Watch and Vote for Your Favorite Films!

Emilee Geist

TheWrap on Thursday announced the 12 finalists for the ninth annual ShortList Film Festival, including stories from around the world about abortion, gender-identity, gentrification, bullying, opioids and a garbage man who lives alone on an asteroid.

Online viewing and voting launches today on ShortListFilmFestival.com and runs through August 19. The jury will award the Industry Award while TheWrap’s online voters will determine the Audience Award and Student Award. The winners will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on August 20.

This year’s selected films have won awards at festivals including SXSW, Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, AFI Fest, Miami Film Festival and Brooklyn Film Festival. The films and filmmakers come from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Israel and Macedonia.

In addition to the lineup of festival winners, the ShortList Film Festival also features up-and-coming filmmakers from top film schools across the country. The

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Cristiano Ronaldo Just Launched a Sharp Line of Sunglasses

Emilee Geist

Cristiano Ronaldo has shown an unquenchable thirst for winning on the soccer pitch and it’s increasingly clear that extends off of it as well. The Juventus goal scorer, who has already made serious inroads to the fashion world, is now launching his very own sunglasses line.

The Portuguese soccer star is teaming up with Lapo Elkann’s Italia Independent for a brand-new collection of stylish sunglasses. Dubbed CR7 eyewear, the line will consist of seven models all inspired by and designed with the help of Ronaldo himself.

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The seven models—which represent the shirt number soccer’s first billionaire has worn since breaking through as a precocious teenager for Manchester United way back in 2003—fall into three categories: acetate, metal and injected plastic. Effortlessly blending the classic (the BD001) with the modern (the MVP003), there’s a frame for every moment, mood and, most importantly of all, outfit.

The sunglasses

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LAFC and Adidas are dropping a soccer-inspired sneaker collab on Aug. 22

Emilee Geist

The Adidas Originals X LAFC Street by Street Samba sneakers ($90), which drop at retail stores and online on Aug. 22, mark the first MLS club partnership on the soccer-inspired style that first launched in 1950. <span class="copyright">(Adidas Creators Network)</span>
The Adidas Originals X LAFC Street by Street Samba sneakers ($90), which drop at retail stores and online on Aug. 22, mark the first MLS club partnership on the soccer-inspired style that first launched in 1950. (Adidas Creators Network)

The Los Angeles Football Club and Adidas Originals have teamed up to create a cobranded Samba silhouette, earning LAFC the distinction of being the first Major League Soccer team to have its own version of the popular sneaker style.

Two versions of the Adidas Originals X LAFC Samba were announced Tuesday. One is scheduled to drop at retail stores and online on Aug. 22 while the other won’t be hitting retail at all. Both make heavy use of the LAFC’s black and gold team colors.

The version you will be able to cop, the Street by Street Samba ($90), features a black upper with Adidas’ signature three-stripe detail rendered in metallic

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These Smocked Lounge Pants Will Dress You Up Without Sacrificing Comfort

Emilee Geist

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Most of us got a huge taste of what it was like to seriously live in our loungewear earlier this year, and many of us are still living that life, working from home and only getting fully dressed when absolutely necessary — which isn’t overly often. That transition from wearing sweats and PJ pants all day, every day, back to wearing skinny jeans and trousers is definitely a scary one. But it’s not actually one we necessarily have to make either.

Instead of grabbing some stiff and uncomfortable denim, try opting for a different kind of pant instead — an elevated lounge pant. You’ll appreciate having a pair that upgrades your look without sacrificing that all-day coziness you’ve come to know and love. A pair that immediately earns you compliments…and a pair that’s

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Square’s (SQ) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Surpass Estimates

Emilee Geist

Square, Inc. SQ reported second-quarter 2020 adjusted earnings of 18 cents per share, against the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 8 cents per share. Notably, the company had reported earnings of 21 cents in the year-ago quarter and aloss of 2 cents in the prior quarter.

Net revenues of $1.92 billion surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.14 billion.Further, the figure improved 63.8% from the year-ago quarter and 39.3% sequentially.

The top line was driven by strong momentum across Cash App ecosystem that contributed $1.2 billion to net revenues during the reported quarter, up 361% year over year. Cash App was used by above 30 million monthly transacting active customers in June 2020. Further, disbursements of the CARES Act stimulus programs and unemployment benefits aided growth in the Cash App engagement.

Moreover, strengthening momentum across Bitcoin and strong adoption of Cash Card benefited the results. Notably, Cash Card

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Trolls doll removed from shelves over complaints it promotes child abuse

Emilee Geist

A Trolls doll is being removed from shelves after complaints it promotes child abuse.

On Wednesday, Hasbro, the toymaker behind the doll, said it had begun pulling the Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy doll from stores and would be replacing it with another doll.

The criticism of the doll, which had been designed to giggle when a button placed between its legs was pushed, was raised in an online Change.org petition created this week.

“Our society is conditioning our children to think paedophilia is okay,” the petition created by Jessica McManis and directed at retailers including Target, Walmart and Amazon, reads. “This Trolls World Tour doll named Poppy has a button on her private area under her skirt. When you push this button on the doll’s private she gasps and giggles.

“This is not okay for a child’s toy.”

In addition to implying the toy would make “innocent,

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Target Is Now Selling Adorable Kids’ Face Masks for $2 a Pop

Emilee Geist

From Good Housekeeping

As the novel coronavirus pandemic surges on, the demand for face masks has some retailers scrambling to make more — and sometimes, finding a mask that’s actually in stock and ready to be shipped is tricky. Medical-grade surgical masks are in tight supply as healthcare workers on the frontlines in hospitals and clinics are facing a shortage of supplies; while these surgical masks and N95 respirators are designed for a single-use, many doctors, nurses, and essential staff are reusing them anyway.

This is why the Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams has urged the general public to stop buying PPE. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that N95’s are the most effective in protecting those treating infected patients, but for those who are not in a medical setting, they’re actually rendered mostly ineffective without a fit test. All this being said, it makes more

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This $30 photography class will teach you Photoshop (and so much more)

Emilee Geist

This $30 photography class will teach you Photoshop (and so much more)
This $30 photography class will teach you Photoshop (and so much more)

TL;DR: Sharpen your image-editing skills with the Essential 2020 Adobe Photography Training bundle for $29.99, an 89% savings as of Aug. 6.

If you’re still using Instagram to edit your photos, listen up: there’s a better way. While Instagram can certainly add a sepia tone better than most, it doesn’t compare to what Adobe’s tools can do for your photo quality.

If you want to learn the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, and maybe even some foundational point-and-shoot skills, the Essential Adobe Photography Training Bundle may be exactly what you need. The bundle packs over eight hours of hands-on instruction taught by the experts at The Academy of Film, Fashion, and Design, a women-owned business with 20 years of experience in online education.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this bundle:

Adobe Lightroom 101

You’ll start with a

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This $30 virtual course teaches you the ins and outs of AWS

Emilee Geist

This $30 virtual course teaches you the ins and outs of AWS
This $30 virtual course teaches you the ins and outs of AWS

TL;DR: Work on your IT skills with the Complete AWS E-Book and Video Course bundle for $29.99, a 95% savings as of Aug. 6.

When you’re looking for answers online, you’re likely looking towards “the cloud.” And when it comes to the cloud, a massive amount of companies use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to satisfy their computing needs. The world’s most popular websites and applications – Netflix, Facebook, and Twitter, to name a few — utilize AWS to store the massive amounts of information our online profiles have amassed over time. Whether your small company seeks expansion opportunities or you’re looking to work at a major web platform, every IT professional should be familiar with how AWS works.

If you’re looking to make sense of all that AWS has to offer, the Complete AWS E-Book and Video Course

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Pixar reveals never-before-seen Buzz Lightyear sketches to celebrate launch of Pixar Fest

Emilee Geist

Previously unseen concepts for Buzz Lightyear. (Disney/Pixar)
Previously unseen concepts for Buzz Lightyear. (Disney/Pixar)

Disney and Pixar have shared previously unseen sketches of iconic Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear, and they show the Space Ranger looking very different.

One version sees the character – voiced by Tim Allen in all four Toy Story films – when he was called Lunar Larry, another sees him donning a pair of holstered ray guns on both hips.

These new images were released as Pixar and Disney announce Pixar Fest, a month-long celebration of 25 years of Toy Story and the animation studio’s 20 years of support for the charity MediCinema.

Pixar historian Christine Freeman said: “Buzz is one of our most popular characters, and it’s fascinating to see the different ways that Pixar’s artists imagined him during the evolution of his design.

(Disney / Pixar)
(Disney / Pixar)

“Even his name changed over time – from Tempus of Morph to Lunar Larry, to

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