I was thinking that it might be fun to share movies that we have liked or are planning to watch ... either by talking about them or posting a trailer or you could even post a movie from youtube or somewhere to watch on the computer. I never know what to order from Netflex ... so I appreciate other's input. I'll start with theses:
I love Nicholas Cage, too. One movie of his that you may not have seen because it got bad reviews is 'Gone in 60 Seconds'. If you don't like the movie, well at least there's Mr. Cage. We don't watch movies with movie critic eyes but both me and my husband liked the movie and we can't see the reason for the bad reviews:
I watch a LOT of movies on HBO and other channels, also buy DVD from time to time.
I'm watching Oz on DVD, it's gonna take me a couple of weeks. I don't like violence, but I always enjoy prison movies.
I like Nicholas Cage as well, but I have to say I'm disappointed at most of his new movies such as World Trade Center and Ghost Rider. Can't say he had bad performance, but he should be more careful to choose scripts.
I watched this on HBO a couple of nights ago and though it was really good, covering a time and culture of my youth. I never liked Val Kilmer as an actor much but I was fascinated by his performance in this. Meg Ryan is also in it and they're both just about kids. If you like rock and roll you will like this movie, and directed by Oliver Stone. What more could you want?
Quite a remarkable anthropological study. This hidden society, after pushing the white man away for hundreds of years, opens its doors to give its warning to their younger brothers..
"To all the younger brothers, for the whole world a warning we speak to you.
The great mother taught right from wrong. The great mother gave us what we needed to live, and we have been following it right up to this day, but now they are cutting the great mother apart. But now they are taking out the mothers heart, they are digging up the ground and cutting out her liver and her guts. they are stripping her of everything. Little brother we know we know the water down below is drying.
If you go on the world will end. If they don't change their ways at once the world will end.
HUMANS need water. They have to have water to live. It is the same for the earth. It is now weak and diseased. Many new diseases will appear and there will be no cure or medicines for them. and the reason is that younger brother if violating fundamental principles continually and totally drilling mining, extracting petrol minerals, stripping away the world, this destroying all order and damaging the world. Tell the younger brother OPEN YOUR EYES. Hear the story and learn how things really are."
Starting at 50:00 on the video the explanation of how climate change caused by global warming is killing the world is offered, as demonstrated through the decline of this once all encompassing ecosystem.
We just recently signed on to streaming netflix. I am unsure about all that EFM stuff but I surely know that making less plastic DVDs and not sending them all over the planet must be a good thing.
I am impressed with the documentaries available.
We just finished an really good series called "The Pyramid Code" which is an exploration with new insight into what he pyramids were about. The videos take you to a number of archeological sites throughout Egypt not commonly noted in media to make their case. They also show you evidence of a culture much more aware and technologically evolved than currently is popular to believe within our educational institutions noting remnants of construction and possible energy devices that require more advanced tooling and theory. They also discuss the possible link between ancient Egypt culture and the Dogan Tribe of Sudan with strong links between language... and this was extremely interesting. They suggest the repression of evidence by the current archeological minestries of Egypt and introduce you to a local archeologist, well trained, who also inherited the oral stories from the local people about what the pyramids and other artifacts might really have been all about.
They challenge you to look at Egypt with new eyes, without the filters of our current culture
So if you have netflix, streaming or not, I highly recommend these films... there are 5 in total, about 45 minutes each.
I have always found stories of the pyramids fascinating.
Of course conventional wisdom's descriptions and theories don�t hold up very well to examination when considering all the mathematical numbers and relationships that are encoded into it. Stuff that the ancient Egyptians weren�t supposed to have known.
The one thing that has always stuck in my mind was the standard explanation that the ancient Egyptians went to their favorite stone quarry and with their copper and stone chisels chopped out a minimum of 2 ton blocks, carefully dressed them to size, dragged them 20 miles to the building site, then using robes and levers raised the stones into place.
The same experts that also tell us that it took them 25 years to build the pyramid and that it contains 2.5 million stones, give or take one or two. So out curiosity I did some just simple arithmetic to find out how many stones that worked to per day, assuming a 10-hour workday.
So if they work day-in and day-out for 25 years all they had to do was cut, move and place stones at the rate of about one stone every 2 minutes!
Somehow the theory of cutting of stone with a copper chisel just doesn�t hack it.
So we were sitting around this New Year's Eve looking for inspirational entertainment as my husband and I never aspire to the common New Years brain numbing indulgences. This of course led me to Netflix to consider their huge selection of movies regarding the year 2012.
Ther are quite a few availale on the 2012 topic and I was hesitant to start the New Year off with prophecies of doom and gloom imagery that the 2012 prophecised events generally entail. But I managed to find something quite different in my selection though and I envite you to give "2012 - Time for Change" a view.
Seems like I hav been waiting for 2012 for years now. Ever since my first trip to Palenque, Mexico in 1992 where I was introduced to the Mayan endtimes calendar and the early reflections of what it could be all about. So my first impression with selecting this move was a wake up call, "HEY, its really here NOW!"
So the question comes... to me and perhaps to you also, are you anticipating doom and gloom? Change you are not sure you can handle? A fulfullment of the prophecies of the fear mongers?
Or, are you anticipating the opening of a new door to a new consciousness?
This movie explores not the doom and gloom that we have been presented with but an alternative expose on the awakening of consciousness that our culture and planet is starting to sorely need if we are to move forward in sustainability and abundance for all peoples. The journalist takes us on a social exploration of human experience over the last 40 years to unfold his view of what is happening. It explores potential realities in agriculture, economics and social interaction.
It is the beginning of the Age of Wisdom.
2012: Time for Change available streaming on Netflix.
Have a very happy, creative and prosperous New Year!
A great film that I'm sure you Americans don't know about is 'Went The Day Well?'
It was shot in black and white in 1942. I know what you're thinking! 1942, it must be a bit lame, but you couldn't be more wrong. An all-action film, in places surprisingly violent, even by today's standards.
A group of elite German paratrooper's disguised as British soldiers have landed secretly in England and are making advance preparations for a Nazi invasion. They all speak fluent English - well, almost. Hence the title. A simple mistake arouses suspicion, their cover is blown, then the shooting starts.
The best bit: The Germans are attacking the Manor House. Mrs Fraser, the nanny and the children are sheltering in an upstairs room. All of a sudden a live hand-grenade is hurled through the window and lands in front of the children. What happens next? You'll have to watch the film! but I bet it'll make you jump - even though it is 1942!
A classic of British cinema.
The last good movie we watched was 'Water For Elephants'.
Another good one we watched years ago was '1492 Conquest of Paradise' about Christopher Columbus,a little bit gruesome in places but a great movie, and with Vangelis's music in the background, is a real treat.
We do like movies based on fact as well.