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  1. I'm presuming he's referring to the fact that so many states, especially in the south, felt the jump to total lockdowns in March was sudden and disproportionate to the spread of the virus (relative to the major outbreaks in NY and CA at the time). As a result, a lot of people in regions like where I live (TN) feel like it was pointless or over-reactionary... and now that they/we know what that was like, there's an even stronger resistance to doing it again regardless of the fact that the virus outbreak is spiking closer to home now. Also... hello, Tele and everyone.
    10 points
  2. The paradox of handling a pandemic: If you shut down very early and cases never increase to dramatic levels, everyone will complain that measures were too extreme. If you shut down too late and cases are exploding, everyone will complain that measures were not taken fast enough.
    5 points
  3. Interesting article in our local newspaper about detection of the Coronavirus in water (sewage or other) https://www.tt.com/artikel/17130959/weg-von-den-einzeltestungen-tiroler-arbeiten-mit-an-corona-fruehwarnsystem That's a proposal for regions where the virus is already under control (very low case counts, very small positive test percentage) - they say it's much cheaper and faster to test sewage water in the region, or (say, for a big hotel) let the whole staff gargle in the morning and collect the spit and test this. You don't need medical personnel, you don't need swabs o
    4 points
  4. Likewise, sir. Just sorry it's under these circumstances. It's surreal not to see more people / discussion on this board during the middle of July on a weekend.
    3 points
  5. 3 points
  6. The Three Caballeros (1944) - 7/10. In which Donald Duck gets uncontrollably horny for live-action Latin American women who keep ignoring, rejecting and mocking him, resulting in his whole world going from normal to surreal psychedelic sugar-rush crazyland. A surprisingly relatable quarantine movie. Most of the back half really is fucking insane and kinda glorious, modern-day Disney obviously could never. Rewatches for the all-time list Dr. Strangelove (1964) - 9/10 Casablanca (1942) - 9/10 The Innocents (1961) - 9/10 Man with a Movie Camera (1929) - 10/
    2 points
  7. Glad you dug it. I can see that re: the romance which does require a little going along with, personally I fully believe that she'd become smitten with him whereas on his part you pretty much have to read emerging feelings into small details and gestures (his appreciation of her professionalism at the piano, openness in their subsequent talk over drinks, etc) and buy that he's trying to suppress them under the stoic exterior until he finally can't. And yeah Kid is the best. Probably my favorite character here which is no small feat with this ensemble. The first time I watched this, I loved bei
    2 points
  8. One of my favorite film scores in recent years. This piece in particular is so good! Haunting, hypnotic and beautiful.
    2 points
  9. Only Angels have Wings is pretty great. The Kid might honestly go down as one of my favourite characters of all time. Only thing I didn't care about was the romance between Grant and Arthur (although I did really enjoy the interactions between both characters, I just couldn't buy that they'd fall in love with each other so quickly).
    2 points
  10. Might still be a Gotham Central show, just... set earlier in the timeline
    2 points
  11. Week 14 04-10 Jul 2020 Movies The Green Mile: Prefect mix of emotion, story and fantasy, things I loved in a film. 8/10. Doctor Sleep: It is pretty good. Plays like a blockbuster horror like IT than how The Shining did. It's sad it couldn't get that reception. 7/10 Along With The Gods: Two Worlds: Well it sounded like an interesting concept but turned out to be routine story and Afterlife as whole concept was ehh. May be you need Korean sentiments to appreciate it. 3/10. Oldboy: Otherwise just good film but the whole third act take it another level of disgust
    2 points
  12. 2 days until the deadline! @#ED @Porthos @4815162342 @75Live @A Star is Orm @a2k @aabattery @ACSlater @AJG @Alpha @AndyLL @angeldelmito @Arlborn @Barnack @baumer @Biggestgeekever @Blaze Heatnix @boomboom234 @Boxofficerules @BoxOfficeFangrl @BoxOfficeZ @Brainbug @Captain Craig @CaptainJackSparrow @Catty @cdsacken @cax16 @Jedi Jat @chasmmi @ChD @Chewy @ChipMunky @CJohn @Claire of Themyscira @Cmasterclay @cookie @CoolioD1 @DAJK @darkelf @Darth Lehnsherr @Daxtreme @ddddeeee @DeeCee @Deja23 @EarlyDeadlinePredictions @Eevin @el sid @ElsaRoc @elcaballero @Empire @EmpireCity @Exxdee @Fancy
    2 points
  13. We got hit very hard early on, so everyone takes it very seriously. People have been pretty good about wearing masks since late March. My apartment building has hand sanitizer next to the elevators and we are reminded to wear masks when we're in the lobby/elevator or in the laundry room. Cuomo also passed a law in April that allows businesses to refuse service to customers that don't wear masks. Pretty soon people just got used to it. It's now mid July and over 90 everyday, but most people still wear masks everywhere. Nobody goes anywhere without masks, whether it's the subway or the store, or
    2 points
  14. Also, people take it really seriously (both local/state gov officials and the general population). So you don’t see the ridiculous anti-mask sentiment that other places have, not to mention people are much more careful (admittedly this is an anecdotal observation).
    2 points
  15. I wasn’t quite in love with PARASITE as much as many people here, and I’m also really wary of including a film from the last year or so, since it hasn’t really had that much time to percolate. (I threw BIRDS OF PASSAGE a bone cuz I wanted to show it a little love). And lmao re: your other point.
    2 points
  16. Another bad day. That's going to increase the 7 day avg by almost 65, to just below 680. Since last Sunday there was less than 300 deaths reported we are likely going to be at an avg of over 700 on Sunday. That positive test rate for the day is not good at all.
    1 point
  17. My advice would be to wait to hear more details about the show and then decide if it interests you or not.
    1 point
  18. Ah. Sorry for that. I think I might've checked a bad source then.
    1 point
  19. The NRL here had 1 round with no crowds and no crowd noise before being suspended. You could hear discussion on the field clearly and the players said they could hear the commentators calling the game. When it came back they had the fake crowd noise and it actually worked quite well. Now they have real crowd noise. (I’m not sure if that is geo locked)
    1 point
  20. ^^ Of course, that used to be not infrequent, way back in the day.
    1 point
  21. He's right. They were preventative but this resulted in making it look political. New York was reactionary. People rushed to do everything they missed and then some in the south. I love my Texans but they screwed up hardcore as did Georgia, Arizona and Florida. The us lacks a cohesive message, a leader that gives two shit about anyone except himself, and now science and masks are political. I weep for how stupid our country can be
    1 point
  22. I think every hotspot in the country should be at phase 1. Anywhere like Tacoma which has doubled in cases needs to be forced to stay in the same phase until they reach requirements to reach the next phase for a full week past meeting the goal.
    1 point
  23. This is something a little interesting that has happened. In GA, like a couple of other states, the Gov can create an executive order that cannot be overriden by local ordanances. But at least 2 cities (Savannah and Atlanta) have already passed orders that are more strict than the Gov orders. So far it doesn't look like the Gov is willing to fight over it. FYI, GA had its highest new case count today - by over 1,000 from the previous record day. We've been lucky that deaths have stayed pretty low but i expect that to change in about another week. GA basically looks like FL abo
    1 point
  24. This is really bad. The lockdowns in March/April/May are proving to have been basically for nothing. And the blame can be placed on a complete lack of leadership in this country.
    1 point
  25. Yes for 1) and 2), but it is summer everywhere... New York is looking like many countries in Western Europe, and we will see if it can keep the contagion at a relatively low level as it continues to reopen - and if the "mandatory" quarantine is possible to enforce.
    1 point
  26. I agree. Many countrys that rely on tourism especially were eager to reopen more sooner than later, so this uptick in cases was sadly foreseeable. I do hope ofc those countrys will be able to contain the spread.
    1 point
  27. For the past day: Hungary +3 Slovenia +17 Slovakia +19 Greece +60 Czechia +82 Austria +94 Croatia +116 N. Macedonia +205 Moldova +258 Poland +265 Bosnia +316 Serbia +386 Romania +592 Ukraine +819 Bulgaria still no info, but they had 330 the day before I guess we might just close the borders again, the number of active cases is on the rise everywhere. In many places the record was broken during this week. The Balkans are especially dangerous.
    1 point
  28. Probably 3 things, depending which state you compare it to... 1, Keeping most things shut way longer - their reopening is still in its nascent stages 2. They already had an enormous outbreak, which wiped through most of their densely populated and at-risk areas, so there's both more short-term immunity floating around and fewer "easy: targets 3. Staying outside - summer is the time for NYC to be outside, and they are
    1 point
  29. I PMed my list, @chasmmi. FWIW, here it is, although once you get past the first 25, the order is more incidental. I'm sure I forgot some worthy candidates too. Really, my main takeaway is I need to watch a lot more foreign language movies.
    1 point
  30. https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/health/coronavirus/are-new-cannabis-strains-key-to-fighting-covid-19-these-alta-researchers-think-so-1.5018962 Knowing how 2020 is going... I would not be surprised if the researchers are right with this
    1 point
  31. You joke about that but.... ==== I've heard talk about a new face mask that might be in the league this year, but I have no idea how much risk it really cuts down. But it's also not touching your face plus just breathing in all the heavily aerosolized droplets in the air. By rights, it's the one US sport I should be most skeptical about, simply on the contact level (with the NBA being a close second). But, well, the Goodell Factor looms large, so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    1 point
  32. This was only a couple days off from the anniversary of Monteith's death. This shit sucks so hard. Fuck this fucking garbage year
    1 point
  33. I understand that. However, I wanted to deviate from Baumer, because I feel like me copying him would just make the project inferior. Also, l like doing this kind of historical writing. It lets people contextualize and look at things from what happened in the moment and why it became successful or a failure. And in 2004, I was only about six years old. I can't bring my viewpoint about The Passion of the Christ or Fahrenheit 9/11 because I was too young to even know what those movies were.
    1 point
  34. Guess it's my cue then. That's right, I'm in charge of The Amazing History of Box Office Stories. From 2002 to the present. With no box office to talk about, might as well take a reprieve from the horrors and atrocities of the world and discuss the good ol' days when we actually went outside. I can't give an exact start date on when we'll kick things off again, but I know it will be soon, and I hope to finish this off before the year is over. The only thing I ask of you are requests. Like Baumer, I'm going to take requests on films outside the top 10. If the
    1 point
  35. 2001 And so begins one of the most interesting and historic years at the box office as the two films that would finish one-two would go on to dominate the decade, one series more than the other due to it having 8 films instead of 3. Many were calling Harry Potter to do well, I'm not sure if many thought it would obliterate the opening weekend record, which at the time was held by The Lost World. Number one for the year was the Warner Bros. smash hit, which soared to historic new highs with the much awaited fantasy adventure Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone which
    1 point


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