The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

DIRECTOR:  John Frankenheimer GUEST BLOGGER:  Vaughan  Tales of chaotic productions and catastrophic flops remain irresistible to film buffs, arguably more so than famous successes, and few films have illustrated this better than “The Island Of Dr. Moreau”. More than twenty years after its release the film continues to be a fixture of “Worst films of … Continue reading The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

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How to speak so that people want to listen

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful. https://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_how_to_speak_so_that_people_want_to_listen

Ryan Adams -So Alive-

Ryan Adams is only 43 years old, released 16 albums as a solo artist and continues to impress with his writing ability. Here he blasts away So Alive on Letterman , the song that brought him a wider audience around the world. Ryan Adams continues to be a musical chameleon. The Best Lyrics Sinking in … Continue reading Ryan Adams -So Alive-

Black Panther (2018) Guns, so uncivilised!

DIRECTOR:  Ryan Coogler RATING: 3.5/5 You sit in the theatre and wait for the film that has been hyped as a breakthrough for superhero films under Marvel Universe's banner. The film begins in 1992 on a basketball court in California as we see stunning visual imagery of  illuminating lights drift into the night sky. The country … Continue reading Black Panther (2018) Guns, so uncivilised!

The Two Minute Bio: Brian Chesky

Brian Chesky, is an American entrepreneur, who started Airbnb, an online service for travelers to help them book an accommodation easily. His story is quite inspiring and demonstrates how a simple idea can take you to a great height of success and that such ideas emerge from the most basic necessities.Before entering the world of … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Brian Chesky

“Back in my day.” The old, grumpy complainers.

Everyday I met people in my job that complain. They fall into one demographic "old." Why do "old" and "complainers" go hand in hand in the same sentence? Let's break it down and look at psychology of old baby boomer complainers that won't go away and are stuck in their ways: The Psychology of Lev … Continue reading “Back in my day.” The old, grumpy complainers.

Reporting Crisis Via Texting

At TEDU 2009, Erik Hersman presents the remarkable story of Ushahidi, a GoogleMap mashup that allowed Kenyans to report and track violence via cell phone texts following the 2008 elections, and has evolved to continue saving lives in other countries.   https://www.ted.com/talks/erik_hersman_on_reporting_crisis_via_texting

Stevie Nicks -Edge Of Seventeen-

The Queen of Rock N Roll herself Stevie Nicks at age 69 knows how to command the stage,  write great lyrics and is one of the best if not the best female vocalist of her generation. Here she is with a 12 minute Edge of Seventeen. The Best Lyrics: The clouds never expect it When … Continue reading Stevie Nicks -Edge Of Seventeen-

I, Tonya (2018) A look at how the story is told.

DIRECTOR: Craig Gillespsie RATING: 3/5 Some people in the millennial age bracket won't have one clue who Tonya Harding is and her notoriety. If you fall in that age bracket then  buy the ticket and come back to this blog as there's a couple of spoilers below. This film takes you on a thrill ride of … Continue reading I, Tonya (2018) A look at how the story is told.