Unlimited Movie Theater Pass Sounds About As Good As An Unlimited Zipline Pass

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Source– What is the sweet spot for getting people to join a movie theater ticket subscription service? For six years, MoviePass has struggled to answer that question and now, under former Netflix exec Mitch Lowe, it’s introducing a radical plan: Selling customers data and charging $10 a month for all the silver screen action you can fit into your life.

Today, Lowe announced that MoviePass will allow subscribers to see one showing a day of a film at any theater that accepts debit card payment for just $9.95 a month. The only restrictions that have been announced so far are that 3D and Imax films are off limits. I’d tell you if any terms of service have changed on the MoviePass website but it’s apparently getting crushed with traffic at the moment and won’t load.

 

MoviePass has been through several pricing and accessibility models over the years. It’s typically offered a list of theater partners, restrictions on new releases, limited advance purchasing, and prices ranging from $30 to $50 per month. It pays theaters full price for tickets and has sought to monetize by betting that people wouldn’t use the subscription enough each month to warrant the price. In 2016, Lowe was brought in as CEO based on his history as a co-founder of Netflix and his stewardship of Redbox kiosk rentals.

First off, I consider myself a pretty big movie guy and I like to try to watch a new movie at night before I go to bed. It’s one of the most incredible feelings to find a movie you either have been wanting to watch or a random movie you’ve never heard of and just fucking marinate for a solid hour and a half/ two hours. I used to be a reader, kinda, but the whole point of reading is being able to picture the story in your head as you follow the book. MOVIES DO THAT FOR YOU. Why waste brain power trying to picture what the characters look like when you can literally just watch them and see what they are supposed to look like. And finding a movie that keeps you guessing or just keeps you enthralled for the entire time is an amazing experience. 

Anyways… back to the subject at hand, this MoviePass company just got a new CEO in the form of former Netflix executive Mitch Lowe. Ingeniously he came up with this new, revolutionary idea to charge $10 a month for a service. I dont know where his inspiratoin came from but this thing just might pan out for him! ON THE OTHER HAND, the movie theater business is a dying business. Charging $10 a month for an unlimited movie pass (minus 3D and IMAX movies…kinda bullshit) is an interesting move. I assume that with the rise of streaming services the theater business is on a slight decline and this is a good effort to gain some traction. Pretty sure a movie ticket was like 12 bucks last time I went, which I seriously cannot remember when that was, but they are telling me I can get a whole month of free movies for just $10?! Less than the price of a single ticket?! Only one problem… I can’t remember the last time I went to the movie. Either I just don’t have the time to go or I don’t even think about going but the fact remains I don’t go. Maybe I’m a single case but i really don’t think so. Ill wait a couple weeks for a movie to come out or ill find it on Kodi (if you dont know Kodi your missing out).  So kudos to this guy for leaving (or getting fired from, not sure what happened) from Netflix and moving to the movie theater market. A market that is on its last leg and is desperate, desperate enough to try the pricing model that their future competitor is using. Soon Netlfix and Hulu will be able to stream brand new movies and put an end to the movie theater industry as a whole so make your moves and attempt to make some money while you can cause the clock is ticking on your business. -( . )

Mayweather vs. McGregor: Analyzing their posture in press conference #1

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The Mayweather, Mcgregor fight is shaping up to be one of the biggest fights in combat sports history as well as one of the largest commercial events of all time. Since the inception of the idea of this fight, everyone has pretty much agreed that McGregor will put up a hell of a fight but ultimately fall to the boxing veteran Floyd Mayweather. As for myself, possibly a symptom of my longtime McGregor fandom, I have alway had faith in Conor with his crazy work ethic and determination but seeing this most recent face-to-face… I could not feel more confident in my entire life that Conor will knock him on his ass. Floyd has not fought someone that will be as aggressive as McGregor will and with the MMA background of getting hit, Mayweather has never fought someone that can take a punch or is as willing to take a punch as Conor McGregor is. Watching the great Money Mayweather cowardly shy away from his shit talking ways cause hes met his match in Conor is a fantastic thing to see. I cant stand the way Mayweather fights so defensively and how he can even be in the conversation for best boxer ever when he picks every fuckin fight he wants to do. He never had to go toe-to-toe with legends like Ali or Frazier did, he just fuckin skates through maintaining his perfect record. Now an attacking fighter is gonna come in hungry and show him the floor. Lets take a look at the body positioning of these two fighters and the find of their first stop on their world tour:

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Floyd “Money” Mayweather

This man steps up to the podium, takes a sip of water and starts stretching before starting to rattle off his catchphrases if you wanna call them that. “HARD WORK” he yells expecting to get a large response from the crowd… not so much. He starts saying he would take Conor anywhere like a ring or an octagon which is totally false cause he refused to fight Conor in an Octagon and then he continues to pace around the stage in between his almost nonsensical statements like a nervous piece of shit. Shown above you can see his very very poor posture, slouched like a depressed divorced dad and face tense while trying to be cool almost like the man is trying to dump his pants. I have to think he is going for a tough guy n smile stone face look but after being rattled up by Conor it just came off as needing to poop yourself bud. Weak, spineless, intimidated and already defeated and my final words on Floyd Mayweather.

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Conor McGregor

Holy shit. If these pictures arent the definition of a night and day difference than I don’t know what is. While Mayweather looks almost already defeated, Conor here looks like he is on top of the highest cloud overlooking earth like a god over his creation. The most joyful, smug, arrogant, determined grin and emotion shown all over his face and posture is unmistakable. This is a man who is ready to win. This is a man whose confidence is so far beyond that of his opponents and cant help but to embrace and let it shine through himself. He has been training his ass off and as a man who has seen many McGregor pressers, he had more pure glee in this one than many i have seen in the past. He is confident and for good reason as he knows he can win. He can sit there and watch Mayweather try to convince people that heis gonna knock Conor out but Conor is quick to remind people that he hasnt kncked anyone out in 20 fuckin years. Dont sleep on Conor McGregor cause I think this man is about to about to change the sport of boxing and combat sports as a whole for the good. -( . )

Wasting away again in Miamiheatville: The Gordon Hayward Story

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Bleacher Report– The Miami Heat have reportedly emerged as the favorites to sign free-agent small forward Gordon Hayward, who spent the first seven years of his NBA career with the Utah Jazz.           

On Saturday, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer provided the update on Hayward’s status. Based on O’Connor’s conversations with three sources, the reasons the Heat are in the driver’s seat for one of the top free agents include a “better lifestyle” and a “feature scoring role” for Hayward, as well as the opportunity to work with head coach Erik Spoelstra. 

With the heat of the NBA free agency growing by the day, it seems ironic that the Miami Heat havent been in the typical conversation. Until now. Why havent they been in conversations? Well because they are irrelevant right now. They finished 41-41 last year and have no superstars to build a team around like every other competitive team seems to be doing right now. Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters are about the only 2 I know there that could possibly even help any other team. And is Chris Bosh still there? Has anyone even heard from Bosh in the last few years? oh well, maybe he went back to his home planet. On the other side of the talent spectrum we have Gordon Hayward who is very valuable and could help the Celtics or the Rockets close the gap. The gap being, of course, the front runners of the East & West the Warriors and the Cavs. If Hayward were to go to the Heat it might make them a little bit better but it wont do enough for them to be able to compete with the Cavs or the Celtics. It’s basically a waste of his talents if he goes to South Beach and with Paul George off the board the Celtics will have missed out on 2 big potential pickups that could allow them to take the next step past the Cavs, or at least get closer. This league is evolving into teams built with superstars that can feed off each other and Miami is not a budding place for that. As a fan of high scoring and competitive basketball, I really really hope he goes to the Celtics and if he can’t see why that would be the most ideal move then have fun putting up 25 points a game on a mediocre team that goes .500. -( . )