos and donts, to how to make small talk, to avoiding the dreaded plague of conversational narcissism. A comment each of those posts invariably received was, “...
Tags: Featured, Life, Time, People, Kia, Sam, Sarah, Social Skills, Mike, Dan, Jim, Sean, George Plimpton, Paul There, Catherine Blyth, Diane Windingland


Midnight Mass Star Crystal Balint On The Danger And Power Of Faith [Interview]

"Midnight Mass" shows all walks of life in the Catholic community. There are believers who use religion as a guise for cruelty, those seeking peace and community, and individuals who simply believe in something bigger than themselves. And then there's the Dolly and Wade Scarborough. Those two are true believers, but in the end, become familiar sinners."The road to hell is paved with good intentions" is one of the many themes of "Midnight Mass."Dolly, played by Crystal Balint, is kind-hearted and...
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Midnight Mass Composers The Newton Brothers Rediscovered The Beauty Of Hymns [Interview]

The Newton Brothers go way back with director Mike Flanagan. Andy Grush and Taylor Newton Stewart have been composing the horror maestro's movies and shows since "Oculus." They brought emotion, not just horror, to "Hush," "Doctor Sleep," and "The Haunting of Hill House," to name a few. It's the drama, not always the horror, that the composers are responding to first and foremost. That's perhaps most evident in their newest collaboration with Flanagan, the horror-drama "Midnight Mass." The limite...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Catholic, Trevor, Jack, Taylor, James, Andy, Timmy, Wade, Mike, Flanagan, Hill House, Hamish, Mike Flanagan


DolphinsTalk Week 6 Gambling Corner

Check out Mike and Tom's Hot Picks for this Week! The post DolphinsTalk Week 6 Gambling Corner appeared first on Miami Dolphins.
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ATF Fraud Finally Recognized by National Media

If the whistleblower’s accusations are true, and if something is done about it, the abusive ATF employees will end up felons, like on this sign. (ATF/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “A CBS News investigation uncovered allegations of fraud, waste and abuse at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,” CBS News claims in a breaking exclusive. “A whistleblower said he lost his job after he flagged the alleged violations to his superiors.” The gist of it revolves around fraudul...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Mexico, Cbs News, Chuck Grassley, Cbs, Resistance, Republican, Biden, Illinois, Whistleblowers, Bureau, Nra, Phoenix, Senate Judiciary Committee, Mike


Steve Nash overtakes Mark Jackson for 3rd on NBA all-time assist list

NBA The Lakers' season isn't all bad, after all.  Veteran point guard Steve Nash passed Mark Jackson on the NBA all-time assist list late in the second quarter against the Rockets Tuesday night. Assist No. 10,335, a fast-break dish to Jodie Meeks for an easy dunk, placed the future Hall of Famer third on the list behind John Stockton (15,806) and Jason Kidd (12,091). Standing ovation for Steve Nash at STAPLES Center. https://t.co/MbFpRagWJv —...
Tags: Travel, Nba, Rockets, Houston, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Times, Lakers, Mike, Jodie Meeks, Nash, Hall of Famer, Jason Kidd, John Stockton, Mark Jackson, Steve Nash, NBA The Lakers


Stream The Alchemist’s New EP This Thing Of Ours 2 Feat. Vince Staples, Danny Brown, More

Once again, veteran rap producer the Alchemist is having a big year. He made Haram with Armand Hammer. He made Bo Jackson with Boldy James. In April, Alchemist released his EP This Thing Of Ours, which featured rappers like Earl Sweatshirt and Navy Blue rapping over his beats. Today, Alchemist has released the sequel, which features another set of woozily beautiful beats and another set of beautifully chosen collaborators.
Tags: Music, Vince Staples, New Music, The Alchemist, Mike, Bo Jackson, Danny Brown, Navy Blue, Haram, Mavi, Bruiser Brigade, Zelooperz, Fat Ray, Bruiser Wolf, J.U.S, Steel Tipped Dove


What made me want to fight for fair AI

My life has always involved centering the voices of those historically marginalized in order to foster equitable communities. Growing up, I lived in a small suburb just outside of Cleveland, Ohio and I was fortunate enough to attend Laurel School, an all-girls school focused on encouraging young women to think critically and solve difficult world problems. But my lived experience at school was so different from kids who lived even on my same street. I was grappling with watching families around ...
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DolphinsTalk Podcast: Will Miami Make More Trades & Dolphins vs Buccaneers Preview

On today'sDolphinsTalk.com Daily Podcast Mike and Ian are back to break down the fallout from the Dolphins loss to the Indianapolis Colts from this past week. Mike and Ian talked about what went wrong and who is to blame for the loss. They
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10 Things You Didn't Know About U.S. Agent

Those who don't read comics first saw John Walker in "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" on Disney+, in which he replaced the retired Steve Rogers as Captain America before Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine recruited him as "a U.S. Agent." Those who do read comics, however, first saw him as the supervillain Super-Patriot in "Captain America" #323, before he replaced a still-active Steve Rogers as Captain America in "Captain America" #333, and finally adopted the alias of U.S. Agent in "Capt...
Tags: Television, Movies, Defense, Disney, America, Power, Arctic, John, Vietnam, Kate, Leviathan, Jack, Marvel Comics, Avengers, Godzilla, Jack Kirby


William Friedkin Admits The Famous French Connection Car Chase 'Put People's Lives In Danger'

This week marks the 50th anniversary of director William Friedkin's 1971 crime thriller "The French Connection." It is considered to be one of the best films ever made and won multiple Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor (Gene Hackman), Best Director, Best Film Editing, and Best Adapted Screenplay (Ernest Tidyman). The story follows NYPD detectives Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle (Hackman) and Buddy "Cloudy" Russo (Roy Scheider) in pursuit of a wealthy French heroin smuggler named Alain "Frog One" Ch...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Jamaica, Quentin Tarantino, Brooklyn Bridge, Edgar Wright, Bell, Prescott, Zoe Bell, Mike, Pontiac, Popeye, Ahab, Nicolas Winding Refn, Larry Cohen


90 Day Fiancé: Natalie & Big Ed Confirmed For The Single Life Season 2

Natalie Mordovtseva and Big Ed Brown will be starring in the 90 Day Fiancé spinoff 90 Day: The Single Life with other confirmed cast members Stephanie Matto, Debbie Johnson, and Syngin Colchester. Seven singles are supposed to be a part of the Discovery+ show, including the two unannounced names from different 90 Day Fiancé relationships that spark a romance after having broken up with their respective American exes. Meanwhile, the addition of Big Ed, now engaged to former girlfriend Liz Woods ...
Tags: Florida, Entertainment, Molly, Tech, Brazil, Las Vegas, Ed, Johnson, Liz, Mike, Stephanie, Debbie, Natalie, Marcia, Tania, Rosemarie


The Beach Boys’ Lost Concert: Watch the Band Perform Their Classics at Their Zenith (1964)

In early 1964, there could hardly have been an American teenager ignorant of the Beach Boys. Singing in immaculate harmonies about surfing, hot rods, girls, and root beer — as well as various combinations and permutations thereof — they soon found themselves riding an unprecedentedly high wave, so to speak, of postwar teen culture. On the other side of the pond, the Beatles had been hard at work playing to demographically similar, also-enraptured audiences. In February of 1964 the Fab Fo...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, Washington, America, Paul Mccartney, Brian Wilson, Seoul, Dennis, Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike, Lesley Gore, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Doug Supernaw


Big Brother: The Most Iconic Moment Of The 10 Best Winners

Every winner of Big Brother has had to make big moves in order to come out on top. Indeed, most, if not all of the winners had to accomplish some type of feat to be in the final two, even if it was just winning the last competitions that helped get them there. RELATED: The First 10 Winners Of Big Brother & Their Most Iconic Scenes  When it comes to the 10 best winners of Big Brother, they have had some memorable moments in the game. Some of these moves actually helped them become the winner whil...
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