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The 3 best ways to hack your MoviePass

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All right. After hearing everyone in your social circle and work life talk about it nonstop, you’ve finally jumped on the MoviePass bandwagon.

Welcome. 

And yes, it’s amazing. For $10 a month, you can see one movie a day at participating theaters. You’ve never had more things to talk about with your casual acquaintances.

“Yet,” you wonder, “is there more?”

With such a weird, obfuscated service like MoviePass, there appear to be many loopholes that a savvy person can use to get an even better deal than unlimited movies for $10 a month. 

The key is the strange protocol of using your app to check into a theater, having MoviePass add money to a credit card, and then buying a ticket from the box office/kiosk. It opens the door to a number of hacks. 

Let’s show you how to be the best MoviePass subscriber you can be. Just keep in mind that this fluid system may shut down these cheats as soon as we list them. They’re still worth a try.

For your conscience’s convenience, I have listed them in order from least to most sketchy. 

1. Go early to get a seat

My biggest complaint about MoviePass is that you have to buy a ticket on the same day that you want to see the movie. For big releases, they might be sold out by the time you get to the theater. 

However, you can buy tickets for the same day well in advance. So, if you want to make sure you get a seat for that 7:00 show, just swing by the theater earlier in the day and buy tickets then. 

2. Get a theater rewards card

If you go to the same theater often, and they offer a rewards card, then definitely go ahead and take advantage of it. So if you go to Regal theaters regularly, get the Regal Rewards card. You’ll earn points with every time you see a film, and you’ll be able to use them on concessions. Some also have other promotions and special events tied to them. Do it!

3. Reserve seats with apps like Fandango

If you really don’t want to miss a movie at a theater with reserved seating, this might be an option for you. It is possible with some apps like Fandango to buy a ticket or two in advance, and reserve whatever seats you need. Then, when you get to the theater, cancel one of the tickets on the app, and buy it with MoviePass. 

There are a lot of ways that this could go wrong, but give it a shot if ya’d like. 

Bonus hack: scalp ’em!

If you have TONS of time to kill and want to make a quick $6, then you could buy a ticket for a busy movie and then go outside and try to sell it. Or give it away. 

You’ll definitely get in trouble if you get caught by theater staff, but it’s your life.

Important note:

If you search for MoviePass hacks, you’re going to see a lot of people saying that you can load up your card by checking into a theater and then use the money on concessions, 3D movies, etc. MoviePass explicitly says that they will charge you $25 if they think you’ve done this. 

According to the terms of service:

If you use your MoviePass Card for any purpose other than to purchase a 2D movie ticket at a theater kiosk, or we have reason to believe that you have done so, you acknowledge and agree that we have the right to charge a fee of $25 (twenty-five U.S. dollars) (“Penalty Fee”) per occurrence on the form of payment you provided to us for your MoviePass subscription. If you believe that you have been charged a Penalty Fee in error, you may contact customer service to dispute the charge within 60 days of incurring such charge.

So don’t do this. 

Lastly, always use the theater kiosk. Some theater chains still frown on MoviePass and multiple reports exist of box office employees making things difficult for users. Skip the humans and let the machines do the work on the ticketing side of things. 

Have fun, and don’t talk during the movie! 

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/01/27/moviepass-hacks/

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Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams are making a limited series for Apple

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“More than a decade after the end of “Alias,” J.J. Abrams and Jennifer Garner are teaming up on a new limited series for Apple.

The show, titled “My Glory Was I Had Such Friends,” will be based on the Amy Silverstein memoir of the same name, about how Silverstein’s friends supported her as she waited for her second heart transplant.

As reported in Variety and elsewhere, the series will be produced by Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Karen Croner will write and executive produce (she previously wrote “The Tribes of Palos Verdes,” which Garner starred in last year), Garner will serve as both star and executive producer and Abrams will also be an executive producer.

“Alias” first aired in 2001 — Abrams created, wrote and directed, while Garner starred as double agent Sydney Bristow. The show helped make Garner a star, while also landing Abrams his first gig as a feature film director, “Mission Impossible III.”

Garner recently returned to television on the HBO series “Camping.” Abrams, meanwhile, has remained involved in TV despite his commitments to Star Wars, but usually just as an executive producer. Earlier this year, Apple was reportedly bidding for “Demimonde,” the first series that Abrams co-created since “Fringe,” but it lost out to HBO.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/13/jennifer-garner-and-j-j-abrams-are-making-a-limited-series-for-apple/

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This very moving Christmas film is going massively viral on Facebook

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“If you thought the John Lewis Christmas adverts were emotional, then you’d better brace yourself —  the short film above, made by videographer Phil Beastall in 2014 and shared on Facebook last week, is a real tearjerker.

“It’s a short film about a man counting down the days to Christmas so he can continue his yearly tradition sparked by a tragic moment from the past,” Beastall wrote in the video’s Facebook description. “I hope you enjoy it.”

The two-and-a-half minute film, titled “Love is a Gift”, has since been viewed nearly 9.5 million times.

The movie cost a grand total of £50 ($64), per Sky News.

“I wanted people to watch it and although initially they might feel sad, I wanted them to reflect on it and perhaps turn to a loved one and give them a cuddle or say ‘I love you’ and reflect on life itself and appreciate just how lucky we are to be here,” Beastall told them.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/christmas-viral-emotional-short-film/

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Hulu’s Insane Black Friday Deal Is Still Available: Get 12 Months For $12

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If you have ever considered signing up for Hulu, but have yet to pull the trigger, now’s the time to take the leap. From now through Monday, November 26th at 11:59 PM PT, Hulu is offering its Limited Commercials plan at $0.99 a month for 12 months. That’s a full year of Hulu for just under $12 — over $80 in savings.

Go Here to Check it Out: https://www.hulu.com/welcome

There is a catch, but it’s not a significant one. You are only eligible for the deal if you’re a brand new subscriber or a returning subscriber who hasn’t paid for Hulu in at least 12 months.

Best 15 Original Shows on Hulu: https://uproxx.com/tv/best-hulu-original-series-right-now-ranked/

So, basically, if you’ve had Hulu and canceled it within the last year, you won’t be able to apply for this promotion. Everyone else is eligible.

Read More: https://decider.com/2018/11/24/hulus-insane-black-friday-deal-is-still-available-get-12-months-for-12/

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