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Bermuda Triangle Movie Lures in Chris Evans and ‘Doctor Strange’ Director

Director Scott Derrickson has lined up his next movie. The Doctor Strange filmmaker is set to tackle Skydance's long-gestating Bermuda, which is an action/adventure take on the Bermuda Triangle. What's more, Chris Evans is said to be circling the lead role, which would pair Derrickson with the former Marvel star.According to a new report, Scott Derrickson has signed on to rewrite and direct Bermuda. Derrickson will work alongside his writing partner C. Robert Cargill. The two previously collaborated on Doctor Strange and the Blumhouse horror hit Sinister. The two were set to work together again on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but Derrickson stepped aside as director of the sequel in January. Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers (Spider-Man: Homecoming) penned the most rece...

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Southeastern Grocers CEO says hurricanes have prepared the company for coronavirus

Southeastern Grocers CEO Anthony Hucker told CNBC on Thursday that his company's experiences dealing with hurricanes are paying off during the coronavirus outbreak. "Unfortunately, we live in the footprint where there's a lot of natural disasters," Hucker said on "The Exchange." "The supply chain is very, very robust, and we're well-practiced in the muscle of disaster relief," he added. Of the five states in which Southeastern Grocers has locations — Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi — just two have confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Thursday morning. There are four cases in Florida and two in Georgia, according to Johns Hopkins University data. A significant portion of the country's at least 177 cases are concentrated in Washington and California. One similarity be...

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Chris Sale injury update: Red Sox ace avoids Tommy John surgery, but elbow issue a ‘gut punch’

Chris Sale, for the second season in a row, is dealing with an issue in his throwing elbow. However, the Red Sox ace will avoid Tommy John surgery -- at least for the time being -- as he attempts to recover from what the team diagnosed as a flexor strain. Sale got an MRI earlier this week after dealing with left elbow soreness in spring training, and the Red Sox sought multiple medical opinions, including one from Dr. James Andrews.On Thursday, Sale told reporters that surgery remains a possibility at some point. "I can't tell you how it feels," Sale said during a press conference at Red Sox camp. "I can't tell you what the process is until I pick up a baseball for the first time. As of right now, I'...

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‘The Raid’ Remake Writer Explains Some of the Big Changes Being Made

The Indonesian movie The Raid from 2011 is nothing less than a martial arts action masterpiece. The simple narrative makes way for intense action sequences and the kind of brutal ballet that is rarely seen on the big screen. Due to the success of The Raid, an English-language remake was put into development with writer Adam G. Simon taking on scripting duties. Now with the title Zeno, the remake is no longer such, with Simon and director Joe Carnahan going in a slightly different direction with their version."The thing [director] Joe Carnahan, [star] Frank Grillo, and I saw eye to eye on from the jump, was that it wasn't a remake, it was a reimagining. There is no need to redo something that has already been done exceptionally well."Trying to recreate something as exceptional as The...

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235 Canadians among 3,500 passengers on cruise ship quarantined over coronavirus fears | CBC News

A cruise ship that has been quarantined off the coast of California by public health officials over fears of a possible COVID-19 outbreak includes 235 Canadian passengers, Global Affairs Canada has confirmed. According to a department statement, there are no confirmed cases on board the Grand Princess at present.Earlier today, the California Air National Guard delivered test kits to the cruise ship so that passengers could be tested for the virus. The ship, with about 3,500 people on board, was ordered to hold its position off the coast after a traveller from a previous voyage died of the disease and at least two others became infected. "The ship will not come on shore until we appropriately assess the passengers," California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday. Princess Cruise Lines ...

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Pentagon push to boost cybersecurity could affect Canadian suppliers | CBC News

The Pentagon has been engaged in a quiet, deliberate effort to plug all of the cyber-holes in its high-tech systems and among its defence contractors — an operation that will soon spill across the border into Canada. Ellen Lord, the U.S. undersecretary of defence for acquisition and sustainment, said today cybersecurity has been one of her biggest concerns since being appointed by the Trump administration two and a half years ago.Increasingly, major defence contractors have found themselves targeted by hackers from China and Russia who have stolen troves of sensitive data on new and existing weapons systems. "Bottom line is, I don't think the average American citizen understands that we're at cyberwar every day," Lord told the Conference of Defence Associations Institute's annual meet...

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‘A Quiet Place 2’ IMAX Poster Arrives as Official Rating Is Announced

The hushed 2018 horror movie A Quiet Place 2 was a booming success when it hit theaters, and thus a sequel was put into production. That sequel, titled A Quiet Place Part II, is almost upon us and the confirmed rating has now been revealed, along with a brand new exclusive IMAX poster. Much like its predecessor, A Quiet Place 2 has nabbed a rating of PG-13 for "terror, violence and bloody/disturbing images". Sounds a lot like a continuation of the horrors that silenced us the first time around.The PG-13 rating will surely come as pleasant news for those horror genre fans that are maybe a little too young to have enjoyed the recently released The Invisible Man from director Leigh Whannell. The description that accompanies the rating pretty much covers all of the bases you would ex...

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Rob Gronkowski once wanted to play for the Cardinals, but Arizona apparently had no interest

If Rob Gronkowski had been in charge of where he was going to land in the 2010 NFL Draft, there's a good chance he wouldn't have ended up with the Patriots, and that's because he actually wanted to play for the Arizona Cardinals. During a recent interview with KMVP-FM, Gronk revealed that he went into the draft hoping that the Cardinals would select him with their first-round pick. From Gronk's end, it all seemed like a perfect fit: The Cardinals needed someone at his position and he was widely viewed as one of the top tight ends in the draft. "I felt like they needed a tight end and they brought me in for a little visit, and I was praying that they would take me at the 26th pick and they never took ...

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Sen. Ted Cruz Hatches Plan to Curtail the International Criminal Court’s Power

Carlos Barria/ReutersSen. Ted Cruz is aiming to dramatically curtail the power of the International Criminal Court, The Daily Beast has learned. The Texas Republican is working to garner support for a resolution that would call on the UN Security Council to bar the ICC from bringing charges against people from states who aren’t parties to the treaty that governs it—which would include Russia, China, the U.S., and Israel.The resolution would also condemn the court for investigating American soldiers and Israeli officials, per a Republican aide familiar with Cruz’s outreach. Cruz has indicated that he expects bipartisan support for the effort, the aide said. One human rights expert said Moscow and Beijing would also likely welcome the effort. Trump administration officials—notably Secreta...

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Diamond swap: Cards’ Shildt marrying on off day

JUPITER, Fla. -- Many major leaguers play golf during off days in spring training. Some go fishing. Or just chill.St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has other plans: He's getting married."People have been questioning it," said the wedding card, referring to the timing. "For us, clearly it's a no-brainer."The 51-year-old Shildt will manage both St. Louis split-squad games Thursday, with the wedding party attending the evening game in West Palm Beach against Washington.He'll trade the crack of bats for the clang of bells on Friday before returning to the ballpark on Saturday to manage again."I'm a pretty present guy. I know where I'm going tomorrow and I know where I'm going today," Shildt said. "I show up and be present and enjoy the opportunities in both."Shildt's bride-to-be, Mich...

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