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    '1984' by George Orwell

    About: The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "negative utopia" -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny the novel's hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions -a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.


    'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee

    About: The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

    Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.


    'Slaughterhouse Five' by Kurt Vonnegut

    About: Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.

    Don't let the ease of reading fool you - Vonnegut's isn't a conventional, or simple, novel. He writes, "There are almost no characters in this story, and almost no dramatic confrontations, because most of the people in it are so sick, and so much the listless playthings of enormous forces. One of the main effects of war, after all, is that people are discouraged from being characters."

    Slaughterhouse-Five is not only Vonnegut's most powerful book, it is also as important as any written since 1945. Like Catch- 22, it fashions the author's experiences in the Second World War into an eloquent and deeply funny plea against butchery in the service of authority. Slaughterhouse-Five boasts the same imagination, humanity, and gleeful appreciation of the absurd found in Vonnegut's other works, but the book's basis in rock-hard, tragic fact gives it a unique poignancy - and humor.


    'The God of Small Things' by Arundhati Roy

    About: The year is 1969. In the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, fraternal twins Esthappen and Rahel fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family. Their lonely, lovely mother, Ammu, (who loves by night the man her children love by day), fled an abusive marriage to live with their blind grandmother, Mammachi (who plays Handel on her violin), their beloved uncle Chacko (Rhodes scholar, pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher), and their enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun and incumbent grandaunt). When Chacko's English ex-wife brings their daughter for a Christmas visit, the twins learn that things can change in a day, that lives can twist into new, ugly shapes, even cease forever, beside their river...


    'Harry Potter' by J.K. Rowling

    About: Orphan Harry learns he is a wizard on 11th birthday when Hagrid escorts him to magic-teaching Hogwarts School. As a baby, his mother's love protected him and vanquished villain Voldemort, leaving child famous as "The Boy who Lived". With friends Hermione and Ron, he has to win over the returned "One Who Must Not Be Named".


    Book Post??

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    This week marks the 20th anniversary of "Selena," the biographical feature film that honored the legacy of slain Tejano legend Selena and helped launch J. Lo into superstardom. Over the past few days, several outlets have been showcasing Selena-inspired content — including archival interviews with bb JLo, never-before seen home videos of Selena and a Fine Brothers "Adults React" video — in honor of the film's milestone.

    Check out some of the videos below!

    Also happening this week in the Selena fandom, her wax figure was debuted and the secondthird annual "Fiesta De La Flor" in her honor is happening this weekend!

    I can't believe this movie came out 20 years ago!! I remember going to the theater to see it and being amazed and devastated lol. What is your favorite Selena memory??? Are you at Fiesta De La Flor???

    video sources: Quatro!Tres!Dos!Uno!*la carcacha starts playing*
    FDLF/wax figure source

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    Recently, Tom Hopper spoke to Fathoms Deep podcast.

    Listen or read on if you want to know how Billy went from constantly-confused baby giraffe to revolutionary agitator in four seasons. Also, him not knowing of Silver and Flint's "little affair", making a monster out of Dufresne, and poor imitations of Max's accent.


    Billy comes back from being captured by English, all burned, looked like a real mess and all of the sudden he has all this new jewelry, scrubbed up really quick. S2 Dufresne had secret love for Billy. When he comes back, he hugs him. [Podcasters talk about how Dufresne felt connected to Billy after he gave him a pep talk before boarding and Tom points out that] effectively Billy was responsible for creating a monster out of Dufresne.


    [Dark!Billy.] He wouldn't be in this world if he didn't have things that weren't cinnamon roll-esque [(side note - Tom Hopper actually never had cinnamon roll and had no idea the hell that idiom means)]. Like athlete fighters who are the sweetest, the most loyal people in real life but you put them in the ring and they have this inner animal or darkness that is kinda eating away at them that comes out when they fight. [Which is something Billy has too,] he lost his parents and there's a side of him that's fighting a past. [There is a gradual descent into darkness for him: 'accident' on a boat with Flint, the torture, then he turns on Dufresne.] Billy is fiercely protective of what he believes in and generally he protects the good of brotherhood, what's the best for the crew and his brothers. In S4 he still sees decisions he's making as the ones for the good of his men. Tom doesn't see Billy as power hungry.


    In his mind he is still fighting Flint of half through S3, he hadn't seen the changes Silver has seen. And because he still feels that Silver is his guy, that he can confide in him, he actually didn't realise that all the stuff he's been doing, the guy he's been creating, this legend, the king that has been created for Nassau, is the guy that's going to turn on him. He has no idea Silver has been creating this amazing relationship with Flint, this little affair they had.


    [The Page.] That's what hard for Billy - the worst possible thing he could do is lie to his boys and Flint makes him do it. There are parts of the story where he wants to start to trust Flint again like when he turns on Dufresne, he's going 'Look, at the end of the day Flint is the right guy at this moment to take us where we need to go'. He says it to Vane at the end of S2, 'Whatever you wanna do, it ain't gonna work, Flint is the guy that is gonna get us where we wanna go'. And the turning point is when Flint shot two his guys with no real cause.


    Billy believes in pirate ranking so it's Silver's job as a quartermaster to challenge the captain. It became such a weird kind of triangle between Billy, Silver and Flint and through S4 even more so, it became some bizarre love triangle with them kind of fighting for Silver's affection. When Silver turns on him there's that heartbreak. [Director of the episode asked Tom what he reckons of it and Billy considers Silver his brother, his best friends so Tom goes for heartbreak.] But at the same time this kind of narrow-mindedness on the whole Flint thing and the way he thinks about Flint, he almost convinced himself that he convinced Silver but haven't taken into account the relationship that Flint and Silver have. Haven't thought for a second he would turn on him, utter shock and heartbreak.


    He hasn't got this power trip to him but he has got carried away with being in charge of men. He's very protective of the men and what decisions are made around, what happens to them. And when all that stuff happens at plantation it's just a very defining moment of 'Hell no, not anymore. This is just not gonna happen'. He's just fed up with Flint making these decisions. And also they're not on the boat anymore, they're not on the ship! This is about the lives of men and what happens to Nassau. It's a real defining moment on plantation because he's so much more than a boatswain now.


    Maybe because of the route he's taken in the piracy world, the leadership role and how close he's become to these guys has blinded him, maybe he has lost his moral compass there. He's become very narrow-minded. [Billy trying to convince Silver] Billy is so set on this, he's not even asking questions of Silver. It's a very dangerous place to be, you can't see outside the box at all. He's not able to take a step back and see a bigger picture. And that ultimately screws him because he hasn't seen what was actually going on around which is Silver and Flint are much closer than he believes.


    The thing he always says about Billy - he's had morals, he's a great warrior, he's a great crewman, he's a brother - but he's not the sharpest tool in the box when it comes to relationships and how dynamics work.


    [What would've happened if Billy saw Silver and Flint's relationship] It would definitely affect his choice of making Silver king.

    The last thing the discussed together is how they gonna get rid of Flint. And in Billy's mind that's where they left it.


    The thing about the costume change, the beard, Billy's just looking generally darker shows the damage he's gone through. They wanted to fill that he’s seen some serious shit during this period, fighting in the resistance. [The guys hanging in front of Miranda's house are Billy's doing.] Flint sees a real change in Billy at that point, Billy is almost blaze about the fact he's hang these two guys, very matter of fact. They wanted it to hit home for the audience and for Flint, almost seeing it through Flint's eyes, this damage that happened, that's the epitome of what's been going on. Billy's been dealing with potential traitors and having to punish them severely. They've been at war. Billy maybe sees that Flint and Silver have been out in the sea and he just feels like it's nothing to what they've been dealing with. All he can look forward to is to get Nassau back and look after his men. And this whole thing is created for Silver, he's hanging onto that, to get him there. And he panics when he sees Silver is not fully onboard. And he has no plan B unlike Silver.


    Fully believes if Flint would actually take Billy aside and tell him the truth, Billy would understand. He wouldn't necessarily like him for decisions he's made but it woyldn't get so extreme. If you don't communicate, things go badly wrong, things explode. Communication is the key. Billy only saw the bad stuff Flint did. He only saw him killing his men, putting the crew in complete peril, he only sees Flint coming in and trying to take over and screwing up Billy's whole plan. He's only seeing this one sided part of Flint. It doesn't surprise he wants him gone. At the same time, Billy should've been the one to say something, maybe should've gone to Flint and said 'What the hell is going on'. but because there always had been that kind of divide, they were never able to have that talk. [Speaking of Gates, Billy understands]


    [Tom suggests no one listens to Max because everyone hypnotized by her French accent and I think he tries to imitate it. Spoiler alert - it doesn't come anywhere near as good as Jack's.]


    [Billy and Vane, the hanging scene.] Billy couldn't have more respect for the guy at that point, he knows that Vane wants to do this, has to do this for the good of the pirate oath, for what it means for Nassau. And Billy feels massive weight on his shoulders to carry this on. He started it for him. Vane in silent monologue says 'I'm giving you the opportunity, finish it, make sure it gets done'. Billy has the visual of Vane hanging there and knowing what it means unlike others who only heard about it but didn't get to experience. In S4 after everything that happened he feels like he's failed, he had something he wanted to finish and he hasn't been able to do it.

    Today's notes were graciously provided by fibu

    Crew, could you bench-press a man o'war? And have you ever antagonized your boss?

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    - says his biggest financial regret is not starting a line of credit until 28

    - he was super paranoid about going into debt so he avoided it

    - his dad had to help him mortgage his first apartment because he had no credit

    - credit is super important guys!!!


    i got my first credit card a few months ago and i'm super paranoid about going into debt too. i use it once or twice and pay it off ASAP.

    ONTD, what's your credit score?

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    Power Rangers, the first blockbuster to feature LGBTQI and autistic superheroes [1], is in theaters this weekend, and to celebrate Saban has unleashed Power Rangers Legacy Wars. The real-time, multiplayer, mobile game features warriors from every era and is free to download on the iTunes App Store and wherever it is they keep Android software.

    After all the Beauty and the Beast hoopla, the Power Rangers; movie has been cleared for release in Malaysia.

    Sources: @ComicBookNow. YouTube. @TOI.

    Power Rangers tag? Someone start a GoFundMe to raise 100 RangerCoins™ to start an ONTD alliance.

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    martha stewart weddings got the exclusive behind the ceremony and photos, so full read at the source, but basically, the couple met while Samira portrayed Poussey Washington and Lauren was a writer for the series.

    They got married today, March 25th. Samira's gown and Lauren's jumpsuit were designed by Christian Siriano.

    Congrats to the happy couple!

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    She says it was a hard decision to join the show because she is part of the Asian community, so she understands the conversation.
    She says an Asian American superhero can happen because sci-fi/fantasy is more opened to different ethnicities.
    She says Collen Wing is an ordinary person who fights people with superpowers.

    Jessica Henwick Responds To Iron Fist CoCreators Use Of Term Oriental

    source; source

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  • 03/26/17--08:07: Landry Allbright Engaged

  • Landry Allbright, whom you might remember as Nicolas Cages daughter from Con Air, announced her engagement to producer Liz Zwiebel on Instagram.

    Liz put the proposal up on her Instagram, she suprised Landry at an audition and it is literally the sweetest.

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    My very first ONTD post, thought we all could use some good news.

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    source. love actually the sequel

    discussion post !

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    <<Last Weekend<Last Year View Index: By Year | By Weekend
    TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
    1 1 Beauty and the Beast (2017) BV $88,347,000 -49.4% 4,210 - $20,985 $316,952,887 $160 2
    2 N Power Rangers (2017) LGF $40,500,000 - 3,693 - $10,967 $40,500,000 $100 1
    3 2 Kong: Skull Island WB $14,425,000 -48.2% 3,666 -180 $3,935 $133,502,238 $185 3
    4 N Life (2017) Sony $12,600,000 - 3,146 - $4,005 $12,600,000 $58 1
    5 3 Logan Fox $10,145,000 -43.1% 3,163 -524 $3,207 $201,455,596 $97 4
    6 4 Get Out Uni. $8,681,010 -35.4% 2,474 -505 $3,509 $147,499,045 $4.5 5
    7 N CHiPs WB $7,600,000 - 2,464 - $3,084 $7,600,000 $25 1
    8 5 The Shack LG/S $3,785,000 -37.0% 2,330 -495 $1,624 $49,072,044 - 4
    9 6 The LEGO Batman Movie WB $1,970,000 -57.2% 1,638 -1,097 $1,203 $170,841,252 $80 7
    10 7 The Belko Experiment BH Tilt $1,807,000 -56.3% 1,341 - $1,348 $7,577,565 $5 2
    11 N Slamma Jamma RivR $1,687,000 - 502 - $3,361 $1,687,000 - 1
    12 8 Hidden Figures Fox $785,000 -46.8% 640 -522 $1,227 $167,046,872 $25 14
    13 27 The Last Word BST $520,802 +163.3% 380 +286 $1,371 $971,866 - 4
    14 14 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story BV $469,000 -6.7% 267 +88 $1,757 $531,336,499 $200 15
    15 9 John Wick: Chapter Two LG/S $465,000 -60.7% 403 -662 $1,154 $90,859,007 - 7
    16 11 Lion Wein. $383,000 -47.8% 320 -301 $1,197 $50,724,840 - 18
    17 29 T2: Trainspotting TriS $380,000 +122.8% 59 +54 $6,441 $612,274 $18 2
    18 N Wilson FoxS $330,000 - 310 - $1,065 $330,000 - 1
    19 15 The Sense of an Ending CBS $270,000 -43.8% 235 -47 $1,149 $1,024,474 - 3
    20 N Phillauri FIP $265,000 - 74 - $3,581 $265,000 - 1
    21 16 A Dog's Purpose Uni. $232,940 -51.3% 299 -295 $779 $63,372,170 $22 9
    22 30 Personal Shopper IFC $225,235 +47.7% 107 +72 $2,105 $553,980 - 3
    23 20 Moana BV $221,000 -35.5% 212 -52 $1,042 $248,380,355 - 18
    24 21 Sing Uni. $212,815 -33.8% 228 -50 $933 $269,691,125 $75 14
    25 24 Kedi Osci. $205,000 -28.6% 107 -23 $1,916 $1,759,625 - 7
    26 12 La La Land LG/S $200,000 -62.4% 212 -373 $943 $150,233,687 $30 16
    27 10 Before I Fall ORF $198,518 -79.9% 351 -1,200 $566 $11,906,308 - 4
    28 13 Split Uni. $188,340 -62.7% 262 -342 $719 $137,254,130 $9 10
    29 22 A United Kingdom FoxS $185,000 -39.1% 159 -98 $1,164 $3,519,172 - 7
    30 19 Badrinath Ki Dulhania FIP $150,000 -64.1% 93 -63 $1,613 $1,898,558 - 3
    31 38 Song to Song BG $142,005 +180.9% 80 +76 $1,775 $213,580 - 2
    32 18 Fifty Shades Darker Uni. $132,085 -70.9% 189 -418 $699 $114,377,010 $55 7
    33 23 The Great Wall Uni. $88,470 -70.5% 158 -281 $560 $45,002,750 $150 6
    34 26 Moonlight (2016) A24 $82,200 -66.2% 62 -218 $1,326 $27,694,670 - 23
    35 34 Fences Par. $75,000 +15.4% 111 +17 $676 $57,641,868 $24 15
    36 39 Raw (2017) FCW $74,000 +52.7% 27 +18 $2,741 $186,709 - 3
    37 25 Rock Dog LG/S $56,000 -77.6% 122 -322 $459 $9,230,344 - 5
    38 40 Paterson BST $48,647 +1.0% 36 -3 $1,351 $2,055,878 - 13
    39 32 The Salesman Cohen $46,485 -52.0% 35 -40 $1,328 $2,295,569 - 9
    40 43 Land of Mine SPC $34,283 -9.6% 26 -12 $1,319 $298,567 - 15
    41 56 The Red Turtle SPC $31,032 +119.2% 127 +105 $244 $826,807 - 10
    42 41 The Founder Wein. $28,000 -40.6% 57 -45 $491 $12,708,542 - 10
    43 N I Called Him Morgan SD $14,154 - 1 - $14,154 $14,154 - 1
    44 45 Manchester by the Sea RAtt. $11,150 -61.0% 23 -24 $485 $47,658,644 - 19
    45 73 Tim Timmerman, Hope of America Purd. $658 -77.5% 2 -5 $329 $87,220 - 4
    TOTAL (45 MOVIES): $198,297,829 -24.0% 34,401 +965 $5,764
    <<Last Weekend<Last Year View Index: By Year | By Weekend

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    What did you watch this weekend, ONTD?

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  • 03/26/17--12:13: The Good Fight 1x08 Promo

  • Founding partner, Carl Reddick, makes a surprise return to the firm. A renowned local pastor needs the firm's help in a legal matter that threatens to ruin his legacy. Lucca unexpectedly meets Colin's parents. Meanwhile, Henry attempts to reconnect with Maia. Louis Gossett Jr., Andrea Martin and Fisher Stevens guest star on an all new episode of The Good Fight streaming Sunday, April 2nd exclusively on CBS All Access.


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    I stopped watching this show in season 1, but my Mercy Street bae is going to be in this (in the MESSIEST storyline, yikes), so I figure I'll check it out. Oblig gif where whatshisface actually looks good:
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    This was part of the 'Game Of Thrones: A Live Concert Experience' event.


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    10. Nicholas Cage Loses It - “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” (2012)
    8. The Bar Scene - “Suicide Squad” (2016)
    7. I Am the Law! - “Judge Dredd” (1995)
    4. The Playground Scene - “Daredevil” (2003)
    2. Emo Peter Parker - “Spider-Man 3” (2007)


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    About: Epic tale of a group of Jewish gangsters in New York, from childhood, through their glory years during prohibition, and their meeting again 35 years later.

    14. GET CARTER

    14. GET CARTER

    About: A vicious London gangster, Jack Carter, travels to Newcastle for his brother's funeral. He begins to suspect that his brother's death was not an accident and sets out to follow a complex trail of lies, deceit, cover-ups and backhanders through Newcastle's underworld, leading, he hopes, to the man who ordered his brother killed. Because of his ruthlessness Carter exhibits all the unstopability of the android in Terminator, or Walker in Point Blank, and he and the other characters in the film are prone to sudden, brutal acts of violence.



    About: Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks.



    About: In 1938, Walter Neff, an experienced salesman of the Pacific All Risk Insurance Co., meets the seductive wife of one of his clients, Phyllis Dietrichson, and they have an affair. Phyllis proposes to kill her husband to receive the proceeds of an accident insurance policy and Walter devises a scheme to receive twice the amount based on a double indemnity clause. When Mr. Dietrichson is found dead on a train track, the police accept the determination of accidental death. However, the insurance analyst and Walter's best friend Barton Keyes does not buy the story and suspects that Phyllis has murdered her husband with the help of another man.



    About: JJ 'Jake' Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city's water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best and photographs him with a young girl but in the ensuing scandal, it seems he was hired by an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray. When Mr. Mulwray is found dead, Jake is plunged into a complex web of deceit involving murder, incest and municipal corruption all related to the city's water supply.


    what's your favorite crime/gangster movie??

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    United Airlines today stopped some teenage girls from getting on their flight in Denver because they violated some kinda dress code by wearing leggings. Their dad who was wearing shorts was allowed to board.

    Edit: The airline says it was only bc the girls were flying on passes for employees etc, not paid tickets

    Do you think leggings are scandalous, ONTD?
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    ONTD's second favourite white guy with a guitar explained that his biggest hit "You're Beautiful" is not the romantic song many think it is. It is actually about a guy who is high af, who should probably be put in prison for stalking a woman.

    “You get labeled with these things like, ‘Oh, James Blunt. Isn’t he just a soft romantic?’ Well, fuck that. No, I’m not. ‘You’re Beautiful’ is not this soft romantic fucking song. It’s about a guy who’s high as a fucking kite on drugs in the subway stalking someone else’s girlfriend when that guy is there in front of him, and he should be locked up or put in prison for being some kind of perv.”

    What are some other misunderstood song lyrics, ONTD?
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