Year: 2015

Frankiesense & More on Podcast!

Frankiesense & More on Podcast!

In case you missed my recent appearance on Frankiesense & More with host Frankie Picasso, the show is available in podcast form for on-demand listening by clicking here. Tune in for some lively chat about conscious creation/law of attraction principles in the movies! ...
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A Holiday Gift

A Holiday Gift

To say thank you to my loyal readers who have supported me and my writing over the years (and to share my gratitude with those who are still learning about it), I’d like to present everyone a little gift for the holidays – an excerpt from my book, Get the Picture?!: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies, my review of the perennial Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” * * * Finding Happiness by Finding Oneself “It’s a Wonderful Life” Year of Release: 1946Principal Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers,Thomas Mitchell, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame,H.B. Warner, Frank Albertson, Todd Karns, Samuel S. Hinds,Bill Edmunds, Sheldon LeonardDirector: Frank CapraScreenplay: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo SwerlingStory: Philip Van Doren Stern The search for happiness in life sometimes gets stymied by a lot of overwrought, self-induced frustration. We think we want something that never materializes, causing us to brood mercilessly, all the while overlooking the real joy we’ve created that’s right before our eyes. But, if we’re able to perceive things as they really are, we just might have a chance to discover true, unconditional happiness for ourselves. Such is the odyssey of ...
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‘Spotlight’ exalts the courage to crusade

“Spotlight” (2015). Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, Jamey Sheridan, Len Cariou, Neal Huff, Michael Cyril Creighton, Jimmy LeBlanc, Richard O’Rourke, Gene Amoroso, Richard Jenkins (voice, uncredited). Director: Tom McCarthy. Screenplay: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer. Web site. Trailer. Crusaders come in many forms. Some are obvious, like those who fearlessly take up arms in the pursuit of justice. Those who rely on other tools, like the power of the press, are probably less known, though their contributions are certainly no less noteworthy. Such is the case for a group of courageous journalists whose investigative efforts helped bring about groundbreaking change, as depicted in the new highly acclaimed historical drama, “Spotlight.” For many years, troubling rumors about sexual abuse involving Roman Catholic priests and underage parishioners had been bubbling to the surface of public awareness, but few, if any, details were substantiated. That all changed in 2001, however, when an intrepid team of reporters from The Boston Globe took on the story. When newly arrived editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber) assumed the reins at the Globe, he suggested that the paper’s Spotlight team – the nation’s oldest continuously ...
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Tune in for Project Bring Me to Life

Tune in for Project Bring Me to Life

Join me and host Christopher Closson for the Project Bring Me to Life podcast, premiering this Tuesday, December 8, at 8 pm Eastern, by clicking here. Tune in for a lively conversation about conscious creation and the movies accompanied by a live chat session on the topic ...
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‘Room’ assesses our perceptions of reality

“Room” (2015). Cast: Brie Larson, Jason Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Tom McCamus, Wendy Crewson, Amanda Brugel, Joe Pingue, Cas Anvar, Randal Edwards. Director: Lenny Abrahamson. Screenplay: Emma Donoghue. Book: Emma Donoghue, Room. Web site. Trailer. When it comes to understanding our existence, most of us probably believe we have a good handle on the subject. But do we? Are our perceptions of reality on target, or are they skewed by faulty or incomplete beliefs? And how do we correct such misperceptions (or would we even want to)? Those are among the thorny philosophical questions raised in the new suspenseful thriller, “Room.” Joy Newsome (Brie Larson) and her five-year-old son, Jack (Jason Tremblay), lead a rather unconventional existence. Their world is considerably smaller than what most of us are accustomed to, living their lives within the confines of a 10-foot by 10-foot backyard garden shed, a “home” Joy has generically designated “Room.” Their only view of the outside is through an overhead skylight, one that provides little illumination – and an even more limited glimpse of what lies beyond. Despite her confinement, Joy is aware of the wider reality outside, having been part of it for the ...
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Tune in to Frankiesense & More

Tune in to Frankiesense & More

How can movies help you create the life you want? Find out by listening to my interview on the Internet radio show Frankiesense & More with host Frankie Picasso. The show airs today at 1 pm Eastern. Visit the show’s web site or download the podcast. Tune in for some fun, lively chat! ...
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