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|The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)||British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one. (112 mins.)|
|The Manchurian Candidate (1962)||A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. (126 mins.)|
|A Gathering of Eagles (1963)||During the Cold War, Air Force Colonel Jim Caldwell shapes up his Strategic Air Command B-52 wing to pass a nuclear war readiness test. (115 mins.)|
|The Bedford Incident (1965)||An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined. (102 mins.)|
|Seven Days in May (1964)||United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack. (118 mins.)|
|Fail-Safe (1964)||American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it’s a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted? (112 mins.)|
|The War Game (1965)||The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city… (48 mins.) Continue reading|
How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself”
So, the first question you’re probably going to get in an interview is, “Tell me about yourself.” Now, this is not an invitation to recite your entire life story or even to go bullet by bullet through your resume. Instead, it’s probably your first and best chance to pitch the hiring manager on why you’re the right one for the job.
A formula I really like to use is called the Present-Past-Future formula. So, first you start with the present—where you are right now. Then, segue into the past—a little bit about the experiences you’ve had and the skills you gained at the previous position. Finally, finish with the future—why you are really excited for this particular opportunity.
Let me give you an example:
If someone asked, “tell me about yourself,” you could say:
“Well, I’m currently an account executive at Smith, where I handle our top performing client. Before that, I worked at an agency where I was on three different major national healthcare brands. And while I really enjoyed the work that I did, I’d love the chance to dig in much deeper with one specific healthcare company, which is why I’m so excited about this opportunity with Metro Health Center.”
Remember throughout your answer to focus on the experiences and skills that are going to be most relevant for the hiring manager when they’re thinking about this particular position and this company. And ultimately, don’t be afraid to relax a little bit, tell stories and anecdotes—the hiring manager already has your resume, so they also want to know a little more about you. Continue reading
Look, we know that it’s the time of year when everyone and their sister has a list of the best horror movies of all time. This time out, we at Rotten Tomatoes decided to take a slightly different tack. Using our weighted formula, we compiled a list of the best-reviewed fright fests from each year since 1920 — the year The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, which created the template for horror cinema, was released. This wasn’t an easy assignment — there were several years, like 1932 and 1960, that boasted a slate of classic films (and a few others, like 1937 and 1938, in which we had trouble finding any solid contenders). What was the best horror flick the year you were born? Check out our list — if you dare. Continue reading
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Rachel Maddow did a very powerful and important segment about the long, sordid history of anti-immigration hysteria in this country, going back to the know-nothings of the mid-1800s and all the way to the modern day. She correctly notes that Trump is just the latest iteration of American nativism and xenophobia.
And all of this goes back to tribalism and the psychology of the right-wing mindset, which is hyper-reactive to perceived threats from the outside, threats to our collective identity and to the purity of our bloodlines. That’s why Trump is so wildly popular among white supremacists, because his policies dovetail perfectly with their vastly exaggerated perceptions of threats to the white tribe. Watch this whole thing, it’s important.
>>> North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a joint US-Canada military command tasked primarily with controlling and defending the airspace of North America. Formed in 1958, it has become the stuff of legend for a number of reasons, including the fact that (unlike the rest of the military) it’s not subject to FOIA, the way it dropped the ball on 9/11, and the enormous underground command center it built inside of a mountain. Continue reading