Tag Archives: movies

Is Keanu Reeves Still the One?

The Matrix (4) It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than two decades since we were introduced to Thomas Anderson (Neo). The first Matrix film broke through our self-imposed blindness to the truth that the world as we know … Continue reading

Posted in showbusiness, spirituality | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lawrence of Arabia: Exit Stage Left

  It’s not often a movie kills off its hero within the first 3 minutes and 20 seconds. But, I suppose, David Lean couldn’t have done anything less than that, since most people knew T.E. Lawrence by his heroics in … Continue reading

Posted in history, spirituality | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

One Man, Multiple Masks

Peter O’Toole (Aug 2, 1932 – Dec 14, 2013) When I was looking for proof of T.E. Lawrence’s birth time, I happened upon Peter O’Toole‘s birth chart. That ‘accident’ is the prompt for today’s post. Lawrence of Arabia was the … Continue reading

Posted in showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Following the Script of a Pandemic Movie

Contagion (2011) This movie has an eerie prescience. (And the tag line makes the point clearly.) I cannot remember any other movie I’ve seen where images similar to it are being played out in televised segments on the nightly news. … Continue reading

Posted in history, paranoia, showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

And Speaking of Going “Back in Time”…

Back to The Future Trilogy (1985-1990) This is my second attempt to write this post. I’m not sure what happened to the first one. Maybe if I went back in time, I could see what I did wrong. (See what … Continue reading

Posted in showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Science Fiction Version of a Walk-in

Source Code (2011) This is Groundhog Day meets Back to the Future. And the soldier being sent into a domestic (terrorist) battlefield is being kept alive after losing most of his body in war. It is also a metaphor for … Continue reading

Posted in reviews, showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Contrived: Romantic Movie Plot Twists

Serendipity (2001) We watched this Rom-Com movie the other night. In it, Sara sets a series of challenges for the Universe to prove that she and Jonathan should be together. This ‘proof’ is constantly challenged by missteps, accidents, and chance … Continue reading

Posted in paranoia, showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Producer’s Couch Casts a Long Shadow

Harvey Weinstein The “casting couch” has been a ‘fact’ of Hollywood life for so long that it even became an apocryphal joke from the set of “The Ten Commandments”. Charlton Heston, in his autobiography┬áIn The Arena, wrote that the orgy … Continue reading

Posted in paranoia, showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Getting Old is a Gift” Grandpa Eddie

Jumanji: The Next Level We came to see this one last night, two month’s late. It’s been almost that long since we last went with our granddaughter, Brigitte. This time, her Auntie Zanna was visiting from the U.K., so that … Continue reading

Posted in reviews, showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ever Feel Like You’ve Been Here Before?

Groundhog Day (1993) Today, February 2nd, 2020, is Groundhog Day. It’s the same every year: if the groundhog sees his shadow, we’ll have six more weeks of winter; if it doesn’t, it’ll be an early spring. No-one seems to get … Continue reading

Posted in reviews, showbusiness, spirituality | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment