THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Thurs 11/07/19

New Movies Opening Tonight

Last Christmas (Rated PG-13) … STARRING: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding and Emma Thompson … Kate (Emilia Clarke) takes a job as a Santa’s elf at a department store before meeting the man of her dreams

Midway (Rated PG-13) … STARRING:Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore, Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Dennis Quaid … A group of U.S. Navy sailors and aviators fight during the Battle of Midway in World War II. The movie cost $100 million to produce

Doctor Sleep (Rated R) .. STARRING:Ewan McGregor …. A grown-up Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) returns to the infamous Overlook Hotel from “The Shining.”

Honey Boy (Rated PG-13) … STARRING:Shia LaBeouf … the film is based on Shia LaBeouf’s own relationship with his father during two different times in his life …. Shia says “Honey Boy” is the nickname his father gave him when he was a boy.

Playing With Fire (Rated PG-13) … STARRING:John Cena … A group of manly firefighters meet their match when they rescue a group of rambunctious children.

November 7th is the 311th day of the year. There are 54 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 21 days remaining until Thanksgiving

There are 25 days remaining until Cyber Monday

Today is International Merlot Day, Hug a Bear Day, Little League Girls Day, National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day, National Men Make Dinner Day and Notary Public Day

Jimmy Dean is giving out some weird sausage-themed stuff for the holidays, including sausage-flavored candy canes, lip balm, and sausage-scented wrapping paper.  To get them, you just have to cook something that includes Jimmy Dean sausage, and upload a photo of it at JimmyDeanGiftExchange.com. 

People are rushing to Costco to buy their eggnog because it has an alcohol by volume of 13.9%. A bottle costs $9 

The new Starbucks holiday cups are here . . . so will anyone get offended that they’re not “Christmas-y” enough?  The four designs SEEM pretty Christmas-y . . . and they all feature red, green, and white patterns. 

Starbucks is giving out free reusable red cups today to people who order their new holiday drinks.  And the cups get you a 50-cent discount on those drinks through the first week of January.  But if you want one, you’d better hustle . . . because when they did this same promotion last year, the free cups ran out FAST.

Half-size Christmas trees have become a hot seller this holiday season. The six-foot trees are bare from the floor to three feet. A small tree then expands from three feet to a star at the top of a pole. Pet owners are buying the tree so their dogs and cats won’t eat or destroy them. 

Instacart recently surveyed 2,000 people to find out their least favorite Thanksgiving dishes
1 canned cranberry sauce 29%
2 green bean casserole 24%
3 sweet potato casserole 22%
4 pumpkin pie 21%
5 turkey 19% 

A new study ranked St. Paul, Minnesota as the best city for Thanksgiving, based on things like food prices and Google searches.  The rest of the top five are Scottsdale, Arizona . . . Virginia Beach . . . Orlando . . . and Denver.

New York City is getting rid of cash bail, which means some defendants will get out earlier . . . and the city plans to offer things like Mets tickets and Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards to encourage them to come back to court. 

Netflix loses $1.5 billion a year because of password sharing.

HBO is giving away gigantic cardboard boxes so that college students can go inside them and stream HBO in peace, without being bothered by roommates.  It sounds like a joke, but apparently, it’s a REAL marketing gimmick.  The “HBO Box” is black, and it has holes so that you can breathe, plus a shelf that apparently holds your streaming device.