So look. Get a makeover.Buy some new clothes, Accomplish something great.
Self Confidence also comes from Self accomplishment. You can spend $5,000 on learning to play the violin as well, learning to sing, dance, etc.
If in a few years it still makes sense sure why not, but really an increase of breast augmentation at the teenage level. Seems to me that our society and the cosmetic surgery has some issues to deal with, but ultimately its someone's choice.
Barry Spilchuck Author of a Cup of Chicken Soup of the Soul taught me a mirror exercise . Stand in front of mirror and look yourself in the eye and say...
"I love and accept who you are."
Try it when you wake up in the morning and or when you go to sleep...
My old friends Dan Speaker and Jan Bryant worked on Master and Commander a film I never had a chance to see. I was working on a clients account this evening and found that on HULU.com they are playing it for free. Very Cool!
If you have not had a chance to see this Oscar Winning picture, check it out.
On Sunday Night I just finished helping my friend launch his upcoming project GeekRoundTable.com a blog and podcast on Sci Fi, Pop, Comic Book Culture. I has just finished juggling and was pretty tired even though I was planning on going to the office and working on filing. Inspired by the conversation of Geekiness I decided to see a movie and thats when I stumbled on DOOMSDAY.
The first thing that came to me with a title like Doomsday, "Must be a Comedy." Ok I was wrong about that, seriously the TONE of this movie seemed pretty bleak. However as I will reveal It was an enjoyable Film.
The main plot is based on a zombie like virus that takes over Scotland and causes havoc forcing the UK to quarantine Scotland. Which screams of every other horror film based in that Dawn of The Dead, Shawn of the Dead, Resident Evil Genre. Similar to Resident Evil in that we have a Sexy Emotionally Unavailable Female as our hero, Eden Sinclair played by the beautiful Rhona Mitra (Which I found strangely attractive.) So right away I am worried since Resident Evils first movie was cool but I didn't care about any of the characters until the second and third film. (How's that for character development.)
It was the immediate screen presence of Bob Hoskins that made me realize that this movie could begin to improve. That and the opening sequence does move you emotionally a bit.
Not Since Highlander was there ever a justification for Scottish accents.
Not since Highlander was there ever a justification for Scottish accents. If Sean Connery were still available for a B film he would have been in this Film. However we are graced with the great acting chops of Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell and Alexander Sididig.
The Violence in the film was rather extreme I would have enjoyed a bit more inferred violence with a few graphic reveals rather than their constant and never ending barrage of blood. Only at one point do you not take the violence that seriously which involved ending the life of a small woodland creature which was disturbing and funny in a black humor sort of way.
Visually the Cinematography, Production Design and costuming was a blast. This film takes on a roller coaster of Genres from Future Monotone Lycra to Midievil Scotland to a Mad Max esque look that basically serves as the background for the Finale Action Sequence of the film.
What really made this film fun was the visuals just kept paying off along with the plot twists and the ability to switch genres. But more importantly there was a point when you actually started to care about characters most noted when Eden Sinclair loses her right hand man.
Bottom line is that I enjoyed this film. I would not recommend it to everyone though it is a good Science Fiction Action Film that rises above the Genre a bit. However the extreme graphic violence is not for everyone. I would not make this a DATE film unless they liked Resident Evil.
I loved this show as a kid. I love the new treatment and the fact that Edward James Olmos is playing Adama. However I still feel as though his sons could look a little more Hispanic. Of course that would mean they might cast me. lol
Anthony Minghella has passed away at 54. The Director of the English Patient seemed to have a unique talent for creating an overwhelming feeling of love and emotion on screen. Seriously once in a while a film that comes along that inspires me, a film that I cant imagine in my wildest dreams ever creating anything remotely as good. English Patient was one of those films that wrapped you up inside and would not let go for days.
I know Arthur C Clarke from the 2001 Series of books and movies. He was a visionary that took science fiction to another level. One of the reasons I love science fiction is its ability to in story form make commentary on our future based on some of the choices we are making now.
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories. -Arthur C. Clarke
I was able to find some great quotes of Mr. Clarke's and wanted to share a few with you. His sense of humor shines through...
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C. Clarke
( I think about this every time I watch Stargate. The idea of the Stargate team visiting an older culture and technology seeming like magic, or looking at the Abydos Glyph. That so looks like a helicopter.)
Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages
of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It's completely
impossible. 2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing. 3- I said it
was a good idea all along. Arthur C. Clarke
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. Arthur C. Clarke
I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical. Arthur C. Clarke
I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about. Arthur C. Clarke
If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that
something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says
that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong. Arthur C. Clarke
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value. Arthur C. Clarke
It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of
nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true
perspective as a single small globe against the stars. Arthur C. Clarke
It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God - but to create him. Arthur C. Clarke
Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society. Arthur C. Clarke
Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that
there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn't come
here. Well, it can't hide forever - one day we will overhear it. Arthur C. Clarke
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories. Arthur C. Clarke
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading manuals without the software. Arthur C. Clarke
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software. Arthur C. Clarke
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering. Arthur C. Clarke
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. Arthur C. Clarke
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. Arthur C. Clarke
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke
There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum. Arthur C. Clarke
We have to abandon the idea that schooling is
something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the
things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 - and half the things
he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20? Arthur C. Clarke
(This is the quote that sticks with me the most right now and inspires me to continue to learn, create, produce, grow and continue to become a better person.)
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states
that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he
states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. Arthur C. Clarke
Mr. Clarke will be surely missed, our thoughts and prayers goes out to his family and friends. Thank you for your inspiration sir...
On March 12th, 2008 Hulu.com launches you will be able to watch some of your favorite TV episodes for FREE OK I'm sure there is a lot of advertising etc. involved. A joint venture between News Corp and General Electric's NBC Universal. From an Actors perspective: I am interested in is how the actors, etc. are being compensated if at all for the showing of these shows. Does anyone know?
From a Viewers standpoint: I say Cool. I do a lot of writing and watching of shows, movies, etc. at the same time. It sometimes helps me stay focused on one task while sort of half watching something. TV shows are better than movies for me since TV has a tendency to be more dialogue driven while film can be more visual.
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The concept of the Middle-Class Millionaire is really what we arr propagating on our show. It's what we are trying to become, it's the mindset of many of the people that we have on the show. It is the lifestyle that the people we spend time with aspire to be.
I think one of the greatest things about this book is that it shows people that have done extremely well for themselves that have relatively come from the same place a MIDDLE CLASS lifestyle and mentality.
I would invite you to read the book and please feel free to comment as I have not read the book yet myself. I will see if I can get these guys on the show as well.
Entertainer Patrick Swayze is recovering and under treatment for Pancreatic Cancer. I have always been a fan and inspired by this multi-talented performer who was brave enough to dance as a kid in his mothers studio take some harassment because of it and then go on to start in major motion pictures like roadhouse and kick some ass. As well be in incredible films such as, City of Joy.
Mr. Swayze, Lisa Niemi family and friends our thoughts and prayers are with you.