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For those of you who like fantasy sports and movies, like myself, have I got a thing for you! Such a cool thing! It’s called Fantasy Movie League.
Here’s the long and short of it: You manage a theater with 8 screens. Every week you have $1000 dollars to spend to fill those screens with current movies. Each movie, depending on popularity and previous box office totals, is priced out with a dollar amount. You have your $1000 to spend on any combination of those movies that you want. You can pick as many of the same movie that your budget can handle. For example: in this week’s picks I have Jason Bourne (total value pick this week) three times and five other movies.
Once your lineup is picked (make sure you do it before the weekend) it is locked until Monday when box office totals will be added up. Person with the most money, wins. It’s that simple.
Want to play? I know you do. Join my Paul Walker Memorial FML by clicking the link and putting in the password “paulwalker”. The Paul Walker memorial FML starts in the fall season (Week August 29 with 1st picks locking September 2) and goes for 14 weeks.
May the odds be ever in your favor.
-Matt aka TSG
I’m not invested in the Fast and Furious franchise, but there’s something about Vin Diesel singing a ballad to his dead friend that gets to me. I’ve only seen the first Fast and Furious, but I liked Paul Walker. He just seemed like a likeable guy, and he obviously touched a lot of lives since it’s been over a year since his death and this kind of tributes are still coming out. Vin Diesel is one of those guys who shouldn’t have any kind of a good voice, but he pulls it off.
Just when I thought I was done quietly sobbing to myself after seeing ‘Furious 7’, Wiz comes over with this haymaker of a music video and knocks me on my ass like a ton of pickles. Charlie Puth, i’m not sure who you are, but I’m putting this sadness you too! This song brings on an inferno of sadness that only a 7 movie saga with three best friends (Me, Vin, and Paul) could fuel. No matter how many more movies this franchise will make (I hope it’s 100) this will always be the definitive movie in the collection. It had “the family” all together for the last time and showed how much all the actors cared about each other in the real world, and not just on a movie set. Vin Diesel calls Paul “his brother” and I can truly believe that. That’s what makes with video truly heartbreaking. Get a fresh box a kleenex, folks.
The recently released Furious 7 isn’t just the most ridiculous entry in the fourteen-year-old Fast and Furious franchise — it’s also become by far the biggest opening weekend earner in the entire series. This weekend saw Furious 7take $384 million worldwide, with $143.6 million of that coming from the domestic audience. That makes it not only the biggest April opening weekend of all time…
To put that in perspective, that’s more than every single movie in the Twilight saga, more than Sony’s first Spider-Man movie, and far more than every single Star Warsmovie got on their first weekends. Furious 7‘s domestic launch was the biggest since 2013’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the sixth biggest movie launch in US history, which raked in $158 million on its first weekend. – The Verge
Did you really think Furious 7 was going to do anything other than blow the roof off the box office? The shock isn’t in the fact that they did what they did, but that they deserved it. I saw Furious 7 last Thursday in IMAX and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. You want Vin Diesel to slug it out with Jason Statham? You got it. You want The Rock to shoot a predator drone clean out of the sky with his bare hands? You got that. You want Vin and Paul to jump a 4 million-dollar supercar between two of the tallest buildings in the world? You got that too. Mix in some hacking, fast cars, tuxedos, mountains, white tank tops, Kurt Russel, and all the Corona you can drink and you’ve got Furious 7.
PS. Not to mention the last 5 minutes is the saddest i’ve been in a movie theater since “Armageddon”
Watching this 1,000,000,000 times wouldn’t be enough.
I feel like this every time I go somewhere and order egg salad. I feel for you Brian O’Conner
The studio announced Wednesday that the film will shut down “for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise.”
The seventh installment of the street car racing series had begun shooting in September. While much of “Fast & Furious 7” has been filmed, it’s far from complete.
When Walker died in a fiery car crash Saturday north of Los Angeles, the film was on break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Shooting had been planned to resume Monday in Atlanta, but production was put on hold following Walker’s death.
Universal had been trying to fast-track “Fast & Furious 7” for a July 11 release, a date that’s likely to be postponed. Universal hasn’t yet announced any release date change.
“Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended ‘Fast & Furious’ family of cast, crew and filmmakers,” the studio said in a statement. -ABC News
It’s official “Fast 7” is officially shutdown until further notice. Not that I thought this wouldn’t happen, but I had a sliver of optimism about the whole thing. Losing Paul Walker earlier in the week was a huge blow to the franchise. Say what you want about the “fast” movies, but I enjoyed them. I am a huge car guy and these movies brought my obsession to life. I dare you to tell me that you didn’t want to be Brian O’Conner or Dom Toretto after the credits rolled on one of these movies, I dare you! The cast, especially Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, and his originally cast-mates, have to be totally distraught after what happened on Saturday. I don’t think they could have returned to set, even if it was still in production.
I think the movie will eventually be rewritten and get the green light, but until then I send my condolences to everyone that worked with Paul during his tragically short acting career. Moving forward will not be easy for the cast, but I think it can be done.
Movie was set to be released on July 11th 2014, my birthday. What a kick to the nuts.
Again, with a heavy heart. R.I.P Paul