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Me (2024, showrunner Barry L. Levy)

New school. New family. New superpower. It’s a season of change for 12-year-old Ben Vasani (Lucian-River Mirage Chauhan) when he discovers that he can transform into anyone he meets. As a shapeshifter, Ben must figure out who he is and who he wants to be.

https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/256693-me

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Mozilla Firefox Blocks Add-Ons to Circumvent Russia Censorship
  • I suspect this was a "do it or we'll categorize Mozilla products as malicious software" situations. But some transparency from Mozilla would be nice.

  • ‘Adventure Time’ Movie in Development With Rebecca Sugar, Patrick McHale and Adam Muto Attached; Two Spinoff Series Also in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)
  • Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has long insisted that the company’s animation labels will lean heavily on their most popular IPs. Revisiting the Land of Ooo with more “Adventure Time” films and series makes a lot of sense if that’s the company’s plan.

    Cuz there's nothing that creative people love more than rehashing their old ideas again and again.

  • My Spy: The Eternal City (2024, dir Peter Segal)

    A now teenage Sophie (Chloe Coleman) convinces J.J. (Dave Bautista) to chaperone her school choir trip to Italy where they both unwittingly end up pawns in an international terrorist plot targeting CIA Chief, David Kim (Ken Jeong), and his son, Collin — also Sophie’s best friend.

    https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/1048241-my-spy-the-eternal-city

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    Supacell (2024, showrunner Rapman)

    When five ordinary South Londoners discover they have extraordinary powers, it's down to one man to bring them together to save the woman he loves.

    https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/158141-supacell

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    Kill (2024, dir Nikhil Nagesh Bhat)

    When army commando Amrit (Lakshya) finds out his true love Tulika (Tanya Maniktala) is engaged against her will, he boards a New Delhi-bound train in a daring quest to derail the arranged marriage. But when a gang of knife-wielding thieves led by the ruthless Fani (Raghav Juyal) begin to terrorize innocent passengers on his train, Amrit takes them on himself in a death-defying kill-spree to save those around him — turning what should have been a typical commute into an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride.

    https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/1160018

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    Paddington in Peru (2024, dir Dougal Wilson)

    Paddington travels to Peru to visit his beloved Aunt Lucy, who now resides at the Home for Retired Bears. With the Brown Family in tow, a thrilling adventure ensues when a mystery plunges them into an unexpected journey through the Amazon rainforest and up to the mountain peaks of Peru.

    https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/516729-paddington-in-peru

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    "PM, want a cracker?"
  • 12 year SDE + 12 year TPM vet here.

    Do everything you can to help your software engineers (or whoever is doing the work) have as much focus time as they need. Buffer your meetings and questions to one chunk of time per day. Encourage them to block-out and protect their focus time. And encourage the team to keep office hours so they can still make themselves available to others, but in a controlled way.

    Be transparent with the business's goals and frustrations you are facing. There's an attitude (often among inexperienced devs) that PMs are good for nothing; just an interface to the rest of the business, and a source of where tasks come from. And some certainly are that, but a good PM is worth their weight in gold.

    Find a good mentor, and start thinking about your next career step now.

  • Dandelion (2024, dir Nicole Riegel)

    A singer-songwriter (KiKi Layne) is in a downward spiral as she takes a last effort gig at a motorcycle rally in South Dakota where she meets Casey (Thomas Doherty), a guitarist who walked away from his dream long ago.

    https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/1038476-dandelion

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    Arcane: Season 2 (2024, showrunner Christian Linke)
  • They're finishing off the series with this season, which is an excellent sign.

  • Made in England: The Films of Powell and Pressburger (2024, dir David Hinton)
  • I only saw A Matter of Life and Death (1946, aka Stairway to Heaven) a few years ago and it absolutely blew me away.

  • Made in England: The Films of Powell and Pressburger (2024, dir David Hinton)

    Martin Scorsese presents this very personal and insightful new feature-length documentary about British filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

    https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/1139072-made-in-england-the-films-of-powell-and-pressburger

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    Joko Anwar's Nightmares and Daydreams (2024, creator Joko Anwar)

    Tales of supernatural sci-fi phenomena unfold in this collection of seven mind-bending, interconnected stories imagined by Indonesian writer-director Joko Anwar.

    https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/228958-nightmares-daydreams

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    The Wild Robot (2024, dir Chris Sanders)

    A robot — ROZZUM unit 7134, “Roz” for short (Lupita Nyong’o) — is shipwrecked on an uninhabited island and must learn to adapt to the harsh surroundings, gradually building relationships with the animals on the island and becoming the adoptive parent of an orphaned gosling.

    https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/1184918-the-wild-robot

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    Sausage Party: Foodtopia (2024, showrunners Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir)

    After killing off all of humanity, Food attempts to create their own utopia.

    https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/213249-sausage-party-foodtopia

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    One South: Portrait of a Psych Unit (2024, dir Lindsey Megrue)

    One South is an inpatient psychiatric unit at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Queens, NY, specializing in treating young adults. It may look more like a college dorm than a psychiatric hospital, but patients arrive every day in acute crisis. They are dealing with a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and psychosis, and many have contemplated or attempted suicide. A team of doctors, social workers, and nurses work together to stabilize the patients and prepare them to return to the outside world

    https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/253314-one-south-portrait-of-a-psych-unit

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    Arcane: Season 2 (2024, showrunner Christian Linke)

    The Emmy-winning series concludes In this final chapter, as Jinx’s attack on the Council sets the stage for a dire escalation of the conflict between Piltover and Zaun.

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    No-win scenario
  • You can call out word misuse without necessarily stepping into "mansplaining" territory.

  • It ALL makes sense now.
  • citation needed

  • Safe Word (2022, dir Koji Shiraishi)

    Misa is an underground idol and being filmed closely for a documentary. One day, an owner of BDSM club “H” perceives Misa’s potential and headhunts her as a dominatrix. Misa is confused at first, but when she meets the top dominatrix Kanon, she learns sexual pleasure she never knew.

    https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/994740

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    Music (2024, dir Angela Schanelec)

    Abandoned at birth in the Greek mountains on a stormy night, Jon (Aliocha Schneider) is taken in and adopted, without having known his father or mother. As a young man, he meets Iro (Agathe Bonitzer), a warden in the prison where he is incarcerated after a deadly tragic accident. She seems to seek out his presence, takes care of him, records music for him. Jon’s eyesight begins to fail … From then on, for every loss he suffers, he will gain something in return. Thus, in spite of going blind, he will live his life more fully than ever.

    https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/666942-music

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    Memoir of a Snail (2024, dir Adam Elliot)

    In 1970s Australia, Grace's (Sarah Snook) life is troubled by misfortune and loss. After their mother dies during pregnancy, she and her twin brother, Gilbert (Kodi Smit-McPhee), are raised by their paraplegic-alcoholic former juggler father, Percy (Dominique Pinon). Despite a life filled with love, tragedy strikes anew when Percy passes away in his sleep. The siblings are forcibly separated and thrust into separate homes.

    https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/1064486-memoir-of-a-snail

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    Channel 5: Davis Clarke - hammering Excell spreadsheets
  • Andrew Callaghan really seems interested in these semi-maligned, culturally misunderstood do-gooder figures lately.

    You’ve got this guy. A short while back there was Retro Bill in the DARE Conference video. And Kevin Morse in the Kia Boys film.

    This looks to me like not-so-subtle virtue signaling to fans who want to look past his sexual misconduct allegations and just get back to guilt-free consumption of salacious, cool-real-shit Channel 5 content.

    I freely admit that Callaghan is dynamite at this genre and he’s comfortably sliding into a huge void that Vice has left behind, so he gets credit where credit is due there. But this doesn’t count for “doing the work” when trying to reacquire the public’s good graces after being a creep. But, you know, he doesn’t have to if he doesn’t want to. There are still thousands upon thousands of people who don’t care about any of that and are happy to let his shit behavior slide if they get to keep seeing cool new videos.

  • Indiana Jones and the Great Circle (2024, MachineGames)

    You are Indiana Jones. In this pivotal cinematic, Indy and Gina make a startling discovery deep in the Himalayas. Prepare for this single player adventure set between the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade.

    Grab your hat and whip and prepare to embark on an epic, globetrotting adventure in Indiana Jones and the Great Circle™. Become the legendary archaeologist and face off against sinister forces as you fight to uncover the truth behind one of history’s greatest mysteries.

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    Fable (2025, Playground Games)

    A new look at Fable; hear more from Humphrey as Playground Games shares more from its reimagining of the fantasy RPG series. Full of magic, fairytale characters, and signature humor, the new Fable trailer looks to enchant on consoles and PCs in 2025.

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    United Airlines launches personalized ads on seat-back screens
  • Post-it notes. One pack is enough for like a third of the plane.

  • Trailers community chat, June 2024: Hi everybody!
  • I’m not against having a “throwback weekend” event where we post our favorite old classics. That sounds fun!

    And I figured this would be a pretty quiet group. Generations of being told “no talking during the movie” takes its toll.

  • Dreamland Awaits (2024, dir Demeter Lóránt)

    In the house of nightmares, every instruction is a step closer to saving his family... or losing himself.

    Official website: https://www.dreamlandawaitsmovie.com/

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    Trailers community chat, June 2024: Hi everybody!

    Hey there Trailers community members!

    Our little group has over 300 members now; plenty of folks watching it to make a meta/discussion thread worth while.

    So who am I, and who are you?

    I'm a middle aged film nerd with a background in technology who really appreciates the art form of a well-crafted trailer. Always did. That, and I'm simultaneously frustrated by their existential relationship to commercialism and advertising. There's a blurry line between this kind of content that effectively functions as "novel, entertaining news" vs "look at this new thing to buy".

    Back in the 1990s, if you were an American with basic cable service, the E! cable network had a 30-minute weekly show called Coming Attractions that showed nothing but upcoming movie trailers for all kinds of movies, all different studios. While it wasn't perfect, it was a great venue for getting that content (and let's be clear: ads) in front the very rarest audience: people who actually WANTED to see it.

    And that's basically why I wanted to create this community. The velocity of global film production has exploded. There's so much interesting stuff out there to watch! Yet, at the same time, the notification pipeline for getting the word out about these films has completely broken down. Every studio has their own website, their own social media vectors, their own streaming services and YouTube feeds. And I genuinely don't care about the vast majority of the content those sources generate. I don't want to see clips or interviews or behind-the-scenes peeks for everything - jettison the filler, just show me the trailers.

    And that's what this community is meant to be: a distillation of hundreds of media sources, just pulling out the stuff that I wanted. And if I'm sorting through it all for my own satisfaction, I might as well share it with others. And I love that Lemmy has community level RSS feeds. Interoperability is sexy.

    I'll save the discussion of my methodology and experimentation with automation for a future community post, but just know that the link aggregation is mostly a manual process at the moment, but one that I'm eager to make more efficient as time goes on.

    So anyway, enough about me. Who are you?? Introduce yourself!

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    Seven Samurai, 70th anniversary 4K restoration (1954, dir Akira Kurosawa)

    A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food.

    70th anniversary 4K restoration by Toho Co. Ltd.

    https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/346

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    Got no time to code
  • Periodic office hours are tremendously helpful as well.

    Block an hour, once or twice a week, for people to come by an ask you (and your team) about literally anything they want. And open it to everyone at your organization. Have your team stop answering one-off questions and tell people to bring it to office hours.

    Team leads and tpms should help with logistics, messaging and hand-slapping.

  • Anon knows what he likes
  • The context kind of makes sense here. The image is from The Killer, about a supposed top-tier hit man who gets in over his head. But it turns out he’s a huge try-hard who kinda sucks at getting the job done and makes noob mistakes at every turn. Trying to blend in on a European street with a bag of McDonald’s breakfast on a park bench is perfect.

  • Former St. Louis church converted into condos, and one could be yours for $399K
  • Agreed; this is better than tearing it down (if only to preserve the care and craftsmanship of the building itself). I feel like the space is screaming to be a community center of some kind.

  • Former St. Louis church converted into condos, and one could be yours for $399K
  • Of all the choices that could have been made here...

  • New York magnet fisher catches safe full of soggy $100 bills, he says
  • The US Bureau of Engraving & Printing has a mutilated currency redemption program for just this sort of thing.

    https://www.bep.gov/services/mutilated-currency-redemption

    Lawful holders of mutilated currency may receive a redemption at full value when:

    1. Clearly more than 50% of a note identifiable as United States currency is present, along with sufficient remnants of any relevant security feature; or
    2. 50% or less of a note identifiable as United States currency is present and the method of mutilation and supporting evidence demonstrate to the satisfaction of the BEP that the missing portions have been totally destroyed.
  • Why Is Step-Incest Porn So Insanely Popular Right Now?
  • I can’t believe I’m suggesting this, but it’s possible that LLM-AI chat bots might be useful for this author’s research.

    There may be some confirmation bias happening around the specific pornography that the author is referring to; namely what they’re finding on PornHub. Maybe I’m an old and jaded Internet weirdo, but the sort of kink that ends up being turned into filmed porn is going to be the most broad, edges-rounded-off version of whatever it is you’re seeking. It’s divining causation from a median; it’s not going to give you the whole story.

    Go check out the LLM chatbot platforms. Their most popular content is littered with incest porn, and not the nerfed step-incest variety. The narratives are remarkably diverse, considerably more so than the blackmail/coercion scenario that’s the author describes seeing again and again. If you want to see what people want, look at what they’re making for themselves. It’s a drink from the firehose to be sure, and often unfiltered, so prepare to be horrified.

    Maybe their theory does bare out. I don’t know enough about the kink to say one way or another. But I think their examination would be greatly helped by taking in a wider array of samples, specifically from sources with lower barriers to initial entry. After all, a talented prompt engineer can bang out a new porn bot in a few hours. And they don’t even have to look like a porn star.