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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ Pushed Back Again

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As coronavirus cases continue to rise around the country, particularly in the South and West, it’s become less and less likely that the delayed summer movie season would begin as (re)scheduled in mid and late July. According to the New York Times, the U.S. saw 36,975 new cases yesterday, almost 50 percent more than the daily total two weeks ago, while many states are reporting their highest number of infections of the entire pandemic. Even if theater chains follow through with their announced plans to reopen by July, they may not be legally allowed to operate in many parts of the country. Audiences might be too scared to show up even if they can leave the house.

So this news is not shocking: Warner Bros. is pushing back Christopher Nolan’s Tenet a second time. It had initially been scheduled for release on July 17, then moved back slightly to July 31 to accommodate theaters slowly reopening their doors. Now the movie will not come out until August 12 at the earliest. If anything, the surprising part is that Warner Bros. only delayed the film for another two weeks. What difference will two weeks make? In two weeks, things could be drastically worse than they are now. It’s hard to imagine them looking drastically better.

That leaves Mulan as the last holdout in July; it’s still technically slated to premiere on July 24. According to The Hollywood Reporter, however, that movie is “expected to push back” from that date as well. If I was a betting man, I wouldn’t put any money on either of these titles arriving before the fall. And if I was a sane man, I wouldn’t go near any theater showing them before then, even if they do come out.

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Doctor Compares Going to Movies Maskless to ‘Russian Roulette’

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Although confirmed cases of coronavirus are rising swiftly in areas of the United States — the number of new cases is back up over 35,000 today, according to the New York Times — major movie theaters are still proceeding with their reopening plans. All of the big multiplex chains currently expect to be open by the middle of July, with new safety regulations in place to try to protect guests. The plans include limiting the number of tickets sold to any one movie, increased cleanings, and, in a some cases, requiring guests to wear masks.

Movie lovers like myself desperately want to go back to theaters. But they all want to know the answer to one question that is very difficult to answer: Is it safe? Vulture put that question to Dr. Robert Lahita, chairman of medicine at St. Joseph’s Health in New Jersey and professor of medicine at New York Medical College. By and large, Lahita was encouraged by the steps theaters are taken to protect guests, saying he was “actually surprised at how thorough some of the planning is.”

If it sounds like a “But!” is coming, that’s because there is — and that is the reluctance on the part of some of these theater chains to mandate masks, or for those that are “requiring” masks to allow exceptions for those eating concession snacks. Dr. Lahita says you’d “have to be nuts” to go to a theater without a mask, and compares that decision to “Russian roulette.”

Overall, Lahita believes you’re “95 percent safe if you go to the movies [with all of the stated measures in place],” and certainly safer than you would be attending live theater. Still, that sounds like a pretty big if — since we don’t know how carefully the “stated measures” will be enforced, how many guests will refuse to follow the rules, or how much snack sales will cancel out the benefits of regulations about masks.

So, is it safe? That’s not for me to say. Personally, I tend to prefer leisure activities that do not draw comparisons to infamous scenes from The Deer Hunter. You can read Lahita’s full assessment of movie theater safety at Vulture.

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Kenny Chesney – Rich And Miserable (Lyric Video) letras

[Verse 1]
Green grass, help the cows graze, hedgefund 401
Keg and milk and honey in the land of the free
New York Times, Farmer’s Almanac
Too busy to call our mamas
Back porch ain’t what it used to be
We don’t know what we want
But we want it and we want it all right now

[Chorus]
We’re too young until we’re too old
We’re all lost on the yellow brick road
We climb the ladder but the ladder just grows
We’re born, we work, we die, it’s spiritual
Enough is never enough
American dream never wakes up
Too much is never too much
We won’t be happy ’til we’re rich and miserable
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
We won’t be happy ’til we’re rich and miserable

[Verse 2]
Go to school to get a job
Don’t make enough to pay it off
And on and on it goes
Right wing blue jean, gotta get the new thing
Whatever it takes to make the world look at you, think…

[Chorus]
We’re too young until we’re too old
We’re all lost on the yellow brick road
We climb the ladder but the ladder just grows
We’re born, we work, we die, it’s spiritual
Enough is never enough
American dream never wakes up
Too much is never too much
We won’t be happy ’til we’re rich and miserable
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
We won’t be happy ’til we’re rich and miserable

[Bridge]
And maybe we’ll get it
(And maybe we’ll get it)
Maybe we won’t
(Maybe we won’t)
But even when we get it
(But even when we get it)
Really we don’t

[Chorus]
We’re too young until we’re too old
We’re all lost on the yellow brick road
We climb the ladder but the ladder just grows
We’re born, we work, we die, it’s spiritual
Enough is never enough
American dream never wakes up
Too much is never too much
We won’t be happy ’til we’re rich and miserable
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

[Outro]
Come on, get rich and miserable
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Come on, get rich and miserable