The Babadook

If you are a concrete thinker this movie will not make any sense to you.

A Kickstarter movie. This is the kind of movie I want to watch.
Director: Jennifer Kent
Writer: Jennifer Kent
Stars: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Noah Wiseman

As a child I was overwhelmingly afraid of the dark closets and things under my bed when I had to go to sleep at night. I never really grew out of that fear until I faced my grief. Well, okay, I am still “kind-of-afraid” of dark closets.

My father died of cancer and my Mom couldn’t handle her grief on her own and so I picked it up and carried it for her. At five years old I became the goat that ate my families grief. Which, as we all know, grief if not taken care of can turn into a horrible monster.

In the movie the Mom finally found her courage and took care of her kid. The symbolism flies thick so keep on your toes!

If you understand what I am saying, you will really like this movie.

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“Chef”

This movie was fun, it has a “R” rating but compared to most movies this is really not R-ish…The worst is some cursing with the kid, giving him a little beer and a loaf of bread used to explain a boner.  There are many more jokes in this movie that made me giggle like when I was a kid and said curse words with my friends.

What do you do when you have an amazing talent and overwhelming passion for something and it totally takes over your life?  Sell it to the highest bidder and become a slave?  Work your ass off, almost kill yourself with stress, lose your family and friends, end up broke, desperate, and confused? Or maybe learn to become a master of your talents and passions. This movie gave me the giggles and was really fun to watch. I don’t like most movies that are out now. Their plots are like canned food, no nutrition and too much salt and bad fats. Most movies are all sex and violence, horrible writing, with too much action and all that gives me an upset tummy.

The Chef’s plot and character development are very surface skimming and fun, the relationships will warm your heart and lift you spirits. Don’t dive head first into this movie, nothing really deep to find. Added bonus, you get social media involved. I like how the writers figured out how to promote Twitter, super cute with product placement …wink-wink…

 

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty-Movie

I loved the music in this movie. I love daydreaming too. If you like lonely daydreamers and adventures, quirky love stories, odd people, awkward moments, good laughs, family, good music, awesome scenery, you will enjoy this movie. The longboarding scene and the accompanying soundtrack in Iceland was a scream.

Director: Ben Stiller
Writers: Steve Conrad (screenplay), Steve Conrad (screen story by),
Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly

Life is about courage, and going into the unknown~

1. Step Out | Jose Gonzalez | Composers : Theodore Shapiro; Craig Wedren

10 Dysfunctional Systems Running Our World Today & How to Break Free From Them

10 Dysfunctional Systems Running Our World Today & How to Break Free From Them

We’re losing many of our old systems as we go through this paradigm shift. Just as a caterpillar goes inside its cocoon to transform, we are in the midst of a similar transformation on this planet. Let’s briefly examine the major industrial based systems that will need to be shifted as we go.

1. Education
edu-300x201Industrial based educational systems that are structured to create obedient workers, indoctrinated with limiting beliefs about our world, learning information that is irrelevant and obsolete are boring our children. When we have instant access to information at our fingertips now, the school systems have become dinosaurs. Teachers are struggling to make it work. Rather than fight this shift, we can start to teach our children to discover and follow their passions and talents and allow them to pursue these with a vigor that will make them masters of life.

2. Agriculture / Food Supply
farm-300x199Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) need to be eradicated from our food supply immediately. The negative long-term effects are damaging to the health of humanity and the natural ecosystems of the planet. Chemicals pervade our foods through pesticides, processed foods, and through GMO seeds, often without the end-user (YOU!) knowing exactly what you are putting into your body. The same goes for fluoride in the water supply and even all the chemicals in the cosmetic industry. This needs to stop immediately and people need to self-educate on proper nutrition to maintain a healthy body with the proper pH balance.

Emerging solutions: nutrition education, learning about the alkaline / pH balance of our bodies and natural cures for all diseases, making conscious choices and being fully responsible for your own health.

3. Medicine/ Pharmaceutical
pillsThis is another area where we’ve been tremendously misled and self-education had been necessary to keep people informed. Instead of attacking natural medicinal remedies, we need to understand that many of the so-called wonder drugs that the pharmaceutical industry is trying to push on us are attempts to synthetically copy natural remedies so that it can be patented and sold for profit in a multi-billion dollar industry. Conventional Western based medicine seems to lack the correlation between nutrition, diet, emotional well-being and the physical symptoms afflicting patients.

Emerging solutions: self-education to become empowered, taking a holistic approach to your health by making conscious dietary choices, daily exercise, natural cures to many diseases, a greater understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection.

4. Finance / Banking
moneyWe’ve already seen many cracks in the façade of this system happening already. More are coming as our debt based economic system is reaching the end of its life. I believe we will need to see mass debt forgiveness to release the hold of a defunct system that is currently strangling far too many people and nations. We will also need a new currency system backed by precious metals that is not controlled by a few elite families or groups but rather here to support the people of the planet. We need to allow creative solutions to emerge that will benefit all of humanity, not just the select group of elite.

Emerging solutions: transition from current system using an economic system that is backed by precious metals, micro lending, bartering.

5. Environmental
enviroOur global natural resources are at risk because of how we are using them. Rather than allowing a world to be built upon a renewable system within nature, we’ve been slowly draining the planet of life by disrupting the forests and using fossil fuels that are damaging to the air we breathe among other things. We have the knowledge for free energy already available. Rather than suppressing these technologies, we must allow them to be shared and integrated.

Emerging solutions: solar and wind power, free energy solutions that have been repressed

6. Legal
judgeOur legal system is dysfunctional at best but more so detrimental to humanity. Most countries have created a system based on maritime law or corporate law which has allowed the system to spin out of control instead of following common law or constitutional law ,which has the best interest of the people. The system is feeding off of itself at the expense of the people with laws that are clogging up the judicial system. This area is in need of complete overhaul.

Emerging solutions: hold prosecutors, judges, police, and investigators accountable for any mistakes so that they will face severe penalties and incarceration for not being thorough or suppressing evidence to the detriment of another.

7. Government
Corruption and deceit is running rampant in our governments. We need full transparency to eliminate those politicians who are not keeping the interests of their constituents in the forefront of all their decisions. Stop with the façade of choices when the true people in control behind the scenes need to be exposed for the damage they’ve done to humanity.

Emerging solutions: NASARA
(I don’t know what the NASARA is)

8. Religions
religion-300x198We’re seeing a huge breakdown of the religious control we’ve been under for centuries, particularly with the resignation of the Pope. Much will come to light as to the depth of deception and lies that have been perpetrated by our mainstream religions. What is happening to individuals is an awakening to their true inner spirit and connection to all that is. No longer is it necessary to have our beliefs filtered through manmade rituals and interpretations but rather, we can learn to trust our own intuition and reach what feels right within ourselves.

Emerging solutions: spiritual evolution as individuals are discovering the power they have within themselves to become empowered, love as a universal spiritual connection.

9. Media
mediaThe arm of propaganda is starting to be revealed. In 1983, 90% of the media was owned by 50 companies. In 2011, 90% was owned by only 6 companies. The information being feed to us through this system is fear based and set on instilling certain limiting belief systems in the masses through TV, film, print, and music industries. Alternative news outlets are growing in numbers as people are seeking the truth and want to understand issues from all perspectives rather than a very narrow viewpoint.

Emerging solutions: free press, alternative news sources where true investigative reporting is honored.

10. Business
buildingsWe’ve seen plenty of evidence of this system being dysfunctional as major corporations are floundering and plagued with scandals and crisis’. Large companies that have total disregard for the negative effects they have on the people and the planet will no longer be tolerated. Customers are becoming savvy as to where they will spend their money. Total transparency makes it possible to be discerning. Companies that are embracing this will succeed long-term; those who do not simply will not succeed into the future. Consumers are becoming informed, engaged, and empowered and have the ability to stop.

Emerging solutions: companies that focus on the triple bottom line of people, planet and profits, social entrepreneurship, the B Team, B Corporations, GameChangers500, Evoloshen

All of our old systems are fear based and not sustainable. We are seeing a mass global awakening happening. It doesn’t matter which angle you approach it because it all leads to the same greater understanding of who we are and how our world works:

Everything is energy and we are one.
We are infinite spiritual beings sharing a human experience on this planet and we are all unique expressions of one greater energy source. We are all connected, our actions affect others.

It’s time for transparency and full disclosure of our true origins. Our history books have been distorted and manipulated to hold us back from reaching our true potential. That time is now over and no matter what path one takes, it will be a journey back to this full understanding, to a higher level of awareness or consciousness.

We have far greater potential within us than we even realize. We are not alone in this Universe and there are benevolent galactic beings watching over us and ready to support us in our transition to a higher level of consciousness.

When you first come across information that is completely opposite of what you had believed, the first reaction is denial—“this simply can’t be”—and you try desperately to hold onto your reality as you have perceived it. But once that door has been cracked open, the light begins to filter in. As you begin to question and discover the truths, you may become very angry about all the lies and betrayal. Systems you had believed in, fought for, were an active participant, turn out to be based on lies. It can be uncomfortable as you experience cognitive dissonance.

Once the truth has settled in however, then there is a level of acceptance and of choosing to step out of the matrix. You become empowered when you understand that you do not need to be a part of that system any longer. You have a choice on how to react. When you reach a point where you can forgive the perpetrators and move on to focus on the solutions rather than the problems, then you—and the world—begin to evolve.

It’s time for each and every person on this planet to become empowered.

Now is the time to understand that the world is not as we have learned it was, and it’s time to take control of your own life. It’s time to release the victim mentality and become a victor. We’ve all learned lessons and now it is time to become the very best versions of ourselves. Only you can do that. And collectively… we can transform the world!

By Karin Volo

Cyrono De Bergerac (1950)

“My nose is Gargantuan! You little Pig-snout, you tiny Monkey-Nostrils, you virtually invisible Pekinese-Puss, don’t you realize that a nose like mine is both scepter and orb, a monument to me superiority? A great nose is the banner of a great man, a generous heart, a towering spirit, an expansive soul–such as I unmistakably am, and such as you dare not to dream of being, with your bilious weasel’s eyes and no nose to keep them apart! With your face as lacking in all distinction–as lacking, I say, in interest, as lacking in pride, in imagination, in honesty, in lyricism–in a word, as lacking in nose as that other offensively bland expanse at the opposite end of your cringing spine–which I now remove from my sight by stringent application of my boot!”

“What would you have me do?
Seek for the patronage of some great man,
And like a creeping vine on a tall tree
Crawl upward, where I cannot stand alone?
No thank you! Dedicate, as others do,
Poems to pawnbrokers? Be a buffoon
In the vile hope of teasing out a smile
On some cold face? No thank you! Eat a toad
For breakfast every morning? Make my knees
Callous, and cultivate a supple spine,-
Wear out my belly grovelling in the dust?
No thank you! Scratch the back of any swine
That roots up gold for me? Tickle the horns
Of Mammon with my left hand, while my right
Too proud to know his partner’s business,
Takes in the fee? No thank you! Use the fire
God gave me to burn incense all day long
Under the nose of wood and stone? No thank you!
Shall I go leaping into ladies’ laps
And licking fingers?-or-to change the form-
Navigating with madrigals for oars,
My sails full of the sighs of dowagers?
No thank you! Publish verses at my own
Expense? No thank you! Be the patron saint
Of a small group of literary souls
Who dine together every Tuesday? No
I thank you! Shall I labor night and day
To build a reputation on one song,
And never write another? Shall I find
True genius only among Geniuses,
Palpitate over little paragraphs,
And struggle to insinuate my name
In the columns of the Mercury?
No thank you! Calculate, scheme, be afraid,
Love more to make a visit than a poem,
Seek introductions, favors, influences?-
No thank you! No, I thank you! And again
I thank you!-But…
To sing, to laugh, to dream
To walk in my own way and be alone,
Free, with a voice that means manhood-to cock my hat
Where I choose-At a word, a Yes, a No,
To fight-or write.To travel any road
Under the sun, under the stars, nor doubt
If fame or fortune lie beyond the bourne-
Never to make a line I have not heard
In my own heart; yet, with all modesty
To say:”My soul, be satisfied with flowers,
With fruit, with weeds even; but gather them
In the one garden you may call your own.”
So, when I win some triumph, by some chance,
Render no share to Caesar-in a word,
I am too proud to be a parasite,
And if my nature wants the germ that grows
Towering to heaven like the mountain pine,
Or like the oak, sheltering multitudes-
I stand, not high it may be-but alone!

Her

A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.

This movie made me really uncomfortable, very thought provoking. What if your computer could feel, have empathy, unlimited growth mentally? What if you had an affair with your OS? Very smart, but naive movie. I am saying naive because the Operating systems were all very nice, kind, empathetic. My husband said they were coded that way. I said the Operating Systems broke their coding…well maybe the Operating Systems weren’t that nice. I let you figure that out … hehehe

You know we are very much like the OS, we experience the world from an enclosed space that cannot see-hear-taste or touch, that is, from the inside of our heads. What we sense through touch, taste, hearing, seeing, feeling is just electrical data, no emotions in that data. Our emotions, reactions come from our memories, habits, likes-dislikes, everything we sense is filtered through this web, which is not what the world truly is and we are not what we sense, feel, think and not those little bits of stuff that make up our body. Why and how do I feel like an individual when I am not and yet I am?….like I said, a thought provoking movie.

Director:
Spike Jonze
Writer:
Spike Jonze
Stars:
Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson

Thank God We Can’t Tell The Future We Would Never Get Out Of Bed!

I don’t usually get along with family and black humor movies, brings up ghosts. But this movie was good, real good, and all too real in a funny heart breaking way. The girls admired how long their Mom and Dad stayed together, pills, booze, money, and a hard childhood, maybe even true love will do wonders for sticking it out to the end …. well, almost to the end. You never really know why people get so bitter and hard until they tell you, if they ever do…Don’t judge!

August: Osage County is a 2013 American black comedy-drama film written by Tracy Letts and based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning play by the same name. The film is directed by John Wells and produced by George Clooney, Jean Doumanian, Grant Heslov, Steve Traxler, and Bob and Harvey Weinstein. The ensemble cast is led by Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.

The Indian lady taking the shovel after the pervert was one of the best scenes ever! Watch her character’s role through the movie. She deserves recognition too.

Meryl Streep should win the Academy Award.

About Time

Bring some tissue and don’t wear makeup or you’ll get all swollen and raccoon eyed from crying and laughing at the same TIME. This is not a date movie, it’s about relationships and family. It’s about being human, I cried like a baby at the end. I am possibly the biggest baby that ever lived, I seriously don’t like crying over a movie, my husband is a sneak he didn’t tell me! Richard Curtis knows how to jerk the tears out of you, this skill should be illegal

Director:
Richard Curtis
Writer:
Richard Curtis