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Stuck inside? Don’t know what to watch/read/play/listen to? ComingSoon.net has got you covered. In this week’s CS Recommends our staff gives you solid tips on the best media to consume during your downtime, including RBG and more! Check out our picks below!

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MAX EVRY’S RECOMMEND: RBG and On the Basis of Sex

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The nation mourns the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman ever appointed to the prestigious seat. Her death at age 87 marks the end of a remarkable 27-year tenure in the United States’ highest court, despite her years-long cancer battle. Film fans have two primary sources with which to celebrate the life of the feminist icon known in some circles as The Notorious R.B.G, namely the lauded 2018 documentary RBG as well as the biopic On the Basis of Sex starring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer from that same year. Betsy West and Julie Cohen, who directed RBG, released a statement this evening…

“Like so many Americans, we are crushed by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” West and Cohen said jointly. “Even had she not become a Supreme Court Justice, Ginsburg earned a place in history for what she did to win equality for American women. When we asked her several years ago how she wanted to be remembered, she said with characteristic modesty, ‘Just as someone who did whatever she could, with whatever limited talent she had, to move society along in the direction I would like it to be for my children and grandchildren.’ ”

KYLIE HEMMERT’S RECOMMEND: Prisoners

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Denis Villeneuve’s Oscar-nominated mystery thriller Prisoners features some of Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal’s best performances onscreen. The story follows Jackman’s character as he takes matters into his own hands after his daughter and her friend go missing while Gyllenhaal’s Detective Loki pursues multiple leads as the pressure mounts to solve the case and find the missing girls. Boasting a fantastic ensemble cast (including Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, and Paul Dano), the character-driven drama explores the darkest corners of human nature, particularly how seemingly good people can sometimes cross irredeemable lines when driven by anguish, revenge, and desperation.

GRANT HERMANNS’ RECOMMEND: Lethal Weapon Season 1

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As we gear up for the exciting return of Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Richard Donner for a fifth installment in the hit action-comedy film franchise, I think it’s high time we go back and give Fox’s small-screen adaptation of Lethal Weapon a second chance, namely its first season. Arriving on the heels of the lackluster TV adaptation of Rush Hour, I had no expectations for a series based on one of the best buddy cop films in the genre and found myself very surprised by how well the pilot worked and to see how it just continued to bloom and improve from episode to episode really made the show an absolute joy to watch week to week, especially for the chemistry between stars Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford. Combining explosive action, outrageous comedy and a further evolution of its fan-favorite duo than the films generally had time for, Lethal Weapon was truly an outstanding series for both fans of the franchise and newcomers.

MAGGIE DELA PAZ’S RECOMMEND: Election (1999)

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Starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick, Election centers around a high school election where an overachieving senior named Tracy Flick tries her best to become the student body president. However, her easy path to victory gets immediately undermined due to her teacher Jim McAllister’s unreasonable resentment against her. To give Tracy a run for her money, Jim encourages popular football player Paul Metzler to also run for presidency. As Jim gets distracted with the election and his childish hate towards Tracy, he doesn’t seem to realize that his personal life is also getting affected by it.

This 1999 black comedy film is easily one of Witherspoon’s best performances before becoming a full-fledged A-lister she is known today. Her effective portrayal of a determined and egotistic know-it-all student would definitely make the audience get annoyed with the character while also at the same time, making her a favorite among its cast. As for Broderick, it’s funny and ironic to see him portray a role that is the total opposite of his iconic 80s’ character Ferris Bueller.

Even though the film had a poor box office performance, it still garnered critical acclaim and had earned director Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. In addition to Witherspoon and Broderick, it also featured Chris Klein and then break-out star Jessica Campbell, who both also gave charming performances as Paul Metzler and Tammy Metzler. However, like other early high-school comedy films during the 80s up to the 2000s, this film does feature a few red-flagged moments. But despite that, it is still an entertaining movie that will appeal to people who are obsessed with old teen films such as Mean Girls. With only two months to go before the upcoming U.S. presidential election, I think now is the perfect time for you to check out or revisit Election!

JEFF AMES’ RECOMMEND: Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered

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On the heels of that stunning Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War trailer this week, I decided to go back and revisit an old friend: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare — the 2007 classic that, for me at least, truly established COD as one of the best gaming franchises on the market. Thanks to a remastered edition that greatly improves the graphics and overall gameplay, Modern Warfare continues to pop and surprise unlike any other for roughly 7-10 hours, depending on your finger abilities. It’s simplistic gaming at its finest, free from the depressing tones of modern-day titles like The Last of Us Part II and the shoddy, even perplexing, glitch-infested gameplay of Marvel’s Avengers. In Modern Warfare, players need only pick up their gun of choice and blast the holy Hell out countless bad guys in a myriad of missions executed amidst eye-popping locales. In terms of simple entertainment, you can’t get much better!

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The Advantages of Online Casino Welcome Bonuses

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When it comes to online gambling, the industry is thriving in 2020. Although casinos are banned in many countries, people still find ways to enjoy their favorite games of chance. However, considering the level of competition on the market, it may be difficult for a beginner to find a good online platform and take advantage of all offers. In this article, you will learn the benefits of casinos’ welcome bonuses.

What Is a Sign-Up Bonus?

As we have already established, the industry is growing rapidly and companies are desperately looking for new ways to attract customers. A welcome bonus is often used by online casinos to get new leads and players in the future. However, the best casino bonuses can be easily used to the player’s advantage. Here are the main reasons you should not neglect this offer.

  1. It saves your money

Quite obvious, right? Well, this is the main reason why you should always use welcome bonuses in online gambling: it is always better to not risk your own money. It is especially true for beginners. Since they have no experience, it is fairly common for beginners to lose their initial investment and be done with gambling for good. However, if you use your welcome bonus as a way of getting the basics skills, the chances of success will rise significantly.

  1. It allows you to try several games

Another common issue beginners face is a lack of understanding of which types of games they want to try: slots, roulette, baccarat, blackjack, etc. If you use your sign-up bonus, you will be able to play several games and choose the ones you like better. Moreover, you can take advantage of a welcome bonus on several online gambling platforms. That way you will try out even more options.

  1. It will make future gambling more profitable

Besides beneficial sign-up bonuses, good online casinos usually have great loyalty programs. For instance, the company may double up to five first deposits on the platform. If you invest 100 USD, you will get 200 USD to your account. More money — more games — more chances of winning.

Although a welcome bonus is a great way of upping your gambling game, there are a few things you should pay attention to. Firstly, a good bonus does not equal a good platform. Before choosing a casino, make sure that the company is legal and trustworthy. Since there are many scams right now, it is essential if you want to save your money. Moreover, check the available deposit/withdrawal methods and their terms.

We hope that this article has shown the true power of online casinos’ welcome bonuses and how you can use them to your own advantage. Follow our tips while choosing a platform and enjoy the best gambling experience.

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3 Key Mistakes to Avoid When Playing Blackjack

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Blackjack is the most popular casino game in the world. The card game, sometimes referred to as ‘21’, accounts for an average of 31 percent of all casino table traffic – this is consistent both online and in physical casinos. For reference, the second most popular is roulette (24%) followed by poker (21%).

It’s easy to understand blackjack’s popularity. It’s a simple game to grasp and offers players a mix of luck and skill: luck in the cards that are drawn, skill over how those cards are dealt and a player’s eventual hand. Compare that to roulette, which is based entirely on luck, and poker, which has a huge skill element to it.

However, while the beauty of blackjack is in its simplicity, there are also a number of complexities to the game, and as is the case with almost anything in life, you learn more from mistakes than successes.

With that in mind, here are three key mistakes to avoid when playing blackjack that can significantly increase your chances of winning, while limiting your losses.

Choosing the Wrong Table

Before a single card is drawn, being at the wrong table – whether live or online – is the first mistake to avoid.

First of all, each blackjack table will have different minimum bet requirements so avoid choosing one that is out of your budget. For instance, if you choose a table with a $100 minimum bet and your budget is $200, you might only play two hands.

Secondly, check the payout odds on the blackjack table. These are typically 6:5 and 3:2 and will affect how much gets paid out when you hit blackjack and land other bonus wins. Where possible, choose a 3:2 table as it pays out higher.

Thirdly, choose between a virtual and a live table. This is not so much a mistake to avoid but more comes down to personal preference. Virtual tables allow players to play against an automated computer, so you can play at your own pace, while live tables are usually quicker paced as human dealers are keen to move the game along.

When to Hit and Stand

As a general rule, most blackjack players know to hit when the hand is 12 and to stand when the hand equals 17. However, there are plenty of variables to consider that could influence when to hit and stand. Getting these right can really boost your chances of beating the house, while getting it wrong could prove costly.

One key move to implement is to always hit on a soft 17 – when the two cards are an ace and a six. This means that if you draw a 10 or picture card (jack, queen, king), then you convert your hand into a hard 17. It also gives greater flexibility if you draw a smaller value card as the ace can be used as a one.

While many players adopt a strict ‘never bust’ policy, meaning they always stand when their hand equals 12 or more, this can be ill-advised as it depends almost entirely on the dealer going bust.

Instead, analyze the value of your two cards compared to the dealer’s first card and weigh up the risk factor in drawing another card before the dealer draws their second. As a strict rule, if your first two cards equal 17 or more, then stand – anything else can be hit depending on the situation.

When to Split and Double

If you are playing in a blackjack tournament, either online or live, learning when to split and double can make all the difference to your chances of success. The same also applies to individual games of blackjack.

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Splitting is when you split two cards when dealt the same value cards, so a pair of eights for example. Doubling is when you are given the option to double your bet after being dealt your initial two cards.

While it can be tempting to split and double at every opportunity to increase your winning, doing at the right time is the key.

It is not recommended to split when:

  • You are dealt two picture cards or two 10s
  • You are dealt two 9s
  • You are dealt two 5s
  • The dealer holds a 10 or picture card

It is best to split when:

  • You are dealt two 8s
  • You are dealt two aces
  • The dealer holds a 5 or 6 (as this is the highest probability of a bust)

Similar to knowing when to hit and stand, take a brief moment to assess the dealer’s drawn card compared to your own two cards and determine whether the probabilities are in your favour.

Likewise, knowing when to double down – when not to double down – can change the complexities of your blackjack game. A simple rule to know when to double is if your two cards equal 10 and the dealer’s card is between 2-9. Additionally, if you hold an ace, you can consider a double as these have the flexibility of playing as 11 or 1. But if the dealer’s card is an ace, ignore the double.

Conclusion

Blackjack may be a simple game but there are some important strategies to keep in mind next time you head to the virtual or live table. The game itself is still rooted in luck so there are never any guarantees to long-term success. However, by keeping these three important rules in mind, you can at least avoid making avoidable mistakes.

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Top 5 Entertainment Activities for College Students

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The life of college students is sometimes too complicated. They have to face tons of homework assignments that steal their time. Many students get stressed because of continuous learning. They seem to forget how to relax. If you’re a busy student, you should remember that you’re still young and shouldn’t waste this precious life stage. You can undertake some entertainment activities sometimes. Take your friends and organize funny games to unwind and let off some pressure. We asked writing experts from a professional essay service Smart Writing Service to share their ideas and provide you with top-5 entertainment activities for college students you may like. 

Who Are You?

Students, especially freshmen, don’t know each other perfectly. They may be taken by surprise when some of them tell something quite unexpected about their hobbies, preferences, and so on. If you want to know other students better, suggest playing a game called “Who Are You”.

Form at least three teams. If there are many folks, you can form more teams. Choose a speaker of the game. It may be even one of your teachers or professors. All groups will be given topics to discuss. The speaker is supposed to announce a new topic every few minutes. You may discuss and answer the following topics:

  • What is the greatest challenge you are facing?
  • What do you like or hate most about yourself?
  • What is your greatest value in life?
  • What emotions do you express easily?
  • What is the most valuable thing in friendship?
  • Who you want to become in five years?
  • What is your major objective for next year?
  • Is there something you want to improve about yourself?
  • What motto do you try to live by?
  • Where would you like to travel?
  • If you were to study abroad, what country would that be?

Students should write their answers on index cards. The speaker should gather the answers of every student and shuffle them. Afterward, he/she redistributes them randomly to students. Each person should guess whose card he/she is holding. Play this game after you spend some time together and already know at least something about one another.

Sentence Completion

Another fun activity is “Sentence Completion.” Most people like it because it’s commonly accompanied by laughter and good mood. It’s necessary to prepare a list of sentences. Those sentences should have a beginning, but with no end. Every student should finish the sentence he/she gets. Oftentimes, students give funny answers. At times, they are quite serious, and we can learn something important about other students. Here are several sentence beginnings you may choose:

  • Before I came to college, I was interested in…
  • When I was a child, I wanted to become…
  • The best moment I remember most about high school is…
  • My favorite pet is…
  • The things I value most are…
  • Five years from now I hope to be…
  • My greatest personality trait is…
  • My favorite subject at high school was…
  • If I could change one thing in the world, it would be…
  • My greatest fear is…
  • After I graduate from college, I…

The Reception Line

You may likewise try another entertaining activity for college students. It is called “The Reception Line.” Gather all the mates eager to participate. Divide yourselves into two groups. If you form more, it won’t fit the rules of the game. Each person talks to the person in front of him/her until he/she must move. The person at the end of one line goes to the end of the other line. This method makes it possible to meet new people. Thus, students will learn more about each other. You can make shifts every next topic or set a limit. For example, the pair should discuss 5 topics and afterward move to change partners. Here are some interesting topics to discuss:

  • Where would you like to travel?
  • What motto do you try to follow?
  • What is your favorite movie?
  • What music do you like?
  • What is your favorite hobby?
  • Why did you choose this college?
  • What do you like about college life the most?

Take Sides

You can likewise suggest a game, which offers only two options. It’s called “Take Sides.” Create a list of questions with two answers. Students should obligatorily choose one of them. Afterward, you may discuss the answers. Let everyone explain his/her choices. Thus, you’ll learn more about each other, and it will bring you closer. Here are several suggestions:

  • Watermelon or banana?
  • Sweat or bitter?
  • Short trips every weekend or a journey around the world for three months?
  • Partying or hiking?
  • Listen or speak?
  • Rock or pop?
  • Morning or night?
  • Superman or Batman?
  • Robocop or Terminator?
  • Harry Potter or the Lord of the Rings?
  • Los Angeles or New York?
  • Liberal or conservative?
  • American football or ice hockey?

My Most Embarrassing Moment

You can likewise tell each other about the most embarrassing moments. It’s important to be honest and don’t imagine a story that never took place. All the participants should agree on this term. Commonly, it is a very entertaining activity. Students tell funny stories they’ve been through. It commonly makes them closer.

These activities for college students are very simple to follow. They are really entertaining. Mind that we have mentioned only 5 of them. However, you can try a hundred activities more. Use our examples to have fun and relax. They may inspire you and your friends to look for other entertaining activities.

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