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Christopher Nolan

2009.07.17 03:11 Christopher Nolan

Community for all things Christopher Nolan; News, Updates, Trivia, Theories
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2017.06.23 19:30 Nolan Memes

A sub for memes from any and all films by Christopher Nolan. With an emphasis on the non-Batmemes, though they are welcome too. Dream a little bigger, Darling.
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2015.02.27 23:43 moogle516 Christopher Nolan's DUNKIRK

A subreddit to discuss Christopher Nolan's **Dunkirk**
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2020.12.02 05:12 checkoutthenametag_ I've searched reddit for popular books - Here's my short list, which is best for me? (or suggest a new one!)

I'm not much of a reader so I probably couldn't name my favorite book. I watch a lot of TV and movies (favorites include Breaking Bad, 24, Lost, anything Christopher Nolan). I did enjoy Fahrenheit 451 and Sphere when I was younger. I'm open to sci-fi but I do want something that is within a degree or two of reality (ha-ha). I like stories with no loose ends and am not particularly looking for a multi-part series but could be talked into it.
I've read some threads for general recommendations and see these named frequently. I'm hoping for any feedback, whether it's a vote or a new suggestion would be great too. Thanks very much!
  1. Howl's Moving Castle
  2. The Phantom Tollbooth
  3. Ender's Game
  4. The Book Thief
  5. Dune
  6. Night Watch (or anything from Discworld/Terry Pratchett)
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2020.12.02 05:05 arobotdoctor 24 [M4F] SF Bay Area (south bay) - Being completely straightforward

I know the expectation for these kinds of things is to be witty, using double-speak in an attempt to express what we're actually looking for. I'm sure that works best for some people, but I'm not one of them, so I'm just going to be super direct. If that works for you, awesome. If it doesn't, I still wish you all the best. :)
I'm looking for a healthy relationship with someone who is empathetic, mature, and has good communication skills. I'm confident I can offer all three in return. You having a deep love of learning would be great too, because I want to learn from you about your passions, and teach you about mine. At the same time, I should warn that I may be moving in about nine months time for school, and I don't know where to yet (though I'm hoping to either not move, or move to SF). I realize this is a dealbreaker for a lot of people, and I completely understand if that's the case for you.
I'm a PhD candidate, but it's increasingly looking like I'm going to leave (of my own volition) with just a master's if I get into medical school this year. I'm in the middle of interviews, and this whole application process has proven to be every bit as intense as people warned. Thankfully (if any aspect of the pandemic can possibly be counted as a positive, though certainly not a net one) this is the one year where it doesn't entail flying around the country!
I've done some rather ridiculous things in my life, and I'm more than happy to elaborate via PM or reddit chat. Basically, there was a lot of exploring to be done before I decided that oncology was the field for me.
I love reading, creative writing, dogs, theater, movies (especially Christopher Nolan and Shane Carruth's stuff), and long walks - beach or no beach, I'm still down. I get incredibly excited when I start talking about the things I'm passionate about, like increasing diversity in STEM, improving medical care, science, and philosophy. Hopefully you have topics (maybe even some of the same ones) which inspire the same excitement in you. :)
If you're looking for the sort of relationship I've described above, do shoot me a PM or reddit chat. Happy to provide pictures if you'd like.
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2020.12.02 04:44 ShoulderFluid Music Opinions

If you’re under 25 years old — or an immature 30-plus — I’m about to set your ass straight. So, listen up. Your music is fucking garbage. There, I said it. Mindless crap. Eardrum-bursting, dagger-in-the-eyes, ass-bagging, blow your fucking brains out — unadulterated dog shit. That pretty much sums up the type of music that’s popular with today’s young people. Listen, you stupid sons of bitches. I’m talking at you. I’m your elder. My opinion demands respect. Your music hasn’t got life. It’s fucking dead. Your music is void of humanity. It’s as fake as a porn queen’s orgasm. There’s no soul. It’s tripe. It’s a carp in the sea of music. The stuff you listen to was created by fucking machines. Today’s “artists” — there’s an oxymoron — don’t even need to know how to play musical instruments or sing. In other words, no fucking talent whatsoever is needed to succeed today in music. You heard me. No. Talent. Whatsoever. And, I’m fucking sick of it because the current generation is taking the gold we gave you and dragging it into a sewer. Listen up, you little pricks. I’m not stuck in some kind of classic rock time warp. Fact is, I expose myself to many different kinds of music. I give all music a chance. Even the techno-trash littering the modern music scene is something I’ve tried to digest, which I found to be like choking down a plate of raw oysters laced with salmonella. It would be nice to enjoy fresh musical acts. I want to hear new songs. I like some young people, especially when they get my order right. But real music is written and performed by humans, not a fucking computer program linked up to a laser show. Fact: The more fancy gadgets and distractions you need, the most your music just flat out sucks. Music should convey some sense of humanity — who we are, and what we feel. I know that’s a hard concept to digest since your idea of a relationship is picking up a new Twitter follower. Where’s the love and romance in the mind-numbing rubbish that’s played at most nightclubs? Is there any conveyance pain and loss? Or pride and joy? How about playing a catchy tune that’s just fun to sing along with? Is that too much to fucking ask? I don’t expect to like everything that’s new. As an amateur observer of the human condition, I freely acknowledge that successive generations are obliged to a continuation of the species which sometimes entails pushing boundaries and violating the preferences of their elders. History shows the more radically different one generation is from one to the next, the greater degree of innovations are sparked from such permutations. Music is just one by-product of inevitable cultural and technological shifts, sometimes mislabeled as advances. Yes, yes, yes! New music should piss off plenty of parents and leathery jokers like me. At least I’ll accept “cultural evolution” as being inevitable, and necessary. If you don’t believe this, take a look at the past century. Nearly a hundred years ago, traditional musicians hated a new sound called jazz. Later, jazz loyalists despised rock n’ roll and even the early sound of Motown. After that, the rockers hated disco music. Then, just about everyone hated New Wave and the 1980’s. Next came rap music which irritated everyone over the age of 30. Now, it’s hip hop and something called dubstep, which is essentially music made by computers and sound-making software. This garbage makes rap sound like fucking Amadeus. There’s a reason this “music” is used as a weapon on suspected terrorists, forcing them to wear earphones and being bombarded with such abuse for hours. I’m not making this up. This is the brain-frying shit they put on the headphones and strap to the ears of prisoners who are handcuffed behind their backs and sit naked in jail cells while they are forced to endure this madness. I’d rather blow my fucking brains out, and if I ever did managed to get out, I’d be running off to join the nearest terrorist cell in order to extract my revenge. I know what you’re thinking. You want to go after my music. You want to blast away at me. Go ahead, fuckers. See if you can top what I like at the conclusion of this article. You’re drawing so fucking dead you should even be in my game. So, what constitutes real music? Here’s a list of things I believe to be essential. REAL MUSIC DEFINED BY NOLAN DALLA: (1) Real music is created by humans, not by a machine or a computer. (2) Real music has structure and consistency. (3) Real music elicits real emotions — of love, loss, anger, fear, happiness, hope, inspiration, or anything related to the gambit of being human. (4) Real music requires talent. (5) Real music requires instruments and/or voices. (6) Real music should be cross generational. (7) Real music shouldn’t need gadgets or special effects to be enjoyed. When one of those fucking machines creates a sound that can somehow match this magical majesty, then give me a call. Until then, don’t label what you listen to as “music.” It’s not music. It’s garbage.
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2020.12.02 04:31 synesthesia2050 32 [M4F] Planet Earth - Looking for a connection

Hey there! I’m a 32 year old guy looking for someone who has similar interests or values to talk and build a connection with. You are someone who enjoys my company and does not like pineapple on pizza. I like being affectionate and am willing to give space too, which basically means I’ve been practising social distancing before it became cool. We can hopefully support each other and have fun along the way. It doesn't really matter where you're from as long as we click. A little bit about me,
Personality:
I like being a goofball, laugh and make laugh. I like art and talking in abstract. I consider myself both an introvert and extrovert depending on the situation. Equally at ease with my group of friends or enjoying my solitude. Becoming an evolved person and working on my goals is important to me. I like thinking philosophically and about making the world a better place
Appearance:
I’m 5’10.5” tall (Yes, the half inch matters).
I weight about 78 kg ( 170 lbs for our friends across the Atlantic/Pacific depending on which direction you go in). I'd say I'm fairly athletic.
Black eyes and hair. Also sporting a beard right now. South Asian. Pictures get pictures :)
Pros: Can cook great food I do not send unsolicited dick pics Been told that I have a nice voice Will do impressions
Cons: Obsessed with perfection sometimes Will do impressions Might possibly turn into a middle aged man who goes around get togethers calling random people “chief”, “champ” and other such titles for no apparent reason
Interests:
If you find any of this interesting, send me a message and let’s talk!
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2020.12.02 04:14 Bucs-and-Bucks MVP but not Silver Slugger

Inspired by the current top post on baseball, I was curious how common it was for the MVP to not win the Silver Slugger in that same season. Since the Silver Slugger was introduced in 1980, there have been 12 instances of the MVP not winning the SS. Six of those times, it's because the MVP winner was a pitcher (5 times in the AL). Each MVP pitcher also won the Cy Young, which seems obvious, but felt like I should mention that.
The other 6 instances, the non-MVP SS winners all finished in the top 5 of MVP voting, but the MVP was on the more winning team. So basically the exception is that MVPs are traditionally from good teams, the SS doesn't have to be, and sometimes a really good hitter on a bad team plays the same position as the MVP. Breakdown below:
Year MVP Position SS Winner SS MVP Place MVP Team Wins SS Team Wins
2016 Kris Bryant 3B*1 Nolan Arenado 5 103 75
2010 Joey Votto 1B Albert Pujols 2 91 86
2005 Albert Pujols 1B Derrek Lee 3 100 79
2002 Miguel Tejada SS Alex Rodriguez 2 103 72
2000 Jason Giambi 1B*2 Carlos Delgado 4 91 83
1991 Terry Pendleton 3B Howard Johnson 5 94 77
Perhaps most interesting, for 4/6 of the occurrences on this list, the MVP was beat out by the same player for both the GG and SS. (Bryant/Arenado (2016), Votto/Pujols (2010), Pujols/Lee (2005), Tejada/A-Rod (2002)).
Edit: I had to post this 3 times and edit it twice like 6 times before I got the formatting right. Yay me.
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2020.12.02 02:40 gravity9000 Similar scene angles from Nolan films. What others have you noticed?

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2020.12.02 01:21 the_angry_crab Pokérus Infected Meltan (and a few others) Giveaway!!!

[g] I am giving away some hard earned Meltans that I have infected with Pokérus. Come get some infected mons. Trade code SW/SH 1516-1615. Ign Nolan. Meltans are all from Pgo. I am also giving away infected others after the meltans are gone.
Update- infected Meltans are gone but I still have a box of infected other mons....
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2020.12.02 00:38 maleorderbride Even though everyone's already forgotten about Baseball-Reference's simulated season, I put together a prospective ballot for each award based on how players did in the sim.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about click here. Here’s some more links to how AL pitchers did, how NL pitchers did, how AL batters did, and how NL batters did. Also if a stat is italicized that means the player led their respective league in that category. Anyway onto the important stuff.

American League MVP

1. Francisco Lindor, CLE

.309/.361/.546, 205 H, 56 2B, 33 HR, 131 RBI, 362 TB, 9.2 WAR Lindor proved he was the complete package this year. At the plate, he led the AL in hits, hits for extra bases, and total bases. Of course, clobbering 56 doubles and 33 homers will do that. He had the most WAR of anyone in the American League (including the fish man), and his glove sure helped that number. Oh did I mention his team came back from a 3-0 deficit to win the World Series? Because his team came back from a 3-0 deficit to win the World Series.

2. Mike Trout, LAA

.275/.436/.556, 151 H, 43 HR, 145 BB, 94 RBI, 129 R, 9.0 WAR Wow didn’t expect to see him here. Led the AL in OBP and OPS. Shocker. Would've led WAR too if it wasn't for that Indian man. Also led league in Runs Scored and Walks because why not when you're a god. Mike Trout is still very good at baseball, and the Angels still didn't make the playoffs.

3. Yordan Alvarez, HOU

.304/.380/.551, 195 H, 39 HR, 135 RBI, 354 TB, 162 GS, 5.2 WAR The 23-year-old really stepped up this year, batting in the most runs in the league. He also scored 118 runs, the second most on a team that won 94 games. Alvarez also came in super clutch for Houston with 4.5 Win Probability Added, third most in the league. Second most was Mike Trout with 5.0, and in first we have…

4. Matt Chapman, OAK

.248/.337/.512, 151 H, 42 HR, 127 RBI, 94 R, 7.1 WAR, 5.2 WPA A low batting average didn’t matter to the reigning Gold Glove winner, whose team won the division by 5 games. I feel pretty safe in saying if Chapman had been gone the Athletics wouldn’t have won 99 games, and when a player does something like that, you put him on your MVP ballot.

5. Shohei Ohtani, LAA

As Batter: .301/.372/.520, 121 H, 21 HR, 43 XBH, 209 TB, 79 RBI, 72 R, 3.5 WAR As Pitcher: 10-14, 3.68 ERA, 20 QS, 203.0 IP, 73 BB, 246 K, 1.084 WHIP, 3.2 WAR Second best OPS on a team with Mike Trout on it is nothing to sneeze at. Accomplishing that while also being arguably the best pitcher on the squad and you have Shohei Ohtani. While, again, the Angels didn’t make the postseason, that 86-76 record would look a lot worse if it weren’t for Ohtani-san.

6. Byron Buxton, MIN

.274/.322/.446, 189 H, 24 HR, 308 TB, 97 RBI, 113 R, 55 SB, 754 PA, 691 AB, 6.3 WAR A shoo-in for Gold Glove in CF following Kevin Kiermaier’s midseason trade to the Cubs, Buxton helped his team win 97 games, finishing only one game behind the AL Central-winning Indians. Buxton also held his own at the plate, where he settled in more than any other American League batter, and made the most of it. Second most bags swiped in the league too.

7. Jose Ramirez, CLE

.289/.363/.540, 186 H, 38 HR, 83 XBH, 348 TB, 108 RBI, 125 R, 28 SB, 6.6 WAR Batting in front of the Francisco Lindor does have its perks, but when that bat is Jose Ramirez, it helps even more. Ramirez was also the leader in runs scored on the come-back-from-a-3-and-0-deficit-to-win-the-World-Series team, and finished with the second most extra base hits in the AL (behind Lindor).

8. Yoan Moncada, CHW

.308/.370/.531, 197 H, 36 HR, 88 RBI, 108 R, 340 TB, 6.6 WAR, 4.1 WPA Moncada’s inclusion this high up is more out of sympathy than anything else. His team came in with such high promise, so many predicted they’d compete for the division, before finishing the year below .500 at 78-84. He still contributed, garnering the 3rd most hits and the 7th most total bases in the AL, but ultimately fell victim to a team that started Edwin “.180/.261/.359 and -1.6 WAR” Encarnacion at DH for 138 games. A bullpen whose second best arm had negative WAR probably didn’t help either.

9. Gleyber Torres, NYY

.291/.371/.559, 178 H, 46 HR, 81 XBH, 132 RBI, 121 R, 342 TB, 6.3 WAR, 4.4 WPA Best player on the team with the most wins in the AL. Second most homers in the league behind Joey Gallo’s 47. Only thing holding him back is the excellence of everyone above him. And the fact that while he was the best player on the only AL 100-win team, he was far from the only great player on that team.

10. Shed Long, SEA

.287/.352/540, 182 H, 39 HR, 79 XBH, 343 TB, 133 RBI, 103 R, 5.1 WAR Wanted to acknowledge the surprise team of the year, the Seattle Mariners, who led their division for a good portion of the season before regressing to finish at 84-78. A big part of their success was Long, who led the team in hits (by 24), RBIs (by 46), homers (by 11), and qualified OPS (by .113). In other words, the tenth spot on this ballot went to the entire Mariners offense, and his name is Shed Long.
Honorable Mentions: George Springer HOU (.303/.386/.564, 44 HR, 6.6 WAR), Rafael Devers BOS (.303/.351/.457, 38 HR, 2nd most TB, 6.1 WAR), Andrelton Simmons LAA (.283/.318/.407, 6.6 WAR), Gerrit Cole NYY (18-4, led league in ERA and Ks, 6.0 WAR) Trey Mancini BAL (~30 games lost to injury, .302/.368/.587, 40 HR, 4.1 WAR)

American League Cy Young

1. Gerrit Cole, NYY

32 GS, 18-5, 214.1 IP, 3.02 ERA, 283 K, 23 QS, 1.106 WHIP, 11.9 K/9, 2.0 BB/9, 6.0 WAR Best pitcher on the best team, but that’s not why I’m voting for him. He’s in the #1 spot because he led the league in the two more important categories of the Pitching Triple Crown, only walked 48, and accrued the most WAR of any AL pitcher.

2. Shane Bieber, CLE

33 GS, 20-8, 214.2 IP, 3.65 ERA, 218 K, 22 BB, 20 QS, 1.030 WHIP, 9.1 K/9. 0.9 BB/9, 4.8 WAR Lowest WHIP and fewest walks surrendered of any qualified AL starter, most wins in the league, and need I remind you that he’s on the team that came back from a 3-0 deficit in the World Series to beat the St. Louis Cardinals? While he was tenth in strikeouts, his miniscule number of walks meant his K/BB was also the best in the American League.

3. Lucas Giolito, CHW

34 GS, 13-9, 187.2 IP, 3.40 ERA, 277 K, 14 QS, 1.040 WHIP, 13.3 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 4.6 WAR While he may not have gone as long into the games he started as the people above him, G-Elite-o made his pitches count. Only six strikeouts behind the leader Cole despite over 25 fewer innings pitched, the highest K/9 in the AL, and probably would’ve had a lot more wins if his bullpen wasn’t a dumpster fire.

4. Jesus Luzardo, OAK

33 GS, 13-7, 210.1 IP, 3.04 ERA, 234 K, 25 QS, 1.108 WHIP, 10.0 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 5.5 WAR Second lowest ERA, most Quality Starts, and being the best pitcher on a 99-win team while a rookie. Stands right below Gerrit Cole on several lists (ERA and WAR are the primary two that land him here) but his contributions to his team were far from second best.

5. Aroldis Chapman, NYY

48 GF, 1-2, 35 SV, 55.2 IP, 2.10 ERA, 86 K, 0 BS, 1.006 WHIP, 13.9 K/9, 2.0 WAR, 3.7 WPA Yankees games very often came down to Chapman performing (as you can see with the league-high save total), and each time they called on him, he delivered. His 3.7 Wins Probability Added is the highest of any AL pitcher, starting or otherwise. Gerrit Cole, in second, has 3.0. Chapman was integral to the Yankees pitching this year.
Honorable Mentions: Zack Greinke HOU (33 GS, 18-7, 229.0 IP, 4.52 ERA, 6 CG, 2 SHO, 216 K, 27 BB, 3.6 WAR), Brendan McKay TBR (32 GS, 16-12, 186.0 IP, 3.87 ERA, 207 K, 4.3 WAR), Sean Manaea OAK (33 GS, 16-7, 219.1 IP, 3.32 ERA, 192 K, 4.1 WAR)

American League Rookie Of The Year

1. Jesus Luzardo, OAK

33 GS, 13-7, 210.1 IP, 3.04 ERA, 234 K, 25 QS, 1.108 WHIP, 10.0 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 5.5 WAR Basically for all of the reasons listed for his Cy Young candidacy, plus the fact that he’s a rookie. Dude killed it.

2. Austin Hays, BAL

.286/.326/.510, 179 H, 35 HR, 70 XBH, 319 TB, 87 RBI, 91 R, 3.4 WAR The consensus best rookie bat of the 2020 American League came to us from the Baltimore Orioles. Hays led all AL qualified rookies in every single stat listed above, sharing only his homer total and WAR total with Luis Robert. The future of the Orioles is looking bright.

3. Brendan McKay, TBR

32 GS, 16-12, 186.0 IP, 3.87 ERA, 207 K, 15 QS, 1.210 WHIP, 10.0 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 4.3 WAR Any other year, Brendan McKay would be an easy pick for best rookie pitcher. He had the bad luck of debuting the same year as Jesus Luzardo, but that didn’t stop him from excelling. He led his team’s rotation in Wins, Quality Starts, and BB/9.
Honorable Mentions: Nate Pearson TOR (34 GS, 8-8, 170.2 IP, 3.85 ERA, 204 K, 7 QS, 1.178 WHIP, 3.2 WAR), Luis Robert CHW (.248/.297/.496, 135 H, 35 HR, 270 TB, 75 RBI, 84 R, 3.4 WAR)

American League Manager of the Year

1. Terry Francona, CLE

98-64, Won AL Central, won World Series Tito just broke a 70+-year World Series drought with his second team. Also, not sure if you’ve heard, but they came back from a 3-0 deficit to win the World Series.

2. Bob Melvin, OAK

99-63, Won AL West, lost ALDS in 4 to eventual WS Champs I honestly don’t know what I’m doing here so I just voted for Melvin because Oakland seems like a good team that Melvin helps along.

3. Scott Servais, SEA

84-78, 4th in AL West A great deal of expectations were upended near the beginning of the season as they led the AL West as late as June and were in a Wild Card spot for a great deal of the time they weren’t leading. Servais was a big part of making that product happen, so that’s why he’s here.
Honorable Mentions: Rocco Baldelli MIN (97-65), Aaron Boone NYY (100-62)

National League MVP

1. Juan Soto, WAS

.317/.441/.626, 187 H, 44 HR, 90 XBH, 369 TB, 141 RBI, 128 R, 130 BB, 9.0 WAR Juan. Soto. And I thought Mike Trout’s age-21 season was incredible. Soto truly showed all he had this year, leading so many offensive categories, captaining a playoff team, and garnering the most RBIs by a batter in a single season since 2009. Now some might say “But Bellinger was more valuable! His WPA dwarfs Soto and he had a much better season!” To that, I say, look at what they had to work with. Bellinger had 9 other players on his team top 3.5 WAR. Soto had 5. Bellinger’s team won 121 games, and without his 9 Wins Above Replacement, they would have won a measly 112, still by far the best in the league. If Soto’s 98-win team gets his 9 wins taken away, their 89 wins don’t capture the division, and depending on how many of those wins go to Milwaukee, they might not even be in the playoffs. So, in that sense, I feel comfortable picking Childish Bambino as my NL MVP.

2. Cody Bellinger, LAD

.297/.431/.593, 170 H, 45 HR, 77 XBH, 339 TB, 104 RBI, 137 R, 134 BB, 9.2 WAR, 8.8 WPA Boy oh boy did Bellinger have a year. Although it ended far short of where many believed it should have in NLCS Game 5, that doesn’t discount the amazing things Belli showed he was capable of. He led the NL in both home runs and walks, the first to do so since Barry Bonds in 2001. His 9.2 WAR was the most in the league. His 137 runs were the most in the league. His team won 121 games. What else can I say?

3. Ozzie Albies, ATL

.325/.367/.542, 222 H, 27 HR, 84 XBH, 370 TB, 95 RBI, 128 R, 29 SB, 7.0 WAR, 7.3 WPA Albies was the best player on a very good Braves team. Led the league in hits and total bases, which, I mean, that’s pretty good. Also spent a fair amount of time this season atpo the batting average leaderboard. 7 fewer wins and Atlanta likely isn’t in the playoffs, so, yeah. Dunno if I can say much more. Braves fans better enjoy that contract.

4. Christian Yelich, MIL

.312/.423/.582, 174 H, 39 HR, 71 XBH, 324 TB, 114 RBI, 122 R, 29 SB, 7.9 WAR Another player whose team wouldn’t have made it if his Wins were taken away. Yelich’s Brewers barely scraped into the playoffs, and he dragged them kicking and screaming to that postseason spot. One of only three NL players to pass an OPS of 1.000 (others were Soto and Bellinger), and the third most WAR of any NL player, it’s no surprise he’s on here in such a high spot.

5. Clayton Kershaw, LAD

32 GS, 17-0, 217.0 IP, 2.36 ERA, 227 K, 25 QS, 2 SHO, 0.912 WHIP, 9.4 K/9, 1.0 BB/9, 7.2 WAR Three people are all valid answers to who the best pitcher was in the NL this year. Those men are Max Scherzer, Walker Buehler, and Clayton Kershaw. In my opinion, which will most definitely not be shared by everyone, Kershaw deserves to be remembered as the best. He suffered no losses, allowed the fewest walks and home runs of the three previously mentioned, and, last but not least, he threw a no-hitter. That will surely not convince many of you. It convinced me. And he’s that’s why he’s at number 5.

6. Max Scherzer, WAS

33 GS, 16-8, 226.0 IP 2.63 ERA, 318 K, 25 QS, 0.889 WHIP, 12.7 K/9, 1.4 BB/9, 7.7 WAR See what I meant? Scherzer was dominant. He struck out 35 more batters than any other pitcher did this year. Only eight of his starts weren’t Quality Starts. He pitched more innings than any other NL pitcher not named Johnny Cueto. His ERA and win total are 3rd and 6th among National League starters, respectively. He also pitched his team into the postseason, so it seems like he did all right.

7. Walker Buehler, LAD

33 GS, 15-5, 205.1 IP, 2.28 ERA, 278 K, 24 QS, 0.843 WHIP, 12.2 K/9, 1.5 BB/9, 7.1 WAR, 3.8 WPA I really didn’t have any option but to group these three together. They were all just that good. And Buehler was no exception. League’s lowest ERA, lowest WHIP, and second most strikeouts. Lowest H/9 (6.0) of any NL starter as well. The only thing that Buehler did wrong was pitch so well in the same year as two other amazing performances. He even performed in the playoffs, allowing but two runs in striking out 19 in 15.1 innings of NLCS work only to see it all wither away as LA lost both games. You’ll get em next year.

8. Nolan Arenado, COL

.296/.364/.572, 182 H, 44 HR, 80 XBH, 351 TB, 110 RBI, 122 R, 7.8 WAR The high-flying third baseman may not have reached the postseason, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t try. With the most home runs and runs scored for the most potent offense in the NL West not based in Los Angeles, Arenado only struck out 103 times this year. That was the second lowest on the team, and lower than 93 other qualified batters. I guess he was also a pretty good defender so there’s that too.

9. Kris Bryant, CHC

.285/.413/.533, 159 H, 35 HR, 297 TB, 86 RBI, 107 R, 100 BB, 22 HBP, 7.0 WAR The Cubs lost 97 games this year, the most in the National League. They did that due to the trainwreck that was half their rotation and a bullpen that was equivalent to soggy bologna. If they were tanking, it appears they forgot to tell Kris Bryant, because he went off. Fourth highest on-base percentage among qualified batters. 5th highest OPS. 5th most walks. Top ten in many other categories. If you were curious who was above him on those leaderboards, many of them are elsewhere on this ballot. Pity the Cubs’ pitching exploded or he’d be in for a much better conclusion to a fantastic year.

10. Fernando Tatis Jr., SDP

.280/.354/.521, 173 H, 35 HR, 322 TB, 84 RBI, 98 R, 5.2 WAR If anybody doubted that Tatis Jr. was destined for greatness, this year silenced all doubters. At 21, Junior helped a surprise San Diego squad to a much-higher-than-predicted 77-85 record, and led the team in hits, home runs, slugging, and total bases while he was at it. He also had the most WAR on the team but that was kind of a given. He can only go up from here.
Honorable Mentions: Jacob deGrom NYM (13-14, 222.1 IP, 2.67 ERA, 250 K, 26 QS, 1.043 WHIP, 5.1 WAR), Kolten Wong STL (.283/.363/.390, 181 H, 42 XBH, 249 TB, 59 RBI, 102 R, 39 SB, 6.1 WAR), Miguel Rojas MIA (.300/.359/.421, 187 H, 49 XBH, 68 RBI, 82 R, 20 SB, 6.5 WAR), Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL (.302/.392/.536, 184 H, 35 HR, 71 XBH, 327 TB, 114 RBI, 117 R, 39 SB, 6.1 WAR), Gavin Lux LAD (.295/.376/.519, 161 H, 27 HR, 63 XBH, 283 TB, 74 RBI, 98 R, 22 SB, 5.4 WAR), Stephen Strasburg WAS (19-5, 211.0 IP, 3.67 ERA, 242 K, 22 QS, 1.095 WHIP, 6.7 WAR)

National League Cy Young

1. Clayton Kershaw, LAD

32 GS, 17-0, 217.0 IP, 2.36 ERA, 227 K, 25 QS, 2 SHO, 0.912 WHIP, 9.4 K/9, 1.0 BB/9, 7.2 WAR Said all I need to say back over at #5 on the MVP listing, so go peep that if you haven’t already to know why he’s here.

2. Max Scherzer, WAS

33 GS, 16-8, 226.0 IP 2.63 ERA, 318 K, 25 QS, 0.889 WHIP, 12.7 K/9, 1.4 BB/9, 7.7 WAR Same as Kersh. This was really tough I promise you, and tomorrow I might feel differently, but this is my ballot today.

3. Walker Buehler, LAD

33 GS, 15-5, 205.1 IP, 2.28 ERA, 278 K, 24 QS, 0.843 WHIP, 12.2 K/9, 1.5 BB/9, 7.1 WAR, 3.8 WPA Ditto on the last two. Buehler also led the league in WPA for starters, which I didn’t mention up there, but do here because this is specifically a pitching award.

4. Jacob deGrom, NYM

34 GS, 13-14, 222.1 IP, 2.67 ERA, 250 K, 26 QS, 1.043 WHIP, 10.1 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 5.1 WAR While deGrom may have lost out on the three-peat, he didn’t lose for lack of trying. In only his second losing season, the deGrominator led the league with 26 of his 34 games started being Quality Starts. He also happened to be given an average of, and I calculated this myself, 1.97 runs of support. Because of course he was. He did throw a no-hitter of his own against the team that would eventually win his division, though. So that’s pretty good.

5. Stephen Strasburg, WAS

33 GS, 19-5, 211.0 IP, 3.67 ERA, 242 K, 22 QS, 1.095 WHIP, 10.3 K/9, 1.5 BB/9, 6.7 WAR The Nationals and Dodgers had, without a doubt, the best 1-2 starting duos in the league this year. Scherzer and strasburg were 1st and 4th on pitcher WAR league-wide, and Kershaw and Buehler were 2nd and 3rd. Strasburg showed last year was no fluke, striking out the 6th most batters of any NL pitcher and having the 4th best K/BB of any starter. His 22 quality starts were also tied for fifth most in the National LEague, and his 19 wins were the second most behind only Dodger Alex Wood. Strasburg’s numbers speak for themselves.
Honorable Mentions: Jack Flaherty STL (33 GS, 10-9, 198.1 IP, 3.40 ERA, 245 K, 1.008 WHIP, 11.1 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 5.9 WAR), Robbie Ray ARI (34 GS, 18-7, 203.0 IP, 3.01 ERA, 1.158 WHIP, 5.5 WAR), Josh Hader MIL (42 GF, 4-3, 52.0 IP, 1.38 ERA, 25 SV, 105 K, 0.932 WHIP, 18.2 K/9, 2.8 WAR), Freddy Peralta MIL (9-6, 3.01 ERA, okay overall, but threw a no-hitter with 17 strikeouts)

National League Rookie of the Year

1. Gavin Lux, LAD

.295/.376/.519, 161 H, 27 HR, 63 XBH, 283 TB, 74 RBI, 98 R, 22 SB, 5.4 WAR Early on in the Rookie of the Year race, Lux proved the award was his to lose. And following a rookie season that could see him pop up on more than a few MVP ballots, it looks like he hasn’t. He leads NL rookies in all rate stats, has the most dingers, hits for extra bases, and total bases among that crowd. His team won 121 games. There you go.

2. Carter Kieboom, WAS

.283/.356/.451, 170 H, 21 HR, 58 XBH, 271 TB, 87 RBI, 101 R, 4.5 WAR The consensus second best NL rookie is nothing to be ashamed of when the first place player does what Gavin Lux did. Kieboom showed up too for his first year in the majors, leading NL rookies in RBIs, hits, and runs scored. He’ll definitely be one to keep your eye on in the coming years.

3. Kwang Hyun Kim, STL

59 G, 9-1, 104.1 IP, 2.76 ERA, 2 SV, 10 Ho, 123 K, 0.939 WHIP, 10.6 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, 2.6 WAR The former KBO MVP proved he could hang with the big dogs of the MLB in his debut season across the pond. In a year that saw many promising pitchers debut very well, Kim led them all in ERA, WHIP, and K/BB (5.59) while coming out of the bullpen for the NL pennant winners.
Honorable Mentions: Bryse Wilson ATL (29 GS, 12-9, 173.0 IP, 3.59 ERA, 165 K, 10 QS, 1.069 WHIP, 3.0 WAR), Trevor Rogers MIA (27 GS, 10-11, 164.0 IP, 3.24 ERA, 140 K, 15 QS, 1.220 WHIP, 3.3 WAR), Brusdar Graterol LAD (42 G, 20 GS, 8-4, 131.1 IP, 3.22 ERA, 136 K, 1.150 WHIP, 9.3 K/9, 2.9 WAR), Michel Baez SDP (64 G, 3-2, 82.1 IP, 2.95 ERA, 109 K, 0.996 WHIP, 11.9 K/9, 1.8 WAR)

National League Manager of the Year

1. Mike Shildt, STL

96-66, Won NL Central, Won NL Pennant Again I’m not sure how I’m supposed to judge this because there really isn’t all that much to go on but his team did really well so…

2. Dave Roberts, LAD

121-41, Won NL West, lost NLCS in 5 games His team did really well too but everyone kind of expected that so his placement isn’t as high even though they did really well.

3. Davey Martinez, WAS

98-64, Won NL East, Lost NLDS in 3 games His team did really well too even though they lost a pretty good player so I guess he gets my vote too.
Honorable Mentions: Craig Counsell MIL (86-76), Brian Snitker ATL (92-70)
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2020.12.02 00:35 valkyria_knight881 A Look Into Warner Bros Pictures 2021 (and the Unfantabulous Disappointment of the Year 2020)

In this post, I will focus on Warner Bros, the studio that made Tom & Jerry exclusively a theatrical release and not Wonder Woman 1984. Besides that, the studio is well known for The Matrix, Harry Potter, Inception, It, and the DC films (like The Dark Knight, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman). Some of the best films of all time were made by Warner Bros like Casablanca, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and Goodfellas. Most recently, the studio is well known for Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, It: Chapter Two, Joker, and Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

The Current Situation of Warner Bros Pictures

Warner Bros has always been one of the biggest film studios since the Golden Age of Hollywood during the 1920s, along with 20th Century Fox and Paramount. However, unlike 20th Century Studios and Paramount, Warner Bros has been consistently successful, with an occasional stumble from time to time (like in the mid-50s when Warner Bros sold off its pre-1950 films. Don’t worry. They got it back). In 2019, Warner Bro has been struggling, though with the exception of some of its DC films and Detective Pikachu didn’t do that bad. 2020 could’ve been the year Warner was able to turn things around. But the entire year of 2020 was just miserable for Warner Bros, even before the pandemic. Let’s look into 2020.

2020

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) - The year started with Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Starting with a DC film can be a strong start. That just didn’t happen. It debuted with a mere $33M, which is awfully low (even Shazam! did better with its $54M). It didn’t help that Sonic the Hedgehog came out a week later to $58M, a film that was looked down upon for most of the film’s history. Birds of Prey made $202M on a budget of $100M, meaning that the film underperformed at the box office. It goes to show that Warner Bros’ streak of disappointments unfortunately continues from 2019.
The Way Back - This was the last film I saw in theaters before COVID-19 shut down almost every theater. While I liked the Way Back along with many others, not enough people went out to see this film for this film to succeed. The film made $15M on a budget of $25M, being a box office bomb. The question is: how would the Way Back have done if COVID-19 didn’t shut everything down? The film made about $9M on opening weekend, which would make a hypothetical domestic total of $30M (at most). The film barely made over $1M overseas, and I doubt it would’ve made a lot more. The Way Back would’ve made $35M on a budget of $25M at most. This meant that the film still wouldn’t have done well even without COVID-19.
Scoob! - This film decided to go directly to VOD and that may have been a good thing. This movie wasn’t that great and didn’t seem like a Scooby Doo film plot-wise. To think that this would’ve come out a week before The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run would’ve killed the film’s legs (some people said that Sponge on the Run wasn’t that great either, but it’s still better received than Scoob!). Under normal circumstances, I’d say this film makes $110M DOM and $240M WW. I think Scoob would’ve still done just fine, just not the hit that Warner Bros would’ve needed.
An American Pickle - Sony was originally going to release this film in theaters before selling the film to Warner Bros to release on HBO Max instead. It’s weird because Seth Rogen usually makes films for Universal or Sony, so a Seth Rogen film under Warner Bros is odd. Under normal circumstances, I think this film would’ve done better than Good Boys, Seth Rogen’s previous film (that he was involved with, but wasn’t acting in). I’d say the film would’ve made $100M DOM and $140M WW. I think Sony should’ve held onto this film for theatrical release, but it’s fine. Sony has bigger films to worry about.
Tenet - Along with the New Mutants, Tenet was supposed to bring people back to movie theaters. Unfortunately, the film only made $358M on a budget of $200M, being a box office bomb (the first box office bomb from Christopher Nolan). To be fair, COVID prevented many of the theaters from opening up, so Tenet initially released with a limited amount of theaters open. Under normal circumstances, I think the film would’ve made $200M DOM and $700M WW, being a hit for Warner Bros. If a movie had to be released to bring audiences back to the movie theaters, I would’ve released a film with a budget of $50M or less that was anticipated. Not many films are like that, but it would’ve increased the chances that the $50M film would be profitable. Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros have a strong relationship, but I wouldn’t be shocked if his next film (which will probably come out in 2023, Warner Bros’ 100th Anniversary) has a lower budget than Tenet.
The Witches - The 1990 film is a classic, and it just didn’t seem right to remake the film, especially since the remake is inferior to the 1990 film. The film was moved to HBO Max, but it did receive a theatrical release in some international territories. Under normal circumstances, I don’t think this film would’ve done so well. I’d say the film would’ve made $20M DOM and $40M WW.
Wonder Woman 1984 - This movie has an HBO Max and theatrical release on the same day, which is stupid because 90% of the people who watch this movie will watch it on HBO Max. Unless this movie turns out to be bad or mediocre, this film could’ve been a huge hit for Warner Bros. Under normal circumstances, the film would’ve made $430M DOM and $1.2B WW, which would’ve been a huge win for Warner Bros. With this release, Wonder Woman 1984 is only going to make $300M at most, probably not even surpassing Tenet. Warner Bros doesn’t have any films bigger than this next year, but I hope none of Warner Bros’ upcoming blockbuster films like The Suicide Squad or Dune don’t bite the bullet and move to HBO Max.

2021

The next year is coming, and it’s time to look at what Warner Bros has in store for everyone next year. I’ll try to keep it short (with a basic description of each one if necessary and how well it might do). The numbers I have won’t be accurate, so take it with a grain of salt.
DISCLAIMER - This editorial will most likely not adapt based on future delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m detailing the current situation as it is as of December 1, 2020. I’m assuming that everything should be fine enough for The Little Things to release theatrically on January 29, 2021.

The Little Things

It’s a crime thriller film directed by John Lee Hancock. Not much is known about the film except the plot, which is about a deputy and a detective clashing during an investigation of murder. I don’t know how well this film can do because I don’t know much about it. I’d say the film makes $20M DOM and $50M WW. If the budget isn’t any more than $20M, this should be a moderate success for Warner Bros.

Judas and the Black Messiah

It’s a biographical drama film directed by Shaka King and is based on Fred Hampton and the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. I think this should also be a moderate success for Warner Bros. I’d say this film makes $50M DOM and $60M WW.

Tom and Jerry

It’s a slapstick comedy film directed by Tim Story and is based on the Tom and Jerry cartoons. While Wonder Woman 1984 is getting a theatrical release and an HBO Max release, Tom & Jerry is only getting a theatrical release. This must mean that Warner Bros has high expectations for Tom & Jerry. I’d expect this film to be the first film to make $1B domestically and $3B worldwide. Everyone will see this movie and be immediately cured of COVID. Tom & Jerry is our savior. Unfortunately, I’m kidding. I’d say this film makes $100M DOM and $210M WW, which shouldn’t be that bad.

The Many Saints of Newark

It’s a crime drama film directed by Alan Taylor and is a prequel to the HBO series, The Sopranos. I could see this performing similarly to Downton Abbey. I’d say this film makes $80M DOM and $180M WW.

Reminiscence

It’s a science fiction drama film directed by Lisa Joy and stars Hugh Jackman. Not much is known about the film except the plot, which is about a man who offers his clients a chance to relive their memories. He meets a lady that he likes but realizes that she is most likely involved in some violent crimes, making him look into the past to see what really happened. This isn’t a bad premise, and I think it will do well. I’d say this film makes $110M DOM and $230M WW.

Godzilla vs. Kong

It’s a monster film directed by Adam Wingard and is the sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island. King of the Monsters was a box office disappointment, failing to break $400M. I do expect this film to perform a little better, but King of the Monsters is going to drag this film down from being a breakout success. I’d say this film makes $140M DOM $440M WW. The film should at least break even (as long as it’s better than King of the Monsters), but it’s not going to be one of Warner Bros’ most profitable films of 2021.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

It’s a supernatural horror film directed by Michael Chaves and is the third film in the Conjuring trilogy. The franchise has been a guaranteed money maker for Warner Bros. With this installment, I could see an increase, especially if the movie is as good as the first two. I’d say this film makes $120M DOM and $340M WW.

In the Heights

It’s a musical drama film directed by Jon M. Chu and is based on the musical of the same name. I think this could perform as well as Jon M. Chu’s previous film, Crazy Rich Asians. I’d say this film makes $160M DOM and $220M WW.

Space Jam: A New Legacy

It’s a sports comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee and is the sequel to Space Jam. I thought it would turn a profit until I see the budget, which is $184M. What the hell, Warner Bros? Are you trying to lose money? People will show up to see this film, but it’s just way too expensive. I get that this is meant to be a love letter to the Warner Bros film library so it could balloon the budget (like how Ralph Breaks the Internet was kind of a love letter to the Disney library), but the first Space Jam didn’t even make $300M. I’d say this film makes $110M DOM and $250M WW. Maybe Warner Bros can pull a Star Trek 2009 and A New Legacy makes a profit despite being budgeted a lot higher that the worldwide gross can handle. It’s very unlikely A New Legacy can cross $300M WW, let alone make over $400M WW and being profitable. If it was budgeted at $100M, it wouldn’t be too bad, but this movie costing almost $200M is crazy.

The Suicide Squad

It’s a superhero film directed by James Gunn that is kind of a soft reboot and a standalone sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad. This could also recoup any losses that Space Jam: A New Legacy lost with its insanely high budget. This film looks very promising, especially with James Gunn on board. However, this film will most likely make less than the 2016 film even if this one looks to be better than the 2016 film. I’d say this film makes $310M DOM and $730M WW, being Warner Bros’ biggest film of 2021.

Dune

It’s an epic science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and is based on the book of the same name. This was always seen as a wild card that could either bomb hard or do very well. I think unlike Blade Runner 2049, Dune should be able to make a profit. I’d say this film makes $200M DOM and $500M WW, which may not be a lot, but it should be enough for Warner Bros to greenlight the sequel which will cover the second half of the book as this film will only cover the first half.

Elvis

It’s a biographical drama film directed by Baz Luhrmann and is based on the life of Elvis. I don’t know how Elvis’ popularity compares with Queen’s popularity, but I can still see this as a success nonetheless. I’d say this film makes $180M DOM and $300M WW.

King Richard

It’s a biographical drama film directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and is the second biographical drama that Warner Bros is releasing in November 2021. I know it’s on two different things (one is music and the other is tennis), but this is a lot for November to handle. I don’t expect this film to do as well as Elvis and that’s okay. I’d say this film makes $50M DOM and $80M WW.

Sherlock Holmes 3

It’s a period action mystery film supposedly directed by Dexter Fletcher and is the third film in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes trilogy. However, they haven’t started filming this movie, and it is possible that the film will just be delayed to 2022 or be removed from the schedule (especially since it shares the same release date as Warner Bros’ other film, The Matrix 4). Regardless, if this movie does end up happening, I’d say this film would make $200M DOM and $560M WW.

The Matrix 4

It’s a science fiction action film directed by Lana Wachowski and is the fourth film in the Matrix franchise. I thought the Matrix Revolutions wrapped up the series (or so I’ve heard, but I’ve only seen the first one), but I guess a fourth one is going to be made because money. I’d expect this film to perform similar to how the first Matrix and Matrix Revolutions performed, which isn’t bad. I’d say this film makes $150M DOM and $450M WW.

If The Film Needs To Be Rescheduled, Where Should They Move To?

The Little Things - Should move from January 29, 2021 to March 5, 2021 (Replacing Tom and Jerry)
Tom and Jerry - Should move from March 5, 2021 to April 16, 2021 (Replacing Reminiscence)
The Many Saints of Newark - Should move from March 12, 2021 to April 23, 2021
Reminiscence - Should move from April 16, 2021 to May 21, 2021 (Replacing Godzilla vs. Kong)
Godzilla vs. Kong - Should move from May 21, 2021 to July 16, 2021 (Replacing Space Jam: A New Legacy)
In the Heights - Should move from June 18, 2021 to July 23, 2021
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It - Should move from June 4, 2021 to July 30, 2021
Space Jam: A New Legacy - Should move from July 16, 2021 to September 10, 2021
The Suicide Squad - Should move from August 6, 2021 to October 1, 2021 (Replacing Dune)
Dune - Should move from October 1, 2021 to November 12, 2021
Elvis - Should move from November 5, 2021 to December 10, 2021
King Richard - Should move from November 19, 2021 to December 22, 2021 (Replacing Sherlock Holmes 3 and The Matrix 4)
The Matrix 4 - Should move from December 22, 2021 to December 25, 2021
Sherlock Holmes 3 - Should move from December 22, 2021 to December 23, 2022
Thoughts on the 2021 Slate - This 2021 slate looks decent, even if there aren’t any films that could hit $1B. It’s definitely a step up from 2019 and 2020. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, In the Heights, The Suicide Squad, Dune, Elvis, Sherlock Holmes 3, and The Matrix 4 all look to be major hits for the studio, and I didn’t even bring up Tom & Jerry, the savior of Warner Bros. My biggest problem is that Space Jam: A New Legacy has the word “box-office bomb” written all over it with the budget being too high for the film.
Warner Bros on Streaming - Warner Bros has HBO Max, which is the home for Warner Bros films. However, while they are using other brands that Warner Bros owns like HBO, Cartoon Network, and DC, the iconic Warner Bros logo isn’t being used. Instead, most Warner Bros films end up in the Turner Classic Movies section (which I understand but I think the WB logo is more iconic). While HBO Max did struggle at first, I think the service will be fine and stick around for a while.
The Future - After more than 50 years, Sesame Street is finally getting a movie. Fantastic Beasts is getting a third film. The DC films that we are getting in the future are DC Super Pets, The Flash, The Batman, and Aquaman 2. And that’s just 2022 (Shazam! Fury of the Gods comes out in 2023). Warner Bros is starting to become a lot more dependent on DC, which may not be a good idea if they don’t play their cards right.
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2020.12.02 00:01 ShengPeng The Night Joe Thornton Was Traded to San Jose: An Oral History

Good stories aplenty in this oral history of the Joe Thornton trade!
More here: https://sanjosehockeynow.com/joe-thornton-marco-sturm-nikos-dimitrakos-rob-zettler-nolan-schaefer-san-jose-sharks-trade-oral-history/
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2020.12.01 23:46 ThePortalKing Tenet: Christopher Nolan IQ Analysis

/uj how the fuck do people think tenet is hard to understand? With the risk of sounding pretentious am I the only one who thinks tenet is really easy grasp on a plot and especially emotional level?
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2020.12.01 22:57 AcidaEspada "TENET" Continuity Error, long post


When watching *TENET I was paying a lot of attention. I'm sure everyone was.
I noticed that Neil took his gloves off and threw them away twice in the ambulance after the successful airport inversion rescue
imdb has this as a continuity error
I think this is interesting
At the time we know these characters, Neil is likely the most knowledgeable person in regards to Inversion, but we the audience do not know that yet
Another thing we do not know is that the protagonist is the antagonist of sorts-
-As we find out, the Protagonist has set all of the Tenet organization in motion from the future
-The enemy outside of Sator is the Future [this time with a capital 'F'] whom Sator is merely an agent of
Now, he directly calls himself the protagonist, however he is acting under his own authority and in response to his own cause and from the exact position of the group we already know as the enemy [the Future]
But in this film we often see effect before cause
[1] bullet is on the table_ effect
[2] bullet is 'dropped' from your green gloved hand_ cause
In forward time- Cause>Effect
In inverted time- Effect>Cause
++++This is where I take a liberty++++
Christopher Nolan is a well known, well respected professional
By subverting and circumventing narrative structures, Nolan has established himself as a filmmaker whom [much like his protagonists] takes pride in creating and executing tight, well-thought out plans
So, most everyone had to have noticed Neil throwing away his surgical gloves twice
This is a movie you pay attention to
And I'm sure Nolan was paying attention as well
But in a movie called '*TENET' about non-linear thinking, made by a filmmaker infamous for his attention to narrative detail and escalating complexity... -an abnormality occurs directly contradicting the 'effect-cause' dynamic of time travel as we understand it in this film
Easy to dismiss as a continuity error
But I do not think it was a non-meta continuity error
I think Nolan made a literal 'Continuity Error' in order to establish the in-meta occurrence of Effect-Effect / Cause>Cause
The first time Neil takes off his surgical gloves and throws them away it is in reference to Kats abdominal injury after succeeding in their Airport Inversion Rescue
He says "It'll leave quite a scar, but you'll be okay"
Then before the next time he takes his gloves off and throws them way, the conversation goes as follows-
Neil: We did it
Kat: You did what? Andre has the algorithm you don't know where he is
Neil: Or when
Protag: Get Priya here to Oslo
Neil: Why?
Protag: If I don't do something in two days she tells me about the 241
Neil throws away his gloves the second time
Neil: Nothing can change that
Protag: We'll see
This would cause Neil to think, as his mentor just suggested that was has happened is yet to have happened
But we do not know that yet
By the end of the film we 'know' that the Protag is ignorant for saying this
But ignorance can be our weapon
Consider that while considering Neils code- "What's happened's happened....." [that is not a typo, Neil says "What has happened is/has happened"] "Which is an expression of faith in the mechanics of the world, not an excuse to do nothing."
What does Neil call an "Expression" of "Faith" in the mechanics of the world?
Reality.
++++ What we know ++++
The Protag is who recruited Neil, they have spent lost of time together in the future for the Protag, in the past for Neil
When having the conversation during the glove continuity error, Neil specifically tells his mentor [the protag, which we, the audience are not yet aware of] "Nothing can change that." In regards to an event seemingly fixed in time [it has happened and as such will happen]
The Protag [his mentor] says "Well see."
Suddenly, the person who presumably taught Neil everything about this world has just opened a can of worms, maybe what has happened can happen AND not happen [Effect>Effect / Cause>Cause]
But what is most important is that this specific exchange occurs during a "Continuity" error in a movie about time travel made by Cristopher Nolan
It is possible that the Protag is a more unreliable narrator than even he lets on
Neil throwing his gloves away twice is a Continuity error in the meta of *TENET placed there on purpose by Nolan
When the Protag suggests changing was has happened, Neil starts thinking in a new way that fundamentally alters the future, causing a shift in the mechanics of reality at that precise moment in the ambulance after the airport inversion rescue
An abnormality that may be more than two sets of gloves disposed of
Two sets of something else, only one of which may have been disposed of
+++++At the time of the films events +++++
Neil is the most knowledgeable person in TENET [we just don't know it until the end]
Neil seems happy to sacrifice himself [his optimism in response to the Protags obvious sadness]
His mentor, in tears asks him "But can we change things?" a direct reversal of the mentors ignorance earlier during the glove continuity error when Neil tells him "Nothing can change that" and the mentor responding with "We'll see."
Now, the mentor asks can we change that
And this Neil, the oldest Neil, the one who met a younger mentor who's ignorance prevented him from accepting that nothing can be changed
This Neil explicitly says "What has happened has/is happened"
An expression of his faith in the mechanics of the world
What does Neil call this expression of faith?
Reality
A second pair of gloves thrown away
And maybe a second Neil who, through some faith based expression of reality, manages to walk away
*https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/tenet
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2020.12.01 22:51 AcidaEspada 'TENET' Spoilers regarding a 'Continuity Error'

When watching *TENET I was paying a lot of attention. I'm sure everyone was.
I noticed that Neil took his gloves off and threw them away twice in the ambulance after the successful airport inversion rescue
imdb has this as a continuity error
I think this is interesting
At the time we know these characters, Neil is likely the most knowledgeable person in regards to Inversion, but we the audience do not know that yet
Another thing we do not know is that the protagonist is the antagonist of sorts-
-As we find out, the Protagonist has set all of the Tenet organization in motion from the future
-The enemy outside of Sator is the Future [this time with a capital 'F'] whom Sator is merely an agent of
Now, he directly calls himself the protagonist, however he is acting under his own authority and in response to his own cause and from the exact position of the group we already know as the enemy [the Future]
But in this film we often see effect before cause
[1] bullet is on the table_ effect
[2] bullet is 'dropped' from your green gloved hand_ cause
In forward time- Cause>Effect
In inverted time- Effect>Cause
++++This is where I take a liberty++++
Christopher Nolan is a well known, well respected professional
By subverting and circumventing narrative structures, Nolan has established himself as a filmmaker whom [much like his protagonists] takes pride in creating and executing tight, well-thought out plans
So, most everyone had to have noticed Neil throwing away his surgical gloves twice
This is a movie you pay attention to
And I'm sure Nolan was paying attention as well
But in a movie called '*TENET' about non-linear thinking, made by a filmmaker infamous for his attention to narrative detail and escalating complexity... -an abnormality occurs directly contradicting the 'effect-cause' dynamic of time travel as we understand it in this film
Easy to dismiss as a continuity error
But I do not think it was a non-meta continuity error
I think Nolan made a literal 'Continuity Error' in order to establish the in-meta occurrence of Effect-Effect / Cause>Cause
The first time Neil takes off his surgical gloves and throws them away it is in reference to Kats abdominal injury after succeeding in their Airport Inversion Rescue
He says "It'll leave quite a scar, but you'll be okay"
Then before the next time he takes his gloves off and throws them way, the conversation goes as follows-
Neil: We did it
Kat: You did what? Andre has the algorithm you don't know where he is
Neil: Or when
Protag: Get Priya here to Oslo
Neil: Why?
Protag: If I don't do something in two days she tells me about the 241
Neil throws away his gloves the second time
Neil: Nothing can change that
Protag: We'll see
This would cause Neil to think, as his mentor just suggested that was has happened is yet to have happened
But we do not know that yet
By the end of the film we 'know' that the Protag is ignorant for saying this
But ignorance can be our weapon
Consider that while considering Neils code- "What's happened's happened....." [that is not a typo, Neil says "What has happened is/has happened"] "Which is an expression of faith in the mechanics of the world, not an excuse to do nothing."
What does Neil call an "Expression" of "Faith" in the mechanics of the world?
Reality.
++++ What we know ++++
The Protag is who recruited Neil, they have spent lost of time together in the future for the Protag, in the past for Neil
When having the conversation during the glove continuity error, Neil specifically tells his mentor [the protag, which we, the audience are not yet aware of] "Nothing can change that." In regards to an event seemingly fixed in time [it has happened and as such will happen]
The Protag [his mentor] says "Well see."
Suddenly, the person who presumably taught Neil everything about this world has just opened a can of worms, maybe what has happened can happen AND not happen [Effect>Effect / Cause>Cause]
But what is most important is that this specific exchange occurs during a "Continuity" error in a movie about time travel made by Cristopher Nolan
It is possible that the Protag is a more unreliable narrator than even he lets on
Neil throwing his gloves away twice is a Continuity error in the meta of *TENET placed there on purpose by Nolan
When the Protag suggests changing was has happened, Neil starts thinking in a new way that fundamentally alters the future, causing a shift in the mechanics of reality at that precise moment in the ambulance after the airport inversion rescue
An abnormality that may be more than two sets of gloves disposed of
Two sets of something else, only one of which may have been disposed of
+++++At the time of the films events +++++
Neil is the most knowledgeable person in TENET [we just don't know it until the end]
Neil seems happy to sacrifice himself [his optimism in response to the Protags obvious sadness]
His mentor, in tears asks him "But can we change things?" a direct reversal of the mentors ignorance earlier during the glove continuity error when Neil tells him "Nothing can change that" and the mentor responding with "We'll see."
Now, the mentor asks can we change that
And this Neil, the oldest Neil, the one who met a younger mentor who's ignorance prevented him from accepting that nothing can be changed
This Neil explicitly says "What has happened has/is happened"
An expression of his faith in the mechanics of the world
What does Neil call this expression of faith?
Reality
A second pair of gloves thrown away
And maybe a second Neil who, through some faith based expression of reality, manages to walk away
*https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/tenet
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2020.12.01 22:48 AcidaEspada Long post about 'Continuity Error"

[I will not be changing the format any further. ]
When watching *TENET I was paying a lot of attention. I'm sure everyone was.

I noticed that Neil took his gloves off and threw them away twice in the ambulance after the successful airport inversion rescue

imdb has this as a continuity error

I think this is interesting

At the time we know these characters, Neil is likely the most knowledgeable person in regards to Inversion, but we the audience do not know that yet

Another thing we do not know is that the protagonist is the antagonist of sorts-

-As we find out, the Protagonist has set all of the Tenet organization in motion from the future
-The enemy outside of Sator is the Future [this time with a capital 'F'] whom Sator is merely an agent of

Now, he directly calls himself the protagonist, however he is acting under his own authority and in response to his own cause and from the exact position of the group we already know as the enemy [the Future]

But in this film we often see effect before cause

[1] bullet is on the table_ effect

[2] bullet is 'dropped' from your green gloved hand_ cause

In forward time- Cause>Effect

In inverted time- Effect>Cause

++++This is where I take a liberty++++

Christopher Nolan is a well known, well respected professional
By subverting and circumventing narrative structures, Nolan has established himself as a filmmaker whom [much like his protagonists] takes pride in creating and executing tight, well-thought out plans
So, most everyone had to have noticed Neil throwing away his surgical gloves twice
This is a movie you pay attention to
And I'm sure Nolan was paying attention as well
But in a movie called '*TENET' about non-linear thinking, made by a filmmaker infamous for his attention to narrative detail and escalating complexity... -an abnormality occurs directly contradicting the 'effect-cause' dynamic of time travel as we understand it in this film
Easy to dismiss as a continuity error
But I do not think it was a non-meta continuity error
I think Nolan made a literal 'Continuity Error' in order to establish the in-meta occurrence of Effect-Effect / Cause>Cause
The first time Neil takes off his surgical gloves and throws them away it is in reference to Kats abdominal injury after succeeding in their Airport Inversion Rescue
He says "It'll leave quite a scar, but you'll be okay"
Then before the next time he takes his gloves off and throws them way, the conversation goes as follows-
Neil: We did it
Kat: You did what? Andre has the algorithm you don't know where he is
Neil: Or when
Protag: Get Priya here to Oslo
Neil: Why?
Protag: If I don't do something in two days she tells me about the 241
Neil throws away his gloves the second time
Neil: Nothing can change that
Protag: We'll see
This would cause Neil to think, as his mentor just suggested that was has happened is yet to have happened
But we do not know that yet
By the end of the film we 'know' that the Protag is ignorant for saying this
But ignorance can be our weapon
Consider that while considering Neils code- "What's happened's happened....." [that is not a typo, Neil says "What has happened is/has happened"] "Which is an expression of faith in the mechanics of the world, not an excuse to do nothing."
What does Neil call an "Expression" of "Faith" in the mechanics of the world?
Reality.
++++ What we know ++++
The Protag is who recruited Neil, they have spent lost of time together in the future for the Protag, in the past for Neil

When having the conversation during the glove continuity error, Neil specifically tells his mentor [the protag, which we, the audience are not yet aware of] "Nothing can change that." In regards to an event seemingly fixed in time [it has happened and as such will happen]

The Protag [his mentor] says "Well see."

Suddenly, the person who presumably taught Neil everything about this world has just opened a can of worms, maybe what has happened can happen AND not happen [Effect>Effect / Cause>Cause]
But what is most important is that this specific exchange occurs during a "Continuity" error in a movie about time travel made by Cristopher Nolan

It is possible that the Protag is a more unreliable narrator than even he lets on

Neil throwing his gloves away twice is a Continuity error in the meta of *TENET placed there on purpose by Nolan

When the Protag suggests changing was has happened, Neil starts thinking in a new way that fundamentally alters the future, causing a shift in the mechanics of reality at that precise moment in the ambulance after the airport inversion rescue
An abnormality that may be more than two sets of gloves disposed of
Two sets of something else, only one of which may have been disposed of

+++++At the time of the films events +++++

Neil is the most knowledgeable person in TENET [we just don't know it until the end]

Neil seems happy to sacrifice himself [his optimism in response to the Protags obvious sadness]

His mentor, in tears asks him "But can we change things?" a direct reversal of the mentors ignorance earlier during the glove continuity error when Neil tells him "Nothing can change that" and the mentor responding with "We'll see."

Now, the mentor asks can we change that

And this Neil, the oldest Neil, the one who met a younger mentor who's ignorance prevented him from accepting that nothing can be changed

This Neil explicitly says "What has happened has/is happened"

An expression of his faith in the mechanics of the world
What does Neil call this expression of faith?

Reality

A second pair of gloves thrown away

And maybe a second Neil who, through some faith based expression of reality, manages to walk away

*https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/tenet
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2020.12.01 22:29 extrantaves Square Enix Avengers

I had my suspicions with the Hulk buster cross promotion and the same thor voice for both games, but with the new orb in the Kate Bishop dlc and Nolan North voicing Iron Man in the event I'm 90% sure they're the same characters
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2020.12.01 21:38 253roberto My almost finished Christopher Nolan Collection (Waiting for TENET)

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2020.12.01 21:09 playtio Nolan subtly breaks the 4th wall at the beginning of Tenet.

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2020.12.01 20:58 7Lk- Finally got the last Christopher Nolan movie I needed. Sadly the Hobbit 4k's came damaged :(

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2020.12.01 20:39 mcmax3000 Checking It Twice - Sports? With Katie Nolan [Episode #143 Discussion Thread]

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Description: Katie and Ashley come up with movie titles for sports-themed Hallmark movies, which transitions into a discussion on Christmas lights (00:35) and an update on Myrtle and Rey (34:13). Then, Matt Patricia got fired (47:21), Washington ran the Annexation of Puerto Rico (51:57), 49ers have to move because of COVID (1:02:27), Bears fans continue to get triggered over deep dish pizza (1:12:03) & the Ravens/Steelers is definitely gonna happen, we swear (1:17:56). We get a quick Bachelorette update from Ashley (1:30:39) followed by Sarah Fuller and the haters (1:34:09). Finally, Snoop Dog is funny and Ashley gets a surprise.
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2020.12.01 20:22 ayubnor0 Who is the most overrated director in your opinion?

For me, it's Christopher Nolan. Don't get me wrong, I think he is a great director and most of his movies are great. But people on the internet treat him like he is a god-tier director. Some of the writing in his movies are lazy and contrived. The Dark Knight Rises is the only movie from his filmography I consider to be a bad film because it was a huge step backward from The Dark Knight.
What other directors do you think are overrated?
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2020.12.01 19:58 HotFlamingo7676 Why do some people have non-athletic "natural gifts"?

Obviously I know practice is crucial but why is it that some people just have it?
No matter how hard I work:
Im never going to sing like Elton John
Im never going to rap like Logic
Im never going to dance like MJ
Im never going to be able to write a script like Nolan
Im never going to be able to solve equations like Einstein
Im never going to be able to act like Daniel Day Lewis
What is it about them that makes them have these "gifts"?
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2020.12.01 19:11 impendinggreatness Sneak peek at the next Christopher Nolan film

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