Out of the Blue

I saw some of you grumbling about doing badly in our NFL picks this week, so I thought I'd trot out my 6-7 record to make you feel better. By dipping below .500 for the week, my alternate plan takes shape: Maybe it's time to make my picks, and then just reverse them. I need to do something... achieving the same outcome as a coin-flip would is not getting it done.

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Story: Mangold, Jackman Sinking Claws Into Another 'The Wolverine' Film. Thanks nin.
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Nov 6, 2013, 18:05
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Nov 6, 2013, 18:05
 
Jackman wolverine stuff
So i dug out the link i remember reading, i thought he was referring to the last wolverine movie but he was refering to the upcoming xmen movie days of future past. Eh whatever i suppose....
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Nov 6, 2013, 17:46
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xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 17:18:
500k was given all at once for GTA5.

Already dropped on PS3.

Soon to drop on xbox 360.

https://twitter.com/RockstarGTAV

And suddenly everyone lived at Tweazer plaza (or whatever it's called).
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Nov 6, 2013, 17:21
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xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 17:18:
500k was given all at once for GTA5.

Already dropped on PS3.

Soon to drop on xbox 360.

https://twitter.com/RockstarGTAV

And once again, my video game life eclipses my real life...

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Nov 6, 2013, 17:18
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Nov 6, 2013, 17:18
 
500k was given all at once for GTA5.

Already dropped on PS3.

Soon to drop on xbox 360.

https://twitter.com/RockstarGTAV
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Nov 6, 2013, 16:34
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Pigeon wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 11:18:
Pretty sure I'm 8-5 this week. Jets over the Saints was probably the biggest upset. Greenbay is done for the year, and Bengals and Dolphins operate on some quantum level of skill that changes depending on fan expectations. Ravens, Falcons, and Texans were supposed to be dominate teams this year based on last year's performance. All 3 have fallen flat. 49ers looked like they were going to do the same things, but seem to have picked up their game some. All in all an odd, hard to predict year.

Yeah, I was 8-5 this week too. And I had to update this week's pick against GB because yeah, they're done for the season - fucking sigh! And yeah, it's funny because people always bitch about blowouts so when things are finally up in the air and it's close they're griping about the lack of predictability - myself included. I still think it's been a pretty interesting season so far and watched a lot of good football regardless of who takes the cake this year. Same with college. Good year for football.
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Nov 6, 2013, 14:52
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Nov 6, 2013, 14:52
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 13:12:
Also, too: Archer!!!

Sploosh!
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Nov 6, 2013, 14:23
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Prez wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 13:56:
I wonder if the next Wolverine movie is a full 2 hour version of THIS.
Aren't they all? That's kind of the point of the skit...
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Nov 6, 2013, 13:56
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I wonder if the next Wolverine movie is a full 2 hour version of THIS.
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Nov 6, 2013, 13:29
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nin wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 13:20:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 13:09:
I've noticed a lot of actors do a tentpole every year or two to "pay the bills" then do smaller, more interesting things inbetween. Clooney, Fassbender, Bale, and Jackman all follow this pattern, for example. RDjr seems to do mostly tentpoles, however.

I can't remember what actor it was, but I remember them saying, years ago, the key to their success was doing one movie for the studio, and one for themselves, over and over. So they'd do a huge summer blockbuster or such, and then go do something totally arty that they really liked. And it makes sense. You get the big studio money, and you also get to do what you like.
I wonder if they still do contracts like "here is 300 million, you have to do X number of movies, of which x-2 aren't named yet". You could tell that happened a lot in the 80s and 90s. SOme terrible fucking movies with big names.
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Nov 6, 2013, 13:20
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jdreyer wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 13:09:
I've noticed a lot of actors do a tentpole every year or two to "pay the bills" then do smaller, more interesting things inbetween. Clooney, Fassbender, Bale, and Jackman all follow this pattern, for example. RDjr seems to do mostly tentpoles, however.

I can't remember what actor it was, but I remember them saying, years ago, the key to their success was doing one movie for the studio, and one for themselves, over and over. So they'd do a huge summer blockbuster or such, and then go do something totally arty that they really liked. And it makes sense. You get the big studio money, and you also get to do what you like.

Also, too: Archer!!!

Saw it's back in Jan, and the last season hits disc right around the same time - Woot!

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Nov 6, 2013, 13:12
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Nov 6, 2013, 13:12
 
Also, too: Archer!!!
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Nov 6, 2013, 13:09
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Verno wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 10:00:
dj LiTh wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 09:46:
I thought Jackman was done doing Wolverine films?

I think it was Michael Caine who was asked about one of the Jaws films and replied that "I haven't seen the movie but I've seen the house it built and it's terrific". So yeah money

They're probably paying Jackman 5-10mil for 5-6 months of work, I doubt he'll ever say no if they keep asking and in his place I wouldn't either.

I've noticed a lot of actors do a tentpole every year or two to "pay the bills" then do smaller, more interesting things inbetween. Clooney, Fassbender, Bale, and Jackman all follow this pattern, for example. RDjr seems to do mostly tentpoles, however.
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
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Nov 6, 2013, 13:05
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Erin Brady, Miss USA 2013, models in the national costume contest.

Damn, some of the ugliest, most overwrought costumes I've ever seen.
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Nov 6, 2013, 11:44
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RoboNerd wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 10:48:
I went 9-6 this week and attribute my turnaround from the last two weeks to ignoring all the "advice" from Terry, Howie, and any other TV or internet predictions.

Why would you listen to them in the first place?
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Nov 6, 2013, 11:26
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The Falcons are the most frustrating team, they have it all there on paper but the team has no chemistry whatsoever and horrible coaching to boot. The Steelers and Dolphins are totally unpredictable IMO.

I think the Bills are better than their record, despite their QB challenges they've done pretty well against some good teams.
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Nov 6, 2013, 11:18
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Pretty sure I'm 8-5 this week. Jets over the Saints was probably the biggest upset. Greenbay is done for the year, and Bengals and Dolphins operate on some quantum level of skill that changes depending on fan expectations. Ravens, Falcons, and Texans were supposed to be dominate teams this year based on last year's performance. All 3 have fallen flat. 49ers looked like they were going to do the same things, but seem to have picked up their game some. All in all an odd, hard to predict year.
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Nov 6, 2013, 10:48
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I went 9-6 this week and attribute my turnaround from the last two weeks to ignoring all the "advice" from Terry, Howie, and any other TV or internet predictions. I do my best when I go with my gut and don't over-think it. Kind of like Chevy Chase playing golf in Caddyshack.
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Nov 6, 2013, 10:20
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Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 10:16:
Did Jackman say he was done? I hadn't heard that. For all I know he loves the role. *shrug*

I suspect he's doing the same thing as Downey, where they start to make various comments designed to increase their paycheck when they finally commit ("well, you know, I can't do this forever...<checks account balance>").

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Did Jackman say he was done? I hadn't heard that. For all I know he loves the role. *shrug*
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dj LiTh wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 09:46:
I thought Jackman was done doing Wolverine films?

I think it was Michael Caine who was asked about one of the Jaws films and replied that "I haven't seen the movie but I've seen the house it built and it's terrific". So yeah money

They're probably paying Jackman 5-10mil for 5-6 months of work, I doubt he'll ever say no if they keep asking and in his place I wouldn't either.
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