We would need to see actual turnout numbers (as opposed to mere percentages) to make such statements. But the % increase in white voters for a Democratic candidate is quite hopeful - if the Democratic Party pays any attention at all.
Vox is correct, and yet wrong. I teared up for women watching this scene; I can understand the visceral power.
BUT. WW tracked the plot of Captain America: The First Avenger so closely, I could barely suspend disbelief. This No Man's Land walk would, I believe, parallel Steve's first public attempt at heroism - the bad CGI I call "rubber Steve" running around NYC. There's no question No Man's Land is better. But if you include the Erskine transformation reveal as the lead-in to the 'rubber Steve' scene, I'd rate them similarly (reveal of superheroeness, then testing their superpowers). Of course, CA:TFA is not 2017. But that transform was pretty dramatic at the time - I recall a similar thrill.
Yet I think this WW scene missed on three points. One, Chris Pine overemphasizing the "No Man" dialogue. I immediately tensed up, sensing an upcoming cheese-fest. "We got it the first time you said it, Chris." Second, the outfit Gal Gadot is wearing makes her look terribly knock-kneed after she climbs out of the trench. I had a similar problem when old films tried to make Michael Caine look cool. His knees rubbed so close, he looked like an "X' from the front. Not a power pose. She needed more quad work, or a better camera angle for this. I would have tried a profile shot; perhaps they feared comparison with 300 if they did so. Third, WW is ultimately pinned down by the machine gun, needing aforementioned 'men' to help her; good thing there were a few men in No Man's Land. I expect this was planned as a testing of her abilities, doubt overcoming her at this first challenge. But still. I would have liked to see her blow through this entirely on her own - face her doubt, push through without male help. Would have been more empowering, much better than the self-realization crapfest last battle with Ares (completely overblown - and hey, big scary airplane with lethal bombs like Captain America!). After the film was over, and I thought about that scene, I couldn't help but think, "What would Antiope (Robin Wright) have done?!!" Self-doubt and wait for the guys? HELL NO.
So in my view yes, GREAT, but could have been MUCH BETTER.
And I want an Antiope standalone film, a prequel of sorts.
In general, when people spend a lot of time passively consuming information — reading but not interacting with people — they report feeling worse afterward. In one experiment, University of Michigan students randomly assigned to read Facebook for 10 minutes were in a worse mood at the end of the day than students assigned to post or talk to friends on Facebook.
Well, there you have it. Facebook condemns themselves, promises to 'dig into these questions' in the next years.
According to federal contracting records, earlier this month Pruitt’s office inked a no-bid $120,000 contract with Definers Corp., a Virginia-based public relations firm founded by Matt Rhoades, who managed Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. Following Romney’s defeat, Rhoades established America Rising, an ostensibly independent political action committee that works closely with the Republican National Committee and Republican candidates to mine damning information on opponents.
Your tax dollars, people.
There it is, confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career, something I suspected but was unsure. [snip] Thank you Peter Jackson for being honest. I'm just heartsick.
The revelations will continue. I suspect we have not yet plumbed the depths.
We’ve let evil overtake the entire reputation of Evangelicalism. [snip] The lust for power is nauseating. Racism, appalling. The arrogance, terrifying. The misogyny so far from Christlikeness, it can’t be Christianity.
Yes, you have. And you walked right into it with your eyes open. You have no shelter from the Judgment that is to come.
The pie chart tool in Illustrator CC still defaults to greyscale? When was the last time you saw a black-and-white pie chart? This has been a bug for bloody years ... looks like the workaround is to use something like Numbers (Apple), export to PDF, open the PDF in AI, edit and filigree.
Operators in the U.S. must register their drone if it weighs between 0.55lbs and 55lbs. The FAA's registration website currently states, "You will be subject to civil and criminal penalties if you meet the criteria to register an unmanned aircraft and do not register."
Yes. No. YES. Make up your damned minds. I agree with registration, BTW. People are being very careless with drones (bladeguards if you fly anywhere near humans and animals).
You'd think that, with all the concerns about what drones can do ... the same tightly focused concerns might also be applied to firearms. But there's no commonsense anymore.
Michael, a descendant of the German Hohenzollern dynasty, ruled Romania twice, from 1927-1930 and then from 1940-1947, when he led a coup that ousted marshal Ion Antonescu and saw Bucharest join the allied forces against Hitler. [snip] Stripped of his citizenship, he eventually settled in Switzerland, where he earned a modest living as an aircraft mechanic and farmer.
Sounds like raw material for a movie script ...
Sounds like the entire nation is going to be able to experience the frustrations of 'corporate democracy' ... wherein you can see a single ideologue get his wish over the objections of millions of citizens.
Until then, keep complaining loudly.