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  1. Chaos Walking, right? I'm actually a little concerned for them both because the movie was shot two years ago, but Lionsgate recently started reshoots since they found the current state unreleasable due to poor screen testings. The book it is based on yet another dystopian future YA series. Lionsgate has not been tracking well on those lately. I think Holland and Ridley will both survive it if it bombs or comes out with mixed reviews. I hope they don't get stuck with a mediocre franchise if the movie does ok.
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    Box Office

    In recent years, overseas box office has become very important to the studios. There are many franchises that do good but not great domestically, but turn bigger numbers overseas to justify remaking them. Franchises can't bomb domestically, but if the overseas numbers are healthy, studios will continue the series and make sequels. Obviously what is considered a flop depends on many factors and risk management is taken into account. Another thing to consider is that these quoted production/budget numbers often do not account for the marketing which is very expensive. Detective Pikachu is an unusual take from one of the most profitable multi-media franchises so I think it will be fine. It's doing well internationally since it has a wide global following. The studio may or may not try again, but the Pokeman franchise won't be hurt by it. Men in Black is too early to tell, but it's not looking good. The X-Men movies have being downward trending with every subsequent movie and this franchise has been turning stale. The last movie did do ok overseas. Deadline reported the studio will lose $100-$120 million on Dark Phoenix. If Fox had kept the franchise, it's questionable what they would have done with it next.
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    Always Be My Maybe (2019)

    Also Marcus did not go to college so he is probably debt free. He is frugal by nature. He still owns the same car he's had for a dozen years. His main discretionary expenses seem to be pot, eating out at (cheaper) Asian places, and his music. He's probably saved a lot of money.
  4. For films, Little big Man and The Emerald Forest have somewhat similar plots, but they don't fit your setting. The plot sounds vagulely similar to something I watched in school where in Canada we watched a lot of obscure historical films about Natives/First Nations. A lot of these were produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
  5. Confirmed. Keith has announced he will be coming back as a judge but no word from the others. Not a surprise that Channel 4 stepped in. They've been buying all the Love Production competitions shows since they bought Bake Off.
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    Yesterday (2019)

    Working Title is the production company. They are owned by Universal and Working Title is one of the most prolific and successful British film companies. They've made all of the Richard Curtis written films and this is another one of his. They've also roped in Danny Boyle to direct this. I read that it took $10 million to secure the songs for the film.
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    S02.E01: What Have They Done?

    Bonnie has been shown to be very fit and she likely had an adrenaline rush when she pushed him which may have increased her strength temporarily.
  8. Steve Kloves adapted all the books to scripts with the exception of Goblet of Fire. Aside from his love of Harry/Hermione, there were a lot other issues with his scripts. I'm not a big fan of the movie series aside from the casting and the direction by some of the directors. I think the adapted scripts really let the series down.
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    Masterchef (AU)

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    Unpopular Food Likes/Dislikes: Table for One

    Omitting the one I don't eat for allergies: 1 because of ranch. While I avoid dairy nowadays, doesn't mean I won't eat if presented to me as options if I'm hungry somewhere. I am not and have never been a picky eater so I should probably show myself out.
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    Masterchef (AU)

    I like Derek was well. He consistently hustles during those team challenges. There have been a few challenges where some of the contestants look a bit dazed and slow, but Derek keeps smiling and trucking through. He is my favourite so far. I haven't been watching every episode. I missed Elena but from the sounds of it, the team challenge did not go well so I may not go back to that. This is my seventh year with the show and I'm not as interested in the format anymore especially at these early stages with so many contestants looking and acting the same. I also can't tell the blondes apart and this year's men are even more lacking. I'm not a fan of Simon or Tim. I miss Shannon as mentor as well. He was so calm yet encouraging. Billie and Matt have really been lackluster, but I personally never liked Matt on the show. He's one of the few irrational dislike contestants I've seen. Poh is ok. I hope Callum shows up as he is one my other favourite former contestants too.
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    S07.E03: The Price of Admission

    I did not like the blackmail strategy. It's uncharacteristic of this Sherlock because the canon Sherlock hated blackmailers. From the canon: Elementary Sherlock has very low opinion of them too so for him to resort to this tactic after all of these years seems against character development. I get that he wants him and Joan to have it all, but it did seem naive of him to play the dice with the FBI director. Ugh. In a shallow note, I liked that striped dress with pockets that Joan was wearing. It also looked good with the hair bun and glasses.